Bliss Body Yoga

TEACHERS

Bliss Body Yoga’s teachers are compassionate, knowledgeable, caring and committed to their own personal growth as teachers and the growth of their students. All instructors are certified with either 200 or 500 hours of teacher training and are Registered Yoga Teachers (RYTs) with Yoga Alliance.

Colby Cooper, E-RYT 500

Colby Cooper, Founder of Bliss Body Yoga

Colby is the founder of Bliss Body Yoga. Her intention is to provide a safe, nurturing, fun and relaxing space for students to practice yoga.

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Kristen Rice-Gira, RYT 200

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After discovering first-hand how yoga can transform by reducing anxiety and stress, give clarity of mind, and promote healthful living, Kristen is inspired to bring the joy of yoga to others.

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Autumn Mist Belk, RYT 200

Autumn Mist Belk, Teacher at Bliss Body Yoga

Autumn was first introduced to yoga through her dance training, while she was working on her MFA in dance from the University of Maryland.

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Zach Mckinney, RYT 200

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Zach started teaching in January 2011 as a way to learn more about Yoga and also as an excuse to spend more time in the studio.

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Rachel Wright, RYT 500

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Rachel’s passion for yoga was fueled by different schools all over the world. Most recently, she returned from Koh Samui, Thailand where she completed a 500-hour Ashtanga-based teacher training.

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Tina Rodgers, RYT 200

 

Tina has always been a teacher at heart.  She began 13 years ago teaching preschool in a tiny school in Vienna, VA.

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Barbara Vosk, RYT 500

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Barbara began practicing yoga in 2001, after many years of commitment to exercise as a way of maintaining physical and emotional well-being.

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Wendy Bradley, RYT 200, RPYT

Wendy has been guiding students in yoga since receiving her RYT 200 certification from Raleigh NC Yoga in 2014.  With an extensive history in leading fitness classes, both in Australia and the USA, Wendy was drawn to yoga as an accompaniment to her active lifestyle.

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Rochelle Ellis, RYT 200

Rochelle began her yoga journey in the late 1990s as a means of exercise. She quickly learned yoga provides much more than stretching and strengthening, and continued to practice for grounding, balancing, and stress relief.

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Meghan Flaherty, RYT 500

Megan Flaherty, Bliss Body Yoga Teacher

Meghan began a steady and dedicated yoga practice in 2008, drawn to the mat in a search for stronger self-awareness.

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Rachel Leblang, RYT 200

Rachel Leblang is a Michigan native and graduated from Western Michigan University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Japanese Language Studies.

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Mary Scudella, E-RYT 500

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Mary strives to teach her yoga classes engaging a balance between physical challenge and emotional freedom. Her teaching is very precise and she draws upon extensive training in yoga anatomy and a background in social work.

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Kelly VanDerlaske, RYT 200

Kelly began practicing yoga over 10 years ago, but it became a staple in her life in 2014.

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Madeline Plesac, RYT 200

From a young age, Madeline has always been drawn to the practice of yoga. As a way to turn inward, she enjoys the balance it provides as a young professional in today’s world.

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Jen Fisher (Bluestone), RYT 500, RCYT

Jen Bluestone Bliss Body Yoga

Jen grew up as a dancer and swimmer and was always active, spending lots of time outdoors.

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Ellie Morris, RYT 200, RPYT

Ellie first found the joy of movement as a four year old in ballet class. She found yoga and tai chi in high school and mindfulness-based stress reduction as a grown-up and all of these practices have provided her important tools for riding the waves of life.

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 Jen Davis, E-RYT 500

Jen Davis Yoga Instructor Bliss Body Yoga

Jen began practicing yoga over a decade ago and was hooked from her very first vinyasa class.

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Sara Drumheller, RYT 200

Sara attended her first yoga class in 2011 and fell in love with the practice.

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Megan Lott, RYT 200

Megan was first introduced to yoga by her grandmother when she was 6 years old, but didn’t become a regular practitioner until 2015. She came to yoga again at a difficult and transitional time in her life, finding that the mind-body connection and present moment awareness were the tools she’d been searching for.

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Renée Baker, ERYT-200, RYT-500

Renée first discovered the positive impact of yoga on her busy mind in her college years, and has continued to practice and learn ever since! After a decade working as a Montessori teacher with young children, she received her yoga training at Asheville Yoga Center in 2015.

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