Rose completed her 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Certification under the instruction of Faith Hunter, founder of Spiritually Fly™ yoga, and teaches both Hatha and Flow classes to all levels of yogis. Rose, loves being an entrepreneur, a business owner and a yogi. Outside of her studio life, Rose is an avid world traveler, who has dived with sharks in South Africa and nearly drowned in a mud pit in Columbia. Combining her love of yoga with her love of travel, Rose co-hosts an annual fitness and empowerment retreat in Costa Rica, and other locations. She’s also an enthusiastic skydiver, having completed over 20 tandem jumps, and loves to spend time with her dog Kubuki, who you might have the joy of meeting on your mat during one of her visits to the studio!
Born and raised in Tehran, Iran, Rose moved to the United States at age of 17 to attend the University of North Carolina, in Charlotte. She graduated with her BS in International Business and began her career in a corporate banking job. After discovering the corporate world was not for her, Rose earned her MBA and spent a year traveling and exploring the world before finally opening Shockoe Slip Yoga in 2013.
Join her and the rest of the Shockoe Slip crew for some amazing adventures, on and off the mat.
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For Beth, the physical practice of asana (or posture) provides endless opportunities to gain deeper self-awareness through compassionate self-inquiry. Beth encourages her students to practice self-compassion and mental presence whenever they are challenged on the mat. She feels that cultivating mental discipline in the midst of physical challenge allows for the creation of mental space for productive thought patterns to come more easily and naturally as students move through life off the mat. Beth’s classes emphasize safe alignment, mindful movements and transitions, breath awareness, and the use of props or modifications to find individual expressions of each pose. You can expect a challenging and balanced sequence of movements that warm and prepare the body for a final peak pose.
Beth is constantly inspired by the transformational and healing power of yoga on a physical, mental and spiritual level. Other inspirations include nature, the present moment, and the unconditional love she receives from 2 dogs and husband.
To understand Leah’s philosophy of yoga, it is important to understand her vision of simplicity. For Leah, yoga means movement that needs nothing more than one’s body and one’s breath. This simplicity is its elegance, its purity. For Leah, there is nothing more beautiful than guiding a group of individuals moving together as one. Leah has a fundamental understanding that each body is different and truly believes each body can do each pose in its own way and that doing this together is an extraordinary gift. There are so many modifications, so many adjustments, so many approaches to a pose, and Leah works hard to know as many as possible to be able to meet each person where he or she is in their practice.
For Leah, yoga is a moving toward, and that’s where the healing begins. Yoga is about healing from the outside in. Yoga treats the physical body and the spiritual soul as if there truly were no barrier. Leah believes yoga exposes connections between every way of being, from the physical to the emotional to the spiritual giving us a chance to experience the world as ourselves and as more than ourselves.
Leah’s philosophy on teaching yoga is that it’s about allowing the student to discover his or her own body. It is about encouraging each student to be patient through the pressure, to be kind at any hint of pain. It is to initiate the student’s focus on the general pose and to take that focus to the exact alignment to an awareness of how that way of being is connected to the breath, the Earth, to a momentary stillness of the mind. Leah teaches that yoga is ultimately about connection and awareness.
Leah’s class will be vigorous and heated but balanced with the breath, a steady rhythm, and the keen eye of your teacher assisting you find the calm wherever and however you find yourself in a pose. All levels are welcome.
As a trauma informed yoga instructor, Leslie’s mission is to be of service and to spread the healing powers of yoga. She believes that it is through the breath, the body, and the moment that peace can be found. It’s about helping people discover sensation in their bodies no matter what abilities one might have. If you can breathe, you can do yoga.
Leslie’s teaching style is lively and rooted in science and yogic philosophy. Her classes emphasize alignment, functional movements, and the mind-body connection. Favorite yoga pose: vipariti karani (legs-up-the-wall).
Lany’s classes have a quest for freedom and fun, while concentrating on the fluidity of movement with the breath. She believes the discovery of ones own potential for creative energy, strength, and wisdom, can be found through the practice of yoga. Lany has completed Michael Hamilton’s Ashtanga Teacher Intensive and her 200hr Yoga Alliance Teacher Certification. She has attended workshops with several noted teachers including Tim Miller, Kino MacGregor, and Michael Gannon. She is especially grateful for the insight and teachings of Tibetan Lama Dawa Tarchin, Michael Hamilton, Eddie Stern, and Shri Sharath Jois during his tour of the US and the Shri K. Pattahbi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute in Mysore, India.
Lany enjoys gardening and is a continuing student in the study of Ayurvedic medicine and nutrition. She is a native to Richmond, Virginia, and shares her life with her three spirited children, Kyria, Balthazar, and Evangelia.