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Your Instructors

Laura Ekstrand, RYT

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 Vivid Stage 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.


Roz Nichols Marchetti, E-RYT

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:


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