Jennifer’s relationship with yoga began in College. It was the first day of her last semester and instead of a textbook health class, the group was instructed to go to a newly renovated dance studio. This is where she took her first Yoga and Tai chi class. What a treat, and who knew it would be life changing? Ten years ago she made the transition from dedicated student to Yoga teacher. Focusing on a safe and mindful practice, Jennifer aims to share her knowledge and enthusiasm of yoga, pranayama and mindfulness with her students. Teaching tools that can help them achieve their goals and better cope with everyday stress. A native New Yorker, Jennifer grew up in a culturally diverse family. Having roots in South and Central America as well as the Caribbean, she feels familiar and comfortable teaching yoga in Spanish. Join her for an open level dual language yoga experience accessible to all.
Jennifer nació y fue criada en Nueva York. Sus raíces en Sur y Centro América y también en el Caribe le ofrece una conexión y conocimiento especial con Latinos de todas partes. La clase es de nivel abierto. No tienes que haber tenido experiencia con yoga. Vengan a ver! Todos estan invitados.
Yoga Works 200 Teacher Training March-June 2009 NY. 200 hour, 12 week, Vinyasa Teacher Training lead by Tzahi Moskovitz., Prenatal Yoga Training October 2012 with Juliana Mitchell at The Yoga Room, Rope Wall Workshop June 2010 with Robert Cory Yoga Works NY, Core Power Fusion April-Aug 2008 NY, Received 100 Hours of training in the Hot Power Yoga.
Florence Cabre-Andrews, affectionately called Flo, committed to the practice and teachings of yoga when she became a mother. It helped her parent with more mindfulness. She is an E-500hr RYT and holds prenatal as well as children's yoga certifications. She teaches alignment based classes and is a graduate of the Iyengar Yoga Association of Greater New York Teacher Training. Her practice has deeply transformed her life, helping her find more joy, stability and faith in finding the spiritual in everyday life. Before yoga, Flo earned the equivalency of a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Drama after studying at the "Theatre Atelier Paris sud" (TAPS) with Sarah Sanders.
Cici Chaves has been a fitness and dance instructor for 15 year. Her mission is to help women become healthier and more confident through fun, challenging, empowering fitness classes and one - on- one instructions.
Cathy, originally from Paris, France, found yoga over 13 years ago and it quickly became more than a practice for her, it became a way of life.
She is a 500 RYT & keeps deepening her knowledge any chance she gets ( certifications include Restorative yoga, Yoga Nidra, Ayurveda and more...) She loves movement as much as the softer practices of Restorative & Yoga Nidra Her classes reflects her personality, her vinyasa classes are upbeat with a bit of spice; her restorative classes are very nurturing, relaxing and uplifting. You will leave feeling like you just went to the spa, refreshed, relaxed & rested. She also loves Hugs, Music (expect a fun playlist in vinyasa classes), Her dog: Shanti, Traveling & Being upside down.
Beverly began her Yoga practice 20 years ago, initially to help her run better. After immersing herself in the tradition underlying it, she now credits yoga with helping her live her life better. She took her 200-hour training at the World Yoga Center in Manhattan, where she developed a deep love and respect for the full range of Yoga practices, including meditation and pranayama, which she weaves into her classes. She has certifications in Prenatal Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Yoga for Osteoporosis, and has trained with Dr. Ray Long and Judith Hanson Lasater; two well-known yogis that are also trained in western medicine.
Her classes are known for their humor and introspective nature; she incorporates knowledge of the body with timeless teachings, offering a practice that takes students into deeper connection to themselves—both on and off the mat. She is an avid student of anatomy and physiology, and brings her knowledge of alignment and injury prevention into her classes.
Beverly is a full-time journalist, a career that requires her to be a good listener, a curious question-asker, and a keen synthesizer of information—all in the service of explaining complex topics in an engaging and accessible way. These skills inform her teaching and become part of her support and encouragement of each student's practice of Yoga.
Patrick Paul Garlinger is an award-winning author of several books of spiritual wisdom, including When Thought Turns to Light: A Practical Guide to Spiritual Transformation and Bending Time: The Power to Live in the Now. He has practiced different forms of meditation for over a decade. He also studied meditation, prayer, mantra and energy healing with his teacher, Mirabai Devi, and is certified by MNDFL to teach meditation.
Patrick es un escritor apremiado de varios libros espirituales, incluso When Thought Turns to Light: A Practical Guide to Spiritual Transformation y Bending Time: The Power to Live in the Now. Lleva más de una década practicando diversas formas de meditación. También ha estudiado la meditación, los rezos, la mantra y técnicas energéticas de curación con su maestra, Mirabai Devi, y tiene certificado de MNDFL para enseñar la meditación.
Ann-Marie started teaching different styles of dance in 2007. After graduating from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, she began apprenticing with Shen Wei Dance Arts in New York. While searching for a better understanding of her alignment, Ann-Marie stumbled upon a Pilates class at Thrive in Philadelphia. As someone who had never really liked Pilates, she unexpectedly fell in love and a year later started her training at Drexel’s Pilates Program. She has taught different styles of dance and Pilates Mat, Tower, and Reformer classes in Manhattan, Queens, Philadelphia, Highland Park, and Columbia, MD. She loves conversations around anatomy and embodiment and references them in her classes. As someone who at first felt she couldn’t “do it,” Ann-Marie enjoys teaching building blocks that increase in difficulty so that anyone can feel welcome to come and take class.
