Opening to Your Inner World: A Workshop of Kundalini Yoga and Mindful Sound…led by William Savage & Igor Iwanek… September 22nd

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM (with a 2 Hour Lunch Break) Investment: $60  Early Bird Rate before September 15th: $50

Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan is a yoga of awareness and energy. A Kundalini Yoga session comprises mantra (chanting and music), pranayama (breathing), mudra (hand gestures), bandha (body locks), asana (body postures), savasana (relaxation) and dhyana (meditation). Mindful sound is a rare opportunity to delve deeply into ancient transformation practices. Experience the far-reaching power of sound and its profoundly calming effect on your body and psyche. Tap into the healing power of ancient mantras (root syllables) and learn to apply their power in daily life. Explore the soothing effects of sound meditation. Quiet the mind and relax the body by opening up to sound-enhanced breath work.

During this one-day workshop, you will explore how you can use breathing, movement, sound and music as a gateway to your contemplative self. You will learn how to re-center the restless “monkey mind”, develop a deeper relationship with life energy, ease the senses’ reactions to external stimuli, sharpen one-pointed focus, and energize the body. As sages have taught, sound coming into our ears is the most natural gateway to inner transformation processes. Our practices of the yogas of movement and sound will be inspired by Igor’s music and William’s gong playing.

Born in Monroe, Louisiana, in 1960, William was raised mostly in the Marshall Islands in the Central Pacific Ocean, with time also spent in Louisiana, Hawai’i and Saudi Arabia. After living in Thailand for 18 years and Cambodia for one, in 2008 William moved home to Louisiana, living for two years in New Orleans before settling down among his extended family in rural Morehouse Parish. Having practiced Hatha Yoga and Mindfulness Meditation for many years, when William came to Kundalini Yoga, he sensed that it enabled all of his spiritual practices to interweave and become more whole. William also works as an organizational and community development facilitator with humanitarian organizations, particularly in the areas of climate change, HIV and AIDS, and human rights.

Dr Igor Iwanek is a composer, versatile performer and social innovator as well as a certified Yoga of Sound instructor. He spends a lot of his time teaching the community about the importance of sound and vibration for human well-being. He believes that music helps people transform their inner world and effect change. Dr Igor is a former affiliated artist at MIT and has appeared live on NPR, Phil Goldberg’s SpiritMatters podcast and TV and is the founder of a charitable and educational initiative called Music and Mysticism (

Sign up for this spectacular event today! HERE!

Beginner Yoga Immersion 6 Week Course begins September 11th! Register Today!

6 Week Beginner Yoga Immersion with Tammy Kolbo E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, YACEP Tuesday evenings 7:00 PM-8:15 PM September 11th – October 16th

Are you new to yoga? Are you ready to immerse yourself more deeply into this ancient practice? Would you like to know more about how to incorporate the practice of yoga into your everyday life?

This 6 week Beginner Yoga Immersion includes the following:

6 75 minute classes with Tammy on 6 consecutive weeks
6 FREE classes…1 class each week, any class you choose (this gives you an opportunity to try other teachers and other types of classes)
6 Handouts, 1 each week, with Home Practice suggestions
Yoga Philosophy and it’s application to the 21st century
Basic Level 1 Postures with emphasis on healthy physical alignment and why
Breathing Exercises to increase focus and concentration and to lower stress in the body and mind
Meditation…it’s benefits, and suggestions on how to create your own practice every day

Investment: $120 ($10 per class)

Limited to the first 24 students who sign up!

Pre-registration is required. Sign up HERE!

Fall 2018 Preview News and Announcements!

4 FREE PILATES Classes! Chrissy Herrington is back with us after taking a leave to enroll in Physical Therapy School. Chrissy will offer 4 Free Pilates classes for you to attend to give you an opportunity to sample a class that will be on the regular weekly schedule and occasionally on Saturdays this Fall. The dates are: Thursdays 5:45 PM Aug. 16th and 23rd. Saturdays 10:00 AM August 18th and 25th. Sign up HERE!

Tammy’s Beginner Yoga Immersion is back by popular demand! This 6 week course is the perfect place for you to begin or a great place for you to get back to the basics of a yoga practice! Tuesday evenings 7:00 PM September 11th – October 16th. We will meet 6 consecutive Tuesday nights and you will also have 6 free yoga classes during that time period to take advantage of! For more information see the EVENTS page and sign up!

Newly Certified Yoga Teacher Mary Ryan Karnes will join our staff and is enthusiastically offering several classes for you to choose from! Yoga for Young Professionals will be offered as a 6 week course on Thursday evenings at 7:15 PM September 13th – October 18th. Sign up HERE!  Sunrise Yoga will be offered at 5:45 AM on Wednesdays! Last but not least…Hip Hop Happy Hour classes will be offered once a month through the fall…September 14th, October 19th, November 16th and December 14th! Mary Ryan will offer the first of her 2 classes FREE! so that you can give them a try! (September 13th 5:45 AM and September 14th 6:00 PM) Sign up for these classes HERE!

Fall Equinox Special Event: Opening to Your Inner World: A Workshop of Kundalini Yoga and Mindful Sound with William Savage and Igor Iwanek will be Saturday September 22nd 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. (2 hour lunch) Sign up for this amazing event right HERE!

Go ahead, jot these dates on your calendar!



