Classes & Services for Body, Mind and Freeing Your Spirit  

Key Memberships

Member Kripalu Teachers Assocation 



 
International Association of Yoga Therapists

International Association of

Yoga Therapists


 



 

 

Integrative Yoga Therapy
 

 

 

 

 

 

National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

 

 

 
 

The Dream Team 

  • Lauren Anderson
  • Hannah Baumgardner
  • Mark Bell
  • Crystal Cook
  • Master Jeff Cook
  • Lisa Danahy
  • Colette DiTullio
  • Bonnie Elliott
  • Maria Fortino
  • Lauren C. Fulbright
  • Rhonda Gallagher
  • Caroline Hesse
  • Nancy Jones
  • Chris Kahn
  • Katherine 'Kat' Katz
  • Bernadette O'Donnell
  • Susan Maneechai

  • Catha Pavloff
  • Michael Peterson
  • Alicia Reilly
  • Taylor Sherman
  • Jon Waterman
  • Molly Yasi

Certifications

 

KYT=Certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher

 

RYT=Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance

 

E-RYT=

Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance

 

500=Professional Level (the highest highest level of certification sanctioned by the Yoga Alliance)


IAYT=International Association of Yoga Therapists


C-IAYT = Certified Yoga Therapist, International Association of Yoga Therapists

 

MAYA=Mid-Atlantic Yoga Association

 

CMT= Certified Massage Therapist

 

NCTMB=Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork


YA - Yoga Alliance


YACEP - Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider

The Dream Team

Meet Our Wonderful Instructors & Healing Arts Service Providers!

Experienced.   Well-Trained.   Professional.   Dedicated.   Caring.   Holistic.

The teachers and healing arts professionals at Dream Yoga are the best! They have training in a variety of yoga, meditation, massage, acupuncture,  and other holistic disciplines that are proven to enhance health, well-being and personal transformation. All have made their yoga or meditation practice, and/or the healing arts service they provide, central to their lives. For us, teaching yoga and meditation, and providing a healing arts service…is simply sharing what we love and what we know works.

 

Most of Dream’s yoga teachers are trained in the tradition of Kripalu Yoga—a yoga practice that teaches the basic mechanics of yoga postures and breath…while encouraging inner focus, feeling, and mind-body awareness.  Kripalu Yoga is often referred to as "the yoga of life."  Many also have additional training and experience in using "yoga as medicine" or "therapeutic yoga."

 

It is our pleasure and blessing to serve you.


The Dream Team by Service

Dream Studio Director & Management

Yoga, Tai Chi

 Special  Courses

 

Group & Private Session

at the Studio or at Your Location

Meditation

& Yoga Nidra

Hypnosis

EFT (Tapping)

NLP, HNLP &

Life Coaching

Dreamwork

Yoga Therapy

Massage

Nutritional

Therapy

Bowen Therapy Reiki & Other

 Healing Arts

Director

Luann Fulbright 

 

Children's Program Manager

Lisa Danahy


Dream Shop Manager

Rhonda Gallagher


Marketing Manager

Lauren C. Fulbright

Lauren Anderson

Hannah Baumgardner

Master Jeff Cook

Lisa Danahy

Colette DiTullio

Bonnie Elliott

Maria Fortino

Lauren C. Fulbright

Luann Fulbright


Caroline Hesse

Nancy Jones

Katherine "Kat" Katz

Susan Maneechai

Catha Pavloff

Michael Peterson

Alicia Reilly

Nevin Turk

Molly Yasi


Luann Fulbright

Jon Waterman 

Lisa Danahy

Bonnie Elliott

Lauren C. Fulbright

Katherine 'Kat' Katz

Taylor Sherman

Mark Bell

Crystal Cook

Luann Fulbright

Chris Kahn

Bernadette O'Donnell




 



Luann Fulbright

 Luann Fulbright, Yoga, Yoga Therapy, Dream Interpretation

Dream Yoga’s Founder

& Director

 

Creator of the

for-credit yoga

program at

George Mason University

 

 

Email Luann

Call Luann

703-448-YOGA

                (9642)

703-917-0067

 

 

 

 

 

How has your yoga

helped  you?! 

What practices have helped you most?

Luann wants to know.

She's working on a book to help students of yoga develop a

well-rounded home practice for greater peace, health and joy.  Share your yoga experiences with

Luann to help

others know the

many and diverse

gifts of Yoga and

Meditation.

 

Certifications:  M.A., C-IAYT (International Association of Yoga Therapy-Certified Yoga Therapist); IYT-500 (Professional-Level Integrative Yoga Therapist); KYT-500 (Professional Level Kripalu Yoga Teacher); E-RYT 500 (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance);  500 YACEP (Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider); Dynamic Gentle Yoga (80 Hours); Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra Instructor (40 Hours), and Advanced Level Reiki Certification in the Usui System of Natural Healing. In 2017 at the sacred site of Moray, Peru, Luann was initiated by Q’ero elder Don Sebastian Flores of the Incan lineage as Pampomesayoc (Earth Keeper).

