INLET YOGA INSTRUCTORS

Maribeth MacKenzie

Maribeth MacKenzie

As the owner of Inlet Yoga, I would like to personally welcome you to the mat.  I created Inlet Yoga as a space where every BODY is welcome to breathe and move.

My journey to the mat started over 20 years ago while training for my first biathlon. I knew right then and there that this was something amazing and it would change my life. In yoga there are no expectations, no comparisons, no judgments and everyone is welcomed no matter what their physical background or age. 

As a certified Yoga Therapist, I’m trained to work one-on-one or in groups with clients that might feel challenged in a typical yoga class.  As an Ayurveda Practitioner, one of my greatest joys is helping others create healthy lifestyles that facilitate their happiest healthy and an unbounded sense of radical well-being.

The Yoga lifestyle begins with a dedication to building a practice on and off the mat as taught by the eight limb path. With these tools in place the transformations begin. When someone overcomes a fear, when someone realizes the endless capacity within themselves to be the change, when some has a moment of clarity even for just a moment…then I feel I am doing my work to the best of my capacity.

I am grateful for each and every student who has blessed me with the opportunity to learn from them and to do what I love and who has helped me along my path.

 Feel free to contact me at: [email protected]com

Certification:  E-RYT 500,  1000 Hours The Hard and The Soft Yoga Institute
Favorite Class to Teach:  Yin Yasa
Favorite Posture:  Warrior II
Hobbies: spending time with my friends, family and kitties, relaxing on the beach, teaching yoga, practicing yoga, learning about yoga, living my yoga every dang day.

Carolyn Basset

Carolyn Basset

I was first introduced to Yoga 20 years ago, when it was being offered at an athletic club. Having spent many years in law enforcement dealing with highly stressful, anxiety-driven situations, I turned to my yoga and meditation practice to help alleviate stress and anxiety. After feeling the amazing and positive life changing effects both mentally and physically from a regular practice, I knew I wanted to share this feeling of relief with others by obtaining my teaching certification in 2016.

Certification: RYT 200 Vinyasa, 300 Hour The Hard & The Soft Yoga Institute
Favorite class to teach: Restorative
Favorite posture: Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward-Facing Dog)
Hobbies: jet skiing with my husband, cuddle time with my two dogs, gardening, baking, cooking,

Lauren Calloway

Lauren Calloway

Looking back at my life, yoga was something I did naturally as a child without even knowing what it was.

Jumping ahead to my early twenties, I began my meditation practice by spending many nights alone on a pier learning to silence my mind and connect to my inner self.

A few years later in my mid-twenties I was introduced to the asana practice through a workout program. It started with a daily practice of one posture and slowly progressed to over ten postures a day. A year and a half into my home practice I visited Inlet Yoga. After just a few classes, I knew I was home and after a few months later, decided to attend their 200 hour Teacher Training. As a newly certified instructor my intention is to help people of all shapes and sizes find peace and love for themselves on and off the mat.

Certifications: RYT 200 Vinyasa Inlet Yoga
Favorite Class: Yin-yasa
Favorite Posture: Upward Facing Bow
Hobbies: Kayaking, races, reading, music shows, spending time with my son.

Jessica Cute

Jessica Cute

Walking into my first class at Inlet Yoga, recently diagnosed with a chronic condition and fresh on the path of a career change, I was filled with anxiety and uncertainty. I was a mess. I didn’t know who I was or where I was going. Yoga changed that. Now, with a consistent practice in place, I have found steadiness and ease in my body and mind that I have never experienced before.

I choose to teach yoga because I believe so deeply in the benefits and I believe yoga brings good to our world. When I teach, I aim to offer opportunities for exploration, inquiry, and self-discovery. I also like to share my love of movement with the breath and finding awareness in the present moment.

Certifications: RYT 200 Vinyasa Inlet Yoga
Favorite Class to Teach: Kids Yoga
Favorite Posture:
Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana
Hobbies: Laughing with family and friends, yoga, reading, camping, hiking, and traveling.

AnnaMarie Guzzi

AnnaMarie Guzzi

I like to believe that I found yoga at 49 years old, but in reality, yoga found me, yoga saved my life, and yoga continues to be the guiding force and meaning of my life. My journey began in Ashtanga, a practice that allowed me to burn through toxins on every level. The path has continued through a Hatha training that opened the doorway into spiritual exploration, Buddhist studies, certifications in Yin, Restorative Yoga, and Mindfulness Meditation.  

At the young age of 67, I acknowledge and honor all the mature yogis like myself who bravely enter the rooms with self-acceptance and awareness of what a true yoga practice looks like, feels like, and how it impacts every moment, every relationship, and every interaction.

