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Dee Duncan, E-RYT-200 -YACEP has been practicing yoga for more than 12 years and has been on a spiritual journey for many years. She is a certified Reiki II Practitioner and a registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance having completed her 240 hour Yoga Teacher Training. Dee has also received her 150 hours Healing Hearts through Yoga Certification which is a unique program at Deborah Heart and Lung Hospital. This program enabled her to work in the cardiac care unit bringing meditation and breath work to the patients who were waiting for heart procedures. This program was also offered to each patient's family as well. Bringing breath work and relaxation to a patient in the hospital changes your life forever. In addition, she is an initiate of Reverend Jaganath, beloved Guruji of Yoga Life Society and has completed several additional training courses with Yoga Life Society. Teaching from the heart, Dee brings a sense of compassion and peace as she shares the gift of yoga. Dee is also an avid quilter whose passion for fabric is only surpassed by her love of yoga.
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Kathleen Roskos started practicing Yoga in 2001 and having had a great experience instantly fell in love with yoga. She has been in teacher trainings since her first Immersion in 2003 in NYC then onto many workshops all over the country. She is influenced in Anusara Yoga and did her Level 1 teacher training in Utah and Level 2 in Boston. Constantly learning and refining, she is grateful for all her teachers! The class she teaches is Alignment based Hatha with a Heart Opening Theme, bringing students to a deeper mind, body, spirit connection.
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Dianne Suozzo is a 500 MYI certified through the school of Holy Yoga, a certified Yoga Therapist and certified in Trauma Sensitive Yoga. She studied directly under Brooke Boon the co-author of "Hatha Yoga". Her long standing interest in health, and helping others, lead her on her journey to Yoga and India. From 1989 to 1999 Dianne lived in Varanasi, India, where she and her husband worked with the untouchable community in Christian ministry. Dianne is currently involved with the process of certifying new Yoga Instructors through the school of Holy Yoga. She received her 200 hr CYI in 2010, and her 500 hr MYI in 2012. She has taught at various venues around the area and is happy to have found The Yoga Loft.
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Kathleen Reilly began her love of yoga well before she took her teacher training from Prana Yoga, which was facilitated by Dr. Jeff Migdow (former Director at Kripalu). She was able to fulfill her childhood wish to study ballet and while practicing ballet she began to take yoga classes. With the discipline of ballet and what she was learning about the human body Kathleen easily made the transition into yoga. As she began taking yoga classes Kathleen found that she enjoyed yoga more and more. She discovered that you can have excellent physical results and then she truly fell in love with the spiritual teachings of yoga. Kathleen has continued to expand her exploration of yoga by attending various workshops throughout the area, including Partner Yoga, Yoga for MS, Chakra Workshops, Restorative Yoga and Iyengar Workshop.
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Claire Sadankas, RYT 500, Movement Therapist, Nutritionist, Personal Trainer, Reiki Master, Muay Thai & Aquatic Instructor. Claire stumbled upon yoga long ago through travel, experiencing local cultures, “complementary" medicines, therapies, foods, spiritual beliefs and things there are no names for. She has studied in Structural Integration, The Yoga Workshop, UZIT Program, Auyervedic Institute, Himalayan Institute with continuous study of Iyengar and Tantric yoga. She participates in medical studies in NY, NJ and AZ hospitals and nonprofits all merging traditional and complementary treatments for the patient and caregiver before, during and after care. Her beliefs are based in food as medicine, the diverse concepts of movement within the body and the power of the pelvis. Claire teaches all levels with her love of connecting with the physical body, subtle bodies and breathe to help unfold what we each of us uniquely needs throughout our changing bodies and lives.
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Katie Grace Pepe is passionate about inspiring members of The Yoga Loft community to lead their best life! In 2001, she completed her training as a Prana Yoga teacher at the NY Open Center, and dedicates herself to making the joy of yoga accessible to beginners and those with physical challenges. A lifelong learner, Katie Grace was ordained as an Interfaith Minister by The New Seminary in NYC in 2002. She facilitates personal growth workshops, spiritual retreats and provides counseling for individuals and couples. With a refreshing balance of lightheartedness and spiritual depth, Katie Grace simplifies spiritual concepts and teaches you how to apply them to your benefit in an atmosphere of acceptance, encouragement and humor.
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Joan Schwartz-Berg is as passionate about yoga as she is about many things in her life and it shows as she guides students that come to her class with passion, compassion, joy, laughter and love. Joan has studied and practiced various styles of Yoga, Meditation and Ayurveda in many places in these states and around the world for over 20 years and has been instructing for over 15 years. Joan is committed to teaching proper alignment while encouraging her students to explore and experience their own expression of the practice. Whether itʼs a gentle class or strong Vinyasa flow class, Joanʼs highest intention is to guide others to find their own happiness with the help of these sacred practices. Joan holds a 200 hour Yoga Works Teaching Certification, EquiYoga Certification, Reiki Level I Certification and a BASI (Body of Arts and Sciences) Pilates Comprehensive Certification.
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Rosemary Manziano, has been practicing Vinyasa yoga for over 4 years. She has completed her studies in Ashtanga yoga from the Awaken Life Institute in Bali Indonesia and completed a 200 hour YTT. She has attended many yoga classes at Krapalu Yoga Center before starting her yoga teacher training. Her training with Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman truly brought yoga alive for her as they inspired her to deepen her practice and ultimately train to be a yoga instructor.

Vinyasa or Ashtanga yoga is the dynamic synchronizing of the breath with a progressive series of postures, resulting in improved circulation and increased body strength. The Yoga asana is one of the ways we “unite” (YOGA = union or yoke) the Mind, Body and Soul. She will bring the experience of breath work (Pranayama), Asana’s (poses), Buddhist Philosophy (Hindu folklore) to her students. Her newly found love for the Singing Bowl of Tibet will be played at the close of each class. The sound of the bowl can soothe the nervous system and further heal your body.
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Tony Costa. RYT 200 - Being a martial artist and Zen Buddhist, Tony never thought of becoming a yoga teacher, but life steered him otherwise. He started practicing yoga in 2013 as a help to his marital arts practice, but immediately took to it as he had “never felt so good” after any of his practices. Quickly he began deepening his practice, exploring classes with different teachers before eventually becoming a regular at Evenflow Yoga in Red Bank. In 2016, to further deepen his practice, he decided to go through the process of teacher training under Christian Valeriani, a student of Dharma Mittra. He initially with no intention of becoming a full time teacher, but half way through training all that changed. With the graduation from training, he began teaching and eventually left the “corporate world” to pursue teaching full time. Tony is also a musician, photographer, surfer and leads a vegan lifestyle.

His class is a peaceful, yet vigorous, vinyasa yoga practice that focuses on flowing through basic poses, maintaining them with proper alignment, moving with the breath and finding stillness in the postures; A traditional Hatha yoga classes combined with elements of Zen Buddhism. All levels welcome.
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Angela Mancini, RYT 200, started practicing yoga when she was seventeen, trying to find an alternative to working out and going to the gym. When she realized all that yoga had to offer, she was hooked. Angela received her Master’s in Clinical and Mental Health Counseling from Kean University. She is a licensed mental health and substance abuse counselor and utilizes yoga and meditation into her work. Angela believes that yoga practice is not only about the postures and becoming more flexible, but must unite body, mind and spirit. Angela’s teaching style includes utilizing positive self-talk, affirmations and humor. She enjoys working with all populations, but feels her true passion is working with teenagers. Angela has worked with children and teens for over ten years. Angela attended is trained in Kids Yoga through Bee You Yoga.

Angela wants her students to leave her class feeling happier and less stressed.