We love our teachers and know you will too! Each individual has something unique to offer the pradipika YOGA community so be sure to check the schedule and take a class or workshop with them all
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E-RYT 500, founder of Pradipika, Jennifer trained with Alan Finger in ISHTA yoga and trained with Baron Baptiste in Power Vinyasa Yoga. Jennifer teaches a breath-centered practice in an inspired vinyasa flow that is adaptable for various levels of practice. Her classes are fun and light, yet strong and challenging. She aims to inspire and enliven her students in energetic classes that work the physical body, and awaken and balance the emotional and spiritual bodies. Her extensive study of alignment and injury prevention provides a safe environment to encourage students to play their edge. Jennifer also earned a Master's Degree in Human Nutrition and is a Registered Dietitian.
E-RYT 500, James has been a student of yoga and meditation with the Baptiste Yoga Institute since 2008. He became a full time Baptiste yoga instructor in 2009. James has accrued over 1200 hours of direct training from renowned yoga teacher Baron Baptiste and regularly assists Baptiste Yoga training programs around the world. His passion for the practice and the science of yoga is infectious and he looks forward to bringing his experience and education to pradipikaYOGA.
Lisa's passion for teaching enables her to connect deeply to others in a friendly and honestway, naturally through the practice of yoga. She believes that her contribution as a yoga teacher is a small step in helping her students create a more sustainable, way of coping with every day stresses through the physical practice of yoga and meditative breath work. One breath at a time, moment by moment, allowing for a more compassionate, joy filled existence, while moving through the gateway of present moment awareness. She has been teaching yoga in various studios and venues since 2005.
RYT 200, Tracee has been teaching yoga since 2009. She mostly teaches vinyasa, yoga basics, gentle yoga, parent child and baby yoga classes as well as her restorative yoga and massage workshops. Her teaching style is empowering, playful and reflective. Tracee is also is a licensed massage therapist. Her wish is that we all, herself included, soften our approach to ourselves on and off of our mats. She believes in the positive benefits of a yoga and meditation practice for all and is thankful to have the opportunity to teach.
Emrys is known for a challenging, introspective and alignment-focused teaching style blended with gentleness and thoughtfulness toward the body and the whole self. She encourages curiosity and intends for her students to be safe at all ages. She has been studying yoga and meditation for over 20 years. Grounded in the Iyengar tradition, she also has strong foundations in Vinyasa, Forrest Yoga and YIN. Emrys is also a Holistic Health Counselor in private practice in Chester, CT. See more at www.decadent-wellness.com
RYT 200, Traci is 200 hour graduate of The Yoga Shop of Old Saybrook. Traci has additional trainings in yin yoga and Myofascial Release through Power Yoga Germany and restorative yoga through Pranakriya School of Yoga Healing Arts. Her yoga class provides a soothing sequence to promote health and flexibility, create calm in the mind, and restore balance and harmony in a mindful practice of breath, movement and meditation.
Kat believes the physical demands of Yoga help to still the mind and hopes her students can experience this peace through her practice. Kat’s Baptiste style power-vinyasa classes are based on a vigorous flow that focuses on physicalness, possibility and empowerment. She encourages students to continually challenge themselves to go beyond their believed potential. On and off the mat, Kat seeks to attain balance in her life through the perfect combination of effort and ease.
RYT 500 Erin, is also a SUP yoga teacher, Certified Reiki Level II and a life coach. She first completed her 200 hour training at Kripalu School of Yoga and has done many subsequent trainings in the fields of yoga for children, meditation, ayurveda and life coaching. Her mission is to empower any level student in a safe and nonjudgmental setting. For more info visit: evolvewitherin.com
RYT 200, Anne is a licensed physical therapist and a certified Baptiste yoga instructor, having studied extensively with the Baptiste Power Yoga Institute. In addition to over 400 hours of studying with Baron Baptiste, Anne continues to study gentle and therapeutic yoga through physical therapy courses. Since 1993, Anne has worked in orthopedic physical therapy, treating patients who are recovering from injury and surgery. Anne has been teaching yoga since 2010 and practicing since 1999.
RYT 200, Sue completed her yoga training through YogaWorks with Angela Botta at pradipikaYOGA. Sue started coming to yoga five years ago after surviving cancer. She attributes her great health to her yoga practice which changed her life for the better and believes everyone can benefit from yoga! Sue focuses on creating a safe and welcoming environment, teaching a step-by-step approach while reminding students of their own breath and to listen to their bodies during practice. Sue also recently earned her Reiki II certification to enhance her connection with her students.
RYT 200, Petra found yoga after years of struggles with staying healthy, and grants regular yoga practice with finally being able to quiet her autoimmune system into long term remission. Petra believes that in order to take care of others, we need to take care of ourselves first. Once she fell in love with yoga, she knew she wanted to share her passion with others. She sees yoga as a way of living her most authentic self. Petra’s style of teaching is centered around YogaWorks method, a Vinyasa-based flow method that balances precise instruction, detailed alignment, breath and fluid movement. She is also pradipikaYOGA studio manager.
