Ann Pauley, Yoga & Massage Professional
Ann is co-owner of The Posture Project, Yoga & Massage, here in Woodstock, GA and is originally from North Carolina. She graduated from the Academy of Somatic Healing Arts (ASHA) in Norcross, GA in 1998 as a Massage Therapist with certificates in Sports Therapy, Neuromuscular Therapy, and Swedish Massage. She has studied Postural Balancing in depth as a massage therapist and has worked with several chiropractors during her many years of experience.
Ann is an experienced Sports Massage instructor, former Department Head at ASHA and a certified Life Coach.
She has developed an intensive, 6 month Life Coaching Program called "The Life Changer Program." This course is offered only at The Posture Project!
Over her long career, she has developed several continuing education courses, her latest being Mind- Body Fusion Therapy™.
Ann is also a yoga instructor at The Posture Project. She began her practice of Hatha Yoga in 2001. In 1998, Annie began an intensive meditation practice. Along with her natural teaching ability and her extensive knowledge of the body, she began teaching yoga in 2006 and continues weekly yoga training and neverending self discovery to continue her growth as an instructor. Her classes are invigorating and light-hearted for those wanting to feel their heart beat.
Shalan Hill, Yoga & Massage Professional
Shalan Hill, co-owner of The Posture Project, is a healer and lightworker, that is honored to assist you to find more freedom along your life journey. Shalan is a Licensed and Certified Massage Therapist (CMT & LMT) and a Certified Yoga Teacher. She is privileged to inspire greatness in others as a Manduka Ambassador and was featured in the Manduka 2012 Summer Catalog. Shalan was raised in Amarillo, Texas.
Shalan began her study of yoga in 1998 and has been teaching since 2001 in the Woodstock area. Her initial years of experience with Yoga trained her in the Hatha Yoga (traditional) style with focus on Kundalini Yoga which involves Pranayama (breathing techniques to promote energy movement and balance). She completed her credentials for her 200 hour Yoga Alliance training gaining more knowledge of the Iyengar tradition and started her own Ashtanga practice, as well. She continues her yoga training weekly to gain more insight and options for her students. An experienced teacher, Shalan has been focused mainly on teaching yoga to beginners.
Shalan intuitively promotes a gentle style of yoga that listens to the needs of the energy of the group while getting specific with the actions of your body, breath, and focus in each pose. Appreciated for her clear instruction and nurturing presence that makes yoga easy and non intimidating for beginners. She educates her students & clients about their body and shares informational tools to empower them to enjoy better health & Well-Being resulting in less pain and less fear. Sometimes playful, sometimes laser focused, her intuitive blending of delightful poses throughout her classes and transformational meditations has created an enriched yoga community.
Shalan graduated from The Academy of Somatic Healing Arts (ASHA) massage school in Norcross, GA in 2000 with certificates in Neuromuscular Therapy, Sports Therapy, and Swedish Massage. She has worked with chiropractors and has experience with massage in spa and yoga settings. She specializes in working with the subtle energies of the body through CranioSacral Therapy, Reiki, and Polarity/Energy Balancing. Shalan also excels in Myofascial Release, Postural Balancing, and pain relief. Her trusted touch and intuition balances and calms her massage clients both physically and energetically. Shalan saw the value of combining bodywork and yoga to help people achieve and maintain greater balance and health in their life and was inspired to open The Posture Project, with her partner, Ann Pauley, in 2003 to empower their community toward greater Well-Being.
Sue Morgan, Yoga Professional
Sue began her yoga journey in 2007 studying mainly Iyengar yoga, pranayama, and the yoga sutras. She completed her 200 hr. certification in 2008. She continued her yoga journey studying Anusara yoga and completed her 500 hr. certification in 2011.
She loves teaching Beginner students, as well as, Intermediate students. Her attention to alignment and breath help each student find their strength and focus. She excels in flowing sequences (vinyasas) and likes to instill a sense of fun and humor into her classes.
Her own experience of yoga helped her move through the personal challenge of overcoming breast cancer around 2009. (Nine years cancer free!) She shares her passion of the benefits she knows yoga brings to all who practice.
Sue graduated from the US Air Force Academy in 1980 with a Bachelor of Science. She served in the Air Force as a navigator for 7 years. She brings a wealth of life experiences to her practice and her teaching and tries to inspire all students with her love of yoga.
Dayin Cusick, Yoga Professional
Dayin loves to share opportunities for empowerment with her yoga students. She brings a delightful exuberance and joy to her classes.
Dayin completed her 200 hr. Yoga Teacher Training with Dorje Yoga and has been developing her own yoga practice since 2011.
Yoga has been an important part of her stress management as she works full time as a pharmacist. Originally from Thailand, Dayin is a natural teacher and was an instructor at a Pharmaceutical Sciences University.
All the benefits yoga brings her, keeps her inspired to share the gift of yoga with her community.
Melanie Pineda, Yoga Professional
Melanie is a bilingual certified yoga teacher who has spent over 200 hours in her training with Dorje Yoga School in Woodstock, GA.
She has a background in massage therapy and loves to help educate others on their bodies and health.
In contributing herself to the service of others, Melanie loves to bring a fresh and uplifting approach to her lifestyle of yoga. By teaching with a high vibrancy to life, she hopes to inspire students to come together as a loving healthy community.
Andrea Cortes, Yoga Professional
Andrea Cortes is our newest addition to The Posture Project family. Andrea is originally from Mexico City, Mexico. She completed her 200hr. Yoga Certification in 2014 and is a Reiki master practitioner. An old soul, she has a graceful and confident way of instructing and we are happy to have her join our team. You can catch her class on Tuesday mornings.
She is now offering Reiki on Tuesdays as well!