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The Dream Team

Your Local Experts

Adina Crawford

Yoga Teacher (RYT 200)

Adina Crawford is a certified Yoga Teacher who teaches Gentle Yoga, Chair Yoga, Yin Yoga and meditation, and Mindfulness. She is also a certified Aqua Bootcamp Instructor. She is a mentor, motivator, advocate, and community influencer.

Her calling to teach yoga has been about diversity and community, understanding that each person is unique and at a different level, and growth. Diversity is the community together. Her specialty in yoga is Vinyasa, Sculpt, and Restorative. She has collaborated and taught at companies such as Lululemon, Athleta, Oiselle, and many other local and community events. She also serves on the Board of Directors for Black Girls Run Foundation.

Adina is an avid fitness enthusiast who loves creating space for communities.  In 2016 she completed her first Marathon in Chicago and the Boston virtual Marathon in Boston in October 2021; she has completed numerous half-marathons, triathlons, and cycling events. In October 2022, Adina received a Proclamation from Mayor Dominic Sarno from the city of Springfield, Massachusetts. There is now an official."Adina Crawford day" every October 30th. 


Her goal is to bring more diversity and awareness to the mat and spread the love of all the benefits of Yoga, Meditation coupled with other activities is beneficial. YOGA IS FOR EVERYBODY


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 Autumn 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 Autumn Women's Retreat. 


Jessica Snow

Yoga Teacher (RYT 500)

Jessica grew up in the suburbs of the “experimental garden for Radical plants.” An ordained minister through the Universal Life Church, Jessica has completed over 500 hours of study in yoga as therapy, with a background in Ayurveda. She is trained in VaihAyasa Aerial Yoga, and uses the support of aerial silks in private and group sessions to bring deeper alignment and support on both emotional and physical levels. An Associate Polarity Practitioner, Jessica has been studying herbalism, and wildcrafting medicines since early 2014.

Since stepping into the field of alternative medicines, Jessica has devoted her free time and resources to building social change and making healing arts available to the public. Jessica has organized free community yoga flash mobs, educational retreats for the community at low or no cost, and volunteered countless hours as a healing artist within the DC metro area. Passions include plants, photography, artistic bodyscapes, churches across all denominations, traveling to the west, eating vegan food, the mountains, the ocean, and long rides on public transportation.


Johanna Olivas

Yoga Teacher (RYT 500, RPYT) | Reiki Master

Johanna offers a range of services with the intent of helping you shift away from relying on external validation. Her goal is to help you reconnect with yourself through yoga, vibrational sound therapy, and different energy healing modalities.


All of Johanna's yoga and energy healing work touches on the physical, vibrational and emotional aspects of yourself.  The physical practice is a chance to explore connection to yourself, the vibrational level is a way for you to connect to your emotions and move energy in the body and the emotional level allows you to explore growth. All sessions with Johanna are a way to come home to yourself.


For more information visit or connect with Johanna on Instagram @lunaserenityyoga.


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.

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Kelley Huston

Yoga Teacher (RYT 200)

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 Gentle Yoga, Mondays at 7:00PM.  This class is located at MBT.  

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Liz Phelan

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.

Liz teachers Vinyasa Flow Thursdays at 7:00 PM, located at MBT.


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.


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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