At South Street Yoga and Nutrition our select group of instructors have years of experience in yoga philosophy, proper alignment, and providing the attention and support your yoga practice craves. While many instructors teach a vinyasa-style class, they also incorporate multiple styles of yoga and movement brought in by their unique backgrounds. We encourage you to take a yoga class with each instructor and find out what classes work for you! At South Street Yoga and Nutrition our goal is to properly educate our students, providing a strong foundation to explore all the benefits that yoga has to offer. As your practice of yoga progresse
Liz teaches cheerful, flow-focused vinyasa classes that build strength while linking movement with breath, a connection that she has found to be wildly centering. She was introduced to yoga after graduating college, and consider her background in gymnastics and collegiate cheerleading (Go RU!), she was hooked. She loves that it’s an infinite invitation for self-exploration and is continuously amazed at the opportunities it offers for the mind to grow and the body to strengthen.
Favorite pose: Astavakrasana (Eight Angle Pose)
Most challenging pose: Garudasana (Eagle pose)
Liz is 200-hr YT certified via Ride & Reflect’s MJ Turnbull, Thomas Paniconi, Meg Soucy, and Maria Stavropoulos. She’s also heavily immersed in the world of holistic health, currently completing her Integrative Health Practitioner certification. As a “Manifesting Generator,” she loves to do EVERYTHING, from recording voice overs and hitting the slopes to learning new things like guitar and French!
Mollissa strives to guide and inspire all to find physical and emotional alignment, while stepping into their own strength and awareness. She teaches with compassion and clarity, creating a safe space for practitioners to learn, grow and have fun! She believes that yoga is a continual practice in which we have the opportunity to explore, & simply go with the flow.
Favorite Pose: I embrace each pose differently depending on my circumstances and by taking note of how I’m feeling. Right now, Gomukhasa a or cow face pose, is feeling pretty good for me. Grounding, rooting, rising, creating length and space, all while providing a feeling of wrapping myself up in a great big hug.
Most Challenging Pose: Applying the poses to challenging life experiences...that's when all the asana practices payoff.
Mollissa began her yoga practice in 1998. She is a YA certified in Yin,has completed the Baptiste UNSTOPPABLE for Youth Training and is approaching the E-RYT instructor level status. Off the yoga mat, Mollissa has devoted her life to education. In addition to teaching yoga, she is an M.Ed NJ certified teacher, NJ certified school librarian and an educational technology teacher. She has been a New Jersey public school teacher and school librarian since 1996.
Gina's classes are: challenging flowy and alignment centered. To her yoga means a time to let go and find peace and center yourself. Gina believes that human nature is an important aspect of teaching yoga and a path to gain insignt into others as well as one's self by giving and receiving. Her classes are both meditation and movement oriented.
Favorite Pose: eka pada koundinyasana or ardha chandrasana (half moon)
Most Challenging Pose: mayurasana (peacock)
Gina started doing yoga because as a teen at her mom's suggestion as a way to help with depression. Gina has currently compled her Masters in Clinical Nutrition.
Kat's classes are challenging and playful combined with a mindful connection to the breath.
She aims to lead classes that are rooted in yogic philosophy and alignment while also maintaining the joy and lightheartedness within the practice. To her, yoga is the path to the balance within, with the belief that inner equilibrium is born in the space between discipline and ease, dynamic movement and stillness, and softness and strength.
Favorite pose: Parsva bakasana (side crow)
Most challenging pose: Hanumanasana (monkey pose/full split)
Kat received her 200 Hour RYT certification through Powerflow under the instruction of Stacey Bell and Carrie Parker Gasteleu. When she is not on her mat, she can be found hiking, reading, tending to her plants, and spending quality time with her cat.
Stephanie's classes are accessible, deep, and fun. To her, yoga means something beyond the poses, its a way to live life from a core of love and honesty. Bhakti. She started doing yoga for a few reasons but it drew her in with its relaxing and grounding side effects. It made Steph feel like the person she wanted to be and helped her learn about herself from the practice and students.
My favorite pose: Eka Pada Adho Mukha Svanasana - down dog split.
My least favorite: Adho Mukha Vrksasana - handstand.
Stephanie is a 200 hour RYT who trained at the Bhakti Yoga School in Saratoga Springs, NY. After discovering the healing and transformative power of yoga for herself and those around her, she knew sharing it would be apart of her Dharma. Stephanie resides in Morristown, with her husband, and cat. When she is not on her mat she is staring at rock outcrops, hiking, or in the garden!
Debbie is the owner of SSYN, she has her Masters and Board Certification in Clinical Nutrition. Her goal is to blend two powerful tools; yoga and nutrition to create harmony physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. To her yoga is about being mindful and excepting of yourself and others. One of her greatest joys is when clients tell her how SSYN has empowered them to change their life.
Favorite Pose: Eka Pada Rajakapotasana Pigeon
Most Challenging Pose: Halasana Plow Pose
Debbie received her MS from NYCC and her Board Certification from CNS. She has completed her 30 hour yin training. When she is not in the studio Debbie can be found at the beach in East Hampton, traveling, cooking, or walking Hampton. Debbie is the founder of the Morristown Moves Fitness Crawl, President of the Mayors Wellness Board and a Trustee for the Morristown Partnership. She lives in Morristown with her husband and two children and of course the studio's favorite goldendoodle, Hampton. Debbie is a level 2 Reiki practioner and is currently completing her 200RYT.
