Team

serving the Holy Yoga community

Brooke Boon

Founder

A yoga practitioner since 1998, Brooke founded Holy Yoga Global, LLC, in 2006. She is the creator of Holy Yoga’s 95, 225 and 500 hour instructor training programs and facilitates the education and certification of hundreds of Holy Yoga instructors annually worldwide.

Brooke is the author of Holy Yoga: Exercise For the Christian Body and Soul and co-author of Hatha Yoga Illustrated.  When she is not raising her babes or pursuing adventure, you can find her serving as Executive Director of Holy Yoga TV and  President of the Board at Holy Yoga.

The Holy Yoga® Leadership Team

Katie Pearson

Chief Communications Officer

Katie Pearson

When God brought Holy Yoga into Katie’s life in June 2011, He answered her life-long prayer to work in ministry while allowing her to use the gifts and skills she had developed through her career in yoga and fitness. Katie has been a Personal Trainer and Group Exercise Instructor through ACE, as well as an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT) through Yoga Alliance, and Master Holy Yoga Instructor (M-HYI) through Holy Yoga. She has owned her own yoga studio, been featured in numerous yoga DVDs and written nationally-recognized programs and publications. Katie worked as a Master Trainer for YogaFit for 10 years before joining Holy Yoga, where she serves on the Core Team as the Executive Leadership Director.

Katie’s life and work have been transformed by her experience at Holy Yoga, where she has renewed and redefined her relationship with the Triune God and His Word. She feels deeply indebted to her family and friends for their support of her passion for yoga and ministry, and to God for His grace in equipping her daily to walk in the light. Out of this grace she desires to help others experience Christ’s love and healing power for themselves through the ancient and essential practices of combining God’s Word with both movement and stillness.

Katie lives in California, with her husband Kevin and two daughters, Key and Taylor.

   

Christina Mroz

Administration & Specialty/Continuing Education Director

Christina Mroz

Christina Mroz’s mission is to inspire complete fitness to people of all ages and all abilities. With over 750 hours of yoga training and more than a decade instructing yoga and Pilates, Christina understands how the human body works and the common postural issues people face. Christina teaches classes to babies and parents, children, older adults, people with disabilities and pregnant women.

Christina is also passionate about educating women about their God-designed bodies and how to holistically treat many common female disorders and conditions that are often kept in secrecy and are typically covered in isolation and shame. By bringing these issues into the light, Christina empowers women to share about their struggles and pursue health in body and freedom in heart. She has developed curriculum to assist women who deal with problems such as prolapsed uterus, diastasis recti, and pelvic floor disorders.

Christina is the host of the Pre-Natal & Back Care Holy Yoga DVD and the Kids’ Holy Yoga DVD, and is co-author of the Kids’ Holy Yoga Scripture Cards. She is the Director of Holy Yoga’s Specialty Training Programs, which include Baby/Toddler Holy Yoga, Chair/Senior Holy Yoga, Pregnancy Holy Yoga, Holy Yoga with Weights, and Holy Yogalates.

    

Jonnie Goodmanson

Chief Operating Officer

Jonnie Goodmanson

Jonnie Goodmanson is a Certified Massage Therapist with over 1,000 hours of training and 15 years’ experience in the field of injury and sports massage. She is also an E-RYT200 and YACE provider, group fitness instructor and personal trainer. For many years Jonnie worked as a full-time instructor at the Arizona School of Massage Therapy, specializing in anatomy and sports injury rehabilitation. At the school, Jonnie taught eight forms of bodywork, anatomy and physiology, and pathology. This teaching included three years teaching in a cadaver lab setting. Jonnie has created many programs including yoga therapy, and group fitness instruction. Jonnie serves Holy Yoga Global in an educator and faculty management role with an emphasis on instructor training and anatomical studies.  She teaches two classes per week in the Minneapolis area and has a degree in church ministry.
With a passion for finding God in our bodies, bringing health to her body by drawing closer to His son, Jesus, and helping others to do the same, Jonnie has found a home in the family-centered community of Holy Yoga.

Regional Directors & Shepherds

Global (International, Outside of the U.S. & Canada)

Hope Stockman

Global Regional Shepherd

Hope Stockman

Hope comes to Holy Yoga so grateful to be a part of a community of hearts moving closely with the triune God. Hope spent most of her early career years working in the legal field with victims and perpetrators of abuse, drug addiction, and crime. During that time, she developed a heart for those who are struggling and in need of hope, encouragement and freedom.

