Your Instructors


Alison Bernasco, RYT

Friday 9:30 am

Level 2-3

The Federated Church
15 North Livingston Avenue, Livingston, NJ

(Parking is on South Livingston)

Alison has been teaching yoga, alignment and body mechanics for the past 10 years, and has worked with a wide range of ages and body types. Alison approaches her teaching with a heavy emphasis on constant evolution, elevating mind-body pathways, and formulating a better understanding of how each individual human body operates optimally. A perennial student, and recent graduate of a Masters program in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, Alison synthesizes years of study in many fields to create intelligent sequencing and a teaching style all her own.

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Laura Ekstrand, RYT

Saturday & Sunday 9:30 am

Level 2-3

Early Learners Academy at St Peter's Church

94 East Mount Pleasant Avenue, Livingston, NJ

Laura has been practicing yoga for over 30 years, beginning with Iyengar and transitioning to Vinyasa in the past 15 years. With a background in both dance and fitness, she completed her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training at Ignite Yoga in 2014 with owner Daniele Jarman. Laura practices mindful meditation, and frequently teaches workshops and classes in the discipline.

A Livingston resident, Laura’s full-time job is as the Artistic Director of Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre in Summit, which she founded in 1994. As an actor, director, playwright and acting instructor, Laura’s work has taken her from stage to television to film. Laura is also a private monologue coach and holds a BA from Yale University

and an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College.

Laura’s classes focus on bringing your awareness to the present moment, and on having fun while exploring your physical and mental boundaries. She also brings an attention to the specific mechanics of each pose while tuning into your breath. Laura especially enjoys making yoga accessible to yogis of all levels, from the beginner to the advanced practitioner.

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Roz Nichols Marchetti, E-RYT

Monday & Thursday 6 pm

Level 1-2

Early Learners Academy

at St Peter's Church

94 East Mount Pleasant Avenue, Livingston, NJ

Wednesday & Friday 11 am

Level 1-2

The Federated Church

15 North Livingston Avenue, Livingston, NJ

(Parking is on South Livingston)

Roz developed a very strong passion for practicing yoga after experiencing the positive strength, balance and healing gift that yoga is to the whole self. Teaching is a truly gratifying experience and has expanded her personal growth beyond expectations.

Many teachers, mentors and friends have inspired her over the years but, it was the nurturing environment and encouraging influence  Daniele Jarman brought to her teaching that influenced Roz to take Yoga Teacher Training. 

Roz is a 200+ hour E-RYT, a Thai Yoga Massage practitioner and a Certified Reiki Master.

The synergistic modalities of yoga, Thai bodywork and Reiki lend meditative

and healing elements to her sessions. Roz looks forward to offering the

grace of Yoga, Thai Yoga Massage and Reiki to all.

To find out more about Thai Yoga Massage and Reiki visit Roz’s Radiant Spirit LLC website: www.radiantspiritllc.com

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Christine Palamara, RYT

Saturday 8:45 am

Yoga with Weights

Early Learners Academy

at St Peter's Church

94 East Mount Pleasant Avenue, Livingston, NJ


Chris began practicing yoga over a decade ago. After years of studying dance and theatre, she began to seek ways to calm the mind while keeping a "dancers body."

Exceeding all physical and mental expectations, the path of yoga became a refuge during difficult times, and an open door for balance and peace.

Chris is truly blessed to have received her 200 hour certification in 2009, and extensive training in various forms of the practice throughout the years. In 2015, she became a

certified Xen Strength Yoga With Weights instructor, and most recently
completed a yoga HIIT course with Saddie Nardini.

Her style involves thematic playlists, challenging sequences, demonstration throughout,

and lots of laughter.

Chris resides in Caldwell with her twins, Calista and Mikaela.She is currently taking a break from teaching middle school to pursue a doctorate in Literature Studies. Much gratitude for the amazing teachers and dear friends who continue to inspire her on this amazing journey.

Text or call Chris for details 973-204-2153

 

94 East Mount Pleasant Avenue, Livingston, NJ 07039

973-769-1227

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