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Meet your Instructors

Allyson Ger

Yoga Teacher (RYT 200) 

As a certified yoga instructor and life coach, I created Soul Sky Coaching, which brings all of my passions together. With a focus on mind-body-spirit connection, and mission to empower  others to trust themselves and reach their goals for greater fulfillment. Creating a space for joyful exploration, as well as experiences that are engaging, creative and fun, supports learning, growth and wellness.


As an educator, artist and performer, I have taught and collaborated with all ages and populations. I bring my life-long experience and training in yoga, the arts, mindfulness, and music together to my students and encourage partner and group poses to foster connection and build community.


Off of the mat, you can find me writing and playing music, painting, or out in nature- doing most anything with family and friends. Creating community, continued collaborations, as well as travel is on my horizon.


Allyson is teaching Beginner Yoga on Tuesdays at Aya Cultural Arts Studio. 


Ariana Kamprad

Co-owner | Yoga Teacher (RYT 200) 

Ariana's (RYT 200) yoga journey began in 2009 when she began practicing vinyasa. She quickly fell in love with the practice. She noticed with a regular yoga practice she not only felt stronger physically, but she became less anxious and felt more content with herself emotionally. Ariana became certified to teach yoga in 2015 after studying vinyasa and hatha yoga. She strives to cultivate an environment that encourages students to access the emotional and mental benefits of a yoga practice as well as the physical with every class she teaches. Along with teaching vinyasa flow, Ariana specializes in yoga for teen girls and prenatal yoga.

Ariana currently facilitates our monthly Women's Circles and will teach during our Wild Women's Retreat.

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Charlsie Sienkwicz

Yoga Teacher (RYT 200)

Charlsie (RYT 200) took her first yoga class at Montgomery College and instantly fell in love with the practice. She soon thereafter pursued her teaching certification at Thrive Yoga in Rockville. Yoga has helped her cope with many life struggles, find strength and balance, and learn to slow down; both on and off the mat. Though first attracted to yoga for the physical benefits, with her natural curiosity for the metaphysical world, it did not take long for Charlsie to experience the true power of yoga!

Charlsie is currently teaching a Beginner Level Series, Wednesdays at 6:30PM.  This class is located at the Clarksburg Towne Center.


DeAnna Houston

Co-owner | Yoga Teacher (RYT 200)

 Registered Prenatal Yoga Instructor, RPYT

As a yoga and meditation practitioner for almost 20 years, DeAnna believes in the healing power possible from the ancient practice.

Her own journey and challenges have lead her to focus her teachings on fertility, prenatal, postnatal, and pelvic floor yoga, as well as meditation.

DeAnna thoughtfully curates her classes to empower practitioners to create confidence and trust during their own journey.  Her fun and informative teaching style eases students out of their heads and into their bodies to experience the gift of presence.

DeAnna teaches online prenatal yoga on Wednesdays at 7:00PM.  She one of the facilitators at our monthly Women's Circles and will be leading during our Wild Women's Retreat. 


Katie Fife Schuster

Yoga Teacher (RYT 200)

Katie (she/her) discovered a love of yoga in 2001 when searching for ways to incorporate meditation and movement into her life to reduce stress and minimize migraines. She has explored and enjoyed a variety of types and styles of yoga, finding vinyasa flow as a style she returns to again and again for her personal practice.

In her classes, Katie strives to create a balance of fluid breath-based movement, strength of body and mind, and refreshing energy in a friendly and inclusive environment. 

When not on the mat, Katie works for a global educational non-profit organization. She also enjoys spending time with family, appreciating nature, and creatively crafting.

Katie leads our Saturday morning Vinyasa class at MBT.

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Kelley Huston

Yoga Teacher (RYT 500)

Kelley (RYT 500) is a life enthusiast, knowledge seeker, and sharer of yoga. She has been a practitioner of yoga since 2008 and a yoga teacher since 2018. She received her certifications in Prana Vinyasa and Yin, and enjoys teaching both active and slower paced styles of yoga. Her teachings focus on matching breath to movement and finding the key actions of the physical alignment in the body. Kelley provides a safe space for those that are curious about yoga and those looking for a deeper experience. Kelley's mission is to allow her students to grow their practice organically and to share her knowledge and experiences.

