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.
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.
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.
"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.
Motivated Yoga Instructor with advanced training in yoga and specialization in breath-centered therapeutic yoga. Enjoys inspiring others to improve wellness and commit to long-term health and fitness goals. Energetic and outgoing with collaborative spirit.
“The goal is to develop our self-knowledge, our good humor, our wisdom-- qualities we can take out of the yoga room with us and into our whole lives.”
Alex Curtis is our Basic Hatha and Vinyasa yoga instructor with 5 years of teaching experience. Alex believes that yoga allows you to develop your spirit, your muscles and to meet every challenge with serenity and awareness. This inspired him to share what yoga has taught him to everyone. His yoga classes are led to fun, eclectic playlists including Paul Simon, Ray Charles and the Beach Boys, and with a spirit of teaching that is playful and uplifting.
Hannah Dubner specializes in Vinyasa and Hatha yoga and has years of experience teaching yoga in New York with several trainings to her name, including the Yoga Vida 200-Hour Teacher Training and Mentorship with Magi Eisenberg, amongst others. Hannah’s class is filled with confident cues that lead to sequential movement of the body with a strong focus on mindful breathing and tactful alignment.