Meghan’s classes focus on maintaining the breath, encouraging creativity and self-expression. To her, yoga is a personal journey about meeting yourself where you are, accepting yourself for who you are, and challenging yourself to fulfill your fullest potential. Yoga is not about achieving poses, it is about being present with yourself throughout the practice, being mindful of the way that you talk to yourself, and choosing to be kind to yourself.
Favorite pose: Arm balances. Fun way to get in touch with your strength and feel like you are flying!
Most challenging pose: Warrior I.
Meghan has been practicing yoga for 12 years, and achieved her 200-HR Yoga Teacher Certification and Restorative Yoga Certification from Dhyana Yoga Arts in Chester, NJ with Deanna Sidoti. In addition, she is a Level 2 Reiki Practitioner with a certification in Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Therapy. When she is not doing yoga, she is hiking, rock climbing, drawing, and looking for new ways to challenge herself physically.
Taylor’s classes are creative and accessible with a focus on breathwork and mindfulness. To her yoga is home. Getting on the mat allows her to connect deeply to her mind, body and spirit. Yoga is the anchor that has helped her through difficult times in her life.
Favorite pose: Eka Pāda Rājakapotāsana or King Pigeon Pose
Most challenging pose: Ardha Pincha Mayurasana or Dolphin Pose
Taylor is a RYT-500 who trained at the Ayurveda and Yoga Institute in Montville, NJ. Both her 200 and 500 hour trainings had a strong emphasis on Ayurveda, yoga philosophy, meditation, compassion and self-development. She is also Reiki II certified. When she is not on her mat, you can find Taylor out in nature, taking photos, playing with her nieces and nephews, cooking, or reading.
Tessa is a student first and a teacher second. She loves learning all she can about the practice of yoga and bringing all of her knowledge to her classes in a fun and dynamic way. Her classes honor the Yin and the Yang of yoga; incorporating elements of power and strength balanced by ease and relaxation.
Favorite pose: I can't pick one!
Most challenging pose: depends on the day =)
Tessa completed her 200 hour RYT through Powerflow with Stacey Bell and Carrie Parker-Gasteleu as well as her 30 hour Yin certification with Deb Donnelly and Crystal Paone of Yinside Yoga. She deepened her knowledge even further, completing a 100 hour certification with Brittany Messuti and Jessie Shapiro of Summus Body Mind. She can’t wait to see you on the mat!
Dave is a light-hearted teacher who brings his passionate presence and humor to every class. Dave offers classes that support, challenge, inspire, and uplift students, inviting them to experience their infinite selves. Through the ancient practice of Kundalini Yoga, he welcomes yogis of all levels to breathe, move, and meditate together.
Favorite pose: Savasana: a well-earned deep relaxation is divine.
Most challenging pose: Balancing the real and the ideal of all poses and remembering that yoga is for everybody and every body.
Dave first studied under Sheryl and Neil Edsall, receiving his 200+ hour teacher training. As with many trainings, this inspired him to go deeper, completing his 220 hour KRI certified Kundalini teacher training with Mahan Rishi Singh and Nirbe Kaur Khalsa. Dave credits the strong discipline of his personal practice to the devotion to the divine and the loving guidance of his great teachers. Dedicated to yoga and meditation, Dave brings these tools to his family, friends, and his work as an elementary school principal.
Pamela’s classes are a fusion of traditional asanas (poses) linked with freeing vinyasa. Scaled to meet students' individual ability, Pamela's classes are accessible to all levels. Modifications and variations are always offered and often encouraged. Expect to leave your mat feeling strong yet grounded.
Favorite pose: extended side angle
Most challenging pose: revolved triangle pose
Pamela completed her 200RYT at Yoga Vida NYC and multiple Restorative Yoga Trainings with Jillian Pransky. She has complimentary training from Baptiste Yoga and has studied assists with Jen DeCurtins and Yoga Vida Staff. She is grateful for her teachers and mentors: Diane Moser, Kate DeCock, Jillian Pransky, Jen DeCurtins and Dave Farmar. Pamela began practicing yoga using DVDs and audio podcasts and is humbled by the physical and spiritual practice of Yoga. Her self practice includes power yoga with moderate holds, Ashtanga, Restorative Yoga and Pilates. She maintains a daily meditation practice which waves its way into her teaching.
Christina is on a mission to show us to slow down. Her classes are challenging and full of juicy stretches. Her slow flow is still a great workout, while maintaining a focus on calming the mind.
Favorite pose: Supta Baddha Konasana
Most challenging pose: Pigeon!
Christina has been practicing yoga for 10 years and is a certified RYT 200 hr. She recently completed her certification of yoga for stress management, which has been very useful during the pandemic. She has traveled around North and South America, and the Caribbean, doing yoga in 3 different languages, all different styles of yoga, at all levels. Yoga is so much more than a workout - it is a way of being. She shares her love of the practice with all her students and hopes they can find the gratitude and peace that she does with her practice.
Meg teaches a beautiful sequence that is thoughtfully organic and interwoven with her dharma. Her sequences are strong and challenging, yet soft and mindful. Meg has a magic touch for adjustments that she has perfected to verbally cue through the virtual and instudio format.
Favorite pose: Virabadrasana 3 (Warrior three)
Most challenging pose: Agnistanbhasana (Fire Log)
Meg is a 500 hr ryt teacher trained at Jaipure yoga under Marcie and Loryn. She is also currently completing her 700 hour through Lara Heiman’s LYT yoga Teacher training . She’s also a yin, prenatal and aerial yoga trained teacher. In is an avid hiker, biker and teaches teacher trainings.