Director and Co-Owner
Nancy Glenmore Tatum MS, CMT, E-RYT 500 – Nancy has practiced and taught Hatha Yoga since 1970 and opened the first dedicated yoga center in Richmond in 1999. Nancy is registered with Yoga Alliance as a 500-hour Experienced Yoga Instructor and is the Director and co-owner of Glenmore Yoga & Wellness Center. Nancy holds an MS in Gerontology and Adult Education. She is a certified Hatha Yoga instructor through the Himalayan Institute, Honesdale, PA and is a member of the International Yoga Therapy Association. Nancy is a Certified Massage Therapist specializing in therapeutic massage. In addition to a 200 and 500 hour yoga teacher training program Nancy has created a program to prepare yoga instructors to teach therapeutic yoga specifically to older adults. Nancy currently teaches Levels 1, 2 and 3, Gentle and Ageless classes as well as many offsite classes at Assisted Living Facilities. Nancy also co-teaches the Teachers Training Program for Yoga Teachers.
Kevin Casey, CMT, E-RYT 500 - Kevin began practicing yoga from books as a college student in the 1970’s and practiced without benefit of a teacher’s guidance, off and on, until taking his first class in 1996 at 41, coincidentally meeting Nancy Tatum that same year. They married in 1997 and started Glenmore in their home soon after. He began teaching in 2001 and was certified by the Himalayan Institute in 2003, is registered with Yoga Alliance as a 500-hour, experienced yoga teacher. He is also a Certified Massage Therapist. Kevin’s focus is on the meditative aspect of yoga and he teaches Mindful Yoga and Meditation classes and also co-teaches the Training Program for Yoga Teachers.
Kathleen Baker RYT-200, BSBA -Kathleen earned her degree from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, where she majored in marketing and management. She has four daughters and coordinated their many activities with the same incredible organizational skills and pleasant nature she has brought to Glenmore. Kathleen is a certified yoga teacher registered with Yoga Alliance. She specializes in teaching Yoga for Tweens, Teens, and Yoga for Scouts.
Sue Agee, E-RYT-500, RN, loves sharing the many gifts a continued practice of yoga may bring, striving to help students discover greater ease of body and a deepened peace of mind. Sue completed her 200 and 500 hour yoga training at Glenmore and continues studies at the Himalayan Institute. She enjoys teaching a variety of workshops to yoga instructors and students and is also certified in Traditional Thai Massage, Foot Reflexology, and YoKids K-12. She tries to live her yoga every day and continues to practice, read, train, learn and discover. When she doesn’t have her nose deep in a book on philosophy and meditation, she is still trying to train her therapy beagles to behave. Sue teaches Levels 1 – 3 and Yoga on the Ball.
Mary Lou Bean, RYT-500, feels yoga has brought physical challenge, mental focus and spiritual enrichment to her life. It is with a deep sense of gratitude for all those who have shared their yoga journey that she now shares the benefits and love of yoga with others. Mary Lou completed the Glenmore 200 hour teacher training certification in April, 2012. She has a BS in Commerce from the University of Virginia, is an executive in the children’s fashion industry, and the mother of two sons. Mary Lou teaches Level 1 & 2, Gentle, Ageless and Mindful Yoga as well as Meditation classes.
Rodney C. Bradley, MS, PT, E-RYT-500, holds a B.S. in Education/Sports Medicine and an M.S. in Physical Therapy/Community Health Professions. Rodney is a licensed physical therapist primarily in long term care/geriatrics but also practices in hospitals and outpatient clinics and provides clinical consulting. Rodney teaches yoga with a meditative but strong, flowing style and sees yoga as a path for any individual to work from where they are to achieve balance of body/mind/spirit for overall wellness. Rodney is trained in jazz and tap dance. He designed and teaches YogaMoves, which blends traditional flowing hatha practice with a little tai chi, core training, and mindful movements. Rodney also teaches Level 2, and Level 3 Vinyasa.
Lois Broocker, RYT-200, began practicing yoga to help alleviate pain from recurrent back discomfort and immobility. She soon realized that practicing Yoga has immeasurable benefits. Lois has an MS in Early Childhood Education and has taught third grade, as well as preschoolers at Canterbury Community Nursery School. Her focus is helping her students deepen their own Yoga practice and teaches Gentle and Ageless Yoga classes.
