Interested in becoming a yoga instructor? Learn about the White Lotus Teacher Training Program.

Meet our team of White Lotus yoga instructors:


Peggy Klauer, E-RYT, White Lotus Owner

Peggy brings a beautiful balance of intensity and grace by way of breath and postures to each therapeutic class, thus allowing one’s own healing powers to inspire each practice. She teaches with joy and compassion. Her joy has been teaching for over twenty years and she continues her ongoing studies of the science and philosophies of yoga. Upon leaving her class you will have touched on your freedom ~ inner balance.


Tammy Bedard, E-RYT

I walked into White Lotus for the first time on October 7, 2013, fell in love with the practice, and have been there almost every day since!  Finding Yoga has brought physical, emotional, and mental balance to my hectic lifestyle.  My thirst to want to learn more and deepen my practice led me to obtain my RYT200 Certification in the Spring of 2015.  It was then my real journey of self-discovery began and my practice reached a completely different level.  In the Fall of 2015, we moved to the new studio and Peggy added a room with hammocks hanging from the ceiling! I remember thinking, “OH GOODNESS!!  My new playground!!”.  In November 2015, a handful of us was certified as AIReal Yoga™ Instructors.

My passion is building core strength which I believe to be the foundation of our practice.  Whether in a Hot Flow or hanging in the AIReal™ hammocks, let’s crank up the music and start that journey to a healthier, stronger you!  Most importantly, we will have fun in the process!

Natasha Woodcock, E-RYT

Natasha did her RYT200 HR Teacher Training course in Thailand through Mahi Yoga. She is now a certified Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance. She found her passion for yoga as a relief from the stress of being a former Kindergarten Teacher. She has taken her knowledge of being a former school teacher and transformed into a beautiful Yoga Teacher. She believes yoga is for everyone and truly believes in the life-changing benefits of practicing yoga. She is a compassionate, kind person and it shines through in her teaching. She brings her students into a blissfully calm state by bringing her students into the present moment by connecting them with their breath.


Catherine Bristol, E-RYT

Catherine has been interested in yoga and meditation from a young age and has been teaching with White Lotus since 2012. She combines breath work, prana(energy) focus, posture sequences and crystal bowls into her classes to engage the many layers of our bodies, helping clear the channels to connect with source energy and union. Her gift is her sensitivity and intuition to channel and facilitate healing specific to what is needed for all. Her passion is to share this as we all continue to grow and learn together while upgrading to our highest expression.


Taylor Driscoll, RYT

Hello all! My name is Taylor Driscoll and I have been teaching yoga since 2016. I also have a background in physical therapy.
It is my absolute pleasure and honor to be a yoga teacher. “Yoga” is union. To me this means that yoga is any practice that brings harmony to the many aspects of the Self. In my mind there is no limit to what could be considered yoga. What I attempt to offer in class is a safe and supportive space for us to explore the different aspects of ourselves, and to practice tuning in to the guidance that exists within each of us. Every class has a totally different vibe, matching the energy of the room and whoever is present. In my journey so far, I have encountered many different approaches to releasing restrictions and I try to incorporate whatever techniques I sense may be useful in that moment. We may sweat, cry, laugh, and we are encouraged to make noise and take up space, honoring our true experience with expression.
It is my highest honor to take part in the healing experience of yoga with you, and I am looking forward to seeing you in class!

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Stephanie Naddaf, RYT

Before yoga, I had felt somewhat disconnected from myself and lost in the world. Physical discomfort to mental agitations or worries were normal, everyday occurrences. I felt out of control of my life. Losing sight of who I truly was underneath all the emotions, thoughts, and pains in the body. However, through this practice, there is a power that reawakens within us, for it was always there and always will be. By learning to connect with our breath and bodies, to detach from the thoughts and come into the present that is the NOW- we are able to find peace & stillness. The lessons we learn on our mats such as patience, compassion, and acceptance, not only carry out into our lives, but also transform our lives. Through years of personal experience with the practice and immense inner growth- I have come to be a teacher. Sharing this universal knowledge and practice with others is not only a joy but an honor. Together we can learn to break down our walls, let go of any self-limiting beliefs/thought patterns/habits- and in turn remember everything that we truly are.


