Studio Mills' Certified Instructors and Teachers:
RYT 200, E-500 RYT, CYT and other yoga teacher certifications are explained here, at the YogaAlliance.org website.
Linda Mills, RYT200, E-500 RYT, CYT graduated from FSU in Elementary Education and Special Ed but never had more than a handful of interim positions and substitute teaching, so in the 1980’s Sculptursize was born. Linda took her first dance exercise business into Nashville businesses with 40 some classes per week. Through many twists and turns of lay-offs of other gigs but always passionate about fitness and wellness, Linda opened up Studio Mills in downtown Kingston Springs in 2007. The initial mission was to nurture the soul through yoga, fitness, music and art. Much of that intention continues to evolve and come true for those who enter the doors. Linda initially got certified in the Bikram flow of yoga in 1985, did her 200 hour training program through the Yoga School in 2007 and her 500 RYT and Yoga Therapy certification through The Yoga Teachers School of Excellence (Jackson, TN) in 2012. She incorporates her paths for transformation, her dance background, Laughing Yoga®, creative yoga therapy and life’s experiences intoher work with hospitals, working with the mentally ill and also the mentally well in classes at Studio Mills, Vanderbilt, and others locations. Linda enjoys kayaking, tennis, circle dancing, hiking and her family and friends. Linda says she plans to continue to teach yoga into her 90’s.
Anna Hornsby, RYT200 was born and raised in Sweden and moved to The United States in 1999. She loves spending time with her family- children, dogs, cats and horses in their big yellow house. Anna’s passion for joyful movements of the body began in early years with gymnastics, dance and also working out at the gym and then one day Yoga crossed her path and captured her heart. "Yoga has become my breathing space". Anna was one of the first students to graduate from The Yoga School in 2006 and she is a 200 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance. Anna offers slow flowing feel good yoga on Wednesday evenings at 6:30. "Yoga is not always comfortable, but it should never be painful. Keep the breath softly flowing and enjoy the joy and pleasure of moving to soft music. Feel the connection- body, mind and spirit." Anna's goal is for her students to feel calm, peaceful, energized and ready for the rest of the day or to culminate the evening.
Brian Hallgren, RYT200, was encouraged by Linda Mills to try yoga, and before he knew it, he was wanting more yoga, please. He was living in San Francisco at the time and spent numerous hours in the Iyengar Yoga Institute of SF, learning and practicing his yoga in 2009. Wanting to better his own practice, he started Teacher Training in 2012, becoming 200RYT certified in June 2013. He is currently teaching one class a week, Elements, at Studio Mills and shares as he studies the yoga philosophy.