Kym Goins, creator of Half Moon Girl Yoga

Kym teaches a lovely Samdhanna yoga-inspired gentle practice as well as Curvy Yoga.
Kym says yoga has helped her in life 'in understanding how we are all different and every day is different. Allowing every day to open and present itself as it will is a clearer path to being successful at my life.' Kym spreads her yoga gifts near and far. You can find her at 
Half Moon Girl Yoga

Machelle McCann, owner of Mount Airy Massage & Wellness

Machelle teaches all levels of yoga classes and various health & wellness workshops. She is a licensed massage therapist and certified yoga instructor in both VA and NC.

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Mandy Nester is the owner of Thrive Wellness Ministries.

Mandy teaches her signature class, Thrive Strength and Cardio - A moderate intensity workout set to contemporary Christian Music that includes cardio, strength and toning.

She is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer, a LesMills BodyPump certified instructor, and an American Red Cross certified lifeguard instructor.

Mandy is available for one-one-one fitness training.
Learn more about Mandy and her mission:

photo courtesy Kristen Horton Photography

Yvette Ladd  

owner, Health & Wellness Professional

Yvette’s love and curiosity of the human body has long inspired her pursuit of personal wellness. This passion fuels her current teachings and service offerings to her clients. She believes that when provided the appropriate resources individuals have extraordinary potential for a vibrant and fulfilling life.

Yvette’s integrated health programs are a fusion of her education and experience in the health and fitness professions and offer her clients a customized healing path with regard to the whole person. Utilizing modalities such as movement practices (exercise/yoga), conscious nutrition, nurturing routines and a supportive environment, Yvette works with clients to reestablish equilibrium and create optimal, lasting health.

Yvette is a Registered Pharmacist & a Certified Yoga Therapist via Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy as well as a Phoenix Rising Group Facilitator. She is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer & a Registered Yoga Teacher at the 200hr level with Yoga Alliance and holds an additional certification in Vinyasa Yoga​.

Yoga & fitness classes and consultative services are offered in The Soul Asylum at Wellness Pursuits - a beautiful space to explore your health and well-being in private consultation or in group classes and workshops.​

Clear Your Path to Optimal Health & Well-Being

Guest Instructors

Jeff Rieves, The Successful Gardner & Threefold Yoga

​​Jeff came to Yoga as so many people do, because of a physical challenge. His practice quickly expanded to meditation and breathwork, helping him deal with the stresses of modern life. Because He’s been a teacher of one kind or another for over 30 years, the positive changes Yoga has brought to his Life encouraged him to become a Yoga teacher. He graduated from Wild Lotus Soul School in New Orleans, LA, in 2014.
The philosopher Joseph Campbell said, “If you really want to help people in this world, what you will have to teach is how to LIVE in it.” Through the principles of Yoga, Jeff teaches people how to create a world of Unconditional Love, Creative Energy, And Real Abundance. Meet Jeff for men's yoga and also over on his website: