Head Instructors


Devaki (Nina Sabatino), is the Director of the Freehold Yoga Center since its inception. Devaki has been a yoga teacher for over 40 years. She has a gentle, caring and inspiring approach for everyone. Her concern for the well-being of others is unique and sincere. She taught in Lakewood, Freehold, Lincroft and California for many years. Devaki Specializes in special populations, children and senior yoga. She is also trained in Siddha Yoga and Reike Energy Therapy.


Acharya Krishnadas Sharma

Acharya Krishnadas Sharma is an American born Brahmin and spiritual teacher. Krishnadas started his learning and training at the Freehold Yoga Center. He was then formally trained and initiated into all branches of yogic and spiritual culture at the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Ranch. There, he learned directly from Swami Visistananda and other direct disciples of Swami Vishnudevananda for many years. Krishnadas was manager and senior teacher at the Sivananda Ashram for some years. He received instruction and guidance from Santero Sergio Garcia while living in Ecuador. Krishnadas is now co-director of the Freehold Yoga Center.



Yogini (Linda Bennett) took her first asana class at the Freehold Yoga Center and knew immediately that she had found her Dharma. She began to deepen her practice and understanding of classical yoga and graduated from the Freehold Yoga Center Teacher Training Program. Furthering her studies, Yogini has completed the 500 hour level of training at the Himalayan Institute in Honesdale, PA. Her teaching style is mindful with an emphasis on alignment and breath. Yogini is qualified to teach children through seniors and is honored to share the teachings and practices of yoga as handed down by the sages.


In addition to the above Head Instructors,  classes are taught on a rotating basis by graduates of the Center's well known Teacher Training Program.  For the past thirteen years, the Freehold Yoga center has yearly graduated a class of highly qualified, certified yoga teachers.  We encourage students to take class with a variety of instructors as each brings their own unique sense of yoga and self to each and every class.