meet our yoga instructors

in mt. pleasant, sc

Our teachers at Powerglow Yoga are dedicated to creating an environment that fosters positive energy and intention for your yoga practice. We strive to help you achieve balance, find stillness and peace, all within the context of a challenging workout. Each of our teachers has a unique perspective on yoga which allows you not only to deepen your practice, but also learn different variations of yoga. We look forward to bringing new meaning to your yoga practice during your next class at Powerglow Yoga through the unique creativity of each yoga teacher.

Cassandra Bakke

Teresa Bulford

Patti Dohring

Rita Donnelly

Warren Flick

Vedrana Gjivoje

Megan Herlihy

Denise Henkel

Kristen McDonald

Chuck Merydith

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Name: Cassandra Bakke

Certification: RYT® 500, Yoga Works, 2015; 30-Hour Kids Yoga Training from Karma Kids Yoga, 2016; 85-Hour Prenatal Yoga Training, Floryoga, 2017. 500 Hours Teacher Training.

From: New Jersey

Favorite Pose: Sirsasana (Headstand – I just love being upside-down).

Why I Teach: I teach to give back to my community in the best way I know how. I love creating a safe space for my students to explore and grow on their personal path where ever that may take them.

Life Mantra: Sutra 1.14 Practice becomes firmly grounded when well attended to for a long time, without a break, and with enthusiasm.

Name: Teresa Bulford

Certification: RYT® 200, Hatha Yoga.

From: Holy Cow 

Favorite Pose: Virabhadrasana III (Warrior III)

Why I Teach: to remind yogis to embrace balance through strength both on and off the mat

Life Mantra: “I’m thankful for my struggle because without it I wouldn’t have stumbled across my strength.”

Name: Patti Dohring

Certification: RYT® 500. Level One and Two Baptiste, the Art of Assisting, Advanced Art of Assisting. Certified in Yoga Nidra, Restorative Yoga, Yin Yoga, Kids Yoga and Reiki Master.

From: Buffalo, NY

Favorite Pose: Urdhva Dhanurasana

Why I Teach: To share and continue learning. Why yoga…yoga quietly and slowly changed my world. Better attitude, better eating habits, a quieter mind, deeper level awareness, and some wonderful people have all come into my world thru yoga.

Favorite Quote: “Life is too short to worry about matching socks.”

Name: Rita Donnelly

Certification: ERYT 200.

From: Washington, DC

Favorite Pose: Utpluti Dandasana (floating stick)

Why I Teach: I have realized the benefits of yoga can have for backs, for hamstrings, for the entire body. I like to be able to share the benefits with my students. I have found Yin to be especially beneficial to athletes.

Life Mantra: I have the ability to bring reality to anything I choose.

Name: Warren Flick

Certification: RYT 200 hour. I’ve been teaching yoga since 2009 and am experienced in all forms of yoga.

From: All over! Born in the South (New Orleans), but have lived all over the Midwest and East Coast, and most recently, the San Francisco Bay Area. Glad to be home!

Favorite Pose: Warrior 2

Why I Teach: I enjoy helping students get out their heads and into their bodies through movement and breath.

Name: Vedrana Gjivoje

Certification: RYT® 200, Princeton Power Yoga, 2017; and currently working on 300-Hour certification.

From: Dubrovnik, Croatia

Favorite Pose: Anjaneyasana (Crescent Pose)

Why I Teach: To help disseminate the incredible power of yoga into the lives of others. Yoga is bar none the most powerful tool to help remedy what ails the mind, the body, and the soul. Its pure magic, and at some level available to all. 

Name: Megan Herlihy

Certification: RYT® 200 from Sculpted Lotus Yoga and 30hr Yin Yoga Training.

From: San Diego, CA

Favorite Pose: Half Pigeon

Why I Teach:Yoga changed my life – it taught me how to calm my mind and connect with my body, the transformative power of breath, and that I can do hard things, both on and off the mat. I decided to become a yoga teacher in hopes of sharing the wisdom I’ve gained on the mat as well as the passion that I have for yoga with others.

Life Mantra: Life doesn’t happen to you, it happens for you.

Name: Denise Henkel

Certification: 200-Hour Certified in Vinyasa Yoga under Rolf Gates

From: Central Illinois. Lived in Chicago area before moving to Charleston in December 2020.

Favorite Pose: Warrior Poses

Why I Teach: To impart some of the teachings and wisdom I have learned on and off the mat to others.

Life Mantra: The Four Agreements: Don’t take anything personally, Don’t make assumptions, Be impeccable with your word and Always do your best.

Name: Kristen McDonald

Certification: I earned my RYT-200 in power yoga in 2016.

From: I grew up West coast/East coast as my Dad was in the military

Favorite Pose: My favorite poses are those with powerful transitions, such as Parivrtta Anjaneyasana (Twisting Lunge) to Ardha Chandrasana (half moon), or extended Virabhadrasana III (Warrior III) to Kundalini Squat

Why I Teach: I love the sense of love and community I get from teaching yoga. We will laugh a lot, too, and have great tunes from classic rock, hip hop, and more modern music to carry us through – my playlists are LIFE! You are my people, and I can’t wait to be in the studio with you!

Name: Chuck Merydith

Certification:After completing my 200-hour Teacher Training in 2011 at YogaWorks in Pacific Palisades, Calif., I earned my 500-hour certificate in 2013 from Moksha Yoga in Chicago. I am E-RYT 500 certified and completed a 30-hour Yin certification in April 2023 through the YACEP Yoga Alliance.

From:The City in a Garden (Urbs in Horto) Chicago. Go Bears!

Favorite Pose:Sukhasana (easy pose)

Why I Teach:I love to share the practice with everyone at all levels and help build strong stable foundations, quiet minds and open hearts. This is a practice we can and should do for good health throughout the rest of our lives. And after all, yoga is fun!

Life Mantra: “Yoga does not just change the way we see things; it transforms the person who sees.” – B.K.S. Iyengar

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