BeachBee Team

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Christina Bollino ~ RYT, BeachBee Yoga Studio Owner/Manager

Christina joins the BeachBee Yoga team as the new studio owner / manager and holds a 200hr teacher training from Yoga on York located in Baltimore, Maryland. Christina is a professionally trained ballroom dancer and has been teaching dance since 2002. Her strength and grace on the mat is a result of dedicated dance training and she easily incorporates that elegant movement into her yoga classes. Christina also enjoys gentle and restorative teaching with a focus on promoting relaxation and stress reduction. She began her journey on the mat as a teenager and was immediately drawn to the wonderful mind, body, spirit, and holistic health benefits from a constant yoga practice and found it to be a nice compliment to her dancing.

Christina is a certified personal trainer and fitness instructor and has a Masters in Nutrition and Integrative Health. Her goal with clients is to help them achieve optimal health so she regularly mixes up her yoga classes and teaching style to incorporate barre, pilates, cardio, and strength training to keep clients engaged and excited about coming back to the mat time and time again.

 

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Annie Koukoulis- RYT

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lisalisabuske pic Buske, Yoga Alliance RYT 200 hr. The physical practice of yoga has woven itself in and out of Lisa’s life for the past 13 years. As a long distance runner for most of her adult life, she would practice yoga as a recovery tool from running marathons. In 2014 she took a break from running and became serious about her yoga practice. A spark was ignited and in April of 2017 she completed her 200 hr from Harford Yoga Institute in Bel Air, MD. Lisa teaches because she feels it is a calling, and she wants to guide her students to find the beautiful connection between body, breath, and spirit.

 

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MaLinda Ross has practiced yoga for nearly 8 years and recently completed YTT with Liberty Yoga, May 2017.  During MaLinda’s first ever yoga class (almost 15 years ago) she found herself distracted and uninterested. Some years later a friend told her how great yoga was and talked her into taking a class. Going into the yoga class with an open mind she enjoyed every moment of it! After several months of taking a regular class, MaLinda realized that yoga was more than just a physical practiced, her weeks became less stressful and she was happier. On weeks she missed class her mood was unbalanced and her husband would even comment “make sure you go to yoga next week”.  Eventually MaLinda decided it was time to deepen her practice not only for herself, but so she could give back to the community what was so graciously given to her; a balanced mind, body and soul.  MaLinda enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, nature, camping, photography and helping others to find peace and happiness.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mary K. Benney ~ ERYT, RPYT, PaddleFit Coach, Glide Team Yogi, SUP Instructor

Always preferring an active lifestyle, Mary K. was initially drawn to yoga as just another alternative to breaking a sweat and getting in a great workout. What she didn’t expect to feel after that first class was a craving to explore and learn more about the ancient and beautiful bodywork that now provides the framework for a life she feels passionate and excited about living. With over 1,000 teaching hours, Mary K. brings to the mat experience in a laid-back and playful approach, wanting to make yoga fun and accessible for every type of body. She is a 200hr yoga teacher graduate from Yoga Well in San Diego.  In August 2013, Mary K. had the opportunity to take her practice and training to the water and hasn’t looked back since. Recently, Mary K. joined the Stoked Yogi team as the Training Director, East Coast under the mentorship of founder and owner, Amelia Travis, and now hosts paddle board yoga teacher trainings in the mid-Atlantic each year. When Mary K. isn’t traveling for trainings, events, and retreats, she teaches regularly scheduled paddle board yoga classes on the Chesapeake Bay in partnership with Ultimate Watersports.