Yin Yoga Sunday evenings with Serina Carpenter RN, RYT 200

We welcome Serina Carpenter to our staff of wonderful teachers. Serina and I first met about 25 years ago, when we were both nurses at Forrest General Hospital. She comes to us with over 42 years of experience in a neuroscience nursing career. She has recently obtained a 200 Hour Certification with Yoga Alliance and a specialized Level 1 Training in Yin Yoga. Yin Yoga is a quiet restorative practice. Postures are held for a long period of time to create relaxation in the nervous system and the connective tissues of the body. Join us on Sunday nights at 5:30 PM…a perfect way to end or begin your week. This practice is perfect for beginners and absolutely any level student. For more information about Serina please see her Bio on our ABOUT page.

The Seven Chakras: A Workshop Series led by Michele Ferguson, RYT 500, E-RYT 200, YACEP….. March – September 2018

A series of seven Workshops over a period of seven months….Join Michele in an in depth exploration of the ancient healing system of energy points known as chakras.

Each month you will explore one of the seven main chakras, beginning in March with the root chakra and ending in September with the crown chakra.

You may attend one or all seven of the workshops. You will have two options for attending, either one Saturday each month for 3 hours, 1:00-4:00 PM, or three consecutive Wednesday evenings from 6:00 PM-7:15 PM.

***Each participant will receive a journal to take notes and to record experiences along this healing path. Through the use of postures, mantra, crystals and visualization meditations, Michele will guide you along your personal journey.


*Muladhara or the Root Chakra Saturday March 17 1:00-4:00 PM or Wednesdays March 14, 21, and 28 6:00-7:15 PM

*Svadisthana or the Sacral Chakra Saturday April 14 (same time) or Wednesdays April 11, 19, and 25 (same time)

*Manipura or the Solar Plexus Chakra Saturday May 12 (same time) or Wednesdays May 9, 16, and 23 (same time)

*Anahata or the Heart Chakra Saturday June 9 (same time) or Wednesdays June 6, 13, and 20 (same time)

*Vishudha or the Throat Chakra Saturday July 14 (same time) or Wednesdays July 11, 18, and 25 (same time)

*Ajna or the Third Eye Chakra Saturday August 11 (same time) or Wednesdays August 8, 15, and 22 (same time)

*Sahasrara or the Crown Chakra Saturday September 15 (same time) or Wednesday September 12, 19, and 26 (same time)


Investment options: $45.00 for each month (whether you choose Wed. evenings or Saturday afternoons)

Preregister for all seven workshops by March 7th and receive a $25 Discount: $290 for all seven workshops

Preregistration is required. Sign up on our EVENTS page!






Greetings Hattiesburg Yoga Community!
     I am pleased to officially announce my certification with The International Association of Yoga Therapists. Since 2005, I have been offering group and private sessions for a variety of ailments and conditions as an alternative healing method, meant to complement conventional western medicine. Yoga Therapy is now, in 2017, considered a current and evolving field of health care.

Tammy Kolbo BSN, E-RYT 500, YACEP, C-IAYT


Private Yoga Therapy sessions with me are available by appointment. Recommended for individuals with challenges in mobility, strength or motor control, habitual movement patterns that cause pain, or experienced students who seek to refine their practice. Recommended for athletes who, from muscular imbalance, structural misalignment or overuse, have injuries or limitations. Private yoga therapy sessions are also available to anyone suffering from various symptoms of inflammatory disease, chemotherapy side effects, PTSD, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, or are in recovery from addiction.

A private session includes an initial assessment, detailed instruction and a yogic prescription by email that is intended to be used as home practice. I recommend atleast 3 sessions to establish relationship and for me to fully offer my best on how to move forward. Please note that I do not diagnose issues, but can work with a medical diagnosis. My sessions are intended to be complementary to other forms of health care.
For more information about be and my credentials or to book an appointment…please contact me through this page.


The Yoga Room now offers private sessions for individuals or groups of students who are interested in beginning a yoga practice or interested in making refinements to their current practice. Learn the basics by yourself or with a group of your friends. Michele, Missy and Kim are experienced, highly trained certified teachers with Yoga Alliance and are happy to serve by appointment. To schedule your personalized yoga class, please choose your teacher and contact her directly by email. Private sessions will be booked with the studio, as time allows, around regular weekly class times.
Michele Ferguson RYT 500
Missy Crenshaw RYT 200
Kim Grayson RN, RYT 200
For more information about each of our teachers…Click Here!
Pricing Options are Available Here!

Back in Balance Massage at The Yoga Room on Thursdays…every Thursday!

Charles Wilson LMT 533 of Back in Balance Massage will be with us beginning Thursday September 8th.

Charles is a professional massage therapist, a graduate of Blue Cliff Career College in 2002. He is highly trained and practices different forms of healing arts such as Swedish, Deep Tissue, Cupping, Neuromuscular and Trigger Point work. Charles has also trained with Magnus Eklund in Synergetic Myofacial Therapy. He has completed levels 1, 2, and 3 and is continuing through Level 5.

Charles is very passionate about the overall wellbeing of his clients and customizes treatment to fit their needs. He focuses on structural alignment to bring the body back in balance.

To make an appointment with Charles contact him by phone 228-861-5832 or contact him by email:  Find him on Facebook here.