Vinyasa (2)


This class is taught by:

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.

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

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

Rebecca Sandlin

I have been practicing yoga for 7 years and teaching for 5. I was a professional dancer for a number of

years and because of that in my classes I love to play with the idea of fusing a more fluid movement with

the poses. I believe in a yoga practice that challenges people to grow physically, mentally, and

spiritually. I believe that our bodies were created to move and therefore we should take the time to

experiment with our limitations and exceed past the boundaries that we give ourselves.

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

Mariah Betts

HOMETOWN:
North Danville, Vermont

PHILOSOPHY:
Energy is everything. Be light, playful and curious to keep moving through it all and evolve.

CLASSES AT PURE:
Vinyasa, Vinyasa Basics, Slow Flow
EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS:
RYT 200 hour Ana Forrest Yoga Teacher Training 2004
Institute for Integrative Nutrition 2006
2 x RYT 200 hour Maya Yoga with Eddie Modestini & Nicki Doane 2009 - 2010
25 hour Immersion with Patrick Creelman 2013
RYT 300 hour Advanced Maya Yoga with Eddie Modestini & Nicki Doane 2015
50 hours FLY Advanced Training at Laughing Lotus 2016

MENTORS
Dr. Michael Winer, Betty Moore, Patrick Creelman, Francesca Bove
BEFORE YOGA
Ski Racer, Coach, Landscaper, Waitress

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

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

Eddie Teboul

HOMETOWN

Paris, France

PHILOSOPHY

Yoga reminds Eddie that all postures and breath are metaphoric of unresolved life experiences and an opportunity to resolve them, not mentally, but into the direct experience of the senses.

CLASSES AT PURE

Jivamukti-Based Vinyasa, Slow Flow, Hot Vinyasa

EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS

6 years, E-RYT 500, 800-Hour Jivamukti Certification

MENTORS

David Life, Sharon Gannon, Sri K. Patthabhi Jois

BEFORE YOGA

Hairstylist

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

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

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:

  • Wed Feb 22 6:30 am - 7:30 am with Victor Colletti
    at Pure East
  • Wed Feb 22 8:45 am - 9:45 am with Rebecca Hajek
    at Pure East
  • Wed Feb 22 9:15 am - 10:15 am with Lisa Anzelmo
    at Pure West
  • Wed Feb 22 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Jimmy Burgio
    at Pure West
  • Thu Feb 23 7:00 am - 8:00 am with Amanda Murdock
    at Pure East
  • Thu Feb 23 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Rebecca Hajek
    at Pure West
  • Thu Feb 23 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Mika Oakes
    at Pure East
  • Fri Feb 24 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Rebecca Sandlin
    at Pure East
  • Fri Feb 24 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm with Rebecca Sandlin
    at Pure West
  • Sat Feb 25 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Kathleen Clivio
    at Pure East
  • Sat Feb 25 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with Mariah Betts
    at Pure East
  • Sun Feb 26 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Rebecca Sandlin
    at Pure West
  • Sun Feb 26 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Mariah Betts
    at Pure East
  • Mon Feb 27 6:30 am - 7:30 am with Juan Gamboa
    at Pure East
  • Mon Feb 27 8:45 am - 9:45 am with Danielle Dugan
    at Pure East
  • Mon Feb 27 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Eddie Teboul
    at Pure East
  • Mon Feb 27 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm with Kathleen Clivio
    at Pure West
  • Tue Feb 28 7:00 am - 8:00 am with Isaac Pena
    at Pure East
  • Tue Feb 28 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Danielle Dugan
    at Pure East
  • Tue Feb 28 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm with Pam Reece
    at Pure West