Instructors

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.

Ali Lopez

"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.

Elizabeth Andes-Bell

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.

Jen Hustis

“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.

Carole Ashley

“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.

Tiffany Fisk

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 Eisenberg

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.

Katherine Willert

"Experience a physical, thought-provoking challenge!"

With 5 years of experience, Katherine is our inspirational yoga instructor; someone who values the strength of the mind-body connection and who believes fitness is not just about the body but also the mind. Her classes stretch, strengthen and energize, whilst improving functional fitness and flexibility; grounding and relaxing the body and the mind. A true exercise experience!

Lily Ockwell

"Yoga is a spiritual practice and an essential part of life!"

Lily has taught yoga for over a decade and her passion began when, as a professional dancer and actress, she needed a good grounding exercise. She now has a 200 hour certification and has practiced under the guidance of renowned teachers Dana Flynn, Mara Dana Abbott, Ali Cramer, and Sheri Celentano. She teaches flowing movements with proper alignment to energize, relax, and stabilize the body and mind.

Gisele Agnew

"Take what you learn about your body and yourself on the mat out into the world and embody yoga as a life practice!"

A 500 hour Registered Yoga Teacher, Gisele is interested and inspired by nature and human connections and she brings this sensibility and a light-hearted spirit to her classes which have a strong focus on bodywork. Working with people of all ages and abilities, she establishes a consistent practice for holistic health benefits, with tailored Vinyasa yoga classes creating energy and balance.

Daniela Vuckovic

"The mysteries of our own nature are there for us to discover and maybe there is no limit to what we can acquire!"

An empathic, intuitive Vinyasa yoga instructor, Daniela creates an integrated yoga experience with good flow building heat and a focus on proper form too. Her holistic approach embraces the true power of yoga, with challenging classes that fully engage and breathing techniques and movements that tie into functional fitness and beyond; to life and how it is lived.