Logan Circle

Courtney DeRuiter

I started practicing Hatha yoga in 2000 and have enjoyed the journey of my personal practice in asana, pranayama and mindfulness ever since. It was through the inspiration of my teacher in Seattle, WA, Steve Davis, that I chose to pursue my passion further by becoming an instructor. I completed my RYT-200 at Studio DC, shortly after family, life and love brought me to Washington DC. Since then, I have had the opportunity to study with master teachers including Eion Finn, Bryan Kest, Natasha Rizopoulos, Seane Corn, and Sara Ivanhoe. I now have the privilege and the wonderful responsibility of leading gentle, vinyasa, and power yoga group and private classes. I am also a lead teacher, manager of the mentoring program, and an assistant faculty member of the teacher training program at... Read the profile >>

Joan Wadopian

Yoga Instructor

Joan sees the practice of yoga as a way to approach all parts of our life with gratitude. In Joan's yoga classes you will be given a safe space for detailed instruction on breath and attention as a means to foster awareness of alignment and empower the body, mind and heart. Joan's Pilates classes are infused with clear instruction and playfulness. She aims to serve as a guide for students to discover their inherent strength and personal best through movement. Read the profile >>

Mimi Rieger

Yoga Instructor

Rocket Vinyasa Yoga System Certified, 2010 Progressive Ashtanga Certified, 2009 Regional Yoga Director of Budokon International, DC, VA & MD, 2005 200hr Yoga Teacher Certified, 2003 Mimi Rieger is a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance (2003) and is the Regional Director of Budokon International, DC, VA & MD and the proprietor of PureFitnessDC, LLC. Mimi began her fitness journey as a ballet dancer in her youth and discovered the yogic and martial arts in her 20’s. Mimi has been teaching yoga since 2003 and received her certification from the Ashtanga Yoga Center. She brought the practice and art of Budokon (a blend of yoga and martial arts) to the DC area in 2005 and was the first certified teacher in the area who now trains teachers and students and travels the... Read the profile >>

Pablo Brown

CrossFit Coach

Pablo has dedicated his life to the pursuit of sport, whether it be surfing in California, playing competitive high-school fútbol in Colombia, hiking active volcanoes in the Andes of Argentina, or most recently, grunting in frustration on local golf courses. Since 2011, he has made it his passion to improve peoples’ lives through the lingua franca of CrossFit. In 2009, a friend who was preparing for the City of Miami Fire Department introduced Pablo to CrossFit as an alternative training regiment; he has never looked back. CrossFit’s constantly varied functional movements done at high intensity helped Pablo surpass his fitness goals and provided a whole new set of challenges. CrossFit took everything Pablo loved about sport and put it in a “box.” His mission is to help... Read the profile >>

Sam Khazai

Triathlete and Adventure Racer

Sam is a dedicated triathlete and adventure seeker, eager for this triathlon season to start. Last year, Sam qualified for the 2013 USA Triathlon Age Group National Championship race, finishing 2nd place in his age group at the Luray International Triathlon. He also completed his first Half Ironman where he finished in the top 30 overall and recorded the 10th fastest run time. In addition to the USA Triathlon AGNC race in Milwaukee, Sam’s 2013 race schedule includes some of his favorites, like the Cherry Blossom Ten Miler (PR: 64 minutes), North Face Endurance Challenge Half Marathon, Eagleman Half Ironman, St. Andrews Off-Road Sprint, General Smallwood Olympic, Patriots Half Ironman, and the Chesapeake Man Endurance Fest. Sam lives his life uncorked and goofy, thankful for... Read the profile >>