Cate Plekon

Yoga Instructor - Midtown Yoga & Fogelman YMCA

Cate grew up on the Gulf Coast of Alabama and began practicing yoga there in 2003. She started her regular practice while healing from a bout with pneumonia and rediscovered its magic during the shift from college into the work force. “I learned quickly that yoga helped me open up to the changes that were taking place in my life, so I stuck with it!” Cate had already committed herself to her first teacher training program when she was laid off from work during the global recession of 2009. “I took the layoff as a sign from the universe that I was supposed to commit more of myself to this practice, and I haven't looked back ever since.” Through her studies of yoga and through personal experience, Cate has learned the value of maintaining a healthy practice both on and off... Read the profile >>

Michelle Kinney

Owner/Coach - -CrossFit Chickasaw

Michelle touts an NCAA Division I strength and conditioning background, as a member of the track, cross country, and softball teams at Mississippi State University from 2002-2007. She was an All-SEC performer in the javelin and an Academic All-American in the classroom, studying Finance and Economics. She is currently pursuing a graduate degree in Economics at the University of Memphis. Needless to say, athletic diversity is a familiar concept to her. It was in her collegiate training that she first started to excel and find her passion in fitness. Kinney says CrossFit has allowed her to satisfy her thrill for competition in her post-collegiate years. In March 2010, she won the CrossFit Deep South Sectional competition and knew that she had a competitive future in CrossFit. Later that... Read the profile >>

Rosalyn Ross

Yoga Instructor - Better Bodies Yoga, Midtown Yoga, YMCA (downtown), and French Riviera

Rosalyn Ross is a former marketing professional turned yogini. Her yogic path began in 2004 when she sought out the practice to help relieve the stress of a high pressure work environment. From her very first class she was hooked. After years of trying to find a way to make a teacher training program fit into her hectic schedule, the universe provided the perfect opportunity for Rosalyn to submit herself to her passion's calling. She was laid off. And within two months of that life event Rosalyn was in New York City embarking on the next step along her path as a participant in Sonic Yoga's Summer Intensive 200-Hour Certification Program. She completed her training in August of 2011 and, shortly thereafter, began teaching Vinyasa Yoga to all levels and ages in her hometown of... Read the profile >>

Susan Wilcox

Yoga Instructor - Hot Yoga Plus & Fusion Fitness

Susan began practicing yoga like most people: she thought it would be a great stretch and a complement to other cardio exercises. She soon discovered that yoga was much more than a stretch and instead a series of awakenings, physically, mentally, and spiritually. Susan feels that the benefits of the physical practice are just a bonus to the true purpose of yoga, which is to connect and inspire from within. Approaching yoga with humor, love, and compassion, Susan strives to make each time she comes to the mat a new beginning and a joyful experience. Susan thanks every teacher she has practiced with over the years who have been encouraging, supportive, and inspiring. Mainly, she thanks all of the students who have come into her life, as they have taught her more about the loving gift of... Read the profile >>