YOGA and MEDITATION: Frances has taught yoga for years. She is a certified BodyMaster Yoga
teacher, emphasizing hatha yoga, meditation, pranayama, kriya yoga, yoga nidra, Polarity Therapy and
BodyTuning a form of therapeutic bodywork. She teaches yoga nidra and meditation in the Bihar
tradition, effectively developing her studentsʼ ability to delve deeply and safely into the deeper realms of
selfrealization. She also teaches the full tantric kriyas in order to properly prepare her students for the
intense tantric meditation practice. She also teaches Yoga for Kids.
EXPERIENCE: Frances founded and directed the Sacred Well Yoga Studio and Healing Center in Falls
Church, Virginia from to . She recently sold the successful studio and now lives and works in
New York City where she offers yoga classes at “Practice Yoga”, as well as in private sessions. Prior to
and during her years of owning, directing and teaching at Sacred Well, Frances also taught yoga retreats
at the Omega Institute and in Costa Rica with Glenn Black, and lead numerous retreats at The Mountain
Light Retreat Center in Virginia and the Claymont Retreat Center in West Virginia. She also provided
massage and healing therapies to a private and exclusive Washington, D.C. based clientele for years.
YOGA TEACHER TRAINING AND WORKSHOP DESIGNER: Frances created a Yoga Allianceapproved
hour yoga teachertraining, which develops the unique teacher in each trainee. Participants graduate
from the program with the tools, confidence, and knowledge that they need to teach memorable classes.
INFLUENCES: Frances has been strongly influenced by the teachings of Swami Sivananda, Mata