The first time Leigha took a yoga class, she felt she had somehow become more herself. Since then, she has observed that yoga has the power to align practitioners with their noblest intentions, their best selves. To share yoga, she believes, is to share joy and peace. Her classes are rhythmic, flowing and promise to challenge each student’s physical limits. She encourages students to modify, adjust or deepen postures to make the practice suit their bodies’ unique needs. She especially loves guiding students into inversions and arm balances.
Leigha has written about yoga, healing and wellness for Livestrong.com, Elephant Journal and local publications. When she’s not in the studio, she might be cooking up a vegan pot pie, chillin’ with her Love & two little ones, or exploring the world on her kayak, in books, or on foot with her dog Huck.
Through her teaching, Jacqui is inspired to help people find that same connection she felt upon her first yoga class. As an instructor, Jacqui weaves together mindfulness, alignment, and strength with softness in her flowing sequences. She guides students to move in harmony with their breath and to discover the obstacles and opportunities that are waiting to be met on and off the mat. Having sustained a serious arm injury, Jacqui knows how humbling the physical practice can be and encourages students to be sensitive to their bodies. As a trained Ashtanga teacher and with the experience teaching both advanced and beginner students, her classes are based on Vinyasa/Ashtanga styles for all levels.
When Jacqui is not teaching yoga, she manages an electrical contracting company, PAN ELDI, in Kingston, and enjoys time with her faithful dog and loving husband. Her journey with yoga is an ongoing adventure through the physical practice and everyday experiences, and she looks forward to sharing with students.
is a Certified Anusara-Inspired Yoga Teacher and a nature-based Nutrition and Lifestyle Specialist. Her vision is to teach yoga, diet, and lifestyle based on the principles of nature for individual, community, and planetary healing. Her yoga classes are a mixture of hatha and vinyasa styles of yoga, with a focus on breath to calm and cleanse the body and mind and alignment to awaken the heart and spirit. Stephanie blogs about nature, yoga, and healthy eating on her website www.stephanieroseyoga.com.
Stephanie’s love of nature, passion for living sustainably, and desire to serve the yoga community led her to live and teach yoga full-time in the Hudson Valley. Originally from New York City, Stephanie lived in Peru for over 2 years as a Peace Corps volunteer, and later worked for over 6 years as a Social Worker and advocate of workers rights, women’s rights, and immigrant rights in cities throughout the East Coast and Mexico. A lover of travel, yoga, and health, Stephanie sees being in nature and doing wellness in community as a necessary step to achieve positive social change on the planet.
After many years of studying dance in New York, Corinne started practicing yoga at Integral Yoga and Jivamukti in 1995. She completed the residential Sivananda teacher training in 2004. More recently, she took an immersion course and assisted senior teachers at the Sivananda Ashram in Kerala, India. In addition, she has been studying Ashtanga and Vinyasa with many master teachers.
Corinne has nine years of teaching experience both locally and internationally. She has been teaching Vinyasa classes at Ashtanga Yoga of New Paltz. She has taught Hatha yoga at the Living Seed and various Sivananda ashrams. She has also led asana-intensive workshops at Yoga Vidya, Germany. Corinne’s classes focus on conscious breathing, relaxation and proper alignment in a compassionate style.
Music and the arts have encompassed Julie’s life since she started to play for various Protestant churches at the age of 10. With undergraduate degrees in Jazz Piano Performance and Music Composition, she found the perfect blend of art and spirituality when she started practicing yoga years ago. In the artistic beauty of the yoga asanas, symbolizing components of nature, and in the vibrational energy of music, Julie found in yoga a way to, as Joseph Campbell would say, “follow [her] bliss.”
Considering herself the eternal student who now wants to teach what she has learned, she is continuing her studies in graduate school so she can teach high school Biology and Math. She continues the spiritual journey of practicing the eight limbs of yoga as well as studying healing arts like Reiki.
teaches Restorative Yoga at numerous yoga studios throughout the Hudson Valley. A certified teacher, she has continued her training at Kripalu Center for Wellness and Health in Massachusetts. Sally is also a certified Les Mills instructor in Body Flow incorporating yoga, tai chi, and Pilates. She holds a brown belt in Aikido and has been a student of the martial art for 10 years.
Her Restorative Yoga classes provide a peaceful atmosphere to allow the body, mind, and spirit to rejuvenate itself. Props (blankets and blocks) are used in such a way as to prevent stress on the body. The mind finds space through the breath to be open to new ideas and patterns. Balancing the body and mind through the breath allows the nervous system to relax and the immune system to function better. When you leave a class you will feel at ease physically and emotionally.
has been practicing yoga since 1999, when he tried it to reduce stress from his job. His love of the physical practice soon grew to include a love of the more spiritual and philosophical aspects, incorporating all of it into his daily life. He has studied all kinds of yoga styles, especially Anusara yoga, having completed the three Anusara immersions. He completed his teacher training with Michael Stein at the Ashtanga yoga studio in New Paltz, finding his voice as a yoga teacher by combining his natural attraction to playfulness, open heart, alignment-oriented sequences of poses, while building strength and flexibility, and encouraging self-discovery. He aspires to guide students to come to the same joy and fulfillment that he has found.
In his practice, teachings, and in life, Jivamukti instructor Craig Milano tries to be as direct and straightforward as possible, searching for the most effective way of getting where he wants to go or needs to be. This search has led him to the practice and teaching of yoga, which he appreciates for its potential to help build awareness of body, mind, and of the world around and within us.
Much like Vinyasa yoga, Jivamukti offers a full and well rounded experience. You can expect from Craig’s class a fair amount of hands-on assists and a fair amount of rock ‘n’ roll playing for inspiration.