Kelley currently teaches Yin & Gentle Yoga on Mondays and Tuesdays at 7:00PM.  This class is located at MBT.  

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Maria Alutto

Yoga Teacher (RYT 200)

Maria began practicing yoga in 2004, during her time as an undergrad at the University of Massachusetts. After experiencing a personal health scare, she was determined to meaningfully reevaluate her lifestyle choices and commit to achieving better balance both on and off her mat. Maria has since earned a master’s degree in counseling psychology, become a National Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher, and previously held certifications in fitness and health coaching. Maria is a firm believer in not taking herself too seriously and brings a playful, lighthearted twist and upbeat playlist to all her classes. Maria leads a strong but accessible practice, always encouraging her students to stay connected to their bodies, safely finding their edge, and modifying as necessary. Supporting others on their journey is the work Maria feels most passionate about. She is very open with her students and holds space for wherever a class may lead.

Maria is incredibly grateful for the opportunity to have studied under teachers Barbara Ruzansky, Ellen Heed, Brian Yuen, Lori Shepard, Jill Miller, Nykki Poole, Jude Russell, and Shankara Newton. Each of her teachers have been essential to the development of her own
practice as well as her teaching. Maria is a proud mother of two precocious girls and an incredibly loyal Australian Labradoodle. She works in venture philanthropy as the Director of Partnerships and Engagement for NewSchools Venture Fund, a nonprofit based in Oakland, CA and has devoted her career to achieving greater educational equity.

Maria will be one of the facilitators at our Wild Women Retreat on June 2.


Maureen McAllister

Co-owner | Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 500, YACEP, TIYT)

Maureen (E-RYT 500, YACEP; Thai Yoga Massage, Reiki I & II, Aerial Yoga, Sound Immersion certified) enjoys using her psychology and science backgrounds to enhance some of the more esoteric components of yogic practice. She loves to teach sensation with a focus on pranayama (breath work) and meditation. Everyone is given the freedom to explore their individual inner and outer worlds on the mat while enjoying a peaceful community atmosphere. Classes feature unique and creative sequencing to promote stress relief, balance, and tranquility.

Maureen currently teaches a free online class for all MCPS teachers on Saturdays at 9:30AM.

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Suruchi Bharati

Yoga Teacher (RYT 200, YACEP)

She is a Computer Science engineer by profession and has several years of IT Industry experience in India and US. Currently employed in the Federal Government - IT Division managing large scale IT modernization and transformation programs.

Her yoga journey began in 2017 when she attended classes with a local yoga expert, and she soon discovered the incredible physical and holistic benefits of this ancient practice. This inspired her to dream of becoming a yoga teacher to share the magic of yoga with others. She completed a 200-hour Multi-Style Yoga Teacher Training Course in Rishikesh, India, and began teaching yoga classes to her local community, both in-person and online, with a goal of helping others achieve overall wellbeing through yoga.

Driven by her passion for yoga and the desire to continuously improve her skills, she completed a 100 Hours YACEP Advance Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Course and 25 Hours of Advanced Flexibility and Alignment certification courses. She currently conducts weekly online Yoga Vinyasa classes, 90-minute in-person yoga classes weekly, bi-weekly Yoga Sun Salutations classes, and frequent Hot Bikram Yoga Vinyasa classes.

Beyond her professional and yogic pursuits, she is a lifelong student who loves to learn new things every day. She listens to podcasts, reads books, enjoys music, travels, and spends time in nature. She loves meeting people and hearing their life stories. She is blessed with two daughters and a very loving and caring husband. For her, yoga is not just a practice, it's a way of life, and she lives by the words of B.K.S. Iyengar:  "Yoga is like music: the rhythm of the body, the melody of the mind, and the harmony of the soul create the symphony of life."  She believes in the power of yoga to harmonize the body, mind, and soul and is committed to sharing this transformative practice with others.

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