Grateful Flow

This class is taught by:

Tamara Chafin

Tamara Chafin is a southwest Virginia native, born and raised in the Appalachian mountains. Her passions are traveling, music, and yoga. She also enjoys hiking, biking, skiing, and rock climbing.

Tamara has a background in ballet. She discovered yoga when she took her first class at Whitetop Yoga. At the time, she could not have known the amazing difference that yoga would make in her life. What she did know was that she instantly felt drawn to yoga because of the deeply personal way that it connected the mind, body, and the spirit. She continues to be amazed and inspired by all of the ways that yoga brings peace, love, and acceptance into her life. When an opportunity to become a certified yoga teacher presented itself, Tamara jumped at the opportunity to further her understanding of yoga. She began teaching in June 2015 at Whitetop Yoga.

Tamara graduated from Old Dominion University with a degree in human service and a minor in psychology. She chose to further her education by pursuing a master's degree in mental health counseling. Tamara is employed by Wellmont Health System and is a mental health therapist at Ridgeview Pavilion in Bristol, VA.

Tamara seeks to combine traditional psychotherapy with yoga practices and meditation in order to serve her clients using a holistic approach to wellness. She aspires to bring the healing powers of yoga to all of her classes.

Tamara lives in Abingdon VA with her husband Brandon and two cats, Cooper and Peyton.

Amesha Whitt

Growing up in Big Stone Gap and later moving to the tricities area, Amesha calls Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee home. Her first yoga class was in August of 2014 and she knew immediately she would want to teach. She received her 200hr Yoga Teacher Training certification through Bristol Yoga and InnerSea Yoga in August of 2015 and has loved teaching ever since. Amesha believes that yoga is so much more than a physical exercise. It is a sharpening of the mind and a discovery of the spirit. It is a light shining on the Self and on All Things; a light she loves to shine on others through her classes.

She fully believes that yoga can improve any ailments – physical, emotional, or spiritual- for any person. Other than yoga, Amesha enjoys art, literature, traveling, and her clowder of cats.

Lauren Kilbourne

A native of Northern Virginia, Lauren attended Emory & Henry College
and so began her love affair with Southwest Virginia. Unable to resist
the call of the mountains, Lauren and her husband settled in Abingdon
where she took her first yoga class at Whitetop Yoga in 2014. A true
homegrown Whitetop yogi, Lauren recently completed her 200 hour
certification with Vira Bhava under the guidance of Julie Rutherford.

She believes that yoga is a journey inward and homeward. Yoga provides
an opportunity to connect to the divine that resides in all of us,
underneath the layers of "stuff" from our everyday lives. It is a
practice that connects mind, body and soul.

When she's not in the yoga studio, you can find her walking her corgi
and pitbull through town or on the Creeper Trail with her husband,
Tim. Lauren also plays the violin in the Heart of Appalachia Community
Orchestra in Lebanon. An avid reader, she's always looking for book

Grateful Flow is a blend of vinyasa and restorative yoga, lovingly crafted to leave you feeling strong, empowered, and at peace. It is a practice to honor and celebrate our bodies, minds, and spirits. This class focuses on intention setting, yogic philosophy, and cultivating a deeper sense of gratitude for ourselves and the world around us.This class includes modifications for all levels and is suitable for the beginner yogi.

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