Charlotte is a health & wellness professional with one main goal — to see you RADIATE with health and happiness.
Charlotte has been in the fitness industry since 2012 and is certified as a yoga teacher, personal trainer, group fitness instructor, and Heartsaver CPR/AED instructor. She is an adjunct professor at Hofstra University teaching Hatha Yoga: Theory + Practice. She has specialty certifications in trauma-informed yoga and Blissflow yoga.
After an unexpected loss and a few personal health complications, Charlotte found herself completely immersed in health & wellness. When she started to see the benefits of proper nutrition and physical activity, she wanted to share them with the world. Charlotte knew that her calling was to create a safe, community space for health & healing, and she finally did — welcome to Breathe Strength!
Charlotte promises to support & guide every student and community member. When you step into her studio, she wants you to feel like you’re home.
Jen teaches vinyasa flow classes from beginner to advanced with creative sequencing and an emphasis on alignment. She strives to create a welcoming atmosphere for all ages, body types, and abilities. When you come to Jen’s class, she wants you to breathe, have fun, and feel better when you leave than when you walked in.
A student once described her class as a "perfect mixture of zen and hilarity"- a compliment she will treasure forever.
Jen completed her 200 hour teaching certification at Laughing Lotus Yoga Center, NYC, and has an additional certification in trauma-informed yoga. She is currently working on her 300 hour Advanced certification, also at Laughing Lotus. Her advanced training has included Bhakti, Hands on Assists, Sequencing, Mythology, Applied Anatomy and Alignment.
Katharine is a 500-hr RYT through Modo Yoga International as well as a certified Pilates trainer through
IM=X Pilates NYC. She began her journey into the fitness world when she was looking for options to
supplement her dance training.
As a professional dancer living in NYC, Katharine loves to explore new
and challenging ways the body can move. She has been performing dance, teaching dance, and
instructing yoga since 2012 after graduating with a BFA in Dance and a minor in Chemistry from the
University of Arizona.
Katharine strives to support her students to find freedom and calmness within their own body and mind. She teaches a wide range of styles of yoga and Pilates at various studios throughout the city and also volunteers for the Veterans Yoga Project, teaching yoga to those who suffer from PTSD.
Rachel is a yoga teacher, dance teacher and dancer with an unending love for moving bodies, her home-state of Vermont, and her angel-puppy Brock.
She moved to New York in 2014 to pursue a career as a dancer, and quickly found herself enamored by teaching movement to students of all ages. After dropping in and out of yoga for years, she re-found her practice, and fell in love with the space it created for breath, peace, and quiet in her life. Soon after, she completed her 200-hour teacher training with Laurel Beversdorf and Jess Blake through YogaWorks. She has since completed additional trainings in Organic Assisting with Rebecca Ambrose and Sequencing with Dana Trixie Flynn and Ali Cramer through Laughing Lotus.
In addition to teaching yoga, Rachel also teaches dance and yoga to Pre-K and Elementary aged students, which fills her with infinite joy.
As a life-long body nerd, Rachel loves challenging students to question and interrupt the body's patterns and habits in a playful, low-stakes way. Her classes focus heavily on alignment and steady movement that thoughtfully prepares the body for more challenging poses. Her deepest hope is that each student is able to create a connection between the brain, the breath and the body that enables them to leave class feeling empowered, resilient and at peace.
Jen is an experienced certified Yoga and Pilates teacher in NYC. She was first introduced to "mindful" exercise over 15 years ago in her hometown in Central Florida where she tried Yoga for the first time as a way to maintain a fit and healthy body and mind. She has been teaching Vinyasa, Hatha, Power, Pre/Post Natal, Hot Yoga, and Mindfulness Meditation in NYC since 2014, and has been teaching Pilates (mat and apparatus) since 2016.
What to expect from Jen's class?
Jen's yoga classes are thoughtful and alignment-based, playful and energetic, and always influenced by the breath and the poetry of moving meditations. Her goal is to challenge to you on a physical and mental level without producing burnout, help you achieve self-awareness through mind-body connection, and at the end of the day hopefully step off the mat feeling like the work you just did is relevant and creating a clear measurable difference in your life.
Plan to sweat! Her classes include the opportunity to explore challenging poses and transitions, with appropriate modifications when needed. A curated playlist will support your flow as you move from pose-to-pose!
Jaime is a certified Yoga Instructor living in Astoria and teaching at various studios, gyms, and residential buildings in NYC.
Jaime received her certification from Om Factory and specializes in Vinyasa and Restorative styles of yoga. After going through some health issues a few years ago, Jaime discovered yoga and her practice became a huge part of her daily life and recovery. As a teacher, Jaime hopes to help her students feel more empowered and strong in their bodies
Gillian found yoga in college as alternative form of conditioning on her days off from dance. Through consistent practice, she discovered its impact on mental and emotional wellbeing and now practices almost solely for those reasons. She loves all different styles of yoga and is a firm believer of meeting her students on the mat.
Gillian got her 200-hr certification from Sacred Sounds Yoga in Greenwich Village and has additionally gotten certified in Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, and Yoga Nidra from teachers within that community. Her bachelor's degree is in Athletic Training and her understanding of anatomy, pathology, and movement across different sports allows her to teach yoga mindfully with a focus on proper alignment.
Gillian's classes are mindful, gentle, breath-centered, and balanced.
Mackenzie was introduced to yoga at a young age by her grandmother but it wasn't until she started her career in the fashion industry that she developed a consistent practice.
Yoga started out as a release from her hectic work environment and quickly became a lifestyle. She has seen the many benefits of this beautiful practice and wishes to share it with others.
