YOJAM 2022 TEACHERS & PRESENTERS

2022 Lineup

Alana Leia Jones, Alexandra Clark, Amanda Giacomini, Anne-Marie Phillips, Barri DeFrancisci, Becky Nakashima Brooke, Bodhi Vasilopoulos, Brian Bayliss, Carolyn Sells, Danielle M Stern, Darin Yogeshwar Somma, Devin J.B. Dausin, Erin Sonn, Gershone, Gina Minyard. Girish, Grace Wood, Grace & The Zen Within, Hannah Levin, InStill Mindfulness, Ital Acres, J Miles, Jack Howard, Jean-Jacques Gabriel, Jenifer Turman Bayliss, Jeffrey Tiebout, Jennifer Hopper, Jessica Adams, Joe Klein, Johnny Stowe, Jon Handelman, Julie Arrington, Kaelyn Rogers, Katherine Chantal, Katie Sutton, Katie Wells, Kennae, Kevin May, Kim Henry, Leah Deluzio, Liz Bowden, Lucas Ciapetta, Mala Cunningham, Marcus Cammuse, Marisa Freeman, Marni Sclaroff, Marybeth Grinnan, MC YOGI, Meredith Eileeen, Monica McGee & Kendall Selfe, Narayani, Nicole Lafon, nina b, Nitya Grifith, Phoebe Leona, Rebecca Elsen, Rob Lenfestey & Yogaslackers, Ryley C Harris, Shawn & Marie Nuthall, Shelsea, Tara Eschenroeder, Terrie Thoma, Wryn Magdalyn, Zen Within

Amanda Giacomini

Amanda Giacomini is a gifted artist, storyteller and yoga teacher, best known for her 10,000 Buddhas street art project. Amanda has been teaching yoga for over 20 years at her home studio Point Reyes Yoga and at workshops and festivals around the globe. In 2020 she began singing with her husband, MC YOGI, and they formed a new band The Cosmic Mellow. Visit 10000buddhas.com

 

Alana Leia Jones

 Leia is an artist, dancer and yoga teacher. She has her 200 hr in Hatha Yoga from the Breathing Space and a 300hr certification in Therapeutic yoga from the Wilmington Yoga Center; as well as a degree in Dance and Choreography from Hollins University. Her movement practice is inspired by observing our deep connection to all things on a fundamental level. Her unique soulful teaching approach combines an emphasis on breath, heart alignment and intention. Leia hopes to inspire more joy, freedom and peace through the healing practices of yoga, dance, song and meditation.  

Becky Nakashima

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Becky came to energy healing first through Reiki 1 training in 2011. She continued on her Reiki path and is now a Holy Fire® III Karuna Reiki® Master.
In 2017 Becky received her 200 hours to teach yoga. She received her 300 hour training in Yin Yoga in 2020 from the Summers School of Yin Yoga.
In 2018 Becky began taking classes for Thai Bodywork and uses this energy healing modality in her studio.
In 2019, Becky received her level 1 in sound healing. She uses sound healing in all of her Reiki Sessions as well as in savasana in her yoga classes. She is currently working on getting her certification in level 2 sound healing.
In 2021, Becky received her 200 instructor certification in qigong.

She resides in Davenport, Iowa with her family and owns Illuminate Healing Studio. She offers qigong, Reiki, Reiki training, sound healing, Thai Bodywork, and yoga at her studio.

Devin J.B. Dausin

Registered Yoga Teacher 500 

I’m originally from California but I’ve called Virginia home since 2008. I obtained my bachelor degree in biology from Eastern Illinois University and my master degree in counselor education from Clemson University. I initially began practicing yoga as an undergraduate college student but didn’t get serious about it until 2014 when I committed to making holistic wellness a focus in my life. I currently work as the Studio Manager for In Balance Yoga and I teach public yoga classes several times a week at the studio.

