Teachers & Practitioners 2017-10-11T10:38:01+00:00

Teachers & Practitioners

Jena Turner

Studio Director and Store Owner, Reiki Master- Teacher, Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT), Intuitive, Psychic, Medium, Crystal Therapy, Reiki Healings, Chakra Balancing, Cord Cuttings, Meditation Teacher, Practicing Yogi. Growing up on Long Island, California & Massachusetts has given her a broad spectrum of life. She has passion for yoga, meditation, crystals, the beach and longs to go mining. Breathe has been a place where she can stay connected to spiritual people in a safe and loving community. She has created the space at Breathe for others to be able to become connected to their gifts and spirituality as well. Understanding your gifts and full potential is a mission that Jena takes to heart

Annalee Jackofsky

Annalee Jackofsky is a registered yoga teacher, a traditional Reiki Master Teacher, Kundalini Reiki Master Teacher, a tuning fork sound healing practitioner, and an ordained spiritual healer. She is a certified holistic health practitioner, and has bachelor degrees in spirituality and spiritual healing, including certificates in chakra basics, meditation, and attracting abundance. Annalee did her 200 hour training in alignment-based Hatha yoga with Tantric philosophy and before that trained in Vinyasa. She is greatly influenced by Jivamukti yoga and believes the most important yoga we do is off the mat. Annalee is also a professional musician with The Homegrown String Band, works in the children’s room of The North Shore Public Library, and also has a booth at the Rocky Point farmer’s market where she sells homemade soap.

Benjamin Craig

Licensed Acupuncturist, Reiki Master- Teacher, Spiritual Counselor, Yogi. Benjamin Craig is a licensed Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist. He holds a duel degree in History and Philosophy from Fordham University in New York City. Benjamin began his course of study in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in Manhattan. During his tenure at the Pacific College, Benjamin split his time between the California and New York campuses of the College, finishing his internship in the Hematology and Oncology unit at the Rady Children’s Hospital of San Diego. After four years of Chinese Medical School, Benjamin earned a Master’s Degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine. He has also worked extensively treating drug addictions and Post Traumatic Stress Disorders at the Veteran’s Village of San Diego Rehabilitation Center. In 2009 Benjamin returned to New York to create the Coastal Wellness Acupuncture Center. Ben is also a certified Reiki Master Teacher, Attuned by Rosemary DeTrolio RMT of the Usui Shiki Ryoho Tradition.
In conjunction with his work as an Acupuncturist and Reiki Master, Benjamin is an international lecturer speaking to audiences throughout the United States and abroad on the benefits of Acupuncture and other holistic medicines and modalities. If you are interested in receiving Acupuncture, receiving or learning Reiki, having a nutritional consultation, or are curious about any of the art/artists you have seen on this site feel free to contact Ben anytime. Ben also makes monthly house calls to the Sag Harbor / East Hampton, NY area.

Brian E. Miller

An American author and adventurer who travels the world writing, learning and teaching. Realizing there are many paths and something to be learned from everyone and everything, Brian teaches from many sources, often drawing on his studies as a teacher and practitioner of Buddhist psychology, yoga and the science of meditation. He has traveled all over the United States and India, amongst other parts of the world studying with many credible teachers. Brian has discovered through his extensive study of religion, spiritual tradition and philosophy that although there are many teachings, the base of them all is quite similar. He realizes that one’s journey is that of self-exploration and expression and all he can do is be a medium for those wishing to search within for their own Truth. www.brianemillerbooks.com

Cindy Lois

Spiritual Counselor, Psychic, Medium. I am first and foremost a very happy mom of four beautiful daughters who have given me my strength and courage I need to get threw every day. When my husband was sent to Iraq for a tour with the Army for almost two years, I had what I would call ” an outer body experience “. I couldn’t deal with the fact that my husband was in such danger that I put my mind into the Tarot, which is what I believe got me through the scariest part of my life. I realized that once I picked up the cards, they spoke to me. I could hear them loud and clear. I would ask a question and with prayer and mediation I was able to receive messages , not only for myself….but others as well. Before I knew it, 2 years went by and my husband was finally home and I had so many people that I would read for calling me back for readings because what I had told them had come true at some point. I know I helped them and they helped me.in return. I love what I do. I am here if and when you would like to contact me.

