Lyndsey is 200-hour RYT who came to her mat as a way to create space and find some balance as a mom of two little kids. It turns out that yoga was definitely more than just a physical practice for her. It gave her a way to quiet her thoughts, build strength and be of service to others. Lyndsey completed her training with Heather Sheridan and Julie Gurevich, and found that one of the best parts of yoga is the strong community it can build. She found a home on her own (sweaty) mat, and thrives on meeting her students wherever they are in their practice, challenging them to be stronger, more aware of their bodies, and to believe in themselves, wherever it is needed in their lives.
Lyndsey teaches an alignment-based vinyasa class that is both playful and challenging, and will remind you how much of a rockstar (a.k.a. bad*ss) you really are.
Michael Shankara Malamed
Ever feel like life is flying by with too many demands? Michael says he felt that way before he came to Yoga.
"Yoga," he says, "is a place where you can go inside, align your body into poses, breathe mindfully, and develop strength both inwardly and outwardly. For me, this is peace."
Michael has been teaching yoga since 2007. He is Vinyasa Level 1 certified and Power Yoga Level 1 certified.
He completed his 200 hr yoga teacher training at Lotus Yoga in Montclair, NJ. He was inspired by Baron Baptiste ('Baron Baptiste' hyperlink: https://www.baptisteyoga.com ) and took his Level 1 training program. He is currently furthering his yogic studies in Sanskrit and Yoga Philosophy with Manorama, founder of Sanskrit Studies & Luminous Soul ('Sanskrit Studies & Luminous Soul' hyperlink: http://www.sanskritstudies.org ) .
Michael has been in recovery for 9 years. He is a certified Y12SR space holder, a holistic model that addresses the physical, mental and spiritual dis-ease of addiction. Y12SR connects the somatic approach of Yoga with the cognitive approach of the 12 Step recovery model.
Michael teaches both Vinyasa Classes and will be holding space for Y12SR Meetings.
Taking his class you will experience: Alignment of the body, an athletic and dynamic flow of the poses coupled with breath awareness, which gives rise to steady grounding and an easeful feeling.
Emma's first experience with yoga was Ashtanga with Alex Shipman. She was hooked right away. She received her 200 hours at New York Yoga in 2004 under the direction of Michael Gilbert, David Hollander and Govinda Kai. Their style of Vinyasa yoga had strong roots in Ashtanga and Iyengar. Emma received a pre-natal certification at Om Yoga in 2005 when she was pregnant with her daughter. This allowed her to better accommodate expectant mothers in her classes.
Emma’s classes are challenging, informative and fun with great music. She believes strongly in using breath to ease the body and mind.
Cara has been teaching yoga in the community for the past 10 years. She is a 500 hour RYT and has done many trainings and workshops. The roots of her philosophy align with Baron Baptiste, completing several Baptiste programs such as Level 1 and Level 2 trainings as well the GREAT Program which focuses on alignment. In 2013 Cara had the honor of assisting and completing the HYC 200 hour teacher training with Heather Sheridan founder of Revel Yoga and Julie Gurevich . In February of 2017 Cara completed a Yin teacher training with Corina Benner at the Integral School of Yoga in NYC.
Cara has an inspirational style and likes to emphasize the “Mind Body Connection” that yoga is rooted in. Her passion for the practice continues to grow and evolve and that enthusiasm is always present in her class.
With a warm and encouraging style, Crystal, E-RYT 200, teaches a variety of yoga classes to help students get out of their heads and into their bodies. Whether through the fluid power of a challenging vinyasa class or the quiet, nurturing depths of Yin, students are guided to their edge and to a place of transformation.
Learning from nearly 10 years of teaching experience and her 200hr training in Therapeutic yoga, Crystal’s classes are designed for everyone. Varied sequencing and fun music will ease you away from the constant chatter in your mind and your endless to-do lists and bring you to a practice where you can build strength, release tension, move with ease and find quiet and peace Crystal also leads Yin Yoga Teacher Trainings and meditation workshops. Yin balances the efforts of vigorous flow practices, other athletic pursuits and the toll of daily life. Guided by the teachings of Paul Grilley and Bernie Clark, Crystal encourages students to honor their unique anatomy in a safe and supportive class environment.
Crystal has found yoga to be her source of grace, providing balance to the hustle and bustle of life with her family. If she’s not on her mat, you can find Crystal chauffeuring her kids around town, running, hiking, Crossfitting or baking cookies (it’s all about balance!)
Rhonda Roehrich, Certified Personal Trainer, E-RYT and Anatomy on the Mat Teacher, has been teaching and practicing for over 20 years. She has completed trainings with Doug Keller, Angela Farmer, Leslie Kaminoff, Gil Hedley (cadaver dissection workshop), to name a few.
Rhonda recognizes the importance of having an understanding of anatomy and physiology in order to move safely and comfortably. Her passion lies in building better body balance, cultivating awareness and easy breathing while improving the function of the spine, the hips and shoulders, knees, ankles and everything in between.
Rhonda has been teaching Anatomy on the Mat for Heather Sheridan and Julie Gurevich( Hot Chicks Yoga) 200 Hour Teacher Trainings since 2013, as well as various 200 hour Yoga Teacher Trainings in the New Jersey/New York area.
Jess found yoga while living in NYC in her early 20’s and never looked back. Her practice has been an integral part of her life ever since. She first became certified in kids yoga in 2008 at Karma Kids in NYC. Jess spent the past 10 years deepening her yoga practice and found how important it was for yoga to be part of her daily life. She received her 200-hour certification at Three Birds Yoga Studio in Florham Park, NJ in 2018. Jess always strive to strike the perfect balance of the mind/body connection, while providing a thoughtful and steady flow that is soulful and inspiring.