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MEET THE TEAM TO TAKE YOU THERE
Pure Yoga Asheville’s teaching team is experienced, knowledgeable and eager to help you on your yoga journey.
Ali completed her 200-hr teacher training at the Baptiste-affiliated Breathe Yoga in Pittsford, NY, in 2011, and has since also completed advanced training with the Baptiste Institute.
Realizing that there's life beyond the hot and sweaty, Ali cultivated a love for restorative and yin yoga.
When she's not on the mat, she loves to write. She's the Editorial Director of the arts and culture website Asheville Grit (ashevillegrit.com), as well as a contributor for Sensible Reason (sensiblereason.com), Embodied Philosophy (fivetattvas.com), and Yoga Basics (yogabasics.com)
Allison Jordan has been practicing yoga since 1998 and teaching yoga since 2016. In 2015, Allison practiced yoga every day which opened up her path to teacher training. After recognizing that lots of yoga made her a better, gentler, kinder yet stronger person both mentally and physically but particularly mentally, she achieved her 200 RYT with Yoga Alliance. While Allison was trained in the Baptiste style, she has also studied yin. Allison encourages her students to be where they need to be on that day and believes strongly that it is “your body, your mat, your practice”. When she is off the mat, Allison is a life and leadership coach, a non-profit executive, a reader, a traveler and a wife.
Teacher / Studio Manager
Beth has been teaching yoga since 2013 and has picked up the following tools to help along the way: E-RYT 200, RYT 500, YACEP, TCTSY-F, MSW. She completed her RYT 200 in 2013 and RYT 500 in 2017 from Brooke Hamblet Teacher Training School in Fort Worth, Texas. She has taught yoga with all ages of children (preschool to adolescents) as well as adults, including all levels restorative, yin, chair yoga, slow flow, trauma informed/sensitive, and Baptiste power vinyasa. She has taught community classes for breast cancer survivors, students who are visually impaired / blind and weekly trauma informed classes in the mental health community including adolescent and adult crisis residential units, adolescent and adult male addiction recovery units, and mental health outpatient clinics/community centers.
Christina Green is a RYT200 certified yoga instructor and teaches Baptiste-inspired yoga. In addition to her RYT200, she has completed the following Baptiste Institute trainings: Level One, Level Two, Level Three, Art of Assisting, Being of Power, and an All-Day Immersion. She is currently pursuing her RYT500.
Her teaching style puts an emphasis on physicality and safe alignment. She believes the most essential tools to starting and maintaining a yoga practice are an open mind, a willingness to step out of your comfort zone, and zeal for life and playtime.
Evan’s gift to herself, upon returning home from the Peace Corps in December of 2015, was a 200-hr Yoga Alliance vinyasa training at Omcore Yoga & Body on St. Simons Island, GA. Just as in her own practice, Evan’s vinyasa flow and gentle yoga classes focus on connection (to the self, all living beings and the divine), inner strength, safe alignment and deepening physical assists.
She hopes to practice with you soon and to guide you towards finding, listening and nurturing your soul both during the asana practice and out into the world.
Farrell Lenoble is a yoga instructor, personal trainer and general movement enthusiast. He enjoys teaching flow classes, exploring the relationship between balanced alignment and mindful transitions. Though he is serious about yoga and movement, he keeps the mood light and fun, not to take things too seriously. As a personal trainer he embraced bodyweight fitness as his main modality, and enjoys bringing that strength building perspective into the yoga practice. He is passionate about handstands and loves to help others progress on their hand balancing journeys.
Greta Blake comes to our yoga community from York, PA, has practiced yoga for ten years.
She is done training in Iyengar, Anusara, and Baptiste. After falling in love with the practice and its benefits, she became a 200-hour RYT. She loves to lead flowing classes that are playful, will challenge you physically, and help you to find your own power. Her personal goal is to bring people together to build strength and flexibility, break a sweat, and to build community.
A business professor by day, she also loves to stay a student of the practice, read, and listen to the Beatles…
With her empowering, free-spirited teachings and lively playlists, Julie's hot power yoga classes create an opportunity for personal transformation. She leads classes with unbridled optimism and a little sass! Julie’s gentle yoga classes are thoughtfully designed to help students cultivate mindfulness, compassion and acceptance of all beings. For Julie, yoga is not just a form of exercise, it’s a way of living.
Teacher / Owner
Laura is a RYT-200, certified certified Baptiste Yoga Instructor, and is working on her RYT500.
Laura’s professional background is unique. In addition to teaching yoga, she has worked in Fortune 500 consulting, owns a building materials manufacturing company and is a certified executive coach. She is the founder of Pure Yoga, a yoga studio in Ohio, and author of the popular LEAD YOUR LIFE blog.
Laura’s classes inspire students to author their own experience. She encourages you to explore your edge, tap into your strength and shine brightly! Her objective in every class is to create the possibility of feeling stronger, more alive & peaceful, and more true to yourself than when you came to class.
Mary Beth loves steady, smart alignment and modifications because we all have different bodies with different needs! She leads a powerfully gentle vinyasa flow. Her class is all levels, beginners welcome! But still expect a sweet challenge, you will glow.