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Elizabeth McCranie - Owner/Instructor 500RYT

Elizabeth is the proud leader of the amazing Centred Team. She has studied under Baron Baptiste & completed Level I, Level II, Art of Assisting, Foundations, & Baron's Immersion. While the Baptiste style has been her main focus, Elizabeth continues to educate herself in other Yoga genres and is excited to have created a studio that meets the needs and is of service to the whole community. She has also studied under Shiva Rea, Seane Corn, Eric Paskel, Dharma Mittra, Sianna Sherman and many others. Elizabeth is a Yoga Alliance certified teacher. Elizabeth has also studied at the Amrit Yoga Institute and is privledge to add Yoga Nidra to her yoga practice. This deep meditation practice will change your life.

Elizabeth had much resistance to the practice of Yin yoga however, after a deep immersion with Dennis and Kathy Lang, she realized that we all need more Yin in our lives. Elizabeth has added Yin to her personal practice and is beyond excited to add it to her schedule and share it with YOU! She has also discovered Bhakti, Devotional Yoga, to be a beautiful, almost dance like experience on the mat. With continued study in this area, Elizabeth continues to add to her instruction with a Bhakti class.

After practicing with Elizabeth, you will most certainly find space, clarity and a sense of awareness you did not know possible.Elizabeth is a graduate of the Institute of Integrative Nutrition (New York City) and is a certified Health Coach. "Yoga has transformed my life. I look forward to creating a community and sharing my passion with others. Be well my friends."~me.


Dan McCranie - Owner/Instructor 500RYT

As a successful business owner for over 20 years, Dan discovered yoga was a great way to find balance in his life. After attending Baron Baptiste's Art of Assisting, Dan began team teaching classes. In 2014 Dan completed his 200 hr teacher training and is a certified yoga instructor. He has studied under and been influenced by Shiva Rea, Kathryn Budig, Baron Baptiste, Eric Paskel and Sadie Nardini. You will find Dan's passion for music, rhythm and flow creates a peaceful and strong practice. His Bhakti Flow class is a Yoga ballet. His Power Vinyasa combines music, fun, challenge and inspiration. He will push you to be your best. Come see why they say "Yea Chair!!" in class.


Saven Morris - Studio Manager/Instructor 200RYT

Saven is the current manager of our studio. She moved here to Fernandina in January of 2022. New to teaching but not new to yoga, Saven has been practicing yoga for over 7 years. The bulk of her practice has been in Bikram sequence yoga (yes she likes it hot). Ever since she joined the Centred on Yoga community, though, she has fallen in love with the Baptiste style of vinyasa. She graduated from the YTT program here at Centred in December of 2022 and we are so honored to have her teaching now at the studio. Saven's favorite thing about yoga, is the sense of empowerment she feels when doing these asanas. She likes how she gets lost in her breath a movement, it melts away everything else. This is what she likes to inspire her classes to tap into as well. To experience the same love she feels when she is doing yoga. She is honored to have the privilege to teach and hopes to add to the yogi community here.


Allyson Neilson - Instructor 500RYT

In August of 2012, Allyson spent a week in the beautiful Catskills Mountains with 180 other yogis to immerse herself in Baron Baptiste’s Level 1 Teacher Training. From there she went on to complete her 200 hour teacher training with Portland Power Yoga in Portland, Maine. Allyson loves the holistic nature of yoga. It truly is a mind, body, spirit experience for her. She feels blessed to teach yoga and hopes that people will feel much different in body, mind and spirit after participating in her yoga class. Her favorite classes to teach are Yin and Gentle Flow. She feels so grateful to be a part of the incredible community that makes up Centred On Yoga.

Allyson is also a certified Life Coach, Group Coach and Precision Nutrition Level 1 Nutrition Coach. She’s a Canadian girl but loves living on Amelia Island. She shares her life with her husband, David, her children, Evan, Rebekah and Timothy, her precious grandkids, Ellie and Tavi and her sweet soul of a dog, Scotia


Caitlin Hayes - Instructor 200RYT

Caitlin discovered yoga in her early twenties; interested in yoga for the physical benefits hoping to lose weight and become more fit. As her body became stronger and healthier, she soon discovered that her yoga mat was a place to find a sense of contentment, self awareness and mind body connection. When Caitlin decided to enroll in the teacher training course at Centred on Yoga, she only hoped to deepen her own practice, however the more she learned and grew as a yogi, the more her intention turned to teaching and sharing the practice she loves with others.

As a teacher, Caitlin realizes that yoga is not a "one size fits all" practice, and that every person is on a different path. She tries to offer her students the opportunity to take that path in their own way at their own pace, to modify when needed, and to honor how they feel at all times. Caitlin finds immense joy, satisfaction, and inspiration in seeing students discover their own personal yoga journey and hopes to nurture and encourage them along their way.


