E-RYT 200/E-RYT 500 Certified Yoga Instructor
Founder and Director of Heal me Yoga and
Heal Me Yoga Institute.
I was born and raised in South Africa where I started dancing at age 5. Came to the United States in Late 1987. Here I have studied, dance, physical theatre, Alexander technique, and have been teaching, creative movement, dance, aerobics and yoga since 1989. I am a certified Yoga instructor in hatha yoga, asanas, and pranayama (breathing). I love teaching and my classes have always been an enjoyable mix of all my areas of study that have benefitted my students tremendously. I have been a student of Joyti Meditation since 1988 and this technique of inner reflection, focus, and spiritual awareness has influenced the style of Gentle and introspective Yoga that I teach. “The Secret Garden” refers to the secret garden of love and complete bliss we all have inside and can access it anytime we choose by stilling the mind and becoming one with our spirit.
Tanja Awan completed her 200 RYT at the Heal Me Yoga Institute where she has taught classes since 2017. She is currently working through her 300 Hour RYT training at Heal Me Institute where she teaches trauma-sensitive courses which include: Yin Yoga and Restorative Yoga. Tanja’s yoga interests include yoga for healing trauma and grief. Tanja is also a busy mother and music lover, as she also used to professionally tune pianos. Tanja is also a Level I Reiki practitioner and is journeying to become a Master Reiki practitioner.
Liz is currently training with Deborah Bennett in the 200-hour RYT certification and is also a student of Surat Shabd Yoga. She loves restorative, yin, Hatha and therapeutic yoga and is passionate about empowering and helping her students get strong, healthy and more peaceful in their lives.
Wendy is a longtime educator who has taught students at every level from preschoolers to doctoral students. More recently, as an RYT-200 yoga instructor, she has applied her passion for teaching to yoga. Her focus is on helping people address the stress of their busy lives through yoga practice.
Raama Das, E-RYT 500, YACEP, C-IAYT is a former Director of the Integral Yoga Teachers Association and has been instructing Integral Yoga since 2009. He is a Lead Trainer on the Integral Yoga 200-hour TT at Yogaville and co-presents both the 200 and 500-hour Yoga Alliance program for HealMe Institute in Fredericksburg. Raama is recently accredited by the International
Association of Yoga Therapists having studied yoga programs for specific health conditions including Anxiety & Depression, Cancer, Heart Disease, Arthritis and Addiction. He is also certified as a teacher of Intermediate Hatha, Raja Yoga, Meditation, Stress
Management, Yin Yoga, Accessible Yoga and Yoga for our Elders. He currently teaches in Fredericksburg at HealMe Yoga & Wellness Center, the University of Mary Washington, Germanna Community College and on the Integrative Medicine program at Mary Washington Healthcare.
Raama has studied and served extensively in the Integral Yoga Teacher Training Academy at Yogaville and is currently working towards ordination as a Minister. In addition, he has participated in many months of deep Tantric and Classical Yoga sadhana at the Scandinavian Yoga and Meditation School in Sweden under the direction of Swami Janakananda.
Thursday 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Class at Mary Washington Hospital
(All levels Hatha Yoga)