It was love that brought Jessica to D.C. in June 2015, and it is love that constantly inspires her, its teachings are at the heart of each of her classes. Jessica’s been spreading her flavor of love since completing her first teacher training in Brooklyn in 2011 with her teachers Leigh Evans and Summer Quashie. Her creative, intelligent approach to asana, clear verbal cues and enthusiasm will empower you to confidently find proper alignment in each pose, strengthening both body and soul—and she’ll likely encourage you to have fun while doing it.
An international instructor, no matter where Jessica teaches she creates a supportive environment, enabling you to become more fully present. Jessica brings the knowledge she’s gained from over 1000 hours in yoga training and is also an author, Reiki Master, breathwork facilitator, tarot reader and is currently studying astrology.
Rahima's yoga journey began at the age of 12 and has taken her all over the world to study, practice, and teach. She is eternally grateful to yoga for continually helping her evolve on the journey of acceptance, self-compassion, and loving kindness. She is deeply passionate about yoga service - finding ways to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion in yoga, as well as increase access to yoga for a variety of underserved populations.
Rahima works in global health and focuses on increasing access to life-saving health commodities for low-income countries. She loves to travel, cook, and dote on her sweet parrot, Sebastian.
Alex also enjoys the depth, commitment and connection that come from teaching prenatal yoga.
Alex lived and taught yoga and practiced massage in Vail, Colorado for the better part of 10 years and has recently relocated to the Northern VA/D.C. Metro area. She is transitioning into new massage and yoga experiences and will update schedule with any new classes and massage information as it becomes available on her website: www.renewaltide.com.
Like many Americans, Cynthia battled chronic anxiety. She knew it was time for a major change in her life; it was time to make her health, happiness, and personal growth a priority. She left behind her hectic NYC life and immersed herself in studying yoga in the Berkshires of Massachusetts. In July 2011 she graduated from Kripalu’s School of Yoga with a 200 hour yoga teaching certificate. Shortly after, she returned to her home, New York City, to teach yoga full time. In 2014, Cynthia completed her advanced 300 hour teacher training certification at Yogamaya in New York City. She is also a certified level 1 Reiki (energy) healer.
Cynthia is known for her attention to detail/focus on alignment, her honesty and ability to speak truths influenced by Bhakti (devotional) Yoga, and for encouraging her students to dive deep into self inquiry. She currently lives and teaches vinyasa yoga group classes in the DC metro area and leads international retreats. She also offers private instruction, with an extensive clientele list that ranges from teens to senior citizens with a variety of specific needs.
Jen is ERYT-200 certified. She received her teacher training from Gopi Kinnicutt, from whom she learned a strong sense of responsibility, humility and service in teaching yoga. Coaching people as a personal trainer since 2002 has provided Jen with unique insights into the biomechanics and kinesthetics of asanas. Her background in the performing arts, martial arts and sacred arts also serves to take you deeper into your practice.
You can find Lisa in her kitchen cooking up delicious meals and baked goodies. A foodie at heart Lisa enjoys trying new cuisines. She finds it incredible fulfilling in sharing the lessons learned on and off the mat.
Brian was introduced to Yoga after a life altering medical condition. Over time and as more hurdles came into his life, his practice deepened and shifted from a practice primarily based in asana to a practice which was multifaceted and more balanced. This led him to the path of teaching as a way to give back to others and help them deepen and balance their practices.
Brian seeks to guide his students by serving as a voice which they can make their own and incorporate into their everyday life and practice outside of the studio. He encourages his students to acknowledge their past teachings and experiences and use them as a guide going forward as they learn and develop new insights to help them come back into contact with their true inner self.
In addition to challenging and creative sequences, Tanory is known for the ways she incorporates mindfulness practices, story-telling, art, cognitive behavioral therapeutic techniques, as well as regular outbursts of unorthodox playfulness. For Tanory, yoga practice should help us feel more awake, alive and whole in our lives off the mat. Each class is designed with that intention in mind.
She is also trained in Thai massage and Reiki.