 

Gina Minyard

Gina Minyard weaves yoga’s wisdom and with life’s ever-unfolding process, bringing it alive and experientially embodied through breath, muscle, and bone, creating a rich and magically alchemical experience through her teaching. Dynamic alignment principles, intelligent sequencing, and thematic metaphor infuse her engaging instruction, with a presence that is weighty, compassionate, and inviting. A “pillar of Grace” in the Atlanta yoga community, she is sought out for her charisma and passion, breadth of knowledge, and mastery of alignment-based methodology. For Gina, yoga is a radical practice to bring our truest Self – its steadiness, freedom, truth, and love – into full manifestation. Practicing and teaching yoga since 1999, she is committed to disciplined work infused with laughter and light-heartedness. Gina is an E-RYT 500 and YACEP with Yoga Alliance, an Authorized Teacher of Neelakantha Meditation as taught in Blue Throat Yoga, and leads workshops and trainings in Atlanta and beyond. Visit www.ginaminyard.com for more info. 

Johnny Stowe

Johnny Stowe got into yoga about 8 years ago as a path toward inner peace. Under Bren Schell, his first yoga mentor, he began recognizing and embracing profound parallels between yoga and his life as an ecosopher, author, lecturer and lover of wildlands. Johnny holds a Director postion on the Board of IAWF, is a Certified Wildlife Biologist, SC Registered Forester and Wildland Firelighter specializing in human ecology and restoration of endangered species in longleaf pine savannas and other imperiled ecosystems using human’s oldest tool — prescribed fire. Amsa has been his “home” studio for many years. Many of the pan-disciplinary ideas he shares in his yoga and meditation classes — here in the Southland, in the Canadian Rockies and on the West Coast — sprang into his mind while lying on his mat at Amsa, under the soothing influence of Kimberley Puryear. His sahyinidra yoga involves guided imagery centered on deep-time eco-cycling through sacred landscapes.

Jagadisha

Jagadisha  had the good fortune of spending time with the great meditation master, Swami Muktananda who started him on the path of yoga and meditation. From meeting him he was led to the great master  of North Indian Classical Music  Swami  Nadabrahmananda  ,whom he studied  extensively  with in the U.S and India.

Jagadisha has been carrying on his master’s tradition of Nada Yoga , the yoga of sound  for more than 35 years: practicing, giving concerts, and teaching.  Swamiji  taught from a lineage in the oral tradition that goes back  thousands of years.  The songs Swamiji passed  down have many influences. Many  are from traditional Sanskrit texts, Hindi, Urdu, Marathi, and old Hindi (influenced by Islamic music).

Nada Yoga uses Raga (melody form) and Tal (rhythmic cycle) to help the mind be steady and the senses quiet.  It is listening to the inner sounds that brings us back to the source.

Jennifer Turman Bayliss

Jennifer Turman Bayliss, E-RYT 500, RCYT, RPYT, YACEP, has practiced yoga for over 25 years. She has presented at The Floyd Yoga Jam, the Radiant Child Teacher Training and for many health fairs. Jennifer has created space for wellness circles, Reiki shares, vision board parties and energy camps for children, and adults, of all levels, and abilities. 

 

Turman Bayliss is the director of the Sunshine Studio and the Winchester Montessori School’s Young Yogi program. She is part of the faculty at Vostrikovs Academy of Ballet and adjunct faculty for Shenandoah University. Her style of gentle yoga encourages students to remember the special light within.

Yogaslackers- Rob Lenfestey
Studied Meditation, Breathwork, Slackline withYogaslackers and Breathwork at Innerfire Wim Hof MethodeEducator and content developer at Convergence Lifestyle, Owner and Founder at Mandala Chocolate and Recording Artist/Producer/Song Writer at Amorphös
Zen Within
Zen Within is a husband and wife musical duo from Charlotte, NC who combine meditation with sound and energy healing to support participants in finding their own Zen Within. They are the founders of Zen Within Academy, an online and in person community supporting awakening souls through retreats, one on one sessions, online classes and sound healing workshops.

 

Marni Sclaroff

Marni Sclaroff is an author, life coach, inspired storyteller, and yoga and meditation teacher, with over twenty five years of experience in the healing arts. She leads workshops, retreats, online courses, mentoring programs, and teacher trainings in support of radiant health and vibrantly creative living.  She is a devotee of earth based spirituality, and a forever student of the mystery.

