Kesa is the owner and head instructor of A "Gray"ceful Touch Yoga. She began her yoga teaching journey in 2020 stemming from a passion of yoga since she was 13 years old.
As a Licensed Massage Therapist, Kesa's teaching style is centered on alignment and flexibility. Kesa believes that a hands-on approach to teaching is imperative for the growth of her students therefore, she offers hands-on adjustments during her classes. She also brings a sense of fun to her classes from the music that she chooses to the random laughter, dances, and just all-around fun attitude.
Kesa is a firm believer that, though yoga is a serious practice, one can still have fun while expanding their yoga practice as yoga can truly be a practice for everyone no matter their body type, race, or beliefs.
Steph has been a practicing yogi for over 20 years. She attended her first intensive meditation retreat in 2009, where she fell in love with the yoga community and quiet contemplation. She became more serious about her yin practice in 2017 when her chronic illness became tougher to manage.
In 2019, she earned her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training certification with
HereNowYoga in Birmingham, Alabama. Yoga has been a transformative experience for Steph and an integral element of her chronic pain management. She is passionate about bringing peace and comfort to others through gentle movement and breathwork, and firmly believes that every body can benefit from a sustainable, accessible yoga practice.
Steph holds a PhD in English from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, an MFA in creative
writing from Bowling Green State University, and a BA in English from Western Michigan
University. She has been teaching creative writing, literature, and composition classes at various
colleges and universities since 2008, and currently serves as an English instructor at the
University of Alabama. She is working toward an MLIS in library and information science and
an MFA in book arts from the University of Alabama.
Renee Agee is a RYT-250 licensed yoga instructor. She began practicing yoga 10 years ago as a stress management tool. She enjoys practicing with all ages and levels, as well as challenging herself in her own practice. She encourages those around her to explore the benefits of stretching, breathing, and focusing on the body, and uses these tools in her daily life.
She is also full-time closet designer, a wife to her husband of 29 years, and mom to two daughters, who are 24 and 16. She loves live music, good food, better wine, and traveling to warm locations.