We love connecting with yoga teachers who are vacationing or planning a trip to Hatteras Island. Please contact us by phone or email if you are interested in guest teaching during your time here. 

Guest Teachers we’ve hosted!

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Guest Teacher: Liz Newberry

Liz has been teaching various styles of yoga in the greater Pittsburgh area since 2009, and is currently on the teaching staff at Sangha Center for Yoga and Wellness (Beaver, PA) and Soulshine Yoga (Moon Township, PA).   Liz began to dabble in yoga in 2000 as a part of her dance and movement studies at Allegheny College. She came to the practice in earnest during a stressful first year of graduate school in 2006, and it dawned on her that yoga’s role in her life would be more than just a physical exercise, but a system of maintaining a balanced,  healthy and happy life for herself and her family.    Yoga teacher training experience includes: 200 hour RYT with Joanne Vandenhengel (2009), Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training with Janice Clarfield  of Urban Yoga(2012), Gentle Yoga Teacher Training (2014) and Yoga for Cancer Patients (2018) with Joni Sturgill, Yin Yoga Teacher Training with Richard Gartner of Frameworks Yoga (2017), 300 Hour RYT Advanced Teacher Training with Andrea Kirkham of Sangha Center for Yoga and Wellness (2016-2017), and various other workshops and classes over the years with notable teachers such as Max Strom, Rodney Yee, Maty Ezraty, Seane Corn, Amy Ippoliti, and Tiffany Cruikshank.


Guest Teacher: Jaclyn Costello

Jaclyn is from Long Valley, New Jersey and currently resides in Sanford, NC. She's a mother to a baby boy, Hayden and is 200RYT certified, NFF Pro Bikini Competitor and  ANBF Pro Bikini Competitor.  She teaches group fitness at Lifetime. Health and fitness is her passion and way of living. Check out her facebook page here https://m.facebook.com/truefitness4all/. This will be Jaclyn's 3rd time teaching at Hatteras Yoga, please join her for Yin Yoga or Vinyasa Flow. All levels welcomed and encouraged. Namaste


Guest Teacher: Heidi Vaught

Heidi has practiced yoga for nearly 12 years and taught for almost 7. Originally hailing from Louisville, Kentucky, she received her 230-hr RYT from Infinite Bliss Yoga under the guidance and wisdom of teachers Allison Terracio, Laura Patterson, and Denise Stottomann. Besides practicing and teaching yoga, Heidi loves to garden, travel, cook, and hang out with her dog Bee. Each year she devotes one to two months to traveling and living in other places, completely submersing herself in their unique cultures and atmospheres. She finds that yoga is not unlike life, in that, if you show up often enough you will eventually find yourself in new and sometimes very strange places. 

Heidi’s classes are light-hearted, uplifting, and woven with storytelling. She is inspired by ancient yogic myths, anatomy, and Asheville’s very hip (opening) yoga scene. Her classes are guaranteed to give you the confidence boost and belly laugh you need to get yourself through the rest of the day, and maybe even the week.



Guest Teacher: Mary Tavares

Mary started teaching yoga as a college student at UNC Wilmington. She completed 2 YogaFit certifications and then a 200 hour Yoga Alliance Certification through Wilmington Yoga Center in 2004. She studied Heath and Physical Education, Exercise Science, in college and has a graduate degree in Environmental Studies. Mary is also a certified Personal Trainer, Group Exercise Instructor, and TRX Instructor. She began the comprehensive apparatus certification through Body Arts and Sciences International (BASI Pilates) in 2017 and is currently completing the 500 hour apprenticeship. Mary seeks to promote the two things in life that she is most passionate about: health and fitness. 

Class format: Mat Pilates and yoga combination class. The class starts with a few minutes of breath work, followed by 20 minutes of mat Pilates, then transitions into 30 minutes of sun salutations, standing and seated poses, followed by 10 minutes of relaxation. The first half of the class is more of a workout, then we slow it down and hold yoga poses for longer. It's a multi-level class and a great workout for anyone.


Guest Teacher: Kim Fischer

Kim has been practicing yoga for almost two decades and teaching since 2007. She received her 200 hr. certification from Kriplau and in 2013 received her 500 hr. certification from world renowned, master teacher, Doug Swenson. Kim has over 2,000 hours of teaching experience leading multiple retreats, yoga teacher training programs, and workshops on theory and practice. She owned and operated Lotus Life Yoga Center for 5 years (Syracuse, NY) before selling it to return to school. Kim received her undergraduate degree in Psychology with a minor in Cognitive Science and is continuing toward her graduate degree in Human Computer Interaction.

