Shannon has been practicing yoga for over 25 years and teaching for the past 13. She integrates essential oils into her classic Vinyasa Flow classes. She was first drawn to yoga for the excellent "workout" but soon discovered the spiritual benefits surpassed the physical practice. Whether you are a serious athlete, or just want a serious challenge, she will help you find the focus, clarity and strength to reach your full potential. Her class encourages students to find their own moving meditation by connecting breath with movement. Fun, high energy, upbeat music helps to cultivate a relaxed environment. Students will experience an accessible class that will help them tap into the physical, emotional and spiritual strength waiting inside them. Shannon’s work has appeared in various publications including winning “Yoga Journal” magazine’s nationwide Talent Search which featured her specialty, arm balances.
Nancy has been teaching yoga for almost a decade. She is a RYT 500 hour certified instructor. Nancy became intrigued by the physical alignment of the body through her classical training as an actress and a dancer. Through injury, she discovered Pilates and for over 15 years explored its benefits of core strength and body alignment. Her first experience with yoga was purely for exercise and physical strength. She soon discovered she couldn't maintain strength without connecting breath, the necessary tool to fuel the body and clear the mind. Her classes incorporate this philosophy by teaching a powerful flow that unlocks hidden inner strengths and fortitude to change and heal the body, mind, and life. Students will begin to optimize their physical fitness, while bringing serenity to their minds and nourishing their spirits.
Ani Laura Pidedjian
Ani first discovered the transformative power of yoga thirty years back as a college student at UCLA. After graduating and moving to Manhattan to work as a reporter, Ani began to more seriously practice and better appreciate the many dimensions physical yoga offers. Drawn in particular to the power of joining the breath, movement and attention, she traveled to Mysore, India, to study Ashtanga Vinyasa in 1999.
After experiencing yoga for more than a decade, she formally fulfilled the requirements of New York Yoga's training program under Michael Gilbert, Govinda Kai and David Hollander, making teaching official in 2004 at New York Yoga and Karma Yoga. Soon after she completed the YogaWorks Teacher Intensive and started leading classes at YogaWorks in NYC at the Westside and Eastside yoga studios, as well as, completing the Baby Om Teacher Training program.
Refining her knowledge of the vast practice of hatha yoga, its development and origins, she uses some of these practices to help students tap into their own physical and mental potential. Her relaxed and accessible teaching style while drawing from the lineages of Krishnamacharya also integrates a creative and analytical sensibility that centers on the whole person, beyond one particular pose or modality, alignment ideal, appearance or dogma.
She is inspired by her husband and two sons, and dedicated students during the world altering pandemic. Ani looks forward to returning to teaching at an actual yoga studio and is thrilled to be a part of Yoga Love. Ani is currently studying functional anatomy to increase her knowledge of better movement and as always to continue the exploration of the complicated and sensitive mystery of being a human.
Tina is a 500 hour yoga teacher who trained under Shannon McGee. She has been teaching for six years. Her continuing education has included Yoga Thai bodywork, Lee Albert’s Positional Therapy and Sue Hitzmann’s Melt Method. Tina loves to include these modalities in her classes as well as assists and adjustments. She specializes in Yin and Restore for an end to the week self-care ritual. Hatha and Vinyasa have been in her practice for over 15 years.
Meghan Covington is a NSCA certified personal trainer and RYT200 yoga instructor with over 10 years of experience in the health and wellness industry. She has completed certifications through NSCA, Yoga to the People, Om Yoga Center, Yoga Fit, and Laughing Lotus in New York City. Meghan's specialties include Pre/postnatal Yoga, Women's Special Populations, Movement Skills Development for Children, Restorative Yoga, and Holistic Fitness Training. In her free time Meghan is busy raising 3 amazing daughters and living the good life with her endlessly supportive husband.
Jennifer is a 500-hour Yoga Alliance RTY, trained by the following schools: Life power Yoga (200 hr) and Matt Giordano (300 hr), with a certification in Chromatic Yoga Level 1.
She teaches Vinyasa Yoga, Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Meditation, and her newly created format, CardiYO (Cardio Yoga).
Her classes are both accessible and challenging. She weaves themes rooted in yoga philosophy into her classes so that her students have a full mind-body experience.
Jen deeply understands the pressures and external stressors of daily life. Prior to teaching yoga, Jen was a practicing attorney and found it difficult to maintain a wellness routine. Now, she empowers her students with techniques they can take with them off the mat and into their lives.
In 2020 she and her husband started their own wellness business, Superhuman Soul, offering yoga, fitness, and wellness travel.
Alexis del Sol
Alexis del Sol is a dance professor at Westchester Community College, mat and apparatus certified Pilates instructor and 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher. With a teaching career that spans 30 years, she has become endlessly curious and fascinated by how life’s experiences manifest in the human body. She has had the pleasure of working with people of all ages and backgrounds helping them find their smile through movement.
Alexis has been practicing yoga since she was a teenager. However, when she found how much it helped her with depression and anxiety, she was hooked. She fell in love with how her practice pulled her out of her worries and brought her to the present.
Her background in dance and mind body work helps her to design intention driven classes supported by colorful imagery and creatively crafted playlists. She encourages students to build awareness and acceptance to the body they bring to the mat by being present for 60 minutes.
Jacqui Vernon was the founder and director of YogaSpa, Westchester’s premier hot yoga studio formerly located in Elmsford, New York. A Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT), Jacqui has combined her study with some of the nation’s leading yoga teachers and her many years of fitness training to create and offer a full spectrum of yoga disciplines and styles, including her signature Flow31, SlowBurn and BootCamp Yoga classes, all within the hot yoga lineage. Jacqui's personalized, hands-on teaching style, reflects her background in the study of anatomy and postural alignment. This enables her to guide students to achieve their optimal experience in yoga postures and allows them to enjoy their practice as a vehicle of personal transformation.
Coming to yoga during her career as a biotechnical patent litigator for a prestigious law firm in New York City, Jacqui's keen understanding and passionate appreciation for yoga’s healing power, has garnered a large and devoted following for her in-studio classes. Having dedicated her studio, Yoga Spa, to the memory of her mother, Jacqui has served as a founding member of the board of directors and organized fund-raisers for the Cancer Support Network, an organization that is committed to bringing yoga and other complementary healing modalities to cancer patients, their families and caregivers.
Cara Sax is a certified yoga teacher, fitness trainer, and holistic health counselor.
She has been in the field of fitness, health and healing for over thirty years. Although Cara has many years of teaching experience, she always tries to keep a beginner's mind. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology, which gives her a strong foundation and excellent understanding of the physical body when teaching the alignment of asana and creating vinyasa yoga classes. Passionate about creating and supporting yoga teachers, Cara is a Yoga Alliance continuing education provider, and 500 Hour teacher training facilitator.
At the heart of Yoga Love...
At Yoga Love NY, we bring a unique and innovative approach to teaching vinyasa flow — one that focuses on safe, purposeful, and effective sequencing to strengthen body, heart, and mind.
Dynamic heated flow classes, encouraging mind/body connection, while challenging you to tune in to breath and release tension. We will elevate your class experience with energizing music, essential oils and relevant yoga messages. You will build strength, resilience and joy in every class.
Prepare to sweat, release, let go and Yoga Love!!