Masie has been called many things in her life: Hippie, Environmentalist, Tree Hugger, Gardener, Wife, and best of all Yoga Teacher and Studio Owner! Since she was a child, her Mother helped cultivate a deep love for plants and the Earth on which they grow. Masie has spent countless hours sweating over her gardens and loves to share plants, stories of taking over her Mother’s garden at age 7, and spending time in her back yard oasis with friends, family and furry friends. Just like the seeds planted in her garden, a deep need to love the Earth became a desire to complete an Undergraduate degree in Earth Science with a concentration on Conservation of Natural Resources with Cum Laude Honors. A few months later, Masie married her High School sweetheart; John and Masie have been together half their lives for a total of 17 happy years! Her Father, a long-time weight lifter and exercise guru, instilled in her the need for daily exercise whether it was running, swimming, soccer, weight training, karate, skiing, kayaking, biking or walking the dog for miles, Masie has her father to thank for her love of exercise. After a neck injury in 2000, Masie happened upon a yoga class while in college and it helped to alleviate her constant neck pain. Yoga has helped her sustain a love of exercise, gain more flexibility, calm her inner spirit, and find peace in this hectic world we call home. In 2013, Masie decided to open Barefoot | Yoga | Studio, in Charleston, SC, as a way, for people of all walks of life, to come together and build a community within Park Circle and its surrounding neighborhoods. Barefoot Yoga Studio is a small space, for 12 students, so each student can get to know the people across the mat from them and make deeper connections with like-minded individuals. I truly believe Life’s possibilities are limitless as long as you have an open mind, wear a big smile, laugh out loud, and have an open heart. Namaste!
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