9 Candice Hennessey, RYT 200, Owner/Founder, Bel Air, MD 11 Emily Glasgow, RYT 200, Studio Manager, Bel Air, MD 8 Jenny Barrett, ERYT 200, Certified Holistic Health Coach, Pilates/Reformer/Barre Instructor, Phoenix 4 Amanda Wagner, RYT 200, RPYT, Yoga Centric Marketing Manager, Aberdeen, MD 6 Jessica Britton, RYT 200, Instructor Pylesville, MD 4 Kimberly DeAngelis, RYT 200, Certified Aerial-Arts Instructor/Pilates, Fallston, MD 5 Maria Fratus, RYT 500, Joppatowne, MD 3 Adonia Garvin, ERYT 200, Rising Sun, MD 5 BJ Hart, RYT 200, Baltimore, MD 3 Amanda Heckman-Pierce, RYT 200, Rising Sun, MD 2 Laura Spencer, ERYT 200, Baltimore, MD 4 Tina Perez, RYT 200, Bel Air, MD 6 Angela Spagna, RYT 200, Bel Air, MD 6 Courtney Stevenson, RYT 200, Baltimore, MD 6 Gina Krause, RYT 200, Bel Air, MD 3 Katherine Will, RYT 200, Instructor, Monkton, MD 4 Alexis Yauch, RYT 200, Community Manager/Teacher, Joppa, MD 0 Annie Koukoulis, RYT 200, Instructor, Abingdon, MD 0 Jen Walsh, RYT 200, Instructor, Edgewood, MD 0 Emily Waite, RYT 200, Bel Air, MD 0 Lauren Nadler, RYT 200, Yoga Centric Instructor 0 Sarah Shpak, RYT 200, Yoga Centric Instructor 9 Candice Hennessey, RYT 200, Owner/Founder, Bel Air, MD After years of sports, high impact exercise and a full life shared with her husband and three daughters, Candice began to explore yoga as a way to ease her busy mind and tired body. After attending hot yoga classes regularly, she quickly fell in love with her practice and the unexpected benefits yoga brought to her life. As her practice took on new form, so did her vision for the future. In 2015, Candice made a life changing decision to leave her 15 year career as a pharma-sales rep & changed gears, by fully immersing her time into the foundation and future of Yoga Centric. Although creating a studio from those qualities that made her most comfortable as a student and not yet a teacher, would be risky, she believed that the busy people of Harford's suburban towns would also see the benefit of having a place where they could just come to relax and "be."   With creativity and the provisions of comfort and ease at the forefront of her mind, Candice has since become a yoga teacher herself, bringing that creative flare to her classes. 11 Emily Glasgow, RYT 200, Studio Manager, Bel Air, MD Emily's journey to Yoga is somewhat of a happy accident. Having never practiced yoga before 2015, Emily was employed at YogaCentric as an studio caretaker and quickly fell in love with the energy and spirituality of the practice. A people person through-and-through Emily knew that she wanted to able to connect with people on a larger scale. In April of 2017 she completed her first certification (RYT 200) and has been working rigorously to improve her craft while also being one of the faces of Yoga Centric as the studio manager. To this end you may see Emily working the front desk, teaching a class, or even on the mat next to you taking a class or four. Emily's guiding philosophy is to always learn and she takes great pride in learning as much from you as you do her. Emily is a well known master chef when she's not in the studio. Although she sometimes feels like the imperfect yogi because of her love affair with the occasional pizza, cheesesteak and fries! In the past 2 years Emily's life has changed so much, as a person, a friend, and a mother, she wouldn't change anything about her past, her present, or whats to come in the future. Those things make her the person she is today! "Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations". 8 Jenny Barrett, ERYT 200, Certified Holistic Health Coach, Pilates/Reformer/Barre Instructor, Phoenix As a mother of three & advocate of healthy & balanced living, yoga has been a part of Jenny’s life for almost a decade. Being an athlete, naturally drew Jenny to the physical practice of yoga. After several years of deepening her own practice, she found herself on the mat to focus more on her intentions and ability to clear her busy mind. In May 2013, she completed her 200 hour yoga certification, with a focus in Ashtanga. She encourages students to find their own practice while guiding them on the mat. Jenny feels that yoga is for everyone and watching students evolve is truly a blessing. You can typically find Jenny in the YC studio, practicing binds with her students and helping her clients deepen their practice through private yoga sessions! Jenny enjoys teaching at every level and has a passion for pose alignment and helping students reach beyond their imagined limits. 4 Amanda Wagner, RYT 200, RPYT, Yoga Centric Marketing Manager, Aberdeen, MD Amanda began with a love to run and push her limits with racing and high intensity training. After injuries and little recovery, she needed to find a balance to all the intensity of her workouts and running. She started a consistent yoga practice while pregnant with her son in 2013, In 2016, Amanda felt inspired to teach and commit to a life anchored by yoga, she earned her 200 RYT at Yoga Centric in Harford County. With a guiding philosophy of always being a student, Amanda has completed her Prenatal Yoga Teacher training as well as Pilates training as a way to teach a well-rounded, alignment-based class. She has a passion to teach yoga to athletes, mamas-to-be, and those looking to incorporate balance and ease with their training and everyday life. Amanda is still busy being a mom to her son, Max, and committed to her graphic design career, but possesses a certain calm. Her classes bring a sense of balance between hard work, self-improvement & exploration to a more peaceful state of mind and being. 