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WELCOME


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WELCOME


W E   A R E
F A H R E N H E I T

 

Our highest vision is to evoke a deep and personal transformation through the practice of yoga, sparking powerful waves of collective change that lead to a higher degree of being…A higher degree of you.

The great artist Michelangelo was once questioned about how he created his masterpiece David. His response was that the beauty in David was simply revealed through the process of methodically chipping away at all of the excess marble. At Fahrenheit Yoga, our approach is much the same.

Our yoga is for real people of all ages, condition, ability, and skill. Each class is designed so that beginners and advanced students all receive maximum benefit.

 
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THE HEAT


THE HEAT


THE HEAT

Just as a blacksmith depends on fire to transform raw iron for a higher purpose, the studio’s heat makes your muscles more malleable, so that they can be reshaped without damage or stress to transform your body from the inside out.

Fahrenheit Yoga is equipped with the latest cutting-edge infrared heating and fresh air exchange systems. As opposed to heating the air, Infrared heat technology uses far-infrared rays to heat the body directly with no ultraviolet exposure.

For beginners, hot yoga can be intimidating.  Trust us, we get that.  Our staff and yoga studio will change your mind.

 
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PRICING + SCHEDULE


PRICING + SCHEDULE


PRICING + SCHEDULE

All classes are open to all levels of practitioner and last for 60, 75 or 90 minutes with doors opening 30 minutes prior.

- 45 minutes | + 75 minutes | ++ 90 minutes Classes highlighted in red are capped to 14 students.  

- 45 minutes | + 75 minutes | ++ 90 minutes

Classes highlighted in red are capped to 14 students.

 

Online registration is encouraged, but not required.

PRICING

Single Class Pricing
$20 Drop-In Capped Classes (Classes in red above)
$10 Drop-In Uncapped Classes (Classes in gray above)

Unlimited Yoga
$99 Monthly Unlimited Auto Debit (12 month term)*
$125 Monthly Unlimited Auto Debit (2 month minimum duration)

Capped Class Packages (Classes in red above)
(Valid for one year from date of purchase)
$170 – 10 Class Package
$450 – 30 Class Package

Private Lessons
Customizable by appointment, 615-661-1191

Please note: All class purchases are final. No refunds, No transfers, No exceptions.

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FAQ


FAQ


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
 

+ HOW DO I REDEEM MY GROUPON/LIVING SOCIAL DEAL?

Come on in! If you get a chance to create a profile online before you get here, that streamlines the process. Just click on the “Register” link on the home page. You will not be able to redeem your Groupon/Living Social voucher online so when you are prompted for payment, just log out. If you don’t get a chance to register online first, that’s ok! We can do that when you get here. We will then add your Groupon/Living Social voucher to your account and you will be able to login and reserve classes after that.

+ DO I HAVE TO PRE-REGISTER FOR CLASS?

No. Drop-ins are welcome, but be sure to get here early. Registering online for class ensures your spot in class will be reserved.

+ WHAT TIME SHOULD I ARRIVE AT THE STUDIO?

Fahrenheit opens its doors 30 minutes before each class. If you are a new student, please arrive 20 minutes in advance to sign-up and tour the studio. PLEASE NOTE: To preserve the focus of each session, doors are locked at the posted start time.

+ WHICH CLASS IS APPROPRIATE FOR BEGINNERS?

Each class at Fahrenheit is designed for all levels, whether a first time student or an advanced practitioner. There is no perfect posture in Yoga because we are all so different. Our teachers will help you find your unique place within the posture, and offer modifications that will suit your abilities. Our teaching method encourages everyone to work to his or her own level of ability. The beauty of yoga is that everyone is practicing the same posture at varying levels of ability, all receiving 100% benefit.

+ WHAT IF I'M NOT FLEXIBLE?

Then you have lots of opportunity! The most common misconception that prevents people from coming to yoga classes is that you need to be flexible. Yoga teaches you to balance your strength and flexibility—promoting equanimity within your whole body for improved everyday function. With a stable and safe practice suited to your body’s daily needs, you will notice increased flexibility over time.

+ WHAT IF I’M PREGNANT OR HAVE AN INJURY OR MEDICAL CONDITION?

