Tiffany’s classes are inspired by her teachers, her students, her practice, and the natural movement of the people and world around her. Her classes offer a blend of functional movement, long held postures, and fluid vinyasa. She views yoga as an artistic discipline which gives us the opportunity to explore and experience our full potential, feel at home in our bodies, and to find enjoyment in the simple things. Tiffany has been practicing since 2003 and teaching since 2008 and has dedicated over 1,000 hours to the study and practice of yoga. She has grounded knowledge in Hatha, Vinyasa, Ashtanga, and Restorative Yoga, along with meditation, pranayama, and philosophy. She is currently enrolled in Tiffany Cruikshank’s Yoga Medicine program, where she is learning to apply therapeutic yoga within her vinyasa practices as well as in private settings. In addition to her yoga studies, Tiffany has studied and practiced massage therapy and is a former dancer of ten years. Her passion to learn is an extension of her passion to educate others so that they can find wellness and peace.
Jess first found yoga around 20 years ago. A former dancer turned gym-rat, Jess was living in London, feeling increasingly like she’d lost something in her body, and she told a friend she needed more flow in her life. That friend happened to be a yoga teacher, and so began Jess’ journey with this practice. Starting with Ashtanga, Jess literally found her flow at Flow Yoga in Leesburg, where she received her Yoga Teacher Training in Vinyasa Yoga in 2013. Jess finds great joy in teaching and feels blessed to have had the opportunity to share this practice in her own community - at the Lovettsville Community Center for the last 4 years, and now at Lotus Town! Jess has a PhD in Social Anthropology, and in her day job works at the International Center for Research on Women in Washington, DC. She lives in Taylorstown with her husband, son, two cats and a wolfdog named Shasta.
Jennie was introduced to yoga in her twenties through various home videos just as a way to stretch after her gym workouts. When she took her first studio class, she was amazed that subtle adjustments with a word from the instructor could completely change the way a pose felt, and that each class left her with a feeling of energetic calm. It wasn’t till years later, after a steady practice had helped her maintain mobility through several tick-born illnesses that Jennie truly appreciated what an important part of her life yoga had become, and knew she wanted to help others find this path to physical, emotional and spiritual wellness. So, in 2016 she completed a 200-hour teaching certification through Flow Yoga in Leesburg and has been teaching since. Jennie continually seeks to develop as a yoga teacher through regular home practice, studio classes and workshops with a variety of teachers. She’s very excited to teach in Western Loudoun where she lives in Purcellville with her husband, 2 teens and 2 dogs named Siena and Cinder.
Ari Van der Burgh
Yoga came into Ari’s life in 2005. As an Equestrian athlete, yoga has helped with her riding by allowing her to work on strength and flexibility. It has also helped build confidence. Coping with the aftermath of a brain injury as well as a very severe case of Lyme disease, yoga has truly been a life send.
Over 10 years ago, a friend suggested to go with her to a yoga class. That sparked a passion which led her to seek her Teacher Certification. Her goal has been to share the benefits of yoga practice with others. She completed her RYT-200 at Inner Power Yoga with Ursula Cox and then with having a major love for inversions, decided to go for her 300hr in Ireland with Bryce Yoga. She looks forward to sharing her passion and enjoyment of yoga and its tremendous healing power with each of you.
Dave was initially drawn to the physical benefits of yoga in 2013 as another discipline to add to other physical fitness activities. It soon turned into a way of life. What was once a simple physical practice has become a spiritual journey as well. The concepts of self-compassion, remaining present, and finding balance between effort and relaxation have changed his life.
Dave completed his 200 hour training in February 2016 in Baptiste Power Vinyasa style. He is also a certified yin, yoga nidra, and restorative yoga teacher.
gloria westerman- front desk support
That wise old saying; “When the student is ready the teacher will come.” is how yoga came into my lap. I fought it for years as I was all about sweating and grueling through workouts. One day yoga again knocked on my door and this time I said “yes”. That was it, I was hooked. That was over ten years ago. It has been a wonderful yoga journey and yoga is now an integral part of my life. Not only do I benefit from the doing of yoga, I enjoy the yoga community that a yoga studio fosters. I have found joy by being a part of this community and in providing energy to the studio through front desk support for the teachers and yogis.