Susan Turis is certified in the Iyengar Yoga Tradition that emphasizes balance between strength and flexibility, building endurance, and developing self-awareness through precision in movement and attention to subtle aspects of posture and breath, mind and spirit….
Susan’s teaching style is supportive, patient and motivating. She has knowledge and experience using yoga props to support students learning. The classes have rhythm and through thoughtful sequencing Susan creates a safe learning environment.
In 2008 she studied with the Iyengar family in Pune India and plans to return for study. Susan graduated from Brooklyn College in 2004 with a degree in psychology and studied social work at NYU graduate school.
I discovered Hatha Yoga in midlife after being diagnosed with osteoarthritis and an autoimmune disease called CREST. The combination of these diseases caused a chronic debilitating pain syndrome that led to several medications, alteration of lifestyle, and a general feeling of helplessness. A co-worker suggested yoga and literally took me by the hand to my first month of classes. Because of my nursing background I was doubtful; but she was persistent, and the results were remarkable. Over time I developed a regular practice and learned how to reduce the pain, improve my flexibility, increase my strength and no longer feel helpless in managing my pain.
My teacher training was with Diana Triaglia, director of Yoga Spectrum. I studied with Jon Kabat-zinn, of the University of Massachusetts, and received certification in the Stress Reduction and Relaxation Program developed by him. Most recently I have been studying the Iyengar Institute of New York with Mary Dunn and Brooke Myers. I have attended numerous workshops conducted by talented teachers including Gary Kraftsow, John Friend, Richard Freedman, and Rodney Yee.
When teaching yoga, I attempt to share what I have learned with my students. I have worked in a pain management clinic in a hospital setting and have taught staff as well as patients, in studios in New York and with private students. I moved to Florida in December and am delighted to be working at Yogani Studios.
I began my Yoga practice mid-life. As certified teacher with the Yoga Alliance, I study, practice and teach Iyengar Yoga. I am currently a Teacher in Training at the Iyengar Institute in New York City and study primarily with Mary Dunn and James Murphy. I have also studied Mindfulness Meditation with Jon Kabot-Zinn and have been certified by their training program. I am grateful to all of my teachers for sharing their skill, providing guidance and their endless patience teaching me.
Jennifer began her journey of practicing yoga as a young child with her parents in Connecticut. After graduating from the New World School of the Arts with a BFA in Dance Performance, she received her certification in Beginning and Intermediate Hatha Yoga from the Integral Yoga Institute of New York. Jennifer has been teaching hatha yoga since 2004, and has found great joy blending creativity, movement, and yogic principals in her classes. Currently, Jennifer enjoys spreading her joy of yoga to high school students and adults. She feels that yoga can be accessible to everyone and that with an emphasis on the breath, the mind and body can become more peaceful and easeful in everyday life.
Julia Arenson has been an certified yoga instructor since 1997. She is influenced by the flowing Vinyasa styles as well as the strong alignment-based principles of Iyengar and Anusara. In Julia’s yoga classes you will move mindfully through your practice and often end with restorative poses that promote deep relaxation. Julia’s practice is constantly evolving as she continues to study new disciplines and techniques . She is certified to teach Prenatal, Baby Om (Mommy and Me) and kids yoga . Julia is also a professional dancer which further informs her teaching style. Julia has a beautiful three and a half year old son who has helped broaden her awareness of the needs of the expectant, new mother as well as the special needs of the “toddler-mom”. She currently teaches Hatha, Vinyasa, pre-natal, baby Om , yoga for seniors and children of all ages at various locations throughout Brooklyn and Manhattan.
Pilates are constant and positive force in my life, my work and my passion. It has changed me, the way I move and feel in my body, it made me more energetic, strong and powerful. This is what I would like to pass on to my students along with the foundational principles of Pilates , rigorous physicality and a deeper understanding of alignment and the importance of core stability.
As an instructor my strength is in the attention to details, precision and ability to give personal attention and enjoyable experience to every student in the class.
I think my workouts are challenging, dynamic and well structured and I feel comfortable to work with different fitness level populations.
I love working with people, seeing results and being true to my kind and cheerful self. No matter what’s going on in my life I bring a smile and positive energy to every class and session.
certified with Ellie Herman, Power House Pilates and IMX Pilates, and Pilates for rehabilitation with Denise Vidal.
Moran Ben-Shaul Lantner
I have been practicing Yoga based on the teachings and method of B.K.S. Iyengar for 12 years. I started my journey with Yoga in India, and continued in Israel and in the U.S.A.
The first years of practice healed me in every level of being. I have completed a teacher training program at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of Greater New York, 5 years ago, and have been teaching since then. I have studied with the Iyengar family in India for a month. Throughout my pregnancy and labor the Yoga practice has been my best companion.
The love to Yoga, the self-growth, and the deep experience of the mind-body-soul connection through practicing Yoga, are my guiding forces in teaching.
Iyengar Yoga mission, style and method is what I pass along to my students: it is universal because anyone can practice it, staying loyal to his believes and becoming closer to his roots. It offers a sense of precision, direction and correct body alignment, combing passion and compassion throughout the practice – knowing who we are and where we are so as to work harmonically with our physical and mental challenges. Practicing Yoga is a balance between being inspired to dare and change, and between accepting our natural limitations.
“Yoga is the path to help us endure what can not be cured” – B.K.S. Iyengar
Joelle Daya Levy
Raised in Montreal Canada, she developed a passion for this form of art called YOGA, which is the beautiful union of the mind, body and soul. At times it can be sweet, gentle, therapeutic and nurturing experience, as well as, energizing and physically dynamic.
As an instructor she encourages and stimulates her fellow yogis to develop a sense of body awareness. She brings the focus on the breath to carry each individuals to their own personal capacity.