Bliss Body Yoga


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

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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Karley St. Pierre, RYT 200

Karley St. Pierre is an RYT-200. She completed her 200 hour training through Bliss Body Yoga, where she has practiced since 2015.

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Rachel Wright, RYT 500

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 Rodgers Yoga Instructor Bliss Body Yoga

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

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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Michelle Corey, E-RYT 200

Michelle’s first introduction to yoga was an Ashtanga Yoga workshop at the Y, in 1998. In that class she found a modality of movement, that wasn’t just movement, it was spiritual as well.

Michelle has training with many teachers including, Eric Shiffman, Dharma Mitra, Shiva Rea, Desiree Rumbaugh, John Friend, and Lila Rasa Brown. She is also a comprehensively trained Pilates teacher.

She teaches a Hatha flow style, that includes mindful alignment, along with a sense of play. She is a former Anusara-Inspired teacher and an E-RYT 200 with Yoga Alliance.

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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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Sofia Lawrence, RYT 500

Bliss Body Yoga Sophia Lawrence

Sofia’s teaching emphasizes how even the smallest shifts in our minds and bodies can have a profoundly positive impact on how we live our lives.

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Mary Scudella, E-RYT 500

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 Jenkins, 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 Balyoz (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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