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Guest Teacher: Mary Joyner

Mary is 26 and from Raleigh, NC. I have always been active and an athlete my entire life. I found yoga about 6 or 7 years ago and absolutely fell in love. Two years ago I guest taught a class for fun at a local studio and that is when I realized it was my calling. I recently graduated from RYT 200 in May and have been teaching ever since. I enjoy teaching all levels and learning about different types of yoga. My main focus is power intensive yoga. I am an inversion and arm balance junkie and love to push my strength to new levels. I am always looking to learn more and explore yoga on any level. Yoga saved my life in so many ways and I just want to share it with the world. This is just the beginning of my journey.

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Guest Teacher: Nicole Miles

Nicole took her first yoga class one day after work as an elementary teacher at the urging of friends and fell in love immediately with everything about the practice. After a few years of practicing Ashtanga yoga she completed her 200 hour teacher training in an Ashtanga Yoga. That knowledge enhanced Nicole’s own practice as she began raising a family and she believes yoga made her a more mindful and better parent.  She is trained in yoga for children as well as mindfulness for all ages.  After years of practicing different styles of yoga, Nicole mostly practices and teaches vinyasa flow yoga with attention to correct alignment and an attention to the flow of energy through the body. She studies Ayurveda and shamanism and is a Reiki master.  Her goal is to help people find a connection to themselves, their light, and each other. She is also the organizer of All One, a mindful triathlon being held this September in Emmaus, PA. 


Guest Teacher: Amy Stanley

A contemporary mat Pilates class that will target your core and much more. This class is designed to keep you moving through both traditional and modified pilates exercises while burning calories and having fun. Come lengthen, strengthen, and stretch in this energizing hour long class! Appropriate for all levels. No experience necessary. 


Guest Teacher: Vicki Fink

I started my study of yoga in Richmond, Virginia 24 years ago. I went on to teach yoga at Temple University Dance Department in Philadelphia, PA from 1999-2001, where I earned my Master’s Degree in Dance. When returning to Richmond, I taught yoga at Virginia Commonwealth University's Dance Department in Richmond, Virginia and was a teacher and manager for Yoga Source from 2001-2006.  It is a great pleasure to return home to Yoga Source! I earned my RYT 500 hour yoga certificate with Yoga Alliance and a 200 hr affiliation with Anusara Yoga. For the past 10 years I have lead the dance department at the Center for the Arts Honors Program in Henrico County where I incorporated yoga into the student’s daily lives. In addition to teaching in higher education and high school, I was involved with many Partners in the Arts Projects, funded by Virginia Commission of the Arts, a freelance dancer and yoga teacher within NYC, Philadelphia and Richmond, and a founding member of Ground Zero Dance Company.

Teaching Philosophy:

My yoga background includes studies in Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Iyanger, Anusara, and Restorative Yoga. My yoga and dance background in somatic movement, improvisation, contact improvisation, and modern dance techniques has helped me in exploring and defining my own teaching voice. My yoga classes are inspired by the human spirit and physical power we all possess to celebrate our individual selves. Life and all my personal experiences are a source for my inspirational and fun moving yoga classes. I use alignment, flow, breath, improvisation, instinctual movement and humor to develop a conceptual, technically challenging and inspirational yoga class. My passion and committed to yoga and the amazing people I am surrounded by is forever growing and a pleasure to be a part of everyday.

Quote:  “reinforce one of life’s most vital lessons: there may be nothing as powerful on determining your future as your resolve to do so.” –Rod Stryker

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Guest Teacher and Author: Anna Ferguson

Anna Ferguson is the co-creator of World Peace Yoga, a school of yoga that inspires others to manifest the most exquisite version of themselves through developing intuition, deepening empathy, and acting with compassion toward all beings and the earth. It is part of Anna’s DNA to teach a spiritual approach to all aspects of yoga, sharing it as a holistic practice and lifestyle.  She is the co-director of the World Peace Yoga Personal Spiritual Growth and Yoga Teacher Training programs. Because Anna enjoys the overall calm, peacefulness, and joy that yoga brings to people's lives, she wrote the World Peace Yoga book. Anna is engaged in several evolving paradigms as a co-founder of Heärt Montessori, a school where empathy and compassion are taught as part of core academics, the Peace House Grille, a new concept of a delicious vegan educational restaurant, and the Jubilee Animal Sanctuary, providing a glimpse of what a peaceful world looks like. She has been blessed with some lovely teachers, collaborators, associates, friends, and family and continues to learn and grow moment by moment on her practical and magical journey.

