Our Team

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Julie discovered yoga in 2011 during her journey to cultivate practices to better sustain her work in the environmental field. Motivated by her passion to integrate self-care into the workplace, Julie completed her 200 hour certification through Pranakriya School of Yoga Healing Arts to deepen her practice while adding to her teaching toolkit. She is thrilled to offer classes at Yoga at Simply Well that combine prana, meditation, asana, her love for yoga, and sense of humor. When Julie isn't on her mat or working with communities throughout the mid-Atlantic region, she loves to hike, bike, cook, and laugh with her spouse, friends, and family.

Lisa took her first Yoga class in 1997 and fell in love with the practice. The practice of Yoga quickly became natural medicine for finding peace in a crazy world. As long as you show up to practice Yoga, in any form, it provides a steady stream of healing and insight. In 2008, she was drawn to share her love of Yoga with others. She completed her RYT training in the form of Prana Flow® with Maria Garre through Shiva Rea’s Samudra School of Living Yoga. Lisa is an ERYT 200 and is currently working on hours toward her 500 hour certification. Lisa considers herself an eternal student of yoga and movement and enjoys deepening her knowledge. She has done trainings with many well-known teachers, including Shiva Rea, Lorin Roche, Shannon Paige, Alanna Kaivalaya and Yoganand, Michael Carroll. She completed a 40 hour training in Aerial Yoga and is also a Certified Fitness Instructor with ACE. Lisa is inspired by various forms of movement and inspired by the flow of nature. Her classes are filled with that inspiration through music and thoughtful sequencing. In her spare time, she enjoys practicing Yoga, swimming, kayaking, hiking, and spending time with her husband, dogs and cats.

Michele Landis is the owner of Yoga at Simply Well. Michele teaches yoga and works as a one-on-one holistic health coach in Carlisle, PA. She graduated with honors from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York, NY. The Institute for Integrative Nutrition is the only nutrition school integrating all of the different dietary theories, combining the knowledge of traditional philosophies with modern concepts such as the USDA food guidelines, the glycemic index, the Zone and raw foods. Michele's passion is helping her clients cook more and buy and eat local, seasonal foods. She earned her teacher certification in Kripalu Yoga from the Karma Yoga Lifestyle Program of the renowned Kripalu Institute in the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts. At the Kripalu Institute, where she studied and served on staff for almost two years, Michele learned the value of incorporating work as a spiritual practice through daily workshops, yogic breathing, nutrition, and connection to nature and community. Michele’s own connection to nature is reflected in her passion for backpacking. She has hiked the entire Appalachian Trail, from Georgia to Maine, and has taught day-hiking classes at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, where she first began practicing yoga. Michele has also hiked the Colorado Trail and New England’s Long Trail. She holds an associate degree from the Harrisburg Area Community College.
Jenni Moore has practiced Pilates for more than a decade and has taught as part of Dickinson College’s Wellness Program, at the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, and at health clubs for the last five years. Combining teaching methodologies studied while earning her master’s of education with her passion for Pilates, she obtained her certification in Mat. Her matwork is infused with elements of dance and strength fusion, creating an approach to Pilates that is at once both classic and contemporary. Applying creativity, communication, and motivation, Jenni uses her extensive movement and wellness knowledge toward client enrichment and health.
Maggie Stonecash has been practicing and integrating various styles of yoga and mindfulness into her life and career as an educator for many years. She is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) through Yoga Alliance and a Certified Special Education Teacher with a Masters in Education from Shippensburg University. Maggie has found various ways to integrate her passion for youth education and yoga. She attended the Mindfulness in Education Conference and completed the Mindfulness & Yoga for Children Teacher Training at the Omega Institute, to further her ability to tailor programming to the needs of students of all ages and backgrounds. Maggie has taught yoga to middle school and high school students in alternative and special education settings, public schools, and youth groups in the area. In addition, she has taught yoga to elementary students through the Carlisle YWCA programs. She has a deep belief in the power of yoga and mindfulness to help young people learn how to focus, concentrate, and develop skills to manage stress and emotions, as well as increase self-awareness and self-esteem. Maggie became a Carlisle community convert after graduating from Dickinson College in Sociology and working for the College Farm. 
Christine is the office manager for Yoga at Simply Well. In addition to her office manager responsibilities, she has been studying and teaching yoga for more than ten years. Following in her teacher’s footsteps, Christine’s goal is to help her students learn to relax and quiet their minds thru yoga. After being certified in TriYoga in 2011, Christine took several years off from teaching to focus on her volunteer work. She recently renewed her interest in teaching and completed a two-hundred-hour training course in Pranakriya Yoga, earning her second teaching certification.

Prior to discovering yoga, Christine worked in the civil engineering field. She has an Associates degree in Computer Aided Drafting and Design and is also certified in Civil Technology.

Christine grew up in the Boiling Springs area and graduated from Cumberland Valley High School. Her volunteer work includes the Boiling Springs Civic Association, the South Middleton Township Trail Committee, as well as being the past President of Cumberland Valley Appalachian Trail Club. She lives in the area with her husband Rob and two children, Katie and TJ. In her spare time, Christine enjoys working on the trail, running, and hiking with her dog Abby.

