Our People

JASPER ELLIOTT WOLFE, LMT, NMT, E-RYT

Jasper has been practicing yoga since 2002 and teaching yoga in the Greater Birmingham area since 2006.  She teaches Slow & Sacred Flow, a practice that emphasizes moving at a pace that is unique and authentic for the practitioner with a focus on feeling gratitude in each and every moment.  Jasper is a Registered Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance and NCBTMB licensed massage therapist.  She is also registered and insured by the AMTA. She received yoga certification from GreenPath Yoga Studio in San Francisco, Ca. in 2006 under the guidance of Clayton Horton and David Lurrey in the style of Ashtanga, in the tradition of Pattabi Jois. She has since then studied with yoga teachers Seane Corn, Dharma Mitra, and David Swenson. Jasper is a graduate of Birmingham School of Massage and received certifications in Deep Tissue, Neuromuscular Therapy, and Hot Stone Massage. She was also on the faculty of the Birmingham School of Massage as a teacher of Bodywork for several years; helping others on their path as massage therapy practitioners. Jasper is a Level Two Reiki Practitioner, a Level 2 Thai Yoga Practitioner and is on a continuous path of study in energy work and alternative healing therapies. In May of 2014, Jasper became a certified Laughter Yoga Teacher and co-founded Just Laugh Birmingham with Shannon Andrews Skipper. She completed her training in Ashiatsu in September 2014. She is the creator of Slow & Sacred Flow and Sacred Touch Yoga. Email Jasper.
Organizations and Group Affiliations:
Ambassador for Off the Mat, Into the World.
Ambassador for Sweet Om Alabama
Co-leader of Birmingham Kirtan Group
Co-facilitator of Yoga in Action Birmingham
Co-founder of Just Laugh Birmingham

ROBBIE McGIBONEY, LMT, NMT, RYT

Originally from Washington State, Robbie McGiboney has grown deep roots in Birmingham with her husband and two children. She first became interested in the study of healing arts in 1998, when she received a massage that cured her back pain. She enrolled in the Red Mountian School of Healing Arts, where she learned Swedish, deep tissue and neuromuscular massage therapy.

After graduating in 2002, Robbie studied hot stone, craniosacral, pre-natal massage, reflexology and myofascial release with Eric Dalton. In June 2016, she will be studying Craniosacral 1 with the Upledger Institute.

After 13 years of practicing massage, it is a dream come true for Robbie to help open the Conscious Body Healing Arts Center. A yoga practitioner for 15 years, she plans to achieve teacher certification in 2016.
Robbie is very excited about the work that she and her partners are doing for the community.  To email Robbie.

HALEY GILLILAN, LMT, NMT

Haley Gillian graduated from Gadsden State with a certification in Therapeutic Massage. Licensed since 2013, Haley has become certified in Pre-Natal Massage as well as Neuromuscular Therapy.

She enjoys exploring Birmingham and spending time with her family. Massage therapy is her passion and she loves her family at Conscious Body!

 

 

 

 

SHANNON ANDREWS SKIPPER, E-RYT

After the first time practicing yoga in 2002, Shannon fell in love with her mat and felt like she had come home to her true self. She became a Yoga Alliance certified yoga teacher in 2007 after completing her training at the Tallapoosa Center for Inner Arts in Carrollton, GA. There she studied an eclectic style of Yoga and Tai Chi with Karen Sifton and Roger Hornsby. She has experience teaching prenatal and mom & baby yoga. She is also a freelance graphic designer, artist, and aspiring musician.

Shannon currently teaches Sacred Flow (a soulful heated vinyasa) and Sacred Dance (a unique yoga dance flow) at The Yoga Circle. Her classes are open to all levels, but come prepared to sweat! She believes the more you let go and allow for your own authentic movement to evolve, the more you will awaken the freedom in your body and your life. She incorporates bhakti yoga into her classes with meditation and song. She encourages you to smile through your practice, befriend your body, let your intuition guide you to a new awareness, and enjoy the gift of presence.

