Vedrana was born in Croatia, raised in New Jersey and now calls SC her home. Her first passion and classical training is in veterinary medicine. She’s been a doctor to thousands of dogs and cats over the last 3 decades and owned and ran her own practice in NJ for 23 years. She discovered hot yoga 10 years ago and it quickly became her second passion. She completed her 200 Ryt w Denise Bonnaig of Princeton Power Yoga in 2017 and is on the cusp of completing her 500 hr with Sharon Manner of Samadhi Sun. She is such a firm believer in the vast benefits and power of yoga that in 2018 she built Powerglow Yoga in Park West from scratch to serve the greater Mt Pleasant community. Her life mantra is “be the change you wish to see in the world” (Gandhi) She is so excited to offer the teacher training at PGY in partnership with Ms. Manner.
Sharon Manner is the founder of Samadhi Sun and the 501C3 Ashrams for Autism. Sharon has developed and facilitated yoga teacher trainings since 2010 on the 100 hour, 200 hour and 300 hour level.
Sharon embraces the ultimate goal of yoga (i.e. to quiet the mind and find the peace within) and strives to incorporate this philosophy into her daily life and teacher trainings. The yogic knowledge she has acquired can be accredited to Sri Swami Satchidananda, John Margabandhu Martarano, Swami Ramananda, Swami Ashokananda and many other yogic leaders. Sharon is grateful for the guidance provided and proud to have their teachings as the foundation in which Samadhi Sun's principles are built upon.
Sharon is registered with Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT 500. With over 35 years of yoga and meditation practice, she has acquired the following credentials:
Certificates of Completion from The Integral Yoga Institute- Asanas and Pranayama: Beginning Level, Asanas and Pranayama: Intermediate Level, and Raja Yoga Sutras of Sri Patanjali. These trainings were accredited towards The 500 Hours of Teacher Training Program in Integral Yoga Philosophy, Theory and Practice Certificate.
Certificates of Completion from The International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre- Yoga of the Heart Cardiac and Cancer Therapy Certification Course, Meditation Immersion Course and the Healing Through Mystical Qigong
Certificate of Completion from Yoga for the Special Child- The Basic Certification Program
Certificate of Completion from The NLP Center of New York- Trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming
Trainings completed at The Yoga Therapy Center with Mukunda Stiles- The Structural Yoga Therapy & The Ayurveda Yoga Therapy
Great yoga studio! Great staff and yoga teachers. There are a nice balance of hot, tough and intense classes that Challange the mind and body, to warm, slow and intentional classes that connect the mind, body and soul, and gives me more of a loving and spiritual practice. Facilities are great and you can rent and utilize their mats, block, straps, etc... I highly recommend classes by Cassandra, Tonya, Nan Cathrine and Vedrana.
Adrian P. Mount Pleasant
I can't say enough.. Vedrana and her staff are wonderful! They are so welcoming, helpful and positive. The studio is so clean and beautiful! There are showers and everything you need. I have been enjoying trying all of the different classes offered. You can't help but feel exhilarated after each one. I am still fairly new at the practice. The teachers are always willing to assist and I love that they encourage us to go at our own pace always being mindful that we are all at different levels. It's a safe and judement free zone. I am thrilled and grateful to have this gem near our neck of the woods.
Sheri S. Mount Pleasant
I love this yoga studio! And not just because it is so close to me. The teachers are all fabulous, and I find the class size to be perfect. the class is very personal and attentive, and is extremely supportive in helping with modifications when my joints are not cooperating. The heat setting is warm enough to sweat and feel flexible, but not overwhelming like some hot yoga classes. There is a wide range of intensity between the classes, and I can always find one from early in the morning to late in the evening. The availability of blocks, straps, bolsters and even mats and hand towels is a gracious touch, and it is really a beautiful and calming facility in which to practice and learn. The owners and the staff are welcoming and create a sense of community, and I am looking forward to integrating more and more rather than just "going to class". I highly recommend PowerGlow Yoga for your yoga experience!
Love love love this studio. The instructors are amazing. They instruct with knowledge and provide options for injured parts of the body. They really do care to make it the best experience. The studio provides a relaxing environment. I leave feeling like a new person. Just wish I could get there more. I highly recommend and you will not be disappointed.
Diana C. Mount Pleasant
The Powerflow Yoga team is an amazing group of people. They strive to help everyone progress in their practice no matter how experienced you are. Everyone feels they are getting the attention they need to be the best they can be. The instructors are always changing their routines so each class I have learn something new. When I leave, I feel renewed and stress I may have walked in with is now gone. I also did my first head stand today!! Thanks Vadrana!!
David S. Mount Pleasant
I’ve been to many studios around town and have found my yoga home. I have done some hot yoga in the past, and I was worried that this would make me feel sick like other classes have, however the special dry heating system that usually is only 98 degrees and so and the low humidity make the “hot” an asset. I sweat more than when I run, and it is very cleansing for me to do this on the regular basis. There is a wide variety of classes so I can usually fit three or four in every week even with a super busy schedule. I like the different personalities of the different teachers, and the facilities are some of the nicest I’ve seen - from water bottle fountains to showers to changing rooms they have everything you need. I am probably using up all of their hairbands because I always forget to bring them and i appreciate they always have them there. I’ve also been to some studios that were somewhat preachy, and I appreciate the exact right amount of messaging for me. A little something positive to think about but it’s not the focus of the class or a requirement for the “culture”. I’ve met some really nice people there as well.
My yoga routine with them is not just for my fitness but at this point key to my mental health and my ability do well at my job, be a great mom and live a better life.
Caroline B. Mount Pleasant
I love every class! The instructors are so patient and helpful! It is the perfect place for me to feel comfortable enough to clear my mind and let my body move with no judgement! A place of love and happiness just walking in the door, and chatting after class with wonderful friends! Love it!
Meredith H. Mount Pleasant
I've tried a number of instructors and a number of types of classes at Power Flow and have been beside myself happy with each one. I was skeptical about the HOT aspect, but truly have found it is not an issue as the warm room helps to loosen up the muscles. Each instructor's gentle corrections are welcome and helpful. And the cool lavender towel at the end of the classes makes the hard work worth it.
Joelle L. Mount Pleasant
Always so good. Challenging yet fun and empowering!!!!!!
Carey G. Mount Pleasant
I can't believe how great this place is. Never having done yoga before, I thought I would try it out for a month or two; and now, several months later, I have a yoga studio that is part of my weekly exercise routine. The staff is helpful and encouraging. I like that I don't have to do everything perfectly or at all. I keep hearing the instructors say "You do You" and "If it's in your practice..." meaning if I can't do a certain pose, I don't have to force myself beyond my own comfort level. It's a fantastic workout at a great place filled with awesome people.
Stephen P. Mount Pleasant
I cannot say enough positive things about this studio. It saved me from a downward spiral into depression. Caring for a loved one with a terminal illness is not easy and I am forever grateful yoga fell into my life. It’s a safe place to restore your mind body and soul. All of the instructors have encouraged and embraced through my journey. Through tears, sweat, strength and encouragement I have pulled myself out of a dark place and have been able to get my life back. Struggles are real and they occur everyday, having a place to go to and get through it with caring like minded folks is a blessing.
Kristine M. Mount Pleasant
Great workout, great music, great instructor. Worth getting up early for!