 

Professional Affiliations: Member & Certified Yoga Therapist, International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT); Kripalu Yoga and Ayurveda Association (KYAA), national Yoga Alliance (YA)

 

Provides:  Yoga and Meditation Instruction--Groups & Privates, Therapeutic Yoga, Life Coaching  and Dream Interpretation for Individuals and Groups

 

Luann has been practicing meditation and yoga since 1975 and teaching since 1999. Her teaching reflects her years of studying a variety of yoga and meditation styles with some of the nation’s foremost instructors. These include Kripalu/Pranakriya Master Teacher Yoganand Michael Carroll; Jonathan Foust, founder of the Mindfulness Training Institute of Washington; Judith Lasater;  Betsey Downing, founder of The Health Advantage Yoga Center; Doug Keller; Advaita and Kashmiri yoga master Richard Miller; Chakra system author Anodea Judith; Viniyogi's Lex Gillan and Stan Hafner; Hillary Blackton; and the Swamis at Satchidananda Ashram/Integral Yoga Center.

 

In addition to being a Professionally certified Kripalu Yoga Instructor, Luann also completed an 80-Hour certification in Dynamic Gentle Yoga; a 200-Hour certification in the Iyengar style of hatha yoga; and spent two years in The Haden Institute’s Dream Interpretation Group Leader Certification program. She is acknowledged as a Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher, E-RYT 500 by the national Yoga Alliance. She has also completed her 500-Level Certification as a Professional Yoga Therapist in Joseph LePage's Integrative Yoga Therapy program.

 

Luann is amazed at what meditation and yoga can do for the body, mind and spirit. She began  these practices at l, like many do, to better manage stress. Yoga has also helped her overcome physical challenges—including arthritis, pleurisy, a painfully swayed back, and a torn meniscus. Even more, yoga has strengthened Luann's love and sense of awe. Her goal as a yoga teacher and therapist is to inspire her students to embrace yoga as a tool to help them become healthier. To make their bodies more limber and strong, their hearts more open and joyful, their minds more clear and calm.

 

Luann loves sharing the gift of yoga and its profound healing effects with both beginners and advanced students of all ages, shapes and sizes in both group classes and private sessions. She wants to break down the perceived barriers people have to doing yoga...so everyone--despite limitations--can practice and receive its many benefits. She has used the tools of yoga and meditation to help people manage and heal pain (in their back, shoulders, hips, knees, feet, etc.).  She’s helped students with poor posture, sciatica, scoliosis, fatigue,  asthma, insomnia, infertility, menopausal and mensus issues, pregnancy, post-natal recovery, organ prolapse, anxiety, panic attacks, depression, high blood pressure/hypertension, weight loss, hyper- & hypo-thyroidism, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, plantar fasciitis, more.

 

A journalist and former communications director and university instructor, Luann is committed to personal, one-on-one communication with her students.

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Lauren Anderson



Certifications: 200- KYT, 200- RYT, LifeForce Yoga Practitioner - Level I,  Kripalu Yoga in the Schools Teacher Training

 

Professional Affiliations: Member, Kripalu Yoga and Ayurveda Association (KYAA)

 

Provides: Yoga Instruction for Children, Teens and Adults

 

Lauren was first drawn to yoga after discovering its healing ability for anxiety and depression, which she has experienced after undergoing a major life trauma.  Lauren believes that, through movement and breathing, you can connect with your true feeling self, something more intuitive and loving than the thinking self.  Continuously coming back to her mat to connect with her true self, Lauren has experienced more acceptance, peace and joy in her life.

 

Lauren’s hope in teaching is to cultivate a space for her students of all ages to tap into the natural energy and light inside of them, while showing them that non-judgmental awareness and breath can move you through any physical, mental and emotional pain.  Lauren teaches all levels of Vinyasa and in these classes she aims to show students how dynamic flow and movement - especially paired with adequate cool-down and relaxation - can bring a new awareness to the creativity, joy and love that is sometimes stuck within you. Sometimes you only need to get moving to release some of it!

 

Lauren is so excited to also share the benefits of yoga and breathing to young yogis - teens and children! She utilizes the skills learned in Kripalu's Yoga in the Schools Teacher Training program to connect with teens and children on their level and offer age-appropriate tools to manage their emotions and stress levels.

Knowing that many students come to their mat to heal, Lauren utilizes the concepts of her training in LifeForce Yoga, yoga to manage the mood, to meet her students where they are - mentally, physically and emotionally. Use of  movement, breath, sound, mudras, relaxation and guided imagery helps students move from the anxious or depressed state to a more peaceful space beneath the current mood.    

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Hannah Baumgardner




Certifications: B.A. in Religion; Kripalu Yoga Teacher (KYT-200); Shake Your Soul: The Yoga of Dance ® Teacher

 

Provides: Yoga and Meditation Instruction; Shake Your Soul® Instruction

 

Hannah began her journey with meditation and the study of religion in college. She experienced her first silent retreat with the Insight Meditation Community of Washington in 2011, and has been practicing meditation, yoga and dance since. After college, Hannah spent six months living and volunteering at Dream Yoga Studio’s “Mothership”—Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health. Kripalu will forever be a home away from home, because it opened a yoga pathway for Hannah that she had never experienced before: Meditation in Motion.

 

The Noon Dance classes at Kripalu were her favorite because they were the practices where she felt most free and present. Hannah returned to Kripalu to receive her certifications as a Kripalu Yoga Instructor and in Shake Your Soul® (one of the types of Yoga Dance taught at Kripalu with a primary focus on fluid movement from the inside out, like meditation in motion), which she has taught at Dream Yoga. Dream Yoga has been her Kripalu home since leaving the Center, and she feels grateful to be able to teach in a space she says “brought me into my heart and tenderness.”

