Power Hour


This class is taught by:

June Stewart


June is a RYT 500, Certified Baptiste Teacher. She was introduced to yoga by her dance teacher in 2002, who she trained in healing yoga and dance for many years. She was pursuing her career as a PR manager until she found Baron Baptiste’s Power Vinyasa Yoga in 2008. Through Baptiste yoga, June experienced a huge breakthrough and transformation in many areas of her life and began a new life as a full-time yoga teacher in 2008. She completed Level 1, 2, and several Baptiste trainings through 2008 to 2015 and became a 200 hour certified Baptiste Teacher in 2016. It was in 2014; June moved to Savannah and met Shelley Lowther, who is a senior Baptiste teacher, her mentor, and a good friend. With her, June completed another 200 hour training, and a 500 hour certification program. June is a senior teacher at Dancing Dogs Yoga (Savannah, GA), and a faculty of the teacher training team. She embodies the qualities of masterful Baptiste Yoga to her powerful, light, challenging and fun classes.

* A native of Seoul, Korea, she coordinated and managed numerous international yoga events in Korea. June served as the main translator for these projects and translated David Swenson’s book Ashtanga Yoga, Practice Manual from English to Korean.

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!

Cara Griffin

Growing up in Alabama, being barefoot came naturally to Cara. She teaches a yoga that practices the art of liberation. Lovingly nicknamed as "the artistic expression executive", she creatively explores Baptiste sequencing coupled with extensive trainings the movement arts.

“As the mind, so the person, feeling bound or liberated exists only in our minds… if we can learn to train our minds, then there is nothing in this world to bind us” - {adapted}- Sri. Swami Satchidananda

By focusing attention inward, Cara encourages students to discover freedom from mental and physical restrictions. This integrated approach awakens mindfulness while restoring a natural balance. A visual artist by trade, Cara's inspires students to be redesign their minds and become space architects in their bodies.
She feels incredibly grateful to have the opportunity to serve the Dancing Dogs Yoga community by guiding students of all levels through joyful sequencing.

 

Her superpower?
Pranayama or breath exercises. It's easy to forget the power that our life has inside for us, and training in breath practices, she believes, has the ability to heal most everything.
Her guilty pleasure is forgetting time exists and immersing herself in her paintings. She will swim in any body of water, and always wants to see the world from an aerial perspective and likes her food hot enough to make you cry. Cara feels extremely privileged to be in an environment that always uplifts, always inspires, and always includes. She uses yoga as her platform to change the world by teaching the art of liberation and giving all people a chance to experience that power within themselves.

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.”
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:

  • Mon Aug 21 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with June Stewart
  • Tue Aug 22 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Kendall Beene
  • Tue Aug 22 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Cara Griffin
  • Wed Aug 23 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Nikki Baker
  • Thu Aug 24 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Kendall Beene
  • Thu Aug 24 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Cara Griffin
  • Thu Aug 24 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm with Jenny Hawkes
  • Fri Aug 25 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Nikki Baker
  • Sat Aug 26 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Cara Griffin
  • Sat Aug 26 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Jordyn Herd
  • Sun Aug 27 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Jordyn Herd
  • Mon Aug 28 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Kendall Beene
  • Tue Aug 29 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Kendall Beene
  • Tue Aug 29 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Cara Griffin
  • Wed Aug 30 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Nikki Baker
  • Thu Aug 31 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Kendall Beene
  • Thu Aug 31 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Cara Griffin
  • Thu Aug 31 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm with Jenny Hawkes