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Co-Owner & Instructor
I was drawn to yoga as a way to bring balance to an often chaotic and high stress career. As a director of merchandising during the week, I turned to yoga to give myself a mind and body connection to draw upon when the days get busy. Yoga has taken on extra emphasis in my life since April of 2018 when my 9-year-old daughter began her fight with pediatric brain cancer. My practice brings strength, peace, and calmness to my life. I want to help bring that balance to others through the gift of yoga.
I incorporate aspects from multiple forms of Hatha yoga, including Iyengar, Anusara, Ashtanga, Qi Gong, and Vinyasa, to create a unique class experience to increase balance, strength, and flexibility. My goal is to leave students feeling strong and balanced, in both mind and body, to face the challenges of each day. Each encounter always has spirit, grace, and a touch of silly sass.
I have been personally practicing since 1995. I am a 500-hour certified yoga instructor, registered with the Yoga Alliance, and also Reiki Certified.
Co-Owner & Instructor
From my first yoga class, I knew there was a connection that went deeper than the physical aspects of yoga. As a Director of Human Resources by day, yoga has helped me to bring calm and order in what can be a chaotic and stress-filled work life.
I have explored the various styles of yoga, including Anusara, Iyengar, and Vinyasa, and bring many aspects of each to my classes. My classes provide grounding in the foundations of yoga, working into a flow that develops balance, strength, and flexibility. The goal of each class, for me, is to have the students leave feeling centered, calm, and ready to face the challenges of everyday life with the strength of an open heart and mind. I was a single mom when I first started yoga, and if it wasn't for my town's Recreation Department having a yoga program, I may never had stumbled upon my life's passion.
I am a certified yoga instructor with my RYT-200 through Liv Yoga, registered with the Yoga Alliance, and I received my certification in Restorative Yoga through Yoga Synthesis. I am continuing my education working on an Anatomy certification specifically for yoga and movement practitioners through Functional Anatomy Academy. I will continue to be a life-time student of yoga and continue share the knowledge I gain with my students as well.
Judy discovered the unique healing and rejuvenating effects of Yoga beginning with her personal practice twenty-two years ago. Judy is a certified yoga instructor, and received her teacher training from Master teacher Ranjitha Sandeep's Yoga Sutra for Life. She has completed Reiki levels one, two, and master teacher practitioner. She is also certified in Qi Gong intensive healer training and Qi Gong therapist course. Judy took teacher level course with Grandmaster Tzu and is certified to teach Qi Gong healer intensive course. Judy is also a certified crystal practitioner. With a passion for living, loving, and sharing, Judy continues her studies with deep gratitude to past teachers, present teachers and future teachers.
I started practicing yoga in 2003. At the time, I was dealing with some health issues and a lot of stress. I had just graduated from Baruch college with a BA in Finance and moved from New York to New Jersey, and I was looking for a job and adjusting to a new lifestyle.
Yoga practice brought clarity and mindfulness into my life, taught me to take care of my physical, mental, and emotional health, and helped me to connect to my inner self and find my core. After thirteen years of incorporating yoga into my life, I decided to undergo yoga teacher training to deepen my practice. In March 2016, I obtained a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 200h) certificate from Bhakti Barn Yoga Studio in Millburn under the guidance of Betsy Davis and Lauren Magarelli. Since November 2017, I have been working on my advanced RYT 500h. In July 2017, I received a certificate in Kurma Restorative yoga from Dhyana Yoga Arts Studio in Chester, NJ. I mostly specialize in vinyasa yoga, gentle yoga, and alignment-based flow yoga.
I like the idea of yoga for everyone. All people can find something magical in yoga that they can benefit from, whether it's meditation, breathing, physical postures, or Savasana. I arrange my classes in a playful manner, trying to add some humor and some joy to the practice. I am always eager to learn or absorb something new. Yoga keeps my life intriguing, challenging, interesting, inspiring, and unpredictable! I will carry on to explore the path of yoga by continuing to train, connecting with other people, learning new meditation skills, and being flexible and strong on (and especially off) the floor. Most importantly, I will keep sharing my knowledge, my skills, and my energy with other people and staying positive!
