MEET YOUR TEACHERS

Tori Jones, Director

Instructor Bio

Fun-loving. Self-Aware. Resilient.

Tori is the Director of Eden Salt Studio. She grew up in Indianapolis, IN before moving to Atlanta, GA to attend Emory University. Following college, she attended Georgetown Law and practiced law for 3 years in Washington, DC. While in law school and as a young, overworked attorney, she discovered yoga as a means to decompress and stretch out her body after long hours being hunched over doing legal research and drafting documents. Seeking an escape from the everyday stresses of her job and a desire to meet different types of people, Tori signed up for yoga teacher training with Faith Hunter at Embrace Yoga DC. She was drawn to this particular teacher training because of the vibrancy and diversity of the studio. After completing her 300hr YTT in 2012, she taught a variety of yoga styles including vinyasa, power, yoga with weights, and restorative. She has taught well over 2,000 hours of yoga in Washington, DC and Arkansas. She holds designation as an E-RYT 500 and YACEP with Yoga Alliance. Additionally, in April of 2019 she completed Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training at Blooma Nashville and BLM Rocket Yoga training in 2020.

She attempts to make yoga approachable to individuals who have not discovered the practice due to cultural stereotypes, financial difficulties, or lack of yoga offerings in particular neighborhoods or cities. In her classes she loves fusing detailed structural alignment cues with creative sequencing. She likens the physical yoga practice to a dance and loves to get lost in the movement, whether it be fast, strong, and powerful, or slow, fluid, and gentle. Tori likes to create her classes based on the needs of her students at the moment. You can expect a well thought out, intentional, inspiring class that will leave you feeling restored, self-confident, and strong, mentally and physically. Music enhances her classes and she encourages you to sing or dance along, if that’s your jam. In addition to her work at Eden, she is a wife and mother to Bailey Ava Marie and her angel baby, Leila Elizabeth. She loves spending as much time as possible with her beautiful baby girl Bailey (you will see her around the studio for sure!); planning international trips (and going of course!); decluttering her home, dancing, coming up with pitches for reality TV shows, getting pampered, and watching Bravo.

Susie Jacoby, Teacher

Instructor Bio

Peaceful. Lucid. Harmonious.

Originally from Little Rock, Susie received a BA in Sociology and Documentary filmmaking from Marlboro College in Vermont. After graduation she worked in independent filmmaking for 3 years before becoming a Producer at ABC News in New York for 10 years. After living and working in Washington DC for 3 years she left the rat race in 2009 to seek a life of tranquility in the country. She moved back to Little Rock fulfilling her dream of building a “hobby farm” in the beautiful Pinnacle Valley region.

She has been practicing yoga and meditation for over 16 years and has spent a majority of her free time learning new life skills at various yoga-based conferences and retreats around the world. She is a certified Kripalu Yoga Instructor, certified Shake Your Soul – The Yoga of Dance instructor, and most recently gained certification as a specialty instructor in Grief Yoga.

She offers a softer, slow paced, safe, self-inquiry based practice designed to promote personal growth and maturity by clearing out the physical and mental congestion of daily stresses. She believes yoga can reveal innate wisdom while tapping into a sense of grace and beauty that ultimately brings the body, mind, heart and spirit to a state of great harmony and vitality. She encourages students of all shapes, sizes and ages to honor the intimate vessel of their bodies and to experience the clarity that comes with the combined arts of Asana, Pranayama, Meditation and Conscious Communication.

Susie is an avid world traveler, tennis player, snow skier, swimmer, tree hugging hiker, music loving- dancing fool, gourmet food and wine lover, oil painter and mother of many fur/feathered babies.

Katlyne Gilliam, Teacher

Instructor Bio

Passionate. Unique. Lively.

Katlyne grew up in the Delta, but lived in Russellville most of her life. She graduated from Hendrix College and obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. She currently works for the non-profit organization, Our House, in Little Rock. She has been practicing yoga for 3 years and holds the designation of an RYT-200. Her style is based in allowing the body to move in ways that we typically forget we are able to move in, finding space, movement and breath in all postures. The pace of her classes are slow, but with continuous movement allowing yourself to get out of the mind and into the body. Off the mat, you can find her enjoying the sun when weather allows. She enjoys supporting local organizations in the “Rock,” and trying out new ways and methods of self-care.

Kacy Long, Teacher

Instructor Bio

Empowering. Genuine. Kind.

Originally from Panama City Beach, Florida, Kacy is a beach bum transplant to Arkansas. She and her husband are parents to a zoo of four rescue animals: two dogs and two cats. Kacy is a trauma therapist at a local adolescent residential treatment center. She found yoga while in a difficult time at college and has been practicing for the last 6 years. Kacy believes in the healing power of yoga to help those that have experienced trauma and uses it in her counseling practice to help others find peace and power within themselves. She received her RYT through My Vinyasa Practice and is currently working towards her 500 hour certification. She likes to lead Yin, slow flows, mindfulness, and meditations. Body positivity, accessibility, and self-compassion are her jams. Outside of the studio and counseling job you can expect to find Kacy outdoors kayaking, exploring, and camping with her husband and dogs, traveling, or trying new recipes she found on tiktok in the kitchen.

Zoë Eagan, Teacher

Instructor Bio

Passionate. Curious. Introspective.

