CGD+T Instructors

Learn more about our incredible teachers.

Sarah Bennett

Sarah grew up in Western North Carolina and tried many different activities throughout her youth from dance to cross country running. She has always been active, but it wasn’t until 4 years ago that a back injury, a stressful job and anxiety brought her to Pilates and yoga and it changed her life. Sarah received her Pilates Mat certification from Happy Body in Asheville, NC. Now, a lover of all types of movement and a strong believer in the power of movement for the mind, body and spirit. Sarah hopes to bring women together with her classes to help us all understand how important is it to love ourselves, be ourselves and take time for our minds and bodies.

Amber Kleid

Yoga Instructor and Metamorphosis Graduate
Amber began doing yoga in the 1990s in her living room with Rodney Yee VHS tapes and the book “The Idiot’s Guide to Yoga.” ┬áThat’s how she rolled for the next two decades with the occasional yoga class at a gym. Back then, doing the postures (asanas) were mostly to get exercise. Now, she practices daily not only to get in some yummy stretches but to take a few very important moments for herself. She received her 200 hour training at Guiding Wellness Institute in Fayetteville, NC and is working towards her 500 hour certification.

Teaches: BellyBalance, “Mind Over Monday” Yoga

Michelle Grasty-Colont

Dance Instructor, Marketing Coordinator, and graduate of the Metamorphosis Program
Michelle began her dancing career at the tender age of 3 performing the “Pussy Cat Polka”. She was immediately bitten by the stage bug, and started singing, dancing, and performing anywhere she could. Growing up in the small town of Waynesville, NC, she performed with local competition dance teams and was the choreographer for her show choir in high school. In college, she continued her dance education through classes, workshops, and the dance floors of Boone’s local bar scene. Michelle‘s creative influence comes from a blend of indie pop, jazzy flair, and soulful hip-hop, drawing inspiration from performing goddesses such as Beyonce, Bette Midler, and Diana Ross. Outside of dance, Michelle also practices yoga and pilates, which plays a major role in her choreography and technique.

Teaches: Storytelling Modern Dance, Spring Kweening: Singing and Dancing Together

Amy Hall

Dance and Fitness Instructor

Amy began dancing at age 8, taking classes in ballet, jazz, tap and hip-hop. Though she loves all styles of dance, she is especially passionate about hip-hop! Amy joined Christine Garvin Dance in 2014. To take her fitness to the next level, she began jogging and taking indoor cycle, TRX and HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) classes shortly thereafter. She is very excited about combining her loves for dance and fitness in to a new class she will be teaching for CGD+T.

Teaches: Dance Conditioning

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