Diana has has been integrating yoga into her life on a regular basis since 2008, but was first introduced to the practice as a child. She realized the healing benefits of a regular yoga practice when she faced life-changing health problems in 2011. Yoga, pranayama, and meditation and mindfulness practices became important modalities which she incorporated into her lifestyle to manage chronic pain and fatigue. This opened the door to another side to her work as a Holistic Occupational Therapist and she began to incorporate these modalities, adapted to each individual, into treatment sessions with patients.
Diana specializes in adapting yoga to fit any body. Her passions include showing students and private clients that anyone can benefit from a yoga practice and helping others to heal through a regular yoga practice. She has taught yoga to all levels, including students with spinal cord injuries, arthritis, lymphedema, strokes, and Parkinson’s to name a few.
Diana is a registered Yoga Teacher through the Yoga Alliance, has a certification as a Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga Teacher, and she is a Reiki Master Teacher. Diana enjoys regular meditation, yoga, walking, knitting, journaling, and loves to work on her art work, which also includes Zentangling.
Visit her at www.dianarobinsonot.wordpress.com
Sadly Kelly passed away on August 24 2016. Kelly inspired us with her deep knowledge and experience. She was kind, thoughtful and present. Kelly was a Teacher's Teacher; she inspired us with her love of learning and her enthusiasm for all things new. We love and miss her dearly.
Kelly has practiced various types of yoga and meditation since childhood, but began practicing formally in 1990. She has taught adults and children in London, UK and Carlisle, PA since 2004. She has gravitated to teaching:

Yoga as a multi-dimensional healing art available to anyone;
Yoga classes and yoga therapy for adults, including for those who experience emotional or physical challenges such as insomnia, anxiety or depression, or shoulder, knee, hip and back pain or injuries; and
Yoga classes for infants, children and youth of all ages and abilities—including those with special needs such as Downs syndrome, ADHD, and global developmental and physical challenges. She also runs kids yoga birthday parties.

Following 4 years of extensive training and apprenticing with her own yoga mentors and teachers, Kelly now invites students to experience her own blend of yoga at Simply Well, with a focus on making yoga accessible to everyone as a holistic approach to life, rather than as a finite physical experience limited to the yoga studio.

Kelly teaches both group and individual classes, depending on the needs of the client. She shares the philosophy of great modern-era yogi Sri Tirumalai Krishnamacharya as quoted by his son, T.K.V. Desikachar in The Heart of Yoga, that “The starting point is never the teacher’s needs, but those of the student….There is not one approach for everybody.” She is also a firm believer that we are all students and that the more we learn, the more there is to know.

Kelly obtained her Yoga Teacher Diploma through the Life Centre’s (London UK) 18-month teacher training, widely respected for its nondogmatic style and its quality of teaching, as well as through Fluid Form Yoga Teacher Training. She is Yoga Alliance certified. She graduated from Carlisle High School, holds a BA in Spanish, a Spanish Studies Diploma, and a Masters of Social Work. Kelly has also taught English as a Second Language in Spain, and worked as a social worker and a government relations director in Washington, DC. Most importantly to her, she is the mom of two very active, athletic, academic, amazing kids!

Brooke began her yoga journey over 12 years ago as a last ditch effort to find relief from a painful injury. As the pain receded, the world of Yoga opened and beckoned.
She has been teaching yoga since 2009, when she completed her 200 hour teaching training with Bonnie Berk’s Yoga For Wellness. She is a Registered Yoga Instructor through the Yoga Alliance, and is certified as a ChildLight Yoga instructor (CYT), and recently completed Yin Yoga training under Regina Varos.
Utilizing the practices of asana, meditation, pranayama and chanting, Brooke’s primary focus is on slow, mindful vinyasa with an appreciation for non-judgmental awareness. She strives to create a safe and open space for curiosity, humor and ultimately, gratitude for how the mind-body exists from moment to moment. She believes that the practice of yoga, whether in community or in solitude, is a crucible for transformation and she is passionate about sharing this vision.
Brooke enjoys walking, reading, creating art and spending time with her family. She is a Zen Buddhist priest and holds a masters degree in Buddhist Chaplaincy. She is the director of the LeTort Spring Sangha.
A certified Kripalu yoga teacher, Integrated Amrit Yoga Method, and certified Yoga Nidra Master Facilitator, Paul came to yoga because of chronic pain and inflexibility. The least flexible yoga teacher you’ll meet, he believes the measure of yoga isn’t in how far you can bend but in how peaceful you can be. With advanced studies at the Amrit Yoga Institute in Yoga Nidra, yoga posture and philosophy, Paul travels the East Coast deepening his practice through his love of learning and teaching. When not teaching yoga or studying with Gurudev Yogi Amrit Desai, Paul can be found chanting with Bhagavan Das or talking about beards. He is lovingly grateful for all his teachers both far and near.
Carol walked into Gold's Gym on a cold February morning in 2006 expecting to learn how to pump iron and walk on a treadmill, but instead, found yoga which has grown into a deep passion. On a cold February morning in 2014, at Kripalu School of Yoga in Lenox, Massachusetts, Carol graduated from her 200 hour yoga teacher training and is passionate about sharing her love for yoga as a way of life for people of all ages and physical abilities. One does not have to be a "pretzel person" to enjoy and gain the benefits of body, mind and spirit that yoga offers to anyone.

