Power Hour


This class is taught by:

Nikki Baker

Nikki began practicing yoga in 2007. She has bounced around through various studios and styles and finally found a steady home at Dancing Dogs Yoga in 2015. She earned her 200-hr RYT certification in 2015 and immediately began teaching and assisting in the studio. She is currently working on her 500-hr RYT certification, mentors new assistants in the studio, and is part of the teacher training leadership team.
Nikki teaches and assists yoga to create connection with others and within herself.
 
Nikki says her secret superpower is “my honesty and pride in the hot messiness that is me. I laugh at my own jokes and mistakes (and believe me, I make a lot of both), and I speak about myself personally (poses I love or don't love, struggles I have, and changes I have made). I'm broken and crooked and stuck back together with glitter glue, and I'm ok with that.” Her guilty pleasures are Britney Spears, Taylor Swift, chocolate, and her cat.
 
Nikki wants everyone to know that she loves DDY “because it is "come as you are". No one is perfect, and that is perfect. We are goofy, messy, appropriately inappropriate, and we love each other for it. We are also strong and lift each other up. This community encourages falling apart in order to grow, no pretenses, no judgment, just encouragement and support.”

Christina Kilby

Christina has practiced yoga since 2008 when she began a Bikram class at Young Harris College. She began practicing Baptiste in Savannah as a counter for running and it stuck. She loves teaching yoga as a way to deepen her student's practices while creating a space of complete presence and supporting others.

Christina's secret superpower is teaching high schoolers while sneaking in yoga lingo and calm. Her most favorite thing is coaxing others into practicing with her in the studio - especially her rugby loving boyfriend before his tournaments three times a year #guiltypleasure. There's nothing better than finishing class with a first timer who is blissed out and fired up to practice again.

Shelley Lowther

Shelley Lowther is a 500 Hour Certified Baptiste Teacher in Savannah, GA and the founder of Dancing Dogs Yoga. She is a wife and mother to three four-legged kids. She believes in possibility, and loves animals!

Shelley is a kale-smoothie-drinking, goal-smashing junkie-- she recently smashed her goal of climbing to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Shelley is an Africa Yoga Project ambassador and an Olive Tree Yoga Foundation board member, as well as  a Lululemon Athletica ambassador! She is committed to building community and empowering people wherever she goes.

Shelley lives in downtown Savannah, GA with her husband and 3 dogs.

 

Kendall Beene

Kendall Beene has been teaching yoga for eleven years. Her background is in Ashtanga, Vinyasa Flow, and Baptiste Power Yoga. She has trained with many teachers, but counts David Swenson, Stephanie Keach, and Baron Baptiste as her most influential teachers. Kendall teaches yoga because she can’t imagine how she would navigate this crazy world without it and her life is a crusade to share yoga’s power with anyone who will listen to her! Kendall’s secret superpower is parallel parking her minivan while children either chatter or argue in the backseat. Her guilty pleasure is unquestionably good ice cream and silly comedies- together. Her favorite pose changes and morphs but she comes back to half moon again and again for its indulgent and delicious edges… and she believes that the very best thing about yoga is its ability to wake up the amazing potential in all of us!

Jessie Gulliver

Jessie started practicing yoga in 2009 after a drastic lifestyle/career change! A paddle boarder, Jessie was incorporating healthier activities into her world but had not been exposed to yoga until some friends convinced her to try it out.  Yoga became a natural expression and Jessie  became obsessed with SUPY, stand up paddle yoga. She knew that she wanted to bring sup and yoga to a new level but in order to do that she had to get certified in yoga. That's when her life changed forever!
 
"Yoga became a lifestyle for me! Since then I have gone through SUPY training, Ddy apprentice program and have been consistently teaching yoga for 2 years now! I found my way to baptiste yoga, which has been nothing short of amazing, and with the help of the savannah yoga community have been able to bring sup yoga to the studios and utilize our surroundings to deepen the practice!"
 
Jessie's secret superpower is her alter ego, Glow Gir.  Glow Girl builds a force field of glow around her tribe Her favorite pose is headstand, or any inversion -- because in this crazy world we live in, Jessie flys to keep balanced and grounded!!

Erin Ferrell

Erin brings the experience of over 6 years of her own practice and 400+hours of training to her classes. Her favorite thing about yoga,
and what attracted her to it, was that it gave her permission to play.
She felt like a kid again and it got her mind quiet enough to hear
that she needed that. Erin teaches to arm students with the tools
needed to get through anything in life with ease, and to have each of
her students see themselves for the bad asses they are. At the same
time, they are helping her see that in herself. She loves experimenting in her practice and her teaching. She focuses on a strong alignment practice with plenty of time to explore the
depth of each pose before moving to the next. Her favorite pose is the
all elusive handstand. It teaches her how to work really hard at
something, and at the same time let go of the grip of an outcome and
just be where she is. She has a background in massage therapy, so she
knows muscles and bones and the way they work in the asanas. Erin knows what she's talking about AND she isn't afraid to get a little silly. You are guaranteed to leave her class feeling a 
lightness and freedom(and possibly a little sore the next day). Erin
loves to create metal jewelry or paint in her free time. Her guilty pleasure is singing Disney songs at the top of her lungs in the car and watching Once Upon a Time. Erin's secret super power is....a secret. Duh! However, she does hold the secret to winning words with
friends... every time!

Jessica Taylor


Jessica is a yoga instructor, registered nurse, mother, and saltwater junkie. Her love of yoga began in college. Struggling with anxiety and depression, Jessica discovered yoga to be much more than a physical practice. To her, yoga became a safe space for healing – a space for stillness.

Her love of the ocean and being outdoors made teaching stand up paddle yoga classes a natural progression. Along with her husband Ryan, Jessica continues to lead the Island SUP Yoga Teacher Training program based in Aruba.

In addition to teaching at DDY, Jessica is a contributing guide for the online yoga platform Oneoeight.com. She is passionate about sharing yoga to help others live life in their fullest self-expression – both on land and in the water!

Her secret superpower is that she can burp on command louder than a grown man AND she can save your life if you suddenly stop breathing or cardiac arrest.

Her guilty pleasure? Hotdogs.  We can't make this stuff up.  Her favorite pose: "I'm addicted handstands but my favorite pose lately is Wild Thing."

Power Hour follows the Journey Into Power Sequence in a power-packed hour! Our classes are suitable for everyone and allow you to work at your own level while incorporating variations and modifications. Come experience true freedom and personal power on your mat and in your life– in just an hour!

Upcoming classes:

  • Fri Apr 28 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Nikki Baker
  • Fri Apr 28 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Nikki Baker
  • Sat Apr 29 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Jenny Hawkes
  • Sat Apr 29 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Nikki Baker
  • Sat Apr 29 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Tammie Folkers
  • Sun Apr 30 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Jordyn Herd
  • Mon May 01 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Christina Kilby
  • Mon May 01 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Shelley Lowther
  • Tue May 02 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Kendall Beene
  • Tue May 02 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Jessie Gulliver
  • Wed May 03 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Erin Ferrell
  • Wed May 03 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Jessica Taylor
  • Wed May 03 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Shelley Lowther
  • Thu May 04 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Kendall Beene
  • Thu May 04 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Christina Kilby
  • Fri May 05 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Nikki Baker
  • Fri May 05 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Nikki Baker
  • Sat May 06 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Jenny Hawkes
  • Sat May 06 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Nikki Baker