In 2006, God opened doors for Hope and her husband to move to Shanghai, China. Trusting God’s leading, they packed two boxes and boarded the plane.  That time allowed Hope to serve the homeless of Shanghai, teach at a Chinese university, and adopt a beautiful daughter.  After returning back to Maryland in early 2015 to care for family, she was introduced to Holy Yoga and found a purpose, calling and community better than anything she ever dreamed.  Holy Yoga has opened new depths in her relationship with God and given her a family of faith that is full of love when she needs it most!

Hope loves connecting with people of all cultures and sharing Jesus’ truth, love and freedom in any way she can.  She has learned that following God’s plan offers a life of adventure, full of heartache and joy, and a path that is hardly ever the shortest distance between two points – just when you think you know where you’re headed, get ready for a turn!  Her heart’s desire is to always say “It is well with my soul.”

Hope lives in Aalborg, Denmark with her husband, daughter, and two four-legged friends.  She is relocating to Brussels, Belgium, by 2017.  Hope serves on the Soul Care team and teaches Holy Yoga classes anywhere and everywhere.

Allison La Bianca

Outreach Director & Global Regional Director

Allison La Bianca

International missions was something Allison La Bianca was introduced to in college. During her first short term experience in South Africa she knew God had given her a desire to live overseas. After a few years of teaching elementary school, she packed her bags and moved to Uganda where she spent 2 1/2 years diving into a new culture and world view and building deep relationships that would forever change her. The teenagers she shared life with went through severe trauma as child soldiers and had difficulty putting words to their experiences. Through this, Allison realized how powerful Holy Yoga could be for their healing process.

Immediately after returning from Uganda in 2013, Allison signed up for Holy Yoga teacher training. Since attending her first Holy Yoga class in 2009, she experienced a deep connection to the Lord through this holistic form of worship and wanted to invite others in. She also knew that God had given her a heart to see the broken and oppressed of all nations find lasting healing and freedom. The Lord in his goodness made a way to bring these together through Holy Yoga International Missions.

Allison is a Master Holy Yoga instructor and is trained in Trauma Sensitive Holy Yoga. She currently lives in Pasadena, CA and she teaches in the Los Angeles area.

The Holy Yoga® Support Staff

Shiloh McKasson

Enrollment Specialist

Shiloh McKasson

Shiloh McKasson is a certified 225 hour & Master Holy Yoga Instructor with a passion for leading the practice of Holy Yoga in beautiful Southern California. In addition, she is certified in Holy Yoga Touch, and currently serves as an Enrollment Specialist on the Holy Yoga leadership team.

Shiloh started her Holy Yoga journey in 2011 when she moved from Arizona to Corona Del Mar and taught at Saddleback Church.  She currently teaches Holy Yoga and serves as the Women’s Community Wellness Core Leader at Mariners Church in Newport Beach, California. Her all-levels classes are suitable for yoga practitioners from beginning to advanced.

Shiloh’s purpose is to help others find peace in their souls, strength in their bodies, and confidence in their own unique design. “I want to awaken your soul through empowering inner confidence, courage and strength.”

Sue Bidstrup

Enrollment Specialist

Sue Bidstrup

Sue found yoga after she had been held up at gunpoint and was experiencing panic attacks. A wise doctor taught her yogic breath and suggested she practice yoga. The practice helped her find calm and peace, and became a passion for her. She had been practicing for about six years when she found Holy Yoga in 2012, and it was the perfect fit!

She went through the training before she ever attended a Holy Yoga class.  On retreat, God met her on her mat in a profound way! It was a new beginning in her faith walk.  Her favorite thing about teaching is hearing stories from others about how they have experienced a fresh encounter with God through Holy Yoga!

Sue is currently blessed to serve as an Enrollment Specialist, a role that gives her the opportunity to genuinely connect and pray with with people as they embark on their Holy Yoga journey.  She enjoys encouraging others to follow their unique path.

Sue has continued to learn and grow within the ministry.  She has taken the Leadership Development, Masters, Kids, and Trauma Sensitive trainings. She is passionate about sharing Holy Yoga with others who have experienced trauma, and currently offers Holy Yoga at a therapeutic ranch for survivors of sex trafficking (ages 11-17).

Sue lives in Austin, Texas with her husband and three kids.

Amy Hoyte

Helpdesk Support

Amy Hoyte

Amy Hoyte owns and runs a yoga ministry, Beautifully Made Holy Yoga, and is grateful that God has blessed her with the vehicle of Holy Yoga to live out her mission – to encourage women to confidently live in the freedom which is theirs because of Jesus’ sacrifice.  She is filled with energy when she gets to remind women to live in their original design, exactly as God created them.  She seeks to receive and radiate His perfect love, and to encourage others to do the same, no matter the season or journey.  The TRUTH is He’s not done, it’s not finished for any of us.  Our protective Father is fighting for us.  He just asks that we come away with Him to listen as He remind us of His love for us!

