WE ARE HIRING!
The YogiSmile team is comprised of qualified Yoga instructors who are dedicated to the service and community. Every member of our team believes in establishing connection with you, to guide you through your Yoga journey, and help balance your energy to create a smooth flow of life. Smile is a promise at YogiSmile. Come practice with us and meet our team — we look forward to being a part of your healthy lifestyle.
We are hiring. If you are interested in joining our amazing team, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Courtney first fell in love with yoga for its recovery-based benefits while recuperating from a dance injury in college. Years later, after a memorable Summer Solstice class, she decided to follow her calling and fully immerse herself in the yoga teaching community. Serving on several studio programming teams deepened Courtney’s passion for teaching. She formed lifelong bonds while leading yogis to deepen their practice and pursue their certification. She specializes in Vinyasa and Restorative yoga and enjoys helping students of all experience levels and body types realize the strength, balance, and joy yoga has to offer.
Chelsea is a Washington DC native, who discovered Yoga at the age of 18. Ever since her first class, Yoga has become a permanent staple in her life. Wanting to share her love and appreciation of the power of Yoga, Chelsea completed her 200hr Teacher Training in 2014. Her classes are challenging but inclusive of all levels. She emphasizes alignment and moving with the breath. Chelsea's classes are filled with positive energy, mood-boosting music, and vibrant power flows. Expect to finish class feeling accomplished and sweaty, with a smile on your face.
Off the Mat, Chelsea enjoys cooking, running and exploring the outdoors with her dog Stanley.
Dave discovered the transformative power of yoga in 2013. His yoga classes feature a fun and flowing style that focuses as much on transitions as it does on the postures themselves, often utilizing innovative transitions to bring students into familiar postures in unfamiliar ways. His classes incorporate an energetic pace and flow designed to build both functional strength and balance. He is RYT-200 certified with Yoga Alliance, and is currently working towards his 500 hour certification.
Dave has enjoyed a successful professional career as both a retail entrepreneur and real estate investor. In addition to teaching vinyasa yoga, he serves as an Entrepreneur-in Residence at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, where he coaches and mentors undergrads as well as MBA’s and other graduate students.
Off Ian is a musician, Yoga and meditation teacher who facilitates wellness workshops and soundbath meditations. Through his healingsessions, Ian creates a sonic environment to support physical restoration, mental balance & spiritual development.
Ian is a 200 hrs RTY and has studied Kriya Yoga & tantric Meditation. He has attended a 10-day course in Vipassana Meditation (Dhamma Dhara, MA) and has studied Ayurvedic Dietic, Herbs & massage in Japur, India.
In addition to teaching, Ian performs his own music as Run Child Run, releasing his second album Peace Process in August 2019.
Jayanti loves and teaches alignment style yoga. Whether it be a more hatha style or slow flow, she believes in aligning the body and breath with yogic tenants such as compassion, non-stealing and truth as she believes this is the way to live a healthier, more holistic life. She is passionate about creating a safe practice for everyone where the student can work according to his/her/their physical and mental capacity in any given moment. Jayanti believes in the magic of meditation and freeing the mind and teaches other Eastern ways of moving such as Qigong.
Chronic pain from athletic injuries and back to back to back (!) pregnancies led me to step on the yoga mat for the first time 15 years ago. Yoga practice quickly became part of my daily routine, and my gratitude for the practice as an anchor during a tumultuous period in my life led me to complete my 200hr teacher training in 2011. My athletic background has had me leading workshops for runners and cyclists, and my personal interest and experience with trauma has led me to study and teach yoga for PTSD (I am a certified Yoga Warriors International (tm) instructor). My preferred style of yoga is an alignment-based vinyasa style which encourages physical challenge and mindfulness. I like to meet yogis where they are at and encourage them to take that next step on their journey.In my time off the mat, I spend time with my four children, work with special needs youths, and try to cook, get outside, and learn new things as often as possible.
Kay started practicing Yoga more than 13 years ago. She experienced the healing power of Yoga practice first hand and decided to get certified and teach it and share all the wonderful benefits of Yoga with others. Kay teaches Vinyasa Flow, Restorative Yoga, Yoga Nidra and offers Laughter Yoga workshops. She strives to make every Yoga practice a suitable, relaxing and positive experience for each and every Yogi.
Marlene Burrell Sahl
Marlene’s yoga journey began over 10 years ago as a way to incorporate flexibility into her personal fitness routine, and offset her physically strenuous job as a personal trainer. In addition to finding the physical resiliency that she initially sought, Marlene experienced the more profound benefits of yoga- a calming and centering of her mind, which rejuvenated her spirit in ways she never imagined possible. Her mental, spiritual and physical transformation were so enlightening that she just had to share! Marlene received her 200 hour teaching certificate in 2016 and her 300 hour professional teaching certificate in 2018. In addition to personal training, Marlene now teaches Vinyasa Yoga for movement, incorporating thoughtful sequencing, emphasis on alignment and breath, with a little spice here and there to keep things fun and interesting. To offset the yang world we live in, Marlene also teaches Yin Yoga, nurturing the cooler, calmer, more inwardly focused side of Yoga, for recovery and resiliency.
Rae specializes in transformational yoga of the body and mind for her students. She is a specialist in yoga for weight loss from personal and professional experience. Her classes are modified for various experience levels with a focus on alignment. Also, she is certified as a Level 1 Instructor for the World Paddle Association and teaches stand up paddle board (SUP) yoga classes/private sessions during the summer season. She has worked with individuals with mental/physical disabilities and is fluent in American Sign Language.
Tianna Christine began practicing yoga over 10 years ago while searching for a low impact workout. It started for her as a great way to develop a routine for flexibility. Over time, her practice evolved as a tool for stress and meditation. She loved yoga so much she decided to get certified to teach and share the practice with others. Tianna specializes in Vinyasa yoga and enjoys sharing the practice with everyone, including those new to yoga.