Kim Brown, E-RYT-200, RYT-500, CPT, is a skilled teacher with well over 2,000 hours of yoga teaching and training with a variety of schools in Therapeutic, Classic and Fitness-based Yoga. She began her career in health & wellness 20 years ago as a Certified Personal Trainer. She is a Glenmore 500-hour graduate, student in the 800 hr Yoga Therapist Training and Reiki Practitioner. Kim has been practicing yoga for 15 years and has been teaching a variety of styles for 10. Founder and owner of PureHeart Therapeutic Yoga, Kim specializes in Chakra Yoga Workshops, Restorative Yoga, Yoga Therapy, and Reiki Natural Healing. She has dedicated herself to creating awareness of the health benefits that yoga and integrative therapies can offer – regardless of injury, conditions or limitations. She is passionate about sharing her education, knowledge and experience to to empower her students to create a healthier, happier life with less stress and more harmony.
Wendy Chu, RYT 200, MSW, received her certification through Glenmore in May, 2013. She began practicing yoga 10 years ago to complement her fitness routine. Diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 2004, she found that Yoga helped her with pain control, stress management and maintenance of an active, healthy and positive outlook on life. She worked as a licensed Social Worker in hospitals prior to “retiring” to raise 4 children. A longtime volunteer in schools and seasoned Girl Scout leader, Wendy teaches Kids and Teen class at Glenmore.
Erin Forsyth, E-RYT-200, RYT-500, Reiki Level II Practitioner, began practicing yoga to stay fit but quickly learned it is also a wonderful way to bring peace to each day and each situation. She completed 200-hour teacher training in 2009 and 500-hour training in 2012 at Glenmore. Erin teaches Level 1-3, Yin, Yoga on the Ball and Meditation classes and also offers Reiki energy healing sessions. Erin has a BA in Economics and Art History from the University of Virginia and is the mother of a son and daughter. She feels honored to share the benefits yoga and energy work have brought to her life with others.
Julie Kinsella-Gavin, RYT-200, began practicing yoga in 2006, but in 2013, when caring for her mother after surgery, she relied on yoga for stress management. That same year, she left her career teaching high school English to return to university in pursuit of Classical literature and language and simultaneously followed her heart into Glenmore’s 200 hour teacher training program. She has a BA in English and Secondary Education and now works as a yoga instructor and English tutor, while finishing a new degree in Latin. She has two cute dogs, a fun husband, and, in her spare time, maintains a mindfulness blog: http://makingmindfulness.blogspot.com.
Carolyn Hazel, RYT-500, originally came to yoga as a busy mom of three boys, looking for a way to relieve stress. The moment she set foot in the studio she knew it was where she belonged. Wanting to expand her own knowledge as well as share with others, Carolyn enrolled in Glenmore’s very first teacher training program in 2004 and taught at the studio for several years before leaving to take care of family and life. Now a busy grandma, she has returned to Glenmore to continue teaching and further her training in therapeutic yoga. Carolyn currently teaches Level 1 & 2, Ageless and Gentle classes as well as off-site classes at several assisted living facilities in the area.
Linda Joynes, RYT-200, has practiced yoga for over eighteen years. As a Glenmore student, she enrolled in our teacher training, graduating in 2008. Linda’s focus in her own practice, as well as her teaching, has evolved to concentrate on yin yoga. Her quiet, but intense yin class has a dedicated and enthusiastic following. Linda also teaches weekend workshops that link hot stones and ayurvedic principles to the yin yoga practice.
Kim Leibowitz, RYT-500, E-RYT-200 teaches Level 1, Level 2, and Ageless yoga. Kim developed Glenmore’s Yoga for Chronic Pain program based on her personal experience with chronic pain and how yoga can mediate its effects. She has struggled with fibromyalgia for over 25 years and has found significant mental and physical relief through yoga. Kim first came to the mat in 2001 after years of trying many unsuccessful remedies to ease muscle and joint pain and fatigue. Now she is committed to helping others find significant pain relief through yoga. Kim is a certified 500 hour instructor and a registered member of Yoga Alliance. She teaches Level 1 & 2, Tibetan Rites and Ageless Yoga. She is also a marketing consultant and owns MarketWorks VA, LLC.
