Sun Sign: Virgo
Fav quote / words you live by: There is force in the universe, which, if we permit it, will flow through us and produce miraculous results. - Mahatma Gandhi
You are imperfect, permanently and inevitably flawed. AND you are beautiful 🦋-Amy Bloom
Hometown: Somerset, PA
Fav pose: Eka Pada Rajakapotasana One legged King Pidgeon or Uttasana – forward fold
Teaching style: vinyasa flow that makes you sweat - set to creative playlists – music, music, music
Training: E-RYT 200-hr, Reiki level 2 Attunement, Massage Therapy Certification
When I’m not at the studio I’m usually: working on stuff for the studio , hangin’ with my kids and Gizmo, dancing, going to see live music and cooking. Love social gatherings!
Fav music to teach to: reggae, latin, hip hop, reggaeton, alternative, pretty much anything that moves me
A Private Session with Jenny would be: Be set to the BEST playlist- focus on your breath to asana connection and tons of alignment adjustments. Power meets flow- be ready to go there.
Sun Sign: Aries
“Be silly. Be honest. Be kind.”― Ralph Waldo Emerson
Hometown: The 703
Teaching Style: Vinyasa with an emphasis on mobility and strength
Training/Degrees: 200 RYT, Soon to be a Certified Accessible Yoga Teacher in October 2018, 7+ years of consistent personal practice
When I’m not at the studio I am usually:
Cooking (but not baking)
Finding delicious things to eat and drink
Travel, usually based on where the delicious things are
Spending time with my husband, sister and friends
Bothering/loving our 3 cats
Listening to podcasts
Music to teach to: Jazzy juicy background jams, ukulele covers, nature sounds, binaural beats, songs with words - it depends on the day!
A Private Session with Maddy would consist of: talking about your goals and struggles, then figure out plan together. Based on what you're trying to accomplish we may work on a combination of establishing a personal yoga practice, improving mindset/self worth, mobility and strength exercises.
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Before you speak, let your words pass through three gates:
At the first gate, ask yourself “Is is true?”
At the second gate ask, “Is it necessary?”
At the third gate ask, “Is it kind?”
You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make. ~ Jane Goodall.
Yoga is a Practice, not a Perfect.
Pose: Lord of the Dance. (Natarajasana)
Hometown: Raised in Asia (Thailand, Korea, Philippines, Iran) and traveled all over the world before landing in the States at 16. Lives in Chantilly, VA
Teaching Style: Fun, compassionate and encouraging while honoring the discovery of each person's uniqueness. Power, Slow Flow, Flow and Yin
Training/Degrees: E-RYT 500. Robyn completed her yoga and meditation training with Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Stockbridge, MA. She received her advanced level training with Shakti Initiation in Bali, Indonesia. Robyn is also a certified Divine Sleep® Yoga Nidra guide.
In addition to yoga, Robyn is a Certified Mindfulness Life & Relationship Coach (CPCC) and a Certified Facilitator in The Work of Byron Katie
When I’m not at the studio I’m usually: Filling my body and brain with yoga and mindfulness experiences. Offering or attending a retreat, coaching and traveling wherever and whenever I can. When I’m not checking out new countries or states, I’m usually happily at home with my husband, son and 3 cats.
Music to Teach to: A fun mix and variety. I love all types of music… Some of my favorites are: Deva Premal, Girish, Krishna Das, Ajeet Kaur - and on the flipside – James Taylor, Bob Marley, Beatles, Pink, Alanis Morrissette and Led Zeppelin J
A Private Session with Robyn would consist of: Private sessions are co-created and mindfulness based. Robyn will meet you exactly where you are and find out where you want to go. You will have an experiential path that develops deep awareness of the self while receiving specific guidance in the physical aspects of yoga. Private sessions include meditation, pranayama and yoga.
