ELENA Yoga has brought Elena to a new chapter in her life. After years of exploring multiple exercise modalities, her passion to teach and educate yogis emerged in 2016. After completing her first YTT with GoYoga in December 2016, she has gone on to immerse herself in multiple yoga styles and trainings. As a Yoga Alliance, ERYT200 & 500Hr teacher, she offers classes that challenge the mind and the body while finding deep connectionito feeling safe in the space created.
JACKIE Has been practicing yoga since the age of 16 following in the footsteps of her aunt and grandmother. After joining with Latitude Yoga she decided to take RTY 200 training and completed it with her Latitude Yoga family. She has incorporated yoga lessons into her life with morning circle time, brain breaks, and even yoga lesson plans with her preschool students. Through her studies and teaching of yoga she hopes to help Every Body that comes to the mat.
KRISTINE is a 200-hour Registered yoga teacher with the Yoga Alliance, she completed her training in June 2019 at The Yoga Foundation of Fredericksburg. She has been practicing yoga since 2012. Kristine has a passion for travel, adventure and all things Disney. Working in the medical field, she aims to one day combine yoga, wellness and western medicine for her patients.Kristine loves to share the gift of yoga with everyone and enjoys teaching a variety of yoga styles. Her aim is to teach a safe and fun class because yoga is for everybody and every body. Her thirst for knowledge has her eyeing many more yoga centered training in the future.
LIN Is a new yoga instructor having recently completed her RYT200 in June 2020 and excitedly making her yoga home with Latitude Yoga Studio. She deepened her love for the union of mind, breath and asana through intermittent years of practicing yoga and realized after a weekend at Yogaville, wanted to share this with others. A lifetime of enjoying athletics, she adores what yoga and meditation can do for all. She loves teaching vinyasa and a strength focused slow flow on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6:45 and looks forward to sharing additional practices in the future.
LYNNE started practicing yoga in 2008 as a method of stress relief. She received her 200-hour certification through Inner Power Yoga in 2014 and Curvy Yoga certification in 2015. Throughout her practice she has gravitated toward the concepts of mindfulness, self-compassion, and finding balance on and off the mat. As an instructor, Lynne enjoys making yoga accessible for every student in the class, and loves seeing her students achieve things they never thought possible.
MAGGIE began practicing yoga, under the guidance of her doctor, to increase balance in her life. While the physical challenges always bring Maggie to her mat, the mental benefits are what led her to complete the 200-hour teacher training at Latitude in the Spring of 2017. The "perfectly imperfect" practice of yoga inspires Maggie to continue learning, and teaching allows her to give back to the community that has shown her so much love and support. As a teacher, Maggie's intention is to empower students on their mat so they can live yoga off their mat.
MARTI was teaching dance fitness classes at a local gym when she was asked to take over a weekly yoga class. Never one to turn down an opportunity or challenge she soon discovered the newfound freedoms that yoga offers of no judgment, no competition, no expectation and that yoga is for Every Body. She believes that anyone, at any age and body type can practice yoga, it is just a matter of finding what works for you. Marti is a 200 hour registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance. She is also trained in trauma informed yoga, as well as sound and healing yoga. In her spare time she enjoys
hiking, roller-skating, and paddle boarding.
MATT began practicing yoga in Southern California and had practiced on and off for many years. In February 2019, Matt began incorporating Yoga into his fitness and wellness routine on a regular basis. Since that time Matt has come to love the yoga community in Stafford and practices regularly, continually working to improve his health and well being as well as his
spiritual being. Matt graduated from the Yax Yoga Teacher Training program in March 2020 and has taught yoga online, and in the studio
MICHELLE started recently teaching yoga, but has over twenty years of experience in yoga. Drawn to the arts of Yin and Restoritive yoga she fell in love with the quiet internal reflection of the movements. After having mastered the arts of inner peace and excel spreadsheets she decided to go on the ultimate journey, to become a yoga teacher. Giving the gift of yoga to as many people as are willing, for yoga is for Every Body.
MONICA teaches a variety of yoga formats: power yoga, family yoga, yoga for seniors, restorative yoga and more. In the Fall of 2018 she began her Yoga Teacher Training and started volunteering at her church teaching yoga in February 2019. In April 2019 she earned her CYT-200 hour yoga certification through Yax Yoga Concepts. Monica feels grateful to have learned the style of yoga that she teaches, a scientific-based approach at opening the body in the safest way possible, stretching the myofascial lines making her classes applicable for everyone. Her goal is for her students to leave class feeling strong, calm and centered.
