Annapolis business woman who has seen the benefits yoga has brought to the lives of her loved ones. When presented with the opportunity to open a studio in DC, she couldn’t resist the chance to keep yoga in the community.
Ora Star Boncore
Vinyasa l FIT 45 l Meditation l Yin l Healing Arts
Ora Star Boncore grew up in Northern Virginia with a dance and meditation background, took her first yoga class back in 2013 and completed her 200-hour power vinyasa yoga teacher training in 2017. Since becoming an instructor, Ora has completed multiple continuing education certifications and has taught hundreds of classes across multiple countries in various movement and healing arts, ranging from vinyasa yoga to dance to Thai massage and other movement arts.
26 & 2 | Hot Fusion | FIT 45 | Vinyasa | Yin
Jessie Wedell grew up an athlete-turned-dancer. She discovered hot yoga in 2012 and completed her 26&2 Hot RYT-200 teacher training at Casa Om, Mexico in October 2014. She has since received several other certifications including power Vinyasa, HIIT, Fusion, and Yin. She enjoys teaching a variety of classes and continues to take every opportunity she can to expand her knowledge of yoga.
Kara is a scientist turned yogi. Initially a skeptic, she tried yoga in 2009 and discovered a treasure trove of mindfulness tools that has kept her sane. Kara holds space in her classes for quiet, meditative, yin yoga and enjoys bringing her harp as a special sound bath treat during savasana.
Hot 90 | Hot Fusion | Fit 45 | Vinyasa
Paige took her first yoga class in February 2010 in Falls Church, Va, USA, and went to her 200-hour teacher training in August 2016 in Puerto Morelos, Mexico. As a teacher, she aims to encourage her students to work hard inside and outside of class. She strives to provide detailed dialogue with energy and enthusiasm to help students get the most out of their class. She also weaves in quotes and shares her own personal experiences in order to help students practice gratitude, live with courage, and act with kindness in order to find peace within and make the most out of this short life we have been given.
Vinyasa | Fit 45
Tess grew up a dancer and found yoga during college at Elon University. After moving to DC in 2016, she discovered her passion for yoga and developed a regular practice. In 2017, she earned her 200-hour power yoga certification from CorePower Yoga and HIIT certification in 2019. Specializing in vinyasa yoga, Tess loves creating and offering uniquely sequenced classes to challenge and empower her students.
Buti | FIT 45 | Vinyasa
Names Barrett, like carrot with a B. Pretty much sums me up. I’m a veg head and a gym rat; addicted to all things Health, wellness, and movement. I am a marital artist, yogi, lifter, and runner just teaching and learning as I go. I specialize in Buti Yoga, HIIT, Vinyasa and Prana Pump.
Vinyasa | Yin
For as long as I can remember mindfulness has been a purposeful goal in my life. This is mainly because coming to this country at a young age I had to be very attentive and always a student. Mindfulness empowers me to stop for the one person or situation that presents itself.
I have been practicing yoga for about 8 years now. I had practiced yoga on and off for a bit until I found a deep appreciation for my practice. I walked into a Bikram studio in Virginia and felt for the first time the healing properties of yoga for my body as well as the necessity of listening to my body. Then I discovered the benefits of Yoga for my mind at a FireFly studio in Alabama. Later I discovered Ashtanga yoga, my personal practice that ties in all of these experiences for me. And the journey continues not only with yoga but with health in general. When asked recently about my passion, I realized healthy lifestyles are my passion, including physical and mental health. I love seeing people living life.
I expect to be a student all of my life and I believe in teaching from an overflow of my own practice and knowledge. I want to share all the gifts I have received with others.
I went through an incredible training school at 3B Yoga in Albuquerque, NM with Wendy Kiess and some other incredible women. I love God and yoga. I believe yoga serves all people.
200 hr RYTT certified.
Dorie first came to yoga in 2014 after an addiction to exercise left her body and spirit broken. She found that yoga helped her cope with all of life’s anxiety, and helped her appreciate the connection between body, mind, and spirit.
Through yoga, she came to accept where she was in that moment and not to “sweat the small stuff, “ ( like falling out of balancing poses :)). She completed her YTT in the fall of 2019 and hopes to inspire her students through her energy, lightheartedness, and love of arm balances and inversions. Namaste.
Yin | Meditation
Trish Tillman began to practice yoga asana in 2008, in order to balance out the stresses of grad school and martial arts training. She took her first yoga teacher training at Pure Prana Yoga in Alexandria in 2013, completed an advanced yoga teacher training with Hari-kirtana das and Ashley Litecky Elenbaas at Sky House Yoga in Silver Spring in the spring of 2019, and has also helped to train and mentor several cohorts of newer yoga teachers herself. In her non-yoga pursuits, Trish also completed her PhD in History in 2018. Trish's approach to teaching yoga is both iconoclastic and informed by tradition, and has also been inspired by conversations with internationally-known teacher Alexandria Crow. The teachings of bhakti yoga, the yoga of devotion, are the core of Trish's philosophical approach to yoga, and you might experience some of these teachings in her classes without even realizing it!
Vinyasa | Meditation | Yin | Reiki | Sound Healing
Jack Marsh found Yoga as a senior in high school, looking for a way to exercise and find mental calm during the college application process. He continued a daily Yoga and Mantra practice while pursuing his Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance at James Madison University. Jack works full-time for Yoga Alliance, and is a Yoga Alliance credentialed E-RYT 200 and YACEP. He has taught Vinyasa, Slow Flow and Meditation for three years. Yin Yoga is his newest project. He partners with Homeward Trails Animal Rescue to provide a monthly PuppyYoga charity event at Caring Hands Animal Hospital in Arlington. Together they have raised over $10,000 in eighteen months for animal rescue efforts.
Vinyasa | Hot 90 | Hot Fusion
Wesley Clark is a yogi, data scientist and developer. He began teaching yoga in 2011. Although many things have changed since then, Wesley remains committed to yogic philosophy. Wesley is a resident of SW and enjoys frequenting Capitals games
Celange is a business woman turned yogi. Returning to the mat each day to find truth and clarity in her life, she discovered she had to go further with her 26&2 practice. In January 2020, Celange completed her Hot 26&2 teacher training in beautiful Bali.