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Claudine is a 500 hour RYT in Hatha yoga with Certifications in Warriors at Ease for Post Deployment & Trauma, Yoga 4 Classrooms, Childlight Yoga and Advanced, Karma Kids, Yoga Minded 4 Teens and Prenatal With Sue Elkind. She has had the privilege to train and study with Baron Baptiste of Baptiste Power Yoga, Sharon Gannon and David life of Jivamukti Yoga, Sadie Nardini of Power Core Yoga, Seane Corn, Shiva Rea,Rolf Gates (500 hour) and many other great teachers along her personal journey. Claudine is also a Certified Ayurvedic Specialist and Holistic Health Counselor with INN. She is also trained in level 1 Buddhism.
Claudine believes in living a holistic lifestyle and thinks yoga is a crucial foundation in this process. She feels privileged to teach the beautiful art of yoga with the hope that her students will use it both on and off the mat. Her style of teaching is a mixture of Vinyasa flow with a power yoga background. Claudine also likes to encourage a freedom of expression and exploration in the body and in the mind. Her goal as a teacher is to have her students grow in strength and flexibility in their body, mind and spirituality and to share passionate hearts as they open themselves up to their full potential and truly live in the yogic lifestyle.
In her spare time she is a foster mom for dogs, an avid traveler and enjoys spending time on her kayak and paddleboard. She loves surrounding herself with family, friends and her 7 dogs.
Jim, a local resident, has been practicing yoga since 1974. His path includes time spent practicing asana and meditation in Nepal,and yoga teacher certification with Kripalu Center. After receiving teacher certification Jim has taught almost two thousand classes at studios,schools,in parks and private homes.
Jim's yoga traces its lineage to the pashupata path. A typical class will include centering, breath, intention, chant, warm-up, posture, flow and relaxation. We offer the following suggestions for an optimum yogic practice: bring a mat(some available) extinguish all cellphones. Arrive ten minutes early. Arrive with a light stomach.Wear comfortable clothing designed for exercise. Bring a belief in a better you.
Jim says "My yoga teacher once said If you want to learn, teach. She was right. I enjoy learning as well as I enjoy sharing what I've learned. My intention or goal as a yoga teacher is to share the gift of yoga with beginner and intermediate practitioners. Through our practice together we will build a strong foundation from which we can honor our bodies and our inner wisdom."
After practicing for several years at Yoga Tree, Patti enrolled in the 200 hr. Yoga Alliance approved in depth teacher training program at the Yoga Loft in Bethlehem PA under the direction of Carrie Morgan & Jessie Thompson. Patti completed the program in May 2013 and looks forward to sharing her love of yoga with students who, like Patti, want to enhance their lives on and off their mats by experiencing a safe, fun, and well rounded practice.
As Patti continues to learn from her teachers, through daily practice and from attending workshops, she looks forward to sharing her experiences with her students as they celebrate the physical and inner strength within us all.
As a Holistic Health Practitioner and evolving Yogi, Jen is passionate about the Holistic lifestyle that Yoga embodies. Jen desires to share with others the joy & satisfaction that she experienced in her first Yoga class years ago. Dealing with a shoulder injury & subsequent surgery inspired Jen toward attaining her 200 hour teaching certificate from The Yoga Loft of Bethlehem, so she could then share modification techniques with others, making Yoga more enjoyable & accessible!
Jen believes in finding stillness in the busyness, and balance in the movement.
When Brenda started practicing yoga in 2001, it started off as a hobby to enjoy time to herself. As a single mother, she rarely had time alone. Brenda fell in love with yoga immediately. Although she had no idea what yoga was truly about she knew she felt amazing leaving her first class. One thing that touched Brenda was that yoga is all about individual improvement and is not a competitive practice.
An instructor of Brenda's taught her that wherever you are in a posture is where you are supposed to be. What a relief to not be under any pressure! As her practice went on, she started to become interested in learning more about yoga. Brenda's quest for knowledge was opened by asanas which taught her yoga philosophy and gave her spiritual growth.
In 2004, Brenda started her instructor training course at YogaLife Institute, located in Devon, PA. She finished the course in 2005 after completing the required 225 hours. In May of 2014 she completed her 500 hours through YogaLife Institute. In November of 2016 Brenda finished her Yoga Therapy Certification through YogaLife Institute. Brenda is a Reiki Master/Teacher. She is registered through the Yoga Alliance.
JoAnne (RYT 200 YOGADHARMA) began practicing yoga in 2007.
As an open water scuba diver and PADI Divemaster, she found the beauty & fluidity of breath linked with movement in yoga.
Her philosophy is that yoga empowers body and mind both on and off the mat.
