Kaity Bandura completed her training with Betsy Davis and Lauren Magarelli and received her RYT-200 certification from Bhakti Barn Yoga. She first stumbled into the world of yoga in 2007 as a high schooler in desperate need of some big-picture perspective and a good stretch. The physical practice quickly became a passion for her. Time and again yoga has served as a way for Kaity to come back to center and through her training and teaching she has found a true love for sharing yoga with others. When taking Kaity’s Vinyasa class, expect a well-rounded hour full of proper alignment, a focus on centering breath, and strengthening movement. When taking her Yin class, expect a slow, deep stretch and to leave calmer and with more clarity than when you entered.
Tabitha Conde’s love of yoga started with a daily practice over ten years ago. The inner peace and gratitude that it taught her in a time of deep depression after losing a child, helped her to focus on the moment of now. She appreciated each sacred moment on her mat.
Her observation is that yoga is not only a relationship between the breath, mind and body, but it creates space to free oneself from obstacles. She found a perspective shift that takes place inside herself and each practitioner. As a humble guide, Tabitha will search to show all her students that the practice of asana... no matter what your level or flexibility; all have the opportunity to find and deepen an alternate perspective and to cultivate a stronger sense of inner love as well as stronger confidence. She will strive to share what she has learned on her mat and guide others to bring their practice into everyday life. She aims to teach everyone she meets on this journey of life to look within, without judgement, and to find a path to the authentic self to create more love in the community. She encourages all practitioners to start now, because now is the moment we are living in. She implores each person to be open to an opportunity to experience all of life that one can have right now. Her belief is that healing energy of yoga is the energy of love. Her goal is to let all people see how to let it flow through each one of you.
Deb Angrason Garbeil
Deb Angrason Garbeil had her path to yoga brightly lit after her life was changed by a car accident and the events that followed. She was instantly grasped by the healing powers that a steady yoga practice can provide to the mind, body and spirit. Since then she’s taken a leap of faith and redirected her corporate career focus to one devoted to health and wellness.
Her formal yoga training began at Starseed Yoga & Wellness, Verona NJ where Deb received her 200hr Yoga Teacher Training Certification in 2013. She then went on to complete training in Adapting Yoga for Disability Levels I/II at Mind Body Solutions in Minnetonka, MN. Her Meditation Teacher Certification was earned at the Yoga and Meditation Center of Montclair, focused on non-duality and mindfulness. Deb’s classes combine slow-flowing movement, breath-work and the encouragement to be true to yourself on the mat.
Neeta Handa’s classes are a blend of powerful flow of Yogasan (physical) practice, Pranayam (yogic breathwork), Dhyan- building an internal focus through meditation, and employing the traditional eastern mantras and meaningful mudras (hand gestures) that are potent to stimulate and strengthen one's physical, mental, emotional and spiritual layers of being.
She is an experienced, 200hr Registered Yoga Alliance Teacher. And, considers herself blessed to have studied her 200hr RYT certification under the guidance of inspirational teachers at Sonic Yoga, NYC. To further deepen her sadhana (discipline) of Yogic studies, she was mentored by Chris Temple at Sonic Yoga. And since she considers Yoga a lifelong self-study (Svadhyay) to celebrate our presence and our evolution, she is continuing her advanced 300 hours Registered Yoga Teacher Training under the guidance of soulful Johanna Bell and Illumina Yoga, NY and remains excited to witness her journey to evolve as a teacher, a human, and a limitless soul.
There’s a good chance you have heard Harry - he’s the signature voice of the NBC Sports Radio Network and is heard on hundreds of Radio & TV stations around the world. Harry teaches Yang style T’ai Chi Ch’uan, Qigong, Push Hands, Self-Defense and is also a Fa Kung energy-healing practitioner.
Harry is the NY/NJ Senior Regional Instructor for Master Richard Clear and is also a certified instructor for the American Tai Chi and Qigong Association. In addition, his background includes a black belt ranking in the Body Mind Studios training system, with training in Kung Fu, Tai Chi, Bagua Zhang, Ship Pal Gye, Kong Su Do, Akido/Hapkido, Udo, Kom Do and more. Harry’s recent awards include 1st Place for Tai Chi form in the 2018 KToC Nationals Tournament.
