Clear Your Path to Optimal Health & Well-Being

​Kym Goins, 200-RYT Samdhaana Yoga Certified Instructor & Curvy Yoga Certified Instructor

​​Yoga is teaching me how my body is my closest friend.  My hips carry burdens that my heart needs more time to face.  My arms keep me balanced on the ledge that is sometimes my life, by reaching up and having faith that in the stretch I will find foundation.  My strong legs carry me around my mat, building a root system for my practice and my spirit as I continue to grow. 
I did not know how yoga would change my life or my perspective on everything around me.  It set me free from wondering how I would ever be enough.  It helped me see how all the parts of me work together to make me whole.  I will want to share that beautiful lesson all of my life.  So, that is why I teach.
What can you expect from my yoga classes?  The space to be where you are in your practice.  The freedom to stop anytime or continue in your own way.  Lots of props and guidance cues.  A slower pace, a sense of quiet and sometimes laughter. 
Are my classes beginner friendly?  Yes, always.

Learn more about Kym's practice and contact her directly: http://halfmoongirlyoga.com

​Sarah E. Chrosniak, 200RYT
Sarah started her yoga journey over a decade ago and became a certified teacher in 2015. Her practice and teachings are influenced by many different types of yoga, meditation, and ayurveda. She received her 200RYT through the Premanada Yoga School. Sarah believes yoga can be used as a tool for feeling better physically, emotionally and mentally and in the roughest times, yoga can help pull one out of the mud.

Sarah is a mother to three rowdy boys and is a creative at heart. She enjoys photography, music, writing, and cooking. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in 2010 and contemplates a Masters degree daily. Sarah is currently enrolled in the Shakti School to become certified as an Ayurveda Lifestyle Coach. 

Sarah invites you to connect: Facebook,Twitter, Instagram, or on her blog.

Guest Instructors

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. She also offers free services through her new KaPOWering adventure.

Connect with Machelle at www.mamawnc.com

photos courtesy Kristen Horton Photography

Yvette Ladd  

founder, Health & Wellness Professional


Yvette’s love and curiosity of the human body has long inspired her pursuit of personal wellness. She believes that when supported with 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.

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.​

Yvette is a Registered, Licensed Pharmacist (1993) & a Certified Yoga Therapist of Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy (2015) as well as a Phoenix Rising Group Facilitator (2016) and Life Mentor (2017). She is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer (2006) with an additional certificate as a Functional Aging Specialist (2018). Yvette's 10-year career of teaching yoga has earned her the designation of Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (ERYT) for which 1000 hours of teaching classes is required. She holds additional certification in Vinyasa Yoga (2012)​.

A lifelong student of the healing arts, Yvette is currently pursuing international yoga therapy certification (C-IAYT), and recently completed basic certification with Michael Sitzer in Therapeutic Thai Yoga Bodywork (2018). She is also currently completing study to become a Certified Health Coach via the National Society of Health Coaches by the end of 2018. 

 " I believe the body, mind, emotions, and spirit are our way to optimal health and wellbeing and that care and feeding of these facets is a lifelong pursuit. In my time here in the Blue Ridge Mountains, I have been privileged to be supported and inspired by a growing population of retirees; men and women who recognize that staying well provides the opportunity to enjoy life after careers and families have been tended. Joy and purpose is now found in growing gardens, traveling, engaging with active grandchildren, and exploring new adventures. This population has become a bit of a niche for me, although I enjoy and welcome all ages."
~Yvette