Amy is a Master Holy Yoga Instructor, assists with the Adaptive Holy Yoga training, and runs the Holy Yoga Shop. She is a beloved daughter of the Most High Creator Father, grateful wife to her best friend Greg Hoyte, and mommy to her three biggest blessings this side of heaven. Amy and her family live outside Madison, WI.

Tasha Anderson

Social Media Director

Tasha Anderson

With a background in dance, yoga came naturally to Tasha. Her yoga journey began in 1996 in Ojai, CA. Tasha worked as a children’s ministry director and also as a group fitness instructor, leading Christ-centered boot camp classes. She found Holy Yoga in 2011.

Tasha resides in Orange County, California. She has been married for 20 years and has three children. In addition to Holy Yoga, she teaches secular yoga and feels that is her ministry. She loves paddle boarding, spending time with her family at the beach, and plenty of silly, belly-laughing, girlfriend time.

Tasha is the Social Media Director for Holy Yoga and a member of the Leadership team.  In addition, she is a Master Instructor and holds certifications in Holy Yoga Touch, Therapy, and Weights.

Tasha is passionate about equipping and encouraging women to fully live out their giftings. Her favorite quote is, “I’m just a beggar, trying to show other beggars where to find bread.”

Midwest (IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, OH, SD, WI )

Brenda Westfall

Midwest Regional Shepherd

Brenda Westfall

Brenda has been practicing yoga regularly for about 8 years and was beginning to consider yoga teacher training around her 4th year but never felt called to commit.  Holy Yoga was just what she seemed to be waiting for!

Brenda’s yoga practice has always served as a space for her to experience God’s fullness and freedom in her body and soul, feeling most alive and loved in the quiet expanses in-between.  After completing her 225 hour training with Holy Yoga in May of 2014, Brenda was led to open Worthy Yoga, a Christ-centered and Holy Yoga practice studio in Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Brenda has completed the HY Masters Training, Leadership Training and HY Touch Training. God has given her a heart for serving Holy Yoga and she shares passionately in their vision. It is her deepest desire and joy to serve the love and Light of Christ wherever He leads. 

Brenda is the mother of 3 daughters- Ellie, Madeline and Grace (a holy yoga instructor-in -training) and is married to her husband, Brad. They live in the Village of Mariemont in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Northwest (AK, HI, OR, WA) & Canada

Kimberly Mervyn

Northwest & Canada Regional Shepherd

Kimberly Mervyn

Bio coming soon!

Northeast (CT, DC, DE, MA, ME, MD, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VA, VT)

Dianne Suozzo

Northeast Regional Shepard

Dianne Suozzo

Dianne Suozzo was introduced to Holy Yoga by a co-volunteer at an inner-city program for youth.  She was drawn to it immediately and contacted Brooke Boon in 2009.  Dianne’s love for Jesus and her interest in nutrition and fitness drew her to Holy Yoga.  

Dianne serves on the Holy Yoga Soul Care Team, and enjoys leading people in meditation and prayer.  Dianne is also the Regional Director of the Northeast.   She has completed her Holy Yoga Masters, Holy Yoga Therapy, and Trauma Sensitive Holy Yoga.

From 1989 to 1999 Dianne and her husband lived in India.   They served together in community development and now live in New Jersey.  God has blessed them with two beautiful daughters who were both born in India and still love the culture there. Dianne’s desire is to bring together her love for different people groups, her interest in health, and her love for God. She has a heart for physical, emotional, and spiritual healing.

Beverly Steiger

Northeast Regional Director

Beverly Steiger

West (CA, CO, ID, MT, NE, NV, UT, WY)

Amber Jaworsky

West Regional Shepherd

Amber Jaworsky

With a Masters Degree in Health Education and over seventeen years of experience in the health and wellness industry, Amber Jaworsky inspires women to live healthy, spirit-filled lives. Her heartbeat is to empower women of all ages with confidence by utilizing her spiritual gifts of leadership, teaching and encouragement. She strives to refresh those she is around, and her positive energy and joy blesses those with whom she works.

