Brenda Greene is the owner and operator of Yoga Magnolia. She has practiced yoga for 16 years and is also a certified yoga teacher, training at Naturally Yoga in Glen Rock, New Jersey, with Sheryl Edsall. She did her teacher training before moving to North Carolina because a Google Search revealed there were no yoga studios in Halifax, Edgecombe or Nash counties (she would have to drive to Raleigh). Brenda moved to Enfield in January 2011 and the studio was opened in June 2011. Brenda is a lover of movement – dance, basketball, jump-roping, running, walking, even climbing ladders and mowing lawns. She encourages students to move, move, move.
Cultivate a Beginner's mind
Brenda would like to welcome our new Yoga Instructor Karen Cousins. Karen is still in training, but she will teach her first class during the Yoga for Weight Loss Workshop (she will teach the second class on February 13). Karen is not only training, but she has also been a consistent student at Yoga Magnolia for three years. Karen lives on a farm in Halifax County, where she raises rare breed sheep, sells eggs from organically fed chickens and grows organic produce. Karen made a big life change recently. Overweight for most of her life, Karen lost 60 pounds. Besides a healthy maintenance diet (Weight Watcher's), she attributes part of her weight loss to regularly attending yoga classes. Karen is a natural born teacher (she home-schooled her son) and she will be teaching Beginner's Classes starting February 2017.
Vanessa Scaife, LMBT, started her wellness journey 30 years ago in New Jersey. She has earned several certifications to practice in health and wellness establishments and today is a licensed masseuse, who is currently providing massage therapy at a well known salon and spa in Rocky Mount, Jon Chelle’s. Vanessa is also the founder and director of the Lighthouse Home Inc, a nonprofit organization that shelters women in need. (See Rates Page for pricing.)