Vinyasa (1/2)


This class is taught by:

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

Jamie Harig

HOMETOWN: Hell's Kitchen, NYC

PHILOSOPHY: Gratitude, surrender, love and breathe on your way there.

CLASSES AT PURE: Ashtanga Open Practice, nidra & vinyasa

EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS: Practicing since 2002. Multiple ashtanga trainings with Scott Harig, Nidra training with Shakti Assouline Benedict & Rasa Yoga TT.

MENTORS: Scott Harig

BEFORE YOGA: Mom. Still Mom

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

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

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

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

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

Laura Brandel

HOMETOWN
Malverne, New York
PHILOSOPHY
Laura Brandel has a strong understanding of the principles of yoga and how to share these teachings from her heart. She is a kind and intuitive teacher with a calm yet dynamic voice. One of her most outstanding qualities is how attentive she is, watching each student and seeing what they need as individuals.
CLASSES AT PURE
Yoga Nidra, Vinyasa & Restorative

EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS
E-RYT 200 RYT 500 from Pure Yoga with a focus in Yoga Therapy

MENTORS
Dana Slamp

BEFORE YOGA

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

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 Sandlin

HOMETOWN
Riverside, California
 
PHILOSOPHY
Rebecca believes in a yoga practice that challenges people to grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. She believes 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.
 
CLASSES AT PURE
Hot Vinyasa
 
EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS
Western Yoga College Teacher Training, Thai Yoga Massage
 
MENTORS
Scott Miller, Laura Miller, Stephanie Gilliland
 
BEFORE YOGA
Professional Modern Dancer

 

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.
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:

  • Fri Jun 23 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Karen Nourizadeh
    at Pure East
  • Fri Jun 23 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm with Isaac Pena
    at Pure East
  • Sat Jun 24 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Jamie Harig
    at Pure West
  • Sun Jun 25 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Brian Nygard
    at Pure East
  • Mon Jun 26 7:15 am - 8:15 am with Jon Witt
    at Pure West
  • Mon Jun 26 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm with Pam Reece
    at Pure West
  • Mon Jun 26 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm with Terrence Monte
    at Pure East
  • Tue Jun 27 7:15 am - 8:15 am with Annette Vetere
    at Pure West
  • Tue Jun 27 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Miles Borrero
    at Pure East
  • Wed Jun 28 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Laura Brandel
    at Pure East
  • Wed Jun 28 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm with Erica Mather
    at Pure West
  • Wed Jun 28 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm with Victor Colletti
    at Pure East
  • Thu Jun 29 7:15 am - 8:15 am with Rebecca Sandlin
    at Pure West
  • Fri Jun 30 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Jimmy Burgio
    at Pure East
  • Fri Jun 30 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm with Isaac Pena
    at Pure East