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 graduated her RYT 500 in October of 2013 and became a certified
Jennifer is a compassionate, enthusiastic teacher who loves to share her knowledge with others. Her other passions include...organic gardening and animal rescue.
" I LOVE TO TEACH YOGA !!!!
Warms my Being from the inside out "
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.
The journey of Yoga began for Marisa in 2010.
With what started as a curious inquiry in the practice of mindfulness and
asana, turned quickly into a devoted life practice of continued personal
development and selfless service to others.
As a Body Balance Yoga RYT 200 Marisa’s foundation as a teacher was built
from the teachings of Jennifer Heinstadt RYT 500, and Jenny Otto founder of Body
Balance Yoga. With an emphasis on proper anatomical alignment and awakening
kinesthetic sense her classes nurture the mind-body-spirit connection that Yoga
unveils. As an avid learner Marisa regularly attends an eclectic mix of
workshops and classes to further her education, and future plans include
continued exploration in the world of Yoga Therapy. Her other studies include
Sound and Energy healing, Permaculture, and Design. It is her hope to share the
light of Yoga with all Beings she encounters by inspiring others to realize
their personal gifts, as well as embody their most brilliant self. Her teaching is easily adaptable for any
student. With a pocket full of modifications and variations, beginners and
experienced practitioners alike can enjoy her slower paced, steady-building
classes. Which include breath work, and mantra. She invites you to join her and
experience the release of surrendering to the present moment in this embodied
self-explorative practice Jill Archer
Jill began doing yoga in 2009, drawn primarily to the stress relief
and relaxation that it brought about. After many dedicated years of practicing,
she became more and more interested in the holistic benefits that kept her
coming back. She began seeking information on different yoga theories, and her
research brought her to Jenny Otto, a pioneer in the field of yoga therapy. Jill
took one of Jenny’s Body Balance classes, and was awakened to a new side of yoga
with vast healing possibilities. It was then that she knew she wanted to bring
this light to others.
Jill received her 200 hour RYT from Body Balance in July 2014, and
gained an in-depth understanding of the anatomy of yoga. She then began an
apprenticeship under Jennifer Heinstadt at Mindful Freedom Studio. Jill is
passionate about improving the mind body connection, by developing strong body
awareness and kinesthetic sense to improve the system as a whole. She
believes that most effective practice of yoga comes from finding the right
expression of each pose for you, and helps all levels of yogis find this
by means of detailed demonstration, individual modification, and innovative use
of props. Her sunny disposition and open-minded approach to teaching create a
welcoming environment with invigorating results.