Nancy Talley Owner – 500 Hour E-RYT
Nancy began her yogic journey in 1997 while working in the Los Angeles fashion industry. To relieve stress and insomnia she explored Kundalini and Restorative classes but soon found Vinyasa to be her calling. She attended the White Lotus Foundation to study under Ganga White and Tracey Rich for her 200 hour RYT in Santa Barbara, CA. Nancy received her 500 hour RYT through Beloved Yoga in Reston, VA in 2012. Nancy has also studied Yin Yoga and has completed the Self-Awakening Yoga Therapeutics Teacher Training under Don and Amba Stapleton. Nancy reminds her students to work with compassion towards themselves and to stop and enjoy the journey rather than focus on the final pose they are trying to achieve. She purchased Soaring Spirit Yoga Studio in 2010 and hopes to continue to serve the growing yoga community in Prince William County and surrounding areas.
“When we see that the cosmos is rippling with change, it is difficult to conceive of anything that does not change.” –Paramahansa Yogananda
Nancy Talley Owner – 500 Hour E-RYTInstructor and Director of SSYS School / Reiki Practitioner
Marni Sclaroff 500 Hour E-RYT
Marni Sclaroff, MAT, E-RYT 500 is Co-Director of the Soaring Spirit Yoga School, an artist, and a mother of twins. She teaches classes that inspire people to wake up to the magic that is present in every moment of their lives. With detailed alignment cues, a supportive and playful atmosphere and stories woven into each practice; her classes are like guided tours into the shining magnificence of our human experience. She has devoted her entire life to deepening her understanding of yoga, and all of the ways in which it can serve to uplift and inspire our lives. She has been teaching for over 15 years and completed over 2000 hours of teacher training in Jivamukti , Ashtanga, Tibetan Heart Yoga, and Anusara Yoga. You can read more about her at www.marnisclaroff.com.
Marni Sclaroff 500 Hour E-RYTCo-Director of SSYS School / Guest Instructor
Cyndi Tran 500 Hour E-RYT
Cyndi initially discovered yoga and Ayurveda as a means to alleviate her asthma symptoms and stress, but was thrilled to find it transformed her life – physically, personally, and spiritually. Cyndi feels blessed that yoga and Ayurveda has enhanced her sense of spiritual well-being, provided clarity in her decision-making and reduced residual tension and stress. As a result, she manages daily demands and deadlines while maintaining an optimistic serenity. Having experienced the transformative results of a regular yoga and Ayurveda practice, Cyndi is honored to share what she has learned with others. Cyndi’s love for yoga and Ayurveda, and natural affinity for mentoring others is expressed in her warm and enthusiastic approach to serving others as an Ayurvedic Practitioner and yoga teacher. Cyndi is passionate about life and brings this passion to her daily practice and enriching the lives of her students and clients. Cyndi Tran's dedication to classical training led her to complete a 200 and 500-hour Life of a Yogi teacher’s training with Sri Dharma Mittra and a Yoga Nidra Professional and Master's facilitator training at the Amrit Yoga Institute. She is a graduate of the Kripalu School of Ayurveda and completed a comprehensive clinical and Vedic studies internship at the Jiva Institute in Vrindavan, India along with a one year Ayurveda clinical mentorship with Dr. Claudia Welch. She maintains ongoing clinical intensive studies with Dr. Vasant Lad at the Ayurvedic Institute. Cyndi is an Ayurvedic Practitioner (NAMA), a Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500, and holds a Bachelor’s from George Mason University, a Master’s from University of Virginia, and is currently a candidate for a Doctor of Natural and Integrated Medicine from the University of Natural Medicine.
Cyndi Tran 500 Hour E-RYTGuest Instructor & Ayurvedic Practitioner
Francie Trainor 200 Hour E-RYT
Francie, 200 E-RYT, (aka Noor-Jihan in the dance world), began exploring yoga twelve years ago as a complement to her dancing, and extension of her meditation practice with a strong focus on Tantra. She completed her 200 hour RYT training in Vinyasa Yoga in October 2010. Having fallen in love with the lyrical, liberating Prana Flow style of yoga, she privately mentored with Rob Hess, in Washington, DC. Francie is currently working on final projects to complete her 300hr Prana Flow certification, in 2015, through the Samudra School of Global Learning. Francie seeks to promote a deep sense of well-being, patience and confidence in her students, encouraging growth, healing, unabashed creativity and joyful self-acceptance. She also teaches Belly-Dance, improvisational dance, meditative journeying and meditative art.
