Our Mindful Team

Bess Chambliss   Life long lover of mindful movement and expression, Bess founded Golden Isles Ballet Company LLC and the GIBC Foundation in 2015 to bring more ballet art and performance opportunities to the Golden Isles.  In addition to GIBC, Bess created Golden Isles Mindful Movement, a yoga, pilates and barre studio dedicated to the mental physical and emotional wellness of every client.  GIMM provides the highest quality instruction for clients of all experience levels from beginner to seasoned practitioner.  She Received her undergraduate degree in Learning and Organizational Change from Northwestern University, her graduate degree in Exercise Science and Nutrition from The George Washington University. She earned her 800 hour Pilates Certification from Excel Movement studios in 2004 and Her 200 hour CYT from Asheville Yoga Center in 2014 and Core Barre Certification in 2013.  Her passion for movement and learning led her to take Ballet class for the first time in 2013. She has performed in several ballets for GIBC including the Nutcracker and Golden Gala, as well as collaborating with the Coastal Symphony of Georgia under the direction of Maestro Luis Haza for Spectre de La Rose, Sugar Plum Pas and Tango en Pointe.  She is so appreciative to continue to learn from her Yoga Instructor Janita Nelson as well as several continuing education programs in Kundalini, Yin, Restorative yoga, Pilates, Barre, and Meditation.  She is excited to continue learning and evolving and is so grateful for all of life's beautiful experiences.

Bess Chambliss

Life long lover of mindful movement and expression, Bess founded Golden Isles Ballet Company LLC and the GIBC Foundation in 2015 to bring more ballet art and performance opportunities to the Golden Isles.  In addition to GIBC, Bess created Golden Isles Mindful Movement, a yoga, pilates and barre studio dedicated to the mental physical and emotional wellness of every client.  GIMM provides the highest quality instruction for clients of all experience levels from beginner to seasoned practitioner.  She Received her undergraduate degree in Learning and Organizational Change from Northwestern University, her graduate degree in Exercise Science and Nutrition from The George Washington University. She earned her 800 hour Pilates Certification from Excel Movement studios in 2004 and Her 200 hour CYT from Asheville Yoga Center in 2014 and Core Barre Certification in 2013.  Her passion for movement and learning led her to take Ballet class for the first time in 2013. She has performed in several ballets for GIBC including the Nutcracker and Golden Gala, as well as collaborating with the Coastal Symphony of Georgia under the direction of Maestro Luis Haza for Spectre de La Rose, Sugar Plum Pas and Tango en Pointe.  She is so appreciative to continue to learn from her Yoga Instructor Janita Nelson as well as several continuing education programs in Kundalini, Yin, Restorative yoga, Pilates, Barre, and Meditation.  She is excited to continue learning and evolving and is so grateful for all of life's beautiful experiences.

Janita Nelson   Born in South Africa grew up in Johannesburg. Spent a lot of time as a child and young adult in the bush of Botswana, camping and living with wild animals.  Studied Fine Art Majoring in Print Making at the University of the Witwatersrand then went on to study Ceramics At the University of Witwatersrand of South Africa.  Worked as a Artist and have exhibited in SA and the USA. Also studied yoga in the USA have worked as a yoga teacher for the last 18 years and as a art teacher for the last 10 years. Janita has two children Acacia and Keeta and is married to Steve Moore. Certified in Vinyasa Flow Yoga, from Asheville Yoga School in 1998 with a 200 hr Yoga Alliance Certification, and currently working on 500hr certification.  She has completed workshop classes with Shiva Rae, Bryan Kest, Doug Keller, Desiree Romberg, Stephine Keach and Shala Worsly. Yin and Meditation with Sarah Power.  Her specialties include:Yoga Flow, Yin Yoga.  She is passionate about giving people a better understanding of yoga and the benefits of yoga practice; helping to facilitate a happier, healthier more peaceful life style.

