Grove at Shrewsbury

Brett Lehr

Luv Life Yoga

Brett is a Dharma Inspired Yogi completing his 200+ hours with Dharma Mittra. His life experience and great sense of humor creates an atmospere for learning in every class. Brett focuses on yoga as a whole not just asana. He incorporates meditation, pranayama and asana in every single class. Brett is also known for his MAN-yasa classes which are created just for men who want to incorporate yoga into their lives. Read the profile >>

Brittany Rutter

The Atlantic Club

Brittany is a USAT Level 1 Certified Coach, a personal trainer, and a group fitness instructor. She has been working in the fitness industry for over 7 years and coaching for 4 years. Brittany has competed 3x's in the Lake Place Ironman, finishing in the top 12% of women in all her races. Her goal is to qualify for the Kona, Hawaii Ironman. Brittany is also a 3-time marathon finisher, including the Philadelphia Marathon in 2004 and the Boston Marathon in 2006. Most importantly, Brittany is a coach who is passionate about introducing triathalons, and the exciting healthy lifestyle that accompanies it, to all her athletes Read the profile >>

Chris Cordasco

Jersey Shore Hot Yoga, Synergy Hot Yoga, The Power Center, Hot Yoga Revolution

Chris left the corporate world in 2010 to pursue a less conventional but more gratifying career in yoga. With over ten years experience of practicing, attending workshops and advance trainings, he traveled to Florida in the summer of 2010 to attend Jimmy Barkan's Hot Yoga teacher training and achieved RYT 200 Hour certification. Armed with this mighty piece of paper and a love for yoga, with it's amazing physical, mental and spiritual benefits, he embarked on a full time career teaching at various locations through out NJ and privately. Read the profile >>

Chrissy Valerio

The Bar Method, Shrewsbury

Alumni Ambassador: Chrissy discovered The Bar Method about three years ago when a friend introduced it to her in Summit, NJ. After taking one class, she instantly became hooked. Chrissy and her friend became so passionate about it, that they decided to open a studio together, here in Shrewsbury, and opened their doors for business in September 2008. Chrissy grew up as a gymnast and dancer. She went on to dance professionally for a few years after college, and then became an esthetician (skin care specialist) when she got married and started a family. Owning a Bar Method studio has brought Chrissy back to what she was always passionate about. Bar Method uses the principles of dance conditioning and interval training, which is then incorporated into a full body workout, all set to... Read the profile >>

Christian Valeriani


Christian Valeriani , CYT, RYT is the Director and owner of EvenFlow Yoga located in West End, Long Branch, NJ. He received training with Sivananda Yoga, the Omega Institute, Kripalu, Seane Corn and his teacher, Dharma Mittra. Following many successful years as a retail broker with Smith Barney and Merrill Lynch, Christian made a pivotal professional and life shift, devoting his energies and intentions to the practice of Yoga. The result was a multitude of various certifications in the Yoga field, thousands of hours logged from teaching group classes and private instruction, the birth of EvenFlow's 2,800 square foot ocean view studio and, most importantly, a commitment to deliver the traditional message of Yoga: Love, compassion and freedom for all living beings. In addition,... Read the profile >>

Christine Aspen

Drishti Power Yoga

Christine Aspen is a certified Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga Teacher and an RYT 500 with Yoga Alliance in Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga. She is committed to teaching Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga because it resonates with her the most as a path of true intimacy and connection with others. She has completed about 1,400 hours of yoga teacher training with over 900 hours in Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga, having completed 6 weeklong teacher trainings with Baron Baptiste and multiple shorter programs with Baptiste Master Teachers. She has also had the privilege to study at Baron Baptiste’s studios in Boston and Cambridge for 7 years and has assisted Baron and many Baptiste Master Teachers in Baptiste programs and workshops. In addition, Christine has completed teacher trainings with Ana Forrest,... Read the profile >>

Eddie Cordiano

Power Yoga Center

Edward Cordiano RYT, CPT is the owner of the Power Yoga Center in Middletown, NJ. Edward also holds a black belt in Vadha Kempo Karate, a mixed form of martial arts. His journey began with a light hearted, eternally optimistic approach towards life and all it encompasses a long time ago; an attitude Edward has maintained through all of life’s beautiful challenges and stages. “Through our physical body we can transcend limitation and connect to the pure truth, potential and love inside all of us”. “It’s the dance we call life, and we celebrate this dance on our mat and through the sweat and hard work we put in to feel and exist a certain way”. Edward is the proud father of 4 children and feels eternally and indescribably grateful for their presence in his life, as they are... Read the profile >>

Ginger Whitenack

The Atlantic Club and Megacycle.

