Our Teachers

"That's the pride of a teacher: that he has the privilege to serve another student, because somebody served him."

-Yogi Bhajan

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NATALIE FATH, RYT200

Owner and Yoga Instructor

Natalie is a boy mom, wife, corporate public relations professional and owner of Charlotte Pop-Up Yoga. As a volunteer with organizations that support trauma survivors, Natalie is passionate about using yoga as a tool to help others in their healing journey or to simply experience the many benefits of yoga in whatever way they need. Natalie enjoys writing, traveling, coffee and hiking. She's excited to bring yoga and mindfulness experiences to unexpected places in Charlotte and beyond.

Photo Credit: Maryn Graves Productions

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CHRISTINA DUNBAR, RYT200

Co-Founder, Yoga Instructor

Christina is a mom of three, Family Nurse Practitioner, and wellness coach. With her background in healthcare, she is passionate about using mindfulness and yoga as elements of well-being, stress management, and health. 

 

Yoga and meditation have played a major role in her health and happiness as a busy, working mom and she is passionate about bringing the same benefits to others in the community. Christina teaches each class with an intention or a focus to help students get a full mind-body-spirit experience.

Outside of yoga, Christina enjoys drinking local coffee, reading a good book, and dancing with her kids.

Photo Credit: Maryn Graves Productions

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GRACE MILLSAP, RYT500

Yoga Instructor

Grace is an experienced registered yoga teacher (500 E-RYT), Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider, and Ayurveda Wellness Counselor, and you can catch her teaching classes at Edge City Brewery and other pop-up opportunities. 

Grace shares: “My passions are rooted in science and equality, which inform my teaching of Yoga, and how I show up in the world. I study, and teach, from a long lineage that believes that life is inherently beautiful and that the path of Yoga is a toolset to better navigate the many twists and turns. My classes, whether restorative or flow, are infused with my passions, and quest for magic and joy.”

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JILL WINCHESTER, RYT200

Yoga Instructor, Reiki Master

Jill’s classes are known for being light-hearted and rejuvenating. They leave you feeling empowered and at peace.

Jill personally experienced the healing power of yoga after a head injury changed her life. Yoga has been instrumental in regaining her balance, focus, and clarity. She truly believes in the healing power of yoga and her passion is to spread the secrets of yoga, meditation, and mindfulness to all.

With a B.S. in psychology and 10+ years of surgery experience, health and wellness are her forte. To expand on her experience and knowledge she was awarded her 200hr yoga teacher certificate from Chakra Flow University and is a Reiki practitioner. Truly encompassing the mind, body, and soul.

Jill uses chakra yoga to keep the energy centers of your body cleansed, balanced, and open. She leaves your mind and body energized while your soul experiences peace. Jill balances her teaching by leading both Power and Slow Vinyasa, as well as, deep stretch classes.

When she's not teaching, she is passionate about traveling, spending time with her dog, Tank, and finding balance in nature and laughter (lots of it!).

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COURTNEY GENDRON, RYT500

Yoga Instructor, Reiki Master

Courtney’s goal is to provide yoga to those that would otherwise not practice yoga. She has a background in dance and started her yoga practice in a modern dance class warm-up without even realizing she was practicing yoga. Courtney enjoyed the benefits of yoga and continued her practice at local DC studios until moving to Charlotte, NC. She continued her practice and in 2017, began to pursue her 200 Yoga Teacher Training Certification. She completed her 200 RYT in the Tantra Lineage, continued her training by completing a 300 hr Teacher training focused on social justice in 2021, certified in Mindfulness Meditation and is an Accessible Yoga Ambassador.

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COLLEEN CROMER, RYT200

Yoga Instructor

Colleen is a 200 Hatha Yoga Certified Instructor with Yoga Alliance through Harmony Yoga. She considers yoga to be a sacred spiritual practice, not just a workout. Colleen is a trauma survivor turned healer who has a deep gratitude for the practice and how it gave her an opportunity to connect with herself and the present moment. She currently is working as a hypnotherapist doing deep inner child work with clients, while pursuing her certification in Somatic Attachment Therapy. Colleen is passionate about guiding her clients to experience the power of the present moment through the practice of yoga by anchoring into the sensations and experiences felt within the body. Colleen desires to create an environment of safety and connectedness for her clients to explore more deeply what is happening within the body during a yoga sequence or practice. She believes the power of the present moment and a deeper awareness of the body can have a positive impact in our lives. When Colleen isn’t teaching, she is spending time with her kids, designing homes, writing poetry, traveling with friends and spending time in nature.

Photo credit: Ava Howard Photography

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SYNTHIA GERSON, RYT200, RCYT, Kidding Around Yoga teacher and licensee 

Children's Yoga Instructor

Synthia worked as a classroom teacher for 20 years before leaving education to focus on teaching yoga and mindfulness to children. Teaching kids yoga provides Synthia the opportunity to combine her experiences as an educator, her passion for yoga and children’s literature to bringing yoga to all children. Synthia is currently teaching Kidding Around Yoga with Synthia in local preschools. Outside of yoga on and off her mat Synthia enjoys spending time with her elementary age son, and her husband. She enjoys reading especially cozy mysteries.