Your safety is of the utmost importance to us. Please advise the teacher of any conditions or illnesses so that we can discuss pose variations that will accommodate any injuries. In certain cases, such as high blood pressure or pregnancy, Fahrenheit Yoga requires that you obtain a note from your doctor permitting you to practice with us.

+ How should I prepare for class?

• Try to drink as much water as you can before class to avoid dehydration. • Avoid large meals up to three hours prior to class. • New students arrive 20 minutes before your first visit to complete the new student form and get settled. Also, plan to practice in the back row so you can follow regularly practicing students. • Listen to the instructor’s guidance describing the poses. They provide cues to help you achieve proper alignment and improve depth. • Take a break or skip a pose or two if it becomes too challenging. • Don’t get discouraged. With each class, it becomes much easier to make it through all the poses.

+ HOW OFTEN SHOULD I COME?

We answer this with a question of our own: How fast do you want to transform your life? The fastest and most powerful way to transform your body, mind and soul is to come as often as you can, especially in the beginning. Bottom line: The more you practice, the better you will feel and the faster you will see the cumulative benefits of this practice. Since the hot yoga sequence is comprehensive in nature, for many students it is their only form of exercise. You don’t have to take our word—you will experience the transformation for yourself!

+ WHAT CAN I EXPECT THE NEXT DAY?

If you are new, it is common for your muscles to feel somewhat sore the next day. Drink a lot of water before and after class. It is also helpful for new students to take electrolyte replacements. Try to come as often as you can in the beginning to allow your body to get acclimated to the heat. You may even find that frequent attendance relieves much of your muscle soreness.

+ HOW LONG IS EACH CLASS?

Classes are 60, 75 or 90 minutes. Please plan on remaining in the room the entire time.

+ WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING TO CLASS?

Bring your yoga mat if you have one, water, and 2 large (bath or beach sized) towels. Bottled water, mats, and towels are available for purchase or rent at the studio. You may also want to bring a change of clothes for after class. We have separate men’s and women’s rooms equipped with multiple showers, vanities, toiletries, and more.

+ WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?

You should wear lightweight, comfortable clothes in which you can move easily and sweat, but covers appropriately to accommodate the many forward bends that can be revealing. Men typically choose swimming trunks and an optional t-shirt. Women typically wear sports bras with yoga pants or work out shorts and a tank top or t-shirt.

+ CAN I EAT BEFORE CLASS?

Avoid eating heavy meals three hours prior to class. However, a light snack an hour or two before class may be necessary for some. A pre-class snack might be a piece of fruit, toast, or some other simple, plain energy source that is easily digested.

+ CAN I DRINK WATER BEFORE CLASS?

Absolutely! Drink plenty of water before and after the class. Drinking water during class is fine, too, but know that drinking too much water during class may cause nausea.

+ HOW DO I KNOW WHETHER OR NOT I AM PROPERLY HYDRATED?

Good hydration supports the healthy function of all of your body’s systems. Additionally, hydration is VITAL to a successful hot yoga practice. Hydration must start BEFORE heat exposure and/or exercise. Remember that your body needs a certain amount of water every day just to maintain its normal functions. Participating in hot yoga increases the body’s water requirements. Drink plenty of water throughout the day so that you’re adequately hydrated before coming to class. A good rule of thumb is to drink at least half of your body weight in ounces. For example, if you weigh 150lbs, you should drink 75 ounces of water per day. If you practice heated yoga regularly, drink more than that.

+ WHAT TEMPERATURE IS THE YOGA STUDIO?

It’s just right. Heating the studio helps to facilitate the body’s natural ability to heal. The heat may be difficult for new students at first—but don’t get discouraged. Do what you can and be sure to listen to your body. Take breaks by sitting or lying down as often as you need to. The body’s ability to function in heat is not a measure of physical conditioning, but heat conditioning. Only consistent exposure to heat will allow the body to acclimate.

+ WILL I LOSE WEIGHT?

Yoga is an amazing cardio-vascular workout that e and burns calories. With regular practice of 3+ classes a week along with a proper healthy diet, students typically show weight stabilization. Over time, digestive, respiratory, endocrine, and lymphatic systems will optimally work together and you will begin to notice diminished unhealthy cravings.

+ HOW MANY CALORIES WILL I BURN IN A SESSION?

This depends on a number of factors, such as class length, your weight, your sex, and how often you participate. A typical 90 minute session of hot yoga will burn anywhere from 600 to 1,200 calories.

