Danielle’s 15+ years of teaching in various disciplines yields a distinct blend of yoga and many other healing traditions.
Her style and presence inspire a discovery for the day to day relevance of the practices through intentional and thoughtful direction and attention cues, which allow for an authentic mind body spirit experience and connection.
She also brings to her teaching a 20+ year meditation practice and a serious regard for how this influences her yoga practice, her day to day life and all of her relationships.
While offering her students a vigorous vinyasa practice, she strives to do so within the context of a safe and nurturing space and structure for them to explore with their own curiosity what yoga has to offer them personally.
It is her intention and hope to provide students with an experience that leaves them feeling better than when they came…more vibrant, clearer and more alive!
She completed her 200 hour training with Kim Manfredi at Charm City Yoga and holds a MSW with an emphasis in psychotherapy.
Elizabeth discovered the overwhelming power of yoga 7 years ago at an Anusara studio in Los Angeles. She was immediately drawn to this practice that directly connected mind, body, and spirit; not treating them as separate entities, but one autonomous whole. She believes that breath is the connective substance that brings these parts together and strives to keep this at the heart of all her classes. Elizabeth brings a light-hearted approach to teaching, hoping to help her students achieve not only correct postures throughout their practice but also a sense of fun and play.
Expect to experience upbeat music and maybe even a smile in warrior 3. Though her vinyassa classes can be rigorous she strives to ensure that students have the proper foundation of safe and proper alignment to build a more advanced practice upon. She also enjoys teaching deeply Restorative classes allowing students to focus on meditation and gentle release of muscular tension. Elizabeth is currently studying acting at Towson University. She completed her 200 hr teacher training in 2011 with Kim Manfredi at Charm City Yoga.
Emily teaches an energizing flow that builds body awareness, muscle tone, and soothes the soul. Expect to leave her class sweaty and renewed, with a reawakened passion for the beautiful frenzy that is life. Always a student, Emily believes the day you stop learning is the day your story ends. She has been practicing yoga since 2008 and teaching since 2011 after completing the 200-hr teacher training with Charm City Yoga. Emily has gone on to train with Noah Maze, Kathryn Budig, Julie Dohrman, and Dharma Mittra. She is pursuing a Masters in Yoga Therapy this Fall at The Maryland Institute of Integrative Health.
Hilary started started doing yoga in 2008 when a doctor told her there was no cure for her agonizing plantar fasciitis. Always an active person, she decided to try something easier--yoga. She quickly discovered that all her years of "being active" had not only led to her injury, but to a body with little stamina or flexibility. Yoga turned out to be challenging and rewarding in ways she had not anticipated, and it gave her foot and so much more back to her.
Hilary studied with Bikram Choudhury in Los Angeles and completed the 200-hr teacher training at Charm City Yoga in Baltimore, MD in 2012.
She enjoys sharing restorative yoga with others, especially people new to the practice.
Kypriana (Lala), RYT-200, Reiki Practitioner Level 2, has been practicing Hatha, Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Bikhram, Meditation, Reiki and various types of fitness and healing for over 10 years. She is certified in both YogaFit and traditional Hatha Yoga and has studied healing techniques and taught yoga all over the world, including Egypt, Denmark, the Philippines, Thailand, Laos, Indonesia and India. Kypriana just moved to Columbia from northern India, where she learned and taught yoga at Shiva Yoga Peeth, ashram and yoga school. While in India, she founded the Mango Tiger Charity, which focuses on the redistribution of sustainable material goods for needy children and families. She graduated in 2009 with a BA in Humanities and Communication and a Concentration in Peace Studies. Her special interests are the holistic aspects of yoga such as mind, body and spirit health, group and partner yoga, rockclimbing and outdoor yoga and healing through creativity and the arts. Kypriana hopes to integrate all of the awesome healing and movement techniques from around the world and weave them in to an amazing class right here for you at GoGo Guru Yoga!
