WORKING WELLNESS INSTRUCTORS
Gaby Evers completed her yoga teacher training in 2017 at the YogaLife Institute and immediately began teaching classes. Gaby brings her love of sports and fitness to her classes through static and dynamic poses with a focus on strength, flexibility, mobility, balance and breath. She is especially interested in the mind-body connection and reducing stress and anxiety through yoga. Gaby enjoys teaching yoga to kids, teens, and adults, and believes that yoga is instrumental in leading a healthy, injury-free lifestyle. She is devoted to consistently increasing her knowledge of yoga through practice, study, and additional teacher training, and bringing that knowledge to her practice and her students. Gaby lives with her husband, Jeff, two children, Cooper and Maddie, and their beagle, Louie.
Amy Orcutt loves yoga and loves sharing yoga with her students. She started practicing in 1998, as a compliment to her training as a player on the University of North Carolina Women's Lacrosse team. The benefits of incorporating yoga into her athletic life as a player at Chapel Hill were immediately apparent, and started a lifelong love affair with yoga that she’s carried into every part of her life since. In addition to teaching yoga, Amy is the Head Coach of the nationally ranked Conestoga High School Girls Lacrosse team, and has led them to District, Regional, and State Championships. She was named Coach of the Year in 2016 by PhillyLacrosse, and was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame at her alma mater, Conestoga High School. Amy channels her love of athletics, energy and enthusiasm to create challenging yoga sequences that will build strength, flexibility, and confidence in all who take her classes. Amy lives with her husband Chad, her 3 children, Jackson, Price, and Tilly, 3 big dogs, 1 little bunny and 5 chickens.
Regan Marscher has been practicing various methods of yoga for over 20 years. In 2013 her increasing awareness of how beautifully powerful yoga is led to studying and receiving her 200 RYT certification through Dancing Foot Yoga in Red Bank, NJ. With a friendly emphasis on a strong foundation and proper alignment within the postures, she seeks to build strength while creating space in the body. Mindfulness, seeking balance, and acting with kindness are at the core of her teachings. Regan believes whole-heartedly in the power of yoga to transform people and change their lives in radically positive ways and is delighted to be able to share this practice with others. A former division one athlete, Regan has been coaching girls lacrosse at all levels from preschool to college for 20 years. She is the Head Coach of field hockey, and an assistant lacrosse coach at her alma mater, Conestoga High School. She lives with her husband Rob, their two daughters Maryn and Roxy, dogs Marley and Mazzy, cat Zeus, and Speedy the tortoise.
Erin Sibley Doerwald, LCSW, CMT-P is a psychotherapist, mindfulness facilitator and mindfulness program developer based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. For twenty years, Erin has been a committed practitioner of mind-body practices that fundamentally shifted her perspective on how to live a life in balance. Having experienced profound transformation through practices that supported her through grief and loss, illness, and injury, a personal mission grew to share the benefits of these practices in service to others. She is a certified mindfulness teacher with the International Mindfulness Teachers Association and an Affiliated Mindful Awareness Practices (MAPs) Teacher for UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC). Erin received her training in mindfulness facilitation from UCLA Semel Institute MARC. She also serves as a mentor for students receiving training in the Long Distance Intensive Practice Program at UCLA's MARC.
Yoga has always been a light in Erin Kras' life. Full of self-expression, possibility and opportunities for growth, Erin was drawn to yoga at the young age of 16. She was hooked by the physicality of the practice which strengthened into a full mind-body experience well into her twenties. Erin was naturally called to deepen her practice and completed her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training at Verge Yoga Center in 2015. In 2016, Erin went on to complete an 8-Week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course at Thomas Jefferson University, using meditation to heal her own anxiety and recover from a running injury. Since then, Erin started a Corporate Wellness Program teaching daily meditation to Real Estate Agents in Philadelphia and has been teaching Vinyasa Flow classes on the Main Line ever since. Erin's goal is to create a safe, non-judgmental space for self exploration. By balancing effort with ease, Erin believes yoga, meditation, and mindfulness to be the catalyst for building physical and mental strength, confidence, compassion and better relationships with ourselves and others. She looks forward to giving back and serving you on your own yoga and wellness journey!