Alexandra Clark

Alexandria Clark, or Alex which most people have come know her as, is an E-RYT 200 certified yoga instructor with southern Georgian roots.  Though from Georgia, she was raised in Virginia Beach and spent most of her childhood at the beach and in competitive sports.  After high school, she soon came to the realization that her body could no longer take the strain and constant impact that competitive sports required. In college, she began to explore different avenues of exercise and was dragged to her first yoga class in 2005. The practice was very different from any other activity she had done in the past. From a vigorous sport background, yoga wasn’t love at first sight. She found it a bit boring and had a hard time slowing down and connecting to it. However, she continued to go to classes and soon found herself to be less stressed, more energetic, and generally happier.  It wasn’t until a severe car accident in 2006 that brought her closer to her practice and pushed her towards teaching.

In 2007, Alex received her 200-hour Yoga Certification at Chesapeake Hot Yoga with Arianna Gallagher.  Since then, Alex has committed to a regular practice of multi-styled yoga and draws inspiration from a variety of lineages, including her gymnastics background. She completed her 500-hour Training in both Tantra Yoga and Yoga Therapy with high marks. Alex is the proud owner of TEALL Transformation Yoga where she continues to teach and encourages people to explore the yoga practice.

Alex’s classes reflect her own practice and personality.  Her focuses in class are proper alignment, breath, and the adjustment of the thought form. Alex motivates her students, on a physical level, to find the balance between effort and ease where challenge meets victory.  She also encourages her students to find calmness and balance in the mind and to truly understand the switch from thinking to feeling. She wants all her students to leave feeling refreshed, rejuvenated, and motivated to continue practicing.  Expect a twist of sarcastic humor and respectful seriousness in every class.

What to expect in TEALL Yoga Classes:

The Teall Method is whole-self wellness through innovative movement, breathwork, and meditations uniquely designed to strengthen your body, release stuck emotion, and give you more energy. A practice that incorporates traditions yoga asana, but sequenced in a way to fully connect the practitioner to all the elements around, and within. Movements that unlock your freedom of self-expression.  Expect long holds – both passive and aggressive, traditional and non-traditional flows, sculpting movements, breathing practices, mindfulness meditations, all mixed with some “Oms”!

Bodhi Vasilopoulos

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Bodhi’s workshop:

Nature is abundant with food, medicine & more yet we have forgotten our
ancient ways of working with plants. In this walk we will cover topics such as:

-Wild plant identification & botany
-Propagation techniques
-Getting to know plants & fungi
-How to harvest sustainably and prepare wild edible foods
-Forest ecology & more

Erin Sonn

Yoga Instructor & Mindfulness Coach. Owns eat.Yoga.drink, offering yoga and midfulness experiences in nontraditional spaces. She loves teaching yoga as a complement to a typical, frenetic yang lifestyle,  and as a way to settle into the natural loving presence of your whole body.

Grace Wood

Grace Wood, MS– walked with Thich Nhat Hanh at Plum village on several occasions over a twenty year period.Using walking meditation has been valuable both during periods of immense personal questions, life changes as well as moments of wanting to slow down and savor life. As a teacher she believes in John Dewey’s philosophy—learn by doing. She has facilitated organization development workshops for forty years and has recently led the Labyrinth team at Unity of Roanoke Valley

Jack Howard

Jack is the proprietor of Tea & Jam in Blacksburg, Va, a tea-inspired healthy adventure of a restaurant where food is medicine and good vibes fill the air.    The tea house serves a plant-based food menu, smoothies, fresh cold-pressed juices, and of course high quality tea.   

He is an avid ambassador of cacao and facilitates Cacao Ceremonies at Tea & Jam and it’s neighbor In Balance Yoga Studio.  He is also a practitioner of Shamanic Energy Medicine and incorporates reflexology, breathwork, sound and movement into his sessions.  He will be presenting a program on the speaker stage on the benefits of cacao and how it is used in Ceremony.

Stop by and see Jack “Chill Land,” embark on a sacred cacao ceremonial journey, and bask in the sweet bliss of plant-based vegan treats. Jack is also available for Shamanic healing sessions.

Enjoy BEing …

Jessica Adams

Jessica is an Appalachian native who found yoga to help with her mental health as part of the healing journey. Jessica is 200 hr OM Yoga Teacher who is also certified in Restorative, Yin, and Cancer Trauma Yoga. She enjoys house plants, breakfast food, dogs, concerts, and living authentically. Jessica is dedicated to helping her community thrive and works in social work. You can often find her in colorful clothes and funky patterns passing out high fives and good vibes. Mental health and spiritual wellness practices are core components of her teaching style.