A former music teacher and currently pastor at St. John's Lutheran Church in Steelton, Carol graduated with a B.S. in Music Education from Taylor University, her Master of Divinity from Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, and the Shalem Institute of Spiritual Formation with a certification in Spiritual Direction. She is also certified in Quantum Touch energy healing, and in past-life regression by Dr. Brian Weiss.

Carol's three sons are all grown up now, and as retirement begins calling her name, she looks forward to many years of sharing her love for yoga with others, excited about the opportunity to do that at Yoga at Simply Well.
Amy completed her Kids Yoga Teacher Training in 2014 and Tween Yoga Teacher Training in 2015 through Yogi Beans Studio in New York City and has been teaching kids and tween yoga classes ever since. She has studied with Mindful Schools, completing courses including Mindful Educator Essentials, Mindful Communication, and Mindfulness and Difficult Emotions. Amy also participated in a Freestyle Meditation Program at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. In 2017 she received her 200 hour certification through Pranakriya School of Yoga Healing Arts. She is currently working on her 300 hour certification with the same school. Amy holds a Bachelor of Science in Education of Spanish from Bloomsburg University and a Masters in Education from East Stroudsburg University. She has studied abroad in Spain and Puerto Rico.

Amy is a Pennsylvania native who has been practicing yoga and mindfulness for many years and loves weaving them into another passion of hers - working as an educator. She began her teaching career in the Pocono Mountains where she taught high school for 7 years and started her yoga journey, taking Kripalu yoga classes after school with her colleagues. She has felt a strong connection to the Carlisle, Boiling Springs, and surrounding communities since moving to the area in 2007 to teach at the middle school level. After this move, she found a yoga community that has changed her life and deepened her practice. She is truly grateful for all of her teachers along the way who inspired her to continue to dive into this practice and study. Amy feels strongly that yoga and mindfulness can benefit anyone and that the skills learned through these practices are especially important to teach to today's youth.

Amy believes that unity happens when we can be introspective while cultivating a genuine awareness of all that surrounds us. She also frequently echoes the words of her teachers at Yogi Beans with the phrase “yoga is a practice, not a perfect.”

Shelly Baldwin has been a certified mat Pilates instructor for the past eight years. Throughout her career as a fitness professional she has worked at several fitness centers and studios in Carlisle Pa. Shelly's love for Pilates started around 2002 when she saw the infomercial for Winsor Pilates, and she has been hooked ever since. In addition to Pilates, Shelly is also certified in yoga, cycling and senior fitness.
Pilates is a wonderful compliment to other activities such as: biking, running and swimming. Pilates works the entire body to lengthen and strengthen muscles, making it a complete and total body workout. As a trail runner and running coach, Shelly has found that Pilates strengthens the abdominal muscles helping to stay balanced and coordinated. Since Pilates also focuses on legs and glute muscles, it can help to prevent sport's related injuries.
In addition to her fitness certifications, Shelly is a 2002 graduate of Lock Haven University with a degree in Communications. She has competed in the 2014 Boston Marathon, and has completed over 20 marathons and ultra marathons.
Irene began practicing yoga in 2007 to repair a rock climbing injury. After the first class she took, she realized that there was more to the practice than movement and flexibility. Irene found herself using yoga as a supplement to competitive rock climbing, able to have clarity of mind for competitions. After more injury and multiple surgeries, yoga was a constant lifestyle choice. Yoga helped Irene heal mentally, physically and spiritually from her surgeries. Irene became a 200 RYT in 2014 through Axis Yoga Teacher Training in Denver, Colorado. Her teachers were students of the Iyengar and Ashtanga lineages. Irene's desire is to teach healing and spiritually transformational classes while giving great attention to alignment and strength.

Irene is also a holistic health coach (in the making, coming October 2015). Her desire is that through healing foods and the practice of yoga, students would find the healing they need for their mind, body and spirit.

Jessica began studying yoga over 15 years ago and has enjoyed learning and growing with Harrisburg's sweet yoga community as a teacher and student since 2012. With a background in classical ballet and modern dance, Jessica received her 200 hour teaching certification from Just Plain Yoga Studio in Camp Hill and studied Yin Yoga with Richard Gartner (Schoolhouse Yoga in Pittsburgh) and Corina Benner (Wake Up Yoga in Philadelphia). Jessica has a deep commitment to her community and non-violence. She enjoys learning about herbalism and gardening, social and environmental justice, knitting and reading. Jessica lives in Harrisburg with her son.
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