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)
Amanda Morrell Faloni -Personal Trainer -Circuit Training
I have been a certified fitness professional since 2007. Certified in personal training, sports nutrition, endurance nutrition, shoulder rehabilitation, hip rehabilitation, flexibility, long distance running, and positive health and nutrition wellness health coach.
I specialize in one on one personal training or small group training. In your home or in a gym/studio. In addition to teaching strength and conditioning classes locally.
They say when a person has a passion for what they do, they never have to work a day in their lives.
Denise Mellinger- Belly Dance Instructor
When I belly dance I feel entranced into an ancient mysterious world rich with ambiance. I feel my dance is telling an ancient mystical tale that is longed by the heart to be told. Since I was a young girl I have been in love with the art form of dance. I would pretend I was mesmerizing Mata Hari. While dancing in a hypnotic snake like dance, or a passionate gypsy dancing enchanting people with my swirling skirt. I took ballet as a young girl. But ballet did not touch my soul like Middle Eastern dance. I returned to my true love belly dance.
I began belly dance in 2003. I have taken numerous workshops to learn from world famous belly dance teachers over the years. I started substitute teaching 6 years ago for MGM dance studio. I also taught belly dance at a Yoga studio for a couple of years. I’m so excited to teach the many facets of belly dance at the Illuminated Soul Wellness Center. My belly dance name is Zaira Zahirah. My name means blooming shining essence of rose. A flower can provoke powerful emotions, change the whole ambiance of a room, enlighten and heal with their enticing aromas. All women are beautiful flowers in the garden of life. Women of every age, shape or color have their own unique dance of beauty. Belly Dance is an ancient art form thousands of years old. Women of any age can belly dance. Belly dance is an art form that heals the body.
I am on an efflorescence life time adventure of well being. Mentally, physically, spiritually, and emotionally unfold the sacred gifts of Middle Eastern dance. I have many enchanting and mesmerizing tales that I shall express through my dance and teach my students!!!...
Elizabeth Lohrmann - Kid's Yoga Instructor
http://childrensyoga.com/about-radiant-child-yoga/:”Radiant Child Yoga recognizes that children are naturally radiant, aware, and full of innocent wisdom. The deeper purpose of children’s yoga is to help them maintain or regain their inherent state of being. Radiant Child® empowers adults to share the magical and practical benefits of yoga with children, some of which are:
Mindfulness and Focus
and many more!”
Liz comes to us with a varied & colorful background both in yoga training and otherwise. She is a 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher through Open Heart Yoga Teacher Training at Ignite Power Yoga of York and continues to seek knowledge through workshops including Mindful Yoga Therapy and Radiant Child Yoga. After completing Radiant Child Yoga Teacher Training Levels 1 & 2 she is excited to share her love of yoga with kids and families! Liz has enjoyed working with kids for decades before yoga training and also holds a BA in Psychology. You can trust that your little ones will be in good hands with this Air Force SSgt, animal loving, goofy, open hearted understanding yogi!