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Susan is delighted to offer Flourish as a venue for great teachers and others to offer their talents and skills--in the areas of yoga, meditation, other forms of movement, coaching, conversation, workshopping and so on! She has had the benefit of having had great teachers and coaches over the years. She hopes to be able to make it easier for teachers to teach and learners to learn and to explore a universe of Possibilities!

Susan Colpitts


Lisa Vaughan-Meer

Lisa has over 25 years experience working with the human body. Along with being a Massage Therapist, Movement Specialist, and a Strength and Conditioning Coach, she has been a life-long, multidisciplinary athlete since the age of 8. Although yoga and strength and conditioning are an essential part of her everyday fitness and she is a gym rat at heart, she admits to being happiest when she is in the mountains backpacking for days at a time.

Lisa is very happily married to her beautiful wife, Anne-Marie, living in Chicks Beach with their dog Brony and their amazing daughter Skylar, who is rocking an extra chromosome! 

Certifications & Education: Nationally Certified Massage Therapist | 500-Hour Registered Yoga Teacher | CrossFit Level I | CrossFit Movement & Mobility | CrossFit Gymnastics | CrossFit Nutrition Seminar with Jeremy Mullins | CrossFit Olympic Lifting | Robb Wolf’s Paleo Solution Seminar | Wilkes Olympic Weightlifting Seminar | Functional Movement Screen With Gray Cook Level 1 | TRX Group Suspension Trainer | Functional Range Conditioning Mobility Specialist | Kinstretch

"I take pride every day in applying my diverse knowledge and experience to helping people feel more confident in their own skin whether they be an athlete, injured, or someone just trying to crawl out from a life of being de-conditioned. I offer comprehensive training sessions and group classes that are tailored to a client's specific needs and I can help you find ways to reach your goals. If you’re serious about changing your habits and improving your exercise, nutrition, sleep, and overall health, together we can get you there."  


Chris Robbins



When Chris attended her first yoga class in 1999, she knew she had just witnessed something magnificent. Although it was the  physicality of asana that first attracted her to Hatha Yoga, it has been the body-mind connection that has touched  her most deeply and continuously. With the breath as the bridge between the mind and the body she continues to turn inward via asana and pranayama to move towards essence. She delights in teaching non-judgment and learns from every student in every class. She will teach you to take your yoga with you.

Chris recognizes with reverence the greater order that has allowed her to call as teachers, friends and fellow yogis; Anna Pittman, Gabrielle Gerard-Jenks, Angela Phillips, Lisa Vaughan-Meer, and Kim Austin-Peterman. Her formal yoga training has been with Anna Pittman 200 hr 2002 , 500 hr 2007. Her innate gift is teaching the foundations of asana and pranayama practice.

Contact :   757-831-0069


Brian Dunning


Growing up in rural Smithfield, Virginia, I was always an active kid, but mostly in non-traditional sports like swim team, gymnastics, water skiing, snow skiing, and the like.  In college, my physical activities moved towards daily running and mountain hiking in areas around Blacksburg, VA.  After graduating from high school and then college as a Clinical Pharmacist, I joined the “normal” rat race:  work, make money, work more hours, pay bills, repeat. I always found the time to squeeze in a daily run or trip to the gym, but SOMETHING BIGGER  was missing from my life, and I had no “earthly” idea what that something was.

In 2000, I heard a segment about yoga on NPR, and decided to check it out.  A few days later I wandered into a yoga studio on Colley Avenue for my first yoga class, and the rest is history.  After that first class, I knew that I had found the missing piece to my puzzle.  Yoga was my path over the brick wall that was blocking my life and my growth as a spiritual being. I immersed myself in not only yoga asana, but also in yogic philosophy and meditation.  In 2006 I completed a 200 hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training course with Anna Pittman and shortly after that I completed a 200 hour Teacher Training with Triyoga International in Basics and then Level 1.   During this time in my life, I was blessed, lucky and destined to cross paths with my best friend, yogi, massage therapist, and all around awesome human spirit also known as Lisa Vaughan-Meer.  We have traveled all over the U.S. to study with master yoga teachers like Sri Kaliji, Aadil Palkhivala, Doug Keller, and others.

