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

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

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

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
 

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

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 Feb 26 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm with Annette Vetere
    at Pure West
  • Sun Feb 26 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm with Danielle Dugan
    at Pure East
  • Mon Feb 27 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Stephanie Ervin
    at Pure West
  • Tue Feb 28 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Mary Aranas
    at Pure East
  • Tue Feb 28 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm with Karen Nourizadeh
    at Pure West
  • Thu Mar 02 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Mary Aranas
    at Pure East
  • Thu Mar 02 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm with Sho Higuchi
    at Pure West
  • Fri Mar 03 11:30 am - 12:30 pm with Mary Aranas
    at Pure West
  • Fri Mar 03 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Stephanie Ervin
    at Pure East
  • Sun Mar 05 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm with Pure Staff
    at Pure West
  • Sun Mar 05 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm with Dana Slamp
    at Pure East
  • Mon Mar 06 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Stephanie Ervin
    at Pure West
  • Tue Mar 07 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Mary Aranas
    at Pure East
  • Tue Mar 07 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm with Karen Nourizadeh
    at Pure West
  • Thu Mar 09 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Mary Aranas
    at Pure East
  • Thu Mar 09 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm with Sho Higuchi
    at Pure West
  • Fri Mar 10 11:30 am - 12:30 pm with Mary Aranas
    at Pure West
  • Fri Mar 10 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Stephanie Ervin
    at Pure East
  • Sun Mar 12 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm with Pure Staff
    at Pure West
  • Sun Mar 12 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm with Dana Slamp
    at Pure East