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Vinyasa Flow All Levels


This class is taught by:

Nicey Berkenfeld

Nicey Berkenfeld, E-RYT 500, received her training from the Long Island Yoga School in Great Neck, New York and has been teaching a vinyasa flow style of yoga since 2008. With the safety of the students paramount, she guides them through classes that are fun, creative and challenging. Always seeking to build her own physical practice and to incorporate the teachings of yoga into her daily life, Nicey motivates her students to do the same.

Nicey expands on her yoga education by frequently attending workshops and participating in classes in vinyasa flow, anusara and ashtanga styles. She is CPR certified with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and a member of the Yoga Alliance.

 

Hollie Palumbo

Hollie is a retired High school Spec Ed Teacher who taught for 36 years. She has always been involved in an active life style. With retirement pending she wondered what she could do to continue teaching and sharing her heart and energies with others. Practicing yoga for over 16 years she decided to jump in with both feet taking 200 hour teacher training program through Into This World Yoga training. Hollie has been teaching yoga for 7 years. She is an E-YRT 200 Yoga Alliance registered Instructor. Hollie also has done trainings in Chair Yoga and Restorative Yoga. Being an educator her whole life she is inspired to continue to learn and train to become more adept and learned at her trade. In that way she can pass on her passion and knowledge to all who attend her classes. For her, learning is part of her fabric! Her classes combine focus, breath work, alignment based cueing and sequencing. Her belief is that yoga is for everyone. She thanks her life partner in always supporting and helping to guide her passions to pursue her continuing spiritual work and yoga journey. Hollie asks that you come to your mat with and open heart and mind. 

Lana D'Amico

Lana D'Amico, a former ballet dancer and magazine editor, is a RYT 500 teacher and lululemon athletica yoga ambassador. Lana completed her teacher training with the Long Island Yoga School, where she is now a teacher trainer. She has been teaching yoga since June 2008. Lana has truly found her passion in this amazing practice and loves to share it with others on the journey. She enjoys taking students "to their edge" and is always seeking new ways to keep her students challenged, safe and excited about yoga. Most recently, she was featured as a model in the book and dvd series, Anatomy of Fitness: Yoga, available on Amazon. In her free time, she enjoys being with her incredible family and friends.

Denise Mato

Denise's interest in yoga began many years ago when as a child she stumbled upon Lilias - Yoga and You,  a PBS sponsored TV show with yoga teacher Lilias Folan. Many years later when looking to relieve the stresses of a demanding job and raising a family she again turned to yoga. Already an avid exerciser she was delighted to find that not only did yoga calm her mind but it strengthened and toned her body. Denise completed her 200 teacher training in Refined Flow at Absolute Yoga and is continuing her studies toward a 500 RYT certification

Doreen Garrido

Doreen is a 200-hour Yoga Alliance certified Vinyasa Flow yoga instructor. Her classes are upbeat, fun, and inspirational; they combine the workout of a flow class with techniques that provide relaxation and renewal each time you practice. Doreen believes that the more you relax, the safer, stronger, and more powerful your yoga practice will be. Her study of anatomy & physiology incorporates science into the yoga practice. Her classes create space in the body and the mind, emphasizing breath and alignment, while challenging students to tune in to every corner of their body – and have fun at the same time. She understands that the beauty and strength in each student is revealed on the mat. Everyone has their own individual yoga goals, and Doreen specializes in helping students with fitness goals, while fulfilling themselves with the mental aspects of yoga. Doreen’s classes focus on really connecting with and embracing your own body. She emphasizes taking yoga into your daily life. Students leave class feeling more fit, revitalized in body and mind.

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.

