Sandra Izsa RYT 500, E-RYT 200, YACEP, Certified Crystal Practitioner, Reiki Master Teacher. Sandy is the owner of Foundations Yoga. She is a licensed speech and language pathologist with over 25 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. Sandy 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.
Katie Thode is an E-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.
Marci is an RYT 200 instructor in affiliation with Yoga Alliance. She completed her yoga training at the American Yoga Academy. Marci completed additional training through Peace Play Yoga with Pamela Nixon and carries a children’s yoga certification. Since completing her children’s yoga teacher training, she has been providing yoga and mindfulness programming in local school districts as part of their enrichment program. Marci combines her love for yoga and empowering children, teens and adults by helping individuals develop their mindfulness practices, build confidence and gain flexibility in both the body and mind.
Emma Andersson is an RYT-200 instructor in affiliation with Yoga Alliance. She completed her training last year in Rishikesh, India during her gap year. Emma has been practicing yoga since her dad took her to her first class almost five years ago. In addition to teaching and practicing yoga, Emma is currently an undergraduate student at Johns Hopkins University. Emma is a passionate learner and hopes to bring this energy into her practice by inspiring reflection and integrating new and old techniques and styles.
Jeannie Green is a 200 RYT in affiliation with Yoga Alliance, a certified Yin yoga instructor and a Reiki Master Teacher. She is currently pursuing her advanced yoga teaching certificate and yoga therapist certification. Jeannie found her yoga journey, or as she likes to say, yoga found her about 15 years ago. Jeannie enjoys flows, meditation and learning the deeper aspects of yoga and continues to live her life as a student. Jeannie believes yoga is for everyone exactly where they are in life. It is her philosophy that yoga helps keep our bodies flexible, our minds sharp and our feet grounded as we try to move through this world with ease and laughter.
Erin is an RYT 200 instructor in affiliation with Yoga Alliance, a licensed occupational therapist and Reiki Level 2 practitioner. Erin has been teaching yoga locally since 2016 after completing her yoga teacher training in Bangor, Maine. She believes in the principles of slow strength to cultivate mental fortitude both on and off the mat. Erin is a licensed occupational therapist in pursuit of her doctorate through Boston University. She has worked in a variety of settings from acute care, orthopedics, subacute care and currently works in pediatrics. Yoga and its varied methods and philosophies are incorporated into her work as an occupational therapist across all settings. When it comes to her personal yoga practice, her preference is a hot power class. However as an instructor, she designs her classes to be attainable for a wide variety of people with the inclusion of varied options and modifications. Erin places a strong emphasis on grounding in posture to help promote proper alignment for a safe and sustainable practice.
Michelle is an RYT 200 instructor in affiliation with Yoga Alliance and a licensed physical therapist. She has been teaching yoga for 10 years. Michelle started her teaching journey in college with Yogafit with focus on the foundations of yoga philosophy, asana, anatomy and yoga for seniors. She also completed her 200 RYT with an inclusion yin immersion in 2018. Michelle is a licensed Doctor of Physical Therapy with experience in all ages, particularly those who are 50 years and older. She believes that yoga is for everyone and is a great source for those seeking healing emotionally, physically, and spiritually. She believes that our bodies are incredibly strong and they deserve the special attention on the mat that yoga offers through breath and asana. Her practices emphasize anatomy, joint and muscular integrity and intention. Michelle’s classes are designed to provide safe and enjoyable movement for everyone!
Sarah is a yoga and meditation educator and she is passionate about helping you feel empowered to live your best life. Sarah received her 200hr yoga teaching certification from the Bright Spirit Yoga Training under the tutelage of Jillian Pransky and Carrie Parker-Gastelu. She went on to receive her 500hr yoga teaching certification from Kripalu in Lenox, Massachusetts, studying with Coby Kozlowski, Sudhir Jonathan Foust, Larissa Hall Carlson, and Michelle Dalbec. Sarah has also taken trainings in meditation, Journey Dance, ecstatic dance, ayurveda, and positional therapy. She has completed Janet Stone's courses in The Yoga Sutras and Bhakti Yoga. Sarah holds an E-RYT200, RYT 500, and YACEP from Yoga Alliance. Visit sarahanfora.com for more information.
Debbie Kephart is an RYT 500, E-RYT 200 in affiliation with Yoga Alliance and a Reiki level III practitioner. She is certified in Judith Lasater’s Relax & Renew, Restorative Therapeutics under Jillian Pransky and Yin yoga. Debbie has also completed Mindful Flow training with Jullian Pransky. Debbie began teaching yoga in 2003 and is grateful for the continuous knowledge she gains from her students as well as her fellow instructors and mentors. She invites her students to work with their breath, focus on their alignment and explore their depth through the mindful use of props. The evolution of our practice and ourselves requires both effort and ease.
As an outdoor enthusiast, Cynthia Tarantino (RYT 500) weaves into her yoga classes a passion for nature, breath awareness, alignment and yogic philosophy as a moving meditation for practitioners of all levels. She has completed a 250 hour teacher training with Laurie Green of YogaNine and a 300 hour advanced training with Betsy Davis and Vanessa Nassif at Bhakti Barn in Millburn. To deepen her ability to bring healing and wellness to her students, Cynthia is a Master Practitioner of Reiki, a Japanese hands-on energy healing practice that guides “the life energy” through the body and has trained in deep relaxation in restorative yoga with Jillian Pransky. Sending gratitude to my family and friends, teachers and students for my daily inspiration and joy.