The Dream Team
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Yoga Teacher (RYT 200)
Adina Crawford (RYT 200) is a mentor, motivator, advocate, and community influencer. She is an ambassador for Black Girls Run, HoneyStinger, Nuun, Black Girls DoBike (Shera) and Zooma National Ambassador, as well as, a FitPro for Athleta. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Black Girls Run Foundation. Adina runs her own fitness blog and hosts a radio station, (Flourish, Nourish, Move), through Hypemedia Global. She has been featured in various online articles, podcasts and participated with the Brooks Running shoe campaign. Her calling to teach yoga has been about diversity and community with the understanding that each person is unique and at a different level of growth. She especially enjoys teaching vinyasa, sculpt, and restorative yoga.
Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 200, YACEP)
Alison is a yoga teacher (E-RYT 200, YACEP) with extensive experience in the field of human movement. In addition to teaching yoga, she is a corrective exercise specialist, certified personal trainer, and a running coach (RRCA Level 2 Certified). She has completed extensive advanced-level training in anatomy, biomechanics, myofascial release, and injury management. Alison specializes in working with individuals who have injury concerns and athletes looking for smart and effective ways to recover from their training.
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.
Yoga Teacher (C-IAYT, E-RYT500, YACEP)
Bernadette (C-IAYT, E-RYT500, YACEP) is a proud military spouse, yoga therapist, and teacher, and owner of a wellness lifestyle company and chic leggings line, Doll Yoga Wear, LLC. She has been teaching group yoga classes for over eight years and specializes in developing unique yoga practices for individuals and special populations, such as military personnel and their families, corporate wellness settings, kids, and seniors. She enjoys applying the authentic teachings of yoga to your modern lifestyle in a simple and effective way. Having experienced the powerful life-changing effects of yoga, Bernadette is excited to help others move in the direction of their highest potential by way of these ancient teachings.
Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 500, YACEP)
Braja (E-RYT 500, YACEP) offers deep, meaningful yoga experiences that invite her students to feel the transformational power of this ancient tradition. She will meet you where you are in your practice and help you to discover the unlimited depths of your own breath and body.
Braja is both an asana (posture) and pranayama (breath work) teacher, and her classes are infused with positive and tranquil energy. Having lived and studied in India for several years, she upholds tradition by providing personal assistance, breath work, mantra, and philosophy, for a well-balanced practice. Being immersed in the finer mysteries of yoga in its many forms, she happily shares her deep love and passion for spirituality with all.
Yoga Teacher (RYT 500)
Caroline's (RYT 500) love of yoga came from her discovery of the practice in 1996 while working as a personal trainer. During this time, she built a studio on the lake where she lived with everything she felt was needed to strengthen the body, including many outdoor activities such as kayaking water aerobics and aquatic yoga for clients. Although she was enjoying the fruits of a successful business she felt like something was missing—not enough yoga! Eventually, she enrolled in her first Yoga Teacher Training with Grace Studios in Silver Spring and began to follow her passion. Her bachelor's degree in Physical Education adds depth to her understanding of the body as a holistic system.
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!
(RYT-500) | Massage Therapist | Yoga of 12 Step Recovery Community Leader
Christa was raised on a steady diet of green chile and sopapillas in the shadow of the Sangre de Christo mountains in New Mexico. Her yoga practice has spanned the better part of 18 years, yet she feels she is just now beginning to scratch the surface of how deep this ancient gift goes in terms of what it has to offer mentally, physically, and spiritually. As a teacher, Christa incorporates yoga philosophy, science, movement, and humor to create a well-rounded experience. She loves to teach many styles of asana (sometimes bundled into a single class), from gentle to yin to vinyasa. She believes EVERYONE – regardless of ability, age, or circumstance – can benefit from a multifaceted yoga practice. Yoga is a gift she is forever grateful for, and it is in that spirit that she comes to her mat as a teacher and as a student.
Christa graduated from the Advanced Studies yoga teacher training program at the Bhagavata-Sevaya School of Yoga, and also holds certifications in Yin Yoga, the Yoga of 12 Step Recovery, and trauma-informed yoga and massage. She is the co-creator and co-educator of the School of Philosophy and Movement 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training program. By day, she is a massage therapist with a focus on rehabilitative, restorative, and Thai massage. When not neck-deep studying or teaching yoga philosophy or anatomy, she can be found cooking, fire dancing, trekking through the desert, and staring up at the stars with her daughter and husband.
