OBXHY Tribe

  • Sarah Letchford Founder of OBXHY, E-RYT200, RYT500, LMBT NC #11747

    Sarah grew up with the dream of working in the music industry. She pursued her childhood goal and finished college with a degree in music production as well as an associates degree.

  • Erin Jackson Senior Staff, RYT200, LMBT NC #16442

    Erin received her education at the American Institute of Massage in Richmond, Virginia. She practices therapeutic massage while customizing each sessions to include several modalities based on her client’s needs.

  • Jill Keller LMBT NC #2462

    Jill Keller has been a North Carolina, Ohio and Nationally Certified Massage Therapist since April 2001. She was trained at the Dayton School of Medical Massage in Dayton OH, has a BA in Journalism and Marketing.

  • Jessie Morrissey RYT200

    Jessie does not see herself as the perfect postured yogi pictured on a sunset beach. She also describes an existential dread that looms heavy overhead when she tries to be still and just breathe.

  • Astrud Sams LMBT NC #6082, LE 2974, RYT200, HLCC, M. Sc.

    Astrud is a licensed massage therapist, licensed esthetician, registered yoga teacher, holistic life coach and counselor and holds a masters degree in metaphysical sciences.

  • Olivia Jones RYT200

    Olivia grew up in Winston Salem NC. Her constant passion for cultivating a culture of wellness led her to pursue a yoga teacher training. In June of 2017, Olivia completed her 200-hr Yoga Teacher Certification through Duck Village Yoga.

  • Ashley Digby RYT200

    Ashley loves the Outer Banks and has grown up coming here for most of her life. She is so grateful to live here full time now and be a part of this beautiful area. To deepen her yoga practice and be able to share it with others, is a dream come true. Ashley completed her 200 RYT from The Amalam School of Yoga with Anne Fallenbach Howard.

  • Sarah Wesserling LMBT NC #14970

    Sarah, a native of the Outer Banks, graduated from advanced fuller school of massage and became licensed in 2015.

  • Laura Griggs
    Laura Griggs RYT200
    Laura took her first Ashtanga yoga class in September 2015 and quickly fell in love with the practice and all aspects of the eight limbs path of conscious living. She completed her 200 RYT training in May of 2016 at 8 Limbs Yoga in St Augustine, FL from authorized Ashtanga teachers under the Pattabhi Jois lineage (an authentic and traditional style of teaching and practicing). Laura believes this practice can help heal physically and emotionally while also helping students find personal empowerment and growth. Laura also has a BA in graphic design. Laura is passionate about living a holistic lifestyle, loves the outdoors, astrology, soccer, traveling and design. When not working or doing yoga, you can catch Laura practicing inversions and doing DIY projects at home.
  • Debralee Meadows
    Debralee Meadows LMBT NC #15933
    Debra Lee believes in a healing therapeutic individualized massage. She has been practicing massage therapy for over 11 years. She gained her initial certification in Richmond, Virginia and proceeded to study in Colorado and North Carolina. Among her favorite modalities she offers are Thai massage, reflexology, deep tissue, sports, prenatal, trigger point therapy, and aromatherapy. She has a prenatal certification and ample continued studies in Thai massage, Thai healing saunas, teas and compresses. Her favorite areas of the body to work are head neck feet and hips. One of the things she loves most about massage is making sure her clients needs are met whether they would like to relax and fall asleep or have knots addressed in the session she is happy to adjust accordingly.

    Debra Lee’s background is in dance and yoga. She also received her 200 hour yoga teacher training in Denver Colorado.When Debra Lee is not massaging, you can find her in Virginia Beach spending time with her proudest accomplishments, her children. She enjoys yoga, running, surfing, cooking, gardening and sunshine.

  • April Pearson
    April Pearson Manager, RYT200

    April and her husband Mark moved to the Outer Banks in 2003 to raise their three children on the idyllic barrier island. Yoga has been an integral part of April’s life for 20 years. She completed her 200 RYT with Chesapeake Hot Yoga School of Yoga under the guidance of Briana Ward 500 RYT and Dr. Graham Schweig 500 RYT. April believes yoga is a way to connect us all through movement and breath. April is grateful to call OBXHY her home away from home, and to share her light with others. She can’t wait to see you in the heat!

  • Meredith Condon
    Meredith Condon LMBT NC #18150

    Meredith studied massage therapy at the Northwest Academy for the Healing Arts in Seattle, WA and is a recent transplant to North Carolina from Alaska.  Her training focused on clinical conditions with a strong emphasis on anatomy and kinesiology. In Meredith’s relatively short time as a massage therapist, she has eagerly sought out opportunities to learn more about the body with extra training in ligament work, movement-based therapy, and Thai massage for the table. As a physically active person, Meredith finds massage is an extremely effective way to increase body awareness and improve performance, no matter whether one is taking walks on the beach or trying to catch waves on a surfboard.  Meredith is excited and honored to provide others with the benefits of massage via an individualized, therapeutic massage. She uses a variety of methods such as Swedish massage, myofascial work, and focused trigger point work to help clients manage pain, deal with nagging injuries, or calm the nervous system; i.e. relax.

  • Pauline Sweeney
    Pauline Sweeney RYT200

    Pauline is a native to Hampton roads and grew up on the island of OBX. She completed her 200 RYT and 50hr Yin training in August 2019 through YogaUnion in Bali. She believes you have the power to heal yourself through a mindful lifestyle with meditation and yoga. She is truly a free spirit and just finished traveling solo around SE Asia and Australia for six months. She is excited to share what she has learned from many different cultures. She believes everyone can do Yoga and is excited to teach in the infrared heated studio here at OBXHY to make sure you get the maximum benefits.