Our Team

My name: Aarona
I teach: Hatha & Vinyasa Yoga

Trainings & Certifications:

  • Forrest Yoga with Ana Forrest
  • Anusara Immersion with Amy Ippoliti
  • Hatha and Meditation with Swami Vivekenanda in India
  • Reiki I
  • Holistic Health Counseling (HHC, AADP).
My teaching inspiration:

My students. All forms of yoga and body/mind awareness practices. Dance. Music. Language and metaphors. The unexpected in life. Family and friendships. Breath. Travel. Magic. Community. Organic conscious Earth loving living.

How would you describe your class to a beginner? To an advanced practitioner?

To a beginner, I’d say that my class is thoughtfully sequenced with a strong emphasis on breath and intention. You can modify or go deeper to fit your body’s range of motion. It’s a moderately challenging class where you will learn the alignment and how your body/mind can drop more fully into the poses. We will almost always end with a nice restorative topping.


For advanced practitioners, my classes are creatively sequenced with a focus on breath, alignment, the many directions of energy flow and intention. Classes are built with a steady warm up, into more vigor and challenging poses, and end with a series of closing postures. Attended consistently, they will build strength in your body and will help you discover a clearer rhythm in your movement and breath.

My name: Allyn
I teach: Pilates Mat

Trainings & Certifications:

  • Comprehensive (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced) Mat through Balanced Body and the staff at Core Pilates NYC
My teaching inspiration:

I constantly marvel at our bodies and their potential. My own practice began rather naively, but I have become so appreciative of the ability to comprehensively improve my entire well being through Pilates that I teach in hopes of sharing that with others.

How would you describe your class to a beginner? To an advanced practitioner?

Whether I’m working with all beginners, or a mixed bag of students, I try to structure my classes so that whether you are a beginner or advanced in your practice, you can work alongside one another in a single class and feel that you are strengthening your body and mind sequentially, creatively and intelligently.


Understanding ‘why’ and ‘how’ the body functions is just as important to me (if not more important!) as making sure that everyone leaves feeling like they are stronger and more capable in their bodies. As a dancer, I’m a bit of a stickler – a perfectionist if you will, and absolutely follow the “quality over quantity!” belief. You’ll probably hear me say more than once, “If you are going to do it, do it right!”

My name: Giancarla
I teach: Hatha & Vinyasa Yoga

Trainings & Certifications:

  • 300 RYT
  • Yoga Tune Up ® and Therapy Ball Certified
  • Certified Holistic Health Coach
  • 200 RYT
  • BFA
My teaching inspiration:

My mind, this city and this thing called life.


How would you describe your class to a beginner? To an advanced practitioner?

For beginners: A movement-based practice with detailed breakdowns of flow, interesting music, mudras & kirtan. Advanced practitioners: A movement-based practice laced with challenging sequences, arm balances, inversions, breath, mudras, kirtan and sound. Come get your Bhakti on while you sweat.

My name: Hunt
I teach: Hatha & Vinyasa Yoga

Trainings & Certifications:

  • Mind Body Dancer® 200HR Teacher Training
  • Sacred Sounds Yoga 200HR Teacher Training
  • OM Yoga 500 HR Teacher Training
My teaching inspiration:

I’m always inspired by art and philosophy, and I share little bits of that each class. Also, my students: their work and dedication is truly beautiful and inspiring!


How would you describe your class to a beginner? To an advanced practitioner?

My basics classes focus on finding strength, stability and clarity, as well as setting the student up for a life long yoga practice. My open level classes are vigorous, they explore unique sequencing and have strong imagery and a sense of play.

My name: Jennifer
I teach: Pilates

Trainings & Certifications:

  • Pilates Mat Certifications, Kinected (The Kane School)
  • Pilates Apparatus, Kinected (in progress)
My teaching inspiration:

The joy I feel from taking a class and deepening my knowledge of myself and my body, inspires me to give that gift to others.


How would you describe your class to a beginner? To an advanced practitioner?

While highlighting the proper alignment and recruitment of the deepest layer of muscles, I aim to work the body from the inside out. In addition to strengthening all layers of the abdominal muscles, students will enjoy a full body challenge, working the muscles that stabilize the shoulder, hip and spine, all while staying true to proper biomechanics. The result is true strength and fitness, helping you live, work and play in your best body!

My name: Kathryn
I teach: Pilates

Trainings & Certifications:

  • Mat Certified by Kelly Kane, 2003
  • Full Apparatus Certified, Studio 2A, 2004
My teaching inspiration:

As a mat class student myself in 2001, I was transformed by the Pilates regime. The level of strength and awareness I gained in such a short time inspired me to delve deeper into my personal practice which later led to schooling and a decade of teaching.


How would you describe your class to a beginner? To an advanced practitioner?

My classes at Park Slope Yoga have transformed and evolved in so many ways over the last 8 years. They have always been and will remain fast-paced, with challenging choreography and a strong base in fundamentals of Pilates movement. I also add a cohesive emphasis on anatomy, making it a great starter class as well as a refresher for advanced students.

