About


In 2009, Gretchen Schock started Bee Yoga Fusion as a mobile yoga studio in Greenbelt, Maryland. Gretchen would show up at any venue to teach, from lunchtime corporate clients to home schooled children, and she hosted a donation only community class in the basement of a local church. Fast-forward eight years and Gretchen has now opened a boutique yoga studio at 111 Centerway (2nd floor) in Roosevelt Center, above the New Deal Cafe.

Gretchen empowers students through creative exploration of yoga to achieve balance and enhance their quality of life. She first discovered yoga in 1999 while living in New York City. The hustle and bustle in the crowded city that never sleeps led Gretchen into a yoga class with the promise of personal space the size of her yoga mat. Gretchen infuses her love of yoga and dance to connect with her students on a personal level, teaching from a place of authenticity.

Gretchen has taught over four thousand hours of yoga earning her the industry’s highest certification of “Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher-500”. She is also a Registered Continued Education Provider offering classes to other yoga teachers so that they may fulfill their education requirements. Gretchen is also a certified Health and Life Coach, she helps students discover small changes they can make to get amazing transformations so that they can feel better in their body, their health and across all areas of their life.

She has been trained by nationally renowned teachers; Seane Corn, Faith Hunter, Kim Manfredi and Dana Trixie Flynn. Gretchen received her RYT 200 from Embrace Your Flow with Faith Hunter in Washington DC and her RYT 500 from Charm City Yoga (YogaWorks) with Kim Manfredi in Baltimore, MD. Gretchen received her certification to teach yoga for children through MiniYogis with Shana Meyerson in Los Angeles, CA.  She maintains a good standing with Yoga Alliance. She also holds a BA in Musical Theatre with a Dance minor from Point Park University (Pittsburgh, PA).

Gretchen believes in fostering a safe and nurturing environment for students of all levels to explore their yoga practice and is best known for her challenging adult vinyasa yoga classes and fun-filled children’s classes. Students love that each yoga class is unique with a diverse sequencing of poses to keep every student’s interest regardless of ability. Bee Yoga Fusion is a boutique studio which allows everyone to receive personalized instruction and the intimate environment supports building community. We hope you’ll come take a class and see for yourself.   

When she isn’t on a yoga mat Gretchen can be found running after two energetic boys. One of her boys is on the Autism Spectrum and she writes about her parenting journey on her personal blog, CocktailMom.

Pilates Fusion Instructor: Cara Leisnham

Cara loves to inspire other to be the best they can be. A certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor that has worked in the fitness industry for over 15 years here in the United States and New Zealand. When she isn't teaching spin classes, tai chi or pilates she loves to go on bike rides, hikes, camping and exploring with her husband and two young children. 






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