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Instructors

Elle Everett - E-RYT 200, RYT 500, Aerial Yoga Instructor, Kripalu School of Ayurveda Graduate, and Reiki Master, trained through the International Center for Reiki Training

Elle has a passion for working with others to help them find peace and happiness through the mind-body connection. Elle founded Down Dog Gettysburg not only to provide a space to practice yoga but also to bring people together as a community. She believes that yoga is for everybody and that it is not about how deep you go into a pose but rather the integrity of the pose to avoid injuries. She emphasizes centering and finding the breath in the beginning and the end of practice. Asana is only one of the eight limbs of yoga. Elle feels that the emphasis of yoga should be inclusive of the other limbs and not just the physical practice.

Everett - RYT 200

Co-owner and Elle's husband, Everett is only two years into his yoga journey. Everett never thought he would "Do Yoga." Now? Today, not only is he a yoga studio owner with Elle, he swears by yoga as it has provided him with the physicality of movement and strength conditioning that he loves, along with what the before-unforeseen-benefits of meditation, breathing and relaxation can do for his blood pressure and demeanor (ask Elle). New to teaching yoga, yet with 30-years of corporate organizational behavior and training experience that he also provides as a service offering for Down Dog Gettysburg (CLICK HERE), Everett prefers a fast-paced All Levels - Vinyasa Flow practice. As he says, "Nothing too fancy, just a block and tackle-type approach with a lot of cueing, a lot of movement, and a lot of opportunity to sweat." 

Judy (Cole) Redding - RYT 200

Judy is a native of Adams County and a long time resident of Gettysburg. After a 30 year career in communications and philanthropy in healthcare and higher education, Judy pursued her dream of becoming a yoga instructor in 2019. A member of the first YTT class at Down Dog Gettysburg, she earned her RYT 200 hour certification in April 2020.  Since then, Judy has taught Gentle Yoga and All Levels classes. Her yoga style focuses on proper alignment in asana postures, safe sequencing and connection of breath to movement. In Judy's words, "Yoga is a beautiful blend of movement that can bring improved mobility, balance and range of motion."  As a more "mature" yogi, she can attest to the benefits of yoga for one's mind, body and soul.

Lance Windish - RYT 200

A professional clown and theater artist, Lance fell in love with yoga at an early age.  His classes are a playful blend of stretching and strengthening. Through vigorous flows and long, juicy holds, each student is challenged to discover and develop their prana and power. Drawing on his many years of teaching and practice, Lance crafts each class to highlight the joy that intense yoga brings to the everyday. He is a firm believer that yoga should be sweaty and smiley!

Wendy Machemer - RYT 200

The desire of finding an inner peace within herself led Wendy to start practicing yoga over six years ago.  Highly passionate about health and wellness, yoga instantly became an everyday adventure.  Wendy focuses on the breath while teaching, allowing the body to gently flow from one asana to another.  When not on her yoga mat, you can find her teaching elementary physical education during the school year, on the slopes teaching ski lessons in the winter or spending family time with her nieces and nephews.

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