Brooke has been practicing Bikram yoga since 2006. She is devoted to, and perhaps obsessed with, her yoga practice because it gives her confidence, energy and a strong mind and body. To her, life just doesn’t feel as good without yoga in it. Brooke also plays fiddle, banjo, is a professional geologist and can turn her eyelids inside out. She has 12-year-old black dog named Jackson, a 1-year-old blue heeler named Daisy Mae and an even rowdier husband named Clay.
Hannah has been practicing hot yoga for two years. She hasn’t found many other places in life that are as steady and open hearted as the 2×6 mat where she sweats it out every day. It is one of her goals to bring that steadiness and open heartedness off her mat for everyone else to share in. Hannah is an avid day dreamer, a painter of pictures, sometimes. Mostly she just doodles. She has a very handsome hound, Jake.
JamaL began his yoga journey on the exact day that Hot Yoga East Nashville opened in the original location. Not fully realizing the impact it would have on his life, a year later, he enrolled in a at Kali Yuga. Yoga has saved and transformed Jamal, at a time when his life was in chaos. Realizing that yoga is the science of realizing your truer self and integrating your body, mind, and soul, Jamal has continued his practice, which has helped him become a better man, husband, and father. He hopes to help others find peace and balance in times of discomfort and comfort.
Adam has been teaching yoga since 2011 and loves teaching the series to both experienced students and those who are brand new to yoga. He gives a lot of assists and brings an energy to class in hopes that the students will match it. One of his strengths is looking at a posture and identifying the next step for the student to take. Adam lives in 12 South and has a Beagle named Lucy.
Chelsea took her first Bikram yoga class in 2008 in Chicago and fell in love with the challenge and benefits of this yoga. After playing college soccer and running marathons in her 20’s, she loved finding a similar level of intensity in the 26&2 series without the constant pounding on the body. She later moved to Cincinnati where there was no hot studio, so within the next 2 years, she completed the Bikram training and opened the first hot yoga studio in Cincinnati. Chelsea relocated to Nashville in 2015 with her family (2 kids, husband, and 2 dogs) and is excited to share her passion for this series with the East Nashville yoga community!
Claudia started practicing Bikram Yoga in 1998, at first looking to relieve physical pain, she soon found a practice of personal transformation and self-realization. She discovered that by being fully absorbed in the moment of yoga; all worry, stress and disease dissolved. She attended Bikram’s Teacher Training in Hawaii Spring in 2007 and has been teaching ever since, through which she has gained understanding, respect and compassion for each student’s personal journey. “Yoga to me is like the Serenity Prayer…. SERENITY to accept the things I cannot change, COURAGE to change the things I can, and the WISDOM to know the difference.
Sam stepped into her first yoga class in 2008 and was immediately drawn to both the physical and spiritual aspects of a steady yoga practice. In 2012, she braved her first hot yoga class and knew that she had found her sanctuary. Sam found her home at Hot Yoga East, deepening her practice and eventually completing her YTT at her home studio. When she’s not practicing or spreading the word of yoga’s endless benefits, Sam enjoys seeing live music, indulging in Nashville’s mouthwatering food scene, and spending time with her tribe.
A student of life and a lifelong athlete, Ellie finds peace and focus in her yoga practice unlike anywhere else. She attended Hot Yoga East’s first teacher training to deepen her own practice. During that journey, she found that she loves teaching and sharing the peace she finds in her practice with others. In her day job, she is a sales manager for Procter & Gamble. She plays golf, surfs, swims, and has run several half marathons. Her down dog takes after her rescue pup, Stella. Her Savasana takes after her husband, Brad.
Lindsey has been a devoted student of the classic Hot 26 series for the last 7 years. She received her teaching certification at the first Teacher Training at Hot Yoga East! Through teaching, Lindsey continues her own personal evolution and is able to relate her passion for this yoga to her students. Lindsey is also a certified holistic wellness coach and published author. In Lindsey’s personal time she enjoys good music, food, and spending time with her 3 loves – Dani, their crazy cat Opalina, and their Great Dane, Sophie.