"If the only prayer you ever say in your whole life is 'Thank you', that would suffice." -Meister Eckhart
Claudine is a 500 hour RYT in Hatha yoga with Certifications in Warriors at Ease for Post Deployment & Trauma, Yoga 4 Classrooms, Childlight Yoga and Advanced, Karma Kids, Yoga Minded 4 Teens and Prenatal With Sue Elkind. She has had the privilege to train and study with Seane Corn in Spirit Speaks, Baron Baptiste of Baptiste Power Yoga, Sharon Gannon and David life of Jivamukti Yoga, Sadie Nardini of Power Core Yoga , Shiva Rea, Rolf Gates (500 hour) and many other great teachers along her personal journey. Claudine is also a Certified Ayurvedic Specialist with the Himalayan Institute and a Holistic Health Counselor with INN. She is also trained in level 1 Buddhism and a certified traditional Usui Reiki Master.
Claudine believes in living a holistic lifestyle and thinks yoga is a crucial foundation in this process. She feels privileged to teach the beautiful art of yoga with the hope that her students will use it both on and off the mat. Her style of teaching is a mixture of Vinyasa flow with a power yoga background. Claudine also likes to encourage a freedom of expression and exploration in the body and in the mind. Her goal as a teacher is to have her students grow in strength and flexibility in their body, mind and spirituality and to share passionate hearts as they open themselves up to their full potential and truly live in the yogic lifestyle.
In her spare time she is a foster mom for dogs, an avid traveler and enjoys spending time on her kayak and paddleboard. She loves surrounding herself with family, friends, her chickens and 6 dogs.
"It is only with the hear that one can see rightly; What is essential is invisible to the eye"
After practicing for several years, Patti enrolled in the 200 hr. Yoga Alliance approved in depth teacher training program at the Yoga Loft in Bethlehem PA under the direction of Carrie Morgan & Jessie Thompson. Patti completed the program in May 2013 and loves to share her love of yoga with students, who like Patti want to enhance their lives on and off their mats by experiencing a safe, fun, and well-rounded practice. Patti continues to further her practice attending workshops and yoga events. Patti has trained and received certifications in Restorative Yoga with Judith Curiel, Balanced Athlete with Johnny Gillespie and PIYO.
As Patti continues to learn from her teachers, through daily practice and from attending workshops, she looks forward to sharing her experiences with her students as they celebrate the physical and inner strength within us all.
"Yoga is the perfect opportunity to be curious about who you are." Jason Crandell
When Brenda started practicing yoga in 2001, it started off as a hobby to enjoy time to herself. As a single mother, she rarely had time alone. Brenda fell in love with yoga immediately. Although she had no idea what yoga was truly about she knew she felt amazing leaving her first class. One thing that touched Brenda was that yoga is all about individual improvement and is not a competitive practice.
An instructor of Brenda's taught her that wherever you are in a posture is where you are supposed to be. What a relief to not be under any pressure! As her practice went on, she started to become interested in learning more about yoga. Brenda's quest for knowledge was opened by asanas which taught her yoga philosophy and gave her spiritual growth.
In 2004, Brenda started her instructor training course at YogaLife Institute, located in Devon, PA. She finished the course in 2005 after completing the required 225 hours. In May of 2014 she completed her 500 hours through YogaLife Institute. In November of 2016 Brenda finished her Yoga Therapy Certification through YogaLife Institute. Brenda is a Reiki Master/Teacher. She is registered through the Yoga Alliance.
“When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds; your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great, and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you everdreamed yourself to be.” Patanjali
Jill Foltz is a certified yoga instructor, Reiki Master and hypnotherapist. Jill is passionate about inspiring and uplifting others and has been teaching a variety of meditation based self-empowerment classes since 2004. Most recently she has been creating and hosting retreats in the Endless Mountains of Pennsylvania and also in Costa Rica. Information on her classes and retreats is available on her FaceBook page, InspiredBy Jill. In her spare time Jill enjoys yoga, meditation, gardening, herbalism, traveling, and spending time with her family and in nature.
"Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self."
