Our Team

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Irene first discovered yoga as a teenager and practiced leisurely throughout college. It was not until 2014 that she became a dedicated student. Irene received her 200 hour certification through Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health and studied under Brahmani Liebman, Jashoda Edmunds, and Yoganand Michael Carroll. Irene is also a certified ChildLight Children’s Yoga Teacher and has provided a variety of classes for children and families. Irene‘s study of yoga initially began as a physical practice but later flourished into a study of yogic philosophy, spirituality, and the inner Self. She is a sarcastic empath who wears her heart on her sleeve and is always up for a good laugh. As a former Domestic Violence Counselor/ Advocate, Irene has cultivated her classes to be a therapeutic practice, bringing attention lessons for on and off the mat. While doing her best to offer a variety of flavors, Irene‘s classes will always focus on Swami Kripalu’s teaching… “self observation without judgement.”
Jessica began studying yoga over 15 years ago and has enjoyed learning and growing with Harrisburg's sweet yoga community as a teacher and student since 2012. With a background in classical ballet and modern dance, Jessica received her 200 hour teaching certification from Just Plain Yoga Studio in Camp Hill and studied Yin Yoga with Richard Gartner (Schoolhouse Yoga in Pittsburgh) and Corina Benner (Wake Up Yoga in Philadelphia). Jessica has a deep commitment to her community and non-violence. She enjoys learning about herbalism and gardening, social and environmental justice, knitting and reading. Jessica lives in Harrisburg with her son.
Alison Lintal is a certified Introductory I/II Iyengar Yoga teacher. She has been a dedicated practitioner of Iyengar Yoga since 2010, but she has studied other traditions as well. She began her journey to become a yoga teacher while residing in Chicago where she studied with and assisted a seasoned Certified Intermediate Junior 2 Iyengar Yoga Teacher, Patrina Dobish. She feels blessed to have had the opportunity to study with many experienced Certified Iyengar Yoga teachers in the Midwest and will continue her studies on the East Coast.

Although she was initially drawn to yoga as a way of learning how to work with the physical limitations of her scoliosis, the practice has taught her the importance of quieting the mind as a means to integrate body, mind and soul. Her hope upon returning to the South Central Pennsylvania area is to build a community. When she is not practicing or studying yoga, you can find her perusing the farmer’s market, cooking with her husband, hiking or playing with her dog Carmen

Irene began practicing yoga in 2007 to repair a rock climbing injury. After the first class she took, she realized that there was more to the practice than movement and flexibility. Irene found herself using yoga as a supplement to competitive rock climbing, able to have clarity of mind for competitions. After more injury and multiple surgeries, yoga was a constant lifestyle choice. Yoga helped Irene heal mentally, physically and spiritually from her surgeries. Irene became a 200 RYT in 2014 through Axis Yoga Teacher Training in Denver, Colorado. Her teachers were students of the Iyengar and Ashtanga lineages. Irene's desire is to teach healing and spiritually transformational classes while giving great attention to alignment and strength.

Irene is also a holistic health coach (in the making, coming October 2015). Her desire is that through healing foods and the practice of yoga, students would find the healing they need for their mind, body and spirit.

Shelly has been teaching locally in the Carlisle area for over six years. She is a certified Pilates Instructor through American Fitness Professionals & Associates. Fitness found Shelly after the birth of her daughter, Ava in 2007. Realizing that she wanted to be the most fit and healthy person she could for her family and self, Shelly started to develop a love for exercise. Yoga, Pilates and Cycling went from hobbies to professions.

As an avid runner, Shelly found Pilates to be a great way to strengthen core and leg muscles. This core strength helped balance and coordination while trail running on the Appalachian Trail. Shelly's approach to Pilates is more traditional while incorporating movements for runner's. She also has certificates in Yoga and Indoor Cycling and a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from Lock Haven University. Shelly is happy to be joining the team at Simply Well.

Amy completed her Kids Yoga Teacher Training in 2014 and Tween Yoga Teacher Training in 2015 through Yogi Beans Studio in New York City and has been teaching kids and tween yoga classes ever since. She has studied with Mindful Schools, completing courses including Mindful Educator Essentials, Mindful Communication, and Mindfulness and Difficult Emotions. Amy also participated in a Freestyle Meditation Program at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. In 2017 she received her 200 hour certification through Pranakriya School of Yoga Healing Arts. She is currently working on her 300 hour certification with the same school. Amy holds a Bachelor of Science in Education of Spanish from Bloomsburg University and a Masters in Education from East Stroudsburg University. She has studied abroad in Spain and Puerto Rico.