+ DO YOU HAVE A MINIMUM AGE REQUIREMENT?

We ask that students be at least 14 years old. Children’s bodies do not know how to regulate heat and can suffer from heat sickness. Students aged 14 - 17 will be required to get a Minor Waiver form signed. Parent/guardian supervision is required for students who are 14-16 years old.

+ DO YOU HAVE SHOWERS?

Yes! We have separate men’s and women’s rooms equipped with multiple showers, vanities, toiletries, and more.

+ HOW WILL I KNOW WHEN CLASS SCHEDULES CHANGE?

Class schedules do not change too often. We update the website and brochures within the studio as the schedule changes. We also announce changes in class and post them on our social media.

+ STUDIO ETIQUETTE

We open our doors 30 minutes prior to class and close doors 30 minutes after class. New students should plan to arrive at least 20 minutes early. Doors are locked at the posted start time of each class.

BEFORE CLASS • Be in the yoga room and ready to begin BEFORE the scheduled start time. • Inform your instructor of any health issues before taking a class. • Leave shoes in the designated area. No shoes in yoga room or changing rooms. • Leave watches, cell phones, pagers, dangling or bulky jewelry, etc. outside the yoga room. • Enter the studio equipped only with clean bare feet, your mat, towels, water, and an open mind.

DURING CLASS • The yoga room is a silent environment. We live in a noisy and highly stimulated world and often your time on the mat may be your only quiet time. Honor the silence and your body and mind will thank you. • All students are required to practice with both a yoga mat and towel. If you are a heavy sweater, please bring several towels. • Listen to the verbal cues from your instructor and apply what you see and hear to your posture. • Do your very best to stay in the yoga room once class begins. If an emergency requires you to leave, it is ok to leave the room, but you will not be allowed back in. It is shocking to your body to go back and forth between hot and cold. • Always take a break before you feel like you have to. Yoga is about taking care and listening to your body. It speaks to you in the form of sensations. This is your practice, so let the focus be on you. You are your own teacher. We are just here to guide you through your practice. • Have fun!

AFTER CLASS • Observe complete silence during and after the final savasana/meditation. Leave the room quietly. • Clean up around your mat as needed with the clean towels provided in hot room. • Limit your time after class to 15 minutes so the next class can set up and prepare for their practice. Return rented mats and/or towels and place in hampers provided.

 

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THE FAM


THE FAM


THE FAM

Our certified instructors are Yoga Alliance registered with a minimum of 200 hours RYT. We are honored to guide you through your practice and are dedicated to helping you achieve optimal health on every level.


+ ADAM ERICKSON

Adam has taught yoga since 2011. He gives lots of assists in his class and enjoys getting new students to help them on their way. One of his strengths is looking at the body in a posture and identifing the next step so he is a great resource for experienced students as well. Adam brings a lot of energy to the class in hopes that the students will match it.

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+ CELESTE CHIAPPETTA

Celeste has embraced the Joy of Movement since she began ballet at the tender young age of three. After a successful international career as a professional ballet dancer and teacher, Celeste took the pointe shoes off, freed her toes, and found delightful balance barefoot on the yoga mat.

Celeste has been teaching and practicing yoga for over 30 years. Her foundational practice is Bikram's 26 posture series. In classes, workshops and retreats across the country she has guided thousands of students of all ages and abilities.

“It is my greatest honor and joy to witness your unique physical, mental, emotional and spiritual unfoldment through the practice of yoga.”

Recently relocating to Franklin, TN to enjoy her grandchildren, she continues to teach, sharing her lifetime of experience in both public studios and in private sessions fondly named, "Gramaste Yoga".

Designations include: E-RYT 500 (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher), YACEP (Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider) and Certified Bikram Teacher. Celeste is also a certified Rebrithing Breath Coach, a guided pranayama practice she shares in small group workshops and individual sessions.

+ CINDY LUNSFORD

Cindy is a certified Bikram, yin yoga and level II/III Barkan Vinyasa teacher. She also completed Ana Forrest's Advanced Yoga training as well as Baptiste's Art of Assisting training. She has completed her 500 hours with both Jimmy Barkan and Rolf Gates. Cindy currently assists Jimmy Barkan at his level II/III Vinyasa teacher trainings. She currently co-leads a 200 hour yoga alliance certified hot vinyasa teacher training in upstate New York. Cindy is also proud to be an Africa Yoga Ambassador. She recently moved to Nashville, Tennessee where she intends to continue her teacher training and love of yoga!

