Valerie Kiser, Sunrise Yoga Studio
Valerie is the owner and director of Sunrise Yoga Studio and the Sunrise Yoga Teacher Training Programs (200 and 300 hour) as well as co-owner of East Coast Yoga Therapy. She has been teaching yoga since 1999 and became a yoga therapist in 2006 as a natural progression of teaching yoga and the desire to help students on a more personal level. Her love of learning carries her to study with the top teachers across the country.
Valerie’s first teacher training was completed with Cindy Dollar, an Iyengar-certified teacher in Asheville, NC. Valerie is a 500-hour experienced registered yoga teacher (500 E-RYT) and YACEP (Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider) through the Yoga Alliance. Valerie has completed a 1200-hour Advanced Teacher Training and Yoga Therapeutics certification from Sun and Moon Yoga Studios in Fairfax/Arlington, VA with JJ Gormley. She is an IAYT-certified yoga therapist (C-IAYT). Valerie is also a Certified Prenatal Yoga instructor, a Relax and Renew Advanced Trainer ® (Restorative Yoga with Judith Lasater), an Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor, A Yoga for Healthy Aging certified teacher, an Elise Browning Miller Yoga for Scoliosis Trainer, and an iRest Teacher-in-Training Level II (Yoga Nidra).
Valerie believes that yoga is a practice that allows us to take charge of our own lives through growth, balance, and peace. Yoga is an exploration that leads us to greater awareness in mind, body, and spirit. Yoga brings union, harmony, and joy; it renews our energy and restores our spirit.