Megan Schlobohm is the owner of Anderson Yoga Center, and a fellow Yoga instructor at the studio. Megan has been practicing yoga since 2003, and earned her RYT200 Certificate in September 2017. In January 2018, she purchased the studio and began shaping it into the vibrant, fun, life-enriching place it is today. Megan has a Master's of Science in Mental Health Therapy from Mercer University, and spent 9 years as a professional chef alongside her husband, Ernie, working on luxury yachts in the Caribbean. Megan and Ernie owned and operated a 65ft catamaran named Lolalita, where they offered luxury charters to guests from all over the world. They relocated back to the United States in 2017, and as they re-started their life on land, that's when Megan began this journey of teaching yoga and owning a yoga studio.
Megan's style is vinyasa-based, with a methodical pace and special focus on the breath and safe alignment, with a positive message to take beyond the mat. Megan also teaches Gentle Flow, Yin Yoga, and Restorative Yoga, which are much slower and have a deep meditative vibe. Overall, she seeks to help students find a lifelong, fulfilling, sustainable practice. You will often hear sound-healing elements in the class (chanting, koshi bells, crystal singing bowls), and her savasana will take you to another world with doTERRA essential oils. She also teaches Goat Yoga at Split Creek Farm in Anderson and Kid's Yoga, sharing even more joy and laughter with the community!
Megan will complete her 300hr Advanced Yoga Teacher Training with John's Creek Yoga in Atlanta, Georgia in July 2020, and is working toward expanding the studio to include more classes, more workshops, and a Teacher Training program. Megan is also certified in Reiki Energy Healing Level II, Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra Meditation, and Thai Yoga Massage, and is also YACEP certified to provide CEUs to Yoga Instructors.
ERYT-200 Yoga Instructor, YACEP
Christine has been practicing yoga since 2010, and teaching Yoga since 2012, from the very beginnings of Anderson Yoga Center. She holds the certification of ERYT200/RYT500 after an additional 300 hours of training in an Advanced Teacher Training program. Christine brings a powerful, strong perspective to the practice, with a focus on anatomy and alignment, as well as strength and endurance. No two Christine classes are ever the same, and they are always fun AND challenging!
Christine draws from her 15+ years of experience as an Occupational Therapist as she instructs students, with unique understanding of anatomy and special populations. Christine is also an avid marathon runner (with a huge collection of medals!) and loves CrossFit and other forms of group fitness. She is currently working toward a personal trainer certification to deepen her knowledge and ability to share with the wonderful students of the studio. You will find your soul nourished with her uplifting messages, and your body challenged, woven together with her extensive knowledge of the ancient art of yoga.
Christine teaches several classes throughout the week, in the style of "Hot Yoga Power Flow" and "Hot Yoga Sculpt & Power Flow," as well as many workshops and special events. As a YACEP (Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider), Christine can provide Continuing Education Units (CEUs) to Registered Yoga Instructors (see our workshop and special event schedule for more details).
Yoga with Christine is an AMAZING way to start or end your day!
ERYT200/RYT-500 Yoga Instructor, YACEP
Tyler came to Yoga in 2015 in her final year of undergraduate studies. She played college basketball and ran long distance, and found her body to be sore and achy all the time. Over Christmas break one year, a friend suggested she try Yoga, and Tyler absolutely fell in love! When she went back to play the next season, she felt and played better than she ever had, with improved stats and overall performance. But it wasn’t just a physical wellbeing she experienced – she felt better mentally, emotionally, and spiritually, too. She was stronger AND more balanced. Tyler continued her yoga journey as a student, and then began the process of becoming an instructor in 2016, earning her RYT-200 Certificate in June 2017.
Tyler's style is fun and upbeat, very vinyasa-based with lots of flow and movement. Tyler teaches both Hot and Warm yoga; both Power yoga style and to beginners; and loves teaching fun workshops and events, such as outdoor yoga (poolside, beachside, on an old bridge, you name it!) and Partner Yoga (look for future dates on our schedule!).
ERYT-200 Yoga Instructor
Tammy found yoga around 2014, as so many of us do, in her search for healing. She had suffered from major neck and back issues, as well as debilitating headaches, for more than 10 years, but within 2 weeks of practicing Hot Yoga, Tammy found relief for the first time in her life. Her teacher explained – Yoga aligns our bodies and helps work out imbalances – and Tammy was hooked. Tammy is a high-energy, fast-paced, extremely successful woman in her industry, and found that her mat became a place of retreat. In her own words, “I am competitive, but I have been plagued by an inability to be GOOD AT ANYTHING involving, oh, coordination, athletic ability, etc. I watched my practice grow and improve and felt successful for the first time in my life!”
Tammy completed her RYT200 certificate in June 2017 and has been teaching ever since. Her style is a Vinyasa Power Flow, filled with a fun upbeat energy; focusing on correct and safe alignment. In Tammy’s words, “Injuries can happen and progress is slow without great alignment. I want my students to be injury-free, and I want them to feel awesome with their progress.”