+ JAMIE SNOWDEN

Yoga entered my life in 2007. I began my practice following a DVD that I replayed nearly every day until I had the sequence memorized. Yoga quickly became my sanctuary during a time where I felt disconnected from my body and lost in this sense of chaos around me. With every practice, I experienced a subtle and unexpected strength, stillness, and appreciation for my body and life. It wasn’t until the summer of 2010 that I discovered yoga studios. I was inspired by the energy and breath I felt practicing alongside other students. The creativity and love that every instructor invested in their classes moved me to want to teach. In 2011, I received my 200-hour teaching certification from the Radiant Transitions Teacher Training Program through Full Circle Yoga in Orlando, FL with Sarasvati Devi. I believe yoga is a beautiful and powerful outlet for expression. I encourage students to experience every breath, embrace every moment, and allow the strength residing within them to shine through. It is with gratitude that I have the opportunity to share yoga.

+ KRISTEN BEAL

Freshman year of college I decided to get off a bunch of antidepressants and ADHD pills. Quickly after, I noticed myself spiraling into a state of serious depression and lethargy. It was as if someone had come over and zapped the life out of me. Soon after I was recommended by a mentor to read the book, “A Guide to Transcendental Meditation.” After reading that book, meditation became a way of life and I found an inner strength and peace that I never knew I was capable of having without medication. A year later I discovered yoga and became instantly hooked. The idea of using meditation, breath, and movement together in yoga completely changed my life. Fast forward 6 years and now I live with the passion of teaching others how to find their inner peace.

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+ LAUREN ZOELLER

Lauren is an ICF board certified Holistic Life Coach, 200hr Registered Yoga Teacher and is also the co-founder of NuPowerYoga. She obtained her Health Coach Certification through Coach Training Alliance, specializes in Baptiste and Power Vinyasa Yoga and brings balance through weight training and yoga in her NuPowerYoga program. She has been teaching dance, yoga and fitness for 11+ years and loves any opportunity that allows her to help people achieve their fitness goals, both physically and mentally. In her spare time, you can catch Lauren singing the blues with her band The Lauren Zoeller Band. She was a dance major at the University of Illinois and is a vocal performance graduate of Bellarmine University. She loves to bring her passions for yoga, dance, fitness, and music to all of her students!

+ MELANIE JEANSONNE

+ NORA SHABAYEK

When I first started practicing Hot Yoga, I felt I had found my niche, something to call my own. A 4x6 ft. rubber mat became my safe haven and I looked forward to the instantaneous relief I received from the series. Each time I returned to my "happy place" I almost felt as if I were taking myself on a date... A HOT date, that is... Cheesy, I know, but I couldn't resist! My practice was all about me and for a whole hour and a half each day, I felt safe from the rest of my life. As the dedication to my practice grew stronger, the inevitable happened.... My heart opened, and my sprit caught fire. Many of us see our Yoga practice as a separate area of our lives. We go to work, we hang out with friends, we pay the bills, and then we get to go to Yoga, "Ahhhhh..."; It is quite the contrary, actually. Yoga is not a separate aspect of our lives. It is the central area of life. Why? Because Yoga has to do with where we live within ourselves. Every corner of our lives and every practical life experience is a direct out-picturing of where we live within ourselves. The asana can then become tools we use, daily, to express ourselves and thus reflect where we are within. Eventually, we no longer see our yoga practice as something we do at 4:30 for an hour and a half to "turn-off". As we learn what it means to integrate Yoga into every relationship, every situation, and every moment, our practice then becomes a gift not only to ourselves, but to those around us as well. Sharing the precious gift that Yoga has given me is an honor and a huge source of joy and thus, is the biggest reward of all. I am committed to dedicating my life to sharing this transformative practice with the special community of Nashville. It is my intention and my deepest hope that each person who walks through the doors of Fahrenheit uncover what had been there all along.... a masterpiece. May we all experience our highest degree. "May you fall a little bit more in love with your practice and may you use your practice, as often as possible, to fall more in love with your life." Namaste, Nora Shabayek

+ TARYN MCDOWELL

As we move throughout our busy schedules, our hectic or at times mundane days, it is challenging to allow ourselves a break from it all. Or at least it is for me. Each time I roll out my yoga mat, I am allowed space to detach and reconnect to my center. Yoga reminds me the importance of patience, strength and trust during difficult times. My journey may not look as I imagined, but it is in fact, the exact place I am meant to be. Sharing the ability to find strength, a clear mind and a relaxed spirit on your mat and then leaving it with a sense of confidence and accomplishment, is truly a pleasure. It is my hope that you feel mentally and physically lighter, and go with peace throughout your day.

