Gretchen Schock: Yoga Instructor E-RYT 500 hr, Certified Health & Life Coach, Functional Fitness 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. Gretchen connects with her students on a personal level, teaching from a place of authenticity.

Infusing her love of yoga and dance into each class focusing on balance, flexibility, and strength. 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. Also, certified as a Functional Fitness Personal Trainer she works with clients one-on-one in person and virtually and also holds small group sessions.

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 in Washington DC, her RYT 500 from Charm City Yoga (YogaWorks) with Kim Manfredi in Baltimore, MD, 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 traveling, bicycle rides and working out at the gym with her wife and two teenagers or walking their energetic dogs. 
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: Certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor of Pilates Fusion & Stretch Classes.

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, hikes, camping and exploring with her husband and two young children.

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 and strives to leave her students with abundant tools for optimizing the human experience. Holly's teaching 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 degree in sociology and anthropology. Holly is eager to hold this healing space for Greenbelt as a brand new resident. 

When she's not welcoming asylum seekers with the Asylum Seeker Assistance Project or on her yoga mat, she's coaching t-ball, bird watching and spending time with her family!

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 to take a class and see for yourself.   
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