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Elizabeth McCranie - Owner/Instructor

Elizabeth is the proud leader of the amazing Centred Team. She has studied under Baron Baptiste & completed Level I, Level II, Art of Assisting, Foundations, & Baron's Immersion. While the Baptiste style has been her main focus, Elizabeth continues to educate herself in other Yoga genres and is excited to have created a studio that meets the needs and is of service to the whole community. She has also studied under Shiva Rea, Seane Corn, Eric Paskel, Dharma Mittra, Sianna Sherman and many others. Elizabeth is a Yoga Alliance certified teacher. Elizabeth has also studied at the Amrit Yoga Institute and is privledge to add Yoga Nidra to her yoga practice. This deep meditation practice will change your life.

Elizabeth had much resistance to the practice of Yin yoga however, after a deep immersion with Dennis and Kathy Lang, she realized that we all need more Yin in our lives. Elizabeth has added Yin to her personal practice and is beyond excited to add it to her schedule and share it with YOU! She has also discovered Bhakti, Devotional Yoga, to be a beautiful, almost dance like experience on the mat. With continued study in this area, Elizabeth continues to add to her instruction with a Bhakti class.

After practicing with Elizabeth, you will most certainly find space, clarity and a sense of awareness you did not know possible.Elizabeth is a graduate of the Institute of Integrative Nutrition (New York City) and is a certified Health Coach. "Yoga has transformed my life. I look forward to creating a community and sharing my passion with others. Be well my friends."~me.

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Dan McCranie - Owner/Instructor

As a successful business owner for over 20 years, Dan discovered yoga was a great way to find balance in his life. After attending Baron Baptiste's Art of Assisting, Dan began team teaching classes. In 2014 Dan completed his 200 hr teacher training and is a certified yoga instructor. He has studied under and been influenced by Shiva Rea, Kathryn Budig, Baron Baptiste, Eric Paskel and Sadie Nardini. You will find Dan's passion for music, rhythm and flow creates a peaceful and strong practice. His Bhakti Flow class is a Yoga ballet. His Power Vinyasa combines music, fun, challenge and inspiration. He will push you to be your best. Come see why they say "Yea Chair!!" in class.

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Saven Morris - Studio Manager

Saven grew up in Atlanta, GA. After graduating college in 2020 she moved up to Philadelphia for a 'big girl job'. After living the city life she decided she was over the cold and moved down to Amelia Island in the beginning of 2022 to be closer to her family and near the beach. 

Saven has been practicing yoga for over 7 years, she has always found community within the studios she's joined in her various travels, and has definitely found that on Amelia Island at Centred. Saven joins our team with a background in marketing, event management, and graphic design experience coupled with a deep love for yoga and the atmosphere that Centred has created. In her off time you can find Saven running around the island or walking her fur baby, Juneau on the beach. We are so excited to have you join the team Saven!

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Allyson Neilson - Instructor

In August of 2012, Allyson spent a week in the beautiful Catskills Mountains with 180 other yogis to immerse herself in Baron Baptiste’s Level 1 Teacher Training. From there she went on to complete her 200 hour teacher training with Portland Power Yoga in Portland, Maine. Allyson loves the holistic nature of yoga. It truly is a mind, body, spirit experience for her. She feels blessed to teach yoga and hopes that people will feel much different in body, mind and spirit after participating in her yoga class. Her favorite classes to teach are Yin and Gentle Flow. She feels so grateful to be a part of the incredible community that makes up Centred On Yoga.

Allyson is also a certified Life Coach, Group Coach and Precision Nutrition Level 1 Nutrition Coach. She’s a Canadian girl but loves living on Amelia Island. She shares her life with her husband, David, her children, Evan, Rebekah and Timothy, her precious grandkids, Ellie and Tavi and her sweet soul of a dog, Scotia

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Caitlin Hayes - Instructor

Caitlin discovered yoga in her early twenties; interested in yoga for the physical benefits hoping to lose weight and become more fit. As her body became stronger and healthier, she soon discovered that her yoga mat was a place to find a sense of contentment, self awareness and mind body connection. When Caitlin decided to enroll in the teacher training course at Centred on Yoga, she only hoped to deepen her own practice, however the more she learned and grew as a yogi, the more her intention turned to teaching and sharing the practice she loves with others.

As a teacher, Caitlin realizes that yoga is not a "one size fits all" practice, and that every person is on a different path. She tries to offer her students the opportunity to take that path in their own way at their own pace, to modify when needed, and to honor how they feel at all times. Caitlin finds immense joy, satisfaction, and inspiration in seeing students discover their own personal yoga journey and hopes to nurture and encourage them along their way.

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Sarah Jennings - Instructor

Sarah is an RYT-200, ERYT-500 as well as a YSR12 registered leader. She is also a mother and working on receiving her Masters degree in Social Work. At first, Sarah didn't enjoy yoga because she disliked the slow pace and relaxation of the classes she had taken. Years later when going through hard times, she came across the challenging Ashtanga practice and fell in love. She then gained an appreciation for the slower classes she had once rejected, as well as a newfound love for meditation, pranayama, and philosophy.

Sarah believes in the power of yoga to help people of all walks of life develop healthy coping skills, integrate the mind, body, and spirit, and learn how to be present and content. She believes in setting students up for success by teaching proper alignment and offering modifications to challenge students at their individual levels physically and mentally. She is all about balance: effort and relaxation, structure and playtime, stillness and movement. Sarah has taken courses in Yoga for Cancer, Yoga for Scoliosis, Chair yoga, Yoga for Addiction, and Acro-yoga. She also studied Sanskrit and Eastern philosophy at Wake Forest University.

