SARAH BRANNAN BUNGER Horne
Yoga Enthusiast, Business Owner, Virginia Tech Graduate, Mama of two, and 200-E-RYT, Sarah Brannan Horne is the Founder of Hanover Yoga, and native of Mechanicsville. She has been practicing yoga for over 10 years and teaching for 6 years. She studied the art of yoga through a comprehensive, inspirational, and personalized yoga course in Cahuita, Costa Rica at The The Marianne Wells Yoga School. After graduating from the program, she is now registered through the Yoga Alliancein the USA (200-E-RYT). She formerly taught Vinyasa and Power Yoga classes at Uttara Yoga Studio in Roanoke, VA, and since 2015 has opened a studio in Hanover, VA to deepen her practice, study the anatomy of the body, to meet other yoga instructors and like-minded people, and share her experience as a yoga practitioner. Her approach to yoga is to quiet the mind to reduce stress, and to create balance and alignment within the body to prevent injuries and increase overall health. Sarah teaches Vinyasa and Ashtanga Yoga classes at the studio. Sarah is also available for private yoga sessions.
Mera began practicing yoga in 2008 but was called to teaching in 2015 after learning yogic philosophy from her teacher Al Abbott. She attended teacher training at the Integral Yoga Center of Richmond and Satchidananda Ashram under her teacher Nora Vimala Pozzi and her primary mentor Nitika Achalam. She’s deepened her practice and teachings with particular inspiration from her teacher J Miles.
Mera’s classes are lighthearted, fluid and warm with an emphasis on alignment and self expression. She has a special interest in creative flows and studies Iyengar-alignment. Modifications to advance or soften can always be explored. Special populations are always welcomed and supported in her classes. Mera has taught over 1,000 hours at Hanover Yoga and with special populations. She is Yoga Alliance E-RYT-200 and a certified Integral Yoga Teacher. She’s so grateful to this community for allowing her to share and serve.
Spiritual seeker, wife, friend, Project Yoga Richmond Ambassador, native of Richmond, and 500-RYT, Billie Carroll. Billie has had an on and off again love affair with yoga for the past 30 years. She considered herself married to yoga when she got her first certification in 2015. She has traveled to the birth place of yoga in Rishikesh India to study Sattva Yoga with one of the most respected yoga gurus of our day Anand Mehrotra. Her passion is making the healing power of yoga accessible to all. She works with diverse sections of the population and her classes are geared for everyone and every BODY. She is certified in Hatha, Sattva, Yin, Restorative as well as Yoga of 12 step recovery and trauma informed yoga. Billie teaches Embrace Your Body Workshops for Women and Yin Yoga at the studio.
Improve-tu Comedian and 200-RYT, Lauren Vaughan. Lauren developed a love for yoga during the early years of college. The time spent in a yoga studio helped her to find better way to manage her stress and find calmness in her life. In the fall of 2014 she took a leap of faith and decided to enroll in a 200 hour teacher training program at Zenya Yoga Academy in Newport News, Virginia. Now a Yoga Alliance certified 200 hour yoga teacher, her hope is to help her students find their own peace and clarity on the mat. She aims to create classes that make her students feel strong and confident, and walking out the door feeling happier and stress free. To keep up with Lauren, you can find her on Facebook as “The Twisted Yogi” and her website at http://www.thetwistedyogi.net/. Lauren teaches Hatha Basics at the studio.
