A financial planner, business owner, wife and mother, Kathy Fish is also a devoted yogini who relishes her early morning classes at Midtown Yoga. Her students are equally enthusiastic about their practice with Kathy.
“Yoga has helped me bring balance to a very hectic life. I know about multi-tasking, and am so grateful for yoga – and for the opportunity to share something I love with others.”
Kathy teaches with humor, compassion and grace. Her attention to the subtleties of correct alignment helps her students to both deepen and refine their yoga practices.
Jocelyn Brunotte is a former dancer and long time practitioner of yoga. She studied dance at Birmingham-Southern College, and moved to New York soon after. In NYC, Jocelyn became a fitness instructor, teaching at some of the best and innovative studios and gyms in the city. She worked with hundreds of people each week, for over seven years, teaching a variety of formats. Jocelyn has her 200-hour yoga certification in Vinyasa Yoga, and a certification in BodyART.
Sarla is the founder of Midtown Yoga. The studio has flourished since she opened the doors in May 2001. Yoga students from all corners of Shelby County and the surrounding area can be found practicing there on any given day.
Sarla’s love for yoga and commitment to her students permeates the studio. Her years of devotion to the studio is reflected by the large staff of certified teachers at Midtown Yoga.
Sarla has been practicing yoga for 27 years and teaching for 15. She is an E-RYT 500, ParaYoga Level II certified teacher. Her instruction is clear, confident and compassionate. Her passion for yoga and for teaching is almost palpable, “I love this practice and credit it in no small part with saving my life. I consider the seat of the teacher a place of honor and responsibility. I hope that through my teaching I can pass on to others what my teacher, Rod Stryker, has given me.”
Michele first started her yoga journey as a runner looking to help soothe tight hamstrings and low back pain. She first practiced yoga with VHS tapes at home but finally got the courage to walk into Shantih’s Alignment Based Yoga class at Midtown Yoga and was hooked! After ten years of practice, Michele began teaching and completed her 200RYT in 2014 with Grow Yoga School/ Hot Yoga Plus. Michele’s teaching is both instructional and playful as she combines traditional postures and sequences with some creative choreography & music. Building flexibility is important, but strength is the focus of her flows. Michele lives in East Memphis with her husband, Brian, their two very active boys Luke and Henry, and their family dog, Minnie.