Emily is a certified fitness instructor and personal trainer and has been involved in the fitness industry for over ten years. She loves teaching at MetalMark because the members are great and it’s such a fun atmosphere. Emily is really awesome and everyone should go to her classes to find out for themselves. Funtime for her is going out of town and going to concerts.
Yoga has been integral in Sierra’s life for many years and this practice continues to grow. Her passion for movement extends into a belief that movement can be a form of therapy. She fell in love with yoga when she personally felt its healing effects both on and off the mat. She believes a dedicated yoga practice can heal wounds in mind, body, and spirit. She completed 200 hours of training with Authentic Movements in Costa Rica in April, 2018. Her path as a student and teacher intersect to teach yoga while always furthering her study and knowledge of yoga. A deep sense of gratitude envelopes her for the opportunity to share such a special practice with the world. She loves to create sequences that feel right in the body and help still the mind. She always encourages moving with intention. As your guide, she aims to watch you step off the mat feeling like you were able to release unnecessary hindrances to your mind, body, and spirit system.
Samantha’s yoga adventure started in 2013 when she took her first class and was hooked! Strength, balance, flexibility, breath, community, presence, and so much more all came together in one beautiful practice. She completed her first Yoga Sculpt teacher training in 2014, followed by two more 200-hour RYS yoga teacher trainings: Power Yoga and Hot Power Fusion. When you take class with Samantha, she hopes to inspire you to reach within yourself and find fun in your practice! She also wants to hold a space where people can come to feel grounded, safe, explore their bodies, and push themselves outside their comfort zones to reach new heights in their bodies and minds. Samantha loves that with yoga, there is always something to learn, you can always find room for growth, and you can always use the positive energy that comes with your practice.
Gabriella was born and raised in Italy. She moved to Us in 2015 in Williamsburg VA where she began her Yoga journey. She is very passionate about sharing with people the beautiful gifts that Yoga has brought in her life. She believes that Yoga is much more than a physical activity: Yoga is a path, a life-time journey, a self-inquiry process that helps to know ourselves better, maybe finding our answers to life, maybe learning compassion towards ourselves and the others around us.
Astrid has dedicated herself to the practice, study, and teaching of yoga since 2016. She utilizes Yoga as a mindfulness practice, to release stress and tension, and for mental and emotional wellness. She found yoga as a recovery tool in healing from an injury sustained during her service in the Air Force. Astrid has trained extensively in the study of yoga earning an RYT 500-hour certification and has over 4 years of experience teaching Yin, Vinyasa, Restorative, and Power yoga at gyms, yoga studios, nonprofit organizations, and a rehabilitation and recovery center. Astrid wants to empower her students to bring awareness and meditative practice into their everyday interactions, and to see the benefit of applying their practice in all aspects of their lives. Astrid’s light shines brightly as she shares her joy through teaching yoga. Everyone is welcome to join in this joy as she guides students to move and stretch into their own unique shapes, get out of their heads and into their bodies, strengthen, relax and meditate. She is here to love, serve, and elevate.