About Us

YogaSteady's mission is to offer quality hot yoga instruction to Northern Virginia. Our vision is to expand beyond the borders of one brick-and-mortar location to offer virtual services and retreats around the county.

Hot yoga instructors and owners of YogaSteady, Michael and Jennifer

Hi, We're Jenifer & MIchael

We each started practicing Hot Yoga (which was known at the time as Bikram Yoga) around 2005 and immediately experienced the amazing life changing benefits. We met many years later in 2014 and worked together as an Owner/Manager team until 2020.


The Bikram brand eventually dissolved, the tried-and true yoga practice separated from the organization, and scores of yoga studios either closed or were abandoned. But our partnership was stronger than ever. 


We formed our official business partnership in 2021💍💍 We absolutely knew this powerful method of yoga had worked for millions of people around the world regardless of what it was called, and we knew it was our responsibility to continue to share it with others. We passionately believe in the daily and immediate healing that yoga can bring to all kinds of people, backgrounds, and body types who want to show up for themselves. 


Today, we’ve developed and currently run our own teacher trainings in affiliation with the Original Hot Yoga Association (OHYA) and the Yoga Alliance. We continue to work with and mentor a robust, talented, and diversified teaching staff who teach both In-Studio and Virtually.

Learn About our Staff

OHY = Original Hot Yoga  WVY = Warm Vinyasa Yoga

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Jenifer and Michael


As business partners with 20+ years of combined teaching experience and 9 years of business management (sustaining through a pandemic!) Jenifer Ruschell and Michael Piepoli will oversee all operations at YogaSteady. Feel free to pull them aside to say hi, anytime!


Adrian Hummell

OHY & WVY Instructor

Adrian’s wish is to guide you through your own self-discovery and provide a stepping stone for you to reach your potential.

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Hannah Kauffman

OHY Instructor

Hannah is a mom and yoga teacher who loves life! Nothing makes her happier than her family, food and yoga. She is currently studying Nutritional Therapy and hopes to be able to help make the world a better place by helping to heal people with food (and, of course, yoga!)

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Hannah Wojszynski

WVY Instructor

Hannah joined the YogaSteady teaching team in the Fall of 2021 after taking an Original Hot Yoga class for the first time. Her warm vinyasa classes are thoughtful and encouraging.

Original Hot Yoga Instructor

Kimberly Bertocci

Intern Instructor

Kimberly-Teboho has practiced the Original Hot Yoga for almost 2 years, and she credits regular, intense practice of the 26&2 sequence with healing.  She recently graduated from The YogaSteady Original Hot Yoga Teacher Training and she is currently an OHYA intern working towards her Level 1 Seal. 

Original Hot Yoga Instructor

Ashley Wierzbicki

Intern Instructor

Ashley graduated from Hot Yoga Richmond's official Original Hot Yoga Association Teacher Training program in the Winter of 2022. She has practiced the Original Hot Yoga for over 7 years and decided to become a teacher to gain a better understanding of the postures and how they effect the body, mind, and spirit.

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Kimberly Lalley

OHY Instructor

Kimberly graduated Bikram's Teacher Training in 2008, and has been teaching all over the country and the world since then. She is also a military veteran, having served for over 20 years. One thing you may notice about Kimberly is her authentic personality as soon as she walks into a room. We're grateful to have Kimberly on the team.


Fiorella Sanchez

OHY Instructor

Born and raised in Peru, Fi found her passion for health and wellness at a young age and pursued her yoga certification in Fall of 2011 immediately after graduating from college. She loves to see how her students transform their bodies when consistent with the practice.

Original Hot Yoga Instructor

Melody Wiswell

Intern Instructor

Melody has been practicing for over 15 years. She recently graduated from YogSteady OHYA Teacher Training and she is thrilled to be an intern and to share this healing practice with the students of our studio. 

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David Galan

OHY Instructor

David has taught Hot Yoga in many different awesome places worldwide. His class is sweet and melodic. His full-time job is designing video games.

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Antonia LeNguyen

OHY & WVY Instructor

Having taught, owned, and operated multiple successful yoga studios in the area, Antonia is a household name around Northern Virginia. Her yoga expertise is as informative as it is broad, ranging from Hot, Vinyasa, Rocket, and more.

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Chandra Herndon

WVY Instructor

Chandra is a certified yoga instructor (RYT500) with a passion for connecting muscle movement with yoga for maintenance and optimal performance. With her love of sports and physical activities, her personal experience as a runner and basketball player, and her passion for yoga, she fully understands the demands that working out can put on the body as well as the needs of various body types in injury recovery, prevention, and training.

Original Hot Yoga Instructor

Laura White

Intern Instructor

Laura graduated from YogaSteady Original Hot Yoga Teacher Training on November 20, 2022. She is an OHYA Intern working towards her Level 1 Seal. 

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Bethel Soto

OHY Instructor

Before practicing this yoga, Bethel suffered from allergies, shoulder pain, and knee pain.  After practicing consistently for a month her allergies went away, and the pain in her joints went away. It was like magic! 
It is Bethel's mission to share this magic with the rest of the world.  No matter where life takes her, one thing she knows for sure is that she will practice and teach Bikram Yoga (the Original Hot Yoga) for a lifetime!

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Manolo Vasquez

OHY Instructor

In 2008, after much persuasion, Manolo attended his first-ever yoga class at Bikram Yoga Falls Church (now YogaSteady.)
Since ’08, it has been the only yoga system he’s practiced. He devoted himself to Bikram Yoga to combat hypertension caused by tremendous weight gain, damage to his knees and spine from a car accident, as well as for the positive effects the practice had on his mental health.

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Guest Instructors

YogaSteady frequently brings in special guest instructors to help take your practice to the next level! Look for them on our schedule!

Original Hot Yoga Instructor

Aquina Venable

Intern Instructor

Aquina is a brand new teacher who trained with Evolation Yoga . Aquina worked as a Karma Yogi for our yoga studios until the closure of the Alexandria location. She is planning on participating in our upcoming Bridge Program, which is a required step to join the OHYA as an Intern-teacher.  Aquina is excited to take these steps to join the OHYA.

Special awards and badges

YogaSteady chooses the Original Hot Yoga Association.

(OHYA - just say “OH YEAH!”)

OHYA ensures that the next generation of Original Hot Yoga teachers are qualified and committed to offering studios and students high quality and effective 26 & 2 teaching. OHYA is committed to the standards they've established to create highly trained teachers that can excel and easily integrate into 26 & 2 studios.

Student Testimonial

"Following two total hip replacements, two foot surgeries, and a host of other excuses, I did not think I would ever return to the hot room for 26&2 yoga. After following all the instructions of my orthopedic surgeon regarding recovery, I mustered up the nerve to try a 90-minute class again.

It was a revelation. Now, at age 64, I'm back in the hot room and loving it. I'm getting more benefits from the practice now than I ever did. I can see real progress in my struggle to improve balance, strength, and stamina.

Happily, none of my yoga activities have been impeded by my various surgeries, and I do not suffer any pain. In fact, in addition to the satisfaction of exercising, I have increased tranquility and patience. If you knew me, you would know that both those things are sorely needed.

Naturally, I would be remiss if I did not mention the support provided by the studio owners and the YogaSteady staff. They make taking yoga classes rewarding and encourage each small increment of improvement. I plan to continue my practice for many years."

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