teresa zanardelli (tejas) - studio manager / owner
trained at: E-RYT® 500, YACEP® at sampoorna yoga and downdog yoga; reiki master
specialties: vinyasa/ashtanga/sampoorna/yin, reiki
what to expect in my class: dynamic and flowing, focusing on the ashtanga principal of building internal heat as you find the connection between the breath and the physical postures. this style of yoga practice strengthens and tones the body; increases flexibility and coordination; decreases stress and anxiety and increases awareness and emotional well being.
my idea of a good time: relaxing with good friends, spending time outdoors
something you don’t know about me: i've been practicing yoga since 1995 and i used to run a zoo!
trained at: RYT® 500, YACEP® at Burn Within Yoga; reiki level l
what to expect in my class: to have fun, focus on alignment, transitions, and breath
my idea of a good time: i love to play in the snow with my family, and then come inside and have hot chocolate.
something you don’t know about me: about 8 years ago i lost 90 pounds on WW and now i'm a vegetarian.
trained at: YT 500 at Burn Within Yoga; reiki level l
what to expect in my class: always have fun, but challenge yourself to push past your comfort zone and explore your full potential on the bike or on your mat!
my idea of a good time: hiking with my man and my dog, and then ending the day with a good glass of wine
something you don’t know about me: i'm a huge nerd. during the day, i fight white collar crime in a cubical...and i love it.
trained at: RYT® 500 at thank yoga & Burn Within Yoga; reiki master
specialties: vinyasa and children's yoga
what to expect in my class: to have fun and forget about the word "can't" the only thing holding you back is you!
my idea of a good time: anything that involves spending time with my son such as riding bicycles, eating ice cream and having pizza party picnics
something you don’t know about me: i wanted to be a theater history professor when I was in college.
trained at: RYT® 200 at Center for Wholeness; reiki master
specialties: slow flow vinyasa
what to expect in my class: gentle flow with a focus on alignment and breath awareness, combining creative sequencing, a spirit of playfulness, and a dose of inspiration to help you deepen your practice. my hope is that you step off the mat feeling refreshed, nourished and balanced. one of my favorite quotes is: "if you can breathe, you can do yoga."
my idea of a good time: spending time with family and friends, traveling, cooking, and drinking chai tea.
something you don’t know about me: I have 8 beautiful grandchildren. I'm an event planner for an online school and I teach yoga online to middle school students.
trained at: RYT® 500 at Burn Within Yoga; Urban Zen at Yoga on High, reiki master; young living essential oil conventions
specialties: urban zen and reiki - teacher of reiki
what to expect in my class: deep relaxation - achieved with small mindful movements, restorative yoga poses, aromatherapy, reiki; body and breath awareness meditations. my classes are for anyone and everyone - if you can lie on the floor you can do urban zen.
my idea of a good time: hanging out with my family and my 2 dogs and 5 cats, golfing, yoga, continuing education classes, gardening, reading and playing the piano.
something you don’t know about me: we had a foreign exchange student from norway in 1989 and 1990. we are grateful she and her daughter still continue to visit us yearly.
trained at: RYT® 500 at Magic Pond Yoga & Burn Within Yoga; reiki level l
specialties: hatha, vinyasa, acro
what to expect in my class: to learn something new each class and to have fun!
my idea of a good time: eating, exercising, and exploring my way
across the world.
something you don't know about me: I completed my yoga teacher
training in South Korea, where I lived for 2 years.
trained at: RYT® 200 at Yoga on High; reiki master
specialties: gentle flow, restorative, sekoia, vinyasa, yin, reiki
what to expect in my class: focusing on breath awareness to reconnect your mind, body and spirit. slowing down to actually feel each pose by staying present in the moment. surrendering into the breath and listening to the intuition of your own body.
my idea of a good time: spending time with my family and all of our dogs out on the patio. long meditation walks and stargazing
something you don't know about me: i used to teach wilton cake decorating and make wedding and specialty cakes
trained at: RYT® 200 at Burn Within Yoga
specialties: vinyasa; slow flow
what to expect in my class: calm your mind/body by focusing on your breath while in the pose; increase flexibility, strength; and balance; and most importantly have fun, let that stuff go.
my idea of a good time: a good book on a cold night in front of the crackling fire, relaxing on the rooftop deck with the hubs and our rescue Bruno, or girls trips to the beach!
something you don't know about me: my dream days consist of yoga and dogs. i decorate the bathroom for every holiday. my mom use to do it, reminds me of her and makes me smile.
trained at: E-RYT® 200 at Yoga Fit; reiki level II
specialties: hatha yoga, senior yoga, pilates, zumba gold, silver sneakers
what to expect in my class: to relax and learn to listen to your body
my idea of a good time: spending time with family
something you don't know about me: i have practiced yoga for 25 years and i am a Livestrong at the Y Coach.
i love how the burn instructors always come around and encourage or help you through a pose. i've never felt silly or like i was being judged if i wasn't doing a pose right.
~ anonymous ~~ comment from burn survey