6 Jessica Britton, RYT 200, Instructor Pylesville, MD Receiving her teacher training from Charleston Power Yoga in South Carolina, where she lived for three years, Jess returned to her hometown in spring of 2016. After settling in as an instructor at Yoga Centric, Jess continues her full-time career as an elementary school teacher with the Harford County Public School system. Jessica is a huge advocate for fitness and strongly believes that anyone with the will can have an amazing yoga practice. She wants her students to develop self-confidence and love for themselves both on and off the mat. In her free time, Jessica enjoys being with her friends and family, traveling to as many places as she can, and hanging with her chocolate lab, Hurley. Jessica’s gentle & fun-loving spirit is definitely what draws students to her classes! 4 Kimberly DeAngelis, RYT 200, Certified Aerial-Arts Instructor/Pilates, Fallston, MD A Harford County native, Kimberly began teaching yoga and pilates locally more than a decade ago. She wanted to share the benefits she had experienced herself and help others discover what their bodies could do with the right encouragement and technique. Since then, Kimberly has built a strong community of aerial flyers at Yoga Centric, who find her instruction to be creative and inspirational. Her clients particularly love her therapeutic-restorative classes, finding her knowledge to translate naturally to the mat. Kim’s gentle and creative style are the unique gifts she brings to the YC schedule. When Kim isn’t teaching or spending time on her own practice, she can be found hanging upside down, flying or performing on the static trapeze and lyra! When her feet are on the ground, Kim spends her time reading, cooking, relaxing or just hanging with her husband or two beautiful daughters. 5 Maria Fratus, RYT 500, Joppatowne, MD From Maria herself, “Well, let’s just say, I love to move.!” For Maria, this passion started a long time ago. Probably during elementary school, in her living room, where she spent most nights dancing to Elvis records. She never stopped dancing from the time she can remember. She spent her teenage years in a dance studio, training for a competitive dance team, and then as a Carolina Coquette, dancing with the University of South Carolina’s marching band on the football field. Three decades later she still spends most of my time moving her body in a studio, teaching many fitness formats from yoga to dance classes. After discovering yoga in the late 90s, she realized that it was exactly what her mind and body needed, as she found it to be a dance that nourishes and heals. This is what built Maria’s desire to teach. “Everyone, all ages and fitness levels, can benefit from Yoga, and I thoroughly enjoy sharing it with the world!” Maria has a powerful practice, focusing on strength and flow which is evident in YC’s Signature Heat Vinyasa class. 3 Adonia Garvin, ERYT 200, Rising Sun, MD Come rock your Flow - Sunrise Yoga with Adonia! It was Love at first pose for Adonia. Stepping foot in her first yoga class 12 years ago. She found yoga with the intention of getting back into shape after her second child but soon realized there were so many more benefits of yoga then the exterior results. Wanting to deepen her practice and continue to see where the journey would take her, she completed her Vinyasa Flow 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training with Master Susan Smith of One Yoga over 5 years ago to become a Certified RYT through Yoga Alliance. Through the gift of teaching she went on to earn her Accreditation with Yoga Alliance as a 200hr E-RYT. Adonia teaches a lively, sweaty, and FUN class, emphasizing living your life fully and not taking yourself too seriously. With a soulful & invigorating expressive flow she will sprinkle in traditional and playful sequencing along with great music into each class. She encourages students to have a healthy curiosity about their edge, “when we create new edges for ourselves on the mat it trickles out into the world and we begin to create new edges in our day to day lives”. 