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Kelly Armstrong – E-RYT® 500, C-IAYT Certified Yoga Therapist, YACEP®, YogaShak Co-Owner

Secret super power: Belly rolls. I love dance and movement! In addition to yoga, I have studied Martial Arts and Belly Dance.
Best advice: Make time for self-care.
Worst advice: Keep your friends close; Keep your enemies closer.
Makes you laugh: Life ~ I believe a healthy dose of laughter is integral to making it through this life with an open heart and clear mind.
Turns you on: Authenticity!
Favorite moment in a Yoga class: When you feel a “shift”….typically happens when you least expect it and finally let go of striving/expectation, then “BAM!” it happens and your like “Mmmmmmmmmmm……….”
Trainings: Dynamic Power Yoga Plus! with Suze Curtis; several 200® RYT Vinyasa Yoga programs, Yoga Therapy with Wisdom Method School of Yoga. I have had the honor of studying with Bryan Kest, Erich Schiffmann, Ricky Tran (to name a few) and I continue to learn as a consistent student of Yoga.
Guilty pleasure: Chick-fil-a Frosted Lemonade.

Patti Ragone – E-RYT® 500, YACEP®, YogaShak Co-Owner

Secret super power: I can find fun and laughter in everything!
Best advice: “Don’t take yourself too seriously.”
Worst advice: “Use your head, not your heart.”
Makes you laugh: Jimmy Fallon, Will Ferrel & Kevin Hart.
Turns you on: Kind, compassionate people and really loud music!
Favorite moment in a yoga class: I really can’t name just one, I am blessed.
Trainings: Oh so many and I am so grateful for them all!
Guilty pleasure: Chocolate, peanut butter & coconut protein shake.

Annie Larson – RYT® 200

Secret super power: I have great weather while on vacation karma.
Best advice: Find your joy and follow your passion.
Worst advice: Anything that starts with “You know what you should do…”
Makes you laugh: Game nights with friends and family—charades or Pictionary.
Turns you on: A brilliant mind.
Favorite moment in a Yoga class: The moment just before shavasana.
Trainings: 200 RYT and a bunch of workshops.
Guilty Pleasure: Shopping for antiques.

Cindy Rigoli – RYT® 200

Secret super power: I can move mountains (of laundry)
Best advice: Don’t Settle!
Worst advice: Don’t give to charity, save it for yourself, you’ll need it later
Makes you laugh: My boys (they’re so funny!).
Turns you on: Cooking shows I love Paul and Mary
Favorite moment in a Yoga class: The moment when you forget everything else and just breathing in the pose.
Trainings: 2018 Yoga Shak YTS 200 and 2015 Drishti Yoga YTS 200.
Guilty Pleasure: Good cheese, crusty bread and wine; also ANYTHING chocolate.

Claudia Callahan – RYT® 200

Secret super power: I can make the best guacamole in the world.
Best advice: Don’t use the word HATE, it only brings negativity to you.
Worst Advice: Wait for tomorrow.
Makes you laugh: My family and friends. Also when I’m nervous.
Turns you on: Coffee with creamer.
Trainings: RYT 200 hr
Guilty pleasure: Hershey’s Cookies and Cream candy bar, Toblerone, or Dove bar with chocolate and Almonds

Colleen McHale – RYT® 200

Secret super power: Ability to participate in multiple conversations simultaneously.
Best advice: “This too shall pass.”
Worst advice: “Just do it.”
Makes you laugh: Will Ferrell, Maya Rudolph and toddlers.
Turns you on: Leonardo DiCaprio and clearance sales!
Favorite moment in a yoga class: Savasana after an 8hr workshop with 400 people.
Trainings: RYT 200 hr
Guilty pleasure: The Real Housewives of anywhere….

Glenn Payne – RYT® 200

Secret super power: It’s at full strength only when I’m near or on the water…
Best advice: Always be present and live in the moment.
Worst advice: There’s always tomorrow.
Makes you laugh: People enjoying “Trust Yoga” (a.k.a., AcroYoga)
Turns you on: A playful and caring spirit
Favorite moment in a yoga class: When my eyes close and my Breath takes over…nothing else matters!
Trainings: RYT 200 hr, Paddle Board Yoga Certified, AcroYoga
Guilty pleasure: Chocolate Cake, Cheese Cake and Bread Pudding…(Judgement-Free Zone)