Shannon is the founder of the Birmingham Kirtan group which meets monthly for a Kirtan/Satsang. She is also an ambassador for Off The Mat’s Yoga In Action and co-facilitates Yoga In Action programs and workshops for the Birmingham area. Shannon plans to devote time reaching out to underserved populations through the practice of yoga as part of the non-profit organization Sweet Om Alabama.

As of May 2014, Shannon’s also a certified Laughter Yoga leader through Laughter Yoga Atlanta.  She co-founded Just Laugh Birmingham with Jasper Elliott Wolfe and leads a Laughter Yoga Club and Laughter Yoga Workshops for studios and corporations. Email Shannon.

BIRMINGHAM KIRTAN SATSANG

VIRGINIA BUNTING

Virginia Bunting is a Certified Holistic Life Coach, Reiki Master Practioner, and K.R.I. Certified Kundalini Yoga and Meditation teacher, who, for fifteen years, served as a Doula, Childbirth Educator, lactation educator, certified infant massage instructor and children’s meditation facilitator.  She is also a Certified Laughter Yoga leader with Just Laugh Birmingham.

Through coaching and energy work, Virginia now uses her skill set to create a safe environment for her clients to wake up and change their lives.  Through her unique brand of compassion, wisdom, humor, and healing, she makes personal growth and healing accessible and takes you beyond the physical aspects of yoga and healing, encouraging her clients to connect with their truth.

Virginia uses a warm and intuitive approach and has a gift for making her clients feel calm and empowered.  Her practices and principles are accessible, simple and life-changing for all those who experience her work.  When she’s not working with private clients, Virginia can usually be found cooking and dancing int he kitchen with her 3 daughters.  Learn more about Virginia at www.virginiabunting.com
Email Virginia.

SHERI BAGWELL

Sheri Bagwell is an Energy worker and Meditation coach.  Sheri was born with the ability to feel energy and see the root causes of people’s patterns.  She has the unique gift of being able to help you transmute your pain into love, help you feel more comfortable even joyous in your body and flow with life more easily.

Sheri has enhanced her natural ability by training with The Emotion Code developed by Dr. Bradley Nelson DC and medical doctor, Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum who is a leader in treating stress-related diseases.

Sheri has also taken countless spiritual based classes to back up her natural talents.  She is certified master in two types of Reiki.

Sheri has a beautiful connection and communication with source energy and helps her clients develop more trust in their own connection. Her mission is to truly empower people to know who they are and be their own healer.
Learn more about Sheri and read her blog at www.livingwellinthesouth.comEmail Sheri.

ERICA KELLY, HOLISTIC HEALTH COACH

Erica Kelly is a Holistic Health Coach and whole living influencer teaching people around the world how to become their healthiest, most successful people they know.  Erica graduated from California State University, Northridge with a Bachelor’s of Science in Apparel Merchandising, Marketing/Family Consumer Sciences and receiving her Holistic Health Coach certification from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition.  In pursuit of her nutritional education, Erica is mentored by established nutritionists and pioneering vegan and raw chefs to inspire her passion for eating whole, healthy, unrefined foods achievable not only for herself but for all.  Erica believes life has to be lived and through nutrition and a bit of self-care, you can give your body the tools it needs to cope with the crazy lives we all lead.

In a world flooded with diet information, Erica’s loving, straight-forward nutrition advice inspires people to live their best life.  Erica, a native Alabamian, began her modeling career in Alabama, traveled to NYC, landing her modeling jobs with Nike, Donna Karan, Adidas and Prada to name a few.  She has also graced the runways from LA to New York.  Besides being an avid lover of fashion and modeling, nutrition has been Erica’s passion to pursue since childhood.  In addition to learning about nutrition as a child and during her years’ modeling, Erica’s great-great-grandmother was Cherokee Indian, believed healing the whole body with herbal remedies, “God’s medicine” as she called it.  A tradition of love, herbs, and medicine was inherited.

