Our Instructors

Meet our amazing instructors who are passionate about the student experience. We offer a diverse selection of classes for students of all levels.

Alka Kaminer

About Me

I have been a dedicated student of yoga for the last 15 years, during which I became a certified teacher in multiple areas. I practice several styles of energy healing and received certification in Reiki 9 years ago. I use various types of meditation (breathe, mantra, mindfulness) that I learned starting at an early age. I am forever a student of life and always practicing to be the best person I can be.

Get to Know Alka

Certifications & Accomplishments

E-RYT(500), LVCYT, YFA, YACEP

Favorite Pose

Wild thing (Camatkarasana)

Favorite way to de-stress

Having fun in whatever I do! Love to sit on the beach and watch the ocean waves 🙂 & Meditation

Music I enjoy

Classic rock and roll and pop music when I can dance!

When I am not on the mat or teaching:


I am spending time with family & friends, planning a trip,  reading,  cooking, watching any Marvel, DC, Star Trek or Star Wars movies.

Favorite books

Fiction: 
How Yoga Works         
Non Fiction: 
Happiness & The Human Spirit
Journey of Souls

E-RYT(500), LVCYT, YFA, YACEP

Wild thing (Camatkarasana)

Having fun in whatever I do! Love to sit on the beach and watch the ocean waves 🙂 & Meditation

Classic rock and roll and pop music when I can dance!

I am spending time with family & friends, planning a trip,  reading,  cooking, watching any Marvel, DC, Star Trek or Star Wars movies.

Fiction: 
How Yoga Works         
Non Fiction: 
Happiness & The Human Spirit
Journey of Souls

CLASSES

Vinyasa w/ Ball Therapy



A vinyasa flow followed by myofascial release using balls. Sequences and alignment are woven into postures to open and strengthen the body while developing focus of the mind and a connection to the breath. The ball therapy targets trigger points in the body to release tension in the connective tissues (also known as fascia). This work restores the fascia and builds tissue resilience for a healthier and happier body.

Chair Yoga



Chair yoga offers you the ability to improve your health through an amazing form of adaptive exercise. While supported by a chair you can receive yoga’s healing and restorative benefits that have been known for thousands of years. Yoga relaxes your body and mind, improves your musculoskeletal fitness and flexibility, and elevates your overall health and well-being.

Meditation

Take a mid-week mind break to cultivate better health, greater happiness and a balanced life. We explore a variety of meditation techniques

A vinyasa flow followed by myofascial release using balls. Sequences and alignment are woven into postures to open and strengthen the body while developing focus of the mind and a connection to the breath. The ball therapy targets trigger points in the body to release tension in the connective tissues (also known as fascia). This work restores the fascia and builds tissue resilience for a healthier and happier body.

Chair yoga offers you the ability to improve your health through an amazing form of adaptive exercise. While supported by a chair you can receive yoga’s healing and restorative benefits that have been known for thousands of years. Yoga relaxes your body and mind, improves your musculoskeletal fitness and flexibility, and elevates your overall health and well-being.

Take a mid-week mind break to cultivate better health, greater happiness and a balanced life. We explore a variety of meditation techniques

Palma Manners

About Me

As a Montessori Teacher, Palma brought yoga into the classroom as a fun way to engage with students. She saw the benefit of students connecting to their body and their senses: listening to cues externally as well as internally. Yet it was not until 2005 that Palma became a regular yoga practitioner. When physically she could no longer run she turned to yoga to heal. Through yoga she learned the importance of working the body as a whole, and moving with intention. Her practice is inspired by mindful transitions while engaging the breath – the dance between effort and ease, control and surrender.

Get to Know Palma

Certifications & Accomplishments

E-RYT(200), YACEP

Favorite Pose

Dancer pose because I just love backbending.

Favorite way to de-stress

I love taking my dogs on a walk, or rather as my family says, the dogs take me on a walk; I feel I need it more than they do. 

Music I enjoy

Indie folk rock like The Lumineers or The Head and the Heart

When I am not on the mat or teaching:

I know this may sound sad but…I am watching yoga videos.

