Vinyasa Flow

This class is taught by:

Tara Lemerise

Tara Lemerise, E-RYT-200, fell in love with yoga in 1999 and has been teaching since 2005 after graduation from the Willow Street Yoga Center Teacher Training. She is known for offering clear, light-hearted, and encouraging instruction to students of all levels. From restorative postures to arm balances and everything in between, Tara helps her students delight in each moment, even the challenging ones. Her students leave feeling more joyful, more grounded, and more at ease after each class. To learn more about Tara, visit her website:

Amy Pollok

Amy believes that committing to a consistent yoga practice has transformed her life. I didn’t come to love and appreciate my body until I started a consistent yoga practice. Through yoga I learned to see myself in a different light. When we learn to balance breath with movement, increasing our focus and discernment, we begin to expand our consciousness, that’s when we begin to see results on and off the mat. We move with less resistance and more love. Our relationship with ourselves and with others improves. We discover a flow in our day and joy in our interactions that wasn’t present in the past. Yoga has really shown me that positive change is possible and that’s what I wish for my students. Amy trained in Power Vinyasa, Hatha yoga, Body – Mind Centering and Body-based Gestalt Psychotherapy. Amy is a 200 hr. RYT and an RSMT (Somatic Movement Therapist) with a practice in Takoma Park, MD.

Lauren Richardson

Lauren Richardson, ERYT 200, Lauren discovered yoga over twenty years ago as a way to balance her athletic pursuits, passionate heart and overall curiosity of being. After practicing a variety of styles, she trained with Jonny Kest in the Ashtanga tradition. She teaches a dynamic series of sequenced postures that flow together to promote mobility and healing in the body, focus and ease in the mind and awareness and connection with the breath. She enjoys working with all ages and abilities and believes that yoga meets you where you are, as it is both therapeutic and invigorating. In addition to working in studios, Lauren has had the opportunity to share the benefits of yoga with children in camps, schools and as a training element of many athletic teams. She has directed yoga teacher training programs for the past 5 years at multiple centers and continues to learn and grow from her inspiring student trainees.
Her students say:
Lauren offers the best Vinyasa Flow class I have ever attended. Love Blue Heron! Amber B 5/2/18
Lauren Richardson is the BEST!! Blue Heron is SO lucky to have her!  
Lise L 2/108 
( we agree!)

Sara Crosby

Trained as a dancer her whole life, Sara first saw Vinyasa yoga as a natural supplement to her dancing. Though after discovering Prana Flow in 2006, her commitment to yoga jumped to a whole new level. The guided free form movement and creative, flowing sequencing really resonated; it was like dancing on her mat.
Sara is currently studying to complete her 500 hour RYT in Prana Flow. Yoga has also ignited a deep passion for service work, with a focus on sustainable community development, taking Sara both across continents and into her own backyard. Currently she lending her efforts to help develop The Growing Hope Initiative, a new non-profit dedicated to using organic agriculture, yoga and the arts to transform communities in Southern Florida and the Keys.
She also recently completed the Off the Mat and Into the World Leadership Training Program and hopes to continue to use yoga as a means to unite, heal and empower.
When not on the mat, Sara works as a documentary film producer and new mom to a beautiful baby girl.

Tanory Ateek

With a background in dance and a Master’s Degree from a seminary, mindful movement has been a part of Tanory's life and process for a very long time.  She worked for ten years in nonprofit organizations, then having children brought her back to mindful movement and spiritual practices.

She has been practicing yoga and meditation off and on since 2002, and teaching since 2011.

She teaches gentle and challenging flows, infused with buddhist mindfulness practices.

Tanory"s Clients Say:

"Beautiful space! Loved Tanory's Wednesday night class - I was visiting from out of town and instantly felt welcomed and comfortable❤️ Scarlett N., 9/2016

"The Yoga II class taught by Tanory Ateek on Wednesdays at 7 PM is phenomenal. Her yoga teaching skills are impressive. She plans vigorous yet meditative sequences of asanas which deepen the yoga student's practice. I strongly recommend the yoga classes taught by her to intermediate to advanced yoga practitioners." Nandi L., 10/15

Build strength and flexibility and encourage cardiovascular health with this fun and quick-paced Vinyasa Flow class. Form, movement and breathwork are integrated into carefully sequenced yoga poses, generally referred to as sun salutations. Prepare to work, have fun, and develop a practice with many health benefits.

Upcoming classes:

  • Wed Jun 27 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Tara Lemerise
  • Wed Jun 27 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm with Amy Pollok
  • Thu Jun 28 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Lauren Richardson
  • Fri Jun 29 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm with Sara Crosby
  • Wed Jul 04 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Tara Lemerise
  • Thu Jul 05 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Lauren Richardson
  • Fri Jul 06 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm with Tanory Ateek
  • Wed Jul 11 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Tara Lemerise
  • Wed Jul 11 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm with Amy Pollok
  • Thu Jul 12 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Lauren Richardson
  • Fri Jul 13 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm with Amy Pollok
  • Wed Jul 18 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Tara Lemerise
  • Wed Jul 18 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm with Tanory Ateek
  • Thu Jul 19 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Lauren Richardson
  • Fri Jul 20 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm with Tanory Ateek
  • Wed Jul 25 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Tara Lemerise