Leah Hobbs, RYT

I started doing yoga a few years ago to relax after lifting weights and I quickly fell in love with how it made me feel. I decided to do the Teacher Training program with White Lotus and graduated in Jan. of 2018. I am certified with Yoga Alliance as RYT 200. I love sharing my passion of yoga & weights with my students. I’m here to show all my students that weights aren’t scary and anyone can do it!


Carrie Sutter, RYT

I first walked into White Lotus in February 2018. I had never practiced in a studio before, and I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I found an amazing, supportive group of students and teachers who have been an absolute inspiration to me ever since. I have found so much peace, joy, and freedom through my yoga practice, and I hope to share this with my students.


Kaila Dukicin, RYT

My journey with yoga started as a way to relieve stress, shoulder and lower back pain. As my practice deepened it not only brought peace to my body, but also beautiful souls into my life, created space in my mind, and given me so much love for myself and others. Through teaching I hope to offer those same gifts to my students. I look forward to practicing with you all!

Kat Adams, RYT 500

After 28 years of teaching public school and several health issues, Kat retired from education, started practicing yoga, and never looked back!  Through yoga, Kat has learned to honor her body, mind, and spirit…letting go of things that no longer serve her, and strengthening the things that do.  She loves the gentleness of yoga as a means to reduce stress, as well as the ability to build strength and flexibility through breath and movement.  Developing her yoga practice has truly been a transformational journey.
Kat finds true joy in yoga and the only thing she loves more than practicing yoga is teaching it to others.  She is excited to share her passion for teaching and to help others find the same joy in their practice.  Kat is Certified RYT 500 through Yoga Alliance.  Kat has additional training and certifications in Yoga Anatomy, Aerial Yoga, Yin Yoga, Mindfulness Meditation, Reiki, and the Chakras.  As a Yoga Teacher Trainer and through workshops such as an Introduction to Yoga and Pranayama and Poses Kat helps her students understand their anatomical uniqueness and discover the functional yoga practice that works best for them.  Kat is a White Lotus Yoga Teacher Trainer and enjoys teaching Yin, Basic, Slow Flow, Vinyasa, Aerial, and Aerial Yin yoga.  Join Kat on the mat for a class filled with breathwork, movement, & lots and lots of joy!

Julie Popadich, RYT

Julie was introduced to yoga in 2014 and was immediately drawn to the practice for the physical, mental and spiritual benefits.  Yoga has taught her how to listen and become more in tune with her body.  Julie received her yoga teaching certification in 2015 in hopes to share the joy of honoring our mind, body and spirit.  For Julie and her students, this means encouraging her students to connect the yoga movements with the breath while finding their edge and eventually coming into a flowing meditative state.   She believes, when we take this time for ourselves, we are better prepared for life off of the mat.  We learn to enjoy life at each moment, not dwell on what happened or fear what might happen.  We are here to live in the now, be grateful, humble and kind to each other as we are all doing our best with what tools we have been given.  Julie is always looking for opportunities to learn and grow in the yoga world and enjoys sharing her findings with her students so that we can all live our best life.  When she is not focused on yoga, Julie appreciates spending time embracing the outdoors with her family or attending one of her many childrens’ events.   


Alexandra Hudas, RYT

I stepped into my first yoga class back in 2013 as a way to rejuvenate my worn down college athlete body and was immediately hooked- but still longed for a place that I felt I could fully express myself. After finding White Lotus Yoga in 2019, I knew I had found my home. Yoga has been my outlet to flourish in self love, open the mind, and celebrate all the wonderful ways the human body can move. After becoming RYT-200 certified through White Lotus’ teacher training program in spring 2021 and graduating with my doctorate of physical therapy in December 2021, this ancient practice has also changed the way I view my patients and has challenged me to see and treat musculoskeletal problems from a more holistic and creative approach. I am excited to witness and share in all your beautiful practices and cannot wait to flow with you all!



Meghan Farr, RYT

Hello friends, 
My yoga journey began at White Lotus where, through practicing, I was able to find a deeper connection with myself and a strength I didn’t know I had. It has changed my life in all kinds of amazing ways. It was at White Lotus that I received my 200 hour ryt and studied AIReal yoga, which I continue to study because there is always so much more to learn! In teaching yoga I hope to give others a bit of transcendence so that they may be able to connect with there own inner magic and spread the love.