 

Hannah offers yoga and dance practices to help each student open more to their present experience. She creates a safe space for students to explore their edge and move closer to the knowledge that they can hold all of their self, no matter the situation. She seeks to help students ground and bring awareness and insight into daily life. Hannah loves constantly learning and realizing new (well, really old) things. In addition to continuing to study movement therapy, she is pursuing spiritual studies and bringing yoga and mindfulness techniques to the workplace.

 

Keep your eyes open. You never know when something that seems entirely insignificant will split your whole world wide open into eternal delight. ~ Adyashanti



Mark Bell

Certifications:  CMT, NCTMB

 

Provides:  Healing Arts—Therapeutic Deep Tissue Massage & Body Work, Sports Massage Therapy, Swedish Massage, Cranial-Sacral Therapy, Chakra Balancing

 

Mark Bell has more than 30 years experience with 20,000 "bodies under thumb, forearm and elbow” in sports and therapeutic massage. He's known for his ability to use deep tissue massage to help people recover from injuries and muscular strains and perform better in athletic competitions. Regular massage, he has found, can cut the recovery time from surgery and strenuous activities by up to 80 percent! 

 

Mark, a Dream Yogi since 2003, has been an active member of the National Capital Area Sports Massage Team (NCASMT) for 17 years. This group of sports massage therapists provides services for 100-mile races, marathons and triathlons. For 10 years, he was the men's massage therapist at the Pentagon.  Mark, an 18-year member of AMTA (the American Massage Therapy Association), also brings in other healing modalities as needed to increase, balance and remove blockages from a client's energy system.

 

Mark holds a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting. As a former accountant, he understands the stresses and strains desk, computer and other office work puts on the body. He enjoys helping folks work out what he calls “OWies”… however they got there! 

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Crystal Cook

Certifications:  CMT (Certified Massage Therapist); NCBTMB (certified & licensed by the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage); Insured through The Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP); Certified in Prenatal Massage Therapy; Licensed with the Virginia Board of Nursing (License # 0019010801); Student Educator of Infant Massage through Infant Massage USA

 

Memberships:  American Pregnancy Association

 

Provides:  Healing Arts—Swedish through Deep Tissue and Trigger Point Massage; Hot Stone Massage; Prenatal and Post-Partum Massage; Infant Massage & Parent Infant Massage (privates and workshop training)

 

Crystal graduated from Heritage Massage Institute in Falls Church, VA in 2005 with a certificate in Massage Therapy & Bodywork.  A 720-hour state-accredited program that included Anatomy, Physiology, Kinesiology, Pathology, Swedish, Sports, Trigger Point Therapy and Deep Tissue courses.

 

Crystal has since obtained her National Certification in Massage & Bodywork and is registered with the NCBTMB.  As a nationally-certified therapist, she provides many different types of massage techniques that will help to improve your physical, mental and emotional state caused by your daily stress. During the course of your massage. she will use different treatment options that best suit your individual needs.

 

Crystal specializes in prenatal and post-partum massage. Her goal is to provide nurturing mind and body care to women before, during and after their pregnancy. To continue working with mothers after delivery, Crystal has completed certification as an Educator of Infant Massage through Infant Massage USA. As an instructor, Crystal enjoys educating parents and caregivers on how to massage their infants; as well as getting to share this amazing moment in their lives.






Master Jeff Cook

 

 

 

Certifications:  Master Level ranking in Kung Fu & . Master level degree in Herbal Medicine


Provides:  Group & Private Tai Chi, Qi Gong & Other Chinese  Martial Arts Classes; Body Mechanics & Corrective Functionality to Improve Balance, Posture, Flexibility & Strength for All (including Seniors); Self-Defense Instruction for Adults and Teens


Master Cook is a four-decades long practitioner of Chinese Martial Arts. He was greatly privileged to have studied under several of the highest ranking Chinese Martial Arts Masters to have taught in the United States. These included a Mainland China All China Champion, a Taiwan Champion, and a Director of the World Kung Fu Federation. He is himself a lineage holding Master of one of the several Kung Fu systems in which he has achieved Master level rank during his decades of study. He is extremely well-versed in the real, ancient Wei Chi, Nei Chi, and Qi Gong exercises handed down from Master to student, in some cases for near 2,700 years. He is highly educated in various forms of meditation and holds a Master level degree in Herbal Medicine. Master Cook is an expert practitioner and instructor of Nei Chi, Tai Chi Chuan and Qi Gong.

 

Master Cook's students are amazed at the gains they see from their practice—not only continuous improvement physically, but in their levels of ease and confidence. They say,

“Knowledge, superior teaching skill, patience, empathy and humor: Jeff imparts these characteristics and talents in each class he teachers. I always look forward to participating in his class.” – Susan O.

 

 “Author and educator William Arthur Ward once said, “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” Grandmaster Cook is all of these when imparting his vast knowledge of the martial arts. He is clear, understandable, and he does inspire. I highly recommend him.” –Tim O.  





Lisa Danahy

 

Certifications:  200-Hour Pranakriya Yoga Instructor; E-RYT 200; Prenatal Yoga, Pranakriya; Kripalu Yoga in Schools; Radiant Child Yoga; Dynamic Gentle Yoga; Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra; Approved Trainer, Office of the State Superintendent of Education, Division of Early Childhood Education (OSSE/ECE) for the District of Columbia


Professional Affiliations: International Board of Certified Trainers; National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC); Yoga Alliance, and the Kripalu Yoga and Ayurveda Association (KYAA).

