JoLea is a New Bern native who graduated from Stetson University in Florida with a degree in sports and exercise science. She is a licensed Physical Therapy Assistant, has completed her 200 hour teaching certification with Open Studio, and is registered with Yoga Alliance. She has been practicing yoga for 11+ years, growing and learning how the world of sports and science fuses perfectly with the postures, techniques, and awareness gained through a strong yoga practice. For her, the challenge, discipline and playful sides of a yoga class are all means of improving the physical body and becoming aware of the mind/body/emotional connection that affects us all. "A flexible body is a more efficient body."