Lisa Wellstead, E-RYT
Founder of EC Yoga and Mindfulness, Lisa has been practicing and teaching yoga and mindfulness for over 12 years. She blends a wealth of knowledge and experience to create a harmonious, breath-centered practice that is juicy, mindful, and dynamic.
Effortlessly guiding anyone who comes to the mat to a place of inner calm, Lisa helps students disconnect from the craziness of daily life through breath, movement, mindfulness, and meditation. Her classes are infused with heart, humor, and inquiry providing a playful space to cultivate greater body intelligence.
Lisa is a Yoga Alliance Experienced Registered Teacher (ERYT), and is a trainer and teacher trainer of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). Having completed her mindfulness training with University of Massachusetts and continuing through Mindfulness in Schools Project, Lisa is a Certified .b (pronounced dot be) and .b Foundations teacher, teaching stress-reduction courses to teens and adults. Lisa is also a teacher trainer, educating teachers how to teach the 10-week .b curriculum. She is a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT), and a Certified ITPA Tennis Performance Trainer (TPT). Lisa is honored to serve as Faculty Member for the US Tennis Congress and Yoga Trainer for the Ginepri Performance Tennis Academy.
Lisa is married to her husband Mike, and mother of four teenagers, Jordyn, Maddie, Coleman, and Katie. She currently enjoys teaching yoga and mindfulness at her private studio and to students and teachers for Cobb County School District with a passion to help serve and connect the East Cobb community.
Susan Palace MBA,RYT,IYT
Susan Palace is one of Atlanta ‘s most experienced yoga teachers. She has been studying yoga since 1984 and sharing her yoga passion as a teacher since 1990. With training in many forms of yoga–Ashtanga, Iyengar, Anusara, Kundalini, Bikrim, Kripalu, Integrative Yoga Therapy and YogaKids — Susan brings inspired wisdom to her classes and can customize sequences based on student needs. She teaches her Executive Stretch program and Relax for Success workshops at businesses, schools and organizations. After teaching her own children yoga, Susan was inspired to create KidVisions, a nationally distributed audio CD teaching children the value of relaxation and guided imagery. She received her MBA from the University of Texas at Austin and has numerous teacher training certifications. Susan is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT), a Certified Integrative Yoga Therapist (IYT) and a COPE (Center for Obesity Prevention and Education) Certified Health and Weight Loss Coach working daily with adults, children and teens on creating wellbeing from within and awakening their full potential!
Mindi Sigmon has been practicing yoga and incorporating its philosophy into her life since 2011. Her quest to harmonize body, mind, and spirit led her to discover the joys of sharing the gift of yoga with others in 2014. She earned her 200 Hour RYT and 100 Hour Warrior certification through Yoga Fit International and Yoga Therapy training with Susi Hately.
Mindi offers dynamic and inspiring alignment based classes as well as space to sit and “be”. Students can expect to explore their strengths, practice with mindfulness, and learn to balance on and off the mat. Mindi loves helping others find their own yogic path in a welcoming environment. Students of all levels appreciate her warm and friendly teaching style.
Nutrition is another passion of Mindi’s. Overcoming her own health challenges with Hashimoto’s disease fueled her desire to help others transform the way they look and feel. As a Health Coach, Mindi specializes in weight loss and optimizing nutrition for those looking to lose weight and live a healthier lifestyle.
Karen Princenthal, RYT- 200
Karen is a 200 hour RYT. She received her certification through Yogaworks and is currently registered with Yoga Alliance. Karen began practicing yoga about 10 years ago and after her first class she was hooked! Although she began to practice for the physical benefits, it was the mental benefits that kept her coming back to the mat. Yoga has given Karen the tools to deal with stress and anxiety and quiet the mind. That sense of calm and peacefulness is what she would like to share with her students.Karen enjoys spending time with her family, especially in the great outdoors. They enjoy hiking, kayaking or any activities that bring them closer to nature.