 

Provides: Private and group yoga instruction at Dream Yoga Studio, and brings Dream Yoga classes offsite to schools, businesses and organizations throughout the DC area, specializing in yoga for teachers, parents and children of all ages. Some classes offered include Yoga for the Overworked Professional (gentle stretch & strengthening), Yoga Parties for Kids & Adults, Preschool Yoga, and Family Yoga Dance (an interactive combination of traditional yoga postures with modern dance designed to improve health and strengthen the connection between adult and child).

 

Lisa began her yoga journey in 2001 as a student of Dream Yoga Founder and Director Luann Fulbright. Recognizing immediately the physical benefits of yoga and gradually uncovering its profound spiritual dimensions, Lisa was moved by her practice of Kripalu Yoga. Her busy life as a mother of two boys, active community volunteer, and full-time professional in the fields of human resources and early childhood education often relegated Lisa's yoga practice to the sidelines. However, the mat kept calling her back. In 2011, driven by the desire to bring yoga into the lives of the students and faculty at the Friendship Children's Center where she was Executive Director for almost 20 years, Lisa completed her 200-hour training in Pranakriya Yoga, a classic form of yoga taught in the tradition of Swami Kripalu. For the next three years, she further expanded her ability to support growing families with certifications in Prenatal Yoga, Kripalu Yoga in Schools, Radiant Child Yoga, Dynamic Gentle Yoga, and Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra.

 

Lisa believes that yoga is a practice that brings strength, joy and richness to life. Yoga is a building block for creating a community of active, aware and compassionate citizens. Lisa’s long-time interest in serving children and families is supported by a BA in Psychology, with an emphasis on Child Psychology.


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Colette DiTullio

Certifications: B.A., KYT-200, RYT-200, Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra, Therapeutic

Yoga for Seniors Professional Training/Duke University/Integrative

Medicine, Dynamic Gentle Yoga

 

Professional Affiliations: Kripalu and Ayurveda Association (KYAA),

Yoga Alliance, and International Association of Yoga Therapists

 

Provides: Yoga and meditation instruction for groups and private students, inlcuding

Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra

 

Colette, a certified Kripalu Yoga Instructor, has practiced yoga for over 15 years and enjoys sharing the benefits of yoga with others whether they are new to yoga or experienced. In addition to her training through Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health,Colette has completed the Therapeutic Yoga for Seniors Professional Training at Duke University/Integrative Medicine Campus. She continues her studies, attending workshops with a variety of master teachers.

 

She enjoys working with seniors and strongly believes that yoga is a wonderful way to heal body mind and spirit and to prevent illness. She believes in a holistic approach to well being and believes that, through proper nutrition, movement, breath work and meditation, one can achieve a healthy well-balanced lifestyle. There is no better investment than in one's health!

 

Colette feels that a consistent yoga practice benefits people of all ages and activity levels and strives to provide a welcoming, safe and noncompetitive class where students feel comfortable and enjoy themselves through mindful exploration of movement and breath. She recognizes that each individual experience is unique. Her hope is that each student will have a never-ending yoga journey that will help them to live a life of greater ease in a positive, happy, peaceful manner.

 

Colette comes to teaching yoga after a career in the commercial interior design field. She’s a mother of two grown sons, an avid gardener and community volunteer.

 

  


Bonnie

Elliott

Certifications & Training: MSW; Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy - RYT-200; Therapeutic Yoga for Seniors - 87 Hours – Duke Integrative Medicine; Structural Yoga Therapy - 12 Hours; Vertebral Column: Anatomy, Asana & Therapeutics and Experiential Anatomy – 40 hours - Judith Hanson Lasater; Osteoporosis Principles for Practice - 6 hours – Sara Meeks; Integrative Restoration - iRest Yoga Nidra - Level 2 - 64 hours; Hips, Pelvis and Low Back Anatomy – 10 hours – Julie Gudmestad; Yoga for Parkinson’s Disease - 40 Hour Certification

 

Professional Affiliations: Yoga Alliance (YA), International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT), Registered Practicing Member - International Yoga Association (IYA), Northern Virginia Fall Prevention Coalition (NVFPC)
 

Provides:  Therapeutic Yoga Classes and Private Sessions, Specialized Yoga Workshops, iRest and Classic Yoga Nidra

 

Bonnie is certified as a teacher of Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy, the only psycho-spiritual based yoga in the U.S.  In addition, she has extensive training in therapeutic yoga that meets the unique needs of the aging body and mind.  She continues to enhance her expertise through study with nationally renowned yoga teachers including; Betsey Downing, Judith Hanson Lasater, Ellen Saltonstall and Amy Weintraub.

 

Her classes are designed to address health challenges such as: high blood pressure, osteoporosis, heart disease, osteoarthritis, COPD, joint replacement, and Parkinson's disease.  Bonnie’s teaching experience includes yoga classes for Boomers & Beyond: Dream Yoga Studio, senior centers, Sommerset Retirement Community, the Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area and Inova HealthSource.  This fall, Bonnie begins providing yoga through Fairfax County's Independent Living Project.  She is collaborating with a local healthy lifestyle professional and a Tai Chi instructor to build the Northern Virginia Osteoporosis Resource Center. 

