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Owner and Instructor
Certified 500 RYT
Amanda Dilbeck and Christina Law
Owners and Instructors
Gwendolyn Call found the nourishing practice of yoga over 17 years ago and quickly discovered it to be the missing link to physical strength, power, and grace as well as clarity of mind, health, and healing. She has spent her adult career in the wellness space helping fortune 500 companies bring health and wellness to their employees. After the birth of her second child, she decided to follow her true passion in spreading the art of yoga, mindful living and finding one’s true inner peace. Opening Facing East Yoga has been a dream come true! To be able to help others connect, heal, laugh and love is a gift, but being able to bring a community of yoga together has been her biggest accomplishment. Her classes are sweaty, soulful, and nurturing. Her aim is to inspire and instill her passion for yoga and its transformative effects on others. She reminds her students to live from their hearts and to practice like no one is watching. Creating an environment where one can truly grow and reach their full potential.
Gwendolyn’s background in yoga for the past 17 years has been primarily in a Hatha based practice. After falling in love with the Ashtanga series her focus shifted to the practice of the Ashtanga Series. She is a certified RYT 200 with training from Calley Masson Sunderman through The Yoga Room, Florida. Ayurveda study with Kyle Roberts. Continued study and practice with Ashtanga Yoga Atlanta with KPJAYI Authorized teachers. She also holds her MBA in International Business from Schiller International University, 2002
Amanda's yoga journey began years ago. In 2012, she attended her first RYT course and instantly fell in love with teaching. Unfortunately, the universe had other plans for her that year, and her course was cut short due to health reasons. It was during her rehabilitation that Amanda found through breathwork, yoga, and meditation she could accept and understand that there is always more than one path to any journey. In 2013, Amanda was able to return to her studies and complete her 200-hour training, through Peachtree Yoga, with a new perspective on life, love, and Yoga. Finding that she wanted to deepen her practice and knowledge, Amanda completed her 500 RYT with Etowah Valley Yoga while simultaneously completing her 130-hour Prenatal certification and Women's Health training. While beginning to focus on the wellness aspects of a yogic life she became certified in Thai Yoga Bodywork finding this to help unify the mind-body connection. It is her hope that this journey she began will continue to be full of exploration and limitless learning. She is currently expanding her studies at Etowah Valley Yoga, delving into the deeper therapeutic aspects of yoga. Amanda looks forward to her weekend workshops and sharing the knowledge and love of "going beyond the pose." She teaches yoga foundations, flow, restorative, chair, and yin classes and enjoys working in a group or private sessions.
Owner and Instructor
Certified E-RYT 500, RPYT, YECAP
Our staff is here to help inspire both you and your practice. Since our styles are diverse, we encourage you to come try a variety of classes. If you have any questions about a class style please contact us and we will be happy to assist.
Beth’s yoga journey grew out of a love of the way the body moves and what it is capable of. Beth has been dancing since she was 6 years old. She studied many genres throughout her college years with an emphasis in Ballet and Modern dance. After attending Point Park College in Pittsburgh, PA she finished her Bachelors of Arts at Slippery Rock University with a concentration in Dance Pedagogy.
Over the years she has done choreography for numerous high school musicals and dance performances taught at various different dance studios in Pennsylvania and Georgia.
Beth started her yoga practice about 6 years ago and in 2017 she decided she wanted more. “Yoga feels so good, so natural in my body that I want to share my passion with others.” She completed her 200 hr RYT in December 2017 at Yoga and Wellness of Blue Ridge under the instruction of Christina and Amanda and has been teaching at Yoga and Wellness for two years.
She and is currently working on her 500 hr yoga teacher training at Etowah Valley Yoga and in April of 2019 she completed her Pilates MAT I, The Method certification. She is a Level 2 certified instructor with the International Ballet Barre Fitness Association. Currently Beth teaches all Levels Yoga, Yin/Yang, Barre, Mat Pilates, workshops and private sessions. “I’m so passionate about helping others learn how to lead a more holistic and healthy life. I am truly grateful for the opportunities that Christina and Amanda have given me.” In addition to yoga and dance, Beth enjoys horseback riding, caring for her rescue animals, and spending time with her family. She is also an independent consultant with Arbonne Intl
Christina offers a range of experiences and modalities to meet the unique needs we all face in a world full of complexity. She combines deep and slow Yin Yoga with a faster and stronger Yang practices to help balance her students. In the slower practices, she loves to weave in all kinds of spiritual teachings that have helped her along the way. She frequently enjoys playing the guitar and singing during class. She has a new diagnostic tool called a Veda Pulse that reads the imbalances in the body from an Ayurvedic perspective and recommends the lifestyle, foods, and yoga poses to get back into balance. She does Thai Yoga Bodywork combined with Faster EFT in private sessions and can offer Faster EFT and Body Thriving programs to individual clients, via Skype, to help detox, lose weight and restore vitality through hardcore self-care and habit changing practices. She received her 200 hour Yoga certification in Vinyasa Yoga at PYC (Peachtree Yoga Center) in 2000, Prenatal Yoga certification in 2003, Thai Bodywork certification in Thailand in 2005, 100 hour Yin Yoga and meditation intensive with Sarah Powers at the Kripalu Institute in 2007, 500 hour Yoga certification at PYC and Pranic Healing in 2008, completed Living Ayurveda course May 2016 and is currently in training for certification in Faster EFT.
Certified Barre and RYT 200
Certified RYT 200 Instructor
Andrew’s yoga journey began when he was having back problems working construction. After the physical practice of yoga helped him with his back pain, he went deeper with the practice and learned more about yoga’s philosophy. He hopes to incorporate all aspects of yoga into his classes and to help people find mental and physical healing and growth.
Certified 200 RYT
Jessica was first introduced to yoga in 2011 while living in Salt Lake City, UT. Since beginning her yoga journey Jessica has seen a huge improvement in her overall health after suffering from asthma and from ulcerative colitis for many years and she wants to share this healing and transformative gift with others.
She completed her 200 hour RYT in the summer of 2018 at Yoga and Wellness of Blue Ridge with Amanda and Christina and thoroughly enjoys teaching her Flow and Restorative classes each week.
In addition to yoga, Jessica enjoys spending time with her family, traveling internationally, and is working on establishing a homestead on land that has been in her family since the mid-1800s.
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Certified 200 RYT