Get to know us! Meet Tricia and Toby Fleming - experienced yoga studio owners with a passion for travel and adventure! Tricia and Toby own Twisters Wellness in the Philadelphia suburbs and have been in the business of yoga for over 17 years,
Tricia has over 18 years of experience teaching yoga and has trained and studied in multiple styles. Exercise and healthy living have been a passion all her life, something she now loves to share with others. Tricia was a competitive figure skater (competed at the national level) who went on to study Exercise Physiology in college.
Toby has a Masters in Visual Anthropology and has traveled around the world. In addition to extensive travel in United Sates and Europe, Toby has visited China, Thailand, Nepal, Sri Lanka, India, Mexico, Costa Rica, Canada and Iceland.
Tricia and Toby led their first yoga retreat to Costa Rica in 2012, which was a huge success. The goal of all their retreats is to fully immerse in the local culture and color, with all trips well planned in advance. A typical retreat includes daily yoga and meditation along with built in side trips to destinations unique to the area being visited. While yoga is offered it is NOT a required activity.
Tricia & Toby's travel philosophy is to create a life changing, fun and memorable experience. While trips are well organized and planned in advance Tricia and Toby are extremely easy going, good natured and very flexible about how each participant chooses to approach and participate in the adventure, whether doing everything with the group or deciding to "go it alone" at times. And yes, they allow for plenty of downtime as well.
If you're looking for a fun, healthy, social, once in a lifetime adventure our retreats are for you. Please contact us with any questions on our upcoming retreats... we are always available to help!
Elizabeth completed her teacher training in 2006 at Wake Up Yoga after being inspired by teachers and studies in college to delve into eastern philosophy. During her yoga training, she developed an interest in the anatomical and physiological aspects of the practice while furthering her understanding of its philosophy.
Alyssa was exposed to dance at a very young age, and instantly fell in love with the arts. Alyssa completed her Balanced Body Barre certification in April of 2013 and has been teaching at Twisters ever since. Alyssa’s classes are upbeat, and set to a fast paced, pop soundtrack. Her goal is to have her students build strength, gain flexibly, confidence in themselves, and have a little fun while doing it in a friendly atmosphere.