Jo was introduced to yoga by her twin daughters. She enjoys teaching flow classes with strong standing sequences integrated with strength and core moves. At the same time, she enjoys teaching the more “quiet” practices of yin and restorative aerial, giving space to balance movement with introspection, peace and harmony.
“I am so grateful for my yoga practice. It has changed how I look at everything, and how I interact with everyone. I am always eager to share and learn from others to continue growing in our yoga journeys.”
She received her 200-hour flow teacher training at Radiance Yoga in Old Town Alexandria; Yin teacher training Levels 1 and 2 at Kindness Yoga in Denver; Yin Yoga Immersion Training with Braja Kishori at Ease Yoga and Café in Alexandria; and Aerial Yoga and Restorative Aerial teacher training at Flying Buddha in Potomac, MD, through Flow and Fly Yoga.
DEBORAH UMA SHEETZ
Uma discovered the healing power of yoga in the early 1990’s when she went to her first class after experiencing the death of a loved one and walked out more at peace and free of the physical symptoms of grief. 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. In 2017, having met the rigorous requirements of the International Association of Yoga Therapists, Uma joined the ranks of the first group of yoga teachers to receive individual yoga therapist certification. Since then Uma has been teaching workshops and working extensively with private clients looking to access the therapeutic benefits of yoga. 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.