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
Karen Cousins started teaching during our annual Yoga for Weight Loss Workshop two years ago. And she is planning an Introduction to Yoga Workshop this year. (Stay tuned for the dates of the Workshop.) Karen is also in teacher training at Yoga Magnolia, but she has also been a regular student at Yoga Magnolia for the past four years. Karen lives on a farm in Halifax County, on the outskirts of Enfield, where she raises rare breed sheep, sells eggs from organically fed chickens and grows organic produce. Karen is a natural born teacher (she home-schooled her son) and her classes are fun, lively, challenging and nourishing - physically, mentally, spiritually and emotionally.
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 massage therapist, who is currently providing massages at Jon Chelle’s. She is now offering her services at Yoga Magnolia (on Mondays). Vanessa is also the founder and director of the Lighthouse Home Inc, a nonprofit organization that shelters women fighting addiction. The opioid crisis is putting financial strain on the home, so if you would like to donate to this exceptional home for women, go to https://thelighthousehome.com/
(Go to the Rates Page for massage therapy pricing.)