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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+ CHRIS BYFORD

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.

+ 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.

+ REBECCA CAMPBELL

I began my yoga journey 3 years ago at a small studio called FitRx. I hated my first practice, but because I had already paid for a groupon, I had to keep going. Within the month, I became addicted. In order to pay for this habit, I realized that I had to become a teacher. So, I completed my first teacher training and taught for 6 months. Then I thought I had to get a full time job and quit all things yoga. Two and a half years later, I realized how miserable I was. I thought back to how happy I was teaching yoga and quit my job to complete a second teacher training. During that second teacher training, I came to the realization that teaching yoga is my purpose in life. I am now happily teaching as often as possible.

+ Olga Dadalko

Yoga for me is life. It may be a cliche, but there is a finite number of ways to put truth into words, and this one speaks my truth. Back in 2010, I recall having health issues, hormonal problems, relationship troubles, stress and anxiety of the graduate school, substance abuse, panic fear of public speaking... Gradually, yoga practice has eliminated those physical and psychologic ailments that were complicating my life. However, most of all, I am grateful to my yoga practice for the developed ability to be acutely aware of the subtle changes in my attitude. As a neuroscientist, I believe that our way of thinking creates out way of being: I got to observe this through scientific research, as well as in so many of the yoga students, myself included. Yoga is a system that tunes me, gets me back to my center, and helps to navigate through whatever storms I need to go through. This subtle change in how the mind functions is reflected in everything: in a shift in my relationships, in a different angle I approach my career with, in a different way of living the life, really. That’s why yoga is my life. That’s why it is so important for me to share it with you.

+ 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.

+ CHRIS KESELING

Chris is a Certified Health Coach, Personal Trainer and Reiki Master. His decision to become a Health Coach was to fulfill his passion for supporting clients to take control of their health holistically. Chris received his Holistic Health Coach training at the premier nutrition school in the world: The Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN) and Personal Training from the International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA). Chris has been in the industry for 15 years and continues to work with those looking to take control of their health.

+ 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.

+ 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.

+ CHELSEA YOUNG

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.

+ CINDY LUNDSFORD

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!

+ LAURA MCCARLY

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.

+ 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