Yoga to Andie means breathe. The practice of yoga is seamlessly intertwined in how we live our lives every day. After completing her YTT 200 hours at Satsang Yoga Studio in Westfield, NJ in 2012 she’s continued her education at Yoga Shanti with Colleen Saidman Yee and Rodney Yee’s 100 hour advanced TT and a mentorship with Heather Lilleston in NYC at Yoga Vida. In Andie's classes you will find that she brings a lifetime of movement, power, and flexibility to each series and an invitation to bring your breath and questions. Her goal is to show you that through the physical practice of yoga, you will feel empowered and learn more about yourself both physically and emotionally. When she’s not on her mat you can find her with her feet in the sand. An avid surfer and ocean lover she’s constantly chasing the tide. For her there is never enough time in the sunshine, but there is always time for a smile and a laugh.
Briana originally hails from Charleston, S.C. but discovered Pilates while living in Washington D.C. Briana completed Fuse Pilates training with Mariska Breland in 2008. Since relocating to New York she has continued her Pilates education with Pilates Alliance Method, Polestar Pilates, and Bodyfix Method. Briana's classes are energetic and encourage you to foster a sense of physical and mental strength that will serve you both in and out of class. When Briana is not thinking about Pilates, she is also a yoga teacher, and teaches Cultural Food Studies at NYU.
Emma is a 200-hour certified E-RYT. Emma completed her training in the spring of 2013 through Pure Yoga in Manhattan, under the instruction of KayKay Clivio and Yogi Charu. Emma's classes emphasize the union of the body and mind; she combines intelligently sequenced, fluid vinyasa with careful attention to the breath and yogic philosophy. Emma infuses her teaching style with her love of music, often incorporating mantra into the experience. She hopes to create an environment that feels safe, uplifting and inspires curiosity. To learn more, visit her at www.emmapooleyoga.com
After several years of practicing yoga and learning to play on a variety of aerial apparatuses, Grace completed her Aerial Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training at Om Factory (NYC) in the summer of 2016. She has since held corporate & private sessions and public classes teaching vinyasa yoga, restorative yoga, and meditation, often mixing in a dash of aerial core warmup exercises.
Amongst her interests in a variety of styles of yoga asana (Vinyasa, Aerial, Acro, Thai, to name a few), Grace also studies the healing art of Thai bodywork, which she often incorporates into her private sessions and workshops. Her intention is to create a safe, supportive space for students to grow their self-care practice, relax & unwind in the air and on the mat.
Although born in northern California, Juliette grew up in the French countryside studying dance and music. She made her move to NYC at age 19 to fullfil a lifelong dream of living in the Big Apple. Juliette has been teaching Pilates for over a year and also teaches Barre fitness in Brooklyn. A trained dancer and overall movement enthusiast, Juliette teaches a well-rounded, energetic workout (expect a lot of glute work and planks!) and always with music! When she is not working out or dancing, you can find Juliette enjoying live music and eating Mexican food at her favorite spots in the city :)
Born and raised on Long Island, Lynette grew up playing a variety of sports, including dance, gymnastics and baton twirling. She started a health and wellness blog in 2012 and in 2015 got certified to be a holistic nutritionist by Keri Glassman's Nutritious School. Her strong interest in movement and science led her to get certified in Pilates through Core Pilates NYC. When Lynette is not teaching, she is being a girl boss and running her PR firm, Lynette Nicole PR.
Originally from Lima-Peru, Mateo moved to New York City in 2010 to study at The Neighborhood Playhouse School Of The Theatre. After graduating in 2012 Mateo took his first yoga class and hasn’t stop practicing since. ‘I remember feeling a strong internal joy as I moved my body in sync with my breath and all the people around me. I left the class with such clarity and groundedness, something I had never experienced before.' After a few years of daily practice his love and curiosity to deepen this knowledge in yoga and its roots led him to take a 200hr teacher training at YogaVida to get certified as a Vinyasa Yoga instructor.
Thanks to his training in theater Mateo infuses elements of Alexander Technique and Modern Dance to his warm ups and combines dynamic and strengthening sequences in order to flow seamlessly from one pose to another at the beats of an electropop or indie music playlist. Mateo’s goal as an instructor is to share what yoga has taught him and hopefully help people leave the room physically and mentally lighter and than how they originally entered.
Megan began practicing yoga in Indiana, over 10 years ago. What began as a simple weekly routine to relieve pain from a former injury turned into much more. After moving to New York City, her practice turned into a deeper, daily exploration of herself. It was during that time, she discovered her true passion, to give this practice to others. In December of 2014 she completed her first teacher training, through Yoga to the People, and has been sharing what she learned ever since. Megan now holds a 200-hour vinyasa certification, a restorative certification, and is in the process of earning her 300-hour advanced teaching certificate. She truly believes that yoga is a practice and always yearning to learn and discover more, comes to her mat with a beginners mind.
In Nikolay's third year studying biochemistry to become a pharmacist, he took a class in religion to fulfill a college requirement. Little did he know, that step changed the direction -- or rather, the "no direction" -- of his life. It was a Hinduism class studying Bhagavad Gita and the Upanishads, and the depth of thought astonished him. He switched his major to Philosophy and Religion and while exploring the asana side of yoga, he realized that a strong, developed body was required to be able to sit comfortably through meditation. The more asana classes he took, the deeper he wanted to go. His first 200-hour yoga teacher training with Sri Dharma Mittra took place in 2013 and then a few months later he completed a 500-hour with Atmananda Yoga studio.
Nikolay believes that if one extracts the essence of yoga out of its multiple belief systems, discarding the outdated and the unnecessary, one can have in his hands a very practical down-to-earth tool with which one can develop oneself into a harmonious being who understands one's place in reality. He would like to share what he knows philosophically, spiritually, and physically in order to re-ignite in his students that innate deeper connection that we all have within ourselves.