5 BJ Hart, RYT 200, Baltimore, MD BJ began practicing yoga in 2004 at Charm City Yoga in Baltimore. Right away, he saw and felt the benefits of yoga. BJ practiced intensely for about three years before he decided to become a yoga instructor. BJ received his 200 hour certificate in 2013 and has since taught at several studios in and around Baltimore. BJ believes that the transformative power of yoga reaches far beyond the confines of his mat. BJ teaches out of gratitude and service and hopes to spark and nurture such transformation in others. When he is not on the mat, BJ can be found writing, playing guitar, juggling, hiking and spending time with his son. 3 Amanda Heckman-Pierce, RYT 200, Rising Sun, MD Amanda Pierce has been practicing yoga since 2003. She found yoga in college beginning with a home practice and continued to practice through her pregnancy and after the birth of her daughter. Today, she is still finding yoga’s many benefits for overall health and wellness and sharing them with her students. The link of breath & movement was compelling and inspired her to teach and share yoga with others. Not long after in, 2014 Amanda received her 200 hr certification from One-Yoga of Delaware. Amanda’s passion is helping others enhance their overall health & well-being and is always sharing her fun & loving style with her students. “I came to yoga for the physical practice and through this practice discovered my own individual strength and learned to release and let go. I truly feel that yoga is for everyone and that it will give you the key to unlock whatever hidden potential you might be searching for and in the process you may find so much more. Yoga is a gift that I love to share, so others too can find their inner light and let it shine.” 2 Laura Spencer, ERYT 200, Baltimore, MD While getting her BA of Science in Psychology from University of Georgia, Laura started practicing yoga while working at a yoga/acupuncture center in Athens, GA. Laura was a cheerleader and gymnast throughout her younger years, so she instantly connected with the physical aspect of yoga. However, as Laura learned more about yoga she was drawn to the stress relief and relaxation that yoga offered her. In 2012, after practicing for 9 years, Laura received her 200 Hour YTT certification from Asheville Yoga Center. As a Yoga Teacher, Laura encourages students to focus on alignment in their practice and deeply connect with their movement and breath. Laura creates a comfortable environment for her students where they can open their hearts, relax into each postures and be playful in their own practice. She encourages students to smile and have fun! Laura brings a laid back, playful approach to class, making yoga fun and accessible for every type of body and level. Laura’s practice is a combination of vinyasa and the restorative method of Yin Yoga. She loves working with beginner & intermediate students, athletes, military, kids, pre/postnatal and seniors. In her spare time, Laura enjoys traveling, SUP Yoga, anything outdoors – going to the beach, hiking, skiing, camping, and playing with her fur, kids Isabelle and Cooper. 4 Tina Perez, RYT 200, Bel Air, MD Tina fell in love with yoga in 2012 while searching for an exercise program to help increase flexibility and reduce work related stress. Through the healing power of yoga, she was able to transform her mind and body and give up years of bad habits, including smoking. She encourages her students to embrace the opportunity and sow the seed of their personal intentions. Tina’s instruction is dedicated to providing her students with the power of yoga, the gift of relaxation & the ability to respect one’s body. She completed her 200 Hour Teacher Certification through Yoga on York in July 2014 and currently lives in Bel Air with her family. Working for the fund raising department while also teaching to the patients at Father Martin’s Ashley, an addictions facility. When she is not practicing or teaching yoga, you can find her skating at Ice World, working towards her Adult Bronze MIF and Free Skate tests! 6 Angela Spagna, RYT 200, Bel Air, MD Angela’s love affair with yoga began in 2001 when she took a Hatha yoga elective course in college. However, things only got serious three years later when she joined a Baptiste affiliate studio in Dallas. From then on she’s been hooked! Yoga is a constant in her life and she enjoys exploring all of it’s aspects (physical, spiritual and philosophical) and different formats of yoga. Like most, she was originally attracted to yoga for it’s physical benefits, but it’s the spiritual aspect that keeps her coming back to her mat. Once that spiritual seed took root, Angela realized that sharing the joy of yoga was her true passion. When she moved to Chicago in 2009, her fashion career took a back seat and she enrolled in teacher training with CorePower Yoga. Since completing her power training in 2010, she has gone on to train in Yin and a Bikram inspired Hot Power Fusion format. In each class, she aims to help her students find a deeper mind/body connection through breath work. She believes that it is through the breath that we tap into our inner True Self where our spirituality dwells. 