Jenny Moore – RYT® 200

Secret super power: Calm – I am very calm, rational, and easily diffuse stressful situations.
Best advice: “You must love in such a way that the person you love feels free” Thich Nhat Hanh – I apply this to everyone I love and hold dear to me, I never want to hold someone back.
Worst advice: “Fake it till you make it” – It is okay to not be okay, take the time to feel, you grow from this space.
Makes you laugh: Physical or witty humor, especially when it is least expected and always at the most inappropriate of times, nothing makes me laugh harder!
Turns you on: Warm positive energy, passionate people, I’m drawn to these vibes
Favorite moment in a yoga class: Savasana, all day, every day.
Trainings: Yogashak RYT 200 Teacher Training
Guilty pleasure: Naps – I power nap every day, sometimes as little as 15 minutes, sometimes longer, it’s my reset button.

Jessica Gomez – RYT® 200

Secret super power: Making people feel and look Beautiful. In addition to yoga I am also a certified hairstylist.
Best advice: “no amount of regret can change the past and no amount of worry can change the future.”
Worst advice: Wait Till Tomorrow.
Makes you laugh: Literally Anything and everything. I’m a goofball.
Turns you on: Great finds in the clearance section and FOOD.
Favorite moment in a Yoga class: That moment when everyone is moving and breathing together as one.
Trainings: 200 RYT and a bunch of workshops.
Guilty Pleasure: White cheddar popcorn

Natalee Mapp – RYT® 200

Secret super power: Making Wine Disappear.
Best advice: Before you talk, LISTEN. Before you react, THINK. Before you spend, EARN. Before you criticize, WAIT. Before you pray, FORGIVE. Before you quit, TRY.
Worst advice: Never go to bed angry.
Makes you laugh: Anyone who doesn’t take life so seriously…my husband’s one liners when I least expect it and when he acts like a big kid, our kids interactions with each other, intoxicating girls weekends, cutting up with coworkers, replaying memories with friends and making new ones, and a few tv shows (Fixer Upper, SNL, The Big Bang Theory).
Turns you on: My funny, smart, and selfless hunk of a husband…and the beautiful life we have been blessed with.
Favorite moment in a Yoga class: Each time I connect with my breath and rediscover the comfort, energy, and clarity it can bring. And when I discover something new in a pose I have done many times before.
Trainings: Lifepower 200 Hour YYT
Guilty Pleasure: Anything dark chocolate!

Natalia Bykova – RYT® 200

Secret super power: Family travel agent.
Best advice: Be kind to people and to yourself.
Worst advice: “Time heals all wounds” and “Try to fit in”.
Makes you laugh: My kids, my dog.
Turns you on: Intelligent and humble people.
Favorite moment in a Yoga class: Feeling inspired by your teacher.
Trainings: RYT 200 hour training and continuous learning every day.
Guilty Pleasure: Tea with chocolates.

Shreya Patil – RYT® 200

Secret super power: I’m easily amused and entertained.
Best advice: No act of kindness is ever wasted.
Worst advice: Sleep when you’re dead.
Makes you laugh: My husband
Turns you on: Kindness
Favorite moment in a yoga class: When you feel your movement and breath flow together as one.
Trainings: YogaShak RYT 200
Guilty pleasure: Dark Chocolate and Keeping Up with the Kardashians

Theresa Nie – RYT® 200

Secret super power: Teaching math and making it fun for kids!
Best advice: Pray continually.
Worst advice: You don’t need to wear a bike helmet.
Makes you laugh: Watching my cat, Pi, randomly try to hide in my backpack or in a shopping bag.
Turns you on: Sunrise runs or bike rides with my husband.
Favorite moment in a yoga class: Finding peace and strength as I breathe and let go of any worries.
Trainings: YogaShak RYT 200
Guilty pleasure: Dark roasted coffee with coconut oil and cocoa powder

Sarah Vogel – RYT® 200, RPYT® 85

Secret super power: I can fold a fitted sheet…folding laundry is cathartic to me!
Best advice: You can’t pour from an empty cup.
Worst advice: Pain is weakness leaving the body. (Maybe that’s not necessarily advice, but it is an awful expression)
Makes you laugh: My two wild toddler boys!
Turns you on: My husband, a good {non-toxic} candle, really good quality body care products, consignment clothing stores, a good church sermon.
Favorite moment in a yoga class: Quieting my mama brain and giving full attention to my breath and body.
Trainings: RYT 200 hr, RPYT 85 hr, postnatal yoga teacher training, baby & me yoga teacher training, and lots of workshops!
Guilty pleasure: Netflix, almond milk lattes, and hot baths in the middle of the day when the kids are napping!

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