2019 Teacher lineup

There is now a wait list, but we still want you to apply here!

**BE SURE TO BRING A YOGA MAT & WATER BOTTLE WITH YOU!**

 
 

Meredith Walsh

I crushed the fear and anxiety that once paralyzed my ability to take intuitive action in life and business, and I reclaimed my purpose. Now, I help other creative entrepreneurs do the same. My deepest desire is to inspire others to live their passion and be authentic to who they are, without the stress or the pharmaceuticals. When I’m not supporting entrepreneurs, I’m on my family farm camping under the stars and planting trees. I am also the creator and founder of FlowJam Universal Healing Arts Festival in Loudoun County, VA, which began on my home farm in Bluemont, VA.

Discover more @ www.mindyourintuition.com

Meredith Walsh

Meredith Walsh


Heather Sanden

Heather Sanden

Heather Sanden

Heather, NoVA native, currently lives in Costa Rica co-facilitating YTT’s, teaching Yoga, SUP Yoga, bodywork, coach soccer, and delivers Wellness Workshops. Former pro soccer GK, embodies journey of extremes – intense training to find ease and balance in life. A CPT, PES, 200-hr RYT – a lifelong student passionate to heal and empower Self and the collective.

Connect @ www.e3ptunlimited.com

As part of the DoTerra Team, Heather is also an advocate of essential oils and plant medicine. Healing through and with nature. Join her to learn more about how her life (and many others she knows and works with) was changed through the use and sharing of various plant medicines.


KRishna Jo

A yogi with a big heart and a geeks mind spreading the light and love through the teachings of yoga and experience. Krishna Jo, a practitioner of Integral Yoga since 2012, a disciple of Swami Satchidananda and a yogi for life. He is a certified RYT200 Integral Yoga instructor and Reiki certified practitioner. He currently resides in Yogaville Village and is the technology specialist for Satchidananda Ashram, VP of the Buckingham Chamber of Commerce and the President of the Yogaville Community Association - Facebook

Krishna Jo can be found teaching at Satchidananda Ashram, Integral Yoga Institutes/Centers, and other festivals. He incorporates his own personal experience in his yoga classes that are gentle to the body, mind and soul.

Krishna Jo

Krishna Jo


Becky Eschenroeder (Tara) (photo Credit. Alex Macrae @FlowJam 2018)

Becky Eschenroeder (Tara) (photo Credit. Alex Macrae @FlowJam 2018)

Becky Eschenroeder (Tara)

Most teachers know the asana and the message behind yoga. Becky Eschenroeder lives it. When you practice with Becky, you get more than a teacher on the mat; you gain guidance for your daily life. Becky’s credentials, ERYT200/RYT500/RCYT, highlight her teaching capabilities. Beloved by her hometown in Richmond, VA, Becky has transformed countless lives through her teaching. Expanding beyond the river-city streets, she is on the road to share her gift with you and your community. Take advantage of this unique chance to practice with Becky Eschenroeder and observe how her presence to continues to impact your life even when her mat is gone.


Dr. Justin Klein

Dr. Justin Klein, CEO/Doctor of Chiropractic at Got Your Back Total Health, is a Washington, DC native, and life-long student of health, healing and human performance. As a young athlete, injuries led him to his own personal kinesthetic awareness, and his desire to understand injury prevention led him to study physical fitness, nutrition, human structure and optimal function.

He has a BS in Kinesiology from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2003, and finished cum laude at the University of Bridgeport, College of Chiropractic in 2008. His experiences are unique, and have motivated him to become one of a handful of visionaries who strive to shift the paradigm of physical medicine. Dr. Klein continues to evolve through his study and practice of Chiropractic BioPhysics and Original Strength, and is proud to be a certified practitioner of both of these incredible techniques. CBP and OS change lives on their own, and the power of the combination is astonishing. This is why they are the foundation of our philosophy at Got Your Back Total Health!

Dr. Justin Klein (photo Credit. Kip Radt @FlowJam 2017)

Dr. Justin Klein (photo Credit. Kip Radt @FlowJam 2017)


J Miles

J Miles

J Miles

Yogi, martial artist, body worker, retired breakdancer, community activist, and the son of a Baptist minister, J Miles (ERYT 200-RYT 500) has been has been learning and studying eastern arts and philosophy for over 15 years. From the teachings of Swami Satchidananda and Integral Yoga, along with Ashtanga, Jivamukti and other prominent systems of yoga, Yogi J has crafted a style tempered by humor, relies on the importance of breath, and aims to create for each person a fluid, sustainable and enjoyable practice. Understanding that even ancient practice continues to evolve, the mantra continues to be “practice is effort toward steadiness of mind”.


