Hello, I am Valencia Folks, the happy and proud owner and creator of the Rhythm of Yoga studio. The Rhythm of Yoga is a home-based studio located in the heart of Cheltenham, Maryland. At this time, all classes are being presented virtually.
I am a certified yoga therapist and yoga teacher experienced in facilitating private and group yoga therapy sessions and yoga class instructions. I earned a Master of Science in Yoga Therapy at Maryland University of Integrative Health.
After serving in the United States Air Force for over 20 years, fitness became an everyday part of my life. I took my first Hatha Yoga class in 2005, and I immediately knew it was the path I wanted to pursue in my retirement years. I continued to take yoga classes, and in 2010, I began yoga teacher’s training at Pure Prana Yoga Studio, Alexandria, VA. I received my 200-hour certification in 2011. I also earned certification to teach children from kindergarten to the 12th grades and children with special needs.
I specialize in small group settings and private sessions. I can cater to a wide range of clients. My specialties are:
- Yoga Therapy
- Group Yoga Therapy
- Beginner’s Yoga
- Stress Management
- Pure Prana Yoga Studio, Foundational Teacher Training, February 2011
- Yo Kids Teacher Training Program, November 2012
- Every Kid’s Yoga Program, January 2015
Memberships and Training Requirement
- The International Association of Yoga Therapists
- Yoga Alliance
- First Aid/CPR, February 2020