A certified registered Hatha Yoga teacher with over 200 hours of training (RYT-200) with Rasika Yoga School (City Yoga of Columbia), Jeff began practicing yoga 15 years ago to help keep his body and mind in good physical condition while in recovery. After receiving the therapeutic benefits of yoga and becoming more grounded in all areas of his life, he was convinced that transformation through yoga is not only possible but also empowering and enjoyable.
Jeff believes that yoga is most beneficial when applied to practical, everyday life experiences. This philosophy means he presents his classes in a way that best serves his students and simplifies a seemingly complicated practice. He offers a challenging yet accessible yoga class that is infused with philosophy, breathing, anatomy and alignment. He is continually growing both as a teacher and a student. His training is ongoing and constantly evolving. His dedication and passion for yoga allows him to continually grow while sharing all of his knowledge and enthusiasm with his students.
Heal Your Body. Heal Your Soul.™
Melissa Crook is a 500-hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) thru Yoga Alliance. She was born in Columbia, SC and returned to call it home again in 2006. Melissa returned to Yoga in 2012 for what she thought was to ease the pain of an achy hip. What she found was so much more than just movement and breath. As they say, the lesson repeats, until it is learned. Becoming a caregiver for a parent she noticed that both the caregiver and patient needed what yoga offers as nourishment for the soul and the benefits of these ancient practices. Melissa dedicates much of her teaching towards senior yoga and those with mobility concerns. When away from the mat, she’s a beekeeper, gardener and artist.