​RYT 500+, Pilates & Floor Barre
Lissa is an experienced Yoga, Floor Barre & Pilates Instructor with over 20 years of teaching in both NYC & NJ. Lissa’s first Yoga experience was as a teen (decades ago)when her bohemian mother forced Yoga on her. She didn’t like it at all. Fast forward 15 years when she decided to utilize her ballet background and make a living doing what she loves and became certified in Yoga, the NYC Ballet Workout and Pilates.  Lissa has studied with many wonderful teachers; Alan Finger, Shiva Rhea, Rodney Yee, Kirtan Smith, Karen Nourizideh, Amba & Don Stapleton, Dharma Mittre, Jon Witt and Ana Forrest.  Lissa loves to just do it all .... even more so since being a two time Cancer Goddess!! She loves ‘being the change you want to see in the world’, evidenced in her teaching approach of loving kindness. Whatever she teaches she does with passion & from her heart. Lissa believes all classes should be accessible to everyone. Sprinkled with hugs of course.


200 CYT+

One yoga class was all it took for Jacqueline to fall in love with the practice. Since then, Jacqueline has completed her 200 hour teacher training, her prenatal training, and a few other workshops on anatomy and movement. Her appreciation of yoga stems from understanding how the mind and body can synchronously work together. Jacqueline's yoga practice focuses mainly on moving with breath awareness through a vinyasa flow. It's an intention bearing and awareness seeking asana. Her goal is to allow others to move in a way that feels right for them, learning how to understand their bodies and the difference between their wants and needs. She hopes her students find their own blissful path through their unique practice. Outside of the studio you can find Jacqueline working at a physical therapy clinic in NYC. She has a deep passion to learn it all when it comes to health and body awareness.


CYT 200+, MSW, Licensed Social Worker

Theresa became involved with Yoga at the age of 19. It was offered at her local high school. She was hooked immediately because of the way it made her feel physically, mentally, and spiritually. Over the years She took classes occasionally, until MBYW opened in her community. After a long day at work, she would walk into the studio and it would feel like she was “home.” After class, having all the stress and anxiety gone from her body and mind made her realize the power of Yoga. She has worked as a Master’s Degree Social Worker with adolescents in a school setting and would often guide them through meditations to help them deal with life’s challenges. The power of Yoga and meditation can be very healing. She completed Yoga Teacher Training at MBYW through YogaWorks in February 2017. It has been a life-changing experience. Her intention is to incorporate the field of psychology with Yoga, as a way of empowering and healing others.


Krista is a Jewelry Designer ( and Creative Spiritual Workshop Facilitator living at the Jersey Shore with her two sons and 3 cats. Her long journey of spiritual growth and self-­awareness has guided her to share her knowledge of beading, crystals and creative spirituality with the public. Featured on HGTV’s “That’s Clever” in 2005, Krista Lynn is self taught and has traveled the world and researched the spiritual and healing qualities in gemstones and crystals.  It is her passion, purpose and intention to share and inspire the talismans that have inspired her. The intention behind her workshops is to guide you in a mindful experience where you trust your intuition and tap into your creativity.  She believes that we all have the answers within us...we just need to awaken and bring those answers to light. 


Certified Foundation Training Instructor, Certified ACE Group Fitness Instructor

Lisa, an entrepreneur and active mom of two kids and a dog, discovered Foundation Training after 30 years of dealing with joint injuries and pain. Through the practice of Foundation Training, Lisa was able to take her body from feeling broken to one that is nimble, mobile and stable. It has completely changed her life, putting her in the driver's seat of her wellness and health. Because of this, Lisa wants to share this amazing workout program with the community and teach others about the power of the human body to regenerate. Lisa became certified to teach Foundation Training in Santa Barbara, CA and is happy to bring it across the country to the Jersey Shore! This powerful yet simple workout, which helps people of all ages and all abilities, meets your body where it is and takes it to the next level of wellness. If we move well, we live well!


CYT 200+

Veronica started practicing yoga to increase her flexibility after years of intense athletic workouts. What she found was not only could she touch her toes, but a certain tranquility blossomed within. Hoping to pass along the fulfillment yoga has brought to her life, she decided to become a teacher. Her classes blend physical alignment and core strength poses in a fluid rhythm. She emphasizes breath awareness and conscious intention to create balance & well-being in the mind & body. It’s about letting your inner light & true self shine through! To let go of fear & trust your inner wisdom. Yoga touches us at different levels & at different times in our lives. Veronica believes each time we practice, we can take what we learn on our mats with us into everyday life.

