Our Teaching Team

Our teaching team is carefully vetted to ensure that you get among the most experienced, knowledgable, and compassionate instructors in the area.

Vicki Bannister (she/her/hers), E-RYT-200, Co-owner

Yoga has been a part of Vicki’s life for over 20 years. In 2009 she completed a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Program at the Yoga Center of Columbia. In 2010 she completed an extensive Yoga Immersion program to deepen her knowledge of yoga philosophy and 2019 she completed an Ayurveda Immersion program. She loves to blend all of these interrelated principles in to her own practice and to share them with her students!

Vicki enjoys sharing her knowledge of alignment based yoga guided by the breath in her classes to promote a stronger, healthier body/mind connection. Teaching from a place of compassion and an open heart, Vicki believes that everyone can benefit from yoga. This belief led her to complete the Y12SR Training – Yoga of 12-step Recovery Leadership Training in 2016 offering yoga to those on the path to recovery. Vicki is a Co-founder of Rolling Brook Yoga and happy to join her daughter, Megan as co-owners of the studio!

Megan Bannister, RYT-200

Megan was first introduced to yoga at a young age by her mother. After years of practicing alongside her, Megan began cultivating her own yoga and meditation practice in college. In 2022, she completed her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training at the Yoga Center of Columbia. Megan’s teaching philosophy is to build strength physically and mentally through proper alignment, steady breath, and a calm mind. Her classes are an energized exploration of creative sequences to build strength and confidence in body and mind. You can expect Megan to share her deep rooted passion and love for yoga with her students at every class!

Missy Wheeler (she/her/hers), RYT-500

Missy, RYT-500, first began teaching yoga to children and then quickly wanted to share the benefits and calming effects of it to adults as well. This inspired her to complete the Avalon 200 Hour Teacher Training in 2011 and the 300 hour Pranakriya School of Yoga Healing Arts training in 2021. She also trained through Radiant Child to teach yoga to children and is working toward completing the Pranakriya Kid’s Yoga training. Missy plans on continuing these trainings to complete the RYCT designation. In 2017, she trained with Dr. Fishman and Ellen Saltsonstall and received a certificate to teach Yoga for Osteoporosis. Missy is an Accessible Yoga ambassador and welcomes everyone into her classes. She brings a nurturing style to her classes and builds a safe environment for all students to grow in their practices and receive the many benefits of yoga. She enjoys working with students of all ages!

Bridget Hackley (she/her/hers), RYT-200, Prenatal Yoga

Bridget began taking yoga classes in 2011 as a complement to her running routine.  She loved finding new ways to stretch and strengthen my body, and quickly grew to appreciate the physical and emotional awareness that yoga fosters. She completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training in 2016 and gave birth to her second daughter two months later. After several years of working on her physical and mental health post-pregnancy, she pursued prenatal yoga teacher training as well.  Her goal is to use this ancient practice to facilitate your own discovery of yourself.

Jasmine Hollingsworth (she/her/hers), RYT-500, RCYT, YACEP 

 Jasmine brings a contagious smile and joyful attitude to class week after week! She has over 1000 hours of training and over 20 years of experience in the practice of yoga. Jasmine is an Experienced, Registered 500 Hour Yoga Teacher (E-RYT-500) with over 2000 teaching hours, a Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher (RCYT), a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP), and is certified in Advanced Trauma-Informed and Accessible Yoga. Jasmine’s teaching integrates her interpretation of yogic philosophy and asana through the lens of her studies in human biology, anatomy, and psychology. While she brings a deep awareness to proper alignment and muscle engagement, she encourages her students to approach each posture with curiosity and explore the poses in a way that is comfortable in their individual bodies.

Stephanie Aldrich (she/her/hers), RYT-500

Stephanie brings an impressive knowledge of proper alignment, injury prevention, and strength building into her classes.  She enjoys watching students learn to use breath and movement as a way to find a space of quiet within.   Stephanie is a 300-hour certified teacher who continues to find inspiration through learning on a regular basis. 

Nancy Fallon (she/her/hers), RYT 500

Nancy specializes in teaching yoga & mindfulness to support mental wellbeing. In her “day job” Nancy works as a licensed chiropractic assistant, which has informed her teaching ten-fold in terms of the relationship between physical pain and mental health. In her teaching, Nancy marries the ancient wisdom of Traditional Chinese Medicine and yogic philosophy with contemporary sports medicine research to facilitate a deep integration of mind, body, and spirit within her students. Expect a journey of self-discovery: while Nancy’s teaching is gentle and empathetic, she will nudge you to explore the hidden corners of your heart in the name of uncovering the True-Self. Nancy holds additional training in yin yoga, yoga for athletes, and trauma-informed yoga.

