Wendy is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) with Yoga Alliance and a former ACE (American Council on Exercise) certified fitness instructor with a background in dance. She has practiced yoga regularly since 1994.
Wendy apprenticed with David Ingalls and began teaching at Ashtanga Yoga Center in 2011. When Keith Moore opened the Ashtanga Yoga Studio in 2012, she joined him as a founding teacher.
Wendy completed her 200 hour teacher training at Circle Yoga Cooperative. She currently teaches Ashtanga and Vinyasa classes privately and at the Ashtanga Yoga Studio, www.aysdc.com and at Circle Yoga, www.circleyoga.com.
As an accessible yoga teacher I promise to seek the light within all of my students and offer my support in their exploration of yoga practices. I strive to create a safe and fun environment and a relationship dynamic in which students are empowered to say "yes" or "no" to what I offer
and feel in charge of their own body and experience. The purpose of my presence and perspective is to provide options, encouragement, understanding, inquiry, enthusiasm, and hope in the process of their making the practice their own.
I see yoga as a way to cultivate a relationship with the Self and move about the world with greater awareness, ease, and appreciation.
Private online yoga instruction
For individuals $75/hour
For groups of 3-8 people, $100/hour
For larger groups, $15 per person
In-person private yoga for individuals $100/hour
"I love Wendy’s yoga classes!!! Wendy creates a welcoming, non-judgmental atmosphere and yet finds rewarding ways to challenge everyone. The way Wendy teaches the yoga poses is scaffolded - allowing each student in class to find his/her/their level and grow from there. Wendy’s verbal cues are fantastic. I have to admit, as a Pilates instructor myself, I am ALWAYS stealing Wendy’s verbal cues for my own classes. Both her anatomical cues as well her metaphorical cues—always give me that “aha” feeling of understanding as I flow through the exercises. Wendy’s classes are well rounded and nicely balanced—working through flexion, extension, and rotation, standing, sitting, lying on our back and our belly. Classes always include segments that focus on balance, strength, and release. It is so nice to hear Wendy use both the Sanskrit name as well as the English name of poses. I have learned a lot. During the Savasana, the final resting pose at the end of class, Wendy often reads a poem. This always leaves me with a thought-provoking nugget that helps to transition me from such an interior space back to a connected place with the outside world."
"I have chronic back pain, a chronically stiff neck, and lots of other minor ailments of aging. I am old, not limber. I can’t touch my toes and can’t sit on my shins. So I exercise twice a week with Wendy because I need yoga more than those people who can touch their toes and sit on their shins. Wendy is a practical yoga instructor. She doesn’t appear to mind that I cannot stand on my hands or effect the bird of paradise. Instead, she arrives at each of my sessions prepared and knowing what she wants me to do. She is attentive throughout the hour and instructive and patient. She doesn’t appear to mind that I am clumsy whereas I would laugh at me if I could see me. I hope that I will continue training with her for a long time. I have no intention of stopping."
"Wendy’s yoga classes are always challenging and satisfying. Her mindfulness class is calming and offers practical tools to use in everyday life. I am less tense and happier at work since practicing yoga and mindfulness with Wendy. Wendy is very caring and devoted to helping people. During a recent hospital stay, Wendy sent me links to healing meditations and poetry. During recovery, she gave me a private yoga class to help me figure out how to modify postures that enabled me to stick with it and get back to 100%. I highly recommend Wendy’s classes to anyone."
"We have taken yoga and meditation classes from Wendy for at least a decade. She’s a wonderful and perceptive teacher. Her experience and training (in yoga and other wellness disciplines) enable her to make great corrections (both verbal and hands-on). She has helped both of us modify our practices to account for injuries and post-surgery recoveries. And, of course, she has helped us continue practicing as we deal with the changes brought about by aging. Her meditation classes have given us tools to integrate self-awareness to deal with the stresses of daily life. Her presence is kind, supportive and attentive. And, she has great sense of humor (which she needs with students like us)."
John and Margie, DC