Chrystal Taylor is the owner of Nirvana Hot Yoga & Massage since 2010. She is a certified Barkan Hot Yoga Instructor, 200 Hour E-RYT, and Prenatal Yoga Instructor. Chrystal is also a licensed Massage Therapist in the state of Arkansas.
Chrystal is currently working on her RYT500 certification in the Barkan Method. In July 2019 she and Farrah King founded Thrive Yoga, LLC., a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga School. Together they offer a 2ooRYT yoga teacher training program twice a year at Nirvana Hot Yoga.
Farrah King is a 200 Hour E-RYT Certified yoga instructor through Yoga Alliance. She loves to teach power yoga and help students reach their "inner core". She has been a Certified Group Fitness instructor since 2005 through AFAA and Certified Indoor Cycling instructor through Swynn (2008) and Keiser (2010).
Farrah is currently working on her RYT500 certification in the Barkan Method. In July 2019 she and Chrystal Taylor founded Thrive Yoga, LLC., a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga School. Together they offer a 2ooRYT yoga teacher training program twice a year at Nirvana Hot Yoga.
Genevieve Felts Meyer holds a Yoga Alliance RYT 200 certification from Edge Yoga. Additionally, she has completed Sadie Nardini's Total Transformation Yoga Teacher Training, Rockstar Teacher Training, and Yoga Shred Teacher Training courses. Genevieve specializes in teaching hot power yoga and Yoga Shred Inspired High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) Yoga. When she's not in the studio sharing her passion for yoga, Genevieve balances her time as an educator, a mother of two, and a doctoral student at Vanderbilt University.
Cindy is an RYT 200 who has been practicing yoga for over 10 years. She has been a scuba instructor, an Early Childhood and Elementary educator, and is a natural leader and motivator! She brings an intense love and desire to share her gift of knowledge and senior wisdom to her yoga instruction. Cindy particularly enjoys teaching beginner-level yoga classes in which she brings a simplicity to yoga practice by breaking down the poses and teaching yogis to breathe and free their minds, and she always encourages questions. She loves Nirvana and the people she had been blessed to teach and practice with!
Rachel has been practicing yoga at Nirvana for over a decade, and earned her RYT 200 in the spring of 2019. Her classes offer a balance between strengthening and stretching the body, and she loves using music and breath work to guide her classes. Her favorite thing about yoga is that it is for eveyone--beginners, young and old, all body types--and anyone can enjoy the benefits of a consistent yoga practice.
Allison is a Jonesboro native and received her RYT 2oo certification from Edge Yoga in the spring of 2019. She is 24 years old and has been practicing yoga for almost half of her life, taking her first hot yoga class at Nirvana with her mother when she was 12! Her practice began as a form of physical therapy, and as she has grown she has fallen in love with the immense mental and emotional healing benefits that yoga provides. Her favorite things about teaching is the opportunity to show her students that they are safe, strong, and powerful while encouraging them to carry those beliefs with them into 'the real world.' She is thankful for her family at Nirvana, and can't wait to see you in class!
Kellie fell in love with hot yoga over a decade ago after trying it for the first time in college. After moving to Jonesboro in 2011, Kellie found Nirvana Hot Yoga and it felt like coming home. Kellie was so inspired by the teachers at Nirvana that she pursued her RYT 200 certification through Edge Yoga in 2019, and began her teaching journey. Kellie's joy and passion for yoga are palpable and infectious. She uses creative sequencing in her hot vinyasa flow classes to make you sweat, build strength, tone your muscles, and wring out your mind. Her classes have a mindful aspect woven through that is designed to extend off the mat and into your life! "Yoga offers me the consistent reminder that we have to do the work on our own, but we never have to do it alone."
Hailie, a Jonesboro native, walked into her first hot yoga class in 2004 and has been hooked ever since. Practicing and instructing for nearly two decades, she decided to make things official and earned her 200RYT in spring 2019 from Edge Yoga. She offers challenges for the beginner and advanced yogi, and modifications for all levels of experience. For Hailie, yoga is more than just a workout; it is deepening the connection with the divine and strengthening the ability to find peace in all situations.
Alex is a college student at A-State. She completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training in December 2019. She teaches a heated power yoga class that includes stretching, strength building, and breath work. Her favorite thing aboout yoga is that you can do it anywhere and it benefits you physically and mentally.
Rachel holds a 200RYT certification through Thrive Yoga. "There's so much I've learned on my mat that I was able to apply to my everyday life-- Be okay with where I am, be okay with who I am. Be patient and gentle with myself. Release tension, make no judgements towards myself or others. There's many 'life lessons' that were taught to me on my mat and I'm eager to keep learning."
Erika holds a Yoga Alliance RYT200 certification through Thrive Yoga. Erika began her journey to deepen her personal practice, but after falling in love with Nirvana decided to give teaching a try. "I hope to show people yoga is more than exercise. Yes, it can make us physically healthier and stronger, but it also motivates us to make better choices in our lives. Yoga can light the way for all of us to be more compassionate, more serving, and more concerned human beings." Erika's hope is to continue learning and acquire an RYT500 certification in the Barkan Method. Outside of yoga she works as an accounting assistant, is a mother of three, and attends the University of Arkansas in pursuit of her BSBA.
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