Lindsay began dabbling in yoga ten years ago but fell head over heels for the practice when she took her first class with a Jivamukti teacher shortly after moving to New York in 2006. She completed her first teacher training at Pure Yoga in 2009 and graduated from Jivamukti's 300 hour training in 2010. She is currently studying to become an 800 hour certified Jivamukti teacher under the guidance of her beloved mentor Narayani (Nicole Nichols). Lindsay's classes incorporate creative vinyasa sequencing with meditation, devotion, clear intention, yogic philosophy and uplifting music. It is Lindsay's goal to encourage students to cultivate joy, grace, mindfulness and spaciousness and to empower them to extend the teachings of yoga to all areas of their lives. Lindsay is endlessly grateful for and humbled by of all of her teachers and would like to thank each and every one, especially Sharon Gannon, David Life and Narayani for their immeasurable wisdom and compassion.
CLASSES WITH LINDSAY: Wednesday 12:00-1:00pm All Levels Express, Thursday 8:15-9:30pm Slow Flow, Sunday 5:00-6:30pm All Levels
|Donnalynn Civello |
Donnalynn is a certified Yoga Alliance teacher in New York City having completed the Yoga Synthesis Vinyasa Teacher Training with Raji Thron in 2005. Her training focused on several yogic disciplines including Ashtanga, Iyengar, Viniyoga, Classical Hatha and Anusara. She combines her studies in meditation, pranayama and spiritual philosophy with her study of asana to create a challenging and comprehensive asana practice with inspiring words of wisdom for living in today’s world. Donnalynn applies a nurturing hands-on approach to alignment and aromatherapy massage which further nurture and relax the soul.
Donnalynn has been a practitioner at the Jivamukti Yoga School, New York City since 1995 - her vinyasa style is in part influenced and inspired by the Jivamukti flow technique. Donnalynn is also Executive Director of Ethereal Wellness (www.ethereal-wellness.com) and a Holistic Health Coach, HHC, AADP, who works with clients to help them restore balance into their lives by helping them to make healthier nutrition and lifestyle choices.
CLASSES WITH DONNAYLYNN: Monday 6:30-8:00pm Intermediate, Friday 4:30-6pm Power, Saturday 10-11:30am Intermediate
|Kat Colla |
Kat is always looking at the world as though it is a great classroom and she is a wide-eyed, eager student. She tends to see yoga in everything. She began a regular practice about 4 years ago and has developed the deepest respect for how it seems to promote not so much a change in self, but allows a gradual return back to who we are meant to be. She is grateful for her 200 hour training with Yoga to the People in the East Village and equally thrilled to have completed another 200 hours with the Conquering Lion training under Kelly Morris this past November. Kat’s classes reflect her current state of self-exploration and is eager to help others move to beat of their own inner vibration. With a humble and playful heart.
CLASSES WITH KAT: Tuesday 8:15-9:30pm Power, Friday 9:30-11am All Levels
Certified at the Nosara Institute in Costa Rica, their philosophy embodies the uniqueness of self : bringing your own experiences and curiosities into the inquiry of yoga. She pursued her Prenatal Teacher Training with the Prenatal Yoga Center in Manhattan.
As a doula, yoga teacher, and a massage therapist, Tymaree brings a holistic understanding to the studio. Tymaree dedicates her life to the study of the human body and spiritual health. Growing up in Northern California as an athlete, dancer, nature enthusiast and world traveler; always searching for the physical limits of bodies and the endless nature of souls. Throughout these diverse pursuits, she has made Brooklyn her home for the last 8 years.
Tymaree is currently pursuing her Labor Doula Certification with DONA and began attending births in 2010. Involved with the labor community and working personally with women in all stages of pregnancy, Tymaree loves to share her experience with prenatal yoga classes.
CLASSES WITH TYMAREE: Tuesdays & Thursdays 11:30-12:45pm Prenatal
Andrea is from beautiful Vancouver Island, Canada, and grew up surrounded by nature and a love of the outdoors. A healthy, active lifestyle is what she has known all her life, and she believes that a clean diet and a moving body are the keys to a balanced life. She was first exposed to Yoga while living in Beijing, China and although she could not understand a lot of what her teachers were saying, a love was born. After moving to New York to be with her husband and raise a family, Andrea found Yoga People and never looked back. Her inspirational and nurturing teachers ignited a deeper passion for Yoga, and she decided to take her Yoga practice to the next level by enrolling in the YP Teacher Training Program - It was one of the best decisions she has ever made.