Sandhya Kaurwar received her yoga teacher training in India in 1999 from the yoga university Nasik. She taught yoga in India and USA to Individuals and groups. She is a mother of two wonderful children and has a bachelors degree in arts and commerce. She also manufactures raw organic health food products and runs Yoga Snacks. She is always willing to help and encourage people to learn yoga. Her classes are taught in a non strenuous and healing fashion to promote strength and flexibility via peace of mind. She is very friendly and encouraging in her classes, people feel relaxed and calm.
Sharib has been practicing yoga since 2005 at the Iyengar Institute in New York. He recently completed his two year teacher training program at the institute. He grew up in a boarding school in the Himalaya, very close to Riskhikesh and can often be seen doing head stands. He is passionate about supporting Yoga and making it accessible to more people.
Laura Stewart moved to NYC from Scotland in 1994. During 1995 and 1996 she studied to become a Massage Therapist at the Swedish Institute and she received her NY State License to practice Massage Therapy. She immediately found employment at Bliss Spa and continues to work there today. During her time there she studied to become an Eesthetician and she has been licensed by NY State since 2004. Laura discovered yoga many years ago and became an avid practitioner, trying out the many different varieties and settling on the challenging Vinyasa which she enjoys the most. As a mother of two young kids, Laura has been instrumental in nurturing their interest in yoga and her curiosity about it drew her to Karma Kids Yoga which trains Yogis to become teachers for children. Since finishing her studies there in 2016, she has been teaching children her knowledge of yoga in a way that makes it accessible, fun and interesting.
Salvador began his Hatha Yoga practice and training in 1995, exploring a variety of disciplines such as Ashtanga, Iyengar, Shadow, and Therapeutic. While pursuing his studies, he lived in San Francisco and London, settling in New York City, where he became a Yoga teacher, receiving teaching certification in Vinyasa Yoga 2008, Therapeutic Yoga 2009, and Children’s Yoga 2010.
Salvador deepened his knowledge of Yoga Anatomy with Leslie Kaminoff in 2013 and Embodied Anatomy and Kinesiology Amy Matthews in 2014 at The Breathing Project. In his Yoga Anatomy study, he examined the principles and the practices that provide a practical grounding in the essentials of the anatomy of yoga practice with a particular emphasis on the relationship between breathing and healthy spinal function. In his Embodied Anatomy and Kinesiology study, he addressed structure and movement from an experiential perspective, using principles from Body-Mind Centering, Laban Movement Analysis, Bartenieff Fundamentals, PNF, and various yoga practices to discuss principles of alignment and therapeutic applications.
Salvador offers a Breath-Centered Vinyasa Yoga practice for the individual, based on the teachings of T. Krishnamacharya and his son TKV Desikachar, and the teachings of Mark Whitwell. It is with profound passion that Salvador offers the teachings and practice, clarifying its relevance of ancient wisdom to contemporary life.
Annamaria Santamaria is a Queens native committed to a dynamic life of service, devotion, and love, as well as a lifelong student of Yoga. She discovered the mat over a decade ago and the practice of Yoga quickly evolved into a way of life. Initially, Annamaria was drawn to the physical benefits of the practice as it complemented her dance training, but it was Yoga’s much deeper truths that kept her coming back for more. A burning desire to deepen her spiritual connection and take her practice to the next level led Annamaria to the 200 hour yoga teacher training through Stanton Street Yoga and The Bhakti Center. For Annamaria, the mat has always been there to support her through all of life’s ups and downs - a place of presence, connection, refuge, acceptance, fortitude, peace, and love. Annamaria is committed to serving the needs of every student by creating a safe and supportive space where everyone can show up just as they are and explore, as well as challenge, their own Truth with an open heart. Her invigorating classes focus on uniting breath with movement, thereby building strength and cultivating a taste for higher qualities. She aims to provide students with an opportunity to access their personal power so that they may each firmly stand in their beauty, wisdom, grace, and love - essential components that make up our personal Truths.
Jen SanMiguel began her yogic journey the way many people do- not as a former dancer or gymnast- but as a stressed out New Yorker looking to find some peace in the chaos of her daily life. She discovered that peace on the mat but also uncovered a life path she didn’t know she was seeking- the path to her truest and highest self, through spiritual practice and service. Jen teaches vinyasa flow classes- from beginner to advanced- with fun sequencing and an emphasis on alignment. She strives to create a welcoming atmosphere for all ages, body types, and abilities. When you come to Jen’s class, she wants you to breathe, have fun and feel better when you leave than when you walked in.
Jen completed her 200 hour teaching certification at Laughing Lotus Yoga Center, NYC, and has additional certifications in trauma-informed yoga and diversity training, and advanced sequencing. She’s indebted to all her teachers, especially Dana Trixie Flynn and Cathy Dirkx, for their guidance, compassion and support on her path to her true self. Visit Jen at www.trueselfyoganyc.com