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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.
Cari remembers the feeling of power and possibility that she carried home with her after her first yoga class in 2001, and she hasn’t been able to shake it ever since. She began teaching a decade later in 2011, having completed her 200-hour certification including Level One, Level Two and Art of Assisting teacher trainings through Baptiste Power Yoga Institute. Before moving to Asheville in 2014, she completed her 500-hour advanced teacher training certification at Moksha Yoga Center in her hometown of Chicago.
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 an E-RYT200, YACEP, & Baptiste certified yoga instructor with a passion for working with students who see their mat practice as a tool to optimize and radiate off the mat in our life.
Laura has worked in Fortune 500 consulting, owns a building materials company, and is a certified energy leadership coach.
Her passion for holistic wellness and peak performance has sparked her entrepreneurial endeavors including two Pure Yoga studios, a peak performance institute called Pure Potential, & a 200 hour yoga teacher training school, Pure Yoga Teaching Institute. She also authors the blog LEAD YOUR LIFE. (https://laurajuarez.wordpress.com/)
Laura’s classes inspire students to author their own experience, explore their edge, and tap into their inner strength and light. Her intention is to create the possibility of growth, courage, community, and compassion each time we roll out our mats. "I want our students to come alive in life, believe in & advocate for their own greatness, and be willing, joyful conductor of their life," she said.
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.