Vinyasa (2)


This class is taught by:

Isaac Pena

HOMETOWN

New York City

PHILOSOPHY

Isaac believes if you are breathing, moving and smiling, it's yoga. In his classes you can find elements of traditional yoga, capoeira, circus arts and exciting natural functional movement.

CLASSES AT PURE

Vinyasa

EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS

Martial Arts, Contortion, Capoeria, Circus Arts, Thai Body Work

MENTORS

Chung Kal, Chaiyuth Priyasith, Jonathan Nosan, David Life

BEFORE YOGA

Student

Erica Mather

HOMETOWN

Madison, Wisconsin

PHILOSOPHY

Erica’s classes are fun and challenging, with special attention paid to deeper feeling of postures though coached breathing, detailed alignment and innovative assists.

CLASSES AT PURE

Forrest, Vinyasa, Slow Flow

EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS

E-RYT 200, Certified Forrest Yoga Instructor, Guardian and Mentor

MENTORS

Rachel Kaplan, Ana Forrest

 BEFORE YOGA

Professional Jazz Pianist

Danielle Dugan

HOMETOWN
Ronkonkoma, NY
 
PHILOSOPHY
Intelligent asana. Deep Pranyama. Self-study.
 
CLASSES AT PURE
Hot Vinyasa, Vinyasa, Meditation

EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS
RYT-200 Laughing Lotus 2005, Prenatal Yoga Certification Mia Borgotta 2009, Concious Embodiment- Anatomy Practical- Zachery Ducak 2012, RYT-300 Nikki Costello 2013, Therapeutics Apprenticeship-Gabriel Halpern 2013, 100 Hour Meditation Training- Yogi Charu 2015, 20 Hour Restorative Mary Aranas 2016, 25 Hour Nidra Mary Aranas 2017
 
MENTORS
Schuyler Grant, Nikki Vilella, Nikki Costello, Gabriel Halpern, Yogi Charu, Mary Aranas
 
BEFORE YOGA
Publishing, Finance

Pam Reece

HOMETOWN
North Carolina

PHILOSOPHY
Pam encourages students to find the interconnections of body, mind and soul and to take what we learn on the yoga mat into all areas of their life.

CLASSES AT PURE
Vinyasa

EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS
12 Years, Therapeutic Yoga

MENTORS
Charles and Lisa Matkin

BEFORE YOGA
Advertising

ABC Cooper Chou

HOMETOWN
Native New Yorker
 
PHILOSOPHY
Cooper Chou believes that yoga is intended to heal the body from all forms of injury. The secret is to open up the mind to the possibility that every movement has a purpose and the counter movement is what heals us.
 
CLASSES AT PURE
Hot Power.
 
EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS
E-RYT 200, 100 hour Ayurveda Training, 75 hour Advanced Kula Teacher Training, MELT Myofascial Release.
 
MENTORS
Jillian Turecki, Nikki Vilella, Magi Pierce, Schuyler Grant, and all lovers of Iyengar
 
BEFORE YOGA
Investment banking, and so glad to have left that world!

Victor Colletti

HOMETOWN - NYC PHILOSOPHY - all you have to do is breathe and love your breath CLASSES: Hot Vinyasa and Vinyasa EXPERIENCE: 200 Hr Laughing Lotus, 22 years of practice MENTORS: Shri Dharma Mittra, Dana Flynn, Alison Cramer BEFORE YOGA - Seeking my calling

Rebecca Hajek

HOMETOWN

South Windsor, Connecticut

PHILOSOPHY

With her toe-tapping music and playful sequences, Rebecca hopes to challenge her students to push through mental and physical boundaries in order to reach a place of release.

CLASSES AT PURE

Hot Power Yoga, PXT, and Ashtanga

EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS

Pure Yoga Teacher Training, Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Hatha, M.A. in Opera Studies

MENTORS

Scott Harig, Yogi Charu & Maty Ezraty

BEFORE YOGA

Opera singer, bartender

Angela Leigh

HOMETOWN: Seattle

PHILOSOPHY: Angela believes the yoga practice to be a constant exploration of the body's physical and spiritual energy. Yoga is a blend of conscious movement, intentional breath with the power to heal and teach us compassion for ourselves and others. How we show up for ourselves on the mat is how we present ourselves to the world.

