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Alex Schulien

I am the head coach at Brazen Athletics in Fairfield, NJ where I coach group Crossfit classes and teach Yoga. My certifications include being a Crossfit Level 1 coach, RYT-200, Crossfit Strongman, and Crossfit Gymnastics. When I was younger, I learned to play the drums and since then have been fascinated with movement and the human potential. I believe strength and focus can be found inside each and every one of us. I also believe these same two things that exist within us are constantly fighting to find a way out. Through my yoga practice and experience as a yoga instructor, I learned how to harness the power of my breath and practice controlling the fluctuations of my mind. Crossfit helped me apply this control of my breath and mind to find more stability and power in my... Read the profile >>

Donna Scro

I am an E-RYT 500 and a Certified Anusara Teacher that believes yoga is an expression and celebration of the heart. I first discovered yoga 15 years ago as a compliment to my dance training. I was a professional dancer touring all over the world with some of the best NYC modern dance companies. When I first moved back to New Jersey, I needed to find a morning class to keep up my training. The only class I could find was yoga, so I gave it a try and fell in love. There was a woman in my class with spiky bleach blonde hair in her 70’s. I remember her saying that her grandchildren thought she was the coolest grandmother ever because she could do a headstand. I, a professional dancer in my late 20’s couldn’t do a headstand! I realized then that I found a path that could last me... Read the profile >>

Jennifer DeLuccia

Jennifer is an active YOGA / group fitness instructor/ personal trainer / barefoot training specialist and certified health coach. Whether it's teaching yoga, willPower & grace, TRX, ViPR or indoor cycling, Jennifer believes in transforming the body, mind and spirit through mindful movement. After leaving her job in NYC publishing back in 2002, Jennifer now considers herself lucky to have made her passion her current career because it allows her to help people through their transformation process! Her love of teaching is electric and keeps her students coming back for more. Her accumulation of multiple certifications include ACE, AFAA, Schwinn, EBFA and of course her 500HR. RYT for yoga. Her yearning to learn cultivates her teaching skills and helps her to keep her students safe and... Read the profile >>

Joe Gandarillas

I came to yoga at a challenging time in my life after learning I had a potentially crippling form of spinal arthritis. Through humility, patience, and supported by faith and the use of natural remedies I worked hard to transform my body, mind and spirit. My holistic doctor said that my experience could help others, encouraged me to begin taking yoga and meditating and reminded me I was never alone. I began taking yoga and in 2004 met Vishali Varga, owner of Yoga Montclair. Yoga was difficult and challenging and I sometimes avoided class, embarrassed by my limitations at that time. My teachers helped me to hear the possibility of a call other than fear. I decided I wanted to teach and in 2006 completed my 200 hour Anusara Teacher Training and have been teaching since graduation day. I... Read the profile >>

Kelly Santucci

My yoga journey began in 2006, that was when yoga found me. I had been working in telecommunications for 9 years and was a certified cardio kickboxing instructor. While pregnant with my first son, I decided to practice prenatal yoga. After my son was born, I became a regular vinyasa flow yoga practitioner. I decided at that time to leave the corporate world and become a stay at home mom. It was then that I had also decided to stop teaching cardio kickboxing....and I began teaching yoga. In 2009 I was approached by Daniele Jarman at Ignite Yoga Center to be a part of her first teacher training program. Upon completion of my 200 hour certification, I taught at Ignite and was also asked to teach at a new studio that had just opened called Younique Yoga. I taught my first class at Younique on... Read the profile >>