Allison provides a gentle, deep practice offering healing, nurturing, self care and compassion. She has a special interest in teaching yoga to students looking to release chronic tension through slower asana, breathe awareness, guided imagery, meditation and deep relaxation. Using music and poetry, she offers an in-depth knowledge of the practice with modifications and variations, clear instruction, creative sequencing and intuitive insights into each student’s needs to guide them through the experience of knowing the Self, which is the true essence of yoga.
Allison has over 10 years of teaching experience and a 200-hour yoga teacher certification from Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health (2006) and continues her studies there several times a year. She trained with Amy Weintraub in "Breathe to Beat the Blues" (2006) She is a Rest and Renew Restorative Yoga Teacher with Judith Lasater (2009) and Minimum Props Restorative with Jillian Pransky (2013) In addition, she is trained to provide healing and care for students with cardiac, cancer and other medical concerns and is certified through Abundant Well Being: Yoga of the Heart- Cardiac and Cancer Training in Mind Body Therapy (Nischala Joy Devi 2011). Allison has studied Yin Yoga with Sarah Powers(2009) and Joe Barnett (2014) and Buddhist insight meditation with David Nichtern (2014).
Certified Yoga Instructor (CYT) Brigit Moynihan has been studying yoga for over 20 years and sees the practice as a life long journey. She has witnessed the ability of this ancient science to adapt to, and benefit, everyone who is willing to explore it. Brigit's teaching approach is interdisciplinary, drawing form many styles, and centers around vinyasa flow. By linking movement with breath the practice of yoga brings the student to experience their life force (the source of their essential power). The most valuable teacher for all is the breath and body, it is by experience that one gains true knowledge. Using the tools of breath, flow, balance and alignment, Brigit facilitates a strong, conscious, and efficient practice. She teaches from her personal experience and shares her knowledge with clarity and joy. Brigit has been teaching private, group and corporate classes; workshops and conferences for the past 15 years in Manhattan, NY, West Chester County, NY, Stamford and Greenwich, CT.
Carl T. Vreeland
Carl is very passionate about yoga, and teaching has allowed him to express this passion. “Yoga has improved my physical, emotional and spiritual life, and one of my goals as a teacher is to guide others to experience these benefits.” With a focus on the breath, Carl guides his students through a creative and flowing sequence of postures building heat and energy (Vinyasa). The postures are then held for lengths of time (Hatha) while Carl instructs his students into proper alignment to help develop strength and ease - a duality he speaks of frequently throughout his classes. Students not only look forward to and greatly benefit from Carl’s blend of Vinyasa and Hatha, but they also enjoy experiencing his well thought-out music playlists. Carl has been teaching for over 10 years. He completed his 200-hour teacher training at OM Yoga in New York City.
Caroline Martinez Zuber
Caroline began practicing Yoga after she had moved away from her home country of Switzerland to Mexico City . Yoga gave her the tools to ground herself while coping with a different culture and language.
After moving to New York in 2002 she started the 500h-teacher training in ISHTA with Alan Finger. She chose his style because she is fascinated with the symbiotic combination of a spiritual practice which at the same time is physically challenging too. Also, ISHTA Yoga is one of the few styles that incorporates Ayurveda, the medical sister science of Yoga.
Caroline’s teaching is infused with her fascination toward Yoga, Science, and the Environment, and the connection of it all. Her classes are challenging yet organic and fluid. She feels strongly about honoring every person and teaching them greater awareness of themselves, through the tools of Tantra and Hatha Yoga. This multi-faceted approach helps her students find their personal way to feel balanced and recharged after practise.
