6 Certified Instructors
6 Different Experiences of Outdoor Yoga
Kristin Quinn, 500+EYT, YTRx Yoga Therapist
Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles
Now in her 11th season of teaching her popular yoga on the beach in Ocean City, MD, Kristin is a sought after yoga therapist in the Northeast region. Although originally from Harford County, MD, and a long time summer time OCMD resident, she currently resides, teaches, and manages a studio, Planet Namaste, in Burbank, CA.
Kristin has completed 3 years of the Yoga Rx graduate program at LMU. This is the first extensive yoga therapy program offered as a part of a masters program in the country. She was able to study with cardiologists, neurosurgeons, oncologists, orthopedic surgeons, and other doctors , learning how to add yoga therapy as support in healing for their patients. She specializes in trauma recovery, as well as PTSD, anxiety and depressive disorders, as well as working with those suffering from physical pain and injury.
A former athlete, school teacher, homeschooler, and business owner, Kristin has now devoted her life to learning and instructing yoga. Since 2007, she has instructed thousands of students and witnessed many cases of miraculous healing from its effects. She is known for her soothing voice and effective and thought provoking teaching.
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Sandy Gray, RYT500
Ocean Pines, MD
Now an Ocean City resident, 500 hour certified yoga teacher, Sandy Gray, encourages her students to practice with courage kindness and gratitude. She studied at the former Charm City Yoga and YogaWorks in Baltimore, Md under her mentor Sarah Cook. Her classes are designed to help you slow down, be present, and breathe. She loves combining the joy of yoga and the beach to help others let the stress of life melt away. Sandy also hopes you'll join in a fun way to increase your balance and strength practicing yoga on a stand up paddle board (SUP). You might be surprised at what you can do while floating on water.
Megan Hoeffner RYT500
Ocean City, MD
Meg is a cool chick! :) She is an Ocean City native and has an extensive experience teaching yoga, with over 1800 hours of logged teaching time. She is a certified personal trainer, group fitness instructor, and yoga teacher from the Eastern Shore. A former classical ballet dancer, she now teaches yoga both locally in Ocean City, MD, and internationally. In the "off season" you will find her on an exotic beach or jungle teaching yoga somewhere!
You can feel this spirit of travel and depth of experience when you take a class w Meg. Additionally, with her background, Megan brings an extensive knowledge of structural and physical anatomy. Her teaching style fuses Vinyasa and Hatha traditions. Her sequences remain basic, yet challenging, to focus on inviting the breath, which, as she puts it , "is the animating force in any asana."
Jacinda Becker, RYT 200
It's safe to say that I am not your average yogi bear! When one thinks of a yoga instructor, a soft spoken individual listening to new age music tends to come to mind first.....not the girl with fire engine red hair, a hello kitty speckled wardrobe, blasting metal music (not in class, don't worry! ) But just like me, yoga itself isn't always what you expect! The most common response I receive when speaking to someone who has never tried yoga before is that they "can't even touch their toes". I promise this is not a prerequisite to a class! While practicing yoga is a potential pathway to being able to touch those tootsies, it offers so much more and truly has something for everyone.
In my classes, I focus on connecting breath to the movements (asanas) in a fun flow for all levels. (Lots of options are offered...so you can challenge yourself or just relax.) The goal for your practice is what you make it - it could be to burn toxins, calm the mind, get a good workout, relieve physical or mental stress, or perhaps some days just to indulge in our much loved savasana (our resting pose at the end of each class).
Though originally hailing from Reading, Pa, Ocean city Maryland is a true home for me. My family has vacationed here since I was a child. One of my first beach yoga experiences was with Kristin, owner of ocean city yoga....who has now become adopted family to me! I became an RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) through Yoga Alliance in 2011; but I am constantly learning. I will always still consider myself a student and that is what is great about this discipline....there is always room to grow. There is no perfect pose, no perfect practice....just you, your mat, your breath, and your intention. Come check out a class with me on 49th St beach on Sundays and Monday mornings! Both locations are beautiful backgrounds to take home a truly memorable and inspiring experience from your vacation in Ocean City!
Annie Haun, RYT 200
Annie has a calm and relaxing style suited for all levels of experience. She is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT200) and is currently working on broadening her horizons with RYT500 training. Annie has a love of yoga, meditation and philosophy. She teaches hatha yoga on the beach in Ocean City, MD for the summer and is known for her gentle, warm style that creates the perfect vacation experience. Annie also teaches a parent/child class, where she and her young daughter, Juniper, demonstrate how to do the postures together.
Annie teaches yoga in Edgewater and Annapolis, MD throughout the school year.
For more information and upcoming classes in Edgewater/Annapolis, please visit www.livingyogamd.com