Jessica Lin

Jessica hails from DC where she ran the business development department for a health information technology company for over six years. Her strong marketing and business strategy savvy, along with her enthusiasm for health, wellness, and mindful living have allowed her to transition her career from a traditional 9-5, to a one that shares her passions and experiences with communities all around the globe. She is a natural born connector who thrives on creating and forging meaningful relationships/partnerships in life and business.

From a young age, Jessica has been inspired to learn and experience all that life has to offer. Her parents instilled in her that immersing oneself in new situations are how a life is meant to be lived. Her hope is to connect and inspire people to say yes to pushing their comfort zones and connecting with the world on a larger scale. She believes creating connection with the self allows for the individual to have the courage to share love and kindness with others.

Jessica Lin

Jessica Lin


Dante Baker (photo Credit. Jessie Rubin @FlowJam 2017)

Dante Baker (photo Credit. Jessie Rubin @FlowJam 2017)

Dante Baker

Dante Baker has been a native to the Washington DC area his entire life, growing up in Reston, VA. Since his childhood years, Dante has always had a fascination with the human anatomy and all of its abilities to heal, move, and process. This interest led Dante to studying and receiving certifications through AFAA and NASM in 2007.

As he pursued personal training he worked with wide a range of clients such as over-weight clients, young athletes and elderly adults. As he gained more experience and confidence in his teaching he extended his expertise to larger classes such as boot camp, athletic conditioning, kids physical education, kickboxing and body pump.


Heather Markowitz

Heather, founder of the movement WithLove DC to spread love around the district, is a wanderlust-filled adventurer and believer that all things are connected to one another. Throughout her travels she has learned amazing lessons and grown to love the life of a wanderer. She arrived in DC in the spring of 2013 with the hope of planting some roots for a little while. Shortly after this transition WithLoveDC, a movement to spread love, joy, and acceptance in the District, was born and she has been busy loving, flowing, connecting, teaching, and gathering in a sense of community since then. A teacher, artist, writer, yoga-lover, meditation-practitioner, and vegetable-enthusiast, Heather believes that a meaningful life is about connection and gratitude and sharing what we have. She feels her whole life is her art and strives to share as much as she can with those she encounters.

Heather Markowitz Photo by Tatiana Gulenkina

Heather Markowitz Photo by Tatiana Gulenkina


Yonah Levy

Yonah Levy

Yonah Levy

For over 15 years Yonah has been guiding people back to peace and from there to thriving through psychological and spiritual counseling, coaching, and group leadership. He takes a positive, holistic approach to help clients achieve their goals, first and foremost to feel good.

Yonah concentrated his psychological studies in humanistic, social, and behavioral psychology. He has an insatiable appetite for wisdom, science, and the art of living in balance. He received training from practitioners taught by Abraham Maslow, Carl Rogers, and disciples of Sri Chinmoy, among other greats.

Yonah walks his talk and only teaches what he has applied in his own life. Today, Yonah serves as a coach and organizational wellness consultant, helping people flourish.


Karen King

Karen is a passionate dance/fitness facilitator, as well as a coach/mentor, public speaker, Reiki healer, blogger, novice drummer, spoken word poet and mother of two. She has certifications in Eating Psychology and is currently engaged in an intensive training for a certification in Sex, Love and Relationship Coaching. Karen is passionate about authentic self-care and empowering individuals design their best possible life through nourishing, daily practices and a sustainable, pleasurable relationship with food and body.

She brings a unique, infectious energy to everything she does and has often been described as Authentic, Compassionate, Inspiring and Passionate. One of her many passions has been her involvement with her community running programs and mentoring at-risk youth and survivors of sex trafficking for over 10 years.