Favorite book

One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in a Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

E-RYT(200), YACEP

Dancer pose because I just love backbending.

I love taking my dogs on a walk, or rather as my family says, the dogs take me on a walk; I feel I need it more than they do. 

Indie folk rock like The Lumineers or The Head and the Heart

I know this may sound sad but…I am watching yoga videos.

One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in a Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

CLASSES

Yoga Core

A quick paced sequence for total body conditioning while isolating and strengthening core muscles. This class will not only make you sweat but integrates stretches to reset and release muscles.

Stretch & Align – Recovery

Ease into yoga with a sequence of poses to facilitate the muscles to relax, stretch, and lengthen. This class aims to move the joints and strengthen supporting muscles.

Hatha Flow

A mindful sequence organically flowing from one pose to another. Integrating breath with movement this class will focus on alignment, strength and stability.

A quick paced sequence for total body conditioning while isolating and strengthening core muscles. This class will not only make you sweat but integrates stretches to reset and release muscles.

Ease into yoga with a sequence of poses to facilitate the muscles to relax, stretch, and lengthen. This class aims to move the joints and strengthen supporting muscles.

A mindful sequence organically flowing from one pose to another. Integrating breath with movement this class will focus on alignment, strength and stability.

Nannette Wasserman

About Me

Nannette has practiced yoga and meditation for over thirty five years. As a teenager, long before yoga was popular, Nannette joined her artist mother in yoga and meditation classes. Together they studied Iyengar and much later, ISHTA yoga. Nannette received her certification in Hatha yoga through Yoga With Intention and is a Registered Yoga Teacher with nationally recognized Yoga Alliance. Her teachings focus on building flexibility and strength within the proper alignment while cultivating an open heart. Nannette consistently provides modifications as well as progressions so that all students, from beginners to advanced, are able to find their edge and breathe fully while moving through the poses.

Get to Know Nannette

Certifications & Accomplishments

E-RYT(200), YACEP

Favorite Pose

Cow Face Pose (Gomukhasana)

Favorite way to de-stress

Yoga & Meditation!

Music I enjoy

Pop music

When I am not on the mat or teaching:

I am caring for my family, walking in nature, or reading yoga/spiritual books, journals and articles. 

Favorite book

Fiction: Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver 
Non Fiction: Into the Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon’s Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart, by James M. Doty M.D. 

E-RYT(200), YACEP

Cow Face Pose (Gomukhasana)

Yoga & Meditation!

Pop music

I am caring for my family, walking in nature, or reading yoga/spiritual books, journals and articles. 

Fiction: Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver 
Non Fiction: Into the Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon’s Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart, by James M. Doty M.D. 

CLASSES

Reset & Restore Yin



This is a slow, meditative yoga class designed to help the practitioner find ease in moments of stillness. Prop-enhanced poses are held for several minutes at a time to encourage passive stretching. Yin yoga promotes relaxation of the muscles allowing release of deep layers of connective tissue and fascia. Great for all levels including beginning students and for those seeking deep relaxation and increased flexibility.

Hatha Yoga




Hatha yoga uses bodily postures (asanas), breathing techniques (pranayama) and meditation techniques (dyana) to cultivate a sound, healthy body and a clear, peaceful mind. A consistent Hatha practice develops a supple spine, strong core, and increased flexibility and balance. Pranayama and meditation help to improve respiratory function, boost the immune system, reduce stress and anxiety levels, and promote an overall sense of well being. All levels welcome.

This is a slow, meditative yoga class designed to help the practitioner find ease in moments of stillness. Prop-enhanced poses are held for several minutes at a time to encourage passive stretching. Yin yoga promotes relaxation of the muscles allowing release of deep layers of connective tissue and fascia. Great for all levels including beginning students and for those seeking deep relaxation and increased flexibility.

Hatha yoga uses bodily postures (asanas), breathing techniques (pranayama) and meditation techniques (dyana) to cultivate a sound, healthy body and a clear, peaceful mind. A consistent Hatha practice develops a supple spine, strong core, and increased flexibility and balance. Pranayama and meditation help to improve respiratory function, boost the immune system, reduce stress and anxiety levels, and promote an overall sense of well being. All levels welcome.