I started teaching a total body cycling class after being inspired by a great instructor in NYC. I loved the concept of a total body workout on the bike and wished we had something locally like it, so I started it myself! I wanted my class to be different, doing push-ups, crunches and using arm weights all while peddling. I want to inspire people with music & building positive energy. I designed a class that is fun! I want everyone to forget they are working out because they are having such a good time. I love choreographing moves to the music; it makes you want to dance! Read the profile >>

Jen Portman

Synergy Hot Yoga

Always an avid athlete, Jen found yoga twelve years ago when injuries prevented her from running and competing in triathlons. Yoga soon became a passion because of its ability to heal and strengthen, it’s power to create balance both mentally and physically; and simply for the way it feels. Jen has completed the Baptiste Power Yoga Institute levels 1 and 2 teacher trainings and is in ongoing studies with Baron Baptiste. She has attended numerous Bikram Yoga workshops with Bikram and Rajashree Choudhury and Jason Wynne. She loves being able to offer these two types of hot yoga at Synergy, and is continually seeking knowledge about other styles of yoga through workshops with Shiva Rea, Desiree Rumbaugh, David Swenson, Sri Dharma Mittra and others. “Yoga has been such a gift to... Read the profile >>

Jennifer Huesman

Pure Cardio

For over four years, Jen has been sharing her love for running by training women in Monmouth County. She has four group running classes per week and the rest of her time is spent personally training women. Her clients include beginner runners to accomplished runners/triathletes. Jen's sessions vary to each athlete's abilities. She can be seen running throughout Monmouth County in any kind of weather! Jen has been competing in running races and has won many awards over the past 20 years. Her fastest 5k to date is 18:16, 5 miler personal best at 31:20, 1/2 marathon at 1:29 and is a women's 5k team state cross-country champion. She coaches our run-club and truly inspires us to push that extra mile! Read the profile >>

John Nies

The Power Center

Alumni Ambassador: John Nies is a Monmouth County native, born and raised in Ocean Township. He established himself as one of the area’s most noteable athletes in 1985 as an all-state wide-receiver and the captain of the state-finalist Spartans. He took his skill to the national level after being drafted into the NFL by the Buffalo Bills out of the University of Arizona in 1990. He founded the Power Center in 2002 after studying with Grand Master MacDam, a Vietnamese doctor who transformed his understanding of physical strength and personal power. Over the last four years, he has focused all of his energy and experience into developing a new approach to fitness that’s rooted in ancient wisdom, but acknowledges the benefits of modern day knowledge, a technique he refers to as East... Read the profile >>

Kristin Gould

Synergy Hot Yoga

Alumni Ambassador: Kristin Gould is an inspired and spirited yoga teacher. Using her life-long experiences and dedication to many forms of creativity, she brings passion, intuition and “groviness” to her Vinyasa style of yoga teaching. Kristin has studied many aspects of Ayurveda and Hatha yoga with both American and Indian yogis. She believes that in order to be a responsible teacher, she must continue to be a humble student; always learning, growing and sharing her knowledge of this ancient practice from the countless numbers of teachers who have come before her. Kristin has a non-profit organization known as CoolKidsyoGa, bringing yoga classes to children of all ages. Kristin is married and a mother of three children, who affectionately call her Swami Mommy. Together with... Read the profile >>

LB Kass

LB Kass The Studio

LB Kass’s dance and gymnastics training spans nearly 30 years. LB was an instructor for the Universal Dance Association Company and prior to that, she was an All Star dance recipient and LADF scholarship winner. LB Kass danced professionally for 5 years with the NBA’s Phoenix Suns Dance Team, was represented professionally by DDO Artist Agency, and most recently, LB Kass ran a division of Capezio/Ballet Makers Inc. called Frontline Dance, a hip-hop clothing and shoe company. Prior to running Frontline, LB was the Director of Capezio Marketing & External Affairs. After guiding the Frontline brand, LB Kass decided to return to her roots as an instructor. LB Kass has now created 6 new dance/fitness workouts in her program; Dancebody Workout, Yollet Technique, and Danzenergy... Read the profile >>