Sun Sign: Taurus
Fave Quotes: "All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them" -Walt Disney
Hometown: Fairfax, VA
Pose: Flip Dog
Teaching Style: Fun and energetic
Training/Degrees: RYT200, AFAA Group Fitness, ACE Personal Training, Zumba, B.S. from GMU in Hospitality and Event Management
When I’m not at the studio I’m usually: Teaching a fitness class, cooking, running (first marathon training starts soon!), snuggling my dog, or drinking wine with my girlfriends
Music to teach to: Something with a beat with it's time to move and something more relaxed when it's time to chill! My music consists of music with both words and instrumental
A Private Session with Christina would consist of: movement and stretches that meets your body's needs! She loves to set goals for her clients and explain how what you are doing will help you reach those goals
Sun Sign: Saggitarius
Favorite Quote: “ It will come out in the wash” I say this ALL the time
Hometown: Fayettville, AR
Pose: Warrior 2
Teaching Style: I try to make all my classes safe yet challenging. I usually say “ This ain’t your grandma’s Pilates”.
Training: BFA in Dance, comprehensively trained Pilates teacher for 15 years, Certificated Personal Trainer, Yogafit level 1, Barre Above
Favorite Music to teach to: club music. I like to hear that bass.
When I’m not at the studio: I like to cook. I love to craft . Mostly making miniature Barbie house creations with my girls. We are also taking sewing classes.
Sun Sign: Pisces
Fave Quotes: “And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” ― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
Hometown: Cape Cod, MA / Chantilly,VA
Teaching Style: Fundamental flow that is accessible to everyone.
Training/Degrees: 50-hour yoga immersion training in 2016 with Prana Vibe, r 200 RYT training at Transform Power Yoga, Certified Accessible Yoga Teacher, Reiki Level 1
When I’m not at the studio I’m usually: Reading, cooking, trying new restaurants and spending time with my family
Music to teach to: Reggae
A Private Session with Sara would consist of: A private session would include focus on fundamentals with adjustments based on the individual.
Sun Sign: Gemini
My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style. - Maya Angelou
Hometown: Buffalo, NY
Pose: Tie between Dancer and Crow Pose -- Please don’t make me pick!
Teaching Style: Vinyasa
Out of the studio I’m usually: Spending quality time with my rescue dog Bella, cycling, traveling or blogging as Gal on the Go!
Music to teach to: Electronic/Techno, Ambient, Alt Rock, R&B, Pop
A Private Session with Kimberly would consist of: A judgment-free zone to help you reach your fullest potential of expression through the improved form of poses, building muscle tone to compliment flexibility, and/or restorative work post-surgery.
Training/Degrees: Yoga Sculpt Certified, Power Yoga Certified RYT 200
Sun Sign: Cancer
Fave Quotes: “You are stronger than you think” I say this to my classes (and myself!) every day
Hometown: Gaithersburg, MD
Pose: It’s a toss up between Down Dog, Happy Baby, and Pigeon
Teaching Style: Vinyasa with a focus on form and alignment
Training/Degrees: ACE Certified Personal Trainer, ACE Certified Health Coach, AFAA Group Exercise, Yoga Alliance 200 hour RYT, RRCA Certified Running Coach, TRX fundamentals, TRX Yoga, Barre Above. Non fitness related degrees, BA psychology, Master of Social Work
When you're not at the studio you are usually: Running. After my run, I’m probably spending time with my wonderful husband, 3 kids and my dog. I also love experimenting in the kitchen, baking and knitting.
Music to teach to: Whatever moves my soul! Everything from pop, rock to classical. It all depends on my mood.
A Private Session with Stephanie would consist of: An individualized session planned to meet the needs and goals of the client. There would probably also be lots of laughter!
Sun sign: Capricorn
Fav quote: Let my soul smile through my heart and my heart smile through my eyes, that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts. - Paramahansa Yogananda
Hometown: New Jersey
Pose: Urdhva Dhanurasana “Wheel”
Teaching style: Vinyasa Flow
Training/Degrees: 200hrs through Inner Power, 95hrs Advanced teacher training through Shiva Rea’s Prana Flow and 30hrs Kid Power Yoga training with Mariam Gates.
