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Meet Your Yoga Instructors from ProMotion Fitness+


Finding the right yoga instructor is an important part of your yoga practice. Each instructor is different and brings a unique approach to their classes, creating a sacred space for you to explore what your mind and body have to offer. Finding the right instructor can make you feel more comfortable and engaged in your own personal yoga practice.

Registration for yoga classes at ProMotion Fitness+, located at our FMH Crestwood building, opens Monday, February 13, 2017. Meet our ProMotion Fitness+ yoga instructors, see who you vibe with, and sign up for one of their upcoming classes by calling 240-215-1470.

Meet Kandi Austin

Kandi Austin began her yoga practice in 2005; amazed by the changes she experienced in her health and well-being, Kandi felt compelled to share the transformative gift of yoga with others. In 2007, she received her 200-hour teaching certification from yoga's preeminent education and support organization, Yoga Alliance. In 2009, she completed her certification for prenatal yoga at Kripalu in Massachusetts. Kandi continues her training now in a 300-hour advanced teacher-training program.

Kandi leads her gentle classes with honor and joy, guiding others in the pursuit of health and wellness in body, mind, and spirit through the practice of yoga.

Kandi teaches Gentle Yoga on Tuesdays at 11:30 am and Thursdays at 11:00 am. Kandi teaches Pre-Natal Yoga on Wednesdays at 5:45 pm. To sign up for one of Kandi’s classes, call 240-215-1470 or click here.

Meet Margy Smariga

Margy is an experienced yoga teacher and yoga therapist, trained in the Viniyoga Tradition. She is a graduate of Bagheera Yoga/Pruyoga’s 200-hour teacher training, the American Viniyoga Institute’s 500-hour advanced teacher training and yoga therapist training. Additionally, Margy has completed professional trainings in yoga for seniors and yoga for cancer patients. Margy has taught group yoga classes since 2005, and she currently offers group classes, private yoga therapy sessions, and therapeutic workshops in Frederick, MD, and the surrounding area.

In a previous life, Margy spent 30 years as a writer and an editor, and her strong communication skills have aided in her work as a yoga teacher.

Margy teaches Senior Yoga on Mondays at 12:30 pm, Tuesdays at 10:00 am, and Thursdays at 9:30 am. To sign up for one of Margy’s classes, call 240-215-1470 or click here.

Meet Maryann Brandenburg

Maryann obtained her Kripalu 200-hour yoga certification in March 2009 after retiring from a 30-year nursing career. Maryann pursued a 500-hour yoga certification with completion from Kripalu in March 2015. She has taught yoga classes for seniors in Middletown and at local fitness centers, and general yoga class for Frederick Memorial Hospital for the past 7 years.

With a focus on flexibility, strength, balance, and joyfulness; Maryanne enjoys teaching seniors, hatha yoga, prenatal, restorative, and chair classes with emphasis on body, mind and spirit connection; with compassion based on each student’s needs.

Maryanne teaches a Gentle Yoga class on Wednesdays at 5:45 pm. To sign up for Maryann’s Wednesday night class, call 240-215-1470 or click here.

Meet Lori Henry Love

Lori loves to incorporate breath work, also known as pranayama, alignment, and fun into all of her yoga classes. Lori is a Prana Flow instructor with more than 12 years of experience. She has trained in the Shiva Rea lineage, and is currently completing her 500-hour yoga certification in Ayurveda Hatha Yoga with Maria Garre.

Lori holds certifications in yin and restorative yoga, has been a Power Pilates Mat Certified instructor since 2004, and is working toward comprehensive apparatus training. Lori has a personal training designation and is known to swing a kettlebell—not in yoga class of course!

Lori holds a Bachelors of Science degree in journalism, and has worked in the management, sales, and marketing fields. She holds a Life Coaching Certification from Soul Salt Academy. When Lori is not teaching, she is happiest spending time with her three children and looking for the best hiking trails in the area.

Lori teaches a Flow-style Yoga class on Mondays at 5:45 pm. To sign up for Lori’s Monday night class, call 240-215-1470 or click here.

ProMotion Fitness+ offers yoga classes at our FMH Crestwood building. Classes include Gentle, Senior, Prenatal, and Flow-style yoga.

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