Hot Vinyasa - Beginner/Intermediate
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.
Why do you teach Yoga?: Yoga has helped give me what I like to call my "phoenix moment," rise from my ashes and overcome trauma; first feeling physically stronger, then mentally, then spiritually. As a teacher I want to help provide a space where others can reconnect with themselves and reclaim their bodies.
Something surprising about you: ...have you heard me laugh?
What inspires you?: I recently learned that a butterfly must struggle out of its cocoon in order for it to be able to fly. I think that is a beautiful reminder that sometimes in life we need to struggle in order to develop our ability to fly.
What's the scariest thing on your bucket list?: Scuba diving
Training/Certifications: 200 YTT from Thrive, Reiki Level 1&2, Currently enrolled in 300 YTT at Thrive
Traci uses yoga as a way to heal past traumas and reconnect with her true self. She integrates aspects of emotional and trauma sensitive yoga as she approaches each of her classes and also enjoys making connections to the different charkas and elements. Traci creates a loving and safe space for her students to discover just how strong they really are (inside and out!).
Describe yourself in three words: Kind, hopeful, happy.
Why do you teach yoga? It's not about looking a certain way but yoga is about tapping into the essence of who you really are. I teach to continue to learn. The more I practice and learn the more I lean toward prioritizing "Being" practices that focus on meditation, pranayama, Yoga Nidra, restorative yoga and feeling balanced on and off the mat.
What inspires you? Beauty and being outside in Nature inspires me. The simple beauty and perfection in a flower or watching birds at my feeders.
Julie believes yoga is for everyone. It is her mission to honor and embrace each student's search for self awareness. Julie's aim is to teach with compassion, love and a sense of humor. Find your inward feeling and outward spreading of joy in each individual accomplishment through yoga and interactions out in the world.
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.
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