NYA FACULTY

Amanda Hamp, Certified Yoga Therapist, eRYT 500, is Co-Owner & Student Director of National Yoga Academy, and teaches that there must be space for the adaptation of the Yoga practice & Nutritional needs per person, teaching a Bio-Individual approach to finding balance from the inside out. She has been practicing Yoga and Pilates since 1995 and has over 2000 hours of training under numerous yoga masters of our age. She has learned to heal her body from major complications & surgeries, balance having a family of 4 & loving the life she lives! Amanda has trained to be a CYT- Certified Yoga Therapist, eRYT500- Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher,  CPT-Certified Personal Trainer, CHHC-Certified Holistic Health Coach, Pilates teacher & Organic Foods Chef. Amanda’s training has equipped her with extensive knowledge in holistic & integrative nutrition, health coaching, and the importance of preventive care in both exercise and how/what we eat.  

Stacey Reinke-Bui, eRYT 500, is Co-Owner & Program Director of National Yoga Academy. Truth seeker, believer in people. Navy wife and mom. Stacey serves as the Program Director for the National Yoga Academy. Stacey has an undergraduate degree in International Business and Foreign Languages, proficient in three studied six. Stacey worked and traveled to well over 20 countries including Vietnam, Brazil, Haiti, and France. Stacey is currently enrolled at Maryland University of Integrative Health, and is working toward a Master’s of Science in Yoga Therapy. She is a Mineta Scholar, an initiated Reiki Master, and a certified 500-hour Yoga Teacher (Raja/Martial Arts focus). Meditation is a part of her truth.          

 

 

 

Dilip SarkarMD, FACS, CAP., is one of the foremost experts in Yoga Therapy who combines his 45-year experience in Conventional Medicine with his extensive knowledge of Integrative Medicine, including Ayurveda and Yoga Therapy. Dr. Sarkar has held positions that included teaching as a primary focus of his medical career.  He serves on several local and national healthcare boards as: President, Board of Directors, American Heart Association, Hampton Roads, Virginia,  Chairman of it’s Mission Committee and My Life Check; Life Member, National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA) and Member of its’ Standards Yoga Subcommittee;  President, Board of Directors, International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT);  Fellow,

American Association of Integrative Medicine (AAIM) and Chairman of the Board, Life in Yoga Institute. See more… http://www.dilipsarkar.com/bio/    

 

 

  Dr. Timothy McCall, MD is a board-certified physician specializing in internal medicine,  and the author of two books, Examining Your Doctor: A Patient’s Guide to Avoiding Harmful Medical Care (Citadel Press) and Yoga as Medicine: The Yogic Prescription for Health and Healing (Bantam). He is co-editor of forthcoming medical textbook on yoga therapy, the first of its kind, The Principles and Practice of Yoga in Health Care (Handspring Publishing, February 28, 2016)). He practiced medicine for more than 10 years in the Boston area before devoting himself full-time to investigating and teaching yoga therapy. He is the Founder/Director of Yoga As Medicine Seminars and Teacher Trainings and, until recently, co-directed a yoga therapy center just outside of New York City. See more… http://www.drmccall.com/bio.html

 

Emily Wells-Perritt, CMT, RYT-500, founded Wells Therapeutics in 1995.  A 1990 graduate of the Fuller School of Massage, Emily has been Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork since 1993.  A Yoga Alliance 500 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher, Emily received her 200 hour teaching certification from Master Adam’s Nyugen’s International Yoga Institute in 2009 and her 500 hour certification from acclaimed author and teacher Rolf Gates in 2011.    

 

 

Christal Rabalais, Christal is a native New Yorker who made Virginia her home after completing her enlistment in the Navy. She has been a dedicated practitioner of yoga for many years and decided to complete a 200 RYT certification to pursue a deeper understanding of teaching yogic principles through Asana and breath. Christal currently offers an athletic at times challenging blend of Hatha, Power, Vinyasa, & Yin in her classes hoping to inspire students to deepen their own practice. She focuses on the importance of matching breath with movement to inspire students to take yoga to a higher level. With continued and dedicated practice yoga is a journey to not only a transformation of the body but of the mind.In addition to currently working on her thesis towards completing her graduate degree from Norfolk State University, Christal is continuing her yoga education through Amanda Hamp eRYT of National Yoga Academy by pursuing a 500 RYT with a yoga therapy concentration. Lastly, Christal is a lover of life, animals, friendships and yoga. Be you, be free.  

