Grace and Peace
That person will be like a tree planted by streams of water,
which yeild its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither
-whatever they do prospers. Psalm 1:3
Melissa (Missy) Shock-
Yoga and Massage
In 2010, Melissa received her 200 hr certification through Holy Yoga. After taking a Thai Yoga Massage training to enhance her ability to do adjustments during her classes many of her students started to encourage her to pursue a career in massage therapy. In 2011, she heeded their advice and enrolled at Baltimore School of Massage. During her time at BSOM, the dream of Rapha was first imagined. Rapha would be a place to bring these two modalities (yoga and massage) that she loved so much, together. She graduated from BSOM March 2012 and for the past 5 years has committed to continuing her education to be able to better serve her students and clients, furthering her education in Prenatal Yoga and Massage, Yogalates (yoga/pilates mix), Kid's Yoga, Thai Massage, and Yin Yoga.
Chris Fuste- Yoga
Chris has been in the health and wellness industry since 2001. As a personal trainer, fitness instructor, competitive bodybuilder and former massage therapist her love of the human body and how to care for it comes through in her yoga classes. It is her passion to share the knowledge she has gained over the years to help others learn to move their bodies in a safe yet effective manner. Yoga has helped Chris in many ways and she knows it is part of a successful fitness trifecta of weight training, cardio and flexibility but if she had to pick one it would be Yoga! Join Chris on the mat and stretch your body, mind and spirit.
Kate had been practicing yoga for the past 17 years. A few years ago, feeling drawn to become an instructor and wanting to incorporate her christian faith into the practice, she decided to become certified through Holy Yoga in 2016. She has since added chair/senior yoga, touch and yin (June 2018) to her certifications. Christian Yoga has helped Kate in so many aspects of her life (physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually). She is now feeling the nudge to add Revelation Wellness to her certifications, and is excited to share what she learns in that training with you in 2019!
Alex Shilling- Barre
Originally from Australia, marriage brought Alex to the US and Carroll County. Being morbidly obese her entire adult life up until 4 years ago she realized she had to make a change for her health. Through healthy eating and physical activity she has lost 90 pounds and rediscovered her passion for dancing. Alex been a group exercise instructor for 4 years, certified in Barre Above, Arthritis Foundation, and licensed in Zumba. In her spare-time she likes to Salsa dance and belly dance. She’s excited to be bringing Barre and Zumba to Rapha Holistic Wellness!