Crew Biographies

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Sierra Hollister

Sierra Hollister

Sierra Hollister has been immersed in yoga for more than twenty years now and continues to fall in love with the practice anew each day. Teaching faculty for several different Yoga teacher training programs, including Asheville Yoga Center, she is certified in Kundalini, Ashtanga, Vinyasa Flow and Sat Nam Rasayan. Sierra’s classes are a blend of meditation, mantra, pranayama and asana woven with a reverence for the natural world and the inner light that connects us all. Sierra offers a Yoga class through Wellness on Mondays at 4:30pm in the Lower Fellowship Hall. Beginners as well as long time practitioners are welcome. This class is free and open to the community. Sierra is the instructor for PED 295 (Introduction to Yoga) as well. A longtime environmental activist, Sierra is also the cofounder of Sundance Power Systems, a renewable energy business, addressing the climate crisis one home and one business at a time. www.sundancepower.com Sierra shares her musings on yoga, life and environmental issues at www.dragonflysamadhi.blogspot.com

Sarah Neumann

Sarah Neumann

Sarah has been practicing yoga on and off since 2004 with most of her practice being within the Vinyasa style of yoga. In May of this year, she decided to take it upon herself to enroll in the Yoga Teacher Training at Asheville Yoga Center; she is very excited to be completing her 230hr RYT in November of this year. Sarah works as a Registered Dietitian and enjoys helping others to reach their health and wellness goals and feels that yoga and meditation can play an important role in creating balance in one’s life. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends, riding her road bike, climbing, and running on quiet wooded trails.

Patrick Bell

Patrick Bell

Being new to the crew, I am currently exploring the various aspects of Wellness transmission that this job has to offer. I currently do body work, apothecary, scheduling, organizing, promotion, and web editing. A Bio major, I have a keen interest as to the effects of Wellness and alternative treatments upon the human body.

Hometown: Camden, New Jersey

Kayla Nichole Drennen

Kayla Nichole Drennen

I specialize in body work and herbal treatments, and am receiving training in Reiki. I am a psychology major with a focus on counseling, and would be more than happy to make myself available for counseling support

Hometown: Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Eden May

Eden May

I am a member of the Healing Foods crew. I am available for one-on-one consultations to help guide to a healthier diet and provide knowledge about eating healthy! I have been studying Ayurveda and yoga for several years and researching other health balancing diets. I have been practicing Reiki for 6 years and the art of massage for 2 years in which I can offer one-on-one appointments with reiki, massage, or both. I am a good listener and have naturally good counseling skills! I want to help you feel your best!

Hometown: Dallas, Pennsylvania

Kathryn Morgan Payne

Kathryn Morgan Payne

I came to Wilson looking for a community that shares my values and a commitment to health and sustainability. I have found that community on the Healing Foods and Wellness Crew. I love delicious healing foods, herbs, body work, yoga, and the range of services provided by Wellness. As a vegan, I am always researching and learning new things about eating a balanced and healthy plant-based diet. Please feel free to ask me what I've learned- I am happy to share! And whatever your food preferences please join us for Everyone Cooks, Friday evenings in Lower Fellowship. The food is great and so is the company.

Hometown: Los Angeles, California

Aaron Smith

Aaron Smith

I’m a creative writing major who loves to listen and give massages. I’ve been massaging my friends and family since I was about 6 or 7 and I’ve always enjoyed it. I specialize in regular and full body massage.

Hometown: Lattimore, North Carolina

Rebecca Sullivan

Rebecca Sullivan

I specialize in body work, especially concerning the back and hips. I have experience in spinal conditions, and would love to work and talk with people experiencing the same. I have a dedicated interest in acupuncture, experience training under two, and am aspiring towards my licence therein.

"Food is your medicine, incorporate herbs."

Hometown: Tacoma, Washington

Stefan Matthew Trilling

Stefan Matthew Trilling

I have been studying internal martial arts, healing and body work for more than seven years. I offer cupping, deep tissue, and general body work. This is my third year on the Wellness Crew.

Hometown: Rocky Point, New York