In 2017, Mackenzie received her RYT-200 Hour certification from the Yoga Alliance.
"My goal as a teacher is to cultivate a sense of community by creating a safe space for all students to explore, heal and connect with their mind and body."
Lisa has practiced yoga in New York City most of her adult life and began teaching in 2010 after training in both the physical practice and meditation at the World Yoga Center on the Upper West Side for many years. She has lived in Astoria even longer than she has practiced yoga and is happy to be teaching in her own neighborhood again.
Lisa is certified by the Yoga Alliance at the 200-hour level and has continuing education credits in anatomy and yoga alignment and prenatal/postnatal yoga. With a full time job in book publishing and a young daughter at home, she relies on her yoga practice, including teaching, to navigate life in this city. Lisa endeavors to create a nurturing environment in all her classes, both in the precision of her alignment instructions and the care with which she addresses her students' inner experience. Teaching allows her to actively and regularly engage with the light of Awareness that lives in all of us, and for this, she expresses deep gratitude, for all her teachers, in all their forms.
Amalia is a therapist (LCSW), yoga teacher (RYT-200), and social change artist. She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Duke University, followed by her Masters of Social Work from New York University.
Amalia’s mission is to help people heal through community and connection. She believes deeply that we are all worthy of love and acceptance.
Tawn believes that the closer to balance and alignment we are, the closer we are to living our own truths in this world.
She facilitates mindfulness and loving-kindness Group Meditation to foster wellness, growth, and community support regardless of age, experience, background, and/or religious practices.
Tawn is also a Level II Reiki practitioner under the Usui System of Natural Healing and was attuned by Reiki Masters Aki Baker and Manu Del Prete.
Tawn's goal is to support those wanting more balance and alignment so that they can ultimately design and live lives that honor who they are and create positive ripples of influence as they evolve.
Movement and dance have always been part of Randi's life. She began dancing as a toddler and continued to dance, perform, and choreograph through college and after.
She moved to New York City to continue her focus on dance and movement and found that yoga was not only something she loved to practice, but it also helped reduce foot pain she had developed from years of dancing. This "aha" moment inspired her to become a yoga teacher so she could help others cope with physical injuries, mental and emotional struggles, or just find clarity and groundedness after a hectic New York day. Randi teaches various styles of yoga including vinyasa, hatha, Katonah, restorative, and prenatal. She regularly teaches public classes, private clients and on international yoga retreats with her company, Om Tribe Yoga Retreats. She completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training and mentorship program in 2014 and 2015 at Yoga Vida in Manhattan, and 50 hours of training with Abbie Galvin and Alex Sharry at Katonah Yoga in Manhattan.
Randi's teaching style largely focuses on helping students find proper alignment before moving deeper into a posture or state of meditation. Her sequences are challenging for students of all levels yet attainable for new students, as she provides many variations for the postures as well as hands-on assists. Randi is constantly inspired by the teachers and students she encounters in New York and the worldwide yoga community.
Stephanie is certified in mat Pilates, and her experience as a dancer is a strong foundation to her fitness journey. Basic dance techniques and idiom are often used throughout her classes, as she strives for those long, lean muscles while emphasizing breath and core strength.
Stephanie has a unique captivation with the human body, and its infinite potential to help us thrive in the world. As a personal stylist, she believes great style on the exterior can help accelerate our growth mindset, simply by having a wardrobe that reflects our values and lifestyles. Equally important is our interior growth and strength; believing a strong body supports a strong mind, and if you have both, you are unstoppable in the world.
After recognizing an internal injury, developed over time through years of physical activity, it became clear to her that constant body maintenance is an essential element to a thriving lifestyle. She preaches a healthy balance of physical and mental growth practices, and it brings her great joy to help others enhance their body awareness through mindfulness, both on the exterior and the interior.
Najmie believes in the magic of yoga! She came across yoga in her journey of self-care and fitness and has grown to love it since her first class.
Najmie is a Registered Nurse and a graduate of Yoga Darshana Center, earning her 200-hr yoga certification. Najmie’s passion for obstetrics grew and she later completed her 85-hr Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training at Prenatal Yoga Center in NY. Her class focuses on a flowing yoga sequence that unites the mind, body, and breath. She incorporates meditation, music and essential oil to create a full experience.
She takes great honor in guiding students through their practice, hoping to inspire students of the philosophy that everything you need is within.
She's all about empowering others and being present in the moment. And most of importantly, she believes in having fun and being happy!
Gili is so inspired by how physical practices reform our experience of the world, heal and empower us. She began exploring embodiment practices as an acting major at New York University. The rich modalities she studied as an actor greatly inform her teaching. Her driving motivation has been a desire for the sort of skill and efficiency that allows us to handle the challenges that life brings. Skills that allow us to see clearly, act purposefully, and live joyfully. Gili completed her 200-hr certification at Sky Ting Yoga, where she did an additional 100-hr mentorship program. She also has over 200 hours of accrued Katonah Yoga training.
Expect a playful, alignment-conscious practice that utilizes imagination and breath!
Originally hailing from Virginia, Jennifer has been practicing yoga since the early 2010's. She completed her 200 hour Teacher Training and a Vinyasa mentorship from the Om Factory. She is a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine and has completed Sadie Nardini's Yoga Shred Part 1.
Yoga is Jennifer's passion and she strongly believes that the practice is for everyone. She provides progressive variations and fun flows to not only challenge her students but to enhance understanding of the body and of yogic principles. Her favorite part of teaching is watching students grow and achieving or learning a pose for the first time.