Yoga Teacher (RYT 200)
A practitioner since 2005 and a registered yoga teacher since 2016, DeAnna strives to help students experience the bliss and healing of mind and body possible through steady yoga practice. DeAnna thoughtfully curates her classes to help practitioners build strength and gain confidence while escaping the chaos and stress of daily life. Her fun and informative teaching style eases students out of their heads and into their bodies to experience the gift of presence.
After giving birth to her twins, DeAnna began to focus her yogic teachings on women's health—specifically fertility, pregnancy, postpartum, and the pelvic floor. She believes yoga gifted her with a mindset which helped her through her prenatal and postnatal stages and loves sharing her knowledge and tips with other mothers.
Yoga Teacher (RYT 200 | Tai Chi Level 2 Practitioner)
Demian (RYT 200, Stretch Therapy with Applied Movement Neurology Holistic Health Coach, NASM Certified Personal Trainer, Kung Fu black belt, and Tai Chi Level 2 Practitioner) is a constantly evolving teacher and student of multiple holistic health modalities. Demian first started practicing yoga in New York with his mom as a way to connect with her and complement his sports and martial arts training. A few years later, Demian experienced a mental and physical transformation after starting a daily yoga practice in San Diego and since then has been teaching and sharing that passion with others. Demian cares deeply about helping each student who comes to his classes. His teaching style provides the perfect blend of structure and alignment to awaken physical strength and vitality while using breath and mindfulness to bring the mind into a state of harmony and peace.
Yoga Teacher (RYT 200) | Massage & Reiki Practitioner
Dorianne Aillery (RYT 200) began teaching yoga in 2009, which instilled deeper peace and equanimity while facing the demands of being a high school teacher. During her transition of careers to the healing and performing arts, she traveled the east coast with artist Wynne Paris, offering yoga-fusion workshops in yoga music and kirtan, (the call-and-response singing of Bhakti yoga). She currently works as a yoga and meditation teacher, massage therapist, Reiki practitioner, vocalist, poet, and dancer.
Dorianne is passionate about guiding others through their journey into healing and self-exploration. Her daily ritual of self-empowerment consists of meditation, yoga, music, dance, and activities that foster connectivity of mind, body, and spirit. Dorianne brings a wealth of creative experience and genuine enthusiasm to her classes and workshops. Her nurturing sensitivity to others has naturally unfolded in her pursuit to deepen as a practitioner in the healing arts. She finds that yoga, Reiki, and massage are greatly enhanced through crystal work, vibrational sound healing, chakra-balancing, pranayama (breath work), and aromatherapy.
Her family and spiritual connection to nature have been great influences in the development of her roots and peace of mind. She feels a calling to help illuminate the world, and weave the light of gratitude, compassionate-living, and authenticity to the world around her in order to build and sustain vibrant communities.
Yoga Teacher (RYT 500) | Reiki Master | Thai Massage Practitioner
Erin (RYT 500, Reiki Master, Thai Yoga Massage, Aerial Yoga certified) enjoys teaching vinyasa, hatha, restorative, yin, and aerial yoga flows. Her teaching style is described as connective, kind, inviting, and expansive.
Erin’s yoga love story involves a soul-driven search for passion and happiness in her life. While she found great joy in her profession of counseling and helping others, inside she felt there was more she needed from life. She took her first yoga class in 2011 and immediately fell in love with the mental and physical releases the practice brought her. Erin took a dive in 2017 by quitting her job and entering a 200-hour summer intensive yoga teaching training. She loved the experience so much, she has been teaching ever since!
Yoga Teacher (RYT 200)
Francia’s (200 RYT) yogic journey began in 2000 when she found out she was pregnant while coping with the aftermath of alcohol abuse and childhood trauma. Years later yoga 'saved her life’ from a deep depression. Yoga continues to offer her a change in perspective to deal with mental and emotional turmoil; a way to maintain her strong and healthy body. In 2009, Francia became certified to teach vinyasa yoga.