Melody Lima has over 15 years of experience teaching yoga, Melody has taught yoga to everybody: adults, kids, seniors, pre/post-natal moms, adults with disabilities, Girl Scout troops, cancer survivors/thrivers, beginners, teacher trainees, Hot & Non-Hot. She has adapted her approach in many different environments such as yoga studios, community centers, gyms, corporate settings, outdoors and privates one-on-one.
She earned yoga teacher training certifications with Raji Thron of Yoga SynthesisTM . and with Starseed Yoga & Wellness. As a member of the Yoga Alliance, Melody is registered as E-RYT 500, RCYT (Children’s) and YACEP (Continuing Education Provider). Recently, Melody completed her Yin certification.
Melody’s class is always Alignment-based Vinyasa with an integration of styles and themes flowing through the 8 Limbs of Yoga. There is always a connection to breath, spirit, and movement to melt away everyday obstacles.
Melody believes yoga is for Everybody.
Paul Newell has been in helping others get fit and healthy for over 20 years as a Yoga Instructor, Personal Trainer, and Energy Healer. For the last seven years, yoga and mindfulness has become a powerful tool for Paul to assist in dealing with stress, managing injuries and ailments, and achieving health and well-BEing. So he became intent on teaching yoga so others can learn to achieve the benefits of a consistent yoga practice. In Paul's classes, he infuses movement, body weight training, and mindfulness to help you enhance your overall well-BEing, perform better in your favorite activities, and elevate your levels of relaxation.
Paul received his 200hr and 500 hr yoga certification from The American Yoga Academy, is a Level 1 Animal Flow Instructor, and has been attuned as a Reiki (energy) healer. He is in Coach, Leadership Facilitator, and Volunteer for The Mankind Project, and teaches yoga to men in rehabilitation and correctional facilities.
Nicole Ruffo found yoga in 2007 when she was pregnant with her first child. She was drawn to the strengthening and grounding practice. Prenatal yoga was very important in helping her through her pregnancies (including twins) and recovery from birth. Now, 10+ years later, she is a mother of four and still practicing as often as time allows.
Nicole received her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Certification in the spring of 2017 from Bhakti Barn Yoga in Millburn, NJ. She then earned a children’s yoga certification from Yoga Playhouse in South Orange, NJ and has enjoyed incorporating her love for yoga with her passion for teaching young people. In her classes, Nicole incorporates breathing techniques and grounding practices. She’s excited to share her love of yoga's healing and transformative powers in each sequence. Nicole believes each yogi is on their own journey and encourages all students to listen to their bodies.
Carol Schoffmann is a trained artist and teacher, world traveler and entrepreneur. She is also a Certified Reiki Master/Teacher and a Certified Healing Sound Practitioner who loves the work that she does. Carol, gratefully, brings wisdom, intuition and her personal touch to all that she does.
Her style is to make people feel safe, loved and grounded in the presence of her work.
She always hopes that people leave feeling better than when they came to see her after having tapped into their own wisdom and healing.
Vinni Taneja has an introspective teaching style with an emphasis on chakra balancing, yogic breathing, postures and philosophy. She brings her own unique positive energy and holistic approach to her classes. Vinni incorporates chakra meditation to leave her students with a healthy balanced feeling. She has been practicing yoga for 15 years and earned her 200-Level Yoga Teacher Training in Nepal to enhance her practice. She is a Certified Holistic Health Coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Plant Based Chef incorporating her ayurvedic knowledge and is Second-Degree Reiki certified.
Vinni has personally found nutrition, yoga, pranayama and meditation practice to be an essential part of her lifestyle that helps her to balance and stay connected having multiple roles in her life as a corporate professional, a wife and a mom. She hopes to help others find their inner sense of love, light, peace and happiness and inspire greater well-being. She encourages all levels to attend and bring their true self to class.