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Frances Hunt

NY YOGA + LIFE MAGAZINE

Frances Hunt is a certified yoga teacher leading group, corporate and private yoga classes. Her goal is for students to feel safe, connect with their bodies and leave class feeling balanced. With a focus on creating an environment to quiet the mind she wants students to find their edge and feel empowered to step slightly beyond it. Currently Frances is continuing to advance her yoga education as a student of the Laughing Lotus Advanced Teacher Training Program. Born and raised in the Bronx, NY, she is also the Managing Editor for NY Yoga + Life Magazine.

Instagram: @findingswithfrances

Melissa Honkanen

Melissa creates and leads corporate wellness and yoga programs for groups and individuals seeking to reduce stress, build strength and flexibility as well as increase focus and compassion. After being in the legal industry for over 10 years, she followed her dream and traded her life in BigLaw for holding a mindful space for yoga and meditation. She has an advanced yoga certification as a RYT-500 teacher that is coupled with a 15-year personal yoga practice. She is the founder and sole proprietor of Melissa Ann Yoga. Melissa has created corporate wellness programs for the international law firms of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner and Ropes & Gray, and she co-led a yoga and meditation retreat at Green Gulch in northern California. Melissa currently lives in Manhattan with her husband and fur baby Henrietta.

Instagram: @melissaannyoga

Lauren Beth Jacobs

Lauren is an on-the-go yoga and wellness entrepreneur, government ethics attorney, wife, and mama to two beautiful and energetic humans.  She founded her company and wellness brand, Modern Vinyasa, to help other people with active lifestyles to create balance in their lives and discover their happiest, healthiest selves (without feeling the need to sacrifice one of their many passions).  Each of her wellness offerings put a playful, relatable, and fast-paced spin on traditional wellness practices with the goal of teaching people to apply these tools to their modern, REAL everyday lives.  
 
A native New Yorker who has called DC “home” for almost 15 years, Lauren was thrilled to join the SoulFest team in its DC expansion!
 
Take class with Lauren here, and find out more about her, on her Instagram: @laurenupsidedownorsideways.

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