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 completed her training with Yoga Impact in Denville, and her Pilates training at Mind Over Movement in Madison NJ. 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.
Pat's classes are: multi-level, with a touch of laughter and spiritual. To her, yoga is a way of life that allows balance, self-exploration and greatfulness. She started yoga as a teenager while living in India.
Favorite Pose: Choosing a favorite pose is like trying to choose a favorite child - I enjoy them all for various reasons.
Least favorite: My most challenging pose is when my ego tells me I can do a pose that someone who is built like Gumby can do, and with grace I might add - not happening!
Pat is a 200 hour RYT who trained at YogaWorks in New York City with Jean Marie Paolillo. She recently completed an additional 100 hours of training at Donna Karan’s Urban Zen Foundation designed to manage pain, anxiety, insomnia and other issues using alternative therapies including yoga. When Pat is not teaching yoga she is working in private practice as a licensed therapist, completing sports challenges or working at the Partnership for a Drug Free America
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 currently in training for her 200RYT.
Meghan’s classes are physically challenging and flowy with a focus on maintaining the breath while 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: It’s hard to pick just one, but I love most arm balances. They are fun ways to get in touch with your strength and feel like you are flying!
Most challenging pose: Handstand
Meghan has been practicing yoga for 10 years, and achieved her 200-hr certification from Dhyana Yoga Arts in Chester, NJ with Deanna Sidoti. She also has a certification in Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Therapy from Prairie Yoga in Lisle, IL. When she is not doing yoga, she is hiking with her dog, writing, drawing, or 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.
Cheryl’s classes are creative, mindful, and accessible to all levels. Her warm and compassionate nature is perfect for the beginner as well. Her classes include meditation, pranayama, asana, and playful movement. She also interweaves yogic philosophy and dharma into the classes. Cheryl believes in the powerful healing of yoga and uses the poses as a way to get into the body and develop life skills on the the mat. Cheryl invites all of her students to meet themselves exactly where they are in their practice. Her hope is for her students to deeply connect to that place of ease within.
Favorite pose: Trikonasana.
Most challenging pose: Handstand.
Cheryl is a former Educator and RYT200 who trained at Onyx Yoga Studio in Warren, NJ. She is also a Reiki master, gentle, yin, and children’s yoga teacher. Cheryl has completed two levels of yoga therapy training with Phoenix Rising. Cheryl is currently studying with Nancy Candea of Yoga Impact to complete her 500 hour certification. When Cheryl is not teaching and studying, she loves spending time with her beautiful family and two dogs
Emily's classes are accessible to all and at the same time challenge the mind and body. Her attention to the body and awareness of the energy in the space gives a safe environment for all. she helps students find a balance in all aspects of their lives spiritual, mental and physical. She incorporates dharma talks throughout her classes and assists students to release into their edge. Emily found yoga when she contracted Chronic Lyme disease 5 years ago and needed an outlet to help alleviate the the symptoms shes was having. Through yoga she was able to use the spiritual aspect to help heal the body and calm the mind. She did this by developing a holistic approach that incorporated bother modern medicine, traditional yoga therapeutic remedies, and alternative medicine.
Favorite pose: full wheel
Most challenging pose: Extended hand to big toe
Emily is a 400 hour RYT who trained at Onyx Yoga Studio in Warren and Maitri Yoga at Ananda Ashram. She is also certified in Level 2 Yin Yoga, Chair Yoga and Children's Yoga. Off the mat Emily is working towards her Masters in Exercise science in order to expand her ability to help those suffering with chronic diseases and illnesses.