Meet Our Family
Meet the remarkable women who make this community a joy to be a part of. These divine goddesses are profoundly passionate abut sharing the path of yoga and a compassion for serving humanity. There is no greater group of women in one place in our opinion. These magnificent women are warm, authentic and present every day for our community and we couldn't be more grateful for their contributions to this studio. They are a gift and we love them deeply.
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Beth Safeer (she/her)
Beth brings a light, infectious zest for connecting. She is deeply warm and energetic and her laugh is super contagious. She enjoys sharing the practice with our community and is deeply committed to her own practice.
Cierra Slade (she/her)
Cierra's classes offer a warm, welcoming space to become more present and explore interconnectedness of breath, body and mind. Her principle intention is to share the practice in a way that is accessible to all, to meet people where they are, as they are.
Leah Saliter (she/her)
Leah has a profound joy for a making yoga accessible for ever body type. Yoga Philosophy, intentional movement and radical self-acceptance are always present in her classes. She has a deep passion for sharing the power of rest and stillness and hold space in class for students to connect with their whole authentic selves.
Felicia Ho (she/her)
A breast cancer survivor, she utilized the message of cancer, and her unique background with Asian healing arts as an opportunity to radically change her life and to redefine her life purpose. Teaching qigong presents a perfect amalgamation of Dr. Ho's background, interests, and life passion in supporting the human journey towards greater physical, emotional and spiritual wholeness.
Jessie Kates (she/her)
Our proud & passionate owner, Jessie loves being the guardian of the mission here at SHIFT and the hearts of all the beloved students and teachers who call this place home.
Janelle Peoples (she/her)
Janelle deeply enjoys blending her dancer background into her yoga classes to provide students with a fun approach to movement on their mat. She is committed to providing comprehensive education and holistic health service to ALL with a focus on the BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities.
Kia Locksley (she/her)
Kia has been teaching for 20 years and loves sharing this path with all and showing others what a profound tool yoga is to help you breathe through life's challenges. She put this wisdom to use in her own life after the tragic death of her son. Yoga helped her discover peace again and it has lead her to be of service more deeply now and she finds personal healing and gratitude in every moment on the mat.
Debbie Sullivan (she/her)
Debbie is one of our beloved support teachers you will catch from time to time, caring for our community with immense love.
Latonya Growney (she/her)
Latonya has the warmest heart of all. Her passionate guidance on the mat allows students to arrive into a deep sense of belonging within themselves.
Lisa Rados (she/her)
Leading with the breath, Lisa guides us through a practice filled with inquiry. Lisa believes in yoga as a life practice, one that helps us both physically and mentally to move through life with a greater sense of ease and peace.
Nancy Kochuk (she/her)
Nancy brings such positivity to each and every class. In addition to teaching breath-focused yoga classes, she serves as the volunteer coordinator for the Prison Yoga Project of Maryland.
Margaret Barry (she/her)
Margaret has been an athlete all her life, making her a huge advocate for recovery. She is passionate about myofascial release and loves sharing the practice with our community. She has found yoga to be profound to help her body maintain ease and she find immense joy in helping others find that ease within themselves.
Lori Davis (she/her)
Lori is one of our beloved support teachers you will catch from time to time, caring for our community with immense love.