"Who loves, loves love, and loving love, forms a circle so complete, there is no end to love." St. Bernard
Francie Trainor 200 Hour E-RYTInstructor / Usui Reiki Master
Kelley Jones – 500 Hour RYT & RPYT
Kelley Jones, 500 Hour RYT & RPYT, is a certified yoga teacher in the tradition of Sri Swami Satchidananda. She also is trained in Children's Yoga & Meditation in the same tradition. Kelley is a certified Prenatal Yoga teacher through Yoga Alliance. Additionally, Kelley is certified in Paddle Yoga, Adaptive Yoga, Raja Yoga, and Cancer & Chronic Illness Yoga. Kelley's specialties include beginning yoga and yoga for special populations. She utilizes adaptive techniques to ease students into a yoga practice and is dedicated to sharing yoga with students of all experience levels by helping them apply what they learn on the mat to their everyday lives. She also understands how life and job demands lead many students to yoga and hopes to provide a yoga experience that will awaken the soul and body leaving students renewed and ready to tackle the challenges that await them.
Kelley Jones – 500 Hour RYT & RPYTInstructor
Candi Hoffman – 200 Hour RYT
Candi found her way to yoga over 10 years ago, practicing off and on as a way to alleviate stress while completing her undergraduate degree and has made her mat a permanent fixture in her life for the last five years. As she began to add other activities to her life, she appreciated the way that yoga was not only the perfect way to cross train but also to bring herself back to center. Candi received her 200hr RYT in 2014 from Soaring Spirit Yoga Studio’s School and is a certified kids yoga teacher through YoKids Stretch Your Limits. She is certified in Curvy Yoga and Y4C (Yoga 4 Cancer, as well as additional training in both aerial and chair yoga. Candi believes that yoga is for everybody and that with mindfulness and a little laughter, her students can take the lessons learned in class and shine their light off the mat and into the world around them.
Candi Hoffman – 200 Hour RYTInstructor / Reiki Practitioner
Debbie Kramer 200 Hour RYT
New Jersey native Debbie Kramer fondly remembers her first Vinyasa yoga flow sequence in 2008 and its profound effect on so many facets of her life. Very early on into her yoga studio practice she started seeing and feeling light. She could breathe. Her heart was opening. The more classes and workshops she attended, the stronger she felt emotionally, physically and spiritually. She started a home practice. No matter what professional and personal stressors were going on around her, she knew it would be OK – she would be back on the mat soon. Debbie was humbled to complete her Vinyasa Yoga 200 Registered Yoga Teacher training in June 2014 from Soaring Spirit Yoga Studio in Occoquan, VA. Her teaching goal is simple: spread the light to others.
Debbie Kramer 200 Hour RYTInstructor
Aneta Anderson 500 Hour RYT
Aneta is a 500 hour RYT and received her training through Yoga Pura in Phoenix, AZ. Her focus has been in Iyengar, Power and Yin Yoga styles. She is very well versed in yoga philosophy and encourages students to take their yoga practice of the mat and into their daily life experiences.
Aneta Anderson 500 Hour RYTInstructor
Lauri Cervantez 200 RYT
Lauri received her 200 RYT from PIES Yoga Fitness Center in 2013 and is a Personal Fitness Trainer. She loves health and fitness, finding she not only loves how the body works and moves but also the roles psychology and sociology play as well in a student’s well-being. She is also a Certified Prenatal Yoga Instructor, which she completed in 2016 through Radiance Yoga. Lauri encourages her students to finding a deep sense of well-being, patience and confidence where they may grow, heal, find peace and joyful self-acceptance. She includes a connection to a powerful yet soothing breath in her classes. It is her hope to give every student an experience of yoga and mindfulness.
