Instructors

Gretchen Schock: Yoga Instructor, Health & Life Coach, Personal Trainer, and Owner of Bee Yoga Fusion.
Gretchen believes in fostering a safe and nurturing environment for students, of all levels, to explore their yoga practice. She connects with her students on a personal level, teaching from a place of authenticity. You can often hear her sharing the knowledge that she has gained from battling breast cancer, parenting a child with special needs, or overcoming her addiction to alcohol (8 years sober!) subtly spoken within her classes. Gretchen incorporates her love of yoga and dance into each class bringing balance, flexibility, and strength into focus. Students love that each yoga class is unique with a diverse sequencing of poses and modifications, allowing every student to feel fulfilled in their practice regardless of physical ability.

Gretchen is accredited by the International Coach Federation as a certified Health Coach and Life Coach. She helps clients 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. As a certified Functional Fitness Personal Trainer, she is less interested in six-pack abs and more interested in teaching clients how to build strength in their bodies to move safely and easily as they age.

She has taught more than four thousand hours of yoga earning her the industry’s highest certification of ERYT-500 (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher). She is also a Registered Children's Yoga Teacher (RCYT) and a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider. She has been trained by nationally renowned teachers including Seane Corn, Faith Hunter, Kim Manfredi, and Dana Trixie Flynn. Gretchen received her RYT 200 from Embrace Your Flow with Faith Hunter, her RYT 500 from Charm City Yoga (YogaWorks) with Kim Manfredi, and children's yoga certification with Shana Meyerson in Los Angeles, CA. Functional Fitness Certification from Functional Aging Institute and Health Coach Certification from Health Coach Institute. She also holds a B.A in Musical Theatre with a Dance minor from Point Park University (Pittsburgh, PA).

When she isn’t on a yoga mat Gretchen enjoys walking her energetic rescue dogs, gardening, traveling, bicycle rides, and working out at the gym with her wife and two teenagers. Gretchen's oldest child is on the Autism Spectrum and she has written about her parenting journey and navigating special education in the public school system on her personal blog, CocktailMom.


Cara Leisnham: Pilates Fusion Instructor, Tai Chi Balance Instructor and Personal Trainer
Cara loves to inspire others to be the best they can be! She is a certified personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and certified group fitness instructor through Les Mills for multiple fitness programs. Cara has worked in the fitness industry for more than 15 years in the United States and New Zealand. She holds a B.S in Physiology and B.A in Psychology and a Graduate Diploma in Sports Medicine. 

When she isn't teaching spin classes, tai chi or pilates Cara loves to go on bike rides, hiking, camping, and exploring with her husband and two young children.

Cierra Slade: Gentle Stretch Yoga Instructor
After returning home from a tour in Iraq in 2008 as a communications specialist with the Army, Cierra became a contractor at NASA Goddard and stumbled into a yoga class at a gym. The quietly held space to turn her attention in, and to step out of her head and into her body became a healing experience and she was instantly hooked. Cierra received her RYT-200 in hatha yoga at Willow Street and has continued her studies earning certifications in Restorative Yoga, Yin Yoga, Yoga for All, and Trauma-Informed Yoga.

Cierra believes that yoga can be a conduit for becoming your true, passionate, and authentic self. Her classes offer a warm welcoming space to become present and explore the interconnectedness of breath, body, and mind. Her teaching style is gentle and encourages an introspective gaze while focusing on the postural alignment that is organic to each body. 

When she isn't teaching yoga, Cierra loves to read nerdy fantasy novels, write short stories, explore nature, and travel with her husband and stepsons.

Holly Leon-Lierman: Yoga Nidra and Reiki Instructor
Holly's passion for humanity, well-being, and healing shine through as she emphasizes self-love in her yoga teaching. Holly's teaching style is more holistic than athletic and she believes that a loving approach to yoga and life can have profound impacts on her students, the community, and the world. Holly received her RYT 200 and Advanced Reiki training at the University of Maryland Center for Integrative Medicine and holds a bachelor's degree in sociology and anthropology. 

When she isn't welcoming asylum seekers with the Asylum Seeker Assistance Project or on her yoga mat, she's coaching t-ball, bird watching, and spending quality time with her husband and two children.

Matthew Lyons: Yin Yoga Instructor
Matthew’s hypnotic voice and calm energy create the perfect environment to let go of the busyness of your life and find the space in the body for it to open. For 26 years he worked in the political and government relations arena in Washington DC bringing with him a degree in law. The work was not a source of joy so he went out to seek fulfillment and found it in teaching yoga and meditation, receiving his 200hr RYT from Yoga Heights. Additional certifications include Yin Yoga with TJ Maher, Yoga Nidra with Jennifer Reis, and Restorative Yoga with Jillian Pransky.

When he isn't on the yoga mat you can find Matthew with a library book in hand, possibly on the hunt for good paper and pen to write a note to a friend, or somewhere around the DMV on his road bike. He loves music, traveling with his wife, spending time with his adult son, board games, and jigsaw puzzles.

Naomi Reed: Yoga Instructor
Naomi discovered yoga after a spinal injury nearly left her paralyzed. She fell in love with yoga when she realized that it wasn’t just healing her body; it was also healing her mind and her soul. She is an award-winning author with a Ph.D. in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. She was formerly an English professor at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and while a professor, decided to pursue a law degree. She traded the Ivory Tower for the mean streets of Manhattan, starting her legal career as a prosecutor in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office. After several years of the Law & Order life, she headed south to D.C. and a job in the federal government. Naomi earned her 200-hour RYT at Bee Yoga Fusion with Gretchen Schock, and she’s thrilled to be bringing her passion for teaching to the studio that has been and remains her yoga home. 

When she isn't on the yoga mat Naomi enjoys listening to some good music while trying to steal back her socks from her adorable rescue dog, Max.

Quentin Bullock: Cardio Sculpt Instructor and Personal Trainer
Quentin incorporates challenging exercises with his signature style of teaching to create a room full of energy to motivate every student in the class to give their best. He has a patient approach and a positive attitude towards life that expands out to his students. Quentin has worked in the health and fitness industry for over 12 years, he is a certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor through the Athletic and Fitness Association of America (AFAA). He works full-time as a fitness instructor teaching Boot Camp, Cross Training, HIIT & Spin. 

When he isn’t teaching fitness classes Quentin enjoys volunteering, playing basketball, and spending time with his wife and two kids.


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