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Alexandra Moga

Celine Antoine
Candace Ryan
Candace Ryan
     

Suzette Smith

Peter Farrar

Catrina Heiman
     

Maggie Davis

Callie Atkins

Karisa
     

Lauren Mussleman

Julie Karpeh

Adriana
     

Jane McGoldrick

Robin

Jessy Nees
 
Jessy began practicing yoga in 2010 as a way to compliment her other activities. After some time, she noticed a change greater than just the stretch of her hamstrings and began to see how yoga can quiet the mind, foster a connection of mind and body, and create or elevate self-awareness. Jessy is drawn to the breath-centric practices of Hatha and Vinyasa yoga styles. She studied and earned her certification with Jessica Bellofatto and Lois Nesbitt of the KamaDeva Yoga Teacher Training. Jessy loves the endless possibilities in each pose - there are a myriad of asana you can transition to from here, which will you choose? In her teaching, Jessy hopes to convey that no matter what direction you choose, as long as you go there with breath and commitment, you’re going the right way. Like a sailboat on the open sea, choose a direction, adjust your sails, and commit.
Robin approaches yoga as both physical exercise and spiritual practice. For more than a decade, she has studied Vinyasa, Ashtanga and Anusara yoga with teachers like Pam Reece, Isaac Pena, Mike McArdle, Nikki Villela, Magi Pierce, Colleen Saidman Yee and Rodney Yee. Robin, who is self-taught, has also participated in intensive workshops with nationally prominent instructors like Shiva Rea, David Swenson and Seane Corn. In addition, she has a regular meditation practice and has studied postural alignment through the Feldenkrais Method and the Alexander Technique.
Jane McGoldrick has been a group fitness instructor and personal trainer for 18 years. She is certified by the American College of Sports Medicine as a Health and Fitness Specialist, and graduated from Adelphi University with a M.A. in Exercise Physiology. Jane past experience includes working in cardiac rehab. She specializes in working with individuals with cardiovascular disease. Currently, she is involved in the YMCA's LiveSTRONG program. LiveSTRONG is and exercise program designed to increase strength, endurance and flexibility for adult cancer survivors. Jane enjoys an active lifestyle that includes teaching Cycle, TRX, Pilates, Step and Strength Training classes.
Adriana has been practicing yoga for the past 15 years, as a student of Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman. She is a recent graduate of Yoga Shanti Teacher Training and is currently enrolled in Urban Zen Integrated Therapy Training, founded and created by Donna Karan, and Rodney and Colleen.

She is also an energy healer and craniosacral therapist in private practice in NYC and the Hamptons for 20 years. Her passion is to facilitate healing and awareness in an way that integrates body, mind and spirit. Adriana is also an artist who has created a series of original Tibetan Images of both Sacred Deities and Sacred Demons.

A registered nurse who has been certified as an EMT, life coach and now as a Schwin spin instructor has been active in exercise her adult life. Her belief that any age can enjoy this form of aerobic exercise has encouraged many new spinners to take up the challenge.

Biking to the beat of the music will increase your endorphins (mood lifter), activate your immune system, help your heart pump more efficiently and increase your stamina over time. Julie believes spinning is for all levels of fitness and encourages bikers to go for the ride.

Lauren Mussleman: A former athlete and longtime dancer, Lauren found yoga to be both her inspiration and passion just two years ago. Under the instruction of Yogi Charu and Kay Kay Clivo, Lauren achieved her 200hr RYT at Pure Yoga in Manhattan. Currently co-creating and studying under the mentorship of Terrence Monte, she continues to build her practice and education at the Pure Yoga Studio. Lauren’s classes bring light and heat by encompassing both vigorous and melodic sequences encouraging practioners to stay present while exploring their boundaries.

Maggie Davis has been teaching fitness on the East End and Shelter Island for nearly 20 years. She is an American Council on Exercise certified personal trainer, Spinning, TRX and Aquatics fitness instructor. As a triathlete, she brings an athletic perspective to her coaching – focusing on endurance, strength, agility and balance. A big proponent of cross training and interval style fitness, Maggie believes the human physique responds best to variety and that challenges produce change. She encourages everyone to get in touch with their inner athlete.

Candace Ryan has been coming to Shelter Island since she was 8 years old and continues to spend summers here with her husband and 2 children. As a certified spin instructor, she merges her 2 passions in life; teaching and fitness. Her classes will be high energy, fun celebrations in sweat. We are all capable of more than we think we are so let’s ride!

