OUR TEACHERS AND THEIR STYLES

Use this page to help learn about our teachers and to help choose which class you'd like to experience. There are many different teaching styles and class levels to choose from. If you'd like help choosing a class, feel free to call us. We'll be happy to help guide you.

Darlene DePasquale, E-RYT

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Darlene has been studying and practicing yoga for more than 25 years. The foundation of her training began as a resident at Kripalu Center in Lenox, Mass. and continued to her being in residence at a Sumneytown, Pennsylvania yoga ashram. It was during her very first yoga class at a local high school that she had an awareness of coming home to herself. This is the moment she realized that she had found her niche. Throughout the years she has studied with teachers of various styles of Hatha yoga including: Kripalu, TriYoga, Bikram, Svaroopa, Iyengar, Yin, and Vinyasa. And for the last 15 years Darlene has closely studied Self Inquiry Meditation (Jnana yoga) with Dr. Bhagwan Awatramani. During this time she has traveled to various countries to nourish this practice in silent meditation seminars led by Dr. Awatramani. Darlene brings a meditative awareness into her classes which comes from her love and understanding of the depths of yoga. Personal Thought — Trust is my path.

Pam Babli, RYT

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Pam's interest in yoga started several years ago during a time of physical discomfort & dealing with life’s everyday challenges. Her personal yoga practice began to minimize her physical pain & gave her new tools to be able to make a difference within herself & those around her. Yoga has became her passion. Her intention is to inspire others to “look-within” for self-awareness, wisdom and inner peace. To inspire others to overcome obstacles & move through life with comfort & ease. To experience life & the practice of yoga with mindfulness & playfulness. I teach yoga because I believe that healing can come to everyone. Attending class is just the beginning of the journey and I want others to know that they can take what yoga has to offer and change the quality of their lives moment by moment and breath by breath. I teach from my heart with gentleness. I am passionate about bringing joy into the lives of those I touch. Pam has completed the Foundations Course from the Master Yoga Teacher Institute allowing her to incorporate Svaroopa Yoga into her teaching practice. She is registered with the Yoga Alliance at the 200 hour training level and has received her training through the Deeper Studies of Meditation & Yoga. Personal thought –Yoga is like music. The rhythm of the body, the melody of the mind & the harmony of the soul creates the symphony of life ~ BKS Iyengar

Heather Cooper, RYT

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Heather started practicing yoga to "get in shape" in 1997 and instead realized it was shaping who she was to become. In 2004, she completed her training under the Kripalu style while also studying the Astanga tradition. She completed the Deeper Studies teacher training in 2009 and her practice evolved into becoming a true way of living. She gives the gift of yoga to children of all ages since 2007; (including her own) as well as those with intellectual disabilities. She also holds her certification in prenatal yoga. Heather has come to witness the changes in her life, living in each moment with peace and gratitude. Personal thought – No step upon this path is ever wasted, and no dangers are found, and even a little progress is freedom from fear — Bhavagad Gita

Sheila McCool, E-RYT

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In Sheila's all-levels class, she invites students to find the rhythm and flow of their own body and to use the yoga postures as a way to relax and strengthen the body, release chronic tension and develop self-awareness. She is greatly influenced by teachers in the Kripalu Yoga tradition, which speaks to the heart and then flows out to work the body.

Andrea Nasuti

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Andrea has been practicing yoga and meditation since 2004 and is a graduate of the Deeper Studies of Meditation and Yoga teacher training program. Andrea`s style of teaching connects spontaneous movement with natural breath, allowing postures to flow from a meditative awareness.

In addition to studying and teaching yoga, Andrea is also part of the Yoga Center staff. Personal Thought — Let the beauty we love be what we do. - Rumi

Kemm Sarver, CSYT, RYT-500

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Kemm has been teaching Svaroopa® yoga since 2005. She received her training from Master Yoga Training Institute in Exton, PA, and is now a Leading Teacher with Master Yoga. Kemm began her yoga practice to reduce stress that was affecting her physical health. She experienced profound changes in her body, and corresponding shifts in her awareness. Kemm shares this opportunity with her students, helping them to move beyond perceived limitations to new awareness with easy humor and compassion. Kemm also teaches Prenatal Yoga and provides Embodyment® and private yoga therapy.