Karena Virginia

RYT 500+

Karena Virginia is a Master Kundalini Yoga instructor, inspirational speaker, life mentor and TV personality who brings deep spiritual practices to the modern world in a very accessible and uplifting style. Karena has been reaching thousands of people throughout the United States and Europe explaining the law of attraction in a very basic, clear and scientific way.  Karena brings wisdom from ancient teachings, utilizing tools for attracting love, abundance and miracles. Karena believes we are living in a profound time when living through the heart with grace, peace, truth and light is the surest path to manifesting the life of our dreams.   Before embarking on her journey as a spiritual teacher, Karena was an actress and model, and she brings her fun loving personality to TV networks around the world. Karena is a wife and mother of two children and family is and always has been her primary focus in life. Karena released the highly acclaimed yoga video, “Abundance and Miracles" in 2013 which was recently re-released by Sound True as "The Power of Kundalini Yoga" and can be found in stores such as Target, Best Buy, Amazon and Barnes and Noble.  She also released the popular relaxation APP  "Relax and Attract" in 2014. Her first book "Essential Kundalini Yoga" will be available in January 2017. Karena is a member of Oprah Winfrey's Belief team, and her passion is to bring the technology of simple everyday healing to the masses. Karena is very accessible and loves to connect and share her heart in her community.

Mary Christensen

CYT 500+
Mary began her yoga practice in 2007 after retiring from a 20+ year career as a Buyer and Product Development Manager for several National Speciality Retail stores. She credits Yoga with helping her to transition gracefully into this next phase of her life. She completed her 200 hour YogaWorks Teacher Training in March of 2011. Mary is currently enrolled in the 300 hour Yogaworks Advanced Teacher Training to be completed  in August 2013.   She has also studied with Alan Finger, Jillian Pransky, Biff Mithoefer, Cyndi Lee and Julie Gudmestad. It has truly been an amazing journey as she continues to learn more about herself and the study of yoga everyday. Believing that it is important in our busy everyday lives to slow down, center yourself and just simply breath. She enjoys teaching classes that create a safe space for her students allowing them to find this sanctuary in their yoga practice. 


CYT 200+, Yin Yoga Certified, Restorative Yoga Certified, Floor Barre Certified 

Chrisanne took her first yoga class in 2010 and has been hooked ever since! Chrisanne completed her 200-hour Yoga Works® teacher training in February 2017 at Monmouth Beach Yoga & Wellness. She has since attended various workshops/trainings in continuing education. Yoga has been a big influence in her life and she wants to share her passion of Yoga with others. Chrisanne would like to use the joy of Yoga to inspire her students to live their best life! Be patient, be mindful, be kind.

RYT 200+ Vinyasa, Rasa Restorative certified (YA), Yin Yoga certified (YA)
“How you move on your mat is how you move in your life.”  Georgette uses this phrase often to remind her students that the yoga poses or asanas are only a very small part of their yoga practice. By encouraging students to think less and feel more, Georgette hopes that they can learn to look inside, live where they fear to live, and emerge stronger.    With degrees in Economics, Psychology and Computer Science, Georgette also understands the enormous pressures of corporate life and how vital it is to stay balanced and focused. Her teaching style is fun, encouraging self-acceptance and mindful alignment with the goals of creating internal strength and space for growth.    A lifelong student, Georgette continues her yoga journey studying with teachers of different styles such as Dharma, Jivamukti, and Yin, though her greatest and most influential teachers will always be her two beautiful children.  Georgette has most recently studied with Eckhart Tolle, incorporating this wisdom into her yoga classes, workshops, and weekend retreats.   
Be compassionate. Be kind. Be receptive.

julie Reamer Pare

CYT 200+, Floor Barre

Julie accidentally ended up in a yoga class after more than 20 years as a serious runner, math nerd, and inflexible klutz.  An unlikely yoga student, she was surprised to find that she loved the combination of peacefulness and intensity inherent in yoga practice, and she loved how it complemented her running.  Julie completed her 200 hour training with Yogaworks and she strongly believes in focusing on proper alignment while moving with breath.  Off the mat, she can be found baking cakes, building financial models, spilling coffee, and tripping over things while out running.


CYT 500 +

Jen took her first Yoga class in 2009 and has been hooked ever since! She completed her first 200-hour teacher training course in Padme Yoga at Blue Moon Yoga Studio in 2010. In an effort to deepen her practice, she completed an additional 200-hour teacher training course in Sivananda Yoga at the Freehold Yoga Center the following year.
Jen has fifteen years of elementary teaching experience in the Long Branch Public School System. She is a passionate educator who is able to effectively design curriculum and differentiate instruction to enhance student progress and inspire a lifelong commitment to health and wellness. In addition to her 400+ hours of training, Jen has achieved a Children's Yoga Certification from Radiant Child Yoga.


EYRT 200, SUP Yoga (WPA), Holistic Health Coach
A yoga teacher, integrative health coach, wellness instructor, blog writer, and recipe creator, Michelle owes her successes and passion for life to the challenges she faced in her early 20s. A 7-year cancer survivor of Hodgkin's lymphoma has truly shaped Michelle to become the person she is today. After facing challenges with health at an early age, Michelle realized that she needed to take control of her lifestyle and create a healthy balance of the mind and body. Michelle completed her first 200 hrs in 2011 from Nosara Yoga Institute, Nosara Costa Rica.  Continuing her education, Michelle studied with Tari Prinister in designing classes for cancer patients. Michelle believes that everyone can do yoga no matter age, gender, height, weight, illness, that's the beauty of the practice. It's not the elite poses or handstands that make you a yogi; it's the warmth that fills your body when you find that the peace  you've been looking for in a pose that fits you.  Yoga is  a practice for people to come together with the same intention--to honor there body and relax, have fun and enjoy the journey.