When I first practiced yoga over 40 years ago it helped to relieve pain in my body and I became more calm and peaceful. I wanted to share my revelation with others and began to teach yoga in a traditional way. Over time the flow of life moved me spiritually so that Jesus became my central focus. Gently flowing yoga has given me a way to flow with God’s spirit to help others.
Christen has been practicing yoga since she first took a class in college and found it to be a beneficial practice for reducing stress and building strength. She is trained in Mindfulness, Mindful Yoga and Trauma Sensitive Yoga. As an educator and consultant, Christen has spent the past 13 years teaching mind/body wellness classes in the school district of Lancaster and other neighboring districts, as well as in community settings. She has worked with diverse populations and all ages and stages. She received her 200-hour Teacher Training at Yoga on Orange and Trauma Sensitive Yoga Training from the Justice Resource Institute in Massachusetts.
Lisa received a degree in Exercise Science from the University of Pittsburgh in 1992 and a degree in Physical Therapy from Chatham College in 1995. She completed 500-hours of yoga teacher training at Yoga Life Institute, ChildLight Yoga teacher training for children and coursework in Myofascial Release Therapy (MFR) with the John Barnes method of MFR. Lisa has recently received a certification as a Roll Model®Method Practitioner utilizing therapy tools for self-care fitness programs.
Pulling all of her background together, she created a class called Therapeutic Movement. This style is gentle and incorporates physical therapy principles and yoga-like positions using a lesson plan with a theme-based approach. Her classes empower students to acknowledge any personal challenges, to honor their bodies, and to allow for adjustments when needed.
Kim is a certified Yoga and the 12 Steps of Recovery Teacher, and a Mindfulness Educator with Wellness Works in Schools. She strives to weave her experience teaching mindfulness, yoga, and breath linked movement with her personal experience of the 12 Steps of Recovery. Addiction has touched her life in many ways, and it is her desire the share the gifts and wisdom that she has received with others.
Kim is known for her authentic, non-judgmental, trauma-informed teaching style and compassion centered philosophy. She encourages growth of both the physical and spiritual self, believing that we are all connected to each other, the community, and the world.