Katherine Chantal

Katherine Chantal is walking into her elder years with wonder and curiosity.  Some of her time has been spent as an herbalist, spiritual guide, priestess and life ceremonialist; offering ways and means to experience life’s sacred passages.

As a passionate writer, a philosopher after a fashion, she spends her time playing with all the above, as well as, exploring and navigating the days yet remaining.

Liz Bowden

Liz Bowden is a breathwork guide, earth medicine facilitator, microdosing mentor, and member of the Decriminalize Nature team. 

She has lived on off-grid permaculture farms, hitchhiked throughout Patagonia, taught yoga on palm-filled islands, sat with master plant guides, and led retreats in the jungle. Life’s rich experiences and time spent in nature are her greatest teachers. 

Liz’s journey with breathwork has played an empowering role in healing deep-seated trauma, regulating negative self talk, integrating deep spiritual experiences, and reconnecting to body wisdom. 

“We hold the wisdom within to heal ourselves. By quieting the mind and allowing space for Spirit, breathwork is key to unlocking this sacred knowledge.”

In addition to breathwork, her soul-centered business, ReWild Spirit, offers intuitive coaching and microdosing mentorship to help others shed old patterns and addictions, embody their wild, and live in full authenticity. 

 

Ryley Harris

Ryley C. Harris is a biogeographer, botanist, and avid outdoorsman. Ryley regularly leads plant and tree identification workshops across the New River Valley, most notably at FloydFest and Radford’s Wildwood Park Summer Nature Series. This is Ryley’s fifth year teaching at Floyd Yoga Jam. Ryley received his undergraduate degree from Radford University in Environmental Biology and is currently a masters student at Virginia Tech, where he is studying landscape change in sensitive ecosystems.

Tara Eschenroeder

Teaching was Tara’s dharma long before she realized it. She grew up with a bow and arrow in her hands, learning to pull back with just enough aim and control to send her arrow into the abyss, knowing and trusting it would hit its intended mark. And so she enters each class, each workshop, each lesson.. Having prepared her body and mind to become that bow – that vessel – that let’s her lesson…letting that arrow fly… Weaving its way into the provided space and landing wherever it is intended.

When you practice with Tara, you get more than a teacher on the mat; you gain guidance for your daily life. Inside the studio, no two classes or workshops are ever the same. Students are not told what to do, they are empowered to listen to their own bodies. Tara recently moved to Asheville from Richmond, VA, and is ERYT200, ERYT500, RCYT, YACEP, self-published author, and a Certified Coach and Mentor.

J Miles

J Miles is yoga teacher who has been dancing to the rhythm of life since childhood. Yogi, martial artist, body worker, retired breakdancer, community activist, and the son of a Baptist minister, J Miles been learning and studying eastern arts and philosophy for nearly two decades. But movement, creativity and exploration of the self through movement has always been a constant source of curiosity and confidence. Over the years J has crafted a style tempered by real life and humor, and relies on the importance of breath as a guide and a source of strength. His classes aim to create for each person a fluid, sustainable and enjoyable practice, that hopefully will prove to be beneficial over a lifetime. And even as this ancient practice continues to evolve, the mantra continues to be “practice is effort toward steadiness of mind”.

Ann-Marie's Yoga

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I started teaching movement, yoga, and things for one simple reason…to make this moving practice accessible to everyone. To set you up for success. To help you feel. To help you move in your body, to explore…those of you who have taken my classes or trainings or traveled to far away places with me, I thank you.

Today you can find me teaching a few public classes, private sessions, Teaching YTT, and Retreats all over the world. As Mary Oliver said, “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”

Carolyn Keller

Director of Yoga Energy Therapy, Peace Hill Chateau, & One World Village

As a Certified Yoga Therapist, Carolyn is very eclectic in her yoga offerings from Yin to Laughter to Baby Goat Yoga, and everything in between! What is her favorite? Mostly Gentle and Restorative Yoga! She will meet her clients where they are and help them to remove the dust and Shine On into their best most healthy and joyful selves!

