Foundations


This class is taught by:

Stephanie Grubbs

Yoga found Stephanie in 1992 while living in Key West during a life filled with roller-blading, swimming, scuba diving, and running. She still loved these activities but nothing quite made her feel whole and complete like yoga did. In her early 40’s as a mother of two girls, she decided to pursue becoming an instructor in order to share the gift of yoga with others. She brings her motherly compassion and her children’s curiosity to her teaching, integrating breath work throughout to support and enhance mind-body awareness. Her classes are accessible to all levels of abilities and incorporate modifications for those new to yoga and for individuals with special needs.
 
Her passion is working with Wounded vets and first responders, giving back to those who have sacrificed so much.
 
Classes at Bamboo:
Foundations Mon & Wed 9AM, Multi

Teaching Style:
Alignment-based; I want my students to feel an experience rather than their body “look” a certain way; it’s ok to smile and laugh

Experiences and Certifications:
YRT200, Yoga Warriors Certified, Workshops include: Adaptive, Yin, Chair, Restorative

Favorite Asana:
Chaturanga Dandasana – requires strength, mindfulness and the experience of subtle alignment focus

Beth Snyder

A Spirit junkie….  Fascinated by the exploration of the inner realm! Proud mother of two amazing kids…my greatest teachers and mirrors! Blessed to be married to my best friend.  Intolerant of Intolerance
 
Classes at Bamboo:
Foundations
Gentle/Restorative
 
Teaching Style:
Beth teaches yoga with a lighthearted, inclusive approach, while guiding her students to connect and explore deeply into the space of their bodies and breath. Her knowledge of anatomy and alignment helps her guide her students safely. Her own experience with injuries through the years has led her to explore the more therapeutic aspects of yoga. Her desire in teaching is to guide others to their own natural state of yoga, healing the disconnection between body, mind and spirit.

Experience and Certifications:
• Beth began her yoga practice in 2000 and certified to teach in 2004.
• 230 Hour Yoga Teacher Training form Ashville Yoga Center
• Yoga Therapy Training with Integrative Yoga Therapy
• Currently studying Somatic Yoga Therapy
• Reiki Level II Certified.

Favorite Asana:
Childs Pose….Deeply nurturing!

Vanessa Renn

Vanessa was born in New Zealand, and has been living in Virginia Beach for just over a year. She previously lived in Guam where She developed a love for yoga.

Classes at Bamboo:

Foundations class on Monday morning at 9:00.

Teaching Style:

Alignment-based as the students safety is my number one concern. I also try to offer as many modifications and/or challenges where I can to suit the students different needs. It is important to me as a yoga teacher to create an environment where everyone feels content with where they are physically & emotionally.

Education and Certifications:

Completed the 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training at Studio Bamboo in February, 2015. Also completed 15 hours of Continued Education at the 300 hour level in Adaptive Yoga Teacher Training in January, 2015.

Favorite Asana:

Savasana (of course!!) I love this time to just be at peace and enjoy the benefits of my yoga practice.

John Mckay

John is a long time ski/ snowboard instructor in the Vail valley, and a classroom teacher. He has twice run across the USA for children with cancer on a reconstructed knee largely, in shi mind, due to his yoga practice the last few years.
He is a lifetime learner and a teacher who is also an avid student in any setting.
 
Classes at Bamboo:

Yoga Nidra, Foundations and Ying Yang

Experience and Certifications: 
200-RYT through Studio Bamboo

Teaching Style:

I enjoy the movement and flow of yoga as well as the ease that can be found when holding a pose for a time. Yoga has improved all of my physical activities and outlook- even in trying times.

 

Marsha Engle

MSW, M.Ed, is a clinical social worker in private practice who has many years of experience utilizing mind-body-spirit approaches for maintaining physical and mental health. She has specialized training in trauma work (EMDR) and in working with family issues and addictions. Marsha blends her knowledge of cognitive therapy with her knowledge as a RYT-200 Yoga Instructor, massage therapist, and a Reiki practitioner to facilitate healing at multiple levels.  Marsha is married, has an amazing son and lovely daughter-in-law, and a pup named Gracie, psychotherapist in private practice, founder of the Mindful Living Institute.

