Our Teachers

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

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Liz Gervais

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 voice overs, hitting the slopes to learning new things.

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Anna McCabe

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.

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Debbie Weinstein

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.

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Caitlin  Stanley

Caitlin's classes feature playful, vinyasa-based flows that are infused with creative sequencing designed to strengthen and stretch the parts of the body needed to work towards advanced asanas. She finds a deep peace in linking breath to movement, a concept which she utilizes in all of her classes to encourage others to truly be present in the moment and to tune out the noise of everyday life.  Expect a fun, spirited practice for both the body and mind that will leave you feeling inspired to learn more about yourself and your practice. 

 

Favorite pose: A tie between Salamba Sirsasana (Supported Headstand) and Parsvottanasana (Pyramid Pose)

Hardest pose: Utkata Konasana (Goddess Pose) Least Favorite Pose: Utkatasana (Chair Pose)

Caitlin completed her 200hr-YT at Be Well IHS with additional training in hands-on assists. Off the mat, she imparts her creative background and her love of connecting with others into her career as a Community Outreach Coordinator. She also continues her own self exploration through creative endeavors in a variety of mediums. When she's not diving into one of her art projects, she especially loves spending time with family and friends of both the human and 4-legged variety!

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Tara Bernie

Tara's classes use music and Dharma and hands on adjustments  to enhance every class.  She teaching style helps with flexibility, strength, breath control, & mindfulness.   Tara believes our bodies and minds  are a commodity . Yoga is truly a body and mind's savior.

Favorite pose: Fallen triangle 

Least favorite pose: ( but continues to master ) Standing split 

 

Tara is a 200hr RYT, who has been practicing  over 12 years. She is a cancer survivor who has used her practice to help  heal mentally and physically. Off her mat, she works in the entertainment TV business.  Tara is an Emmy winning senior correspondent & multiple EMMY nominated senior producer. Her dynamic and charismatic personality shines as she teaches.

Tara classes accommodate athletes to increase their performance, stamina, and flexibility. 

Taylor Walek

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 Mazzeo

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

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Pamela Terlizzi

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.

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Cathy Ingal

Cathy’s classes include thoughtful mobility sequences linking breath to movement to strengthen and lengthen muscles and stabilize your core. Cathy’s classes are focused on three guiding principles: asana, meditation, and self-inquiry. Motivating music accompanies her classes. Cathy’s aim is for her students to step off their mat feeling uplifted, with clear vision, and inspired to live better moment to moment.

 

Favorite asana: Half-moon

Least favorite asana: Eagle

 

Cathy completed her 200 hour RYT under the guidance of Sharon Manner and MJ Turnbull. Cathy furthered her training with the Baptiste Institute and became a certified Baptiste Instructor in 2020.

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Lisa Keenan

Lisa wants every student to feel comfortable and confident in class whether they are on chapter 1 or 25 of their yoga journey. She enjoys moving students through asanas while seeing each of them witness their own growth and appreciate the progress they make each day. The dharma is the heart of each of her classes and the theme is carried throughout. Lisa believes that Yoga is a practice that follows you off the mat and will shape the type of life you choose to lead.

Favorite Pose: Supta Baddha Konasana (reclined bound ankle)

Least Favorite Pose : Ustrasana (Camel)

 

Lisa completed her 200-hour teacher training at Onyx Yoga Studio led by Shannon Elliott and Jane Lindemann. Lisa is married, has two daughters, a few pets, and lives in Basking Ridge.  She is also a Certified Public Accountant with her own private practice.

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Dave Miller 

Not currently teach a regularly scheduled class, Dave continues to do workshops and pop up classes when possible

Dave is a light-hearted teacher who brings his passionate presence and humor to every class. 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.