Anna is a NASM-certified personal trainer and has five years of teaching experience in the fitness industry. She is a firm believer that group fitness is the best way to stay motivated and challenge yourself. 


Athena is a 200-hour RYT who received her certification through Charm City Yoga. She strives to inspire students to live not only a physically healthy lifestyle, but also an emotionally satisfying one.


Brooke started practicing yoga in 2007, but it wasn't until a particularly stressful year at work six years later that prompted her to view yoga as much more than a form of exercise.


Carey began her yogic journey after graduating college in 2010 in an effort to help her develop more flexibility, balance, and core strength to support her competitive horseback riding career.


Claire took her first barre class five years ago and fell in love with its uniquely challenging blend of ballet, yoga, and pilates. It marked the first time she found herself actually enjoying a fitness class.


Darcy is an avid runner who started taking barre classes at a studio in Baltimore. Soon after that first class, Darcy fell in love with the challenging and unique format.


Duffy is Co-Founder/Owner of Blue Lotus Yoga Studio in Annapolis, Maryland. A committed Buddhist who has spent considerable time in Asia, Duffy's teaching is influenced by Chinese, Tibetan, and Indian philosophy.


Heather is a 200-hour RYT who received her certification through Charm City Yoga in 2012. Her journey began as a student of Bikram yoga when she fell in love with the heated room and the positive vibes shared with the other students.


Jen grew up in Alaska and served in the Army for eight years working in law enforcement. She was introduced to yoga when she moved to Maryland five years ago and fell in love with the practice.


Julie Nogueira is Co-Founder/Owner of Blue Lotus Yoga Studio in Annapolis, Maryland. A former gymnast and choreographer, Julie discovered yoga soon after graduating college and was struck by the challenging nature of the practice, both physically and emotionally.


Kate started her yoga path over 15 years ago while attending a yoga class at the corporate fitness facility where she worked. From that first practice, she was hooked.


Kelly's fitness journey began at an early age with dance classes. She is classically trained having studied at Maryland Ballet Theatre and National Ballet Institute for the Arts.


Kristen started practicing yoga when she was 16. Wishing to expand her spiritual knowledge, she obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies from Chaminade University of Honolulu in 2011.


Leslie received her 200-hour yoga certification in 2014 while studying under Lynn Mathews and Yoga 4 Life. Her love of yoga began in her early 20’s while searching for alternative methods to help with anxiety and depression.


Lisa first came to yoga as a means of exercise, but once she experienced the mind-body connection of yoga, it became an integral part of her life. The numerous benefits of yoga revealed themselves with each class she took, and she found yoga as a pathway to managing stress and creating awareness of each moment.


Lisa found yoga more than 20 years ago. After some time away from her mat while raising her girls, Lisa found her way back after a knee replacement surgery.


Lisa Asha Rapp is a certified Jivamukti Yoga instructor and advanced teacher in various methods of yoga specializing in philosophy, asana assists, and teacher mentorship. She is, above all, a teacher to teachers and has dedicated most of her life to cultivating a lineage of mentorship for yoga teachers across the nation.


From the first barre class she took, Maura was hooked and knew she wanted to become an instructor. She began teaching in 2015 and strives to create an energizing, challenging, and positive atmosphere in her every one of classes.


Meghan Tieff has 18 years experience working as a certified personal trainer, accountability coach and group fitness instructor. She is a nationally known fitness model who has graced the pages of magazines including Cosmopolitan, InStyle, Shape, Muscle and Fitness Hers and Oxygen.


Nicolette’s commitment to fitness began after the birth of her first child. She attended a barre class with a friend on a whim and immediately fell in love with everything about it.


Yoga came into Nikki's life at the best time and she quickly knew that this would be a lifelong practice for her. She has been practicing yoga since 2014 and completed her 200-hr teaching training in 2016.


Tara began teaching barre classes in 2013. She believes in the power of the mind-body connection, positive community, and that practicing self-care can be life-changing.


Taryn was an avid rock climber for 14 years before suffering a rotator cuff tear that took her off the wall.

Following a year of physical therapy with little progress, she was at a loss for how to find healing.


Theresa found a connection to yoga 15 years ago while working out at the gym located in the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. She found yoga to be helpful in both preventing and healing injuries.

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