Anne Taylor

About Me

Anne is a high school educator and recently certified yoga instructor. She appreciates that yoga is about much more than the physical practice, an opportunity to be truly present in moving meditation. Anne has always found immense value in the yoga community and strives to extend it’s benefits to all of those around her. She enjoys developing original themed classes, including practices that focus on the energy of the chakras or the current season and climate. Anne’s classes encourage students to take their practices off their mats and into the world.

Get to Know Anne

Certifications & Accomplishments

E-RYT(200)

Favorite Pose

Warrior II

Favorite way to de-stress

Yoga (duh), lifting weights, and walking

Music I enjoy

Metal, Punk, Alternative Rock

When I am not on the mat or teaching:


I am hanging out with my husband and dog, hiking, cooking, reading, watching horror movies, seeing live music or out enjoying craft beer!

Favorite book

The Grapes of Wrath

E-RYT(200)

Warrior II

Yoga (duh), lifting weights, and walking

Metal, Punk, Alternative Rock

I am hanging out with my husband and dog, hiking, cooking, reading, watching horror movies, seeing live music or out enjoying craft beer!

The Grapes of Wrath

CLASSES

Vinyasa

A dynamic vinyasa flow that uses stacked movements to enhance strength and focus. This class also incorporates breathwork, balance and an occasional guided meditation.

Flow + Restore


A fast-moving, 45 minute sequence that energizes breath and body in a vinyasa-style flow, followed by a rewarding 15 minutes of gentle restorative postures and savasana.  Recommended props: blankets, blocks, strap, bolster.

A dynamic vinyasa flow that uses stacked movements to enhance strength and focus. This class also incorporates breathwork, balance and an occasional guided meditation.

A fast-moving, 45 minute sequence that energizes breath and body in a vinyasa-style flow, followed by a rewarding 15 minutes of gentle restorative postures and savasana.  Recommended props: blankets, blocks, strap, bolster.

Marla Sukoff

About Me

Movement and healing have always been the cornerstones of Marla’s life. An unfortunate knee injury ended Marla’s professional Modern Dance career in NYC, but opened up a new door to a healing profession in Physiatric Medicine. Years later, that worsening injury led her to Yoga, as a physical practice safe for injured joints. She quickly realized its benefits encompassed much more than toning & flexibility, extending into higher and more subtle realms of healing of mind, body & spirit.  Marla combines her passions for breath, energy, imagery, chakra’s, Nature and Qigong, with her fund of anatomical and therapeutic knowledge, her love of movement flow, and her sense of wonder. She hopes to inspire, move and heal others from both within and without, with compassion and grace.

Get to Know Marla

Certifications & Accomplishments

RYT(500), MD(BC-PM&R)

Favorite Pose

Revolved Triangle (Parivrtta Trikonasana)

Favorite way to de-stress

Hugging my pets, being in nature, sipping warm teas

Music I enjoy

Soft piano solos

When I am not on the mat or teaching:



I am spending time outdoors with family & friends:  hiking, biking, kayaking, swimming, gardening, photographing;   playing with my pets(dog & cat);  reading; drawing; creating projects; dancing

Favorite book

Epic historic fiction that transports me to another time & place ( “The Weight of Ink”)

RYT(500), MD(BC-PM&R)

Revolved Triangle (Parivrtta Trikonasana)

Hugging my pets, being in nature, sipping warm teas

Soft piano solos

I am spending time outdoors with family & friends:  hiking, biking, kayaking, swimming, gardening, photographing;   playing with my pets(dog & cat);  reading; drawing; creating projects; dancing

Epic historic fiction that transports me to another time & place ( “The Weight of Ink”)

CLASSES

Women’s Pelvic Floor Health

Learn pelvic floor anatomy, function & dysfunction. Practice both deep pelvic breathing & mind-body techniques for relaxation & toning. Integrate Pelvic Floor Balancing into gentle core work & yoga postures.

