Natasha "Tasha" Poindexter
Natasha has been practicing yoga for over 13 years and received her 200 hour yoga teaching certificate in 2014. She is also a certified kids yoga teacher and stand up paddle board instructor. She is known for her authentic teaching style and compassion centered philosophy.
She feels the time spent on your mat provides you with the opportunity to go within and tap into your true self. It's a moment in time for you to provide yourself with self-love. The goal is to love yourself so much that you radiate love and compassion out into the world!
Natasha was elementary school teacher and is a big kid at heart. She received her bachelors degree from SUNY Old Westbury and also holds a Masters degree in Literacy.
Amanda began practicing yoga in while she was in school studying music education. Yoga transformed her life in so many ways. She developed healthier mindsets and habits for both her body and mind. Yoga has truly healed her from the inside-out.
Amanda became a yoga teacher in with the intention of introducing others to the transformative and healing powers of yoga. She earned her yoga teacher certification with Jimmy Barkan, the renowned hot yoga master and founder of the Barkan Method of Hot Yoga. She then went on to earn an advanced teacher training in Vinyasa.
Amanda’s classes are energetic and focus on connecting breath with movement. She offers modifications and amplifications to make her class accessible to many levels of practitioners. Amanda encourages students to tap into their natural energy, focus their minds, test their limits and use yoga as a form of creative expression and play-time! As a musician, she also enjoys creating unique playlists and performing live music during class.
Kristina Klimek is a certified yoga therapist, Hatha-raja yoga teacher, prenatal/postnatal yoga teacher, children’s yoga teacher and reiki practitioner. Kristina's teaching style inspires the heart of yoga: union and healing- through a compassionate, creative and meditative practice of sustained postures and breath that are always uniquely tailored to the needs of her students on the levels of mind, body and spirit. Kristina's heart-centered approach, combined with her extensive training and study in Yoga Therapy, Yoga Philosophy and Ayurveda is geared towards supporting her clients through self-healing and self-transformation. Kristina is passionate about devoting yoga practice to the healing of Mother Earth. She is currently pursuing her Advanced Certification in Yoga Therapy and Yoga for Cancer training. She is available for private, one-on-one yoga therapy sessions and is experienced in working with a wide range of physical, mental, and emotional health conditions.
Sophie was a professional ballet dancer. After several injuries, she decided to take a more gentle approach to movement and find a system which kept her in shape. Yoga, not only helped her getting stronger physically but also mentally and spiritually. Sophie is a 200 hour certified teacher with Yoga Works as well as a Nicholaus Technique certified teacher. Her classes are movement, breath and alignment based with roots in the Ashtanga and Iyengar traditions. Sophie inspires students and gives them the opportunity to grow stronger physically and spiritually, developing a greater connection to their inner self.
Gina in a 500hr Vinyasa teacher who loves to guide her students on a fun and flowy journey on the mat. She likes to combine her influences, Ana Forrest and Raghunath Cappo, with asana flows from the various teacher’s styles she’s absorbed along the way. She feels it’s important to keep the practice safe, while also exciting and the right amount of challenging (you’ll always work the core!). With permission, Gina uses hands-on assists to help create more safety and awareness in each pose, elevating the individuals yoga experience. Now a mama, she is bringing a new practice to the studio with “Baby and Me” Yoga! Gina is excited to share her passion for this practice which has healed her in many ways throughout different stages in her life.
Danny Warrick is a 500hr RYT and LMT. He found yoga 6 years ago and it has drastically improved his health, happiness, and sense of purpose. He loves teaching and sharing what has and continues to help him grow and enjoy life more. In addition to traditional yogic teachings, Danny pulls techniques and concepts from tai qi, qi gong, and many other schools of though and conveys them in a way the enables students to learn and practice in the modern world. Many people are surprised at how simple, yet effective the techniques are. It is Danny’s joy and privilege to share the practices that has had a huge impact on his health and life. When asked about his work he says “It is such a blessing to help others empower themselves in a way that can change their life for the better and increase their capacity for joy, fun, and peace."
As a child I suffered from severe asthma, as a teenager I suffered from clinical depression, insomnia, drug and alchohol addiction. I was sent to psychiatrists, psychologists, rehab facilities, alchohlics anonymous, narcotics anonymous and even emotions anonymous. I was put on anti-depressants, was told to follow the 12 steps and attend group therapy sessions. These approaches did not set me free. Even though I was still in this extremely unhealthy state I was a witness to my behaviors and was searching for an alternative, more effective way out. I began a seated meditation practice at about 16 years old, at a time when the practice was almost non-existent on Long Island. By the time I was 19 I put an end to my substance abuse through sheer will power alone. I began the physical practices of yoga which ultimately lifted the depression and cured my insomnia. In 1997, I went to live at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health for about 6 months where I did asana, pranayama and meditation at least twice a day along with studying philosophy, chanting and performing seva (selfless service). I began teaching Yoga at the age of 20. Shortly after, I received my License in Massage Therapy. I have continued my studies of massage/bodywork extensively throughout my travels in Thailand, India and China. I am the creator of Asian Fusion Bodywork® — a natural evolution of my experience.
Years later, I experienced a very unfortunate fall when I slipped on ice. I fell on a cement stairwell which resulted in significant injury. While experiencing terrible, chronic pain, I eventually went to see several Orthopedists seeking some relief. I resisted the doctors’ strong suggestion to have surgeries. Instead, I chose a different path… I chose to utilize a more holistic approach through bodywork in Thailand. In addition, Iconstructed an even more therapeutic yoga asana practice as an attempt to heal naturally. As a devoted Ashtanga Practitioner, I have always found this system to be so elegant on so many levels. However, it was not enough. I continued to practice Ashtanga, but I began adding on several other postures along the way which seemed both logical and instinctive. Ultimately this helped me to develop significantly more stability around my damaged joints. As a result, thus far I have been fortunate enough to avoid invasive surgery. This sequence of asanas became my Signature Ashtanga/Vinyasa Blend which I have had the opportunity to share with so many students and teachers.
With over 20 years of experience in Yogic Practices and Therapeutic Bodywork, my goal is to find ways to assist you on your path to optimal health and happiness…to share with you what I have found to be transformative, healing and possible!