Jennifer started her Yoga journey in 1996.
At this time it was part of a regular fitness program.
In 2001, her back went into seizure.
Not wanting the recommended surgery, she started researching alternative ways to heal herself. It was on this path she found Yoga for back care. A regular practice helped with her condition so much, she wanted to share this with others.
She started her first Yoga Teacher Training in 2003 with Moses Brown & Kathleen Hogan. She received her RYT 200 from
Willow Street Yoga in 2005 training with, Suzie Hurley, Jenny Otto, Moses Brown and Joe Miller. In this time she also studied with Elise Browning Miller, an expert in Yoga for scoliosis. In 2011 she trained with Paul & Suzie Grilley, studying Yin Yoga. This training opened her anatomy awareness to a whole new level. In 2012 she studied with Jenny Otto BODY BALANCE YOGA in Therapeutic Yoga, ever expanding her understanding of the Human Body !
Her RYT 500 was put on hold when she became her Mothers caregiver. Her Mother passed on in 2009, after a year of contemplation, she realized a passion was missing from her life and that was teaching others the benefits of Yoga..physical, emotional & spiritual. Helping others to help themselves !
Mindful Freedom Yoga Studio opened its doors in January 2011. Jennifer's hopes are to provide skilled teaching in a comfortable, relaxed environment. She is currently working on her RYT 500 at Body Balance Yoga and studying Reiki & Reflexology.
Jennifer is a compassionate, enthusiastic teacher who loves to share her knowledge with others. Her other passions include...organic gardening and animal rescue.
Jo Marie Indelicato
Jo began her journey shortly after giving birth to her son, Ryan. Motherhood was wonderful but something was missing. Looking for peace and tranquility, her search led her to a local yoga studio. After her first class, Jo wanted to dive deeper into what yoga had to offer. After many years of research and physical practice, Jo enrolled into a teacher training program. In 2010, she graduated from The Yoga Center of Columbia with her RYT200. Her training was led by Kathy Donnelly and Cheryl Catrabone, both Anusara Certified Instructors. Jo has a light-hearted approach to her teaching and her classes are fun, uplifting, joyful, and yet challenging to those at any level. Her teachings focus on proper alignment, breath movement, and self-awareness. Honoring ones physical body, releasing all judgment and opening to grace is fundamental in all her classes. Jo’s intention is to share, learn, and love along with her students on this wondrous path of yoga.
Sandi discovered Yoga in 1999 while she was suffering from a bout of insomnia. Her doctor recommenced Yoga & Tia Chi to help still the mind and relax. Her sleep patterns returned to normal after a continued practice of both Tia Chi and relaxation techniques learned in Yoga. She became a Personal Trainer and Nutrition Consultant in 2003 but always returned to Yoga during times of stress or when she when she was rehabilitating from an overuse injury. It was in 2009 that she began practicing yoga more regularly and began to notice the positive effects it was having on her life. She started recommending that her clients take Yoga classes in addition to their regular workout routine. Soon after she began different styles of Yoga and taking classes at various Yoga studios in order to find the style that was right for her. When she found Therapeutic Yoga she knew she wanted to teach others alternative ways to heal the body. She completed her 200 hour training at Yama Therapeutics in Baltimore. Sandi encourages everyone to try Yoga. It's not about the pose; it's about making the Mind-Body connection and bringing Peace & Harmony into your life; and into the world.
Bob comes from a personal trainer and pilates instructor background and experienced yoga in the Anusara tradition at Inner Harmony Yoga Center in Utah and Integral Yoga for Stress Management at the Satchidananda Hindi Ashram in Virginia. After completing courses in Hindi and Ayurvedic health traditions, he received 200 hours of RYT certification in Integrative Yoga Therapy based on the one to one approach of TKV Desikachur with Diane Finlayson at the Yama Studio. He has had the opportunity to receive yoga instructions and modifications from Gary Kraftsow of the American Viniyoga Institute in California. For fun and inner growth, he has taken all types of yoga from Bikram to Kundalini, Iyengar to Astanga and finds both a giving ane receiving of special awareness and blessing at every moment of yoga. Current growth is taking him in the direction of meditation through the Buddhist tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh and classes at Tai Sophia, teaching knowledge of Tai Chi and he recently completed 500 hours RYT training at the Himalayam Institute. He is compassionately committed to connecting to all and enjoys the rays of sunshine that burst forth through the practice of yoga.