 

Darin Yogeshwar Somma

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Darin Somma (Yogeshwar) has been teaching meditation and yoga for two decades in the Nation’s Capitol of Washington D.C.  He is a certified yoga therapist by the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT), and is an advisor on the board of Taksha University’s Institue of Yoga Therapy and Meditation (IYTM).  He is also a yoga therapist and member of the teaching faculty for Vedic Health, Inc., based out of Rockville, MD.

He was blessed in 2010 by HH Bhagavati Sri Karunamayi Amma to teach a unique and profound yoga asana practice for accelerating one’s spiritual evolution suitable for all levels, and has taught this sequence in seminars around the country.

He is the author of Yoga is Union, a guide to viewing the full landscape of Yoga for the Western practitioner which has sold over ten thousand copies worldwide and received praise as a profound and holistic exposition on Yoga.

Darin has a background in science, holding degrees in Math, Physics, Philosophy, and Psychology. While he loved the analytical tools of science, he found the common worldview of scientists and the assumptions made severely lacking. He concluded, particularly from his study of Physics, that consciousness is at the heart of the universe, and this conclusion eventually led him to the teachings of Yoga and the vast sciences of consciousness which are recorded in the Vedic scriptures and are still living in the traditions of Sanatana Dharma.

Darin is passionate about the power of the authentic knowledge of the rishis to bring transformation to our world. He believes the science of Self-Realization can bring healing to our lives and to our world home.  He has a special gift for crossing the East-West cultural divide, and seeks to make each class an offering of spirit that allows for a safe and intimate encounter with one’s own highest self.

Grace & The Zen Within

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Jacquie nariswansong

jacquie (nariswansong.com) wandered this planet for 40 years before a serious accident brought her into a yoga studio seeking recovery from those physical injuries, and so much more. New adventures followed, from leaving a corporate career behind to opening her own farm to table restaurant, to a creative life of simplicity and sobriety at her rural homestead in the breathtaking Appalachian mountains. She is an insatiable student of the teachings of mama nature, Buddhas from all traditions, and her own wild experience in this body. Her aim is nothing short of relieving the suffering of all beings, starting with herself, and radiating that joy outwards in all directions as she travels, practices, sings, and writes. She weaves her own experience with 12 step recovery programs, wisdom traditions, and shared song into her offering of gratitude for the incredible beauty of this life when you learn to love yourself well, at any age.

InStill Mindfulness SWVA

Our teachers at Yoga Jam:

Joe Klein, LPC, CSAC is the creator and lead clinician of a mindfulness-based Partial Hospitalization Program for addiction treatment in Radford, Virginia called Recovery Dojo. He began practicing meditation in 2001 and is a co-founder and a lead teacher of Inward Bound Mindfulness Education (iBme).

Lori Marsh, PhD is a math professor and former engineer who became interested in yoga and eastern philosophy after hiking the Appalachian Trail. She has completed a Yoga Alliance Certified yoga teacher training and taught yoga and mindfulness for several years. Her daughter was an ordained Buddhist nun in Myanmar, where they have spent months together in retreat.

Jamie Reygle is the executive director of InStill Mindfulness. He began studying meditation techniques in the late ’90s, and has been practicing mindfulness since 2003. Since then, his interest in mindfulness has led him to teach mindfulness in many settings, including public schools, businesses, independent workshops, and music festivals; and staff around a dozen iBme retreats. 

Julie Arrington

Julie’s style to teaching yoga emphasizes the value of each individual’s unique sensitivities & perspective. Incorporating breath, restorative asanas and subtle body adjustments in her classes she invites and inspires you to play, move and express a practice as unique as you are, uplifting your mind, body and spirit. She has her 200 hr in Hatha Yoga from the Breathing Space and a extensive certifications from Asheville Yoga Center.

She currently teaches at The June Bug Center in Floyd and works with Individuals privately exploring their personal needs in their own body, and has a diverse background teaching a broad spectrum of styles including, hatha, vinyasa flow, yin, restorative & meditation classes.

When not found on the mat you can find Julie exploring, collecting plants, hiking, chasing her kids or creating jewelry, which are all a constant source of inspiration and flow in her life. 

 

 

Kevin May

Kevin May has been traveling and leading Transformational Workshops + Performing Poetry since 2011. He was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, the city of bridges. He has been building metaphorical bridges through the Peace Festival he led there for 10 years in a row. He’s also been a community weaver during his many travels and connections with Soul Family around the world. He is the author of “Unlocking Our Superpowers” a Handbook for Personal and Collective Transformation, which has inspired thousands of unique people since it was published in 2016. Last but not least, Kevin loves to give free heart hugs and also activate people with the Octopus Massagers. 

