For many, yoga is a gentle massage for time’s aches, a structured path toward greater strength and improved physical prowess. For Natalie, yoga was the answer to a physical trauma, a skiing accident causing a broken back and near constant pain. A neurosurgeon recommended yoga’s curative powers both to strengthen her core and increase her endurance and flexibility. After making an astounding recovery healing her mind and body, Natalie adapted her lessons further to enhance and enrich her life and the lives of her two young children. She is excited to share the gift of yoga’s teachings with her clients on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.
Natalie’s yoga is a blended approach, taking concepts from her studies that began with training in Asheville, North Carolina under Stephanie Keach at the Asheville Yoga Center. She gained further insights from yoga greats Seane Corn, Kathryn Budig, Sharon Gannon and Shiva Rea.
Yoga at Blue Mat combines slow and brisk movements, body elongation and articulation, as well as balance and breathing.
Shawn’s unique blend of mindfulness, physicality and humor offers a fresh take on vinyasa flow yoga. Students are invited to flourish in this fun, supportive, challenging yet safe environment. The physical strength yoga brings is only surpassed by the mental courage you will find on your mat. Discover inspiration, laughter, peace and strength in your yoga practice. Get started, stay committed, be strong!
Shawn is a certified yoga instructor (RYT 200) and trained with Amber Favaregh under the guidance of Rolf Gates.
Jaclyn began practicing Yoga while finishing her Exercise Science degree at Salisbury University. At the time, her goal was to increase focus and flexibility, while balancing certain problem areas of her body that resulted from playing elite collegiate soccer. The practice of asana opened Jaclyn’s curiosity into mind-body connection, pranayama, and self care.
During her profound studies at Hari Om Yoga School in Costa Rica with Massimo Monti and Jun Lee overlooking the Caribbean, Jaclyn discovered how to embrace pure life in her teachings, enlivening the muscles and supporting the fascinating anatomical structure. Jaclyn is passionate through authentic living, holistic nourishment, simplicity, and exploration. Her Vinyasa classes reflect this as she aims to lead you through a dynamic sequence, focusing on alignment to reveal inner strength and cultivating peaceful awareness.