Brenda Greene is the owner/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. Yoga Magnolia celebrated its 5th anniversary on the Summer Solstice in June 2016. Brenda is a lover of movement – dance, basketball, jump-roping, running, walking, even climbing ladders and mowing lawns – every kind of movement. She encourages her students to break their sedentary habits and move, move, move.
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 replacing Jennifer, who left us in September to pursue her divinity degree in Atlanta. 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 even home-schooled her son). She will teach Beginner's Classes and I'm sure you'll enjoy her exuberance, insight and uplifting spirit.