Jennifer’s yoga journey began when she took a yoga course at Hood College to fulfill a curriculum requirement; loving yoga and wanting more, she tried a few classes at Sol Yoga in downtown Frederick and Jennifer's life was forever changed.
After finding a consistent practice, it didn’t take long for Jennifer to sign up for Yoga Teacher Training. Knowing how much of a positive impact the practice had on her life, she wanted to share it with the world. Jennifer completed her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training in October of 2018. Feeling the drive to acquire more knowledge, she started Trauma Informed Yoga Training and found she had a passion for this specialty.
When Jennifer is not practicing yoga, you’ll find her at Hood College where she is completing her Master’s Degree in Environmental Biology. She also serves as the Greenhouse Manager for the Frederick Food Security Network, is a wedding coordinator, and works for the Appalachian Trail Conservancy as a land steward. Jennifer has a passion for volunteering, serving and her community.
Practicing the balance of a perfectly imperfect life, Laura is a messy, yoga-loving momma who brightens the world one smile at a time as a dental hygienist. Laura is a wife to Ted and mother to two boys (one in college and the other in first grade).
She teaches with a background in Prana Flow and Ayruveda, with a sprinkle of Restorative and Embodied Poetry based yoga; a practical, functional fitness, and alignment based instruction designed for all levels of yoga experience. She strives to help others find success in self-care to restore mind and body through yoga. Laura encourages and guides class with practical, real-life relations and a touch of snarky sarcasm. Her passion is to help students find a self-care source for themselves first, so they can better serve others.
Laurel was first introduced to yoga in college and fell in love with it immediately. In 2018, she was inspired to take her practice further and completed her 200 Hour Teacher Training with Grace Studios in Silver Spring, MD. In 2022, Laurel completed her Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher certification.
Laurel feels that yoga, in many ways, can change lives and is one of the best ways to keep movement and balance in your life. She is constantly encouraging everyone she meets to try yoga at least once and hopes that everyone makes yoga a part of their life-long wellness journey! Laurel finds immense joy and satisfaction from seeing students discover their own personal yoga journey and encourages them to feel connected and empowered in their bodies.
When Laurel isn’t teaching yoga you can find her working on her garden, completing home projects, and exploring new places to eat and hike in Maryland.
Stacy first tried yoga in the summer of 2013 when she participated in a hot yoga trial at the invitation of a friend. After falling in love with the practice, Stacy completed her RYT-200; since then, she has become certified in Prenatal Yoga and Meridian Yoga Therapy levels 1 and 2.
How the practice of yoga and meditation has helped (and continues to help) Stacy through different moments of her life is the reason she shares with others: the gift of what the present moment has with whomever is open to receive it. Body movement is her passion; as a yoga teacher and healthcare professional, Stacy knows the benefit of moving things through the body in order to create more space for love and fluidity. With the right tools, the ancient teachings are simple concepts that can be integrated into daily life. Stacy is here to help you discover those tools within yourself enabling you to flourish and feel empowered.
Beth is the founder of Lotus-Rise Wellness; she is certified in Yoga Therapy (500RYT), Reflexology, and is a Reiki Master. Beth has studied yoga and various holistic modalities for many years. Meditation, guided imagery, and affirmations are a key part of her work. She will tell you she is a perpetual student, always learning and wanting to grow. Through the years studying and practicing yoga, Beth realized in addition to being good for body and mind, yoga opened her up in a spiritual sense, which had previously been closed.
As Beth says, “When we practice yoga, we have to stop, pay attention, and breathe. The mind slows down enough to rise above the chaos and see things from a deeper perspective. I am who I am- not a perfect person, not a perfect body- just someone who has a deep appreciation for the benefits that yoga brings to us all. I let go of what I thought a yoga teacher should be like and look like, in order to just be who I am. I truly have found a peace that surpasses all understanding… it was in my heart all along. So here I am, teaching yoga and loving it! Please join me on a journey of self-discovery.”