Chelsea first discovered yoga when she started belly dancing in college. Her belly dance instructor also happened to be a yoga teacher and she introduced yoga asana when stretching before and after practice. After college, Chelsea discovered yoga again after going to a Yin Yoga class and has been hooked ever since. With a sometimes stressful day job as an architect, Chelsea uses yoga as a form of stress management. After developing a stronger practice, she completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training with Vinyasa focus. She loves the mixture of strength and stillness that comes through personal practice. Chelsea enjoys sharing this valuable wisdom with others and works to create a positive impact to those around her.
Uma discovered the healing power of yoga in the early 1990’s when she went to her first class looking for peace after experiencing the death of a loved one. By 2000 she completed a 200-hour teacher training in Integral Yoga followed by Stress Management Teacher Training in 2002 and Intermediate Integral Yoga in 2006, leading to 500 hour RYT status in 2007. Inner Peace Yoga Therapy program certification came in 2013 after her early retirement from the federal government and Yoga Nidra certification in 2014. Since then Uma has been teaching workshops and working extensively with private clients looking to access the therapeutic benefits of yoga. She recently applied for certification from the International Association of Yoga Therapists. Uma believes that if you can breathe, you can enjoy yoga and all it has to offer. She especially loves to work with heart and cancer patients, seniors and those with movement restrictions, as well as people dealing with grief, stress, anxiety and depression.