Monica found yoga after years of suffering from chronic pain. She fell in love with the practice when she noticed that yoga not only eliminated her chronic pain but also enabled her to grow emotionally and spiritually supporting her mental health as well. Monica so greatly believes in the power of yoga to transform your life that she has made it her passion in life to teach others. Monica’s goal is to show that everybody can benefit from having a regular yoga practice in their lives. The positive mental and physical benefits stretch far beyond the mat and Monica loves sharing her personal testimony of how yoga has allowed her to live pain free on levels: physically, mentally & spiritually. She has enjoyed watching her own family, her husband and three children, benefit from incorporating yoga/mediation in their lives. She believes we have been given all the
tools in life to be the best version of ourselves and yoga is an invaluable tool to have.
Monica also holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, is a doTERRA Wellness Advocate, loves astrology, digs rocks and stones, and views life as an adventure enjoying all the manifestations of her reality.
RENE retired from the Marine Corps in 2015 after completing 17 years. In 2017, Rene’ completed her Group fitness certification through Aerobics and Fitness Association of America. Then, on April 1, 2020 Rene completed her Bachelor of Science, in Sports and Health Sciences.
For the past 10 years Rene has selflessly valued her affinity with yoga and its existential relationship between mind, body, and spirit. Since 2016 she has been a Personal Trainer and Group Fitness instructor. She designed and taught a cardio sculpt class (incorporating body resistance and dumbbells}. She has a true passion for group fitness! She also currently teaches a variety of classes, from Barre, Barre HIIT, Cardio Barre, Barre Core, Bootcamp classes, variations of her Power sculpt class, to a variety of Kid Fit classes.
Rene’s classes are fun, physical, and accessible for “any” “body" – Even Yours!
RON Fetherson served over 30 honorable years in the Marine Corps and 11 of those years as Marine Corps Sergeant Major, Senior Enlisted Adviser and Upon his retirement from the Marine Corps, he served 15 years as an Antiterrorism Officer as an Government Civil Servant for the Department of Defense, United States Marine Corps, Pentagon, Washington DC. Working at the Pentagon, Ron took up yoga and has been practicing yoga for over ten years. Ron completed, 200 Hour Teacher Training which is in compliance with the Yoga Alliance Standard. Ron has over 100 hours of teacher training, which includes instructing students, correct posture, and targeting specific individual needs to ensure maximum benefits and safety. Ron is a professional and motivated yoga instructor who believes in integrity and teamwork.
CATIE received her 200-hour certification from the Integral Yoga Institute in 2005 while residing at the Satchidananda Ashram (Yogaville) in Buckingham, VA. She has taught over 4000 hours of yoga earning her the designation of E-RYT 200 (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher). Catie is a Certified Personal Trainer and also holds the designation of RCYT (Children's Yoga Teacher) and is a trainer for Kidding Around Yoga. Catie was first introduced to yoga as a teenager, but began practicing regularly while on a backpacking trip through New Zealand. While living at Yogaville from 2004 - 2005, she immersed herself in yoga, meditation, and seva (service), and had the honor of serving at the LOTUS (Light of Truth Universal Shrine). Catie's passion for all forms of movement create a unique blend of strength, consciousness, and creativity in her classes. Her teaching style combines mindful and artistic exploration of asana (poses) while incorporating the eight limbs of yoga into each practice. Most of all, Catie enjoys making yoga accessible to all and helping each student to nurture a healthy relationship with their body, mind, and spirit.
TARA ‘The bee is more honored than other animals not because she labors, but because she labors for others.' As a wife of a retired Navy service member and mother of three, being of service to others comes naturally for Tara. In 2016 she began her journey of self discovery and fitness through yoga. She immediately fell in love with all aspects of the practice which lead her to completing her RYT-200 hr training in Fredericksburg,VA in the summer of 2020. She looks forward to helping others create the mind-body-spirit connection through movement and breath while providing a space where students feel nurtured, supported and safe. Tara believes in teaching from the heart, creating classes that are welcoming and accessible to everybody. She looks forward to seeing you on the mat!