131 E Innes St, Ste 303, Salisbury NC 28144 (704) 425-8487

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WHO WE ARE

Your Local Experts

The Heart of Yoga Salisbury team is comprised of yoga teachers ready to put their energy and skills towards helping you reach your goals. Everyone at our center believes in establishing an energy balance and flow in the chakras and energetic field of the body. Get in touch to learn more about our incredible team — we’re looking forward to being a part of your healthy lifestyle.

 
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WIVIANNY

Yoga Teacher/Studio Director

Wivianny is a 200 RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) with Yoga Alliance. She enjoys teaching beginner yoga students who are curious to learn more about yoga practice and living. She has a Master of Social Work degree with a focus on psychotherapy practice and has attended numerous trainings that include Yoga for Resiliency and Trauma Recovery, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Emotional Freedom Techniques. She is also a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) and licensed clinical addictions specialist (LCAS) and has worked as a behavioral health counselor/therapist for 14 years. She provides counseling/mental health therapy services at Mind-Body Integration Center PLLC, in Salisbury NC.

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VANESSA DUMONT

Yoga Teacher

Vanessa DuMont is an E-RYT 200 and a RYT 500 hour.  She received her training from Rolf Gates of Gates Enterprises in Santa Ana, CA.  She has training in vinyasa yoga and laughter yoga. She has  experience in yin yoga, Yoga for Trauma and Meditation. She is currently pursuing her Yoga 12 Step Recovery (Y12SR) certificate.  Vanessa has been teaching yoga for 10 years and has been a student of yoga for 25 years.  She has taught for several surrounding studios as well as private yoga classes and is now co director of Samadhi School of Yoga.Salisbury.

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NYE HARTWICK

Yoga Teacher

Nye began her journey with holistic and alternative therapies in 1996 when a flare up from an autoimmune disease left her exhausted, in pain and unable to walk without a cane. A combination of yoga, massage and Reiki brought her stress and pain relief, as well as a holistic way to manage her illness. Nye began training in Reiki and vibrational healing in 1999. In 2005, she became licensed in massage therapy and bodywork, and she began teaching yoga in 2009. Nye has specific training in restorative yoga, yin yoga and yoga for trauma. Nye has more than 19 years of experience as a Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist, Reiki Master and Craniosacral Therapist. Nye finds that yoga and bodywork therapies are a great way to achieve a healthier, happier and more balanced life. 
LMBT: Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist, #8891
E-RYT: Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher
YACEP: Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider

IAYT: International Association of Yoga Therapists

REIKi Master

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CARA EFFINGER

Kids Yoga Teacher

Cara is the owner of Stillpoint Healing Arts and has been a Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist since 2006.  Cara has always had a passion for helping others and after discovering the healing benefits of massage therapy for herself, she pursued an education in therapeutic massage so she could help others to improve their quality of life.

       As a child and into adulthood, Cara has dealt with anxiety and depression. To help cope Cara’s mother introduced her to guided meditation and creative visualization. She practiced these relaxation techniques regularly and in high school was introduced to yoga by a fellow classmate. Since then she has gradually deepened her understanding in not only yoga and meditation but other healing modalities as well.  Cara was brought to kids yoga because of her son who struggles with anxiety from ADHD, & SPD. She hoped that the mindfulness exercises in yoga would help him better cope with his challenges and she was right! Originally her intention was just to learn kids yoga so that she could teach her son but after her training she realized that she truly has a passion teaching kids yoga. Cara is trained in preschool, kids and special needs yoga through Kids Twist Yoga.

Cara feels that her training is a calling and hopes to give the gift of yoga and mindfulness to as many children as she can. Imagine what the future can hold when we have a generation of children growing up who love themselves and each other unconditionally. The entire universe will benefit and the effects will last for generations to come if not significantly change the course of humanity altogether.

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INDIA LITTLE

Yoga Teacher

India was invited to her first power yoga class by her gym owner in 2005. Having been an athlete, her ego was completely crushed as she barely stumbled out of that first class, sweaty and ironically… breathless. The challenge to conquer this “yoga thing” turned into a love story of deep personal exploration, spiritual fulfillment and emotional growth and balance. Like any good love story, her practice had their ups and downs. It was not until nine years later in 2014, did she find the courage to take her practice to the next level, as she embarked on her 200 hour Teaching Training at Carrboro Yoga Company.
Her massage therapy and nursing background coupled with amazing mentors, and a few tough life lessons, have taught her to take from life what she needs with a grain of salt, as well as the unique ability and drive to help people by sharing love and spreading light. She hopes her dedication and passion touches her students and allows them to find growth and tap into that inner toolbox we all have to make this life what we all deserve it to be. Her vinyasa style flow will challenge you physically, fill your emotional cup, and leave you ready to conquer your day.