Instructors

Marwan Daou

Marwan Daou

RYT-200 Yoga Instructor
My yoga journey started almost 6 years ago when I stumbled into a hot yoga class to try something new. It was challenging, but that’s what kept me going back for more. Dealing with injuries like a torn ACL, broken humerus bone, and constant back pain from scoliosis, yoga became my medicine, an essential part of my life, giving me back my strength, range of motion and clarity of mind. After moving to Georgia in May 2018, I decided to learn and practice as much as I can. Yoga teacher training was the next thing to do, which I recently completed in beautiful Costa Rica with Jun Lee and Isabel Stal of the Tao Yoga Collective. Now co-owner and teacher at The Yoga Source, I’m eager to share my knowledge with my students and show them that yoga is a tool for healing physically, mentally and emotionally.
Marck Maroun

Marck Maroun

RYT-200 Yoga Instructor

Marck has been practicing yoga for about 7 years, and has completely submersed himself in his practice within the last year. He has always been a yogi at heart. His recent dedication to the lifestyle of yoga came shortly after his wife was diagnosed with breast cancer June of 2016. In a flash, both their lives changed. Using meditation and body flow, he stood by his wife as she recovered from physical and mental turmoil that comes with treatments, surgery, and diagnosis. Yoga literally saved them both. Adopting yoga as a way of life, not just a physical practice was key to our happiness. A scientist and a yogi, Marck uses his geology knowledge to connect and ground down to earth before each practice. His meditation coupled with breathing opens up the mind and body for a welcoming, challenging, and a well-deserved practice. Life is ever changing, so should your practice.

Marck was trained in Hatha style yoga by Jun Lee of Tao yoga collective in beautiful Costa Rica. He incorporates meditation and pranayama, ending his practice with a power breath to rejuvenate and restore the body.

Lindsey Maroun

Lindsey Maroun

RYT-200 Yoga Instructor

 

Lindsey has been practicing yoga intermittently for the past 8 years, and has completely submersed herself in her practice within the last three years.  Her interest in yoga began with the enjoyment of the physical challenges of Bikram yoga, but has evolved into a full body, moving meditation style of Vinyasa flow.  Lindsey’s recent dedication to the practice of yoga came after being diagnosed with breast cancer in June of 2016.  Life changed in an instant, and Lindsey used the physical and mental aspects of yoga to recover from a bilateral mastectomy, chemotherapy, radiation, and the mental turmoil that comes with a cancer diagnosis and treatment.  One of Lindsey’s primary goals is to use her experience to help others self-heal and find the benefits of the yogi lifestyle. With a passion and background in science, coupled with a Bachelor and Master of Science degree in Geology, Lindsey is using her scientific foundation to pursue knowledge in holistic wellness, focusing on nutrition, cleansing the body of toxins, and strengthening and healing the body through yoga.

 

Lindsey completed her yoga teacher training in April of 2017 at the White Lotus Foundation, Santa Barbara, studying under Tracey Rich and Ganga White. The training focused on a non-dogmatic yoga practice for each individual with the intent of increasing health and longevity through proper alignment and application of asana, pranayama, and meditation. Lindsey focuses her individual practice on making yoga a well-balanced work out for the mind, spirit, and body incorporating sitting and moving mediation, breath-work, high intensity intervals of elevated heart rate, strength, flexibly, and healing.

 

 

Linda Bernstein

Linda Bernstein

RYT-200 Yoga Instructor

Lyn first began studying yoga at the Yoga Source with Marcia Scredon in 2005 and completed her 200 hour Classical Yoga Teacher Training at Kashi Atlanta in 2008.
She is currently working towards her 500-RYT certification at the Asheville Yoga Center. She has been teaching at the Yoga Source since 2017.

Lyn has her BS degree in Psychology and studied Art at Parson’s School of Design in NYC.
She has spent over 40 years as a professional artist and designer.
She and her husband love vegetable gardening and grow a lot of their own food.

