We have the following amazing yoga teachers here at Etowah Valley Yoga in Cartersville, Georgia.
Our teachers have trained in a variety of disciplines including Yoga, Tai Chi, Qigong, bodyArt and Thai Yoga Bodywork.
Sue originally came to yoga because of back pain. After seeing the result of a consistent practice she decided to share her love of yoga with others. Sue is registered with the Yoga Alliance at the highest level, E-RYT 500. Because of her interest in therapeutic yoga, Sue continued her education and completed training in 2007 as a Professional Yoga Therapist, member IAYT. Sue is also certified to teach bodyArt and practices Thai Yoga Bodywork by appointment. Certified by Zen Wellness as a business coach, Sue is available as a mentor for those making a living as a spiritual entrepreneur.
Etowah Valley Yoga is now a Registered Yoga School, where others come to learn how to teach yoga. We offer RYT 200, 500, RPYT (prenatal) and Professional Yoga Therapy.
Sue also offers workshops and retreats to interested yoga students.
In January 2011 she began her 200-Hour Teacher Training Program with Sue at Etowah Valley Yoga and is excited about the opportunity to share her love of yoga.
Abbey has been supporting individuals in holistic health options for over 21 years, working as a yoga teacher; neuromuscular therapist; licensed massage therapist; doula; and fertility, pregnancy, and postpartum specialist. She is experienced in abdominal detox massage & provides herbal support. In addition to her work in full spectrum health, she taught musculoskeletal anatomy, neuromuscular therapy, and rehabilitation at Rising Spirit Institute/Gwinnett College for more than 8 years. She has also designed and taught anatomy programs for both yoga and Pilates teacher training programs throughout the Metro Atlanta area. Passionate about deeper yoga explorations, Abbey has facilitated many extended yoga retreats. She has always enjoyed training teachers and is the lead instructor for Etowah Valley Yoga’s 300 hour (RYT500) program. Her goal is to mentor both students and teachers through education and movement practices so that we can all be self empowered, vibrant, and ultimately thrive.
Abbey lives in metro Atlanta with her husband, yoga teaching daughter, infant son and two dogs.
I am a RYT 200 Instructor and I am registered with the Yoga Alliance. I love to practice and teach yoga; not only does it help me, but it helps others to re-center and add little balance back to everyday life.
Yoga is a way to bring healing to the mind, body, and soul.
Pamela Flynn Crowe
Upon completing his contractor project in Southern Pines and returning to Cartersville, the appeal of hot yoga over traditional yoga led him to Hot Yoga Kennesaw (HYK). HYK became Earl’s home studio as the journey continued. By being actively involved with the studio and a regular practitioner, it was at HYK where his love of yoga evolved. In 2015, Earl purchased HYK and in late 2018, he partnered with Lisa Siniard to purchase Etowah Valley Yoga.
In 2017, Rita completed her 500-hour teacher training at Etowah Valley Yoga in Cartersville, GA under the excellent tutelage of Sue Hopkins E-RYT 500 & I-AYT; and is now pursuing a certification in yoga therapy. She has had the honor of focused yoga education from recognized teachers, Nicolai Bachman E-RYT500, Holle Black C-IAYT & E-RYT500, Candace Goch MSPT, RYT-500, RPYT, Matthew Sanford E-RYT 500, Michael Sitzer LMT, Grace Stephen RYT 500 & I-AYT and Marlysa Sullivan MPT, C-IAYT E-RYT 500.
Rita teaches gentle, chair, adaptive, back-care yoga along with meditation and yoga nidra.
I continued to practice and earned my 200 Hour and Prenatal Yoga Certification in 2012. I furthered my education and completed my 500 Hour training in 2013 and the 600 Hour Professional Yoga therapy Program in 2016. Yoga is, and continues to be, rewarding and empowering. I love being an instructor and encourage others to start or continue their yoga journey.
I am a native of Cartersville and also, a registered Radiology and Mammography technician at Cartersville Medical Center.
I began yoga because of an injury. Who’d have thought, all these years later, it would be the only thing that helps? I do yoga, the injury feels ok. If I miss doing it, it hurts. It’s an amazing way to heal. However, I think it has to be learned correctly. And with patience. Correct alignment. Not about competing but about what it does for the mind and body. Breathing and focus. Internal and external. I got my 200 hour certification in 2014, and I can’t imagine life without yoga and barre.
I have a BS in Psychology, I’m a certified herbalist, and Level I Reiki practitioner. I knew becoming a yoga teacher would add to the modalities of healing I was already trained in, so it was a very natural progression. My goal in life is to help others heal and find balance in their lives. I specialize in bringing beginners to the mat. I love to see someone realizes they can practice yoga no matter what age they are or what physical capabilities they have. If you can breathe, you can do yoga.
Mike came to yoga for the asana but soon learned that the other seven limbs are equally important and should be practiced to experience the full benefits of what yoga offers. He likes to say “Do yoga daily and not just on your mat.”