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Instructors

Michelle Murphy

Michelle Murphy

Michelle, an Evansville native, found yoga through a volleyball injury in 2001 and has been a CYT (Certified Yoga Instructor) since April 2009. Yoga was her saving grace; rehabilitating her knee through yoga kept her from having surgery which the doctors insisted she needed or she would never be able to squat, bend or be physically active again. To this day, her knee has never been operated on and she gives all the credit to yoga! In 2001 she started practicing Bikram Yoga. Then in 2003 moved to California and was influenced by Tony Sanchez from San Francisco, CA (Yoga Challenge, an off shoot of Bikram), Brian Kest from Santa Monica, CA (Power Yoga), and practiced many other forms of yoga with various instructors in California. Everything she learned while in CA she has brought back to her home town of Evansville. Although Michelle is a CYT she considers herself not only a student of yoga but first and foremost a student of LIFE!

To contact Michelle please call her at 812.746.0116 or email her at michelle@evvyogacenter.com

Chris Crews

Chris Crews

Chris's love of yoga began when she lived in Arizona. She has been teaching yoga in the Evansville area since 2002. She is an RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) with Yoga Alliance, Director of Teacher Training at Evansville Yoga Center, and an E-RYT (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher). Chris teaches Hatha yoga with an emphasis on flow. She is a Licensed Massage Therapist and Reiki Master. She is available for lectures on the benefits of yoga, meditation, breathing techniques, and relaxation.

Contact Chris with any yoga questions at clcyoga@gmail.com or 812.483.9114

Andrew Rodenberg

Andrew Rodenberg

Certified Yoga Instructor Andrew Rodenberg, RYT 200, has been teaching yoga for 5 years at several locations throughout Evansville. He has studied several different styles ranging from Yantra Yoga (Tibetan Yoga of movement) to Vinyasa. Yoga has always been a part of life whether mixed in with [calisthenics] and daily exercise, or formal home practices. Andrew received his teacher training at the Evansville Yoga Center in 2006.

Lanna Lee

Lanna Lee

Lanna Lee began her yoga journey during her second year of college. While studying psychology at the University of Southern Indiana, she began attending Evansville Yoga Center as a student. She quickly discovered her passion for the ancient practice of yoga. Seeking to further her experience, she enrolled in the Evansville Yoga Center 200 hour teaching training. After receiving her certification, she began teaching Hatha yoga at Evansville Yoga Center. Her classes mainly consist of a slow-flow to flow style practice. Her love for yoga is accompanied by a passion for psychological, emotional, and physical wellness. She plans to further her journey and continues to promote these qualities in her students through her teaching style. She is available for private class sessions as well. Feel free to contact her at llee22@yahoo.com.

Pam Van Vorst

Pam Van Vorst

Pam's yoga journey began over 15 years ago at the Himalayan Institute in Buffalo New York. She completed the 200 hour teacher training program at the Evansville Yoga Center and has been a CYT (Certified Yoga Teacher) since November 2010.


Pam considers herself a lifelong student of yoga. Her focus is on living your yoga beyond the mat and helping students to live a more joy filled life through yoga.

Whitney Arvin

Whitney Arvin

Whitney began learning about yoga back in 2000 but began a regular practice while attending USI in 2006. It became a regular part of her life after discovering that it greatly reduced the stress of being a single parent, working and in school as well as nearly eliminated many lifelong issues with her back/hip problems. Whitney received certification through Yoga Alliance in the spring of 2010 (200 hr.) and is always seeking to continue her education and expansion of knowledge in the various forms of yoga. She is currently studying physical therapy (UE) in order to bring more yoga into the medical world. She enjoys bringing various styles to each class and strives to give every individual whatever it is they are seeking in yoga (and hopefully more).

Gayle Bailey Golike

Gayle Bailey Golike

Gayle Bailey Golike E-RYT has been a certified Forrest Yoga Teacher since 2004. She currently lives in Evansville, IN where she teaches an average of 150 students a week and is a co-owner of Youth Yoga School. Gayle’s students love her ability to guide them safely outside of their comfort zone to achieve what they thought was impossible. Her approach to a playful and physical yoga practice is inspired by her belief in every student realizing, living, and fulfilling their greatest potential.

Denise Lynn

Denise Lynn

Denise Lynn did yoga for the first time 14 years ago, and fell in love. It was not until 8 years ago that she started a regular yoga practice. As a full-time history teacher, Denise loves to learn and share the lessons she learns with others; therefore, yoga teacher training was a natural next step. Denise completed her teacher training in May 2010 at the Evansville Yoga Center with Chris Crews and is now a Certified Yoga Instructor. She has been teaching and practicing yoga ever since and feels blessed and thankful to have this practice in her life!

Jessi Le Gate

Jessi Le Gate

Jessi discovered her love for yoga in 2005 while attending a class at the Evansville Yoga Center with a friend. After that class she knew that's what she was meant to do. In 2010 she completed her 200 hour training from the Evansville Yoga Center. Jessi teaches Hatha yoga but likes to incorporate other styles also. Giving the class and everyone individually what they need, but having fun at the same time.

Jessica Le Gate CYT - 453-2018

Anita Powell

Anita Powell

A Nebraska native, Anita Powell is a transplant now living permanently, in the Elberfeld area. Powell first took her yoga practice seriously after surviving ovarian cancer in 1994, when she began to more fully understand the life enhancing qualities of an active yoga practice.

With an eclectic background in modern dance, acrobatics, and a life long interest in wellness and fitness, her yoga practice transferred seamlessly into her lifestyle.

Over the past 20 years, Powell has practiced yoga in four states under the direction of a variety of certified instructors. She is now a 2014 graduate of Yoga Teacher Training under the direction of Chris Crews at The Evansville Yoga Center and a Certified Yoga Instructor.

In February of 2014 she created a closed group on Facebook called Yoga People as a place for local yoga practitioners to share information about events, opportunities, and ideas. She encourages her students and others in the Yoga Community to join by friending her at anitadawnpowell with a request to become added to the group.

Angee Casson

Angee Casson

Angee Casson has spent her adult life pursuing health and fitness and currently teaches fitness classes at various gyms in Evansville. Her love for better health and wellness has inspired her to assist others so they can enjoy the benefits of healthy living and mobility well into their advanced years. In 2011 Angee was introduced to ‘the yoga experience’ as she attended her first class at the Evansville Yoga Center (EYC). It didn’t take her long to notice that on her ‘yoga days’ she had a feeling of calm, peace, less anxious, basically an overall sense of well-being. On her ‘non yoga days’ it was pretty much the exact opposite. When she understood the mind/body benefit she was hooked. Angee completed her 200 hour certification thru the Evansville Yoga Teacher Training in May 2014 and is registered with Yoga Alliance as a RYT. Her journey as a Yoga Teacher began immediately at the Evansville Yoga Center. She looks forward to her ‘yoga’ future with the EYC family.

Angee is available for private yoga sessions as well as group events. Please feel free to contact her.

Angee Casson, RYT - 812-589-9331 - angee.casson@gmail.com