Cindy Odell

Cindy Odell-Bissar, a Usui Reiki Master and a certified yoga/meditation instructor. She had a lifelong interest in the mind, body, and spiritual connection beginning with her profound experiences and journey which brought her into the healing arts of Reiki and meditation. It is Cindy’s intention and purpose to compassionately provide a spirit of wellness and healing, so her clients may attain peace, wellness and relaxation. Those interests was found through her experiences with the mountains and the great outdoors. She visited approximately 75% of the National Parks in the U.S. and believes this connection promoted a deep level of awareness spiritually, mentally, physically and emotionally. Eventually, through Yoga, Meditation and Reiki, she found not only this awareness, but the amazing power of healing it fosters. ​

She began her journey with Yoga about 18 years ago and received her Yoga Teacher Certification from Kripalu. Also becoming certified to teach Thai Yoga Massage and Yoga Nidra. During that training at Kripalu, she was introduced to Reiki, this amazing effective healing art that is truly “Well­ Being the Natural Way”. It was soon after that she studied and became a Usui Reiki Master. ​ It was her personal journey that led her on the path to Reiki and Yoga Nidra. It was inevitable for her to combine these two modalities to provide clients with a more profound level of healing. She hopes to offer a flashlight for those dark places, encouragement where there is doubt and a loving touch to remind you, things will get better. It is her intention and purpose to compassionately provide a spirit of wellness and healing, so her clients may attain Peace, Wellness & Relaxation.

Erin Braun

Certified English/ ENL teacher, grateful student of meditation, & Word Enthusiast

Workshops include Writing through the Elements, Journaling through the Seasons, and Journaling Workshop: Words as Wheels. Whether it is the design of a daily writing practice, the contemplation of nature and its elements, or the forward movement of a creative process, these sensory workshops illuminate the energy of words!

Jackie Incorvia Corrigan

Jackie Incorvia Corrigan has been practicing yoga since 2005 and teaching full-time since 2009. In 2008, after taking an Eastern Philosophy class at University of Rhode Island, she traveled to south India to study classical Hatha yoga for five months. In 2009, she earned her 200-hour certification with Yoga Teachers Training Institute and in 2011, completed her 500-hour teacher training with Yoga Teachers Training Institute. Jackie has studied anatomy, dynamic movement, and alignment extensively in the Iyengar tradition with Chicago-based teacher, Gabriel Halpern. Jackie began studying the Ashtanga practice formally in 2012, completing over 150 hours of training with Kino MacGregor and Tim Feldmann in Miami. In 2015, Jackie Trained to teach prenatal yoga under the guidance of Heather Simonson. The classes she offers are an intelligent appropriation of the Ashtanga yoga sequence, incorporating detailed verbal instruction geared  towards rehabilitating areas of imbalance, injury, or chronic pain. She weaves in the philosophical teachings from the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, resulting in a well-rounded practice for mind and body.

Janice Mary Fuchs

Medium, Intuitive, Reiki Practioner. As a young child it was a natural and normal occurrence for me to have intuitive experiences. At a young age I suffered a traumatic loss when a dear friend of mine took his life. From that moment until my late 40’s my gift disappeared. Working as a psychotherapist I realized the changes my clients were experiencing was based on a combination of my classic training and suggestions I made based on what I felt. I began to investigate the messages I was receiving through numerous studies and training. What followed was a series of events that has led me to a practice as an intuitive counselor and medium. For the past several years I has been doing readings for people who would like to connect with a loved one in spirit. Typically, I see the spirit and receive messages through symbols, thoughts and feelings.

JoAnn Layford

With a mission of serving those with chronic conditions, JoAnn Layford, Ed D, RYT 500 AADP, CHC, CFSP, is a certified 500-hour Yoga Instructor, Health Coach and Food & Spirit Practitioner, whose yoga classes and life- style services help people with chronic conditions and women of a certain age clear their minds, change their bodies, and claim their lives as they age with grace.

Her 35-year yoga practice has sustained her through life’s peaks and valleys, and her soothing Kripalu style and Yin yoga classes emphasize yoga’s gentle, sustainable healing for people of all ages and physical conditions.  She has completed 100  hours of Yin Yoga Teacher Training, is a certified Breast Cancer Yoga Instructor , Y 12 SR, Yoga of 12-Step Recovery Leader, and Silver Age (senior population) Yoga Instructor who has had the honor of studying with outstanding  yoga teachers on Long Island, at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, The New York Open Center, and Omega Institute.

From her yoga mat, offices, and classrooms in schools, universities, and cyberspace for 40 years, JoAnn has had the pleasure of teaching and learning from students of all ages. Learners always teach the teacher, and JoAnn’s work with students and colleagues has given her an invaluable experience base and taught her many rich lessons about people and life.

Kacie Merendino

Kacie is a Wellness Guide to Self Love. As a Board Certified Holistic Health Coach She received her training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Peaceful Warrior Yoga Center, and Yoga Womb, in addition to receiving a BA in Psychology from Adelphi University. She is also certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners, Registered with the Yoga Alliance, Prenatal Yoga Instructor, Reiki Practitioner, a Young Living Essential Oil Independent Distributor and the founder of Guided By Grace. Kacie is equipped with extensive knowledge in holistic healing, nutrition, health coaching, yoga and preventive health. Her intuition for building relationships and knowledge of different dietary theories allows Kacie to collaborate with clients to help them make practical lifestyle changes producing real and lasting results. She will help you shift your behavior to develop lifelong healthy habits that will allow you to thrive; all while nurturing the body, mind and soul.

