Denese has led workshops and retreats in NYC, Italy, and Goa, India. She engages in philanthropic causes such as SaluteTheChildren.org, using the power of yoga to inspire fundraising efforts for vulnerable children with her annual 108 Sun Salute Challenge. She was a Yoga Alliance Delegate for the Washington, DC area 2011-2012. Her yoga styles include Mysore Ashtanga, Ashtanga Primary Series, Iyengar, Vinyasa, Prenatal, Restorative, Seniors and Kids Yoga.
Her foundational yoga education includes: Vinyasa Yoga Certified and Registered with Yoga Alliance E-RYT500, Yoga Kids Training, Yoga Anatomy Training with Leslie Kaminoff and Prenatal Yoga Training.In addition to being a Yoga Therapist, she is the creator and founder of Mala Flow®, and creator and founder of iPATH® (Integral Postural Alignment Therapy).
Ariele grew up practicing with her grandmother, started studying optimal health as a teenager, and began teaching yoga in 2001. Her interdisciplinary classes (trained in Kripalu, Anusara, Vinyasa, YogaWorks and Therapeutics) are enriched by biomechanical smarts, therapeutic know-how, great playlists and humor.
Dr. Foster specializes in manual and orthopedic physical therapy, including myofascial release, and incorporates yoga into physical therapy rehabilitation plans with an eye on functional movement and whole body medicine. She lives and treats patients in Washington, DC as well as leads yoga and yoga anatomy retreats around the world.
Read Dr. Foster's blogs at http://sacredsourceyoga.com/ and http://yogaanatomyacademy.com ; stay connected at http://facebook.com/SacredSourceYoga ; facebook.com/YogaAnatomyAcademy and instagram.com/ariele_superstar
With each practice, Alexandria wants her students to feel calm and grounded, to give them a practice that creates space for them to heal within, and to connect to their divine self. She uses her voice to soothe souls through centering, allowing each student to begin practice more present than when first entering. She stays true to her Vinyassa roots by creating sequences with soulful sounds that range from Otis Redding to Krishna Das, allowing each student to find moments of peace and clarity. She encourages her students to flow at their own pace, reminding them that this time is for them.
Alexandria believes that the most important aspect of yoga is "The time spent on the mat is about the student, not the teacher or anyone else. It's about leaving everything outside and trusting something greater which brought them to the mat and allowing them the space to discover that. She wants to share a piece of her soul with her students, soften their hearts, to allow them to feel non-judged, being their authentic self. And inspiring them to build confidence in trusting that they have everything they need within themselves already."
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Jarrick, graduated from the 200-hour teacher training at Yoga District where he was certified in Dharma, Power, and creating sequences of his own. He now teaches a mesh of Power and Dharma with an Ashtanga feel.
Because he acknowledges how the cultural impacts effects the body, Jarrick "Americanized" the practice, he chooses poses accessible to a various body types and conditions for an all-levels class. He offers workshops on alignment, chakras, inversions, Ayurvedic Theory, and more.
Originally from Florida, Colleen was a professional educator in the public school system for almost ten years, where she developed a love of teaching and working with students from all backgrounds. She trained, performed, and competed in dance for over twenty years, in addition to coaching and teaching dance in public schools.
Colleen loved the outlet for expression and joy that dance provided through movement of the body. However, when introduced to yoga, she was delighted to discover physical movement that guides the body in mindful ways not driven by competition and performance. Through her practice and teacher training, Colleen deepened her understanding of yoga by diving into the study of pranayama, and other aspects of yoga that do not necessarily focus only on the physical poses of asana.
Colleen provides welcoming and nonjudgemental space for students in her classes. She hopes that through breath and intuitive movement, students find well-being and a place of peacefulness in their own practice.
When not in a yoga class, Colleen can be found gardening, reading, enjoying the outdoors, and snuggling with any animal that will tolerate her.