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

Meet our team of White Lotus yoga instructors:

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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.


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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.


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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.


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Susi Pacitto, E-RYT

Susi has been practicing yoga for almost 10 years and received her RYT 200 Certification through Yoga Alliance and her Teacher Training with White Lotus Yoga Studio. First turning to yoga as a stress release, she was quickly drawn in by the strength, flexibility, freedom of movement, the power and the challenge she came to love in her regular Hot Vinyasa classes. Now, as a yoga teacher, she is excited to share this passion in her teaching to help others see their potential of strength and find what they may have thought impossible to be possible. Susi also received her 50 Hour AIReal Yoga™ Teacher Training at White Lotus Yoga Studio and has been teaching AIReal Yoga™ since Spring of 2017.

 


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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!


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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.


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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

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 White Lotus Yoga Studio trained, Reiki certified, and RYT 200 Certified through Yoga Alliance.  She taught an Introduction to Yoga Workshop and now teaches Yin, Yin/Yang, Basic, and Vinyasa Flow.  Join Kat on the mat for a class filled with breathwork, movement, and 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.   


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Kim Stansbury, RYT

I believe that yoga is truly magical. As a stay-at-home mom of 4 young boys, I first sought out yoga as a way to get a little peace and quiet while toning my body. This started my love affair with yoga. At first I was drawn to the beautiful poses, but quickly realized that yoga is not about imposing a form on yourself, it’s about discovering yourself through a form. So busy always giving to others, I often forgot to take care of myself. Even worse, I had forgotten who I truly was. Yoga has helped me slow down and find myself again. My mat is my sanctuary, and no matter what kind of day I have had or what is going on in the outside world, when I get on my mat, nothing else matters. It is in those moments, that I realize that I am enough and that everything I need is already within – I just need to take the time to slow down and connect to the breath. To me, that is the greatest gift in the world, and one I want to share with as many others as I can. My goal is to create a safe space that allows each student to show up exactly as they are and discover their own personal journey of self-love and acceptance through yoga.


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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!

 

 
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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.

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Leslie Glenn, RYT

Leslie had been a Pilates and Personal Trainer for ten years before she went through yoga teacher training. She had extensive knowledge of the body and physical movement. Yoga was the missing link for her. She discovered the mental and spiritual side of exercise. Leslie has taught yoga for six years now, and yoga has become her favorite practice to teach. Yoga makes her feel good, and she wants to share that feeling with her students. You don’t have to flexible or enlightened to practice yoga, you just have to show up. We learn how to meet ourselves where we are and learn how to appreciate everything we have. We learn how to breathe in order to exercise our heart and lungs and find our connection. Yoga gives us a positive and healthy escape from the stress in our lives. When we consistently practice, we reap the numerous benefits that yoga has to offer, and it only gets better with time. Come join Leslie for a class!


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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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