Erin Gautsche has been a student of yoga for over 10 years, studying widely in Philadelphia. Erin received her 200 hour teacher training in traditional Hatha Yoga at Shiva Yoga Peeth in Rishikesh, India. She currently teaches Hatha, Vinyasa and Restorative yoga with the donation-based projects “Yoga on the Banks” and Philly Yoga Factory, offering yoga to all, regardless of income. Erin loves new students (and old!) and is passionate about bringing the transformative power of yoga to everyone. Erin’s other interests include creative, plant-based cooking, urban civic advocacy, and meditation practice in the Shambhala tradition.
Ashley Renee teaches breath-centered, strengthening yoga with an emphasis on alignment and intention in healing. Sessions with Ashley are balanced– uplifted by playfulness and rooted in mindfulness. In 2014, Ashley completed the 250 hour vinyasa program at Dhyana Yoga, and in 2016, completed Corina Benner’s yin yoga training at Wake Up Yoga. Ashley enjoys birding and being in nature, and regularly attends meditation retreats in Maryland with her mindfulness teacher, Tara Brach. She and yoga have been studying one another since 2010.
Cohbe Berkeley, Teacher 200-RYT
Cohbe enjoys the focus yet openness being on the yoga mat brings her. Her love with both the physical and mental benefits of an invigorating practice led her to complete her 200 hour Vinyasa Teacher Training at The Yoga Garden. Her curiosity on the mat continues to help her discover new ways to move her body. New to the team, she’s excited to share her love of yoga with all who come to the Banks!
Vanessa Jackson, Teacher 200-RYT
This Yogi Mom, Vanessa Jackson is a 2014 graduate of Wake Up Yoga’s 250 hour Comprehensive Foundational Teacher Training Program with Corina Benner, Felicia Graham Comisar and Kate DeRosa Howell. Fueled by love and the desire to learn more, Vanessa continued her studies in Yin Yoga with Corina Benner, Restorative Yoga with Karen Sapphire and Vedic Thai Massage with Mukti.
Brooke Di Leone, Teacher 200-RYT
Brooke’s interest in yoga grew out of a desire for stress relief and grew into a desire to delve deeper. She started practicing more seriously during graduate school and was particularly drawn to vinyasa yoga, finding that being in motion slowed her mind. Brooke received her 250-hour Foundational Vinyasa Teacher Training certification from Wake Up Yoga in 2016. She aims to bring a sense of play, exploration, and mindfulness to her classes, and welcomes all who are interested in sharing their practice, from those who are just starting their journey to those whose journey is long underway. Together with students, she works to make her classes a safe space that allows for deep personal transformation or light-heartedness or both. Other interests include social science, biking, talking about her new baby, and gardening.
photo courtesy Tricia Brophy