Linda brings the yogamind of non-judgment to her teaching, with the yoga philosophy of "Wherever you are is where you're supposed to be." She invites students to challenge themselves when they are ready and to rest when they need to. She studied the eight limbs of yoga with Mara Carico through A.C.E. and was certified in 2002. She has been teaching regularly since then. Linda is also a Certified Health Education Specialist with 40 years experience in education, group facilitation, and lifestyle counseling. She is an American Council on Exercise Gold Certified Personal Trainer and ACE Certified Fitness Instructor with Specialty Recognitions in Nutrition and additional certifications in Yoga, indoor cycling, and Zumba. Linda is an ACE Gold Certified Health Coach, as well as a Certified Post-Rehab Fitness Specialist, and IDEA Master Trainer. Linda is a certified Reiki Master Practitioner (Usui Shiki Ryoho and Lightarian). Her areas of expertise include nutrition, exercise, stress management, trauma, eating disorders, women’s health, body image, and mindbody wellness.
Ling completed her 200hr teacher training under Kim Manfredi at Charm city yoga in 2012. Ling also studied with Kathryn Budig, Shiva Rea, Maria Garre and Michael Caroll. Her teaching is influenced by various yoga styles, including Ashtanga, Vinyasa flow, Jivamukti, Iyengar, Bikram, along with Tai-chi and Qigong. Ling is also an accomplished distance cyclist and a certified spinning instructor.
Ling teaches a flow style of yoga emphasizing "stability over flexibility" and uses the postures to foster within students an intimate understanding of their own bodies. She allows her students to be aware of their physical limitations while supporting and gently encouraging them to express their inner radiance through the asanas. She encourages students to accept yoga as a practice with the self, not against the self or others.
Ling helps students embrace the meditative aspects of yoga which help create and maintain a pain-free body--a side benefit of a clear and relaxed mind. She emphasizes non-judgment and consistent practice, helping students to accept the constant changes within their practice. Her aim is to have students to leave class feeling open, calm and energized.
Michele grew up dancing and teaching in Baltimore, then moved to L.A. in 1998 after receiving a degree in Fine Arts and Dance from SMU. In sunny CA, she fell in love with yoga and had the privilege to study and work with some of the best teachers on the planet today.
She received her 500-hour certificate from YogaWorks (200 hrs with Maty Ezraty (Ashtanga) and Lisa Walford (Iyengar), and an apprenticeship with the gifted Therapeutics teacher, Jasmine Lieb). Michele also completed teacher trainings with Erich Shiffmann and Saul David Raye. In 2003, Michele co-founded and directed Muv Dance and Yoga, and spent 10 years implementing an innovative arts program in hundreds of L.A. schools. Michele created the “Yoga for the Classroom” Program and DVD. She also taught Vinyasa Flow, Prenatal, Postnatal, Kids, and Baby & Me Yoga at YogaWorks from 2005 to 2011.
Classes with Michele are light-hearted, fluid, nurturing, and incorporate Thai Yoga Massage. Michele believes that our bodies are constantly revealing our needs and she loves helping people use breath and movement to listen a bit deeper to find peace, creativity, health, and healing.
Michele recently moved home to Maryland and lives in Historic Ellicott City with her husband and two children, who inspire her daily. Learn more at MicheleBickley.com.
After practicing yoga for nearly 8 years, Nikki received her 200 hour teacher training at Charm City Yoga under Kim Manfredi. Nikki started practicing yoga as a way to continue moving after years of ballet. As time went on, her practice became physically and emotionally transforming. Being on her mat felt like coming home. Yoga has become a great constant in her life – a place of challenge, growth, change and contentment. Nikki enjoys teaching a vigorous, music-filled vinyasa flow class that helps students focus on the details of the poses and their transitions.
Randy is a certified Soul Coach, a Certified Past Life Coach, an Intuitive Counselor, a Feng Shui practitioner, a Healer, and Meditation Teacher. Meditation has been part of his life for many years and is a regular part of his work with clients. He is the author of Eighteen Inches of Courage, which catalogs his journey and aims to help others move downward -- from the head into the heart.
Sandra is a registered yoga instructor, E-RYT® 500, Kripalu Certified Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist. She has been teaching yoga in Howard County and beyond for over 20 years. Sandra is steeped in the Ashtanga yoga tradition, but has also studied with teachers from other traditions such as Iyengar and Shadow Yoga.
She loves bringing students into a fuller understanding of their strength and flexibility. With care and attention to individual needs, she guides student to both to find their peak effort and to completely let go. The ability to find balance both on and off the mat (as well as between effort and ease) is the end result! Read more about Sandra at The Well-Seasoned Woman website.