Cindy Brewer / owner, 500 hour E-RYT
Cindy is a native of Albemarle and one of the owners of The Yoga Pilates Barre. She graduated from UNC-Charlotte with a Bachelor of Creative Arts degree in Dance and a certificate in Dance Education. Cindy taught dance in studios and public schools in Albemarle, Charlotte and Atlanta and performed and choreographed professionally.
Several injuries led her gradually toward Pilates and Yoga as a way to both use the body and be very kind to it as well. But it was what these two practices did for her esteem and spirit that gave her the need to share it the most.
She received her Pilates Teacher Certification from Leslie Clayton of Body Awareness in Atlanta, GA, her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Certification from Lesa Crocker of The Bodhi Tree in Charlotte, NC and completed her 500 hour RYT with Rolf Gates, the author of “Meditations From the Mat” and “Meditations on Intention and Being”. She is the director of the Be Kind Yoga Vinyasa Teacher Training School.
Cindy is very grateful to be able to work in and help out in her community through teaching Yoga, Pilates and Barre and using those practices to host fundraisers for local charities.
Susan Farrell / owner, 200 hour RYT
Susan is a native Texan, growing up in Dallas and attending The University of Texas at Austin. She and her husband, Todd, have lived in Dallas, Atlanta and Charlotte and have been in the New London area for ten years. Susan stumbled into a Yoga class about seven years ago and immediately fell in love with the practice. She completed her 200 hour Registered Teacher Training with Cindy Brewer at Be Kind Yoga School in May 2015.
Susan loves exploring different studios in different parts of the country, always bringing new ideas and knowledge home with her. In visiting different studios, she realized how special Albemarle Pilates and Yoga was and decided she wanted to partner with Cindy to grow APY into The Yoga Pilates Barre. She is now thrilled and enthusiastic about all YPB offers and adds to our community.
Susan enthusiastically shares her love of the practice with others, always with the message of inclusion. She truly believes Yoga is for everyone.
Jessica Henderson PhD, E-RYT200, RPYT
Alia King / 200 hour RYT
Alia found yoga while exploring alternate forms of exercise and quickly discovered the beauty, peace and calmness that yoga can bring. She is excited to help others find the same stress relief and inner calmness that she has found and is currently working on her 200 hour training with Sandy Raper in Concord, NC. Alia lives in Oakboro with her fabulous husband and daughters where she enjoys planting flowers and being part of the nature around her. She works with volunteers and a wonderful team at Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region, and though she practices yoga throughout the area, she loves the warmth and family feel of YPB.
Madeleine is an Albemarle native and moved to Chapel Hill to earn a BA in English and a Master of Arts in Teaching. After college, she relocated to Concord, NC and currently teaches 10th grade English at Central Cabarrus High School.
For Madeleine, yoga is a tool and spiritual practice that allows for a deeper understanding of oneself. Her goal as a yoga instructor is to create a space for self study and help others to develop a positive self-image. Her passion lies in helping young adults and teenagers unplug and turn inward, finding confidence, peace, and love within themselves so that they may be a light to others on and off their mats.