Amanda Ferraioli began her yoga journey in her first year as a 2nd grade teacher. After her first class, she was immediately inspired to make yoga a part of her daily life. Fourteen years and three children later, yoga remains a crucial tool for her inside and outside the classroom. In 2018, Amanda completed her yoga training and began teaching immediately. Since then, Amanda has also taken prenatal yoga training and led a mindfulness summer camp for children ages 7-12 for three consecutive years. She is thrilled to continue educating and inspiring people of all ages to incorporate yoga, meditation, and mindfulness into their lives.
Andrea Cooper first stepped on her mat in 2003, and as a long time fitness enthusiast the positive impact on her body, mind, and soul was immediate. When she graduated from college in 2005, she knew she wanted to share her passion for yoga and its physical, mental, and spiritual benefits with the world. She received her 200 hr. certification in 2006 from Verge and Empowered Yoga Centers. She is currently working towards her 500 hr. training with the Pranakriya School of Yoga Healing Arts. Along her journey, Andrea spent 8 years as a manager/trainer for a yoga inspired athletic apparel brand where her main focus was to coach teams to set and achieve their goals. Her yoga classes are greatly influenced by her experiences as a trainer and lover of endorphins. Andrea has seen the positivity a strong practice brings to personal/professional life, and how the lessons learned through yoga can translate into everything we do. Andrea lives in Wayne with her husband Adam, and their 4 children, Stella, Cecilia, Quinn and Boden.
Georgina "Gigi" Corkett is a native Californian who loves the outdoors, particularly camping, stand up paddle boarding, and rock climbing. She's a 5'-0" powerhouse with nonstop energy and enthusiasm for empowering people through fitness and nutrition. Gigi has been a fitness professional since 2010 and specializes in bodyweight training, circuit training, barre workouts, and HIIT classes. She is a NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) Certified Personal Trainer, a Certified Nutrition Coach, and also has a degree in Physical Education from UC Santa Barbara.
Erin Monast has been practicing yoga for the past 15 years, but the journey truly began in 2014 when her sister encouraged her to attend classes at her Power Yoga Studio. She was instantly hooked and started regularly practicing to develop a more robust and flexible body and mind. Erin attended Evolve Power Yoga (formerly Exton Yoga) teacher training in 2016 to deepen her practice. However, she found she wanted to share her love of the synchronization of breathing and movement and began teaching upon completing her RYT 200. Erin is passionate about making yoga accessible for all and credits her daughter, Reagan, as her inspiration. She enjoys teaching children, teens, and adults and believes that yoga is for every body. Erin lives in Paoli with her husband, Travis, daughter Reagan, and puggle Tag.
Mary Ruth Thompson began her wellness journey 15 years ago practicing yoga. The practice brought increased strength, balance, and a keener awareness of the mind-body connection. Eager to share the benefits of yoga with others, she enrolled in the teacher training class at Verge Yoga in Wayne, PA and received her 200 RYT certification in April 2020.
Inspired by the profound benefits of moving mindfully, Mary Ruth began cultivating a more in-depth sense of presence and mind-body connection through her personal practice of meditation. Her desire to enrich her own practice and help others cultivate the same mindful awareness within themselves led her to study Mindfulness Meditation under the guidance of Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield. She has completed the Power of Presence and received her certificate from the Mindfulness Meditation Teaching Certification Program. Mary Ruth is also recognized by and is a member of the International Mindfulness Teaching Association (CMT-P). Currently she is working toward completing her certification in applied Neuroscience and Brain Health.
Mary Ruth lives with her husband Brandon, her 2 children Isabella and Jake, and her dog Mookie. She also has two older daughters, Olivia and Ava, attending university in CA. She is passionate about women’s health and wellness and enjoys spending time with family and friends outdoors: hiking, biking, skiing, roller and ice skating. She also finds joy growing her own veggies and cooking up a delicious meal from her garden.