Yoga in the Park

Yoga In The Park Takes Place All Summer Long!

Join us for Jonesborough’s Yoga in the Park beginning May and going through the end of September.
-Sundays at 4 p.m. in Jimmy Neil Smith Park behind the International Storytelling Center in downtown Jonesborough lasting about an hour


Yoga in the Park


All levels are welcome from beginners to advanced and there is no fee and no registration required. Bring your own yoga mat, towel or blanket along with friend and enjoy the many health benefits of yoga while getting some fresh air.
This series will be taught by certified area instructors. Class is free but teacher donations are accepted. This event series is weather permitting.

Yoga in the Park

Meet Your Instructors!

Erin Horton

Erin began her yoga journey in 2014.  Immediately finding relief for her spine and hip issues, she couldn’t stop going back for more.  In February of 2020, she received her 200 hour RYT at Real Hot Yoga through Baptiste Power Yoga Nashville.  She is currently working toward her 500 hour RYT with Yoga Landing of Chattanooga.  Her love of yoga and its incredible benefits on and off the mat, for physical and mental well-being, is something she cannot wait to share with others. Erin is grateful to partner with the Town of Jonesborough to bring Yoga in the Park to our community.  You can find her teaching locally at Real Hot Yoga Johnson City, Victory Fit in Jonesborough, Serenity Knoll Farm, and with David Crockett High School’s athletic teams. Yoga is a gift she gives herself and shares with others daily, and one she looks forward to continuing for the rest of her life.

Stephanie Yarger

Stephanie has been a practitioner of Yoga for 2 years. She completed 400 hours of Yoga Techer Training Programs through Real Hot Yoga and Innersea Yoga. Stephanie enjoys many variations of yoga but is particularly interested in YIN and Power Yoga. She has her Master’s Degree in Family Medicine as a Nurse Practitioner. In her spare time, she enjoys weightlifting, reading, photography and any kind of outdoor activity. She is a mother of three children and has a houseful of pets. She believes yoga is a powerful tool that can be used to heal the mind, body, and soul.  Her calling to become a yoga teacher stems from a desire to help facilitate change within our community.

Erin Bloomer

I began practicing yoga in 2018 as a journey towards physical and mental health. As I expanded my personal practice, I began diving into the spiritual aspects of yoga such as setting intentions for my practice, mindfulness, self-discipline, inspirational texts, meditation, and acceptance. Yoga has brought inspiration and passion into my life, so much so that I wanted to learn how to share that with others.

I completed my YTT 200 (Yoga Teacher Training) through Asheville Yoga Center in May 2021 and acquired my RYT 200 (Registered Yoga Teacher) through Yoga Alliance in September 2021. This opened my heart and mind to a world of possibilities within the tradition of yoga. I am excited to share what I have learned from my amazing teachers and continue my education.

It is my intention to share the knowledge I have obtained while maintaining the mindset of a student so long as I continue to practice yoga.

Thank you all for joining me on this journey, I am looking forward to seeing you on the mat!

Wanda Rowland

Hi!  My name is Wanda and I’ve been practicing Yoga for ten years. I have consistently practicing hot yoga for the past year. I’m a RTY 200 hr certified yoga teacher and am registered with Yoga Alliance. My style of yoga is Power Yoga and Flow and yin combination classes. I’m a nurturing yoga teacher that deeply cares for her students and wants them to leave class with peace in their hearts, body and spirit. I have a 17 year old son named Jack a rescue dog named Parker. I love going to UT Vols football games! Namaste

Maria Lovelady

From Chile to California to the Tri-Cities. I moved to the beautiful mountains of East Tennessee over 12

years ago and I am happy to call this place home.

I am a proud graduate of East Tennessee State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and a

Master’s Degree in Liberal Studies with a concentration in Community Development.

During my time at ETSU, I spent several semesters working in programs that serve and benefit the

Hispanic community in the area. I am a true believer that a strong community can change lives. After graduating college, I began my career in property management which ultimately led me to become a real estate agent. I love helping clients and their families to find the perfect home and to achieve the ‘American Dream’.

