Ambassador Team

Our dedicated team of high-impact leading ambassadors inspire action and cause leaders in the community.

Sylvia Maxwell
Executive Director, Founder

Jennifer Horton
Assistant Director 

Anne Cheek
Director of Marketing

Heather Ashbury
Director of Program Content

Emily Woodruff
Director of Teacher Development

Leigh Ann Shipley
Accountant, Treasurer

Ambassador Teaching Team
Jessica Austin
Jordan Cannon
Noah Gamache
Koffe Grey
Dana Maples
Heather Shemery
Kristian Tuggle


Meet Our Founder


Sylvia has studied under Baron Baptiste for six years & has assisted several Baptiste programs. The core of her personal practice & teaching is Baptiste Power Vinyasa.

She has assisted the 200 hour training in Nairobi, Africa for Africa Yoga Project with Paige Eleison.

Her first studio Sol Power Yoga, a Baptiste Affiliate, opened in Georgia in 2017 & has now moved to Pittsburgh, renamed as Baptiste Power Yoga Pittsburgh.

Baptiste Power Yoga Pittsburgh is a 200 hour Registered yoga Alliance School that primarily focuses on Baptiste yoga methodology with an emphasis that speaks to leadership. This fall, Sylvia will facilitate her 6th training.

Sylvia started Albany Yoga Project, one of the first Baptiste Institute nonprofit Affiliate programs. AYP works with other non profits to serve the Southwest GA community.