Vinyasa Flow - Beginner/Intermediate
Describe yourself in three words: Playful, Caring, Grounding
Why do you teach Yoga? I teach yoga because it is my passion to spread love and connection. I try to open space in my classes for compassion, intuition gratitude and integration in each student and often feel gitty in doing so. Yoga has been a blessing to me and I would like to help offer that gift to the world.
Something surprising about you: I was diagnosed with a spinal infection when I was 19. The infection eroded parts of my Lumbar Vertebra in my back. I went through 4 months of healing and decided that I was going to teach yoga. I wanted to help people to mindfully move and love their bodies and furthermore, to intuitively self-heal. That was when my real "Yogic Path" began.
What inspires you? Community, The human body, vulnerability, intuition, travel, nature, the unique nature of each individual, animals ( including humans)...
What's the scariest thing on your bucket list? Highlining over canyons
Where did you get your training/certifications? Kripalu 200 Hour YTT July 2013
Kevin, 200RYT, offers classes that are soulful, energetic expressions of life and yoga. He allows space and intention for creative expression and development of your own yogic practice, while celebrating the connection we each bring as individuals into one community. His connection to intention and meditation is clear and allows each yogi to know themselves on a deeper level.
passionate, funny, inquisitive
Why do you teach Yoga? I like to get a lot in a little and that is what yoga is...I feel my calling is to serve, encourage, and help others. Yoga resonates with everything in my being and I want to live it fully and share it with others. To teach, keeps me centered and connected with my heart and instills a responsibility and commitment to learn as much as I want to know personally. Yoga heals and builds from the inside out and I want to be as much a part of that as possible. It is fitness for the body, mind, and soul. That's a three-fer all in one!
Something surprising about you: This is a tough question b/c I am pretty open and a ‘what you see is what you get’ kind of gal.
Maybe something good to know is that I sometimes make up my own words.
What inspires you? Yoga, Susan Bowen, My Mom, my children, my sisters, family, music, people, vulnerability, love, nature and life itself. Life is a gift.
What's the scariest thing on your bucket list? Although I do not consider this scary, I can not wait to swim with dolphins and I hope to get to do this with my mom because it is her dream too. However, the scariest thing on my bucket list is to be an entrepreneur.
Training/Certifications: I will be completing my 200 hour YTT with Thrive in December (2016). I have been studying and practicing vigorously since I started my training in March. I also teach children's yoga and am Reiki I and II certified.
Becki is a fit single mother of three that has consciously and successfully worked at getting her body back into pre-baby and even stronger shape through routine yoga practice. She religiously practices breath work, meditation, and relaxation techniques that keeps her grounded, strong, sane and happy as she juggles the infinite demands of parenthood and her career. She approaches asana as a practice to surrender, embrace, savor, and strengthen the mind, body, and spirit. Her sense of humor and uplifting energy create a comfortable and welcoming space to explore body/mind consciousness as she leads through encouraging, clear direction.
Describe yourself in three words: happy, passionate, spontaneous
Why do you teach Yoga? It's really fun, it inspires me, makes me happy and energized
What is something surprising about you? I'm pretty artistic and love to create things with paper
What inspires you? Being around people who are passionate about doing what they love
Training/Certifications: I got both my 200 and 500 hour certifications here at Thrive. I received my aerial yoga certification through Transcend Wellness and Yoga
Dorota likes to find creative ways of modifying poses to create movement and help her students find connection with their body and breath while creating awareness. She's enthusiastic, encouraging and even though her classes can be challenging, she strives to make them fun so everybody finds something that will suit them.
Why do you teach Yoga?
It keeps me present and young at heart. No other job in the world requires me to consciously breathe all day long.
What inspires you?
Children, anyone who asks questions
Where did you get your training/certifications?
I have several certifications and have attended yoga workshops and trainings in all different styles since 1987. The biggest influence on my skill as a teacher has been from teaching yoga to thousands of students over the last 15 years-On the job training. My style is derived from the yoga tools that are the most effective and most pleasureable ways to live a conscious, healthy and loving life.
Studio owner;Yoga Training Director and an E-RYT500, susan has studied various yoga styles and yoga fusion formats for more than 25 years, including Baptiste Power Vinyasa, ISHTA, Kundalini, Yin, Restorative, Prenatal, Yoga Nidra and Therapeutic Yoga. Susan teaches within the framework of Kriya yoga using the tools of the 8-limbs of yoga. Her classes class are sequenced uniquely to inspire strength, flexibility and conscious awareness. Expect your yoga practice to surprise you.
Susan is the creator, director and lead trainer of the Thrive Yoga Teacher Trainings. Thrive Yoga Trainings have graduated more than 300 yoga teachers who today continue to uniquely influence yoga in America (and other countries). Thrive Yoga Trainings specialize in helping students discover and develop their unique voice as a human being and as a yoga teacher.
Describe yourself in three words: Balanced, passionate, optimistic.
Why do you teach Yoga? Because yoga teaches me.
What inspires you? My children, my work, and the first day of spring.
What's the scariest thing on your bucket list? Holding handstand in the middle of the room.
Where did you get your training/certifications? ISHTA at Thrive:RYT 500;RYT200,Prenatal; Thai Yoga Massage Level 1
Describe yourself in three words: playful, compassionate, and empathetic
Why do you teach Yoga? I teach to learn how to be a better student and to spread love.
Something surprising about you: I am a twin.
What inspires you? Challenges and people who are successful in life doing what they are passionate about.
What's the scariest thing on your bucket list? Skydiving
Training/Certifications: 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program, March 2017 | Thrive Yoga
Level 1 Thai Yoga Massage Training | Spiritual Essence Yoga & Wellness Center, January 2017
Reiki Practitioner: Reiki First Degree, September 2016; Reiki Second Degree, September 2016 | The Grace of Reiki and the Usui System of Natural Healing
200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program, June 2015 | Thrive Yoga/Simon Says Yoga
Health Coach Training Program, October 2014 | Institute for Integrative Nutrition
B.S. Community Health, December 2009 | University of Maryland, College Park, MD School of Public Health
Katie teaches vinyasa flow and will work to find a balance between effort and ease both mentally and physically. Katie’s class will integrate deep breathing, self- awareness, and fitness and will provide students with an overall wellness experience. Katie will build student’s strength, balance, and flexibility with a range of poses, sequences, and modifications to fit the student’s needs.
2. Why do you teach yoga?
I have learned a lot in my personal yoga practice over the past 15 years, namely that yoga is the practice of availing oneself to unadulterated time. It is a rare gift in today’s often hectic society; a gift that is given by making the decision to show up on the mat. I have learned that it does not matter if you are doing perfectly, attempting a complicated asana, or spending your time on the mat breathing in devotional pose - if you are practicing mindfulness, listening to your body rather than your ego, and breathing, then you are embodying yoga. This is the gift that I hope to bring form to for my students, this is why I love to teach yoga.
3. What inspires you?
I feel utterly inspired by the kindness of others. I think it is a real gift to be able to engage with others as a part of community. I also find the practice of changing ones perspective (like going upside down!) inspiring and being open to new experiences inspirational.
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