Meet The Teachers

Rose Maghdouri

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As the founder and owner of Shockoe Slip Yoga, Rose Maghdouri’s welcoming spirit, playful energy, and sense of adventure are what make Shockoe Slip Yoga a fun and laid-back place to deepen your yoga practice. Rose fell in love with yoga after taking her first class in Richmond’s West End and, after a little soul-searching, decided she needed a studio closer to home — thus, Shockoe Slip Yoga was born.

Rose completed her 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Certification under the instruction of Faith Hunter, founder of Spiritually Fly™ yoga, and teaches both Hatha and Flow classes to all levels of yogis. Rose, loves being an entrepreneur, a business owner and a yogi. Outside of her studio life, Rose is an avid world traveler, who has dived with sharks in South Africa and nearly drowned in a mud pit in Columbia. Combining her love of yoga with her love of travel, Rose co-hosts an annual fitness and empowerment retreat in Costa Rica, and other locations. She’s also an enthusiastic skydiver, having completed over 20 tandem jumps, and loves to spend time with her dog Kubuki, who you might have the joy of meeting on your mat during one of her visits to the studio!

Born and raised in Tehran, Iran, Rose moved to the United States at age of 17 to attend the University of North Carolina, in Charlotte. She graduated with her BS in International Business and began her career in a corporate banking job. After discovering the corporate world was not for her, Rose earned her MBA and spent a year traveling and exploring the world before finally opening Shockoe Slip Yoga in 2013.

Join her and the rest of the Shockoe Slip crew for some amazing adventures, on and off the mat.

Kate Ainsworth

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While Kate is a yogini at heart, she is also a student, world traveler, cyclist, weight lifter, jungle-gym climber, daughter, and a friend. Her teaching is informed not only by her 500-Hour Kripalu yoga training and 1,500+ hours of teaching but also by her BS in Kinesiology and current physical therapy education at VCU. She uses a balanced blend of techniques to build a nurturing and safe environment in which my students can deepen their practice of yoga. Her classes incorporate modifications and amplifications so that beginner to advanced yogi can explore what it means to build heat, to breathe fully, and to let go. While she guides students in their development of strength, flexibility, and balance, she also holds space for students to discover their own innate joy, peace, and compassion.

Leslie Greene

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Leslie began her yoga journey over 20 years ago while she was a certified personal trainer and a psychology student at VCU. She has been a student of yoga ever since. In 2014, she completed the Foundations for the Mindful Teacher Training at Yogani Studios in Tampa, FL. In 2017, Leslie completed another 100 hour certification in Mindful Yoga Therapy for Veterans. In 2017, she will complete Adaptive Yoga Teacher Training at Studio Bamboo Institute of Yoga in Virginia Beach, VA.

As a trauma informed yoga instructor, Leslie’s mission is to be of service and to spread the healing powers of yoga. She believes that it is through the breath, the body, and the moment that peace can be found. It’s about helping people discover sensation in their bodies no matter what abilities one might have. If you can breathe, you can do yoga.

Leslie’s teaching style is lively and rooted in science and yogic philosophy. Her classes emphasize alignment, functional movements, and the mind-body connection. Favorite yoga pose: vipariti karani (legs-up-the-wall).

Lany Prousalis

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Lany became a devoted practitioner of Ashtanga Yoga following the birth of her second child, Balthazar. She recognized that the strength and flexibility of the mind, could be influenced by the state of the body. Inspired by her teacher of Tibetan Meditation, Lama Dawa Tarchin, she began merging her yoga practice and teaching with the spacious compliment of meditation.

Lany’s classes have a quest for freedom and fun, while concentrating on the fluidity of movement with the breath. She believes the discovery of ones own potential for creative energy, strength, and wisdom, can be found through the practice of yoga. Lany has completed Michael Hamilton’s Ashtanga Teacher Intensive and her 200hr Yoga Alliance Teacher Certification. She has attended workshops with several noted teachers including Tim Miller, Kino MacGregor, and Michael Gannon. She is especially grateful for the insight and teachings of Tibetan Lama Dawa Tarchin, Michael Hamilton, Eddie Stern, and Shri Sharath Jois during his tour of the US and the Shri K. Pattahbi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute in Mysore, India.

Lany enjoys gardening and is a continuing student in the study of Ayurvedic medicine and nutrition. She is a native to Richmond, Virginia, and shares her life with her three spirited children, Kyria, Balthazar, and Evangelia.