Tammy is an extremely successful Real Estate Agent with over 15 years of experience, and aside from yoga, she’s obsessed with healthy cooking. She and her husband, Scott, have been happily married for 9 years, and they have 3 children and a dog, Sage (can’t forget the furbaby!). You can meet Tammy and take her wonderfully fulfilling classes on Sundays at 8:30am, and if you’re lucky, find her subbing at various evening timeslots throughout the week!
RYT-200 Yoga Instructor
Jennifer began practicing yoga in 2008, during her own personal battle with anxiety and depression, and it was on her mat that she found peace, confidence, and healing. She felt led to embark on a life journey of sharing this amazing gift with others, and went through the teacher training program at Dharma Yoga in Greenville, SC with YTT Instructor, Chris Brown. Today, Jennifer is ERYT-200 (the E signifies over 1,000 hours of teaching!), and is also certified in Yin Yoga and Holy Yoga with weights. Deeply inspired by her mentors, she is also a meditation teacher and Chakra-balancing practitioner, and has taught at many studios and gyms over the years (including Kid's Yoga).
Jennifer's style of yoga is as sweet and gentle as her personality, and she teaches each class intuitively, connecting to the chakra energy of her students. Every yoga session is unique, and Jennifer seeks to guide students to a place of self-discovery, self-acceptance, and self-love. Jennifer grew up on the New Jersey shoreline, and loves to include sounds of the ocean in the quiet restorative and yin poses, while offering an eclectic style of music throughout her vinyasa-style flow classes.
Through the principle of loving kindness; with a gentle spirit and soothing voice; she guides students away from the daily hustle to a place where they can rest - a place of inner peace. All of her classes - gentle, yin, restorative, and flow alike - are filled with meditation and breathwork, and will restore, revitalize, and inspire you to live your best life. Jennifer teaches "Gentle Flow & Yin Yoga"; "Warm Yoga - Mindful Flow"; and "Restorative & Yin Yoga"; as well private sessions and many workshops, especially centered around meditation, journaling, and chakra balancing.
ERYT-200 Yoga Instructor
Kat's first experience with yoga was several years ago, with our very own Christine Boone, and she was hooked from the very first class. Kat is an artist at heart, practicing Graphic Design and other modalities of art, and loved the synchronistic vibe that naturally comes with a Vinyasa-style Flow class (which you will find in abundance at the studio). Kat practiced diligently for a year before deciding to go through teacher training, and today, Kat's teaching style is vinyasa-based, with thoughtful and dynamic sequences, as well as extended holding of the postures to focus on proper and safe alignment. In the words of Kat herself, "Yoga fulfills my soul, cleanses my mind, and connects me to the Divine Source and the nature of my being. I hope to leave my students feeling strong and spiritually fulfilled so that they can be heroes in this 'cosmic picture show.' (Paramahansa Yogananda)"
You will find Kat on the schedule at several 6:45pm timeslots, as well as 4:15pm on Sundays!
RYT-200 Yoga Instructor
In her sophomore year of undergraduate studies at Clemson University, Abby signed up to take a course on Ashtanga Yoga for a leisure skill credit. The postures seemed familiar because of her background in gymnastics, and throughout the class, she connected with a passion she had never felt before. The following semester Abby took Advanced Yoga Studies, where she learned some basic principles about teaching yoga; adjusting yoga postures; the art of asana sequencing; and the importance of a home yoga practice. Abby then became a teaching assistant for several Ashtanga classes; continued her own practice through the Ashtanga Yoga Second Series; and in May 2018, she completed her RYT-200 certification at Asheville Yoga Center. Very quickly, Abby learned what yoga was really all about – not about fancy postures, but a self-care practice that allows one to go out into the world with a full cup – and this is exactly what she seeks to share as an instructor today.
Abby’s background in Ashtanga yoga shines through beautifully in her teaching style. She is mindful of both strengthening and lengthening the muscle tissues; focuses on breath awareness and staying present in the moment; brings attention to proper and safe alignment; and brings in a balance of both flowing through and holding the postures, which is particularly akin to Ashtanga Yoga. As most yogis do, within her own practice Abby found relief from stress, pain, sleep issues, and even found a way to control her focus and attention after being diagnosed with ADHD. She was eventually able to completely stop using medication, and desires that other kids and adults know that they too can have control over their impulses. In Abby’s own words, “I became a yoga instructor because I want people to feel what I feel when I practice yoga… I wanted to be a yoga teacher so I could help individuals navigate their own minds, breath, and bodies.”
Abby is currently on a yoga research team at Clemson University while she pursues her Master’s Degree in Recreational Therapy with an emphasis in clinical practice. Abby also loves being outdoors; hiking; chasing waterfalls; playing with her dog, Milo; painting; CrossFit; and fashion! Abby teaches our very popular $5 Community Class on Sundays at 4:15, as well as fun and life-enriching workshops.