Challenged with candida during her 20s, Erica made healthier transitions by eating whole unrefined foods and taking herbal remedies to heal her body.  She learned that eating real foods help and processed foods made her feel tired and sluggish.  Cutting out harmful chemicals from beauty products and lifestyle tweaks made a wonderful difference.  Eating healthy isn’t boring, it can be delightfully delicious.  Erica’s mission is to inspire, be inspired and love the world back to health.

FREEMAN PRESSON

Freeman studied Zen for about 13 years in two schools, also taking Reiki level 1 in 2001, then took up the Hermetic tradition. After 15 years of Reiki practice, Freeman launched his second career, in healing arts (under the name Hermetic Healing Works: link hermetichealingworks.com) in 2016.
Freeman’s practice is grounded in compassion and works by guided attention and intention. A session will generally include Reiki, relaxation, guided imagery, and crystal therapy. He is also a pendulum healer, a student of Ericksonian hypnotherapy, and Connected Breathwork.
Freeman is a Master Teacher in the Usui/Tibetan line of Reiki, and an associate member of the International Center for Reiki Training (http://reiki.org). He has been known to teach Reiki, the Relaxation Response, and meditation.

 

BRIGGITA BAILEY

Briggita Bailey is a  certified Prayer Practitioner, A Life Force Energy Healer and 200 hour Alignment-Based yoga instructor. Nature lover, gardener and lover of the endless possibilities in life.

“The journey to my soul began when I was a young child growing up in Hungary. I always felt that there was more to life than people were telling me. I believe that we are all here for a special purpose.

Spirituality helped me open the door almost 20 years ago to learn about my true SELF. All this time I attended and continue attending multiple workshops, classes and trainings; angels, aura, chakras, self development, spirituality, metaphysical, healthy nutritions, essential oils, crystals, past life regression, meditation, and children and partner yoga. Learning, and evolving is a part of my soul. Even though I am still searching, and learning; meditation and yoga have become my passion and lifestyle. I have also learned that self love and self care are two of the most important things in life. Everything I integrate into my work is a blueprint of my journey as it is still evolving with me. I am truly honored and humbled, and feel great value about how far I came in my life until today. All these experiences totally shaped me to who I have become.I am here to support everyone in their journey who wants to learn and become the best version of themselves.” -Briggita

R. DANIEL WALKER, LMT, RYT-200

R. Daniel Walker is an LMT, RYT-200 Yoga Instructor specializing in Advanced Myofascial Techniques, a form of Structural Integration that he calls Manual Integrative Therapy, and Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga. He graduated from Wallace State Community College, Therapeutic Massage Program in 2016 and from Sacred Glow Yoga Teacher Training in 2014. He is currently seeking his Certification in Advanced Myofascial Technique with Til Luchau at advanced-trainings.com as well as the 300-hr Alignment Based Yoga Teacher Training with HereNowYoga.

“I have spent most of my adult life in the Theatre and Film Industry as an actor, lighting designer, and stage manager before discovering yoga in the fall of 2013. Theatre was my first love and I dedicated my life to it and never thought I would find anything else I loved doing as much as I loved doing anything in the Theatre or on Film. My first yoga class was taught by Jasper, and I knew my life was going to change drastically after that class. I discovered a great number of similarities between teaching yoga and all the study I did on acting and directing. I was a movement and stage combat specialist, so when I started learning to teach yoga I felt like I had been doing aspects of yoga for many years, but without the necessary intentions. Yoga brought a love of Anatomy, Kinesiology, and Alignment that lead me to Massage which grew the desire to learn more and focus on the therapeutic aspects of yoga and massage. I still love theatre and still work in the industry and have recently added Photography to my many creative ventures, but to use my hands and knowledge to help people heal, find their healing, and connect to a power greater than themselves is a joy and honor that I will never take for granted.”