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Annie is a Level 1 & 2 graduate of Baptiste Power Yoga. Trained by the internationally known founder, Baron Baptiste, Annie's yoga foundation is based on fusing spiritual and physical alignment. She is also the dreamer and creator of Rise Power Yoga LLC. 

Since Janell was a little girl, she had found the art of dance to be a significant part of her life. Dance has not only been a great area of performance, but for Janell it has been her outlet, a form of expression; a place she can go to be free and connect to her inner self. At the young age of 16, she was blessed to begin her passion for teaching as she taught dance classes for the next 5 years at Broadway Dance Theatre. After several years in college studies and focusing on her career, she felt a sense of loss and disconnection. That’s when she discovered yoga. She spent the next couple of years delving into her own personal practice. It was through her personal yoga practice that she regained inner connection and fulfillment within herself and knew this was something she wanted to share with the world. The doors opened for her in the summer of 2014 when her new found passion for movement brought her to The Center for Health and Healing in Toms River, NJ where she graduated with her 200-hr Registered Yoga Teacher certificaton. Janell is continually inspired by the transformative power of movement – both internally and externally – whether it be dance or yoga. She believes the mind, body, soul connection is essential to finding balance, love and self-awareness. She teaches her classes with a strong and compassionate environment for students to enhance body awareness, deepen their practice and enjoy the benefits yoga has to offer.

Mary stumbled into yoga in 2009 after being sidelined by a running injury, intending to practice only until she could run again. Instead, within weeks of focused practice, she discovered the magic of yoga. It became a wonderful vehicle for self-discovery, leading to better health, strength, insight, and happiness. Mary teaches a challenging, but accessible, power vinyasa class with a focus on alignment and breath. Expect to be guided safely through integrated poses that build strength and flexibility, sweat, have fun, and open your heart. Her hope with her teaching is to share the benefits yoga has brought to her life with her students.
Certifications:
• Levels One and Two Restorative Teacher Training with Jillian Pransky
• 200-hour RYT® Power Vinyasa Teacher Training with Denise Bonnaig of Princeton Power Yoga
• Currently enrolled in 500-hour RYT® Advanced Teacher Training with Naime Jezzeny and Sue Elkind of Dig Yoga
For more information, please visit: http://mary-cullen.com
Rebecca started practicing yoga right here in Princeton eleven years ago, as an undergraduate at the University. After graduating, Rebecca moved to Asia and traveled to India to deepen her hatha yoga practice at the Isha Yoga Center in Coimbatore. In 2011, she moved back to Princeton and practiced in this very studio. As Rebecca's practice evolved, she felt inspired to teach and pursued her teacher training under the tutelage of her first yoga teacher, Michael Cremone. She went on to teach at the studio for a year before moving to Philadelphia. Since then, Rebecca has been teaching power yoga classes at Philly Power Yoga in addition to teaching Princeton University athletes and students at the Lawrenceville School. Now, she is excited to be back in Princeton teaching at her home studio and immersing in the studio community.

Allie is fascinated by the body's ability to heal itself through movement. An avid endurance triathlete and runner, Allie discovered yoga at age 13 as a means to curb nagging injuries. The more subtle (yet also more powerful) elements of mindfulness and presence proved themselves shortly thereafter, leaving her hooked. Her love for teaching and sharing the practice led her to 200H teacher training in 2014 at Namaspa, a Baptiste affiliate studio in Bend, OR. In January 2014, she also completed a training with Chelsea Roff of Eat, Breathe, Thrive — an organization which employs yoga in the treatment of body image and eating disorders.

A west-coast native, Allie recently moved from Portland, Oregon to pursue her PhD in medical anthropology at Princeton. She especially enjoys working with students and believes a yoga practice brings essential balance to the stresses of academia. She hopes to teach a yoga that empowers and enlivens while creating space to play and celebrate the body.

For more information, please visit: www.liminalliety.com

 
Sarah has been practicing ashtanga yoga for almost 15 years, starting from college and taking her through graduate school, medical school, residency, and fellowship. Yoga has kept her focused throughout many of life's twists and turns, and at this point she knows she will have yoga for life.
She completed a level 1 teacher training with Baron Baptiste, a teacher training with David Swenson in Ashtanga yoga, and various workshops including a 2 week course with ashtanga legend David Williams, whose yoga philosophy influenced her teaching style the most. To quote David: "If it hurts, you are doing it wrong." Sarah’s classes create a safe and comfortable environment in which students can focus on matching breath and movement and leave class feeling great each time.
Other notable teachers along the way that Sarah would like to thank are Adele Gale, Marsha McNeight, and Brandi Kirkpatrick.
Kelly discovered her passion for fitness after the birth of her first child in 2006. She began teaching pilates, cardio interval and aqua exercise along with motivating many to live a healthier lifestyle. Kelly is also an avid participant in a variety of races including running (5ks to marathons), triathlons, and even a few “mud runs” for good measure.

