Owner, Instructor, AYS, ERYT250, YACEP
Susan Hazel Wessinger is a native of Newberry. She is a graduate of the University of S. C. School of Nursing. She practiced nursing for many years with a specialty of Ophthalmology. She has practiced Yoga for over 20 years. She is a 200 hr graduate of YogaFit in 2008 and Asheville Yoga Center 300 hour graduate in 2018. She is registered with Yoga Alliance as a 500 hr RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher). She has a certificate from the Himalayan Institute as an Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist. She has taught Yoga at the Newberry Hospital Wellness Center, as an Adjunct to Newberry Collage Fit for Life and at the YMCA Newberry. Her interest are vegetable gardening, reading and learning. She is a member of the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, the Harbor Town Yacht Club, The Newberry Opera House Foundation Board and is honored to be Co-Owner of Newberry Yoga. She and her husband, Townsend Wessinger live on Lake Murray and in Newberry at Rocky Bottom.
Owner/Instructor, ERYT500, YACEP
Jane began practicing yoga in the late 1990’s as a balance to her other physical fitness regime. After only a class or two, she knew that yoga would always be a part of her life. She began her yoga teacher training only to learn more about yoga, not to be a teacher. Jane and Susan, co-owners of Newberry Yoga met and became true friends during that yoga teacher training. That relationship is the foundation of Newberry Yoga, established in 2018.
Jane received her 200 hour training through YogaFit and her 300 hour certification from Asheville Yoga Center. She continues to study to deepen her knowledge and passion for the practice. Her classes offer instruction in aligment and body awareness and mechanics.
Jane is retired from Palmetto Health. She lives in Prosperity with her husband, Will. They enjoy the water and the quiet living the rural community provides.
Yuliya R. Shamailov began her Yoga journey about 18 years ago in 2004 during her junior year in CUNY Brooklyn College. This experience had such a powerful impact on Yuliya’s life at that time and helped her change the whole trajectory of her life. It was pure magic. Balance and connection of our mind-body-spirit is so very powerful, and Yoga is an essential element in self-discovery, self-study, in reuniting with your true, authentic self, and in divine unity with ALL. Yoga evolved into Yuliya’s lifestyle over the years.
Yuliya earned a Bachelor of Science in Public Accounting and worked in accounting field for about 14 years; became a Certified Teacher Assistant and worked in Special Education field for about 4 years, currently at Newberry Middle School (NMS); became a Certified Yoga Teacher with Yoga Renew School Teacher Training Program and worked in fitness field for about a year.
Yuliya moved to Newberry from New York with her lovely family about 2 years ago. She currently has a family of 8: son, husband, 4 cats and a dog. This is the beginning of Yuliya’s journey here, in Newberry, SC. She claims she is here to stay, and is grateful to become a part of such a beautiful Yoga community here; she is looking forward to sharing her skills and abilities, and happy to learn and grow together.
Liz’s yoga journey began back in 2012, not knowing what a downward facing dog was nor any type of Warrior. She just saw yoga as another form of fitness. Her thought was that it would help her become a better runner and possibly feel better after the runs. She quickly learned the physical and spiritual benefits of yoga and fell in love with the practice. Liz obtained her RYT200 certification in 2021. She was soon teaching a few friends from her back porch. Her confidence grew, realizing her desire to share her love and passion of yoga with others. An opportunity at Chapin Intermediate came up to help with their new Yoga Club last year. She now teaches yoga at Chapin Intermediate, at SoZo Fitness in Chapin and an occasional semi-private group. She recently completed her 300hr certification and is now certified RYT500 with Yoga Alliance. Liz is excited to see where her yoga journey continues to take her.