 

Bonnie’s passion is sharing her knowledge and experience with others to ignite their curiosity and participation in the amazing journey of self discovery that can lead to balance, harmony and contentment.  She has found that the unique approach of Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy is the perfect forum for investigating our inner wisdom and applying what we discover to our everyday interactions to live a life that is rich and meaningful.   Bonnie’s classes facilitate students’ self-directed process of exploration while providing a safe space for students to learn from their own inner wisdom.  She encourages students to observe their unique experience - their highest authority, and to be empowered by that learning to change and grow.  As Carl Rogers said, “It is experience that I must return to again and again, to discover a closer approximation to truth as it is in the process of becoming me.”

 

 As a practitioner of yoga since 2003, asana, pranayama and meditation practices with their multitude of benefits have become an integral part of Bonnie’s daily lifestyle.  She is a strong believer in cultivating a well-balanced lifestyle that encompasses all aspects of physical, emotional and spiritual health care; and continuously seeks information on traditional and innovative practices that enhance well-being.  Bonnie is committed to serving others through sharing newfound possibilities with each and everyone with whom she has the privilege of teaching and learning from.

 

Also an EAP professional, Bonnie provides individual counseling, post-trauma intervention, management consultation and organizational development services.  She has conducted trainings for employee groups including: Stress Management, Balancing Work and Family, Dealing with Difficult People and Healthy Lifestyles.

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Lauren C. Fulbright



Certifications:  M.A., 200 E-RYT (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher), 500-KYT Professional Level Kripalu Yoga Teacher, RYT-500; Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra Instructor; Five-Element Yoga Instructor; Kripalu Yoga in the Schools; Dynamic Gentle Yoga; and Radiant Child Yoga; Advanced Level Reiki Certification in Usui System of Natural Healing

 

Professional Affiliations: Kripalu Yoga and Ayurveda Association (KYAA), and Yoga Alliance

 

Provides: Yoga and Yoga Nidra Guided Meditation Instruction for Teens, Tweens, Children, Families and Adults (Group Classes, Privates, Off-Site, and Parties); Freelance Musician/Music Booking (for a variety of venues, including yoga studios/events); and Life Coaching.  Private Yoga Instruction includes Pre-Wedding Yoga for reducing stress and increasing joy.

 

After beginning her yoga practice as a teenager, Lauren quickly fell in love—finding that yoga helped her manage stress, the pressures of schoolwork, body image issues, and to feel more confident both on and off the mat.

 

Over the past decade, she has experienced firsthand how yoga can be a vital component in balancing the everyday pressures, work stresses and activities of a busy and fulfilling life. With the dream of extending these benefits to others, Lauren completed her 200-hour yoga teaching training under Kripalu Master Teacher Jovinna Chan. She completed her 300-Hour Kripalu Teacher Certification with a special focus on Guiding Meditation for Transformational Yoga; Instructing Yoga for Special Populations; and Leading Kripalu Vinyasa, Advanced Asana and Pranayama.

 

The daughter of Studio Director Luann Fulbright, Lauren is excited to be teaching at Dream Yoga, and enjoys bringing her love of creative languaging and expressive music to both her vinyasa flow classes for adults and children's/teen programming. She is especially delighted to teach tweens and teens, as she has had a long-held interest in working with young people.

 

Lauren also supports the Studio on the business side as Dream’s Marketing Manager. She holds a B.A. in Psychology from Randolph-Macon Woman's College and a M.A. in Journalism and Public Affairs from American University.

 

Lauren hopes to share with both her students and the wider Dream community how the regular practice of Kripalu Yoga, Yoga Nidra and the yogic lifestyle can help you make lasting changes, find balance and peace, pursue your calling, and build a full and beautiful life.

 

In addition to teaching yoga and Life Coaching, Lauren is a professional singer/songwriter and journalist in the DC area. Visit her at www.laurenfulbright.com and find her on facebook at: www.facebook.com/laurenfulbrightmusic. For music booking and other inquiries, contact laurenfulbrightmusic@gmail.com


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Caroline Hesse

 

Certifications:   500-Hour Bikram Yoga Teacher, 200-Hour Pranakriya Yoga (Kripalu-inspired training), Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP); and Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra Instructor

 Provides:  Private & Group Yoga Instruction, Yoga Nidra, Nutritional Therapy

 

Caroline began practicing yoga in 1999 after injuring her back with years of rigorous martial arts training. She began practicing Bikram Yoga in hopes of healing her back. She  completed the demanding 500 hour BikramYoga teacher training in 2001 with a new path and renewed spine. After several years of teaching Bikram, Caroline was introduced to Kripalu Yoga by Yogiraj Amrit Desai, the founder of Kripalu Center and disciple of Swami Kripalu. She knew that she had truly found her “yoga home” in the Kripalu style, with its unique blending of asana, pranayama and meditation. In 2006, Caroline took a teaching sabbatical for several years to stay home and raise her daughter. In October 2011 she completed her 200-hour training with the Pranakriya School of Healing Arts founded by Yoganand Michael Carroll, the current director of the Kripalu School of Yoga. In August 2012, after many years of a personal Yoga Nidra (a powerful form of guided meditation) practice, Caroline completed her Level I Yoga Nidra Teacher Training with Ladan Judge at East Meets West Yoga. She has been teaching both yoga and Yoga Nidra in the DC area since graduating in 2011.

