Meet our inspiring 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
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.
Katlin is a current third-year student physical therapist at Duke University with interests in Pilates-based physical therapy, pelvic health, performing arts rehabilitation, and the treatment of persistent pain. While pursuing her DPT, Katlin completed her comprehensive Pilates training through Balanced Body and taught Pilates and barre in North Carolina. Prior to graduate school, Katlin was a barre instructor and Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach (NSCA-CSCS) working with athletes across the lifespan. Katlin’s beliefs about movement are best summed up by the Roman motto quoted by Joseph Pilates in Return to Life: “Mens sana in corpore sano” [A sane mind in a sound body]. With roots in Delmarva and at Beach Pilates and Wellness, she is excited to return to the beach for the 2018 season.
Karen Knauss is a Physical Therapist Assistant for 17 years. She has 4 years of experience in an outpatient orthopedic setting and 10 years in a pediatric school setting in Talbot County. Karen has continuously experienced a passion and fascination to holistic healing modalities. She has a desire to share her knowledge and encourage others for a total-wellness lifestyle. She received her certification for 200 Hr. yoga training from Willow Street in Takoma Park and Silver Spring,MD in 2015, which provided her with the guidance for her personal practice as well as the structure to guide students mindfully. Currently, Karen received her Pilates training from Kelly Roberts at Beach Pilates and Wellness. She integrates the Pilates methodology into her teaching, daily yoga practice and movement throughout her day for a vigorous and vivacious lifestyle.