Ronen Kauffman has spent most of his adult life teaching - from corporate executives, to nuns in a soup kitchen, to nearly 20 years as a public school teacher of special education. A dedicated practitioner of meditation and yoga, Ronen hopes to guide others in unlocking the potential of these practices. Ronen’s vinyasa classes combine inquiry, movement, and challenge, articulated through thoughtful instruction. And his clear, accessible meditation guidance stems from a long-standing, consistent personal practice. Ronen is a RYT-500 and trained at the Hudson Yoga Project under the training of Patrick Franco, Jr., Lindsey Rozmes, Kate Lombardo, Magi Pierce and Julie Pasquale. By offering guidance on how to use the body and mind with intention, Ronen hopes to provide his students powerful internal tools they can carry with them for a lifetime.
Lisa is an Ayurveda coach, yoga teacher, educator, writer and sky-diver. She finds inspiration from Bhakti yoga, fuel from Ayurveda, and is passionate about bringing balance into the world. She’s completed dozens of certifications across a wide scope of practices in yoga, meditation, Ayurveda, and reiki. Her credentials in Ayurveda include training from: The Sister Science, Boston Ayurveda School, and Ayurveda Living Institute.
Desiree wears many hats in the wellness world: yoga + pilates instructor, reiki practitioner, hair stylist. Inspired by the sun + sea, her goal is to help heal real life self-care issues through movement, laughter and pushing your own limits. Her goal is to make these practices accessible and fun. In class, you can expect props, modifications, a variety of tunes, her witty self talk and sometimes her sweet poi dog, Coconut. As founder of Highlines Movement, you can catch her digitally or in person in Southern California. When she's not teaching, 9 times out of 10 she’ll be at San O.
She studies regularly at the Iyengar Institute, and tries to combine the movement of a vinyasa class with the precision of Iyengar Yoga, while injecting the spiritual teachings of Bhakti Yoga into her classes. Julie Pasqual is a 500 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher. She completed her 200 hour training with Jillian Pransky and Carrie Parker’s Bright Spirit Yoga Teacher Training. Her 300 hour training was completed at Yogamaya under Stacey Brass Russell and Bryn Chrisman, after spending her entire life as a dancer. It is at Yogamaya that her passion for alignment, intelligent sequencing, and the path of Bhakti were awakened. She studies regularly at the Iyengar Institute, and tries to combine the movement of a vinyasa class with the precision of Iyengar Yoga, while injecting the spiritual teachings of Bhakti Yoga into her classes. She is passionate about yoga philosophy, studying the ancient texts with the teachers from NYC’s Bhakti Center, as well as regular trips to India to visit holy sites, and study the teachings at their source. She is an initiated student of HH Dhanudhara Swami in the Gaudiya Vaisnav lineage of Bhakti Yoga, and relishes sharing these teachings with her students.
Lucianna’s passion to teach and drive for education always keeps her feeling inspired. She enjoys learning from tradition, yet also understands the need to question it. You are welcome to be yourself in her classes. She enjoys guiding discussions and holding space to allow everyone to show up exactly how they are. Lucianna strives to create an open-minded and open-hearted environment so that all students feel encouraged to ask questions and share their experiences and knowledge. Lucianna is most known for her Yin Yoga classes, but she loves teaching all types of Yoga. You will find her style unique, illuminating and meditative no matter what practice she is guiding. Lucianna has had the privilege to teach at Yoga studios, Martial Arts Centers, Gyms and Corporate Offices in northern NJ and Manhattan, NY. After moving from Newark, NJ to Austin, TX she has had opportunities teaching in West Lake Hills and the surrounding areas of Austin. She has over 700 hours in certifications and is E-RYT and YACEP Certified with the Yoga Alliance.
Melie’s yoga practice began with her transatlantic move from Paris to New York in 2008. She quickly discovered how much of a life line yoga in all it’s forms was. From her late teens to her twenties, through pregnancy and parenthood, her commitment and deep love for the work kept growing and inevitably a need to share her passion with others lead her to embark on the yoga teaching train. She’s been teaching full time since 2017. Her classes are carefully sequenced with a particular attention on alignment. She aims to offer her students room to be playful, expand their awareness and explore their own yogic path through breath and movement. Melie completed her 200 and 300hr YTT under the skillful eyes of lead teachers Patrick Franco and Anna Greenberg at the Hudson Yoga Project. She earned her 85hr Prenatal Yoga certification from the Prenatal Yoga Center in NYC. She lives with her husband and two daughters in Jersey City, NJ.
Keely Garfield’s broad experience in wellness and the arts has provided her with exceptional insight into the ways health and vitality are deeply rooted in the awareness of our mind and body. Her immersive knowledge of dance, somatic practices, yoga, yoga therapeutics, meditation, pranayama, essential oil therapy, Reiki, contemplative care, and meditation continues to shape Keely’s path of service in many areas. Keely is a certified E-RYT 800 yoga teacher with over a thousand hours of additional yoga training, and a highly-regarded YTT instructor. She is a senior Urban Zen Integrative Therapist (UZIT), as well as a clinical coordinator, and faculty for the program. Keely is a Reiki Master leading trainings for Yoga Journal among others, teaches trauma informed yoga, vinyasa and restorative yoga classes, and offers “Sitting with Dying” workshops for Visiting Nurse Service (VNS) hospice volunteers. She has developed innovative wellness initiatives working with dancers, healthcare providers, and people dealing with chronic or acute illness or injury, and others wanting to cultivate yoga for self-care, stress relief, and building resilience. Additionally, Keely is an acclaimed choreographer, dancer, and educator, and artistic director of her company, “Keely Garfield Dance.” She is an ordained Buddhist chaplain, and currently works as a hospital chaplain in palliative care and trauma. Keely centers a spirit of philosophical inquiry and compassionate concern at the heart of all her endeavor.