When not at the studio I’m usually: spending time with my children and husband, hiking, practicing yoga and cooking healthy food for my family. Music to teach to: Everything from Led Zeppelin,Desert Dwellers to 80s tunes.
A Private session with Dana would be: Working on what my student would like to improve. Paying special attention to alignment and breathing techniques.
Fav quote / words you live by:
"Ah, kindness. What a simple way to tell another struggling soul that there is love to be found in this world." - Alison Malee
Hometown: Centreville, VA
Fav pose: baddha konasana
Teaching style: vinyasa flow
Training: 200-hr RYT, Reiki level 1 certification
When I’m not at the studio Im usually: spending time with family & friends, trying new recipes, exploring new restaurants, and traveling
Fav music to teach to: classical, mellow, upbeat, house, pop
A Private Session with Katrina would be: catered to the practitioner with focus on alignment
Name: Carmen Sanchez.
Sun Sign: Cancer.
Fav quote: " Life is a game, Play it" -Mother Teresa
Favorite Pose: Sukasana or easy sitting position.
Teaching Style: Hatha.
Out of the studio I’m usually: taking care of my family, visiting places like museums, galleries, theaters, restaurants, traveling once a year to the Caribbean with my yoga retreat, and since dance has been part of my life I constantly feel inspired to create and explore through movement, it is for me like reading a book, my own book.
Music to teach to: Tazdeen Rashid. my favorite: Our own Breath.
A Private Session with Carmen would consist of:
A therapeutic approach where I will tailor my instructions to accommodate the skill level of the student. Observation and exploration will be part of this sessions, in that way the student could enjoy more the real since behind the physical practice of Yoga.
Training/Degrees: hatha Yoga: Asanas, Pranayama, Meditation 200-hrs Certification, Kidding Around Yoga Trainning, Creative Relaxation Yoga Therapy for children with Autism and Special Needs Level I and Level II,, Advanced Yoga Training Hatha Yoga, Therapeutic Wisdom Training.
Fave Quotes: Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Martin Luther King Jr.
Hometown: Michigan, but I’ve lived in NoVA so long I consider it home
Pose: malasana or pincha mayurasana
Teaching Style: vinyasa and buti
Training/Degrees: RYT200 through Yogaworks, Buti Yoga Certification
When I’m not at the studio I’m usually: hanging out with my family, cooking, or reading a good book
Music to teach to: I love a wide range depending on what the class is like – everything from hip hop to dancehall to jazz and more.
A Private Session with Christine would consist of: helping you work with your body and your practice wherever you are at in your journey while focusing on alignment and building strength to help achieve your goals.
Fave Quotes: If you never did, you should. These things are fun and fun is good. ~Dr. Seuss or You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. ~Dr Seuss
Hometown: Fairfax Va
Pose: Baksana with a side of Eka Pada
Teaching Style: Athletic/strong Vinyasa
Training/Degrees: 200 hrs Hatha from Studio Bamboo and 200 hrs Ashtanga from the Hard and the Soft Institue
When you're not at the studio you are usually: Running and Moving around with my 3 year old son or my other favorite past time cooking!
A Private Session with Dan would consist of: A private session with me would be a fun exploration of what a student is working on to progress your personal goals for yourself. These goals could range from maintaining a healthy training regiment during your off season or a yoga goal, for example, holding baksana for three minutes. I would then pair functional movements with postures to help each student progress to their individual goals!
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Fave Quotes: "Be yourself, everyone else is taken."
Hometown: New Britain, CT
Pose: I might sound boring but I love Tadasana! When else in our lives do we take the time to stand perfectly still and pay such close attention to our posture and alignment
Teaching Style: vinyasa or slow flow
Training/Degrees: RYT-200, ACE Group Fitness Instructor, ACTION CPT
When I’m not at the studio I’m usually: At home snuggling my toddler, husband and two dogs
Music to teach to: Anything mellow with a good beat that you can flow to
A Private Session with Maria would consist of: A discussion of your personal goals and what is going on in your life followed by a practice that matches what you would like to work on, as well as what would best benefit your body and mind