INSTRUCTORS

Meet the SOL Instructors!

Our SOL Yoga mission is to provide a safe and welcoming space for everyBODY to practice yoga. Fostering a positive and supportive yoga community for all levels and all ages. We offer yoga classes and workshops for all levels.

Belinda Fleming

Vinyasa + Aerial Yoga + Yin

Belinda was born in Atlanta, Georgia. She is an  RYT-500 registered yoga teacher and Founder of SOL Yoga Studio. She has a passion for teaching yoga and a mindful approach to healthy living. She has spent her life nurturing and caring for others. Belinda is a Registered Nurse with many years experience in critical care.

She began consistently practicing yoga in 2008 and then obtained certification as RYT-200 in 2014 at OnlYoga in Atlanta under John Meredith. Belinda completed her RYT-300 certification at Dorje Yoga under Jessie Fletcher. Additionally, she is certified in Thai Yoga Massage and Bodywork under Michael Stizer and certified in Aerial Yoga under Vita Lo Fria at Vita-Prana Yoga. Belinda has completed Bridge to Lotus Flow certification under Dana Trixie Flynn & Ali Cramer and Super Sequencing at Laughing Lotus in New York.

Prior to becoming a lover of all things yoga, Belinda completed several marathons including New York, Chicago and Boston raising several thousands of dollars for Sloan-Kettering Memorial Hospital for cancer research. She is also a former Atlanta Falcons Cheerleader.

Join Belinda for a class at SOL Yoga where you will find her cultivating vulnerability and openness that comes straight from the heart!

“Everyone has in him something divine, something his own, a chance of perfection and strength in however small a sphere which God offers him to take or refuse. The task is to find it, develop it & use it. The chief aim of education should be to help the growing soul to draw out that in itself which is best and make it perfect for a noble use.”

Erin Beadle

Vinyasa + Yin

Erin was initially drawn to yoga for the physical benefits of flexibility and balance. After many months of steady practice, she began to catch a glimpse of the benefits that exceed the physical. This led to the pursuit of her 200hr RYT under John Meredith and her 500hr RYT under Susan Hopkins at Etowah Valley Yoga. She is currently in EVY’s 800 hour Professional Yoga Therapy program. Erin truly believes that yoga can benefit everyone and aims to make classes that motivate and challenge her students. She is key on alignment and helping her students gain a better mind/body awareness and connection.

Erin is truly passionate about health & wellness and nutrition. She spent several years as the chair of the health and wellness committees at her son’s elementary and middle schools. Above all, her most important role is being a wife and mother to three boys.

Jaime Geer

Vinyasa + Aerial Yoga

Jaime completed her 200 RYT in 2014 at Ignite Yoga Studios in Phoenix. Her training was based on the Ashtanga method of yoga practice. She uses her knowledge of Ashtanga to create very playful, yet challenging, vinyasa flows for her students. Yoga has been part of Jaime’s life for more than five years. She is drawn to yoga because it makes her stronger, more flexible and gives her greater balance.

Beyond that, yoga has given her an inner peace that she carries with her both on and off the mat.​ She hopes that when you leave your yoga mat you will feel more open, refreshed and gain greater peace within your body.

Lisa Weaver

Vinyasa, Basics + Prenatal

Lisa’s passion for yoga began when she took her first class at a YMCA as a teenager. Now her love of learning and teaching yoga have become her passion. Has a 500RYT certified and a RPYT (registered prenatal yoga teacher), Lisa enjoys sharing the many health benefits and joys of yoga to anyone and everyone. Lisa teaches in various gyms, studios, preschools, and even business parks to all ages starting with yogis from 2 to 92! Her passion for healthy living and teaching has expanded, aside from yoga, she teaches Pilates and core classes. She desires to travel and teach on the beach some day!

When Lisa isn’t doing yoga, she loves spending time outdoors hiking, running, and rock climbing. She enjoys spending time with her two boys and playful golden-doodle. They love playing board games or being outside at the park. She’s also quick to enjoy a few quiet moments on the couch with a good book and a warm tea.

“Remember to THINK kind thoughts, SPEAK kind words, & SHARE kindness with all those we meet. Namaste.” Lisa C. Weaver

Julie Hawkins

Vinyasa

As a hiker, runner, & personal trainer, Julie was introduced to yoga in 2010 as a compliment to her active lifestyle. In 2013, after the loss of her mother, Julie began to develop a consistent personal practice. She quickly realized that she wanted to gain a greater understanding of this ancient practice. In 2015 she enrolled in Jessie Fletcher’s Dorje Yoga 200RYT program and recently completed her 500hr.

Julie is committed to not only making the practice accessible to every body type, but to also provide her students with the tools to use this practice to navigate through all the obstacles that life will continue to throw our way.

Melissa Vair

Vinyasa + Introduction to Yoga

Melissa Sue Vair is a dedicated student of yoga. She has been teaching full time for 6 years and has run both a nonprofit and for-profit yoga studio. She has nearly completed her 600-hr yoga therapy certification with Sue Hopkins of Etowah Valley Yoga & Yoga, Etc. Specializing in back care, restorative, chair yoga, yoga for Seniors, and yoga for folks with Alzheimer’s, Melissa brings an extra touch of compassion to her teaching style with beautifully detailed instruction. When practicing with Melissa expect to be completely guided through the flow with an emphasis on alignment and breathing. It is her great honor and pleasure to share what she knows about yoga with you.

Jessie Blowers

Vinyasa + Yin

Jessie Blowers first discovered yoga as a teenager, and she quickly fell in love with the peace and serenity she found during class. Fifteen years later she still makes discoveries in her practice everyday and loves that after so many years of learning, yoga always finds a way to teach her something new about herself. Driven by the belief that anyone can find a style of yoga that compliments their life, Jessie is inspired to help people discover peace, flexibility, balance, and strength through their own personal practice. In 2017 she earned her 200 hour RYT with Be Yoga and is honored and excited to share the physical, mental, and spiritual benefits that yoga has to offer.

