Hometown: Sea Isle City, NJ
Astrological Sign: Scorpio
Playlist Favorites: Kaleidoscope Jukebox
Favorite Pose: Peaceful Warrior! 
Hoboken Restaurant Pick: Antique Bakery
Guilty Pleasure: Dark Chocolate and Kitteh Video's

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.

Hometown: New York, NY
Astrological Sign: Aquarius
Playlist Favorites: Emancipator, STS9
Favorite Pose: Savasana
Hoboken 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. 

Hometown: Ramsey , NJ
Astrological Sign: Gemini
Playlist Favorites: Garth Stevenson, Jose Gonzalez, Cat Stevens
Favorite Pose: Ardha Chandrasana 
Hoboken Restaurant Pick: Bin 14
Guilty Pleasure: Ben&Jerrys 

Yogi Goal: Meghan's focus is to share the benefits of yoga with everyone. Every student of any level is welcome in her class. For Meghan, the beautiful part of the practice of yoga is that you make it your own; you make it work for your own body, mind, and soul. 

Hometown: River Edge, NJ
Astrological Sign:  Cancer
Playlist Favorites: Too many to name!
Favorite Pose: Pincha Mayurasana
Hoboken 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 !

Hometown:  Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Astrological Sign: Leo
Playlist Favorites: Bebel Gilberto, Vance Joy, Van Morrison, Neil Young
Favorite Pose: Wild Thing!
Hoboken Restaurant Pick: Court Street
Guilty Pleasure: French Fries & Romantic Comedies

Yogi Goal: Creating a space where we can find stillness, feel grounded and connect with body, mind and breath. Deepening our inner connection as we flow and let go. Finding balance physically as well as mentally. Feeling  grounded, uplifted and on top of the world! 

Hometown:  Scottsdale , AZ 

Astrological Sign:  Taurus 

Playlist Favorites: kirtan, DJ Drez, DJ Taz Rashid

Favorite Pose:  Utthita Trikonasana 

Jersey City Restaurant Pick: My husband’s cooking is better than any restaurant!

Guilty Pleasure: Pasta 

Yogi Goal: Manjari calls herself a yoga evangelist. Her classes are brimming with enthusiasm, encouragement, and wisdom regarding alignment and yoga philosophy. Expect to laugh, learn, and sweat as you move through alignment-focused vinyasa. Her goal is best said by B.K.S. Iyengar: “It is through your body that you realize you are a spark of divinity “

Hometown: Hoboken, NJ
Astrological Sign: Capricorn
Playlist Favorites: DJ Drez, LUCHS, Maggie Rogers
Favorite Pose: Pigeon
Hoboken Restaurant Pick: Otto Strada
Guilty Pleasure: Romantic Comedies

Yogi Goal: Nicola believes yoga is for everyone and she loves sharing the benefits of this incredible practice. She guides her students through creative, fluid movement that offers a balance between strength and ease, and connects mind, body and spirit. Nicola aspires to create an inviting space for everyone that is both challenging and fun. In addition to Vinyasa, Nicola has also completed advanced teacher training in prenatal yoga.

Hometown: Ramsey, NJ + Tokyo, Japan
Astrological Sign: Taurus
Playlist Favorites: Vetiver, Bahamas
Favorite Pose: Ardha Chandrasana 
Hoboken Restaurant Pick: Pilsener Haus
Guilty Pleasure: 5 Hour Energy

Yogi Goal: You can expect to flow from start to finish, with logical sequencing that will allow your body to reap the benefits of combining steady strength and free flowing movement. James’s classes are inspired by his singer/songwriter career in music, creating a class that plays like a sweet song. Have fun. Be yourself.

Hometown:  Sidhi, Madhya Pradesh, India

Astrological Sign: Leo

Playlist Favorites: Ancient chants and mantras

Favorite Pose: Mayur Asana

ersey City Restaurant Pick: Mantra

Guilty Pleasure: Cheesecakes

 

Yogi Goal: Enjoying inspiring others to discover well-being, peace, perfection and auspiciousness within themselves.

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. 

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. 

Hometown: Miami, Oklahoma

Astrological Sign: Aires

Playlist Favorites: Blank & Jones, Bon Vie

Favorite Pose: Malasana 

Hoboken Restaurant Pick: Sri Thai

Guilty Pleasure: Buying (perhaps hoarding) an outrageous amount of yarn for future knitting/crochet projects. 

 

Yogi Goal:As an instructor, I'd like to be as unessesary as I can. I hope to empower yogis to move and groove on their own, by listening to their bodies and minds without judgement.In my own practice, my goal is to continuously be grateful for this body and the time I have on this Earth to use it.