Always a student, Francia continues to deepen her knowledge by studying disciplines such as Bikram, Ashtanga, Sivananda, gentle yoga, Tibetan heart yoga, kids yoga, hot flow, and tantra. She is the founder of Ahimsa Wellness Yoga, a space where she can provide yoga, nutrition, and mindfulness as tools for wellbeing and healing. Francia is a practitioner of the Still Water Sangha meditation community. She is level II Reiki certified, a meditation coach, mindfulness instructor, and plant-based nutrition specialist. Francia’s passion for teaching yoga stems from a deep gratitude and awareness of the self-healing properties of this practice and strives to create a safe and loving space for her students to connect to inner knowledge and wisdom in order to transform hardships and limiting beliefs through physical practice, mental exploration, and emotional connection.
Yoga Teacher (RYT 200)
Jessie (RYT 200) loves to share yoga with her students by combining her athletic background with an intention to heal and feel good! After playing just about every sport you can think of, including defensive tackle on the men's football team, Jessie was recruited to throw the hammer on the University of Maryland's Track & Field team. Jessie had an incredible experience as a collegiate athlete, serving as a captain and becoming all-ACC, but when she graduated she felt a void from no longer being part of a team. This is how she found her way to yoga.
After committing to a consistent practice, Jessie noticed her back-pain releasing and her hips and quadriceps becoming more flexible, resulting in an overall feeling of lightness and freedom that she had never experienced from her years of athletics. After just a few weeks of practicing yoga, Jessie felt like a new person with a connection to her breath, mind, and body. By combining her athletic experience with her yogic journey, Jessie brings sport-specific movements to help her students take a balanced approach to excelling in their sport... all while feeling good!
Yoga Teacher (RYT 500, RPYT) | Reiki Master
Johanna (500 RYT, RPYT) is deeply passionate about yoga and subtle body energy healing. She is a Reiki Master, Sound Healer, and Crystalline Consciousness Technique practitioner.
Johanna fell in love with yoga a decade ago when first taking prenatal yoga during her pregnancy. It was the only thing she could do physically that made her feel comfortable in her ever-changing body at that time. She was "that" woman--who took her yoga mat with her to labor and delivery, practicing learned breath work and poses until she delivered her daughter more than 30 hours later--her dedication to her yoga practice had worked! A professional marketer by trade, Johanna decided to take the leap and take her first yoga teacher training to dive deeper into her practice. Yoga has been a foundational piece of her life, keeping her equally grounded in both chaotic and blissful times. She loves to share the powerfully transformational aspects of yoga with all of her students.
Yoga Teacher (RYT 200)
Julie (RYT 200) started her yoga journey, like many, for the physical aspects of asana practice. She soon became aware that there was so much more to be experienced, both spiritually and philosophically. Her classes are flow in nature and allow the practitioner to move in mindful meditation. Her goal as a teacher is to pass on not just the physical practice of yoga, but yoga as a whole, infusing her classes with a fun and positive energy. A lifelong student, she continues to study the practice of yoga for her own self-awareness, Svadhyaya.
(RYT 200) | Professional Dancer | Dance Teacher
Justin is a dancer, teacher, writer, and performer who has been practicing yoga for over a decade. As a dancer, he has performed and taught across the continental US and is currently on faculty at the Maryland Youth Ballet in Silver Spring. He is currently performing throughout the DMV as a Company Dancer with the Arlington-based Bowen-McCauley Dance Company. Justin has a Masters from the TISCH School of the Arts at NYU in Performance Studies (the critical theory and philosophy of performance and the performing arts) and enjoys an approach to yoga that is informed by both contemporary athletic cross-training practices, and modern theory and philosophy which reject a concept of mind-body separation.
Yoga Teacher (RYT 200)
Keegan (RYT 200) began his practice in 2010 at a Baptiste inspired studio. This class sparked an expedition into meditation, breathwork, Tai Chi, and other forms of mind/body/spirit practices. He completed his teacher training in 2015 and has been teaching ever since. He has taught vinyasa, hatha, restorative, and kundalini inspired classes during his time as a teacher.
Keegan believes yoga opens us up to states of inner stillness. This state of stillness has healed, empowered, and revealed joy within his life. He cultivates this in his classes by incorporating pranayama (breathwork techniques) and cueing breath control during the practice.
Breath is key for Keegan, along with proper alignment within the shape of a pose. Keegan likes to build students into postures (asanas) from the foundation up while offering variations optimal for each student. Once proper alignment is achieved, he feels the subtle energetic quality of the pose can be embodied.
