M.A., M.S., NCC, E-RYT
Angelica earned her M.S. in Addictions Counseling through Purdue University (2022), her M.A. in Arts Management from Goucher College (2012), and B.A. from Goucher in dance and psychology with concentrations in both arts administration and dance therapy (2009). She is a 500+ hour certified Yoga instructor through Yoga Factory Teacher Training. Angelica teaches multiple styles of yoga and coordinates domestic and international retreats, trainings, and education programs. Angelica is certified in both the Usui and Jikiden Reiki methods and is in pursuit of her LPC credential. Angelica is also the co-owner of Yoga Factory and owner of Radiant Elle yoga apparel.
RYT, FORMER MILITARY
Sally Harney is a retired veteran and current professional in the Cyber Security field and has been practicing the Original Hot Yoga method for over 20 years. She is certified in Yoga Nidra and Original Hot Yoga. Using her Yoga Nidra capabilities, Sally assists those carrying physical and mental trauma. She is a mother of three grown boys from Colorado and has served on multiple Boards of Directors either as a member or as an Executive Director. Sally also holds a B.S. degree in Technical Communications from ASU and an Associate Degree in Health Care Management from the U.S. Air Force Community College.
Emily Harvey Dooley is the founder of True Center Yoga in Burlington Vermont. She received her YTT200 and YTT500 from Honest Yoga in Burlington. She also received her certification in Somatic Movement in 2019. Emily began her journey of wellness and balance first though her work as an Integrative Bodywork Massage Therapist. She has offered bodywork and massage for 22 years and continues to be passionate about this work. She began teaching yoga in 2015 and loves to share this life changing practice with the community.
Jamie Witsch is an intake specialist at JADE Wellness Center in Pittsburgh (a local substance abuse treatment center), a yoga instructor at Mecka Fitness, and a practicing Reiki Master. Growing up, she watched people she deeply cared about struggle with addiction and hoped that one day she could help others. Fast forward to today, she truly enjoys having the opportunity to connect those in need with the best treatment and recovery options. She’s learned that recovery isn’t black-and-white or one size fits all; sometimes non-traditional treatment methods (like yoga, reiki, and mindfulness practices), can fill the missing pieces for many. Jamie loves that this is something she can be a part of by being on the board with Yoga Recovery Pittsburgh.
Rachel Lewis is an attorney and avid yoga student and teacher. Previously a self-described gym rat and former dancer, she began practicing yoga in 2012 to help relieve stress and anxiety associated with work and a long commute to and from DC. It was a game changer and her practice is now an integral part of her life. She teaches Yoga ShapeShifting at Be Yoga Andersonville in Chicago and knows first-hand the healing powers of yoga for mind, body, and spirit. Rachel joined the Board of Yoga Recovery Pittsburgh because she wants to help people looking to heal themselves with the help of non-traditional recovery programs.
Frank Vitale is a Pittsburgh native and consistent yoga and meditation pracitioner. He is the proud owner of and Chef at Cucina Vitale, a family-owned Italian American restaurant in Pittsburgh's South Side.