Karen King

Karen King


Hari- Kirtana das

Hari- Kirtana das

Hari-kirtana das is an E-RYT 500 yoga teacher and the author of In Search of the Highest Truth: Adventures in Yoga Philosophy. He's been practicing yoga for the better part of 40 years. Based in Washington, D.C., Hari  teaches group classes, leads workshops, and is on the faculty of numerous Yoga Teacher Training programs. He's also the Founding Director of the Bhagavata-sevaya School of Yoga. Hari has lived in devotional yoga ashrams and intentional spiritual communities, worked for Fortune 500 companies and Silicon Valley start-ups, and brings a wide range of spiritual knowledge and life experience to his classes and workshops. He uses his talent for making complex ideas easy to understand, his passion for critical thinking and meaningful dialog, and his keen sense of humor to illuminate the enduring relevance of yoga’s ancient wisdom to life the modern world. You can learn more about Hari-kirtana by visiting his website: hari-kirtana.com


Oyámie

A native of West Africa, Oyámie grew up listening and dancing to music. She frequents many Tribal Gatherings where local musicians would come together to play their instruments. She remembers as a child always feeling happy whenever she gets to move and dance. Throughout her life, movement became a big part of her Healing. When she cannot express her emotions in words, she always knew movement and dance were there to help her get through anything. 

Oyámie created Sacred Movement: Living in Your Truth as a form of Self Expression. To explore the potential ways movement cultivates healing and helps us to Awaken to Who We Are. She believes when we are able to express fully we invite in creativity, passion and hope. We cultivate a willingness to fight, surrender, let go, rebuild and celebrate the light. 

Movement allows us to attune and align physically, emotionally and mentally. The power of movement enables us to reach the fullest potential of our Being.

Oyámie

Oyámie


Sumati Govinda

Sumati Govinda

Sumati Govinda

Sumati Govinda is a gifted Raja Yoga teacher, Meditation instructor and Spiritual Life Coach. She is a senior disciple of H.H. Sri Swami Satchidananda the founder of Satchidananda Ashram - Yogaville, Virginia and Integral Yoga International. As an Integral Yoga (Interfaith) Minister who grew up in Satchidananda Ashram - Yogaville she believes that a peaceful, respectful co-existence of all religions, belief systems, cultures, and races is possible in her lifetime. She and her three children were blessed to attend the school in Yogaville, where they were taught to love and feel compassion for all beings. By maintaining a healthy balance of worldly and spiritual life. Sumati obtained a bachelors degree in Nursing (Magna Cum Laude with honors) from UNC-W and has served in the medical profession for over 20 years. 

As a Raja Yoga teacher, meditation instructor, spiritual life coach and lively public speaker she loves bringing the joy of Yoga into all aspects of her life. As a humanitarian, Sumati serves on several boards to help promote wellness and peace. She serves her local community by responding to physical, mental, emotional or spiritual emergencies, as needed. She embraces each moment fully and enjoys sharing her wisdom to help others live their lives to the fullest. Sumati and her family are founding members and current residents of Yogaville.

http://www.sumatigovinda.com/


David Martin - Sound healer Yogi 

David combines his skill set as a yogi, healer and sound worker to create an immersive experience in yoga and sound meditation designed to release students from subconscious patterning, habitual tendencies and past programming and conditioning. Not only is the gong a sonic experience, it also facilitates a deep, ultrasonic massage of the entire body on a cellular level that allows us to experience wholeness and even altered or heightened states of consciousness. We become hyper aware of our entire being and it’s many layers as it is in a constant state of vibration. This truly unique experience of mantra and the gong is deeply relaxing and potently healing, guaranteed to offer a profound sense of harmony and stillness. It is David’s mission to share this uniquely powerful experience of wholeness with as many people and communities as he can while he is on this Earth.

The gongs used are Planetary and Ancient Nepalese Singing Bowl Gongs.

David Martin - Sound healer Yogi

David Martin - Sound healer Yogi


Cathy Valentine

Cathy Valentine

Cathy Valentine

Cathy Valentine is a 200 hour certified Yogni with over 15 years of teaching experience. Her style has often been referred to as a mix of skill and spirit as each of her classes combines the physical challenge of Yoga asanas with a spiritual undertone, creating what has been referred to as an "alluring" experience. Her love of Eastern philosophy, spirituality and understanding of anatomy are all weaved skillfully into her teachings. Her approach to teaching is "user friendly and hands on" which allows for both, the very beginner and the more advanced student, to be challenged. By combining these skills with the ancient teachings of Yoga, Cathy's goal is to encourage her students to find insight and answers to life's deeper questions, creating transformation and liberation.  Learn more about Cathy at cavalentineyoga.com 

Video: Yoga at MGM 2018
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Video:  Yoga at National Harbor 2017 
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Video:  Yoga at National Harbor 2016
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Rebecca Engle

*My passion is educating and advocating for cannabis therapeutics. The ECS is a new concept that many people do not know about. I will be educating people on the endocannabinoid system and how we can utilize different modalities to stimulate our ECS to maintain homeostasis. Cannabis is the most widely known substance that stimulates the ECS, but there are other ways to create balance by using the ECS.

