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Tina Catanzaro -

 

Co-Founder

Tina is a sensitive, creative and earth-conscious spirit by nature. Aside from being a sculptress and fine-jewelry maker, her passion and lifelong commitment to good health, exercise and “your body is your temple” mindset is what made fitness certifications become her livelihood.  When she found Yoga after a decade of teaching spinning and aerobics, it was like coming home.  Years after receiving her Iyengar Yoga certification through Allison West, Tina continues to explore and deepen her yoga practice while evolving with the wants and needs of her students.  Her teaching style is a mixture of vigorous vinyasa flow with a strong emphasis on breath, alignment and chakra awakening. Through a variety of poses and mindful sequencing, Tina’s classes and workshops will build strength, flexibility, and balance through stability; her teachings provide the space to discover the truth in transformation and the sense of lightness you're looking for in your practice.

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Nina Conway -

 

Co-Founder

 

With a background in classical Ballet, Cheerleading and Gymnastics, Nina’s approach to Barre is one that honors the need for an exhilarating, full body workout that is low-impact on the body nonetheless high energy. In addition to being a certified Barre instructor, Nina has been practicing Yoga since 2006 and has started her apprenticeship under Tina through Big Buddha Yoga.  After having her son in the summer of 2015, Nina has learned the importance of keeping active pre and post pregnancy which inspired her newest attained certification in Pre-Natal Barre.  Her classes combine the elements of Ballet, Yoga and Pilates while adding her own twist to keep it unique and fresh for her regular student base.  Nina’s outgoing, light-hearted personality allows her to share her passion of letting it all go at the barre to help her students fall in love with health and fitness just like she has.

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Wendy Bonner -

 

Barre Instructor

Wendy has taught fitness classes for over 25 years in NY, NJ and the Hamptons. She has studied ballet, dance and Barre workouts. Wendy truly enjoys teaching and helping people reach their goals. She's a personal trainer and specializes in stretching techniques and cranial massage. Her goal is to have her students look and feel their best inside and out. Wendy is trained in mat Pilates as well as reformer, tower and chair through Balanced Body.

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Colleen Ferone -

 

Kids Yoga & Meditation Instructor

Colleen is a NYS Certified School Psychologist, a Lecturer for the Psychology Department at St. Joseph's College and a Certified Kids Yoga Instructor. In addition, Colleen has been trained by Mindful Schools to teach Mindfulness to children and adolescents. She completed specific training in the areas of Minfulness Fundamentals, Mindful Educator Essentials and Mindful Communication.  Her experience ranges from an educational setting to counseling services and parent consultation for students in need of social, emotional and behavioral support. Be sure to check out her Kids Yoga and Mindful Meditation classes as well as Tween workshops!