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your teachers

Jamie Surya

 Jamie E-RYT 200 has owned the Jamie Surya Yoga Studio RYS 200 since September 2012.  Jamie has been practicing Yoga since she found it at 18 years old as a way to ease the pain that comes with life. With connection to the philosophy of Yoga, Jamie’s teaching is deeply rooted in the ancient art of the practice, along with an emphasis on anatomy and physiology.She views Yoga as a method to heal, strengthen and support the body, mind and soul.

Jamie is trained to teach Yoga and meditation specifically for people who have had traumatic brain injuries through the Love Your Brain Foundation. She is also trained to adapt her current classes to fit the needs of an individual with TBI. She also offers Trauma Sensitive Yoga, including anxiety, depression, eating disorders and substance abuse.

Jamie creates and facilitates community events with lululemon athletica, to fundraise, raise awareness and support multiple organizations locally and globally. In 2015, she was nominated and selected from ambassadors around the world to attend the Annual Ambassador Summit in Whistler, BC where she participated in 4 days of self-development workshops, presentations from lululemon’s development and product team, and seminars with Tracy Hutton.

LoveYourBrain Certified Teacher

 

Andres Alves

Andres M. Alves has a Doctorate in Physical Therapy and has been working as a Physical Therapist for the last 4 years. His jiu jitsu practice and in-depth work with the body led him to his first yoga class, where he quickly felt the benefits of both body and mind. Always looking to learn more, Andres found the Jamie Surya Yoga Studio and after developing a consistent practice, he decided to take the 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training at the Jamie Surya Yoga Studio.

 

Andres is inspired by the beauty of movement, deep healing, and his understanding of the body on many levels. Each one of his classes include an extensive understanding of anatomy, attention to safe and logical movement, all tied with the freedom to take your body where it wants to go.

LoveYourBrain Certified Teacher

Kimmy Pfeifer

Kimmy is a RYT-200 HR Yoga Teacher/ 300 HR YTT, Dance Teacher, Choreographer, and former dancer in Bergen County, NJ. She strives to create a warm, comfortable, and judgement free environment that allows her students to flourish from within. With over 6 years of experience teaching children to adults, Kimmy has found movement to be a beautiful form of self expression and release for all beings.  When she was dancing, she only saw yoga as a physical relief. With years of practice, she now introduces ways to heal and nourish both our physical and mental bodies in a spiritual way. In class, she is a firm believer in encouraging students to find what pace of practice works best for them, all while building a relationship with their breath. 

Theresa Talone

Theresa found yoga unexpectedly at a local gym over 10 years ago. It was the best gift she’s ever received. She knew from very early on that she wanted to teach and give this gift to others. Her love for yoga is practiced on and off the mat. She incorporates a powerful, yet mindful and spiritual class with always keeping the breath as her guide. Theresa truly teaches from her heart and creates from her soul. 


“My two daughters are my biggest inspirations for strength and spirituality. They remind me how precious life is through the sound of laughter, giving hearts and uplifting energy.”

Gina Turner

Gina Turner is the ultimate multi-hyphenate. Raised in New York, Gina Turner is a yoga teaching, internationally touring, multi-label releasing DJ, producer, radio host, mother and label boss. She is the co-founder of The Divine Movement and helps run The Third Thing Network with her Partner, Tim Rothschild.

After experiencing a traumatic neck injury, in which she used yoga and chair yoga exclusively to rehabilitate it. In 2012 Gina was certified with her 200hr YTT through Yoga Alliance certified Frog Lotus International, in Vinyasa Flow. Gina is also a certified Prenatal Yoga Instructor with a long time passion for Ashtanga and Inyengar Yoga. Gina loves to fuse her passions of spirituality, nonduality, yoga and music to create a one of a kind experience that welcomes all with an open heart.

Most Recently, Gina has developed a deep love with yoga therapy, and how to prevent rehab injuries with this healing practice. She has also started studying with A Society of Souls in Impersonal Movement 1&2 and is currently training with Nondual Shamanic Voyaging.
 

Margaret Mitard

Margaret was trained at the Jamie Surya Yoga Studio. She gravitates towards yoga’s healing qualities which she incorporates in her teaching through graceful movement, conscious breathing, deep relaxation, and meditation.
Her studies in structure, anatomy and biomechanics of the human body enable her to understand the needs of the individual offering safe and effective modifications. In her classes, Margaret cultivates a harmony of the mind, body, and spirit, where one experiences balance and feels at peace. Margaret has experienced the way yoga can heal on all levels and has the intention for her students to experience the same. She feels honored to be teaching this traditional practice at this beautiful studio.