Rebecca Engle

Rebecca Engle


JOSHUA STODDARD

JOSHUA STODDARD

JOSHUA STODDARD

Unwind and relax in a peaceful atmosphere filled with calming sounds that resonate in harmony with your mind, body and spirit. Joshua performs each experience with the intention of providing calming music to leave you feeling centered and recharged. His angelic soundscapes are created through a stream of consciousness process using voice, quartz crystal sound bowls, guitar, and shruti box. Joshua combines his passion and over 20 years experience as a musician with his love to provide a space of peace and healing for others.


Tiffany coombs

Tiffany Coombs grew up in Lovettsville and is so excited to be a part of a yoga festival in her hometown! She is the owner of Lotus Town Yoga located in the old Quonset Hut on S. Loudoun St. Tiffany’s classes are inspired by her teachers, her students, her practice, and the natural movement of the people and world around her. Her classes offer a blend of functional movement, long held postures, and fluid vinyasa. She views yoga as an artistic discipline which gives us the opportunity to explore and experience our full potential, feel at home in our bodies, and to find enjoyment in the simple things. Tiffany has been teaching since 2008 and has dedicated over 1,000 hours to the study and practice of yoga. She has grounded knowledge in Hatha, Vinyasa, Ashtanga, and Restorative Yoga, along with meditation, pranayama, and philosophy. She is currently enrolled in Tiffany Cruikshank’s Yoga Medicine program, where she is learning to apply therapeutic yoga within her vinyasa practices as well as in private settings. In addition to her yoga studies, Tiffany has studied and practiced massage therapy and is a former dancer of ten years. Her passion to learn is an extension of her passion to educate others so that they can find wellness and peace.

Tiffany Coombs

Tiffany Coombs

https://www.lotustownyoga.com/


Elyza Dolby

Elyza Dolby

Elyza Dolby

Elyza Dolby is an internationally trained ERYT 500 yoga instructor, and self-proclaimed professional soul seeker. Along her journey, she found a connection to sacred plant medicine, and has since found her place as a space holder for the spirit of cacao through ceremonies. She can be found teaching yoga and meditation around Baltimore, Maryland at various studios and with private clients, and sharing cacao ceremonies, healing circles, workshops, and retreats worldwide. She utilizes her personal journey of healing alongside her love of self-work (in all it's forms) so that others might find their own light and healing, and maybe a little fun along the way. When she isn't on her mat, she is probably pulling tarot, taking a training of some kind, hiking with her pup Beamer, putting her feet on Pachamama, dancing like there's no tomorrow, or chasing the sunrise. Find out more at www.yogawithelyza.com or on Instagram at @yogawithelyza.


Sacred Intimacy

Karen Jaynes, eRYT is an internationally recognized, experienced yoga teacher and owner of All Ways Yoga, Yoga and Wellness Company, based in the Washington, DC Metro Area. Karen thrives on threading people, places, and experiences into concepts, conversations, and opportunities. She feels purpose in continuing to find ways to draw community together through conversations, life stories, writing, music, events, workshops, yoga and meditation. As a yoga teacher for over 14 years and practitioner for over 18, her commitment to ancient practices and their teachings is foundational for all of her inspirations, growth, and successes. With a background in business and as a creative entrepreneur, she has worked with and created successful businesses; teaching and coaching thousands of students over the past 20 years.

She is an intuitive facilitator and has in-depth experience guiding diverse groups along physical, emotional and spiritual journeys. It is through her own realizations and recovery from personal traumas and addiction she offers heart-centered and intentional life leadership. Her mantra is "Self-Study"or Svadhyaya,

Karen & Harry

Karen & Harry

and through the devotion to her own personal path, she continually reinvents and creates new and conscious conversations, curriculum, techniques, dialogues, and businesses. Karen is very proud to be mom to two amazing teenagers she feels are her greatest teachers. She believes that the root of our personal sustainability and successes begin and thrive from intimately knowing ourselves. 

