Prenatal Yoga

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Dates
Sunday 04/14/2024 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Tuesday 04/16/2024 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Thursday 04/18/2024 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Sunday 04/21/2024 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Tuesday 04/23/2024 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Thursday 04/25/2024 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Sunday 04/28/2024 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Tuesday 04/30/2024 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Thursday 05/02/2024 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Sunday 05/05/2024 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Tuesday 05/07/2024 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Thursday 05/09/2024 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Sunday 05/12/2024 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Tuesday 05/14/2024 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Thursday 05/16/2024 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Sunday 05/19/2024 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Tuesday 05/21/2024 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Thursday 05/23/2024 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Sunday 05/26/2024 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Tuesday 05/28/2024 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Thursday 05/30/2024 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

Nothing could have prepared
Your heart to open like this.
From beyond the skies and stars
The echo arrived inside you
And started to pulse with life

"Blessing for a Mother-to-Be" by John O'Donohue

Prenatal yoga is a beautiful way to move, stretch and strengthen your pregnant body while building a heart-centered connection to your baby (and to your community!). Join us for a three-week prenatal yoga series to learn practices, tools and techniques to help you connect with your growing baby, address the common physical symptoms associated with pregnancy, prepare for labor and birth, and relax and calm the mind. More specifically, you will learn:
  • A full range of adapted yoga postures to provide comfort, build stability and support the physical changes happening in your body.
  • Breathing practices to promote calm or boost vitality as needed to support you during this time.
  • Pelvic floor practices to promote healthy tone and flexibility.
  • Physical movements including hand gestures/mudras and simple but profound meditations to tend to your emotions and spirit.
  • Deep relaxation and healing practices to relieve exhaustion.


Abbie Libelle

Rita Ramos

Rita is an island girl living the city life. She grew up in a military family and has lived in several places including Florida, the Philippines, Japan, Hong Kong, Hawaii, New York City and now in northern Virginia. Physically being in different environments Rita had to constantly adjust and adapt to change.

Rita is passionate about being outdoors, hiking, surfing, appreciating mother nature and surrounding herself around amazing people. After attending her first yoga class over a decade ago in Hawaii, 

Rita knew yoga would be another passion of hers and a very important part of her life. Yoga helps Rita feel centered and grounded. Rita turns to yoga to calm her mind through everyday challenges and working in an intense corporate world.

Rita is an RYT-500 and RPYT with the Yoga Alliance. She completed her 200-hour training in Rishikesh, India at Shiva Yoga Peeth and 300-hour training in Brooklyn, New York at Shaktibarre. Rita has a curious mind and her continued education certifications are from the Veterans Yoga Project Mindful Resilience & Compassion Fatigue Training, Connection Coalition Trauma Informed Outreach Training, LoveYourBrain Yoga for Traumatic Brain Injury Training, Shaktibarre Blissflow Training, The Roll Model® Method Training, Corporate Yoga Teacher Training with Samantha Harrison, and Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training with Clare Ryan. Rita was initiated in the First and Second Degree of Reiki, the Usui System of Natural Healing (Usui Shiki Ryoho), administered by Brian Brunius from the NYC Reiki Center.

Rita applies the yoga teachings, philosophy, and asanas as she navigates through life and is here to share stories, talk about life, and create a comfortable and open space to guide you in your yoga practice.

Lynne Vasiliadis

A native of Fairfax, VA, Lynne has a background in classical ballet and a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. She was first introduced to yoga in the mid-90’s to help alleviate back issues.

In 2013, she began classes at Beloved Yoga and fell in love with the challenge and grace of the asana practice, the vibration of mantra, and the silence and stillness of meditation. Wanting to deepen her knowledge, she completed her 200-hour YTT certification under the mentorship of Maryam
Ovissi. Lynne discovered that yoga is a journey within. It is the practice of living more fully in the present moment and returning again and again to the breath and the wisdom of the heart.

Lynne’s classes are a graceful flow of breath and movement. She focuses on alignment, offers customizations, and creates space for students to discover their own inner teacher.

When not on her mat, Lynne enjoys the outdoors, spending time with her family, and reading. She is deeply grateful to all of her teachers for their wisdom and guidance, to her family and friends for their support, and most especially, to her loving husband for encouraging her to pursue her
passion.

Alyson Maclatchy

Aly believes that yoga wakes us up! Yoga invites us to embrace ourselves as whole beings while encouraging us to refine; always. It is the way we engage with everything that informs and empowers the way we live. She also believes deeply in the medicine inherent in the natural world that is accessible by simply paying attention.

Aly received her 200 hour certification through Frog Lotus International Yoga School under Vidya Heisel. She completed a 72 hour anatomy intensive from the Anatomy School for Yoga Teachers in New York under Jason Brown. Aly will always consider herself first and foremost a student of yoga and of being a teacher of yoga. She attends classes, workshops, intensives, and trainings whenever possible. Her teaching continues to be influenced by teachers like Marni Sclaroff, Tara Judelle, Elena Brower, Tiffany Cruikshank, and Darren Rhodes.

As a teacher, Aly intends to create a safe space that encourages practitioners to have an experience of themselves. Her classes are intelligently sequenced and infused with intention, breath awareness, body alignment, and lots of smiles.

You will most likely find Aly in the woods, dancing, studying “green witcheries”, meditating, or being a goofball with her son, Tommy. Visit Aly online at www.gratefullyrooted.com.

Christina Unger

Christina began her journey into the world of yoga over 15 years ago and although she expected it to impact her external body, she never realized how it would put her in touch with her heart and spirit. She believes that  the philosophy of yoga was a part of her all along.


Yoga balances the analytic and artistic sides of Christina. She worked as a Nurse Practitioner in Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases for 13 years,  and her love for science is balanced by her passion for nature, art, and dance. Her yoga practice is inspired by her training in ballet and the multiple styles of yoga she has studied over the years, as well as her experiences as a Nurse Practitioner. She also finds inspiration for her classes by being outside in nature. 


Her wish is to use her experience and knowledge to guide students toward optimal wellness through gaining awareness of body, mind, and spirit.


When not at yoga, Christina gravitates to the water  with her love, Christopher, where she finds peace and a sense of wonder. She also enjoys being outside on her bike or playing tennis. She loves spending time with her family.


Over the years she has been inspired and taught by many  talented teachers. She completed her 200 hour training at Easton Yoga with Alicia Rambo Wozniak.  She has attended workshops with Sean Johnson,  Max Strom, Jamie Elmer, Elena Bower, Jason Crandall,  Sean Corne, Jurian Hughes, Natasha Rizoupoulis, and David Swenson. She extends gratitude to all her teachers.


“I continue to go with the flow… who knows where the current will carry me?”


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