Kimberly Dick

Kimberly Dick discovered her love of yoga after exploring many interests related to healthy living and fitness. With a background in dance and gymnastics, yoga was a natural transition blending movement with a lifestyle dedicated to well-being. Her desire to share yoga’s benefits and offer classes that are truly accessible to everyone led her to open Seva Yoga Studio where she taught classes from 2008-2017. She teaches a Kripalu-style class emphasizing breath work, classic yoga asana and the restorative and meditative qualities of yoga. Kimberly is a 200-hour RYT and continues to pursue advanced training to share with her growing yoga community.

Kristen Orsini RYT, RMT, Certified Ageless Grace® Educator

Kristen has been working with seniors and those needing physical supports since 2011. She studied chair yoga with Lore Kent from Lore Kent’s Long Island Chair Yoga and received her 200 hour Refined Flow Yoga Teacher Training from the Yoga Alliance Accredited studio Absolute Yoga in Woodbury, NY. She is also a Certified Ageless Grace® Educator, facilitating “21 simple tools for lifelong comfort and ease™”.  Kristen loves watching her regular students achieving  better posture and physical alignment and adores even more the stories they share about how they have taken their yoga off the mat and out of the chair, finding more joy, awareness and connection in their lives.

Lia Edlund

After feeling something was missing from her life, and not knowing what, one of Lia’s close friends inspired her to take a yoga class. By the end of the first class she knew she wanted more, to keep attending classes, to develop her own practice, to learn from her teacher. She could only make it to one class per week so she found videos on youtube, but it wasn’t the same. A few months later she began attending 2 classes a week and developed a dedicated home practice. Throughout the next few years, Lia took many workshops and retreats of many different styles and teachers. She knew that this, yoga, was what had been missing and wanted to be able to share that with and inspire others.

At first her practice was all physical (asana). When she was young Lia was always outdoors being active but during her teenage years she became unmotivated, lazy, and unhappy. Yoga was a way back to her roots, to being active, and getting to connect to and know her body. Quickly yoga became a way not only to be active but to calm her body and mind. Yoga opened up a whole new world for Lia, she began connecting with nature and the outdoors much more, loving fitness, and creating healthy eating/daily habits. After embracing her fears, moving beyond her insecurities, and with the support of her yoga teacher and family she finally followed her dream and embarked on a 200 hr. yoga teacher training led by Yoga Shanti teachers.

Her practice and style of teaching brings in elements from her training, all the different workshops she attended, the style and spiritual teachings of her teacher, and what she has experienced and discovers on her own, on and off the mat. Lia encourages everyone to be themselves, love themselves, and do their best.

Lilie Perito

Lilie’s love for yoga started on the spiritual side. Growing up with less traditional religion she always felt a spiritual connection with nature and never really found an outlet or support. While looking for a fitness regimen to help her with constant weight management issues she stumbled upon yoga. She immediate fell in love with the practice and the spiritual connection it provided her soul. Yoga is the union between mind and body. Through the self healing she found with yoga, Lilie discovered she wanted to share her passion with loved ones. Lilie’s passion for sharing yoga with others soared and today she prides herself on offering a class full of positive energy to recharge and reconnect with mind and body all while getting a great workout in. Lilie offers a Vinyasa style class with fluid movement and core strength training. Classes are open to all levels and she encourages those who are new to yoga to take her class for a nice variety of what yoga can bring to your life both on and off the mat. Meditation and essential oils are often used to enhance the mind/ body experience.

Michelle Bruno

Michelle began her yoga journey over 20 years ago and instantly fell in love with the practice.  Having a personality geared toward hard driving ambition, the practice of yoga has helped her to cultivate an appreciation for the present moment and a deep compassion for self and others.

She is inspired to share the practice of yoga and help others occupy more space in their own life.

Michelle has her 200 hour training from the Hard and Soft Yoga Institute and is also certified in Mat Pilates.  She believes passion is ignited through learning and she is committed to continual study to bring new information to her students.

 Nino Farruggio

Nino has received her 500+ hours of Teacher Training from Ishta Yoga NYC.She is also certified in Kids Yoga, Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra, as well as Reiki I and II. Studying under the guidance of Alan Finger and Mona Anand was a truly transformative experience. Yoga has been a gift that keeps on giving and Nino’s heart is filled with gratitude for each and every unfolding. Her classes are a safe place for everyone to explore their unique being and accept their strengths and limitations with respect, compassion and joy. Breath is a very important part of Yoga and Nino makes sure to remind her students to breathe with awareness and link their movement with it, which in return creates balance > and harmony in body and mind.