Zoë grew up in North Little Rock, Arkansas. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville and her Master of Fine Arts from California College of the Arts in San Francisco. Zoë works at a non-profit maker space called the Innovation Hub, located in downtown North Little Rock. She also continues her practice as an artist in her home studio. Zoë also founded a non-profit yoga collective called Lady Moon Yoga Collective.

Zoë has been practicing yoga for over 10 years. She really loves the mindfulness inherent to a yoga practice. Zoë completed her 300 hour training with Koya Webb with training in Vinyasa, Meditation, and Yin yoga. Her classes are generally light-hearted and versatile. Zoë wants to make sure that anyone who comes to her class feels welcome and can take something away from their practice, no matter their level of experience.

In her free time, Zoë enjoys hiking with her dogs Hawkeye and Rosie and rock climbing with her husband Reed. She also enjoys reading and taking care of her many house plants.

Studio Etiquette and Policies - PLEASE READ BEFORE BOOKING

Please Be on Time: Yoga Classes and Salt Sessions begin promptly at the time scheduled. Clients will not be allowed into a class or session more than 5 minutes after the scheduled start time. We cannot guarantee that you will be able to enter the studio after the scheduled start time as we often lock the doors while a yoga class is in session.

Age Restrictions: Yoga – students must be 14 or older to attend regular yoga classes and must be accompanied by a parent/guardian who is taking class and practicing next to the teen. Instructors reserve the right to not allow a teen to take class if they feel the student is a distraction, disturbance, or too difficult to teach. We are happy to discuss exceptions to this policy prior to class. Salt Therapy – Salt therapy is great for people of all ages! We require any child under 14 to be accompanied by an adult in a salt session. If you are bringing a very young child that may disturb other guests, please reserve the Private Salt Room.

Personal Belongings: We have lockers and storage units for you to store your shoes and personal items such as cell phones, keys, and clothing.

No cell phones are allowed in the yoga studio.

Eden Salt Studio is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

COVID19: Yoga classes are limited to 9 participants. Pursuant to our COVID19 Protocols, clients are encouraged to bring their own yoga mat and props. Eden has a few sanitized mats and props that are available to rent if you are unable to supply your own. Mat rental is $5 and prop (block, bolster, eye pillow, blanket) rental is $2.

Illness: Admittance into all group sessions and classes must be avoided when in acute stages or contagious phases of any illness including: colds, coughs, flu, rashes, fever, athlete’s foot, diarrhea, acute active tuberculosis, cardiac insufficiency, COPD in the third stage, bleeding, spitting of blood, alcohol, or drug intoxication, unstable or uncontrolled hypertension, and acute stages of respiratory diseases. You may return when not contagious but may be asked to submit a doctor’s clean bill of health consent form if we feel your illness has not cleared up.

Class Packages: Class/Session packages expire after 3 months. Packages do not include special events or workshops. Packages cannot be transferred or used for multiple people.

Reservation Policy: For all yoga classes and group salt sessions, while highly recommended, reservations are not required. Private salt sessions can be reserved in advance of you can drop-in at your convenience during Business Hours. Due to COVID19 restrictions on class size, we cannot guarantee that we will have adequate space for you if you do not make a reservation. If only 0-1 person is registered for a Yoga Class within 24 hours in advance of the Yoga Class, the class will be cancelled. Sign up for your classes in advance so that your favorite class is guaranteed to meet!

Cancellation Policy: Yoga Classes and Salt Sessions must be canceled at least 4 hours in advance to avoid a Late Cancel or No Show Fee. Clients who late-cancel or no-show will be charged as if you attended your class or sessions. That is, $18 or $21 cancellation fee for drop-ins or clients on the Intro Offer. Clients with packages will have a class/session deducted from their package. Clients with memberships receive a 2-class/session grace period before they will be charged the $18 or $21 Cancellation Fee. Even though you will still be charged, we ask that you do contact us to late-cancel as a courtesy to clients on the waitlist as opposed to simply not showing up for a Yoga Class.

Refunds: Eden Salt Studio does not provide refunds on individual classes, class packages, workshops, special events or memberships.

Inclement Weather: In the event of a late opening or closing due to snow or other inclement weather, we will follow the Little Rock School District for all of our daytime classes. For evenings, class cancellations will be posted two hours prior to the scheduled class time. For our 6AM classes, the Yoga Director will email or text all those who are registered for the class. Please check our website or Acuity Scheduling App for up-to-date schedule changes. We will also attempt to make announcements on social media platforms. Your account will not be charged for studio closings.

No Scent Policy: Eden Salt Studio is a scent free studio, which means that strong scents such as smoke, cigar, perfume/topical ointments, or unclean body odor will not be tolerated and will result in being asked to leave. Our studio encourages breathing deeply and freely and strong scents as described above can prevent that.
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Eden Salt Studio Reserves the Right to Refuse Service to All Individuals to the Studio Who Will Not Follow Studio Policies, May Cause Harm to Others, and Who have Ill Intentions.

Minimum $5 for all in-studio credit card purchases. Please bring cash to facilitate easier and faster transactions.

Thank you for your cooperation and we look forward to best serving you under these Policies.

“If you don’t know this place yet, you are missing something. The experience of a Salt Cave is incredible. The experience and the hospitality of Tori and Leon are above and beyond anything I have seen so far in Arkansas. A very rare gem in Little Rock. A must try!”

Nicolas M.