Teacher & Healer
Rhiannon (aka Rhia) is known for her warmth, creativity, and nurturing presence. Some of the boxes she fits into include yoga teacher, movement educator, Thai Yoga Therapy practitioner, and professional dancer. Her life's work though, is to connect with people through movement, to help people inhabit their bodies more fully, and to move better in order to live better. Her foundational teaching is that we can use a movement practice, and a stillness practice, to prepare our body/minds for the unknown possibilities that life will throw at us - so we can handle them with grace. Rhia considers herself a human movement optimizer, a mystic without a monastery, a storyteller, a listener, a researcher, a teacher... and most fervently a lifelong explorer of how movement, in tandem with a contemplative practice, can heal, build community, unite us, and help us reach our best selves.
Favorite Style of Yoga
One that is open to change.
Carolyn Myss & Hafiz all day, every day.
“The thing to do, it seems to me, is to prepare yourself so that you can be a rainbow in somebody else’s cloud. Somebody who may not look like you, may not call God the same name you call God, if they call God at all. You see? I may not eat the same dishes prepared the way you do, may not dance your dances, or speak your language.. But be a blessing to somebody. That’s what I think.” — Dr. Maya Angelou
Fun Facts about Rhia
Rhiannon has a B.A. in Anthropology from The American University and is a working professional belly dance artist in the DMV area, specializing in Egyptian, Turkish, and American styles of the dance. She has weekly performances at restaurants/lounges and performs at weddings, birthday parties, anniversaries, and a variety of other family friendly events. Rhiannon lives with her partner-in-crime, Alex, and their adorable pet rabbit, Buster.