North Hills

Carrington Jackson

Blue Lotus Yoga

Carrington took the first steps along her yogic path in Denver, Colorado, in 1994. Her journey began with Bikram Yoga and after a few years, she found herself drawn to the strength and beauty of Vinyasa Yoga. Through the creative process of marrying movement to breath, the transformation from a physical practice to a spiritual practice was born. After much time as a student, Carrington gratefully attained RYT200 status in 2004 and RYT500 in 2010. Along her journey, Carrington realized yoga was much bigger than just a physical endeavor of asana, but rather a way to connect to the very core of self. The core of self is the place of spirit, the place of connection, the place of the divine. Ultimately, the soul of her practice is about bringing peace, understanding and healing to the world.... Read the profile >>

Janine McGann


You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection. Buddha Janine McGann, a lifelong athlete, spent her childhood as a competitive gymnast. She has competed in several marathons, half marathons, mud runs, 10K and 5K events. As an adult, Janine embarked on an educational journey that took her to from the East Coast to Mid-West to the Pacific Northwest back to the East Coast. In that time she gained her undergrad and her Masters in Speech Pathology. In tandem, she was a fitness instructor and personal trainer. She is a certified Yoga and TRX instructor. During this time, she got married and had three sons. Janine's workout method is to marry both the tough physical challenges of metabolic and heavy lifting with the calming, spiritual flows... Read the profile >>

Jennifer Campbell-Overbeeke

Campbell Yoga, Republic of Yoga, Franklin St. Yoga

Jennifer found her way on to the mat for the first time in college in a Power Yoga class. After years of dealing with a particularly aggressive case of Crohn’s disease her body was easily disrupted by all of her usual athletic endeavors. Running was out of the question and sometimes even the act of getting in to the pool or gym was too much. In yoga she found both the space to work through her edges when she felt well and to sit with her breath when she didn’t. Transcending a simple physical act, yoga became part of her healing process, and part of her journey as a spiritual being in a human experience. It is through this practice that Jennifer has found her liberation from active disease. Jennifer teaches everything from an active yet introspective Vinyasa flow to deeply healing and... Read the profile >>

John Dill

Crossfit Sua Sponte

John Dill is the founder and Head Coach at CrossFit Sua Sponte. He began training and coaching CrossFit at Outlaw CrossFit in August 2009 after five years of service in the US Army as an Airborne Ranger in 2nd Ranger Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment. He got his start in Fitness growing up right here in Raleigh playing and training for various baseball, soccer, and basketball teams, and playing high school basketball at Sanderson High School, before attending classes at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His skills as a coach come from years spent as a student, experience as a Plattoon Leader responsible for 75 Rangers, experience as both a regional competitor in the 2010 and 2011 CrossFit Games and as a coach at the 2011 CrossFit Games Finals, and his desire to... Read the profile >>

Margot Martin

The Ballet Burn

Margot Martin has been immersed in the art of movement for 25 years. She has studied ballet, modern, jazz, and hip-hop with numerous well-known teachers throughout her career. Her professional career has carried her to stages across America, Europe, and the Pacific Rim. Most recently, Margot retired from the stage after performing with the Carolina Ballet as a soloist for 13 seasons. Her innate understanding of the mind-body connection led her to Alan Finger, founder of ISHTA yoga in New York City. In 2005 she completed her 200hr RYT certification. The past 8 years of teaching Yoga locally has earned her the reputation as both a challenging and compassionate instructor. Margot has also been teaching beginner to advanced ballet internationally and locally in the Raleigh-Durham area to... Read the profile >>