Andrea brings her playful energy and enthusiasm to her classes through the music she plays, her innovative sequencing, and a Vinyasa flow that gets you moving! She strives to make every student feel strong and empowered, and to find light and love in their daily practice.
CLASSES WITH ANDREA: Wednesday 6:30-8:00pm All Levels, Thursday 1:00-2:00pm All Levels Express
She is an 800 hour Jivamukti certified instructor. She completed the 300 hour training in 2007 and apprenticed with the wonderful advanced certified Jivamukti teacher Julie Kirkpatrick to complete her 800 hours in 2009. She teaches a vigorous alignment-based asana class with attention to all the elements of Jivamukti practice. With her background in classical ballet, she finds movement a path to the divine in everyone. She has been teaching classes nearly all her adult life, culminating in her current teaching in yoga shalas. Helping people to connect to their physical and spiritual bodies is her goal and what brings her happiness. Martha is grateful for the inspiration and guidance she has received from a select group of amazing teachers, including the ballet teachers who trained her as a young dancer, and more recently David Life and Sharon Gannon, the founders of Jivamukti yoga.
CLASSES WITH MARTHA: Tuesday 9:30-11:00am Intermediate, Thursday 9:30-11:00am All Levels
Rachel Feinberg began studying yoga in 1999, after receiving a BFA in Dance from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, WA. In 2004, she became certified to teach vinyasa through Yoga People in Brooklyn Heights, and has been teaching full-time ever since. In 2007, Rachel began seriously studying Iyengar Yoga at the Iyengar Institute of Greater New York, in Manhattan. In 2011, she graduated from the Institute’s two-year, intensive teacher training program. She continues to study at the Institute and is working toward certification.
Rachel has taught in private studios, corporations and hospital settings, in addition to maintaining a private practice. She’s led workshops on the effects of stress, and stress reduction through yoga, for Group Health, Inc. and the Legal Aid Society.
Rachel’s love of yoga and passion for teaching is evident. She gives clear, dynamic instructions and demonstrations. Her teaching is positive, challenging, and kind. She emphasizes self-awareness, and seeks to empower her students. Rachel believes that people of all ages, levels of fitness, and body types can practice and deeply benefit from yoga.
CLASSES WITH RACHEL: Tuesday 6:30-8pm, Saturday 12:00-1:30pm Iyengar, Sunday 12:00-1:30pm Iyengar
Peter's approach uses the tools of yoga to expand our awareness of the perfection we all share at our core. With attention to breath, alignment and the elemental essences described in tantra yoga, Peter guides students to a grace and efficiency in their practice that carries over into every aspect of life.
Peter Ferko began practicing yoga more than twenty years ago at Alan Finger's Yoga Works in Los Angeles. He studied there with Rod Stryker and Patricia Townsend. He studied meditation with Paramahansa Yogananda's Self Realization Fellowship where he learned Kriya Yoga techniques. Peter sampled Iyengar and Ashtanga styles before landing back with Alan Finger's ISHTA Yoga (Integrated Science of Hatha, Tantra, and Ayurveda) upon moving to New York in 1999. After decades of practice, he obtained the Yoga Alliance ERYT-1000-hour teaching certification and now teaches both students and teacher trainees.
CLASSES WITH PETER: Monday 8:15-9:30pm Slow Flow
Katie Greene is a fun and creative teacher who hails from the ISHTA lineage. She was lucky enough to discover yoga at an intensive theater program, where it was used as a warm up for actors and has since become an increasingly meaningful and transformational practice in her life. Katie strongly believes in teaching to the individual—tailoring each class to the needs and challenges of each unique student in the room. She embraces all the tools of yoga in her teaching—asana, pranayama, meditation, philosophy—and encourages her students to carry the grace and teachings of the practice into their lives. She first studied yoga with Marya Ursin, who guided her to ISHTA yoga where she trained to be a teacher with Yogiraj Alan Finger, Peter Ferko, Mona Anand, Jean Koerner, Kelly Eudailey, and Jessica Dixon-Majka.
CLASSES WITH KATIE: Saturday 2:00-3:15 Bliss Out Restorative
Julia K. Haramis, E-RYT 500, is an NYC native and has been an avid student of Yoga since 1997. Her practice has transformed her body, mind, health and view on life.
