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.
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”
Carole’s classes combine the fun and energizing freeness of a rock/folk playlist with the deeply spiritual study of ancient yoga philosophy. Students study japa (mantra meditation), kirtan (chanting) and asana (posture/seat). Carole puts a strong emphasis on proper alignment and instructs students to use props to help them find this alignment. Once proper alignment is attained, the student is able to feel the benefits of each asana without unnecessary strain to their body. She makes sure her students feel moved enough to deepen their postures through the use of nada yoga (the yoga of listening) to all different types of music from indie folk to classic rock to recorded kirtan. She challenges students to employ the study of yoga philosophy to learn how to breathe and release. Through this practice, students learn to face difficulties with a steady mind. Students are also asked to examine their 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. Carole’s classes are designed so that students can practice their yoga off the mat, with the ultimate goal of having a more peaceful life.
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.
"I am inspired daily by the laugher and excitement of my students old and new." Nicole's classes are always enjoyed by her students as she feels that laughter is very much part of the yoga process. It should be fun, whether you are doing the basics, or the advanced in the forms of Hatha and Vinyasa - her areas of expertise. She also believes in getting the basic forms right so that you can build on the traditional poses and express your creativity through yoga while really building strength, flexibility and inner calm.
Yoga has made an extremely positive impact on my life, it has transformed me and I’d like to share that with others. I want to give my students the inspiration yoga has given me.