Fast forward and at age 51, I decided that I was no longer interested in the rat race.  Act-2 of my life is all about listening to my true heart’s desire.  I am now a licensed Massage Therapist, Yoga instructor and Meditation Facilitator.  I am now able to devote my energy towards helping others heal themselves on a physical and spiritual level, and I have never been happier.  

Certifications & Education: 200 hour RYT | 200 hour TriYoga Certified | Licensed Massage Therapist

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Holly Burgess, Shamanic Practitioner | Reiki Master-Teacher | Intuitive Coach, offers an eclectic variety of in-person and online events and services centered around energy healing, intuition development, and expansion of the mind, body, and spirit. It is her honor to hold space for beautiful souls who are ready to heal the past, develop their intuitive gifts, and build a soul-led life from pure, authentic power. Her studio is located right down the hall from Flourish!  


Equinox Energy Medicine 

Rachel Taylor

Rachel attended her first yoga class in 2008. Full of tears and gratitude she felt the music wrap her body and her anxiety dissipate. Always an artist, with a degree in cinematography, a licensed cosmetologist, a musician, and most recently sound healer and yoga instructor; she wants all to know we are part of a collective consciousness. That we all can bring peace, healing, and beauty to the world. You can usually find her coloring hair in her salon. When she's not busy there she is leading full and new moon gatherings at her home, or creating holistic health remedies for her brand Breathe Easy. Her love of plant medicine and her passion for color has helped her cultivate a community of strong divine powerful women. Her mission is to help women & men embrace their inner light, outer strength & spiritual gifts. Her prayer is that we all create ripples of love , joy, peace and abundance around us. At flourish she offers kundalini reiki energy healing, yoga, and sound healing. Find out more at 

Sound Healing


Gabrielle Gerard-Jenks

Restorative Breathwork

Spiritual Guidance


Subtle Yoga

 "Soft edges, quiet mind, subtle and deeply strong" 
Gabrielle brings 25 + years of teaching to her classes, workshops, trainings and private work.  With an undergrad in Philosophy, Religion and communications she then began her exploration of  contemplative practices since in the early 90's  ~ dedicated to the studies of Breath, Prana, Meditation, Mindfulness, Somatic Healing to integrate Trauma;  she is a yoga therapist certified through  IAYT and she is a  Experienced Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance. She has studied with Kathleen Barratt who is one of her main teacher since 1994. She is a Restorative Breathwork® Advanced Facilitator and Teacher and has received her Restorative Breathwork® Master Level Certification and is on the faculty for the Barratt Breath Institute. Embodied Yoga. Internal Family Systems Inspired Practices. 
Certified to teach/train  Basics - Level 3 TriYoga with Kaliray another one of her main teachers. 
Certified to teach/train Basics - Level 3 TriYoga with Kaliray TriYoga. A trinity practice is merging breath, mudra, and asana.
She has trained and continues her training in Internal Family Systems Coaching and Non-Dual Spiritual Psychology. Gabrielle has a private practice in person and online. In addition, she offers workshops and weekly classes in person as well as online.
Sessions allow students and practitioners to rest in their naturalness, rhythm, and timing. Gabrielle's touch has soft edges and yet is deeply strong.
She teaches workshops, teacher trainings, private clients and currently offers weekly classes on line.
Allowing space for you to rest in your own naturalness, rhythm and timing.


ChaKeita Dickson

Founder of NeoSoulYoga

ChaKeita Dickson, Founder of NeoSoulYoga, started her practice of yoga in 2010. The positive impacts on her mental, emotional, and physical health led to the completion of her 200YTT Certification, followed by studies in Yoga for Mood Management and Sound Bowl Meditation Certification. With a BA in Business and Master’s in Curriculum & Instruction, she has deepened her knowledge to be a vessel to others seeking balance and joy amidst the many shifting tides of life. Connecting women of color and allies to self, nature and tribe as a means to holistic well-being is what drives ChaKeita.


One of ChaKeita’s favorite quotes is by Arthur Ashe: “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” A wonderful reminder that wherever we are on our journey is exactly where we should be, make the effort, and the rest will fall in place!

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