Narayani

Narayani (Noelle Whittington): ERYT500, YACEP, is a Spiritual Life Coach, Yoga teacher trainer, Bhakti Yogi, and musician offering service-based Kunga Yoga Lifestyle Teacher Trainings, and mentoring for Yoga studios since 2006. Narayani is the creator of Soul Alchemy Course: an online Group coaching course and community helping people find their Soul’s true expression. Narayani’s offerings are a deeply meaningful and creative combination of breath, dynamic movement,Yogic philosophy, Mantra, Meditation, and Devotion. A former ambassador for Lululemon and Manduka, Narayani’s mission is to help others find freedom in their bodies and voices through creative expression in order to serve in their own way. 

Sarah McCarthy
Sarah was given the Bodhisattva Precepts in 2012 from Teijo Munnich at Great Tree Zen Temple near Asheville, NC where she is a sangha member and attends retreats. She is currently completing a Radiant Warrior 200 Hour YTT with Yoga Farm Ithaca. Sarah is fascinated with the intersection of Buddhism and yoga. She has been part of a transforming weekly Tonglen practice group from the start of the pandemic. Tonglen is a Tibetan Buddhist compassion meditation practice of taking in and sending out. Sarah is also a children’s yoga teacher and loves sitting down with a cup of tea 🙂
MC YOGI

MC YOGI is a recording artist, author, and yoga teacher. He’s taught yoga and performed at festivals across the globe including headlining at Wanderlust Festival in over 30 US cities as well as Canada, Mexico, Japan, and Korea. His unique style of music and teaching is joy filled and spiritually uplifting. His new band The Cosmic Mellow features a distinctly Northern California sound with a retro 70s psychedelic surf rock vibe. mcyogi.com 

Barri DeFrancisci

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Hi! I’m Barri DeFrancisci, and I’m always on the move. From the time I was a young girl, I studied ballet intensively with renowned teachers across the US, Russia, and Israel. I received my BA in Dance at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA, and performed professionally with Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company in Israel and Dissonance Dance Theatre in Washington, DC.

I discovered Yoga in high school, and started practicing regularly. It not only improved my balance, strength, and flexibility, but also taught me tools to calm my mind, love my body, and ease the stresses of daily life. I received my 200 hour certification from international Ashtanga Yoga teachers Kino MacGregor and Tim Feldmann at Miami Life Center. In December 2019, I traveled to Mysore, India, where I studied for an extended time with Ashtanga Yoga Paramaguru, Sharath Jois. I take pride in not only dedicating my life to teaching, but also continually being a student.

Danielle M Stern

Danielle Stern (E-RYT 200) is a co-founder of Bhav Brigade, a donation platform of inclusive, accessible, and philanthropic yoga, based in Norfolk, Virginia. She began teaching yoga in 2015 following completion of her RYT 200 with Logan Taylor Tymoff of Satya Yoga Norfolk. Practicing yoga and satsang keeps Danielle grounded amidst the hectic pace and ego of academia. As a queer college professor of communication and gender studies, Danielle teaches inclusive, dynamic, slow, but strengthening yoga for all bodies. Danielle is also trained in trauma-informed yoga, as well as myofascial release, yoga nidra, and yin and restorative yoga styles.

Hannah Levin
Hannah Levin E-RYT, AHC, MAT
Hannah Levin is an Ayurveda Health Counselor (NAMA), Yoga Teacher (E-RYT, YACEP), and Yoga Health Coach who also holds a Master’s Degree in Teaching. Her own healing path through chronic allergies, anxietysleep struggles, digestive issues, insomnia, and chronic hip pain led her to healing found in Yoga and Ayurveda. Today, Hannah helps women regain their optimal health and vitality through her online programs. She guides women to create diet, lifestyle, and mindset changes so they can lose/gain weight, sleep well, get off of medications, reverse auto-immune conditions, have vibrant energy, love themselves, age gracefully, and fulfill their wildest dreamswww.heartfeltwellbeing.com
Jennifer Hopper

Hello!  My name is Jennifer Hopper, I go by Jenn for short.  I have been a yoga teacher for the last 12 years and practicing for 14 years.  I love the practice of yoga and how it can be so helpful for so many people.  I believe yoga is for every person’s body, not just everybody.  