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+ ANNA HEATH

Anna Heath is a Nashville native who spent 5 years living in Denver working in a stressful medical practice. She started practicing yoga as a means to de-stress and relax after a long day, but realized she wanted to do more. She moved back home to Franklin in April 2015 and completed teacher training here at FYS. She splits her time between teaching/practicing yoga and caring for animals as a pet sitter. When not working, she is likely to be curled up with a good book and her bunny, Peeta.

+ CHELSEA YOUNG

Since childhood I have been involved in competitive sports or some type of athletic activity. I played soccer in college and then started running marathons, and these sports beat my body up and led to several knee surgeries and hip injuries. I soon started seeking alternative activities that could provide a great workout without the pounding on my body. Then in 2008, on a very cold day in Chicago, I went to my first Bikram yoga class. I thought I was going to die! My competitive nature led me to take class again and again and after 5 classes I was hooked! I eventually moved to Cincinnati, which had no Bikram studio, and missed the yoga so much that I decided to do something about it….so I went to Bikram training in 2010 and started my own studio in Cincinnati in 2011. The yoga became part of my daily hygiene, almost like brushing my teeth. My body and mind craved the 26&2 series. I recently moved to Nashville with my family for my husband’s job. I have a 6 month old boy, Arlo & 2 yr old girl, Ella, and 2 black labs. I am so thankful to find a place to continue my practice and teach this series that I love so much! Hope to see you in the hot room!

+ DEANNA MOORE

+ JOANNE COORTS

Originating from the UK, Jo has a Bachelor of Performing Arts Degree from the Northern School of Contemporary Dance. Following came an extensive Professional dance career both in London and Worldwide. Her love of anatomy and movement led her to become a Certified Sports Massage Therapist. After moving to the US, she became a Licensed Massage Therapist and Power Pilates Instructor. Joanne is a Certified Myofascial Release Therapist (John Barnes Method), Active Isolated Stretching practitioner (The Mattes Method), TRX instructor and ACE Personal trainer. Joanne began practicing Bikram in London and loved the mind body connection, sense of calm and focus she experienced on her mat. She continued here in Nashville and was introduced to Vinyasa Flow and was instantly hooked. She began a 200 vinyasa Flow teacher training initially to deepen her own practice and is now very happy to be certified and sharing this wonderful mind body practice with others.

+ LACEY DUNCAN

Lacey began yoga only for its physical benefits and soon it was the only form of exercise she did. Little did she realize at the time, but yoga was also making over her insides — head and heart. She quickly discovered the transformative power yoga has over the mind and spirit. While yoga improved her strength and flexibility, it also helped with issues of stress and anxiety that she was having difficulty handling. The hour or more on her mat each day, even if just in Savasana, keeps her sane and gives her the tools she needs to be a good wife, mom, friend, and just an overall happy human. She became a certified yoga teacher so that she can always share her love of yoga and its restorative power with others no matter where she is. She looks forward to seeing you on your mat soon!

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+ MORGAN HERTIK

Morgan found yoga her senior year of college. As a hurt and burned out former student-athlete, she needed a change of pace mentally and physically. When she moved back home to Nashville, she began practicing at Fahrenheit and fell in love with the studio. On a whim, she signed up for teacher training at FYS and feels so grateful to now be able to practice and teach at her home away from home. Morgan hopes her classes help you to gain an appreciation for your amazing body and all it is capable of, and encourage you to nurture it daily with your thoughts and actions. And of course, sweat! When she's not at Fahrenheit, Morgan works in healthcare marketing and can pretty much always be found outdoors with her dog.

