Betsy is a seasoned yogi who teaches to share the love and benefits of yoga. Her background in Human Ecology, textile design and buying, college and public school educator, mother and dog momma have given her diverse experiences. Yoga is her passion and she is a devoted yoga teacher and lifelong learner. She is certified through the Pranotthan School of Yoga and Yoga Alliance. Betsy has also trained in Kripalu, Meditation, Pranayam, Advanced Asana, Gentle, Vinyasa, Restorative and Yoga Nidra.
A multi-faceted approach coupled with her compassionate heart will help you to flourish in your yoga practice. Betsy teaches a variety of styles and believes that yoga should be accessible to all people. Her positive nonjudgmental approach fosters classes where students can enjoy an uplifting class that brings benefits to all layers of your being.
Ellen, E-RYT500 yoga teacher, C-IAYT yoga therapist, holistic lifestyle educator. Ellen's work is based on over thirty years of experience, practice and study. Her journey towards health and holistic living started after she lost her mom to cancer at age 15. She has an eclectic teaching style with a strong focus on the healing effects of the breath on mind, body and spirit. She combines playfulness and positive energy to inspire students to find balance and harmony in daily life. Ellen's therapeutic approach comes from a deep commitment to the ancient healing art of yoga as a vehicle to cultivate awareness and restore balance for the individual and the planet. She is also the director at our sister studio PranaMoon Yoga in Peekskill.
Kristi became curious about the untapped strength within her body as she prepared for the birth of her daughter. She discovered that yoga afforded her a way to appreciate the journey toward the goal of a healthy baby. As a mother and a story-teller Kristi offers classes that challenge beginner yogis and seasoned practitioners alike. She embraces a student-centered philosophy which puts the goals, needs, and development of her students ahead of any prescriptive method of instruction. She is also committed to sharing the full experience of a complete practice rather than limiting her teaching to just the physical poses. Her high-energy classes will take you on a journey of self-discovery using music and movement to stimulate the outer body and connect students to a deeper inner awareness.
Jamie, RYT 500, CHES. Jamie has spent the last 20 years studying the human body and how complementary therapies and wellness practices can serve us holistically throughout our lifetime. She views Yoga as an endlessly adaptable practice that is accessible to all bodies at any age. Jamie’s personal practice and teaching draws from various yogic paradigms including Iyengar, Vinyasa and Yin.
Having started her lifelong movement journey in ballet at the age of 4, teaching and learning is Jennifer’s greatest joy! She teaches a Vinyasa Flow mindfully connecting movement with alignment and breath work. Students are challenged to go to their edge, not beyond, and leave class refreshed and rejuvenated. In 2011 after an Achilles rupture, she took to her Yoga Mat as a safe harbor rebuilding the atrophied leg. The depth of Yoga’s healing potential began to take root, using the practice to regain strength. Subsequently, the emotional and spiritual seeds of Yoga started to sprout. It became evident teaching was the next step. Jennifer received her RYT 200 with Carla Zilka, Justin Tang, and Greg Barringer in 2016. A regular student of Charles Matkin’s with additional training's including Trauma Informed Yoga with Hala Khouri. Classes are lighthearted, exploratory, challenging for multiple levels and fun!
Yoga has been part of Danielle’s life for over 20 years and the practice has helped her to grow stronger both on and off the mat. Yoga inspires Danielle to live each moment more mindfully. She completed her 200 hour Vinyasa Flow training with Living Yoga Studio in 2015. Danielle will always be a student of the practice and is deeply grateful for the wisdom her teachers have shared with her. In Danielle’s classes, she loves to combine creative sequencing, mindful breath, and some inspiration to help deepen the student’s practice. Her hope is that students will step off the mat feeling refreshed, nourished and balanced.
Julie has been a practitioner of yoga for more than 16 years. During that time, she completed her 200 hour training with Three Sisters Yoga, and was trained to teach children yoga through OmSchooled. She has had the privilege of teaching yoga to children around NYC city schools and at Harlem Yoga Studio.
When she became pregnant with her first child in 2015, she sought out training through Maha Mama to earn her Prenatal Yoga Certification and concurrently completed her training to become a Certified Holistic Health Coach. Julie recently became a mother of two with the birth of her 2nd son in June 2018.. She is passionate about empowering moms and moms-to-be by creating a space for them to support one another during this unique season in their lives.
Joanna believes it is important to do things in life to make yourself happy and to help others. Joanna is a former attorney who decided to follow her passion and became a yoga teacher in 2015, after being a dedicated student of yoga for over a decade. Teaching yoga allows her to pursue a path of happiness in her everyday life, while helping others feel good about themselves and their practice. Joanna teaches alignment-based flow classes that focus on using your breath with movement. She gives inspiring imagery with strong cueing to enable her students to take their practice to new heights. She is a RYT-200 hour yoga teacher and received her Prenatal/ Postnatal certification at the Prenatal Yoga Center in New York City while pregnant with her daughter.
Kelly has been practicing yoga for over 10 years and received her RYT 200 certification from the Basil Yoga Center in Ridgefield, CT in 2017. Kelly was initially drawn to the challenge of the physical practice, but quickly recognized yoga’s power to calm her often anxious mind. Through a consistent practice, Kelly began to see the anxiety she experienced as an imbalance in the bodymind and, ever since, yoga has been a great source of support and transformation in her life. Kelly brings a continuous study of yoga philosophy and holistic health to each class. Classes are challenging with a focus on the breath, and connecting with more ease and space. Kelly lives in Millwood, NY, with her husband and two boys.
Carrie McCulloch, MD, RYT is co-founder and Medical Director of Kinected, an integrative Pilates center in New York City. She received her MD with distinction in research from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and her BS in Journalism from Northwestern University. As a proponent of headstands, she flips concepts that feel upside down, like the dictionary definition of health. Instead of “living without disease,” Carrie helps students live in sync—with their bodies and the world around them. She is inspired by simple yet powerful choices we make everyday, like the food we eat and the way we move. Along with her medical training, she completed her mat and equipment certification with STOTT Pilates and her 200-hr YTT with Liz Schulman. Her classes are strong and empowering, combining a precise understanding of the body with transformative and mindful movement. Additionally, Carrie is cofounder of the Functional Anatomy for Movement and Injuries (FAMI) Workshop, an internationally-renowned anatomy course for fitness professionals held in a medical school. Carrie is grateful to do what she loves and, above all, for her two energetic boys who keep her forever in motion.