Leah Hartofelis - Owner of Breathe N Flow Yoga
E-RYT 200, RYT 500, RPYT, RCYT- completed 200 hour Vinyasa Yoga Certification through Sonic Yoga - NYC, and completed her 500 hour training at Om Yoga Center - NYC with Cyndi Lee, with additional certifications in Prenatal Yoga through Barnes Method Yoga for Two as well as Ma Yoga, Restorative Yoga certified through Judith Lasater, Relax & Renew, Yin Yoga certified through Wake Up Yoga. Leah is the Director of Breathe N Flow Yoga's Prenatal Yoga Program and Teacher Training.
While working full-time, being a mother of 2 boys and a wife I needed a way to find mental clarity. I found it hard to focus on the many day-to-day tasks. My energy level was low and I failed to dedicate any time to myself. For me, Yoga was and still is the answer to all the above.
I teach Yoga because of my personal experience and feel it necessary to share the benefits with others. Through yoga I have found the ability to focus and really be in the moment. I have the tools necessary to keep the lasting peace on and off the mat. My intention is that through Yoga, I can bring Peace, Joy, and Balance into the lives of my students.
Mindy Frenkel graduated from the Yoga Zone Teacher Training with Alan Finger in 2002 and completed her 500 hours in 2005. She has been a devoted practitioner and teacher since 2000. She is a Reiki Master and has been trained in Polarity Therapy and Thai Massage. In a life long search for meaning and depth, Mindy has found herself at the feet of many spiritual Masters. For Mindy, Yoga has been a transformational and healing practice and this is what motivated her to share this path with others. She continues to deepen her experience through the study of various styles of yoga including Anusara, Ashtanga and Jivamukti as well as studying inspirational and spirtual texts. She is currently studying Sanskrit, chanting and meditation with her Guru, Manorama.
Her teaching of yoga is steeped with an intensive background of yogic studies. Mindy brings a down-to-earth approach to her inspirational yoga classes. There is a high level of integrity and maturity to her graceful teaching style. You will find her classes challenging, informative, worshipful and fun! The path of Yoga is a journey and not a destination. It is my goal to help others access the teacher within. Om bolo sat guru.
Kristen Trieger has been practicing yoga for over ten years and received her first teacher training certification in 2003. In 2005, she completed her 200-hour certification through Vajra Yoga in SoHo, NYC.
Kristen's teaching style is intuitive, heartfelt, and alignment-based with a focus on the needs of the class or individual client. Her sometimes challenging classes are infused with a sense of lightness and humor with a deep respect for sacred yoga teachings as well as practitioner's limitations.
Joanna Asher has been teaching yoga since 2010 and has completed over 500 hours of training with her beloved teacher, Patricia Morris. She is honored to have also had the privilege of learning from some of the most inspiring and experienced teachers of yoga, including Richard Freeman, David Swenson, David Williams, and many others. Joanna’s classes are heavily influenced by the Ashtanga Yoga lineage and her teaching is steeped in a thorough understanding of anatomy and alignment. She is forever grateful for the strength, balance, peace of mind, and pure joy that yoga has introduced into her life and is dedicated to supporting her students as they embark on their own yogic journeys. Joanna hopes to inspire happiness, promote confidence, and help her students realize the infinite possibilities available to them.
“…none but ourselves can free our minds.” – Bob Marley
Lisa Braun is a 200 hour certified Yoga teacher who began to practice as a way to maintain flexibility and strength. During my journey I discovered not just the physical but spiritual practice of Yoga. I received my 200 YTT certification in 2009 from the Yoga Polarity Center in Malverne and am currently enrolled in the 500 YTT. My desire is to bring not only the physical and spiritual aspects of Yoga to my students. I want to teach them to relieve stress and anxiety in their lives. My style is Hatha linked with a Vinyasa flow. A practice that shapes the body with its power and strength but also allows for moments of rest and reflection.
I believe that Yoga is the key to the balance of the connection between body and mind. I hope that my students can achieve physical and spiritual balance in my class and they sustain that awareness in their everyday lives.
"We don't see things as they are. We see them as we are." Anais Nin
Liz is a registered yoga teacher (RYT) through the yoga alliance. She graduated with her certification in 2008 from the Sivananda Ashram in the Catskills. She teaches intermediate and beginner Hatha Yoga classes that focus on developing strength, alignment, and proper breathing. Her class will leave you feeling strong, limber, refreshed, and inspired to take the practice off the matt and into daily life. Liz believes that the body is the temple to the soul. By using the breath as a tool to practice the pranic exchange we can heal the body and expand individual consciousness. Liz also teaches story time yoga classes for kids that build the foundation of a yoga practice while sparking the imagination. This class increases focus by incorporating breath with movement & reflection, it is also tons of FUN!!
