Restorative (Open)


This class is taught by:

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 and create space in mind and body while flowing through each asana.
Classes at Pure:
Hot Vinyasa, Vinyasa, Open Level Vinyasa

Experience and Certifications:
Experience: Practicing since 2010 and teaching since 2012.
Certifications: 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.

Mentors:
Tanya Boulton

Before Yoga:
Licensing and recruiting in the Fashion Industry

Stephanie Ervin

Stephanie Ervin


HOMETOWN

Las Vegas, Nevada

PHILOSOPHY

Stephanie teaches with close attention to alignment, guiding her students with compassion and humor so that they can gain knowledge, awareness and understanding of themselves through their practice.

 CLASSES AT PURE

Basics, Restorative, Slow Flow, Meditation

EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS

3 Years, 300-Hour Teacher Certification, Restorative Yoga, Therapeutic Yoga, Dance

MENTORS

Jody Rufty, Sarah Bell, Paula Lynch-Liberis

BEFORE YOGA

Bartender

Mary Aranas

Mary Aranas


HOMETOWN

Taipei, Taiwan (raised in Toronto and Ottawa, Canada)

PHILOSOPHY

Mary embraces yoga as a perfect blend of athleticism, creativity and spirituality. She encourages her students to find their joyful edge of inner and outer strength, beauty and expression.

CLASSES AT PURE

Yin/Yang, Slow Flow Meditation, Chakra Slow Flow, Restorative, Vinyasa

EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS

E-RYT 500, ISHTA Certified, AcroYoga, YogaSlackers, Thai Bodywork

MENTORS

Yogiraj Alan Finger

BEFORE YOGA

Ensemble Member of an Off-Broadway Theatre Company

Sho Higuchi

HOMETOWN
Queens, New York

PHILOSOPHY
Sho believes that the purpose of our lives is to be happy (and share this happiness with others) - this shines through in his class. He incorporates elements of unconditional love by building awareness in friendliness, joy, and equanimity among all souls.

CLASSES AT PURE
Yin, Restorative, Classical Hatha, Meditation, Yoga Nidra, Slow Flow

EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS
Student of meditation since age 7; 800 hour certified in Yogic Lifestyle & Science, Classical Hatha Yoga, Meditation & Pranayama, Restorative Yoga, Yin Yoga, Pre-natal Yoga; On-going training in Contortion, Circus Arts, Life-Coaching, Philosophy, and Yoga

MENTORS
Hisao "Genki" Horiguchi, Yogi Charu, Mary Aranas, Isaac Pena, Kazu Chan, Shelly Zagor

BEFORE YOGA
Pastry Chef

Dana Slamp

HOMETOWN:

Washington State

PHILOSOPHY

Dana’s adventurous classes encourage moving from your center, overcoming fear, and the courage to love oneself. She wishes for her students to experience the truth in their way - be it though a vigorous physical practice, music, restorative yoga, or meditation.

CLASSES AT PURE

Yoga Therapy, Vinyasa

EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS

7 Years, Pure Yoga Senior Teacher and Mentor, E-RYT 50, Prenatal Yoga, Restorative Yoga

MENTORS

Georgia from Bikram

BEFORE YOGA

Writer and Actor

Jessica Caplan

Jessica Caplan


HOMETOWN

Montreal, Canada

PHILOSOPHY

Jessica is fueled by her passion for self-expression and the complexity of the human spirit. Her deepest wish is to joyfully help people align with their truth and open their hearts.

CLASSES AT PURE

Hot Power, Basics, Sow Flow

EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS

8 Years, E-RYT 200, Pure Yoga Honk Kong Teacher Training, Reiki Level 1 Certification

MENTORS

John Friend, Ana Forrest, Patrick Creelman, Elena Brower, Nikki Costello, Seane Corn

BEFORE YOGA

I was an actress and singer all my life, then went to law school and worked as a lawyer for one year. Left that, moved to Hong Kong, and there worked as a freelance writer, singer, actress and kids' drama teacher. I continue to do some of those things today; in addition to being a yoga teacher, I also write and am a singer/songwriter with a new EP about to be released!

Restorative yoga is a deeply relaxing way of practicing yoga. Given props, the student achieves poses without much muscular strength, facilitating deep release in the connective tissue and calming the nervous system. Teachers may offer a meditative focus

Upcoming classes:

  • Sun Jan 22 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm with Annette Vetere
    at Pure West
  • Sun Jan 22 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm with Donna Davidge
    at Pure East
  • Mon Jan 23 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Stephanie Ervin
    at Pure West
  • Tue Jan 24 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Mary Aranas
    at Pure East
  • Tue Jan 24 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm with Donna Davidge
    at Pure West
  • Thu Jan 26 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Mary Aranas
    at Pure East
  • Thu Jan 26 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm with Sho Higuchi
    at Pure West
  • Fri Jan 27 11:30 am - 12:30 pm with Mary Aranas
    at Pure West
  • Fri Jan 27 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Stephanie Ervin
    at Pure East
  • Sun Jan 29 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm with Annette Vetere
    at Pure West
  • Sun Jan 29 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm with Dana Slamp
    at Pure East
  • Mon Jan 30 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Stephanie Ervin
    at Pure West
  • Tue Jan 31 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Mary Aranas
    at Pure East
  • Tue Jan 31 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm with Donna Davidge
    at Pure West
  • Thu Feb 02 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Mary Aranas
    at Pure East
  • Thu Feb 02 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm with Sho Higuchi
    at Pure West
  • Fri Feb 03 11:30 am - 12:30 pm with Mary Aranas
    at Pure West
  • Fri Feb 03 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Stephanie Ervin
    at Pure East
  • Sun Feb 05 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm with Jessica Caplan
    at Pure West
  • Sun Feb 05 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm with Dana Slamp
    at Pure East