Colleen Breeckner has been a student of Yoga for over twenty years. Colleen is eRYT 500 with the Yoga Alliance she holds several certifications from various traditions. Colleen trained for certification in the Anusara teaching method for 7 years. Colleen is a lead teacher with over twelve years of teaching experience. She is the director of Lila Tandava Yoga Teacher Training based in New York and Connecticut. She frequently hosts workshops, classes and outdoor adventure retreats for adults, teens and children throughout Connecticut and New York. She is known for her playful and spirited style and for her ability to convey complex spiritual teachings in a lighthearted, accessible way. Her clear articulation of the poses along with her creativity make her classes profound, physically challenging and fun. Throughout the years Colleen has kept a foothold in a variety of different traditions including: Vinyasa, Iyengar, Kundalini, Ashtanga, Jivamukti, Katonah Yoga, therapeutics and more. She feels that all traditions have something of value to offer and truly honors each system for the perspective they give to the teachings. She draws from many spiritual masters to guide her teachings and is currently pursuing study with Christopher Tompkins and Christopher 'Hareesh' Wallis PhD.. Colleen feels deeply compelled to uplift and serve all the beings she encounters. She is driven by a deep commitment to humanity, helping others to surmount lifes challenges and find the strength within themselves to prevail. She continues to pursue learning in all areas of Yoga including: meditation, pranayama, philosophy and other forms of movement. Colleen is a certified Herbalist and stucent of Ayurveda, she holds a certificate in Thai Yoga Massage and incorporates this knowledge into her classes. She has a son Kaleo (19) and a dog Riley (4).
Darcy Bowman views life as an opportunity and is inspired in each precious breath. She encourages her students to approach yoga as a way of life, to practice with a beginner's mind, with loving kindness, and with sincerity. Whether she’s teaching hatha or restorative yoga, she leads with an inquiry based approach that empowers students. Darcy is an RYT-500, having taken her 200 hour training at Bright Spirit Yoga in Hoboken, NJ, then 300 hour ISHTA training at YogaWorks, NYC. She has taken many additional Teacher Trainings including Yoga Tune Up® with Jill Miller, Advanced Relax and Renew with Judith Lasater, and 108 hour Anusara Immersion with Lorraine Aguilar. Darcy graduated from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and is a Licensed Massage Therapist. She has studied extensively with Glenn Black, Nischala Joy Devi and many others.
Debbie believes that every body and every mind can benefit from a regular yoga practice. Yoga increases flexibility, strengthens muscles and regulates breath. It improves athletic performance. It instills a sense of calm. Yoga allows us to step away from our hectic lives and just breathe. It makes us feel good.
Debbie has been practicing yoga for 15 years. She attended her first class because she was told it would lead to flatter abs. Instead, she gained a sense of balance and serenity. Her body felt limber and strong. Yoga has been her passion ever since.
Debbie brings a sense of humor and light-heartedness to her classes while encouraging her students to shine in a nurturing environment. She feels blessed to have studied with wonderful teachers from various traditions, and is thankful to her students for inspiring her to continue to learn about yoga every day. Debbie received her certification at Yoga Haven in Scarsdale, NY and is a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher.
After years of study and practice Deborah became a teacher. Yoga has helped her discover parts of herself that had been lying dormant, taking her places she had never imagined…drawing her inside into untapped gardens, moving her body to music and chant that resonate deeply, connecting her to positive thoughts, feelings and places…finally understanding that each day is miraculous and each movement a precious gift. Her practice and teaching lift her and her students and them in a gentle embrace. As a teacher, she feels lucky enough to be able to share these experiences and feelings with her students in a gentle and fun way.
Denise began practicing yoga in 2001 to impress a then boyfriend and fell in love with both. She now shares her love of yoga with her husband and her two boys ( Max & Grant).
It was the challenge of the yoga practice that kept her motivated, but the feeling of well being that has kept her in love.
Now with a 200-Hour ISHTA Yoga certification and 300- Hour Hatha/Iyangar and a 40 Hour YogaEd certification, She leads her classes from the heart, in the hope that she can too lead someone to fall in love with Yoga, as her teacher did for her.
