Britt’s yoga journey began when she was 17 and, like any lifelong relationship, it has had its ebbs and flows. Both her practice and path to teaching have been long and winding, and she wouldn’t have it any other way. This means that she has gone from home video practitioner (shoutout to Rodney Yee, P90X yoga, and eventually Adriene), to intimidated back row yogi, to practicing at the front of the class, to teaching, and then back to doing home yoga with the Zoom camera off. Wherever you are on your yoga journey, Britt is ready to meet you and wants you to know that you are welcome and encouraged to show up exactly how you are. She has seen the way that yoga can heal and wants to share that with whoever shows up. Britt believes in being size, body, and ability inclusive and offers classes to meet you where you are. Britt began her yoga teacher training in January of 2017 with 21st Century Yoga on the Mat and re-started, then completed, her training with Yoga Oasis in 2020. She is RYT-200 and yoga hour certified. Aside from yoga, she practices aerial silks, enjoys a good crossword, and loves corresponding via snail mail.
Chrissy is passionate about helping others move and groove in a way that is empowering both physically and mentally. She grew up trying nearly every sport/physical activity you can think of, from cross country running to Taekwondo, but always felt something was missing until she found yoga. Since then she has explored many different styles, and eventually discovered her passion for power and vinyasa yoga teachings. She initially began with a focus on just physical practice, but over time found these styles helped her with strengthening and deepening the mind-body connection as well. Yoga provides such an incredible opportunity for healing, discovery, and self-love, and as a teacher she aims to help others develop a consistent practice that brings them inner peace and a positive connection to their bodies. She received her RYT-200 certification from YogaOasis. Get ready to get sweaty in her power yoga and vinyasa flow classes that are paired with music to keep you smiling and having fun. See you on the mat!
Hagen is a new yoga instructor to 4th Ave Yoga. He has been an initiated practitioner of Hinduism within the Vedanta Society since the age of 19, which provided an in-depth understanding of the practices and processes within Yoga; and was the introduction of yoga practice within his own life. He soon fell in love with the way that yoga practice not only provided physical relief but also a meditative atmosphere to work within oneself. Hagen completed his 200-hour RYT teacher training in March of 2021 through Sivananda Hatha Yoga, which provided a traditional teaching environment which emphasized asana, breathing practices, and yogic philosophy in the Hatha yoga system. His hope is to reach people through the practice of yoga to help them align with the most genuine and best versions of themselves.
I’m teaching yin yoga at 4th Avenue Yoga. I began practicing yoga in 2007 at a small studio in Philadelphia, Wake Up Yoga. The school was run by a student of K. Pattabhi Jois and a student of B. K. S. Iyengar. My teachers wove yoga philosophy into every class. We practiced all 8 limbs of yoga. Asana was not to be confused with yoga. Yoga is more subtle and the seven remaining limbs are still where my heart is. The practice was experiential and the experience offered peace of mind. I soon became a more patient and kind person and most of my relationships improved.
I began teacher training two years later and graduated in 2010 with a 250 hour Foundational Yoga Teacher Training Certificate. Guest teachers at WUY included: Manorma | Sanskrit, Paul JJ Alix | Yoga Sutras, David Keil | Anatomy, Michael Carroll | Meditation. This is name dropping…
My gratitude goes out to my teachers and my teachers’ teachers!
When I began a 500-hour teacher training in 2012 at the Himalayan Institute, I initially thought I’d chosen the wrong program. The teachers were not teaching any advanced asana! We spent a lot of time lying on the floor in systematic relaxation. Recently a student at 4th ave yoga said, ‘Judie I did not get it (yin Yoga) at first. I came to class and my files were all over the place, now they are alphabetized and color coded’. That’s the effect of systematic relaxation. It’s moments like those that fuel my teaching.
Kendall, RYT-500 began practicing yoga at the age of 17 years old and has since been driven to continue her learning on the practice of yoga. She is passionate about providing love and energy throughout all her classes. When she is not teaching yoga, she is teaching kindergarten, enjoying quality time with loved ones, going on road trips and being outside.
Laura began practicing yoga over a decade ago and quickly fell in love with the practice and it’s ability to calm the mind and root awareness back into the body. She whole heartedly believes in the power of yoga to help people heal and return to their true, loving nature. She recently completed her 200hr training and is so very grateful to be able to share the benefits of this practice with the 4th Avenue Yoga community.
Sarah has always been an eclectic soul. Believing in the transformative power of the healing arts and energy work naturally lead her to complete a 200-Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training program through The Yoga Connection.
Sarah’s classes are rooted in creativity – a combination of her studies in dance and various teaching certifications. She guides her students through the power of music, mindful movement, and meditation.
Her goal is help you to unwind and to embody the cosmic journey of self-discovery. Sarah holds an inclusive safe space and invites her students to come as they are.
Throughout my life Yoga has always been around as a resource for me to be able to come back to my Self. To acknowledge the eternal flame that resides deep within my core. Something that is both inherent to me and greater than me.
My hope is that you are able to spend time with your own divine light during our practice. We can achieve this through connection to the breath, movement in the body, hearing a beautiful piece of music, and so much more.
I look forward to seeing you in class and creating space with you!
Practicing yoga has helped me to find strength within myself. I use that strength to surmount the challenges of life.
Hope to see you in a class soon!
RYT 200, yogahour certified through YogaOasis
As a yoga instructor and a yoga practitioner, I find there is always something to learn, on and off the mat. I have been practicing yoga for almost twenty years, became certified to teach yoga in 2021 (RYT-200), and continue to study with my teacher Darren Rhodes and others. As my asana practice deepened, I began to feel overwhelming gratitude for movement and breath. I continue to be amazed by the way yoga practice can give the mind a rest, invigorate the body, soothe the nervous system, and shine a light on the connection to the self and to others. I love to practice alignment-based Hatha yoga as well as power and flow vinyasa style yoga. I also love to spend time with my two children and I love to create all kinds of arts, crafts, foods, and music!