Michelle is a native New Jerseyan whose love for yoga has continued to grow over the past ten years. Movement has always been an integral part of her life. In addition to yoga, she enjoys running, hiking, barre, and anything else that gets her moving. She first discovered yoga in college and was instantly intrigued by the calm and release it induced in mind, body, and spirit. In 2016, she took that intrigue to Bend, Oregon where she completed a 200-hour Vinyasa-based training. In summer 2017, Michelle decided to leave her teaching position and pursue teaching yoga full-time. She now teaches childrens and adult yoga classes. She also completed her Corporate Yoga Training through Self Reboot LLC and Prenatal Yoga Certification with Indigo Yoga. Michelle believes that each person’s practice is as unique and sacred as their individual testimonies and that it brings us into closer relationship with the authentic self. She hopes to inspire people of all ages to become facilitators in their own healing through intentional movement and breath.
“What lies behind and what lies before us are tiny matters…compared to what lies within us.” - Emerson
Shilpa was surrounded by yoga all her life, and in 2003 became an avid practitioner while living in Washington, D.C. Throughout several moves, yoga proved to be a constant in her life. In 2011, after moving to New York City, Shilpa decided to deepen her practice and passion by becoming a 200-hour Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT). Shilpa had the privilege of studying at OM Yoga Center under world-renowned teachers led by Cyndi Lee. There, Shilpa not only learned the basic practice and principles of yoga, but also studied anatomy, yoga philosophy, and meditation. Shilpa also has attended various workshops with leading experts in the field, in addition to assisting in events such as the Yoga Solstice in Times Square and Self Magazine's Workout in the Park. Shilpa teaches Vinyasa yoga to students of all levels who are looking to build strength and flexibility, and learn about proper body alignment within poses. Her down-to-earth approach allows students to feel comfortable, regardless of experience or physical ability.
Kathy has been practicing yoga for over ten years. She encourages her students to find their own personal edge by offering posture choices and variations for all levels of experience. She is certified through 200-hour yoga teacher training, is trauma-informed, certified in Chair Yoga, and has completed level 1 and 2 for Sound Healing. She was drawn to yoga as a way to practice body positivity and acceptance of ourselves and others, and to find inner calm in our busy world. She has a Hatha/Vinyasa teaching style that she adapts to all experience levels. All are welcome. Kathy brings a unique element to her yoga and meditation classes by sharing her singing bowls during savasana to deepen relaxation and healing. She hopes everyone can celebrate themselves with each inhale that nourishes and empower themselves with each exhale that releases us.
“The beauty of the practice of yoga is its many layers. Lifting weights builds muscle, running improves endurance, and stretching improves flexibility. Practicing yoga allows you to accomplish all of those things, but it strengthens your mind too! Yoga can be a truly amazing and life changing experience.” - Sara
Sara became a 200-hour yoga alliance Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) in 2018. She has been a practicing physical therapist for almost twenty years, helping people of all ages improve their lives through movement.
Sara began her yoga practice over ten years ago. It wasn’t until after her divorce that she really began to delve deeper into her practice. Yoga allowed her to build physical strength and to gain confidence and build emotional strength. What she loves about yoga is the ability to transfer what she practices on her mat to her life off the mat. Her yoga practice has challenged her both physically and mentally and enabled her to develop the self-reliance she needed to overcome her life experiences.
Sara’s classes are focused on offering people a chance to see what yoga can teach them both on and off the mat. Through a meaningful vinyasa flow and with a focus on alignment, her classes will build core strength and improve posture among many other benefits. Her classes are always taught in a safe and supportive manner to allow each student the ability to focus inward and make it a unique and individualized experience.
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Sara began her yoga practice after retiring as a professional ballerina from the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre in 2008. She found yoga was a way to gain inner peace with the mind, body, and soul and still stay true to her dance roots without physical strain on her body. After practicing for many years, Sara realized that she wanted to share her passion and the benefits of yoga with all her friends and family. Sara received her 200-hour certification with New York Yoga under Michael Gilbert and Jimmy Burgio and has since taught in various studios in New York City. With Sara's background, she likes to teach a very strong and powerful class that still allows her to use her creative and energetic dance flow in her weekly classes. She thoroughly enjoys seeing her students gain the confidence they need for everyday life as well as find inner peace both on the yoga mat and off.
