Yoga and Wellness of Blue Ridge 

402-302-BEND  •  Get Directions

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.

Studio Owners

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.

Say Hello

Eleanor (who also goes by her childhood nickname Ellie) grew up in Alpharetta, Georgia. She graduated high school in Blairsville, GA and received her Associate of Science from Young Harris College before going on to complete a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor in Geography from the University of Georgia. Eleanor holds the Earth very close to her heart and cares deeply about the environment. Therefore, after finishing college, she moved to Arizona to do environmental conservation work with AmeriCorps and lived in the backcountry. A year and a half later, she went back to school at Northern Arizona University and completed a Master of Arts in Sustainable Communities, focusing her thesis on water. After living in Arizona for nearly 5 years, Eleanor decided it was time to move back to the Southeast where she grew up to be closer to family, and she landed in Charleston, SC for 2.5 years where she worked for a solar energy company. Eleanor completed her 200 hr. Yoga Teacher Training with Ancient Roots Yoga School during her time in Charleston. She still works remotely for Alder Energy Solar during the week from Ellijay where she lives! Eleanor enjoys helping people, horseback riding, reading fiction novels, and spending time with her father when she's not practicing yoga, working, or teaching class! 

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, and, more recently, became certified with the International Ballet Barre Fitness Association. She is currently teaching at "Get to the Pointe" dance studio in Jasper, where her daughter is a student.
Beth started her yoga practice about 4 years ago and last year 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 plans on continuing her yoga education while she continues to teach.  
“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.

Bio Coming Soon

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.

Meet Our Staff

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.

Amanda Dilbeck

Owner and Instructor

Christina Law

Owner and Instructor


Eleanor McTyre

Instructor RYT 200

Beth Petrillo

Instructor RYT 200

Andrew Golden

Certified 200hr Instructor 


Thorin Hanna

Certified 200hr Instructor