My name: Kristin
I teach: Pilates

Trainings & Certifications:

  • Pilates Mat - Corepilates NYC
My teaching inspiration:

I had corrective surgery on a club foot at 1 year old. I compensated for that leg all throughout my youth and early adulthood. Doing so resulted in a compromised gait that caused chronic knee pain. Regular pilates helped these issues exponentially. I was inspired to turn others on to the wonders of pilates for strength and injury prevention.

How would you describe your class to a beginner? To an advanced practitioner?

Beginning students will heighten their body awareness and become familiar with the Pilates basics while strengthening the core.

Advanced practitioners will refine the nuances of the basics, explore more challenging exercises, and make new discoveries about their bodies.

My name: Kyle
Classes you currently teach with us: Hatha & Vinyasa Yoga

Trainings & Certifications:
  • Ashtanga Study with Lori Brungard, 2008
  • 200 Hour RYT Vinyasa Certification, 2009
  • Katonah Yoga Advanced Training, 2013
  • Feng Shui Certification with Master R.D. Chin, 2013

My teaching inspiration:
Yoga Students and Teachers, Architecture, Space, Imagination, Nature

How would you describe your class to a beginner? An advance practitioner?
There are so many ways to connect to a yoga practice. It’s an exciting, expansive journey. I encourage beginners to tune into whatever aspect of the practice grabs their attention and soothes their soul. Breath is an amazing place to start. Welcome to your body! For the advanced, my classes offer a challenging sequence that encourages you to tune into your subtle body. I use language that guides you into organizing your body into archetypal shapes, asanas. We all have our own personal architecture. Practicing an organized, archetypal framework allows you to let go of personal habits and experience and explore new internal spaces.

My Name: Lotsie
I teach: Hatha & Vinyasa Yoga

Training & Certifications:

  • 200 hour Frog Lotus Yoga (Acebo, Spain)
  • 500 hour Yoga of Energy Flow with Daniel Orlansky (Newton, MA)
  • Sadie Nardini’s Core Strength Vinyasa (Kripalu, Lenox MA)
  • Level 1 AcroYoga certified (Pittsfield, MA)
  • CPR/AED certified (American Red Cross)
How would you describe your class to a beginner? To an advanced practitioner?
A medium paced flow that starts out slow to cultivate proper alignment and awareness that builds up in speed and challenge as we move together through class. We’ll make our way to a peak pose, break it down, work on it, and then make our way towards rest, relaxation and rejuvenation.

My name: Margaret
I teach: Hatha & Vinyasa Yoga

Trainings & Certifications:

  • 200 Hour RYT with Isaac Pena and Jude English of Sankalpah
  • BFA in dance from SUNY Purchase.
My teaching inspiration:

Like many, I came to yoga looking for something, but not knowing what. At first I found an escape from my story line, but over time I discovered the path to my eventual truth. "Om bolo sat guru bhagavan ki "- the truth is your greatest teacher.


How would you describe your class to a beginner? To an advanced practitioner?

My classes are challenging and designed to get you moving with breath, alignment and intention in order to build strength in the body and tone the mind.

My name: Miriam
I teach:
 Hatha & Vinyasa Yoga

Trainings & Certifications:


  • 200 Hour RYT from Laughing Lotus
  • Thai Massage Bodywork certification from the International Thai Massage school, Thailand.
My teaching inspiration:

My ongoing fascination with the infinite possibilities contained in the human body, and of course, my life as a dancer


How would you describe your class to a beginner? To an advanced practitioner?

I call my style Ferocious Flow: It’s a moving meditation that inspires the possibility of releasing the activity of the mind and surrendering to the present moment through ferocious, sweaty and creative sequences. Inspired by my life as a professional dancer, 16 years of yoga practice and my work as a Thai massage/bodyworker, my classes are defined by extremely creative transitions, an abundant amount of intelligent, hands-on love, and a safe place to fly and fall. Expect a physically demanding class that will get your heart rate up and your detoxifying sweat flowing. You will find lightness in your limbs through a strengthening of your core, and be provided with the tools to continually move past your individual sense of limitations within both the physical and mental body. Prepare to work harder than you expect, but effort and exertion will be rewarded by newfound strength, stamina, and flexibility (both mentally and physically.)

If you are an advanced yogi who practices every week, you’ll never be bored. If you are a hesitant newbie, you will be offered attention, careful instruction, and still be physically challenged without being overwhelmed.

My name: Molly
I teach: Hatha & Vinyasa Yoga

Trainings & Certifications:

  • 200 Hour Hatha Advanced Studies Program 2014
  • Hot Yoga Intensive YTTP 2012
  • 200 Hour Vinyasa 2011
My teaching inspiration:

I'm inspired by everything I've seen the yoga practice do for people on and off the mat.

How would you describe your class to a beginner? To an advanced practitioner?

To the beginner and advanced practitioner alike I'd call my class a mindful exploration of alignment and breath that works to strengthen your connection to yourself and everything around you.