Jim, a local resident, has been practicing yoga since 1974. His path includes time spent practicing asana and meditation in Nepal, and yoga teacher certification with Kripalu Center. After receiving teacher certification Jim has taught almost two thousand classes at studios, schools, in parks and private homes.
Jim's yoga traces its lineage to the Pashupata path. A typical class will include centering, breath, intention, chant, warm-up, posture, flow and relaxation. We offer the following suggestions for an optimum yogic practice: bring a mat(some available) extinguish all cellphones. Arrive ten minutes early. Arrive with a light stomach. Wear comfortable clothing designed for exercise. Bring a belief in a better you.
Jim says "My yoga teacher once said If you want to learn, teach. She was right. I enjoy learning as well as I enjoy sharing what I've learned. My intention or goal as a yoga teacher is to share the gift of yoga with beginner and intermediate practitioners. Through our practice together we will build a strong foundation from which we can honor our bodies and our inner wisdom."
"It doesn't matter if things aren't perfect. My practice is my time to feel alive, loved and free."
“Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.” The Bhagavad Gita
Aly’s yoga practice started seven years ago and she has thoroughly enjoyed being a part of the community that has emerged both on and off the mat. She decided to deepen her practice by taking Yoga Tree’s first 200 Hour Yoga Alliance approved Teacher Training under the direction of Elle Kaplan. She looks forward to continually expanding on those teachings, sharing them with students, while also growing with the studio and community.
Aly wants people to be able to come to their mats freeing themselves from the judgments they may have placed on themselves or the judgments felt from their environment. Her goal is for students to feel comfortable, so that they may focus on the proper alignment each pose. She believes if you put forth the effort to set the right foundation, you are then ready to settle into the ease of each pose, ultimately opening you up to make the mind body connection. Aly’s wish is that with time and trust, students will feel the same joy she has felt learning how yoga goes beyond the mat. She is a student of life guiding students to be true to themselves.
"Yoga is like music; the rhythm of the body, the melody of the mind, and the harmony of the soul create the symphony of life." ~B.K.S. Iyengar
Jennifer is passionate about the overall lifestyle that Yoga embodies;
as spoken of by Yogi Bhajan...a comprehensive lifestyle that allows the radiance of the soul to
shine in every facet of life.
Jen fell during a challenging 10 mile trail run which caused a shoulder injury that required surgery. (Of course she finished the race!)
That turn of events sparked her desire to learn posture modifications that allowed her to keep her yoga practice vital throughout the recovery.
Her desire to share those techniques with others, eventually led to her obtaining a 200-hour YTT certification through The Yoga Loft of Bethlehem in 2012.
Jen aspires for her students to share in the magnificent wonder of the human body and its many layers of flowing energy; in knowing that each breath and every day is a gift.
In her classes she encourages the exploration of movement through acceptance, discovery, laughter and everything in between!
Sharing in gratitude from her studies as a Holistic Health Practitioner, Sound Therapist and Reiki Practitioner.
In her free time you will find her outdoors among her wildlife friends, perhaps you will hear a gong on the wind or a didgeridoo serenading the birds.
"Our lives are not our own. We are bound to others, past and present. and by each crime, and every kindness, we birth our future. -Namaste"
A mother, a wife, and a lover of life. Taking a playful approach to life, she has a passion for all things. Jenni is a true believer that Yoga is a practice of every second, of every day.
Jenni was introduced to the wonders of esoteric teachings by her parents and was immersed in meditation as a child. When Yoga found her and led her down the path of inward exploration, she didn't look back.
Jenni's classes are a mixture of an uplifting atmosphere, with a true intent to feel, and observe. Focus on breath awareness and alignment are big staples, while intertwining the deeper focus that our true practice requires. Meditation is never rushed nor ignored, and it is to be expected to practice Pranayama and/or Mantra. With a passion for the quicker, deeper asanas as well as the stillness and silence, Jenni enjoys offering a mix of classes. Vinyasa/Hatha, Restorative, Gentle, Beginner's, Meditation/Mantra, and Yoga Nidra are her favorite offerings and practices.