Mike Stehle

The Training Room

Athletic Trainer, Strength Coach and Co-owner of the Training Room, Mike Stehle has taken workout to a whole new level. On top of being an innovative trainer, Mike concentrates on family, surfing, paddling, kettlebell training and mountain biking. Read the profile >>

Rose Levy Goldberg

Jersey Shore Hot Yoga, Drishti Power Yoga

Rose will leave you feeling empowered and inspired by her magical and fun funky flow. Her passion is to leave her students in their greatness by being authentic and creating a safe space for her students to practice and learn. She is a certified 200 hour yoga teacher through Yoga Alliance with more than 500 hours of official training. She started 20 years ago as a yoga student who couldn't even touch her toes. Now 20 year later, not only can she touch her toes but she has embarked on an amazing journey of becoming a powerful and compassionate yoga instructor. She completed level 2 Baron Baptiste Teacher Training and is currently working on becoming a certified Baron Baptiste teacher. She also hosts workshops and yoga retreats. Having training with by Jimmy Barkan,... Read the profile >>

Serena Soffer

Inlet Yoga

Serena is a versatile dancer, choreographer, and yogi who has worked extensively all over the world. She was first inspired by her loving and supportive mother, Eva, a performing contortionist in the early 1930's in the German Circus. Her professional performing career began at the young age of ten, where she began working with multiple legends, including Ray Bolger (the Scarecrow in Oz), Gregory Hines (the famous tapper), Donald O’Connor (Singing in the Rain) and Jane Krakowski (the actress who plays Jenna Maroney on NBC’s 30 Rock). In her teens, she received a full scholarship to the New York Academy of Theatrical Arts and trained with Alfredo Corvino from Juilliard. Her completely well-rounded dance background ranges from classical ballet to jazz, having trained with Frank... Read the profile >>

Stacey Kasselman

Even Flow Yoga

Alumni Ambassador: Stacey is an Ashtanga Yoga teacher with 200 hour certification recognized by the Yoga Alliance. She has also recently completed Level 1 of Baron Baptiste’s Power Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training. She has spent many years practicing yoga and has immersed herself in the study and philosophy of yoga. Making the transition from yoga student to teacher was a natural progression for Stacey, realizing that the practice of yoga, both the physical and spiritual aspects, is a path toward a healthier approach to living and delights in sharing that knowledge with her students. A former triathlete and a personal trainer, Stacey is well versed in the benefits of adding a yoga practice to other physical endeavors and has benefitted greatly from her own daily practice. ... Read the profile >>

Tim Shaw

Inlet Yoga and Evenflow

Tim was dragged kicking and screaming by his wife Kristin to his first yoga class. Years of relentlessly touring with his band Ensign, as well as working on the road with many high profile bands had taken its toll on his body. He eventually found his yoga home at the Jivamukti Yoga School in downtown Manhattan. Tim was drawn to Jivamukti by its powerful vinyasa, deep spirituality, political activism, animal rights advocacy and love of music. Tim is an 800 + hour certified Jivamukti Teacher and is currently studying to take the Jivamukti advanced board exams this year. Tim infuses his class with music, humor, and a powerful flowing asana practice. He believes that all things happen one breath at a time and through yoga we can change the world. Tim cannot express with... Read the profile >>

Vanessa Van Noy

Evenflow Yoga Long Branch and Red Bank

With a personal Yoga practice that spans over 15 years, Vanessa has trained in several styles and lineages, both nationally and internationally. She does not subscribe to any particular school but rather allows her students to show her what they need from their practice, and find their own spiritual path. Vanessa is a registered Experienced Yoga Alliance Teacher and has been guiding students in the NY/NJ area for over 12 years. She has worked with all types of yogis from children to the elderly, from professional athletes to those with physical impairments, and everyone in between. Her training as a Certified Thai Yoga Massage Therapist allows her to be very hands on in her classes, helping her students adjust and get deeper within their practice, comfortably and at their own pace. ... Read the profile >>