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Amy completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training at Zweet Sport Hot Yoga, a proud member of its inaugural class. After years of long distance running and competitive bodybuilding, she started practicing yoga in 2018 to regain functional mobility. Yoga has taught her to appreciate every millimeter of progress, and her goal is to help students recognize and celebrate the small victories.

Amy Flynn

Hamstrings, Hips + Spines, Tone + Stretch, Vinyasa

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Holly has a lifetime of experience training, teaching, and performing as a dancer, choreographer, and movement artist. She has studied and practiced many lineages of yoga including Ashtanga, Jivamukti, Anusara, Rocket, Budokon, Iyengar, and Power Yoga. After developing an appreciation for the grace and depth of the classical practice of yoga and teaching techniques as taught by Sri Dharma Mittra, she completed her 200-hour teacher training under his guidance at the Dharma Yoga Center in NYC in 2013. She does her best to live in alignment with the classical teachings and ethical and spiritual practices of yoga. She is a graphic designer and web developer and also teaches barre and hip hop dance/boxing classes.

Holly Halvorson

Dharma, Vinyasa

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Christina is a certified 200-hour yoga teacher and developmental psychologist. She focuses on having a yoga practice that is inclusive, student-centered, embodiment-focused, and trauma-informed. After 14 years of studying Classical Chinese dance and ballet, Christina unrolled the mat for the first time and fell in love with yoga. She found that mindfulness practices brought clarity and solace to her life both on and off the mat. In every class that she teaches, Christina aims to inspire her students to feel empowered in their bodies, honor their boundaries, and enjoy the beauty of the peaks and valleys along the way. When she’s not on the mat, Christina enjoys hiking and foraging for mushrooms, tending to her many plant babies, baking sourdough bread, and playing with Peanut, her 2 year old pit bull.

Christina Hong

Hot 26, Vinyasa

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Katie is a certified 200-hour yoga teacher and a registered dietitian nutritionist. She is passionate about sharing the gift of yoga with others as a practice and tool for cultivating greater well-being of the whole being – mind, body, and soul. In her work as an integrative dietitian and yoga teacher, she leads with the message that we are whole, interconnected human beings that have the power to be our own healers and create more “feel-good” in our lives by first turning inward and coming home to yourself. Katie is also devoted to her morning coffee, sunshine, and her boxer-lab mix fur son, Cedar.

Katie Hottel

Vinyasa

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In 2009, Christine took her first yoga class and from that point forward embarked on a journey that changed her life. In 2017, Christine completed her 200-hour teacher training and her Level I reiki certification. She completed her 500-hour certification in July 2021 and continues to explore movement within the body and mind by teaching, listening, and educating herself. 

Christine Jones

Vinyasa

Hot 26

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Chris's yoga journey began in 2012 as part of the healing process for a low back injury sustained while training jiu-jitsu. A friend took him to a Baptiste yoga class and from that day forward he was hooked. The practice changed him from the inside out. In 2017, he completed his 200-hour yoga teacher training at Down Dog Yoga in Herndon, Virginia. When he’s not practicing yoga, Chris enjoys rock climbing , skateboarding , and motorcycle riding. He loves frequenting local restaurants with his friends and hanging out with his dog Grizelda.

Chris Karrat

Power Flow

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Tobi completed her 200-hour yoga instructor as part of Zweet Sport Hot Yoga's inaugural 2022 Teacher Training Class. 

Jordan completed her 200-hour yoga instructor training as part of Zweet Sport Hot Yoga's inaugural 2022 Teacher Training Class. 

Jordan

Hamstrings Hips + Spines

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Tobi completed her 200-hour yoga instructor as part of Zweet Sport Hot Yoga's inaugural 2022 Teacher Training Class. 

Tobi Kroskob

Power Flow, Vinyasa

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Kelly is a lifelong fitness enthusiast who is trained in Baptiste, Ashtanga, Yin, and Restorative yoga. She started practicing yoga in 2001 when the NYC Road Runners club offered Power Yoga to those training for the Marathon. She realized the physical benefits right away, and incorporated yoga into not only training but all aspects of life. As a teacher, her intent is to help others open up to possibilities through connection.

Kelly Mullen

Hamstrings, Hips + Spines, Power Flow, Vinyasa

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Barbara began practicing yoga regularly when it introduced her to a pain-free life following multiple herniated discs in her spine. A former dancer, she revels in teaching alignment with an eye toward the geometry and physics of postures. Barbara is a Yoga Alliance 500 Hour RYT. She completed her teacher training with Albina Rippy; at Dancing Mind Yoga, a Baptiste affiliate studio; and at ShivaShakti School of Yoga and Healing Arts. She is a certified  executive leadership coach with a BFA in Dance from George Mason University, and a Level 3 Reiki practitioner.

Barbara Parker

Studio Manager, Teacher Training Lead
Power Flow, Hamstrings, Hips + Spines, Vinyasa

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Janine is a certified Yoga Alliance RYT and completed her 200-hour teacher training as part of Rising Sol's inaugural class. Janine's yoga journey began as a way to find relief while she was competing as an amatuer fighter in Muay Thai kickboxing. During the pandemic, she fully immersed herself in yoga at Rising Sol and realized the countless benefits it provided not only to her physical body, but especially to her energy, mind, and spirit. Janine aspires to create an atmosphere where students feel comfortable to come as they are and practice yoga freely on (and off) their mats.

Janine Reguindin

Hamstrings, Hips + Spines

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Kimberly is a certified 200 RYT yoga instructor with a concentration in Hatha Yoga. She has trained under Senior Bikram Yoga Instructor Jim Ambrogi and completed her first Yoga Asana Competition in 2012, where she placed 3rd in the state of Virginia. As taught by her guru, Kimberly's style centers around not how much you do in practice, but HOW you do it. She is well versed in how to modify different postures for different bodies, and enjoys working with beginner to very advanced students.

Kimberly Sickmen

Founder/Owner
Hot 26, Hamstrings, Hips + Spines, Bishnu Ghosh

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Mallory Thornton, E-RYT 200, RPYT, and Certified Yin Instructor, began practicing yoga in 2006 as a way to destress and join new communities with each military move. Mallory is committed to creating a space for her students to experience their own mental, physical, and emotional journeys. While emphasizing that each day/practice is unique, her classes maintain an underlying theme of lightheartedness and self-compassion. She believes yoga is for everyone, flexibility and touching your toes is not required!

Mallory Thornton

Hamstrings, Hips + Spines, Vinyasa

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Julie Wieland

Power Flow, Vinyasa

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Alexandria, VA 

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