Traci McKinley, RYT-200, CMT, is a certified massage therapist through the VA Board of Nursing with sixteen years experience. She completed her training in therapeutic massage at the Desert Institute of the Healing Arts in Tucson, Arizona. She worked for three years with a sports medicine doctor addressing patients’ injuries with massage to alleviate pain, restore range of motion and regain normal function. She specializes in deep tissue or sports massage, utilizing myofacial release, trigger point therapy, and Eastern bodywork. Other modalities she offers include Thai, Hot Stone, and Prenatal massages and Reflexology. She maintains her status as 200-hr Registered Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance and incorporates her understanding of the body through yoga in her massage therapy practice. Traci is a Richmond native and received her B.S. in Biology from Virginia Tech. She stays active with her two children who enjoy biking, swimming, and kayaking at the Rivah.
Heather Hoesel Rutherford, E-RYT-500, began practicing yoga in 2000 and teaching in 2006. Her focus has been therapeutic yoga with a concentration in spine and sacroiliac issues, as well as teaching prenatal classes for four years. Now she combines her interest in anatomy and mindfulness to teach restorative, mindful yoga and meditation classes.
Kerry Shultz, RYT-200, Nearly 10 years ago, Kerry began practicing yoga to help manage work-related stress and she has never looked back. The relaxation and strengthening properties of yoga were so beneficial that she enrolled in the Teacher Training Program at Glenmore in 2006, completing the 200-hour certification, and is registered with Yoga Alliance. Since the premature birth of her son, Kerry has spent a great deal of time managing his physical and occupational therapy treatments. This experience brings an added level of compassion and awareness to her teaching, and reinforces her intention of making yoga an accessible and achievable goal for practitioners of all abilities. She teaches Level 1, 2 & 3 as well as Prenatal yoga. Kerry earned a BS in Business from Penn State University and is now a stay-at-home mom of two.
Edith Smith, RYT-500, came to yoga by way of recommendation from her doctor as a way to manage stress. As a licensed professional engineer, she is in awe of the most amazing structure anyone could ask for – our bodies. Edith firmly believes that any-body can do yoga. Her motto is, “Come as you are, not how you think you need to be”. She loves introducing new people to yoga. She also likes to bring lightness and humor to her classes. Yoga supported her through both of her pregnancies and a broad spectrum of childbirth experiences and she attributes her healthy pregnancy, labor, babies and recovery to the use of yoga asana, breath and visualization. After beginning her yoga journey in Colorado over 10 years ago, she has completed her 200 and 500 hour training at Glenmore Yoga. Edith teaches Family, Children’s and Prenatal yoga.
Sarah Thacker, M.A., ATR-BC, E-RYT-500, is a registered yoga teacher and a registered and board certified art therapist. After college Sarah began using yoga as part of the therapeutic process while working with homeless women in Brooklyn, NY. Returning to Richmond, she worked as an art therapist with emotionally disturbed children and adolescents. Most recently Sarah received Holistic Health Coach training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and now offers an integrative approach to wellness through her unique combination of training and skills, helping others create a healthy, balanced life through stress management, coping skill development, mindfulness, creative expression and nutrition awareness. For more information, visit http://www.sarah-thacker.com Sarah teaches Levels 1, 2, 3, Yin and Mindful Yoga as well as Meditation classes.
Randi Weiss, E-RYT-500, has been practicing yoga since 1992. She was drawn to yoga for the variety of physical benefits it offered, but quickly became nurtured by the deeper, emotional rewards. She is grateful for the opportunity as an instructor, to share this insight with her students of all levels. She practiced yoga through the pregnancies of her 3 children and even used relaxation techniques and visualization during labor. Randi enjoys incorporating the many styles of yoga that she has practiced through the years, into her Hatha classes. In particular, emphasizing the vital connection between breath and movement in every pose. Her classes are a mindful balance between exploring one’s strength and finding restoration and peace through a flow of postures. Randi teaches Levels 1, 2, and 3 and Ashtanga Improv.
Mandie Williams, RYT-200, has always enjoyed physical fitness, but after the birth of her second child, she craved something more than just physical exercise. It was then that yoga found her. At the end of Mandie’s very first practice she could sense yoga had much to offer. Since completing teacher training at Glenmore, she has found her journey to a heightened awareness of body, mind and spirit. Mandie now enjoys any opportunity to further the ideas of wellness; mind, body and spirit. Mandie teaches teens, Levels 1 – 3 and Ashtanga Fusion at Glenmore.
Susan Wolski, E-RYT-500, has taught at Glenmore since 1999. She began her interest in yoga following breast cancer treatment. Her wish is to pass on to others all the positive aspects of yoga that helped her recovery. She also holds a B.A. in Elementary Education. Susan teaches a wide variety of classes at Glenmore including Gentle, Ageless Yoga, Levels 1, 2 and 3.