¨Renew Yoga & Wellness Retreat¨
Sierra Kellogg / Hannah Wendel / Mackenzie Rawls
¨Renew Yoga & Wellness Retreat¨
Bios - Sierra is passionate about healing through the mindbody connection. Her initial training was in dance starting at the age of 7 years old, she went on to study at Walnut Hill School for the Arts and Boston Conservatory. She continues to perform to this day. Sierra’s curiosity of the mindbody connection formed early in her dance training when she realized the power of movement on her mental wellbeing. She became a certified personal trainer in 2012 and earned her Yoga Teacher Training certification through Yoga Tree of San Francisco in 2015. After years of working one-on-one and teaching class, Sierra has adopted a holistic approach to wellness and became a certified nutrition coach in 2018. Sierra is currently studying psychology with the dream of opening a holistic wellness center for mindbody healing. Teaching yoga brings Sierra incredible joy and gratitude. She believes that the body is a powerful vessel for healing mentally and physically and has used yoga to overcome difficult times throughout her life. Yoga allows her to be grounded, centered and strong while maintaining peace of mind through an often chaotic life.
Born in Seattle and now based in Brooklyn, Hannah comes from a rich dance background and received her BFA in Dance from Boston Conservatory. She fell in love with yoga after going through a hard time. She found herself, after yet another unsuccessful audition, in a yoga studio where she had a transformative experience. Linking her breath with movement helped her to feel calm, grounded and shed some of her anxiety. Even after many years of dancing, exercising all the time, and improving what she "looked" like, her mental health was suffering. Yoga, and meditation have helped her overcome some of those challenges, breathe and enjoy life more fully. She received her 200 hr from Laughing Lotus Yoga Studio where she has taken additional trainings in Ayurveda and Super Sequencing and is on her way to completing her 500hr. Hannah is a lover of all types of movement and energy and has taken courses in Body Mind Centering, Qi Gong and received her Reiki Level 1 + 2 Certification. She is excited to be on this path of mindfulness and wellness and can't believe this dream of hosting a yoga retreat is coming true!
Washington DC metro area dancer, yogi, and teacher, Mackenzie has explored many avenues of which to devote her energy both in her career and her personal life.
In the midst of dancing professionally, Mackenzie has been teaching dance for over ten years and upon graduating the Boston Conservatory with a B.F.A. in Dance, she was given an opportunity to teach at Elizabeth Seton High School, where she developed a renewed sense of purpose – connecting to young women and men and teaching them their value and strengths and ways to develop them.
Mackenzie had a bit of a rollercoaster experience with yoga which ultimately led her to both loving and needing yoga to maintain a balanced mind and body. Since completing her Hatha Raja 200 Hr, she has taught at a few studios, high schools, and for professional development/bonding retreats for companies like Red Bull. She’s also been a WPA certified Stand Up Paddle Yoga instructor at CapitalSUP. She is blessed and filled with gratitude that she has found a way to bring all her passions, dance, yoga, water, adventure, travel, and so much more into in her life and share it with others!