 

Caroline believes yoga is a deeply personal and unique practice for each of us. She is devoted to the lifelong practice of yoga, and to creating a nurturing and safe space for her students’ experience on the mat. Caroline’s students appreciate her caring nature coupled with her great attention to the details of cueing the postures and other practices While discovering her love of yoga, Caroline also discovered her passion for healthy food and nutrition. After over 10 years of self-study, she completed her certification as a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner through the Nutritional Therapy Association in  2012.


Caroline loves to work with clients from all walks of life, but she especially enjoys working with the entire family towards improving their health. She also specializes in helping couples with fertility enhancement, healthy pregnancy, nursing and healthy children through nutrient-dense foods. Her mission is: “To educate and empower clients to move towards optimal wellness with nutrition that supports their unique bio-individuality.” Caroline holds workshops, nutrition groups and sees individual clients. "The doctor of the future will give no medication, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, diet and in the cause and prevention of disease. " ~Thomas Edison   .


Caroline is currently studying for her 500 Kripalu Yoga Teacher certification.

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Chris Kahn

Certifications: CMT (Certified Massage Therapist), Bowenwork Practitioner

 

Affiliations:  AMTA (American Massage Therapy Association)

 

Provides: Swedish to Deep Tissue/Sports Massage. Tui Na (Chinese Massage). Injury & Rehab Therapy. Bowenwork. Cranio-Sacral Therapy. Joint Mobilization. Muscle Energy Technique. Myofascial Trigger Point Release. Myoskeletal Alignment Technique. Neuromuscular Integration & Structural Alignment/Therapy. Prenatal (Pregnancy) Massage. Shiatsu/Acupressure. Strain/Counter Strain. Trigger(or Myodysneuric) Point Therapy

 

Chris Kahn has been a Massage Therapist for 13 years, offering clients an eclectic modality-based outcome-inspired approach to healing. Because he sees each patient as different and unique, he takes great care to explore with each one what technique is going to work best for them.

 

Chris specializes in Myofascial Release, which then usually leads to Trigger Point and Deep Tissue work, followed by Active Isolated Stretching(AIS). He also uses Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT) on a regular basis, and is a certified Bowenwork Practitioner. Bowenwork is a very point-specific light touch therapy that enables the body to rebalance itself. He continues to be amazed by power of this method that features gentle moves promoting healing on physical, chemical, emotional, mental and energetic levels. People respond according to what their bodies need. Bowenwork is extremely effective in helping with acute and chronic ailments, including back pain, sciatica, neck and shoulder pain, fibromyalgia and other conditions that often do not respond to more conventional approaches.

 

“Chris is terrific!” He asked a lot of questions, listened patiently to my replies, identified the sources of my pain, and has been helping me manage it successfully through a variety of massage and other techniques. My chronic sports - related pain is substantially less, and my injury related pain is gone.  He has also worked with me on stretches and other exercises to do at home to prevent recurrences of my pain, or to manage it myself if I need to.  He is professional, respectful and courteous and I highly recommend him.” – Jennifer C.



Nancy Jones

Certifications: B.A.. J.D., E-RYT 200, YACEP, Yoga for Healthy Aging, Level 3 Reiki Certification


Professional Affiliations: Yoga Alliance


Provides: Group yoga instruction for teens and adults, including seniors. Private instruction for beginning or returning yoga students.


Nancy began her yoga journey in search of a physical adjunct to her meditation practice.  The use of the breath and the attentiveness to the present moment while practicing brought increased depth to her meditation practice and provided a welcome respite from an all too busy life working on the Hill and tending to the needs of her family. She completed her teacher training with Frances Stahnke at Sacred Well Yoga Studio in 2009, and has been a regular student at Dream Yoga. A life-time learner, she has also studied with Erich Schiffmann, Kripalu’s Rudy Peirce (completing her Gentle Dynamic Yoga certification), Baxter Bell, M.D., and Amy Weintraub. From these master teachers and others, she learned the importance of alignment, of breath, of listening to one’s body, accepting it and being grateful for all it can do, whether or not handstand is ever achieved. After all, she says, “It’s all practice.” She invites practice with laughter and compassion, “so we can be more fully alive.” As Mahatma Gandhi said, “There is more to life than increasing its speed.”

  

Katherine 'Kat' Katz

Katherine 'Kat' Katz, Yoga

 

 

Certifications:  KYT-500, RYT-500, NCMT

 

Provides:  Yoga & Meditation Instruction

 

Kat began her yoga practice as a teenage student of DreamYoga Studio with Luann Fulbright, and has been teaching since 2004. Her love of yoga led her to seek basic and advanced yoga teacher training. She has taught all levels of yoga, from gentle to vigorous, at Dream Yoga and various area studios, and enjoys working with students of all abilities, including teens. She is not only a certified professional level  Kripalu Yoga instructor, but also a massage therapist.  She is also an artist and musician.

 

Teens enjoy Kats instruction, which is skilled as well as playful with postures. They find her to be someone they can relate to. Adults appreciate her emphasis on alignment, breath, and experiencing the present moment. 

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Susan Maneechai




Certifications: M.A., RYT 200


Professional Affiliations: Yoga Alliance


Provides: Group yoga instruction for teens and adults, including seniors. Private instruction for beginning or returning yoga students.


Susan began her yoga journey in 2004 after encountering a studio owner while walking her dog. After 12 years in a hot yoga room, Susan decided to explore other styles (and temperatures) of yoga, which ultimately led her to becoming a yoga teacher. Her goal is to make yoga accessible to all people to reduce stress and anxiety, and provide the means to better connect with the body.


