OUR TEAM

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CELESTE

CUSUMANO

Hometown: Sea Isle City, NJ
Astrological Sign: Scorpio
Playlist Favorites: Kaleidoscope Jukebox, Sia, Nujabes, Tycho
Favorite Pose: Ardha Chandrasana
Local Restaurant Pick: The Franklin
Guilty Pleasure: Dark Chocolate and scrolling through pictures of my baby girl, Rose. 


Yogi Goal: Celeste opened Asana Soul Practice to answer her life calling: to share the gift of yoga. She loves the Hudson County community and seeks to unite and celebrate our shared lives through yoga and meditation.

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MARC

CUSUMANO

Hometown: New York, NY
Astrological Sign: Aquarius
Playlist Favorites: Emancipator, STS9
Favorite Pose: Savasana
Local Restaurant Pick: Karma Kafe
Guilty Pleasure: Naps

Yogi Goal: Marc opened Asana Soul Practice with Celeste to share his passion for music. As our resident DJ, he puts his heart and soul into every playlist, uniting music and movement with the intention to allow you to dive deeper into the immersive experience of yoga. 

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KIERAN

SWANSON

Hometown: Nutley, NJ
Astrological Sign: Gemini
Playlist Favorites: Trevor Hall, Sol Rising, Tame Impala
Favorite Pose: Uttanasana 
Local Restaurant Pick: 
Guilty Pleasure: French Fries

Yogi Goal: Kieran's goal is to continue to learn about yoga through practicing as a student & teacher. Her intention is to connect with others who are like minded on their journey toward living in alignment of mind, body & soul. 

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MELANIE RODRIGUEZ

Hometown: River Edge, NJ
Astrological Sign:  Cancer
Playlist Favorites: Too many to name!
Favorite Pose: Pincha Mayurasana
Local Restaurant Pick: Napoli's
Guilty Pleasure: Nutella and Lifetime movies 

Yogi Goal: To spread the benefits of yoga to everyone she can! Melanie wants to encourage physical and mental growth in a light-hearted manner so we can try to stop taking ourselves so seriously and just have some fun !

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SAM
CAGMAN

Hometown: Garfield, NJ

Astrological Sign: Aries

Playlist Favorites: Tash Sultana, Odesza, Hozier, Father John Mist

Favorite Pose: Natarajasana, Yin Cat Pulling it’s Tail Pose, Resrorative Locus

Local Restaurant Pick: Honeygrow and Quality Greens Kitchen

Guilty Pleasure: Shopping

Yogi Goal: To continue loving and appreciating my body as it is in every moment with my breath, movement, and stillness.

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CHELSEY

FORBES

Hometown: Cliffwood Beach, NJ by way of NY. 732 for life!

Astro Sign: Libra 

Playlist Faves: Bjork, Jamiroquai, Massive Attack, Barrington Levy... I’m fun!

Favorite Pose: Gomukhasana

Local Restaurant Pick: Cellar 335, Roman Nose, Frankie!

Guilty Pleasure: Beach, Skincare, Skittles. In that order

 

Yogi Goal: I teach yoga to spark joy and create alchemy within the system. These tools and techniques have been passed down to me and have truly transformed my personal landscape. By shifting your perspective with the practice through consistency and authenticity can one truly cultivate room for higher vibration & abundance!

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TAM
TURSE

Hometown: Westfield, MA
Astrological Sign: Gemini
Playlist Favorites: Any acoustic pop song, anything from Vance Joy
Favorite Pose: Ardha Chandrasana, Half Moon

Hoboken Restaurant Pick: Saku
Guilty Pleasure: Watching the Bachelor/Bachelorette/Bachelor in Paradise 

 

 

Yoga Goal: Balance - not just physically, but being able to take a lesson of balancing action and release on and off the mat.

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MARYANNE

KILEY

Hometown:  Gloucester County, Virginia
Astrological Sign: Pisces
Playlist Favorites: Classic Rock, 80's pop, and lesbian anthems from the 90's
Favorite Pose: Adho Mukha Vrksasana (aka: handstand!)
Jersey City Restaurant Pick: Subia, on Jersey Ave. Bonus points for the 90's vibe the Papyrus font on their storefront. I actually heard the some "MMM-bop" there yesterday.
Guilty Pleasure: I'm 40. I don't feel guilty about pleasure anymore. When I'm not teaching at ASP, my favorite thing to do in Jersey City is run in Liberty State Park with my rambunctious dog and my rambunctious partner.

Yogi Goal: I think our bodies can be metaphors for the kind of world we want to create: one rooted in justice and universal liberation. And handstands. Or child's pose. Your choice!

Hometown: Hokkaido, Japan

Astrological Sign: Virgo

Playlist Favorites: Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, Queen

Favorite Pose: Ardha Chandrasana Chapasana(Sugarcane pose)

Hoboken Restaurant Pick: Karma Kafe, Grand Vin

Guilty Pleasure: Tiramisu

Yogi Goal: Shoko offers an inspiring and powerful combination of asana, breath, and meditation that leaves students uplifted and empowered. Her focus is to provoke and elevate all students to discover new realms of energy and inspire them to experience the joy of breaking through their barriers in their own practice and life.

