Teachers

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Sheray Efaw

Sheray began her yoga journey in January 2013 while traveling throughout Costa Rica. Her time exploring ended up being the beginning of a transformational energy shift. She quickly realized the uplifting emotional benefits that yoga created in her mind as well as the stability being harnessed in her physical body. Yoga has since become the guiding force to her living a more simple, peaceful, and grounded life. She feels her true purpose in life is sharing the gifts that yoga has to offer. She designs each class with creativity and care to help support you in your inner journey. Her classes are a safe space for you to dive deeper into your practice; to feel calm, centered, strong, and free. 

 

Sheray is an E-RYT 200 certified instructor as well as a YACEP (Continuing Education Provider) with Yoga Alliance. She has been teaching yoga full time since 2015. She’s currently completing her 300 hour certification at the Asheville Yoga Center to become an E-RYT 500 experienced teacher. She’s also a certified Kidding Around Yoga Instructor, Prenatal + Postnatal teacher, dōTERRA Wellness Advocate, certified in the AromaTouch® technique, a Reiki I Practitioner, and has her BA in Art Education.  

Susan Harsh

Susan Harsh has been a yoga student for the past 20 years. She first came to yoga for the physical benefits to balance out asymmetries from mild spastic cerebral palsy, and during the journey she found a deeper connection to the mental and spiritual aspects of yoga. Yoga has supported her in her journey through depression, anxiety, grief, and thyroid disease. Susan’s yoga classes are breath-centered physical sequences that include flowing vinyasa sequences and breath practices (pranayama). She offers many modifications for yoga poses to make classes accessible for all body types, sizes, and abilities. 

 

Susan is an RYT-200 hr trained yoga instructor and has been teaching yoga since January 2019. She is originally from Elkins, WV and is a 2005 graduate of West Virginia Wesleyan College. She holds a Master’s degree in Applied Psychology, works as a social worker in Upshur County, and occasionally teaches online classes at West Virginia Wesleyan College. Susan lives in Buckhannon with her husband and 2 cats. She is excited to share the physical, mental, and spiritual aspects of yoga with the Buckhannon community. 

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Brandi Mills

Brandi is a Yoga Teacher, Holistic Life Coach, Fitness Nutrition Specialist, Personal Trainer, and Mompreneur from Morgantown, West Virginia that has recently made Buckhannon her new home with her husband and son. Brandi is so passionate about helping others find their own personal balance that she meshed all of her credentials together to bring a fresh new approach to balance and created The Balancebuilding® Philosophy. This way of living provides information and tools, including yoga, to help others achieve complete synchronicity between the mind, body and soul, for a lifetime. She is on a mission to share tools to empower others to confidently live as their best selves. She created the Balancebuilding® Philosophy after going on her own journey to finding balance, recovering from the physical and mental extremes from competitive bodybuilding, going from a bodybuilder to a balancebuilder. 

 

Brandi has a total of 10 years working in the healthcare field, including time specifically with High Risk Obstetrics as an Ultrasound technician. She has dedicated the last 2 years guiding and inspiring clients to live their best, balanced life. After finishing her Yoga Teacher Training and becoming a mother herself, she has dedicated a lot of her time to helping women and mothers find balance in life and focusing on women’s health, including her certifications in pre/postnatal wellness and pelvic floor healing through yoga and exercise. Her open hearted, nonjudgmental approach focuses on helping individuals reach their mind, body and soul goals through coaching, yoga, nutrition, and exercise. With a variety of services offered, such as custom wellness plans, general and private yoga classes, occasional programs, workshops and retreats, there are many opportunities to explore what Brandi has to offer. 

Heather Kessler

Heather became interested in yoga while living in Denver in 1997. In 2000, while carrying her second child, she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Although she didn’t know it at the time, this is where her true journey to wellness began. Through the awakening power of despair, she took the first step on her path to healing - in the woods. Always drawn to nature, Heather began a serious regimen of self care by nurturing her connection to all the small miracles that can be found in the outdoors. It was at this time that yoga became an integral part of her personal prescription for healing.

 

Trusting her intuition, she attended a life-changing retreat in Costa Rica in 2018. After that, she signed up to for an immersion teacher training in Asheville, NC, with the intention of grounding herself even deeper in her practice. During that time, after a follow up MRI scan, her neurologist declared her MS as NEDA - No Evidence of Disease Activity for a period of two years clinically, or as demonstrated on MRI. In her heart she knew the work she was doing was radically changing her mind and body, and she feels truly grateful to share this hope and love with others through teaching. 

Caroline Fulks

    Caroline started her yoga practice in 2015 while conditioning for a musical at Bridgeport High School. After falling in love with yoga during her weekly theatre classes, she began attending classes with her mother at Strength, Balance, Yoga studio in Clarksburg, WV. Initially being interested in yoga for its physical benefits, Caroline soon began to dive deeper into her practice and develop spiritual and emotional connections as well. She found yoga to be a way to destress from her schoolwork and guide herself to live a grounded life on and off the mat.  Caroline enjoys incorporating modern music and creative flow into her vinyasa style classes to promote benefits for both the mind and body.  She hopes to create a safe space for all students to practice freely, without fear of judgement.  

    After practicing yoga for five years, Caroline traveled to Columbus, OH in June 2019 to become Yoga Fit Level 1 certified.  Graduating from Bridgeport High School in 2019 and a current student at West Virginia Wesleyan College, she has enjoyed teaching classes to high school and college students since gaining her certification.  Caroline plans on becoming Yoga Fit Level 2 certified over the Summer of 2020 to incorporate new education into her teaching.  She is excited to grow her practice and guide others on their yoga journey in the Buckhannon community.