RYT 200, Emily has practiced yoga since she was a high school student but decided to pursue her teaching certification when she was pregnant with her son, Hank. She thought it was an important time to strive to be the best version of herself. As a RYT 200, certified through Tiny Buddha Yoga in Ann Arbor, MI, Emily helps her students find their truest selves through their yoga practices. Emily studied dance at Connecticut College, and believes that body awareness is essential for a healthy lifestyle. Finding one’s potential and knowing one’s limits are important skills to learn on and off the yoga mat. Emily leads yoga classes with a focus on alignment, breathing, and mindfulness, and believes that yoga is so much more than just the physical practice.
RYT 200, Kayla completed her training through YogaWorks with trainer Angela Botta. Yoga is an avid practice in Kayla's life, as she was first captivated by the physical improvements in her body. From years of training and development, the physical workings of her yoga practice opened a gateway to coming to terms with her mental and spiritual self. Having earned a B.S in Psychology with a sub focus in biology, Kayla values the benefits yoga has on the mental body. Kayla’s passion is guiding students to connect to their breath and find inner awareness through movement. She strives to hold a space where students can work inwardly to deepen their understanding of self and strengthen their physical body. Kayla emphasizes optimal alignment in asana poses to create a practice that is suitable for all levels.
RYT 200, George completed his yoga training through YogaWorks with Angela Botta at pradipikaYOGA. He is a proof that you don’t always know what you really want or need, but good things can happen as long as you’re open to the experience, no matter when it comes in life. A few years back, he wouldn’t have considered taking even a free yoga class, but since his first time, he was hooked.George enrolled in the teacher-training program to learn more about the eight-limbed path of yoga and to refine his physical practice. He feels it’s important to infuse his classes with the knowledge that yoga is more than just a great workout. While it can do wonderful things to the body, it’s even better for the mind and spirit!
RYT 200, Lisa is a graduate of Laughing Lotus in New York City. She’s had additional anatomy training with Alison West and Yoga Union, and is certified in Yoga Union’s Yoga with Slings and Ropes program. Lisa’s first yoga class was in the late 1990s at Dharma Mittra’s Dharma Yoga Center in New York City. After her first savasana she knew she had to come back, and she’s been coming back ever since. Her classes reflect twenty years of trying to find balance between discipline and abandon, both on and off the mat.
RYT 200, Dylan first discovered yoga as a winter cross training activity when it was too snowy to ride his bicycle. He quickly discovered however, that there was much more to yoga than just the physical aspect. The mindful, “meditation in motion” that yoga provided was enough to hook him. He has been practicing regularly since 2006. Dylan completed his teacher training with James Conlan and Amy Zezulka from Mystic Yoga Shala in May 2017. Dylan also holds a 2nd degree black belt in Renshinkai Aikido that he received while living in Tokyo, Japan. Dylan’s classes will challenge you to do your best. You will find the space where you think your limits exist and push beyond them with Dylan’s safe and supportive guidance.
E-RYT 500, Caitlin is a YogaWorks certified teacher and trainer for YogaWorks 200 and 500 hour programs in the US and internationally.
After moving to New York in 1999, Caitlin turned to yoga for stability and solace. Today the alignment and precision of Iyengar yoga, combined with a meditative union of movement and breath inspires her practice. Caitlin's yoga classes are both physically challenging and quietly introspective. A slow flow, breath-centered approach teaches conscious transitions, integrated movement and embodied anatomy. Expect to work mindfully and deeply. Get to know your body better and walk away feeling stronger, lighter, and refreshed.
Caitlin's interest in anatomy has inspired her to deeper study of the human body – its layers and patterns, how movement connects us to our environments, to each other, and to the Self. As a teacher she empowers students with the tools to organize the body in a way that brings awareness of breath and focus to the mind, fosters a safe practice for those recovering from injury, and builds a solid platform for healthy practice.
RYT 200, Lauren grew up an athlete in Madison and went on to the University of Connecticut to study Communication Sciences and Journalism. In 2014, after a two-year stint working in publishing for a fitness magazine, she decided to switch gears, diving into her love for wellness as a studio director and cycling teacher in Stamford. Soon after, she added a barre and 200-hour Baptiste Power Yoga certification to her repertoire. Lauren is also a NASM certified personal trainer and co-designed her own program - a hybrid of yoga, barre/Pilates and CrossFit - at Greenwich CrossFit. She teaches a variety of barre modalities, cycling, and HIIT classes.
RYT 200, Lynn completed her teacher training at Kripalu with trainers Coby Kozlowski and Michelle Delbac, igniting her passion to be a lifelong student of yoga. During this quest for self-knowledge and wisdom, she discovered a peace and insight the comes with regular practice. With the variety and sequencing of poses, Lynn’s classes build strength, flexibility, and balance. Her true focus is assisting practitioners with inquiry and helping them explore a deeper relationship with their consciousness both on the mat and in their lives. As a school nurse practitioner, she plans to introduce yoga to adolescents to provide healthy stress reduction strategies.