Owner, YTT Program Director, Yoga Instructor
Christa Conn is the Owner of Sparks Yoga, and a Yoga Alliance Experience Registered Yoga Teacher with many years of teaching experience. She completed her yoga certification at OMCORE Yoga & Body, where she began teaching immediately after. Christa is also a certified Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga & Fitness Instructor, certified Yoga Wall Instructor, certified Balanced Body Barre Instructor, and certified Wellness Coach. Christa began teaching at Sparks Yoga when the studio opened in May 2017 and became the owner of Sparks in October 2020. She has thousands of hours of teaching experience in a classroom setting and extensive experience teaching 1-on-1 to a variety of students and abilities. She has continued her study of yoga and growth as a teacher and lifelong student of yoga by completing numerous training and workshops over the years.
Co-Owner, AIReal & Yoga Instructor
As co-founder of Sparks Yoga, Megan has avidly been exploring yoga long before she and her husband decided to open a studio. Her background in therapy and social work is ultimately what led her to seek further training in this mind-body therapy world.
Tera Edwards moved to Macon in 1999 to attend Mercer University; while there, she was introduced to yoga and fell in love with its ability to calm the mind and focus on the present moment. After maintaining a home practice for many years, Tera took her first studio class as an act of self-care after becoming a stay-at-home mom. Much like her previous career as a criminal defense attorney, Tera sees yoga as an act of advocacy. Yoga provides students the strength to give both their body and minds the attention and care they deserve.
Tera received her 200 RYT certification at Homegrown Yoga in Warner Robins. She hopes to empower her students to honor their bodies and their abilities through a balanced practice of challenging and restorative asanas.
AIReal Yoga™ Instructor
Jessica fell in love with yoga while earning her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from the University of Southern Mississippi. During this time she learned how to use yoga to recover and strengthen the body and mind, and now incorporates these practices into most of her dance classes to aid in injury prevention.
Elizabeth teaches yoga because she loves the art and wishes to share the beauty with others while shaping her own craft. Elizabeth completed her 200-hour teacher training at Asheville Yoga Center in Asheville, NC.
Autumn stepped into a power flow class looking for a new way to workout but instead ignited a fire within her. As a working mom, health coach and student, she understands life gets busy and can be tough to balance.
Keri took her first structured yoga classes as a senior in college in the basement of a kinesiology building at William and Mary. She looked forward to the classes every week and when the semester ended knew that her yoga practice had just begun. She spent the next decade in DC and tested out many flavors and methodologies of yoga throughout those years with an affinity toward heated practices. Her devotion to the magical art and science of yoga grew stronger in parallel to her personal evolution. Yoga has played a significant and restorative role in her life and she is thrilled to share the joy and magic as a teacher after practicing for so many years. Keri migrated south in 2014 and completed her 200 hour RYT Baptiste training at Dancing Dogs Yoga in Atlanta in 2019.
Long before Tia became a yogi, she was a runner. It was such a great physical and mental release that the races she chose became longer and longer. Because of this, she added yoga to her training because of its ability to strengthen, lengthen, and balance the body. What she found was that yoga brought a feeling of calm awareness that permeated her life off the mat. To deepen her own practice, she completed her 200 hr RYT at Homegrown Yoga in Warner Robins. Her classes seek to challenge the body while maintaining a lighthearted, relaxed vibe.
Ciara is an adventurous individual who enjoys stepping out of her comfort zone. Ciara first found yoga as an alternative way to combat digestive issues and since then turned it into a passionate lifestyle. Yoga became more than just a way to transform into a healthier individual.