Our Teachers

Lisa Jones, E-RYT


Owner of EC Yoga Sol, Lisa has been practicing and teaching for over eight years.  She blends a wealth of knowledge and experience to create a harmonious, breath-centered practice that is juicy, soulful, 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, exploration, and inquiry; providing a playful space to cultivate inner curiosity toward greater body intelligence and awareness.

Move to improve or why bother” is her motto, in the belief that asana (poses) and breath should truly improve function and form to be authentically therapeutic.

Lisa is a Yoga Alliance Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher, having completed the E-RYT program in the Vinyasa/ Ashtanga traditions. (E-RYTs are qualified to train teachers and to conduct continuing education seminars). She is a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT), and a Certified ITPA Tennis Performance Trainer (TPT).   Lisa is honored to servs as faculty member for the US Tennis Congress and Yoga Trainer for the Ginepri Performance Tennis Academy.

Lisa is mom of two daughters Jordyn and Katie, the two loves of her life. She currently enjoys teaching private, small, and large group classes 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!


      Chrys Kub, MPT, E-RYT 500


      Chrys received her Masters of Physical Therapy from the University of Southern Californiain 1987.  She has expertise in neurodevelopmental therapy, orthopedics, myofascial release and biomechanical assessment.  She is a yoga alliance registered instructor at the 500 Hour educator level.  Chrys is a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists and has presented at the Symposium for Yoga Therapy and Research in 2009 and 2011.  She has extensive experience in the fitness industry as a group exercise leader and ACE certified personal trainer sincd 1988.  Chrys presented workshops nationally for Disabled Sports USA in Adaptive Fitness for personas with disabilities.  Chrys is currently leading teacher training intensives for LeeannCarey Yoga in the Yaapana Yoga style and is creator of the Structural Assessment Teacher Intensive for Yaapana Yoga.  She is the lead instructor for the Yoga Club 200 and 500 Hour Teacher Training program.   For the past 10 years, Chrys has instructed hundreds of aspiring and current yoga teachers in yoga therapeutics through conferences and workshops at yoga studios throughout the country.  She currently is owner and director of BalancedBody Yoga Therapy, working one on one with persons seeking health and healing through yoga therapeutics.  Chrys has two children, is an avid cyclist and loves traveling and experiencing the outdoors.


        Melanie Snyder, RYT 500


        Melanie has been practicing and teaching yoga for 5 years since just prior to creating Yoga Club in 2008. She has studied with many of the masters in yoga including Bryan Kest, Rolf Gates, Sean Corn, Stephanie Keach, and Joe Barnett. She has also studied with many local masters including Chrys Kub, Phyllis Rollins, Hollace Stephenson, Christine Riverstone, and Johnna Smith among others. Melanie is also the owner of Natural Healthcare Store, a national distributor of natural health products including many natural detoxification products. Since 2006, through the Natural Healthcare Store, Melanie has worked closely with many of the nations leading natural physicians and scientists creating and testing natural products for the purpose of detoxification and correction of Ph for optimal health.


           

          Kathy Wilkerson


          Pilates Instructor Kathy Wilkerson is a certified AAFA Group Exercise Instructor, ACE Personal Trainer, and holds certifications for Pilates, Balletone, LaGree Fitness, and Body Flow among many other certifications.  Her passion to continue studying health and body shines through as she inspires her students to go to their personal edge.

          PowerFlow is her signature body sculpt class. Kathy takes students through a series of controlled and coordinated movements requiring mindfulness, breath, and balance.  Targeted stretching for improved flexibility and optimal muscle function will leave you feeling recharged and ready for the challenges of your sport,life, spirit and daily activities.


            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.


              Lynn Louise Wonders, LPC, RPT-S, E-RYT - 200


              Lynn has been teaching meditation and practicing yoga since 1995. In 2002 she completed her masters degree in psychology and counseling and has always combined the mind-body philosophy of yoga and meditation to her traditional psychotherapy services. She is a licensed professional counselor, registered play therapy supervisor and experienced registered yoga teacher.

              In 2006 she decided to pursue yoga teacher training and after completion began teaching 5-7 asana classes each week in studios and large gyms through out East Cobb and North Fulton in addition to weekly meditation classes in her own studio.She offers professional counseling, wellness coaching and other related mind-body services in her East Cobb private practice. Lynn joins East Cobb Yoga where she will be offering classes in gentle yoga and meditation. Her classes are based upon a foundation of honoring, accepting and working with the present state of being rather than chasing change. Her classes are very gentle and relaxing, introducing people to an experience of their own mind and body in a way that is approachable, practical and very helpful to every day life.