+ REBECCA SPARKS

I spent years thinking I had an adequate yoga practice, hitting the occasional studio and practicing in my living room using a DVD. It wasn’t until 2012 that I realized yoga was about so much more than reading a couple books and knowing how to press back into downward facing dog. My knowledge of yoga was like a single spec of paint on a Jackson Pollock painting. There was so much more to it!! In 2012, I began suffering from terrible panic attacks. I knew I had to do more than just treat the symptoms. Cultivating a lifestyle to help me cope with anxiety included genuinely committing to a consistent yoga practice… enter Fahrenheit Yoga Studio. I came to my first Hot 26 class nervous but determined. I spent 75% of the class in savasana, but by the end of the 90 minutes I was completely hooked! The heated room and energy radiating from other yogis felt so natural. As I’ve gone deeper into my practice, my anxiety has become more manageable. Yoga is now a part of everything I do. My practice encourages me to remain true to myself and continuously fosters strength, kindness and respect both on and off my mat. The room that once felt so incredibly large is now a warm blanket that envelopes me every time I roll out my mat. Gandhi said, “The future depends on what we do in the present”. I believe my present purpose is to help guide others through their practice on their journey to self-discovery, strength and love. Namaste.

+ ANNIE DIOMEDES

Yoga first seriously entered my life in 2012 when I attended my first Bikram class in Grapevine, TX. After moving to Nashville in 2013, my search for a yoga home led me to Fahrenheit. My yoga practice was the only way to quiet the constant noise in my head and keep my stress levels from a hectic schedule down. After noticing how beneficial this practice was to my own life, I sought to share it with as many people as possible. I completed my 200hr Hot 26 training in October of 2016. When I’m not in the hot room teaching or practicing, I teach piano and voice lessons to children and adults in the Nashville area, play piano for a local church, read voraciously, and craft non-stop.

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+ CHRIS BYFORD

I have been teaching and coaching in one form or another for my entire life. Yoga came into my life right at the moment that I needed it the most. I was dealing with multiple medical issues, including a torn meniscus. Through developing a yoga practice, I strengthened my body, came off of the debilitating medications that were destroying my health, and learned what it meant to truly be of service to those around me. I am a full time yoga teacher and a true believer that a dedicated yoga and meditation practice can change a person's body, life and way of being. I am a certified Baptiste Yoga teacher. I have also been on the Baptiste Yoga team for the Art of Assisting training. I have completed my 200 hour yoga teacher training and I received my Children's Yoga Teacher certification from Next Generation Yoga.

I have worked with yogis of all ages, levels, and backgrounds; including athletes, children, and students with differing exceptionalities. My goal in life is to empower others to empower others and let my dedication to service roar through the world around me.

+ IRENE GREER

+ KACI WALL

Upon discovering a bulging disc and bone spur between my L5-S1 vertebrae, I stumbled upon yoga as a last resort. The hot 26 series has been the only successful and lasting treatment for this injury in my case, and has entirely changed my physical, mental, and spiritual conditions in life. I dove in headfirst, leaving my cubicle behind and becoming a full time teacher and practitioner of yoga. I am a firm believer in the transformative and healing power of yoga both by way of personal experience and by witnessing the experiences of others. I intend to spend my life sharing this gift with as many people as possible. I base my teaching on continuing education in anatomy and physiology in an attempt to guide others in the direction of healing that I have experienced through yoga.

+ LAURA MCCARLEY

Breathe. Just breathe. This is my seemingly daily mantra as an elementary school teacher. Don't get me wrong; I love my job and the kids are easily 90% of that, but it takes some patience to survive day after day in a school of 5-10 year olds. I started taking yoga because I saw a new studio was coming into town right down the street from where I lived. I walked to my first class and fell in love. It was the low-impact, high-intensity "workout" I needed for my body. After time, though, what I found I needed more than the postures was to breathe. I needed an escape from principals and students, colleagues and teacher's lounges. In short, I needed me time. I love what yoga does for my body. I love to sweat out the day's toxins and sins. I love the length it gives my muscles and the pull it gives to my midsection. My adoration for yoga, though, comes through the me time. I love giving to myself with every inhale. I love clearing my head for 90 minutes with every exhale. I love not being responsible for or to anyone except myself. Each time I roll out my mat, my mind is cleansed SO much more than my body. I get to start fresh. I breathe. Just breathe.