Wanting to deepen her Yoga practice, Julia completed her 200 Hour RYA Teacher Training in the spring of 2007 at Yoga People in Brooklyn Heights. Immediately after that she started teaching and fell in love with it. Since then she has also completed all 108 hours of Anusara Immersions 1, 2 and 3 through Yoga People. Julia has also studied with Seane Corn and completed her Yoga, Purpose and Action Intensive with Off the Mat, Into the World. In March of 2010 Julia completed her 500 Hour RYT at ISHTA (Integrated Science of Hatha Tantra and Ayurveda) Yoga with Alan Finger, Mona Anand and Sarah Finger. Julia is also certified in Restorative Yoga through two programs - Relax and Renew Restorative Training with Judith Hanson Lasater and ISHTA Restorative and Yoga Nidra Training with Mona Anand and Gina Menza. Julia's classes are a blend of all of the teachings she has enjoyed and benefited from over the years.
Julia is also a Certified Holistic Health Counselor. She is certified through Purchase College of SUNY, the AADP and the Institute of Integrative Nutrition (IIN). She completed her training in Health Counseling at IIN in 2009.
CLASSES WITH JULIA: Monday & Friday 12:00-1:00pm Basic Express, Sunday 2:00-3:15 Bliss out Restorative
Kristin discovered her yoga practice over 10 years ago. She studies Kundalini, Hatha, and Vinyasa under the tutelage of two Kundalini master teachers at New York University, which informs her own teaching style. An asthmatic all her life, Kristin was first attracted to yoga for its healing pranayama and beneficial asana. Now she looks to yoga as means to attain balance in her life by developing a strong and steady breath, and enjoys passing this knowledge onto her students. She completed her RYA teacher training at Yoga People.
CLASSES WITH KRISTIN: Wednesday 8:15-9:30PM Basic, Saturday 2:00-3:15PM Power
Wendy is a senior teacher at ISHTA Yoga and a lead trainer in the ISHTA teacher training program. She has been studying with Yogiraj Alan Finger since 2002, and was recently initiated by Alan into the ISHTA Yoga lineage as Yogiraj, or yoga master. She has a private practice in energy work/yoga mentoring, and conducts workshops and lectures on a broad range of yoga topics. Her group yoga classes combine subtle body awareness, physical alignment, and breath-based movement to help inspire students to move with grace and gain perspective in their lives. Wendy and her husband, fellow yoga teacher Peter Ferko, live and teach in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn.
CLASSES WITH WENDY: Tuesday 1:00-2:00pm Basic Express
Kathryn Robinson grew up on the California coast where she has practiced yoga for the past seven years. Her teaching style is influenced by a variety of lineages and teachers from Ashtanga, Hatha to Anusara and Restorative. She is proud to have received her formal 200 hour training at Yoga People. In her classes, Kathryn creates an environment that is welcoming, educational, inspiring and fun. Her classes empower her students to move beyond the asana practice to transform their lives through mindfulness and dedication. Kathryn dedicates her classes to her teachers, all of the teachers before her and the teachers in each and every one of her students.
CLASSES WITH KATHRYN: Tuesday 7:00-8:15am All Levels, Thursday 7:00-8:15am All Levels, Friday 6:30-8:00pm All Levels
|Katelin Sisson |
As a natural athlete growing up in Rhode Island, physical activity was integral to my daily routine whether it was running with my family or my high school cross-country team. Until finding my way to Jivamukti, I lived and believed in a strict exercise regime that consisted of lifting weights and running. What guided me to Yoga was an overwhelming curiosity towards what role the Mind played in that aspect of my existence. Jivamukti deepened my understanding of the Mind-Body relationship and instilled an understanding of yoga not as an intermittent practice but a lifestyle that encourages happiness and freedom for all beings.
I completed the Jivamukti 350+ hour teacher training in May 2008, taught by my Holy Teachers and founders of Jivamukti Yoga Sharon Gannon and David Life. Currently I am enrolled in the apprenticeship program at the Jivamukti Center in NYC, working towards my 800 hour certification, under the guidance of my beloved mentor and advanced certified teacher Rima Rabbath.
CLASSES WITH KATELIN: Monday 9:30-11am All Levels, Wednesday 9:30-11:00am Intermediate, Sunday 10:00-11:30 Intermediate