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Meet The Team

Anneli Virkhaus
CEO, Yoga Teacher, Sound Healer, Spiritual Guide
Sign: Sagittarius
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Enneagram Type: 4
Founder and owner of the studio. Anneli teaches weekly yoga classes and also offers private sound healing and Reiki sessions. She facilitates monthly sound baths and workshops and hosts yearly retreats around the world.

Outside the studio you can find Anneli hiking in nature, exploring through a cave, relaxing somewhere with a book and heated device, and cooking a yummy meal. Read more about Anneli's Story Here.
Oliver Maddox
COO, Tech, Designer/Builder, Visionary
Sign: Sagittarius
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Enneagram Type: 5
Founder and co-owner of the studio. Oliver helped design and build all the spaces. He is in charge of all the technological and book keeping aspects of the business, in addition to dreaming up and planning the yearly retreats.

Outside of the studio you can find Oliver out on lakes, rivers, and going on caving adventures. He is also the owner of Sewanee Mac Repair, your Apple phone and computer technician.
Shao-Nian Bates
Tai Chi Teacher
Sign: Leo
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Enneagram Type: 1
Tai Chi teacher. She is trained in multiple forms of martial arts such as Kung Fu, Bhag-wa, Qi-Gong, and Wushu. Shaonian won Gold in the 2002 Asian & Pacific Region competition in Beijing. Shaonian is an accomplished chef and wrote a memoir of her life, "Memoir Of A Small Chinese Woman."

Outside of the studio you can find Shaonian building new creative projects at her house, cooking a delicious meal for the Sewanee students, and practicing Bhag-wa.
Rae McGinn
Bemer Facilitator 
Sign: Taurus
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Enneagram Type: 7
Independent contractor who specializes in the Bemer, acutonics, emotion code healing, and mindful movement and meditation. Rae offers Bemer and light therapy facial sessions. She is a co-workshop leader and Sound Bath healing practitioner.

Outside the studio you can find Rae walking her dogs in nature, cooking Keto friendly food, and meditating. She has healed herself from multiple conditions and is a living example of how powerful the Bemer is.
Tom Camp
Marriage Family Therapist, Yoga Therapist, Workshop Facilitator
Sign: Scorpio
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Enneagram Type: 6
Tom is a certified yoga therapist, licensed marriage and family therapist, and united Methodist minister. He offers private counseling and yoga therapy sessions and teaches workshops, a weekly meditation class, and beginner yoga class series.

Outside the studio you can find Tom spending time with his family and grandchildren and enjoying a nice class of wine. 
Josie Brown
Student Yoga Teacher
Sign: Scorpio
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Enneagram Type: 4
Josie Brown is a Junior at University of the South. She is majoring in Environmental science. She has her 200-hour yoga teacher training and loves teaching a harder Vinyasa style class.

Outside the studio you can find Josie rock climbing and hiking and enjoying the outdoors.
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