Our Instructors

Stephen is the Director of Bikram Yoga Takoma Park and a certified Bikram Method Yoga Instructor. Before coming over to the “hot side” in 2001, Stephen practiced Iyengar yoga for ten years. He completed the nine-week Bikram Yoga teacher training and certification program in Los Angeles, CA in 2004 and has been teaching Bikram Yoga since then.Stephen is a licensed clinical social worker with training in psychotherapy and mind/body/skills group work. He is also a massage therapist, former Peace Corps Volunteer (Africa) and served six years in the Army Reserves.

Louis, born and raised in the D.C. area, is a former car mechanic turned yogi. He started Bikram yoga in 2007 and, of course, after his first class he was hooked. After practicing for a little more than a year, and completing a 30, 60 and 101 consecutive day yoga challenge, he was completely committed to attending teacher training and becoming a certified Bikram Yoga teacher. He is thrilled to be able to share his affinity and love for the yoga and the community that follows it. As Louis says, “Release the ego and BREATHE!”

Elizabeth hails from Bethesda, MD and is a veteran of the US Air Force. A gourmand, world traveler and animal lover, Elizabeth added Bikram yoga to her long list of passions in 2005 and became an instructor fall 2008. Elizabeth is on a spiritual journey and trusts the universe unconditionally. She gets constant inspiration and motivation from the collective energy her students bring to the studio.
“Yoga can change your life. Sometimes life can be difficult but despite our individual struggles, we come together as a family and practice yoga together. That energy fills us and emanates out to others making the world a better place. I LOVE my job!”

Adam took his first Bikram class in Burlington Vermont in the winter and was instantly hooked. So much so he took a class every day for 6 months straight. In the summer of 2004 he attended Bikram Yoga teacher training and is now a certified Bikram instructor. Since graduating Adam has taught in Vermont, DC, California, Canada, South Korea, and the Philippines. Adam brings youthful energy, creativity and a lot of humor to his teaching.