Our Yoga Teachers
Andie’s yoga journey began when she was 18 years old. Since then, she has been practicing asanas, pranayamas and meditation in different countries until today. After she completed her 200 hour Teaching Training Program at Yogasphere and is registered with Yoga Alliance, she puts her passion toward Gentle and Restorative Yoga. Her approach to the practice is delicate, respectful and, sensitive as a Reiki practitioner which translates in special attention to each student.” As a car accident survivor, I do believe in the healing power of yoga, balancing body, mind and, uplifting people”
Elizabeth has been teaching yoga full time for over 11 years. She fell in love with the yoga practice while taking an asana class with her teacher, Parvathi Nanda Nath over 18 yrs. ago, and is grateful to have been able continue be an ongoing student. Elizabeth completed the 200 hr. Teacher Training in the Saraswati River Yoga tradition with Parvathi and David Pittinger in 2006 and has continued to be part of many yoga and meditation trainings with an accumulation of well over 500 hrs. of training. She currently leads group and private classes as well as workshops and retreats. Her special interest is gentle and restorative yoga, mantra, meditation. Yoga is one way of living more fully in the world while coming from a place of ease. It has been a joy to receive these ancient teachings and an honor to share with others. Loka Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu May all beings be happy and free.
After more than 10 years as a personal trainer, Pilates and fitness instructor, Cindy was diagnosed with cancer in 2003 and was forced to take a giant exhale. It was then that she took her first yoga class and immediately fell in love with the mind, body and spiritual component of the yoga practice. She became certified as a yoga teacher through AFFA in 2006 and wanted to continue on this journey, knowing she had found her path. She then completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training at Yoga Vibhuti in 2012. Also graduating advanced 300-hour yoga teacher training in 2016 from Yogasphere. Cindy is a Reiki Master Teacher and a wellness advocate for Do Terra Essential Oils. “I teach out of a deep love and respect for a practice that has wildly and wonderfully enhanced my life. The yoga life is a constant reminder of self-love, acceptance, empowerment and the joy of community. The Divine Light that resides within me honors and respects the Divine Light within you. Keep on shining!”
Patti has been practicing yoga for most of her life. She was first introduced to yoga as a teenager growing up on the Jersey shore and has been hooked ever since. She became certified to teach yoga in 2017 so that she could share her passion for yoga with others. In addition to receiving her 200-hour teacher certification from Yogasphere, Patti has taken additional training in restorative and chair yoga, and is also a Reiki Master. Patti feels strongly that yoga is for everyone. Her goal is to help clients of all ages and abilities de-stress and feel balanced in body, mind and spirit through asana, pranayama and meditation.
Jen received her 200 Hr Yoga Alliance Certification in 2017 from Yogasphere. She also received a 24 Hr YogaKids certification in 2017. She has been practicing yoga as a student for 15 years, and brings this long love affair with yoga into her teaching style. Her children have also been a great influence on her style of teaching children. Her athletic teenage daughter has stress the importance of balancing stretch and breath with a vigorous sport schedule. Her autistic son has taught her unlimited patience and the benefits of a grounding practice for an energetic youth as well as the importance of the breath in the ability to gain focus in challenging situations.
Sandy is a long time practitioner of Yoga. She is honored and grateful to have studied in a variety of traditions with many Master level teachers. She has completed three yoga teacher trainings: 500-hour training with Parvati Nandanath Saraswati, (Kirin Mishra), 200-hour Alignment Focused training with Naime and Sue Jezzeny and 100-hour training with Yoga Ed. (A program designed to bring yoga into schools). In addition to teaching Yoga, Sandy has a Bachelors degree in Fine Art, a Masters degree in Counseling, and is currently working as an independent Therapist and Coach, combining all of her education and skills to create a unique, safe and healing, mind / body experience.