We are blessed to have a diverse and passionate group of individuals whose accomplishments and dedication to their craftshines through in the work they do . They are here to help you learn, grow and achieve optimumh health in mind and body while exploring and enriching your spirit. You can click the instructor picture for their full Bio.
Maria Ortega-Murphy,Owner E-RYT RPYT
Formerly, a technical training manager in the software industry, Maria has over 20 years of corporate adult education experience. The stressful environments she encountered throughout her career in the computer business, lead her to study various techniques in mind/body health.
Through her studies and personal practice she gained knowledge and insight into this new emerging field. The exercises she found most beneficial have been incorporated into her class curriculum.
Amber Chazukow, Dance & Yoga, RYT
I have been dancing and practicing yoga since childhood. My dance training started with Barbara Haber's classical Russian
ballet classes at Ringwood Academy of Performing Arts. I also studied jazz, lyrical, modern and hip-hop.
Linda Peterson, Yoga Instructor, RYT
Linda Peterson has been a registered yoga teacher with the Yoga Alliance since 2013. She completed her 200 hour teacher training with Maria Ortega-Murphy of Mindful Body Yoga and received her teacher certification in October 2013. After working for twenty-five years in northern New Jersey's criminal justice system, Linda is very excited to share her yoga practice with others as she continues to learn and grow as a yoga instructor.
I wish to be an instrument of guidance for all beings to realize their potential to heal themselves, by realizing true purpose, mission and acceptance.
Donna Dillon LMT, AromaTouch & Reiki
Donna began her career in health in wellness in 2007 when she completed the Institute of Integrative Nutrition's Holistic Health Coach Certification Program. Her interests grew and she soon began studying Aromatherapy and later Massage Therapy. She graduated from the Institute of Theraputic Massage in 2013. Here at our studio, Donna specializes in AromaTouch and Reiki therapies and has a deep knowledge of essential oils which she shares with us in class and individual consultations.
William McScheffery, MS, BA, Nutriti
Bill received his Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from William Paterson University and his Masters in Health and Nutrition Science from Montclair State University. We are very happy to have him on board to help us educate and counsel our clients on diet and nutrition. He is available by appointment for individual consults. Bill believes food should not only nourish our body, but should taste good and make us feel well.
Carol Higgins, Yoga Instructor, RYT
Carol has been a registered Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance since May of 2002. She completed her 200 hour teacher training with Raji Thron of Yoga Synthesis, in December of 2001. Carol completed a Restorative Yoga Teacher Training program in December, 2006 with Ellen Pfeffer ofMasala Yoga, and has been a dedicated yogini (female practitioner of Yoga) since 1996.
Brian Senna, Yoga Instructor, RYT
Brian incorporates a blend of placement and action of the body with techniques borrowed from Vipassana (Insight meditation) to bring a deeper awareness of the breath and sensation of the body. Each class begins and ends with a guided meditation that intertwines with the main topic of class that day.