Amy is a Pennsylvania native who has been practicing yoga and mindfulness for many years and loves weaving them into another passion of hers - working as an educator. She began her teaching career in the Pocono Mountains where she taught high school for 7 years and started her yoga journey, taking Kripalu yoga classes after school with her colleagues. She has felt a strong connection to the Carlisle, Boiling Springs, and surrounding communities since moving to the area in 2007 to teach at the middle school level. After this move, she found a yoga community that has changed her life and deepened her practice. She is truly grateful for all of her teachers along the way who inspired her to continue to dive into this practice and study. Amy feels strongly that yoga and mindfulness can benefit anyone and that the skills learned through these practices are especially important to teach to today's youth.

Amy believes that unity happens when we can be introspective while cultivating a genuine awareness of all that surrounds us. She also frequently echoes the words of her teachers at Yogi Beans with the phrase “yoga is a practice, not a perfect.”

Carol walked into Gold's Gym on a cold February morning in 2006 expecting to learn how to pump iron and walk on a treadmill, but instead, found yoga which has grown into a deep passion. On a cold February morning in 2014, at Kripalu School of Yoga in Lenox, Massachusetts, Carol graduated from her 200 hour yoga teacher training and is passionate about sharing her love for yoga as a way of life for people of all ages and physical abilities. One does not have to be a "pretzel person" to enjoy and gain the benefits of body, mind and spirit that yoga offers to anyone.

A former music teacher and currently pastor at St. John's Lutheran Church in Steelton, Carol graduated with a B.S. in Music Education from Taylor University, her Master of Divinity from Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, and the Shalem Institute of Spiritual Formation with a certification in Spiritual Direction. She is also certified in Quantum Touch energy healing, and in past-life regression by Dr. Brian Weiss.

Carol's three sons are all grown up now, and as retirement begins calling her name, she looks forward to many years of sharing her love for yoga with others, excited about the opportunity to do that at Yoga at Simply Well.
A certified Kripalu yoga teacher, Integrated Amrit Yoga Method, and certified Yoga Nidra Master Facilitator, Paul came to yoga because of chronic pain and inflexibility. The least flexible yoga teacher you’ll meet, he believes the measure of yoga isn’t in how far you can bend but in how peaceful you can be. With advanced studies at the Amrit Yoga Institute in Yoga Nidra, yoga posture and philosophy, Paul travels the East Coast deepening his practice through his love of learning and teaching. When not teaching yoga or studying with Gurudev Yogi Amrit Desai, Paul can be found chanting with Bhagavan Das or talking about beards. He is lovingly grateful for all his teachers both far and near.
Brooke began her yoga journey over 12 years ago as a last ditch effort to find relief from a painful injury. As the pain receded, the world of Yoga opened and beckoned.
 
She has been teaching yoga since 2009, when she completed her 200 hour teaching training with Bonnie Berk’s Yoga For Wellness. She is a Registered Yoga Instructor through the Yoga Alliance, and is certified as a ChildLight Yoga instructor (CYT), and recently completed Yin Yoga training under Regina Varos.
 
Utilizing the practices of asana, meditation, pranayama and chanting, Brooke’s primary focus is on slow, mindful vinyasa with an appreciation for non-judgmental awareness. She strives to create a safe and open space for curiosity, humor and ultimately, gratitude for how the mind-body exists from moment to moment. She believes that the practice of yoga, whether in community or in solitude, is a crucible for transformation and she is passionate about sharing this vision.
 
Brooke enjoys walking, reading, creating art and spending time with her family. She is a Zen Buddhist priest and holds a masters degree in Buddhist Chaplaincy. She is the director of the LeTort Spring Sangha.
Sadly Kelly passed away on August 24 2016. Kelly inspired us with her deep knowledge and experience. She was kind, thoughtful and present. Kelly was a Teacher's Teacher; she inspired us with her love of learning and her enthusiasm for all things new. We love and miss her dearly.
 
Kelly has practiced various types of yoga and meditation since childhood, but began practicing formally in 1990. She has taught adults and children in London, UK and Carlisle, PA since 2004. She has gravitated to teaching:

Yoga as a multi-dimensional healing art available to anyone;
Yoga classes and yoga therapy for adults, including for those who experience emotional or physical challenges such as insomnia, anxiety or depression, or shoulder, knee, hip and back pain or injuries; and
Yoga classes for infants, children and youth of all ages and abilities—including those with special needs such as Downs syndrome, ADHD, and global developmental and physical challenges. She also runs kids yoga birthday parties.

Following 4 years of extensive training and apprenticing with her own yoga mentors and teachers, Kelly now invites students to experience her own blend of yoga at Simply Well, with a focus on making yoga accessible to everyone as a holistic approach to life, rather than as a finite physical experience limited to the yoga studio.

