Sunflower Bodyworks offers massage and yoga to support your quest for wellness, increased energy and stress reduction.
We work closely with you to develop sessions that meet your personal needs and goals.
We never try to fit you into our services — rather, our services have been carefully created to adapt to you!
Kathleen Maroney-Hesser, Owner
Kathleen is the founder and guiding practitioner of Sunflower Bodyworks. In 2004 she completed massage therapy training at Potomac Massage Training Institute. She has served on the teaching staff of PMTI and is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association. In 2005, she completed yoga teacher training at the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health. Kathleen is a member of the Kripalu Yoga Teachers Association, and Yoga Alliance since 2005.
In addition to various levels of Kripalu Yoga, Kathleen offers specialized classes in meditation, yin yoga and adaptive yoga. Kathleen believes that yoga is more than something we do – rather it is a way being in your body, in your life. This understanding is reflected in her open-hearted and joyful teaching style.
Over the years, Kathleen has developed close relationships with the National Rehabilitation Hospital (NRH Regional Rehab at Olney) and the Maryland Sports Medicine Center (also in Olney) to allow Sunflower Bodyworks to offer therapeutic massage and yoga that supports rehabilitation efforts.
Suzanne completed yoga teacher training at the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in 2012. Kripalu yoga is a conscious practice of physical yoga postures, breathing exercises, and relaxation techniques for integrating body, mind, and spirit. Suzanne believes that with the use of variations and modifications, anyone can practice yoga, and she aims to support each of her students in enjoying a long, healthy yoga practice. Through safe alignment and finding that joyful balance between ease and effort, Suzanne creates a safe space for you to find your yoga bliss. Having completed advanced training, Suzanne also offers, with great love, Restorative Yoga, and Yoga Nidra.
After 25 years dabbling with yoga practice, but always living with yoga spirit, Shelby dove into her practice as a serious and dedicated yoga student. With great excitement, she took the next step in her yoga journey and completed her teacher training at the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health 2015. Shelby wishes to spread her love of yoga to encompass diverse populations and to imbue her students with the knowledge that yoga is for everyone and for every body. Shelby’s students love her peaceful and calm approach to teaching – to being.