My name: Oceana
I teach: Hatha & Vinyasa Yoga

Trainings & Certifications:

  • OM Yoga 200 hour TT (2001)

I've also completed trainings in prenatal/postnatal yoga, holisticnutrition, Thai yoga massage and have a Masters of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

My teaching inspiration:

My inspiration comes from my own practice and my life. After 15 years ofpracticing and 13 years of teaching I know that the physical practice of yoga (asana) is just the tip of the iceberg in terms of all that yoga offers. Life is sweet and life is hard. Yoga helps me appreciate the sweetest and deal with the hardness. It centers me and makes me feel whole and is the only practice I know that strengthens and harmonizes my body, my heart and my head.

How would you describe your class to a beginner? To an advanced practitioner?

My class is about turning inward, tethering your mind to the breath, and learning to be more patient and kind with yourself. This is practiced through intelligent vinyasa sequences and challenging postures.


Whether you or new or experienced in yoga, the amazing way you feel after doing sun salutations, head stand or pigeon pose is what hooks you and makes you want to come again and again. But overtime, the real yoga happens off the mat. No fancy-pretzel-yoga tricks will make you happy. But breathing, meditation, mindful physical practice and gratitude, just might.

My name: Paige
I teach: Parent/Baby Yoga

Trainings & Certifications:

  • 200 hr. RYT, 500 hr. RYT
My teaching inspiration:
Focus, flexibility, balance, persistence

How would you describe your class to a beginner? To an advanced practitioner?
Class is an alignment-based class that helps build concentration, focus and stamina.

My name: Priscilla
I teach: Prenatal Yoga

Trainings & Certifications:

  • Laughing Lotus / OM - Prenatal
My teaching inspiration:

Teaching is an expressive way of learning, a mode of identification, an opening of one’s responsive nature

How would you describe your class to a beginner? To an advanced practitioner?

My class explores widening, freeing, allowing, trusting. There’s a luscious opening that happens during pregnancy that I strive to hone in on. As the body expands, it awakens, as it awakens, so does the mind. Through the unification of breath and movement, vitality and calm become one.

My name: Robin
I teach:
 Hatha & Vinyasa Yoga

Trainings & Certifications:

  • 800+ hours Jivamukti (2000)
  • 800+ hours Yogasana/Iyengar based (2012);
  • Associate Degree in Occupational Studies for Massage Therapy, Swedish Institute (2004).
  • Anusara Yoga with Lois Nesbitt
  • Kinesiology with Susie Hately
  • 2 year Astanga study with Eddie Stern
My teaching inspiration:

Life as sound and vibration, self-study and practice; I’m a little bit of an anatomy nerd, so I’m always inspired by the human body. Dharma inspiration from my Guru Ammachi and meditation teacher Josh Korda.


How would you describe your class to a beginner? To an advanced practitioner?

I find that having an advanced practice has nothing to do with how many poses you can do and how “far” you can “get into them.” I do my best to engender advanced practice in all classes, meaning that the most important thing is being willing to observe how you are moving your body, slowing down through transitions and tough spots, and being open to observe your practice as it is and not try to force it to be something that it’s not at the moment. I find that strength, power, and awareness come from staying in the difficult places rather than rushing through them. In both basic and open classes I tend to sequence the class around a more challenging pose that happens towards the end of class, with various options of moving towards the “completed” pose. You can always expect a little bit of chanting, some dharma here and there, optional hands-on assists, and often a handstand or two.

My name: Sasha
I teach:
 Hatha & Vinyasa Yoga, Prenatal Yoga, and Parent/Baby Yoga

Trainings & Certifications:

  • Laughing Lotus 200 Hour RYT
My teaching inspiration:

My children and my students


How would you describe your class to a beginner? To an advanced practitioner?

My class has something for everyone, the chance to restore or challenge yourself with a focus on getting strong through optimal alignment.

My name: Stephanie
I teach: Open Vinyasa & Parent/Baby Yoga

Trainings & Certifications:

  • 200 hour Vinyasa Training (Laughing Lotus)

My teaching inspiration:

My own practice, my amazing teachers and my students

How would you describe your class to a beginner? To an advanced practitioner?

My class is challenging, fluid yet precise and always inspired by my own practice. I enjoy creative sequencing, lots of movement and carefully designed soundtracks.

My name: Teri
I teach:
 Hatha & Vinyasa Yoga

Trainings & Certifications:

  • 500 Hour RYT Yogamaya (with Bryn Chrisman & Stacey Brass)
  • Bent on Learning Certification to teach Children’s Yoga
My teaching inspiration:

All teachers I’ve had, but first and foremost Oceana Baity and Nikki Viella; the tradition of yoga; physical & meditative expression; students who seek.


How would you describe your class to a beginner? To an advanced practitioner?

As a visual artist who respects tradition, structure and ‘the rules’, I am passionate about any creative journey when responsibly breaking ‘rules’ leads to an authentic expression and emotional experience. Rooted in tradition, my classes are meant to ease the beginner into their yoga practice without being easy on them. Beginners usually think they can’t do much, but I love watching them discover that they can.

Because I find that my own strength and flexibility are often opposite of where I think they are at any given moment, my approach with advanced practitioners is to focus on the subtle. My classes are based on the idea that strength is discovered in between the pushing and pulling back. Sustenance lies in the expansion found within the breath and in the transitions from one pose to the next.