Sandra Struder

Sandra Struder

RYT-200 Yoga Instructor

As a recent graduate of the 2017 YTT class, I am delighted to be sharing my practices at The Yoga Source. While my exploration of yoga began in my college years, it was a trip to India in the summer of 2015 that was the catalyst for becoming a yoga instructor. My daughter, Abbey and I spent 10 days at a yoga retreat in Kerala. It was one of the most culturally rich and complex experiences I have ever participated in and to share it with Abbey made it extraordinarily special. Each time I come to my mat, I am grateful for the chance to share this lovely practice with others.

Namaste, Sandra

Marcia ‘Madhavi’ Scredon

Marcia ‘Madhavi’ Scredon

E-RYT 200 Yoga Instructor

Marcia Scredon taught her first class in 1976 while still in college. She has been offering classes in Gwinnett County for over twenty five years and teacher training for the past six. Her eclectic teaching style is heart-centered and adaptive, reflecting years of training and continual re-training. Confident and intuitive, she mixes the innovative and original with the timeless traditions of yoga. She specializes in offers classes that heal the spirit while relieving stress.

Marcia was certified as a yoga teacher by Yogi Hari before Yoga Alliance was formed and she registered with Yoga Alliance after her 200 hour teacher training in Integrative Yoga Therapy with Joseph LaPage in 2000. Since then she has accumulated  extensive hours of Vinyasa Yoga teacher training and studied Kundalini Yoga with Ravi Singh and Durga Alhund. She has been profoundly inspired by all of her teachers including master teachers Shiva Rea, Tom Gillette, Amy Weintraub, Sarah Powers, Seane Corn, Rod Stryker, Todd Norian and Jonas Westring.

Years ago, she taught yoga at several area locations including schools, hospitals, wellness centers, a YMCA, a fitness center, and the old Metamorphosis yoga studio in Decatur. She co-founded The Light Center, a yoga studio that operated in Lilburn from 1993 through 1996. Her somewhat related career path outside of teaching yoga includes experience as a social service professional (managing the Gwinnett women’s shelter) and as an aerobics instructor.

She has taught psychic develop and tarot. She is a Reiki master who also offers sessions and attunements.

Laurie Burns

Laurie Burns

RYT-200 Yoga Instructor

Laurie Burns was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1954. At 17 years old, she began her yoga practice at the local YMCA. During college, she went on World Campus Afloat semester at sea. She traveled all over the world studying art and teaching yoga on board the ship.

Laurie graduated with a BFA in Art Education and Art History from the University of Oklahoma in 1976 and married Bill Burns that same year. After working for the OKC Parks and Recreation Dept. for 6 years, Laurie and her husband grew their family by welcoming a daughter in 1982, Shannon Brooke Burns.

In 1988, Laurie and her family relocated to Atlanta, Georgia where she began teaching art for the Gwinnett County Public Schools at Centerville Elementary. Laurie taught at Centerville Elementary from 1988-2014 when she recently retired.

Laurie’s life long yoga practice brought her to the Yoga Source in 2007. After completing The Yoga Source 200 Hour Teacher Training in 2017, Laurie now finds herself guiding other yogis through their practice!

“Yoga has helped me through the hardest times in my life and has helped make all the good times even better! Namaste, ya’ll!” –Laurie Burns

Sara Meier

Sara Meier

RYT-200 Yoga Instructor

I have been practicing yoga throughout my life, being brought up primarily in the teachings of Yogi Bhajan.  In becoming a mother, I began a more regular, dedicated practice of yoga, finding it strengthening for my body, calming for my mind and healing for my spirit.  Today, yoga philosophy is engrained in almost every aspect of my life.

I have worked in the alternative health field for almost 15 years as a colon hydrotherapist, Community Herbalist, Reiki practitioner and certified nutritional coach.  I received my 200-hour Yoga Alliance certification from the Yoga Source and am currently working towards my 500-RYT certification at the Asheville Yoga Center. 

