Each yoga professional is a highly respected, independent, certified hatha instructor. All are well-educated in various methods of yoga and, in many cases have created their own signature style from years of study and training. Riverstone is proud to bring to the Rivertowns a community of instructors, many, top in the field. These talented professionals conduct seminars, workshops and events throughout NYC, Westchester and Connecticut and internationally.

At Riverstone, we are always looking for experienced and talented professionals to join our Kula for the Common Good Projects. Call or email us about being Independent Together, and to join one of our many on-going projects.

Becky
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Becky

Becky
Becky's formal study of yoga began with the Sivananda Vedanta Center 200-Hour training and deepened with the Yogaworks 500-Hour teacher training. Becky weaves modernity and tradition through her classes, challenging students with strength-building asanas and bringing every practice to a close with a Sanskrit chant.
Caryna
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Caryna

Caryna
I have explored a number of different types of yoga including Vinyasa, Chair, Restorative, Therapeutic, and Aerial. I have found a use for each in dealing with all types of ailments including reducing my scoliosis curve, join issues, and various other injuries suffered over the years. I do not believe in powering past the pain. I do, however, believe in treating things until you find something that works. Every class holds a new discovery.
Jessica
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Jessica

Jessica
Jessica is a graduate of Kelly Morris' Conquering Lion Yoga teacher training in NYC. She began her journey when two herniated discs in her back prevented her from bending over to put her shoes on. She experimented for 30 straight days with a self-taught home practice and was hooked, healed and happy. Soon after, she met her first teacher, Antonia Gamboa Noonan who taught her how to see that "everything is perfect, just as it is right now". Inspired by Antonia's knowledge and gift for teaching, Jessica decided it was time to study the deeper teachings of yoga and thus enlisting herself into the Pride of Conquering Lion Yogis and has been a grateful student of Kelly Morris' ever since. Jessica's classes are open level and for all students. She teaches students how to breath effectively during vinyasa practice; to use the breath to guide movement and to explore different asanas and perspectives. Each class is an opporunity to be led by the purest intention of your heart to invite change and transformation into our practice and our lives.
Joy
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Joy

Joy

Joy
Joy Jacobson has been involved in the fitness field for over 25 years, both as a personal trainer and group fitness instructor. She is a dancer, teaches tai chi classes, and for 22 years has been a certified teacher of the Alexander Technique. Joy is also a practitioner of Iyengar yoga and Zen meditation, and is currently working towards getting her Pilates Mat certification. In 2012 she began her training as a MELT instructor with Sue Hitzmann, the creator of MELT, and is one of the few that has gone on to the advanced training as a MELT Neuro-Strength instructor. MELT is a new self-care method that utilizes soft balls and foam rollers to rehydrate the connective tissue system to get rid of stuck stress and pain. It is a missing link to maintaining an active and pain-free life and is the perfect tool to bridge all of Joy’s passions – movement, bodywork, fitness and health.
Kelly
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Kelly

Kelly
Kelly Swails, RPYT, CCCE, CLC Kelly is an Integral Yoga certified prenatal yoga teacher and trainer, birth doula, childbirth educator, lactation counselor and mom of three. Kelly's goal is to help women connect the the sacredness of the pregnancy and labor by developing trust in the body's ability to give birth, and fully embrace the innate power to grow, nurture and birth babies from that deep maternal place of "knowing". Kelly has worked with hundreds of pregnant women and couples in yoga centers and birthing rooms throughout the tri-state area for over a decade.
Kristen
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Kristen

Kristen
Kristen started yoga in order to relieve back pain from scoliosis and found a passion that would last a lifetime. After a few years on the wrong path, she decided to become certified to teach yoga and hasn't looked back since. For her, yoga is a way of life and a means of releasing anxiety, achieving calmness, and establishing a healthy relationship with oneself, inside and out.
Nancy
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Nancy

Nancy
Nancy's influence from her years of pilates training and dance background manifests into strong alignment focus in her teaching. She enjoys sharing her yoga practice with her students in a way that enables them to have continued growth in their own practice. It is her goal to help others heal through yoga and reflexology.
Nancy M.
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Nancy M.