Teaching has always been incorporated in Susan’s life. After graduating with a B.S. in Family Studies, Susan worked as a community mental health counselor assisting clients in learning basic life skills. She then switched to the animal welfare field, first caring for animals before teaching humane education to D.C. school children. After her own two children entered elementary school, Susan earned her M.A. in English and Secondary Education licensure and taught in Fairfax County.


A new teacher to Dream Yoga, she is excited to share her love of yoga with all who come to Dream.





 

 

Bernadette O'Donnell

 

 

 

 

 

Certifications: Reiki Master, Certified Massage Therapist, Interplay Leader, Healing Light I and II,  Healing Health Coach, Certified Laughter Leader; BA, Psychology

Professional Affiliations: Member of Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals

Provides: Reiki, Aroma Touch Therapeutic Massage, Education on Doterra Essential Oils (including use of Zyto Compas Energy Body Scanning Technology), Healing Health Coach, InterPlay and Movement Instruction
 

Bernadette has been a massage therapist since 2005, after graduating from Tai Chi Massage School in Herndon, Va. She is passionate about using Certified-Pure Therapeutic-Grade essential oils—what she calls “nature's medicine” – as a key part of her practice.  Her Swedish massage with the oils is “not your normal” essential oil massage. The combination of the oils she uses, based on an intuitive and technology-supported scan and assessment of your body’s energy needs, enables her to use the oils to support your body’s own intelligence to heal--minimizing symptoms and addressing root causes of  ailments. Her experience with and use of Reiki, Play and Movement, Health Coaching and laughter...combined with her gentle nature…makes a session with Bernadette particularly healing and, to many, life-changing.  

A significant life event led Bernadette to her more naturalistic approach to healing. About 13 years ago, she went "Code Blue" in a hospital emergency room due to a reaction to antibiotics. The trauma induced a Grand Mal Seizure that left her in a coma for three days, as well as breaking two lumbar vertebrae in her back. While in the coma, she didn’t feel her body, just unconditional love and peace! For six months after awakening from the coma, she felt extreme pain from the broken ribs causing sleepless nights, difficulty breathing and unclear thinking. She discovered a strong mind-body connection between her thoughts, pain and healing her body. The body, she has confirmed, is an amazing tool that changes chemistry as thinking changes; with intricate emotional, mental, physical and spiritual connections. The more she noticed grievances, irritation and discomfort, she found herself saying, "Oh, here is an opportunity to heal." Bernadette has helped people address back and other pain, insomnia, anxiety, ADHD, IBS, hormonal imbalance, asthma, sprains and breaks, nausea, cancer recovery, more. She is delighted to be able to help facilitate healing for you at Dream.

 

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Catha Pavloff

Certifications: 500-Hour Kripalu Yoga Instructor (KYT); 500 RYT; Georgetown University Leadership Coaching Certification; Certificate in Health and Wellness Coaching from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.


Professional Affiliations: 
Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, Yoga Alliance


Provides:  Private and group instruction in a variety of yoga styles – from Gentle to Vinyasa. She is also experienced in teaching in corporate settings, including those classes offered by Dream's Corporate Yoga program.

 

Catha began practicing yoga in 2003 and has taught since 2011. She left her 23-year corporate life behind to focus full time on her love for helping others through yoga. Yoga has calmed, healed and rejuvenated her throughout life’s ups and downs. So Catha is passionate about sharing yoga as a means for others to experience these same benefits.

 

Catha has also trained and practiced as a Life and Leadership Coach.  She discovered that there is tremendous synergy between yoga and coaching: Both promote self-awareness and self-discovery as means to profound transitions and transformation. They both provide the tools to help us better cope and even thrive in our fast-paced, chaotic, technology-driven world.


  

Michael Peterson

Certifications:  Professional Level Kripalu Yoga Teacher, 500-RYT

 

Provides: Yoga Instruction & Private Sessions

 

In New York City, Michael was dragged into his first yoga class against his will; but after one class, he realized he had found a home. It was the first time he had experienced quiet in the midst of the spinning, hectic, city environment.

 

Michael is a Professional Level 500-hour Kripalu Yoga teacher. He received his 200-hour certification from Yoga to the People in New York City. Previously, he studied dance, the Alexander Technique, and acting at Boston University and is certified in Reiki Level 1. Michael believes that, since no two of us are exactly the same, each of us has a personal way of practicing yoga.

 

His classes are an opportunity to discover what serves you so that you can make choices to create a suitable lifestyle for you. In keeping with his interest in personalizing yoga, he has also worked privately with students living with Arthritis, Hemophilia, heart conditions, Sciatic pain, and lower-back (lumbar) issues.

 

  


 

 



  


Alicia Reilly

Certifications: 200-hour Pranakriya Yoga & RYT, Pranakriya Prenatal Yoga, 80-Hour Dynamic Gentle Yoga, and Advanced Level Reiki Certification in the Usui System of Natural Healing


Professional Affiliations: Kripalu Yoga and Ayurveda Association (KYAA), International Association of Yoga Therapists, Yoga Alliance



Provides: Yoga and Prenatal Yoga Instruction at Dream & for businesses/organizations

 

As an owner and manager of a small business, Alicia embraces a regular yoga practice as part of a commitment to live a more balanced life. As she began to experience the many gifts a regular practice bestows—including an expanded sense of awareness and well-being—she was inspired to share and to help make it more accessible to family, friends, staff and colleagues.

