Venessa is a licensed certified social worker – clinical, a certified clinical trauma professional and a Usui/Holy Fire Reiki Master Teacher and Karuna Ki Reiki Master. She specializes in working with children and adults who have been affected by traumatic experiences. She uses creative expression and mindfulness in her clinical work in conjunction with more traditional interventions.
Venessa is the Manager of Lotus Yoga Studio in Salisbury, Maryland where she is also an instructor. Her teaching style is to create deep thought, cultivate inner connection, and seek social justice through yoga . Her approach to yoga is the Karmic path, which is the “yoga of action” and her classes have been called “gritty, transforming, and real, ”with a focus on ethical practice and social justice.
Venessa is an ERYT 200, RYT 500, RCYT, YACEP, and TCTSY-F. She completed her 200hr Yoga Teacher Training with Rebecca Sirman Yoga, completed her 300hr Yoga Teacher Training with Michelle Young at My Vinyasa Practice, completed her 95hr certification in children’s yoga with Radiant Child Yoga, and completed her requirements for the 300hr Trauma Center-Trauma Sensitive Yoga Facilitator Certification Program, and is working toward a 85hr certification in Pre-natal Yoga with Ryah Dekis at Nectar and Nurture Yoga.