Franklin is a Certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher since 2007, teaching in a variety of venues, including gyms, studios, elementary school, university, corporations, privately, and an interesting stint volunteering at Bedford Hills Correctional Facility. The focus is a philosophy that yoga is for every body, and an emphasis on breath awareness and body awareness without judgement, simply noticing. Postures and breath work are not goals to achieve, but tools for self awareness.
Breathe, relax, and discover your own yoga.
Giovanna, the creator of “Inside Out Barre,” an Equinox Class, has been in the fitness and wellness industry for 36 years focusing on personal training and group fitness instruction. She has spent the last 32 years in New York City and has been with Equinox Fitness for the past 22 years as a personal trainer and group fitness instructor and manager. She possesses a strong and equally diverse background in yoga, Pilates, dance, skills, strength and cardiovascular training and conditioning, as well as extensive experience involving sport-specific and "special populations" training.
Yoga found me when I moved to New York City after college. Having danced my whole life, I was looking for something to fulfill my need for expression and physical exercise but that could also fit into my busy life. I immediately found a love, balance and peace in yoga that has encouraged me to make it a part of my path in life.
To me, yoga is a practice that allows us to explore our true selves, so that hopefully we can love ourselves more and share more of ourselves with those around us. I teach yoga for compassion.
Certified 200hr teacher training from Pure Yoga
Certified Yin instructor from Pure Yoga
Certified Yoga Nidra instructor from Pure Yoga
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Joyce Schroeder is a certified Shake Your Soul instructor and an organizational change consultant. A gifted facilitator, she has been conducting workshops with large industrial organizations for the past 16 years. She combines her love of music, dance and yoga with her facilitation skills to make each class an outstanding experience.
Julie started doing yoga unknowingly at 15, when attending a summer course at SUNY Purchase for acting. The teacher said that “your body is your instrument” and then taught the class sun salutations as a way to keep the body and mind supple and in tune. After this, she began to do sun salutations “as her morning coffee” to this day. 39 years of on & off practice, but always involved in moving the body & body/mind – ie; teaching aerobics in the early ‘80’s once out of school. 16 years ago a friend suggested She get back to the mat. Taking that advice, she went back to a daily practice. Fate stepped in allowing her to go deeper when she won a raffle from YogaWorks for a 200 teacher training certification. Julie completed training in March 2012 and is registered with Yoga Alliance. Eternally a “yogi in transition”, Julie is grateful to now be able to share yoga with others, and to have some fun teaching it too.
Karin Reetz is a certified Sound Healer with the International Academy of Sound Healing IASH. She is also a Reiki Master, a certified Jin Shin Jyutsu practitioner, and offers Healing Touch as a volunteer at Greenwich Hospital in Greenwich CT. She is a student of yoga and a long time meditator.
Sound Healing is a natural adjunct to the art of yoga through the addition of vibratory frequencies that promote stress and pain reduction, relaxation, well being, and much more.
Katarina "Kat" Suda
Kat began her love affair with yoga in 2006 in Westchester County, NY. Over time, this fling evolved into a dedicated relationship. She learned how to really come in tune with her body, and suddenly yoga was no longer just a physical practice; it was mental as well. Once this mental aspect grew to become WAY more important than the physical, she wanted to spread this new found sense of peace and calm. Kat started to encourage all around her to give it a try. In December 2014, she moved to Hawaii with plans on obtaining her RYT. In hunt of her next "home" studio, she stumbled upon YOGA4EWA and knew she found a special place. It's here that she became enthralled with the Ashtanga practice, in addition to her original obsession with Vinyasa. Kat received her 200hr RYT in 2015 under the guidance of Tasha Kauihou at YOGA4EWA in Ewa Beach, HI with an Ashtanga and Vinyasa emphasis. She continues to practice daily, attend workshops, and expand her knowledge. Never stop learning! She loves to share the confidence, inspiration, peace, and joy yoga can give, even if it's just for a little while. Just move with your breath, only do what is comfortable for you, and remember... It's just yoga.
