“Yoga does not just change the way we see things, it transforms the person who sees.” B.K.S. Iyengar


We offer a variety of group and private classes, including yoga for beginners, advanced yoga classes and aerial yoga. We also offer mindfulness classes and belly dance.

Our Yoga Instructors

Our talented tribe of yoga, mindfulness, and dance instructors come from many different backgrounds.


If you have any questions about the yoga studios at Heart of Salisbury, please don't hesitate to send us a message!

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Our Studios

We have two yoga studio spaces that can be combined into a 1,500 sq. ft space, accommodating up to 50 yogis with their yoga mats. Our walls double as gallery space for original artwork exhibits.

We practice the eight limbs of yoga, including the ethical guidelines and personal observances of yoga, the Yamas and Niyamas. We do not use mirrors during yoga because our goal is to help you learn the pose by feeling the sensations in the body associated with each pose and committing them to your mind. Yoga at Heart of Salisbury goes beyond the physical practice, it delivers mindfulness, self-awareness, and with enough practice, we hope to help you build resilience to stress and difficult emotions.

You will not find culturally appropriated items (images and objects with significant meaning to other cultures) at our studio. It is part of our ethics to respect all cultures and religions by not using their symbols in improper ways. We respect the Eastern roots and fabric of yoga by not using its symbols as decorations and by assigning credit to where it belongs. We also respect that individuals have different belief systems and hope to make our classes, workshops, and events, comfortable for all.

Wivianny Dehaas

Wivianny, or as many of us call her, Wivi, is a 200-hour Yoga Alliance Certified teacher, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist.
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Vanessa Dumont

200-E-RYT / 500-RYT
Vanessa received her training from Rolf Gates of Gates Enterprises in Santa Ana, CA. She has training in vinyasa yoga and laughter yoga.
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Stacey Carter

200-RYT / PATH Certified Therapeutic Equine Specialist
Stacey is a 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher and a PATH Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor and Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning.
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Tanya Restar

RN / 500-RYT / Certified Vibrational Sound Therapist / Singing Bowl Sound Healer / Reiki Master
Tanya Restar is a 500-hour Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher, a Certified Vibrational Sound Therapy Professional, a registered nurse and a mother. Tanya’s philosophy is that yoga is for every body, regardless of age or limitations.
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Belly Dance Professional, including Egyptian, Persian, Turkish, Tribal and cabaret styles as well as Belly Dance Fusion.
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Anne Cote Hoffman

MA, 200-RYT
Anne Cote Hoffman is passionate about making yoga accessible for every body as an important element in self-care for the mind, body and spirit. She began practicing yoga in 2012 and was trained at Yoga One in Charlotte in the Baron Baptiste Hot Power Yoga Methodology; she received her 200-hour RYT certification in 2017.
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Kristen Fontana

200-RYT; 100-HR NADA YOGA; Certified Sound Healer
Kristen is a certified 200-hr yoga teacher, 100-hr Nidra Yoga instructor, and certified Sound Healer. Kristen specializes in Vinyasa Chakra Flow yoga, which works through each chakra starting at the root up to the crown - releasing the energy channels and helping you connect mind, body, soul.
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Ellen Smith

Ellen Smith is a 200 Hour Yoga Instructor, trained with Ganesha’s Yoga and Wellness Studio in Greensboro, NC, with over 15 years of experience. Ellen teaches in the Vinyasa style, but more slowly paced with longer holds for each pose to foster strength, flexibility, and mindfulness.
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Eden Sloop

Eden is a 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher, trained at Elemental Moon School of Yoga and Ayurveda in Charlotte, NC. Eden specializes in Slow Flow Style yoga, incorporating breath work and meditation in her class. Eden also enjoys teaching Deep Stretch classes.
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Sacha Roberts

Mindfulness and Meditation Practitioner
Sacha is a Mindfulness and Meditation Practitioner with over 12 years of experience providing high-quality mindfulness and compassion practices, dedicated to guiding others in a mindfulness practice that cultivates compassion, inclining us to treat ourselves and one another with greater kindness.
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Sedalia Phankhaysy is a 200-hr Registered Yoga Teacher, currently working toward her 300-hr certification. She has been teaching locally for 3 years and a yoga student for over 15 years, bringing her experience with breath-work and yogic philosophy to her classes.
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Jessica Harriman

200-RYT, Reiki Master
Jessica is a certified 200-hr yoga teacher graduated from Chakra Flow University in Charlotte, NC and a Certified Reiki Master. Diagnosed with fibromyalgia in her early 20s, Yoga and Reiki have given Jessica the ability to manage a journey to wellness that she shares with others.
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Jade Kenyon

Jade received her 200RYT training from Flying Lotus, Canton NY and is certified in Yin Yoga. In her Expressive Flow classes, she encourages her students to explore the edges of their movement, bringing their own rhythm to the mat.
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