Rachel Belle, Owner, RYT-500
Rachel Belle, owner of Beyond The Mat Yoga & Holistic Healing is a RYT-500 yoga instructor. She completed the training in 2014-17 at Heartwood Yoga Studio . She also has an A.S. degree in Surgical Technology from Southwest Florida College.

Rachel has worked as a surgical technologist for more than eight years. A few years ago she realized that intensity of being in the medical field needed to be balanced with some kind of stress reduction. So she committed to her RYT-200 training and, after completing, began teaching at Heartwood.

Now, after two years teaching, Rachel has opened her own studio where she is advancing a yoga style that incorporates her expertise in aromatherapy, the “power of intention” and the ancient Yogic philosophic practices of sutura, yama and niyama.

In addition Rachel acquired a love for Reiki and has been attuned to the level of a Reiki Master. Her classes relieve stress and anxiety, improve balance and flexibility and increase an overall sense of calmness. Join her on the mat everyday as she captures hope and promises one hour of freedom from today’s busy society.
Nadia Taggart RYT-200
Nadia has been teaching yoga since 2014 and she completed the 200 YTT in 2017 at Rishikul Yogshala, Rishikesh, India. She studied classical Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga, Vanyasa, Pranayama, Anatomy, and Alingment. Nadia is extremely grateful to all the amazing teachers she had who shared and continue to share their knowledge and love for yoga with her. Nadia was spiritually impacted through Yoga Philosophy, Meditation, Yoga Nidra, and found a love she never knew she had in Chair Yoga.

Nadia loves practicing and teaching yoga for the way it makes her feel: balanced, calm, free, in peace with herself. It makes her happy when she sees her students leave the class relaxed, in touch with their soul, with their inner light, and seeing their personal growth.

In Nadia’s classes she encourages the students to push their own limits while she is guiding them through the asanas, feeling their own breath, and their own body. She teaches weekly classes and monthly workshops using art painting as a tool for being mindful and quieting the mind.

Yoga helps us stay connected to the energy of love, to the energy of light.
MaryAnn Fenton RYT-200
MaryAnn Fenton is a certified RYT-200 Yoga Instructor, teaching for a year and a half privately. MaryAnn fell in love and has practiced yoga for 9+ yrs. She was in major soul searching mode when she first tried yoga. MaryAnn's first few classes didn’t resonant with her until she met Yoga Instructor, Danielle Palli. From the very first class with Danielle she felt a connection with yoga that to this day brings her a sense balance; mind, body, and soul. With the right teacher yoga can be transcending. MaryAnn specializes in restorative and yin yoga incorporating essential oils and inspiring writings. Her classes relieve the stresses and anxiety of everyday life, while improving flexibility, clarity, peacefulness, and overall balance in your life
Marjorie Crawford RYT-200
Being drawn to yoga, Marjorie attended her first hatha yoga class 25 years ago, and was hooked. Over the ensuing years she has studied various styles of yoga with diverse teachers, including those whose styles were based on Iyengar, where the focus is on alignment; Kripalu, which flows meditatively through poses; and Kundalini in which the emphasis is on awakening the energy of the spine through breath work and active postures. Marjorie’s classes are heart centered, she uses her base of yogic knowledge, her yoga toolbox as she calls it, guiding students into their own awareness, finding a personal mind, body, spirit connection.

Marjorie is also a graduate of Montserrat College of Art, and spent 21 years working in curriculum development and art direction as president of Universal Art Images, a provider of resources for teaching art history and art appreciation. She left the corporate world in 2006, which allowed her pursuits in art and yoga to take center stage. Marjorie received her RYT-200 certification from Heartwood Yoga Studios in 2016 and has been teaching small to medium size classes and private lessons ever since. Her motto is, “bring meditation to Life.”
Jessica Blom RYT-200

Jessica's first experience with yoga was in 2003 by taking a yoga class that was instructed by her high school dance teacher. The seed was planted and cherished because of the complete ease of body and peace of mind it brought to her for the first time. Since then she has practiced Dance, Martial Arts and personal training to satisfy her love of being physically active and fit. In 2008 she began to apply meditation into a daily practice to heal and bring peace and serenity into her life, helping to overcome life's stress in a healthy way. Jessica found her way back to yoga at a local yoga studio in December of 2016, she was filled with joy to begin to combine meditation into the physical practice of yoga.

Over the summer of 2017 Jessica completed her training at Heartwood Retreat and Yoga Center where she obtained her RYT 200 hour yoga training as well as her Aerial yoga Certification. Upon obtaining her certification she immediately began instructing privately. Then in November 2017 she took an offer and continues to instruction an Aerial yoga class at Heartwood Retreat Center. She aspires to continue her training and gain her 500 RYT, and also her interest for learning to work more with essential oils and gain experience with Reiki.

Jessica is a wife, mother, and stepmother that work's in a restaurant full time. She uses all that she has learned through yoga on the matt as well as the spiritual principles of the yamas and the niyamas of yoga to apply into her daily life. It is truly a dream come true to be sharing this yogic path and practice with other people.
It brings Jessica great Joy to guide yogis through a practice either on the mat or floating above the mat in a yoga swing. It is a goal of hers in each class to assist in creating a safe place for people to have self-exploration, and to build inner strength as well as a strong body. In her classes she brings focus into connecting the breath to the movement of the body clearing stress away from the mind and leaving students to feel energetic and an overall happiness.

dian fitzpatrick MS, RYT-500, YACEP
Dian has been teaching yoga for ten years, specializing in round bodies, chronic conditions, and age related challenges. Passionate for the positive outcomes of full yogic practice she shares this passion with her students. dian earned an E-RYT 200 within two years of teaching following her RYT-200 certification, and in April of 2017 earned her RYT-500.

Before moving to Florida in 2012 dian taught at Awakening Point Studio in Hackettstown, NJ; Shawnee Inn and Golf Course, Shawnee by The Delaware, Pa, Pocono Mt Physical Therapy, Pa, in addition to private clients. dian enjoys teaching gentle stretch yoga, chair yoga, and beginners classes. She also has experience working with breast cancer survivors. Namaste
Kim Engles RYT-500
As a yoga instructor, Kim is passionate to share the healing benefits that yoga has brought to her life. In 12 years of personal practice she has witnessed the absolute serenity, stress and anxiety management as well as the beautiful physical benefits of yoga. She contributes yoga as the catalyst that has guided and supported her through some of the most difficult and tragic times in her life.

Kim completed her training at Heartwood Retreat Center  and holds both 200 RYT and Chair Yoga certifications with Yoga Alliance Registration. She is continuing her education and speciality exploration at Heartwood working to complete her 500RYT program.

Kim offers a calm and supportive atmosphere in her classes which include but are not limited to: Restorative Aroma Yoga; Yoga Nidra, Gentle Yoga, Vinyasa Flow and Chair Yoga. She encourages open communication with her students so they can receive the most benefit from their yoga experience. She offers the gift of healing touch and aromatherapy in her classes as well as inspirational quotes and poems.