Here in our cozy LIfe in Motion studio, we are proud to boast that we have some of the best teachers in New York and no matter what your fitness goals are, these experts are on hand to help.
"Yoga opens a pathway of discovery between your body and your inner self."
Ali has been moving with grace since the day she was born, and her early love of ballet and modern dance led her to Hatha yoga. She's been teaching yoga for seven years now, along with Pilates. She places great emphasis on calmness, alignment and focused breathing. Surely Mr. Darcy from her favorite book Pride and Prejudice would approve.
Get strong, stay youthful, rebuild your body. Lots of props, tons of adjustments and individual attention. Elizabeth Andes-Bell, the creator of *Energy Yoga*, is an energy healer, yoga teacher and yoga therapist who has been in private practice and teaching yoga for 20 years. She teaches her unique approach to Hatha Fridays 10:45-12:15. *Energy Yoga* teaches you how to use your life force to recharge, restructure and rehabilitate. Get strong, stay youthful, rebuild your body. Lots of props, tons of adjustments and individual attention. Learn to use yoga as a tool for your well-being.
Dani Zuccheri LeRoy
"On this path no effort is wasted." (Bhagavad Gita)
Dani's passion is Hatha and Vinyasa yoga. She is an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT) and, with well over 2000 hours of teaching under her belt, an E-RYT 500. She loves to see her students transform themselves physically and spiritually and enjoy a whole new approach to life. This may explain why her favorite movie is Pretty Woman.
Mary Reilly Nichols
"Of all the instruments of emancipation,love is supreme.”
Yoga has been part of Mary's life for nearly four decades. She discovered her passion in India at the Sri Gurutdev Ashram, in Ganeshpuri, in India. Since then, the practice has pervaded all aspects of her life: she calms herself with meditation and Indian chants. But she still makes times for Western culture and enjoys books like Huckleberry Finn and MIddlemarch.
“Care, determination and openness is shared by students in every class and this shared experience and energy exchange nurtures trust, growth, inner strength and laughter”
Jen is a native Floridian and incorporates warmth into every aspect of her life. She began practicing yoga over 15 years ago as a tool to balance her dancing career and discovered that yoga is not only a physical practice but it also cultivates mental practice and life journey lead by breath. She is most inspired by laughter and exploring opportunities in movement and is grateful to her family, husband Jono, and dog Brickle for their unending guidance, love, support and balance.
“Only when the mind is steady can peace be attained”
My classes combine the fun, energizing freeness of a rock/folk playlist with the deeply spiritual study of ancient yoga philosophy. Students will study japa (mantra meditation), kirtan (chanting), and of course, asana (posture/seat). Correct alignment is always emphasized in my classes through the use of props, oral cues and demonstrations, as well as tons of hands-on adjustments. My hands-on adjustments are not only given as corrections, but are used as a guide for students to feel for themselves how deeply they can truly go into an asana without straining their body. My students will be challenged and then asked to employ the study of yoga philosophy to learn how to breathe and release through this challenge. Through this practice, students will learn to face difficulty with a steady mind, so that they can bring their yoga practice off of the mat, with the ultimate goal of having a more peaceful life. They will be asked to examine their own samskaras (or patterns) so that they can begin to recognize which patterns of thought and behavior work for them and which no longer serve them. Only when the mind is steady can peace be attained.
Kelly teaches Hatha/Basic Yoga classes on Mondays from 2:15 – 3:45, Wednesdays from 10:45 – 12:15 and Saturdays from 5:45 – 7:15. She also teaches Vinyasa/Open classes on Mondays from 4:00 – 5:30, Wednesdays from 10:45 – 12:15 and 12:30 – 2:00, Fridays from 7:00 – 8:15 and Saturdays from 4:00 – 5:30.
Stephanie instructs All Levels Yoga classes on Wednesdays from 7:30 – 8:45, Vinyasa/Open Yoga classes on Tuesdays from 6:15 – 7:45, on Sundays from 12:30 – 2:00 and on Fridays from 4:00 – 5:30. She also teaches a Hatha/Basic class on Fridays from 2:15 – 3:45.
My external inspiration comes from everything and everyone; past and present teachers and students, workshops, magazines, online articles, etc. What personally brings me to the mat again and again is the feeling in savasana where I am able to mentally calm my mind, physically settle my body and emotionally recharge myself.
Magi teaches Vinyasa/Open Yoga classes on Tuesdays from 9:00 – 10:30 and 10:45 – 12:15, Thursdays from 9:00 – 10:30 and 10:45 – 12:15 as well as Sundays from 9:00 – 10:30. She also teaches on Hatha/Basic Yoga class on Sundays from 10:45 – 12:15.
"It's about cultivating strength and positivity through movement and breath"
Kajuan is another of our Vinyasa and Hatha instructors who loves teaching Yoga as it allows his students to learn more about themselves and deepen their connection with their inner selvesf. In his classes he uses music and hands-on adjustments to inspire his students to go deeper into their poses and cultivate a greater sense of self-awareness. When Kajuan isn't with his students in the studio, he likes to relax by watching indie movies and listening to music and catching up on old episodes of sitcoms.
"Don't take anything too seriously, never judge yourself, and have fun!"
Rebecca is a litte center of calm in the bustle of this great city. Her inner peace comes from her commitment to Vinyasa Yoga which she teaches along with Hatha and our Yoga basic class. While Rebecca knows that the frequent practice of Yoga can do wonders for your health and flexibility, for her this ancient discipline is about " bringing each individual closer to his or her purpose, to his or her true self, to the divine." She loves to teach beginners and walk them through the postures and showing them that yoga is fun as well as spiritual. In her free time Rebecca likes to relax with more modern wisdom, by listening to Radiohead, Pink Floyd or Queen.