Teacher Bios

Mark Greim

Mark Greim Edge YogaMark Greim completed his MBA in 1999 at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute & his J.D. at University of Maryland School of Law in 2001. Since 2001 Mark has worked as a full time independent personal trainer & conditioning specialist and is the current owner operator of Edge Yoga LLC.

Mark is a Yoga Alliance (www.yogaalliance.org) Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (ERYT 200) & N.S.C.A. Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist. Mark teaches rigorous classes even at the Yoga I level that focus on postural alignment & asana execution that integrates his background in resistance / athletic conditioning & Vinyasa teacher training. Mark’s teaching style is focused almost exclusively on the asana and his classes are tailored to active/athletic individuals that are looking for a low impact but very physically challenging cross training activity.

Rebecca Measday Salvador

Awkward FaceRebecca has been studying yoga since 2001. She has developed a passion yoga since that very first class, and has now added teaching to the list of things she enjoys.

She finished a Vinyasa style teacher training at Flow Yoga in February 2007, receiving her RYT status. She has been teaching at Edge ever since. Her favorite asanas are inversions, because they are challenging and involve a complete change in perspective to master.

Nikki Wichert

Nikki Edge YogaNikki’s yoga practice began in 2003 on a cold winter day in Montana. Looking out the window at the wind and snow she knew that there was no facing the extremities to go running. Turning to one of her yoga DVDs purchased for just this type of situation, she was hooked after the first “class”. Moving back to DC in the summer Nikki began a more vigorous and regular practice which quickly lead to formal teacher training at Tranquil Space studio. She completed a 200-hour Yoga certification in April 2005. Since then Nikki has also completed Baby and Me teacher training and earned a Pilates certification from the Pilates Institute of Maryland. Nikki is a Registered Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance and is dedicated to continuing her mind/body education. Her favorite part of class is when she leaves…feeling a little bit stronger, a little bit lighter and a lot happier!!  Shanti.

Georgia Gerstein

imageGeorgia is an E-RYT Yoga Alliance registered instructor.  She has her 200 in HOT HATHA yoga and a 50 hour intensive in PROGRESSIVE ASHTANGA aka “The Rocket.” GG has taught over 1500 classes, and was ranked by Washingtonian Magazine As Best Yoga Instructor in Washington area (DC, VA, MD) in 2013. Her classes are filled with love, life, and laughter.  She will guide beginners into poses, focus on alignment, and assist advanced practitioners into a wide array of arm balances, transitions, and inversions leaving one feeling as though they are Flying and Floating and that today is going to be a great day.

Georgia has studied with Tim Miller, David Keil, David Kyle.  She is often found in Mysore studio or in a Power Vinyasa flow–illustrating her strive for balance between rules and rule breaking. Most recently Georgia has completed 42 hours of additional teacher training with Tim Miller, and has attended a 10 day intensive with Andrea Hillam.

When she is not practicing or teaching yoga, GG likes the surf, sand and to snow ski.  From sandy beaches to black diamonds GG’s Flying Floating and Flowing.

 Maia Worden

Maia Worden Edge YogaComing from a dance background, Maia first discovered yoga in the gym with an inspiring Vinyasa teacher. Through years of studio classes, Yoga unfolded new paths for variety, mental discipline, challenges, spiritual practices and always somewhere else to go.

Convinced a teacher training program would deepen her practice, Maia completed a 200 RYT program with Suzanne Leitner-Wise and Mary Richards at 532 Yoga in early 2013. She is teaching alignment based flow classes in Arlington and Alexandria, sharing the benefits of a strong foundation to build a beautiful asana and life-affirming practices.

Wendy C.

Wendy’s fascination with the human body began at an early age as a dancer. She still marvels at the sophisticated design of this mortal vehicle and seeks to teach her students practical tools to enhance their life journey both physically and spiritually.

Wendy’s classes reflect her strict commitment to Anusara Yoga and its central philosophy that all life is connected. By incorporating alignment and awareness principles of Anusara yoga, Wendy guides students to connect with their innate goodness and to open them up to a new realm of physical ability. Wendy completed her Anusara training with Suzie Hurley at Willow Street Yoga Center in Takoma Park MD in 2009. She is deeply grateful to the community at Willow Street for their support, encouragement and wisdom.

Wendy holds a BS in Physical Education and is a certified personal trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine. She has been teaching, training and coaching fitness and wellness since 2002.

Rachel Opper

IMG_6638 (2)Rachel attended her first yoga class in January 1998. From that earliest experience, she has valued the integration of breath and physical practice to promote health in the mind and body. Her classes are designed to enhance flexibility, establish balance, and build strength.

She encourages mindfulness and awareness throughout her class. She offers multiple progressions in the poses to enable all students opportunities to succeed and grow. Off the mat, Rachel has a Ph.D. in clinical psychology.

She has taught courses on stress management and relaxation training. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, traveling, and spending time with her husband and 2 boys.