Alexis Anjomshoaa - Instructor 200RYT

Alexis started practicing yoga back in 2012 and has been a consistent lover of the practice ever since. She received her teacher training through the CorePower institute in Hawaii where she received 200hr training in hot power vinyasa and 200hr training in hot power fusion. She is embarking on her fifth year of teaching.


Irina Tyre - Instructor 500RYT

Irina was born and raised in Russia and moved to the United States in 2006. Irina took her first class of yoga in 2017 at Centred on Yoga and fell in love with the practice from the first stretch. She successfully completed the 200-hour teacher training in 2018 and is a registered Yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance.

Irina is happy to share her fresh energy with her students. In her creative sequencing, she provides a safe space to cultivate peace and heal the body. Irina continues her education through workshops and training and focuses her time on creating unique and informative classes. Irina recently completed an intensive Yin Training that she hopes to share with her students. . Join Irina on her mat. She will leave you nourished, rinsed and ready to tackle anything that comes your way.


Meghan Parkin (May)- Instructor 500RYT

May joined the COY family in 2014 after years of prior study and personal practice in various yoga traditions. She became certified to teach in 2014 at The Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in the beautiful Berkshires of Massachusetts. There, she received her 200-hour certification and focused on asana, compassion and finding presence with the many seasons and cycles of life. May now teaches everything from gentle flow and meditation, to yin and the occasional intermediate class. She will receive her 300-hour certification in Spring 2022 from Indra Yoga Institute with a focus on Ayurveda, Mental Health Support, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Social Justice and Environmental Awareness.
May is here to support you in being your best self through the mindful practices of Yoga and Ayurveda. You’re invited to come back to a place of peace and wholeness; qualities that we innately have in our heart.  Find new ways to honor your heart and hold space for your true self. Sign up for one of her classes now to give yourself the gift of self-care, it could be just what you need! Jai Bhagwan ~ Namaste 


Topher McCranie - Instructor 200RYT

Topher is a Fernandina Beach native who loves being part of the tight knit yogi community here. He began his yoga journey in the summer of 2016 and more intensely throughout 2022. Last year Topher graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and has completed his 200HR yoga teacher training in 2022. He finds that yoga is an invaluable tool to create structure in his life as well as allowing for creativity, growth, and expression; a mindset that he hopes to share with his students.


Christina Rodriguez - Instructor 200RYT

Christina is a mom to two amazing kids. She moved to Fernandina beach in 2014 from Upstate NY and loves the island life; the beach is her happy place. She discovered Centred on Yoga shortly after moving to the island, where her passion for yoga started. She believes Centred is such a welcoming community full of good vibes. She decided to take her passion for yoga one step further and attend the 200 HR Teacher Training course offered at COY, earning her certificate to teach in April 2021. It was a completely life changing experience for her mind, body, and soul. Christina is truly honored to share her passion for yoga to help inspire and witness transformation with others.

“To practice yoga on and off your mat is a truly life changing experience. I look forward to seeing y'all on your mat. Namaste".

Andrea Hatton - Instructor 500RYT 

Andrea has been a resident of Fernandina Beach for over 30 years and is an integral part of this beautiful community. She loves spending time with her family, reading and walking on the beach.

Andrea has found that the practice of yoga helped to bring ease, patience and self love into her life and into the lives of others. This life changing practice has grown into a thirst for more knowledge and a quest to understand yoga as a way of living a true, authentic life. She teaches with compassion and empowers students to take charge of their own lives using the many gifts she has to offer. Her love of yoga and people is evident in everything she does.

Andrea completed her first 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training at Centred On Yoga in 2020 and has since completed 225 hour Forrest Yoga Foundation Training with Ana Forrest and Jose Calarco, 70 hour Forrest Yoga Advanced Teacher Training, 20 hour Yin Yoga-The Functional Approach with Paul Grilley and Sadie Nardini’s Yoga Shred. Come get on your mat with Andrea and experience her strength, compassion and love of yoga that you can share in your life!



Nicole York - Instructor 200RYT

Nicole began her yoga journey in Pensacola, Florida in 2013. Her first experience with yoga was a class called "Hot Yoga and Conditioning"; it felt like the toughest thing she'd ever done and she completely fell in love. Nicole graduated from The University of West Florida with her Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science. 

With her curiosity and interest for both the human body and psychology, Nicole found yoga to be the ultimate path for a true mind-body connection. She received her 200HR YTT in 2017. Find out more about Nicole under our staff profiles. Come take a class with her.


Jennie Clark - Instructor 200RYT

Jennie grew up in Fernandina Beach and has been practicing yoga since 2013. She completed her 200hr RYT training at Centred on Yoga in 2017. She fell in love with yoga during the summer of 2013 and is appreciative of the mindfulness yoga has taught her on and off her mat. Jennie has danced most of her life and loves the awareness of breath and movement that yoga brings to her life. She love practicing at Centred on Yoga and cannot wait to practice with you and share with you her yoga home!