Janita Nelson

Born in South Africa grew up in Johannesburg. Spent a lot of time as a child and young adult in the bush of Botswana, camping and living with wild animals.  Studied Fine Art Majoring in Print Making at the University of the Witwatersrand then went on to study Ceramics At the University of Witwatersrand of South Africa.  Worked as a Artist and have exhibited in SA and the USA. Also studied yoga in the USA have worked as a yoga teacher for the last 18 years and as a art teacher for the last 10 years. Janita has two children Acacia and Keeta and is married to Steve Moore. Certified in Vinyasa Flow Yoga, from Asheville Yoga School in 1998 with a 200 hr Yoga Alliance Certification, and currently working on 500hr certification.  She has completed workshop classes with Shiva Rae, Bryan Kest, Doug Keller, Desiree Romberg, Stephine Keach and Shala Worsly. Yin and Meditation with Sarah Power.  Her specialties include:Yoga Flow, Yin Yoga.  She is passionate about giving people a better understanding of yoga and the benefits of yoga practice; helping to facilitate a happier, healthier more peaceful life style.

Lauren Prince   Born and raised in Valdosta, Georgia Lauren made the Golden Isles her home in 2005. A yoga practitioner for ten years, she excitedly began her 200 Hour Teacher Training at Asheville Yoga Center in May 2017 & will complete her certification in November 2017.  Teaching yoga is the first step into a new chapter of life for Lauren as she transitions from administrative office assistant duties to a new way of assisting others on the mat. A firm believer that yoga can transform your life on as well as off the mat, she is eager to share her fun loving passion for yoga and its countless benefits with everyone she meets.  Outside of the yoga studio you can find Lauren on the beach with her husband, Aaron, playing volleyball or simply having fun with her family and friends.

Lauren Prince

Born and raised in Valdosta, Georgia Lauren made the Golden Isles her home in 2005. A yoga practitioner for ten years, she excitedly began her 200 Hour Teacher Training at Asheville Yoga Center in May 2017 & will complete her certification in November 2017.  Teaching yoga is the first step into a new chapter of life for Lauren as she transitions from administrative office assistant duties to a new way of assisting others on the mat. A firm believer that yoga can transform your life on as well as off the mat, she is eager to share her fun loving passion for yoga and its countless benefits with everyone she meets.  Outside of the yoga studio you can find Lauren on the beach with her husband, Aaron, playing volleyball or simply having fun with her family and friends.

 
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Chase King

 

Anne Goodstein   Anne has been a yoga and meditation practitioner since 2003. After moving from France, she started studying with Sabine Vera and has since been deepening her practice under the guidance of amazing teachers such as Janita Nelson, Stephanie Keach, Michael Johnson, Joe Taft, Shala Worsley. She will complete her 200-hour teacher training at Asheville Yoga Center in November 2017.  Inspired by her creative background, Anne will explore each week new themes and sequences deeply rooted into our lives. Her welcoming and uplifting classes will invite you to breath, stretch, strengthen, balance, relax, and cultivate happiness you can take back into the world.  Anne is excited to take her studies deeper and share the transformative power of Yoga with our community.  Off the mat, Anne can be found at h2o creative group, where she is creative director and partner, in her studio designing and painting, or on Jekyll Island, her OM away from home.

Anne Goodstein

Anne has been a yoga and meditation practitioner since 2003. After moving from France, she started studying with Sabine Vera and has since been deepening her practice under the guidance of amazing teachers such as Janita Nelson, Stephanie Keach, Michael Johnson, Joe Taft, Shala Worsley. She will complete her 200-hour teacher training at Asheville Yoga Center in November 2017.  Inspired by her creative background, Anne will explore each week new themes and sequences deeply rooted into our lives. Her welcoming and uplifting classes will invite you to breath, stretch, strengthen, balance, relax, and cultivate happiness you can take back into the world.  Anne is excited to take her studies deeper and share the transformative power of Yoga with our community.  Off the mat, Anne can be found at h2o creative group, where she is creative director and partner, in her studio designing and painting, or on Jekyll Island, her OM away from home.