Harry Pepper, Ph.D. is a psychologist and the Director of Adult Programs at Common Ground – The Cindy Nord Center for Renewal. Common Ground is a non-profit organization offering programming and retreats related to conscious living and leadership. Harry also maintains a private practice in Oberlin, Ohio and has an international life coaching practice, working with clients of diverse personal and business backgrounds. He worked for eight years as a Staff Psychologist in the Oberlin College Counseling Center and is an experienced presenter on a wide range of topics including holistic and alternative healing approaches, shadow work, sexuality, relationship issues, and men’s issues. He has more than 20 years of experience providing individual, couples and group therapy to a diverse population of clients. As a senior consultant at the telos institute, Harry is responsible for the design, development and delivery of coaching and consulting engagements.


Pooja Virani - Dancer. Dreamer. Hugger. Joy seeker

Pooja Virani - Dancer. Dreamer. Hugger. Joy seeker

Pooja Virani 

Pooja has practiced yoga for 15 years and taught it all over the world, most recently in Bali, Indonesia. A NoVa native and a descendant of yoga lovers, (both her mom and grandmother grew up in Pune, India where they practiced yoga at the Iyengar Institute), she quit her job four years ago to pursue her passion for health and wellness and complete her first yoga training at the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health. She believes that everyone can be fit at every age, and aims to empower weekday warriors as well as beginners, seniors, and the "flexibility challenged" to be their best selves. Her classes combine her knowledge of yoga, acrobatics, strength training, myofascial movement, and Thai massage, and are embodied, energetic, and fun. Experience the joy of moving with Pooja!


Connect with her at https://www.facebook.com/Pooja.Virani.Yoga/ or on Instagram (@poojaviraniyoga)


My BodYoga

My BodYoga

Alice Sevivas

I believe the journey begins when you first become aware that your path is a gift to your own self-discovery and life purpose so you can do your part to raise the vibration on the planet. I'm a Life Purpose Enthusiast, teaching from a heart space as I encourage students to cultivate that silence in the surrender, to find the "Quiet Between The Noise" with an archaeologist approach to digging deep into discovering authentic self. 

My curiosity had me dabbling in herbs, oils, meditation and the like at the age of 15 back in the mid-80's. I was determined to find natural ways to heal my body from many years of intense chronic anxiety.  Close to my home town Amherst in a small town in Leverett, Massachusettes I found solace in a Buddhist Peace Pagoda, built in a hope to inspire peace and harmony within the community. The art of focus and stillness in meditation took root in my mind as I healed from intense anxiety that became chronic for many years. Three decades into this lifestyle, the excitement is still alive and I've learned so much with my commitment to always be a student, and understand now, that pain was my greatest teacher. All my research to heal thy self, motivated me to study and train in a plethora of holistic practices which naturally put me onto the path of the Healing Arts practicing as an Integrative Life Coach, Reiki Master, Massage Therapist and Yoga Teacher. Awakening into my soul space and out of my head space with countless teachers who have, and continue to guide, mentor, and influence me on the journey into integration of mind, body and soul has been a gift so that I can be of service to others. Visit our sangha, it started in my home back in 2004, evolved into the studio on the Occoquan River for many years, to now, planted in Woodbridge, Northern VA, close to the Washington DC, Maryland region.

Come grow with us at  https://mybodyoga.com 


Kathryn Colleen

Kathryn Colleen

Kathryn Colleen

Dr. Amy “Kathryn Colleen” Messegee is an American-born author, composer and artist better known for her foundational work: Purna Asatti, a process and practice that uses connection to self, others and every aspect of your life for managing challenges and accelerating self development. She is a Reiki Master Practitioner and Master Teacher.

Her summer job at 16 was doing scientific research at NASA. Before her 25th birthday she earned her Ph.D in Mathematics and was speaking to conferences on human reasoning and how to make the infinite finite. A hyper-polymath, her career has enjoyed a ride through…

  • academia (as a professor of Mathematics),

  • defense technology (as a Scientist, CTO, and DARPA Program Manager),

  • online media (as founder of a business website and video podcast with a reach of 1.3 million),

  • venture capital (advising VC firms on evaluating technologies and reading the founders for their true intent),

  • private education (as founder of a local network of elite tutors and private instructors),

  • and her current passion: personal development and energy work.

