Teri practiced in college, but back then all she knew about yoga was asana, but she loved how the poses worked her body. Throughout the next 20 years her practice was spotty and still all asana. For a while, Bikram was her style of choice. Then came power yoga… after that a gifted teacher helped her realize yoga is so much more than constantly striving. Teacher training in Spain, with Vidya from Frog Lotus in Massachusetts, taught her about the sutras and the limbs of complete yoga. Teri’s approach as a teacher is definitely flow oriented with adaptations always encouraged. Breath yoked with movement brings one to be mindful of the body’s talk. She is a bit Iyengar-ish about alignment because she feels injuries happen when we ignore structure. One must listen to this physical intelligence and not strive in every class all the time.
Nicole Montanarelli has been a student of yoga for the past 16+ years. She has been teaching for 6 years now and has received her 200 hour teaching certification from Yama Yoga Studios in Maryland. She has her 500 hour certification throught the Himalayan Institute. She is insured and part of the Yoga Alliance. Nicole has studied asana (postures) through various Yogic traditions including Iyengar, Baptist, Power yoga, hot yoga, Hatha, Integral, vinyasa, therapeutic, and senior chair yoga. She is certified through the YMCA to teach group fitness classes, has CPR certification through the red cross and is a Silver Sneaker Yoga Stretch instructor through Highmark Blueshield's Silver Sneaker program. She also has experience teaching yoga to adults with special needs and children and pre-teens. Nicole has graduated with High Honors form Clayton College of Natural Health and Healing with a BS in Natural Health and Healing. She believes that one must work with the body, mind and spirit to achieve health and wellness in this lifetime. Nicole uses a combination of yoga, individual self study, diet and education to help empower her students and clients to regain the joy and freedom in thier lives that they desire. Working one on one with clients and creating a joyful, non-judgemental, loving atmosphere, Nicole accompanies her clients on thier journeys and provides support and understanding along the way.
Nicole also is an ordained minister through the Universal Life Church and is availabel for baby blessings, weddings, funerals, and all other spiritual occasions.