Yoga Instructor- Meditation
Tori Zirul took her first yoga class when she was 10 years old; at the time she did not realize the profound impact this practice would have on her life. She continued taking yoga classes and studying yoga philosophy throughout her teenage years. However, it was during college that she deepened her practice. Always a firm believer in the mind-body-soul connection, yoga became much more than a physical practice and allowed space for her body and mind to heal. She continued taking yoga while she worked on her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Molecular Biology. She received her teaching certification in 2014. Then, in 2016 she began a committed Zen meditation practice and received level I and II reiki certifications in Jikiden and Usui practices. All of these teachings from science to energetic medicine to yoga have taught a “middle-path” approach to life; one filled with compassion and balance. Tori is interested in people from their cells to selves and her studies have allowed her to understand people and these practices from many different levels. She is currently working on an additional certification for Trauma Sensitive Yoga which is found to be an effective form of treatment for people struggling with PTSD, anxiety, depression, and varying mental health related concerns. She believes people are fully capable of healing and strives to teach classes geared towards soothing the mind and body. Yoga has taught her to embrace her body while meditation has taught her gentleness with her mind and she hopes to share the many benefits of these practices with others. Life happens in real time and yoga/meditation are tools to be present for it.
Meditation-Special needs training- small group-
About Yomi Karade, BA, PT, RBT (IA) :
Yomi was born and raised in England and has been living in New Jersey since 1999. She is an ACE certified personal trainer and a certified Zumba instructor for adults and kids.
At the age of 13, while living in England, Yomi was given an opportunity to volunteer in a residential home for children with disabilities Since then, she has worked within the special needs population as a teacher, behavior specialist, and currently as a personal trainer and meditation coach. Through her insights, interactions and observations, she discovered that nothing is impossible and that every Being is one with Source.
During the mid 1990's, she was taught many meditation practices under the guidance of Sadhujivin, a Buddhist monk. Today, she coaches through meditation that silence is our natural state to true peace and freedom. In her Zumba classes, she encourages everyone to embrace life with fun, joy, and laughter.
Yomi holds a BA in Psychology, and Master Credits in Teaching- Special Education. She is a licenced Registered Behavior Technician Licences (RBT-IA), and hasa Diploma in Business Management. She is also certified to recommend Ayuverdic treatments to family and friends. She is CPR-AED (American Red Cross) certified, and, is a Zumba plate coach and a STRONG by Zumba Instructor.
Vinni Taneja’s teaching style is introspective with an emphasis on
mindfulness, breathing, postures and philosophy. She brings her own
unique positive energy and holistic approach to her clients. Vinni
incorporates meditation to her classes leaving her students with a healthy
She has been practicing yoga for 16+ years and earned her 200-Level
Yoga Teacher Training in Nepal to enhance her practice. She is a Certified
Holistic Health Coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Plant
Based Chef incorporating her ayurvedic knowledge and is Second-Degree
Reiki certified. Vinni is passionate about helping her clients nurture their
minds, bodies and souls and it shines through to the people she works
with. She hopes to help others find their inner sense of love, light, peace and happiness
and inspire greater well-being. She encourages all levels to attend and bring their true
self to class.
Andrea Evans teaches vinyasa, hatha, restorative and pre-natal yoga. She teaches well-rounded classes, with options for mixed levels. She has completed three yoga training certifications, totaling more than 600 formal study lhours, with Integral Yoga Institute in New York City, and with Lotus Yoga (formerly in Montclair, NJ). Andrea has been teaching vinyasa and hatha yoga at studios in northern New Jersey for more than 10 years. She has been teaching aerial yoga for 5 years.
Andrea also certified as a personal trainer, with a focus on functional fitness, with the Athletics and Fitness Association of America in September 2014.