Amy is a Registered 200-ERYT through the Yoga Alliance and is the Owner and Director of YogaLove. In addition to her original 200-hour certification from YL, Amy has fulfilled multiple 100-hour advanced teacher trainings giving her a diverse background within many yoga lineages. Her educational background is in the biological sciences and that theme is threaded throughout her classes. She would describe her classes as part science class, part yoga class, and part comedy show–topped with a ton a LOVE. Amy is deep believer that asana is just the beginning of the journey and her heart is dedicated to helping others be brave in finding their authentic voice and some tiny liberations in their days. Amy teaches soulful and energetic classes in deep Honor of the Divine. She encourages her students to play, explore, and be BRAVE both on and off the mat. Besides being a yogini, Amy is a Reiki healer and the proudest mommy around (Austin is by far her favorite Karma). Photo by Joelongophotography.com.
Angela Quinn, 500 HR ERYT, came to the practice of yoga as a way to heal and recover from life as a competitive athlete. As a runner, Angela used yoga as a secret weapon to recover faster and improve flexibility and agility. However, over time, running pursuits became less important, and she yearned to learn more about the comprehensive yogic path. In 2011, she traveled to India to study Traditional Hatha Yoga in the Sivanada lineage, and after five years of practicing and sharing, she returned to India in early 2016 to study in the Ashtanga Vinyasa method. With five years of experience teaching yoga asana, pranayama and meditation, Angela infuses all of these practices into her own unique class offerings. As a former classroom teacher, she is able to convey the teachings and wisdom of the yogic journey concisely and passionately. Sharing the gift of yoga, and teaching students of all ages and abilities has become paramount in Angela’s life, and she is continuously honored and humbled by her teachers and students. She is beyond grateful to share the gift of yoga and the wisdom of her teachers with the local community.
Amanda is a Board Certified Massage Therapist, a
Reiki Practitioner, a Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor, a Thai Bodywork Therapist, and an MMA Fighter. “Being a RYT merges well with my avid promotion of functional movement– in addition to my passion for learning and sharing as much as possible about holistic health. Since beginning to practice yoga at the age of 18, I have developed a keen understanding of my physical limits and love to help others develop their own mind-body awareness. In the beginning stages of my yoga journey I enjoyed a vigorous, flowing power practice to strengthen my mind, body, and spirit. As my physical activities grew, I gravitated toward more relaxing, restorative poses to bring me back into balance. It is my hope to provide an atmosphere at YogaLove that will allow students to safely explore going beyond what they are currently capable of while discovering the many benefits of regular asana practice.”
Anika is a 200 HR RYT. She found yoga as an addition to her workouts but soon after realized that there was more to yoga than meets the eye. None of the other physical activities she was doing left her feeling as peaceful and blissful as yoga did. Since then Anika has devoted all of her studies to the practice of Yoga and is looking forward to spending her life delving deeper into all aspects of it. She believes that yoga should be accessible to all in some type of form and has her students best interests at heart. In her classes the main focus is on the breath and proper alignment infused with yogic philosophy to give her students a strong foundation for their yoga practice on and off the mat.
Carrie, RYT, RPYT
Carrie began consistently practicing yoga in 2010 with the hopes of creating a more balanced life. During that time, she was starting a new career while fumbling her way through the early years of motherhood. Yoga gave her a way to navigate her life by orienting all the moving parts around her practice and providing some much-needed stability. She completed her 200-hour certification at YogaLove and continued her training with additional certifications in prenatal and restorative yoga. Carrie considers herself a householder (a yoga practitioner grounded in the responsibilities of marriage, home and family) and weaves her practice around her roles of partner, provider and caretaker. As a teacher, Carrie seeks to hold space for students to dig deep into their own practices and discover ways yoga can serve them in their lives.
Jamie began practicing yoga consistently in 2013 to help manage the stress of college and soon noticed that she was experiencing healing on a much deeper level. Yoga has helped her to cultivate self-love, find previously unimaginable relief from chronic depression and anxiety, and has connected her to a more spiritual, meaningful way of living. Because of the amazing things yoga has done for her, Jamie felt called to help others on their way to mental, physical, and spiritual well-being; so, she became a Registered Yoga Teacher through the Yoga Alliance as a part of YogaLove’s 2016-2017 Teacher Training and Immersion class. She is so grateful for the opportunity to hold space for others as they find peace and freedom at her very favorite place in the world alongside her own beloved teachers.
Leslie is a graduate of the first class YogaLove’s Immersion & Teacher Training Program and is a Registered Yoga Teacher through the Yoga Alliance. Leslie continued her training at YogaLove with an additional 100 hours. She also holds a M.S. from the California University of Pennsylvania in Exercise Science & Health Promotion. Leslie has taught a variety of classes and workshops ranging from Partner Yoga, Yoga for Runners, PreNatal Yoga and Chair Yoga although her favorite is Vinyasa. She was introduced to Yoga one day and immediately registered for teacher training. She learned to let go, open her heart and heal through her yoga immersion and she continues to deepen her practice. Leslie is honored to join our YogaLove family.
Rachel began her yogic journey as a child, her mother being her first teacher. She was trained at Saraswati River Yoga under the direction of Parvathi Nanda Nath and David Pittenger. Teaching in the Saraswati River Yoga Method, Rachel does her best to hold the space for experience, emotion and joy in class. Through this lineage tradition, Rachel hopes to share the beautiful life science of yoga with every person she can. When she isn’t practicing or teaching, Rachel loves to write and enjoy life!