Yoga Teacher (RYT 200)
Kelley (RYT 200) is a life enthusiast, sharer of yoga, and holder of space. She first came to her yoga practice as a supplement to her competitive figure skating career in college. Her practice was on and off for years, but it was not until defining her personal mission statement during her MBA program that she developed a stronger commitment to her practice as she began to see yoga shape and guide her way of life. Kelley received her 200 RYT at Flow Yoga Center and received 50 hours of additional Yin training at Radiance Yoga. She is currently pursuing her 300 RYT Prana Vinyasa certification with Jessica Lazar at Flow Yoga Center. Kelley provides a safe space for those who are curious about yoga and those looking for a deeper experience. Kelley’s mission is to create and allow her students to grow organically through their practice and to share her knowledge and experiences.
Qi Gong Teacher
Dr. Khanita Suvarnasuddhi is a doctor of chiropractic, licensed acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist in Maryland with advanced training in orthopedic painful conditions. She has provided treatment at the Veterans Administration medical centers, Ironman/marathon competitions, and completed clinical training in acupuncture and herbal medicine at the Zhejiang University Hospital in Hangzhou, China. She also has certifications in Zheng Gu Tui Na (Classical Chinese medical massage), Zang Fu Tui Na (Organ regulation) and has practiced Qi Gong for over four years. She found a great love for Qi Gong since she first learned it at acupuncture school and feels it is integral to her own wellness.
Dr. Khanita believes traditional Chinese medicine can help regulate today's modern stressors to restore balance in the body. She has a unique perspective blending both Western and Eastern methods of thinking to guide you towards a healthier self using her holistic training and expertise. Dr. Khanita continues to be an avid martial artist and can be found outside practicing Kung Fu or boxing at the gym in her spare time.
Lilia Gestson is a Lightworker, Womb Wisdom Guide, and Meditation Teacher on a mission to guide women back to their authentic self so that they can ignite their intuition, feel empowered in self-love, and reach true autonomy. Lilia found meditation in her last semester of college as she was battling panic attacks every other day and, after healing her extreme anxiety and welcoming the beautiful gifts of meditation into her life, she realized not only how powerful this practice is but also her passion for sharing this healing practice with others. She has since deepened in her own personal practice and, as an established teacher, honors the light in every student with whom she has the opportunity to guide.
Yoga Teacher (RYT 500)
Lisha (RYT 500) is a 50+ yoga teaching, veggie loving, health coaching, tree-hugging (literally), Reiki practicing, crystal loving, highly meditated, doggie mom. Lisha's goal in life is to leave this world better than she found it.
Originally from a small town in Southwestern Virginia, she moved to the DC area about 25 years ago but am still a small town girl at heart. She is a lifelong student of "life" and loves to learn new things, constantly pushing herself outside of her comfort zone and facing challenges in healthy and productive ways. She first began her healing journey years ago when she became a vegetarian. This path eventually led her to yoga and meditation. Lisha went on to become certified in health coaching, crystal healing, and Reiki. She started her journey in health coaching at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She received her crystal healing training through the Hibiscus Moon Crystal Academy. Following that, she received her Reiki certification at the Reiki Center of Greater Washington. Lisha went on to complete her RYT 500 at Thrive Yoga in Rockville, MD. Her combined experience lets Lisha take a holistic approach treating the "whole" person.
Yoga Teacher (RYT 500)
For Liz (RYT 500) sharing yoga as a teacher is the fullest expression of her practice. Her teaching style holds space for how her students show up; starting with a strong foundation puts beginners at ease as we move through variations that invite the advanced student to find a fresh perspective on their practice. Thanks to many awesome teachers and training opportunities, she is equally at home teaching a slow-burning vinyasa flow as a sweet and deeply restorative class. Her favorite practices balance playfulness and creativity with surrender and ease.
Owner & Operator | Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 500, YACEP) | Thai Massage & Reiki Practitioner
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 esoteric components of yogic practice. She loves to teach sensation with a focus on pranayama (breathwork) 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.
Yoga (E-RYT 500, YACEP) & Pilates Teacher
Nancy (E-RYT 500, YACEP) has been teaching yoga for 15 years and is a certified AFAA Personal Fitness Trainer, Zen Barre, and Advanced Mat Pilates instructor. Nancy creates a safe and comfortable environment in which to open the conversation between the mind and body to find self-acceptance. She emphasizes breath and posture awareness for steadiness and ease within postures. It gives her great pleasure to share what she has discovered and watch others explore the numerous benefits of yoga practice.
Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 500, RCYT)
Natasha (E-RYT 500, RCYT) found herself out of shape, lacking in energy, and fighting with her body to lose weight after having three children. Years of group gym exercise had led to a knee injury. Chronic self-judgment left her feeling tired, stressed and deficient. Turning to yoga for physical relief and exercise, she found more than just physical healing! She found rejuvenation, increased energy, and a greater sense of gratitude and inner peace. Yoga helped her develop a kinder more accepting awareness of her body, resulting in a renewed and invigorated sense of who she was. Her relationship with herself and others changed and she found she became a better wife, mother, and daughter. Those closest to her took notice and encouraged her to teach! From beginner to advanced, expect personalized yoga instruction. Learn how to breath in a whole new way while moving through yoga poses that strengthen, open and create balance. Experience how yoga can nourish your mind, body and spirit. Be prepared to access your own intuition, feel cleansed, strengthened and motivated to become the best you can be…. From the inside out!
Natasha began her study of Yoga with YogaFit International, enhanced training by taking several workshops and studied several styles of yoga. She studied with Yogiraj Alan Finger and became an ISHTA 200-hour graduate, before receiving her 300-hour training at One Aum. Natasha is trained in Kids Yoga, including training with Craig Hanauer with Every Kids Yoga for children with special needs. Trained in Thai Yoga Body Work, Natasha infuses these skills in her classes to promote deeper stretching and healing. Trainings also include Yoga therapy for Structural Conditions through Gary Kraftsow, Aerial Level 1 & 2 through Flow & Fly, Thai Aerial Yoga through Deanna Aliano, movement educator and founder. Natasha is also certified in Level 1 and 2 Stand Up Paddleboarding through ACA (American Canoe Association).
Natasha is an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 500) with over 500 hours of teaching instruction and a Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher (RCYT) through Yoga Alliance, the national organization that sets standards for the initial and ongoing registration of yoga teachers. A lover of everything yoga, Natasha continues her study and education constantly taking workshops, trainings and learning and expanding and sharing!
Yoga Teacher (RYT 500) | Reiki Master
Neda (RYT 500, Reiki Master, Aerial Yoga Certified) wears many hats in life as both a yoga instructor and a legal professional. She is a dedicated community activist, volunteer, and therapy dog handler. She believes that yoga should be both accessible to everyone and can benefit anyone. She initially came to the practice as a way to reduce stress and find balance in her own life. Throughout the years, she has practiced and trained in various yoga modalities and techniques including restorative, aerial, and yin. Neda enjoys incorporating meditation, visualization, and sound healing to her classes in order to offer a unique and fun experience for all.
Yoga Teacher (RYT 200)
Rachael (RYT 200) first found the practice of yoga when she was a young teacher and grad student. She loved the challenge of asana practice, learning new sequences, and being present for herself in the moment. Many years later, as a busy mom and teacher, yoga became part of her daily life. Yoga has helped Rachael to grow more strong, flexible, self-confident, peaceful, and given her the focus to be more present in all areas of her daily life.
Rachael completed her 200 hour certification at Extend Yoga and an 85 hour prenatal training through Love Source Yoga. Through the practice of yoga she hopes to help others be mindful and peaceful in their daily lives. Rachael loves connecting with her students, especially women during their pregnancies--helping them to feel strong, confident, and relaxed. Her classes include a combination of meditation, breath work, and asana flow.
Off the yoga mat Rachael enjoys spending time outdoors with her four children and spouse, and finding ways to incorporate fun and mindfulness into her kindergarten classroom.
Yoga Teacher (RYT 200)
Sangeeta (BDS, MPH, RYT 200) is a public health dentist by profession, and was born and raised in India and Uganda before moving to America. After spending fifteen years within the public health field she felt a void which lead to the beginning of her yoga journey three years ago. She started practicing yoga with a private teacher and fell in love with some of its deeper spiritual aspects–its ability to connect us with nature and the connection of body, mind, and soul. This journey led her to complete her 200 hour teacher training in Rishikesh, India in July 2018.
