Katie first began practicing yoga in 2001 when she stumbled into a Hatha class during college. After studying both Hatha and Iyengar styles, Katie found, and fell in love with, the Baptiste Power Flow. Yoga and meditation bring calm, clarity, peace and equanimity into Katie’s otherwise hectic life juggling Corporate America with raising two wonderfully energetic young boys. Katie completed the 200-hour teacher training program at Raffa Yoga in January 2013 and is so excited to share her love of yoga with others. When Katie isn’t at work, or on her mat, you can find her building Lego sculptures with her boys, planting in her garden, playing at the beach, or whipping up healthy treats in the kitchen.
Karen’s passion and love for yoga started 15 years ago and she has been teaching since 2008. Karen’s mission is to help others create their own spiritual experience through the practice of yoga and meditation.
Karen is a certified Hatha yoga instructor. In 2008, Karen completed her 200 hour level training at Finding Inner Peace with Cathy Mann, a certified Iyengar instructor. In May 2013, she completed Level 1 (200 hour) training in Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan, training under Guruatma Khalsa.
Karen is a member of Yoga Alliance and the International Kundalini Yoga Teacher Association. Karen has taught many styles of yoga to include a Vinyasa flow, a pilates inspired yoga, a gentle yoga for seniors, and Kundalini Yoga.
Karen enjoys teaching an energetic Vinyasa flow class while emphasizing on breath awareness and alignment. Her class will challenge your physical body and uplift your spirit. You will leave feeling empowered, energized but relaxed. Practicing yoga can give you the strength, courage and radiance to meet all of life’s daily challenges with grace.
Kimberly discovered yoga in 2005 and was immediately drawn to the way it de-stresses in a fast-paced, demanding world. Once she rolled out her mat, she was hooked; not only on discovering the physical benefits of the practice but realizing yoga is an opportunity to work on her relationship with herself. A recent graduate of the 200 hour teacher training at Raffa Yoga in Cranston, RI, Kimberly teaches a flowing style focused on increasing flexibility, de-stressing, and getting fit.
Lois Iannone, Esquire RYT 200.
Lois was drawn to yoga because of the physical and mental health
benefits that a consistent yoga practice provides. She started
practicing yoga over 14 years ago when she needed some quality type of
exercise that would rejuvenate her body and settle her mindfulness. She
was immediately "addicted" to the peace of mind she experienced after
her first yoga class and after a few short months a total change of her
body. Lois consistently practices power vinyasa yoga since 2000 and has
been registered as a yoga instructor with Yoga Alliance (RYT200) since
2010. Lois is currently working on her RYT500 with "Live, Love Teach"
Affiliate and is currently registered a a Yoga Life Coach. Lois wants
her classes to incorporate strength in the mind and the body and she
would want to encourage you to step outside your comfort zone to see
what possibilities are there for you as an individual. She offers
compassion and love while guiding you to tap into your inner peace and
your inner power. Her passion for yoga will shine during her classes.
She is humorous and playful and you will always leave your practice
feeling strong and wanting for more. When she is not on her mat or in
the courtroom, Lois spends her time cooking,gardening and spending time
with her family and friends, especially her grandchildren, Francesca and
Ariadne was introduced to yoga when her mom took her to a studio as a child in the late 60s. This began a journey that has meandered back and forth through yoga, philosophy, fitness, and parenthood.
Her main residential teacher training was at the White Lotus Foundation in Santa Barbara, but she studied several years with an Iyangar trained teacher, and has done workshops with Beryl Birch, Baron Baptiste, David Swenson, and many others. She has a BA in Philosophy from George Washington University, with an emphasis on metaphysics.
She began teaching yoga and later group exercise in the late 1980s, and was in the vanguard of teachers bringing yoga from the ashram into the exercise club. She also wrote on fitness, wellness, and yoga for a number of newsletters, and served as associate editor for the Journal of the Midatlantic Yoga Association for a couple of years. She first became an ACE certified group exercise instructor in 1990, and later completed 2 years of graduate study in exercise science.
Her hallmarks are attention to detail, individual modification, and encouragement to kindness and acceptance for self and others, and she constantly strives to deepen her practice physically, intellectually and spiritually.
You can read her blog at: blog.ideafit.com/blogs/ariadne-greenberg
Victoria took to the mat in 2004 on the advice of her doctor to help recover from a car accident. It worked. Not only did she recover, she became stronger and more flexible than ever! She stayed on the mat and discovered that it was the ideal place to be during hard times and good, practicing gratitude, peace, acceptance and love of life.
In February, 2012, while unemployed, she stopped into Core Power Yoga in Oak Park, IL to investigate teacher training – a dream she had for years. She received her RYT 200 hour certificate in May.
One of the many reasons Victoria takes joy in yoga is that it recognizes the individual. There is no competition – just a chance to spend time on the mat with yourself and connect with the moment. She is excited to meet a new group of yogis and yoginis at Twisted Triangle.