She will always be a student of Yoga and Meditation. Jenni has acquired her 200 Hour YTT Certification, Reiki II Certification, and merged it with her passion of leading a healthy, compassionate, and spiritually driven life. Jenni has acquired well over 100 hours of continued education, and is also on the journey of her 500 Hour YTT Certification, as well as taking her 200 Hour training for a second time.
Rarely finding her without a smile, she will most likely be outdoors, cooking, teaching about Essential Oils, or spending time with her family when she is "off the mat." Connecting with your inner child and finding the joy and love in all things, is the best way to feel gratitude and to BE happiness.
“The greatest Warrior is the one who conquers himself.”
Diane began her yoga journey in the late 90’s and completed her 200 Hour. teacher training in 2016 through the Himalayan Institute under June Hunt. For Diane, teacher training became a gateway into a world of exploration, introspection and profound awareness. She continues to grow & evolve through ongoing trainings and workshops and believes the path to self discovery is a lifelong journey. She has completed Expand Your Power - 200 Hour Baptiste Power Yoga Teacher Training, The Art of Assisting, Yin Yoga & Restorative Yoga and became a certified Usui Reiki Master under Theresa Steltzer.
Diane is excited and honored to be able to share the beauty and power of the yoga tradition. She continues to be inspired by the students of this community and their love and devotion to the yoga practice.
Diane resides in Perkasie, Pa with her husband and two dogs, Luna and Tela.
“You are the sky. Everything else – it’s just the weather.”
Theresa was drawn to yoga’s ability to strengthen the mind, body, and spirit from the inside out and truly believes that yoga is for every body at every age. Her style is playful and down-to-Earth, with an emphasis on meditation.
She is currently a 500-hour Advanced Teacher Training student at Dig Yoga in Lambertville, NJ, under the direction of Sue Elkind and Naime Jezzeny. After completing her 200-hour training she earned additional certifications in Chair Yoga and Wall Vinyasa, followed by her Usui Reiki Master Teacher Certification. Whether Theresa is giving personal assists in class or during shavasana, her Reiki energy comes through to complement your practice.
Theresa enjoys teaching yoga in studio, healthcare, and corporate settings, and has been a professional writer and publisher for many years. She is especially interested in the scientific study of the benefits of yoga, including improved strength, balance, and brain function, and decreased stress, anxiety, and risk of heart disease.
In her spare time she loves to travel and spend family time with her adult children and her granddaughter Isabella “Izzie” Grace. Izzie and Theresa have been having fun on their yoga mats together since Izzie was 4 months old!
Marcy Stone, Intuitive Life Guide. Marcy is a certified and accomplished life guide for over 15 years and holds advanced training certificates in several healing modalities as well as having over 17 years of business leadership experience. As the creator of The Soulfull Paths Technique® she is committed to helping create a world of radiant human beings that are actively manifesting their dreams and gifts into reality.
Marcy’s purpose – to help others become empowered in their lives, to see their own radiance and hear their own inner guidance, help you connect with your Higher purpose, move through indecision and doubt to clarity and intentionality and ultimately create a life you love. You will learn to identify your Inner Guidance from false guidance and carve out the pieces of your life that are no longer serving you. As you align with your values and spend more time in resonant relationships and activities, you will feel vibrant, self-confident, clear and ALIVE! This is the life you are meant to live.
Marcy holds advanced training certificates in Akashic Records, Theta Healing, Life Force Energy Healing, Reiki Master as well as being a Certified International Yoga Instructor, Esthetician and Ordained Minister. She is a lifetime student of the healing arts--including meditation, prayer, yoga, and visualization and brings her passion for growth and self-empowerment into her work and her life. Marcy resides in Telford PA with the love of her life as well as being a mother & step mother to three amazing women.
“A joyful life is made up of joyful moments gracefully strung together by trust, gratitude, inspiration and faith.” - Brene Brown
JoAnne Amoroso began her 300 Hour Teacher Training with YogaDharma in 2014, after having been a devoted practitioner of yoga for a decade. As an Open Water Scuba Diver, PADI Divemaster & Rescue Diver, she found that scuba diving and yoga were similar in the fluidity of breath & movement. “The peacefulness you find underwater, surrounded by nature in an environment that is at times dangerous & foreign, is exactly what we can discover within ourselves by accessing mindful breathing, especially in times of stress and turmoil.”
