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  E M I L Y    "Work hard and be nice to people."   —Unknown    MY Profile

E M I L Y

"Work hard and be nice to people."
—Unknown

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  C A R R I N G T O N    "When you know better, you do better.” —Maya Angelo    MY Profile

C A R R I N G T O N

"When you know better, you do better.”
—Maya Angelo

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  F E R O    "You are who you want to be.” —Unknown      MY Profile

F E R O

"You are who you want to be.”
—Unknown

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  J O L E N E    "There is a crack in everything. That is how the light gets in.” —Leonard Cohen    MY Profile

J O L E N E

"There is a crack in everything. That is how the light gets in.”
—Leonard Cohen

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  A L Y S S A    "Live vicariously through you.” —Unknown    MY Profile

A L Y S S A

"Live vicariously through you.”
—Unknown

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  M E G A N    “If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” —Martin Luther King Jr.    MY Profile

M E G A N

“If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”
—Martin Luther King Jr.

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  G R A C E N    “A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.” —Steve Maraboli    MY Profile

G R A C E N

“A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.”
—Steve Maraboli

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  P H I L L I P    "Life isn't about finding yourself, it's about creating yourself.”    MY PROFILE

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"Life isn't about finding yourself, it's about creating yourself.”

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  L O I S    “Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.” —Kahlil Gibran    MY Profile

L O I S

“Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.”
—Kahlil Gibran

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  R E N E E    “Patience avoids a problem, kindness creates a blessing. One is preventive, the other proactive.” —Alex and Stephen Kendrick    MY Profile

R E N E E

“Patience avoids a problem, kindness creates a blessing. One is preventive, the other proactive.”
—Alex and Stephen Kendrick

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  K E L L Y    "Good friends lift you when you forget to fly." —Unknown    MY Profile

K E L L Y

"Good friends lift you when you forget to fly."
—Unknown

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  L A U R E N    "Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without." —Buddha    MY Profile

L A U R E N

"Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without."
—Buddha

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  R O M A N    "To be, rather than to seem."    MY PROFILE

R O M A N

"To be, rather than to seem."

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  E M I L Y    "Whatever you are, be a good one." —Abraham Lincoln    MY PROFILE

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"Whatever you are, be a good one."
—Abraham Lincoln

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Emily

“WORK HARD AND BE NICE TO PEOPLE.”

Emily Wallace is the owner and founder of Midtown Yoga. Emily has been teaching for over six years and her love for yoga and movement only continues to grow and evolve. She has studied with Sean Corn, Paige Held, Kelly Green, Kathryn Budig, and many more. She has traveled the world hosting teacher trainings and yoga retreats and has a passion for watching people learn and grow. She is E-RYT 500 certified and the lead instructor for Midtown Yoga's teacher trainings. Emily's classes are a mix of challenge, inspiration, and fun. When Emily isn't at Midtown Yoga she loves spending time with her family and friends, traveling, naps, reading, concerts, and chocolate.

 

Guilty Pleasure

Free samples at Costco

Celebrity who embodies your inner rock star

Zooey Deschanel from New Girl

Go-to Karaoke Song

"Hero" by Enrique Iglesias

 
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Carrington

"When you know better you do better." —Maya Angelo

Over the last 20+ years, Carrington’s study and practice of yoga has been a diverse journey through Bikram, Ashtanga, Iyengar, Vinyasa, and everything in between.  Carrington began teaching in 2010 and is E-RYT 500 certified. Her classes are a canvas of power, prayer, and presence, intertwined with messages of spirit, magic, and social responsibility. On a physical level, her teaching practice is about piecing together the individual parts of the body into the more powerful whole. On a soulful level, her passion both on and off the mat is in helping others find their voice and own their power through the many classes and workshops she teaches. On a collective level, the purpose of her teaching is to correlate yoga on and off the mat, ultimately paving the way from the I to the WE.

She travels with international yoga teacher Seane Corn as one of her assistants and serves as both faculty and Yoga In Action Coordinator for Off The Mat Into The World as well as regional leader for CTZNWELL and is a lululemon legacy ambassador. Having gratefully learned from many teachers over the years, a few teachers that have influenced her personal and teaching practices are Seane Corn, Marianne Williamson, Rev angel KYODO williams, Ainslie Macleod, Carolyn Myss and of course the greatest teacher of all, life.

 

Favorite Travel Destination

Jerusalem

Celebrity who embodies your inner rock star

Chris Martin

If you could change your name what would it be?

President Carrington Jackson

 
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Fero

“You are who you want to be.”

Fero moved to the United States from Brazil when she was 21 years old to learn English. Fero has always been active, trying new gyms and workouts around Raleigh since 2012. In 2015, she took her first hot yoga class and fell in love with it. Yoga is where she finds comfort and peace when her mind starts wandering. In 2016, Fero decided to take yoga sculpt training and that was one of her best moments in a very challenging year. She will push you so you can be the best version of yourself, make you laugh, and welcome you as you are.