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JACQUI
ZAYDEL

Hometown:  Manalapan, NJ
Astrological Sign: Capricorn
Playlist Favorites: Tep No, BAYNK, Sol Rising

Favorite Pose: Bird of Paradise

Local Restaurant Pick: Ed & Mary's, Corto
Guilty Pleasure: The occasional McFlurry (with Oreos AND M&Ms... yes it's possible, don't let them tell you otherwise!)

 

Yogi Goal: Leading with humility and curiosity both as a teacher and a student, and empowering my fellow yogis to cultivate balance and joy on and off the mat.

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CAT
PERRY

Hometown: Little Silver, NJ

Astrological Sign: Scorpio

Playlist Favorites: Tash Sultana, Lykke Li, James Vincent McMorrow, Khruangbin

Favorite Pose: Malasana... and anything with padma mudra

Local Restaurant Pick: I don't have one yet! New to Hoboken and so excited to try everything!

Guilty Pleasure: Karaoke

 

Yogi Goal: To stay soft, stay light, stay smiling, to move the way love makes me move, not to take anything too seriously... and encourage students to carry lessons similar to these from the mat through their lives. I always want to make class feel like a safe space even if a student just wants to come and lay on their mat for the hour. 

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MEAGAN
MORTENSON

Hometown: Monroe Twp, NJ 

Astrological Sign: Gemini 

Playlist Favorites: Odesza, Billie Eilish, Rufus Du Sol, Kanye West, Sly5thAve

Favorite Pose: Wild Thing 

Local Restaurant Pick: Tenth Street Pizza

Guilty Pleasure: Reading fiction thrillers or watching Sex and the City

 

Yogi Goal: To empower others physically and mentally both on and off their mats.

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JAINA

LUMKONG

Hometown:  Byram, NJ 
Astrological Sign: Libra
Playlist Favorites: Odesza, Jack Johnson, Dirty Heads 
Favorite Pose: Kapotasana
Hoboken Restaurant Pick: Illuzion 
Guilty Pleasure: Frozen yogurt with all of the chocolate toppings

Yogi Goal: Jaina is committed to sharing the practice of yoga and loves to flow with the breath. Her mindfully designed vinyasa style classes create ease and flexibility, allowing you to reconnect to your breath and yourself. 

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PATRICK

MURRAY

Hometown: North Bergen, NJ 
Astrological Sign: Taurus
Playlist Favorites: The Doors, Jimi Hendrix
Favorite Pose: Supta Virasana
Hoboken Restaurant Pick: Trattoria Soporito
Guilty Pleasure:  Ice cream

Yogi Goal: Patrick, our resident sound bath instrumentalist, uses tibetan bowls, tuning forks, drums, and bells to produce sounds and music that allow you to dive deeper into meditation and find balance between mind and body. 

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LAUREN
HEMLEY

Hometown: Pennington, NJ
Astrological Sign: Aries
Playlist Favorites: Tycho, Liquid Bloom, Grimes
Favorite Pose: Ardha Chandrasana (Half Moon)
Jersey City Restaurant Pick: Razza

Guilty Pleasure: dark chocolate and pastries
 

Yogi Goal: Lauren's goal is to continue on a journey of healing herself and others through the practice of yoga. She believes that when we are more integrated in body, mind and spirit we are more able to express and share our luminous nature.

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MEGHAN

KRAMER

Hometown: Ramsey, NJ

Astrological Sign: Gemini

Playlist Favorites: Jose Gonzales, Sylvan Esso, Maggie Rogers

Favorite Pose: Skandasana

Local Restaurant Pick: Fox & Crow 

Guilty Pleasure: I love baked goods. Especially the scones from Bwe.

Yogi Goal: To stay calm within the chaos and a press up handstand.

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STACEY
LAWRENCE

Hometown:  Syracuse, NY

Astrological Sign: Gemini 

Playlist Favorites: El Ten Eleven

Favorite Pose: Supta Virasana 

Hoboken Restaurant Pick: Orale

Guilty Pleasure: Calling a pint of Ben & Jerry’s “dinner”

Meditation Goal: Do my part to make yoga more accessible and inclusive, promote longevity through the practice, and progress towards kapotasana (that last one’s for me, but maybe we’ll take that journey together in class sometime, too)!

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LYNN

DECKER

Hometown: Westfield, NJ

Astrological Sign: Sagittarius

Playlist Favorites: Emmit Fenn, Trevor Hall

Favorite Pose: Lizard, Padugustasana A

Local Restaurant Pick: Anthony David's, Seven Valleys

Guilty Pleasure: Shopping

Yogi Goal: My goal in teaching is to inspire, encourage and have fun in class! To support and develop the practice of the student, both physically and mentally. I like to teach an invigorating, yet grounding class with students leaving with a sense of confidence, ease and joy!