Shana Rae Gibau
Shana Rae is 200 hour level RYT who began to practice as a way to stay fit and relaxed. Shana Rae has background in gymnastics and also enjoys acting and the performing arts. After graduating college in 2010 Shana Rae began focusing on her personal practice which lead her to begin her journey into teacher training. After graduating from the Always- At- Aum Yoga School, Shana Rae found a new connection to her practice and the positive philosophy of Hatha Yoga, learning something new every day inspired her to start her career teaching. Shana Rae’s classes often focus on staying present on the mat, building self-awareness and strength by connecting to your breath. Shana Rae is currently teaching open level vinyasa classes. Her goal is to spread the word of yoga and encourage her students to be enthusiastic, present and mindful. Namaste
Evangeline Houlihan is a registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance and certified at the 500 hour level. Evangeline completed her 200 hour teacher training at the Yoga Polarity Center on Long Island NY, 300 hour teacher training with Yogiraj Alan Finger at Ishta Yoga NYC, Restorative Yoga with Jillian Pransky, Director of Restorative Teacher Training for Yoga Works NYC, and Yoga Nidra 'Integrative Restoration' (iRest) with Richard Miller at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health.
Evangeline currently teaches vinyasa and restorative/yoga nidra at several studios, wellness centers and gyms on Long Island. Forever a student of yoga, she continues to train in workshops and practice the many different styles of yoga.
Sharon has been involved with health, nutrition and exercise for over 20 years. She is a registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance and is certified at the 200-hr level. She received her certification thru Long Island Yoga School (RYS) in Great Neck, under the guidance of Laurie Ahlemann.
Her desire for continued self growth paired with the need to find inner peace, lead her down the path to practice yoga. Becoming passionate in helping others experience the inner peace she has found on and off the mat, led her to becoming a Certified Yoga Instructor. Her style of teaching is Vinyasa flow. Sharons focus is on mind and body awareness thru proper alignment and the connection of breath with movement. Her classes also combine strength and cardio conditioning with spiritual enlightenment. You will leave class with a feeling of complete relaxation and invigoration at the same time. It is only as we develop others that we permanently succeed. Namaste
After practicing yoga on and off for ten years in various gym's and in school, Jamie was introduced to the serenity that yoga studios provide. It was there that her passion for yoga was ignited. Jamie found it difficult to find exercising enjoyable until she started practicing yoga, loving the way she felt physically and mentally after each and every yoga class. Following in the footsteps of her very inspirational teachers, Jamie enrolled in and graduated from the 200-hour Vinyasa yoga program at Sonic Yoga in NYC. Jamie has been instrumental in getting many of her friends and family involved in practicing yoga on a regular basis, believing in the many benefits that yoga provides. Jamie intends to spread her love of yoga even further through her teaching, with classes focused on tuning inward, staying connected with the breath and moving prana/energy throughout the body. She is looking forward to expanding her yoga knowledge by teaching Restorative Yoga in addition to Vinyasa style of yoga.
Kim first starting practicing yoga in 2008 while living in Hawaii. She immediately fell in love with yoga, and the way it made her feel mentally and physically. Currently, Kim practices Vinyasa, Barkan, and Bikram yoga. She has completed her 200 hour Barkan Method level 1 and 80 hour Barkan Vinyasa Level 2/3. She has also attended various workshops, including ones with well-known yogis Baron Baptiste and Seane Corn. Kim believes that a regular practice of yoga is a life-changing one, which will transform your life in the most positive ways. Kim's class will help you strengthen and detoxify the entire body, reduce stress, and promote an overall well-being in both body and mind.
Jennie Rindler MSW, RYT, is a yoga teacher, Thai yoga practitioner, and a long-time yoga student. She is passionate about helping people improve their lives by deepening their body/mind connection, and found teaching yoga to be a natural progression from her previous career in social work. She holds a 200-hour teaching certificate in Vinyasa yoga from Om Sweet Om in Port Washington, NY, as well as additional certificates in Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga and restorative yoga, taught by Sudha Lundeen of Kripalu. Jennie has also completed intermediate level training in Thai Yoga Healing Arts, with Jonas Westring.
Whether in a yoga class or a private Thai yoga session, Jennie focuses on creating a safe and comfortable environment. Her students and clients leave feeling relaxed, strengthened, connected to self, and empowered to take their yoga off the mat and into their lives.
Off of her own mat, Jennie can be found writing, hiking with her beau, making a delicious mess in the kitchen, and mediating peace talks between her cats, Fluffy and Mush.
Over the course of 10 years, an interest in maintaining physical health through asana evolved into an exciting and deeply fulfilling journey as both a student and teacher of yoga for Kelly Scherer. Kelly graduated from the Always-at-Aum Yoga School in West Babylon, NY as a certified 200-hour instructor in June of 2010. She teaches Vinyasa, Hot Yoga, Yoga for Trauma and Prenatal Yoga, and is also a Level II Reiki practitioner. Kelly is currently working towards completing her 300 hour advanced certification in yoga, and loves sharing her passion, and what she has learned from her many teachers, with students. Given the Sanskrit name, Abhati, Kelly holds space in her classes for student's to explore their own magnificence and light through yoga.
Kimberly is a 500-hour certified yoga instructor with a practice of more then 15 years. She spent many years traveling and enjoyed taking different styles of classes where ever she was. In 2008 she moved from a small ski town in western Canada to New York where she began her yoga studies with YogaWorks in New York City. She completed her 500-hour training in 2010.
Kimberly has a two year old daughter and twin baby girls. During both pregnancies she developed a great passion for prenatal yoga and found comfort and happiness in every class. She believes the mental and physical benefits of yoga are endless and the power of the breath is amazing. You will find her classes fun and flowing while connecting with your breath and focusing on proper alignment. In her own practice she loves Iyengar and Ashtanga and you will find this in her classes.