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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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LAUREN
DENNEY

Hometown: Parsippany, NJ

Astrological Sign: Taurus 

Playlist Favorites: Hozier, Kygo and any instrumental upbeat song

Favorite Pose: Prasarita Padottanasana

Local Restaurant Pick: Taqueria Downtown

Guilty Pleasure: Sweets!

Yogi Goal: For both myself and students, my goal is to feel better in the body and the mind after class. 

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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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DESIREE
WOLFARTH

Hometown: Clifton, NJ

Astro Sign: Virgo 

Playlist Faves: Bonobo, Eskimotion, Yin Yin

Favorite Pose: Supported Fish

Local Restaurant Pick: Domodomo

Guilty Pleasure: Fast food... but no guilt!

 

Yogi Goal: To create safe spaces of love and belonging for my students (and self)

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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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GRACE
STAUFFER

Hometown: Northern Los Angeles, CA

Astrological Sign: Aries

Playlist Favorites: Jungle by Night and anything with an Afro beat

Favorite Pose: Dancer 

Local Restaurant Pick: Corto and Ani Ramen

Guilty Pleasure: Science Podcasts

 

Yogi Goal: Finding the joy and fun in movement of your body.

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MEAGAN
MORTENSON

Hometown: Monroe Twp, NJ 

Astrological Sign: Gemini 

Playlist Favorites: Odesza, Billie Eilish, Rufus Du Sol, 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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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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RACHEL
FISCHER

Hometown: Winnipeg, MB. Canada

Astrological Sign: Scorpio

Playlist Favorites: The Mates of Soul, Mid Week Jams

Favorite Pose: Virabhadrasana II

Local Restaurant Pick: Tacoria (Vegan, Double Tortilla Brussels Sprouts Tacos!)

Guilty Pleasure: French Fries & Terrible Reality TV

Yogi Goal:

To sit in the discomfort.

To deepen the breath.

To slow down.

To create space in the body.

To make eye contact.

To have fuuuuuun

To connect with community and encourage my yogis to arrive, to ground, to let go, to fill their cup.

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STACEY
LAWRENCE

Hometown: Syracuse, NY

Astrological Sign: Gemini 

Playlist Favorites: For yoga, I tend to keep it instrumental with tracks that suit the energy of the class I am teaching. In general, I grew up on early 2000s emo bands and it was NOT a phase ;)

Favorite Pose: Supta Virasana 

Local Restaurant Pick: Wurstbar

Guilty Pleasure: Coming up with silly little songs about how cute my cats are, and singing them (often poorly) out loud

Yogi Goal: To show up authentically, and to create a space where others are inspired to do the same

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SHILPY

JAIN

Hometown: Mumbai,India

Astrological Sign: Virgo

Playlist Favorites: Sol Rising, Coldplay 

Favorite Pose: Uttanasana(Forward Fold), Eka Pada Rajakapotasana (King Pigeon Pose) 

Local Restaurant Pick: Orale, Cafe Dolma 

Guilty Pleasure: Afternoon Naps, Pineapple and Jalapeño Pizza (The best combination ever) 

Yogi Goal: To connect with people and spread the love for yoga both on and off the mat. Find strength and grace on mat and always keep learning both as a student and a teacher. (Always a student first)

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JAMES
DELOS REYES

Hometown: Bloomfield NJ

Astrological Sign: Aquarius

Playlist Favorites: Black Violin

Favorite Pose: Parivrtta Parsvakonasana

Local Restaurant Pick: Corto

Guilty Pleasure: Skipping a workout to sleep in

Yogi Goal: To leave students feeling empowered after class

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RICKI JEAN
TRINK

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. 

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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

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TORY
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.

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ERIN

HOWARD

Hometown: Sea Girt, NJ
Astrological Sign: Scorpio 
Playlist Favorites: Maggie Rogers, Goose, Khruangbin 
Favorite pose: King Pigeon 
Local Restaurant pick: Saku 
Guilty Pleasure: Conspiracy Theories

Yogi goal: To share the gift of being grounded in oneself through taking time and spending it within ourselves on our mats

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PRACHI

SINGH

Hometown: India

Astrological Sign: Leo

Playlist Favorites: Anoushka shakar

Favorite Pose: Mayur Asana

Local Restaurant Pick: Hi-So Thai

Guilty Pleasure: cheesecake

Yogi Goal: Rejuvenate and energize the body, mind and soul.

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ELLIE CHEUNG

Hometown: Holmdel, NJ

Astrological Sign: Gemini

Playlist Favorites: Zero 7, Tycho

Favorite Pose: Restorative matsyasana (fish pose)

Local Restaurant Pick: Otto Strada

Guilty Pleasure: Mindless phone games and cookies

Yogi Goal: To practice yoga designed to meet today's needs, which which may not be the same as yesterday's or tomorrow's.

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MELANIE

CABA

Hometown: Garnerville, NY

Astrological Sign: Gemini

Playlist Favorites: Hozier, Lady Gaga, Brett Dennen, Rosalía

Favorite Pose: Svarga Dvijasana - Bird of Paradise

Local Restaurant Pick: La Casa

Guilty Pleasure: planning my next vacation before I go on the vacation that is already scheduled on my calendar

​Yogi Goal: to be present, either on my mat, with family & friends, or with the current task at hand. 

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KERI
DIGIROLAMO

Hometown: Dumont, NJ

Astrological Sign: Libra

Playlist Favorites: Rüfüs Du Sol, ODESZA, Oneheart, Lane 8, and lots of melodic dance and acoustics

Favorite Pose: Ardha Chandrasana (Half Moon)

Local Restaurant Pick: Grand Vin

Guilty Pleasure: Reality TV, electronic dance music, and my daily walk for coffee!

Yogi Goal: To be present, release what needs to go, and make space to breathe on my mat. To honor the body and where it is on any given day, and to observe it without judgement. To release comparison, and let go. To connect body, mind, and spirit. To use the practice of yoga to heal and put out goodness towards the world, and encourage other yogis to do the same.

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