Breathe, Align & Flow



A dynamic class, that balances energizing and finding calm, focusing on alignment and letting go, finding the joy in movement, as well as in just being. Using techniques of meditation, imagery, energy (chakra’s & Qigong) and breathing, along with asanas sequenced to stretch, tone, center and flow, while integrating pelvic floor, balance and core.

Gentle Yoga


A slower paced alignment-based class geared towards those who need modifications due to aches & pains. This practice includes meditation, imagery, energy and breathing techniques along with asanas sequenced to stretch, tone, center and gently flow, while integrating pelvic floor, balance and core.

Learn pelvic floor anatomy, function & dysfunction. Practice both deep pelvic breathing & mind-body techniques for relaxation & toning. Integrate Pelvic Floor Balancing into gentle core work & yoga postures.

A dynamic class, that balances energizing and finding calm, focusing on alignment and letting go, finding the joy in movement, as well as in just being. Using techniques of meditation, imagery, energy (chakra’s & Qigong) and breathing, along with asanas sequenced to stretch, tone, center and flow, while integrating pelvic floor, balance and core.

A slower paced alignment-based class geared towards those who need modifications due to aches & pains. This practice includes meditation, imagery, energy and breathing techniques along with asanas sequenced to stretch, tone, center and gently flow, while integrating pelvic floor, balance and core.

Barbara Dunn

About Me

Barbara’s yoga training is in Anusara (school of Hatha yoga emphasizing principles of alignment) and Kripalu (inward focus, self discovery & compassionate lifestyle). With 500 hours of teacher training in this combination of yoga schools, she can help you cultivate the tools & perspectives to navigate life’s storms and find ways to connect with what is meaningful and important in our lives. She is also trained in Pranayama (breath practices), Pelvic Floor Yoga, and is a certified Chair Yoga Teacher. Barbara enjoys working with both groups and individuals.

Get to Know Barbara

Certifications & Accomplishments

RYT(500), LVCYT

Favorite Pose

Half Moon (Ardha Chandrasana)

Favorite way to de-stress

Yoga, painting, reading a good novel, binging a tv series

Music I enjoy

Most anything from late 60’s, 70’s, 80’s –  Grateful Dead, Beatles, Stones, James Taylor

When I am not on the mat or teaching:

I am selling a house, painting, creating jewelry

Favorite book

Yoga category:  How Yoga Works (Michael Roach)
Other:  The Nightingale (Kristin Hannah)

RYT(500), LVCYT

Half Moon (Ardha Chandrasana)

Yoga, painting, reading a good novel, binging a tv series

Most anything from late 60’s, 70’s, 80’s –  Grateful Dead, Beatles, Stones, James Taylor

I am selling a house, painting, creating jewelry

Yoga category:  How Yoga Works (Michael Roach)
Other:  The Nightingale (Kristin Hannah)

CLASSES

Mindful & Meditative Flow



Perfect for those with an existing vinyasa style practice: Give yourself one hour of relaxation and rejuvvenation. Weave breath and movement into warmups and graceful sequences for a flow that feels like a meditation. You are cued through principles of alignment and encouraged to explore boundaries within your personal level of strength and flexibility. Build heat, increase flexibility, and body awareness.

Gentle Kripalu

Relax and rejuvenate. Coordinate movement with breath to flow through a sequence of gentle poses, soothing the mind, increasing flexibility, and building strength. Release stress and anxiety and increase body awareness.

Perfect for those with an existing vinyasa style practice: Give yourself one hour of relaxation and rejuvvenation. Weave breath and movement into warmups and graceful sequences for a flow that feels like a meditation. You are cued through principles of alignment and encouraged to explore boundaries within your personal level of strength and flexibility. Build heat, increase flexibility, and body awareness.

Relax and rejuvenate. Coordinate movement with breath to flow through a sequence of gentle poses, soothing the mind, increasing flexibility, and building strength. Release stress and anxiety and increase body awareness.

ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTORS

Take a class with us

Classes with Gwen

Classes with Nannette Wasserman

Classes with Marla Sukoff

Classes with Barbara Dunn

Classes with Palma Manners

Classes with Anne Taylor

Classes with Alka Kaminer