Owner, Instructor, RYT500, AYS, ERYT250, YACEP
Susan Dorton is a lifelong Newberrian. A graduate of the USC School of Nursing, she practiced as a surgical nurse for the Columbia Eye Clinic for 20 years. She has practiced yoga for nearly 20 years. She received her 200-hour instructor certification in 2008 through Yogafit. She continued her training through Asheville Yoga Center and completed her additional 300-hour instructor certification in 2018. She is registered with Yoga Alliance as RYT500. Susan completed her certification as an Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist in the fall of 2019 through the Himalayan Institute. Susan started the yoga program at Newberry County Memorial Hospital Wellness Center. She has taught yoga at the Newberry YMCA and Newberry College.
She is a co-owner of Newberry Yoga. Susan is a member of the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer. She is a member of the Newberry Opera House Guild and is a past president of the Guild. Susan is a member of the Yoga Alliance and Harbor Town Yacht Club. She lives in Newberry and on Lake Murray out of Chapin. She loves dogs, horses, cooking and Yoga. She is engaged to Townsend Wessinger and is looking forward to sharing her knowledge of yoga with the people of Newberry. Namaste’.
Owner/Instructor, RYT500, ERYT200, YACEP
Jane Wyatt began practicing yoga in early 2000 when her trainer suggested it to balance her other fitness training. After a class or 2, she realized that yoga was something much more than a physical regimen and that yoga was going to be a part of her life. She completed her 200-hour certification through Yogafit in 2008. She continued to practice, teach and learn more about yoga and completed her 300-hour teacher training through Asheville Yoga Center in 2018. She is RYT500 certified through Yoga Alliance and is currently pursuing her E-RYT500 certification.
Jane lives with her husband, Will on Lake Murray out of Prosperity, SC. She and Will have 3 daughters, 7 grandchildren, and 2 dogs. She recently retired from Palmetto Health Heart Hospital as Business Manager of the Cardiac Cath Lab.
She met her friend and business partner in yoga teacher training. They have spent a great deal of time traveling together pursuing their certifications, various yoga trainings, and workshops.
Next stop – India!!!
Aimee Talbot has been practicing yoga for more than 25 years. She particularly loves to teach yin yoga – a practice of finding your edge, coming to stillness, and holding for time. Aimee is inspired by Bernie Clark and has also studied with Sarah Powers and Shala Wormsley. Aimee is currently trained with YogaFit and will complete a 200-hour certification in 2019. Aimee teaches with the goal of increasing flexibility and learning to be comfortable in uncomfortable situations. She focuses on long-held, static stretches, breathing, being present in the moment, and learning to let go and surrender. Aimee also loves to tell stories. She will often narrate parables of yogic philosophy as a way to distract your mind, allowing for longer periods of stretching in stillness.
Aimee owns EuroLuxHome.com, which specializes in hand-selected European antique furniture, high-quality new furniture, new and vintage lighting, and decorative accessories. Aimee is also Vice-President of the Newberry Downtown Development Association and chairperson of Groove ‘N Brew, the 70s/80s music and craft beer festival held in downtown Newberry.
Aimee and her husband, Greg, actually met at a summer camp in North Carolina at thirteen years old. They kept in touch with letters for many years and then when the internet happened, they began corresponding more frequently. Much like Aimee’s favorite movie, When Harry Met Sally, the pair met again in person, fell in love and eventually got married – 16 years later. They have 8 fuzzy children – three unruly black dogs and five felines with “cattitudes.” Apparently the hobo cats keep marking the sidewalk out in front of her home - “Kind-hearted woman will feed you here.”
Kelly was first introduced to Yoga in Winston-Salem, NC in a prenatal yoga class in 2001 and pregnant with her first son. After her 2nd son was born she began practicing Power Yoga with an amazing teacher, Deb Lazer. Kelly will always be grateful for Deb’s instruction and mentorship.
Soon after she moved to Prosperity in 2006 she became certified through YogaFit. She completed her 200 hour training and certification in 2020 through Vibrational Resonance and Newberry Yoga.
Kelly enjoys teaching a fun slow flow vinyasa class with a focus on body alignment, breath awareness and stress relief. Kelly believes the aim of yoga is to find more joy and less fear. She also believes that our fast-paced and technology driven society could all use a dose of yoga to help people become more in tuned with their bodies. Practicing yoga has given Kelly that balance, and she wants to share it with others.
Kelly is a graduate of Clemson University where she met her husband, Jesse. They live in Prosperity with their 2 sons. Kelly runs an industrial food ingredient business with her husband. Kelly enjoys being active outdoors, gardening, reading, time with girlfriends and the occasional adventure.
Taylor Williams is originally from Greenwood, SC. She now lives in Newberry. She received her Bachelor degree from Lander University.
Tatlor is employed by Newberry Hospital in Cardiac Rehab. She has taught various group exercises including yoga, balance and stability and cardio vascua
Janet is a graduate of Newberry Yoga’s inaugural 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training program. She lives with her husband and daughter in Saluda on a small farm with dogs, cats, ponies, and lots of chickens. She has earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in social work from East Carolina University and has 10 years of experience in the mental health field. Currently, her efforts are focused on assisting her husband with his timber and logging business.
Reflecting on her journey thus far, Janet believes she has become a better parent, and wife because of her yoga practice and values the challenge to live her yoga in her everyday life.
Cathey has been practicing yoga for 20 years. She completed her apprenticeship with Health Directions in Lexington, SC. She has completed Levels 1, 2, & 3 with YogaFit Training Systems and is working to complete her 200 hour certification. Cathey also holds a Level I certification in Mat Pilates with PHI pilates.
When she is not enjoying yoga, Cathey enjoys reading, shopping and being with her family.