Hometown: Sea Girt, NJ
Astrological Sign: Scorpio
Playlist Favorites: Talos, Haux, Wild Rivers
Favorite Pose: Pigeon or Plough Pose
Hoboken Restaurant Pick: Grand Vin
Guilty Pleasure: Chai Tea Lattes

 

Yogi Goal: Kelly aspires to create a caring, challenging, and open space for all students. Kelly’s passion for the connection of breath to movement and focus on alignment is evident throughout her sequences. She encourages the use of breath work to tap into the here and now as well as to calm the mind, both on and off your mat.

Hometown: Woodbridge, VA
Astrological Sign: Sagittarius 
Playlist Favorites: The perfect blend of deep house and oldies   
Favorite Pose: Ardha Chandrasana 
Jersey City Restaurant Pick: Porta 
Guilty Pleasure: Gummy Bears and Pizza, all the pizzas.  


Yogi Goal: Patricia offers a class that encourages students to get out of their heads and into their bodies; To physically challenge you with the goal to spiritually ground you. Yoga, is a way to work through the alternating thoughts of our mind to remind us of our divinity. Patricia aims to bring that experience and realization to every class

Hometown: Concord, MA

Astrological Sign: Sagittarius

Playlist Favorites: Khalid, Mac Ayres, Sabrina Claudio 

Favorite Pose: Supta Baddha Konasana

Hoboken Restaurant Pick: Karma Kafe

Gulity Pleasure: French fries (I’ll take all of the toppings, please :) 

 

Yogi Goal: Julie’s goal is to help every single student in her classes to feel energized, confident, and positive. She has seen the benefits of yoga across many different ability levels, and believes fully that yoga is for everyone. Her classes are uplifting, challenging, and fun. Julie believes that movement of the body is an extremely powerful tool that helps us to unlock and release emotions, and to be the happiest and most loving versions of ourselves.

Hometown: Needham, MA
Astrological Sign: Leo
Playlist Favorites: For my restorative classes I always curate my playlists based on the theme of the class, but I really love bringing in the sounds of nature like birdsong and ocean waves. On my personal playlist is a lot of Phish, The Beatles, Incubus, and The Grateful Dead :)
Favorite Pose: Eka Pada Rajakapotasana (Pigeon) and Lounge Chair Pose in restorative
Hoboken Restaurant Pick: Dozzino’s
Guilty Pleasure: Peanut M&M’s

Yogi Goal: Emily hopes to provide her students with a space to find inner peace, deeper breath, and a calmer mind amidst the flurry of daily life.

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.

Hometown: Newtown, CT

Astrological Sign: Pisces

Playlist Favorites: Father John Misty, Arctic Monkeys, Walter Parks and Brian Crain

Favorite Pose: Ardha chandrasana (Half moon)

Hoboken Restaurant Pick: Panello

Guilty Pleasure: Paperback mysteries and rummaging through the Anthropologie sale rack 

 

Yogi Goal: Kaelyn focuses on creating energetic, joyful flows for yogis at all levels. She decided to make her dream of becoming a yoga teacher a reality while on maternity leave after the birth of her first child and loves supporting new moms through movement and breath. She believes that making time on the mat to turn off your phone, tune into your body and let go of your worries is what yoga should be all about. 

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: Chester, NJ
Astrological Sign: Cancer
Playlist Favorites: Depends on the day!
Favorite Pose: Restorative Supta Baddha Konasana
Restaurant Pick: Porta
Guilty Pleasure: Chocolate croissants and binge-watching Hollywood Medium

 

Yogi Goal: Melissa aims to create a space where you can still the mind and simply be. She believes in the power of meditative yoga practices, as they allow you to turn inward, relax, release, and connect with your true essence. Prepare to leave class fully rejuvenated in a place of quiet bliss.

Hometown: Sartell, Minnesota
Astrological Sign: Pisces 
Playlist Favorites: Imagine Dragons, Prince and ODESZA 
Favorite Pose: Ardha Chandrasana and Pigeon
Jersey City 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. 

 

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. 

Hometown:  Montvale, NJ

Astrological Sign: Gemini 

Playlist Favorites: I can’t pick one! 

Favorite Pose: Supta Baddha Konasana 

Hoboken Restaurant Pick: Grand Vin

Guilty Pleasure: Charcuterie board

Meditation Goal: Julianne De Pol hopes that  each of her students discover the calming balance between the breathe, body and the mind, in both a studio setting and out in life. Through this practice of self reflection and stillness, I hope my students leave feeling a little lighter. The best part is you get to take this blissful feeling with you! 

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.

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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Hoboken, NJ 07030

1-201-792-5254

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