CLASSES AT PURE: Vinyasa, Hot Power

EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS: 200-ERYT, 500-YogaWorks

MENTORS: Mia Togo, Vinnie Marino, Scott Harig

BEFORE YOGA: Hospitality. Fitness.

Lisa Anzelmo

HOMETOWN

New Orleans 

PHILOSOPHY  

Lisa’s classes focus on intuitive flows, proper alignment and attention to the breath, complete with a fun playlist and cheesy jokes thrown in for good measure!  It is Lisa's hope to spark a desire in her students to challenge themselves by safely going further and making their practice that much "brighter."

CLASSES AT PURE

Vinyasa 2/3, Hot Power

EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS 

An actively practicing student since 2000; RYT 200-HR (2007); 100-HR Ashtanga Certification with Scott Harig at Pure Yoga (2013)

BEFORE YOGA

Lisa is a working actor and singer…which means she has held many odd jobs over the years, such as personal trainer and yoga instructor!

Jimmy Burgio

HOMETOWN
Virginia Beach, Virginia
 
PHILOSOPHY
Where the body goes, the mind will follow. Jimmy teaches a rigorous, fluid vinyasa-based class that encourages his students to use their yoga practice as a way to create space in their lives for unceasing grace.
 
CLASSES AT PURE
Hot Power Yoga
 
EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS
13 years of practice, E-RYT 200, Former director of New York Yoga's 200 and 500 hour teacher training programs where he taught Meditation, Chanting, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, and The Bhagavad Gita.
 
MENTORS
Lisa Asha Rapp, Rachel Page, Dhanurdhara Swami, the teachings of Swami Satchidananda, Dana Flynn and Sri Dharma Mittra.
 
BEFORE YOGA
Dancer and Choreographer. Artistic Director of Mitra Dance Collective, a NYC-based contemporary dance company.

Amanda Murdock

HOMETOWN

Spartanburg, South Carolina

PHILOSOPHY

During her classes, Amanda strives to blend her love of music with a dynamic, fun and creative sequence of asana.

CLASSES AT PURE

Vinyasa, Hot Power Vinyasa, Power Yoga Sculpt,Pure Core

EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS

Pure Yoga Teacher Training, Certified Cancer Survivor Instructor

MENTORS

Alanna Kaivalya, Manorama, Ana Forrest, Rodney Yee

BEFORE YOGA

Brand Marketing and Public Relations

Miles Borrero

Miles Borrero

HOMETOWN

Bogota, Colombia

PHILOSOPHY

Miles encourages her students to find the sweet spot when two opposites balance in perfect dynamic tension to achieve the purest expression of joy and calm.

 CLASSES AT PURE

Vinyasa

 EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS

12 years of practice, 200 E-RYT, Advanced Forrest Yoga, Restore and Renew with Judith Lasater, Thai Massage Certified 

MENTORS

Raghunath Cappo, Christie Clark, Ana Forrest, Phillip Askew, Schuyler Grant and a long, ever shifting list of wonderful teachers I take class from in this magical city.

BEFORE YOGA

Trained in conservatory as an actor, horseback rider, singer in a band

Leila Zimbel

PHILOSOPHY

In Leila's classes, you will work hard and broaden your ability by finding the balance of ease and strength through effort, coupled with laughter and determination. 

CLASSES AT PURE

Vinyasa, Prana Flow

EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS

MENTORS

Shiva Rea

BEFORE YOGA

Professional Dancer

Kristin Lewis

HOMETOWN
Austin, TX
PHILOSOPHY
Take your practice seriously but don't take yourself too seriously. Kristin's joyful nature and playful attitude are present in all classes. She is happiest when her students leave class with a smile on their face and in their hearts, ready to bring the peace found on their mat into the rest of their day.

