Emily is a graphic artist / music promoter by trade, yoga teacher (ERYT-500) by passion, spiritual being by nature. An advocate of the holistic lifestyle, Emily loves exploring the world beyond our physical senses. She incorporates meditation, breathwork (pranayama), crystals, essential oil, yoga nidra, sound and energy work into her workshops and classes. Emily is passionate about the transformational nature of yoga and ancient healings of all cultures. She is fascinated with astrology and the moon cycles. She incorporates them into her classes and monthly moon cacao ceremonies creatively. Her classes are attainable for all students as modifications are always offered. Alignment and safety is highly emphasized plus the connection of movement with breath. Expect to be guided lovingly through the asanas with ease and fun. *She takes great joy in guiding students on their yoga journey. Emily is a trained 500hr RYT + laughing lotus (Ayurvedic 1&2 / Lotus flow / restorative 1 &2/she is also a Kundalini Reiki Master, plus usui reiki 1&2. Always a student with a thirst for knowledge she bows down humbly and is honored to spread the teachings of yoga.
Lisa is passionate about yoga, and its many healing capabilities. She holds an extensive background in psychology & yoga philosophy, including a Master's Degree in Counseling. She is also a Therapeutic Yoga teacher. She is highly qualified to help each student reach their own personal, mental, emotional, psychological and evolutional goals. She takes great pleasure guiding students along their journey. She is Reiki 1 and 2 certified in White Light Reiki. She has deep training in anatomy, from ASFYT, NYC, to help prevent injury in Yoga Asana, Restorative Yoga, Yoga for Anxiety and Stress Management, Yoga for Special Needs and Disabilities, Deep Relaxation Techniques through Prana Yoga, and Breath-Body-Mind Teacher Training through Kripalu plus RYT 200 Yoga Works . Lisa continues to study and practice various forms of meditation; including but not limited to Yoga Nidra, Buddhism, Taoism and Mindfulness. She has been teaching several modalities of yoga and holistic health techniques for over 9 years.
Dana first fell in love with yoga over 20 years ago. What started as another means for fitness, led to a life changing practice. She spent the years leading up to her 200 hour Teacher Certification studying the Vinyasa, Hatha and Ashtanga styles of yoga in studios throughout New York City, and completed her certification in 2007.
Jon Bagnato is United States Marine Corps Veteran. He served one Combat tour during Operation Iraq Freedom. After his time in the Service, he shifted focus from war to peace. And his transition from Marine to yoga teacher. His time in Service allowed him to practice yoga all over the globe. His practice spans almost 18 years, and he's been teaching yoga and meditation for the past 12. During this time, he managed to go back to college after recovering from PTSD from the war, which brought him invaluable insight into the heart and trauma. He used the desire to heal himself and recover to fuel his journey through a four-year Bachelor's Degree in Nutrition Science. He then combined his knowledge with Yoga, Nutrition, and trauma to serve his community. As an Ambassador for the fortune 500 Company, Lululemon, he gets to reach out to many across his community and share a message of hope and recovery. While doing that- he got the ability to meet and then work for two companies. ScorpioSix Media and Glass Entertainment Group. For these, companies he got to travel the globe once again and write scripts, pitches, TV Shows, tag lines, stories, dialog. He produced sizzle reels, edited videos for online use, and sound bites, with his introduction to the wide world of content creation. Jon Bagnato decided to venture out on his own to create his brand.
Shannon found her yoga practice during a pivotal time while studying in university. Always having lived a spiritual lifestyle, devoted to positive energy, giving back to the earth, and karma, yoga was the next step toward living enlightened. What originally started as a practice to ease anxiety, quickly became a way of life. After practicing all types of yoga for almost 10 years, Shannon decided to study to obtain her 200 YTT, which unlocked an entirely new passion and devotion. Being pulled up by this practice has inspired her drive to bring it to other communities that can also benefit from its teachings. She wants to inspire others to love this practice just as much as she does, in order to create a truly happier community and society. She preaches to “Be Here Now” in order to make the present moment where you are most happy.
