Deb Wertz: E-RYT200, became fascinated with yoga as a child watching Lilias Folan on PBS! As an adult, she began her asana practice behind closed doors with VCR tapes of Baron Baptiste and Rodney Yee before braving yoga classes at the gym. With the nagging feeling that something was missing, she made the switch to Inner Light and discovered the benefits beyond the workout. After finishing her math degrees, Deb began to study with Dharma Mittra and graduated from his 200 hour teacher training and recently received a certificate to teach Mindful Yoga Therapy for Veterans. Her hatha-raja teaching style incorporates the meditative aspects of yoga into the physical practice.
Linda Hacker: E-RYT500, has been practicing yoga for
over a decade, receiving her 200 hour teacher title in 2006 and her 500 hour
level in 2009. She is also a “Relax and Renew Trainer” certified by Judith
Hanson Lasater. In 2010 Linda completed the “Om Yoga Breast Cancer Survivors
Teacher Training”, and began a yoga program at “The Friends for Life
Foundation”,working with cancer survivors for several years. Teaching a variety
of styles and adapting the practice of Yoga to individual needs is her passion,
believing the many gifts of yoga are available to all following their Svadharma
(One's own way).
August of 2012, Linda continues to teach yoga classes for our nations Veterans
in the PTSD residential treatment center at the Veteran Affairs Medical Center
in Northport, NY "... There
is no heart like that of a soldier.”
Diane Aronsen: E-RYT500, after being introduced to yoga at a gym, Diane continued her practice and realized she needed to expand her knowledge and deepen her understanding of yoga; its tradition, philosophy, etc. She graduated from Yoga Teachers Training Institute in 2003 (200HR), continued on to graduate in 2005 (500HR) and further continued to become an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (ERYT) registered through Yoga Alliance. She is always a student and has studied with many well known and established yoga instructors. Diane continues to cultivate her practice with deeper studies in the Sutras as well as her current ongoing commitment to Vedic Chanting which began in 2009. Diane teaches an eclectic style of Hatha Yoga and welcomes students of all levels of ability.
LaurenVanDeinse had a slow start into yoga, taking a class or doing a video everyhere and again since 2006. After suffering a severe knee injury in 2009,she was told by doctors that she wouldn't be able to regain full mobility inher right knee; which led to a dependence on pharmaceuticals. It wasn'tuntil she happened upon Antigravity Yoga and Forrest Yoga classes in 2012 thatLauren was able to overcome the challenges preventing certain activities andcausing daily pain. Lauren wholeheartedly believes in the healingcapacity of these practices and wishes to help others to find liberationthrough the empowerment of the physical body and spirit. When you attendher class, be prepared to be led through sequences that will get your bloodmoving in an environment that promotes self support and daily acceptance ofwhat your body needs to be free of ego and struggle.