About The Yoga RoomThe Yoga Room opened in January of 2016 and is located in Auburn, AL. It is primarily a vinyasa studio, but also offers Yin Yoga and Pound. Rockout. Workout. With 20+ classes offered 6 days a week, you are sure to find options that meet your needs and work with your schedule. All ages and all body types are not only welcome, but encouraged to practice with us.
Elizabeth is originally from Monroeville, AL. She moved to Auburn in 2001 and graduated Auburn University in 2004. She is married to Auburn native, JM Shannon and they have two sons. She first came to yoga as a complimentary workout to running, but quickly found that yoga was the complete package.
“Yoga not only provides cardio, strengthening, and increased flexibility, it also teaches you how to focus your mind and stay grounded. That’s something we could all use in our hectic, daily lives.”
She loves teaching vinyasa flows that are on the slower side as moving slowly not only builds crazy strength, it also allows a deeper mind/body connection. You can also expect killer playlists because if she was not a yoga teacher, she would be a world renowned wedding dj.
“What I love most about Pound is the way it truly is for any age, any stage. It meets you right where you are, whatever your age or fitness level may be, and provides you with the opportunity to take care of yourself, and hopefully have a lot of fun while you’re doing it!”
Her goal is to make her classes a place where students can let loose, not take themselves too seriously, and feel empowered by the music and the work their body is doing.
Christina has been a yoga teacher since 2013. While she practices various forms of yoga as an eternal student, she loves teaching Yin Yoga because she believes it provides a divine way to balance the busy, burning energy that dominates our lives. "Yin is the other half of the physical element of yoga and in order to truly access all the benefits of asana, it should be a part of every yogi's practice." Christina designs her classes making sure they are accessible for ALL bodies and ALL levels of experience.
Christina is also a mom, a wicked number cruncher, and closet hippie.
Donna has been teaching Yoga since 2012. She is trained in Hatha, Vinyasa, Restorative, and Yin Yoga, but she primarily teaches Yin or slow flow classes. She provides a safe, tranquil, and “spa like” atmosphere that encourages relaxation and contentment. In her class, you will learn breathing techniques that help your muscles and joints relax deeply into each pose. She performs hands-on assists that facilitate proper alignment as well as deeper relaxation. In addition, each pose is complemented with the use of essential oils. Donna's is a well-guided class that ensures you feel confident in your practice. You will leave feeling relaxed and more centered.
Sonoma is originally from Sonoma County, CA. and Charlottesville, VA., but she has lived in Auburn since 2004 with her husband and 4 children.
"I first came to yoga in 2012 as a supplement to my regular gym routine, but very quickly realized that yoga, specifically vinyasa flow yoga, was what I wanted to do everyday. Forever."
She's had an almost daily practice since then and in the summer of 2015, went through a teacher training program with Cori Martinez of Asha Yoga to become a 200-hour certified teacher.
"I believe yoga can be silly and playful while also being deeply fulfilling both mentally and physically."
Growing up a dancer in Central Pennsylvania, it was natural for Dani to transition to yoga. Dani fell in love with yoga right away and loved the balance of strength, flexibility and mental clarity that it offered. After completing her 200 hour training in 2008, Dani practiced and taught all over the country including Colorado, Florida, Hawaii and Alaska. Initially drawn to a more strength and power focused class, as she grew, so did her practice. Dani has since completed multiple teacher trainings in different forms of yoga all over the world and encourages students to find a balance of movement and meditation in their practice. "I love sweating and challenging myself and students in postures but I also love stillness and challenging the mind".