Open Hatha ($12)


This class is taught by:

Susan Mondi

Describe yourself in three words: Fun, inquisitive, seeker
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.

Ally Austin

Describe yourself in three words: adventurous, student, lover
Why do you teach Yoga? To share with others the abundance yoga has given me. My mat is my HOME… I teach yoga because I have so much left to learn.
What inspires you? Humans! Nature! The BIG things… but especially the quiet moments.
What's the scariest thing on your bucket list? To live by myself.
Where did you get your training/certifications? 200 Hour (Thrive Yoga), Reiki I and II (Thrive Yoga), currently enrolled in 300 Hour at Thrive Yoga
 
At age 16, Ally found herself on a yoga mat in Frederick, Maryland alongside her stepmom who was pursuing her own yoga teaching career. She'll admit it: she giggled during her first om. Over a decade later she's taught on both the east and west coasts and practiced in several countries around the world. Yoga has profoundly impacted her life; she comes to her mat for fun, for guidance, and sometimes just for the quietness. In her classes you'll slow down so you can listen and connect with your body, with compassion, and with all that's around you. Connection is key; union is yoga.

Julie Alter

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.

Kevin Platt

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.

Jane Stelboum

Describe yourself in three words: Optimistic, determined, direct.

Why do you teach Yoga? It’s made such a difference in my own life. I really wanted to share.

Something surprising about you: Tough marketing professional by day. Confident, compassionate yoga instructor by night.

What inspires you? People’s ability to see the best in any situation, to overcome challenges and adversity and to experience life to its fullest.

What's the scariest thing on your bucket list? Hmmm, dying to do flying trapeze but not sure I have the nerve.

Trainings/Certifications: ISHTA YOGA AT THRIVE YOGA 500HR

 

Jane teaches with a blend of confidence and compassion. She inspires her students to find presence and balance on and off the mat through asana, breath awareness and meditation. Jane is supportive and encouraging regardless of students' level of practice. Her hands-on adjustments help you feel proper alignment and allow you to go deeper into the poses.

Angelina Halpin

Describe yourself in three words: Misfit, Free-spirit, "Trailblazer"
Why do you teach Yoga? I teach yoga because I believe that it is the most honest path for self healing, awareness, and exploration. Each practice offers us an opportunity to observe, witness, and learn more about ourselves so that we can thrive closer to our full potential.  
Something surprising about you: My self-symbol is a fire hydrant and I embarked on a journey with it through art and empirical research that began seven years ago.
What inspires you? Most recently, I have been inspired by the pattern of life/death/life, regeneration, evolution, and the way that centering/creating around a deep void has the power to bring fullness into life.
What's the scariest thing on your bucket list? Having a child/giving birth to an earthling.
Training/Certifications: 200-HR RYT from Yoga District in Washington, DC; Reiki I & II; currently pursuing 500-HR RYT at Thrive Yoga
 
Angelina is a Rockville, Maryland native with a diverse background of personal and educational studies. She studied Speech Therapy at the University of Maryland, minored in Fine Art at Montgomery College, and has completed some graduate work in Art Therapy at Naropa University in Boulder, CO. Angelina is a freelance artist who enjoys painting, drawing, mixed media collage, ceramics, and sculpture. She is working towards specializing in yoga nidra studies, along with art + yoga paired practices and workshops. Her classes aim to bring students into dormant aspects of self as a way to unlock unused potential and “gold” within the shadow.
A well-rounded yoga class exploring postures (asanas); breathing exercises and energy balance (pranayama). Classes include training in: pose alignment; relaxation techniques; concentration, meditation. Expect to improve your overall sense of well-being.

Sweat Factor: 6
Chill Factor: 7


Upcoming classes:

  • Fri Apr 28 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Susan Mondi
  • Mon May 01 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Ally Austin
  • Tue May 02 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Julie Alter
  • Wed May 03 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Kevin Platt
  • Fri May 05 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Susan Mondi
  • Mon May 08 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Ally Austin
  • Tue May 09 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Jane Stelboum
  • Wed May 10 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Kevin Platt
  • Fri May 12 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Susan Mondi
  • Mon May 15 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Ally Austin
  • Tue May 16 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Jane Stelboum
  • Wed May 17 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Kevin Platt
  • Fri May 19 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Susan Mondi
  • Mon May 22 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Angelina Halpin
  • Tue May 23 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Julie Alter
  • Wed May 24 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Kevin Platt
  • Fri May 26 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Susan Mondi
  • Tue May 30 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Julie Alter
  • Wed May 31 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Kevin Platt