Learn about our Yoga, Pilates and Barre Instructors
Amanda, an avid spinner, discovered barre in 2015 as a way to enhance her riding and fell in love with the small movements, the strength that it built, and the challenge that it presents in each class. She became and SCW Certified Instructor in 2017 and has been teaching ever since. Amanda recognizes the importance of self-care and strives to create a class environment where students can take time to themselves and recharge. Her goal is to show you that you’re stronger than you think and capable of so much more than you realize.
Amanda works as fundraiser for a local nonprofit organization that serves people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Jessica came to yoga 5 1/2 years ago after having her second daughter. It quickly became something that she loved and made a priority in her world. Not only was she feeling better than ever physically, but she was more aware of how important the mind/body connection is. About a year and a half ago she decided to take a leap and began her 200 hour yoga teacher training. It was an indescribable experience and one that she will always cherish. Jessica is currently teaching and exploring other avenues of yoga. Her Main purpose is to share her love with others and open them up to a deeper spiritual connection with themselves.
Sue Bogan is a 500-hour Certified Comprehensive Yoga Therapist and Yoga Teacher with over 16 years of experience teaching yoga. She is A.C.E certified in Group Fitness since 1996, a Certified Balanced Athlete Coach, and is certified in Silversneakers, (geriatric therapeutic exercise), and Body Pump. She has been actively working as a fitness professional for over 25 years teaching physical fitness, health and wellness. During the span of her career she has taught group classes and coached private sessions in a variety of formats to a diverse set of populations including seniors, teens, active healthy members and patients with Parkinson’s disease and other debilitating conditions. In addition, she is a published freelance writer for health and fitness related articles. Outside of the yoga and fitness world Sue is the General Manager at Bella Medspa and enjoys music, pen and ink drawing, writing and spending time with her husband and children.
I’ve been practicing yoga for 4 years, teaching for 3, practicing Pilates for 8 years, teaching for 7. Teaching balanced athlete for 4 years, and new to teaching Barre.
My favorite posture is bird of paradise! I love this because it was something I never thought I would be able to do, I love the challenge of completely integrating mind and breath and body in unison to find balance.
So many benefits to practicing yoga in an intimate environment; no judgement, not intimidating, more willing to take risks, less distraction, deeper connection with one self.
Semis and privates will especially benefit anyone with limitations, as modifications are a focus, as well as the very experienced yogi, that wishes to deepen their individual practice.
In life, we face numerous obstacles and challenges, we face the unexpected, in these times we learn to surrender to the universe, and let go of our need to control the outcomes. We learn to love ourselves fully, and it is then that we are able to offer this love to others authentically. We learn when to press on, when to hold on, when to face fears, and when to just be, and when to let go. We practice these skills on our mats, and slowly take them off our mats, transforming our lives for the better.
In my free time, I love to spend time with my husband, four children and two golden retrievers.
I was a competitive gymnast for Penn State University, where I studied nutrition and exercise science. After graduating, I received my masters in education. Teaching yoga offers me the opportunity to combine my degrees to do what I have a passion for in life!
Beth’s 16 years of classical ballet training set the foreground for her career in group
fitness. She is AFAA certified and has been teaching at various health clubs in the area
since 1999, as well as completing her 200 hour RYT Yoga Certification in 2011. Though
qualified to teach a variety of class types it’s Ballet Barre and weight training styles that
really excite her. Beth is also has a passion for skincare and is a Licensed Medical
Esthetician. With 5 sons to keep up with whether snowboarding, surfing, or on the
lacrosse field it is imperative to live a healthy lifestyle and stay active.