CLASSES AT PURE
Hot Vinyasa, Hot Power, Vinyasa

EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS
200-ERYT, RPYT - Jungle Yoga YTT 200 Hours, Advanced TT 100 Hours, Hot Yoga TT 50 Hours, Pre-/Post-Natal Yoga and Active Birth Training, Anatomy Course

MENTORS
Patrick Creelman, Copper Crow, Samantha Chan

BEFORE YOGA
Professional Student

Scott Harig

HOMETOWN
Colorado
PHILOSOPHY
Scott teaches an eclectic yoga sequence, drawing from his Hatha, Ayurveda and Ashtanga teachings. He believes yoga to be an effective method of self discovery and positive change. Scott aspires to introduce yoga's potential to newcomers and help facilitate regular practitioners' path to self knowledge and acceptance.
CLASSES AT PURE
Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Hot Power Yoga
EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS
Scott Harig has been a dedicated Ashtanga Yoga teacher since 2000. While living in Denver, Scott taught yoga exclusively at the Denver Ashtanga Yoga Center under the direction of Michael Rawlison. His main teacher today is Manju Jois, and for the last three years he's led the Ashtanga Program at Pure Yoga West in New York City.
BEFORE YOGA
Competitive Mountain Biker

 

Kathleen Clivio

Kay Kay Clivio


HOMETOWN

Medford, Massachusetts

PHILOSOPHY

I am mindful when I teach and that I am a guardian and preserver of a sacred tradition. I am here to serve as a conduit between it and the divinity within its students. I work to stay open and receptive to what each individual student needs so that I might act as a channel of this beauty as much as possible.

CLASSES AT PURE

Hot Power, Slow Flow, Yin Yang, Vinyasa

EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS

Practicing for 17 Years and teaching for 12 years, former instructor at Pure Yoga Hong Kong, Senior Teacher at Pure Yoga New York, Head of Pure Yoga’s Teacher Training Program

MENTORS

Bikram, Ana Forrest, Baron Baptiste, John Friend, Shri K. Pattabhi Jois, Patrick Creelman and Gil Hedley

BEFORE YOGA

Competitive Outrigger Canoe Paddler in Hawaii

Vinyasa is characterized by flowing poses and sequences that are linked to the breath. This class is diverse and sequencing will vary with instructor philosophy and in general is a vigorous, more athletic approach to yoga.

Upcoming classes:

  • Tue May 30 7:00 am - 8:00 am with Isaac Pena
    at Pure East
  • Tue May 30 9:45 am - 11:00 am with Erica Mather
    at Pure East
  • Tue May 30 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Danielle Dugan
    at Pure East
  • Tue May 30 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm with Pam Reece
    at Pure West
  • Tue May 30 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm with ABC Cooper Chou
    at Pure West
  • Wed May 31 6:30 am - 7:30 am with Victor Colletti
    at Pure East
  • Wed May 31 8:45 am - 9:45 am with Rebecca Hajek
    at Pure East
  • Wed May 31 9:15 am - 10:15 am with Angela Leigh
    at Pure West
  • Wed May 31 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm with Lisa Anzelmo
    at Pure West
  • Wed May 31 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm with Erica Mather
    at Pure West
  • Wed May 31 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Jimmy Burgio
    at Pure West
  • Thu Jun 01 7:00 am - 8:00 am with Amanda Murdock
    at Pure East
  • Thu Jun 01 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Miles Borrero
    at Pure West
  • Thu Jun 01 9:45 am - 11:00 am with Erica Mather
    at Pure East
  • Thu Jun 01 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Leila Zimbel
    at Pure East
  • Fri Jun 02 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Kristin Lewis
    at Pure East
  • Fri Jun 02 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm with Scott Harig
    at Pure West
  • Fri Jun 02 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm with Leila Zimbel
    at Pure West
  • Sat Jun 03 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Kathleen Clivio
    at Pure East
  • Sat Jun 03 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Leila Zimbel
    at Pure East