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This class is taught by:

Summer Baldwin

CYT, RYT-200
Summer is a professional dancer, actress and low-flying trapeze artist on the Gulf Coast. She received her BFA in Theater/Dance from Valdosta State University and worked professionally in New York City for 4 years. Summer completed her 200hr Yoga Teacher Training Certification in 2015 with Moira Anderson and Laura Tyree at River Rock Yoga. She has been teaching children and adults the joy of movement since 2006.

Shawn Chappell


Shawn lives in Ocean Springs where she grew up and is a 1985 graduate of Ocean Springs High School. While raising two children she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Paralegal Studies from the University of MS in 1995. In May of 2001, seeking relief from depression and back pain associated with living with Scoliosis, she attended her first yoga class and became a devoted student of yoga ever sense. From the teachings of an eclectic mix of teachers and traditions, Shawn completed the requirements to become registered with Yoga Alliance at the 200hr level in 2004. She has been teaching at River Rock Yoga since the humble beginnings envisioned by her first teachers and together with Moira is so grateful to be able to continue to share the gift of yoga with others along the Gulf Coast and the many students that return year after year on their travels. Shawn is currently working toward completing the hours required for obtaining registration at the 500hr level with Yoga Alliance and certification through Surya Chandra Healing Yoga School. She is also a Second Degree Reiki Practitioner and “Connected Warriors” Yoga Instructor. Shawn’s classes are for students just beginning the path of yoga and for those that enjoy a more therapeutic, gentler and restorative experience. “With over 12 years of experience, Shawn brings a quiet and natural presence to support your practice both emotionally and physically,” Moira Anderson.

Mary Ann O'Gorman

CYT, RYT-500

Mary Ann has lived in Ocean Springs since 1991. She started practicing yoga in 2006 as a way to recover from the physical stress of Katrina, but found the practice transformational and decided to delve deeper into yoga by becoming a teacher. A graduate of the first class of Dragonfly Yoga coming out of River Rock, she has been teaching yoga since 2009. She is an E-500 hour RYT having trained at Kripalu Center for Yoga in Lenox, Massachusetts with Jonathon Foust, Larissa Hall Carlson, Devarshi Hartman, and Dr. Scott Blossom. Mary Ann also has a special interest in and is working on her certification to teach Trauma Center-Trauma Sensitive Yoga, through the Trauma Center in Brookline, Massachusetts. Off the mat, she writes poetry and fiction and is a writer with both an MA in literature and an MFA in creative writing. She has recently taken up surfing.

Kim Jackson

CYT, RYT-200
Kim has spent most of her life in her favorite town, Ocean Springs where she now lives with her amazing husband, son, and 2 beautiful girls. She graduated from Ocean Springs High School in 1996 and went on to attend Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. There Kim studied Business with an emphasis on Entrepreneurship. She graduated with an Associates of the Arts in December of 2004. Kim discovered the joys of Yoga and Pilates while attending classes with Moira at River Rock Yoga Studio. Kim is certified at the 200 hour level through the Dragonfly Yoga Studies program at River Rock Yoga. She is also certified in Piyo (Pilates/Yoga Fusion), and Children's Yoga through the Asheville Yoga Center in North Carolina. Kim brings her enthusiasm and creativity to her yoga classes. She creates a lighthearted, secure environment that enhances learning, body awareness and self-esteem.


(Beginner) A continuous 9 week series, teaching basic postures to introduce movement, breathing and relaxation techniques. Written material is offered to support your understanding of what you learn in class.

Upcoming classes:

  • Wed Jun 28 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm with Summer Baldwin
  • Thu Jun 29 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Shawn Chappell
  • Sat Jul 01 11:15 am - 12:30 pm with Shawn Chappell
  • Wed Jul 05 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm with Summer Baldwin
  • Thu Jul 06 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Shawn Chappell
  • Sat Jul 08 11:15 am - 12:30 pm with Shawn Chappell
  • Mon Jul 10 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm with Mary Ann O'Gorman
  • Tue Jul 11 10:15 am - 11:30 am with Shawn Chappell
  • Wed Jul 12 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm with Kim Jackson
  • Thu Jul 13 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Shawn Chappell
  • Sat Jul 15 11:15 am - 12:30 pm with Shawn Chappell
  • Mon Jul 17 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm with Mary Ann O'Gorman
  • Tue Jul 18 10:15 am - 11:30 am with Shawn Chappell
  • Wed Jul 19 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm with Shawn Chappell