 

In addition to instructing Group classes and Private sessions at Dream, she takes her Yoga teaching and Reiki healing ‘on-the-road.’  A long-time student of Luann’s (Dream Yoga’s Founder & Director) and Kripalu Yoga, Alicia is certified, RYT-200 in Pranakriya Yoga, based in the Kripalu Yoga tradition; Reiki, Level 2, based in the Usui Tradition; and a Pranakriya Prenatal Yoga Instructor.

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Taylor

Sherman



Certifications: CH (Certified Hypnotist) with a specialty certification in Advanced Regression Hypnotherapy; CI (Certified Hypnosis Instructor through the National Guild of Hypnotists); and Master Practitioner and Trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP).

 

Professional Affiliations: National Guild of Hypnotists

 

Provides: Private and Group sessions in Hypnosis, EFT (“tapping”) & Neuro-Linguistic Life Coaching


Taylor Sherman is a master in his field. He's recognized as a Certified Hypnosis Instructor by the National Guild of Hypnotists, the most acknowledged credential for the practice of hypnotism worldwide.

Taylor started hypnotizing others when he was a teenager. At  age16,he quickly learned and refined the craft of using rapid inductions into hypnosis, the same skills for which he would later become a sought-after expert for. After attending college in Southwest Virginia, he began his professional practice in the Washington, DC-Metro Area.

Taylor's areas of expertise include Smoking Cessation, Weight Reduction,  Anxiety and Fears.


 


Nevin Turk

Certifications:  500-Hour KYT Professional Level Kripalu Yoga Teacher; Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra Instructor; Dynamic Gentle Yoga, Parayoga (in process) and A Year of Living Mindfully with Insight Meditation Community of Washington, DC.

 

Professional Affiliations: Kripalu Yoga and Ayurveda Association (KYAA) and Yoga Alliance

 

Provides: Private and Group Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Meditation


Nevin is a 500-hour certified yoga teacher by Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, and she considers herself a lifelong student of yoga. Her style is a blend of classical hatha yoga, joy of movement and mindfulness. She guides accessible yoga, using a self-empowering and mindful approach that facilitates deep release for beginners as well as experienced practitioners. She finds yoga as a means to maintain balance and increase resiliency against the demands of our overscheduled, busy, stressful lives.

While continuing with her corporate job, Nevin leads yoga and meditation programs, including at the World Bank. She has been practicing and studying yoga and different styles of meditation under a rich and eclectic variety of teachers for more than 15 years.


Nevin’s intention is to share the benefits of yoga and mindfulness and to incorporate them into our daily lives to increase compassionate self-acceptance and get in touch with the very essence of who we are. 


Visit her at on facebook at: www.facebook.com/Nevsjourney and

https://www.facebook.com/Investinyourselfnow

 
 
Jon Waterman


Provides:  Meditation Instruction, MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction),   EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique - Tapping) and Personal Coaching

 

Jon Waterman began practicing yoga and meditation while teaching the martial arts in the early seventies. Since then, he has studied extensively with teachers from around the world with a concentration, since 1994, on Buddhist insight meditation. In the past decade, he has strengthened his personal practice by attending over 100 retreats and workshops. The majority of these being seven to thirty-day, silent, residential retreat settings.

 

His classes, workshops and retreats focus on strengthening continuity of present moment awareness by synthesizing mindful movement, insight dialogue, and various meditation techniques within a relaxed environment. He is one of the founding directors of the Insight Meditation Community of Washington (IMCW), and has been a member of that organization’s Teacher’s Council since its inception.

 

Jon is fortunate to be able to dedicate his career to this work. His courses are well-received in high school, hospital, prison and business environments. He enjoys a successful personal coaching practice, and is also a founding partner of Mind-Body Health Associates, a group dedicated to bringing stress reduction programs into the community and workplace.

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Molly Yasi

 

Certifications: B.A., KYT-200, Reiki Level 1, MSW Candidate

 

Professional Affiliations: Kripalu Yoga and Ayurveda Associations (KYAA)

 

Provides:  Yoga and Meditation instruction for all ages and special needs, yoga for mental health, self-regulation/expression tools, a safe space. Private Yoga Instruction includes Pre-Wedding Yoga for reducing stress and increasing joy.

 

Thankfully, Molly found yoga during her high school years.  She began her practice at a local studio in her hometown, Swampscott, MA, and has continued ever since.  She began teaching to children with Autism in a therapeutic school in 2014.  When she took a job as a counselor at a child and adolescent psychiatric unit, she began teaching yoga, self-regulation and Yoga Nidra to patients.

 

 Molly is passionate about helping people find relief and strength within their mental health challenges.  She loves teaching and creating safe spaces for students to feel free enough to be themselves. She is completing her masters in social work; and is currently an intern in Alexandria, providing counseling, case management, and teaching Chair Yoga to older adults.  Molly has taken courses in mindfulness and spirituality. This past summer she lived at Kripalu for a month while completing her 200-Hour Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training.

 

Molly, who teaches Vinyasa Flow for Beginners at Dream, is inspired by the playful and strengthening nature of Vinyasa.  She finds Vinyasa to have the ability to calm the mind with its repetition and flow. She believes with the strengthening aspects of Vinyasa, the body begins to feel safe enough to open. Molly sees yoga as a practice primarily in self-discovery.  Yoga has helped and continues to help her discover herself, and she is grateful for the opportunity to be able to help others discover new ways to see the light within themselves.

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