In each of these, the theme is always the same: aggregating seemingly unrelated perspectives to distill a new approach for accelerated results. She has published 7 books, hundreds of articles and papers, dozens of unique art pieces and released 4 albums.

She is known for taking only four students each year but influences and leads thousands around the world in more than 70 countries through speaking, writing, music, art and podcasts. She is travel-proficient in nine languages which she is learning simultaneously so she can live out her dream of traveling the world, speaking at pop up events and aggregating insight on life, the universe and being human.


Aisling

Aisling

Aisling

Originally from the West Coast of Ireland, Aisling is now a lover of RVA. She puts her desire to co-create a heart-centered, healthy and inclusive world into action as a disability inclusion advocate and researcher. For ten years Aisling has been facilitating meditation groups in the joy of service and creating community with light-minded people. She particularly delights in sharing Sai Maa Diksha, a beautifully loving energy healing modality.


Adrian VanKeuren

Adrian VanKeuren

Therapeutic Tai Chi

Adrian VanKeuren began taking Tai Chi classes to help relieve the symptoms of the multiple chronic illnesses she battled for over 10 years - lyme, babesia, bartonella, chronic fatigue syndrome, and fibromyalgia. She quickly realized that Tai Chi is a whole-body system of health and rejuvenation, and is now teaching others this art. Adrian brings over 900 hours of combined classroom and teaching experience in Tai Chi, in addition to the passion she brings to her classes. She is a certified Tai Chi instructor and teaches at the Tai Chi Dojo, The Sanctuary Wellness Center and Lykens Chiropractic in addition to working one-on-one with clients with limited mobility or chronic illnesses. Adrian also holds professional status with the American Tai Chi and Qigong Association, and is a member of the Holistic Chamber of Commerce. More information can be found at her website, www.taichiavk.com.


Sarah Javins

Sarah Javins fell in love with her journey to wellness a little later in life than some. The pregnancies of her three amazing children guided her self study of healthy lifestyle changes that eventually led her to earning her first certification in Personal Training through AAAI/ISMA Institute in 2009. Her career through local gyms continued to ignite the flame as she studied and earned further certifications as a Master Level Personal Trainer, Sports Nutrition Consultant, a Children's Fitness Instructor, Tabata Bootcamp Instructor, a Women's Holistic Hormonal Consultant, beginner T'ai Chi Instructor, Mature Adults Fitness Instructor, Barre Above Instructor and 200 hour Yoga Instructor over the following years.

Sarah Javins

Sarah Javins

Sarah left the gym world to create her own mind/body/soul wellness company aptly named Inspired, which teaches classes and holds training sessions in client's homes, outdoor venues, office buildings and Inspired's home gym throughout the VA area. She's also joined forces with local fitness companies to lead wellness/fitness retreats, charity fundraisers and/or fitness events both locally (WV, VA & MD) and throughout the world ( Mexico, Dominican Republic, Turks & Caicos, Aruba, Barbados and Costa Rica)! Sarah's passion for living an adventurous and healthy life can only be described as Inspiring!


Cami Wolff

Cami Wolff

Cami Wolff

Cami Wolff helps people get healthy. In 2016, she founded CANIS, a wellness company that supports organizations and individuals in Washington, D.C. Through movement, nutrition, mindfulness and conscious events, Cami leads people to connect to their physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. When Cami isn’t working she can be found with celery juice in one hand and a Topo Chico in the other, listening to Trevor Hall, sweating in an infrared sauna while discussing the wellness scale of “Woo woo to Biohack” (if you want to discuss, come find me). Follow her @canis.with.camille or www.caniswithcamille.com.


