Our Crew

Sarah Bransford


Sarah Bransford (RYT 500) is certified in Vinyasa, Restorative, Hot Yoga Methods and more. After having many knee surgeries and limitations- fed up with pain and medication;  she began to get serious about yoga. Sarah began teaching in 2015 after her Vinyasa training in Florida at Key Largo Yoga. Needless to say she was hooked and has relieved all knee pain! She still wants to learn as much as she can! Since then she has traveled from Costa Rica to India to study under many teachers, masters and a guru.

Sarah believes that yoga is for everyone! She brings a fun and peaceful way of being to all of her classes and everywhere she goes. 

Denise DeCarlo


Denise Decarlo (E-RYT 200) is certified in Hatha Integral Yoga, a practice that combines asana, breath-work and meditation to achieve physical and mental stillness for inner peace and joy.  She began practicing in the 1990s, certified to teach in 2002, and completed her 200- hour certification with Vimala Ren Fields of the American Healing Arts Studio in Virginia in 2007.  In addition to her yoga , she is an exercise physiologist and certified personal trainer with experience in studios, fitness, and medically based wellness centers. Denise brings a deep knowledge of anatomy and an ability to help all students find the love and stillness in every pose.  Additionally, she is certified in Pilates and Barre Above. 


Denise feels that as a teacher, one is still always a student, and strives to have the inquisitiveness of a beginner’s mind. Her desire is to bring laughter, light, and love to her students so that they can leave with a smile, walk a little lighter, and love a little stronger.

Teresa Moninger

Hello, I'm Teresa Moninger, and I've been teaching yoga around the world for the last 12 years.  Originally from Germany, I've made my home on the Outer Banks since 2016 with my husband and dog. I am a E-RYT 500 Yoga Instructor with experience in Iyengar, Vinyasa, Yin and Hatha Yoga.  My classes are a mix of fun and technique, with a focus on improving the mind/ body connection.


Traci Hoeting