Dr. Wallman attended the Manhattan School of Music for percussion and, inspired by the concept of “yoga is union”, started practicing yoga in 1973. For eight years he toured with and/or led kirtan groups through the northeast. He is a doctor of chiropractic with specialties in nutrition and exercise since 1981. He has been president of the Diagnosis Foundation since 2011 promoting holistic and objective diagnosis focusing on the causes of health care conditions. He helped establish the International Space University and their interdisciplinary Master’s Degree program and has been providing health care services to professional athletes such as the US Open golf championship and AVP beach volleyball since 2015. Unifying all these experiences, he developed YogAnalysis and their certified courses in assessment as a way to holistically evaluate clients and provide them with customized yoga programs so that every-body can grow in the ways they need.
Jenny began studying Yoga independently about 10 years ago; taking classes, reading books, practicing at home, and talking to Yoga Instructors about different Yoga styles and teachings. An eight-day Yoga and Meditation retreat she took in 2017 changed her life. Jenny earned her 200 hour Yoga Teacher certification through Always at AUM YTT at Family Tree Yoga & Wellness in 2019, and is currently working to earn her 500 hour YTT certification.
Jenny is a certified Functional Movement specialist and certified Holistic Health Coach, supporting clients to achieve their wellness goals and lifestyle decisions.Her passion to pair movement and nutrition helps her clients achieve lasting results. Jenny enjoys bringing Yoga to everyBODY!
Jenny loves practicing varied Yoga styles and is always learning more through workshops, especially those about sound healing and Reiki. She enjoys outdoor activites such as hiking, camping and kayaking as well as making jewelry and writing.
Barbra took her first Bikram hot yoga class about twenty years ago. She later discovered Vinyasa and Barkan and fell in love with the new challenge. She loved the incorporation of upper body strength and variety. She completed her 200hr Barkan certification in November 2016. She has completed the first of three parts of level II Vinyasa training and hopes to someday get her 500hr certificate.
Barbra enjoys classes that challenge her to go outside her comfort level and hopes to inspire and teach students to grow in their practice as her teachers have inspired her.
Outside of yoga, Barbra keeps busy with her husband, three teenagers and their dog. She hopes to continue to learn and grow her own practice - especially her handstands - and bring that knowledge into her classes.
Chris fell in love with Warm Vinyasa and Hot yoga in 2012 after Hurricane Sandy. She eagerly began the 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training through Always at Aum at Family Tree Yoga & Wellness, and began teaching yoga in 2014.
She has since completed the 500 hour Teacher Training with Yoga As Medicine at Family Tree Yoga & Wellness, 10 hours of training in Hot Yoga and an additional 15 hour training in Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Yoga and CPR Certification. Chris broadened her yoga awareness through 155 hour Associate Polarity Therapy Practitioner Training in 2018.
Chris is divinely guided in all she thinks, says and does, and brings so much to her students that she has learned in her 3-+ years of Trancendental Meditation practice.
Ally began practicing hot yoga in January of 2011. She immediately fell in love with the practice after her very first class! While studying at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, she always looked forward to her summer and winter breaks to get back into the hot room.
After graduating in the spring of 2013, Ally continued her daily yoga practice exploring many different styles including: Bikram, Barkan, and Vinyasa. In June 2016 Ally went to Fort Lauderdale and received her 200hr level I Barkan certification from Jimmy Barkan. She continued her teaching training with Jimmy the following year and completed level II/III teacher training in Costa Rica in April 2017.
Ally has many years experience working with kids, and in April of 2018 she continued her training and got certified in kid’s yoga. Ally loves to share her passion with others and can’t wait to see where her yoga journey takes her.
Born and raised in Germany, Astrid has been living in the US since 1997. Her passion for yoga began in 2001, and she has studied and practiced many styles of yoga - Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Bikram, Naam, Hatha and Kundalini Yoga. Astrid earned her 200HR instructor certification with Healing Movement Teacher Training in 2012, and completed the 500HR certification two years later, with an emphasis on Yoga Therapy. Since then she regularly attends workshops to deepen her knowledge of yoga and how to make it accessible to everyone. Astrid strongly believes in the healing effects of a regular yoga practice which includes poses, breathing and meditation. Besides being a yoga teacher, Astrid is a happy mom of 4 children and an active member of the community. Living on Long Island brings her to the various beaches as often as she can - with family, friends, alone or teaching a yoga class. She lives by the quote "carpe diem - seize the day".
Sydney began practicing yoga when she was a child, and has been in love with the practice ever since. At 21 years old she decided to take her first Kundalini class and it resonated with her so strongly that she immediately began her KRI Level 1 Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training.
During her training, she traveled to the sacred valley of Peru to practice under Master Teachers Jai Dev Singh and Simrit Kaur Khalsa for a transformative healing journey. She finds Kundalini Yoga to be so powerful because the combination of pranayama, asana, mantra and mudra are so highly effective at heightening your awareness and allowing you to see yourself as your true identity, your Sat Naam.
