“For everyone, no matter what their age or level of expertise, the important issue in hatha yoga is not flexibility and the ability to do difficult postures, but awareness – awareness of body and breath. From this awareness comes control, and from control comes grace and beauty. Even postures approximated by beginning students can carry the germ of poise and elegance.”


Anatomy and Hatha Yoga

by H. David Coulter

Meet the Instructors

Charlie Phillips received his yoga teacher certification from the White Lotus Foundation in Santa Barbara, CA. In addition, he received a 40-hour teacher certification in Ashtanga Yoga studying with David Swenson. His primary emphasis in his yoga instruction is on mindful breath, proper anatomical foundation and body awareness, self-acceptance, with the underlying tenet of "progress not perfection!" Some of his other passions include playing guitar and other musical instruments, songwriting, connecting with nature, softball, Frisbee, bowling, table tennis, and cultivating friendship and community. He is the owner of Barefoot Yoga and Massage Studio and lives in Glen Mills with his wife Teresa and their wire fox terrier, Chamonix.
Teresa Winte found yoga in 1996 and has not stopped practicing.  She was drawn to the Ashtanga practice and philosophy, but most of all to the yoga community.  Her travels have included many yoga retreats and workshops; gaining insight from many teachers.  In 2009, she began her study of Classical Yoga through the YogaLife Institute.  Through YogaLife she became a certified teacher with over 1000 hours of training.  Currently, she is studying Ayurveda with the Himalayan Institute. 


George Depaola found yoga in April 2005.  He began learning the art of teaching in May 2006.  Initiated in the himalayan tradition in 2007, where he has undertaken the 200 and 500 hour teacher trainings with the Himalayan Institute.  He continues study at the Institute and with Rod Stryker (Para Yoga), Kaliji (Triyoga), and Joan White (Iyengar).  He aims to allow students to become rooted in Being using the breath with asana.

Jaime Lennon Louis As a professional ballet dancer, Jaime has been investigating the relationship between mind and body for as long as she can remember. She found yoga while in college and was captivated by the depth of the practice. The practice and philosophy of yoga have been guiding lights in her life ever since. Jaime was drawn to deepen her practice, and decided to attend teacher training at the YogaLife Institute in King of Prussia. Yoga has so much potential for all types of healing and growth, and Jaime is happy to share some of this healing power with fellow yoga enthusiasts at Barefoot.

Linda Yu draws from her experience as a fitness/health instructor of the past 15 years as well as her background in dance and music to generate flowing movement and postures in strong but balanced practices.  The practice of opening the mind, and aligning the physical body and spirit can be a humbling journey of greater awareness –both within one’s self and in context to the world. Linda strives to strengthen the awareness and the relationship between the body, mind and breath with her students. She believes that a yoga practice can be beneficial to begin for anyone and at any age.  She has been practicing and teaching yoga for the past 10 years with her yoga certification in Power Yoga. An avid equestrian, she spends her "extra" free time outside working with her ex-race horse, Cherokee Native.