We Are Yoga With Love
Claudine teaches Hatha yoga with an emphasis on warming up the body to find ease in movement. She has been practicing yoga since 2000 and teaching since 2010 after receiving her training and certification in Padme Yoga from Blue Moon Yoga. She is a RYT 500, from Elevate Yoga and Wellness, an ERYT 200 (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher), a YACEP (Yoga Alliance Continuing Educational Provider) and Reiki Master.
After becoming a stay at home parent of two lovely daughters, Claudine rediscovered yoga through a Kripalu based practice. During that time of discovery, she found yoga to be her oasis. She loved the movement and connection to breath, the complexity of emotions that arose while on the mat and the lessons it brought into her life. Each class brought a deeper connection to Spirit, peppered with yogic philosophy.
Kripalu Yoga with its emphasis on (breath and reflection) has had a strong influence on her style of teaching. In addition, she has taken various workshops and trainings in:
Yoga Tune Up
And is presently exploring Qi Gong.
Her classes are creative, fun and move at a slower pace to allow for a compassionate practice focused on alignment, breath and self-reflection.
Nicole Abbruzzese is a Yoga and meditation teacher with fifteen years of experience.
Her journey began while working in Washington, DC, where she practiced yoga to relieve stress. Motivated by a desire to delve deeper, Nicole traveled to Thailand, where she discovered Vipassana meditation, known as the purest form taught by Guatam the Buddha. She continued her studies of philosophy, history, yoga, and meditation with multiple travels to Thailand, Myanmar, and India.
Nicole completed her 500-hour yoga teacher training under Yogi Vishvketu in India, embarked upon numerous 10-day silent meditation retreats, and spent years studying Hatha, Vinyasa, and Iyengar yoga under the guidance of her teachers in Amsterdam. Her Hatha yoga classes are an amalgamation of various methods and focus primarily on breath, alignment, and meditation. Each class is infused with humor and levity to create a sense of joy. All levels are encouraged, and variations can be given to beginner, intermediate and advanced students.
Kerry Anderson Bray
I feel my story speaks to so many. I've always enjoyed yoga for the physical practice and after a trip in 2012 to Kripalu and then the Chopra Center I discovered the spiritual element to it. In June 2015 I became a 200Hour CYT. The teacher's path has helped deepen my practice and also allows me to guide and connect with others on their spiritual journeys. I also hope to share my story of how the deeper benefits of meditation and balance greatly aided my recovery from spinal fusion surgery.
In 2017 I started the Community Yoga Loft- a donation based class and workshop program designed to give back to the community! I love the beach, reading, and traveling. I live in West Long Branch with my husband and our 4 children and our dog, Oliver. I enjoy volunteering in my community at the Reformation Food Pantry and Community Clothes Closet in town and doing classes and workshops for Athleta.
200 RYT hatha yoga, Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga, Yoga Works bridge, Primordial Sound Meditation, Restorative and Therapeutic Yoga.
We are all teachers in each other’s lives, thank you for showing up in mine . Namaste
Nancy first connected with yoga after trying a restorative yoga class and realizing the depth of mental and physical benefits that it offered. That piqued her curiosity which led her to Blue Moon Yoga where she received her 200 hour certification from Padme Yoga.
She is also a certified chair yoga instructor as well as co-founder of Pure Chair Yoga teacher training.
Nancy has made it her life's goal to be able to offer her love of yoga to everyone, regardless of age or ability. She believes that the beauty of yoga is that is helps you to connect the mind and the body to create a union that will bring the practitioner to a place of peace and comfort.
Nancy is a NJ native, and received her BA in Psychology from Rutgers. She spent many years in the restaurant industry in NJ and NYC and is a certified sommelier.
She is in pursuit of increasing her understanding of the mind, body and spirit connection through yoga, Reiki and meditation.
Jill had an epiphany after turning 40. She lost weight and was looking for a way to tone and maintain her weight loss. Jill was never very physically active. She tried the machines at the gym but they were too boring and she was not coordinated enough for Zumba. She tried Yoga on the Wii Fit video game and she was hooked.
While the physical practice brought her to the mat, she quickly grew to love the whole package mind,body and spirit. Her practice has become a way for her to stay grounded, find peace and connect with herself.
Jill believes anyone can benefit from yoga regardless of age or physicality. She is so excited to share her love for the practice with the students of YOGA WITH LOVE.
May the all time sun shine upon you, all love surround you, and the pure light within you, guide your way on. Namaste
In 2000, Sherry left an executive sales career to stay home with her young children and take over as primary caregiver for her grandparents. Her mom was later diagnosed with breast cancer and the caregiving role grew.
Sherry found great comfort throughout the years of practicing yoga, and her yoga practice became more important than ever as she navigated the responsibilities of being a caregiver. Yoga allowed her access to her breath and inner peace in emotionally challenging times.
In 2014, she obtained her YogaWorks 200 hour certification to deepen her practice and share her knowledge through teaching. Sherry is a Reiki Master Practitioner and also holds certifications in Yoga4Cancer, Rewind Yoga for seniors 65 and older, as well as Jillian Pransky's 100 Hour Yoga Therapy.
Therapeutic yoga is a natural extension of her compassion to help others with healing and the aging process. Sherry’s passion is to help students in caregiving roles to calm their minds, and to aid students in preventing or battling illness.