Sangeeta is a nature lover with a passion for Indian food, music, dance! She considers herself to be a lifelong student and believes in sharing, (not teaching,) this ancient practice with others. Sangeeta also studies Ayurveda and loves to teach Ayurvedic styles of vegan Indian cooking. Her teaching style includes emphasis on pranayama (breath work), along with understanding deeper spiritual concepts of yoga. She is blessed with a supportive husband, two wonderful children, and loves to cook and spend time with her family.
Yoga Teacher (RYT 200)
Scott (RYT 200) has been a certified yoga teacher for over five years now and an avid yogi since the age of eight. He enjoys teaching many different styles of yoga, specifically handstand and arm balance workshops, and calisthenic workouts. He also loves to formulate creative slow flows, deep stretches, and breathing exercises. Scott strives to bring empowerment, passion, and connection to his classes every time he steps on the mat. At a young age, he found his yogic path beginning with vinyasa and kundalini yoga. In his spare time, he enjoys making music on the computer, recording and playing instruments, traveling, and taking hikes, to celebrate his deep connection with nature.
Meditation Teacher | Reiki Master
Tiffany (Reiki Master, Integrated Energy Therapy Practitioner, Ancient Shamanic Practitioner and Multidimensional Healer, Hypnotherapist, Sound Therapy Practitioner and Meditation Instructor) is a natural healer, medium, and lightworker. Tiffany is the owner and founder of Body&Soul Connection, located in Bethesda, MD, where she meets with clients individually and facilitates divine healing circles. She joins Clarksburg Yoga and Wellness with the intention to hold a space that is safe, healing and rejuvenating. Tiffany’s work nurtures students in a way that encourages them to uncover deeper insights, in the mind and body.
Yoga Teacher (RYT 500, Trauma-Sensitive Yoga certified) | Reiki & Thai Yoga Massage Practitioner
Traci (RYT 500, Reiki I & II, Thai Yoga Massage, Aerial Yoga, and Trauma-Sensitive Yoga certified) has a teaching style that is both supportive and playful. Traci first started yoga in high school as a way to condition for sports and was quickly drawn to the additional mental health benefits of the practice. She has since used yoga as a way to heal past traumas and reconnect with her truest self.
Traci became a yoga teacher to help create a loving and safe space for her students so they can discover their inner and outer strength. After practicing hot power yoga almost every day, (sometimes twice a day,) a major injury caused her to slow down. She found her way into a restorative class and loved how the props provided support in different poses for a deep, yet easily accessible, stretch. Wanting to explore more styles of yoga with props, Traci went to an aerial yoga class. It was a combination of her new love of prop support and the fire she had missed from her hot power days. She wanted to learn everything she could about the world and co-created a Level 1, 2, and Restorative Aerial Yoga Teacher Training with Flow & Fly Yoga.
Yoga Teacher (RYT 200)
Vanessa (RYT 200) is a passionate yoga instructor and practitioner. She felt called to the path of yoga after understanding the importance of healing and surrender in her own life. Through yoga Vanessa came to understand the power of the “self” and how influential our minds are in shaping our day-to-day lives. She enjoys helping her students alter subconscious thought patterns they've been conditioned into believing to access their full potential. She is energetic, loving, and fiery, with a consciousness-oriented approach–constantly inspired by the mind, body, and spiritual connection yoga can provide. Due to her love for teaching and children, she studied Early Childhood Education in college, however, on a quest for more knowledge, she shifted gears to kinesiology and public health. Drawing on her studies and experience Vanessa draws a safe space for her students to express themselves fully during their practice.
Yasmin began practicing yoga during her teenage years while practicing Taekwondo; her instructor would incorporate yoga poses in her training. Years later while living alone in college, she joined a yoga studio to remedy her loneliness, little did she realize it would become her life passion. Yasmin has spent her life pursuing personal liberation, Yoga has enabled her to build a meaningful relationship with herself, and it has shown her that freedom can be found within.
Yasmin is now a 200-hour certified yoga teacher, she received her training at Thrive Yoga in Rockville, Maryland. She is also an environmental biologist, she received her Master of Science from Hood College in Frederick, Maryland where she bolstered her studies with a devoted home yoga practice.
In her classes, Yasmin hopes to awaken your inner healer. As Yung Pueblo puts it: “True power is living the realization that you are your own healer, hero, and leader.” She does this by infusing her classes with love and empowerment. She hopes to provide you with a well-rounded Yoga practice. Her classes emphasize sensations, breath, and intuitive movement.
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