The teachers of Complete Health Yoga are dedicated to making our bright and sunny studio as welcoming as possible. Many with advanced training experience, they provide each student with a personalized experience using modifications and thoughtful guidance. The teachers are encouraged to teach from their hearts, letting their own inner light shine through. When practicing at Complete Health Yoga, you can expect a variety of teachers and class styles, which provide a well-rounded practice environment for any seeker.
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Romy has been involved in the health and fitness field for over thirty years. She began as a swimming instructor in high school and continued teaching as an aerobics and group fitness instructor throughout college. Romy is an athlete who played soccer, volleyball and ran track in high school and college. Romy’s teaching style reflects her own practice, which began in 1992. Romy integrates her training in Alignment-based, Anusara and Kundalini Yoga into a Vinyasa Style Asana practice. She uses music, poetry, dance and hands-on assist to make classes fun and challenging while emphasizing careful attention to alignment. Romy offers private yoga instruction, kids’ yoga, instructs athletes on the benefits of yoga by giving workshops at sports camps, and is a certified personal trainer. Romy is a professional speaker and presenter on the benefits of yoga and wellness. She provides physical activity breaks at conferences around the country.
Romy encourages students to listen, honor, and work with their bodies using the breath as a guide. Her passion for learning and integrating yoga into all aspects of her life, including being a wife and a mother of four sons, has been her source of inexhaustible enthusiasm to teach from the heart. “I love yoga because it makes me do everything better”
I first met yoga at a gym where I would take class on my lunch hour. The physicality of the practice was great, but what fascinated me was the fact that I would basically either fall down or fall hopelessly behind in the flow of things if I let me mind wander. Fast forward a few years, to a return to teaching high school English, and the grave realization that teenagers need yoga more than anyone. I got certified to teach, hoping that I would be able to offer yoga instead of detention. I accidentally opened a yoga studio, instead, and taught and led teacher trainings and built community there for 10 years before moving here two years ago. Along the way, I found my teachers, Jivamukti Yoga founders Sharon Gannon and David Life. I strive to always practice and present yoga as the whole kit and kaboodle: philosophy, asana, energetics, assists, and sound that supports vision for the class.
Daniel is a Yoga Alliance certified graduate of YogaLove’s Immersion & Teacher Training Program (RYT200) and the Saraswati lineage training at River Yoga (RYT500). Daniel is also finishing a 100-hour intensive Yin Yoga teacher training with Sally Miller.
Daniel began his yogic journey at the (frequent) suggestion of his Aunt, who recognized what yoga could do to help him after many years of lower back issues. He continues to study in the Saraswati River Yoga lineage, under RaeAnn Banker, David Pittenger, and (on all-too-rare occasions) Parvathi Nanda Nath. Daniel’s focus in teaching is to hold space for students to find what best serves them, with a healthy sense of humor, reminding himself and students not to take ourselves too seriously.
When not physically on his mat, Daniel spends his time as a software engineer, singing early music (14th-16th century, not “before breakfast”), and most importantly, being the dad of two amazing teenagers.
As a Licensed Massage Therapist, Debra specializes in therapeutic modalities that help the rehabilitative recovery from injuries; soft tissue strains; pain relief; myofascial dysfunction and performance enhancement.
She is also a Certified Movement Analyst, where she works with individuals who need movement re-education for postural issues; better muscle function or muscular imbalances; to help prevent common back injuries, spasms, or strains.
For many years Debra taught a "Back Care" class at the 53rd Street YMCA under the backing and supervision of a NYC Chiropractor, Dr. David Sacks. Since then, she has been teaching these classes privately and semi-privately as part of her own practice for years as well.
Debra also brings her therapeutic touch to that mat as a Registered Yoga Teacher. She has been a student and a teacher for over 30 years, and we are thrilled to have her experience and knowledge on our team.
Last but not least, Debra is a dancer, once professional but still a teacher of dance for all age and level students, including seniors! She was on the faculty of Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University for 21 years, and she is also certified to teach dance classes to patients with Parkinson's.
Diane Vanucci, LPC, RYT-500, has been Certified with Yoga Alliance
since 2008 and practicing yoga since 1998. Diane offers a mixed level Hatha yoga class, providing assists when needed and offering students options to accommodate physical limitations. She hopes her students find peace on the mat and an opportunity to challenge body, mind and spirit.
Diane has been a Licensed Professional Counselor for over 15 years, specializing in the treatment of Eating Disorders in private practice and is a group therapist at Princeton House. When not teaching yoga on the weekends or at work, she enjoys time with family, reading, gardening and the outdoors to mention a few.
Fiona took her first yoga class in 1993. Though she initially started yoga for her vanity, she soon realized she NEEDED yoga for her sanity. In its many different forms, yoga has been a key element to her spiritual and physical path ever since. Fiona trained to be a teacher with Princeton Power Yoga (PPY) under Denise Bonnaig and so provides a fun, safe, and alignment-based focus to her classes, while at the same time challenging each and every body in the room. As a long-term practitioner, she believes strongly that yoga provides many benefits - but in the end, it comes down to having fun on your mat!
"In a gentle way, you can shake the world." - Gandhi
Gina's classes draw from her alignment-based background which melds with movement & breath. Her teaching style creates a safe space rooted in yogic traditions which allows students to deepen their journey and find their inner strength.
Gina is a certified RYT-200, 300-hour in the Ashtanga Method, and PRYT. She completed certifications in Restorative Yoga and Yoga for Fertility.
