Pamela has worked as a mental health therapist since she received her master’s degree in social work in 2005. Pamela has experience working with adolescents and adults with a myriad of mental health concerns, including intimate partner violence, disordered eating and body image issues, experiences of sexual trauma, and symptoms of anxiety and depression. As a registered yoga teacher, Pamela incorporates mindfulness techniques to help clients to cope with various psychosocial stressors.
ALLISON D AYALA
Ally has been studying the mind, body, spirit connection for more than 20 years. She began her journey as a yoga teacher in 2002 and her studies quickly expanded to include integrative yoga therapy, breathwork, shamanic journeying, reiki, astrology, intuitive art, and most recently, coaching. Ally has studied both Astrology and Reiki since 1998, and after a long and winding journey through deep healing, she is honored to offer professional astrology readings and Holy Fire Reiki classes from a place of authenticity and experience. Ally believes wholeheartedly that the answers to each person’s authentic expression lie within the individual themselves. Holy Fire Reiki is a powerful yet gentle way to ignite this inner potential so that each of us can live from a place of joy, passion, and purpose, and Evolutionary Astrology provides a map for the soul’s evolution. All of the services that Ally offers are ultimately self-empowerment tools for the client to evolve into the future they want to create.
Elizabeth Bardelli was a classroom teacher holding advanced degrees from both the Johns Hopkins University and Notre Dame of Maryland University. After a 2009 cancer diagnosis Elizabeth fell in love with meditation after taking a class offered by Dr. Gina Sager at the Hopewell Center. After her full recovery, she began spending a lot of time in Los Angles and was an avid attendee at Guy Douglas’ sound baths. After attending a breathwork class in Malibu, California she was amazed at the immediate transformative effects of breathwork and asked the instructor who was her teacher. Elizabeth sought out Los Angeles breathwork expert David Elliot and finished all levels of his healer training in New Mexico and Joshua Tree. In December of 2017 she started “Baltimore Breathwork” bringing her favorite practices home with her own hybrid creation of breathwork and sound healing. . Her sound healing technique is both highly stimulating and intense using various combinations of crystal sound bowls, rattles, tuning forks, chimes, and a rectangular gong to to realign the mind, body, and soul. She is an avid lover of rock and roll and brings this passion into every class.
ROSEMARY SCAVULLO FLICKINGER
Asian Bodyworker, Meditation Instructor, Mindful Metaphor Facilitator, Temple Gardener
I have been a student of meditation since 1976 when I began practicing under the guidance of a yoga master from India. In the 1990’s I spent 4 years studying Buddhist meditation in Kyoto, Japan. There, I began an in-depth exploration of the healing arts of Asia- shiatsu acupressure, herbalism, tai chi, and qigong. This experience led me to a career in holistic and complementary health care, which includes modalities of shiatsu, lymphatic drainage massage, aromatherapy, and a mindful metaphor process. I also teach meditation for the Kadampa Meditation Center in Baltimore and previously with Johns Hopkins University.
These experiences have deepened my intuitive faculties and my ability to listen openly and to be a guide, facilitating students and clients to their inner knowing and ability to be whole. All of this has inspired me to live a life of service and beauty. I welcome and cherish the opportunity to work with my students with loving kindness.
LAUREN GOING, LCSW-C RYT
Lauren is a licensed psychotherapist and yoga instructor in private practice for over 9 years. She believes that at our core, we inherently want and know how to return to wholeness. Many of the distressing symptoms we experience are intelligent signals from the body, mind, and spirit telling us that we have veered off course internally and/or externally. Lauren specializes in stress, trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, emotional disturbance, and spiritual issues. She uses modalities such as EMDR, EFT, and DBT, as well as somatic techniques such as breathwork, mindfulness, TRE, yoga nidra and yoga. She also assists individuals with the integration of psychedelic experiences. Lauren seeks to create a therapeutic environment that is comfortable and supportive of all. Lauren is LGBTQIA affirming and sees adolescents, teens, and adults at Helia Integrative Health.
JESSICA GROSMAN, MS, RD, LDN
Jessica Grosman is a yoga teacher, as well as a Registered Dietitian, recipe developer, culinary nutrition educator, wife and mom.
Jessica has been practicing yoga for 20+ years, but only within the past few years has found her body’s most suitable practice in Yin Yoga. She has dived into the study of Yin Yoga and continues to increase her understanding of the body more deeply every time she gets onto her mat. It is in the spirit of sharing her passion with others that she teaches Yin Yoga, or Yoga for the Fascia, to students looking for a meditative yet challenging practice.
As a nutrition professional, Jessica’s goal is to educate people, to get them excited and into the kitchen to cook their own food and find better health through the food they prepare for themselves, their family, and their community. Jessica’s interests in cooking and helping others, as well as a deep fascination with the functioning of the human body, led her to the field of Nutritional Sciences. She earned both a BS and MS in Nutrition, prior to completing a dietetic internship in 2001. Jessica fills her time as a recipe developer, cookbook recipe tester, and a nutrition consultant in private practice. She is an aspiring food writer and hopes to write her own cookbook.
When not in the kitchen creating deliciously nourishing recipes or on her yoga mat, Jessica enjoys reading, crafting, exercising, and traveling with her husband and teenage daughter.