Diana Praet, RYT

Exercise has always been a part of my life. Being a dental hygienist for over 25 years has put a lot of strain on my body, especially my neck and back. About 20 years ago I started practicing yoga on and off. Trying to find the perfect type of exercises for my maturing body, I found myself taking more yoga classes. Wanting to enhance my knowledge of yoga, I decided to train to become yoga teacher and found so much more. I am a certified RYT 200 yoga instructor want to help others embrace yoga for its strength both physically and mentally. I feel everyone should be able to do yoga and concentrate my teaching to Chair and Basic Yoga. As a yoga teacher I want to be able to inspire students to gain strength and confidence, to smile, love themselves and enjoy yoga- then take that spirit and spread it out into the world.

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Katie Walkowski, RYT

For many years yoga has been an active outlet for my physical, mental, and spiritual health. This past winter of 2022 I decided to further my love and dedication for yoga and became a certified (200 hour RYT) yoga teacher. Yoga has been a major tool in my journey for self love, creativity, and simply just slowing down to enjoy life. Being a nurse has also influenced my desire to promote health and wellness to the whole mind body spirit. My goal is to encourage others to be their truest most authentic selves by showing up and loving themselves through their own unique journey. Through yoga we have the ability to find ourselves, come out stronger, and spread positivity into the world. I am so excited to be on this wonderful journey with so many of you and I cannot wait to flow together. See you on the mat!


Emma Ross, RYT

My name is Emma Ross and I’m a registered RYT-200 yoga teacher, as well as an aerial teacher. I fell in with the magic of yoga at a young age, but it became my lifeline when I went through a dark time in 2020 and 2021. When I felt totally lost, yoga was the one thing that kept me going, gave me hope, and ultimately helped me find myself. As cliche as it sounds, yoga saved my life.
That experience was so profound it inspired me to become a yoga teacher. Being a guide on someones journey to self love has become one of my greatest joys. Like me, my classes are a little bit of everything. But because yoga has helped me immensely with my mental health, my teachings aim to help you move past the stories in your mind to reconnect with your divine inner light of awareness. The one thing I can promise is an atmosphere of love, empowerment, and healing. I can’t wait to practice with you!

Anna Curro, RYT

Hello, and welcome. My name is Anna and I am a RYT 200. I first came to yoga as a way to exercise. What I found was so much more important and profound. I found love, kindness, compassion, self acceptance, inclusiveness, peace, and joy.    The kindness I found from White Lotus and the amazing teachers brought so much light into my life. I knew this was a place I wanted to be at more. Although, my yoga experience and time at White Lotus has been short, I knew very quickly that I was home.

My goal is to create an environment where absolutely everyone feels welcome and safe to enjoy yoga together.

You are welcome here if you have zero yoga experience, or have been doing yoga for years. You are welcome here if you are young, old, in-shape, out of shape, flexible or inflexible.

You are welcome here no matter your religion, your ethnicity, your skin color, how you identify, or your past.

You are welcome here if you’re just checking yoga out, if you’re only here for the exercise, if you’re only here for the meditation. 

You are welcome here if your body aches, if you have pain on the outside, if you have pain on the inside, if you’re differently-abled, if you’re broken, if your heart is aching.

You are welcome to join no matter what!
I can’t wait to meet you and enjoy yoga together!


Analeeza Dubay, RYT

To me, yoga is a journey of self-discovery, body awareness, and feeling ALIVE and liberated from within.
My athletic upbringing lead me to believe that the way of life was to rush, push, and force; my cheerleading days concluded with a back injury, inflammation, stress, and anxiety.
Yoga has given me the tools to slow down, rest and allow life to unfold. It teaches us to effectively channel our energy – discerning when to embrace discomfort and when to cultivate openness and ease – both in our bodies and daily existence.
Yoga is for anyone and everyone!

Milena Phalen, RYT

My passion for yoga developed over the years and grew stronger when I decided to take teacher training. It provided me with tools to incorporate mind-body awareness in my everyday life. This practice has taught me how to slow down and trust myself, even on the most challenging days. It brings inner peace and love allowing me to be my authentic true self. Mindfulness has helped me find the balance between strength and surrender within physical movement. Bringing awareness to the mind has assisted me in developing healthy habits and setting intentions. Yoga has made such an impact on my life and I am so excited to share it with you. As a yoga teacher, I want to encourage my students to expand mind-body awareness, find balance and growth. Most importantly, creating a safe space for students to be themselves and have fun. Life is too short not too! I look forward to flowing with you!

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