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Our Team

Jake Snyder

Jake has been practicing Hot Yoga since 2013. He was initially attracted to yoga for its physical benefit but it soon transformed him both physically and spiritually. Aside from being a father, he enjoys skiing, riding his motorcycle, hiking, running, surfing, gardening, carpentry, and cooking. He fuels his busy life with plenty of yoga and a vegan diet. Jake married his wife Jen in 2008. Together they enjoy looking after their chickens and pigs in Crozet, Virginia. His boys, Jameson and Johnny, keep him on his toes, they love the outdoors and they love skiing.

Jake completed a 250 hour hot yoga teacher training through Evolation Yoga in May of 2016. He loves teaching this amazing series that helped him lose over 50 pounds.


 

Amy B.

Welcome to your breathing, listening, moving meditation. Yoga is the relationship between breath, mind, and body. Through a regular practice, you can find equilibrium and step away from your ego. My goal is to help you find your edge so you feel comfortable and competent in the body you have today.

I discovered yoga at JMU and was immediately amazed. I taught Beth Shaw’s YogaFit at UREC and classes at Rosetta Stone in the early days. My first Bikram Hot Yoga class was in 2010 … there was no looking back.

I love yoga because it allows me to eat more pie. Favorite place to practice is anywhere yogis are gathered to sweat, breathe and break boundaries. I look forward to practicing with you in our beautiful studio.


 

Cathleen Meyerhoeffer

Cathleen is a Harrisonburg yogi. When she started practicing yoga in 2013, she found yoga as a lifestyle. It is a living practice of compassion that offers contentment with less. In 2018, she completed her 200 hour teacher training with Yandara Yoga Institute in Bali, Indonesia.

Cathleen likes to balance her strength-building vinyasa practice with the vulnerability and endurance of hot yoga classes. As an instructor, she welcomes all levels to her classes, as yoga offers different forms of wellness to everyone. She enjoys traveling to new places and cooking healthy food.
 


 

Jen Coluzzi

Jen Coluzzi is a Philadelphia native who recently found her way down to Lexington. She has been practicing Bikram Yoga since 2003 to keep up both her physical and mental well being. She went to Bikram Yoga Teacher Training in the fall of 2010 in San Diego after working for many years as a personal assistant and in restaurants. Shortly after training, she began teaching full time and managing studios.

Jen has taught at lots of studios in the PA/NJ area, as well as other studios along the east coast. With the addition of Yin Yoga training in 2018, she teaches multiple styles of classes. She brings compassion and levity to her classes, being able to help the newest student feel comfortable while advancing the practice of a more experienced one.


 

Michelle Monk

I was inspired to try yoga in my quest to invite a sense of calm and peace in my life during graduate school in 2006. My first experience was at an Indian Temple that offered community yoga on the weekends. The Hatha practice was held in a basic, no frills environment. I took my first hot class in 2008.

My gratitude for my yogi and life mentors is far reaching and everlasting. My teaching journey began in 2011 after taking my first YogaFit training sessions. In January 2017, Hot Yoga Charlottesville guided me through my 200 RYT where I learned the Baron Baptiste Power sequence. I love yoga, Bikram, Power Vinyasa and Yin invite Sthira and Sukha, the ultimate balance of stability, strength and steadiness with gentleness, relaxation and joy, into my life.

Yoga keeps me grounded and is an integral component of my emotional and mental wellbeing. Seeing people feel successful and experience joy brings me joy and that’s why I’m called to teach and share the some of the best medicine available today.


 

Nikki Fox

As an avid caver, Nikki was constantly nursing injuries on a regular basis. Over the years, she explored different methods of healing, which brought her to discover Bikram Yoga and to attend Harrisonburg’s first hot yoga studio. Since then, she has practiced off and on for several years. Only after developing a committed dedication to the practice was she able to finding true healing in her body. She now lives mostly pain-free and is successful in warding off future injuries due to gained flexibility and strength. As a certified hot yoga instructor, she is looking forward to share this amazing, life-changing practice.
 


 

Guest Teachers

Deverell Austin

Born in Jamaica, W.I., Deverell emigrated to the US at two years old. Early on in young-adulthood he experienced seemingly unrelated health traumas, including a tumor, loss of hearing in one ear, heart attacks and Bell’s Palsy, all of which helped to instill in him a deep appreciation for healing & wellness. At 25, while working as a project manager in corporate America, he was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune-arthritis called Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS).

After learning that there is no cure and limited traditional treatments that aren’t costly or have unpleasant side-effects, he began exploring alternative therapies. He discovered and fell in love with yoga, became an instructor in 2012 and immersed himself in holistic living experiences and learned to manage the painful, debilitating symptoms of his condition.

Deve recognizes yoga as a pathway to wellness and is passionate about supporting people discover their yogic way.


 

Fatimah Darab

Born and raised in Virginia, Fatimah took her first Bikram Yoga class in January 2014. She immediately became hooked. The repetition of the same 26 postures in each class gave her a sense of stability in her life that she desperately needed. As she attended more often every week, she learned that Bikram Yoga not only provides a healthy lifestyle, but a loving family as well.

Through encouragement from her Bikram Yoga Tysons family, she went to Teacher Training Spring 2015 in Thailand. Fatimah would like to spread Bikram Yoga to as many people as she can reach, as she truly believes it is healing both physically and mentally.