Grace and Peace
That person will be like a tree planted by streams of water,
which yeilds 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.
Lisa Thomas- Yoga/Barre/ Yogalates
Lisa Thomas is a Barre Above Certified Instructor, a 200 hour Certified yoga teacher, and a Group Fitness Instructor. She has been an exercise enthusiast for over 20 years. In 2013, she discovered her love of yoga when she began taking classes and realized how calming yoga can be to reduce stress and anxiety, on and off the mat. She teaches from the heart in a safe yet fun environment. Lisa trained for her 200 hour certification through the Charm City Curriculum, under the guidance of Michelle Allen at Downtown Yoga. Through her own yoga journey, she has found the calmness, balance, and healing that she hopes to bring to her students. Lisa is a homeschooling mom of 2 and enjoys reading and of course exercising in her spare time.
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). Now adding Revelation Wellness to her certifications, and is excited to add Yoga Fusion to the class schedule!
Alex Shilling- Barre and Zumba
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!
Cher Bosse- Yoga
Cher Bosse discovered yoga in 2006 when it was offered as part of a workplace wellness program. Quickly recognizing the benefits she was experiencing in both mind and body, she began practicing regularly and knew yoga would be an integral part of her life from that point forward. In 2017, she decided it was time to share her passion and knowledge of yoga with others. She completed her 200 hour teacher training through Charm City Yoga in October 2018 and is registered with the Yoga Alliance. Additionally, she is certified in Restorative and Yin Yoga. When not practicing Yoga, Cher enjoys horseback riding, hiking, kayaking, boating, traveling, and spending time with her family, dogs, and horses.