TRYOGA Binghamton Studio Instructors
CO-OWNER AND INSTRUCTOR
Terry brings his enthusiasm and love of yoga combined with knowledge of body alignment and mechanics to each practice.
He has devoted twenty years to studying and integrating yoga into his life. Yoga is his passion. His classes are fun and playful with easy-to-follow instructions,encouraging students of all levels to work deeply while honoring their own practice, working within their limitations yet helping them reach and go beyond their edge.
He began teaching yoga in 2011, primarily focusing on the physical aspects of yoga. It wasn't until he met Baron Baptiste in 2012 that he fully realized he could get a total workout through Baptiste Yoga - body, mind AND soul. He completed his 500 hours of training under the tutelage of Baron and The Baptiste Power Yoga Institute. Terry now spends his life teaching the Baptiste Journey Into Power Sequence and a class called YOD(Your Own Determination), which combines power yoga and plyometrics. Whenever he can, he continues to assist teacher trainings around the country with Baron and the amazing people of the Baptiste family.
Terry began practicing Yoga to make a positive change in his life. Through his teaching, he hopes to make a positive change in other people's lives as well .
Rhianna, originally from Canada, took her first yoga class at 13. Growing up playing many sports, this was a way to calm her anxious mind. Throughout the years, her practice has changed from solely a physical one to one that gives spiritual, mental and emotional benefits as well. From the beginning of her yoga journey, she always knew she wanted to share the practice of yoga with others, and in February 2016, Rhianna completed her 200 hour teacher training through the Twin Cities Yoga Collective.
Rhianna likes incorporating a sense of adventure and lightness in her classes and hopes her students leave feeling challenged and happy.
When not on her mat, Rhianna enjoys lifting weights over her head, walking with her dog, finding adventure and supporting her Navy husband.
Michelle is continuously pushed by the physical and mental challenge yoga has to offer. Yoga has helped her get into better shape and has transformed her mentally. It has created a new fresh outlook to life as well as a helped create a better body image. Yoga continues to challenge her- teaching and in her own practice. There is always something new to discover, a new way to do a pose or a different variation and so much More. The yoga journey is endless!
After completing her associates degree in Health and Nutrition, Michelle knew that teaching yoga was her passion. Michelle has completed both Level One and Two of Baptiste training. She is now a certified Yoga Alliance 200hour RYT. Michelle will be continuing her journey by working on her Baptiste certification in the weeks to come.
In Michelle's class you'll get a great workout, as well as create balance and positivity in your life. You will find your edge throughout your practice by challenging yourself and possibly discovering something new! You can even learn some fun arm balances! Michelle will also share what yoga has given her and inspire others to grow and challenge themselves. Yoga is a continuous learning, growing and challenging practice. She's ambitious to learn and share all that she can!
Samantha started her yoga practice in 2009 while a student at Binghamton University. Like many, she started yoga for the physical benefits. A ballet dancer for twelve years, she enjoyed the beauty in the shapes that yoga can create with the body. Yet through practice, she has found that yoga paints a more well-rounded picture. It is not only physical but a mental, emotional, and spiritual journey, as well.
Samantha completed her 200-hour teacher training through Twin Cities Collective at Organic Yoga and is excited to be able to share her love of yoga with others. Through her vinyasa classes, she hopes to connect people to their bodies through breath and to provide a safe space for all to explore and deepen their own personal yoga journeys.
Outside of yoga, Samantha is a graduate student at Binghamton University working towards her MS degree in biological chemistry and her MAT degree in chemistry.
Jessica began her yoga practice in 2007. She believes every time you roll out your mat it is a new adventure and opportunity to learn something new and grow within yourself. Finding your breath, finding focus, finding balance on the mat and then bringing that off the mat into your life. Yoga has inspired her to make healthy changes in her life and she hopes to open that door for others. She is passionate and motivated to create a space for everyone to grow, change, and love.
In the fall of 2011 she completed Always at Aum 200 hour Vinyasa Flow teacher training program and and registered with Yoga Alliance at the 200 level. In August of 2014 she completed Level 1 Baptiste Teacher Training. She has done many workshops with yogis such as Seane Corn, Alanna Kaivalya, Phillip Askew, Baron Baptiste and Matthew Sanford. She is continuing her education, now studying for 500 level and is grateful and excited to share all of this knowledge with others. She enjoys not only teaching Vinyasa style of yoga but power, restorative, mediation and kid's classes as well.
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Tina's life completely shifted when she was introduced to yoga and all its amazing benefits over 4 years ago. Over the last 3 years Tina has transformed her life through Baptiste Power Yoga trainings to earn her RYT 200 hour Yoga Alliance certification. She has continued her education with Bryan Kest, Always at Aum School and other local workshops and trainings to share what she learns with the whole Yoga community.
Tina's goal is to inspire others on their mats and on the water through Paddle Boarding/Paddleboard Yoga, at Binghamton University or at The Binghamton Zen Den since both have become a way of life for her.
Tina also works with the Baptiste Foundation and Connected Warriors offering free yoga to veterans, active military and their support systems in Broome County.
She is excited to join the TRYoga team to continue to inspire and share her passion for life with everyone!!
"Because you are alive, everything is possible."-Thich Nhat Hanh