Our Facilitators

Meet the Embodied Directions Wellness Sanctuary facilitation team!

Facilitator

Sonia Aumen, RYT
she/her

Sonia went to yoga for the first time when she was active duty in Virginia. She became a certified yoga instructor before her end of service and used her new passion and practice to help fellow sailors learn the physical practice of yoga and breathing techniques. During sea time, she facilitated yoga classes after casualties […]

Facilitator

Anna Battle
she/her

Anna has worked in the substance use and mental health prevention and treatment field for over five years as a CRSW assisting individuals with their chosen path to wellness through trauma informed support and coaching. Anna has worked within systems, providing solution-focused education to state and community agencies on substance use disorder. Through her own […]

Facilitator

Laura Donoghue, RYT 200
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Laura’s deeper appreciation for yoga began several years ago when she began to experience some of the vast benefits that come from a consistent yoga practice.  As her practice continues to evolve and strengthen over time, she has learned that yoga can be a powerful tool in aiding in her overall health and wellness.  Using […]

Facilitator

Tabetha Leach, RYT-200
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Looking to feel healthy, vibrant and empowered? Would you like a teacher that understands that everyone’s practice is personal and unique? Maybe you are working through some grief or a traumatic experience, needing to realign your chakras and expel stagnant or negative energy. Then Tabetha might be the teacher for you! Creative and fun classes […]

Facilitator

Abby Levy
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Abby discovered yoga while at college, and has been practicing for over 10 years. As her practice evolved it quickly became a huge part of her life by helping with stress management and flexibility in everyday life. As a classically trained musician, yoga and breathing also helped her to advance her skills and made performing […]

Facilitator

Liz Ridgely, RYT-200
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Liz has been practicing yoga for most of her life. Her own experiences with early childhood trauma and an ongoing back injury deepened and informed her yoga practice. She is currently continuing her studies completing a 500 hour RYT certification from Siddhi Yoga.  Liz’s teachings are inspired by mother nature, the divine feminine and the wisdom […]

Owner, Founder, Facilitator

Jenni Stevens, LCMHC, RYT 200, ARP
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Jenni’s path to yoga began in 2010 as a way to cultivate balance in her life. In 2017, she obtained a 200-hour yoga teacher certification through Happy Love Yoga School and in 2020, a 300-hour certification in Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga. As a licensed mental health counselor, Jenni is passionate about the mind-body connection […]