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.

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​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.

Clear Your Path to Optimal Health & Well-Being

Guest Instructors

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 Pharmacist & a Certified Yoga Therapist via Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy as well as a Phoenix Rising Group Facilitator and Life Mentor. She is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer with a certificate as a Functional Aging Specialist & an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (ERYT) with additional certification in Vinyasa Yoga​. A lifelong student of the healing arts, Yvette is currently pursuing international yoga therapy certification (C-IAYT), and certification in Therapeutic Thai Yoga Bodywork. She hopes to top all of this off as a Certified Health Coach in 2018. 

"In my time here, in the Blue Ridge Mountains, I have been privileged to be supported by a growing population of retirees; men and women who recognize that staying well provides the opportunity to enjoy the later years of life - to garden, travel, engage with active grandchildren, and explore new adventures. I believe the body, mind, emotions, and spirit are our way to optimal health and wellbeing."