Instructors

    Emily Gibbs

    Emily grew up a dancer, she loved stretching and movement and in some ways, was practicing yoga then without realizing it. In her early 30’s, around 2005, she began learning and practicing with a book from the library and a stretching video with Dixie Carter. She soon found a studio and class that she  loved and began her own personal home practice. Yoga helped her to calm her chattery mind, connect with herself in a deeper way and to connect with God.

    Emily received her 200 KRI, Kundalini Yoga Certification in 2016.  She studied with Mukta Kaur and Dr. Gurusahay Khalsa.  She recently completed a Level 2, Mind & Meditation course with Nirvair Singh Khalsa.

    She also is a Grounded Kids Yoga teacher and loves to include art into her children’s classes and in special workshops for adults. She found that our naturally, creative self is awakened and flows more easily after Yoga and Meditaion. She is also a gardener and studier of Permaculture. She believes that mindful and creative living is the way for our future.

        Joe Hanrahan

        Yoga Instructor

        Joe started his Yoga journey in 2007 as a New Years Resolution and never looked back. Up until then he had been an avid backpacker and tennis player. Seeking a gentler activity, he discovered the challenge of Yoga, which brought together not only the physical challenges but also something he had long sought out, peace of mind and spirit. In 2017 he earned his 200 RYT Certificate and immediately began teaching. Realizing that he would always be a student and wanting to take his practice further he enrolled in a 300-hr. program at Johns Creek Yoga Studio which is led by Sheila Ewers. Joe has earned certificates in Restorative, Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Trauma Sensitive and Aerial Yoga and enjoys teaching all of them.  Joe enjoys playing golf and loves to cook all kinds goodies for his students. 

            Linda Olney

            Linda Olney-Sikes is certified in Tai Chi Chih-with 21 years experience & is also a certified foot reflexologist.
            Linda has a loving ,caring nature and is always looking for ways to help others on their quest for a more stress -free, happy life. She teaches with joy and humor, & although you’ll be learning tai chi – there will be some surprises along the way!

                Nadine Daniel

                Yoga Instructor

                Nadine has been actively practicing yoga for 3 years now and has recently received her Yoga Certification (200-RYS) from Kashi Atlanta Urban Yoga Studio. She discovered Yoga many years ago by going to classes held at her local gym. After an unfortunate medical incident that caused her to disconnect from her body emotionally, Weekly hospital visits and the pain associated with it she searched for a deeper way to connect back to her body. Her passion was re-ignited when she saw a bulletin board advertising yoga at a local coffee shop in 2019. She connected with a Kundalini yoga instructor holding classes at a local church. From that point forward, after several months of commitment and a deeper understanding for yoga, the asanas, and the philosophies she was on her way to a full recovery and eventually felt inspired to teach.  Nadine's mission is to guide others to discover the deeper and spiritual divinity within themselves through the practice of Yoga. This path creates a unifying force of mind, body, and spirit and in the same way her life has been transformed through this practice, she wants to inspire others to rediscover a deeper part of themselves.                                                                                                                       "The more you listen to your breath, the more you can hear the voice of your soul"                                                                                                                                                                               - Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati

                    Parks Kirby

                    Like many, I began my yoga journey in pursuit of better physical health. I find that a daily practice of asanas and pranayama improves my core strength, flexibility, balance, and endurance. Further, yoga complements my simple, purposeful and wholesome lifestyle. Most importantly, yoga promotes mindfulness, harmony and heartens my connection with my Creator.
                    I am a Yoga Alliance RYT-200 certified yoga instructor and participate in continuing education to enhance my personal practice and teaching skills.
                    My mission as a yoga teacher is to give back to our community by inspiring others to achieve their own self-discovery and awareness through their yoga practice. I look forward to serving all the students of Serenity Salt Cave & Healing Center by sharing the many benefits of yoga.