Michelle started practicing yoga fifteen years ago during her first pregnancy, and ever since then has been addicted to the feeling she experienced during class and after she rolled up her mat and left the studio. She continued practicing on and off for years, but really started to dedicate more time to her practice about five years ago. While attending massage school, one of Michelle’s teachers was a yoga instructor. This planted the seed to combine her career of massage with her love of yoga. It took several more years for Michelle to get her courage up before she committed to enrolling in yoga teacher training. Through the encouragement of her instructors, Michelle found her nerve and enrolled in the 200-hour teacher training at Radiant Heart Yoga School through Yoga Bohemia in Long Beach Island, NJ, Michelle’s happy place in her happy place.
Through her magical training taught by amazing teachers, Michelle learned to craft creative, thoughtful, and meditative sequences with purpose that allow her students to discover strength, courage, empowerment, and harmony. By focusing on breath, alignment, strength, balance, flexibility, and endurance, Michelle creates a challenging class for both the mind and body that is accessible to all by encouraging students to listen to their own body and use props and modifications as needed. She wants her students to understand that yoga is more than a physical workout. It is a practice that enables you to find peace in your own life by learning how to love yourself and bringing balance to your life.
Teresa D’Angelo is a Healing Arts/Movement Specialist and founder of Live Love Move, LLC. She believes that people of any age can heal and feel better if they move in a way that is both engaging and beneficial. Teresa personally experienced debilitating illness for years and found relief in practices that safely condition the body while stimulating the brain in creative ways. She is known for her joyful nature, authenticity, and compassion in supporting people who are seeking more than just physical exercise.
Teresa is an Ageless Grace® Brain & Body Health Educator/Trainer and Nia®First Degree Black Belt Instructor, and facilities group classes and private movement sessions. She is continuing her education in Dance/Movement Therapy through the American Dance Therapy Association.
As a teacher in Basking Ridge, NJ, Chris infuses mindfulness and yoga into her middle school classroom. Her love for working with students coupled with her passion for health and wellness has lead her on a journey to become a childrens yoga instructor. Chris has earned her Kids, ‘Tween, and Yoga for Special Needs Students 45-Hour certification with Bee You Yoga in Manasquan, NJ, and is beginning a 200-hour Yoga Teacher training this Fall. She is currently writing curriculum for an afterschool mindfulness program at her middle school funded by a grant from Somerset County Youth Services. She hopes to inspire her students to have fun with their practice and receive all the beautiful benefits yoga and mindfulness have to offer. Off the mat and out of her classroom, Chris makes her home in the friendly town of New Providence with her husband, Brian; their seven kids; and her extra large black lab, Duff.
I’m a Vinyasa Yoga Instructor and Certified Holistic Health Coach. I work with adults and children and have a particular passion for little ones, who I teach through a storytelling approach accompanied by poses. I’ve occasionally written on health and wellness and been published in Forbes, The Huffington Post, and mindbodygreen.
Fascial Stretch Therapist
Jan is a Certified Personal Trainer and Fascial Stretch Therapist that has a passion for helping others achieve their super selves. Through fascial stretch therapy, most of Jan’s clients see improvements in posture, mobility, sleep, and stress management, as well as a reduction or elimination of pain. Jan has worked with serious athletes, weekend warriors, and just normal day-to-day folks looking for total relaxation and overall wellness.
Jan is available by appointment only.
Marjorie’s connection to the energy and creativity of physical movement began at the age of five while studying dance, and it hasn’t stopped since. A nature enthusiast and devoted environmentalist and hiker, Marjorie turned to yoga for its spiritual gifts during a difficult period. Since 2006, Marjorie has been practicing yoga, immensely grateful for the spiritual connection it provides.
Marjorie received her 200-hour Training in 2015 as well as her 95-hour Children’s Training in 2016. She continues to study sequencing with Jason Crandell.
She has taught the full spectrum of ages from volunteering at Newark Schools to special needs children to chair yoga for seniors. Marjorie’s goal is to create a safe, comfortable space where all can connect to their individual spark while establishing a sense of peace and physical well-being that they can access both on and off the mat.
