Gretchen Schock yoga instructor and owner of Bee Yoga Fusion Gretchen Schock
Yoga and Pilates Instructor
Health & Life Coach
Personal Trainer and Owner of Bee Yoga Fusion.

Gretchen strongly believes in fostering a safe and nurturing environment for clients, whether in a yoga class or her coaching practice. She prefers to connect with students on a personal level, teaching from a place of authenticity. You can often hear her sharing the knowledge that she's gained from overcoming her addiction to alcohol (10 years sober), parenting a child with special needs on the Autism Spectrum, or dealing with the diagnosis of having a rare breast tumor that resulted in a partial mastectomy.  

Gretchen incorporates her love of yoga and dance into each class bringing balance, flexibility, and strength into focus. Students love that each class is unique, with a diverse sequencing of poses and exercises as well as modifications, allowing every student to feel fulfilled regardless of physical ability. She encourages clients to sit in the seat of observation within themselves to learn how to listen to that voice of truth that resides within them.

Accredited by the International Coach Federation as a certified Health and Life Coach. Gretchen helps clients discover holistic habit changes that can be made in their lives to increase movement, reduce anxiety, get better sleep and regain a focus on self-care. Private coaching gives you the tools to be your best self!

She has taught more than five thousand hours of yoga, earning 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 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, knitting or crocheting, bicycle rides, and traveling with her wife and two teenagers. 

Matthew Lyons yoga instructor at Bee Yoga Fusion
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. Unfortunately, the work was not a source of joy, so he sought fulfillment by teaching yoga and meditation.

Matthew is a certified 200hr RYT and holds additional certifications in Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra, and Restorative Yoga.

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.

Rob Parry yoga instructor at Bee Yoga Fusion
Rob Parry: Yoga Instructor
Running has always been a form of meditation for Rob. He's completed several endurance races like a 50K and 50-mile trail run, marathons, and the Chesapeake Bay Swim. He started practicing yoga to gain more flexibility and further explore the connection between the body and the mind. As his yoga practice strengthened, he found yoga to be an expression of kindness and self-acceptance towards himself and others. 

Rob completed his 200hr RYT at Bee Yoga Fusion with Gretchen Schock. He is passionate about guiding others to discover yoga as an avenue of listening to their body.

When he isn't on the yoga mat, Rob works for a USDA research lab doing IT support work and has been doing it for over 30 years! You can also find Rob running on trails, swimming, or bicycling. He enjoys live music and traveling with his wife to visit his adult daughters and new grandchild.

Chelsea Stein yoga instructor at Bee Yoga Fusion
Chelsea Stein: Yoga Instructor
Chelsea's journey with yoga began over 15 years ago when she found herself struggling with anxiety and depression. She turned to yoga as a natural way to help ease her worries, reduce stress, and tame the ever-racing “monkey mind.” She strives to bring peace and relaxation into her students’ lives.

Chelsea is a certified 200hr RYT, lives in Media, PA, a suburb outside of Philadelphia, and teaches classes virtually for Bee Yoga Fusion. 

When she isn't on the yoga mat, Chelsea is caring for her preschool-aged son and their new baby boy. She enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband and their extended family. She is an avid runner and is currently training for her first marathon.

Naomi Reed yoga instructor at Bee Yoga Fusion
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 but also her mind and 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 Law & Order life, she headed south to D.C. for a federal government job. 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.

Steph Bean massage therapist at Bee Yoga Fusion
Steph Bean (they/them): Massage Therapist
A graduate of Potomac Massage Training Institute with 17 years of professional massage experience and an Associate’s Degree in Health Education, Steph has worked with people to better understand and support their own health and healing. Steph has training in traditional massage work, neuromuscular therapy, and trauma integration. In addition, they have experience working with complex medical needs and people in all stages of life. Other specialized training includes Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, a very gentle modality that supports the nervous system. The goal is to provide resources for integrating the body’s experience in a way that helps facilitate the ability to be present, enabling better access to one’s whole body, mind, and spirit. Steph’s outlook is that we have just what we need in our bodies, but we all need help from time to time to access those internal resources. 

Off the job, Steph is very involved in family, and their faith community, getting lost in a good book and enjoying nature whenever possible. 
To book a massage with Steph, please email or call (301) 910-9760. Steph is at Bee Yoga Fusion on Tuesdays and Fridays.

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