Lauri Cervantez 200 RYTInstructor / Reiki Practitioner
Danielle Rush 200 Hour RYT
Danielle Rush received her 200 Hour RYT training through Latitude Yoga Company in Stafford, VA, with a focus in Integral Yoga from the tradition of Swami Satchidananda. Previously working as a personal trainer, she recently received her RYT 200 and wants to share yoga as a method of healing. Currently, she is in graduate school researching how art and yoga can work together to heal and reduce stress. Danielle is the owner of Red Art & Design, an art studio in Occoquan, VA. Her life has been a testimony of art and fitness. She spent seven years teaching art and physical education at a private school, kindergarten through high school.
Danielle Rush 200 Hour RYTInstructor
Marianne Brogdale 200 Hour RYT
Marianne began practicing yoga more than 10 years ago for exercise, finding her way to Soaring Spirit in 2011. As a personal commitment to lifelong yoga study and practice as a more holistic approach (mind-body-spirit) to well-being, she completed her 200 RYT training through Soaring Spirit Yoga Studio in 2015. Marianne is also a certified children’s yoga teacher through Kidding Around Yoga (KAY). She has a special interest in Restorative, Yin, and yoga for children and continues her independent study of yoga history and philosophy, chakras, and kirtan. Outside the studio, she also studies mixed martial arts and is a member of her dojo’s black belt leadership and instructor training program. Marianne seeks to offer a safe, comfortable, non-judgmental atmosphere for students of all ages and levels to practice based on where they are in their journey. Her teaching goal is for students to leave class feeling refreshed and mentally nourished and that they carry this forward to life off of the mat.
Marianne Brogdale 200 Hour RYTChildren's Yoga & Substitute Instructor
Anna Whittington 200 Hour RYT
Anna Whittington has been practicing yoga now for 15 years and completed her 200 hour RYT at Soaring Spirit. She has trained with YoKids and has completed postpartum yoga training at Tranquil Space in DC. Outside of the studio Anna is a Special Education teacher and Mommy to a little guy named Kieran. She hopes that she can offer in her classes a safe place for students to practice and discover the benefits of yoga.
Anna Whittington 200 Hour RYTSubstitute Instructor
Kathy Brobst – 200 Hour E-RYT
Kathy has been working in the fitness industry for 14 years, beginning her career as a certified group exercise and pilates instructor. She began her yogic journey when she began teaching BodyFlow, a combination of yoga, tai chi and pilates. Kathy was diagnosed with advanced degenerative disc disease and a heriated disc and doctors offered her only pain pills and cortisone shots. Kathy increased her yoga practice and today is pain free thanks to the healing power of yoga not only physically but mentally and spiritually. Kathy completed her 200 hour RYT yoga teacher training through YogaFit. Kathy’s goal is to share her joy of yoga with others and offer them hope in any difficult situation. Her passion for yoga helps her see that together as a community, we can make the world just a little kinder, one class at a time.
Kathy Brobst – 200 Hour E-RYTSubstitute Instructor
Tracey Kyle 200 Hour RYT
Tracey became interested in yoga fifteen years ago as a way to relax after a busy day teaching high school. It was a foot injury years later that led her to deepen her practice and explore different types of yoga. She received her 200hr RYT in 2014 from Soaring Spirit Yoga Studio’s School and enjoys Vinyasa-style flow classes which incorporate strength, stretching and relaxation. Today Tracey teaches Spanish & French to middle schoolers and is a children’s book author. She likes to have fun on her mat, and hopes that in her class students will find a safe place to let go during their yoga journey.
Tracey Kyle 200 Hour RYTSubstitute Instructor
Stephanie Grant 200 Hour RYT
Stephanie has over 18 years of experience as a massage therapist with specialties to include sports injuries, spinal trauma, oncology and chronic pain/illnesses. This experience has given her a deep understanding of the human body and how it works. She began her health and fitness certifications in 2012 which resulted in a natural progression of her curiosity, education and personal transformation. With her ever deepening yoga studies, she continues to evolve her approach to health and wellness, affirming her focus on proper alignment, philosophy and breath. She shares her wonderful gifts to be a piece of the healing and strengthening process for her students.