Meet Jiva's Experienced Yoga Instructors
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Jean Rioux

Jean Rioux

ERYT 200 RYT 500 I love yoga. My practice has provided for me the space to breathe and connect to my body with a level of acceptance I had never previously had. From the moment I began, I embraced yoga wholeheartedly, and wanted to share it with others. My training began in 2002 at Peachtree ...
Vicki Rickard

Vicki Rickard

E-RYT 500 VINYASA FLOW TEACHER AND LIVE LOVE AFFILIATE TEACHER It was not long after I discovered yoga that I realized teaching would be my calling.  Teaching now for more than 10 years, my intention is to provide an experience where students can grow stronger physically, while cultivating ...
Ken Rioux

Ken Rioux

E-RYT 200 Yoga has empowered me physically and personally. Thru the practice of yoga I have been able to overcome some huge obstacles in my life. I joined my wife Jean in sharing a passion for yoga and community at Jiva Yoga Center. I have been practicing on my surfboard since 1986 and began to ...
Karen Verechia

Karen Verechia

Karen Verechia is a certified and registered yoga alliance instructor through the Asheville Yoga Center. Originally from New Jersey, Karen has lived on Hilton Head Island for 23 years. Known for her passionate and inspirational style of teaching, she blends the vigorous hatha flow with concise ...
Kaitlen  Groetzinger

Kaitlen Groetzinger

Kaitlen Jane Groetzinger is originally from San Fransisco, Ca; she has lived on Hilton Head Island for 18 years. While in high school she became very involved in Martial Arts. She worked her way up and was honored to continue her training in Australia and China with a renowned Chinese doctor and ...
Connie Cappy

Connie Cappy

Connie Cappy, RYT 200, has been teaching a wide variety of fitness classes since 1993. She is certified in a number of modalities, including mat Pilates and Stott Pilates Reformer. In 2009, Connie moved to Hilton Head, SC and discovered yoga the Jiva-Yoga-Center way. The joy she received from ...
Pamela Eaton

Pamela Eaton

Pamela is Kripalu trained and has been teaching since 2004. Pamela specializes in a gentle approach with a focus on a breath practice that is applied in class and incorporated in daily life. Each class is dedicated to achieving a balance between body, mind, and breath. Pamela's yoga journey began ...
Michele  Gula

Michele Gula

My family and I moved to the island 2 years ago.  I was dared to take a yoga class by a one of my husbands friend.  Of course, I took the challenge, but did not realize how much my world would change!  I loved to run, bike, swim and basically do any physical activity outdoors.  I used yoga as ...
Jann Boyer

Jann Boyer

  Jann began practicing yoga in 2000, initially to help heal a repetitive strain injury and to better handle the physical and mental stresses of the workplace.  Soon thereafter she was introduced to Iyengar yoga, and was immediately drawn to the discipline and depth of the practice.  After ...
Bob Apfel

Bob Apfel

 I qualify as a late bloomer. I took up sailing in my 40’s, skiing and scuba diving in my 50‘s which subsequently led to becoming a scuba instructor. After a “Yoga for Dudes” workshop at Jiva in June 2011 I found what I had been looking for, muscle tone, balance, flexibility and peace of ...
Nancy Hunter Mulligan

Nancy Hunter Mulligan

Nancy’s yoga journey began in 2000 with her introduction to the technique of Bikram Choudhury. Enamored by the vigorous posture series and the concentration on breath expansion, she became a dedicated practitioner. Moving to Hilton Head Island in 2004, Nancy was introduced to the Vinyasa Flow ...
Susan Hackett

Susan Hackett

Susan Hackett is a registered nurse with a Masters Degree in Nursing from the University of California, San Francisco. Her desire to be connected to wellness led her to work with Deepak Chopra becoming certified in Meditation and Yoga. Most recently she has completed 2 programs of study at the ...
Jamie Berndt

Jamie Berndt

"My yoga journey began 5 years ago when I tried my first class. I must admit, I did not immediately embrace my practice; I suffered from the ideas that I was “just not flexible,” and that “working out” meant beating and pounding my body. But even though I didn’t love yoga right away, I ...
Donielle  Morris

Donielle Morris

I found yoga 2010, and after taking my first class I had the unshakable feeling that someday I would learn to teach yoga. I left my career as a nanny in Nashville, TN and moved to Hilton Head in June 2012 where I began working in Social Media Marketing for Jiva Yoga Center. The stars aligned and in ...
Jane Pitts

Jane Pitts

 Before I received my 200 hour certification with Jiva Yoga Center in 2012, I had attended several Yoga classes at the local gym, I then found my way studying Iyengar Yoga in a private practice. I realized after a couple of years of practicing yoga, I wasn't fully aware of the true meaning, not ...
Beth Schoon

Beth Schoon

Yoga, RYT 200I have been teaching yoga since 2000. I was first introduced to yoga in 1997. Yoga has transformed my life on ever level since the very first class. My early trainings were in Ashtanga and Anusara. I loved the tradition and discipline of Ashtanga and the alignment principles of ...
Becca Edwards

Becca Edwards

Rebecca Edwards has been teaching private and group yoga classes for almosta decade. She is certified in Ashtanga yoga and studied Integral in India,Thai Yoga massage in Savannah, and Prenatal in Asheville. She earned her BAin Journalism from Washington and Lee and MFA in Professional Writing ...
Amy Urban

Amy Urban

I’m originally from Lexington, KY and have lived on Hilton Head since 1995. In 2007, my husband injured his back and his physical therapist encouraged him to try yoga to help strengthen his core. Since I knew nothing about yoga, I was hesitant to join him at first, but I was hooked from the very ...
Alison  Yurco

Alison Yurco

After 12 years as the owner/operator of a smoothie franchise on Hilton Head, I chose to follow my passion for yoga and become a certified yoga teacher. I had practiced yoga periodically for years as a triathlete, and throughout years of intense training. I never had an injury! As I began to ...
Bonnie Phillips

Bonnie Phillips

Bonnie has passion for yoga and has been practicing for 8 years. Coming from a stressful background on Wall Street, yoga has helped her relax and stay healthy. Wanting to share this practice with others, Bonnie received her 200 hour certification from Holy Cow Yoga in Charleston. Bonnie teaches ...
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