Ryan Sansing

Ryan Sansing

Ryan Sansing

Ryan is a Baltimore based yoga instructor and mindfulness coach. He leads retreats and workshops all over the world and helps individual clients with physical and emotional wellness through yoga, nutrition, music, and meditation. He overcame lifelong debilitating chronic pain and opiate addiction through his work with these techniques and is now on a dedicated path of humble service, sharing with as many as he can reach. Some of his private clients have overcome chronic pain, lost weight, quit using drugs and medications, and have completely changed the course of their lives. For the past year, he has been sharing his love of yoga and meditation with inmates at the Baltimore County detention center. He has led yoga and meditation retreats in the United States, Peru, Jamaica, and Brazil. He is a life-long music lover who teaches the basics of several instruments, including hand drums, guitar, piano, and ukulele incorporating yoga mantra, visualization, and meditation techniques in his music sessions. For Ryan, music and sound are the life blood of conscious expansion and evolution. Ryan lives in Baltimore with his two children, Cole and Kali. He genuinely wants to help make the world a better place by spreading awareness and a deeper state of bliss so that more may awaken to their true nature.


Christopher Harrington

Christopher Harrington

Christopher Harrington


Christopher Harrington is on a constant mission to share his energy with the world. Christopher was born in The Hague, Netherlands, grew up in Austin, TX, and currently resides in Philadelphia, PA, where he shares his expertise on happiness, health, and strength, primarily with the Wim Hof Method.

In 2014, Christopher spent over a year at the Sivananda Yoga Ashram, where he became a certified Sivananda Vedanta Yoga Teacher. After returning to the city, Christopher felt that there was still something missing. Despite thousands of hours of continued practice, maintaining happiness and health seemed too difficult, he knew there was another way, an easier way. After learning about Wim Hof teaching people with no prior experience to tap into their brain stem in just 4 days, Christopher knew he had to meet the man personally and train with him. 

In 2018 Christopher spent 7 days training with Wim Hof in the Spanish Pyrenees, practicing Wim Hof rounds every morning, and after ice bath training finally completed a 15-minute ice bath. Upon returning to regular life, Christopher has been experiencing more happiness than ever, and is determined to share with as may as people as possible, the tools to become happy strong and healthy in a short time.


Mindy Beach

Mindy Beach imparts her joyful spirit and love of life in her yoga classes, workshops, and teaching techniques. She has been teaching in Loudoun County for over 14 years. She combines Vinyasa with Kundalini Yoga to help uplift and empower her students. Her style of teaching combines laughter, creative asana sequencing, meditation, kriyas, mudras, and breath. 

This practice combines Mindy's spiritual approach to Yoga with the sounds and rhythms of life played using a variety of acoustic-electric hand drums. 

This practice will leave the student refreshed and invigorated. Two guiding principles of Yoga are self-love and universal oneness. We believe that through this practice you will discover these qualities.

Mindy Beach

Mindy Beach


Katie Baxter

Katie Baxter

Katie Baxter

I would like to share the tradition of Thai Bodywork (Thai massage)! I will offer my a bit about the history and tradition of this energetic healing modality from Thailand, and about the practice of sharing metta, loving kindness, through mindful, intentional touch. We will practice techniques and feel how insight meditation transforms this practice from just a massage, to an energetic bodywork practice. And then, practice a guided Thai massage with a partner, to give, receive, and take home as an offering of loving kindness and compassion to others.


Nicole Sroka

After 2 decades of working for big, international firms, Nicole founded Mind Moves consultancy to lead transformative solutions for complex change in the areas of technology, organizational structure, human resources, and culture. Modeling a commitment to service on the path of awakening, she mobilizes people to deliver high impact results - leadership alignment, change adoption, and operational performance - across a variety of organizations and industries. Nicole is a certified Organizational Change Management (OCM) practitioner and RYT-500 yoga teacher with a BS in Information Technology and an MBA in Sustainable Business.

Nicole Sroka

Nicole Sroka


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OSHUN

Oshun is a generational healer and energy worker. She provides group and private healing sessions that integrates the transits of the skies, energy work, and mindful action to help people manifest their Highest Self. With the guidance of her Ancestors, she helps people find their inner light and feed its flames to manifest spiritual, physical, mental, and emotional healing. Oshun believes that every person is a unique reflection of the Universe. With her sacred mirror of healing, she shows us the God and Goddess that resides within. Oshun believes that healing a human right and it is vital to create an inclusive and expansive world.


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ASHLEY MILLER

Ashley offers, thirty-minute kids yoga session using fun animal poses and sounds, creative breathing techniques, games, dancing, songs, and simple meditation that children of all ages will enjoy. These classes are geared to ages three to ten, but are certainly open to children both older and younger. We will be using different props as well as our imaginations to explore our minds and the world around us through yoga. Starting a love of yoga from a young age can enhance a child's physical, mental, and emotional well-being as they grow. Specifically, using pranayama to give children the tools they need during stressful or difficult situations.


