Inlet Yoga Instructors
Managing Director and Owner
Ever grateful, Jennifer has completed almost 1,000 hours of training with Laughing Lotus in NYC under the direction of Dana Flynn and the sweet guidance of Sheri Celentano, certifying her at the ERYT 200-hour level with Yoga Alliance. Further, she apprenticed for almost one year with Sheri Celentano specializing in assists, and observing techniques for teaching basics level Vinyasa. Jennifer has completed additional Level 1 training with Baron Baptiste, as well as the brilliant Tari Prinster specializing in yoga for Women Cancer Survivors.
She is the manager/owner of Inlet Yoga and co-lead for Inlet’s 200hr RY
Emma is the Director of Capacity Building of the Pacific Fund at the Atlantic Foundation, a grant-making organization concerned with addressing issues of social justice, the environment, arts, and technology. She also sits on the Board of Directors of Harmony Institute, an interdisciplinary research center that studies the impact of entertainment on individuals and society. She previously served as the Director of Development at Advocates for Children of New York, as well as Director of Institutional Giving at the Community Service Society of New York.
Marije was born and raised in Amsterdam where, after her training to be a professional ballet dancer, she studied law and worked as a corporate lawyer. A yoga retreat in Bali led her to the United States where she took her first yoga teacher training. She currently lives in a small beach town in New Jersey with her husband and teaches yoga locally as well as workshops, retreats, and teacher trainings around the world. Marije is also a guest teacher at the renowned Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in Massachusetts.
Marije (E-RYT 500) received both her foundational and professional level yoga teacher certification at the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in Massachusetts and is certified to teach Yin Yoga and Mindfulness by Sarah Powers’ Insight Yoga Institute, as well as by Bernie Clark.
In 2003 Carrie received her Teacher’s Certification through YogaFit. Thanks to Beth Shaw and her innovative Teacher’s Training Program, Carrie was able to start giving back and sharing all that she had learned, on this road to “awakening”. With twenty –(20) years of prior group exercise and personal training experience and a committed personal practice, YogaFit was the perfect fit for Carrie.
Today Carrie is “living” her yoga and enjoying her life guiding hundreds of yogis at the Jersey Shore.
In 2013, Brie spent a month at the Omega Institute in upstate N.Y. and completed the 300 hour Jivamukti Yoga teacher training. She studied under Sharon Gannon and David Life, who are the founders of Jivamukti Yoga, and Lady Ruth, who was a student of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois for over 20 years. Brie teaches and practices yoga weekly in Ocean and Monmouth County, N.J.,USA. Forever a student , Brie hopes to be lucky enough to continue to travel and learn from the teachers, people and animals she meets from all over the world. The knowledge, experience and connections she makes on these travels are held near and dear to her heart.
Allison Kane, E-RYT 500, YACEP
A yoga practitioner since the mid 90s, Allison began teaching in 2009. She completed both her 200 & 500-hour Teacher Trainings at DIG Yoga in Lambertville, NJ, and is registered with The Yoga Alliance as both an E-RYT 200 & 500-hour instructor and as a Continuing Education Provider. While Allison began teaching from an Alignment-based perspective (within the Anusara school) her approach has shifted to a focus on embodied movement. Her emphasis tends to be one that combines a balance of both stretching and strengthening – with a passion for anatomy and therapeutics. Allison is also a certified instructor in Yoga Tune Up®, The Roll Model Method®, and Yoga For All®. In addition to her teacher trainings Allison has studied with notable movement educators such as Tom Myers, Jules Mitchell, Jillian Pranksy, Leslie Kaminoff and Jenny Otto.
Offerings by Allison include a range of Hatha Yoga classes in addition to classes and workshops that focus on self-massage and myofascial release. She has demonstrated her teaching capabilities at a variety of studios on the Jersey Shore.
Brett brings to his teaching a love for the history and philosophy of yoga and a powerful belief in the transformative capabilities of asana practice for emotional and spiritual growth. Brett’s yoga classes, which combine elements of the Hatha Raja traditions, are infused with beautiful music, warmth and humor, his profound knowledge of asana, and a strong emphasis on pranayama and meditation.
Dedicated to the yoga practice for 15 years, April Puciata’s initial desire to participate in a teacher training was not to be a teacher, but a student. The day after she finished the final practicum, April was laid off from her job as a manager at Random House after working in publishing for almost 6 years. As her reality reformed, April completed her 500 hour teacher training under the guidance of Kavi Yogiraj Alan Finger, the co-founder of ISHTA Yoga with Mani Finger. She taught classes at ISHTA Yoga and YogaWorks in New York City for nearly a decade, as well as offering private sessions to a wide base of clients including The Museum of Natural History, Citibank, and a collection of actors, attorneys, Wall Street businessmen/women and movie directors. For the past 6 years, April has also been teaching teachers.
After the death of her mother in 1998, someone told Serena to “try yoga.” Lost and looking, she stepped through the doors of Jivamukti NYC. Her first class was a transformational, love-at-first-flow moment. Serena practiced with unwavering devotion for years before developing her own spin and soundtrack for the practice at Laughing Lotus NYC with her soulmates and teachers, Dana Flynn and Jasmine Tarkeshi. Serena studied hundreds of hours, to RYT and beyond, at Lotus and returns there as often as she can as a guest teacher, student, innovator, creator and lover of love. Serena is honored to study with and be influenced by many great teachers including Dana, Jasmine, Joan Suval, the late and great MA Bha, Manorama, Bharati, Sharon Gannon and David Life. She is also deeply inspired by her love of dance, poetry, the chakras, mantra, aryuveda, magic and unicorns. Her greatest advice to her students is simple this: “Smile and LIVE YOUR LIFE”
He took his first yoga class over 10 years ago and was drawn both to the physical and spiritual aspects of yoga. Intrigued by how yoga made him feel and in order to deepen his own practice, Gerald completed his first teacher training. He attended numerous yoga workshops, festivals, and events and eventually could not ignore his burning desire to teach yoga.
Michele’s style of teaching is fun and playful as well as insightful, sometimes using unconventional sources for inspiration. She believes her lighthearted approach to teaching puts students at ease, allowing them to fully embrace their practice.
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