Partners

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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

Meditation
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Lisa Vaughan-Meer

Kinstretch
Yoga
 
Massage Therapy-
Corrective Exercise
Movement Mechanics

Lisa has 22 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 Pipyn 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

Visit Lisa's website here

"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."  

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Chris Robbins

Yoga

 

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

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Brian Dunning

Yoga
Massage

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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Dominque Eborn

Yoga
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Danielle Stern has been teaching yoga since 2015, following completion of her RYT 200 at Satya Yoga Norfolk. She is a co-founder of Bhav Brigade, a donation platform of inclusive, accessible, and affordable yoga, based in Norfolk. Practicing yoga and satsang keeps Danielle grounded amidst the hectic pace and ego of academia. She came to yoga in search of a respite from graduate school stress in the early 2000s. Soon after receiving tenure as a communication professor at Christopher Newport University, Danielle made her yoga practice a priority. She teaches inclusive, dynamic, slow, but strenghtening yoga for all bodies. Danielle is also trained in trauma-informed yoga, as well as myofascial release, yoga nidra, and yin and restorative yoga styles.

Danielle Stern

Yoga
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Eva Stern

Pilates

Music

Roll Model® Method Trainer

Franklin Method Low Back Fascia Trainer

Eva Stern is a violist and a comprehensively trained Pilates teacher with a specialty in working with musicians. She brings her years of experience as a performer and music teacher to her Pilates teaching. Using her combined knowledge of music and movement, she helps students develop the specific strength, flexibility and  athleticism needed to perform at a high level. She is a member of the Chautauqua Symphony and the Muse Ensemble, has played as a member of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, and has served on the music faculty of Eastern Michigan University.

 

Eva is currently on the faculty of the Governor’s School for the Arts in Norfolk, Virginia, where she teaches Pilates and movement for their instrumental music students. Also certified in the Roll Model® Method and as a Franklin Method Low Back Fascia Trainer, she is dedicated to continuing education to help her students feel their best. She teaches Pilates in Norfolk and online, and gives workshops for music schools throughout the United States. For more information about Eva and to sign up for her Movement for All Musicians workshop, visit https://www.evasternpilates.com/.
 

Follow Eva on Instagram and Facebook @sternmoves

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Alli Boudreau has been practicing yoga for 13 years, and has been teaching for four. Alli has completed yoga trainings in Virginia and in India in breathwork, movement, and meditation. Her favorite class styles are vinyasa and Buti yoga. When Alli isn’t practicing yoga, she can be found in her other work as a licensed massage therapist, or enjoying bike rides along the Elizabeth River Trail.  

 

Buti Yoga class description: Buti yoga is a dynamic asana practice fused with primal movement, tribal dance, and deep core engagement. This HIIT style class uses fast paced music to get you engaged with the beat and sweating with intention. Be prepared to dance, move, and groove in a safe space free of ego! 

Allison Boudreau

Yoga