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Woodbury, NY 11797
 
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Anusara Inspired All Levels


This class is taught by:

Janice Ventresca

Janice has been teaching yoga for nearly 30 years. She has completed certifications and trainings in several styles of yoga including Kripalu Yoga, Ishta Yoga and Anusara Yoga. Learning to meditate with the guidance of her Sufi teachers including Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan, Moiniddin Smith and Azimat Schreiber were pivotal points in her life. She is also very grateful for her extraordinary yoga teachers including Alan Finger and John Friend, both of whom have been a great inspiration to her.  Janice believes that “Yoga is a path to wholeness. Each time you come to your mat there is an opportunity to not only work to make your body happier and healthier, but even more importantly to get back to your center. Yoga helps us to become clear, to find a gentler and sweeter view, to be courageous in the face of adversity and, hopefully, to learn how to be graceful under pressure”

Margaret Jennings

Margaret's passion for yoga began more than a decade ago. She holds a Master's Degree in School Psychology and pursued her love of yoga when she retired. Margaret received her 200 hour RYT Certification in Refined Flow at Absolute Yoga. Her enthusiasm extends to the benefits of meditation. Margaret is certified in Meditation and Visual Imagery through the Huntington Meditation and V.I. Center. Her training is a combination of Anusara, which is based on bio-mechanical principals, blended with the breath and movement of Prana Flow. She continues to study Anatomy, Therapeutics and the emotional benefits of Yoga and Meditation. As a dedicated practitioner, Margaret views her practice as a way of life and one of the best ways to balance spiritual, emotional and physical healing. Within the framework of joyful exploration, she creates an environment for her students which promotes self discovery, curiosity, strength and peace. She is blessed to be loved and supported by her teachers and her wonderful family, Kevin, Kyle, Katie and Colleen.

Leslie Luft

Leslie is the owner and director of Absolute Yoga and an E-RYT 500 Yoga Alliance registered instructor. Prior to opening the studio and becoming a full-time yoga instructor and practitioner, Leslie spent 20 years working as a corporate/securities attorney in New York City and Long Island. When the stress of her career and the commute, together with her full time job as a mom to her two children, became overwhelming, she turned to yoga, which she had dabbled with on and off in college. Enjoying the many benefits that yoga had to offer her, she was inspired to get her teaching certification and bring the gift of yoga to others. Leslie received her 200 hour Yoga Alliance certification in ISHTA Yoga. Developed by Guru Alan Finger, ISHTA yoga is a modern, dynamic distillation of spiritual traditions which allows you to develop a personal yoga practice that meets your individual needs. Leslie has continued her studies in various styles of yoga, including Anusara™ yoga and is an Anusara™-inspired instructor. She has her 500 hour Yoga Alliance teaching certification from the Long Island Yoga School. She brings to her classes the benefits of each of these various styles, combining emphasis on the breath, with precise alignment, in a dynamic Anusara™ inspired sequence, encouraging her students to open not only their bodies and their mind, but also their hearts. She also has a certification in Pre-Natal yoga. Leslie credits her husband with encouraging her to follow her heart on her yogic journey and share her joy with others in the studio. She is thankful to all of her teachers who have inspired her and given her guidance over the years.
Based on the powerful Hatha yoga system founded by John Friend, that unifies a unique and elegant system of physical alignment with heart-oriented spiritual philosophy.  Our classes combine flowing sequences of poses with poses that are held for longer periods to encourage you to refine alignment awareness. Our All Levels classes are open to every one regardless of ability or fitness level. The instructor will modify postures for beginners and increase the challenge for more advanced students.

Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Oct 17 8:00 am - 9:15 am with Janice Ventresca
  • Fri Oct 20 8:00 am - 9:15 am with Margaret Jennings
  • Fri Oct 20 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Margaret Jennings
  • Tue Oct 24 8:00 am - 9:15 am with Janice Ventresca
  • Fri Oct 27 8:00 am - 9:15 am with Leslie Luft
  • Fri Oct 27 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Leslie Luft
  • Tue Oct 31 8:00 am - 9:15 am with Janice Ventresca
  • Fri Nov 03 8:00 am - 9:15 am with Leslie Luft
  • Fri Nov 03 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Leslie Luft
  • Tue Nov 07 8:00 am - 9:15 am with Janice Ventresca
  • Fri Nov 10 8:00 am - 9:15 am with Leslie Luft
  • Fri Nov 10 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Leslie Luft
  • Tue Nov 14 8:00 am - 9:15 am with Janice Ventresca
  • Fri Nov 17 8:00 am - 9:15 am with Leslie Luft
  • Fri Nov 17 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Leslie Luft
  • Tue Nov 21 8:00 am - 9:15 am with Janice Ventresca
  • Fri Nov 24 8:00 am - 9:15 am with Leslie Luft
  • Fri Nov 24 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Leslie Luft
  • Tue Nov 28 8:00 am - 9:15 am with Janice Ventresca
  • Fri Dec 01 8:00 am - 9:15 am with Leslie Luft