Shauna Simon, E-RYT 200 discovered Yoga at age 17 in a search for self discovery and an experience apart from the norm. She lived in a Yoga community (ashram) for over 20 years, traveling to India several times and truly integrating the practice of yoga into her everyday life. She brought up her children from birth with Yoga and Meditation as a building block in order to face the challenges of life with the tools to live an insightful, mindful and peaceful life.
Shauna has certifications in Sivananda Yoga and YogaFit. In addition, she has Kid’s Yoga Certificates in Calming Kids Yoga, Budding Yogis and from the Asheville School of Yoga. Shauna was a music teacher for 20 years and loves to chant during yoga to bring more joy to the moment.
For Shauna, yoga is a way to wake up our bodies, minds and hearts, bringing strength, flexibility and balance into our lives. Her teaching style is all inclusive, creating a comfortable and peaceful experience for all to explore and discover the yogi within~
Jen Campbell Munn, E-RYT 200 fell into yoga while pursuing a dancing career in NYC. Looking for another way to connect with others (and her own heart), she began studying yoga in earnest in 1995. Since that time, she has studied many different styles including ashtanga, vinyasa and hatha. Although she completed a yoga teacher training program in 1998, she began teaching yoga when she was inspired by her 200 hour training with Max Strom in 2010.
Jen also spent 15 years as a full-time Pilates instructor; she taught not only groups, but also mainly private sessions. For five years during this time, she also created and ran a comprehensive Pilates Teacher Training Program. She continues to be influenced by many trainings and teachers over the years–Eric Franklin, Max Strom, Rod Stryker, Jason Crandell, Pema Chodron and more.
Jen feels very privileged to be a yoga teacher–to provide others with a sacred space within which they can explore the depths of their being to find greater kindness and clarity for their busy lives.
Sarah Fishman, E-RYT 200 first experienced yoga while studying musical theatre in college, and credits the practice for avoiding surgery in her early 20’s for dance-related injuries. She has studied primarily Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Hatha and yoga therapeutics.
Sarah trained at the 200-hour level with Max Strom, and has had the opportunity to assist him in workshops and teacher trainings in several states. She has also studied with and drawn inspiration from the teachings of Seane Corn, Shiva Rea, Dr. Ray Long and Judith Hanson Lasater, among others. In addition, Sarah has studied Thai medicine and Thai massage at the Naga Center in Portland, OR.
Sarah also has a variety of experience on the business side of yoga: she has twice been a studio manager, helped to open three different yoga studios in the DC area, and still offers services to wellness businesses as a “Karmic Consultant.” Sarah also worked at the Yoga Alliance, coordinating the first-ever Business of Yoga Conference, and as the Manager of Standards for its yoga school and teacher credentials.
Kristin Leal – Anatomy Teacher
Kristin Leal is a NYC based yoga teacher. She travels the globe to share her love of yoga and anatomy to whomever will listen. She is the author of MetaAnatomy Anatomy of a Yogi (2014) which was called a “luscious resource” by Rod Stryker and “smart and sassy” by Elena Brower.
Kristin has helped to graduate over 1,000 students through trainings and workshops around the world. In 2013 Kristin created MetaAnatomy™, a series of classes, workshops and trainings that explore the dynamic beauty and poetry of who we are. Her hope is by combining the physical and energetic anatomies we help to form a rich view, experience and ultimately a celebration of our differences and an honoring of our connectedness.
Her teachers have included Sharon Gannon, David Life, Katchie Ananda, Adrienne Burke, Rodney Yee, Betsey Downing and Rod Stryker and their beautiful teachings, along with her students, who continue to inspire her every day. www.kristinleal.comwww.MetaAnatomy.com
Cathy Lorberbaum – Restorative Yoga Teacher
Cathy has been a yoga instructor in the DC area for more than ten years. She loves what yoga focuses on: the infinite possibilities for self-transformation, physical and spiritual strength, and appreciation for life. Cathy identifies her approach as one of exploration, a search for inner-balance, and being in touch with one’s body. She feels yoga can release the tension that can accumulate in the body and mind due to the realities of living in today’s fast-paced world. Her own practice has helped her to be more resilient and flow with the challenges of life. Cathy’s classes are centering, grounding, challenging and spiritual.
Shauna Simon, Jen Campbell Munn and Sarah Fishman all hold the E-RYT 200 (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher) credential with Yoga Alliance, the designation required to lead RYS teacher trainings.