Kundalini Yoga is known as the yoga of awareness. It uses breath techniques, asana (Kriyas), meditation, relaxation and sound current to merge the physical body with the infinite body. The experience of Kundalini flow within the body is beautiful and empowering. When you awaken this latent energy and balance your life, you tap into inner strength and find yourself ready to meet life’s challenges with courage, grace, resolve, and radiance. Karisa specializes in Kundalini yoga. She studied in Greece and Costa Rica with Gloria Latham. She has also studied with Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa India, and with Alan Finger and Sri Dharma Mittra in NYC. She incorporates the healing vibration into her classes, helping us to awaken our Kundalini energy in an expanded space.
Callie Atkins acquired her massage therapy license in 2006 when she graduated from the Swedish Institute of health sciences. Soon after, she became a certified personal trainer, as well as a certified exercise and holistic Nutritional Body Typing consultant. She believes in the individual differences each person has and tries to use a combination of techniques to achieve overall health and wellness. She holds additional certifications in pre-natal/ labor inducing massage, Thai massage, TRX suspension training, Zumba fitness, and is working on her precision nutrition, exercise specific, certification.
Catrina Heimann started with Bikram yoga in 2003 and quickly saw the benefits of an intense workout while emptying the mind and focusing on the present moment. Over the years, she explored different types of yoga and became certified in 2015, completing her 200 YTT at Ananda Ashram under David Michael Hollander and Nicole Lewitan. She has taught in France working with children while teaching them English and yoga movements. Catrina creates a fun vinyasa flow while bringing attention to alignment.
Lifetime sports, fitness and health enthusiast.

Personal Trainer, certified by The American Council on Exercise since 2004.

Certified TRX Group Suspension Training Instructor. Certified Indoor Cycling / SPIN Instructor.

After 35-years in NYC advertising agencies, developing communication skills to make personal connections and developing creative and often humorous approaches to presenting complex information, I turned my passion for strength and conditioning coaching into a career.

Through experience and constant continuing education I turn exercise science into workable solutions – results.

Peter is the father of three, has spent 30 years coming to the East End and is now a full-time resident of Shelter Island.
Suzette Smith was a former professional dancer and was born in Chingola, Zambia. She has been the owner of Shelter Island Pilates since 2004. She received her training at the Kane School of Core Integration in New York City and her national certification through the Pilates Method Alliance. Suzette is also a Reiki and Transformational Breath practitioner, a Zumba and Nia instructor, and practices Thai Yoga, for which she was certified in Thailand. She has a Master's Degree of Education with a focus on dance from Cambridge College in Boston. Suzette owned a ballroom dance company in New York City and danced professionally in Europe.
A native of France, Céline has been living in New York City since 2000. Passionate about traveling and learning about new cultures, she first discovered yoga during one of her journeys to India. She instantly fell in love with the philosophy of yoga, embracing both its spiritual and physical aspects. She has been a dedicated yoga practitioner ever since and has committed herself to a conscious exploration of Yoga. After several trainings in Rishikesh, India with Karin O'Bannon, an Intermediate Senior Level III Iyengar yoga instructor, Céline went on to obtain her 500-hour Yoga Alliance registered certification in New York.

A lifelong student, she's currently studying with Alison West and at the YogaWorks studios. She's also a Yogaworks Certified instructor and a teacher trainer for the Yogaworks Teacher Training programs in the USA and in France.

Céline's teaching style emphasizes the Iyengar precision of alignment combined with a breath-based flow of movement. Her knowledge of anatomy and kinesiology allows for a deep understanding of the physical body as a whole. She's now specialized in yoga for back care and scoliosis. For Céline, yoga is about reconnecting with our true self through cultivating awareness. She sees yoga as a pathway to greater harmony in life.

Céline currently resides in NYC where she continues to study, practice, and lead group classes, private sessions and teacher trainings. Her gentle and supportive nature is allowing students to find ease in their practices.

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Alexandra began practicing meditation at a young age under the guidance of her aunt. In 2001 she took her first yoga class and found the practice perfectly served her natural passion for movement and dedication to spirituality. She completed the New York Yoga Society's teacher training at Ananda Ashram under the tutelage of Ashtanga master David Hollander and in 2011, she completed the Bent on Learning Kids' Yoga training after having taught 5th graders in a Brooklyn Charter school. In 2012, she traveled and studied in India for 6 months where the Bhakti Yoga path was revealed to her, adding a new facet of understanding to her practice and teaching.

Alexandra's classes are influenced by Ashtanga yoga’s physicality and Iyengar’s specificity of alignment and sequencing; she maintains a Vinyasa flow momentum with creative variations to common postures, at least one pranayama breathing exercise, and frequent guided exploration into more advanced asanas.

Her kids’ yoga classes reveal the postures, breath awareness and yoga history through creative storytelling, imagination exercises and group games.