Anna’s journey continues onward in beautiful Cincinnati, Ohio with her wonderful husband Sean and enthusiastic son Noah. You may connect with Anna via Facebook, under “Anna Ferguson,” Instagram @worldpeaceyoga, or subscribe to the Heärt TV YouTube channel and check out the “Little Buddha Series” for inspiration from Anna and her son Noah.

*Book signing with Anna to follow class. Trevor Hall, Stic from Dead Prez, Erica Jago, Doug Swenson, Sharon Gannon, Kali Ray and others have endorsed her book. Here's a link to learn more   www.worldpeaceyogabook.com


Guest Teacher: Joy Riley

Joy Riley received her Basic Fitness Certification while attending Shippensburg University. She opened a dance studio in 1985. “Jump with Joy” . After retiring her studio in 1990 she spent the next 10 years working for the United States Tennis Association, traveling to run workshops for Tennis pros. Currently she is a Physical Education Professor at Harrisburg Area College. She carries a Pilates Certificate with Neita and recently spent a Month in Bali Indonesia studying Yoga where she received her 200 hr Yoga Alliance certificate.

Guest Teacher: Jennifer Helgren

Jennifer Helgren, Yogini Sumati Om, is a disciple of Living Yoga Master, Sri Dharma Mittra. She is an ERYT 500 and also a Certified Continuing Education Provider through Yoga Alliance. She has studied Dharma Yoga at the 200, 500 and also the most advanced training offered by her Guru, Sri Dharma, the 800 hour Life of a Yogi Advanced Teacher Training. She brings a wealth of experience and training, an unwavering commitment to her Guru and his teachings, and a deep dedication to yoga in every aspect of her life.  Jen's formal education includes holding a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a Master's Degree in Counseling with a graduating GPA of 4.0.  

Jennifer has trained with various other well respected Yoga Teachers throughout the years but continues to find her guidance, strength, and inspiration from her Guru,Sri Dharma Mittra. She returns at every opportunity, to the NYC Dharma Yoga Center to continue her yogic studies under her Guru. 

Jen's classes are a spiritual blend of asana, meditation, breathwork, chanting, relaxation, and focus. The classes are challenging, and as she has been taught, meet the practitioner at his/her practice level, allowing for students of various levels to participate together, with the intention of progressing the student forward in both their spiritual and physical practice. 

Jen's classes are both challenging and inspiring and her sense of humor brings laughter and a sense of connection to the class and to fellow practitioners that is truly unique. 

She can be found on Instagram & Facebook: @JenHYoga


Guest Teacher: Naomi Morson

Naomi Morson is passionate about helping students find their strength and live their most authentic life possible on and off the mat. Naomi is an enthusiastic yoga teacher, emergency nurse, inventive cook, and forever student. She combines her knowledge of anatomy, creativity, and self care to give her students a class that is exploratory and challenging.

An Atlanta native and currently residing in Charlotte, Naomi has been a yoga student since the young age of 10. She has an extensive background in many forms of yoga as well as martial arts and gymnastics. She believes in a mind body connection and helping her students achieve a sense of themselves through a sweaty, powerful and playful practice of yoga.

You can keep up with Naomi through her Instagram @naomi_moves

Guest Teacher: Alison Hess 

Alison grew up in the South Jersey area, classically trained in dance by Floss Matteo as a young child and developing into one of Encore Performing Arts company dancers.  Alison recieved her BA degree in Education from La Salle University before traveling to the University of Hawaii to continue her study in Dance.  Upon returning to the mainland in 2000, Alison gravitated toward the Pilates method, yet found it somewhat slow and at the age of 23, "boring", (Alison, now at the wise age of 38, happens to love Pilates) so she decided to choreograph her own technique. One that resonated with her body, mind, & soul. BARRE!  What else?!? 

Alison worked hours in her living room to complete the perfect fusion of muscle sculpting, strengthening, and lengthening, while staying true to her roots. This "barre" class wouldn't be complete without stress on music and movement.  After hours, days, weeks, her original choregoraphy was born.. entitled "Barre Belles".  Alison opened her first studio in Margate, NJ, where she continues to teach to a packed house!  


Guest Teacher : Molly Schweickert

Molly will be guest teaching this coming Tuesday August 16th 9:00-10:00am. This class will be a 60 min. Power Vinyasa Flow for all levels. Molly is a certified 200 RYT yoga teacher trained by CorePower Yoga (awesome studio!). She will be traveling to Hatteras from Washington, DC to enjoy a vacation at the beach and of course some yoga!