Vimala Ren Fields is the founder and director of the Fredericksburg Healing Arts & Yoga Center and the American Healing Arts Teacher Certification Program (Registered Yoga School (RYS) - 200 & 300). Ren is a certified E-RYT 500 Yoga Teacher, Yoga Therapist, Thai Yoga Massage Therapist and Eden Energy Medicine Certified Practitioner.
She began her study of yoga in 1965 and began teaching in 1975. Ren is an advanced yoga teacher and structural yoga therapist. She is an approved provider to the Integrative Medicine Program serving Mary Washington Hospital and works privately with students in Structural Yoga Therapy, Energy Medicine and Thai Yoga Massage.
JJ Gormley-Etchells is a Yoga Therapist and Holistic Healthcare Coach currently completing her Masters in Complementary and Alternative Medicine. She has studied yoga since 1979. JJ began teaching yoga in 1989 and teaching teachers in 1994. She has directed teacher training programs at many locations across the United States. Her Surya Chandra Healing Yoga School is a Yoga Alliance Registered School for 200-Hour, 300-Hour, Prenatal and Yoga for Children Programs (RYS-200, RYS-300, RPYS and RCYS). Her Yoga Therapy Certificate Program is currently undergoing the accreditation process with the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT).
JP Earnest has trained in both massage therapy and Ashtanga Vinyasa Krama Yoga at the Blue Ridge School of Massage and Yoga in Blacksburg, Virginia. He also holds an MS in Physiology and Biophysics with a focus on Complementary and Alternative Medicine from Georgetown University, and teaches pathophysiology to online Advanced Practice Nursing students through a major university. JP remains committed to continuing his education. He is currently a student in Germanna’s ADN RN program.