Marga Cava, PhD, E-RYT 200, practicing yoga has been an integral part of her life since high school. While living abroad, she studied Romance languages, as well as Buddhist and Tantric philosophy. Upon return to the US, Marga began studying Anusara yoga with John Friend, Emily Huresky, Regina Grassia, and others. Already a Spanish instructor, her gurus and their methods inspired her to begin teaching yoga in 1999. A registered Yoga Alliance and Anusara-inspired teacher with Wisdom Warrior training, Marga strives to facilitate a deeper understanding of bio-mechanical alignment and help her students tap into their inner wisdom and true light. Most recently, she taught yoga and facilitated a healing space as co-founder of Align Amar Yoga studio in Tinton Falls, New Jersey. Marga bows in gratitude to the teachers and friends who have guided her on her journey. She continues to share the gifts of yoga, meditation, and mindful living with family, friends, and students in studio
Karena assists clients in breaking through ancestral blocks and attracting the lives of their dreams. She has countless endorsements from students who have experienced life changing transformations. Her teaching integrates her childhood near death experience and her ability to channel with over 20 years of experience in the wellness field. Her studies include three healing modalities, Breathwork, quantum physics, epi-genetics, sacred geometry, rebirthing, 500 hour registered yoga certification and countless hours spent with humble yogis in the Himalayas who inherited ancient secrets for tapping into the miraculous. Karena is a Sounds True author who is known for the accessible kundalini yoga book called: Essential Kundalini yoga. She has been featured in Yoga Journal and on television bringing wellness and mindfulness to corporations and individuals. Karena is married with two children who are now in college. She resides between Savannah and New Jersey, and she loves assisting others with healing Namaste
Krista O'Dea I am a Fit for Birth Prenatal and Postpartum Corrective Exercise Specialist, Diastasis Core Consultant and Holistic Fertility & Pregnancy Safe Coach. Additionally, I am a doula (birth and family advocate), student midwife, Reiki Master, paramedic and avid advocate for the health and well-being of pregnant and postpartum women and their babies!
Cheryl found yoga 20 years ago and fell in love with the healing it bestowed on her mentally and physically. Wanting to deepen her practice she received her 200 RYT certification. She feels it is her mission to share the gift of yoga. Her classes are structured as a balanced flow, leading you up to a peak pose, connected with philosophy, focused on alignment, and peppered with hands-on adjustments (if comfortable with it). She is extremely passionate about sharing the profound transformative powers of yoga. It has healed her on many levels and she is so grateful to be your guide on your yoga journey.
She completed her RYT 200 certification from Sun Moon Yoga and Healing in February, 2023. She started her yoga journey over eight and a half years ago, practicing in local studios and faithfully on Zoom throughout Covid. Her teaching style incorporates Asanas and Pranayama with modifications that help students go deeper (both physically and spiritually) in their practice.
Janet is a Registered Yoga Alliance Teacher, E-RYT 200, RYT 500, RCYT, and YACEP with Yoga Alliance, which acknowledges the completion of yoga teacher training with a Registered Yoga School. Janet is a retired NY/NJ licensed elementary school teacher for 30+ years experience teaching special education to children with various challenges. She received her 200-hour yoga teacher certification at YogaWorks, Soho, NYC, and her 500-hour yoga teacher certification at and a 30-hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training, and 15-hour Meditation Teacher Training in NJ. Her 95-hour Children’s Yoga Teacher certification was at Little Flower Yoga, NYC, as well as Chair Yoga teacher training for the classroom and adults. She has completed 3 Certifications: Training for Teaching Trauma Informed Yoga for Children, and Yoga and Mindfulness for Neurodiverse Children with Yoga International, and Navigating Anxiety in Children: Stress With Inner Strength with The Omega Institute,NY. In addition, she is also a certified Usui Reiki 1 practitioner. She continues to be committed to furthering her yoga studies and sharing her love of yoga to all children by teaching yoga, mindfulness and meditation classes.