Our Team

Nicole Cunningham 

Nicole was a professional ice skater and while skating around the world with an ice show fell in love with Yoga! Nicole completed her 200hr Yoga Teacher Training in 2017 through Moonbeam Yoga. She also is Reiki 1 and 2 certified.

She has taught at several studios around the Franklin area and currently teaches in her Westhaven Community Clubhouse.

She also enjoys hiking, playing pickleball, and works at an Assisted Living home part-time as an Activities Director. She also has 3 beautiful daughters that bring her immense pride and joy!

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Morgan Greenwood

Morgan Greenwood is a Yoga Alliance-registered RYT® 200 instructor with certificates in Mindfulness Meditation and The Science of Well-being.

Her teaching style is light-hearted and encouraging with an emphasis on yoga as an active listening practice for the body and spirit.

Off the mat, Morgan’s greatest thrills are live music, hiking, rock climbing, reading, and writing. Her freelance work has been featured in SELF, Well+Good, and beYogi.



Rhonda Flowers

Rhonda has been teaching since 2004 and is finishing a 500 hr. teacher training with physical therapist/yoga teacher, Lara Heimann, in LYT yoga in the fall of ’21. She is also a level 3 ELDOA practitioner. ELDOA is a spine and joint decompression technique

Rhonda believes we are all, always students. She shares her passion for learning about these fascinating bodies that house our breath, heart, spirit and soul in her classes. She also wants you to learn something about yourself when she guides you. She loves to see her students gain strength, mobility, peace of mind and the courage to do things they think they cannot do.

Holly Garcia

2021 marked Holly’s 12th year of teaching yoga. In that time she has practiced countless hours and attended numerous trainings/workshops to develop her understanding and personal experience of this beautiful tradition.

She is completing certification to become a Yoga Therapist through the Yoga Well Institute which is a part of the Viniyoga tradition.



Maria Guse

Maria has been a Pilates teacher for 16 years and a yoga teacher for 4 years. She did her 600 hour Pilates certification with Romana’s Pilates in New York and her 200 hour RYT through Moonbeam YTT. She is also a Reiki master certified through Alison Ledbetter.

She combines her knowledge of the body and proper alignment from Pilates with her love for the spiritual elements of yoga and the healing aspects of Reiki energy work to create classes that truly connect your mind, body and spirit. You will leave her class feeling open, aligned and at peace. She loves teaching a mindful slow flow, as well as yin and restorative.


Ann Marie Kida

Anne-Marie is a certified yoga instructor having received her 200hr and Restorative teacher training from Sanctuary from 2021-2022. Drawing from a background in personal training and certifications in Nutrition Coaching from Precision Nutrition and The Institute for Integrative Nutrition, her journey has been a holistic exploration of well-being.

For Anne-Marie, Yoga, is more than a practice; it’s a guide to slowing down and finding stillness. Through this transformative journey, she’s learned to seek out life’s quiet and beautiful moments, and is passionate about sharing this wisdom with others.

She is excited to share this beautiful practice and to create a ripple effect of self-discovery and well-being.

Mandy Luzinski

Mandy has been teaching various styles of yoga for 4 years, She earned her RYT 200 + certificates in Yin, Trauma Sensitive and Yoga Sculpt.

She loves high energy flows AND reflective meditative styles.

She teaches because she loves to share presence, breath and the appreciation for physical body & spirit that’s possible within each of us.

Robbie Michelle Short

Robbie Michelle Short has been teaching almost 20 years and gained her initial training through a spiritual ashram in CA and later received advanced training from the Asheville Yoga Center. She leads the Moonbeam Yoga Teacher Training and offers retreats around the world combining her love of yoga, travel, and adventure.
Robbie loves teaching the philosophy of yoga and interweaves themes through her classes for additional inspiration.

Chrisie Spain

Chrisie completed a 200 hour yoga teacher teacher training tin 2015. In 2016, she was trained in Anjali Restorative Yoga with Shannon Paige. She also has a holistic health coaching certification from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and is trained in Inferno Hot Pilates.
She loves sharing the healing benefits of yoga. We live in such a fast paced world and yoga is a beautiful way to slow down and connect more deeply within. She loves teaching gentle flow, vinyasa, and restorative yoga. All of her classes are a combination of movement and breath work, as the breath is one of the most powerful tools we with have with us at all times to help us feel more grounded and whole.
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Shannon Lashlee


Shannon Lashlee has been a certified Sivananda yoga teacher for 15 years. She came to the asana practice just two weeks after her father died. Her greatest teacher, dragged her to her first yoga classes. Today, twenty years later, she credits the practice of yoga with making the important lifestyle changes that would set her on the path to becoming the healer she is today.

She likes to remind her students that looking good and feeling good are merely positive side-effects of the asana practice. The purpose of yoga is to create a body and mind that can sit still and meditate. Because meditation is where the real magic happens.

15 years of funeral service fully informed the person Shannon is today. She learned that to be a successful human, one must equally care for her body, mind, soul, and relationships. She takes pleasure in many aspects of life such as reading a good book, staying connected to her people, golfing, working out at Iron Tribe in Franklin, hiking with her two dogs, Eden and Eleanor, and enjoying the arts, especially live music!



Chad & Jenn Fitzgerald


Chad and I  decided to open New Moon Yoga after watching the heartbreaking closing of studio after studio during the Pandemic.

One of the studios that closed was Half Moon Yoga Healing, one of Franklin’s most respected and authentic studios, run by Robbie Short. This was my (Jenn’s) home studio, where I began by sweeping the studio floors, developed a disciplined practice, found many mentors, received my certification and eventually taught classes.

Chad and I want to honor the integrity of the original studio while continuing to build the yoga community in Franklin.

I continue to teach and study to deepen my understanding of yogic philosophy and its traditions. Chad enjoys taking classes to find balance for his physical and mental health.

We are longtime residents of Franklin, have two children , two dogs and a cat no one knows about.

We are so excited about our latest adventure and about cultivating authentic community with others!