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Irina Tyre - Instructor

Irina was born and raised in Russia and moved to the United States in 2006. Four years later in 2010 she proudly received my US citizenship. Irina and her family live in Yulee, Florida, a fast growing town that Irina is excited to share her love of yoga with and introduce them to this lifestyle. Irina took her first class of yoga in 2017 at Centred on Yoga and fell in love with the practice from the first stretch. During her early practice, she discovered that breathing techniques with body movement minimized exposure to everyday stress. She successfully completed the 200-hour teacher training in 2018 and is a registered Yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance.

Irina is happy to share her fresh energy with her students. In her creative sequencing, she provides a safe space to cultivate peace and heal the body. Irina continues her education through workshops and training and focuses her time on creating unique and informative classes. Irina recently completed an intensive Yin Training that she hopes to share with her students. In her free time, Irina loves outdoor adventures and running. She actively participates in many of the half-marathon and endurance races. For relaxation, Irina enjoys gardening and seed planting to grow her favorite edibles all year round. Join Irina on her mat. She will leave you nourished, rinsed and ready to tackle anything that comes your way.

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Meghan Parkin (May)- Instructor

May is a certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher who studied under Brahmani Liebman and Jashoda Edmonds in July 2014. She spreads love, light and blessings one class at a time! May has been practicing yoga since 2006, when she took her first class at Coastal Carolina University. She majored in Art Studio concentrating on oil painting, photography, ceramics, and art history. After graduating from CCU in 2008 she moved to California as an Art Consultant. In 2009 she decided to make a home in Portland, Or an became even more interested in yoga, self-care and holistic healing. For the next 3 yrs, she learned a lot through working on a sustainable organic produce farm as well as at Whole Foods Market. In 2012, May moved from Oregon all the way to Cumberland Island, GA. She worked at Greyfield Inn for the next year and moved to Amelia Island in May 2013. 

 In her free time, she enjoys being creative, going on seashell safaris, painting and making mixed media collages. She continues her independent study in Ayurveda, yoga, holistic healing, and sustainable biodynamic organic farming. One of her next goals is to become an Ayurvedic Practitioner. "I am incredibly inspired to empower my community through the life changing benefits that yoga and meditation have to offer. So blessed to be apart of the Centred on Yoga family! Jai Bhagwan."

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Bones Sauer - Instructor

Bones moved to Amelia Island from Miami in March 2020. She discovered Yoga on accident in September 2018 while working out at her local gym. At first she started taking Yoga classes at the gym because it felt like a great workout. Then, a close friend of hers invited her to a class at a Yoga studio where she realized there was so much more to Yoga than a workout. She slowly started growing a passion for the practice of Yoga and after moving to Amelia Island she got her 200 Yoga Teacher Training Certification at Centred on Yoga with Elizabeth McCrainie and also became a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance. 

 Bones enjoys taking her practice off her mat and into the real world. When Bones isn't doing yoga she enjoys sewing, vegan baking and hanging out with her pups. Her goal is to share compassion through yoga and to continue growing as a yoga instructor.

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Christina Rodriguez - Instructor

Christina is a mom to two amazing kids. She moved to Fernandina beach in 2014 from Upstate NY and loves the island life; the beach is her happy place. She discovered Centred on Yoga shortly after moving to the island, where her passion for yoga started. She believes Centred is such a welcoming community full of good vibes. She decided to take her passion for yoga one step further and attend the 200 HR Teacher Training course offered at COY, earning her certificate to teach in April 2021. It was a completely life changing experience for her mind, body, and soul. Christina is truly honored to share her passion for yoga to help inspire and witness transformation with others.

“To practice yoga on and off your mat is a truly life changing experience. I look forward to seeing y'all on your mat. Namaste".
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Andrea Hatton - Instructor

Andrea has been a resident of Fernandina Beach for over 30 years and is an integral part of this beautiful community. Walking on the beach, reading and raising her three boys are just a few of her loves. Andrea discovered yoga accidently at our local YMCA and was immediately drawn to the practice. Raising boys can bring so much joy but also can be stressful and exhausting.

Andrea found that the practice of yoga helped to bring ease, patience and self love into her life and into the lives of others. This life changing practice has grown into a thirst for more knowledge and a quest to understand the physical and metaphysical experience of yoga.Andrea completed her 200HR Teacher Training in March of 2020 at Centred on Yoga and is also certified through Yoga Alliance. After completing this training, Andrea completed Paul Grilley's 20 Hour Yin Certification in April 2020. Forever a student, her future goal is to become certified in Trauma Sensitive Yoga through the Trauma Center at JRI in hopes to help those suffering from complex trauma to find new pathways of healing.

Andrea is dedicated to her students. She gives her all to her classes and truly creates a safe space for students to explore, question and take ownership of their practice. Come take her class. You will leave grateful that you did.

 

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Nicole York - Instructor

Nicole began her yoga journey in Pensacola, Florida in 2013. Her first experience with yoga was a class called "Hot Yoga and Conditioning"; it felt like the toughest thing she'd ever done and she completely fell in love. Nicole graduated from The University of West Florida with her Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science. 

With her curiosity and interest for both the human body and psychology, Nicole found yoga to be the ultimate path for a true mind-body connection. She received her 200HR YTT in 2017. Find out more about Nicole under our staff profiles. Come take a class with her.

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Jennie Clark - Instructor

Jennie grew up in Fernandina Beach and has been practicing yoga since 2013. She completed her 200hr RYT training at Centred on Yoga in 2017. She fell in love with yoga during the summer of 2013 and is appreciative of the mindfulness yoga has taught her on and off her mat. Jennie has danced most of her life and loves the awareness of breath and movement that yoga brings to her life. She love practicing at Centred on Yoga and cannot wait to practice with you and share with you her yoga home!

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