Surya Hot Yin Flow


This class is taught by:

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.

Carissa Herencia

Carissa is a 300-hour certified yoga instructor. She completed her initial 200-hour teacher training with Yoga in the World (at Surya Yoga Academy) in January 2016, under the guidance of Anayra Calderon and Victoria Arvizu. In June 2017, she completed an additional 100 hours of 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 and stability that helped shape her own practice, with the added goal that lessons on the mat will transcend off the mat. Carissa teaches a well-sequenced flow to upbeat music, focusing on alignment as well as coordination of the body, breath, and mind. 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.

Anayra Calderon

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.

Maureen Taylor

From the first moment Maureen stepped onto her mat, which she affectionately calls her magic carpet, her life was transformed. Maureen received her RYT-200 hour certification from Yoga in the World in partnership with Surya Yoga Academy. She is also trained in Yin.
 
Hatha-trained with alignment-based focus, Maureen is a dedicated and
passionate individual who will bring the same passion to each and every one of
her classes. Maureen will incorporate the physical and spiritual aspects of this beautiful calming practice. She encourages her students to blossom by integrating the graceful flow of Vinyasa yoga with mindfulness to the connection between the body, mind and breath. Her classes will leave you feeling grounded and balanced while having a great workout.
 
Maureen creates an authentic space with stimulating asana for all levels of practitioners.

Mercedes Bermejo

Mercedes is a Yoga and Wellness expert with over 12 years of experience in a variety of specializations in the field. She has been teaching at different NYC studios and leading Yoga programs like the Lincoln Center Ballet, the Rusk NYU Langone Health and creating programs like Yoga at the Roof in partnership with Plan USA Nepal.
 
This is how Sadie Nardini, Core Vinyasa founder, describes her classes: “Mercedes teaches a uniquely creative vinyasa style that leaves you feeling boundless and free spirited. It was marvelous to be able to surrender into a teaching that spoke to me and awoke my whole being.”
 
Mercedes has also taught yoga to cancer patients at Jersey City's RWJ Barnabas Medical Center.
 
Born in Madrid, where she was a professional singer, Mercedes also holds a M.A. degree in anthropology and voice. She leads Gamaya a devotional music band, loves to travel and is a passionate cyclist and advocate of a sustainable way of life.
An energizing yet grounding fusion of Yin yoga and Vinyasa flow in a warm room. A perfect balance of Yin and Yang to create an integrated balanced practice for all levels. First, a dynamic vinyasa flow practice focusing on strength, balance and core while emphasizing breath aligned with movement. Followed by a Yin series of still postures designed to go deep into the connective tissues in the joints that hold the most tension. The heat and internal awareness generated in the Yang portion build on the deep tissue and energetic releases cultivated during the Yin series.

OPEN TO ALL LEVELS


Upcoming classes:

  • Thu Dec 13 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm with Magda Usarek-Witek
    at Jersey City
  • Thu Dec 13 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm with Carissa Herencia
    at Hoboken Midtown
  • Sat Dec 15 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm with Anayra Calderon
    at Hoboken Midtown
  • Sun Dec 16 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Maureen Taylor
    at Jersey City
  • Sun Dec 16 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Anayra Calderon
    at Hoboken Downtown
  • Thu Dec 20 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm with Mercedes Bermejo
    at Jersey City
  • Thu Dec 20 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm with Carissa Herencia
    at Hoboken Midtown
  • Sat Dec 22 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm with Anayra Calderon
    at Hoboken Midtown
  • Sun Dec 23 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Maureen Taylor
    at Jersey City
  • Sun Dec 23 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Anayra Calderon
    at Hoboken Downtown
  • Thu Dec 27 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm with Magda Usarek-Witek
    at Jersey City
  • Thu Dec 27 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm with Carissa Herencia
    at Hoboken Midtown
  • Sat Dec 29 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm with Anayra Calderon
    at Hoboken Midtown
  • Sun Dec 30 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Maureen Taylor
    at Jersey City
  • Sun Dec 30 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Anayra Calderon
    at Hoboken Downtown
  • Thu Jan 03 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm with Magda Usarek-Witek
    at Jersey City
  • Thu Jan 03 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm with Carissa Herencia
    at Hoboken Midtown
  • Sat Jan 05 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm with Anayra Calderon
    at Hoboken Midtown
  • Sun Jan 06 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Maureen Taylor
    at Jersey City
  • Sun Jan 06 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Anayra Calderon
    at Hoboken Downtown