Hi, I’m Gretchen.
I teach people how to have a healthy relationship with food, movement, and mindfully practice self-care.
I am truly passionate about helping clients discover small changes that You can make to get amazing transformations. Building strength in your body to move safely and easily as you age and to create a way of eating that is not a diet but a lifestyle choice with the added benefit of weight loss, better sleep, and a stronger immune system.
I’m a certified Health and Life Coach accredited by the International Coach Federation, certified yoga instructor (E-RYT 500 HR), pilates instructor, and Functional Fitness Personal Trainer.
I strongly believe in fostering a safe and nurturing environment for my clients, whether in the yoga studio or in my coaching practice. I prefer to connect with my students on a personal level, teaching from a place of authenticity. You can often hear me sharing the knowledge that I’ve gained from overcoming my addiction to alcohol (9 years sober), parenting a child with special needs on the Autism Spectrum, or dealing with the diagnosis of having a rare breast tumor that resulted in a partial mastectomy. I also incorporate my love of the yoga principles within the coaching practice; mindfulness, meditation, and self-care. I encourage clients to sit in the seat of observation within themselves to learn how to listen to that voice of truth that resides within.
I opened my boutique yoga studio, Bee Yoga Fusion, in 2009 in the “new deal” town of Greenbelt, MD. We have online and virtual classes that are accessible to all levels of fitness abilities.
When I’m not on a yoga mat or coaching clients I enjoy traveling, gardening, and long walks around the neighborhood with my wife, our two teenagers, and our two energetic rescue dogs.