Surya Hot Flow

This class is taught by:

Kaity Schanks

Kaity began a serious love affair with yoga when she discovered Surya Yoga Academy hoping to calm her hectic life, and live a healthier lifestyle. After one class, she quickly realized how deeply she loved the heated practice and was inspired by the community that surrounds it. In her class, you can expect to find strong and powerful vinyasa flows guided by encouraging instruction that promote body awareness and proper alignment for all types of students. She will safely guide you to challenge your physical yoga practice, no matter your level, in hopes that you explore your flexibility – but have fun in the process of breaking out of your comfort zone. She is grateful to be able to share the benefits that yoga brings and contribute to her yoga community.

Kaity is registered with the Yoga Alliance and received her RYT 200 with Yoga in the World under the guidance of Anayra Calderon, ERYT500.

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.

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.

Jason Morris

A Senior Yoga Teacher and Teacher Trainer, Jason has worked within the body-mind/fitness industry for more than 15 years and is a recognized Master Teacher in the field. 
Primarily influenced by: Sadie Nardini (Core Strength Vinyasa), Jason Crandell (Power + Precision + Mindfulness), and Yogiraj Alan Finger (ISHTA Yoga) - his teaching utlilises his extensive education and experience to help you safely build awareness and strength with the unfamiliar.  Jason also holds extensive training in the Bishnu Ghosh Lineage (Classical Hatha Yoga - more widely known as the Bikram Yoga Lineage), and years of study under the late Guru Namadeva Acharya (Sanskrit Mantra Sadhana).
In classes with Jason, you’ll learn how to break the habit of moving only from the outer body and loading layers of tension onto yourself. You will discover how to use the myofascial meridians and kinetic chains along the skeleton to make quick gains in authentic power, making all your poses more possible as you keep your body healthy for years of Yoga to come.
Known additionally as an athlete's Yogi, Jason works with professional athletes and Broadway performers to build them for competition/shows, maintain them during off-season, or rehabilitate injuries that arise from performance. 
Jason is recognized as an
Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher
(E-RYT500) by the Yoga Alliance® of America and a Senior Yoga Teacher
by the Yoga Alliance UK®

Justin Randolph

An actor, singer, yoga teacher, and Reiki Master Practitioner and teacher; Justin's artistic and nurturing spirit not only helps him on the stage and in front of the camera, but also on the mat.   After years of practicing yoga, Justin wanted to find a way to give back and share the healing experience of yoga with others. Justin received his 200 hour Vinyasa training in NYC at Three Sisters Yoga, and is currently under scholarship for the 500 hour Vinyasa training with Three Sisters Yoga with a focus on "radical self care." Justin also is a certified Yin Yoga Teacher. Justin's passion is making yoga accessible to everyone, regardless of age and physical ability.   In Justin's class you will experience an alignment based practice, with a freedom to explore and make each posture your own. Passionate about service Justin has served as volunteer to incarcerated youth at Rikers Prison, and serves as yoga teacher yearly at Camp Erin; a bereavement camp for children and adults who have experienced a close loss.

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.

Christina Noce

When Christina first stepped onto a yoga mat in 2007, it seemed a natural transition from the dance she studied and adored for the first 18 years of her life. The yoga studio quickly became her sanctuary, a place where she could shine and connect to her most authentic self. As her devotion to yoga grew deeper, Christina pursued her 200-hour certification through Surya Yoga Academy in Hoboken, NJ, under the instruction of Anayra Calderon and Victoria Arvizu.

Christina is a dynamic, thoughtful and disciplined instructor focused on conveying knowledge to her students in every class she leads. She teaches a Vinyasa flow class that combines discipline and compassion to encourage her students to work to their full potential. Her class is fast-paced, fun, and energetic.

Christina has spent the last 3 years working in private wealth services. Her background is portrayed in her style of teaching through her methodical approach, as well as her emphasis on finding balance, growth and relaxation through yoga.

Melissa Otero

Melissa is a vinyasa yoga instructor and an award winning singer/songwriter with a passion for helping others. Yoga became an important part of her life in the year 2009 after a long battle with depression. Upon discovering yoga and its healing benefits, Melissa dove deep into the practice and finally decided to bring her new found love to others by going through a 200hr Vinyasa Teacher Training in 2015. Melissa hopes to share her love for yoga and music in her classes and inspire others.
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 Aug 19 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Satya X
    at Jersey City
  • Class Full
    Sat Aug 19 9:15 am - 10:15 am with Kaity Schanks
    at Jersey City
  • Sat Aug 19 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Arielle Gamza
    at Jersey City
  • Sat Aug 19 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Magda Usarek-Witek
    at Jersey City
  • Sun Aug 20 9:15 am - 10:15 am with Jason Morris
    at Hoboken Midtown
  • Sun Aug 20 10:30 am - 11:45 am with Justin Randolph
    at Hoboken Downtown
  • Sun Aug 20 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Rashila Amin
    at Hoboken Downtown
  • Sun Aug 20 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm with Dima Paone
    at Hoboken Midtown
  • Class Full
    Sun Aug 20 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Justin Randolph
    at Jersey City
  • Mon Aug 21 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Justin Randolph
    at Hoboken Midtown
  • Mon Aug 21 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Maureen Delehanty
    at Jersey City
  • Mon Aug 21 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Katherine Szekely
    at Hoboken Midtown
  • Mon Aug 21 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Justin Randolph
    at Jersey City
  • Mon Aug 21 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Justin Randolph
    at Hoboken Downtown
  • Mon Aug 21 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm with Justin Randolph
    at Hoboken Downtown
  • Mon Aug 21 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Christina Noce
    at Jersey City
  • Mon Aug 21 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm with Kaity Schanks
    at Jersey City
  • Tue Aug 22 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Melissa Otero
    at Jersey City
  • Tue Aug 22 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Maureen Delehanty
    at Hoboken Midtown
  • Tue Aug 22 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Adam Schwartz
    at Hoboken Midtown