Teacher Bios

Mark Greim

Mark 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.

Marina Traub

Marina has been a body worker for 20 years, beginning with a career as a collegiate rowing coach. She has certifications with the Prison Yoga Project, Connected Warriors, and Y12SR. She teaches vigorous, lighthearted public classes, and works in high schools, detention centers, and with elite athletes and office types to help them optimize their body/mind connection.

Marina received her 200hr RYT from Heartwood, a hatha yoga school in Sarasota, FL. she received her 500hr RYT with Dice Iida Klein, Briohny Smith, and Claudine and Honza Lafond. She has taken trainings and workshops with a broad range of teachers: Judith Lasater, Noah Maze, Tias Little, David Regelin, and Seane Corn. She loves accumulating and applying knowledge, and has dedicated her life to sharing yoga because it has taught her how to manage stress, joy, grief, obstacles, and constant change- all integral to the human experience. See you in class!

Rebecca Measday Salvador

Rebecca 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’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.

Maia Worden

Maia Worden coming 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.

Rachel Opper

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.