Instructor Bios


Mira Mira Casile has been practicing yoga since 2000 and teaching since 2003. Mira recieved her initial training through Integral Yoga in Laguna Bacalar, Mexico studying with the president from the Integral Yoga in New York. Since then she has done additional studies in Thai Yoga massage, Acu-Yoga and Kunga Vinyasa. She enjoys teaching yoga to live music and yoga that acknowledges the body as a temple. Her study of yoga led her to want to learn about other forms of wellness. She recieved her certification in Herbalism in 2009 through the Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine and is a certified Living Foods Chef through the Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center in Arizona. She studied theology at the Hope Ministry Institute in Apex where she came to know the Lord. She has a heart for Christ, her family and being a responsible steward to our bodies, the earth and animals. Her passions include foraging for wild foods, playing music, writing poems, pottery, working with the youth at Hope Chapel in Apex, the CODEP project in Haiti, hiking, climbing, gardening and of course - yoga! She lives with her husband and their animals on a beautiful 10 acre property in Fuquay where they grow lots of yummy food and healing herbs. Mira is the primary E-RYT of the One Heart Yoga teacher training program and she teaches a wide mix of workshops and classes at the studio. She started One Heart Yoga with her husband Erik in May of 2010. Mira also became a mama to sweet beautiful Sparrow Marie in 2013 and to dear Sequoia Rose in 2017!


Michelle Michelle is a Certified Kripalu Yoga Instructor, NFPT Personal Trainer and Certified Medical Assistant) has been working in the fitness and personal training industry for the past 18 years. An experienced yogini, she has been practicing and teaching Yoga for 15 years, and is a 2009 graduate of the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health – a highly regarded Yoga training facility located in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. The journey into self-discovery that comes from the disciplines that Yoga embraces is something she feels honored to share with her students and colleagues alike. Michelle’s other interests include physical fitness, homeopathy, ayurvedic medicine, reading, and healthy cooking. A life-long resident of Berkshire County, Massachusetts, Michelle relocated to North Carolina 12 years ago and currently makes her home in Holly Springs, NC.


Tara Anderson, ERYT200, stepped on a mat for the first time in 2009, sparking what would become a life passion for the evolution of her mind, body, and spirit. Beginning her yoga adventure under the guidance of an Iyengar-style teacher, Tara had the unique experience of learning poses from the ground up giving her the drive to learn more. Her journey took her to the Wilmington Yoga Center where she completed her training in 2011 and she fell in love with the movement of vinyasa.
    Tara brings her genuine personalty to every class, encouraging students to be adventurous, yet safe, and to laugh along the way. Lively and fun are two great words to describe Tara’s classes, challenging would be another. Tara believes the core is where strength begins and is the foundation of a healthy body. She will take you down a path leading to strength and stamina using creative sequences to get there.
    The belief that balance in the body leads to balance in life is something Tara lives by. Every body can find balance, and by building core strength that balance can be found on your feet, hands, or even your head! While Tara enjoys teaching challenging poses, she will take you through every step to get there, and you can stop at any point along the way. She is a firm believer that your practice is exactly and only that, yours.

Marissa Smith

Marissa started practicing yoga routinely after having her first child and instantly developed a passion for it. She completed her 200 hr RYT certification in 2014 through Yoga Legacy. Marissa enjoys constantly furthering her knowledge of arm balance and inversion practice and exploring the mental barriers that come with them. She will complete her 95 hr certification through Holy Yoga in 2016.
>She loves spending time with her husband and two daughters, listening to music, staying active and strong, and practicing yoga with friends!


justinJustin began practicing yoga to build a stronger physical body and quickly realized how the practice followed him off the mat, unexpectedly encouraging him to treat everything with more optimism, love, and respect. He believes that yoga should be accessible to everyone regardless of age, creed, or physical ability. His practice tends to flow a little slower and quieter with a focus on personal exploration and growth. He completed his 200 hour certification at One Heart Yoga in January 2017 and is very excited to share with the world the strength, peace, and fulfillment that can be cultivated by a regular yoga practice. Aside from yoga, Justin has a passion for growing, harvesting, cooking, and consuming delicious healthy food; spending time in the woods and on the water; playing music; and living every day as creatively and fully as possible


