Angela Phillips, Director/Owner, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT
Angela has been yoga inspired since she first read Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda in 1976. She has trained in many styles of yoga and opened the studio in 1994. She is a Barratt Breathwork® Teacher at the Barratt Breath Institute and in 2016 completed the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course with Rebecca Eldridge. Most recently, Angela received her Yoga Therapist certification and is accredited by the International Association of Yoga Therapists. Angela's Yoga School has been offering Yoga Alliance approved certifications to those interested in deepening their practice or becoming yoga teachers since 2008. Angela also owns and directs Angela Phillips Cooks, a cooking school dedicated to teaching students how to prepare local, organic, sustainable, and beautiful food.
Katie Kramer Escobar, E-RYT 500
Katie is a 500 hour graduate of Angela Phillips Yoga Teacher Training. Katie has had the honor of not only studying with Angela Phillips but with Rod Stryker and Sarah Powers. Katie's greatest teacher, Edward, has been with her since 1998 and he continues to be her inspiration as she practices compassion, love, and patience everyday. Katie is the Inlet Fitness Director of Yoga.
Gabrielle Gerard-Jenks, RYT 200
Gabrielle is certified in the KaliRay method of Hatha Yoga and her primary teacher of Tri-Yoga, Martha Hamilton, guided her in a somatic approach to yoga practice. She recieved her 200 hour yoga teacher training with her sister Anna Pittman. She is a Barratt Breathwork® Teacher at the Barratt Breath Institute and has studied with Kathleen Barratt since 1993. Gabrielle has a thriving BreathWork and spiritual mentoring practice along with offering training and certifications in Breathwork. Gabrielle and Angela have been dear friends and soul sisters for over 20 years and consider one another each others teacher!
April Mitchell, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT
After completing her 200 hour Yoga Alliance teacher training, April completed her 800-hour Yoga Therapy training in 2016 with the Wisdom Method School of Yoga. She also received her certificate in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction in 2016 and continues her studies of the body and mind.
Venessa has been a student of Angela Phillips since 1999 and completed her 500 hour certification in March 2014. Yoga teaches her something about life and herself every time she gets on the mat. She is grateful for the inner journey and the stillness that yoga reveals to her and carries that energy off the mat and into the universe.
Maggie LeFante, RYT 200
Maggie made a commitment to deepen her practice in 2015 and completed Angela Phillips’ 200 hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training. She once again is deepening her commitment to herself and her students and will begin the 500-hour program in September of 2017.
After practicing for a year in NYC, Sarah received her 200 hour teacher training. She continued to study under a multitude of teachers including Sam Chase and Yancy Scot Schwartz. With a Dharma influence in her practice, Sarah’s classes seek to open doorways to endless possibilities for all her students physically, mentally and spiritually on and off the mat.
Chelsea is a Yoga Instructor, Health Coach and Soul Realignment practitioner. She trained in the traditional Indian style of Hatha in Kerala, India at SivaSoorya Divine School of Yoga under the instruction of Guru Soorya Raviji. Chelsea believes that an empowered life comes from within, and this power is triggered to express itself through the practice of yoga.
Summer Dawn Paradiso, RYT 200
In 2015, Summer completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training with Diane Malaspina. She continues to study yoga with some well known teachers including Irene Papas, Jason Crandell, and Liz Arch. Summer regularly offers workshops at the studio to support students with the more challengingng yoga asanas.
Stephanie Granger, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT
My first yoga experience was 'reggae yoga' in 2008, and I continued exploring studio classes with Sivananda, Dharma Mittra, and Prana Flow influences. After an around-the-world trip, I settled at an ashram in India where I completed my 250-hour Yoga Teacher Training from Yoga Yida Gurukul. Since then, I've earned certifications in Prenatal Yoga, Stand-up Paddle Board Yoga, and my 500-hour through Integrative Yoga Therapy. I am now a certified Professional Yoga Therapist through the International Association of Yoga Therapists. Working with special populations cements my belief that yoga should encourage healthy, graceful aging for an abundant life. The sooner we can identify our habits, the sooner we can re-pattern and evolve for optimization. I've taught from Nicaragua to Indonesia, and I'm grateful to be back in my hometown of Virginia Beach where Mother Ocean inspires me everyday. In my classes, I emphasize alignment, breath work, authenticity, and playfulness. Variations are offered to encourage practioners of all levels.