Gentle Yoga with David Morgan

 8-Week Gentle Yoga Series, Beginner Friendly

This course will be a balance of strengthening, stretching, restoration, meditation, and relaxation. This 90-minute beginner-friendly class allows time to open the joints, loosen fascia, stretch tight muscles, and support balance in the physical body.

We’ll also address the energetic, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of the self through:

  • Breathing techniques for health and energy balance
  • Beginner-friendly meditation practices like antar mouna, trataka, ajapa japa, and yoga nidra 
  • Teachings from select yoga-related literature 
  •  Time for integration through relaxation.

Class size is limited, and students will get plenty of individualized attention. 

$99 for the whole series or pay-as-you-go for $15 a class – drop-ins are welcome. Please invite your friends!

David Morgan earned a 200-hour yoga teacher certification from the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in 2007. Registered with the Yoga Alliance as an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 200) and Continuing Education Provider, he has facilitated more than 1,000 yoga classes, workshops, and teacher trainings from Paris to Puerto Vallarta. David is a certified traditional Thai yoga practitioner and Reiki practitioner. David has recently completed the requirements for and is awaiting licensure as a massage therapist.

OPEN HOUSE — Yoga For Complete Beginners with David Morgan

Yoga for Complete Beginners

Thursdays, 6:15-7:45pm at Balanced You Studio, 6712 Kingston Pike, 37919.
Open house with Q&A on January 2 (no charge).

This is a six-part series beginning January 9 through February 13. Stop by and meet David — he’ll be there to introduce himself and offer some information about what you can expect during this six-week series.

Yoga for Complete Beginners with David Morgan

Yoga for Complete Beginners

Thursdays, 6:15-7:45pm at Balanced You Studio, 6712 Kingston Pike, 37919.
Open house with Q&A on January 2 (no charge).

This is a 6-part series beginning January 9 through February 13.

Ring in the New Year with a new yoga practice.
Whether you want to lose weight, increase flexibility, build muscle strength and tone, increase your energy, improve vitality, support cardio or reproductive health, sleep better at night, shed stress, boost your immune system, or simply enjoy a better outlook and lower golf score, then this beginner series has something for you.
Over six consecutive Thursday evenings, you’ll be introduced to:
  • 20 foundational yoga poses, including modifications for your ability, body type, and season in life.
  • The most common yoga-related injuries and how to avoid them.
  • If, when, and how to use yoga props to get the most out of your yoga practice.
  • How to design a home yoga practice, and two 10-minute routines for mornings and evenings when you’re crunched for time.
  • 5 breathing techniques for relaxation, focus, and energization.
  • 3 meditation techniques for calming, insight, and deep relaxation.
  • All ability levels and body types welcome and wanted.
Cost: $150, or $120 if paid by Jan 2.
No drop-ins. Limited to 8 students. Register now to guarantee your spot!

For registration, questions, or concerns, contact David on Facebook:

David Morgan is an experienced yoga facilitator who has led more than 1,000 yoga experiences from Paris to Puerto Vallarta. In addition to 200-hour certification as a Kripalu Yoga teacher, he is a certified traditional Thai yoga therapist and student massage therapist.

Yin and Pin: A Yoga and Acupuncture Fundraiser

On Friday, October 25, join us for a special yoga and acupuncture event from 6:30pm-8pm at Glowing Body Yoga Studio, 711 Irwin Street, Knoxville 37917. 

Celebrating self-care, Yin and Pin will be a unique opportunity for restorative yoga followed by a gentle mini-acupuncture session at the end of yoga. Co-treating with both healing modalities is a special way to recharge and reset for the fall and upcoming winter seasons. This event is a non-profit fundraiser is to help Tennessee Acupuncture Council (TAC) as we grow in Tennessee and the Knoxville community.

(Informed consent to acupuncture and any questions regarding acupuncture will be answered prior to treatment.)

Friday, October 25, 6:30PM-8:00PM

Suggested donation of $50. Connect with Rebekah Knause for more information:
 (865) 207-9588 or



Renew and Restore Weekend: Ayurveda Spring Cleanse

Ayurveda is the sister science of yoga and is one of the oldest forms of natural healing, designed to bring the body back into balance. This science focuses on the elements of nature and how those elements affect our days, seasons and bodies.

Learn about what doshas are (Vata, Pitta, Kapha), what your dosha is, what dosha is out of balance, and how to use your yoga practice along with food to bring you into a state of balance.

WHEN: Sunday, April 14th, 9AM – 2PM at Balanced You Studios

COST:  Cost is $99 or $89 with early sign up. Limited to 10 participants .

INSTRUCTOR: Join Ayurveda Yoga Specialist, Jyoti Susan Kisis for a weekend of detoxing the body, mind and spirit.

REGISTER: Email or Susan Kiskis at

QUESTIONS? Email or visit her website:


A Passion for Writing. A Love of Guru. A Pilgrim at her Core.

Susan Kiskis is an author, yoga teacher, and kirtan wallah. She has stood on the Great Wall of China, meditated on the Ganges in India, hiked through jungles in Belize, and learned the meaning of pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago.

Her books include Born Fire Dragon, released in 2014, and Let Me Carry You Home, released in 2018. 

Susan’ is the host of Sunbury Press’ Book Speak Network wellness/spirituality podcast, ZenUp, as well as the co-host of web series, Soul Sessions. Her podcast, Women of the World, launches 2019.

​Her vegetarian diet for more than 25 years, along with her work as an Ayurveda Yoga Specialist, inspires her passion for ahimsa yogic cooking. In addition to being certified in over a dozen forms of healing arts, she is a 3 Wisdoms Tradition (Yoga, Ayurveda, Psychology) Wellness Coach, and uses these natural modalities to help people live a rich, joyous, life filled with spiritual connection.

​​Susan travels the globe sharing her passion for yoga’s roots and sharing her love of bhakti yoga. Her community activism has led to the creation of events celebrating Earth Day and International Women’s Day. Never one to shy from life, she ran for state senate, won a seat for local council, opened several businesses, and sat on countless non-profit boards. 

She is a member of the kirtan band, The Mas and The Babas, and performs under her spiritual name, Jyoti. Susan has been performing as an indie vocalist for the past twenty years and is certified in Sound and Vibrational Therapy. She is a mom to a university student studying psychology, and resides in the states with her husband, Matthew, and their pack of amazing rescues.

Strength, Balance & Breath with Laura Clingan, RYT-200

This weekly class focuses on practice sequences of foundational poses while linking movement with breath to develop strength, balance, flexibility, and focus. No preregistration is required.

Laura Clingan, RYT-200

Laura began practicing yoga in 2015 as a way to relieve stress and add a new form of physical activity to her routine.  She was hooked immediately and it wasn’t long before she sensed that yoga was going to be a transformative power in her life.  She’s been truly amazed by the many benefits that yoga has provided in her life including a more positive self-image, self-compassion, confidence, physical and emotional strength, and an openness to embrace life.  She felt a calling to share the gift of yoga with others and completed her 200-RYT training in 2018 with Kim Lomonoco at The Glowing Body in Knoxville, TN.  She enjoys practicing and teaching power flow, Yin, and gentle yoga.

Always seeking new ways to make yoga accessible to everyone, she is currently pursuing her Yoga For All certification with Dianne Bondy and Amber Karnes. Her belief is that the physical and mental benefits of yoga are attainable for anyone regardless of physical ability.  She works to meet her students where they are and encourages self-acceptance and compassion.

Connect with Laura via email: or visit her website: