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We welcome all to Om Shanti, a place where you can take a breath and let go! We are passionate about yoga and we look forward to helping you on your yoga journey. We are a hands on studio and are mindful of your needs by making gentle adjustments during class. We have been creating peace since 2009. Please unroll your mat and join our community!

Our Team

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Mary Faucette, RYT® 200

Mary, co-owner first discovered yoga in 2003 at Gold’s Gym Burlington taught by Diane Hall. She knew she was crossing over into the wonderful world of teaching yoga when she tried to figure out what was next in the sequence of Diane’s asana. She started her teacher training with Yogasteps (2004) but completed the Triad Yoga Institute 200 hour teacher training in 2010. She has her MS in Sport Psychology from Florida State University (2002)...


Susan Hearn, E-RYT® 500, YACEP®

Susan Hearn, co-owner is certified in both Iyengar and Ashtanga yoga. She likes to mix these styles to create a flowing Vinyasa based class with a focus on alignment. Susan has been practicing and teaching yoga for over 10 years. Prior to opening Om Shanti, she owned a yoga and wellness studio in Cleveland, Ohio. Susan has a tremendous interest in health and overall wellness. Over the last 20 years she has worked in many aspects of the...

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Daryl Bozovich, RYT® 200

Daryl, co owner received his 200 hour certification from Franklin St. Yoga of Chapel Hill in 2014 and continues to develop his passion for Yoga through attending workshops and additional training. He has had a regular yoga practice since 2011. His classes include reflection, flowing asana connecting the breath with movement, fun, and renewal. He is grateful for these teachers who have influenced his practice: Lori Burgwyn, Susan Hearn,...


Jill Clayton-Dunn, RYT® 200

  • Jill , a practicing licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist of 21 years started her Hatha Yoga practice in 1993. She received her 200 hour yoga certification at Triad Yoga Institute from Terry Brown, a Purna Yoga and alignment based training at Triad Yoga Institute in April 2016. Through sharing teachings and wisdom of the healing arts along with the philosophy of the eight limbs of yoga, she beckons her students in integrating the...

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Lisa Rizzo, RYT® 200

Lisa completed her 200 hour Live In Discovery Teacher Training Program in March 2018.

She was born and raised in Wayne, NJ and lived around the US after college before planting her feet permanently in Burlington, NC to work as a Senior Product Manager. When she isn’t working and practicing yoga she spends time with her husband, 2 stepsons and beloved cats and dogs. She also fosters kittens for Sparkle Cat Rescue.

In 2016 Lisa...

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Sara Walls, RYT® 200

Sara received her 200 hour YTT certification from Om Shanti Yoga and maintains both a home and studio practice. Her classes incorporate breathwork, reflection on the eight limbs of yoga (not all in one class, of course!), a continual call to presence, and a chance to play. For Sara, yoga is as necessary as food and water, and she finds it a joy to share the practice with others.


Katherine Cortes, CYT 200

Katherine discovered yoga while still in high school when she was invited to attend a yoga retreat. In 2016, she received her 200 level one teacher training from Corepower in Raleigh. She is influenced by hot power vinyasa flow and Baron Baptiste. Her classes are challenging and dynamic. You will leave feeling calm and strong. In 2018, Katherine received her certificate in Piloxing Barre with Jennifer Hopkins. Barre is a great equalizer to...


Kristina Meinking, RYT® 200

A running injury brought Kristina back to her mat in 2018; this journey led to her completion of Om Shanti-Zenitry’s 200-hour YTT in 2019. As a yogi, Kristina enjoys exploring different styles of yoga, working on inversions and arm balances, and taking time to nourish her spirit. As an instructor, she loves helping students to be present, to listen to and to strengthen their bodies, and to cultivate awareness of how their yoga practice...


Padma Om, CYT 500

Padma began teaching yoga in 2006. She trained in the traditional system of yoga, passed down through generations. The foundation of her classes is the eight limbs of yoga. She is practiced in various forms of yoga, including bhakti, hatha-raja, mantra, and karma yoga. All of Padma's classes are meditative in nature, encouraging self-reflection and peace of mind. Her hatha classes offer challenge according to each student's ability and...

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Eleanor Dillon, CYT 200

Eleanor grew up running, biking, and swimming regularly. She first came to yoga as a way to improve her breathing, but soon found it was the perfect expression of what she enjoyed most about exercise: meditation through movement and also connection with the divine. Since then, yoga has been a constant through many life changes, including and perhaps most significantly, through a twin pregnancy and the subsequent recovery. The mind body spirit...

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Kat Aulbach, RYT® 200

Kat is a current undergraduate Psychology student at Elon University and completed her yoga teacher training last year with Om Shanti. Kat is initially from CT, and has been practicing since high school. Yoga has taught her to breathe through difficult situations and cope with the general anxieties and worries of life. She is passionate about diversifying the yoga space, making it a more inclusive space for any person and any BODY to feel...


"When you find peace within yourself, you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others"