Sandra Izsa is a licensed speech and language pathologist with over 20 years of experience in working with both children and adults. She is an advocate for all people and a believer in yoga’s ability to improve the quality of life for all individuals. Sandra is a RYT 200 instructor in affiliation with the yoga alliance, a Certified Crystal Healer and Reiki level III practitioner. She carries the following additional certifications: Restorative Yoga, Yoga for the Special Child Basic 1, ChildLight Yoga and Mindfulness for Children, and Childlight Yoga and Mindfulness for Teens and Tweens. It is her passion to bring yoga into the lives of those in her community and to help guide individuals in their journey toward improved health, happiness, and balance.
Anna Major M.Ed., E-RYT 200, RYT 500, YACEP, Reiki II practitioner. Anna Major has a passion for learning, teaching, and yoga. She went from formal public school teaching to traveling India studying yoga, immersing herself in culture and self-discovery. Anna completed a 200-hour Ashtanga/Hatha training at Shiva Yoga Peeth in Rishikesh in 2015, followed by a 300-hour Ashtanga/Hatha training at Yogadarshanam in Mysore in 2017. Soon after, she participated in a 10-day vipassana meditation course in Kerala. In addition to being an E-RYT 200, Anna is a Reiki level II practitioner and a certified restorative yoga instructor. She has completed a Divine Sleep®️ Yoga Nidra training with Jennifer Reis and 75-hour trauma training through Embodied Philosophy. Anna believes in the power of yoga as a transformative and healing practice. She is excited to share her passion for yoga with everyone she meets and instill excitement in the process of self-discovery through yoga!
Katie Thode is an RYT- 200 instructor in affiliation with the yoga alliance. Katie began practicing yoga as a teenager. After continuing with her practice over many years, she decided to take her yoga lifestyle to the next level. Katie completed her 200-hour training through New Jersey Yoga Teacher Training with Stephanie Parcells and Cynthia Romano in 2017. Katie also received her Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training through NJYTT in 2017. Katie is passionate about teaching vinyasa classes that encourage yogis to focus deep within and find themselves in the present moment. She encourages students to use their breath as a guide as they transition through flows meant to challenge the mind and body. Her flow classes are paired with uplifting and inspiring music.
Kayla is a nursing student and long time Madison local who completed her 200 HR teacher training at lifetime athletic in the summer of 2017 and is affiliated with yoga alliance. She’s been practicing herself for about four years and is beyond grateful to have the opportunity to share this beautiful practice with anyone who walks through the door. Kayla is a Reiki level II practitioner and is proud to be dedicating her life and career to healing, health and wellness.
Debbie Kephart is an E-RYT 200 in affiliation with Yoga Alliance and a Reiki level III practitioner. She is certified in Relax & Renew (Judith Lasiter), Restorative Therapeutics (Jillian Pransky), and Yin yoga. Debbie has completed Mindful Flow training with Jullian Pransky and is currently enrolled in her 300 hr. training program with Bhakti Barn Yoga. Teaching yoga since 2003, Debbie enjoys learning from her students and life as well as her teachers. She invites her students to work with their breath and alignment, then explore their depth, encouraging the use (and play) with props. The evolution of our practice (and ourselves) requires both effort and ease.
Shana Sanchez is a Chatham resident and RYT 200 instructor in affiliation with Yoga Alliance. Shana completed her 200 HR teacher training at Bhakti Barn Yoga Studio in Millburn in 2013. She began her yoga practice as a teen when she was given The Sivananda Companion to Yoga book and feel in love with the practice and the philosophy of yoga. She has enjoyed sharing this journey with her daughter, fellow instructors, and her students.