RYT-200 Yoga Instructor
Rochelle Zyniecki, native of Pennsylvania, discovered yoga 12 years ago. She has a great love of dance, and the fluid movement of the body in yoga was joyfully familiar. Her curiosity took her from online videos of yoga at home, to group classes in a yoga studio, and eventually to teacher training when she found her yoga home in our beloved studio. Rochelle loved the strength and flexibility, as well as the "tuning in" to her body and mind, that she gained access to with regular practice, which naturally led her to a desire to share yoga with others.
Rochelle completed her 200-hour training in June 2018, and immediately began teaching at Anderson Yoga Center. Rochelle is mom to a wonderful little boy, and In Rochelle's own words, "Yoga has helped me find a center in all the craziness of life, giving me time to just be with myself, which moms naturally lose when they have children... moms always need a break!" Rochelle says, "One of the most rewarding parts of instructing a class is the sense of peace that fills the room after Savasana - slight smiles, no one is in a rush - it's beautiful to see in such a hectic world."
Rochelle's style is vinyasa-based, with she describes as "a dance connecting the body and mind," and enjoys incorporating postures that make students feel strong in the body, while focusing on breath, intention, and alignment for a safe, sustainable, well-rounded practice. Rochelle is an adventurous old soul that loves to travel, trying new cuisines, and learning about new cultures - she has a long bucket list of places she'd like to visit, including Portugal and many countries in South America!
Rochelle both Hot & Warm Yoga in the style of Mindful Flow and Gentle Flow.
RYT-200 Yoga Instructor
Jessica Smith found Yoga in 2011 as so many do, seeking a way of stretching. She soon discovered that Yoga is SO much more! One of her first teachers was our very own Jennifer Blanton, who encourages students to accept themselves exactly where they are; bravely face their fears; and share their passions with the world. Under Jennifer's guidance, Jessica found herself growing stronger, healthier, and more confident, better able to deal with stress and anxiety. Jessica found physical, mental, and spiritual healing on her mat, and seeking to deepen her own prartice and share the healing benefits of Yoga with others, she completed her RYT200 Yoga Teacher Certification in 2017 with Integrative Yoga Therapy.
Jessica is passionate about making Yoga inviting and available to all people by adapting postures to bodies of various shapes, sizes, and physical limitations in a self-accepting way. Using a breath-guided approach, she enjoys teaching various styles, including Restorative, gentle, chair yoga, and slow-flow Vinyasa. Jessica draws inspiration from watching her students experience a sense of progress and accomplishment.
Jessica is an Anderson native, born and raised. In addition to Yoga, she loves music, animals, science, reading, cake decorating, and learning new things. She is a proud Cat mom to 2 spoiled fur babies. Her background is in Biological Sciences and Laboratory Medicine with an emphasis in Microbiology.
RYT-200 Yoga Instructor
Kristen began practicing yoga about 3 years ago, beginning her yoga journey at our own beloved studio. As so many people do, Kristen began her practice seeking relief from aches and pains, and a desire for more flexibility. And, as so many people do, she realized that yoga is much more than the physical practice! What started as an exercise, where she found an increase in stamina and strength, became a tool for focusing the mind; bringing peace and calm into the heart; connecting the mind, the body, and the soul to the collective energy of the universe!
Kristen earned her RYT-200 certificate in June 2018, and her RYT-500 certificate in October 2019. For over 20 years, Kristen has practiced as a Master of Physical Therapy, and this naturally influences her as a teacher. Her background in anatomy and physiology is integrated into her teaching style, bringing special attention to safe alignment; clear verbal cueing; strengthening through weight bearing; linking the breath with movement; all with a flowing Vinyasa vibe. Kristen seeks to help others know and understand that yoga truly is for everyone!
RYT-500 Yoga Instructor
Renea is a fill-in teacher with Anderson Yoga Center, and brings a very unique perspective to students with her Native American roots and extensive training in many areas of healing and spirituality. Renea earned her RYT-200 certificate in 2016, and is also a Reiki Master; an Astrologer; a Reverend with the Alliance of Divine Love; certified in Ama-Deus Level 1; and offers tarot, oracle, and astrological readings for people to gain more insight and knowledge into their lives. Renea loves all paths to wellness and wellbeing, from smudging to crystals, walking meditation to traditional Native American ceremonies and practices. Renea and her husband are successful entrepreneurs, owning a blinds company, Blinds And Us, in Seneca, SC.
RYT-200 Yoga Instructor
Sydney is the sweet and playful furbaby of studio owner, Megan, and is the official Yoga Studio Greeter. She is is extremely enthusiastic with her "job," and is also an expert napper. Sydney does not come into the yoga practice room, but you will find her in the lobby on some days, eager to say hello to students. Sydney enjoys chasing squirrels; catching frisbees; sniffing things; running through the woods; eating cookies; and snuggling.