Christina Rodriguez

Vinyasa + Yin

With a background in social work and a long history of public service as a research administrator, Christina approaches teaching yoga from a place of service and she is dedicated to providing a safe space in her classes for ALL individuals at all levels of experience. While she strives to offer engaging, intelligent and challenging sequences in her classes, she ultimately hopes that the asana practice will facilitate greater awareness for students on and off the mat. Christina first came to yoga to ease back pain from scoliosis and she has experienced firsthand yoga’s ability to heal and center. Christina obtained her 200hr RYT certification from Be Yoga and she considers it an honor and privilege to share yoga with others.

When she isn’t teaching yoga or assisting researchers in obtaining grant funding to address health disparities and food insecurity, she’s busy being a wife and mom (undoubtedly her favorite job!).

Kyler Brady

Vinyasa + Yin

Kyler’s yoga journey began as a focus on the physical practice, but she quickly realized that yoga was way more than a sequence of poses. Her own experience of yoga is what led her to teaching 5 years ago. She is a 200-hour yoga teacher registered under Yoga Alliance. To name a few, she has trained with Atlanta local teachers such as Annelise Lonider and Meryl Arnett as well as Laughing Lotus teachers such as Dana Flynn and Ali Cramer. Yoga allows Kyler to have and to cultivate these flashes of understanding and compassion that communicate a fierce truth. With this practice and understanding, she’s able to connect better with herself and the world around her.

Kyler’s practice has been powerful and healing. Her definition of yoga is creativity, clarity, and a living art. Since she has developed her craft of teaching yoga, she has had a humbling and empowering experience. She leans towards Vinyasa and Yin-style classes with a creative and purposeful intention. Kyler teaches yoga in hopes of bringing tools to others that will help bring clarity, compassion, and understanding in their lives.

Sarah Alderson

Yin + Aerial

Sarah has been practicing yoga for over 10 years; but it wasn’t until about 3 years ago that yoga took on a whole new meaning to her. That yoga is so much more than just the pose, the Asana, the flow, the physicality; its spiritual, mental, energetic and healing. Sarah came to believe that if we just take the time to slow down, listen, practice, to be and just feel what is in our body, you will see a huge connection in your mind. Yoga helps shed the layers that build up over the years, to release the heaviness that we carry around with us physically and mentally.

Once receiving her first 200-hour certification in 2015, it just got her wanting more and she hasn’t stopped learning since. She did her Yin and SUP yoga training, but still wanted more, which led me to her second 200-hour teacher training based of “Off The Mat Into The World” curriculum by Seane Corne. Here, she learned to dig deeper; to be a guide for those that come into her life, to her classes, so that she may show you something that is already there, something that you haven’t see yet. Her passion is in guiding her students through a deep Yin, guided meditation and inviting mindfulness into her student’s life; by shedding the layers and seeing the light within.

Deron Singh

Vinyasa + Yin

Former personal trainer now turned yogi! Deron’s focus is guiding students to connect with themselves internally by using yoga as a medium. It has been a life changing experience for him and he plans on sharing that practice throughout his classes. Practicing yoga for the past five years, he has seen a profound effect not just on the body but on the mind. Deron completed his RYT-200 yoga teacher certification at Sacred Thread Yoga in Atlanta with Annelise Lonidier in Cuba.

“Yoga isn’t a way of life. It is life.”

Amy Karp

Grounded Kids Yoga

Amy Karp, RYT, RCYT, and certified Grounded Kids Yoga Instructor is a graduate of the University of Central Florida with a Masters degree in Special Education. This is her 21st year in the classroom. Amy completed her 200 hour training at Be Yoga in Marietta and her 95 hour children’s yoga training through Grounded Kids in Atlanta. She currently teaches an after school yoga club in Smyrna and has been teaching kids yoga since September 2017. With all the stress children face Amy is passionate in teaching children skills that will help reduce anxiety, build self confidence and allow them to be a part of a healthy noncompetitive group.

Why kids yoga? Kids are natural yogis, and our kids classes use asanas (poses), breath work, and relaxation to help your child learn skills they can use both inside and outside the yoga studio. Yoga provides physical benefits such as improved coordination, flexibility, positive body awareness, and balance. In addition, yoga can help with concentration, patience, positive self-esteem, and stress relief to help your kids navigate the world in which we live. Our kids yoga classes will help your child find balance both on and off the mat!

Paige Hinton

Vinyasa

Hi, I’m Paige Hinton and I love sharing my passion for yoga with women and men who need a physical, mental and spiritual boost. When I started practicing yoga I was a professional dancer in NYC who was looking for another ”workout” to stay skinny. But here’s what I found: yoga became a spiritual journey and my sweaty workout; staying fit and strong and a new appreciation for my body.

My training in vinyasa yoga, my experience teaching since 2009, background as a professional dancer, meditation practice, Bachelors’ degree in Holistic Nutrition and spiritual studies have allowed me to guide people on and off the mat to healing their mind/body/spirit, living fuller and happier lives in a body that they absolutely love.  I completed my 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training at Laughing Lotus in New York under Ali Cramer and Dana Trixie Flynn.

I’m known for the insights, playfulness, and compassion for people of all types, sense of humor and deep love for yoga. I bring unique guidance and teaching style to my students to facilitate their transformation and class experience.

With my dance background, I teach an inspiring class playing with the creativity of yoga while focusing on correct alignment of the poses.

Ready for down dog? Let’s go!