Renee Stewart, BSN, RN, is a long-time student of Yoga Tree, and has maintained a personal yoga practice for almost 20 years. She recently completed her RYT 200 hr. certification at Yogasphere, under the direction of Laura Rothstein and Elle Kaplan. Renee's professional background as a licensed nurse specializing in wellness, critical care, and leadership, made yoga a perfect match for her lifestyle. She left her administrative nursing role 2 years ago to be a stay-at-home mom, at which time yoga took on an even greater role in her life. Renee is now honored and humbled to be able to teach here at her "home base" for yoga. She is excited to bring her passion for yoga to students of all levels, and describes her style as a fun and lively flow. Renee's strong vinyasa background combines Ashtanga roots and Iyengar principles, and is mixed with the creativity of the Saraswati River tradition. Renee strives to inspire students to manifest the lessons of the asana practice both on and off their mats.
Renee lives in Perkasie with her husband and four very active yogi children: Spencer (9), Avery (6), Ella (6), and Nolan (4).
A mother, a wife, and a lover of life. With a passion for all things, she is a true believer in that Yoga is a practice of every second, of every day.
Jenni was introduced to the wonders of esoteric teachings by her parents and was immersed in meditation from a very young age. When Yoga found her and led her down the path of inner peace, she didn't look back. Taking her practice further, she acquired her 200-hour YTT Certification, Reiki Certification, and merged it with her passion of leading a healthy, compassionate, and spiritually driven life.
Rarely finding her without a smile, she will most likely be outdoors, making food, or spending time with her family when she is "off the mat."
Connecting with your inner child and finding the joy and love in all things, is the best way to feel gratitude and to BE happiness.
Diane has been practicing yoga for 15+years. Yoga has helped Diane reconnect with the inner peace and wisdom which resides in all of us. It has also helped her to live and maintain a happy, healthy lifestyle, one that is positive and balanced. Diane completed her 200 hr teacher training through the Himalayan Institute under June Hunt. Diane is excited and honored to be able to share the beauty and power of the yoga tradition with all of her students. She believes yoga has a place for everyone. Diane lives in Perkasie with her husband and two dogs, Luna & Tela.
Elle began teaching in the late 90's. It was then she realized the mind/body connection and how this was something that was an unknown desire from a young age. Teaching became easy and connecting with her students is her greatest joy. To be that bridge to serve and assist others on their journey with great love and respect is the foundation of Elle's teaching.
Elle believes life’s experiences are our best teachers. Allowing ourselves to open to the guidance and mystical journey we can see our perfect spiritual journey unfold before our eyes.
Elle lives in Newtown Boro PA and when Elle is not practicing or teaching Yoga she enjoys running, biking, walking, hanging out with her dogs and sailing the Chesapeake with her husband Shawn.
He two grown children Christi and Tyler remind her everyday of the beauty and love for life.
Ken is a student of Buddhism, yoga, meditation and life. An impassioned practitioner he began his personal journey to discover a greater sense of his body/mind/spirit connection, while improving his overall state of well-being. Ken’s background is science based as an Exercise Physiologist by formal training. He has been the anatomist for Yoga teacher training programs, and is certified in Plant Based Nutrition from Cornell University. In addition, he is also a certified Usui Reiki Master/Teacher, tai chi, and meditation instructor and yoga instructor and has taught yoga and meditation internationally. Ken has a unique and skillful way of offering wellness and conscious living alternatives, and strives to inspire others in their journey of self-discovery. He is an author of a fitness booklet and a featured contributor to health and wellness websites including MindBodyGreen.
Theresa was drawn to yoga 5 years ago to improve her work-life balance and was instantly hooked! She is currently enrolled in 300-hour Advanced Teacher Training at Dig Yoga in Lambertville, NJ, under the direction of Sue Elkind and Naime Jezzeny. After completing her 200-hour training at Yogasphere with Laura Rothstein and Elle Kaplan, she earned additional certifications in Chair Yoga and Wall Vinyasa, followed by her Reiki Master Teacher Certification. Whether she’s giving personal assists in class or during shavasana, her Reiki energy comes through to complement your practice. Her style is playful and down-to-Earth with an emphasis on meditation. Theresa’s passion for yoga and Reiki has enriched her career in healthcare publishing and especially her latest adventures as a new Mimi to her 18-month-old granddaughter Isabella “Izzie” Grace. Izzie has been rolling around on a yoga mat since she was 4 months old!
Sarah utilizes an integrative approach to fitness that is fun, challenging and effective. This approach helps meet your goals in a short amount of time by adding the right balance and variety to your program. This balance is achieved through strength training, cardiorespiratory endurance, core targeting, flexibility, nutrition, rest and mind body exercises. I have trained beginners with no fitness or nutrition experience all the way to Olympic prospects. I use my skills in fitness, health coaching and nutrition gained from my education at Duke University and throughout my career as a Fitness Director to help my clients execute their goals into reality.