Noelle discovered yoga shortly after the birth of her daughter in 2008 and has been practicing ever since. She was immediately hooked, and was captivated by how much it helped her to build strength both mentally and physically while allowing her to find peace and serenity. She has always had a love of dance, and is fascinated with the way bodies can find freedom through movement. She also has a background in ecological studies and is deeply passionate about the natural world. Her classes incorporate these notions, while creating a spiritual experience in a safe and nurturing environment for students to grow and deeply immerse themselves in their practice. She received her 200- and 500-hour RYT at Onyx Yoga Studio in Warren, NJ with Shannon Elliot. She also received the Peace Play Certification to teach Kids Yoga with Pamela Nixon. More recently, she trained with Shiva Rea in the "Lunar Arts," teaching yoga as a moving meditation. She is a Reiki Practitioner, and is currently pursuing additional education in Sound Healing. She is forever grateful to all teachers she has met and will meet along the journey for sharing their knowledge and love of yoga. She hopes that she can continue to share these teachings so others will be able experience the benefits of yoga and establish a yoga practice that is a sustainable part of their lives.
Gabrielle Wagner is an Advanced Eden Energy Medicine Practitioner (EEM-AP) who has recently moved her practice (and her family) from Los Angeles back home to her roots in New Jersey. She believes we should live with joy, self-love, and without pain. She works with her clients to reduce and release stress and help balance the body’s energies to improve their daily well-being and bring more vitality and resilience to their immune systems and their lives in general. She is dedicated to teaching her clients how to energetically care for themselves so they can better handle life’s demands, and feel good doing it! In addition to being an EEM-AP, she is also a TRE® Provider (Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercise), a Reiki practitioner, a singer, an actress, a writer, a professional Christmas caroler (wecarol.com), a wife, and a mom of two. She is an insured member of ABMP.
Mea's yoga journey began way back when her middle school gym teacher encouraged the class to try a Rodney Yee AM Yoga VHS for the first time. Since then, she's been hooked and has continued to make yoga an important presence in her life. At the University of Delaware, where she received her degree in Health Behavior Science, she took a college course on yoga that took her much deeper than the physical practice. Fast forward to 2018 where she took that passion to Onyx Yoga Studio and completed her 200-HR Teacher Training.
Mea enjoys infusing yoga and meditation into her job as a Corporate Fitness Professional to help employees dissolve the stresses of work and sedentary behaviors. Her gentle and restorative style classes help to relieve mental and physical stress, and she takes care to always speak softly and pay attention to her clients' needs. She is grateful for her teachers, both past and new, for their influence and knowledge.
"I believe there is yoga for everyone and my goal is to help them along their journey to find their own unique connection with yoga."
Jeff obtained his 200-hour teaching certification in August 2013 from The Yoga and Healing Center under the direction of Wendy Gross-Pinto in Scotch Plains. In 2017, he obtained his 100-hour advanced yoga training certification from Shannon Elliott at Onyx.
Jeff has taught a variety of yoga styles, from beginner’s classes to Level 2-3 Vinyasa flows. His passion, however, is an Ashtanga-led class, having been trained in this style from respected instructors, including Ross Marshall, David Swenson, and Beryl Bender.
Rebecca has been teaching private and small group classes since 2001, providing professional training to clients focusing on Pilates and a healthier lifestyle. She holds current certifications in Pilates Method Alliance (PMA 2019); Pilates Academy International - Mat, Reformer, Tower, Barrel, Chair and Anatomy (PAI 2018); Powerhouse Pilates (PHI 2007); Personal Trainer (AFAA 2005); and Group Exercise (ACE 2001). She earned a BS degree from Drexel University and worked in the New York City fashion industry for ten years before moving to fitness.
Deanna's very first Pilates class was taken in a classroom. As a high schooler self-conscious about her body, her mom suggested she try Pilates for its challenging yet simple nature. She loved it, but it was harder than she thought! With almost immediate results, the challenge was well worth it. Her muscles toned without bulking, flexibility increased, and she had more energy. Today, it remains the only practice that makes her feel strong, mentally and physically.
