At Yoga Suite, we choose our instructors carefully. We proudly introduce them below.
2015 Barre Certified by Exhale 40 hour
2015 Barre Certified by Balanced Body 20 hour
2013 Certified Viniyoga Wellness Instructor
2012-2013 Studied Viniyoga with Gary Kraftsow, a world renowned Yoga Therapist, Teacher and student of T.K.V. Desikashar.
2006 Previously certified Anusara Instructor
2003 Certified Pilates Instructor Through the Physical Mind Institute, on the Mat and the Equipment
1999-2012 Over 1,000-hours of Anusara Training with John Friend, Desiree Rumbaugh, Sienna Sherman, Mitchell Blier, Rich and Ruthie Bernhard, Ellen Saltenstall, Kathleen Hogan, JJ Gormley, and more.
1998 6 month Teacher Training of ISHTA Yoga The Integrated Science of Hatha, Tantra, and Ayurveda with Alan Finger, Charles and Lisa Matkin.
Heather encourages her students to open to and enjoy their own unique grace and beauty. Her classes are imbued with the quality of breath awareness and biomechanical movements inviting a mind and body exploration that is alive and fresh.
Having participated in workshops with many world-renowned teachers through the years, Pat decided to embark on a formal training program to delve deeper into Yogic Philosophy. In March of 2008 she completed a six-month teacher training program at the Freehold Yoga Center and is certified through Yoga Alliance as an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (ERYT) having taught over 1,000 hours. Patricia discovered through her teacher training that she wants to share her love of the practice and has been teaching since 2008.
Her philosophy is that yoga is for everyone regardless of age or physical condition; that yoga is not so much about the pose as it is an internal inquiry that allows us to go deep within to connect to something greater than ourselves. By taking the patience, acceptance and perseverance we use on the mat into our daily lives we truly learn to live our yoga, enriching our lives and the lives of those around us. Patricia’s classes include Pranayama, Asana and deep relaxation. She teaches an eclectic mix of yoga Asana, enjoys a challenge and strives to teach the class she wishes she were taking.
Christine earned her black belt in Taekwondo in August of 2001 and shortly after gave up her sparring equipment for a yoga mat. She experimented with different yoga styles and studios but found a home when the Yoga Suite opened in 2006. Christine’s mission is to help people understand that Yoga is for everybody by keeping her classes meditative and offering modifications.
Christine has been practicing Reiki since 2011 is a Reiki master and received her RYT 200 yoga certification in June 2015
Debi Brando graduated from Slippery Rock University of PA with a Bachelors degree in Physical Education (emphasis on Exercise Physiology/Lifetime Fitness). Debi is currently certified in: BARRE TRIBECA, BEACHBODY PIYO, MADD DOG SPIN, TABATA BOOTCAMP, AFAA GROUP FITNESS, ISSA PERSONAL TRAINING and CPR/AED.
One quote, although referring to the Yogic Practice, reflects a significant mantra that Debi believes can be applied to ALL levels of fitness training... "The Yogic Practice is a silent path that enriches you from within- use it as a measure to center yourself peacefully, and not as a route to establish your 'inferiority' or 'superiority' to another." (Messages from Your Angels by Doreen Virtue).
Liz is a certified Barre instructor trained by Barre Tribecca. Her class strives to create a space for hard work in a fun and challenging environment. Liz enjoys all forms of exercise, new challenges and is a 5k enthusiast.
By day, Liz is an executive recruiter for finance & accounting professionals. She enjoys spending time with her husband Sal and their two boys, Gabriel and Jackson. She also enjoys cooking, traveling and walking her dogs Barley & Maggie.
I was born and raised in Bergen County. After getting tired of the craziness of being so close to the city, I decided to move to Monmouth County 13 years ago with my youngest son Erik.
I love living so close to the beach and just living a slower paced lifestyle.
After being away from yoga for way too long, I started taking beginners classes and soon realized how much I missed yoga. I started going to Healing Circles and found a passion for Reiki. I am now happy to say I am a Level 2 Reiki practioner. I recently completed my certification through Bee You Childrens Yoga Studio to teach children yoga ages 2-7 and will also be starting my 200 YTT in September.
Yoga and Reiki have helped me in so many different levels of my life. I look forward to bringing the same happiness and peacefulness into someone elses life.
Began to practice over 5 years ago. Completed RYT 200 hours in 2015 trough the Yoga Alliance, Aerial Yoga Instructor and Reiki level 2 Practitioner. Lily's mission is bring the beauty to the yoga practice to everyday life