Meet Our Instructor Tribe
When the student is ready, the teacher will appear. - Buddhist Proverb
Casey holds both a 200 hr Yoga Alliance Certified Hatha Yoga Ceritification as well as a 200 hr RYT in Vinyasa Yoga. She is also certified in Aroma Therapy & holds a Plant Based Nutrition Certification from E-Cornell University and a Mindful Outdoor Leadership Certification from Kripalu School of Mindful Outdoor Leadership. Casey considers herself forever a student. She is currently enrolled in her 500 hr Ayurvedic Yoga Teacher Training at Kripalu School and is studying Meditation with the Chopra Center. Casey loves working with all fitness levels and age groups from children to adult. What inspires Casey most is creating classes that allow students to develop a deeper connection to their mind, body and soul to help them experience new levels of awareness. Her flows are often centered around themes, intentions and chakras so that students can bring more peace and harmony into all aspects of their lives. Casey loves to laugh, have fun, inspire and be inspired in an environment that is nonjudgmental and welcoming to all.
"Yoga and meditation have changed the way I experience life. There will always be challenges and obstacles thrown our way, but if we learn how to tap into our own innate abilities to heal and transform, we can learn to change our thoughts and emotions so that we can overcome stress and anxiety and experience more peace and joy in our present moment. This can only be achieved through practice... And more practice..."
"Choose to be optimistic, it feels better."
Laurisa is a 200 hr Certified Baptiste Yoga Teacher and is also Reiki Level I Certified. She has a Bachelor’s in Exercise Science and loves all things health and fitness related. She strives to live on the holistic path. She believes treating the body as a whole; mentally, physically, emotionally & spiritually is key to living a healthy and happy life. She believes these four bodies can be balanced and maintained through a yoga practice and is extremely grateful to share her knowledge as a teacher and learn from her students as a student. Her faster paced class will create an internal heat that will make your body sweat and ease your mind. She’s your modern day hippie – feet in the grass trying to cut back on her tie-dye wardrobe.
Diana is a 200-hour certified vinyasa yoga instructor, with additional training in restorative yoga. She found yoga 10 years ago and was first attracted to the practice as a way to manage stress. She’s since come to know yoga as so much more. She loves the balance that yoga brings to life – mind, body, and spirit. Diana loves to guide students through classes that focus on the breath, body awareness, and a sense of letting go. She loves to teach beginners and seasoned yogis alike. She seeks to foster an inviting environment where students feel the freedom to be themselves, develop their own practice, and find true peace. She is currently pursuing her 500-level teacher training to develop an even deeper awareness of how yoga can bring therapeutic healing to the body.
“The practice of yoga is essentially a practice of self-examination.” – T.K.V. Desikachar (from “The Heart of Yoga”)
Abby is a 200 HR certified Hatha yoga instructor and level 1 reiki attuned. Abby received her training at Yandara Yoga Institute in Baja, Mexico. "I believe in teaching from the heart and leading with love, for that makes anyone the best they can be. I love yoga so much that i wanted to deepen my practice and be able to give this gift to everybody with every body. Yoga is universal and for all and my goal is to open the minds of those who may not see that." Abby's classes focus on connecting the mind, body, and spirit through different pranayama practices, asanas and
"When i’m not in the middle of a yoga pose (which is almost always) i enjoy cooking up vegan feasts and listening to live music with friends. "
“Let us be full in whatever posture it is we are doing just as we should be full in whatever we do in our lives” - B.K.S Iyengar
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Jennifer began her yoga practice back in high school. As someone who grew up dancing (ballet, tap, jazz, and acrobat), she sought yoga as a compliment to dance, and admittedly a compliment to the academic and social pressures of both high school and college. As the decades passed, she’d return to her mat whenever life threw her off balance…hectic work schedule, volleyball, marathon & triathlon training. You name it, yoga was always there to build strength, increase flexibility, and offer a safe place for connecting mind, body, and soul.
As Jennifer recognized her passion for helping others find their own personalized wellness life-model, she became a NSCA certified personal trainer and a certified Yoga Shred ™ instructor. Jennifer loves sharing what she’s learned of alignment and safe practice, even while leading intense interval training sessions that build both muscular and cardio endurance.
“I hope to reach people who share my love of fun, as well as my desire to test boundaries and push limits both mind and body. Let’s really see what we’re capable of.”
Jennifer works with all ages and body types, and truly embodies the belief that we all just need to start wherever we are today. Her light-hearted approach will have yogis sweating and laughing equally, all while learning new tricks