Meet the New Yoga Now Dream Team
Erin and Kendall had a dream to build a yoga home where Savannah’s very best teachers could share authentically, unscripted and from their hearts. When the timing was right, this diverse group of teachers came together with a shared mission: to let the yoga speak for itself, to be but a channel for these ancient teachings, and to offer a yoga practice for EVERYbody. We are here to meet our students where they are and to offer yoga with love and light.
Kendall Beene, Co-Founder
Kendall Beene has been teaching yoga full time since 2005 and is a respected and beloved leader of the yoga community in Savannah. A self-professed yoga anatomy and philosophy geek, Kendall loves to find the perfect concoction of movement and breath, allowing her students to come alive on every level. This wealth of knowledge and attention to detail has lead her to be one of the most sought-after private teachers in the region. Kendall also founded and directed Mira Yoga School from 2014-2016, fostering some of Savannah’s and NYN’s most powerful and graceful teachers.
Erin Lambright, Co-Founder
Erin Lambright is a seasoned and highly respected yoga and meditation teacher who has been teaching in the Savannah area for over five years. With a background in gymnastics and dance, yoga was an easy transition. Yoga also fits perfectly with her UGA degree in Therapeutic Recreation. Though Erin has taught multiple styles of yoga from hot and sweaty power yoga to therapeutic yoga for illness and injury, she is most at home teaching a slow, steady, challenging flow. She has seen this modality give her students time to gain confidence and ease in their practice.
Betsy Powers, Teacher
Betsy is an experienced yoga teacher and somatic therapist. She loves the practice of yoga and it shows in her teaching. She believes in the amazing transformational power of the practice and uses her body psychotherapy training to help students use the physical practice to support emotional balance and wellbeing.
Jordyn Herd, Teacher
Jordyn took her first dance class at 3 yrs old, and has been moving in her body ever since! Finding yoga at a young age, she was thrilled to meet Kendall Beene upon moving to Savannah in July 2015.Immediately Jordyn signed up for Teacher Training and the rest was history. Jordyn now focuses on breath and anatomy to enhance the healing aspect of her practice and teaching. Originally from Texas, Jordyn has taught yoga to all ages, in studios, schools, and even international retreat centers. She has long believed in the value of body awareness, and wants to share yoga with all who will listen!
Wayne Lee, Teacher
Wayne was introduced to yoga in 2013 after suffering from an AC joint separation in the shoulder for many years. Immediately falling in love with the practice and its amazing rehabilitative abilities he dove into a 200 hr teacher training at the Mira Yoga School with Kendall Beene. He has been teaching since 2014 and designs his classes to be energetic, physically challenging and healing. All with a healthy dose of laughter to help everyone stay present. He writes, “I am honored to have been asked to teach at New Yoga Now and look forward to sharing my practice with all of you.”
Catherine Mulligan, Teacher
Salt water, deep breaths, and simple meaningful moments inspire her spirit. Catherine found yoga at 14, and it steadily became her foundation of understanding the world and herself. The practice has been the greatest gift in her life, and sharing the gift of yoga is her expression of gratitude. Intentions for her classes is to hold space for an experience of ease and awareness; offering sequencing and breath work to tune into cosmic flow and embody expansive energies. Her biggest learning experience in teaching yoga happens through the reflection of truth from fellow yoga students. She shares, “When I am present, I can really see the human beings around me. I feel that transpersonal connection at my core, and by the grace of those willing to practice with me - I learn what love is, over and over again.”
Jessie Gulliver, Teacher
Not native to Savannah, but I have been a resident to the East Coast my whole life.... Beach girl at birth! From Jacksonville, NC to the northern waters in Mass.... And we ended up in Savannah, Georgia! Quickly made my way to Tybee Island about 25 years ago and I stayed! Picked up SUP 8 years ago, started practicing yoga with a common thread, Jessica Taylor.... She introduced me to SUP Yoga and that’s when I decided I wanted to teach SUPY. It was not an easy journey... I never had a desire to teach yoga, I had SUPY on the brain! Completed YTT at Mira Yoga School and jumped into teaching yoga immediately... as I quickly realized this must be the place for me! FAST FORWARD... I have been leading SUP Tours for 8 years, SUP Yoga classes for 5 years, Baptiste Power Instructor for 2 years, teaching yoga for 5 years. My mission in the world of yoga and in life is to BE COMMUNITY!
Whether she is leading the class or assisting the pose,
Kendall is very skilled at what she does.
- David + Susan Ason
Check Out Our Open Studio
New Yoga Now will be open on Sunday mornings to provide a space in Savannah for personal practice. No matter what style your yoga is, show up anytime between the hours of 8-10 am. Pay $10 to practice in a warm room with other yogis who are also practicing at their own pace. Roll out your mat, use any of our props, spend as long as you like. There will be a teacher present to check you in, but this is not a led class. Open studio is for the student who knows how to self-lead through a yoga practice.