 

Guilty Pleasure

Doritos

Favorite Travel Destination

Denver, CO

Hidden Talent

Braiding Hair

 
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Jolene

“There is a crack in everything. That is how the light gets in.” —Leonard Cohen

Jolene grew up a competitive distance swimmer. Later in life, she channeled that competitive energy into other endurance events such as triathlons, half marathons and open water swimming. She was drawn to yoga for the physical benefits but continues to practice because of the “work-in.” Jolene believes yoga practice truly strengthens your mind/body from the inside out and changes everyday with your body and mindset. In this practice, you are constantly presented with new challenges and given the opportunity to learn something new about yourself. The benefits of a regular practice are endless and Jolene loves sharing it with others.  She lives within walking distance of the studio with her husband, Ben, and their two children, Turner and Willow.  Jolene received her yoga teacher training from studio owner Emily Wallace and is a registered 200 E-RYT. 

 

Best Concert

Tom Petty, fourth row back when it was still called Walnut Creek

Interesting Fact

I am the oldest of four and all of us have a first name that starts with “J,” including my parents: Joe, Jean, Jolene, Joel, Jonah and Janna.

Celebrity who embodies your inner rock star

Drew Barrymore

 
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Alyssa

“Live vicariously through you.”

Alyssa comes to Midtown Yoga from Los Angeles, CA with a background in High Intensity Interval Training and Yoga Sculpt. She has most recently been teaching boot camp style classes in the Raleigh area and has been living here for about two years with her boyfriend and her new puppy, Charlotte! In her spare time she loves to do anything active and always makes sure to never miss her own workouts. Alyssa works a full-time job outside of Midtown Yoga but has a passion for seeing others healthy and changing their mindsets. She always keeps a positive attitude and will likely become your best friend after the first time you meet! Join her for some sweaty movement in our signature MYstrength class!

 

Celebrity who embodies your inner rock star

Mila Kunis

Describe your class in three words

Loud, Energetic, Sweaty

Go-to Karaoke Song

"Wannabe" by Spice Girls

 
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Megan

“If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”

Megan received her 200-hour teacher training through Emily Wallace in 2015 and has been teaching ever since. She also a personal trainer and group fitness instructor.  Applying her knowledge across all areas of fitness is what inspires her classes.  She believes that finding balance in the mind, body, and lifestyle is what keeps us moving forward.  In a constantly evolving world, finding personal balance is something that will always be a work in progress.  She feels that we should constantly be challenging ourselves not only in our movement practice, but in all areas of life. Megan brings an energetic, challenging, and loving atmosphere to her classes, meeting her clients where they are, empowering them, and encouraging them to grow. 

 

Hidden Talent

Laughing no matter how bad the joke is.

Go-to Karaoke Song

"Juicy" by Notorious B.I.G.

Favorite Music Artist

Alt-J

 
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Gracen

“A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.”

Gracen loves teaching yoga and feels it is a true privilege to connect with her students and to share her calling.  Her passion for teaching and inspiring others to be the best version of themselves is evident in the way she shows up to guide her students and to empower them to become their own best teacher.  Gracen has spent over 500 hours studying the practices of yoga (asana, pranayama, kriya, meditation) and believes it’s important to always stay a student. She believes that yoga can benefit anyone, regardless of age, gender, race, size, and ability. Through her own journey of seeking to understand yoga beyond the physical, she has come to realize that this practice helps us all deal with the inevitable suffering and pain that happens in our lives. It’s not what happens to us that matters most, but it’s how we react to it.

 

Guilty Pleasure

Gummy worms and sour straws

Describe your class in three words

Transformative, Inpiring, Liberating

Best Concert

Kid Rock

 
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Lois

“Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.”

Lois took her first yoga class in 1998 and has not looked back since. It forever changed her life. She has pursued learning and experiencing as much yoga as possible, completing her first 500-hour teacher training in Hatha yoga and her second 500-hour teacher training in vinyasa. Lois has been facilitating 200- and 500-hour YTT's for the past five years and loves teaching teachers, seeing their cathartic journeys unfold, and watching their teaching blossom. She has also presented nationally at yoga events and travels internationally facilitating yoga retreats. Lois teaches Astanga vinyasa, vinyasa, yin yoga, and meditation. When not teaching or taking a yoga class, you can find Lois entertaining at home with her family and friends. She loves to cook and host gatherings thanks to her Italian background. Lois resides in Cary with her husband Larry and their three daughters.

 

Unusual Talent

I can cross one eye while keeping the other straight.

Pineapple on Pizza?

I'm 100% Italian - I don't get it.

Favorite Travel Destination

Istanbul

 
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Renee

“Patience avoids a problem, kindness creates a blessing. One is preventive, the other proactive.”