After 15 years of practice Julia journeyed to India to train with Mark Ansari in the Ashtanga lineage. This was the start of her teaching path which began in 2009. Since then she has studied with Sadie Nardini in her inaugural Core Strength Vinyasa training, with Andrew Appello in Advanced Anatomy and Ayurveda, and currently with Yogarupa Rod Stryker in his 300hr ParaYoga Master Training. Julia loves to fuse her classes with breath inspired flow, strengthening holds, tantric philosophy, and kundalini inspired breath work. With over 3000 teaching hours Julia continues to share what she finds to be the most important aspect of teaching yoga, honoring the sacred lineage and making it accessible to all.
Kevin was first introduced to Buddhist meditation in 1996 while hiking the Appalachian Trail when he met a hiking partner who was a long-time meditator. What serendipity! Over the years, Vipassana practice has proven to be a precious and profound gift.
Kevin has completed a number of mindfulness training programs including a two-year intensive Vipassana program, a two-year non-duality program, and a year-long teacher-training with Matthew Flickstein. Kevin also completed a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher practicum and guided inquiry training at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Mindfulness Institute.
Kevin leads mindfulness courses and facilitates Sunday evening meditation practice.
Louise is delighted to join the Complete Health Yoga team having relocated recently with her family from Boston, Mass. An accomplished and compassionate teacher to children and adults Louise believes in the power of Yoga to create radiant health and nurture balance in body, mind and spirit. She claims her Yoga practice to be as essential to her daily routine as brushing her teeth; “It is the medicine that helps me sleep at night and keep smiling through the day.”
Louise received her 500-hr Life of a Yogi teacher training from Dharma Mittra of Dharma Yoga in New York and has sought trainings in therapeutic Yoga including Yoga for Breast Cancer Survivors; Yoga for Breast Cancer Recovery & Beyond© by founder Camille Kittrell, M.S., E-RYT; Yoga Nidra with Nishala Joy Devi among other incredible and world-renown teachers.
Louise is drawn to the power of Yoga to transform from within and feels blessed to help guide others in discovering their inner fire, strength, beauty and grace. She loves to work with clients of all ages and varying health conditions and believes that if we each learn to quiet the mind through Yoga we can tap into the body’s inherent wisdom to find all that is strong and pure and good. The true power of Yoga is its ability to transform beyond the yoga mat and into our everyday lives.
Louise’s professional accreditations include; Yoga Alliance RYT-500, Yoga Alliance ERYT-200; YogaFit Pre- and Post-Natal; YogaFit Seniors and Special Populations; Radiant Child Kids Yoga, Yoga for Breast Cancer Survivors and Yoga for Breast Cancer Recovery & Beyond© by founder Camille Kittrell, M.S., E-RYT. Louise is also a practicing Usui Reiki Ryoho Master.
Get ready to move in ways you never have before. Find your power and voice both on and off the mat with Maria De Noda. Maria is a dynamic and transformative yoga teacher who takes a no nonsense approach to flow and anatomy to bring you to the next level in your practice and life. She offers classes and workshops across the country and online to bring you new and empowering ways to find a healthier, happier and stronger you. Maria is a 500-hour Core Strength Vinyasa Master Teacher who has studied under the guidance of Sadie Nardini for many years. Learn to enhance your practice by using new anatomy and working with your deep core line. Maria will show you how you can practice in a safer and more accurate way for your body using therapeutic models and learning how to move your body through the poses.
Maria teaches classes as well as workshops at Princeton University, Fortune 500 companies, yoga studios and has published articles in various online Yoga publications such as doyouyoga.com and mindbodygreen.com. She also has a YouTube channel in which she shares the practice with those she can't reach in person. In 2016 she began to offer 200-hour Teacher Trainings. Maria is registered as an E-RYT through Yoga Alliance (YA).
Michele thought she was just taking another exercise class in a high school gym when she signed up for yoga over 30 years ago. “After my first class, I realized something had shifted within me, that yoga made me happy and calm, and that it was a practice that I could continue for the rest of my life.” Curious to know why this had happened, she began to study yoga philosophy, to meditate, and studied with various teachers, including Julia Ruocco and Romy Toussaint. She became a yoga teacher in 2015, after life threw her the curve ball of Parkinson’s. She believes that yoga gives us tools for daily, balanced living, enabling us to live our best life possible.
A certified massage practitioner, she is educated in the form and function of the body and believes that everyone can and should have a yoga practice!
“I am so blessed that yoga came into my life and humbled to share it with others.”
Pam began practicing yoga in 2010 as a way to deal with the daily (and middle-of-the-night) stress of her corporate job, but was soon surprised to learn that yoga didn’t merely help deal with the stress but offered tools to transcend the stress altogether. Pam went on to receive her 200-hour yoga teacher certification in 2013 and her 500-hour certification in 2015. Since then she has received another 100 hours of immersive training with Romy Touissant and Hareesh Wallace, where she deepened her knowledge of Tantric yoga philosophy and conscious leadership principles. She is also a certified Yoga4Sobriety teacher. Pam is thrilled to be part of the CHY community and is grateful for the students and teachers who keep her grounded and positive. When not on the mat, Pam works in book publishing and loves to share with her classes things she stumbles upon during the course of her day. Pam believes that true self-transformation can occur only when we accept ourselves just as we are and tries to instill that in her students. When not teaching a class, taking a class, or commuting to her job in NYC, Pam can be found in her garden, reading a book, or traveling with her husband.