Sydney feels that the opportunity to share this practice with others is the highest blessing and is repeatedly honored and humbled each time she stands in front of a class.
Jennifer is a Holistic Psychotherapist, Kundalini yoga instructor and Certified Reiki Master teacher. She has dedicated her life and soul purpose to assist in the healing of others, particularly children and teens. As a soul-fueled practitioner, Jennifer is passionate about helping others to awaken and empower the light within them. She believes we all have the power to heal from within and guides clients and students on how to be their own Guru and healer.
Jennifer is an advocate for children’s health and well-being by teaching them how to emotionally regulate and honor their Self through mindfulness, meditation and yoga. Holistic Psychotherapy sessions focus on blending Western Psychology with Eastern Therapies. Jennifer received her Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from Fordham University with a specialization in children and families. She has extensive training and experience in treating anxiety, depression, trauma and grief. Jennifer is also a KRI Internationally Certified Kundalini Yoga instructor and trained under Gurmukh Khalsa in Rishikesh, India. She is also in the final stages of certification as a Children’s Yoga Teacher.
You can contact Jennifer for more information and to schedule an appointment. Visit: www.jenniferstinsontherapy.com Call: 917.207.0849 Email: email@example.com
Kelly developed a strong passion for health and fitness at a very young age - particularly the union of mind, body and spirit. Kelly worked as a Certified Personal Trainer & Exercise Fitness Specialist through the Academy of Applied Personal Training Education (AAPTE) from 2014 to 2016 until she began practicing yoga. Through Yoga, Kelly was able to truly find her path to inner peace.
Kelly completed her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training through Healing Movement Yoga in 2017. She has studied Gentle Yoga and Restorative Yoga with Rudy Pierce in 2017. She completed all three levels of Integrated Energy Therapy® (IET®) in 2018 and the IET Master Instructor certification later that year.
Kelly joined Family Tree Yoga and Wellness, first as a student and work study in 2016 and quickly found her lifelong passion. Kelly is a unique and multifaceted human who strives to make her yoga classes fun. Practicing with Kelly is not your typical yoga class - but we promise it will be one you won’t forget!
Tina Marie, an Angel Therapy Practitioner®, Medium, and Reiki Master is an IKYTA certified Kundalini Yoga Instructor. She has trained with the world renowned Master teacher Germukh Khalsa, and 3 other Master teachers at Goldenbridge Yoga in Los Angeles, CA, where she went on to teach for five years. This perfect blend of training and teaching modalities enables Tina to loving facilitate powerful yoga classes that promote healing and transformation. A successful spiritual teacher and healer, who has taught in over 20 countries, Tina believes we all have the innate ability to communicate with our inner Guru and our angels; and she helps to open the door for others assisting in the development of of their own intuition. Her Kundalini yoga classes combine movement, breath work, and mantras, to help align and balance the energy field, strengthen the physical body, and anchor the vibration of health and wholeness that is within each of us.
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Kate has been an avid practitioner of yoga since her 20s, when a scoliosis diagnosis left her with two choices: exercise or surgery. She chose exercise, and began working to improve her strength and skeletal alignment. In addition to weightlifting and Pilates, she practiced yoga based on the teachings of BKS Iyengar and has been moving to better alignment ever since.
Kate completed the 200hr Healing Immersion Yoga Teacher Training at Family Tree Yoga & Wellness, 35hr Yin Yoga Teacher Training at Integral Yoga Institute in NYC and 155hr Polarity Therapy Training at the Yoga Polarity Center in Malverne, NY. What began as a quest for knowledge became a spiritual and emotional journey, and she fell in love with yoga philosophy and the mind-body-spirit connection.
She believes in teaching how to build a solid foundation first - to become self-aware of how your life has affected your physical structure - and to apply yoga to prevent injuries, increase flexibility and stamina, and to invite wholeness and wellness through the joy of movement. In spite of - or perhaps because of - her alignment lineage, she believes that how a pose looks on the outside is irrelevant. What matter most is how the pose makes you feel on the inside.
Kim has over twenty years of experience teaching all ages from preschool though high school. Kim is certified in New York State in both Elementary Education and K-12 Health Education. In more recent years, Kim’s desire to bring healing through wellness-based practices led to her acquire Yoga Alliance certifications for adults through Healing Movement Yoga, and youth through Little Flower Yoga. In addition, Kim trained through Mindful Schools completing their courses Mindfulness Foundations and Mindful Schools Curriculum Training. For more than ten years, she has been using mind-body based practices with her students including yoga, meditation and mindfulness. She has offered workshops for both parents and teachers to inspire them to bring these beneficial practices to the children in their lives. Kim teaches yoga to adults, teens, children and youth groups, including Boy and Girl Scouts. She is excited to combine all of her unique academic, business, and life experiences to offer a variety of strategies in her efforts to serve others.