Sheila found yoga in 2003 during a winter break at college. She knew after her first class that one day she would be a yoga teacher. She didn't know that yoga would be the catalyst that made her rethink everything she wanted to do with her life. She spent years studying the different types of yoga before she actually decided to become a teacher. What blew Sheila away was how accessible healing is with yoga. "You can make a huge lifestyle and health change by simply walking into a yoga studio. All you need is an open mind, which can be the trickiest part." For Sheila, taking that first yoga class, everything clicked. Like a puzzle piece that doesn't look like it fits in the last open spot, but it does.
Sheila loves challenging herself everyday to be present. Along the way Sheila became a massage therapist and is currently pursuing an education at the Rolf Institute in Boulder, CO. Her love of bodywork shows in her yoga classes. Sheila teaches a vinyasa style class with a focus on the basic, foundational postures in Ashtanga. In 2011 Sheila completed her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training at Dhyana Yoga in Philadelphia, PA.
Tracy started her incredible yoga journey in 2002. A journey that would lead to amazing health, empowerment and peace. Yoga helped her to awaken. She was changing. She found a new way of being, a new community and new love. She was lit up, happy and grateful. After a few years practicing at an affiliated Baptiste Studio, Tracy completed her 200 hour certification under Master teacher Bill Raup. Later completing Baptiste Teacher Trainings, Level 1 and Level 2. Each training was empowering, inspiring and left her more open and vulnerable. She was finding her voice and was excited to share her yoga passion with the world. Practicing and teaching yoga really made her look at herself. “I was scared all the time and when that happened I would run away. Yoga has taught me to stay, breathe, and listen. I am truly grateful.”
Tracy teaches Power Vinyasa Yoga inspired by Baron Baptiste. Classes are designed to build strength, flexibility, increase endurance and release tension in the entire body.Each class is a sequenced set of flowing yoga postures. During each class you will sweat, build confidence and you will leave feeling lighter, inspired and alive. All levels and new students are welcome.
Lauren found yoga in 2005 and instantly fell in love with the practice. Having studied dance since the age of 6, the physical aspects of yoga were what initially got her into the studio. It did not take long however, for the spiritual mind/body connection to draw her to the mat daily. Her practice continues to come from a place of gratitude and appreciation. Lauren is a graduate of Dhyana Yoga’s 250 hour program, and continues to pursue her passion through workshops and daily classes. In addition to teaching yoga, she is also a certified health and wellness coach (www.laurensamson.com). Lauren’s goal is for yogis to leave her class grounded but energized…yoga speaks to every body! While she loves any workout that makes her sweat, Lauren is grateful for the balance her daily yoga practice provides.
Marie is a MSW, LCSW, E-RYT 200 hr., RYT 500 hr, and Reiki Master. Marie previously was a counselor at the Dept. of Veterans Affairs, working with clients with PTSD, depression, anxiety, and other mental health disorders. She specializes in trauma based yoga workshops. Currently, Marie dedicates her life to teaching yoga and practicing Reiki. Marie completed her 200 hr. Yoga training at Yogawood in Collingswood, NJ and 500 hr. training at Trishula Ashtanga Studio, Collingswood, NJ. She continues her apprenticeship in Sanskrit and Ashtanga at Trishula.
Melissa began her yoga journey in college in 1994, and has been practicing steadily ever since. Later she earned a degree in Psychology with a focus on the mind body connection. After college she spent 2 years living and working at a holistic health institute in upstate New York. During her time spent there she learned Thai Massage, Reiki, meditation, and practiced lots of yoga! She earned her 200-hour teacher training certificate from Yogawood in 2009, and has been teaching, learning, and growing from her practice ever since. Her challenging classes offer a focus on breath and meditation while building confidence, strength and balance.