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
Gabi's classes are interactive, energetic and lighthearted. To her, yoga means finding a way to open to grace and to connect with your inner silence as well as a way to work on your core (spiritual and physical). Gabi's classes frequently include elements of pilates movement principles, which broadens the yoga experience.
Favorite pose: Svarga Dvijasana (bird of paradise pose)
Most challenging pose: Vrishchikasana (scorpion pose).
Gabriela is 200-RYT & Pilates Instructor who has been teaching at South Street Yoga since it opened in 2014. She is also an experienced Pilates instructor and personal trainer. A native of the Basque region of Spain, she started getting deep into practice while pregnant with her first child and it sparked a then dormant love for teaching movement.
Kerrie Levy 500 RYT
Kerrie's teaching is experiential. Her style is rooted in the idea that she is merely a guide. Yoga is one of many tools that help her on her path towards living a life of embodiment, bringing unity to mind, body and spirit - and her service is helping others do the same. She believes in the freedom to embrace what feels, and the importance of play. Yoga, to Kerrie, means choosing to not be trapped in limiting self beliefs and learning to trust the wisdom of the body.
Favorite Pose: She's never met a pose she couldn't appreciate for it's lesson
Most challenging pose: Living her yoga practice off the mat in trying times i.e. traffic
Kerrie is a 500 hour certified yoga instructor trained at the Ayurveda and Yoga Institute in Montville, NJ. She is also a certified Qoya teacher and loves being able to provide a sacred space for women to connect in community, ritual, movement, and play. In her free time, Kerrie can be found having impromptu dance parties, sharing her life unabashedly on her blog (Kerrie Me Away), giving her pup the belly rubs she demands, and continuing to learn and grow.
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 are designed to target specific muscle groups for a peak pose towards the end of class followed by shavasana. She focuses 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.
Maria’s classes are inspired by Buddhist loving-kindness practice (metta) and the art of learning how to let go and begin again gently. She hopes you leave your mat each time feeling a little more open, receptive, and curious about the open-ended exploration of your well-being. And if you don’t, that’s okay too! Showing up is enough. You are enough. Maria encourages students to embrace all parts of the self without judgment whether on or off your mat, and she can’t wait to practice with you.
Favorite Pose: Fallen Triangle
Most Challenging Pose: Gomukhasana (Cow Face Pose)
Maria was introduced to asana practice as a child by her great aunt, a yoga teacher. After practicing throughout much of her adolescence and early adulthood, Maria completed a 200-hour teacher training with Kelly Santucci in 2015. In 2018, she expanded her spiritual practice through a 33-hour Yin Yoga certification with Agnes Tengerdy, which included color, sound, and chakra therapy. She has also trained in mindful meditation and is a Master level Reiki healer. In August 2020, she completed her Master of Social Work to fulfill her dream of professionally helping individuals while improving our community and society.