Certification: RYT 500, 300 Hour The Hard & The Soft Yoga Institute
Favorite class to teach: Yin
Favorite posture: Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward-Facing Dog)
Hobbies: Knitting, Traveling, Reading, Spending times with my friends and family.

Robyn Jones

Robyn Jones

I am a native of Myrtle Beach. As a true southern family girl, I’ve never met a stranger, and I’m blessed to call myself a Christian, wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, friend and grateful yogi. My career path has been working to help people feel better, live better and to do better. I’ve had the opportunity to serve as a vacation planner, professional organizer, and a realtor. My life long interest in health, nutrition, and exercise led me to try yoga in 2014.

After winning the 30-day yoga challenge, I fell in love with the mind, body, and soul experience. Six months later I signed up for 200-hour teacher training and by October 2015 I was facilitating my first restorative yoga class. I love teaching and practicing different modalities of yoga. It doesn’t matter how I am feeling physically, emotionally, or spiritually — yoga grounds e, improves my awareness, and connects me with my higher power. Sharing the gift of yoga is my passion, I hope to see you on the mat.

Certification: RYT 200 Vinyasa Inlet Yoga, 300 Hour The Hard & The Soft Yoga Institute
Favorite class to teach: Vinyasa
Favorite Posture: Paschimottanasana (Seated Forward Fold)
Hobbies: Watching movies, listening to music, reading, cooking, writing, working with children and painting

Melody Podraza

Melody Podraza

Like many people, until I attended my first yoga class, I thought yoga was just a type of exercise in which the focus is on getting a good “stretch.” And while yes, you can get that good “stretch,” yoga is so much more! The depth of yoga goes to the physical and beyond.

As a practicing psychotherapist with over 30 years of helping people get “unstuck” from problems, I recognized in that first class how powerfully healing yoga is for the body, mind, and soul. Yoga offers a method, a practice, for us to do this…and it’s one that is available to every body.

Certifications: RYT 200 Vinyasa, 300 Hour The Hard & The Soft Yoga Institute
Favorite class to teach: Gentle
Favorite Posture:  King Dancer
Hobbies:  Sharing good food (cooking or dining out) and conversation. Traveling, reading and painting

Maura Utley

Maura Utley

I became interested in yoga as a way to prevent injuries and become more fit. After years of teaching step classes and training with weights, I started experiencing issues with my back and knees. With a consistent practice, my aches pains started to subside. I wasn’t prepared for was the metaphysical, personal and spiritual growth that happens as one’s practice deepens.

Yoga totally changed my life – and my family’s life– for the better, and I am deeply grateful. To this day what I find most inspiring is watching others around me experience the same transformation regardless of age, fitness level, affliction, or physical ability. This transformation is unlike anything I have ever experienced through a traditional exercise class. Life just got better.

Certifications: ERYT 200 Vinyasa Inlet Yoga, 300 Hour The Hard & The Soft Yoga Institute
Favorite class to teach: Vinyasa
Hobbies: Spending time with my son Eugene and husband Mark, weight-training, cooking, designing, painting, drawing, art, reading yoga books

Denise Vereen

Denise Vereen

I grew up in central Pennsylvania and moved to South Carolina after graduating from college with a degree in Heath/PE. After years of participating in various physical activities, I attended my first yoga class in January 2015 because I was frequently sore after working out and was beginning to have issues with my hips and knees. I thought yoga (stretching) would help alleviate soreness. I loved yoga and I was hooked after just one class.

Yoga is much more than stretching and physical exercise; it’s a lifestyle that encourages self-reflection and growth in all aspects of one’s being. Through yoga, I no longer maintain the “no pain, no gain” philosophy I embraced for years. I am more compassionate with myself and others. I am blessed to be on this journey and excited to share my passion for yoga with others seeking harmony in body and mind through breath and movement.

Certification: RYT 200 Vinyasa Inlet Yoga, 300 Hour The Hard & The Soft Yoga Institute
Favorite class to teach: Ashtanga influenced
Favorite Posture: Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward-Facing Dog)
Hobbies: Yoga, reading, biking, gardening, cooking, beach, and water sports

Heather Voelker

Heather Voelker

I moved to Myrtle Beach in 2008 from Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. I have always enjoyed being active in sports. I professionally trained and competed in weight lifting and ice skating for many years, but found I didn’t enjoy the competitive side of sports. I continued to participate in sports and fitness and eventually began teaching to share my love of physical fitness with others.

My personal trainer introduced me to yoga when I was feeling like something was missing. I wasn’t sure of it at first; but, I found it to be one of the most challenging things I’d ever done and I fell in love with the practice. Yoga has since become one of my primary ways to spread my passion for a healthy lifestyle to others and looks forward to sharing this passion with you!

Certifications: RYT 200 Vinyasa Inlet Yoga
Favorite Posture: Hanumanasana (Splits)
Hobbies: Reading, Walking, Jogging