Classes at Bamboo:
Foundations
Teaches Meditation for Teacher Training

Teaching Style:
Fun and playful; encourage participants to practice creating a friendly internal environment (release any self-criticism) as they move through practice and not to take selves so seriously
 
Experience and Certifications:
-200-hour from Studio Bamboo Trained with Amy Weintraub, the leader in yoga and mental health Trained with Sharon Stone - Mindfulness Meditation

Favorite Asana:
I have 2 Virabhadrasana (Warrior II) boosts my energy; helps me reconnect to my inner strength when I feel unsteady or anxious . Eka Pada Rajakapotasana (Pigeon)  counters all the sitting I do as a therapist

Connelly Weems

Connelly has lived in Virginia Beach for all of her 20 years and is the youngest of five kids. Living near the beach and on a lake, she has always been an outdoorsy girl and animal lover. She loves yoga and the way it changes her everyday life. She also enjoys hula hooping, everything artistic and outside.
 
Position at Bamboo:
Front Desk
Teacher (sub)
 
Certifications and Education:
200hr RYT (Studio Bamboo Institute of Yoga)
 
Favorite Asana:
Ustrasana – camel pose, because it is energizing, challenging and invigorating.

Agnistambhasana – firelog/double pigeon pose, because it can undo the tension in the hips from sitting all day.

Andie Plumley

An Air Force brat, Andie lived in Europe most of her life before settling in Virginia Beach. After several years in VA Beach, She was blessed to have found a hOMe at Studio Bamboo.
Andie is a master’s level mental health clinician and behavioral consultant, providing services to individuals with complex psychological and cognitive issues – focusing on the whole person, mind, body and spirit. Her yoga journey has enhanced her skills and made
her a much more holistic clinician.
 
Teaching Style:
My yoga practice has brought so much into my life, I am humbled to be able to share what has been given to me. My style is hands on, encouraging, and playful with a focus on yoga foundations and benefits.
 
Education and Certifications:
-RYT 200HR from Studio Bamboo
-Y12SR Certified
-15 HR Mindful Yoga Therapy
-Adaptive Yoga Training with Ann Richardson
 
Favorite Asana:
Urdhva Dhanurasana – Wheel Pose – at it causes me to feel invigorated, open, balanced, and strong. It requires that I am patient and do the work that is required to warm up. Then I must focus and be bold and strong. Finally – Sthira and Sukha – steadiness and ease to hold and breathe.
Foundations is an introductory class designed for the new yoga practitioner or those who want to get back to the "basics." This class will focus on the principles of alignment and begin to introduce breathwork. Classes will improve balance, strength, flexibility and promote better body awareness.

Please Note: Due to the high volume of students, pre-registration is encouraged to reserve your spot in class. In order to best serve all students, if you are not present 5 minutes prior to class start time your pre-registered spot will be forfeited. Need help pre-registering for class? Feel free to contact the front desk.

Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Mar 28 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Peyton Basham
    at Virginia Beach
  • Tue Mar 28 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Louise Rymer
    at Virginia Beach
  • Wed Mar 29 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Stephanie Grubbs
    at Virginia Beach
  • Thu Mar 30 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Beth Snyder
    at Virginia Beach
  • Thu Mar 30 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Louise Rymer
    at Virginia Beach
  • Fri Mar 31 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Vanessa Renn
    at Virginia Beach
  • Fri Mar 31 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with John Mckay
    at Virginia Beach
  • Sat Apr 01 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Marsha Engle
    at Virginia Beach
  • Sat Apr 01 10:30 am - 11:45 am with Marsha Engle
    at Virginia Beach
  • Sun Apr 02 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Connelly Weems
    at Virginia Beach
  • Mon Apr 03 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Vanessa Renn
    at Virginia Beach
  • Tue Apr 04 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Andie Plumley
    at Virginia Beach
  • Tue Apr 04 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Louise Rymer
    at Virginia Beach
  • Wed Apr 05 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Stephanie Grubbs
    at Virginia Beach
  • Thu Apr 06 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Beth Snyder
    at Virginia Beach
  • Thu Apr 06 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Louise Rymer
    at Virginia Beach