JoAnne’s classes are Vinyasa & Hatha based, with an emphasis on the physical asanas and restorative meditation. She teaches with a nurturing & encouraging spirit, embodying the philosophy that yoga is empowering for both the body and soul.
JoAnne resides in Doylestown with her husband Michael in a restored historic Bucks County farmhouse. When she’s not teaching or taking classes, she loves traveling the world, spending time outdoors, being in the water and volunteer work with local animal rescues.
Release the body, access the mind
Release the mind, access the heart
Release the heart, access the soul
Ken Bell, E-RYT-200 YACEP
Ken is a student of Buddhism, yoga, meditation and life. An impassioned practitioner he began his personal journey to discover a greater sense of his body/mind/spirit connection, while improving his overall state of well-being. Ken’s background is science based as an Exercise Physiologist by formal training. He has been the anatomist for Yoga teacher training programs, and is certified in Plant Based Nutrition from Cornell University. In addition, he is also a certified Usui Reiki Master/Teacher, tai chi, and meditation and yoga instructor. He has taught yoga and meditation internationally.
Ken has a unique and skillful way of offering wellness and conscious living alternatives, and strives to inspire others in their journey of self-discovery.
He is an author of a fitness booklet and a featured contributor to health and wellness websites including MindBodyGreen.
Ken has a genuine love for people and a true passion for yoga on and off his mat which results in his compassion for others and all living creatures.
Ken is a dedicated father and husband and a free spirit at heart and teaches from the foundation of limitless potential for awakening the body/mind/spirit connection.
"No Yoga, No Peace.... Know Yoga, Know Peace"
“I believe the greatest gift you can give your family and the world is a healthy you.” -Joyce Meyer
Sally Delisle, E-RYT 500, RCYT, CD serves as Director and Trainer for ChildLight Yoga. She has been practicing yoga since 1993, after earning her Associates Degree in Dance/Fine Arts, and BA in Psychology. She completed the 500-Hour Yoga Teacher Certification at The Yoga Loft, and has been teaching yoga to children since 2002. Sally has also trained in Prenatal, Restorative, Yin, Yoga for Athletes and Yoga Therapy for Children with Autism & Special Needs. She is a Birth Doula, Reiki Master and Reflexology practitioner. When she is off the mat, Sally enjoys spending time on the water, in the woods, at the ball field and the track with her husband and two sons.
"My mission is to provide mindful, educational, healing, restorative, and soul-searching experiences for beings looking to discover (or rediscover) a joyful life. Take the time to care for yourselves today, fill your cup, and be well. I am here to help."
“We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.” T. S. Eliot
Karin is a 500 E-RYT yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance. Shas always been a seeker. Karin began her yoga journey in the early 80’s when Iyengar yoga was the only kind of yoga available in the part of Philly where she grew up. As such it is her first love. But it was her desire to want to know the whys and hows of everything that caused her to branch out and study several different styles of yoga with some of the top name yoga teachers. While that was great for building a good resume and a broad knowledge base Karin eventually returned to the study of Iyengar Yoga. She believes the advice one of her early mentors gave her when Karin asked her whether she should do a training with some other name brand yoga teacher. Her mentor said: “You want to study with a teacher who knows you and knows your practice. For yoga to be truly transformative, you can’t hide in a crowd. You want a teacher who sees you for who you truly are, with all of your imperfections!”
Digging deep into the hows and whys of yoga lead Karin first into the study of asana, which lead to the study of anatomy and then, since your brain sends nerve cells into every square inch of your body, into the deeper philosophy. Karin has been teaching Yoga since 2000 and leading Teacher Trainings since 2006. She also teaches workshops in anatomy, assisting, alignment and philosophy. While her classes are detailed and precise, the end result is a well choreographed experience of the physical, energetic, mental, intellectual and blissful layers of the body.