Instructors

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HANNAH

JACKSON

Founder/Instructor P-RYT 200, YACEP 

Hi! I'm Hannah, Chief Yoga Officer and instructor. I began practicing yoga regularly at Inversion Yoga in Jackson,WY. There, I took my first teacher training. At the time, I was struggling. I was heartbroken and confused and yoga taught not only how to feel, but that it was ok to feel, and how to move through whatever comes up.  It changed my life! Several years later, my husband, James and I moved to Montgomery, I began teaching yoga at several places in town. My dream was to open a yoga studio of my own. When everything aligned to make that happened, I took a leap, and here we are. It is a dream that's become my reality to take classes from these awesome instructors you'll read about here, and to teach what I love to all of you. I love yoga, and I love the community we are building here! I hope to see you in a class soon!

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KRISTIN
BASHIR

Instructor, RYT 200

"I first experienced yoga as a cool down exercise after ice hockey practices and games in Upstate New York. However, when I moved to Montgomery, AL and began practicing yoga regularly, I saw how much more there is to yoga and all it has to offer for the mind, body, and soul! The combination of strength, grace, and peace she feels through the asanas continue to both soothe and challenge me. This love and desire to learn more led me to complete my first yoga teaching training right here at Bandaloop in January 2021! I look forward to teaching and practicing yoga with all of you. "

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RANIA

CHARALAMBIDOU

Instructor, RYT 200

Rania is a Greek, Cypriot from Nicosia, Cyprus. She is a professional ballet dancer and a certified Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga teacher under the Yoga Alliance. She has been teaching yoga for many years now and has taught students of all ages and levels at various settings such as yoga studios, fitness clubs, outdoors, online, privates, on-site at corporate offices and the U.S. military.  Having lived in six different states in the last 10 years , Rania has been exposed to various yoga styles. This exposure as well as her experience in dance have contributed to the development  of her own unique style of teaching. Correct alignment to prevent injuries and various techniques leading to a healthy, longer and leaner physique are her focus. In 2011,  Rania co-founded Long Body Yoga, a website through which she has taught live online yoga classes and created an Intermediate level DVD. Student testimonials about her teaching can be found on the "Testimonials" tab at http://www.longbodyyoga.com.

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JODIE

MOODY

Instructor

Jodie Knox Moody began her fitness career in 1989 when she moved to Montgomery to attend college. Her first certification was AFAA Group Ex which she used to teach aerobics, weight training, spinning, and step. In 1997 she got her first Pilates Mat certification which became her passion and she went on to complete the 500 hour teacher training required to be able to teach on the equipment. In 2010 she added barre to her repertoire as well as TRX, Zumba and Pound. When not teaching she enjoys frisbee, tennis, hiking, and spending time with her son Knox and dog Chico Puerto Rico.

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JAMES
JACKSON

Instructor, RYT 200

Born and raised in Montgomery, AL, I am thrilled to have the opportunity to share yoga with my hometown. It is an honor and a privilege to bring positivity and light to this city that is so special to me. I am elated to be an instructor at Bandaloop Yoga, and I am excited to continue to progress both as a yoga instructor and student. Please help us grow our yoga community by joining us in the studio and on the mat. Namaste. 

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LORI
SWORONKOWSKI

Instructor, RYT 200

Lori started practicing yoga consistently about 6 years ago. Her goals then were to strengthen and heal her body and to age well. Several different instructors influenced her practice and style. She started her journey in restorative yoga and eventually moved into Vinyasa style practices. As her practice continued to deepen, she realized she wanted more information and a deeper understanding of yoga. Lori completed her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training at Bandaloop Yoga in 2021. Lori's life is full and blessed with a great family including her husband, 4 children, 6 grandchildren, and her mother and brother. She loves the beach, and if she's not exploring poses on the mat, she's traveling to explore the world around her. Join Lori for her Beginner's Yoga Saturdays at 9:45am at our Pike Road location. 

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JACOB
HOLMBERG

Instructor, RYT 200

Jacob is a Montgomery native who found inner strength and inner peace through the practice of yoga. He loves lots of things: yoga, and the arts, theater and the river, martial arts and family, traveling and so much more. His classes are as well rounded as he is! Jacob completed his 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training in 2021 at Bandaloop Yoga. He combined two of his loves into one class- Yoga Do, a unique mixture of the ancient arts of Tae Kwon Do and Yoga. Catch this class Wednesdays at 6:30PM at our Zelda location and look for his Power Hour class Saturdays at 9:30AM.

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JUAN
LI

Instructor, RYT 500

More about Julia soon!