I discover yoga in 2018 and fell in love with the physical and spiritual combination of the practice. I received my 200-hour RYT at Real Hot Yoga through Baptiste Power Yoga Nashville.

Amanda Burrow

Amanda Burrow is a classically trained ballet dancer, with over 25 years of experience in dance education. Since 2012, Amanda has been in the fitness and wellness industry teaching various modalities of movements incorporating her love for music and movement with certifications ranging from Pilates and Yoga to Kickboxing and strength training. She is a lifetime certified instructor of the Beachbody formats, PiYo, Turbo Kick and Core do Force.

She has been certified in Piloxing, Piloxing Barre, and Strong by Zumba. Amanda is a RYT-200 and brings her expertise and training from both the dance and fitness worlds, offering a fun and unique approach to yoga classes.

Brittney Trivett

She has been practicing yoga for 10 years and began teaching in 2020. She found yoga as a great stress relief in college. Also as a way to heal the body, mind and soul. She enjoys teaching everyone from senior citizens in restorative chair yoga to younger adults in flows, and everyone in-between.

Chrissy Righi

I started my yoga journey with the intention to help my coworkers relieve stress and pain in the body. I completed my RYT-200 Hr in June 2021 and am currently working towards my RYT-300 Hr. For me, yoga has become a way for me to find my way back home, back to center,  back to balance.  What I enjoy the most is watching and helping others on their journey, wherever that may be. Yoga is for everyBODY.!

Audrey Talcott

I fell in love with yoga in 2019 and it did not take long for yoga to become a passion of mine. I felt the urge to extend and deepen my knowledge of yoga and to find out what it truly is, so in 2020, I decided to train to become a yoga teacher.

That was one of the best leaps of faith I have ever taken. I love having the opportunity to be able to share something that makes me feel like my truest self and guide yogis through my own creative flow.  I am very grateful.

Lesley Wayne Musick

I started my yoga journey with a desire to provide stress relief through movement for my coworkers.  During my 200-hour yoga teacher training, I discovered the strengthening, mobility, and emotional benefits of yoga. I work to create a class  that allows self-exploration with a challenge of your edge regardless of your yoga experience.

I strive for my classes to blend strength, mobility, and balance. I earned my RYT-200 Certification in June 2021 from The Yoga & Ayurveda Center, and I am currently studying for my RYT-300.

Krista Karin

Krista found her passion for wellness in college and became a personal trainer. She later discovered hot yoga as a means to stay injury-free during her trainings for half and full marathons. She began teaching yoga in Indianapolis over ten years ago. After moving to Tennessee, she taught at the majority of the Tri-Cities local studios until going private in 2020. Her greatest passion in life is empowering others to evolve into the best version of themselves. She inspires others to encompass all points in their everyday life-physically, spiritually, mentally and emotionally. She does this through private sessions via Zoom, podcast meditations, or in person at Allpointswhole Sanctuary, a 13 acre farm and healing retreat center in Johnson City, TN. Her other passions include writing, music, traveling, hiking, the arts, dancing, and being a total foodie!

Jeri Fowler

As part of her 2021 New Years’ resolution, Jeri tried hot yoga at Real Hot Yoga in Johnson City. Jeri was optimistic and curious about the many benefits she heard came from yoga and was searching for a release in an effort to better her mental health and physical health, and a way to ultimately reduce stress/depression. She took a leap of faith and fell in love with the practice of yoga so deeply that she wanted to share those benefits with her community. Jeri’s main style of yoga is Power Flow Yoga. She believes yoga is a beautiful way to reconnect with yourself on all levels, and also with others!

In March 2023, Jeri completed 200 hours of Yoga Teacher Training with Baptiste Institute of Nashville through Real Hot Yoga in Johnson City, Tennessee. She is a Registered Yoga Teacher, RYT-200 Hour, through Yoga Alliance.