Erik Erik Casile started One Heart Yoga with his wife Mira in May of 2010. He received his training through the One Heart Yoga teacher training program and began teaching his first classes in July of 2013. He is also the owner of One Heart SUP. He teaches stand up paddle boarding lessons for individuals and groups as well as fitness on the board. Erik also offers yoga on the board with his wife Mira. For more info visit


.Laurie in VasisthasanaLaurie has been practicing yoga since 2004 and received her 200 hour teacher training certificate in 2014 from One Heart Yoga. Laurie was an avid soccer player for over 15 years. Her athletic background kept her strong physically but she found yoga really helped her connect mind and body. Her passion for yoga grew when she was blessed with two children less than 1 year apart. She realized that yoga was a healthy way to relieve stress and stay balanced. Laurie enjoys playing golf, DIY home projects, and anything that requires being creative. Laurie teaches a creative vinyasa style class for all levels and is passionate about sharing a yoga practice that will add harmony and balance to each students life


Jen Jennifer Froning is a certified Holy Yoga teacher and has a deep passion for the place where responsible stewardship for our bodies and engaging in deep and true relationship with the Lord meet. Her classes, while challenging, offer a profound opportunity to connect to the Holy Spirit and let go of the stress and pressures of the world. She offers both a strong Vinyasa class and a Gentle Yoga class.



Gloria O’Connor CYT, is a motivated yoga instructor with training in Hatha and Ashtanga principles, who enjoys inspiring others to improve wellness and commit to long-term health and fitness goals.  She is energetic and outgoing with a collaborative spirit.  Gloria has practiced yoga since 2010 and completed her 200 hour training at One Heart Yoga Studio in Fuquay-Varina.  She has taught Gentle, Restorative, Chair and Level 1 classes at One Heart Yoga Studio, Yoga in the Park, Yoga at the Inn and Wake Tech Community College.  As a retired public school teacher, Gloria has over 30 years in the teaching profession while attaining her Masters and National Board Certification. 

Lyndsay Bui

Lyndsay’s love of yoga began in 2010 as an extension to her exercise routine, and has since grown into a deep appreciation of yoga philosophy and practice. She is passionate about serving others, and encouraging holistic wellness of the mind, body, and soul. She graduated with a Masters of Social Work degree from The University of Georgia in 2012 and completed her 200-hour certification at One Heart Yoga in 2019. She believes that yoga is for everyone, and hopes to encourage others in their practice both on and off the mat. Her interests include quality time with her husband and their two boys, staying active, and delicious, healthy food.

Megan Mcreynolds

In late 2016, a broken foot brought Megan’s very active life to a swift halt. Initially, Megan sought yoga as a gentle way to move her body, but she soon began to feels shifts in all areas of her life. The physical practice easily connected to an emotional and spiritual transformation as purposeful mindfulness became a cornerstone of her life.  

In the spring of 2017, she began her study under Ashley Nunn of Awakened Heart Yoga School.  For those familiar with the practice, Ashley studied under Larry Schultz, one of the foremost yogis attributed with bringing Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga to the west.  Larry was a devoted student of K Pattabhi Jois, the forefather of Ashtanga Yoga and the Mysore practice as we know it today.  In paying homage to her direct lineage, Megan teaches the thoughtful progressive sequencing of Ashtanga Yoga and its Eight Limbs.  

Megan has a deep passion for sharing the benefits of Yoga and hopes to enrich our community through making Yoga accessible and approachable for everyone.  Her welcoming and easy nature creates an encouraging and safe place to empower students to find their own personal rhythm and connection to the practice. She is currently furtherinh her yoga studies and will be a certified Yoga Therapist by the Fall of 2019. 



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