Kyle Greenberg received her 200-hour Yoga Certification from Yoga Haven in Tuckahoe, NY; her 60 hour Advanced Teacher Training from OM Yoga in New York, NY; and her Pilates Mat from Jonathan Urla, Yoga Therapy.
"I have been practicing yoga for over 20 years and have 15 years of experience in professional instruction. I work with students on strength and flexibility to enhance comfort within one's body through movement, breath and stillness. I encourage the attitude that a healthy body and mind contribute to one's overall well-being."
Liz is a certified E-200 RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) with Yoga Alliance. She took her first class 13 years ago. She comes from a thorough fitness background for over 25 years and loved the concept of Yoga, yet had a hard time quieting her restless mind. After the birth of her daughter 12 years ago, and experiencing heightened mental duress, Liz revisited the practice of Yoga in 2005. Her rekindled love for Yoga led her to become certified through Yoga Works and has been a dedicated teacher for the past 4 years.
Yoga has been her salvation and a grounding source of healing, loving compassion with tremendous growth; mentally, physically and spiritually. Liz promotes this healing aspect within her classes, adding a sense of humor, too and hopes to encourage and inspire all ages, shapes, sizes and levels. She has found that yoga only promotes a sacred space for feeling welcomed, accepted and connected, which provides helpful tools to use not only while on the mat but more importantly, off the mat.
Liz's teaching style incorporates a grounding pace mixed with a real depth of breath work and an understanding of alignment for each and every pose. This is to ensure safety, stability and knowledge in order to be fully present in your practice.
Megan is a dancer, choreographer, and teacher with a BFA from the Juilliard School and an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College and a 200 hr. teacher training from Laws of Yoga with Gwen Lawrence.
Her personal yoga and meditation practice began in earnest in 1990 (with Iyengar teacher Genny Kapuler) as a way of looking within and balancing the rigors of a professional international dance career with life’s abundant challenges. Throughout years of training, performing and mothering, she has always been a teacher. After touring worldwide with the renowned Mark Morris Dance Group, she joined the faculty of the Conservatory of Dance at Purchase College SUNY where she taught for 13 years. She currently teaches Professional Level Ballet for Contemporary Dancers at Gibney Dance Center in Manhattan and is on the guest faculty of the Mark Morris Dance Center in Brooklyn. She teaches a weekly Dance for Parkinson’s Disease class at the Rye Arts Center and is on the flagship team of the acclaimed Dance for PD program.
Megan has studied functional and kinesthetic anatomy throughout her life and is devoted to the neuro- muscular and ideokinetic facilitation work of anatomist Irene Dowd. Megan applies this knowledge along with her artistic sensibility to her understanding and teaching of yoga, directing her students toward a deeper awareness in asana and pranayama through precision of alignment and creative visual imagery. She believes that the body and the mind are not separate entities, and that a thorough exploration of our whole selves can lead us to being more alert, powerful and engaged in the world.
Patty received her 500-hour yoga teaching certification from YogaWorks, and a 100-hour certification in Healing Yoga from Jillian Pransky. Patty has had additional specialized training from Leah Kalish (Yoga Playgrounds), Jillian Pransky (Restorative Yoga), Rama Nina Patella (Teaching Yoga to Seniors), James Fox (Prison Yoga Project), Exhale to Inhale and Liberation Prison Yoga (Yoga for Trauma), and did an apprenticeship in Chair Yoga with Marianne Letitzia.
Patty firmly believes that the practice of yoga heals on many levels - physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual - and that yoga is beneficial for all. Her goal is to help her students discover their personal practice.
Patty is strongly attracted to Karma Yoga, and volunteers with Liberation Prison Yoga to teach inmates at the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility for Women. She also offers classes at Gilda’s Club Westchester for people living with cancer.
Patty came to embrace the healing qualities of yoga through her daughters’ illness, whom at the age of two was diagnosed with cancer. Throughout her daughters’ two year chemotherapy treatment, heartache, stress and fear encompassed their lives . Towards the end of this treatment, her daughter was well enough to attend preschool, at which time Patty was guided to attend the yoga class offered next to the school.
