Head Instructors

Refresh Yourself With The Talented Instructors At Freehold Yoga Center

 

At Freehold Yoga Center, we focus on the core aspects that define Yoga, the union of body, mind and spirit. Pranayama (breathing techniques), Savasana (relaxation) and Asana (postures) being are the core components of our teaching. Beyond Asana practice, we offer Meditation, Satsang, Restorative Yoga, Special Workshops and lectures on Yoga philosophy.

Devaki

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.

 

Yogini

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 sixteen 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.  

 

Louise Maresca

Louise has her 500 E-RYT and graduated in 2007 from Lenox, Massachusetts. She rReceived a continuing education for people living with Mmultiple Ssclerosis in 2009. She has been teaching for 20 years. Teachers with the heartfelt intention to awaken others to their vitality and listening to their body. No matter a person’s age or health, Louise believes that yoga is accessible and beneficial to everyone. HShe has been teaching at the fFreehold yYoga studio Center since 1994, which is a very special place for her., and a Also teachers at Wall tTownship municipal building and cCentral sState wWellness cCenter.

 

Maria Di Santi

Upon finishing my her 200 -hour Yoga Teacher training from Freehold Yoga Center in 2011, Ishe put my her skills to use by helping students with health issues and physical limitations. Training as a Reiki Master and other healing modalities has brought more to my her teaching practice. Presently, Ishe teaches at Chelsea Assisted Living, Scan SCAN at Monmouth Mall, and Freehold Yoga Center, in addition to private and group sessions from my her home. IShe furthered my her training in Children’s, Restorative, Chair and Yin Yoga as well as Yoga for Everyone. This allows me her to follow my her passion of helping students who think they can’t practice yoga to incorporate it into their lives.

 

Sheri Glick

Sheri Glick has 25 years of experience in the health and healing field. She has always been curious about the body/ mind connection &and ways to restore, nourish &and heal from the inside out. She is a 500- E-RYT with Yoga Alliance &and has taken thousands of hours of training throughout the country in yoga, therapy and hands -on healing. She is a level 4 Reiki Master and has certifications in Neuromuscular Therapy and Cranial-Sacral Therapy. Sheri is a licensed New Jersey Massage Therapist, providing her clients with hands -on treatments &and one -on -one yoga therapy. She believes yoga is medicine &and if done mindfully, can restore &and heal the body. Sheri got her first 200 -hour training with Tthe Freehold Yoga Center and was so inspired, she continued on her yoga journey with a 300 training at Tthe Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy School, and an additional 500 hours of training in integrated yoga therapy through Tthe Urban Zen Foundation in New York City. Her most recent yoga training was 300 hours with Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman Yee at their Yoga Shanti studio in Sag Harbor, New York. She is also certified to teach meditation through Integral Meditation;, taught to her by Reverend Jaganath Carrera. Sheri uses aromatherapy with most of her private sessions, as she views essential oils as "magic in a bottle." Sheri uses aromatherapy with most of her private sessions. 

 

Nancee Capote, (Prema), LMT, RYT, AYS

Licensed Massage Therapist, Registered Yoga Teacher, Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist

Prema graduated as a Licensed Massage Therapist from the School of Integrative Therapies in Holmdel, NJ in 2009, but her journey really began when she graduated as a Registered Yoga Teacher from the Freehold Yoga Center in Freehold, NJ in 2010. Her passion became Ayurveda and Yoga . She began her studies with Hilary Garivaltis at Kripalu in Lenox, MA and received her certifications in 2013 for the Ayurvedic body treatments in Abhyanga, Vishesh, Shirodhara, Shiro-Abhyanga-Nasa and Marma Balancing Treatments . In 2014, she then studied under Kathryn Templeton at the Himalayan Institute in Honesdale, PA and graduated as an Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist. She is currently studying with Kathryn Templeton, again and pursuing, the Ayurvedic theories and clinical practicum.

In October, 2016, she will also begin her studies at the Himalayan Institute to receive her 500 -hour certification in Yoga.

Prema believes, to obtain your optimal health and healing, you have to balance your body, mind and spirit, and the combination of Yoga and Ayurveda provides us with that wholesome foundation.

She currently works at a health spa in Aberdeen, a wellness center in Jamesburg, and also has her own practice .

She loves nature, music, people, life and most of all God .

 

Bryan Nevin, Rishi

Bryan Nevin is an entrepreneurial Yogi, business owner and advocate of the green movement. His personal and professional missions are parallel. They focus on maintaining a healthy lifestyle and educating businesses and individuals about our resource - challenged planet while providing viable sustainable solutions.

Bryan was certified in Hatha yYoga with a (200) -hour certification at the Freehold Yoga Center in 2010. He then spent several months at the Sivananda Yoga Ashram Retreat in Nassau, Bahamas, continuing his education. He then continued to expand his yoga practice by obtaining his Kundalini Yoga Certification, a (200) -hour Teacher Training Course at the Khalsa Healing Arts & Yoga Center with Mahanrishi and Nirbhe Kaur. Bryan has recently self -published a book that is focused on a spiritual connection through communication. He is also in the process of working on another project that has to do with family dynamics behind addicition.

When he is not working or teaching yoga, Bryan enjoys creating custom -made furniture from reclaimed barn wood, and anything outdoors.

 

Jennifer Scamorsa

   
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Sheri Glick

Sheri Glick has 25 years of experience in the health and healing field. She has always been curious about the body/ mind connection & ways to restore, nourish & heal from the inside out. She is a 500- ERYT with Yoga Alliance & has taken thousands of hours of training throughout the country in yoga, therapy and hands on healing. She is a level 4 Reiki Master and has certifications in Neuromuscular Therapy and Cranial-Sacral Therapy. Sheri is a licensed New Jersey Massage Therapist, providing her clients with hands on treatments & one on one yoga therapy. She believes yoga is medicine & if done mindfully, can restore & heal the body. Sheri got her first 200 hour training with The Freehold Yoga Center and was so inspired, she continued on her yoga journey with a 300 training at The Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy School, and an additional 500 hours of training in integrated yoga therapy through The Urban Zen Foundation in New York City. Her most recent yoga training was 300 hours with Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman Yee at their Yoga Shanti studio in Sag Harbor New York. She is also certified to teach mediation through Integral Meditation; taught to her by Reverend Jaganath Carrera. Sheri uses aromatherapy with most of her sessions, as she views essential oils as "magic in a bottle." Sheri uses aromatherapy with most of her private sessions.