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 RYT. She has studied with 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,encouraging yogis to step into their own strength and awareness. She teaches with compassion and clarity. Creating a safe space 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: Depends on my circumstances and how I’m feeling.
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.
Anna strives to make her classes accessible and introspective. Her goal is to provide a safe space to guide students through their practice, inviting them to move, breathe and mediate in whichever way feels right for their bodies and minds. She loves to incorporate guided meditation and mindfulness practices into her classes, as well as the use of props. If you are a beginner, her class is for you! She will help to break down the poses, focus on alignment, breath and modifications
Favorite Pose: Tie between Mountain Pose (Tadasana) & Corpse Pose (Shavasana)
Least Favorite: Warrior I
Anna received her RYT-200 from the Ayurveda and Yoga Institute. Yoga has helped Anna heal from emergency abdominal surgery, broken bones, severe anxiety, and has assisted in treating her PTSD; these experiences have inspired her to provide classes that anyone can take and feel comfortable in. She has a passion for teaching in many areas of life and always invites her students to approach her with questions or clarifications.
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. Kat has also received her Yin certification. When she is not on her mat, she can be found hiking, reading, tending to her plants, and spending quality time with her cat.
Gina is passionate about using vinyasa yoga to strengthen and calm the body and mind. Her accessible, grounded classes are exploratory and creative, linking movement to breath while focusing on alignment and anatomical precision. She especially loves the transitional movements between postures that act to anchor our attention to the present. Gina loves creating thoughtful sequences that include a little bit of everything to help her students find balance.
Favorite poses- Warrior 2 (Virabhadrasana II) and Wide-Legged Forward Bend (Prasarita Padottanasan
Most challenging pose – side crow (Parsva bakasana)
Gina completed her 200-hour training at Bhakti Barn Yoga with Betsy Davis and Lauren Magarelli. She has also studied at Yoga to the people. Gina began her practice in 2000 and has been learning ever since. Yoga has helped Gina through the physical and emotional demands of pregnancy and family life. Gina is drawn to vinyasa or flow based yoga as a tool for stress management/relaxation as well as a tool for counteracting all the screen time and “desk work” . You can find her and her husband playing with her two sons and puppy.
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. 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-Most disliked Chatarunga
Debbie received her MS from NYCC and her Board Certification from CNS. 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 a 200YT and has a 30 hour yin certification.
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.
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 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. She can’t wait to see you on the mat! When she is not on her mat, she is cross-fitting, playing with her puppies and bird or reading
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
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. 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.
Christine a yogini who resonates first as a student and second a guide. Her classes are accessible yet challenging. They incorporate traditional hatha & yin yoga asanas, blended with healing elements of pranayama, meditation, reiki, crystal, and sound healing. Honoring your body while connecting movement with breath is of utmost importance . Be prepared for alignment-centered cues, use of props, and hands on adjustments.
Favorite Pose: Vrksasana (Tree Pose) f
Least Favorite Pose: Agnistambhasana (Fire log/Double Pigeon)
Christine is a double RYT 200 through The American Yoga Academy & Sthira Sukha Yoga Shala . She has 100 CEUs in Yin Yoga with Sthira Sukha Yoga Shala. She is a Reiki Master-Teacher attuned by Carol Anne Patterson. A Certified Crystal Practitioner through Hibiscus Moon’s Crystal Academy.and is trained Taoism with Kyle Henry & Pranayama with Abbie Galvin through The Studio.
Off the mat Christina is a hockey mom, wife, animal lover, and educator. A native jersey girl who enjoys cooking, reading, blogging, & spending time outdoors with my family and friends. bration. I look forward to meeting you on the mat!
Sidney’s classes have a functional and sustainable movement focus with a little strength building thrown in for a fun challenge. Her sequences build upon one another with the hopes her students learn how their bodies and minds can align and balance through the flow of the poses.
Favorite Pose Right Now: Parivrtta Janu Sirsasana (Revolved Head-to-Knee Pose)
Least Favorite Pose Right Now: Garudasana (Eagle pose)
Sidney is a 200 hour vinyasa based RYT who trained under MJ Turnball and Meg Soucy. She received a 50 hour Yin yoga certification under Meg’s teaching, as well. Yoga has given Sidney confidence and strength in mind and body with over ten years of practice, and she hopes to pass this along to her students. When she is not on her mat you can find her hiking, biking, beaching, or finding the next adventure - be it near or far.