To her surprise, the practice of yoga started the healing process. Through the poses she was able to release what had accumulated in her body and eventually was able to find her sense of well-being again. Five years later as her daughter was strong and healthy, it was at this point she decided to become a teacher so that she could help people feel the same healing benefits of yoga.
She has studied through Yoga works and is 500hr Register Yoga Teacher. Her teaching style combines the work of healing and alignment to ensure a safe and focused practice. She enjoys creating a warm and welcoming environment in her class, while leaving students feeling strengthened mentally, emotionally and physically.
Regina Arabia is a certified Yoga instructor, who received her training at the Kripalu School of Yoga and Health. She is also Reiki Certified and a life long student of Yoga.
A practitioner of Hatha Yoga for over 20 years, she invites the students to emerge themselves in yogic explorations for growth and expansion.
A journey of infinite experiments and inquiries, her guidance is always compassionate.
Sara teaches classes that incorporate a challenging vinyasa flow with a focus on alignment and breath. Sequencing a class that is strong yet accessible, playful and compassionate, she encourages students to dig deep to make self discoveries both physically and spiritually on and off the mat.
Shari Lieberman Balaish
Shari Lieberman Balaish discovered the practice of yoga after the birth of her third child almost sixteen years ago. Yoga is an integral part of her life and “provides endless possibility for building strength and finding peace.” Shari received her 200 hour teacher training from Laws of Yoga with Gwen Lawrence/Power yoga for sports, kids’ yoga training with Laurie Jordan at Kaia Yoga and an intensive training with Ellen Saltonstall of the Anusara Hatha yoga method. Shari is excited to be working toward her 300-hour training at Kaia Yoga to enhance and deepen her knowledge of anatomy, the subtle body, meditation and much more. She incorporates the principals of yoga and alignment into everything she does, from a simple walk, to moments of parenting, to movement on the mat and truly loves to inspire students of all ages in their discovery of yoga.
Stephanie Petrillo Gould
Stephanie Petrillo Gould is a certified Kripalu yoga teacher and yoga therapist. She completed her 200-hour training in 2008 and subsequently has completed trainings in Yoga for Cancer and Restorative Yoga at Kaia Yoga with Jillian Pransky. Stephanie has gratefully practiced yoga for 30 years and it has helped her learn to manage the challenges of life on and off the mat. Stephanie was diagnosed with cancer in 2005, throughout her treatment and recovery, she found solace and emotional and physical strength in her yoga practice. She wishes to share this with others.
Before working as a yoga teacher, Stephanie trained in dance with a bachelors in dance education. She holds a masters degree in counseling and consulting psychology from Harvard University and retired last June from a career as a school psychologist. Her training as a psychotherapist informs her life and work.
Stephanie's classes blend yogic philosophy, breath work, physical postures and restorative yoga to enable students to adapt their practice to their bodies and lives.
Susan is the owner of Budding Buddhas Children’s Yoga. She has been a student of yoga for over 15 years and teaching children’s yoga and mindfulness since 2009.
During her years as a Casting Director in film and television, she was able to work on many projects with children. Susan taught them how to relax before their audition, how to be in the moment and confident when filming and how to bring that confidence and joy to their everyday lives.
Susan has always hoped to marry her love for working with children with her love for yoga. After leaving the entertainment industry, Susan received her children’s yoga teaching certification through Karma Kids Yoga in New York City and 200hr. adult teaching certification through Yoga Haven.
Susan has seen toddlers do inversions, 5 year old boys practicing standing poses with focus and discipline and young girls discuss positive attributes in a person and then create yoga poses which represent this attribute.
Budding Buddhas children’s yoga was created to inspire, empower, and teach children the joy of yoga in an age-appropriate manner.
The joy and inspiration Susan finds teaching yoga to children is endless.