Amber is the Western Regional Shepherd at Holy Yoga, the owner of Soul Fitness Colorado, and is a Fitness Instructor at CorePower Yoga. As a former Division 1 athlete, exercise, nutrition, and wellness have been paramount passions in her life. After many overuse/over training injuries, stress fractures and five years of amenorrhea, Amber allowed her body and her own intense training schedule to be her greatest teacher.

In 2001 she was certified by the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) and began training herself and others around a philosophy that focuses on flexibility, correction of muscular imbalances, and functional strength. Amber received her yoga certifications through CorePower Yoga, YogaFit, and Holy Yoga, and is currently pursuing her Master Instructor certification through Holy Yoga. While fitness is her passion, she loves talking about Jesus more than anything else.

Amber lives in Highlands Ranch, CO, with her husband, Eric, and is mother to Brooklyn, Chase, and Jack.

Carla Gomann

West Regional Director - California

Carla Gomann

Carla discovered Holy Yoga in 2013 and was certified in Spring 2014. Practicing on her mat, God led her into a walk of true freedom through relationship with the Holy Spirit.  With her intention set on Jesus, this experiential worship of movement, breath and meditation brought forth a vibrant awareness of His presence in her daily life. Forever changed and leaning in deeper with studies offered through Holy Yoga, Carla has been able to use pieces of these trainings in all areas of her life as an educator, Bible study leader, yoga instructor, wife and mom.

Currently she is serving as Regional Co-Director of the West, specifically focused on California, and teaching weekly classes. She is most passionate about connecting others and building community through the lens of who God is. Pointing others toward Jesus and learning how to be the gospel on display is at the heart of what she loves to practice. Her most favorite part of Holy Yoga is the incredible relationships that are formed through this ministry.

Participating in many of the trainings and studies offered through Holy Yoga has been an enormous blessing in her life. Through each opportunity He continues to refine, reveal and heal in preparation for the next step He has set out before her.  Some of her trainings include HY Touch, Trauma Sensitive HY, Leadership Training, Emotionally Healthy Leader study, and most recently HY Chair/Senior and Masters Programs.

Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Carla now lives in El Dorado Hills, CA.  She has been married to Stephen since 1997 and together have two children, Bella and Jake.

Southwest (AZ, NM, OK, TX)

Kerry Tomberlin

Southwest Regional Director

Kerry Tomberlin

Kerry began practicing yoga in 2002, excited to find an exercise regimen she could do at home that didn’t leave her so sore she couldn’t walk the next day.  Nine years later, God opened the door for her to begin teaching at a local retirement community.  Her initial training was with YogaFit, but she later discovered Holy Yoga while surfing the internet and could not quiet her spirit to the call of combining Jesus and yoga. She got her Holy Yoga certification in 2012 and currently teaches both secular and Holy Yoga classes.   

Kerry lives in the village of Bosque Farms, New Mexico, with her sweet husband and two teens. She’s drawn to the simple, country life and has converted the loft of her barn into a yoga studio, called Upper Room Yoga, where she teaches her friends and neighbors how to move, breathe and worship in mind, body and spirit.   If you come to her classes, you can hear the sounds of horses whinnying and catch a view of the Sandia mountains outside the window.  

One of Kerry’s driving passions is teaching yoga to those who might be intimidated to come to a traditional class (those who are older or perhaps have some type of physical or spiritual trauma in their bodies).  She enjoys breaking down poses in such a way that any and every body can find success.  She works with Jonnie Goodmanson in the Holy Yoga Therapy program and comes alongside Christina Mroz in teaching the Chair/Senior Holy Yoga program.  She also works on the Soul Care team leading meditations, life groups and small groups at retreat.  

Kerry loves to learn and has been blessed to be able to take several trainings with Holy Yoga, including Masters, Therapy, Chair, Touch, Yoga with Weights, and Leadership Development

Southeast (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, WV)

Jen Froning

Southeast Regional Director

Jen Froning

After the birth of her third son in 2004, Jen was tired and overwhelmed.  She began practicing yoga in search of solace as well as exercise!  The more she practiced yoga, the stronger she was feeling both physically and spiritually.  Still, she sought a deeper connection with Christ and wondered if there was anyone else out there practicing christian yoga.  After a Google search, determination, and lots of prayer, Jen stepped out of the boat and received her Holy Yoga certification in the spring of 2012.  She went on to receive her Holy Yoga Masters certificate, currently serves on the Leadership team and is the Southeast Regional Director.

Without reserve, Jen passionately lives to serve God through connecting the hearts of His people.   She currently lives in North Carolina with her husband Mark and their three sons.

Casey Anderson

Southeast Regional Shepherd

Casey Anderson

Bio coming soon!

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