Renee has been teaching for 10+ years in the Raleigh area. Her classes are creative, challenging, and soulful. In her spare time she enjoys walking, cycling, practicing yoga, traveling, and spending time with her husband and daughter, Sarah.

Celebrity who embodies your inner rock star

She is not a celebrity, but my daughter, Sarah!

Happy Place

Wrapped up on a rainy day on the sofa with my husband.

Favorite Travel Destination

Raja Ampat, Indonesia

 
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Kelly

Kelly began practicing yoga over ten years ago in both Iyengar and Vinyasa styles and graduated from the Bliss Body Yoga 200-hour teacher training in 2017.  She has a passion for pre- and post-natal yoga and encourages women to grow in their beauty and strength throughout their yoga journeys. Her classes help individuals feel their bodies both inside and out and explore the connection between yoga both on the mat and in life. Kelly has a 6-year-old son and loves friends, family, outdoor concerts, baseball games, and hanging by the pool.

Happy Place

Hiking with my son

Guilty Pleasure

Chocolate

Best concert

Pink Floyd

 
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Dr. Amy Moore

Dr. Amy Moore is an orthopedic physical therapist with a focus in prenatal & postpartum care and TMJ dysfunction. She has received extensive training in women’s health, manual therapy and craniofacial disorders and is committed to remaining current on research in order to provide the best evidence based treatment. Dr. Moore’s ultimate desire is to evaluate and treat ALL women who are planning on becoming pregnant, currently pregnant and postpartum in order to prevent/resolve issues common in prenatal/postpartum moms such as urinary leakage, pain and diastasis recti (abdominal separation), etc.  Her philosophy is to treat the cause of the symptoms and educate clients in how to take control of their condition. Dr. Moore has stepped out of the traditional medical model to spend the time necessary in caring optimally for her clients and helping them achieve their goals. 

When Dr. Moore is not treating patients or attending continuing education courses, she enjoys being active, spending time with her husband, extended family, friends and being a mommy to their baby boy, Maverick.

 
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Lauren

"Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without."

Lauren’s early passion for meditation began with an interest in brain research, and has evolved through training and daily practice into a life-changing spiritual and experiential journey. She has enjoyed seeing the practice of meditation reach mainstream consciousness over the last few years and is thankful to be a part of spreading its benefits to the community. Lauren’s classes blend real life experience with knowledge from both western science and the wisdom traditions to help students cultivate greater inner awareness in their daily lives. She has formal training in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Kundalini Yoga and Meditation. Lauren enjoys exploring the outdoors with her husband and two young sons any chance she gets.

Happy Place

The summit of a mountain

Favorite Travel Destination

The Amalfi Coast

Guilty Pleasure

Frozen gummy bears

 
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Phillip

"Life isn't about finding yourself, it's about creating yourself."

Philip is an athlete. He played Division 1 college football at the University of Minnesota and at East Carolina University where he was starting Quarterback and Team Captain. He then went on to play professionally for the Cincinnati Bengals, the Cleveland Browns, and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. During his 12 years of training for football, he fell in love with the science behind gaining strength/muscle, losing fat, achieving mobility, and proper nutrition. Philip has worked with some of the top strength coaches and nutritionists in the nation at world renowned training facilities including EXOS (Phoenix), Test Academy (NJ), and Acceleration (MN). He continues to educate himself daily as he is a certified personal trainer with a passion for helping others achieve their goals.

Guilty Pleasure

I have no guilt to my pleasures.

Hidden Talent

I do a killer impression of Fat Bastard from Austin Powers.

Go-To Karaoke Song

Lonely Eyes by Chris Young

 
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Roman

"To be, rather than to seem."

Roman Szpond, ERYT500, has been a student of yoga for more than 20 years and continues to abide humbly as student day after day. Roman intends to ignite a spiritual awareness, develop an emotional fitness, empower and align students to their highest self through his example and guidance.

Celebrity Who Embodies Your Inner Rock Star

Matthew McConaughey

Favorite Travel Destination

Belize

Guilty Pleasure

Dirty martinis 🍸

 
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Emily

"Whatever you are, be a good one." —Abraham Lincoln

Emily comes to Raleigh from Washington, D.C. where she earned her RYT 200 certification and taught yoga for three years. Born in Boston, Emily began practicing yoga over 10 years ago in high school. She competed in Track & Field in college and that is when she fell in love with vinyasa yoga as an outlet for putting her body to work to allow her mind to rest. In 2015, Emily enrolled in teacher training with the hope of sharing the transformative physical and mental benefits of the practice with others. She is a firm believer that you create your own reality and that, through yoga, all can realize that this is possible. She hopes to empower and motivate her students in her athletically-inspired flow and strength classes. Emily currently lives in North Hills with her boyfriend.

Happy Place

Home in MA with my two sisters

Guilty Pleasure

Dark chocolate. Every. Single. Day.

Favorite Travel Destination

Aspen, CO