6 Courtney Stevenson, RYT 200, Baltimore, MD Courtney found yoga during a time of great change in her life. She had drastically changed her lifestyle to improve her mental and physical health and along the journey (after many recommendations from a loved one) she stepped onto a mat. On her mat, Courtney could finally step into the stillness, clarity, and power she had been yearning for; she began to internalize peace within herself. Courtney relished in the mind-body connection of yoga as it built upon her academic studies of mental health. Courtney completed her 200-hour certification program through Red Lila Yoga School in July 2016. Off the mat, Courtney enjoys hula hooping, being outdoors, writing and hanging out with her rescue cat.rove her mental and physical health and along the journey (after many recommendations from a loved one) she stepped onto a mat. On her mat, Courtney could finally step into the stillness, clarity, and power she had been yearning for; she began to internalize peace within herself. Courtney relished in the mind-body connection of yoga as it built upon her academic studies of mental health. Courtney completed her 200-hour certification program through Red Lila Yoga School in July 2016. Off the mat, Courtney enjoys hula hooping, being outdoors, writing and hanging out with her rescue cat. 6 Gina Krause, RYT 200, Bel Air, MD 3 Katherine Will, RYT 200, Instructor, Monkton, MD 4 Alexis Yauch, RYT 200, Community Manager/Teacher, Joppa, MD Here at YC, Alexis has come into her practice, which has grown into a lifestyle and inspired the pursuit of a teaching career. Starting with a personal at-home practice at the age of 18, she began to find herself in love with the valuable experiences and lessons that yoga has to offer. From growing up in Pittsburgh to living in Virginia, North Carolina, and now Maryland, Alexis has always been able to rely on yoga to provide guidance along the way. As a recent graduate of YC’s first YTT, you can find Alexis not only teaching at the studio or working as a community manager at the front desk, but also leading Paint Night workshops. Aside from yoga, Alexis loves to paint to express her creativity. She often spends her free time eating tacos and guac with the studio manager Emily! Teaching has flourished into a lifelong journey for her, as she wishes to spread the love of yoga and share the ability to ease the mind, heal the soul, and strengthen the body. Keep it simple, remember to breathe. 0 Annie Koukoulis, RYT 200, Instructor, Abingdon, MD 0 Jen Walsh, RYT 200, Instructor, Edgewood, MD After practicing yoga on and off for nearly a decade, Jen found herself deepening her personal practice at Yoga Centric in 2016. Then a few months later, she enrolled in Yoga Centric’s first-ever Teaching Training— and there was no turning back! At YC, Jen learned that yoga is for everybody and every body, including herself. Jen enjoys teaching yoga to all levels, especially beginners (just say yes to props and modifications!). And she loves restorative yoga— both teaching and practicing— because as a former TV newsroom journalist and marketing account executive, her mind and body are still recovering from living in a constant state of fight or flight! Jen completed her 200-hour certification program in April 2017. Off the mat, she loves reading & listening to podcasts, going to the beach, and hanging out with her husband, stepson & fur babies (1 dog and 3 cats). 0 Emily Waite, RYT 200, Bel Air, MD Student of Nutrition & Dietetics, West Chester University Emily was first drawn to yoga to receive physical benefits but quickly came to find that yoga offered way more. Yoga offered her growth in other aspects of her life that keeps her coming back to her mat. She finds that whenever she steps on her mat there is always something new to discover. She encourages her students to deepen their practice and let go of all expectations! Emily also is currently studying nutrition and dietetics at West Chester University. She loves to share her passion with others and encourage everyone to take on a healthy lifestyle! When she is not on her mat she is either in the kitchen cooking, taking her dog on a walk, or taking a group fitness class. She also is a certified group fitness instructor and a dog lover. Emily hopes to inspire you to reach new limits on & off the mat. 0 Lauren Nadler, RYT 200, Yoga Centric Instructor Lauren is a recent graduate of Yoga Centric's 2018 Yoga teacher training program. She first discovered yoga while in college after suffering a traumatic back injury. Her love of the discipline was further fostered by taking a course in yoga philosophy and Sanskrit. As a health care professional in cardiac care, Lauren has merged her love of yoga and caring for people by introducing mindfulness and meditation techniques to add comfort to her patients. Her classes combine a traditional Vinyasa flow with a modern pop flavor. Lauren has also has a strong background in acro and aerial yoga. When not on her mat or in scrubs, Lauren loves to travel, read and paddleboard with her pup Calli. 0 Sarah Shpak, RYT 200, Yoga Centric Instructor Sarah was first drawn to yoga for its physical benefits. After her first studio class, she immediately discovered the benefits yoga provides far beyond the physical movement of the body. Since then, Sarah has been dedicated to developing her practice. Outside of yoga, she has been teaching students in various settings for the past 5 years. Her passion for teaching and learning is what motivated Sarah to become a yoga teacher, through Yoga Centric during the fall of 2017. Sarah is eager to inspire confidence and self-awareness for her students, as she truly believes this is what yoga brought to her. Outside of her mat practice, Sarah enjoys spending time outdoors on her kayak, hiking in the woods, and watching the birds.

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