Carrie Carleo

I stumbled across the practice of yoga asana years ago through the P-90X workout series. One of the workouts was a 90 minute vinyasa flow style practice, and I immediately fell in love. Yoga has been a part of my life ever since. This practice has been a steady friend to me through many life transitions, and I believe it has the power to transform lives. In my desire to deepen my practice, I attended the 2019 235 hour yoga teacher training at Yoga With An Edge. I graduated from the program in September. I am an RYT-235, but I will, first and foremost, always be a student. The classes I offer are extensions of what has helped me grow in my asana practice as well as what has helped me grow as a human. The work that is put in on the mat transitions over to all aspects of life. Expect a sprinkling of yoga philosophy combined with movement and small doses of meditation and pranayama in an effort to unite mind, body, and spirit. My aspiration through teaching is to be of service. To offer up to students the life changing practice of yoga with the intention of planting a seed in their hearts and watching it grow.

Richard Carlton
When not deepening his meditation practice with teachers such as Joseph Goldstein, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Jack Cornfield, and Carol Wilson, Richard is a cardiac surgeon at Frye Regional Medical Center. He is a RYT-200 certified yoga instructor and has hundreds of hours of training in Mindful Based Stress Reduction. In addition to his class at Yoga with an Edge, he offers Mindful Based Stress Reduction currently at Frye Care in Hickory.

LeighAnna Courtney
I completed my 235 RYT Yoga Teacher Training at Yoga with an Edge in October of 2023. I have been practicing yoga since 2019. I have found a home and community  while practicing at Yoga with an Edge. Each time I practice I find a deeper level of humility and gratitude, for the practice, the postures and the breath. Yoga has changed the way I walk in the world. My hope is to assist others in finding their inner light within and nurturing their path towards liberation. “Be fearless and play” best sums up my time outside the studio. Namaste.

Matthew Decker
I completed my 235 hour teacher training at Yoga with an Edge after instantly falling in love with the practice. Yoga is the place where all forms of knowledge and philosophy come together to aid us in the integration of the mind, body, and breath. The external practice heals my body, the internal practice heals my mind, and my breath is the music I dance to. As a lifelong musician, educator, extreme sport enthusiast, and ‘flow-state’ addict I have finally found a place to help prevent injuries while simultaneously fortifying my mind to prepare me for the inevitable challenges we all face. 

Stephanie Easter

I completed my 235 hour Yoga Teacher Training at Yoga with an Edge in September, 2019. I have been practicing yoga for many years, and the journey continues.

Maxi Hedin
After my first yoga class, some fifteen years ago, I felt wonderful. I kept taking classes from different teachers, exploring and learning the different styles of yoga. Then one Saturday, I stumbled into a class at the YMCA and my yoga journey truly began. I felt the connection of mind, body, and spirit coming together! An amazing experience. I studied with Lorri Curtis, whose practice is Iyengar based, for five years, and then I completed my 235 hour-RYT at Yoga with an Edge in 2012. I have continued my learning of yoga through workshops and attending classes wherever my travels take me. My personal style is vinyasa flow with a compassionate self awareness . . . moving into each asana with purpose, grace, and the breath – truly, beauty in motion. Namaste.

Meredith Gladden
I was introduced to yoga by a coworker in 2017 and fell in love with the practice from my first class. I found that the challenge of mind and body in any yoga practice creates a sanctuary from the rushes of everyday life. As my personal practice grew, I decided to complete the 235 Hour Teacher Training at Yoga with an Edge in 2021. The journey continues!

Michael Miller
I completed the 235 Hour Teacher Training and the 300 Hour Advanced Teacher Training at Yoga with an Edge.  I have been practicing yoga for many years and my love for the practice continues to grow. See you at the Edge!

Heather Miller
I completed the 235 Hour Teacher Training and the 300 Hour Advanced Teacher Training at Yoga with an Edge. My practice continues.

Andrew Peterson
I completed my 235 Hour Teacher Training at Yoga with an Edge in October of 2023. The journey continues!

Molly Sn0w
I am a recent graduate of Vicki’s life changing yoga teacher training program. I am honored to be a part of this amazing community. I have had a love affair for most of my life with all forms of exercise and have found the most joy in my yoga practice. My yoga journey at the Edge has been a transformative experience and has greatly improved my overall health and wellbeing. I am looking forward to sharing my practice with you and helping you on your yoga journey as well! 

Vicki_Vanderlinden_Yoga_with_an_Edge_yoga_poses_asanas_Nathan_Moehlmann_newVicki Vanderlinden
I began practicing yoga in 1996. I attended my first yoga class at the YMCA and never looked back. I attended all of the yoga classes offered around town and many out of town. I attended numerous one, two, and three day workshops anywhere I could find them. And then, I made a decision to enter a Five-day Intensive workshop at Asheville Yoga Center. It changed my life! Just a few months after completing the Five-day Intensive, I began teaching at the YMCA, one class a week, then two classes, then three classes, etc.. In 2007, I completed the 230-Hour Teacher Training at Asheville Yoga Center, and in January 2010, I completed the 500-Hour Teacher Training at Asheville Yoga Center. I also completed the Baron Baptiste Level I Teacher Training in 2013 and the journey continues with dozens of weekend trainings in-between.

I am an RYT-200, E-RYT-500/YACEP. It is complete yoga love for me, and my dream is to convey that love to my students in a sometimes nurturing, sometimes intense, and always fun environment. The true sweetness comes from the students and simply seeing the yoga light in their eyes as they shine standing in mountain pose. My practice is often edgy, offering flow, strong holds, long stretches, lots of core – whatever is in my heart is what I offer and that varies day to day.

Truth is, I love all schools of yoga and may offer up about anything. Did I mention I love HEAT? All of my classes are at least warm. ¶ Yoga teachers I have studied and trained with are numerous and from all different backgrounds and schools of yoga. My dream is to continue to find and study with as many teachers as possible so that I may bring back the magic to my students. Continuing my yoga journey, I am the owner of Yoga with an Edge in downtown Hickory and the Director of  the 9 Months/235 Hour Yoga School and Teacher Training Program at the Edge, as well as the 300 Hour Advanced Teacher Training Program. I am deeply and eternally grateful.

Yoga with an Edge~Amazing Sub List:
Carol Amrani – Pilates
Kellie Allie – 500 Hours
Twyla Deese – 500 Hours
Autumn Hight – 235 Hours
Lynette Barker – 500 Hours
Tony Smith – 500 Hours