While she had always enjoyed the physical benefits of yoga as a compliment to her vigorous exercise schedule, in 2010 Kelly became more intensely drawn to the practice for the spiritual and mental benefits. She began her journey to a certified yoga instructor at Princeton Center for Yoga and Health under the guidance of Cheryl Delaney. In 2013, Kelly became a lululemon ambassador.

Kelly believes that yoga keeps her balanced both inside and out and enjoys sharing her passion with her
students. Her classes are challenging and playful, encouraging students to balance strength and softness in their practice.

Well, I walked into my first yoga class because my sister and a friend suggested (more like 'prescribed') it for me!
It was about time to stretch my muscles as they were bulking as a result of lifting weights and bench pressing, and oh, all that boxing. I was 'ripped' and 'cut.' But rigid, too- not only in my workout regimen, but in the way I was living my life.
And yoga? I thought yoga was for wimps, or perhaps wimp-ettes. Yes, that's right- wimps or wimp-ettes!

Before embarking on my own self discovery, and the self inquiry process that led to my personal transformation, I was one of those "bring it on" types. I was boxing my way through life, no matter what. And to make sure that I got the proper training, I went to the gym daily, sometimes twice a day and took boxing classes, pumped iron, and ran 40 miles per week while my mind also sprinted through my long to do list. There was no time to waste!

Yoga was the vehicle that I climbed into, it 'drove me' to transform my chaotic life, into a more happy, effortless, abundant, and successful one.

I became SERIOUS about transformation, growth, and healing. We all should be! I realized we cannot afford not to be, in today's world! In my classes, be prepared to sweat while transforming your wounds into love, power, forgiveness, and gratitude.

Accordingly, I created my customized blend of spirituality and strategy, not only in litigation, but in life. And since then, in addition to litigating employment law and immigration law cases, I have become a 500 hour Certified Baptiste Yoga Instructor, acquired an E-RYT 500 hour certification from Yoga Alliance, obtained an advanced Certificate from Kula Yoga NYC, completed David Regelin's 75 hour Katonah Yoga style Teacher's Intensive, and became an New York University (NYU) trained Executive and Personal Coach.

I am a mother to three sons, a wife, & first-time grandmother.

I have massive love and gratitude for Baron Baptiste, who has handed me to MY SELF, and helped me figure out what I want to contribute to the communities I belong to. Thank you to Schuyler Grant, and all the teachers at Kula Yoga, NYC, who contribute daily to my wellness and growth. I have deep gratitude for the innovative and inimitable David Regelin, who introduced me to Katonah Yoga, and in fact, saved my life. And last, but not least, every single student who ever attended my classes, retreats, and workshops, and every single teacher I ever practiced with, has added immeasurably to my love of yoga and motivated me to do what I do.

For more information, please visit:

www.princetonpoweryoga.com/, www.authentiquecoaching.com/ and www.bonnaiglaw.com

Natalie L. Senese, MS, AT
Independent Team Beachbody Coach
PiYo Instructor Certified
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Natalie Senese is from Grimsby Ontario, Canada, but has lived in NJ for almost 10 years now. She holds a Masters degree in SportsMedicine and is a Certified Athletic Trainer. She worked with the varsity sports teams and athletes, at Princeton University for 9 years from 2004 - 2013. Natalie currently works at University Orthopaedic Associates as an Athletic Trainer, is an Online Health & Fitness Coach, and Certified PiYo Instructor.

Natalie has always been passionate about health, fitness and sports! She was an All American collegiate lightweight rower at Mercyhurst University, and post college turned her energies to long distance running. She completed multiple half and full marathons, including qualifying and completing the Boston Marathon twice. Over time, and the rigors of training, her body began to break down. It was at this point, Natalie discovered the benefits of using her own body weight to build strength and flexibility! She went through her own transformation using PiYo (a fitness program inspired by Pilates and Yoga moves), and then began to appreciate the practice of Yoga, and what it can do for the body and mind.

We are excited to announce Natalie will be leading PiYo Strength classes at Rise Power Yoga. This is a unique fitness class influenced by Yoga and Pilates inspired moves that fit perfectly together to form a class filled with choreographed movements to music. The class is fun and challenging and will help improve your strength, balance, flexibility, cardio, core and power.

If you're looking for more support, Natalie organizes online challenge support groups to help motivate and inspire people to lead a healthy lifestyle, through her own personal Facebook Page. If you're interested in following her health tips and looking for added inspiration, check her out on Facebook at www.fb.com/natalie.senese, or on Instagram at @nsenese22

Zeev started practicing yoga in 2005 while in graduate school. He was instantly drawn to the traditional practice of Ashtanga yoga and has since studied from numerous teachers including David Williams, whose approach to practice has inspired him the most. In a nutshell, yoga practice should be pleasant and energizing with a strong focus on breathing. Zeev teaches the traditional ashtanga sequence while offering modifications to make it accessible to students of all levels.
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