 

Eddie McDevitt, Eddie Montoya-McDevitt completed both her 200 and 500 hour yoga teacher training with National Yoga Academy (NYA) and is now part of their faculty family. Eddie is a navy wife and mother.  A believer in inner healing specializing in Yin, Restorative and Hatha Yogas.  Eddie currently teaches yoga for the Virginia Beach Recreational Centers, both Virginia Beach OneLife Fitness locations, Wells Therapeutics, and NYA.  She is pursuing her 1000 hour certification in Yoga Therapy to fulfill her path of helping others heal from the inside out.    

 

 

Hi! My name is Kasha Winston. I want to introduce you to Yoga and challenge you to add Yoga to your life. I want to show you Yoga as a means to enhance your life as a person and as an athlete. The potential with Yoga is endless. Yoga is focus, clarity, calmness, strength, flexibility, the ability to learn your true self and heal yourself. I am a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, a Mixed Martial Arts Conditioning Specialist, a Certified Personal Trainer through ACE, NASM with specialities in Corrective Exercise and Performance Exercise. I am P90X Certified, a TRX Instructor. I am a National Bodybuilding Competitor. I am an American and World Record Powerlifting Champion. I am a 200 level RYT Yoga Instructor, working on my 500 level to include Yoga Therapy and Chronic Pain Management. I am a Reiki Master. My own training protocols and those I design for my clients and athletes are geared to address strength, coordination, flexibility, training goals, age, mechanics, and learning styles. I am constantly learning and challenging myself. If I am not training or coaching, you will find me wrestling alligators, training animals, and hiking.

 

Christine Harrell, Christine Harrell is a certified 500/hr RYT graduate from National Yoga Academy and is a certified Childlight Yoga Instructor. She is also a graduate of the Wise Earth Ayurvedic School with a certification in Ahimsa Japa Meditation. Christine is also a trained birth and postpartum doula and enjoys guiding pre-natal and post-natal mothers and babies in yoga. It brings her bliss in her life when she can help others heal through yoga, meditation, and Ayurveda. She is also an accomplished martial artist, holding a 1st degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do and has trained in other styles of martial arts as well. The balance in the yin of yoga practice and the yang of martial arts along with meditation and breath work, is the element that unites the mind, body, and spirit in her teachings. Her yoga practice off the mat includes being a wife and mother of 3 beautiful children. She enjoys crafting, baking, traveling, and building her community. She is also the founder of Virginia Community Yoga established in 2016.  

 

Stephanie Howell, Stephanee offers compassionate, therapeutic yoga classes, workshops & yoga therapy sessions with particular focus on cancer survivors & caregivers. Her history of nursing & current work as a hospice volunteer & lay pastoral counselor inform her Kripalu-based teaching style. With yoga’s inherent wisdom & healing potential & through expressive-art practices, she encourages students to be inspired by their own open heart. She invites students to cultivate integral qualities such as grace & intuitive awareness, fluid from mat to life. Stephanee is a 200 RYT from the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, 500 hr Registered Phoenix Rising Therapeutic Yoga Teacher & 800 hr Certified Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist.    

 

 

Kate Burns has always been a fitness enthusiast and a consistent runner since her teens but a piriformis injury after a half marathon left her hobbling. She found herself as the owner of Hot Yoga Studio (http://hotyogavabeach.com/) in search of relief. That started the journey quite a few years and hundreds of classes ago. “My whole life changed,” she says. “Not only did I experience all the usual benefits — better breathing, focus, discipline, less stress and more — but my perspective changed. I can find peace in the midst of a tornado now. I’m more aware of energy shifts in myself, my students and nature; which yogis refer to as being present. I’m a better, healthier person.” In 2006, Kate began studying Ayurveda, literally translated “the science of life” and the sister science of yoga. Much like traditional Chinese medicine, Ayurveda is an ancient, holistic approach to health. Ayurveda treats dis-ease by incorporating lifestyle, food choices, and herbs to balance each unique individual. As a consultant, Kate makes these recommendations. As a yoga teacher, she infuses each class with seasonal postures to achieve balance according to Ayurvedic principles; yoga therapy. Kate’s mission is to help people of all backgrounds discover their best self believing it’s never too late to change or improve the course you’re on. Her classes both challenge and heal nudging you to find the guru within.