Mary Brown (she/her/hers), RYT-200, CPT

Mary Brown has been a NASM certified personal trainer since 2012 and completed her 200- hour teacher training at the Yoga Center of Columbia in 2020. She specializes in working with women, helping them build confidence and strength, and developing skills to create a sustainable, healthy lifestyle. Mary’s philosophy on health and wellness is largely shaped by values learned through her yoga practice, which you’ll find reflected in her focus on mindfulness, moderation, and self-awareness. She believes it’s important to build strength physically and mentally as one supports the other. She strives to create an environment where all bodies feel welcome, fitness is fun, and how you feel and move in your body is more important than a number on the scale or tape measure!

La Stone, RYT-200

I'm La, a life coach through yoga. External communications for organizations is my career. Inner communications through yoga is my calling. RYT-200 certified, I teach a variety of yoga classes including beginner, gentle, chair, and yin for local yoga studios and corporations with employees worldwide. My worldview has been shaped by traveling North America, South America, the United Kingdom, and Africa. These experiences unite on my yoga mat where breathing, postures, and mindfulness meet. Whether you are happy, grieving, at peace, anxious, younger, older, new to yoga, or seasoned in your practice - join me as you illuminate your path to peace. La is available for private yoga.

Katie Egloff (she/her/hers), RYT-200

Katie earned her RYT-200 from the Yoga Center of Columbia in 2022, where she trained in alignment-based yoga. She was first introduced to yoga when she was a child, occasionally attending classes with her mom, where they both discovered that yoga helped with managing Katie’s anxiety and panic attacks. She reinvigorated her yoga practice as an adult to complement her running habit, and has been practicing regularly since then for both the physical and mental benefits. Through life’s ups, downs, and everything in between, Katie’s yoga practice has supported her well-being and she is eager to share yoga with others. She loves the mix of science and philosophy found in yoga, and she believes yoga is for every body. When she’s not on her mat, she enjoys discovering new music, painting, hiking, and spending time with family and friends.  give more information. ​​​​​​​

Alecia Flynn (she/her/hers),

In 2000, Alecia sought yoga to relieve back pain and it quickly became an integral part of her life. Driven by curiosity, she explored many types of yoga that ultimately led her to cultivate a strong vinyasa practice. In 2009 Alecia completed a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Program at the Yoga Center of Columbia where she gained a deep understanding of alignment and anatomy in yoga poses. Alecia’s teaching combines her vinyasa experience and her ability to convey key alignment points to students. She enjoys sharing creative and fluid flow sequences that connect breath with movement while also encouraging students to cultivate a mindful practice by playfully exploring poses with an emphasis on alignment. Alecia is a Co-founder of Rolling Brook Yoga.

Mandy Remmell, RYT-200

Mandy Remmell is a registered 200 hour yoga instructor from Catonsville, Maryland. Since 2016, she has tapped deeply into the world of yoga, learning that there's so much more to the mind, body and soul. She feels lucky to share with students what she has learned from other wise and inspiring individuals and teachers throughout her own personal journey. Spreading kindness around like confetti is something she strives to do on a daily basis. When it comes to sharing the practice of yoga with her students, Mandy guides them towards the understanding that movement is one of the keys to unlocking human experiences. She believes that since everyone’s body moves differently, this makes each time a student steps on their yoga mat, unique to the individual and gives them the power to unlock something different in their own human experience during a yoga class. Mandy is excited to be a part of the Rolling Brook Yoga community and bring a sense of togetherness, fun movement, kindness and energy to the studio.

Casey Flanscha, Pilates

Casey is a mother to three adult daughters who live in Pennsylvania and Michigan. Originally from Pittsburgh, Casey moved to Maryland a year and a half ago. Casey has 28 years of experience as a clinical child and adolescent psychologist and is a specialist in trauma informed care and served terms on the board of a local non profit arts council and a local mental health organization to promote awareness of human trafficking. Casey started practicing Pilates after an extended trip to Malibu in 2023. Casey is excited to start teaching Pilates on the Mat at Rolling Brook!

Kathy Reid, RYT-500

Kathy received her yoga teacher certification from Columbia Yoga Center in 1995 and in 2010 she completed the Avalon 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training to satisfy the requirements for Yoga Alliance RYT. Kathy teaches in the Iyengar style with strong emphasis on alignment and creative uses of props. Kathy has taught all age groups and has developed particular expertise in offering yoga to seniors and those requiring a gentle approach to yoga. Her teaching encourages students to develop their own personal practice to gain the full benefits of everyday yoga. Kathy also teaches Tai chi and enjoys blending the concepts of these two ancient traditions. Kathy has recently studied the healing art of sound massage and sound meditation.