Kelly teaches both group and individual classes, depending on the needs of the client. She shares the philosophy of great modern-era yogi Sri Tirumalai Krishnamacharya as quoted by his son, T.K.V. Desikachar in The Heart of Yoga, that “The starting point is never the teacher’s needs, but those of the student….There is not one approach for everybody.” She is also a firm believer that we are all students and that the more we learn, the more there is to know.

Kelly obtained her Yoga Teacher Diploma through the Life Centre’s (London UK) 18-month teacher training, widely respected for its nondogmatic style and its quality of teaching, as well as through Fluid Form Yoga Teacher Training. She is Yoga Alliance certified. She graduated from Carlisle High School, holds a BA in Spanish, a Spanish Studies Diploma, and a Masters of Social Work. Kelly has also taught English as a Second Language in Spain, and worked as a social worker and a government relations director in Washington, DC. Most importantly to her, she is the mom of two very active, athletic, academic, amazing kids!

Diana has has been integrating yoga into her life on a regular basis since 2008, but was first introduced to the practice as a child. She realized the healing benefits of a regular yoga practice when she faced life-changing health problems in 2011. Yoga, pranayama, and meditation and mindfulness practices became important modalities which she incorporated into her lifestyle to manage chronic pain and fatigue. This opened the door to another side to her work as a Holistic Occupational Therapist and she began to incorporate these modalities, adapted to each individual, into treatment sessions with patients.
 
Diana specializes in adapting yoga to fit any body. Her passions include showing students and private clients that anyone can benefit from a yoga practice and helping others to heal through a regular yoga practice. She has taught yoga to all levels, including students with spinal cord injuries, arthritis, lymphedema, strokes, and Parkinson’s to name a few.
 
Diana is a registered Yoga Teacher through the Yoga Alliance, has a certification as a Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga Teacher, and she is a Reiki Master Teacher. Diana enjoys regular meditation, yoga, walking, knitting, journaling, and loves to work on her art work, which also includes Zentangling.
Visit her at www.dianarobinsonot.wordpress.com
Christine is the office manager for Yoga at Simply Well, Cumberland Valley Appalachian Trail Club President and  certified TriYoga® teacher. She has lived in the Boiling Springs area all of her life and is a proud mother of two children.
 
In her free time she enjoys working on the trail, running, and hiking with her English Springer Spaniel Abby.
Maggie Stonecash has been practicing and integrating various styles of yoga and mindfulness into her life and career as an educator for many years. She is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) through Yoga Alliance and a Certified Special Education Teacher with a Masters in Education from Shippensburg University. Maggie has found various ways to integrate her passion for youth education and yoga. She attended the Mindfulness in Education Conference and completed the Mindfulness & Yoga for Children Teacher Training at the Omega Institute, to further her ability to tailor programming to the needs of students of all ages and backgrounds. Maggie has taught yoga to middle school and high school students in alternative and special education settings, public schools, and youth groups in the area. In addition, she has taught yoga to elementary students through the Carlisle YWCA programs. She has a deep belief in the power of yoga and mindfulness to help young people learn how to focus, concentrate, and develop skills to manage stress and emotions, as well as increase self-awareness and self-esteem. Maggie became a Carlisle community convert after graduating from Dickinson College in Sociology and working for the College Farm. 
Jenni Moore has practiced Pilates for more than a decade and has taught as part of Dickinson College’s Wellness Program, at the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, and at health clubs for the last five years. Combining teaching methodologies studied while earning her master’s of education with her passion for Pilates, she obtained her certification in Mat. Her matwork is infused with elements of dance and strength fusion, creating an approach to Pilates that is at once both classic and contemporary. Applying creativity, communication, and motivation, Jenni uses her extensive movement and wellness knowledge toward client enrichment and health.
Michele Landis is the owner of Yoga at Simply Well. Michele teaches yoga and works as a one-on-one holistic health coach in Carlisle, PA. She graduated with honors from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York, NY. The Institute for Integrative Nutrition is the only nutrition school integrating all of the different dietary theories, combining the knowledge of traditional philosophies with modern concepts such as the USDA food guidelines, the glycemic index, the Zone and raw foods. Michele's passion is helping her clients cook more and buy and eat local, seasonal foods. She earned her teacher certification in Kripalu Yoga from the Karma Yoga Lifestyle Program of the renowned Kripalu Institute in the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts. At the Kripalu Institute, where she studied and served on staff for almost two years, Michele learned the value of incorporating work as a spiritual practice through daily workshops, yogic breathing, nutrition, and connection to nature and community. Michele’s own connection to nature is reflected in her passion for backpacking. She has hiked the entire Appalachian Trail, from Georgia to Maine, and has taught day-hiking classes at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, where she first began practicing yoga. Michele has also hiked the Colorado Trail and New England’s Long Trail. She holds an associate degree from the Harrisburg Area Community College.
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