Meet our incredible instructors!!
Tana Martin has been studying, practicing and teaching yoga since 1993. She has attended numerous workshops, trainings and yoga conferences with many inspirational teachers at the local and international level. She is a registered Hatha Yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance and holds a teacher certification from The Yoga Center of Columbia, MD. She has studied with JJ Gormley, founder of Surya Chandra Healing Yoga, for more than a decade and is currently enrolled in her program at the 700 hour level. Born and raised in York Pennsylvania she was co-owner of Eight Stones Yoga Studio. Currently living by the ocean on Maryland’s Eastern shore she has taken her practice to the water and the air! Join her for yoga indoors and outdoors, aerial yoga, and SUP yoga (stand up paddle board). She offers classes and workshops for breast cancer patients and survivors on how the healing and transformative benefits of yoga practice have helped her through her own breast cancer experience.
“It is my desire to assist my students in a compassionate, skillful and playful way so that each may develop tools to discover the many benefits this practice provides after leaving their mat. I feel that breath awareness is an integral part of yoga practice and from that a natural sense of movement and grace evolves, guiding each student to their own unique experience. My Yoga practice has brought the greatest sense of joy and introspection to my life and it is my pleasure and privilege to share it.” ~With Gratitude~ Tana
Susan Stocks has over 35 years of experience in the fitness field. Her career began with body building and high impact aerobics and moved to teaching group fitness and cycling classes and quickly becoming an ACE certified personal trainer.
After suffering from a few injuries from horseback riding and body building she began to pursue a more intense study of anatomy and structural issues which lead to Pilates and Yoga certifications.
Susan has worked with all sorts of clients with varying health issues including knee and hip replacements, osteoporosis, scoliosis, etc. She enjoys working with a wide range of clients and particularly enjoys working with the senior population. She leads sessions that are structured to challenge and energize the body in front of her. “I teach Pilates because I love sharing the transformation I have received through my own commitment to Pilates.”
Molly first came across yoga as a form of physical therapy after being diagnosed with several chronic illnesses. She found that yoga helped her to not only regain her strength and flexibility, but become healthier and happier than ever before, thriving both emotionally and physically. Yoga helped introduce Molly to the world of health and wellness. After using whole foods and daily exercise as medicine and thus seeing her life change, she earned her 200 hour certification at Pure Yoga in NYC so she could help others discover just how much getting a sweat on can change their lives. When she is not living in Bethany Beach during the summer, Molly lives in Washington DV and studies at Georgetown University as an undergrad.
Kristin Quinn has been teaching therapeutic style flow, power, and yin style classes on the beach in OCMD and in the Baltimore area since 2007.One of the most popular therapeutic style yoga teachers in the Baltimore and eastern shore area, she is known for her passion and care in delivering effective classes with attention to bringing a pose alive for beginners or the more experienced practitioner.
With extensive certification in the Krishnamacharya tradition, Kristin is well-trained in offering practices focused on individual needs to create more highly effective and safe experiences for the practitioner.
She also has certification in the Yin style practice, based on Chinese medicine accupressure technique which has had profound effects in healing deeper tension in the joints and greatly improving mobility.
Kristin is currently enrolled in the first 4 yr university based program at Loyola Marymount University in LA to begin a partnership with physicians in traditional medicine to incorporate yoga therapy as supplemental rehabilitation from injury or illness.
For students' comments or more info, please see her website: http://www.oceancityyoga.com/StudentComments.html
A dancer in her former life; Jen continues to love the foundations and principles at the core of classical ballet. After a dance ending injury, Jen turned to other forms of fitness and got her AFFA group fitness certification and taught aerobics for ten years. While pursuing her Master’s degree, she put teaching aside and focused on her education and career. Recently, through meeting Kelly and trying Pilates, Jen has learned to listen to her body and heal from a major surgery, all the while finding a new fitness love.
Jen hopes that, by sharing ballet techniques as they relate to posture and form in the barre setting, others will experience some of the many joys that have been a huge part of her life and her love for the ballet.
Look for her filling in this summer!