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Chris Santamaria

Chris has been teaching Zumba® Fitness since October 2009. He is known for his high-energy, unique style, and creative choreography. He has taught classes & master classes at multiple locations in both NJ and NYC. He fuzes his background in dance with his love for fitness in a one-hour adrenaline pumping dance fitness class. Read the profile >>

Donna Scro

I am E-RYT 500 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 my entire life. I stepped into it... Read the profile >>

Jenn Sherman

Jenn has always lead a physically active lifestyle and had tried just about every workout under the sun before stumbling upon indoor cycling. She was urged by a friend 7 years ago to give a local spin class a try and she was instantly hooked from the very first pedal stroke. Spinning became an addiction and a sweat she couldn't live without and she found herself riding 5-6 times a week. Getting spin certified was a no brainer for this spin addict and she taught her very first class to a packed spin room just days after receiving her certification. She currently teaches six days a week and has a loyal and devoted following, that keep her classes consistently sold out. Jenn's instinctive rhythm and knack for choreographing her rides to her ever-changing playlists is something that keeps... Read the profile >>

Jessica Diktas

Jessica was raised in peaceful Woodstock NY, and has always felt a deep connection with the body and soul. Since early childhood she immersed herself in the world of dance and creative movement. After graduating from Emerson College in Boston MA she quickly became apart of the entertainment industry. Performing, instructing, managing and directing for MTV, New York City Dance alliance, Nike, JCC, G.S.S Casting Agency and Club Med . Over the past 12 years her love and compassion has turned to the practice of yoga and jewelry design. It is with great enjoyment and honor that Jessica gets to share her yoga practice and beautifully handcrafted jewelry here at Soul In Motion Yoga, in the hopes of inspiring her students to blossom within as well. Yoga is one of the most beautiful... 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... Read the profile >>

Nurit Chasman

Nurit Chasman left a career on Wall Street to start a family. After her third child was born, she got hooked on fitness and made it into a career that she could combine with raising her family. She teaches over 15 classes a week, trains individuals of all ages, and is now Group Fitness Coordinator at THE GYM in Englewood, NJ. She has worked with people of all ages and remains true to her deeply held belief that fitness needs to fun and enjoyed. Remember you are one workout away from a good mood!! Read the profile >>

Trella Dolgin

Trella fell in love with yoga immediately in her first yoga class and continues to fall in love more deeply every day. Yoga has transformed every facet of her life and is helping her find a unified body, heart and mind. Her devotion and passion for the practice seeps through every moment of her class and personal practice. Trella received her 280 hr certification from the Yoga Synthesis Teacher training in Ramsey, NJ. She loves to creatively blend ashtanga, vinyasa flow and inversions through one seamless practice. Trella is blessed and thankful for her studies with Raji Thron, Brock and Krista Cahill, Amy Pastore, Schuyler Grant, Nikki Vilella and Maty Ezraty. In her classes, expect a creative flow, intense core and fun inversions. If you can’t find her, she is probably somewhere in a... Read the profile >>