Flow and Release

This class is taught by:

Lauren Schulz

Lauren has been a student of yoga since 1997 and completed her 200-hour training at Blue Heron in 2012. She draws from a variety of styles in her teaching and believes yoga helps us to be more ourselves. Her classes emphasize breath, grace, and that delightful intersection of steadiness and ease. Lauren lives with her family in Silver Spring and teaches Hatha, Tweens and Kundalini yoga.

Sara Crosby

Trained as a dancer her whole life, Sara first saw Vinyasa yoga as a natural supplement to her dancing. Though after discovering Prana Flow in 2006, her commitment to yoga jumped to a whole new level. The guided free form movement and creative, flowing sequencing really resonated; it was like dancing on her mat.
Sara is currently studying to complete her 500 hour RYT in Prana Flow. Yoga has also ignited a deep passion for service work, with a focus on sustainable community development, taking Sara both across continents and into her own backyard. Currently she lending her efforts to help develop The Growing Hope Initiative, a new non-profit dedicated to using organic agriculture, yoga and the arts to transform communities in Southern Florida and the Keys.
She also recently completed the Off the Mat and Into the World Leadership Training Program and hopes to continue to use yoga as a means to unite, heal and empower.
When not on the mat, Sara works as a documentary film producer and new mom to a beautiful baby girl.

Amy Rinaldi

Amy‘s yoga journey began in 2006, participating in Anusara Immersion in 2008. After living and working abroad in Libya and England, and becoming a mother, Amy returned to the area and completed Yoga Teacher Training at Blue Heron, receiving an RYT-200 certification. Her yogic vision is to embrace and inspire personal truth and integrity on and off the mat. Amy uses relevant themes, empowering verbal cues, and thoughtful eclectic sequencing with insights gained from the natural world, spiritual curiosities, classroom teaching, experience as an art therapist, and life in general. Amy lives in Silver Spring with her husband, two young boys, rescue dog and two cats.
See what her students are saying:
"I love rise and shine on Friday mornings with Amy. The perfect mix of challenge and harmony." Tracy G. 2/2016

Anna Wolf

Anna’s journey with yoga began in South India, where she explored the ancient traditions of Ayurveda and Vipassana meditation. Saluting the sun in the land where yoga was born revealed to her not only spiritual dimensions, but also the medicinal value of yoga for healing. After obtaining her RYT 200 certification through Blue Heron Wellness and becoming a licensed social worker, Anna has used trauma-sensitive yoga as a compliment to clinical therapies. Her eclectic blend of Hatha, Vinyasa and Yin modalities enable students to cultivate awareness of self in relation to somatic experience, facilitating deep release and energy transformation via focused breath and movement. Anna believes the body speaks through sensation, and yoga is a gift that helps us listen to this voice and tend to its messages.

Lisa Kiely

Lisa Kiely, Registered Yoga Teacher 500 HR
Lisa began practicing yoga simply as physical practice but over time realized it was so much more. Wanting to understand the history and practice of yoga, she completed her 200 and 300 hour teacher training at the Yoga Center of Columbia. Lisa has also completed the Therapeutic Yoga for Seniors program at Duke Integrative Medicine. She teaches alignment-based Hatha yoga and strives to develop classes that are fun and accessible. Lisa believes everyone can practice yoga, and is committed to making sure her students feel safe and welcome!

Amy Pollok

Amy believes that committing to a consistent yoga practice has transformed her life. I didn’t come to love and appreciate my body until I started a consistent yoga practice. Through yoga I learned to see myself in a different light. When we learn to balance breath with movement, increasing our focus and discernment, we begin to expand our consciousness, that’s when we begin to see results on and off the mat. We move with less resistance and more love. Our relationship with ourselves and with others improves. We discover a flow in our day and joy in our interactions that wasn’t present in the past. Yoga has really shown me that positive change is possible and that’s what I wish for my students. Amy trained in Power Vinyasa, Hatha yoga, Body – Mind Centering and Body-based Gestalt Psychotherapy. Amy is a 200 hr. RYT and an RSMT (Somatic Movement Therapist) with a practice in Takoma Park, MD.
Designed to both invigorate and unwind, this yoga practice will begin with a dynamic, flowing vinyasa sequence and end with a restorative sequence of poses which will send you into the rest of your day feeling relaxed and renewed.

Upcoming classes:

  • Sun May 28 9:15 am - 10:15 am with Lauren Schulz
  • Sun May 28 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm with Sara Crosby
  • Mon May 29 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Lauren Schulz
  • Mon May 29 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Amy Rinaldi
  • Sun Jun 04 9:15 am - 10:15 am with Lauren Schulz
  • Sun Jun 04 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm with Anna Wolf
  • Mon Jun 05 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Lauren Schulz
  • Mon Jun 05 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Amy Rinaldi
  • Sun Jun 11 9:15 am - 10:15 am with Lauren Schulz
  • Sun Jun 11 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm with Anna Wolf
  • Mon Jun 12 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Lauren Schulz
  • Mon Jun 12 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Amy Rinaldi
  • Sun Jun 18 9:15 am - 10:15 am with Lauren Schulz
  • Sun Jun 18 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm with Lisa Kiely
  • Mon Jun 19 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Lauren Schulz
  • Mon Jun 19 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Amy Rinaldi
  • Sun Jun 25 9:15 am - 10:15 am with Lauren Schulz
  • Sun Jun 25 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm with Amy Pollok
  • Mon Jun 26 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Lauren Schulz
  • Mon Jun 26 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Amy Rinaldi