+ MARIA CADENA

Yoga has an incredible way of laying dormant in us all, like a sleeping being that lives inside the heart - we discover it's awakening completely on our own, when we're ready to hear it's message. I never dreamed of being a yoga teacher. I was born and raised in Guatemala City. I was a child of gymnastics - a beautiful sport with very little longevity. As I grew out of the rigors of gymnastics, I enrolled in Law School. Some children dream of being Princesses or Astronauts, but I dreamed of becoming a bonifide lawyer (or a Unicorn). In my last year of Law School, my family was forced to move to the US. I quickly learned that none of my previous schooling applied here. With only one year left of Law School back home, I was now back at square one. It was at this moment that the being in my heart began to awake. And I was ready to listen. While working as a paralegal, I enrolled in Yoga Teacher Training. Four years later - this being within me has become me. Yoga has taught me to slow down, to dig deeper, to hear the silence within me. It has taught me who I truly am. That true happiness is our natural state. As a yoga teacher, I think of myself as a signpost. I am merely a guide and it is a privilege to be able to witness students truly reconnecting with themselves and their innate nature. Teaching Yoga, for me, is my passion and my service - to share the teachings that have shaped me and to help guide my students deeper into themselves.

Maria is a 200h E-RYT certified instructor and is currently working towards her 500 hour certification. She is also a certified Pranic Healer (a comprehensive system of energetic medicine). She has co-lead teacher training programs and offers a number of workshops on Yin Yoga, Meditation, Pranayama breathing, Mudras and the Chakras.

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+ NIKKI TADDEI

Yoga is different for everyone. To me, yoga is not only the 60 minutes I spend in a studio each day, or the number of poses I can efficiently and gracefully move through. Yoga is part of my life. It’s a way of living. Yoga is being graceful in the studio, as well as through each and every stage and challenge of life. I believe in giving because giving is the greatest act of grace, and grace sets the spirit free. I believe in kindness because kindness is the often overlooked, but should go unnoticed as those who are kind aren’t doing it to be noticed. Just as we yogis don’t practice to be noticed or recognized, but to feel something deep within our beings. Too often is that forgotten. Ultimately, yoga is whatever you want it to be. Yoga is your outlook on life and the way you cope with everything life can throw at you. It is place to go inside your true self with patience rather than acting out of impulse or fear. Yoga is a feeling of peace rather than anger, a feeling of understanding not judgment. Yoga is different for everyone. For me, it is the way I choose to live each day, gracefully moving through and enjoying the wonders of this life.

+ STEPHANIE BLEECHER

Stephanie Bleecher attended her first Bikram Yoga class in 2010 as an Elite Competitive Road Cyclist acclimating to hot, humid racing conditions in the Southeast. She was enamored with the hot yoga practice right away. After retiring from competition the next season, Stephanie practiced more frequently, becoming infamous at her home studio – Bikram Yoga Nashville – for doing double and triple 90-minute classes in a day. Additionally, Stephanie has been dedicated to the practices of True Pilates, Ashtanga and Anusara Yoga since 1998. She graduated from the Bikram Yoga College of India in Spring 2014, and there was no turning back.

Her professional career has been diverse. After graduating from The University of Michigan in 1980 she moved to New York and became Senior Representative at Crown Point Press, a SoHo fine art gallery. Her career as a fine art dealer took her from San Francisco to LA to Moscow, Russia. In 1995 she got her MBA in Marketing from The Stern School of Business, New York University, and subsequently climbed the ranks in Product Management and Marketing Services at Citigroup. After relocating to Nashville with her husband in 2008, she re-examined her priorities and now is transforming a life focused on competition into a life centered on balance and making a difference in other peoples’ lives.

She lives in Nashville with her husband, Rich, and four Tibetan Terriers – Chechu, Nyima, Gampo and Kitsi. Stephanie is excited to become a part of the studio culture and bring high standards, unique perspective, and compassion into the hot room for students at Fahrenheit Yoga.

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Contact


Contact


CONTACT

Fahrenheit Yoga is located in the heart of Brentwood. You’ll find us on the second floor of Harpeth Medical Center at the corner of Old Hickory Boulevard and Granny White Pike across from Bethel Worldwide Outreach Church.

For more information please email us at info@fahrenheityogastudio.com or call us at 615-661-1191.

Staff members are typically available at the studio 30 minutes before and after each scheduled class time. If you would like a private consultation, we recommend setting up an appointment by phone.