Debbie Stevens Maggie Barchine
Katie Geren Gail Steele
Evie Urquhart Patricia Reavis
Christina Adams  


Our teachers are the best! Among us, we have over 30 years experience teaching yoga. Our goal is to honor the student and where she or he is on the yoga path. We support your practice with encouragement, verbal instruction and hands on assists. We don't make you do anything; we simply allow your yoga practice to happen.


Debbie Stevens, E-RYT 500

I've been teaching yoga for over 24 years. I began teaching while working full time as a Social Worker. It helped keep me sane! I was certified to teach yoga through Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Lenox, MA in 1992. In 1998 I opened The Yoga Center, a central space to practice yoga. Now I attend to my passion of yoga by teaching full time at The Yoga Center as well as in the Health and Human Performance Department at Roanoke College, for Seniors at Elm Park Estates, at Hollins University & some corporate yoga.

I am an Experienced 500 hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) with the Yoga Alliance, a certified Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy practitioner, certified Cardiac Yoga instructor, and a member of Kripalu Teachers Association and Integral Yoga Teachers Association. My style is gentle yet thorough, as well as eclectic, blending the compassion of Kripalu with ViniYoga flows and meditative elements of Yin Yoga. I like to encourage the individual student to find her or his "best" pose.

I am available for private yoga sessions as well as Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy individual sessions. I teach all levels of Yoga as well as Yin and Restorative Yoga.

I enjoy playing with my 2 cats, reading and writing poetry, looking at other's art and creating my own as well, and walking or biking on the Greenway. I have been seen kayaking at times!

Available now...
Yoga for Everyone with Debbie Stevens on DVD.


Gail Steele, RYT 200

Gail is an Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant, Registered Yoga Teacher, Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist and Certified Massage Therapist.  A graduate of the Kripalu School of Ayurveda, she also studied Ayurveda and traditional Indian bodywork in India and Albuquerque, New Mexico. 

Gail is the owner of Blue Ridge Ayurveda LLC, where she enjoys helping clients regain and maintain their optimal state of balance.  She can be reached at (540) 314-8109, email: blueridgeayu@gmail.com

Gail teaches Hatha Yoga on Tuesday nights.

Evie Urquhart, RYT 200

Evie is a registered teacher with the Yoga Alliance and has been teaching since 2004 when she completed her 200 hour level training with Anna Pittman. She teaches a slow flow style of yoga, emphasizing breath and body awareness.  Vinyasa Flow, Viniyoga, and the philosophy of Kripalu yoga are of particular interest.

Evie also teaches at Virginia Western Community College, the Roanoke Athletic Club, and Empower Pilates and Yoga. Currently, she is participating in the 500 hour yoga teacher training at the Himalayan Institute.

Evie is also trained in restorative breathwork through the Barratt Breath Institute. She often guides students in this conscious breathing practice in her classes, particularly "Blissful Breathing" and "Yoga for Relaxation".

Feel free to contact her at 540-819-7168 (voice or text) or theinnnergaze@gmail.com if you would like more information.

Evie also teaches Friday mornings at 10:30 AM




Patricia Reavis, RYT 200

Patricia was born in Richmond VA and came to Roanoke when her husband was transferred. In 1998 she retired from AEP, where she worked in the Accounting Department and after working hours taught group exercise to company employees.

Patricia teaches Iyengar Yoga, created by BKS Iyengar, a form of Hatha Yoga known for its use of props such as belts, blocks, chairs and blankets to assist students in achieving a posture to the best of his or her ability. She teaches at Northview United Methodist Church and at Gold's Gym. She has also taught for Roanoke County Parks & Recreation.

She enjoys reading and quiet times with her husband and Maine Coon cat in their sunroom while watching the various animals that visit Tinker Creek in their back yard.

Patricia is a  200 hour Registered Yoga Alliance Teacher, a Certified Group Fitness Instructor, Senior Fitness Instructor and a Personal Trainer

Meet Patricia Tuesday mornings at 9:30 AM!






Christina Adams, RYT 200

Christina completed her 200 hour teacher training at Neighborhood Yoga in Boone, North Carolina where she studied Iyengar, Ashtanga, Anusara and Vinyasa Yoga. 

Christina holds certification in Vinyasa Yoga and is registered with the Yoga Alliance.  She has studied with Shiva Rea, and at New York City’s Laughing Lotus Studio. 

She is inspired by nature, art, and community, as well as teachers such as Rodney Yee and Elena Brower.  

Christina previously taught yoga classes in Galax, VA and is excited to be teaching in Roanoke.

Join Christina for her Vinyasa Flow classes Sundays at 4:30 PM.




Katie Geren

Katie is a Radford University graduate. She teaches in the Sivananda  tradition and has taught in Radford. Currently a Roanoke resident, she is very excited to teach yoga for every level, making the class as challenging as students want.
"I love the small class...as well as the fact that you (Katie) took the time with each student to make sure that we were getting everything that we could out of the class and were improving our skills" - yoga student Jenni Stroup

Katie can be seen substitute teaching for other teachers.





Maggie Barchine, RYT 200

Margaret (Maggie) Barchine has always had the desire to teach a physical fitness class and after taking many aerobics and high-intensity classes, decided that yoga would be the most beneficial course of study for her because of the value it brings to her emotionally, physically and mentally.

She has been practicing yoga for more than four years. She has a 200-hour Hatha Yoga teaching certificate and is a member of the Yoga Alliance, the organization overseeing the practice of yoga. Her background and experience are in journalism, media relations, marketing and public relations. She was born in the Caribbean, grew up in Pennsylvania and relocated to Roanoke when she married. Every once in a while you may catch her island accent during her yoga instruction.

Maggie currently co-teaches Restorative Yoga with Debbie.

Maggie "frequently encourages us to pay attention to our breath, (she) suggests specific focusing. Her themes include detailed directions. Her narrative is detailed and sensitive to body sensations with frequent reminders to scan our bodies and honor our own awareness of needs." Maggie models "skillfulness and personal competence. She's relaxed and comfortable, so I am too, in her process." -- student Myra Bauer



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