Being a life-long student, I am always finding new ways to strengthen my own practice along with my students’.  My intention is to create a safe and nurturing yoga class where each student feels empowered in the body they bring to the mat that day.  My focus is to guide my students into a holistic self-awareness through conscious alignment and mindful breath, uniting the body, mind and spirit.

Linda Romero

Linda Romero

E-RYT-200 Yoga Instructor
  • Sunrise Yoga
  • Journey Dance
Linda Romero holds a B.A. in psychology and a masters degree in education.  She taught special education students for over 20 years, and although retired now, she still loves to substitute for special needs students.  She has always appreciated the joy of movement in ice skating, running, hiking, triathlon, dance, and of course, yoga.  She loves that yoga is not about competition, and all about self-care and loving yourself well.  Linda graduated from The Yoga Source’s teacher training program in 2013 earning her 200 RYT with Yoga Alliance, and she has taught the sunrise class at The Yoga Source for nearly 4 years. She has continued her training at Kripalu with Angela Farmer (13.5 hours), and Toni Bergins’ Journey Dance (60+ hours).  She has also studied with Tias and Surya Little at Prajna Yoga in Sante Fe, NM (45 hours), and recently completed 20 hours of Yin Yoga teacher training with Douglas Johnson, long-time student of Paul Grilley.
“It is such an honor to have the opportunity to share my passion for movement and healthy living with my yoga students each morning.”
Cleta Steidle

Cleta Steidle

RYT-200 Yoga Instructor
Emily Gibbs

Emily Gibbs

RYT-200 and KRI Aquarian Certified
Emily Gibbs (Joti Puran)
My life changing journey into Yoga  began in South Georgia oddly enough with a book I checked out from the library along with a Dixie Carter (for real) VCR yoga/stretch tape in 2004.
I loved dance and choreography growing up and fell easily into and in love with yoga. I found a Yoga studio near by and began making Yoga a daily practice in my life.
Years later (and a few moves for me and my family of six), I found a Kundalini Studio near our home in southern Florida. In the very first class I knew that I had found MY Yoga and that Kundalini was my path. The feeling brought me to tears and I felt as if I had “come home”.
A few years later my family relocated yet again to Atlanta Georgia.
In 2016 I had the honor to study with and receive my KRI Aquarian Teaching Certificate from Mukta Kaur Khalsa and Dr. Gurusahay Khalsa, who were early students of Yogi Bhajan.
In 2015 i became a Grounded Kids Yoga Teacher and began teaching children at schools, camps and the yoga studio where I also began my first two years of teaching Kundalini Yoga.
I also enjoy leading and facilitating  Yoga & Art Workshops for Children and Adults. Yoga helps us to clear our minds and open our hearts which allows us to be more open  for creativity to come through. I believe that we are all creative beings and are meant to create in some way. It is finding our unique and own voice of self expression.
My desire is to help facilitate healing, openness, love and wholeness. As we learn to open our hearts and love ourselves unconditionally, we are able to fully share that love with others.
Jenna Sullivan Pritchard

Jenna Sullivan Pritchard

RYT-200 Yoga Instructor/YTT Instructor

Jenna Pritchard, MSHN, is a certified nutritionist, yoga instructor, meditation teacher, and speaker. She makes it a priority to live a simple, heart centered, and holistic life.

Jenna is a California trained yogi, and she received her Yoga Alliance certified 200 hour Yoga Certificate with Bhava Ram and Laura Plumb of Deep Yoga though Ginseng Yoga studio in San Diego.  In addition, Jenna has a 500 hour certification in Ayurveda, 100 hour certification in Panchakarma, and has been trained in Transcendental Meditation. Jenna holds a Bachelors degree in Psychology and a Master of Science in Holistic Nutrition.

Jenna’s approach to health is truly holistic, which means that instead of just focusing on physical  health, she recognizes that the body, mind, and emotions are equally important components that work together to create well-being and vitality. Jenna has experienced challenges in life as well as blessings, and she draws upon these experiences to help her clients.

Jenna specializes in coaching people who experience anxiety, depression, addiction, weight issues, and low energy/fatigue.

 

 

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