Blue Sky Yoga

Tenafly, NJ

15-19 Washington Street
917.902.5546
tenaflyyoga@yahoo.com
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Lisa Bergqvist
After graduating law school, Lisa moved to New York City from her hometown of Philadelphia. While working vigorous hours as a Real Estate Finance attorney, she found yoga as a way to bring balance to her life. After twelve years of practice, Lisa decided to leave the legal profession and follow her passion of spreading the benefits of yoga to others. Certified in Structural Yoga Therapy, she has a solid background in anatomy, physiology and how each pose benefits the body. She teaches with precision, insight and sensitivity. She has a joy for the breadth and depth of all that yoga can offer - the balance of mindfulness, movement and breath along with improved flexibility and strength. Lisa encourages her students to feel a sense of freedom to discover and practice yoga at one's own pace and individual level. She feels blessed to be able to bring her love of yoga to Tenafly where she lives with her husband and teeny yoginies.

Jodi Levenson
Back in college, Jodi avidly participated in yoga, dance and sports. But it was yoga that gave her a blissful feeling from the very first class. Jodi has been a practicing Speech Therapist for 25 years. After taking a 10-year hiatus to raise her 3 beautiful children, she went back to her yoga practice. Four years ago she made a decision to become certified as a yoga teacher. To her surprise, in addition to teaching yoga classes in Bergen County, she has been able to share the mindfulness teachings of yoga with many of her adult therapy patients and has made a difference in their lives. She has practiced many styles of yoga but has a special love for the movement of Vinyasa and enjoys sharing it with others. For Jodi, yoga is an unending journey that teaches her more about herself each and everyday. She hopes to bring this opportunity to her students doing it with a vigorous, challenging and joyful approach. She encourages her students to build strength, endurance and flexibility by pairing breath with organic movement and interesting choreography.

Jodi Bienenfeld
Jodi is a New Jersey based, 200 hour registered Yoga Instructor with specialties in prenatal and postnatal yoga as well as children's yoga. She was certified by Bright Spirit Yoga in Hoboken, NJ, and has done extensive workshops with John Friend, Sharon Salzberg, Jillian Pransky and Carrie Parker Gastelu, Director of Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training for Yoga Works. Prior to teaching yoga, Jodi was a television producer at NBC. She is the mother of two children, after yoga filled pregnancies.

Margaret Lesser  
Margaret Lesser has taught yoga and movement for over 25 years. Her degree is in therapeutic movement from Barnard College, Columbia University. The class is Iyengar based, but has elements of Alexander Technique, Feldenkreis, Lotte Berk and Pilates. The emphasis is on holding each pose and doing it correctly. This gives the poses depth. The goal is to make yoga a lifetime study and practice.

Marina Lyandres
A certified Yoga Alliance 200 hour teacher, she also holds a certificate in Kids Yoga with Kidding Around Yoga.  Marina believes in the transformational power of a yoga practice and offers a well balanced Vinyasa based yoga class for beginner and intermediate practitioners.  Class includes breathing exercises and is infused with uplifting music.  You will leave the class energized and refreshed.

Bianca Mazzola
Bianca's love for the practice of yoga started in her teens and she's been actively practicing since. Through the years, she has remained actively engaged in the practice and has become a Yoga Alliance Certified instructor. Her profound study and intuitive knowledge of the human body has driven her personal mission: to use the beautiful engineering of the human body to create stability in the face of great instability. Allowing that mission to drive her, she has expanded her horizons by becoming Barre certified as well. She brings her intimate understanding and extensive knowledge of the human body and our physical alignment to challenge her students and personal practice by developing innovative positions and poses. Bianca has developed a unique and always evolving barre practice that is completely integrative: using weights, bands, blocks, the barre, Pilate balls and whatever else is a available to engage and invite her students to take their physical practice to new levels.

Stacey Accardo
A natural born athlete, Stacey excelled in sports as she possessed an infallible determination and dedication. As captain of her High School & College track teams, she proved to be a consummate leader as she brought her teams to many victories. In keeping with her insatiable thirst for health and fitness, Stacey became a Registered Nurse as she continued to participate in competitive sports through triathlons. She truly found her calling when she was introduced to Yoga. After experiencing a complete transformation in her life, both body and soul, Stacey felt compelled to bestow this newfound knowledge to others so that they too could experience the profound impact it has had on her life. She went on to receive her certification through Yoga Synthesis in Ramsey by Raji Thron. Stacey is married and has three beautiful children who also participate in the practice of Yoga.

 

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