Meet Tiffany. Hairstylist | Yoga Teacher | Bodyworker! Her whole life has been a life of serving. After 15 years behind the hairdresser chair, she began her path as a yoga instructor receiving her 200-hr Yog Teaching Certification in Hatha Yoga from Om On Yoga in 2016, studying under the infamous J. Miles. She then landed her first teaching opportunity at Hanover Yoga where she truly began to grow as a teacher and human. March of 2018 she took a leap of faith and bought a one way ticket to Peru Not really knowing why, she then began her journey into a complete discovery of the Self. While in Peru she studied plant medicine and dived deeper into her Yoga studies by finishing another 200 hr intensive training by Semillas Con Yoga in Vinyasa Flow and Raja Yoga. While in her training she learned much about Pacha mama (mama earth) giving and receiving offerings. Reiki. Crystal Therapy. Tantra. Energy Healing and Bodywork. These healing modalities were her calling and what she had been longing for for so long. The Energy and Bodywork is a very spiritual practice. Done on a comfortable mat, clothes left on and it becomes a moving meditation from there. The Bodywork is a beautiful compliment to the everyday yoga practice. Now back home in Virginia she continues her studies with her home teacher Damion Bond. Studying herbal steaming and combining that with the Energy work. In January 2019 she began her Ayurveda studies with Katie Silcox New York best times selling author of the book Healthy, Happy, Sexy. She is passionate about womans health and guiding women to a softer human experience. If you are interested in any services or having a consultation you can reach her at 804-386-2299 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Musical engineer and 200-RYT, Andrea Stefl. Andrea is a 2016 graduate of YogaWorks Certification program. She is also a graduate of VCU’s School of the Arts, and is a big believer in the correlation between a strong yoga practice and creativity. Her personal practice, and what she likes to share with others, is all about a strong foundation, and customization! Everyone’s practice is a bit different, and no two bodies are alike, so Andrea is also a huge supporter of using yoga props. As T.K.V. Desikachar once said about his father’s approach to yoga. "It is not that the person needs to accommodate him or herself to yoga, but rather the yoga practice must be tailored to fit each person." Andrea teaches an Iyengar-approach to Hatha Basics (using props to support the body) and Vinyasa Basics at the studio.
It is her love for yoga that brought Roslyn Marwood to teaching. It is her passion for yoga that motivates her to share her experience and knowledge with others. With the guidance and support of teacher Andrea Bleck-Smith CYT, 500 E-RYT, YACEP, C-IAYT, at Heart of Yoga Studio, Roslyn became a certified 200-RYT, in the Himalayan Tradition, certified with Yoga Alliance
Roslyn's classes are lighthearted with gentle guidance, encouragement and a bit of laughter woven in. It is so important to not take yourself too seriously. We tend to be so serious in our daily life, it is
nice to be able to come to yoga class with compassion for ourselves and a sense of humor. I believe this is what helps to enrich our practice and ourselves. Roz teaches Vinyasa Yoga at the studio.
Mechanicsville American Family Instructor, Amazing Mother, Mindfulness Teacher, and 200-RYT, Sherry Klauer. Sherry has been teaching group fitness classes for three years here in Mechanicsville. She is a certified ACE Group Fitness Instructor, ACE Personal Trainer, Spinning Instructor, RRCA Distance Running Coach and a 200-RYT (registered yoga teacher). Sherry has been practicing yoga for over 10 years and believes that in our fast-paced society nurturing mind, body and spirit is vitally important to maintaining health and happiness. When she isn’t on the mat she spends her time running with friends, experimenting with vegan recipes in the kitchen or camping with her husband and three children. Sherry teaches Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction classes and workshops at the studio as well as other workshops at the studio including Yoga For Runners!
Julian "Juju" Desta
Julian J. Payne "Juju" was first introduced through a friend to the style of Yin Yoga in 2007. After developing sciatica Julian returned to his practice of Yin yoga with amazing self healing results.Julian has since continued his practice of this style of yoga and has further pursued his interest by completing his 200-RYT training through Karuna Yoga. After completion of his training Julian is continuing his study of Yin, Restorative, and Hatha Yoga with intention to spread these wonderful healing practices to all who seek interest. IyinI yoga is Julian's practicing philosophy of the which he introduces these various styles of yoga through his diverse cultural living practices. Julian also specializes in various sound therapy techniques which is incorporated into his classes.
As a Licensed Massage Therapist, 200-RYT/Registered Yoga Teacher, Certified Personal Trainer, and Certified Health Coach - Amanda Myers has you covered on all aspects of the health & wellness front. Focusing on strength, alignment, and balance in your wellness routine and beyond, she is completely committed to helping you find your healthy place using an approach from all angles. Amanda started out as an average athlete in high school, and quickly turned into a runner post graduation. Needing compliments to this sport, she found yoga, cross-training, and healthy eating. Not only did including these things into her routine make her a more balanced athlete - but a more balanced human being. Follow Amanda on her website and social media!!