Certified Personal Trainer, Wellness Coach, and Yoga Instructor
+ Alicia's Biography
As an avid exerciser, Alicia was originally drawn to the practice of yoga for the physical challenge of classes like power yoga. Her practice has grown to include a greater focus on mindfulness, breathing, self-study, and aspects of yogic philosophy that can be practiced daily off the mat. Whether students are interested in physical challenges, or mindful and spiritual practices, they will find it with Alicia.
Alicia has 17 years’ experience in the fitness industry. She completed her 500-hour teacher training program through YogaFit. She is also a Certified Personal Trainer, Wellness Coach, Corrective Exercise Specialist, Fitness Nutrition Specialist, Mat Pilates Instructor, and Adaptive Athlete Coach. She is currently pursuing a certificate in Ayurvedic Lifestyle Coaching. She combines her years of experience, education, knowledge, and passion for fitness to help others improve their lives. Her clients and students range from teenagers to seniors, and athletes to new moms. Whatever their needs or goals may be, Alicia shows them how the practice of yoga, physical exercise, and healthy nutrition, can enhance every aspect of daily life. She has helped people alleviate pain, improve their health, and increase their energy.
She guides students safely through Vinyasa (flow), gentle stretching and chair yoga classes, and relaxing restorative yoga. All classes include breathing techniques, mindfulness, affirmations, and yogic philosophy for the modern yogi. Alicia’s classes bring strength and balance to the body and inner peace to the heart.
+ Leah's Biography
Leah was initially drawn to yoga because of the deep relaxation and peace that came with savasana ('nap' at the end)! The therapeutic nature of the strengthening, stretching and balance that came with yoga is what held her as an avid yoga student for many years. She recently completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training at Beloved Yoga. She brings her background training in massage therapy and meditation into her yoga classes.
+ Angela's Biography
After trying her first yoga class in 2006 Angela was hooked. Discovering the challenging yet accepting environment that yoga provides is what lead her to pursue her 200RYT through Yogafit. Always in awe of how yoga meets you where you are mentally, physically and emotionally she strives to bring her love of yoga to the classroom. Guiding students through creative sequences, connecting movement and breathe and encouraging self-discovery and modifications on the mat so that our yoga begins to move off the mat as well.
Angela also enjoys playing with her puppy, spending time with her husband and four children and traveling whenever possible. Newly vegetarian and currently studying to be an Ayurveda lifestyle coach, still growing and changing, as she enjoys sharing health and fitness with others.
Certified Personal Trainer, and Yoga Instructor
+ David's Biography
David is an enthusiastic practitioner of yoga, and is now a new teacher of yoga as well! He has been practicing yoga for 16 years, and got his Yoga Alliance, 200-hour certification to teach yoga in 2017. David learned to teach yoga from a couple of his favorite yoga teachers, Rachel Perez and Alexandra Patton, in a program at one of his favorite yoga studios "Yoga Time Studios" in Purcellville, VA. David's loves slow, meditative Hatha and Vinyasa flows with emphasis on deliberate movement and breath. He believes that yoga should be simple, and comfortable, but not too easy. =)
David also brings other professional experiences to the mat, including 17 years as a personal trainer, 14 years as a massage therapist, and 10 years as a Thai Massage practitioner.