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.
Yoga Instructor- Meditation
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 1990s, 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 licenced Registered Behavior Technician Licenced (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.
Meditation-Special needs training- small group-
Deanna Barry has been a certified Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor and Cycling Instructor for over 20 years. She began her fitness career at Spa Lady in Fairfield and then moved to Platinum Fitness in Verona, where she has been for the last 20 years. She also, teaches at the Caldwell Community Center and runs Small Group Fitness Classes at Embracing Fitness.
Staying in shape has been a passion of hers since she was a little kid. Her stepmother managed and taught classes at Spa Lady too! This lit the fire within her to want to stay fit and help people to each their fitness goals. She also is career firefighter in the Township of Montclair. She has been there for over 19 years and is always working to keep herself fit and healthy for her intense career. As a mother of two kids, she takes great pride in setting the example of being a strong and active woman.