Kate Lombardo is yoga teacher + trainer, wellness educator, + mindset coach. She is fiercely passionate about teaching people how to live happier, more balanced lives filled with abundance + ease.
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.
Melissa’s yoga journey began a decade ago after moving to the United States from South Africa. Over those years she has deepened her practice in many areas, drawing experience from studios and gurus on both coasts, from California to New York before settling into the beautiful countryside town of Lambertville, New Jersey. Melissa has trained with some of the most recognized studios in the New York City area. Laughing Lotus NYC (200hr Vinyasa teacher training – 2017; Restorative yoga certification – 2018 and Chakra teacher training - 2019) and Hudson Yoga Project (apprenticeship with co-founder Patrick Franco – 2017; Prenatal certification, Chakra and Anatomy workshops – 2019). Melissa has years of experience teaching across multiple disciplines. (Vinyasa, Hatha, Chakras, Restorative and Meditation) She has taught at multiple studios including ZenSpace, HYP and Asana Soul Practice. In addition to leading classes she has also served as a mentor over the past several years, delivering teacher trainings with Asana Soul Practice. In Melissa’s words: “Yoga has become a lifestyle for me, and I cannot imagine life without it! I am hoping to share my passion for yoga, connecting and inspiring others as I have been inspired over the years. I aspire to help others become more knowledgeable by sharing what I know, leaving one feeling grounded, renewed and well balanced. My classes aim to be uplifting, heart opening and focus on finding a deeper connection with body, mind and breath. I am very drawn to the chakras. They fascinate me and this is something that has become a greater focus overall”
Caue Barcelos is a Director and Cinematographer based in New York City with a 11-year career in the North and South American Market. Caue has directed and shoot Fashion Films and over 70 commercials for clients such as Jez and Elle Magazine, Sony Music, Frederick Anderson Collection , Ann Taylor, Justice, Flou, Broadway Cares, Broadway for Joe Biden, Margo Lion Broadway Productions, CCH, Brightside Academy, MongoTel, Leep Academy, Premiere Healthcare, Superior Healthcare, Crown Healthcare, and artists such as Soul Ja Boy, Wanessa Camargo, Susan Egan (Beauty and the Beast, Hercules), Betty Buckley (CATS – Emmy and Grammy winner), Marissa Winokur (Hairspray), Adres DiShields (Tommy Awards Winner 2019) , Amannda, Nikki Valentine, Natalia Damini, etc.
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.
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.
With 6+ years of yoga experience, Christine is passionate about sharing the gifts of mindfulness and wellness. Her ample teaching experiences include her years in yoga studio management, teaching abroad in Costa Rica, yoga for schools, company yoga, and much more. She is a certified Reiki Master, Sound Healer, and fuses these techniques in her teaching and healing sessions. Additionally she is a Yoga Educator with well over 1,000 hours of yoga instruction, and has certified many students to become instructors. Currently she teaches yoga for companies, privately, in studios, and for special events. Christine is passionate about offering a healing and light to others.