Teachers & Practitioners 2017-05-25T15:23:11+00:00

Teachers & Practioners

Jena Turner

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 & Massachusettes 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

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.

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.

Janice 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.

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

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.

Gina Morin

Gina Morin has over 800 hours of yoga teacher training. She has studied many styles of yoga and yoga philosophy. Also a Reiki Master, Gina enjoys teaching her class with an awareness of the energetic body and how our mind state can create what we need/want out of life and our practice. A new mommy to her daughter Jaya, Gina is learning all over again the power of yoga to help balance life spiritually and physically. She knows her 7 years of practice in yoga was what gave her the peace and strength to have a natural homebirth. Yoga along with meditation and a Reiki practice has given Gina so much freedom in her spiritual and practical life. It’s Ginas passion to openly share this with students and guide students along this path of liberation.

Lilien 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 wieght management issues she stumbled upon yoga. She immeditaley fell in love with the practice and the spiritual connectionit 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.

Jackie Corrigan

Jackie’s yoga teachings offer a challenging yet appropriate sequence of postures and movements with strong verbal cues on alignment, proper breathing, and mental focus. Emphasis placed on detailed technical instruction is oriented towards rehabilitating the body and its habitual imbalances, utilizing the yoga practice as therapy. Jackie also possesses a unique ability to incorporate teachings of the Eight Limbs of Yoga and philosophy from the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali into the classes she offers. The result is a balanced combination of physicality and spirituality, bringing harmony and clarity to body and to mind. Jackie’s yoga practice, which began in 2005, took her to south India in 2008 to study classical Hatha yoga for five months. In 2009, she earned her 200-hour certification with Yoga Teachers Training Institute and in 2011, Jackie completed her 500-hour teacher training with Yoga Teachers Training Institute. In 2012, she studied over 150 hours with Kino MacGregor and Tim Feldmann learning the Ashtanga Yoga tradition and has accrued dozens more hours of training under Gabriel Halpern of the Iyengar Yoga tradition. In 2015, Jackie is trained to teach prenatal yoga under the guidance of Heather Simonson. Prenatal yoga classes are aimed at providing relief from any discomforts that have come with the childbearing year and preparing oneself with tools for labor, birth, and parenting. Also in 2015, Jackie and her husband, Dhruva, founded North Country Yoga School in Miller Place, where they shared the teachings of yoga for about a year before they closed that location and resumed teaching at other locations. The experienced teachers and rich lineages that have influenced Jackie’s practice can be seen, heard, and felt in her teachings and she uses her knowledge and wisdom to develop intelligent sequences designed specifically for the individual(s) in front of her. For those interested, Jackie prescribes specific work to each individual student that have the capacity to treat pain, discomfort, or imbalance in the body. Jackie specializes in working with injuries.

Krista Shattes

Krista’s first career was in the classroom as a middle school health teacher, where she taught the importance of a healthy lifestyle along with physical and emotional wellbeing. With parenthood, she became a stay at home mom never losing a passion for health education. Using breathing techniques, asana as physical play, and guided meditation to calm her children, yoga has been beneficial for her family. While taking a course on contemporary issues in education Krista focused on the benefits of practicing mindfulness and yoga in a school setting leading to her decision to become a yoga teacher, obtaining RYT-200 in 2016. In a world where we are constantly plugged into media and devices, yoga is a way to help facilitate self-care by checking in with ourselves, finding strength, catching our breath, and finding calm. Yoga is a practice of balance and what is learned on the mat helps bring balance to daily life off the mat.

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.

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.

Michelle Bruno