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Featured #YogaOnTheSquare Instructors
From Dancing Dogs Yoga:
Rehnuma Tajbin discovered Baptiste Yoga in 2004 while living in Cambridge, MA. Since then Baptiste Yoga has helped her grow tremendously in every aspect of her life. Rehnuma is a Designer/Patternmaker and currently works at Atlanta Ballet Costume Department. She completed Baptiste Level 1 and 2 training and is also certified in Kripalu Hatha and Core Power Yoga.
Liz Rupp took her first yoga class in 2006 and hated it. Five years later, her friends dragged her kicking and screaming into her first Baptiste Yoga class. She began to attend classes on a regular basis to recover from marathon training. In 2011, she completed her 200-hour training with Sid McNairy in Baltimore, Maryland before becoming an active duty Army officer. Liz is also a CrossFit Level 2 Trainer and loves teaching yoga for athletes. Her goals include teaching to professional athletes, becoming a Baptiste Certified Teacher, and adopting an English Bulldog.
Her favorite thing about teaching yoga is witnessing people feel better - whether it’s their 5 minutes of savasana during a stressful day, or making big strides off their mat and in their life. Liz’s favorite pose is adho mukha svanasana. Yup – good old downward facing dog! A huge transformation happens between your first down dog and the last one in the practice. It’s the starting point for all things cool and scary (jump into crow or handstand) but feels like home all at the same time. For athletes, it’s the most “bang for your buck” in one simple stretch (huge shoulder, calf, and hamstring opener). Liz’s guilty pleasures are nachos and a beer after a summer day. Her secret superpower is balancing her diet of kale chips with queso and making Ina Garten’s Icebox cake better than Ina Garten.
Sara Beth Foskey
Sara Beth Foskey is a certified yoga teacher who completed her certification at Dancing Dogs Yoga in 2017. She started off as a DDY ambassador at Dancing Dogs Yoga Savannah, helping check in classes, and her love for yoga grew. She became a certified assistant, and then front desk manager, and finally a yoga teacher! Sara Beth has an infectious smile, a wicked sense of humor and a love for dogs, especially her dog Max. She is currently a manager at Dancing Dogs Yoga Atlanta.
Kayla Iles started practicing yoga in 2006 due to a hectic travel schedule with work and the need to release stress even on the road. Kayla signed up with friends to road trip to DDY in South Carolina to complete her 200 Hour Certification with Shelley Lowther in 2013. Ever since that first class, she has been waiting to find a studio in Atlanta. DDY immediately felt like home and that is a place you always want to go back to. Kayla’s secret superpower is the ability to orchestrate everyone’s calendars around her especially if it leads to quarterly lake weekends in nature at “Camp Blue Ridge” with family, friends and thoughtfully prepared food and cocktails. Even though Kayla’s husband is the chef de cuisine to true southern form she can be known to cook everything from fried chicken to curry.