MARCIA ‘MADHAVI’ SCREDON
Marcia Scredon taught her first class in 1976 while still in college. She has been offering classes in Gwinnett County for over twenty years and teacher training for the past three. Her eclectic teaching style is heart-centered and adaptive, reflecting years of training and continual re-training. Confident and intuitive, she mixes the innovative and original with the timeless traditions of yoga. She specializes in offers classes that heal the spirit while relieving stress.
Marcia was certified as a yoga teacher by Yogi Hari in 1995 before Yoga Alliance was formed. She registered with Yoga Alliance after her teacher training in Integrative Yoga Therapy with Joseph LaPage in 2000. Since then she has accumulated over 300 more hours of Vinyasa Yoga teacher training and studied Kundalini Yoga with Ravi Singh and Durga Alhund. She has been profoundly inspired by all of her teachers including master teachers Shiva Rea, Tom Gillette, Amy Weintraub, Sarah Powers, Seane Corn, Rod Stryker, Todd Norian and Jonas Westring.
Before opening this studio fifteen years ago she taught yoga at several area locations including schools, hospitals, wellness centers, a YMCA, a fitness center, and other studios. She co-founded The Light Center, a yoga studio that operated in Lilburn from 1993 through 1996. Her career path outside of teaching yoga includes experience as a social service professional (managing the Gwinnett women’s shelter) and as an aerobics instructor.
JENNA SULLIVAN PRITCHARD
- Yoga Teacher Training
- Special Workshops
Jenna Pritchard, MSHN, is a nutritionist, yoga instructor, meditation teacher, and speaker who makes it a priority to live a simple, heart-centered life. Her approach is truly holistic, which means that instead of just focusing on one part of our health and well-being, she recognizes that the body, the mind, the emotions are all important components that work together to create health and vitality. Jenna has had different challenges, as well as blessings, and draws upon these experiences to help her clients. Her specialties are anxiety, depression, addiction, weight loss, and low energy/fatigue.
- Sunrise Yoga
- Journey Dance
- Restorative Yoga
Leslie Villegas has been a student of yoga for over 20 years. To compliment her yoga journey, she decided to complete her 200 hours of Yoga Teacher Training with the guidance and instruction of her mentor, Madhavi Marcia Scredon.
As a Registered Yoga Teacher, through the Yoga Alliance, Leslie is ready to share her passion of yoga. She favors Hatha and Restorative Yoga, as she enjoys helping others find stress relief, both physical and mental, through the tradition of a yoga practice. Leslie is also trained and certified in Senior Yoga, through the Rewind Senior Yoga methodology. Working with the senior yogi is a wonderful gift. She feels honored to teach seniors ways to build upper and lower body strength in order to improve and maintain their ability to perform activities of daily living.
Leslie takes pleasure in sharing the spiritual and mindful energy found in a thoughtful yoga session. Yoga, the coming together, the union of the body, mind, and spirit, is what she would like to help others achieve and assist in making yoga a wonderful daily ritual.
Leslie has a degree in Psychology from UC Riverside, Senior Peer Counseling Training from the Agewise Program, and is a Gwinnett Neighborhood Leadership Institute graduate.
I have been practicing yoga for over 20 years and this beautiful journey has bestowed upon me tremendous bliss and peace. Like so many others, I came to yoga with the thought it would be an addition to my fitness routine, and, it certainly became as such. However, along my yoga road, I began to experience the true essence of yoga. My body and breath began to relax, my mind became calmer and focused and I began to discover a new inner self. In the hectic environment we belong to, the calming effect of yoga assists to bring us back to the present moment and reminds to take care of oneself.
My desire to study yoga more deeply led me to embark on a teacher training program in Hatha Yoga with Madhavi Marcia Scredon of The Yoga Source and later with Mukta Kaur Khalsa for my teacher training certification in Kundalini Yoga. I am a 200-Hour Registered Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher in Hatha and Kundalini Yoga. I have been blessed to have studied with other teachers in various traditions of yoga, including Rolf Gates, Tommy Rosen, Nikki Myers, Amy Weintraub, Snatam Kaur, Ann Ritter “Hari Kaur”, and Sat Dharam Kaur which has brought me to further my knowledge and practice of Restorative, Kundalini, Vinyassa and Mantra Yoga. In addition, I hold certificates to teach yoga specific for depression, PTSD, addictions and personal experience with yoga for cancer.
I hear so many people say they cannot do yoga because they are “not flexible enough” and my reply is “Everyone can do yoga!” My classes include therapeutic techniques that will begin to strengthen and release tension in the various muscles along with various breath meditations to enable the whole body to release the stored stress.
Come flow with me and share the beautiful practice of yoga!
Joe (Sean) Hanrahan has been a student of Kripalu Yoga for over a decade, but in 2017 found his true calling when he received his 200hr RYT certification from The Yoga Source. He has always led an active lifestyle, an accomplished tennis player and avid golfer, you probably won’t find him sitting at home on the weekends. He has served his family and community in many ways over the years, as a Cub and Boy Scout Leader, an OM Coach and as a Board Member of the local Swim Tennis Association that he belongs to. He believes in the unification of breathe and movement in his practices and brings a unique approach to the classes that he teaches.