Growing up as a dancer, Donna fell in love with the flow and grace of Vinyasa and Ashtanga when she first discovered yoga. The constant challenge of physical, mental and spiritual balance has kept her coming back ever since. She loves that there is a yoga practice out there for anyone who is willing to try. She started teaching yoga so she could help students discover the beauty of the breath, the ease of movement and the acceptance of self and others that yoga offers. Always emphasizing the practice of honoring the body’s current state of being through ahimsa (non-violence), students are guided by Donna to explore all the possibilities yoga has to improve the health and well-being of mind, body and spirit. Her classes are fun, energetic and aimed at helping you find balance in your practice on and off the mat.When you come to a class with Donna, you will be met right where you are, and move through a mindfully-flowing yoga sequence that is creative, fun, and challenging without being overwhelming. You'll learn anatomy and alignment cues to make all your yoga poses more effective and amazing, no matter what style you usually practice. Her classes often involve energetic sequences but also incorporate stillness in order to quiet the mind. Her welcoming teaching style, energy, love, & passion for yoga will keep you coming back for more! Get ready to feel empowered, fit, and energized to move your lessons off the mat and transform your body, mind and life from the inside out!
Dylan is a 500 hour certified yoga teacher. He completed his 200 hr YTT in 2020 in Wilmington and recently received his 300 hr YTT in Costa Rica, both with Tamal Doge at Yoga Salt. He has also received additional trainings in Thai Massage and Yin Yoga with Sesames O'Connor. Dylan's classes are a mixture of power yoga and yin yoga, with a focus on the structure of the body and alignment. Along with the benefits that come with the physical practice, Dylan includes mediation and the philosophy of yoga in his classes so that you can gain the mental and spiritual benefits as well.
Nicole’s passion for yoga began in 2001 when going through a particularly tough time, a friend introduced her to Hatha yoga. Through the years, she’s tried many types of yoga practices and loves to practice and teach vinyasa and hatha yoga to new students, as well as students who have been practicing yoga for a long time. Nicole’s classes emphasize breathing and modifications, healing the body, mind, and spirit. All people deserve the gift of yoga. Nicole is a RYT-200 certified Kunga Yoga Instructor.
Donna Miller had always been told that yoga would find her when the time was right. In the spring of 2015, Donna completed LifePower Yoga teacher training in Rochester Hills, MI. She became a registered yoga teacher (RYT-200) and began her journey of connecting breath, body, and movement and sharing her passion with others! Donna believes that yoga will meet you where you are- it’s an endless practice and journey! Donna finds joy in her yoga practice every day! She also enjoys running, weight training, kickboxing, and long walks in the sunshine! She is an ACE certified group fitness instructor and is dedicated to health and wellness for all! When she's not on her yoga mat, you'll find Donna at the beach or out and about supporting small businesses! In fact, she puts her passion into action by organizing our monthly Sip & Shops!
Jana's love for yoga began at an early age when it was a tool to improve her figure skating career. Fourteen years later after hanging up her boots, she played golf competitively at Catawba College, in Salisbury, NC. Post-college she enjoys running half-marathons with her canine running buddy, Sadie.
Jana is a RYT- 200 certified instructor. Yoga for athletes and sharing yoga with new practitioners is a passion. In addition to teaching yoga, she is a middle school science and math teacher at Rolesville Middle School.
“There is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in”-Leonard CohenCandace has been practicing yoga on and off for 20 years and believes that yoga is for every body. She is interested in making yoga accessible and approachable to people that may have not felt comfortable stepping into a yoga class in the past. She obtained her RYT-200 at Wilmington Yoga Center. In addition to being a registered yoga teacher, Candace is a trained herbalist and founder of her small herbal business, Viv's Botanicals. She also holds certificates in Integrative Health Coaching and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction from Duke University, and Plant Based Nutrition from T. Collin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies.
Kristin was introduced to yoga nearly 20 years ago and has since practiced many modalities, including Ashtanga, Vinyasa and Hatha, all of which influence her classes. As the benefits of yoga began to deeply impact her life, she became inspired to further her studies and share yoga with those around her, including her family. Kristin has received certifications for 200 RYT, Yin Yoga and Thai Yoga from Yoga Salt of Wilmington, along with many workshops to deepen her understandings and is currently studying to receive certification for Ayurvedic practices as well. Kristin’s classes are light-hearted while bringing slow and mindful movement and breathwork, encouraging students to be present and to let go of daily distractions and doubts. Each class will find you rooted in fundamentals that will build a strong foundation and bring continued curiosity to return to the practice. Kristin believes that the practice of yoga is ever-expanding, welcoming to all seasons of life and with time grows by applying what we learn on the mat to our lives off the mat as well.
Victoria is excited to be joining the Unwined Yoga Family as a Yoga and Pilates Instructor. Originally from New Jersey, Victoria's love for physical wellness was forged during her early years as a dancer and choreographer. Ever curious about how movement improves expression, health and vigor, she explored all forms of exercise and appreciated how these modalities offered unique pathways to physical health. In 2020, Victoria completed her 200 hour Vinyasa Yoga Certification with the amazing teachers and yogis of Bhakti Barn... which came just in time to begin teaching all of her yoga classes virtually during the pandemic. (She is so excited to finally be back to in-person classes!) Victoria firmly believes that Yoga can be for everyone and focuses on Mindy-Body-Spirit in all of her classes and the uniqueness of each person's form should be the priority in a pose or flow. When not leading a class, Victoria devotes her time to her private practice as a Reiki Master Practitioner for People and Pets...BUT she has been taking a bit of time on the side to rest after her first marathon out in Big Sur!
Stephanie is a RYT200, having completed her training through Yoga Salt in Wilmington, NC. In the classroom, Steph focuses on breath-work and offering modification for yogis of all experience levels. Incorporating gentle massage + touch as well as uplifting meditation is a passion of hers, allowing students to lean into different modalities of supportive nurturance throughout their practice.Off the mat, Steph is a ceramic artist having received her BFA in ceramics during college. You can catch her incorporating healing crystals into her pottery, pulling tarot for guidance, and keeping track of all things astrological when she’s not cuddled up with her pup.
Taylor Daily Lima
Taylor is a 200 hour RYT and a high school counselor. She discovered yoga in her early years of college. She loved the benefits of the physical practice, but also found that the combination of breath work and mindful movement helped her cope with the daily stressors and feelings in life. She felt led to learn more about the yoga lifestyle and share the many benefits with others.
Jamie took her first yoga class with her mom in 2000 and has been practicing ever since. She wanted to deepen her knowledge of yoga so in 2010 she completed her 200 hour yoga certification at Wilmington Yoga and began teaching immediately. She continued her yoga education and in 2015 she completed her 500 hour yoga certification. Jamie has taught many different styles of yoga including Vinyasa Flow, Hot Slow Flow, Core Power, Gentle + Meditation, and Restorative. She offers options for all levels of practitioners in all of her classes and truly believes that yoga is for everybody. In addition to teaching classes, Jamie also enjoys leading yoga teacher trainings, workshops and yoga retreats. She’s always had an interest in health of both body and mind and feels fortunate to share this with others through teaching.