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.

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Carolyn Bassett

Carolyn Bassett

I was first introduced to Yoga around 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 yoga to help alleviate stress and anxiety by practicing Asana and Meditation. After feeling the amazing and positive life changing effects physically, mentally, and spiritually from a regular practice, I knew I wanted to share this feeling of relief with others by obtaining my teaching certification.

Along my teaching journey I have discovered a passion to share the importance of self-care through the practices of Restorative and Nidra. Both being such amazing practices along the journey of slowing the mind while healing the physical body at a cellular level.

Certification: RYT 500 
Favorite class to teach: Restorative
Favorite Posture: Balasana (Child’s pose)
Hobbies:Jewelry making, gardening, baking, cooking, reading

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 500
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

Scott Lauer

Scott Lauer

I have to admit I am not your typical yogi, however I was a pretty typical boy growing up. I played sports, lifted weights, and the only thoughts I ever had about yoga were the jokes that the guys and I told about it.

I have always been up for trying new things so at the age of 35 a dear friend of mine invited me to a yoga class she was teaching, so I agreed to go, after all it was just yoga, how hard could it be? Well I have never been so wrong about something before. It was hands down one of the most challenging things I have ever done in my life. I could not believe how incredible I felt, and right there I realized that all the preconceived thoughts and opinions I had about yoga were wrong and that I would be practicing yoga in some sort or fashion for the rest of my life.

Now I am 41 years old and in the best shape of my life, it’s like yoga has aged me in reverse. My hope is to inspire more people, especially men, to cast off their preconceived notions about yoga and try to find out for themselves. It is truly a remarkable practice that brings the ability to heal and prevent injuries, build strength and stamina, create flexibility and helps to develop calmness of the mind.

Certification: 200 hr Vinyasa Teacher
Favorite class to teach: Ashtanga inspired and Present Power
Hobbies:Playing guitar, surfing, building stuff, doing yoga and attending a good party

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 500
Favorite class to teach: Gentle
Favorite Posture:  King Dancer
Hobbies:  Sharing good food (cooking or dining out) and conversation. Traveling, reading and painting

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 500
Favorite class to teach: Ashtanga influenced
Favorite Posture: Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward-Facing Dog)
Hobbies: Yoga, reading, biking, gardening, cooking, beach, and water sports