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.
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’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.