Celia Gordon

Celia is a 200 hour Yoga Alliance Certified instructor and has been practicing yoga since 2001. In addition to being a yoga instructor, Celia has been a criminal defense attorney at a prominent law firm in Manhattan for 16 years, has appeared as a legal commentator on Fox News and Court TV, and has been a guest lecturer at various law schools. Over the years, as an extremely busy working mother of three children, Celia found her “need” for yoga consistently increasing. She squeezed yoga into any free time she could scrape together, often taking late evening classes in Manhattan before commuting back to her home on Long Island. She also found herself eagerly sharing the profoundly beneficial effects of yoga with anyone who would listen. Believing that the best teachers are those who never stop learning as students, Celia regularly attends classes, workshops and retreats in various styles of yoga taught by well respected teachers from around the country. She hopes that her deep love of yoga (and the harmonium!) spreads to all those who attend her classes.

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.

Erica Tymeck

Erica's passion for yoga began in 2002 when she took her first class at Absolute Yoga. Over 15 years later, she received her training at the studio, under Leslie Luft and Elyce Neuhauser in Refined Flow. A lifelong dancer, Erica incorporates alignment, anatomical principles and physical strength development in her teaching. Through the moving meditation of yoga, Erica combines her love of music and movement into her energetic classes, always set to upbeat "ohmazing" music. She believes through the practice of yoga we are better able to understand our bodies and, ultimately, our truest selves. By day, Erica is a Special Education teacher on Long Island. She is a lifelong learner, both on and off the mat, and in her free time loves to eat, travel and laugh with her family and friends. "Say You Can and You Will and Live With Passion."

Elyce Neuhauser

A dedicated yogini for 20 years and teaching since 2006, Elyce Neuhauser, an ERYT-500, is passionate about sharing the living practice of yoga. Through Prana Vinyasa, a style developed by her main teacher, global adventurer Shiva Rea. Elyce is known for her poetic and devotional style of yoga that encourages self reflection and acceptance, connection to the heart and to each other, while cultivating deeper physical strength. In addition to teaching classes both in the studio and at festivals, she also leads 200 and 300 hour level teacher trainings, workshops and retreats. Since 2009 Elyce has been teaching yoga and ecstatic dance at the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies in Rhinebeck, NY. Elyce believes that yoga is a lifelong practice both on and off the mat and she continues to study with and assist her teachers, including Tantric meditation teacher, Lorin Roche, author of the Radiance Sutras.

Stephanie Pisano

Stephanie is grateful to be doing what she loves, teaching yoga to both adults and children. She discovered her passion for yoga during her very first class. Now 7 years after that first class, Stephanie is a RYT 200, registered with Yoga Alliance, through Absolute Yoga's Refined Flow Teacher Training Program. She is also a certified Children's Yoga Teacher through Yogi Beans. Her classes reflect a unique combination of various styles: Anusara- an alignment and philosophical based practice, Prana Flow- an energetic, creative flow that moves with the breath and a bhavana, or feeling state, and Lila, or play, her background in children's yoga brings out a playfulness and aliveness in every class!
Vinyasa flow classes link breath and movement to create a continuous fluid flow of postures. Vinyasa means “breathe-synchronized movement” and the beauty of this class is that the sequence, or “flow”, can be different in each class, even with the same instructor. 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:

  • Sun Oct 21 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Nicey Berkenfeld
  • Mon Oct 22 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Hollie Palumbo
  • Mon Oct 22 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Lana D'Amico
  • Mon Oct 22 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Denise Mato
  • Mon Oct 22 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Doreen Garrido
  • Tue Oct 23 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Leslie Luft
  • Wed Oct 24 8:00 am - 9:15 am with Celia Gordon
  • Wed Oct 24 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Margaret Jennings
  • Wed Oct 24 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Erica Tymeck
  • Thu Oct 25 8:00 am - 9:15 am with Elyce Neuhauser
  • Thu Oct 25 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Nicey Berkenfeld
  • Fri Oct 26 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Stephanie Pisano
  • Sat Oct 27 7:30 am - 8:45 am with Erica Tymeck
  • Sun Oct 28 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Erica Tymeck
  • Mon Oct 29 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Hollie Palumbo
  • Mon Oct 29 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Lana D'Amico
  • Mon Oct 29 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Denise Mato
  • Mon Oct 29 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Doreen Garrido