Meet Our Teachers

 

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Lisa Knuffman, Teacher &  Board Member

Lisa has been practicing yoga since 2001 and completed her 200 hour yoga teacher certification in Pranakriya Yoga in 2009.   She is currently working toward her 500 hour certification.  A mother of three young girls, Lisa is passionate about sharing yoga with children as well as adults.  She believes that yoga can benefit anyone at any stage of life.  Lisa encourages her students to truly honor their bodies as they practice and to listen to the innate wisdom they carry inside in order to nourish the soul, calm the mind, and bring joy into the heart. Schedule of classes here.

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Nell Wood, Teacher

Nell  started down her yoga path in 2001.  She came to yoga as just another way to exercise but it was quickly revealed to her how yoga is so much more than just a way to exercise your body.  With a dedicated practice she has found that yoga has not only strengthen her body but also her mind and soul.  Strengthen in ways that were never thought possible before she found yoga.Nell became a certified Pranakriya Yoga teacher in 2013 and hopes to share her passion and encourage students to explore the ways yoga can strengthen and open body, mind and soul.

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Kathy Abraham, Teacher

Kathy has been enjoying movement through dance and yoga for many years. She became a 200 hour certified yoga instructor in July, 2013. Kathy believes that the soul can be awakened through the energy of movement. Yoga is a gift that can be shared by all!

Katie Funk, Teacher

Following a big wake-up call in 2004, Katie realized at a very deep level that taking better care of herself mentally, emotionally, and physically was the only way she could live an authentic, purpose-driven life with healthy relationships. If she was going to be able to make a difference in the world, she had to start with herself. Thus began her journey of self-discovery and courageous life choices, with yoga and meditation to support her along the way. In 2010, Katie left a successful career in publishing in the Chicago suburbs to buy a home near her parents’ farm and pure maple syrup business in Funks Grove, starting her own business as a freelance editor. A year later, Katie set out to the Sivananda Yoga Farm in Grass Valley, California, where she lived for 30 days and completed her 200-hour yoga teaching certification. Since then, Katie has had the joy of sharing yoga with others, currently teaching classes out of her loft studio in her home in McLean. For information about Katie’s current class schedule, please email her at katiesfunk@gmail.com

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Tonya Keach Moist, Teacher, Founder, & Executive Director

Tonya Keach, certified in Kripalu and prenatal yoga, began practicing yoga in 1997 and teaching classes in 2001.  Her classes blend postures & breathing, as well as reflection, intention, and the occasional chanting. This brings a meditative quality to her teaching style. Tonya’s classes guide students to trust their boundless inner wisdom and surrender to the flow of life moving through them, as them. Students are reminded that yoga is not merely a practice, but also a path. This helps to inspire her students to carry the peace of their practice into their lives, and into the world. Tonya has also proudly been teaching prenatal yoga since 2002. Once introduced into the world of birth, she quickly felt a passion take hold. After over a decade of teaching, that passion has only grown stronger. Visit her website at www.tonyakeach.com to learn more about her weekly classes and alternative medicine practice with The BodyTalk System.