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ALEX AND LAURA

Alex is from Colombia South America. He is an artist specialized in Ancestral Art and its influence on the psychology and spirit of people. Alex is a member of the council of the Sacred Fire of Itzachilatlan in Colombia and the world. In his life, Alex has inhabited and learned from various indigenous tribes such as the Cofans and Cogis of Colombia and the Aymara of Bolivia. He has also received deep instruction on traditions of the North American Indians. He has blessings to and carries various Ancestral Altars and Ceremonies with Sacred Plants, including the Sacred Chanupa, Inipi Sweatlodge and Plant Medicine Sweatlodges (with Peyote, San Pedro/Aguacolla and/or Sacred Mushrooms).


Laura has explored a variety of indigenous cultures and worked with different plant medicines from the Brazilian and Colombian rainforest. Within her spiritual path, she has practiced various forms of Yoga, Meditation and singing.


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PATRICIA CORTES

Patricia is an Acupuncturist with great passion for every type of therapy or practice that promotes healing. Patricia worked in the I.T. field as an Engineer for many years but the seed - mainly planted by her father – to be connected to her spirit and help others, remained in her. Patricia started working with Plant Medicine in 2009 and her own journey took her back to school to study Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. Patricia practices Acupuncture in the Washington D.C. area. She is also a doula and helps women and couples getting ready for conceiving a baby, cares for mom and baby during pregnancy, in labor as well as the post pregnancy care following ancient practices.


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DARRELL DUANE

Darrell first discovered Contact Improvisation Dance at Center Camp at Burning Man. Fascinated by this dance form, both for its simplicity and its founders' commitment to keeping the form open source, he went on to take many classes and attend jams and workshops until he felt he was ready to teach on his own. He also founded Camp Contact, a loose organization of campers who attend Burning Man related events and other festivals, where they offer events around CI, AcroYoga, Authentic Relating, and Ecstatic Dance, among other topics. Darrell resides at the GlowHouse in Columbia Heights, Washington, DC.



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CLARISSA CLARKE LAFOUNTAIN

Clarissa is a former business consultant, who felt lost and struggled with depression and addiction – and transformed her life as the result of a spiritual awakening. Now she is an energy and sound healer, intuitive coach, and priestess who guides others through deep psychospiritual healing and supports them in awakening and embracing their own divinity. Clarissa is the founder of Shekinah Sacred Wisdom School and The Visionary Leadership Institute, which are raising planetary consciousness through teaching students how to embody their spiritual nature and integrate the fruits of healing to manifest the life they are meant to lead.

As a sacred wayshower, healer, and spiritual teacher, Clarissa draws upon a unique blend of ancient wisdom traditions, psychic intuition, and modern coaching and communication practices. She is known for creating a reverent, restorative, and judgment-free space where others can deeply relax, let their guard down, and safely access parts of themselves that want to arise to be seen and healed.

Clarissa performs her healing and coaching work in partnership with spiritual allies like archangels, ascended masters, and Earth spirit medicines. Calling upon her experience as a 13th Octave LaHoChi energy healer, Bhakti yogi, vocal and movement artist, and Somatic Experiencing practitioner-in-training, she supports clients through a transformative healing process that allows them to fully align with their Higher Self and live the life their spirit yearns for.


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ALEX AND LAURA

Alex is from Colombia South America. He is an artist specialized in Ancestral Art and its influence on the psychology and spirit of people. Alex is a member of the council of the Sacred Fire of Itzachilatlan in Colombia and the world. In his life, Alex has inhabited and learned from various indigenous tribes such as the Cofans and Cogis of Colombia and the Aymara of Bolivia. He has also received deep instruction on traditions of the North American Indians. He has blessings to and carries various Ancestral Altars and Ceremonies with Sacred Plants, including the Sacred Chanupa, Inipi Sweatlodge and Plant Medicine Sweatlodges (with Peyote, San Pedro/Aguacolla and/or Sacred Mushrooms).

Laura has explored a variety of indigenous cultures and worked with different plant medicines from the Brazilian and Colombian rainforest. Within her spiritual path, she has practiced various forms of Yoga, Meditation and singing.