Vinyasa (2)


This class is taught by:

Juan Gamboa

HOMETOWN
Manila, Philippines

PHILOSOPHY
"life is a balance of holding on and letting go." Rumi.
I strive to give good yoga - a balance of strong asana, breathing and a mind that is truly present and engaged. Each sequence is unique - a juicy blend of yoga (vinyasa/ashtanga) and movement of all kinds. In class, we strive to tap in to the most Pure version of ourselves so that we can connect to one intention.

CLASSES AT PURE
Hot Power (Open), Hot Power 2, Hot Power 2/3

EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS
200 Hour Yoga Alliance

MENTORS
Schuyler Grant

BEFORE YOGA
Wall Street Research Manager and Biotech/Pharma Scientist

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

Sonja Rzepski

HOMETOWN

Upstate NY Finger Lakes Region

 PHILOSOPHY


In order to enter a state of grace, or even visit it for a moment, we must begin to pay attention to what is—to connect. Whether the present moment is as we (or others) think it “should” be is not a concern in yoga. Yoga relieves us from that judgement. It requires us to express from a clearer version of ourselves; to gain perspective. Do not underestimate the power of this clarity; to promote and attract compassion, joy, strength, and a reflective intelligence.

CLASSES AT PURE

Vinyasa, Slow Flow, Alignment Basics, Yin/Yang

 EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS International Association of Yoga Therapists certified, Ashtanga practitioner 16 years, Yoga Rehabilitation, Yoga for Athletes, Prenatal Yoga, Samahita Yoga Institute, Nutrition, Women's Health, Foundations of Flexibility and Alignment, Functional Anatomy.

MENTORS

Paul Dallaghan, Eddie Stern, Pattabhi Jois

BEFORE YOGA

 Aerial Acrobat

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

Danielle Dugan

HOMETOWN
Ronkonkoma, NY

PHILOSOPHY
Intelligent asana. Deep Pranyama. Self-study.

CLASSES AT PURE
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, 2015 Meditation Training - Charu, 2016 20 hours Restorative Modules - Mary Aranas

MENTORS
Schuyler Grant, Nikki Vilella, Nikki Costello, Gabriel Halpern, Yogi Charu

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

Matthew Lombardo

HOMETOWN

New York City

PHILOSOPHY

Matthew strives to teach his students safety while leading a fun, personally transforming practice.

CLASSES AT PURE

Vinyasa

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

Lisa Anzelmo

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.

Karen Nourizadeh

HOMETOWN
New Britain, CT
PHILOSOPHY
Karen teaches adults and children to focus on alignment and pay personal attention to their bodies.
CLASSES AT PURE
Vinyasa Flow, Hot Power, Beginner’s Series, Meditation, Yoga Philosophy
EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS
Certified Yoga Instructor (kids and adults)
MENTORS
Rodney Yee
BEFORE YOGA
Attorney and Broker
 

Mika Oakes

HOMETOWN
Tenafly, NJ

PHILOSOPHY
Mika adheres to the philosophy that wellness is generated from the mind and body experience. She is a firm believer that building a bridge between the two is the most direct pathway to overall well-being.

CLASSES AT PURE
Vinyasa

EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS
E-RYT 500, 200 Hour at Sonic Yoga, 500 Hour with Sri Dharma Mitra, Advanced 75 Hour Kula Flow Certification, Licensed Massage Therapist, Thai Massage, Prenatal Certification in Yoga and Massage

MENTORS
Schuyler Grant, Raghunath Cappo

BEFORE YOGA
Fashion

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

Scott Harig has been a dedicated Ashtanga Yoga teacher for 14+ years. 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.

Tanya Boulton

Tanya Boulton


HOMETOWN

Hong Kong (raised in Southern California)

PHILOSOPHY

Tanya is passionate about the sacredness that yoga brings into our lives, and teaches with the intention to guide others to stay present in their experiences both on and off the mat.

CLASSES AT PURE

Hot Power, Vinyasa

EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS

13 Years, E-RYT 500, Cranial Sacral Therapy, Shiatsu, M.S. in Special Education

MENTORS

Ana Forrest, Ellen Heed

BEFORE YOGA

High School Special Needs Teacher in L.A.

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:

  • Mon Jan 16 6:30 am - 7:30 am with Juan Gamboa
    at Pure East
  • Mon Jan 16 8:45 am - 9:45 am with Amanda Murdock
    at Pure East
  • Mon Jan 16 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Miles Borrero
    at Pure East
  • Mon Jan 16 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm with Sonja Rzepski
    at Pure West
  • Tue Jan 17 7:00 am - 8:00 am with Isaac Pena
    at Pure East
  • Tue Jan 17 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Danielle Dugan
    at Pure East
  • Tue Jan 17 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm with Pam Reece
    at Pure West
  • Tue Jan 17 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm with Matthew Lombardo
    at Pure West
  • Wed Jan 18 6:30 am - 7:30 am with Victor Colletti
    at Pure East
  • Wed Jan 18 8:45 am - 9:45 am with Rebecca Hajek
    at Pure East
  • Wed Jan 18 9:15 am - 10:15 am with Lisa Anzelmo
    at Pure West
  • Wed Jan 18 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Jimmy Burgio
    at Pure West
  • Thu Jan 19 7:00 am - 8:00 am with Karen Nourizadeh
    at Pure East
  • Thu Jan 19 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Rebecca Hajek
    at Pure West
  • Thu Jan 19 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Mika Oakes
    at Pure East
  • Fri Jan 20 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Kristin Lewis
    at Pure East
  • Fri Jan 20 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm with Scott Harig
    at Pure West
  • Sat Jan 21 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Tanya Boulton
    at Pure East
  • Sat Jan 21 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Joseph Sbarro
    at Pure East
  • Sun Jan 22 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Juan Gamboa
    at Pure West