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Courtenay S. Brown, E-RYT 200®, YACEP®

Founder & Owner

An avid runner, Courtenay took her first yoga class in 2008, after reading that it was a great way to cross train for marathons. “After my very first practice, the moment I got up from the mat, I felt overwhelmed by a deep sense of gratitude. I felt like I had an encounter with God.” That sense of gratitude continued to prevail and 10 years and 13 marathons later, she discovered that yoga was the perfect way to cross train for life. She continued her yoga journey and completed her 200-hour certification in 2014 at Spiritual Essence Yoga, and became a Yoga Alliance  Continuing Education Provider in 2018. She is currently in the midst of completing her 300-hour certification.

Courtenay is a Reiki Master and a Thai Yoga Bodywork practitioner. She is the creator of Gospel Yoga Flow ®, a vigorous vinyasa yoga style, which is set to gospel music and incorporates biblically based meditations. The flow focuses on strengthening the spirit and the mind, as much as the body. Courtenay is a publisher by profession and holds BA and MA degrees in English. She is also a wife and proud mother of two daughters. She is working on her first book, "Peek-A-Boo Faith: Meditations for Conquering Fear," which will be published in 2019.


Courtenay Brown


Our Teachers


Tonya Lewis, RYT

CTO

Tonya’s yoga journey began over 10 years ago. At the time she was heavily into sports and sought yoga as a compliment to her workouts. She began to practice at various studios, but didn't feel connected to the practice right away and assumed yoga was not for her. Tonya completed her 200-hour teaching certification in 2018. Her mission is to share her love of yoga and sports to help others experience the best health possible. 

Theresa Speed, RYT

Senior Architect

Theresa started her yoga journey in 2015 when it was offered through the wellness program at her job. Her love for yoga grew so much that she developed a desire to teach. She completed her 200-hour teacher certification in July 2018. She wants her students to view yoga as more than a workout but a practice that can be used everyday.

Paris Richardson, CYT

CTO

Paris is a rehab specialist/patient representative at Sport & Spine Rehab. A graduate of the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore, she holds a BS in Exercise Science. Paris completed her 200-hour yoga teaching certification at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in 2016. Paris’ empathetic nature allows her to easily connect with others and to provide comfort and support to students on the mat.


Chrystal Mincey, RYT

CTO

Yoga has been a part of Chrystal’s life for years.  She completed her 200-hour Jiivana Yoga Training in 2019.  Her practice has helped her grow stronger, more flexible and fearless, both on and off the mat.  Always a student of the practice, Chrystal is a certified mediation teacher, Thai Yoga massage practitioner, and Reiki practitioner. 

Greg Beacham II, RYT

RYT - 500

Greg has a decade working as a licensed massage therapist in both luxury spas and rehabilitation clinics. He is a certified qigong instructor and herbalist.  Greg completed his 200-hour teacher training in 2019. While his initial goal didn’t involve teaching, he realized he could continue to spread awareness of effective wellness practices through teaching and has had a blast doing so. Some of his hobbies are music, martial arts, comedy, and cooking.