After graduating in Biology from Virginia Tech, Andrea went to West Virginia University (WVU) where she was a graduate teaching assistant in Biology while earning her Master in Education. She went on to earn her Physical Therapy Degree from WVU School of Medicine. In addition to being a licensed Physical Therapist, she is a certified group fitness instructor and personal trainer with The American Council on Exercise (ACE); and a Certified Pilates Instructor through Balanced Body. Andrea has been involved in dance and exercise most of her life and finds that her dance training facilitates her clients’ spatial awareness. A certified integrative movement specialist, Andrea found the perfect marriage with Pilates and Physical Therapy. She began her training in the Pilates Method at the American Dance Festival and continues her education with courses in Pilates through Balanced Body. She has completed training for Pilates Mat, Reformer and Chair. Her physical therapy experience encompasses treating a wide variety of musculoskeletal disorders. She utilizes her education and experience to facilitate core stabilization and improve functional movement patterns as well as postural awareness with her clients.
When Andrea started Bodies in Motion in 2014 her mission for the studio was and continues to be “wellness to the community through movement”. Andrea’s classes focus on core strength and flexibility with an emphasis on total body integration; her goal is to help people move and feel better.
Mary discovered the magic of yoga about 15 years ago while living in California and now she enjoys sharing that magic with you. She followed the golden thread while exploring many styles of yoga and from many different teachers. To deepen her study and understanding of this ancient practice, she completed a yoga teacher training (200hr YTT) in the Raleigh NC area in 2014, followed by certifications in Yin Yoga and Restorative Yoga. Later in 2019 after taking a workshop on yoga, neuroscience and mental health she discovered what science is learning about yoga, what the ancient yogis have known all along: that a holistic approach to health that includes yoga practices has numerous benefits, including a deep sense of calm, clarity and connection or wholeness. She is happy to explore these practices with you while she continues to learn from many gifted teachers, most of all, our own inner teacher.
Mary strives to provide a safe space for self-exploration for all bodies through slow mindful movement, breath practices and embodied cognition, while expanding our movement vocabulary.
I am Eden, a lifelong West Virginian and a 500-RYT certified instructor. I began my yoga journey with the goal to find a better me. Along the way I found that sharing what I have learned with others brings me great joy. I teach hatha yoga, using a vinyasa style and enjoy adding philosophy in my practice. My teaching involves using the eight limbs of yoga as outlined in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. I enjoy teaching all levels and ages with the belief that every person can benefit from yoga. Yoga encompasses much more than the physical movement (asana) and I strive to teach this to every student.
I’ve been teaching yoga since 2010 with a focus on intelligent sequencing balanced by both challenging and restorative poses. My first exposure to yoga was through Beth Shaw’s YogaFit. Since that time I’ve gone on to deeper studies and am a licensed physical therapist assistant, incorporating the core movement that enhances mobility, stability, and the vestibular system into my teaching. Most of my classes follow a relaxed flow of movement that allows us to understand ourselves more deeply and adjust our practice to meet our individual needs.
A life long resident of Greenbrier County, Jeri Banton Via has been a Registered Nurse for 28 years and is currently the Executive Director of Home Care Plus. Jeri received her Nursing degree from Bluefield State College in 1993 and BS in Business Administration from Bluefield State in 2003. Recently completing my 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training, certified by the Yoga Alliance, I look bringing you classes that will incorporate understanding of the yoga principles, postures, modifications to postures, and breathing techniques. As a Mother, Wife, and Nurse I look forward to sharing and giving back to our community and its citizens who have given so
much to me and my family.
Jane deOlloqui has been instructing fitness classes for thirty years. The journey started as a receptionist at Greenbrier Health Club. Developed into aerobic instructor and personal trainer – and then manager. After eleven years and a wonderful job opportunity / offer to be director of spa and fitness at Greenbrier Sporting Club, Jane left Greenbrier Health Club. While some found their workout regimen during covid, Jane took a year and a half long break – not one of the better decisions, but a decision all the same. Ready to move and strengthen again, we encourage you to join.