Karen completed her RYT-200 training in March 2013, and in 2015 become an RYT-500. Karen is a passionate learner and continually attends Yoga Alliance recognized continuing education classes, workshops, and training. Karen is certified in Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga™ and, Yoga for Cancer Care and has studied with Larry Payne for her Prime of Life Yoga™ certification. Karen has started a three-year journey to becoming a yoga therapist and is currently studying with Brandt Passalacqua.
Karen is interested in the general therapeutic benefits of yoga and teaches beginners yoga, gentle yoga, slow flow yoga, chair yoga, Prime of Life Yoga and Yoga For Cancer Care. She continues to take classes in these areas in hopes to design a personal practice for individuals looking to invite movement and awareness into their bodies. She enjoys designing private practices for students with different challenges. From her own experience, Karen has learned that people with rounder bodies, can realize the benefits of yoga.
Karen lives in Flemington with her partner Richard Hotchkiss who is the “cello” of Restorative Yoga with Live Cello, her son Jake, a dog and four cats. Abby, her daughter, is an RYT-500 and teaches yoga in Santa Cruz, California. She and her children practice yoga together in New Jersey, New York, Las Vegas, Costa Rica, California, in their living room and backyard; for them, the journey has just begun. Whatever the season, you will find Karen in the vegetable garden.
Denise is a breast cancer survivor came to Yoga looking for stress and anxiety relief and soon discovered the benefits of yoga while going through Chemotherapy and numerous surgeries.
I have gotten so much more out of my Yoga practice. I believe it is essential for nourishing mind, body and spirit.
Denise became a Yoga instructor to help others not only be physically fit but also to nourish their mind and spirit. opportunities to teach the benefits of Yoga to people with various health conditions.
Kate has presented for AHTA, AHS, and other conferences across the U.S., and advocates for the benefits of horticultural therapy and healthy living. Learn about the benefits and uses for essential oils on the 3rd Monday evening of the month.
Carolyn is currently pursuing her MSW in Social Work at Rutgers University and integrates yoga and wellness into her work whenever possible. She enjoys being a coach for Girls on the Run and lives in Flemington with her husband Dave and her three children Michael, Jeremy, and Libby.
Adam holds a 200-hour yoga certification from Dig Yoga, under the teaching of Sue Elkind and Naime Jezzeny. Adam’s teaching style invokes the idea of putting instruction into simple terms to reach his students in a clear and precise manner. He focuses on bringing the body into good alignment while building body strength, flexibility and range of motion as well as growing the connection between the breath, heart, body, and mind.
Leslie completed her RYT 200 in June of 2017. She is enthusiastic about students who are coming to yoga for the first time and is eager to focus on the abilities of her students. It is her goal to encourage her student to explore and expand in a playful yoga practice.
Leslie lives in Hunterdon County. After raising two children she and her husband are enjoying their “empty nest” together.
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In 2017 she initiated a yoga class for at-risk teens through the RTS program at Franklin High School in Somerset County. Deborah specializes in the over 50 athletic Yogi considering herself a “Boomer Yogi.” Deborah is a professional photographer who enjoys running, cooking, being a mother of two sets of twins, loving her two standard poodles and living on a farm property in Pittstown.
Deborah’s husband shares her joy in teaching at Hunterdon Central Regional High School.
Gina is an animal lover and has a passion for the solitude of nature as she spends much of her free time tending to gardens and honeybees on her Hunterdon County farm. She is a master scuba diver and also enjoys outdoor activities such as backpacking, kayaking, mountain biking, and alpine skiing. She teaches from the heart and loves to share the profound benefits of yoga with everyone both on and off the mat.