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MELISSA
GRYWALSKI

Hometown: Jersey City, NJ

Astrological Sign: Libra
Playlist Favorites: hard question, I like over 6000 artist on Spotify! Right now my top artists are Bad Bunny, Glass Animals, and Time To Spend by Kevin Davis
Favorite Pose: Revolved Half Moon
Local Restaurant Pick: Uncle Momo
Guilty Pleasure: Bravo Reality TV & fast vegan food

Yogi Goal: My goal is to develop my teaching ability and open a yoga retreat space to offer healing, knowledge and connection. I would like to move to Puerto Rico to open this space reconnecting to my heritage, educate visitors on the island and support locals.

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DANIELLE

TIDEMAN

Hometown: Sartell, Minnesota
Astrological Sign: Pisces 
Playlist Favorites: Imagine Dragons, Prince and ODESZA 
Favorite Pose: Ardha Chandrasana and Pigeon
Local Restaurant Pick: White Star, Talde and Lo-Fi
Guilty Pleasure: My deep, undying love for Hanson and crappy reality TV (Jersey Shore reboot anyone?). 

Yogi Goal: To make people feel good both in their bodies and their minds. Not only is yoga an incredible physical challenge, but one of the best benefits has been to erase anxiety and self-doubt through the practice. To be able to share this positive experience with others and be part of a collective community is the greatest achievement of all. 

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CLAIRE
BILAVSKY

Hometown: Cranford, NJ

Astrological Sign: Pisces

Playlist Favorites: Lane 8, DRAMA, SZA, and Lennon Stell

Favorite Pose: Child's Pose and Pigeon

Guilty Pleasure: Chocolate and cuddles!

Yogi Goal: Allowing the authentic self to unfold, heal, and rise..

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SHOKO
DUBISKI

Hometown: Hokkaido, Japan

Astrological Sign: Virgo

Playlist Favorites: Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, Queen

Favorite Pose: Ardha Chandrasana Chapasana(Sugarcane pose)

Hoboken Restaurant Pick: Karma Kafe, Grand Vin

Guilty Pleasure: Tiramisu

Yogi Goal: Shoko offers an inspiring and powerful combination of asana, breath, and meditation that leaves students uplifted and empowered. Her focus is to provoke and elevate all students to discover new realms of energy and inspire them to experience the joy of breaking through their barriers in their own practice and life.

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RICKI JEAN

TRINK

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MEAGAN
WOODS

Hometown: Kendall Park, NJ

Astrological Sign: Gemini

Playlist Favorites: Goldmund + Library Tapes

Favorite Pose: Prasarita Padottanasana (wide-legged forward fold)

Local Restaurant Pick: Orale

Guilty Pleasure: classic movies + dark chocolate

 

Yogi Goal: Living, loving, and giving generously

Hometown:  New Haven, CT 
Astrological Sign: Scorpio 
Playlist Favorites: Led Zeppelin, Bruno Mars, Stevie Nicks 
Favorite Pose:Setu Bandha Sarvangasana 

Hoboken Restaurant Pick: Choc-o-Pain 
Guilty Pleasure: reality tv + coconut ice cream

Meditation Goal: Ricki Jean invites students into connection and communion to the deeper self, to the well of healing energy we each possess. She hopes her students leave class with an experience of feeling supported, and awakened to harmony and balance that they can then lean into in their daily life outside of class time. 

 
 
Want to join our team?

We are always looking for talented yoga teachers, managers, and front desk staff.

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VICTORIA
SNEDEN

Hometown: Montclair, NJ

Astrological Sign: Aquarius

Playlist Favorites: Sol Rising, DJ Taz, anything with vibe-y beats and deep bass

Favorite Pose: Extended Side Angle

Local Restaurant Pick: Karma Kafe

Guilty Pleasure: Dunkin' Donuts Iced Coffee

Yogi Goal: To lead by example and show others that yoga is for everyBODY, of all shapes and sizes.

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MARIAH
GIBSON

Hometown: Maywood, NJ

Astrological Sign: Pisces

Playlist Favorites: Sade, Alina Baraz, Jhene Aiko, Pink Sweat$, Sol Rising

Favorite Pose: Bird of Paradise

Local Restaurant Pick: Il Tavolo di Palmisano

Guilty Pleasure: Capri Sun

Yogi Goal: Achieve Lotus Pose!

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ALLISON
STOVALL ESPINO

Hometown: Sayreville, NJ

Astrological Sign: Libra—balance, babies!

Playlist Favorites: Sounds that allow me to feel present in my body—it may be deep or gentle dance beats, Krishna Das, some 70s Nigerian funk. I love to explore music and to create and share that experience of embodiment if I can.

Favorite Pose: Pigeon 

Local Restaurant Pick: Bareburger; I don’t frequent Hoboken a ton but ages ago I popped in here with my mom after dragging her (happily) to a yoga class & wish it was down the street from me—you can get everything on a veggie burger, every kind of fry & onion rings. 

Guilty Pleasure: No guilt in my pleasures!

 

Yogi Goal: As of now, to peacefully carry and bring this growing baby to earth.