Nicole Montanarelli -ERYT500, YACEP yoga instructor
Nicole has been a student of yoga for the past 16+ years. She has been teaching for 6 years now and has received her 200 hour teaching certification from Yama Yoga Studios in Maryland. She has her 500 hour certification throught the Himalayan Institute. She is insured and part of the Yoga Alliance. Nicole has studied asana (postures) through various Yogic traditions including Iyengar, Baptist, Power yoga, hot yoga, Hatha, Integral, vinyasa, therapeutic, and senior chair yoga. She is certified through the YMCA to teach group fitness classes, has CPR certification through the red cross and is a Silver Sneaker Yoga Stretch instructor through Highmark Blueshield's Silver Sneaker program. She also has experience teaching yoga to adults with special needs and children and pre-teens. Nicole has graduated with High Honors form Clayton College of Natural Health and Healing with a BS in Natural Health and Healing. She believes that one must work with the body, mind and spirit to achieve health and wellness in this lifetime. Nicole uses a combination of yoga, individual self study, diet and education to help empower her students and clients to regain the joy and freedom in their lives that they desire. Working one on one with clients and creating a joyful, non-judgemental, loving atmosphere, Nicole accompanies her clients on their journeys and provides support and understanding along the way.
Debbie Burk- Jiu Jitsu Instructor
My name is Debbie Burk and will be joining Illuminated Soul Wellness Center as a instructor in Budoshin Ju-Jitsu. I have been teaching self-defense classes over twenty-five years with ages ranging from 7 and up. A free class for a birthday present started the whole thing off, and having brothers in martial arts made it easier for me.
What I have learned through self -defense is that it teaches the child, teenager and adult discipline, respect for oneself and others. The person becomes aware of their surroundings. Importantly it teaches the child and teenager self-esteem and courage. It helps them feel good about themselves and their accomplishments.
Ju-jitsu is referred to as the "Gentle Art" and I will be teaching techniques for the purpose of self-defense. There will also be that opportunity for belt advancement for those who wish to do so. I am looking forward to teaching and helping you feel good about yourself.
Marcy Goodfellow- Barre Essentials Instructor
Marcy Goodfellow is a hula hoop dancer, yoga practitioner, and visual artist who leads classes and workshops in multiple movement disciplines. She holds certifications as a Cerceau™ Elite Hula Hoop Instructor, Hoopnotica ® Certified Instructor, YMCA of the USA Group Fitness Instructor, and SilverSneakers Yoga Stretch and Classic Fitness Instructor. She delights in sharing her whole-hearted approach to integrated fitness, aligned movement, and mind-body conditioning. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Dance Therapy Association of America, and has participated in collective dance projects such as Universal Dances of Peace and Steps In Faith, a nonprofit liturgical dance troupe in Arvada, Colorado.
Maridol Armstrong- Zumba Instructor
Latin Dance and Latin music have always been part of my life and my passion. I came across a Zumba fitness class years ago while looking for a different way to get in shape. Needless to say, I became immediately hooked.... I was hearing the vibrant rhythms I grew up with : Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia, Cha-cha, all combined in one exhilarating calorie burning hour. I had so much fun I did not feel I was exercising, I felt I was in a party, but the workout was amazing... .
I decided, after a couple of years of seeing excellent results, to get involved and share my passion by becoming certified. I also became CPR and AFFA Group exercise certified.
Ever since, I have been teaching Zumba Classes and it's different modalities such as Zumba Sentao and Zumba Toning.
I have seen the impact that music and dance have in people's souls and how this "workout in disguise" changes your self-image and improves your confidence and self-esteem.
I want to encourage you to try it, to be persistent and join a class, you will not regret it!
Kimber Bowers - Qigong Instructor
Break through the emotional and mental blocks that have kept you isolated. Whether in a one-on-one session or in a collaborative group, time with Kimber will help you to connect with the love that is always flowing into your life. Inspired by her own transformation through a tumultuous journey of grief, depression, and powerlessness, she has discovered the keys to living a loving and successful life filled with joy and passion and wants you to feel the same! It is her purpose in this life to serve as a reflection of the Love that IS, allowing others to discover it within their own realities and within their own souls. Using a combination of holistic modalities chosen to best support the needs of the individual, Kimber helps others to reclaim their own power and begin creating the Joy they deserve!
Clinical Hypnotherapist, Certified Life Coach, Certified Holistic Nutritionist, Qigong Instructor, Reiki Master, Holistic Speaker, Essence Practitioner, Holistic Wellness Diploma, AAS Baltimore International College, AAS Mind-Body Transpersonal Psychology (in progress)