Michelle Dorer is the director of the Ashtanga Yoga Center in the Outer Banks which opened in September 2005. She began practicing yoga in 2002 when she was a student at the University of Virginia. She was happy to meet her teacher Tim Miller in Charlottesville, VA in April 2004. She has and continues to make annual trips to Encinitas, CA, attends his workshops and conferences worldwide, completed his First Series Teacher Training in June 2004, his Second Series Teacher Training in August 2014, and his Third Series Teacher Training in August 2015. Tim is currently teaching her the Fourth Series. Michelle has also studied Ashtanga Yoga with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, David Williams, Nancy Gilgoff, Dena Kinsberg, David Garrigues, Sharath Rangaswamy, and Eddie Stern, has been practicing Ashtanga Yoga daily uninterrupted for twelve years, has attended several workshops on various areas of spirituality such as meditation, chanting, astrology, ayurveda, studies of sacred texts, and has a love for lore, dancing, and gathering around Fire. She has a BA in psychology from the University of Virginia.
Erin first experienced yoga while studying at the University of New Hampshire and instantly recognized her spiritual, physical and life path reflected in the Ashtanga Yoga tradition. She was fortunate to study for three years with Kimberly Dahlaman and Jonas Zev Amberger at Yoga East in the traditional lineage. This study cemented a deep love and appreciation for the practice and discipline exacted by the Ashtanga tradition. While she has explored other vinyasa styles of yoga, she has found an anchor in the teachings and tradition of Ashtanga. Since 2001 has strived to maintain regular practice. Through the years she has studied and attended workshops with Kimberly Dahlamann, Jonas Zev Amberger, Nancy Gilgoff, David Williams, David Garrigues. Erin currently studies and practices with Michelle Dorer at the Asthanga Yoga Center, while also working professionally as a scientist at the NC Coastal Federation. Her free time is spent enjoying time at the beach or on her sailboat with her husband and two boys.
Sarah started practicing Vinyasa Yoga in 2012 with Anne Howard and is a certified yoga instructor (RYT 200, Amalam School of Yoga, Outer Banks, NC). Shortly after completing her teacher training in early 2014, she began studying with Michelle Dorer and developed a daily Ashtanga practice. Additionally, she has attended workshops with Tim Miller and David Garrigues and is currently exploring Nadi Shodhana, or Intermediate Series. Along with her regular Ashtanga practice, Sarah enjoys mixing it up and channeling her creative energy by crafting fun, challenging sequences for her Vinyasa flow classes. Outside the studio she enjoys the beach, running, hiking, swimming, plants, animals, reggae music, traveling, and being outdoors.
Chel encourages her students to find health, happiness and prosperity by practicing yoga and embracing creativity and play! She studied for her Yoga Alliance RYT-200 at South Okanagan Yoga Academy under Mugs McConnell, based in British Columbia. She’s trained all over the world and is passionate about sharing her vibrant blend of life experiences – meditating in the Himalayas of Nepal and visiting Hindu and Buddhist temples throughout Southeast Asia, studying yoga, Reiki (level 1&2 certified) and circus arts in California, hoop and fire dancing on magical islands of Bali and Thailand. She has learned a great deal about compassion by volunteering with orphans and underprivileged kids in Sri Lanka, Peru and Mexico. When she’s not practicing yoga, you will find her instructing and performing hoop, fire and pole dance and other circus arts.