1 Guilles Lane
Woodbury, NY 11797

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Vinyasa Flow Level 1

This class is taught by:

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."

Dawn Peer

Dawn Peer, MS, ERYT and Reiki Master Practitioner has had a personal yoga practice for more than 17 years. She is teacher trained and certified at the 200 hour level with Suzanne Cardinal, ERYT-500 at Into This World Yoga Teacher Training, and is registered with Yoga Alliance. She has completed additional advanced training in Prenatal Yoga, Children’s Yoga, Restorative Yoga, and Reiki.
Prior to Dawn becoming a yoga teacher- Dawn received a BA in Sociology at Rosemont College, Pa. and a MS degree in Elementary Education, at CW Post University, NY and has a Permanent Teaching Certificate in New York State. She was an Elementary teacher at East Woods School in Oyster Bay, NY and Twin Pines Elementary School in Brentwood, NY. Dawn was initially drawn to yoga for the physical benefits after the birth of her first child. The connection to mind, body and spirit became stronger the more she practiced yoga both on and off the mat. Dawn soon noticed the transforming affects yoga had in her personal life. Dawn decided she wanted to share this transformational effect of yoga with others and became a registered yoga teacher.
Dawn guides each of her students to explore their own unique style. Her classes create a safe and comfortable atmosphere for each of her students to develop their own practice. Her dedication to inspire others is apparent in all of her classes.

Nancy Rich

Nancy is grateful that the path of yoga found her. Her love of the practice and the freedom she has discovered both on and off the mat inform her teaching. She teaches the Abhaya Method, created by her teacher, Tara Glazier of Abhaya Yoga in Brooklyn, which focuses on the return to our natural state and deepening awareness while releasing holding and gripping patterns in the body. Through the integration of Eastern philosophy, healing practices, Western therapeutics and functional movement techniques, the Abhaya Method uses a holistic approach to align, heal and guide the practitioner toward a deeper freedom. Nancy currently assists with teacher trainings at Abhaya Yoga and serves her community by offering yoga classes and workshops in a safe, nurturing environment.
Nancy, a graduate of SUNY Stony Brook with a dual bachelors degree in women's studies and psychology, has received 500 hr. Yoga Alliance Teaching Certification from Abhaya Yoga, BK. Additionally she has earned her E-RYT 500 hours; receiving 100 hours of Anatomy & Therapeutics Yoga Alliance Certification with Sarah Tacy Tangredi; Yoga Alliance approved Restorative Teacher training with Gisele Mogan; 40 hours of Yoga Nidra Certification and 126 hr Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy Certification through Sivananda Institute in collaboration with Dr. Marc Halpern of The California College of Ayurveda. Her interest in deep practice of Yoga Nidra has called her to assist Dr. Halpern with his Yoga Nidra certification course. She obtained a 45 hr Ayurvedic Massage and Body Therapy Certification from the California College of Ayurveda, where she is currently enrolled in the Ayurvedic Health Counselor program. Nancy is also Reiki Master Practitioner of the Usui System of Reiki Healing, aromatherapy practitioner and delights in the ability to offer different healing modalities to her students.


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. 

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.

Evelyn Fleck

Evelyn Fleck began practicing yoga in 2001 to help manage the stress of a busy life. As her studies progressed, the richness of the yoga unfolded along with the transformative aspects. She has been studying Ashtanga and Vinyasa Flow with Adam Dobbs since 2002 and attributes to him her discovery of the true essence of yoga. She has also enjoyed attending workshops with David Swenson and David Williams. In her quest to delve deeper into her practice, Evelyn began studying Anusara Yoga in 2003 with Amy Ippoliti. She believes the marriage of flow with breath and alignment is a perfect fit. Since that time she has attended numerous workshops with Amy Ippoliti, Desiree Rumbaugh, and John Friend. In 2005 she completed her first Immersion with Amy. In 2007 she completed a 200-hour teacher training with Sue Elkind and Naime Jezzeny and is certified through Yoga Alliance. Evelyn is also a student and practitioner of Buddhist meditation, philosophy, and Yin Yoga. She has been studying regularly with Sarah Powers since 2003 and has been greatly influenced by her as well as the teachings of Sharon Salzberg and Pema Chodron. It is with much gratitude that she thanks all her teachers for guiding her on the yogic path including her husband, Greg, who has been one of her greatest teachers. Evelyn wishes to share her love and passion for yoga with her students and hopes that everyone can experience its transformative effects
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.  Level 1 classes are taught at a slower pace to allow you to experience postures fully and to learn to incorporate modifications appropriate for your abilities and limitations.

Upcoming classes:

  • Sun Oct 21 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Margaret Jennings
  • Mon Oct 22 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Erica Tymeck
  • Tue Oct 23 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Dawn Peer
  • Wed Oct 24 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Margaret Jennings
  • Wed Oct 24 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Nancy Rich
  • Thu Oct 25 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Hollie Palumbo
  • Sun Oct 28 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Doreen Garrido
  • Mon Oct 29 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Erica Tymeck
  • Tue Oct 30 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Dawn Peer
  • Wed Oct 31 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Margaret Jennings
  • Wed Oct 31 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Hollie Palumbo
  • Thu Nov 01 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Evelyn Fleck
  • Sun Nov 04 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Doreen Garrido
  • Mon Nov 05 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Erica Tymeck
  • Tue Nov 06 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Dawn Peer
  • Wed Nov 07 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Margaret Jennings
  • Wed Nov 07 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Hollie Palumbo
  • Thu Nov 08 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Evelyn Fleck
  • Sun Nov 11 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Doreen Garrido
  • Tue Nov 13 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Dawn Peer