Mokshapriya Shakti Ph.D. ERYT
Mokhapriya is an Ordained Minister and certified Yoga instructor with over 30 years Yoga experience, both teaching and personal practice. She prepares and gives Yoga retreats, workshops and classes. In 1992, Mokshapriya was ordained “Ma Mokshapriya Shakti Saraswati” by Maha Mandeleshwar Ma Yoga Shakti Saraswati  her guru the world-renowned expert and author of many authentic books on Yoga and philosophy; at the Ujjain Kumbha Mela in India. She set aside a long professional career in the printing business to dedicate more time to community service and the propagation of Yoga.  Mokshapriya received her Education by researching and writing a “Comprehensive Eclectic Yoga Program: A Strategy for Self-Improvement” Curriculum for College.
Mokshapriya and Marianne Mitsinikos founded the Yoga Teachers Training Institute and (YTTI) has trained over 300 teachers in the New York area.

Valerie Nichols – ERYT 500
My yoga journey began over 35 years ago starting with the work of Richard Hittleman and Lilias Folan. My attention to yoga was diverted for a few years to dance and teaching aerobics & body toning classes. Yoga was always in the background and especially needed through the many injuries from dance and aerobics. About 20 years ago, I found my way to Mokshapriya and the ashram and returned in earnest to the dharma of my yoga practice. In 2002 I participated in YTTI’s teacher training program.  My current teaching schedule includes classes in nursing homes, senior centers, yoga studios (including the ashram in Queens), athletic clubs, for corporations and for private clients. I am also the Director of Asana Training at the Yoga Teachers Training Institute (YTTI).  In addition to being a storyteller, I am a Reiki & IET practitioner and teacher. To tell a story is a gift from the heart. Teaching yoga is also a gift from the heart. Let our hearts be open to receive from each other!

Janine Ambroze, RN, BSN, E-RYT 500, PRYT,
Certified Polestar Practitioner

Janine has advanced training in prenatal yoga and is certified by Yoga Alliance as a RPYT and as a ERYT-500. She holds a certification in Relax and Renew Level II. Janine is also the Director of Anatomy and Physiological Studies at the Yoga Teacher Training Institute (YTTI) for the 500 hour teacher training and 200 hour teacher training. In addition to these accomplishments, Janine is a Polestar Certified Practitioner and has extensive experience in a rehabilitative capacity for health related issues. Janine is also certified as Reiki Master.

Sandy Pina ERYT 500
Sandi has been teaching our Monday night yoga class since 2008.The class is designed to focus on alignment, flow and to experiment with poses that challenge your mind and body to go further and reach your inner hidden yogic potential.  Hence, the class is more intense but she makes it fun.  Sandi has been teaching throughout the New York area since her graduation from YTTI in 2006 after many years of personal practice.  She continues her yoga studies by taking workshops and training courses and is influenced by the many wonderful teachers that she is blessed to study with.

Michele Nunez RYT 500
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Rhodie Volpe RYT 500
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Sita Akbarally RYT 500
Sita believes that Yoga sadhana  allows her to show up in the world as the best version of herself. She is honored and privileged to be able to practice yoga, learn about yoga and share her knowledge. Teaching is Sita’s service . It is her way of saying thank you; her way of giving back. She graduated from YTTI in 2014 and teaches the Wednesday Evening class.

Margarita Ogir RYT 200

to come