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Meet Our Yoga Instructors

Amanda Ackroyd
Yoga Instructor
Amanda Ackroyd
Yoga Instructor

Education & Certifications
BS in Business Administration from Rider University

ACE Personal Trainer
Power Yoga Instructor (RYT 200)

What inspired you to become an instructor?
Fitness and health has been a part of my life since I was a kid. As I got older I was trying all different ways to stay active and really became amazed at all the fun and crazy things we could do with our bodies, including yoga. After college, as I started my professional career in marketing, I realized how much health was missing from a lot of people’s lives and I wanted to help change that.

How do you motivate people to workout and how do you keep them engaged?
I emphasize to my clients and students to focus on how they feel; bringing attention to the relationship they have with their bodies. This relationship makes working out more than just physical activity and they become more engaged; taking ownership of the exercises and outcomes.

Yael Davis
Pilates & Yoga Instructor
Yael Davis
Pilates & Yoga Instructor

Education & Certifications
Balanced Body Pilates Instructor

Yoga Instructor RYT 200

What inspired you to become an instructor?
Yoga & Pilates have been an integral part of my life for the last two decades. It has helped to enhance my body and mind.

I hope I can help other people have a similar experience.

How long have you been an instructor?
Since 2014

How do you motivate people to workout and how do you keep them engaged?
I like to vary my classes to offer a different experience every week. I enjoy using props as it typically keeps people engaged, adds to the challenge and they are just fun.

Michelle Brown
Yoga Instructor
Michelle Brown
Yoga Instructor

Education and Certfication
Cycle Revolution Cycle Instructor and RYT225 Yoga Teacher
What inspired you to become an instructor?
I love to inspire and motivate people
What classes do you teach?
Yoga
How long have you been an instructor?

Approximately 5 years
What fitness activities do you like to do?

Walking, Spinning and Yoga
What do you like to do in your free time?
Read, Walk, Garden, Spend time outdoors
How do you motivate people to workout and how do you keep them engaged?
Motivation comes from within. I try to encourage students to work to their maximum potential every time they step
on their mat or bike.
What's your fitness philosophy?

Do what you enjoy the most. Make time for fitness in
every day - even if it is just a 20 minute walk.
What advice do you have for people new to Yoga?
Stick with it! Be patient with yourself and your body -
there is no such thing as a “perfect pose.”

Katarina Cerny
Yoga Instructor
Katarina Cerny
Yoga Instructor

Education & Certifications
Registered Yoga Teacher certified by the Yoga Alliance

Member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists
Certificates in Yoga Nidra, Yogic Studies
Teacher Training: Yoga Academy of North America &  Namaste Yoga
What inspired you to become an instructor?
I have experienced the physical & emotional healing power of yoga and I want to share it with my students.

How long have you been an instructor?
I have been a yoga teacher for 17 years. I believe it is hurts, it's not Yoga. Enjoy the practice.

How do you motivate people to workout and how do you keep them engaged?
I love my students and I hope that yoga can enrich their lives, so they can live more mindfully and joyfully.

Shane Ortega
Yoga Instructor
Shane Ortega
Yoga Instructor

Education & Certifications
Bachelor of Arts in English, University of Rochester Holistic

Health Coach Certification, Institute of Integrative Nutrition
200-hour RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher)
What inspired you to become an instructor?
I became a member of The J in the search for my own health which eventually led to teaching at this amazing place.

How long have you been an instructor?
I’ve been teaching for almost 6 years.

What ’s your fitness philosophy?
True fitness comes from the heart; when I’m spiritually fit, the physical, mental and emotional naturally follow.

What advice do you have for people new to Yoga?
Understand that it’s a process and that it takes time, and a life practice, so enjoy!



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