Jessica is an E-RYT 200, certified by the Yoga Alliance, knitting enthusiast and blogger. She teaches hatha, vinyasa,(heated & unheated), pre/post-natal yoga, and is also the director of a kids yoga program ages 1-18.
Inner peace, calmness of the mind and JOYOUS self love - these are three of the main intentions Jessica strives to achieve in her personal practice, as well as to help her students develop.
Jessica has been practicing yoga since 2000, where she began to uncover her inner spirit. Although Jessica has made many changes in the past few years, (including ditching her corporate life) yoga has remained the reliable safe harbor where she has been able to nurture and continually develop her spiritual journey, no matter what was going on in her life. Finding herself in a new transformational phase of life, and realizing the resounding fulfillment that yoga had been bringing to her all along, Jessica realized her calling to share this magnificent power of yoga with others.
Jane DoCampo, a former professional dancer and fitness instructor in NYC, has been practicing yoga for 13 years. She holds teaching certifications from Cyndi Lee of OM Yoga Center in NYC, where she is also a member of the teaching faculty, and Raji Thron of Yoga Synthesis, Ramsey, NJ.
Jane teaches a fun, flowing class which explores the dynamics within each pose to find the balance between effort and ease as well as safe alignment. Sharing insights from her personal practice and the wisdom of many wonderful teachers, her classes are designed to build inner and outer strength while creating a relaxed mind and body.
She is also certified to teach prenatal, restorative and pranayama classes.
Amanda McDonald is the lead teacher on Om Factory Aerial Yoga Teacher Training. She teaches on the FlorYoga Teacher Training Program, and is a mentor for Om Factory's Hatha Vinyasa Teacher Training as well as for other teachers.
Amanda teaches from experience, so what she teaches is what she practices herself. Her classes are moving meditations: a combination of movement and breath, meditation and play. She aims to teach the joy, ease, and strength I find through the yoga practice.
Amanda's Yoga education includes:
- Amanda Wentworth and Holly Coles at Om Factory (200 hr TT)
- Courtney Bauer at Studio Anya
- Stacey Brass and Bryn Chrisman at Yoga Maya (300 hr TT)
- Sri Swami Satyananda Ashram in Bhubaneshwar, India
- Amy Matthews at The Breathing Project (Embodied Anatomy and Kinesiology)
- A.G. and Indra Mohan at Svastha Yoga(Yoga Sutras Studies)
Steven Cheng completed his certification in Dharma Mittra Yoga in July 2005. His class style is free-form vinyasa with pieces of Dharma Mittra's signatures. Lessons are dynamic and energetic with lots of heat and strength building.
Yoga, in the classical sense, aims to encourage the yogi's body to open with time and practice. Although alignment is the foundation to any yoga practice, "perfection" is not the absolute goal of Steven's teaching. A healthy form and a light spirit is what he exudes and what he promotes. Therefore, he works toward proper form, while having lots of fun and achieving a greater sense of well-being along the way. You will occasionally hear him say that his role is to act as a guide, offering possibilities, but the journey is that of the practicing yogi's. The final destination is a personal one.
Julia K. Stephens was born and raised in Germany and has been performing gymnastics competitively throughout her teens before moving to the United States for College. Initially drawn to the physical aspects of yoga, she attended classes sporadically to improve flexibility and strength. Her relationship with yoga shifted when she developed a consistent practice at an authentic studio.
Julia teaches an athletic flow while accentuating strength, flexibility and balance within every pose.
She attends continuing education workshops and study groups, and is devoted to the on -going learning experience of being a teacher and practitioner. Julia completed her 200-hr Yoga Teacher training certification with Kay Kay Clivio and Yogi Charu at Pure Yoga in NYC followed by a 100 -hr mentorship focusing on Hot Power Vinyasa with Loren Bassett at Pure Yoga.
Anayra has been teaching since 2002 and is a ERYT-500. She started her teaching journey in 2002 and in 2013 Anayra and her business partner created Yoga in the World a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga School (200 hr RYS).
Anayra's classes are filled with the passion and intensity she feels for yoga. Expect core work, stability training and play. Her students always learn something new about alignment, philosophy and transcending their boundaries in her classes.
Anayra has completed 100 hours of teacher training with Shiva Rea in Elemental and Prana Vinyasa.
In addition to her varied yoga training, Anayra is certified to teach Pilates and studied Thai Yoga Massage with Saul David Raye in 2002.
Anayra also holds a double BA in Religious Studies and Literature from Seton Hall University and a MA in Literature from Seton Hall University.
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.
She believes that a yoga practice is firmly grounded over time and with enthusiasm and tries to encourage that in her students.
Cassandra's credentials include 200hr RYT from Yoga Works since June 2015 and Kids Training from Karma Kids Yoga February 2016.
Kate is also Pre-Natal certified from Yoga Works in Manhattan with Carrie Parker Gasteleau. She maintained a steady yoga practice through three pregnancies and whole heartedly believes that pre-natal yoga helped her connect with her 3 children before she met them, in addition to helping her prepare physically and mentally for labor and birth.
Kate is honored to have the opportunity to share her love of yoga with others and hopes students will find a place of peace within themselves during class that remains with them outside class. She is grateful to all teachers and students she's met along her yoga journey for helping her learn and grow.
Karen teaches Chakra based Vinyasa Flow and Yin Yoga, specializing in balancing the Yin/Yang energy of the practice.
She believes that yoga is all about finding the balance within ourselves that exists inherently but simply needs to be rediscovered by removing the obstacles that keep us from being our authentic perfection. Yoga classes with Karen invite a joyful opening in body, mind, and heart.
Karen received her 200-hour certification at Devotion Yoga and 300-hour training and certification at ISHTA Yoga in NYC with Alan Finger.
She also received her Advanced Level Restorative and Therapeutics Yoga Training and is a Karma Kid’s certified teacher of children and teens.
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.