Nancy M.
Nancy’s love of Yoga Nidra, a yogic technique to consciously relax, or also known as a state of dynamic sleep, blends her love of words with a lifelong career in writing for magazines and newspapers. After seven years as a practioner of Iangar Yoga, Nancy completed her 200-hour teacher training certification at Riverstone, and soon after, began writing and teaching her personalized Nidra classes there. "Complete physical, mental and emotional relaxation is something most people aspire to and in this practice, it is within reach"
Naomi
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Naomi

Naomi
Naomi began practicing yoga in 2001, and immediately fell in love. From her very first class she knew that yoga was more than just a practice on the mat, but a way of life, an opening and awakening of the mind, and a vehicle to self-realization of the spirit. A passionate student of all types of yoga, Naomi has over 600 hours of training in Ashtanga, Iyengar, Vinyasa Flow, Hot Vinyasa, Hot 26 and Yin Yoga. Her passion comes through in her challenging yet playful flow classes that interweave together the Yang and the Yin while focusing on maintaining the breath throughout the poses and listening to the body, the teacher within.
Patricia
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Patricia

Patricia
Patricia Fischer Donohue has been studying and practicing yoga since 1998 and became the first certified hot yoga teacher & studio owner in Westchester. Her efforts have opened the door for thousands of students to experience the transformative power of yoga. Patricia is proud to have her studio named the most innovative yoga studio in Westchester in 2013 by Westchester Magazine and the recipient of Chamber of Commerce Award in 2014. She is grateful that she has been given the opportunity to share her passion and that she can provide a safe space where talented teachers meet eager students.
Phoebe
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Phoebe

Phoebe
Phoebe's classes focus on the importance of alignment, breath, and mindfulness. Phoebe demonstrates that with practice, patience, courage, and compassion, yoga can open a world of greater possibilities and deepen the connection to one's core being.
Shannon
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Shannon

Shannon
Shannon has been practicing yoga for 10+ years and was certified to teach at At One Yoga in Scottsdale, AZ. She was first drawn to yoga for the excellent “workout” but soon discovered the spiritual benefits surpassed the physical practice. She looks forward to sharing her passion with her students highlighting how yoga can inspire you to live your best life. Her class will challenge students to find their own moving meditation by connecting breath with movement. Fun, high energy, upbeat music helps to cultivate a relaxed environment. A heated room will help you to open up your body, mind and heart. Open up to happiness!
Suzie
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Suzie

Suzie
Suzie lives the practice of yoga and loves the practice of teaching. Suzie, a passionate elementary school educator went to her first yoga class in search of comfort and solace back in 2001, shortly after the September 11th attacks on New York City. It was at that first class where she met her lifelong teacher, the legendary yoga master, Sri Dharma Mittra. In 2008, Suzie decided to deepen her personal practice by enrolling in the Dharma Yoga Center Life of Yogi 200 Hour Teacher Training. After that first training, Suzie stayed on to serve as a karma yogi, eventually working and teaching at the Dharma Yoga Center in New York City. She developed the Dharma Kids program and taught everything from basics courses to advanced yoga classes, in addition to traveling with Sri Dharma, assisting him at various workshops and retreats, including the Yoga Journal Conferences in Miami and New York City. She taught classical yoga at a donation based yoga school in Brooklyn, and has spent every summer volunteering to share the benefits of yoga at a summer camp serving disadvantaged children and adults living with HIV/AIDS. Suzie continues her studies as a lifetime student of yoga, as she teaches and practices various styles and disciplines of yoga. Since 2008, she has completed 200, 500 & 800 hours of teacher training with Sri Dharma Mittra. In 2015, she completed another 200 hour teacher training with Jared McCann, world asana champion and creator of the JMY Vinyasa. Suzie integrates the multiple disciplines she has studied and practiced to teach yoga to practitioners of all levels. Suzie is thankful to Sri Dharma Mittra for all that he is as a teacher and guide and is enduringly grateful to her greatest teachers, the young children in her second grade class, who spend their days showing her the true meaning of yoga.
Shannon R.
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Shannon R.

Shannon R.
Shannon started practicing yoga as a grad student to release stress. She was surprised about how quickly her mind and body were affected by the practice. As she started practicing daily she noticed a complete transformation in how she lived her life. She was encouraged as her practiced continued to grow and strengthen that she should do a yoga teacher training, if not to become a teacher, but for herself. She was surprised of the ease it was to stand in front a room and guide a class through the poses and following their breath. As a basics instructor, what she loves most is people coming to class to see what yoga is all about, and seeing people coming in with minds and hearts open to new ideas and learning more about themselves. Shannon creates a gentle, calm, and welcoming environment in her classes and guides her classes through a soothing yet vigorous practice.
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