Jeri is a Firm Administrator and Litigation Paralegal for The Seeley Law Firm in Johnson City, Tennessee. In her free time, Jeri enjoys practicing yoga, dancing, basketball, simply being in nature, spending time on the open water, and spending time with her fur babies.

“Come join me for a beautiful day in the park. Bring your mat. Take what it is that you need, and leave the rest behind. Everybody is welcome, from beginners to advanced, and yoga is truly for every BODY. I can’t wait to see you friend! Namaste.”

Lorelei Goff

Lorelei Goff is a yoga, meditation and fitness instructor registered with Yoga Alliance and certified through Silver Sneakers. A graduate of VMC Drum Circle Facilitation Training, and certified in drum circle facilitation and leading healing drum circles, she founded Rhythm Element LLC to share the many benefits of rhythm, yoga and meditation.

Emily Lee

I’m Emily, I’m a certified Yoga Teacher based in East Tennessee – RYT-200, Paddle Board Yoga certified & currently working on my Sound Healing Certification.

I own a Traveling Yoga Company called Terra (Earth) & Tides” where I can teach Yoga on Land & Water!

My Yoga Journey started in 2019 after going to Physical Therapy for a Lower Back Injury. I was trained under the influence of Traditional Ashtanga Yoga, or “Power Yoga”. I love to challenge my students, help them find their inner Goddess, work up a good sweat and make that mind to muscle connection!

My Intention for all of my classes comes down to simply just moving your body…by shifting stagnant energy that’s lingering & clearing out blockages that are holding you back! I want my students to leave feeling refreshed, energized, zen & see yourself & the world in a new perspective!

Jorja Green

Jorja Green has called Johnson City, TN home for 25 years now.   Earning degrees in, Sociology, Foreign Language and Social Work from ETSU, she is a fluent Spanish speaker.  She has travelled extensively throughout the US, and into Mexico and South America engaging with local cultures and practices.  She gifted herself a yoga practice for her 43rd birthday, and has been growing her practice ever since, taking her inspiration from local yoginis Sarah DeVault, April Borisewitz, Lydie Ometto, and Kerry Ferguson.  She embarked on her YTT journey with Inner Sea Yoga in 2022.  Jorja leads yoga and meditation weekly, is a practitioner of Sound Journeys, and offers a monthly moving meditation called, Transcen Dance, at Samadhi Healing Arts Center.  She enjoys all styles of yoga, on land or in the water and is certified for pre-natal yoga which integrates into her Earth Path Education studies as a “village auntie” that serves through the rites of passages for the varying stages of life’s journey.  When not doing yoga, you can find her playing old time music with her band, The Crabapple Poachers, working in her “yarden”, or on adventures with her dog Gypsy.

Ben Yarger

I’m Ben Yarger and I have been involved in yoga for about 4 years now. I received my 200-hour yoga teacher training at Real Hot Yoga in Johnson City. I have a wonderful wife and three kids and work as a trauma/critical care surgeon. Yoga has been a welcome addition to my life and has helped me understand the importance of taking time to slow down. Life is about finding balance within the chaos that is constantly knocking on the door. It is the journey of discovering the line between taking control and letting go. I try to remind my classes that balance isn’t just about holding a perfect pose – it’s about finding harmony in every aspect of life. This should be more than just an empty platitude that looks good on a T-shirt, it can become a very real aspect of our daily existence. This theoretical, almost intangible way of living often shows itself to us in times of quietness. That is one thing I love about yoga – it gives us a chance to stop, breathe, and just be. Yoga is about meeting yourself where you are in the moment. Every class is different because our experiences going into a class are never the same. Whether you’re a seasoned yogi or a complete beginner, there is something available for you on your yoga mat that is unique and powerful. My classes are accessible for everyone, no matter your fitness level or previous yoga experience. After you finish a yoga session in the park, you might leave feeling rejuvenated, reconnected, and with a newfound appreciation for the healing power of both yoga and the great outdoors. Or you might just notice a couple new grass stains on your mat. Either way, my goal is for you to be glad you were there. So come give it a try!