Berlin Krebs, RYT-500

Berlin found yoga as a teenager and was drawn to the way the practice quelled her mind and offered her deep insights into her inner workings & patterns. Her hometown studio became a sanctuary of sorts during a very tumultuous time in her life, and she earned her 200-hr certification there in 2014. Berlin went on to complete her 500-hr certification in 2019. She has taught yoga to children, teens, college students, pregnant women and seniors; to inmates, farmers, and artists on retreat. Berlin also developed the first yoga and wellness program at a jail in Northern NY through her involvement with Moving Potential, a Hudson Valley based non-profit that works to bring yoga and mindfulness to those impacted by incarceration, addiction and trauma.

Berlin strongly believes in giving students the agency to move & explore in ways that feel safe, intuitive, and illuminating for them. Her classes go beyond just “stretching,” and incorporate explorative movement, strength & mobility techniques, creative flows, chanting, poetry, and invitations to connect with oneself on a deeper level. It is important to Berlin that she empowers students to listen to their body’s own intelligence— to embody the practice their way, on any given day. She aims to help students cultivate a brave curiosity and awareness about their inner world, and to find joy & ease in their movement. In addition to teaching yoga, Berlin is also a birth doula, breastfeeding counselor, writer and cook. She lives in Ellicott City with her husband and daughter. ​​​​​​​

Kate Anderson, RYT-500

Kate Anderson, RYT 500, was first introduced to meditation at 12 years old by her grandparents. She developed a deeper commitment to practice in 2014 and started sharing the lifestyle and philosophy of yoga. Kate completed her 200 hour Teacher Training in 2016 with Leslie Coombs. She completed the 300 hour Advanced YTT in 2021 at The Yoga Center of Columbia. Kate's enthusiasm for building community helps create a supportive and fun environment during classes. Given her first-hand experience with the benefits of yoga, she particularly enjoys introducing new students of all ages to the practice. Her instructions invite students to explore their own balance between effort and ease. Kate currently lives in Old Ellicott City, you can often find her exploring and walking through the town! ​​​​​​​

Mindy Klausner, Pilates

Mindy has been practicing Pilates for over 20 years and began her journey into teaching after COVID when there was a long period of difficulty finding places offering instruction. After complaining to a friend the difficulty she was having finding classes, her friend suggested, “Why don’t you just become a teacher”. While she discounted this idea at first, it grew over time until teaching became a passion. She is currently towards the end of the long and intensive process of attaining Comprehensive Certification through Balanced Body. She last taught Pilates at a local private girl’s school. Mindy’s love of Pilates, stems from it’s focus on strength and flexibility using breath, control, centering, rhythm and balanced muscle engagement. A perfect complement to yoga. She is so excited and grateful to be part of the team at Rolling Brook and hopes to inspire the yogi’s of Rolling Brook and it’s community neighbors to explore the benefits of Pilates as an enhancement to their other movement or meditative practices. Mindy is a wife and mother of four adult children. She is a lover of animals. She is also a licensed therapist in the Reisterstown area specializing in trauma. When she is not working or doing Pilates, she is usually at the barn riding her horses or walking her dogs.

Zach Dalton, RYT-200

Zach's approach to yoga is both playful and grounded. He blends enthusiasm, humor, and philosophy into each class. He truly believes the most important benefits of yoga occur off the mat, and shares tools of the body and mind that students can access any time. Zach's primary teaching priorities are accessibility and freedom of choice, since yoga is not "one size fits all." He uses elements of alignment based hatha, gentle, chair, and restorative yoga, as well as meditation, philosophy, and community. Zach has practiced yoga since the early 2000's and has been teaching since 2023, receiving his 200 hour certification from the Yoga Center of Columbia. An avid reader and video gamer, he is always up for a nerdy chat after class!

Jessie St. John (She/she/hers), RYT-200, RCYT

Jessie first tried yoga in 2010 and quickly fell in love! She received her 200-hour training in Vinyasa Yoga in Spain through Frog Lotus Yoga in 2014. In 2019, she expanded her training to include kids yoga.

She loves the creativity that vinyasa allows and enjoys creating fun flows for her students with hands-on assists. Her classes will make you sweat, challenge you to try new things, and maybe even get you upside down. After working hard, she enjoys treating her students to a relaxing Savasana (and sometimes a Thai massage!). 

Corrie Christensen, Breathwork

After college, Corrie immersed herself in the wilderness, serving as a Backpacking Guide, fueled by her profound love for the backcountry and ensuring the safe passage of others through its wild landscapes. Transitioning into the health industry in 2010, she embarked on a path as a wellness coach and entrepreneur. Since then, she has attained certification as a Level 5 Breathwork Facilitator, committed to guiding individuals on their journeys toward holistic healing. With a foundation in Mental Health, Corrie advocates for gratitude, creativity, self-forgiveness, and a deep connection to our inner spirit, recognizing them as essential elements of healing.