Kathleen Baker RYT-200, BSBA –Kathleen earned her degree from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, where she majored in marketing and management. She has managed Glenmore Yoga since 2005 and became owner in 2016. Kathleen has been a certified yoga teacher registered with Yoga Alliance since 2007. She enjoys spending time with her husband and four daughters and pets, hiking, reading and travel. She teaches level 1 and yoga for teens.
Nancy Glenmore Tatum MS, CMT, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, YACEP – Nancy founded Glenmore Yoga & Wellness Center to offer student focused yoga classes that are therapeutic oriented; designed and teaches Yoga Alliance registered 200-hour and 300-hour yoga teacher training programs. Offers individual consultations as a yoga therapist and massage therapy. Trains older adults to increase strength and flexibility, improve balance and gait,and to improve the ability to transfer to and from the floor. Specializes in pre-and post- joint replacement, scoliosis, osteoporosis, and post-mastectomy. Teaches Ageless Yoga classes for age 60 and better. Leads seated yoga and massage therapy within assisted living, memory care facilities and retirement communities.
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.
Sue Agee, E-RYT-500, YACEP, 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.
Sandy Axelson, RYT-500, found yoga 15 years ago as a mindful stress reducing addition to her fitness routine. After retiring from full-time work in 2013, Sandy received her 200 hour yoga teacher certification from Glenmore in 2015 and continued her yoga journey and completed her 500 hour therapeutically focused certification. Sandy believes that yoga is for every age and every body and loves the student focused approach at Glenmore. Sandy earned her BS in Education from VA Tech and her MS in Consumer Economics from Florida State University. Sandy teaches Ageless/Gentle, Gentle, Mindful and Meditation as well as offsite classes at assisted living facilities.
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 her 200 & 500 hour teacher training at Glenmore. 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.
Liz Creasman, RYT 200, completed her bachelors at Old Dominion University in Therapeutic Recreation with a minor in Studio Art. She began her yoga journey as a teenager seeking balance, peace and self-exploration in a busy schedule. She continued to practice through college and heavily depended on her yoga to manage the stress of Senior year and wedding planning. She now works as a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist at a residential treatment facility for adolescents who have experienced trauma. Yoga has become an integral aspect of her self-care routine. Liz believes in the importance of yoga practice to connect mind and body, express emotions, and embrace all that life has to offer. When off the mat, Liz can be found enjoying Richmond with her loving husband and adorable beagle mix, cooking and baking, or expressing herself through art. Liz teaches mixed level, level 3 and mindful yoga classes at Glenmore.
Christina Evans, RYT-500, began practicing yoga in 2003 and teaching in 2015. Meeting the instructors and clients at Glenmore inspired Christina to enroll in the teacher training program and fulfill her dream of becoming a certified yoga instructor with Yoga Alliance. While there are many physical benefits of yoga, Christina is particularly grateful for the emotional benefits of a peaceful mind, open heart and balanced soul. In a loving and nurturing environment, she strives to bring joy, peace and balance to the lives of her students. Christina teaches prenatal yoga, Level 1 & 2 and yoga on the ball.
Erin Forsyth, E-RYT-200, RYT-500, Healing Touch Certified & 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 Healing Touch and 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.
Carolyn Hazel, E-RYT-500, YACEP, LMT, 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 deepen her own knowledge as well as share with others, Carolyn enrolled in Glenmore’s very first teacher training program and is now a yoga therapist. Now as a busy grandma she continues to teach, working mainly with more gentle populations and older adults both at the studio and assisted living facilities in the area. Carolyn is also a massage therapist, offering different massage modalities as well as aromatherapy.
Linda Joynes, RYT-200, has practiced yoga for over twenty 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.
Mary Leffler, RYT -500, and yoga therapist has been practicing yoga since the 1970s; her practice has evolved considerably. She has come to believe that the intent of her practice is far more important than the appearance of her poses. Mary’s belief is yoga is about accepting your mind-body, treating it well, and challenging it in just the right way to be a healthier more balanced you. She is an occupational therapist with experience in mental health, sensory integration, assistive technology, school based practice, and wellness. In 2014 she brought a daily yoga program to Hanover County Public Schools to help students with autism and intellectual disabilities improve their self-regulation skills thereby increasing their readiness for learning. When Mary found Glenmore Yoga and Wellness, she knew she was home in finding a yoga studio with the right motivations. She teaches gentle, mindful/meditative, restorative, and yin.
Kim Leibowitz, E-RYT-500, C-IAYT, YACEP, teaches Level 1, Level 2, Tibetan Rites 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. 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 E-500-hour instructor and a registered member of Yoga Alliance and a certified Yoga Therapist offering private consultations. She is also a program manager and lead trainer in Glenmore’s 200-hour and 300-hour teacher training programs. Since 2000, Kim has also owned and managed MarketWorks VA, LLC, a boutique marketing and advertising agency.
Traci McKinley, RYT-200, CMT, is a certified massage therapist through the VA Board of Nursing with nineteen years of 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.
JoRoyce Robinson RYT 200 – A 30-year teaching career and a life-long interest in yoga, meditation and active living are the threads that have led JoRoyce to both studying and teaching at Glenmore Yoga. She is committed to sharing her passion with others, and her belief in the many benefits of yoga for maturing adults has led her to focus on instruction in anatomy-themed Ageless Yoga 1 & 2 classes. She will continue to deepen her own practice and knowledge through the 300-hour therapeutic teacher training program at Glenmore beginning in 2018.
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, level 1, ageless 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, vin 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.
Debbie Stewart, RYT-200, began practicing yoga at Glenmore in 2012 and quickly integrated it into her schedule 3-4x/week. Holding a B.S. in Physical Therapy as well as Psychology from VCU/MCV she recognized the benefits of a dedicated yoga practice incorporating stretching,
strengthening, balancing & meditation and believes it is one of the best forms of exercise one can practice throughout a lifetime. As her passion for yoga grew, she became a certified RYT-200 through the Glenmore program in 2017. She leads Inspired Yoga @ her local church as an
outreach ministry weaving scripture, prayer, and Christian music into the yoga practice and currently teaches Level 1 & 2 classes at Glenmore. She is truly enjoying this new journey and sharing her yoga to encourage & benefit others in their practice.
Sarah Thacker, M.A., LCP, ATR-BC, E-RYT-500, C-IAYT, YACEP, is a registered yoga teacher and a registered and board certified art therapist and yoga 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. 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. She has published a book, Wholistic Food Therapy: A Mindful Approach to Making Peace with Food. The expressive journal and workbook offers a practical, creative and mindful approach to working through emotions and stress related to food by using creative exploration to develop coping strategies for managing cravings. For more information, visit http://www.sarah-thacker.com Sarah teaches Levels 1, 2, 3, Yin and Mindful Yoga as well as Meditation classes. Sarah also is a program manager and lead trainer in the Teachers Training Program for Yoga Teachers.
Jim Theobald, RYT 200, received a B.A. in Government from the College of William & Mary and his J.D. from Cleveland Marshall College of Law. He is an active land use and zoning attorney and serves as Chairman of Hirschler Fleischer, a Firm of over 80 lawyers headquartered in Richmond. Jim was in Glenmore’s first Teacher’s Certification Class and has been teaching since 2005. He primarily teaches the more meditative classes, has worked as a volunteer with veterans in the PTSD clinic at McGuire Hospital and has taught classes at the Richmond City Jail.
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, Vinyasa Flow and Yin.
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.