 

I am personally working on my supervision hours to become a licensed professional counselor (LPC) and desire to incorporate yoga, mindfulness and breath work into my work every day.  I am hoping to begin a 300 hour yoga teacher training this year to build upon my 200 hour previous training.  I am currently a substitute yoga instructor at In Balance Yoga in Blacksburg!

 

Join me for a fun, energetic, relaxing time at Floyd Yoga Jam.  A weekend you will soak in all the love of yoga, people and all things peaceful.  I never regret taking this weekend to just be. 

Joe Klein

Joe Klein, LPC, is the creator and lead clinician of a mindfulness-based addiction treatment program in Radford, VA called Recovery Dojo. Joe also co-founded a national non-profit called Inward Bound Mindfulness Education (www.iBme.info) which teaches meditation retreats for teens, young adults and professionals. Joe also teaches a graduate course on mindfulness meditation at Radford University. Joe has been practicing meditation since 2000 and he brings playfulness, Earth connection and whole body engagement to his mindfulness teaching.

 

Jon Handelman

For over a decade, Jon has inspired people all around the world,  teaching classes and workshops on empowerment, goal setting, forgiveness, emotional fluency, vocal expression and trauma healing. He has trained school teachers on how to build more meaningful connections with their students and facilitates weekly men’s groups. He has been hired by Radford university to help design courses on leadership and emotional understanding. He also runs multiple all-gender all-ages free sport leagues to promote healthy living, cooperation, and community building.\

 

Kim Henry
Kim Henry, RYT 200
Kim Henry has studied yoga in the UK, Spain and India but it wasn’t until she came to Wilmington’s sandy shores that she completed her RYT 200 hr teacher training with Yoga for the Planet in 2015. For Kim, nurturing a yoga practice is one of the most powerful ways we can heal ourselves, and positively impact the whole world. A lover of sacred music, Kim also sings in local Kirtans, ancient Indian chanting, and strives to make the practice of Ahimsa – love and non-harming – the foundation upon which she creates her life.
Rebecca Elsen

Yoga is for everyone and every class should be a safe place to practice without fear of judgement, believes Rebecca Elsen. This “Space Holder” owns pranapiloga in Culpeper, Virginia, a studio that offers a wide variety of classes. I focus on commUNITY and encourage students to create and hold space in their yoga journey. Rebecca has taught over 30 years and opened Pranapiloga in 2015. She was named the Chamber of Commerce Entrepreneur of the Year; and Best Yoga Instructor and Best Yoga Studio for the Culpeper Times “Best of the Best.” Rebecca is tree hugger nature lover. ERYT500, YACEP

Lindsay Jamison

Jamison is a visual artist, yoga and meditation educator, holistic wellness coach and energy practitioner. She began her yoga education at Yoga on Main in Philadelphia in 2007 and began teaching yoga in 2013. She graduated from University of the Arts in 2009 with a BFA in Sculpture. In 2017, Lindsay experienced a spiritual awakening that led her to seek more metaphysical tools which lead her to shamanic practices and magic. She has studied core shamanism with the Foundation for Shamanic Studies and is currently apprenticing with Salicrow, a Psychic Medium and Volva. Lindsay offers education that integrates creative self inquiry practices, metaphysical education and holistic lifestyle coaching with visual arts.  For more information please visit her website at www.lindsayjamisonart.com

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PERFORMING ARTS

Talent

Belly Dancers, Stilt Walkers, Fire Dancers, Awesome Clown Show, Puppet Show, The Color Project, Aerial Yoga, Cloggers, and more….

Gypsy Geoff

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Full Circle Flow Arts

River and Julia McDowell

Embrace your child-like learning nature and come play! See how movement and flow can increase your mental and physical stamina as well as happiness and attitude towards life. The Flow Zone is an interactive free-form play ground where you can try out a flow-prop like a Hoop, Staff, or Poi without time restraints, pressure or obligation. We can also offer on-the-spot free-form beginner instruction that is fun, exciting, and informative because it’s customized to you. So let go of your hesitation and come enjoy how good it can feel to dance and play in the Flow Zone.