Vanessa Doherty, RYT-200 – Vanessa has been practicing yoga since 1994 (primarily Ashtanga yoga). In 2008 she found a style of Hatha yoga that resonated with her, and she was inspired to teach. In September 2010, she received her 250 hour certification from the NC School of Yoga. Vanessa has continued her training while teaching and has attained certifications in Children’s Yoga and Yoga for Seniors. Vanessa follows the traditional principles of yoga and teaches through the heart. Her classes are meditative in nature, teaching her students to move organically, and to release negative thoughts and desires about the body. In Vanessa’s classes, students practice santosha (contentment) and satya (truthfulness) — to never move beyond our capacity. She keeps a keen eye on alignment and encourages her students to close their eyes while they move — to go within and to find the joy in the movement. Vanessa is a calm and patient teacher who reflects on what each student needs in her class. Her goal is have all students complete her class feeling more grounded and connected to the beauty of their true self.