• Adriana Rambay Fernandez

    Adriana Rambay Fernández became certified to teach in 2013 at Kripalu where she also studied yoga therapy and trauma-sensitive yoga. She began teaching as a means to help people heal and to make yoga more accessible. She launched and led a trauma-sensitive yoga program for survivors of domestic violence and women recovering from substance abuse as well as a bilingual yoga series for Spanish-speakers. Adriana also has an MFA in Writing and Literature from Bennington College. She has lead yoga and writing workshops and retreats that combine her love of both practices. Adriana believes yoga is an expressive practice that has the potential to unleash an individual’s inner creativity and voice. Through an open, receptive, and gentle approach, Adriana offers classes that support the ongoing process of self-discovery with attention on the breath and alignment. adrianarambay.com/yoga

  • Elaine Hansen

    Elaine Hansen is director and founder of Yoga Shunya. Elaine has been a teacher for more than 30 years. She began teaching English as a second language in Paris in 1978, then painting and drawing at universities and colleges. In 1997, she started offering yoga classes in her painting studio at 111 First Street in Jersey City. Elaine believes learning is a creative act and that the study of yoga, in all its forms, offers a deep awareness of the connection between body and spirit and between the individual and the community. She practices and teaches yoga with a dose of precision, leaving space for intuition. Elaine is thankful for all her teachers: John Friend, Rodney Yee, and the staff at the Integral Yoga Institute in NYC. Her students are also her teachers.

  • Ellie Cheung

    Ellie Cheung began practicing yoga in 2010 and found her mat as a place to center herself. She completed her 200-hour vinyasa teacher training with Hudson Yoga Project in Hoboken in the spring of 2018. She is continuously grateful for the chance to share yoga with others and is always in awe of how much she learns from her students. Ellie aims to provide a friendly and welcoming environment and an intelligent, focused, and flowing sequence. She offers clear anatomical instruction and supportive hands-on assists. Off the mat, Ellie previously earned her medical degree at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and works as a pharmaceutical researcher. Ellie spends her free time with her husband, two children, and cat.

  • Heidi Shaul-Yoder

    Heidi Schaul-Yoder is passionate about helping people reconnect to the wisdom of their bodies. With advanced trainings in anatomy, therapeutic movement, and mindfulness, she takes a holistic approach to wellness and integrates precise alignment, breath work, and awareness practices. Originally trained as a classical violinist, Heidi brings her refined sense of presence and attunement and loves creating a space for students to discover their wholeness and innate healing potential. Heidi is currently in training as a somatic psychotherapist at the Gestalt Center for Psychotherapy and Training. She is a certified Yoga Tune Up® and Aligned Flow teacher. www.heidischaulyoder.com, (@heidischaulyoder).

  • Kim Larkin

    Kim Larkin earned her yoga teaching certification from OM Yoga Center in NYC and her prenatal yoga teaching certification from Janice Clarfield. After 10 years in the corporate world, she took a leap of faith and turned her love of yoga into a full time job. She is eternally grateful to Elaine Hansen for providing her with her first steady yoga teaching gig in 2006. On a daily basis Kim is amazed by the benefits provided by a regular yoga practice including a greater sense of mindfulness and clarity, an improved sense of well-being, and increased strength and flexibility. It is a joy to assist the lovely students at Yoga Shunya in discovering these and other countless benefits which bubble to the surface when yoga is present in our lives. Her teaching style is primarily vinyasa flow with an emphasis on proper alignment and breath awareness, infused with a little bit of fun. She is guided along the path by the thoughtful teachings of Margi Young, Genny Kapuler and Edward Jones.

  • Marc Dennison

    Marc Dennison began practicing yoga in 1999 and completed Anusara teacher training with Vishali Varga and Jonas Westrig in 2004. Marc has since accumulated over 650 hours of teacher training while studying with John Friend, Mitchel Bleier, Siana Sherman, Naime Jezzeny, Sue Elkind and Douglas Brooks. He is passionate about using the yoga practice as a gateway into the heart and vehicle for expressing the heart's intrinsically good intentions. He loves the physical aspects of yoga, its deeper philosophic aspects, and its practical uses off the mat as a metaphoric teaching tool for life. Marc is extremely grateful to all of his teachers.

  • Ola Widera

    Ola Widera's classes combine the knowledge of yoga science and human anatomy to explore the power of the body on all levels. Her students learn how to use their own inner resources, breath and internal awareness, to discover their full potential. She discovered yoga to help with her injuries and ten years into the practice in 2008 she became passionate Anusara teacher. She continues to deepen her study under the guidance of the great teachers in New York.

  • Rachel Wifall

    Rachel Wifall, 200-RYT, began practicing yoga in 1999, just in time for the new millennium. A professor of English literature and a vocalist, she is passionate about integrating mind, body and soul. Inspired by the methods of Anusara and Iyengar yoga, her classes integrate an attention to alignment, the breath, and the voice--incorporating asanas, pranayama and mantra.

  • Ross Sandler

    Ross Sandler is a certified Sivananda Yoga teacher and has recently completed Sivananda's Advanced Teacher Training, 'Yoga Acharya'. With a B.F.A. in modern dance and choreography from Ohio University and years of performing and teaching experience, Ross brings a dancer's anatomical awareness and kinesthetic understanding to his yoga classes. Through good alignment, natural flow of breath and body, Ross’ fun and safe approach allows students to challenge themselves yet still feel great for days after class. Ross considers teaching to be a part of his practice and is grateful for the opportunity to share the many benefits of yoga.

  • Shoko Dubiski

    Shoko Dubiski (E-RYT 500, RPYT) moved to NYC from Japan in 1999 to study dance with the highly esteemed dancer, Lynn Simonson, where she also taught for some time. Shortly after, she was introduced to the practice of yoga and discovered the freedom it can bring to one’s busy life. This movement combination piqued her interest in multiple styles of yoga and the individual benefits each one bestows the practitioner. As a result, Shoko's style is a heart-oriented approach to yoga, combined with a deep understanding of alignment, therapeutics and yoga philosophy. Being a Reiki master (2013) and teacher, Shoko blends her healing and compassion into all that she offers. Shoko's yoga teacher trainings and certifications include: Anusara with Zhenja La Rosa; Prana with Jeff Migdow, MD and Robyn Ross; Prenatal with Janice Clarfield, Restorative with Jillian Pransky and Yin with Karen Mandell. www.shokoyoga.com

  • Zurishaddai (Zuri) Ruiz

    Zurishaddai (Zuri) Ruiz enjoys teaching self-awareness by way of helping individuals understand how their bodies move. She realized her passion for serving others in her 10 years working as a retail visual merchandiser and store manager. In search for stress-relieving remedies, Zuri turned to yoga and consequently uncovered a new way of living. She earned her Vinyasa Yoga Teacher certification in 2015 with FlorYoga and additionally received her Prenatal Yoga Teacher training from birth doula and teacher, Kimberleigh Weiss-Lewit in 2017. Zuri’s Vinyasa style is influenced by modern science and its understanding of how different bodies can safely move towards mobility and stability for better living. Following the philosophy of Yoga, Zuri is a strong believer that the strength one develops in a hatha yoga practice can transcend off the mat and into all areas of life.