Body worker. Healer. Yoga teacher. Sculptor. Mother. Student.
With 20+ years of experience as a practicing registered massage therapist RYT500 and 15+ years teaching yoga, Tami combines her intuition, creativity and understanding of human anatomy to help people feel at home in their bodies.
As a massage therapist, Tami meets clients with a personalized approach to incorporate the whole body into each session yielding physical, mental and emotional ease and relaxation. Drawing inspiration from a variety of yoga styles, including Katonah, Vinyasa and Ashtanga, Tami's yoga students enjoy her creative sequencing to find grounding, strength and grace.
Restore Your Core
Emily is a movement teacher, certified in the Restore Your Core method, as well as a writer, editor, graphic designer, wife and mother of two. After the birth of her children, Emily discovered the healing benefits of alignment, biomechanics, and breath work in her postpartum recovery. This created a deep desire to help other women navigate their own healing. As a movement teacher, Emily loves using mindful and functional movement to empower women as they reclaim their strength and return to their passions. Emily has taught swing dancing, and preschool, and her interests include traveling, hiking, and getting lost in a project or a good book.
Mary Leone (Devi Sopurkh) first came to yoga after a couple of back surgeries forced her to hang up her pointe shoes. It took her a while but she eventually realized “Hey there’s a lot more than just exercise going on here!” That realization motivated her to complete the 200 hour Hatha teacher training at Baltimore Yoga Village. Just one week after graduation she embarked on the 8 month long 220 hour Level 1 Kundalini teacher training at Radiance Yoga in Alexandria, VA. & is currently pursuing the Level 2 certification. It was through kundalini that Mary found her niche within the yoga world, embraced the “Happy, Healthy, Holy” kundalini lifestyle, & is now thrilled to share this powerful & transformative sacred technology. Her spiritual name, Devi Sopurkh, means “one who experiences her divine angelic self by being fully aware that she belongs to the Infinite.” Mary believes in approaching the challenges found in yoga & life with humor, light heartedness, & laughter.
Mindful Leadership Coach and Consultant Tom MacIntosh brings over 30 years of experience leading and developing people and teams, as well as extensive training in psychology, together with a relentless commitment to calling on every individual’s highest potential, or as he calls it, their inner light.
His mission is to restore people and organizations to a state of clarity and calm so they can approach uncertainty and volatility with more compassion, precision and creativity.
Tom’s personal experience with depression brought on by a toxic workplace culture initiated him into a lifelong practice of mindfulness, meditation and relationship to self. It is this merging of the inner world of self-awareness with the outer world that he has found to be the tipping point for better relationships and higher performance. He believes that our capacity to stay curious about ourselves and others is directly correlated to the degree to which we can ignite meaningful transformation.
After 7 years of suffering from depression, Joshua Rothschild was extremely fortunate to meet a teacher who helped him to wake up.
Josh learned the practice of meditation, which changed his outlook, his mind, and his life forever. In gratitude for his own experience, Josh teaches others. He has taught meditation in yoga studios, universities, corporations, jails, schools, and homeless shelters.
He teaches meditation as a holistic practice and spiritual discipline. Josh's classes offer a space for people to connect with others in a spiritual community.
My name is Gina Sager, and I am a retired board-certified general surgeon, named one of Baltimore’s Top Docs in October 2000. I permanently left the practice of traditional Western medicine in May 2002 to explore my long time interest in holistic healing. I have studied and practiced Buddhism in the Tibetan tradition, studied the ancient wisdom traditions including Traditional Chinese wisdom and 5 element theory at Tai Sophia Institute (now MUIH), and completed my 200 hour yoga teacher training in Integrative Yoga Therapy at yama studio in June 2005. I just finished year 1 of the Eden Energy Medicine Foundations training in January 2018.
I have completed several professional training courses with Jon Kabat-Zinn and colleagues at the University of Massachusetts Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society. I have used the wisdom of Ayurveda for personal healing since 2000 and finished a 60 hour professional Ayurvedic Nutrition training course with internationally known teacher and author, Amadea Morningstar.I currently teach Healthy Cooking classes to cancer patients and their families at Upper Chesapeake Cancer LifeNet in Bel Air, MD.
In Ayurveda, it is said that the best physician is one who teaches patients to care for themselves. In this spirit, I believe that my path is to share what I have learned on my transformative journey by offering others sacred space and the opportunity to reconnect with their own deepest nature, and learn to care for themselves using these ancient, holistic practices.
Pamela Tanton, certified qigong teacher, has studied extensively with Master Li Junfeng, qigong master from China, since 2002. She has been teaching in the Baltimore area since 2004.
The system of qigong Pamela teaches is called Sheng Zhen, which means Unconditional Love. Her classes focus on learning the movements in a way that feels good to your body.
I have been practicing yoga and working with both children and teens for over 20 years. With my extensive background in education and outdoor leadership, I have transformed my yogi lifestyle into a passion and a career.
By integrating breathwork and mediation into each asana practice, I focus on meeting my students where they are. With my Baptiste and Zenlife Yoga training, I aim to cultivate an atmosphere where my students feel safe, empowered, and confident that they
have all they need on and off the mat. With fun, challenging and personalized classes, my students’ bodies, minds and spirits leave the studio feeling resilient, inspired and connected.