Nita Speilberg, RN, E-RYT, 500 E-RYT

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Nita has been practicing yoga since the 1970s in the Iyengar tradition, first with Connie Fernandez in the Philadelphia area and most recently with Ed Dailey in the Iyengar- influenced style. Her Kripalu studies with Barb Moeller, with whom she was certified, Billy Gold and Yoganand Michael Carroll have strongly influenced her individual practice. Also a nurse, she is on faculty of the Yoga Teacher Training programs at both the Haddonfield Yoga Center and the Lourdes Institute of Wholistic Studies. Nita is also a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider. Her classes are intended to improve strength, flexibility, stamina and coordination through a combination of instruction in alignment in classical postures and through a flow of meditative poses. Students of all levels are invited on the journey toward finding a vital body, a balanced mind and a loving and peaceful spirit.

Joan Doherty Magee, RN, RYT, Pranakriya Prenatal Teacher

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In addition to being a registered nurse for more than 30 years, Joan is a graduate of the 200 hour Deeper Studies Meditation and YTT program as well as a Pranakriya Prenatal Yoga Teacher. She has been practicing yoga for 16 years and is very excited to be teaching prenatal classes at the studio. Joan's goal is to empower women in pregnancy by helping them find comfort and ease in their changing bodies, connect to their babies and prepare their bodies for labor and birth. Personal Thought: If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete. Buddha

Lori Chimento, RYT-200

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My teaching is influenced by Kripalu. I place an emphasis on self-care, the development of witness consciousness, observing the flow of energy in poses and converting what's learned on the yoga mat into life. I encourage students to explore each posture. The key question is: what works for you? To help decide what's best for your body, I offer modifications, assists, and advanced postures. In my class, you’ll find a fun, relaxed, non-competitive environment that fuses mind, body, and soul. I honor the natural world while exploring breath-work (pranayama), postures (asanas), meditation (dhyāna), hand gestures (mudras), mantras, and music. I hope to share my love of yoga with my students. Off the mat I can be found in my classroom, kayaking, getting walked by my dogs, making yoga playlists, or covered in dirt in my garden. I am also certified by Kidding Around Yoga.

“You have no need to travel anywhere. Journey within yourself, enter a mine of rubies and bathe in the splendor of your own Light.” - Rumi

Annie McCauley, RYT-200

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Annie felt the call to practice yoga long before she ever took her first class. In August 2013, she got on the mat for the first time and never looked back. Annie's social work background lends itself beautifully to her yoga teaching approach. Her style combines asana with an exploration of our true selves and fosters a commitment to living an authentic life. Trained at the Lourdes Institute for Wellness Studies, Annie graduated from their YTT 200 hour program in May of 2016. She is committed to living yoga on and off the mat. Her class is open to all levels. Personal Mantra- I am right here, right now; I am unafraid.

Jewels Cusaac, RYT-200

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My relationship with yoga began more than 20 years ago when I stepped onto a borrowed mat in a Los Angeles studio. The connection was immediate and I knew that when the timing was right teaching what I love would become my reality. On my mat, I am constantly negotiating a balance between movement and stillness. I believe that Yoga is to be practiced on and off the mat and my style of teaching includes a sacred space for inner transformation and a deep respect for right here right now. I practice to maintain a strong sense of self and to connect deeply with the Universe's infinite energy. I teach to encourage self -love through conscious breath and movement. Yoga has been such a gift in my life; I'm honored to pay it forward.

June Lattimore, RYT-200

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June's first yoga class was with Darlene DePaquale in 1995.  Over the next 15 years June came in and out of her yoga practice, and in 2011 she renewed her commitment to her yoga practice at the Haddonfield Yoga Center again studying with Darlene.  Over the next few years she expanded her Kripalu practice to include Restorative, Svaroopa and Yin yoga into her practice.  During this time she began her study of Self Inquiry Meditation with Dr. Bhagwan Awatramani.  This deepened study eventually led her to pursue her RYT 200 Certificate through the Deeper Studies of Meditation and Yoga teacher training program.  Her teaching practice includes a balance of motion and still yoga poses to allow her students to experience balance both on and off the yoga mat. Beyond the teaching of asanas, June's intention as a teacher is to give her students the chance to find their true Self through release and relaxation.