Jane Bahneman, Founder of Power Nectar Yoga and Lead Faculty Member
Jane’s formal education includes an MS from Illinois State University and a BS from Canisius College in her hometown of Buffalo, NY.
Jane serves on the Industry Advisory Panel for the American Council On Exercise and sits on the Advisory Council for the Association of Fitness Studios; she has served in leadership positions in the fitness and wellness industry for two decades to include positions at Georgetown University, the University of Virginia, and CENTERS. Jane continues to speak nationally, she authors articles and blogs, and consults across the industry. Jane was a proud Athleta Brand Ambassador and remains active in the pursuit of working to empower women and girls in the community.
Her industry certifications include:
Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500
Yoga Alliance R-PYT (Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher)
Trained Doula (labor and birth assistant)
Certified Relax and Renew Restorative Yoga Instructor
American College of Sports Medicine, Certified Exercise Physiologist
American Council On Exercise, Certified Group Fitness Instructor and Certified Health Coach
National Academy of Sports Medicine, Certified Personal Trainer and Corrective Exercise Specialist
Jane has 20 plus years of extensive yoga education behind her including teacher trainings and intensives in vinyasa yoga, hatha yoga, Ashtanga yoga, yin yoga, restorative yoga, prenatal / postnatal yoga, trauma-informed yoga, and more. She has authored numerous training programs and has taught as teacher training faculty across the globe.
Today, Jane teaches group classes in the studios, and accepts a limited number of private clients. She leads entrepreneur and yoga/wellness retreats a few times per year. Jane remains active in directing studio operations, and is steering Nectar Yoga Studios’ course now and into the future.
Christa Brolley, Lead Faculty Member
Christa completed her RYT 200-hour training at Blue Nectar Yoga in Falls Church, Virginia, and began teaching part-time at Nectar Yoga Studios immediately thereafter. As a faculty member of the Power Nectar Yoga Teacher Training, Christa played a pivotal role in successfully transitioning the program virtually during the pandemic.
Christa loves helping students on their journey, especially those first discovering yoga or returning to yoga after an absence. She believes, first and foremost, yoga is for every body and needs to be adapted to the student, wherever they are right now. She also enjoys exploring the chakra’s and helping students on their energy journey.
Christa believes in the power of education; during the 2020 COVID lockdown she completed her perinatal yoga teacher training with NYS and the RYT Uplifted 300/500 yoga teacher training and will soon be starting Yoga. Psyche. Soul’s RYT 300-hour training and Uplifted’s RYT 200-hour Kundalini yoga teacher training. She also completed the YOGABODY® 200-hour teacher training during the pandemic lockdown, teaching their Ashtanga-based yoga flows. She is also certified to teach YOGABODY® Gravity Yoga (targeted mobility training) and to be a YOGABODY® Breath Coach. To continue to expand her education and be able to provide overall wellness support to students, she’s begun a yearlong Health Coach certification from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.