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Rebecca Elsen

Yoga Guide, Space Holder

I incorporate a variety of yoga lineages into a smorgasbord of fun in my classes! Having taught for 20+ years, I love learning and my students are my best teachers. My practice deepened following an accident and opening a studio was the next step in my journey. Many thanks and blessings to my teacher Maryam Ovissi, owner of Beloved Yoga Рher encouragement is paramount in my journey. When I am not teaching, you can find me outside enjoying Mother Nature. ERYT500, YACEP, RYS200

e-ryt500 yacep 

Certifications & Education

Certifications
-200 RYT, Vinyasa Yoga, Beloved Yoga
-200 RYT, Hatha Yoga, Karuna Yoga
-300 RYT, Vinyasa Yoga & Modern Yoga Therapy, Beloved Yoga
-eRYT500 Cumulative
-YACEP

 

Education
Leslee Bender (The Bender Method), Beryl Bender Birch (Ashtanga Yoga), Allison Davis (Yoga Therapy), John DeMinico (Blue Collar Yoga), Nischala Joy Devi (Yoga of the Heart), Lauren Eirk (Yoga Integrated Science), Teri Gentes (Health & Nutrition), Petra Kolber (Yoga & Fitness), Devra Kudeviz (Ashtanga Yoga), Daniel Orlansky (Meridian Yoga), Pat Pao (Anusara Yoga), Robert Sherman (F.I.T., Inc.), Beth Shaw (YogaFit), Shiva Rea (Yoga Trance Dance, Prana Vinyasa), Integral Yoga, Yogaville, Bhekaji Lynch (Anatomy, Ashtanga, Iyengar), Doug Keller (Anusara Hatha), Dr. Joe and Michelle Esposito (Anatomy), Ilena Gonzalez (Ayurveda), Kate Desiro (Embroylogy/Bowen Technique), Krishna Das (Kirtan), Dr. Markus Saraswati (Dao Yoga/Hormonal Imbalances)

Why Qualifications Matter

How do you know the teacher you are learning from is qualified to teach? At pranapiloga, we have credentialed instructors that have at met and often exceed the requirements to be Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT).

Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT)

Yoga teachers who complete a 200- or 500-hour teacher-training program may apply for registration and use of the RYT credential, provided their training and teaching experience meet Yoga Alliance’s requirements.

E-RYT 500

  • Complete a 500-hour yoga teacher-training program
  • Teach a minimum of 2,000 hours and for four years
  • Adhere to ethical and continuing education policies

E-RYT 200

  • Complete a 200-hour yoga teacher-training program
  • Teach a minimum of 1,000 hours and for two years
  • Adhere to ethical and continuing education policies

RYT 200

  • Complete a 200-hour yoga teacher-training program
  • Adhere to ethical and continuing education policies

YACEP – Continuing Education Providers

The YACEP designation is designed for experts in the yoga community to set them apart and to teach courses that qualify as Continuing Education hours for RYTs. The YACEP designation is only open to E-RYTs.

Annette Hyde

Annette Hyde

Yoga and Fitness Guide

After 20 years of teaching group exercise and yoga in NOVA, I am excited about bringing my passion to pranapiloga. Classes with me are playful, informative and alignment based. My practice and work in yoga as therapy are inspired by my primary teachers, Doug Keller and Cora Wen. I believe that yoga is a continuous journey that opens the mind, strengthens the body, and frees the spirit to take on life’s opportunities and obstacles. ERYT500, YACEP

Barbie

Barbie Babcock

Yoga Guide

Barbie has been practicing yoga for 17 years. Her practice has deepened over time spiritually, mentally and physically and has brought her to the realization of sharing the peace and personal growth she has received being a yogi with others. Her unique, joyful style emphasizes the connection of movement with breath, enticing the mind and body to be energized yet relaxed. This will improve focus, strength, flexibility and balance, when done consistently and with intention. Barbie loves to travel; experiencing different cultures and embraces the divine connection in all people whose life she encounters. She truly celebrates the joy of living every day.

Andria Corso

Andria Corso

PiYo Guide

Animal and nature lover, runner, author, entrepreneur, fitness junkie, and life coach are a few things that describe me. I take tremendous joy in coaching people to create amazing and fulfilling lives, careers, and businesses and feel passionately about helping people feel good ‚Äď mind, body, and spirit.¬†I‚Äôve been teaching and coaching for the past two decades and leading a healthy fit lifestyle for my entire adult life. My joy lies in helping others feel good about themselves and their lives and shine their beautiful light in the world.

Michele Bledsoe

Michele Bledsoe

Meditation Guide

In 2012, I started the Mindfulness Practice Group in Culpeper. While there are many different types of meditation, my focus is on the common core principle of how meditation can enhance kindness, compassion, non-judgement, and tolerance. My experience with meditation groups is that when people come together to stop, observe and free the busy mind, then they build a community that is stronger, healthier and happier. I have attended workshops by Jack Kornfield, Tara Brach, Rick Hanson, Sharon Salzberg, and Jon Kabat-Zinn and completed the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Course.

Becki Curtis LMT

Becki Curtis LMT

Relaxation and Therapeutic Massage

Becki is an avid powerlifter and fitness fanatic. In 2015, Becki chose to pursue a career in Massage Therapy to blend her passions for muscular development, fitness, and helping others achieve their goals for overall health & wellness. Becki currently offers relaxation and therapeutic massage services including sports therapy, massage cupping, myofascial decompression cupping, hydrotherapy (heat/cold treatments), trigger point therapy, and more.

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Kimberly Myers

Kimberly Myers

Yoga Guide ‚Äď Sub

Travel, food, wine, beer, yoga, fitness, art, relationships, motherhood, LIFE and LOVE ‚Äď these are the bits that complete me. I lead an authentic life; one where trial and error, cause and effect, nurture vs. nature are the methods of quantifying and qualifying experiences. ‚ÄúDo your practice and all is coming‚ÄĚ is my 2016 mantra. When we practice love, compassion, non-judgment and, most importantly, introspection, we are able to serve others most fully. I share my experiences and knowledge with you as you will receive them. RYT200

Margaret Leary

Margaret Leary

Yoga Guide РSub

I began Yoga in my late forties seeking relief from painful scoliosis. Noticeable relief came in a relatively short time and with amazing benefits. Yoga opened my life to the wonders of natural healing. I am a Reiki Master, a Minister of the Universal Life Church and a “Yoga & Ayurveda Health Educator” thru the American Institute of Vedic Studies. I am presently pursuing a life‚Äôs journey of Jin Shin Jyutsu ‚Äď an ancient light touch healing art of energy movement to assist others with their healing journey. RYT200