Surya Hot Flow

This class is taught by:

Magda Usarek-Witek

Magda was introduced to yoga by her father at age eight and has been going classes and kirtans ever since. She dove deeper into her practice in 2010 to find anxiety relief from the stresses and pressures of daily life. Once she found the benefits of bringing breath and movement into the body she could never look back.

Trained in Vinyasa yoga through Bhakti Barn 200 RYT training, Magda incorporates the playfulness of vinyasa and the mindfulness of alignment, breathwork, and many other styles including yin yoga and restorative. She enjoys the personal connection cultivated between the student and the teacher. In addition to the 200 RYT, Magda has taken several training workshops for Hands on Assists, backcare and scoliosis, and therapeutics in the classroom.

She is forever grateful to the gurus and friends in her yoga community. When Magda isn't teaching or practicing yoga, she can be found working as an environmental specialist, on her bike, hiking, or traveling and enjoying the simple moments. You can expect some good tunes, a fun practice, yoga philosophy, and laughter in her class.

Arielle Gamza

Arielle Gamza is a certified Vinyasa teacher, completing her 200 hour certification at Pure Yoga NYC. In addition to Vinyasa training, Arielle has also completed training in Therapeutic and Restorative yoga.
Through her teaching, Arielle believes that yoga is for every body regardless of age, shape or size. She hopes to make everyone feel great about themselves; give that gift to people through yoga, in the same way yoga gave her that same gift.

Gagan Bhutani

Gagan has been teaching Hot Yoga since 2002. His classes focus on an Asana practice which is accessible to beginners and advanced beginners. He uses verbal cues and hands on corrections to help his students build and safe and strong personal practice.

Carissa Herencia

Carissa took her first yoga class in 2002. Over the years, she’s explored various methods and used yoga as a supplement to running. During the winter of 2014, Carissa began a regular hot yoga practice for weight loss. Not only did she enjoy the benefits of a healthier physique, but also noticed how a regular practice helped her find balance in other aspects of her life. In January 2016, Carissa completed her 200-hour teacher training at Surya Yoga Academy under the guidance of Anayra Calderon and Victoria Arvizu. In June 2017, she completed an additional 100 hours of teacher training with Anayra Calderon, focusing on the Yin practice. Carissa enjoys sharing her passion for yoga with others. She hopes to bring her students the strength, stability, and mindfulness that helped shape her own practice. Carissa teaches a well-sequenced flow to upbeat music, focusing on alignment as well as coordination of the body, mind, and breath. You can expect to work up a sweat, play with an arm balance or an inversion, and still find some time for meditation in her class.

Rashila Amin

Rashila is an E-RYT200 and an RYT500 Yoga Instructor as well as a certified Dharma II & III Sri Dharma Mittra Yoga Teacher. She gained her 200hr Yoga Alliance Training through the amazing teachers at Sonic Yoga Centre in NYC, and then continued to excel onto her 300hr with the Guru himself, Sri Dharma Mittra.
She has additional experience with the Sivananda practices as well as other Vinyasa styles. Her own yoga journey started when she was a little girl. Being brought up in a household of yogi parents, Meditation and Bhakti yoga was already strongly embedded. This is what you will see in her classes, the natural formation of breathing and meditation along with a powerful asana practice. She encourages you to push beyond your boundaries both physically and mentally all whilst the melodies of funky tunes are being played in the background!

Dima Paone

Shortly after graduating Medical School, Dima found her mat at a local community class. In 2006, she completed her 200-hr RYT at New York Yoga and has been teaching Vinyasa ever since.

In 2007, Dima was introduced to Jivamukti Yoga. She has since studied in many advanced Jivamukti Yoga workshops.

Dima’s classes are uplifting, challenging and thoughtful as she integrates the spiritual teachings of the Yoga Sutras into mediation, chanting and asana practice.

Dima’s classes are uplifting, challenging and thoughtful as she
integrates the spiritual teachings of the Yoga Sutras with meditation,
pranayama and asana practice.

Dima is forever grateful for her teachers, especially Uma Nanda
Saraswati, her infinite love and devotion; her teachings of bhakti,
mediation and karma yoga holds a special place in Dima’s heart.

Katherine Szekely

Katherine Szekely is an 800-hour certified Jivamukti Yoga Teacher. Beginning her yoga practice at the age of 16, Katherine has maintained a steady, passionate and devoted asana practice that influences and inspires her teachings. She approaches the practice like a science, seeing every asana as an opportunity to investigate the anatomy of the body and its relation to the habits of the mind, with the ultimate goal of uniting the two so as to transcend their individual limitations. Her classes include a rigorous asana sequence led by the steady drumbeat of the breath, alignment-driven cuing and hands-on assists, eclectic playlists to get the blood pumping and the bhav (collective mood) going and an integration of ancient yoga philosophy for the trials of the modern world. Katherine firmly believes that yoga is and should be for all who are ready to take a step beyond their normal perceptions of self and is dedicated to aiding that individual journey.

Fan Zhang

Fan is a RYT 200 certified Vinyasa yoga teacher. She also has 50 hr certification in Rocket yoga, Pilates training on both mat and equipment, and is currently taking her Ashtanga 100 hour teacher training with Pure NYC.
Fan's class is fast paced, vigorous and physically challenging. She brings the dynamic flow combining both flexibility and stamina. She loves to share her passion for yoga to inspire others as she has been. Fan is grateful for all her teachers on and off the mat in her life.
Originally from Shanghai, Fan moved to NY since 2010 for studying her MBA in Accounting. She started her yoga journey in 2014.
Enjoy this Vinyasa  flow of breath and movement with attention to alignment. Variations offered for strong practitioners. Learn how to take your practice seriously, but yourself lightly.

Upcoming classes:

  • Sat Sep 23 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Satya X
    at Jersey City
  • Sat Sep 23 9:15 am - 10:15 am with Magda Usarek-Witek
    at Jersey City
  • Sat Sep 23 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Arielle Gamza
    at Jersey City
  • Sat Sep 23 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Magda Usarek-Witek
    at Jersey City
  • Sun Sep 24 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Toni Marraccini
    at Hoboken Downtown
  • Sun Sep 24 9:15 am - 10:15 am with Adam Schwartz
    at Hoboken Midtown
  • Sun Sep 24 10:30 am - 11:45 am with Gagan Bhutani
    at Hoboken Downtown
  • Sun Sep 24 10:30 am - 11:45 am with Carissa Herencia
    at Jersey City
  • Sun Sep 24 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Rashila Amin
    at Hoboken Downtown
  • Sun Sep 24 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm with Dima Paone
    at Hoboken Midtown
  • Mon Sep 25 9:30 am - 10:45 am with STAFF STAFF
    at Hoboken Midtown
  • Mon Sep 25 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Maureen Delehanty
    at Jersey City
  • Mon Sep 25 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Katherine Szekely
    at Hoboken Midtown
  • Mon Sep 25 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with STAFF STAFF
    at Jersey City
  • Mon Sep 25 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Maureen Delehanty
    at Hoboken Downtown
  • Mon Sep 25 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm with STAFF STAFF
    at Hoboken Downtown
  • Mon Sep 25 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with STAFF STAFF
    at Jersey City
  • Mon Sep 25 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm with Fan Zhang
    at Jersey City
  • Tue Sep 26 9:30 am - 10:30 am with STAFF STAFF
    at Jersey City
  • Tue Sep 26 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Maureen Delehanty
    at Hoboken Midtown