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Shannon McGee

Yoga Instructor/owner

Shannon has been practicing yoga for over 25 years and teaching for almost 15. 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.

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Nancy Puleo

Yoga Instructor/owner

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.

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Alex Wolz

Yoga Instructor

Alex Wolz is a 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher and proud graduate of Yoga Love NY! With over a decade of yoga experience, she has explored various studios, spanning from her hometown of San Francisco to Philadelphia, where she pursued her college education, and then to New York City, where she began her career. Since 2021, Alex moved to Westchester and found her home at Yoga Love, where her passion for yoga truly blossomed.

In addition to her role as a yoga instructor, Alex is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor in private practice at Kind Body Nutrition. She specializes in helping people heal their relationship with food and their bodies in order to foster health promoting behavior change. Alex firmly believes in the synergistic power of yoga and Intuitive Eating, as both practices encourage introspection and attunement to the body's signals.

In her vibrant vinyasa-style classes, Alex creates an uplifting atmosphere with energetic music, while consistently reminding participants to be attuned to and nurture their bodies. 

Tina Bellino

Yoga Instructor

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.

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Meghan Covington

Yoga Instructor

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.

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Lara Ufer

Yoga Instructor

Lara began practicing yoga in 2006, searching for ways to de-stress while working in the corporate offices in a high end retail environment in NYC.  After relocating to Irvington 10 years ago, she deepened her practice and realized how much the breath work in yoga brought balance and mindfulness to her life.  Lara took her first class at Yoga Love the summer of 2021 and was captivated by the engaging classes, passionate teachers, and welcoming community.  Her other passion is mindfulness and is currently enrolled in the Mindfulness and Meditation Teacher Certification Program with Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield (graduating in January 2025).  She completed the Yoga Love NY 200YTT in the Fall of 2023.  Lara continues to be a student of yoga and treasures the time on her mat as a time for reflection and moving meditation.  Lara’s students can expect her classes to be energetic and mindful, combining the physical challenges of asana with self-awareness, encouragement, and big smiles.  

Alexis del Sol

Yoga Instructor

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.

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Lia Gravier

Yoga Instructor

Lia has been practicing yoga for over 20 years. Her practice began as a counter balance to the wear and tear her body felt from miles of running the big loop in Central Park. She still loves to run and credits yoga for keeping her on the trails! In 2010, her family moved from the city to Bronxville. She continued to run but found herself spending more time on the yoga mat and recognized that beyond stretching, the most important benefit of yoga was to her overall well being. When life has been challenging she has found that being on her mat in the community of the classroom is where she can connect with herself and find an inner calm. 

 

Shannon & Nancy have been Lia's teachers for more than half her time as a yoga student! The sense of belonging and warmth that they bring to the classroom along with their dedication to the practice have always inspired Lia and have guided her to a deeper connection to her practice.  In the fall of 2023, she completed the Yoga Love NY 200YTT. She strives to create a sense of community in her class while leading students through fun flows with upbeat music to find their inner strength and calm.

Cara Sax

Yoga Instructor

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. 

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Cynthia Acerra

Yoga Instructor

Cynthia is a native New Yorker who has had an extensive career in law enforcement. Fitness has always been a part of her life and essential to her field, however it was also a great tool in relieving stress associated with her job. In 2017, Cynthia began practicing yoga regularly and recognized the amazing effect it had on her well being. Not only was it challenging physically, but it better equipped her with the ability to face stressful situations with mindfulness. 

In 2022, she traveled to Costa Rica for a yoga retreat, where she was fully immersed in the practice, pairing yoga with meditation daily. She returned home feeling rejuvenated and recharged. She felt compelled to share this feeling with others, convinced that a need for it existed, especially in the law enforcement community. She decided the most effective way to share the benefits of Yoga with others was to become a teacher. 

Not long after, Cynthia found Yoga Love NY. She took a class there and fell in love with the vibe and the warmth of the teachers. In Fall of 2023 she completed the 200YTT with Shannon and Nancy. 

Expect Cynthia’s classes to be challenging, fun, and upbeat. Come with an open mind and a sense of humor. Her love of music is displayed with an eclectic playlist. Beware, you may catch her singing along! 

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!!

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