Deanna loves being part of an inclusive, accepting community of people of all shapes and sizes striving towards self-love. Deanna believes whether you’re a true beginner or experienced in the practice, you can find challenge, strength, and confidence in yourself.
Deanna is a classically trained Pilates Instructor through Body Precision, Inc. and a certified Breast Cancer Exercise Specialist through The Pink Ribbon Program, Inc. Deanna's priorities are fun, safety, and helping her students achieve their goals.
Kim is a mind body-body coach specializing in mobility and breathing techniques. She began practicing yoga while training for her first marathon and doing CrossFit. Yoga was the perfect balance for maintaining her physical health and improving her mental game. She is a certified Yoga Coach through Gwen Lawrence’s Power Yoga for Sports, sports-specific training, has a 500-hour certification from the American Yoga Academy, and is certified by Functional Movement Systems (FRC) as a mobility specialist. Kim is a yoga coach at Seton Hall University for sports teams, including women’s golf, women’s/men’s swim/dive, women’s/men’s soccer, and softball, teaching physical yoga, meditation and health and wellness to student athletes. She also serves as a professional resource for Seton Hall Athletics Women’s Leadership Program.
Mandy Enright, MS, RDN, RYT, is a registered dietitian and fitness instructor based at the Jersey Shore. She specializes in corporate wellness, nutrition communications, and helping provide her clients with simple, actionable mealtime solutions from planning to preparation. Mandy is the creator of the couples nutrition blog and podcast, Nutrition Nuptials, where she aims to help couples go from a “ME” to a “WE” with their nutrition, fitness, and lifestyle habits. Mandy is an avid yoga practitioner and teacher. She completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training under Sri Dharma Mittra at Dharma Yoga Center, and is continuing her advanced 300-hour teacher training with Laughing Lotus Yoga Center, both located in New York City. Mandy’s classes aim to incorporate divine play along with the teachings of yoga rooted in the chakra system. Proclaiming herself the “adventure yogi,” Mandy also holds certifications in and teaches aerial yoga and stand up paddleboard (SUP) yoga. Learn more about Mandy at .
Chick has been studying and practicing meditation for over thirty years. He has been influenced by Zen Buddhism and many spiritual teachers over the years, including Jiddu Krishnamurti and Adyashanti. He has led a meditation and spiritual book group for over fifteen years. Following a spiritual awakening in 2009 while on retreat with Adyashanti, he has blogged and led workshops on the nature of spiritual awakening.
Jamie was a Religious Studies major at University of Wisconsin-Madison. He spent a semester in college living in Varanasi, India. Jamie has been interested in spirituality and meditation from a young age and has always had a curiosity over why people act in the ways that they do. Recently, he has attended a week-long retreat by a spiritual teacher named Jeff Foster as well as a four-day seminar by Tony Robbins.
Jessica Phillips Lorenz
Jessica Phillips Lorenz has been teaching yoga and creative drama classes to children and families in NYC for over a decade. She holds multiple yoga teacher training certifications (Karma Kids Yoga, Next Generation Yoga, Radiant Child Yoga) as well as an M.S. Ed in Educational Theatre. Jess specializes in sharing yoga with infants/parents, toddlers, families, and kids with special needs. Also a writer/performer, Jess has performed many original solo works, and her songs appear on the award-winning children's record "Come Play Yoga." Her writing has appeared in RealSimple.com, MUTHA Magazine, The Park Slope Reader, and a theatre festival for babies in Northern Ireland. Jess lives to play and plays to live!
Actor turned board certified Clinical and Integrative Nutritionist, Jamie took her first hatha yoga class at the local YMCA in 1998 and fell in love. She knew yoga would become a bigger part of her life and tried various styles in the places she lived and visited in the years that followed. After completing her Master of Science degree in June 2017, Jamie decided it was the right time to unite mind, body and soul. She completed her YTT-200 training at Onyx Yoga Studio in Warren, NJ in the spring of 2019 and plans to continue her studies. She is passionate about helping others discover their authenticity though nutrition and yoga philosophy, and promises to cultivate a tranquil and lighthearted environment when you join her on your mat.