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and StatenStrong.org, a charity organization serving victims of natural disaster. He attributes his multidimensional focus on his ability to fully engage in one activity at a time, with full mindfulness and awareness. “I try to do one thing at a time, and I strive to do it fully prepared, focused, committed and giving 120%."


from before the doors opened, showing up day in and day out taking true joy in empowering people through the practice and path of yoga, love and art.

Maria Doucette

After a decade of practicing yoga the alignment guru Maria Doucette decided to take the next step on her journey and become a RYT. A true artist of life and perhaps the most humble person one will ever meet, Maria truly lives the yogi life in thought, speech and action. She has been a part of the Power Yoga family 

Munire Almakay

Laughing Lotus Yoga Center in NYC and is certified through Yoga Alliance. Munire is an eternal student who has infinite love and gratitude to all her blessed teachers. Munire is grateful and honored to be able to guide and share the gift of Yoga.  Meet her on the mat & celebrate the cosmic dance.  Sat Nam.
Born and raised in New York, Munire is riding the wave of change. A firm believer that if you want big rewards you got to take big risks. Munire took a leap of faith and moved to New Jersey, bringing her love and passion of yoga down to the shore.  Munire completed her yoga teacher training in 2010, at the  

Denise Tranchina

Stepping her foot through a gym door nearly 15 years ago, Denise found herself tangled up in resistance bands, tripping over steps in a class and literally flying off a treadmill she did not know was running. Yoga looked safe. It took her one hour to find grace. Teaching consistently for over 8 years, Denise has thousands of hours 
experience, but approaches each class through the eyes of a beginner. Gleaning from many styles, Denise is known for her creative sequencing and vigorous flow, peppered with welcomed adjustments. As an RN, she is comfortable with prenatal students and those with injuries. Her teaching will challenge without frustration. These classes are themed, eclectic, spiritual and fun! A sense of community and support is fostered throughout class. Intention and consciousness flow with you through your vinyasa.  Daily gratitude to Vanessa Van Noy and Jennifer Johnson for teaching her to inspire and aspire. Thank you to the many students who truly are her greatest teachers. Take your yoga off your mat. Live and practice with strength, grace and a smile.

Valeria Tucker

Valeria is first and foremost a mother of two amazing boys, a yoga student, yoga teacher, photographer and world explorer.   She was born and raised in what she calls the happiest place on earth - Brazil!   Her husband took her to her very first yoga class almost twenty years ago (1995)!  She began her lifelong yoga journey at the beautiful Integral Institute in 

NYC, founded by beloved Sri Swami Satchidananda.   Throughout the years, Valeria has explored various styles of yoga including Anusara, Ashtanga, Barkan, Bikram, Iyengar, Jivamukti, Dharma, Kundalini and Raja.  After almost 14 years of practice, she walked in to her first Anuttara class and says her whole world turned upside down!   It was pure magic!  According to Valeria, "The Anuttara philosophy is perfectly designed to bring balance between the physically rigorous asana practice and stillness in meditation.   Incorporating meditation and history into the practice brought a deeper meaning and everything began to open up!   Just as Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras suggest, now, the discipline of yoga will be introduced!"  She felt inspired to share this beautiful, sacred, ancient, transformational discipline with others.   Valeria became certified with the Yoga Alliance (YRT200) in Hatha Yoga by the Anuttara Yoga Shala in Deerfield Beach, FL.  She believes wholeheartedly in yoga's immeasurable power to transform by simply bringing you back to your true nature - bliss!   Yoga quiets the chattering of the mind, so the seer abides in his true nature.

Vanessa Van Noy

With a personal Yoga practice that spans over 15 years, Vanessa has trained in several styles and lineages, both nationally and internationally. She does not subscribe to any particular school but rather allows her students to show her what they need from their practice, and find their own spiritual path.  Vanessa is 

Sal is an energetic Yoga enthusiast who has been a certified instructor since 2007. With a strong gymnastics and dance background, he is passionate about movement and living with the body you have today!  He loves to teach open style and all level classes with a

fusion of free movement. With a strong inversion and hand balancing practice, Sal loves to incorporate them into his teaching style and loves to be upside down! He loves to practice outdoors and especially the beach. He takes his Yoga training as a gift to build a better community filled with love, exercise, a sense of fun, and a little bit of play upside down!

Sal Macaro

Eddie Cordiano RYT, CPT is the owner of Power Yoga Center in Middletown, NJ. Eddie also holds a black belt in Vadha Kempo Karate, a mixed form of martial arts. His journey began with a light hearted, eternally optimistic approach towards life and all it encompasses a long time ago; an attitude he has maintained through all of life’s beautiful challenges and stages. “Through our physical body we can transcend limitation and connect to the pure truth, potential and love inside all of us”. “It’s the dance we call life, and we celebrate this dance on our mat and through the sweat and hard work we put in to feel and exist a certain way”.

Eddie is the proud father of 4 children and feels eternally and indescribably grateful for their presence in his life, as they are pure joy and amazing teachers. “We should never take for granted all we can learn from our youth, some of the lessons are of crucial importance”. Eddie, his wife and children are originally from NY, and have been residing in Middletown since 2007.

Eddie is thrilled to be a 2013/2014 Lululemon Ambassador and very excited to be serving his community through yoga, movement, peace and mindfulness, alongside such an amazing organization.

In addition to his first love of Yoga, Eddie is a published author, playwright, actor, co-founder of Dos Dudes Pictures 

 Eddie Cordiano, Owner - follow my blog at eddiecordiano.com

a registered Experienced Yoga Alliance Teacher and has been guiding students in the NY/NJ area for over 12 years. She has worked with all types of yogis from children to the elderly, from professional athletes to those with physical impairments, and everyone in between. Her training as a Certified Thai Yoga Massage Therapist allows her to be very hands on in her classes, helping her students adjust and get deeper within their practice, comfortably and at their own pace. Her classes are always a little bit different from the last. With music that motivates the body and lifts the spirit. Her class environment is conducive to laughing one moment, or possibly discovering your true inner-self the next. Always applying her philosophy, "That little voice inside all of us is our own true teacher, all I want to do is turn up the volume." Whatever you need from yoga, it will give you". Along with teaching Yoga, Vanessa is an avid runner and has been practicing Muay Thai Kickboxing for over 10 years. She enjoys taking her students on retreats to exotic places throughout the world, as well as helping them to find inspiration in their own backyards. Vanessa is a devoted vegan and believes that being compassionate should apply to all living creatures, not just humankind.




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