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!
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
"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."
I found yoga in 2001 while a graduate student at the University of Virginia. I was feeling a lot of pressure and stress, tightness in my muscles, and a disconnection from my soul. I took my first yoga class and immediately felt healing and peace. From that day on, I practiced 5 - 6 days per week, and desired to learn as much as I could. My first yoga teacher told me I was going to be a yoga teacher some day - and I really didn't believe him (as I was finishing up a Ph.D. and was on track to become an academic Psychologist).
Fast forward a few years and I was still living the life of a harried academic, but my life was greatly improved. I had revamped my diet, completed my first 200 hour teacher training with Shiva Rea, and was studying different aspects of yoga including meditation, kirtan, ayurveda, philosophy, and service. By 2008, I decided to make a major life change and focus more of my energy on healing others. I decided to use my background as a Child Psychologist and created a consulting business to support families and schools in promoting healthy interactions and positive approaches to children's development.
In 2010, I expanded my entrepreunership and opened a yoga studio. It was during that time that I obtained further certification with YogaWorks and continued my training with Janet Stone and Yoga Medicine. I also developed Sadhana - a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training School. In 2016, I closed the yoga studio so that I could be more available to my students, clients, and family. I teach weekly yoga classes, private yoga, workshops, run out of town retreats and yoga teacher trainings. I am a distributor for Young Living Essential Oils, and offer free classes on how to incorporate oils into your lifestyle. I live a few blocks from the ocean with my husband and rescue dog (named Prana).
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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
Meaghan de Roos is a yoga teacher, trainer, writer, and facilitator with a passion for creating safe and inclusive spaces for healing and transformation.
Meaghan’s profound understanding of the healing power of yoga was gained through her own experience navigating the pain and separation caused by an eating disorder.She has since inspired countless students and teachers to move through the challenges of life with greater wisdom, strength, and grace. Meaghan’s creative infusion of insight, story, and sequencing to empower and uplift every student has made her a sought after teacher and guide. For the past 9 years she has co-directed Breathe Yoga Center and facilitates classes, trainings, and immersions to share her passion for community, yoga, and conscious living. Meaghan’s favorite thing to do is lovingly challenge her students to move through their blocks and step into a soulful life of purpose and meaning.
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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.
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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/.
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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!
Kayla Monroe is a 200HR certified yoga instructor that loves vinyasa flows, meditation, and focuses on building trust and strength within yourself.
Based in Virginia Beach, she’s practiced yoga for 11 years, began teaching in 2019, and credits yoga for the incredible growth she’s seen in herself and her community.