Open Vinyasa ($12)


This class is taught by:

Jessica Snow

Describe yourself in three words: Dynamic, compassionate, ballsy.

Why do you teach Yoga? Nothing beats the feeling of an amazing yoga practice opening the body, mind, and spirit, to their full state of connection with all-being. To act as a guide for people to find that practice within themselves is the most amazing gift!

What inspires you? I am constantly and consistently inspired by the passionate, beautiful human beings around me in my community. I love to empower people around me to take the reins on bringing their passions into the world. Passion is one of the most powerful forces for change, and I will always be inspired by its depths.

Where did you get your training/certifications? I started my training in yoga at Charm City in Baltimore, MD. I deepened my understanding of the energetic arts with Berkley Springs, WV-based Somatic Energy Therapies, and took my 500-hour yoga therapy training with Inner Domain of Bethesda, MD. My aerial yoga certification is from Kaya Wellness and Yoga in Rehoboth Beach, DE, and I have taken advanced teaching immersions with Flow Yoga in Washington, DC. I continue to learn from clients and co-workers on a daily basis.


Jessica has completed over 500 hours of study in yoga therapy, with a background in Ayurveda. She is certified 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. Jessica has been studying Polarity Therapy since 2010, and is finishing a three-year program that culminates in an international board certification. She has been studying herbalism, and wildcrafting medicines since early 2014.

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.

Maureen McAllister

Describe yourself in three words: Adventurous, Playful, Empathetic
Why do you teach Yoga? Yoga came to me at a low point in my life, picked me up, brushed me off, and taught me how to see the light in myself and others again. I hope to impart this healing energy and practice to others, so that they too can don their rose-tinted glasses.
Something surprising about you: My greatest dream is to become an astronaut, even though I’m terrified of heights.
What inspires you? Music, art, philosophy, poetry, literature, science, nature, astronomy, the ocean, great acts of love, the human experience, everything to some extent.
What's the scariest thing on your bucket list? Scuba diving with great white sharks… outside of the cage!
Where did you get your training/certifications? I will be receiving my 200-hr certification from Thrive Yoga in December of 2016 and am certified in Reiki I & II.
 
Maureen loves to use her science and psychology background to enhance the more esoteric components of yogic practice. Everyone is given the freedom to explore their individual inner and outer worlds on the mat, while enjoying a peaceful community atmosphere in a safe space. Classes feature unique and creative sequences with focus upon the breath and meditation to promote stress relief, balance, and tranquility in mind, body, and spirit.

Peter Francis

Describe yourself in three words:
Fiery, passionate, strong, easygoing, chill, calm, compassionate, empathetic

Why do you teach Yoga?
I've learned a lot from being a student, but I'm eager to learn so much more while teaching.

Something surprising about you:
I enjoy going out to eat at restaurants by myself lol

What inspires you?
Observing the change in other people's faces, body language and tone of voice when they speak about their passions. It's wonderful to witness and it inspires me to be true to myself.

What's the scariest thing on your bucket list?
Not too sure I even have a bucket list.. but if I had to choose, it would be to wrestle with a lion.

Training/Certifications:

I'm a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA. I'm currently finishing my 200-hour YTT through Thrive Yoga.

 

Peter first came to yoga as a way to stretch his body after sports and weight lifting, but quickly noticed his connection with yoga went much deeper than "just stretching". Peter uses yoga as a moving meditation to bring more awareness to his breath and his sense of self. He enjoys everything, from a hot and fiery class, to a deeply meditative and restorative class. Peter uses his physical therapy and personal training background to focus on integrating specific muscles which aid in alignment and stability in each posture. Peter believes yoga is for everyone, and creates a space for students to find what works best for their own bodies.

Popular flowing style of yoga known for practicing deep breathing and increasing self-awareness and fitness. Students who like moving with breath to build heat, strength, and flexibility favor vinyasa yoga. Expect unique sequences and a wide range of music.

Sweat Factor: 7
Chill Factor: 5


Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Feb 28 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Jessica Snow
  • Thu Mar 02 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Angelina Halpin
  • Thu Mar 02 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Maureen McAllister
  • Fri Mar 03 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Maureen McAllister
  • Tue Mar 07 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Jessica Snow
  • Thu Mar 09 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Angelina Halpin
  • Thu Mar 09 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Maureen McAllister
  • Fri Mar 10 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Peter Francis
  • Tue Mar 14 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Jessica Snow
  • Thu Mar 16 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Angelina Halpin
  • Thu Mar 16 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Maureen McAllister
  • Fri Mar 17 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Peter Francis
  • Tue Mar 21 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Jessica Snow
  • Thu Mar 23 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Angelina Halpin
  • Thu Mar 23 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Maureen McAllister
  • Fri Mar 24 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Peter Francis
  • Tue Mar 28 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Jessica Snow
  • Thu Mar 30 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Angelina Halpin
  • Thu Mar 30 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Maureen McAllister
  • Fri Mar 31 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Peter Francis