UNHEATED - Open Vinyasa Flow


This class is taught by:

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.

Krystelle Carroll


As a New York City-based yoga instructor and student of holistic health at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Krystelle has a strong desire to help people of all different ages, backgrounds and abilities, to live a realistically balanced and healthy lifestyle one positive change at a time. In 2016, after nearly a decade in government and nonprofit finance, Krystelle left the office world to complete her 200-hour RYT at Sacred Sounds Yoga in NYC and has been teaching ever since.
 
That same year,she also started Wanderlove Yoga & Wellness as a way to bring a holistic approach to health and happiness to her clients. Preparing to begin her 500-hour training program in 2018, she is determined to be a continual student of all things yoga, health and wellness in order to find the most effective methods to support her students physically, emotionally and spiritually.

Briana Bednarski


Brie is a 500hr RYT with styles rooted in Vinyasa and the Iyengar lineage of yoga. She began practicing yoga in 2011 as a means of exercise but fell in love with the practice after realizing the physical benefits were just the beginning. Brie's teachings are derived from the transformative power the practice has had on her own soul and the deep desire to share it with others. Her creativity comes through her sequencing and thoughtfully crafted playlists. She hopes to provide students with a warm space for self inquiry and with the tools to heal from the inside out.

Megan Venzin

After moving to NYC to study improv comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade in 2009, Megan quickly realized that her fast-paced lifestyle needed more balance. The few free moments she found between work and late night sets were devoted to an ever growing vinyasa practice.
 
Megan's reliance on yoga for steadiness of mind eventually brought her to PURE Yoga's teacher training certification program, where she studied under the instruction of Kay Kay Clivio and Yogi Charu. Today, Megan's focus has shifted to writing and fitness. When she's not instructing high-energy classes, you can find Megan covering festivals and other events for the Brooklyn-based blog, FREEwilliamsburg and Metrosource Magazine. She will incorporate your special requests into playlists, just ask.

Sarah Sumner

Sarah Sumner believes that yoga is a one of the greatest teachers of compassion, and crafts intelligent sequences to expand the body, heart, and mind to find greater empathy on and off the mat. By focusing on the reasons why we do the asana poses, her students surprise themselves with their willingness to dive deeper in them. She received her 200hr from Laughing Lotus, which helped her understand the importance of fluidity, joy, and intention in every practice.

After receiving her BFA from NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Sarah incorporates her four years of breath, voice and body training into the asana practice, offering her students creative ways to tune in. She is extra sensitive to combine specific alignment cues to protect the body because she first came to yoga because of her severe case of Scoliosis.

Through strong postures and a fierce devotion to the breath, she hopes every student leaves the room stronger and more empowered.

Lauren Hemley

Lauren is committed to a lifelong practice of health and consciousness. She is a Yoga instructor, holistic health coach, and women’s circle leader as part of The Wild Woman Project. Lauren also holds a Masters degree in Public Health Nutrition. Lauren offers classes in vinyasa yoga, restorative, prenatal, and children’s yoga. Lauren has studied in the Bhakti yoga tradition as well as alignment yoga with Alison West.

Lauren’s two tenets of practice are Balance and Inter-connectedness. She seeks to create a safe space where her students feel safe and open to explore movements of the body and intricacies of the mind.

Her teaching style is a combination of free flowing exploration and tuning into details of the unique alignment of each body. However, for Lauren, Yoga is ultimately a pathway to uncover layers around the Heart.

Magda Usarek-Witek

Magda was introduced to yoga at a young age by her family 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. Her classes include mindful alignment with a playful sequence of poses. She strives to make each class unique and help every body experience yoga to their fullest potential: the mind, body, and spirit connection.

Magda is 500 RYT trained in vinyasa yoga through Bhakti Barn 200 RYT in 2013 and 300 RYT from Hudson Yoga Project in July 2018. In addition to the 200 RYT, Magda has special training with Yin Yoga, Hands on Assists, Back Care and Therapeutics in the classroom.

Start or develop a safe and beneficial yoga practice. This traditional Vinyasa class explores basic to intermediate level yoga postures, alignment, and breathing techniques. No experience or flexibility requirement.
 
OPEN TO ALL LEVELS. TAUGHT IS AN UNHEATED ROOM.

Upcoming classes:

  • Thu Aug 16 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Melissa Otero
    at Jersey City
  • Fri Aug 17 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Krystelle Carroll
    at Jersey City
  • Fri Aug 17 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm with Krystelle Carroll
    at Jersey City
  • Sat Aug 18 8:15 am - 9:15 am with Briana Bednarski
    at Jersey City
  • Sat Aug 18 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Surya Staff
    at Jersey City
  • Sun Aug 19 9:15 am - 10:30 am with Megan Venzin
    at Jersey City
  • Sun Aug 19 10:45 am - 11:45 am with Sarah Sumner
    at Jersey City
  • Mon Aug 20 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Sarah Sumner
    at Jersey City
  • Mon Aug 20 7:45 pm - 8:45 pm with Melie Purdon
    at Jersey City
  • Tue Aug 21 7:45 pm - 8:45 pm with Lauren Hemley
    at Jersey City
  • Thu Aug 23 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Melissa Otero
    at Jersey City
  • Fri Aug 24 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Krystelle Carroll
    at Jersey City
  • Fri Aug 24 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm with Krystelle Carroll
    at Jersey City
  • Sat Aug 25 8:15 am - 9:15 am with Briana Bednarski
    at Jersey City
  • Sat Aug 25 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Ryan Loren
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  • Sun Aug 26 9:15 am - 10:30 am with Magda Usarek-Witek
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  • Sun Aug 26 10:45 am - 11:45 am with Magda Usarek-Witek
    at Jersey City
  • Mon Aug 27 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Megan Venzin
    at Jersey City
  • Mon Aug 27 7:45 pm - 8:45 pm with Melie Purdon
    at Jersey City
  • Tue Aug 28 7:45 pm - 8:45 pm with Lauren Hemley
    at Jersey City