Vinyasa (1/2)


This class is taught by:

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!

Annette Vetere

HOMETOWN
North Haledon, NJ
 
PHILOSOPHY
With a focus on alignment, Annette teaches with the intention of using breath as a meditative way to stay present; releasing what does not serve the body and mind in a positive way. Her intention is to support healing in the body and clear the mind to connect with your spiritual self.
 
CLASSES AT PURE
Hot Vinyasa, Vinyasa, Restorative, Slow Flow
 
EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS
Teaching since 2012. e-RYT 200, 200-Hour RYT with Kay Kay Clivio and Yogi Charu, 100-Hour Mentorship with Tanya Boulton, 100-Hour Prema Therapeutics training with Jon Witt and Dana Slamp, Yin Yoga with Kate Kuss, Children’s yoga from Karma Kids, IM=X Pilates trained, Reiki Level 1&2. Working towards a 500-Hour advanced therapeutics training with Yoga Medicine (Tiffany Cruikshank) Energy healing through Angel Quest (Karen Noe)
 
MENTORS
Tanya Boulton
 
BEFORE YOGA
Licensing and recruiting in the Fashion Industry

Jon Witt

HOMETOWN
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
PHILOSOPHY
I love being a part of my students' self-development, and giving them the tools to heal.
CLASSES AT PURE
Alignment Basics, Vinyasa 1/2, Basics, Back Care, Slow Flow, Private Yoga
EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS
Teaching for over 11 years and practicing for over 14 years. First teacher training with Bikram Choudhury in 2002 and spent 5 years in Hong Kong as one of Pure Yoga's first instructors.
MENTORS
Dharma Mittra, Anthony Carlisi, Baron Baptiste, Doug Keller, Kristyan Stjerne, Patrick Creelman, Tim Miller,Yogacharya V. Venkatesha of Mysore, India
BEFORE YOGA
Web Analyst for a software company

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

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
 

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
Hot Power, Vinyasa
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
 
MENTORS
Schuyler Grant, Nikki Vilella, Nikki Costello, Gabriel Halpern
 
BEFORE YOGA
Publishing, Finance

Rachel Durga Page

HOMETOWN
Newmarket, England

PHILOSOPHY
Rachel's classes focus not only on awareness of the body, but also awareness of the breath, mind and spirit. She humbly offers the teachings to encourage more conscious living.

CLASSES AT PURE
Hot Power Yoga

EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS
15 years practice, 12 years teaching, 500 hours Integral Yoga certified, 200 hours Hatha certified, ITM (Thailand) Thai yoga certified, teacher trainer at New York Yoga, Prana Power Yoga and Yoga People Brooklyn with a focus on meditation, pranayama, chakras, restorative yoga and Yoga Sutras.

MENTORS
Swami Asokananda, Swami Ramananda, Lisa Asha Rapp

BEFORE YOGA
World traveller, Peace Corps volunteer

Terrence Monte

HOMETOWN

Valhalla, NY

PHILOSOPHY

Terrence's classes include humor, great music, attention to alignment, and meditation. Although challenging, they are accessible to all levels.

CLASSES AT PURE

Managing Teacher, Hot Power Basics, Vinyasa (open), Vinyasa 2/3, Slow Flow, Basics, Hot Power 2/3

EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS

8 Years, E-RYT 200, MFA, BS Mechanical Engineering

MENTORS

Bryan Kest, Ralph Hall

BEFORE YOGA

Mechanical Engineer and Professional Actor

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

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:

  • Sun Apr 30 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with ABC Cooper Chou
    at Pure East
  • Sun Apr 30 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm with Annette Vetere
    at Pure West
  • Mon May 01 7:15 am - 8:15 am with Jon Witt
    at Pure West
  • Mon May 01 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm with Erica Mather
    at Pure West
  • Mon May 01 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm with Karen Nourizadeh
    at Pure East
  • Tue May 02 7:15 am - 8:15 am with Annette Vetere
    at Pure West
  • Tue May 02 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Isaac Pena
    at Pure East
  • Wed May 03 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Danielle Dugan
    at Pure East
  • Wed May 03 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm with Erica Mather
    at Pure West
  • Wed May 03 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm with Danielle Dugan
    at Pure East
  • Thu May 04 7:15 am - 8:15 am with Rachel Durga Page
    at Pure West
  • Fri May 05 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Karen Nourizadeh
    at Pure East
  • Fri May 05 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm with Isaac Pena
    at Pure East
  • Sun May 07 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Donna Davidge
    at Pure East
  • Mon May 08 7:15 am - 8:15 am with Jon Witt
    at Pure West
  • Mon May 08 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm with Erica Mather
    at Pure West
  • Mon May 08 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm with Terrence Monte
    at Pure East
  • Tue May 09 7:15 am - 8:15 am with Annette Vetere
    at Pure West
  • Tue May 09 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Miles Borrero
    at Pure East
  • Wed May 10 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Danielle Dugan
    at Pure East