Power Up/Power Down

This class is taught by:

Lynne McSweeney

Lynne took her first yoga class at a gym in 1998. At first, yoga was just another exploration into fitness and health. 10 years later, Lynne enrolled in a yoga teacher training program and never looked back. A mother of two and currently enjoying her role as a grandmother, she knows the value of humor. When Lynne is not teaching yoga, she is usually practicing or studying yoga.

Primary Training:
Savannah Yoga Center - 200 Hour Teacher Training, 2008
Iyengar Intensive, 2008
Baron Baptiste - Level 1, 2009
YogaWorks - 200 Hour Teacher Training Certification, 2010
Mark White - Weekend Warrior Intensive, 2010

Sue Finkle

RYT 200
Substitute Teacher
Yoga was an instrumental tool that helped Sue decide to leave a 10 year career in Marine Biology and walk into the unknown. She became a yoga instructor within a year of opening this new chapter. For Sue, yoga allowed her to be more in touch with her heart. From there on, she was able to make decisions by listening to her heart and not based on fear, an incredibly powerful and liberating awakening. A few years later, Sue found the Baptiste Power Flow practice. And, shall we say, the rest is history!
Kate Taylor – 100 Advanced Vinyasa Teacher Training, 2012
Savannah Yoga Center - 200 hour Teacher Training Certification, 2009

Constance Gabrielli

Teacher, RYT 500
Con took her first yoga class in 2004 at her gym to see what all the fuss was about. It looked like it might be a change from her usual workout. As a lifelong sceptic she wasn't expecting to like it. She came out of that first class totally relaxed and she was hooked.

Con found a yoga studio and started regular classes. By 2008 she signed up for 200 hour teacher training. She was by far the oldest student. In 2009 she started teaching Baby Boomers and Seniors showing them ways to increase flexibility and improve balance. Her mission to keep the aging population strong and healthy.

When Kate opened SPY, Con followed her there and took the first Advanced Teacher Training adding another 100 hours to her resume.

Con has led yoga retreats in France and spent a month in 2012 in India. After years of struggling with meditation and the more spiritual side of yoga, Con has plunged into the deep end of the pool and come up smiling.

She completed a 28 day meditation with Sally Kempton the summer of 2012 and took private meditation and nidra classes in India. The journey continues here at SPY with meditation, pranayama and yoga nidra classes. Con invites everyone to come along.

Kate Doran

Certified Baptiste Power Vinyasa Teacher, RYT500
Kate started practicing yoga in 1998 to balance out the physical stress of her running habit and the mental stress of working in the software industry. During the years since, she has turned a weekend hobby into her vocation. With more than 1,000 hours of teacher training under her belt, Kate brings a breadth of experience to her teaching.
Primary Training:
Baron Baptiste - Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, GREAT Assisting Program, Art of Assisting, BADASS Master of Teaching Program, 2009-2015
Mark White - Teacher Certification Program - 200 Hours 2009
David Swenson Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training - 40 Hours, 2008
Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute Mysore, India, 2008
Silver Age Yoga Certification, 2007
Asheville Yoga Center - 200 Hours, 2006 
In this class you will find stillness in power, then experience the power in stillness. There will be an equal blend of flow and deep stretching. This class is heated.