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 andenliven 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 encouragestudents to play their edge. She taught nine classes a week in New York City for Be Yoga, now Yoga Works, as well asnumerous private and corporate clients, and continued to teach as she traveled across the country. She's taught beginners workshops, supervised teacher trainees as assistants in her classes, as well as taught Yin and restorative yoga classes. Ultimately, she teaches the transformative power of yoga in a practice that connects each student to their authentic, radiant self from which to lead an extraordinary life. 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.
James recently opened Yogatomics Training and Wellness, a specialized yoga training and retreat center in Mystic, CT. Yogatomics offers a variety of educational trainings, as well as personal self-care services and retreats. Yogatomics Training and Wellness is an expansion branch of the Mystic Yoga Shala. James has been a teacher at MYS since 2008, and served as a lead trainer since 2011. James also designed the new Mystic Yoga Shala expansion in 2012, and he is the cocreator of the Mystic Yoga Shala/Yogatomics Training and Wellness 200Hr Teacher training curriculum.
James consults and coaches fellow yoga studio owners and teachers regularly and strives to maintain the highest form of integrity towards yoga education and business practices in the modern world. He travels frequently to many studios and communities so he can inspire and share powerful yoga workshops . 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. She also loves working one on one with her students and small groups and integrates her years of experience as a certified personal and fitness trainer, with her training, credentials and knowledge of yoga. As a lover of nature she holds special outdoor classes throughout the seasons, as a reflection and reminder of the beauty and freedom of the the great outdoors, and her responsibility for stewardship to this planet.