Still Point Yoga Teachers & Supporting Yoga Teachers ( Subs)

Catherine Landschoot yoga instructor and owner for Still Point Yoga CenterCatherine Landschoot E-RYT500 Founder of Still Point Yoga

Catherine took her first yoga class as a teenager in Hawaii in the mid 1970's. The quest for an understanding for the meaning of life has always kept her coming back to yoga.

Inspired over the past 20+ years Catherine had the good fortune to study and be certified with numerous teachers. Her main influential teachers and training's are with Bhagwan Awatramani, Switzerland; Shanti Desai, New Jersey; Vivekananda Group, Bangalore, India; Associates for Creative Wellness, New Jersey; Integral Yoga , Virginia; Kripalu, Massachusetts; and, Master Yoga Academy, California.

In 2002 she opened Still Point Yoga Center to create a place where her students could explore the depths of yoga. In 2007, after being approached by her students wanting to deepen their practice and to teach yoga, Catherine opened a teacher training program called “Deeper Studies of Meditation and Yoga Teacher Training”. She has had many students complete this training and go on to become certified yoga teachers. Being dedicated to this practice and way of life, never ceases to amaze and reward her.

Maria yoga teacher for Still Point YogaMaria Accardi E-RYT 200

Maria began yoga with a yoga class at the gym and she noticed the benefits of yoga throughout her whole body immediately! She completed the foundations course from Master Yoga Academy, is a graduate from the Deeper Studies of Meditation and Yoga 200 hour program and a member of Yoga Alliance. Maria recently received her certificate in Thai-Shiatsu massage and is now accepting appointments from interested clients. Teaching beginners to enjoy relaxation, yogic breathing and the flow of their bodies is what makes her smile.

 

     —whether one believes in religion or not, and whether one believes in re-birth or not, there isn't anyone who doesn't appreciate kindness and compassion" ... Dalai Lama

Pam Babli yoga teacher for Still Point YogaPam Babli E-RYT200

Pam's interest in yoga started several years ago and blossomed when she walked into Still Point Yoga Center. From that day forward she has incorporated yoga and meditation into her everyday living. Her husband, two children and three grandchildren also have benefited from her practice.

Pam has completed the Foundations Course from Master Yoga Teacher Institute allowing her to incorporate Svaroopa into her yoga teaching practice. She is registered with Yoga Alliance at the 200 hour training level and has received her training through the Deeper Studies of
Meditation & Yoga.

Michelle yoga instructor for Still Point Yoga CenterMichelle Baldino RYT200

Married and a mother of three children. She has been employed by Weight Watchers as a leader since 1997. Michelle obtained her 200 hour certification in Hatha Yoga from Lourdes Holistic Institute and is registered with the National Yoga Alliance. Yoga has given her the gift of balance in her life and she is thrilled to share her love of yoga with others.

 

 

—A gift is pure when it is given from the heart to the right person at the right time and at the right place, and when we expect nothing in return.
(Bhagavad Gita)

Dorothy Blindenbacher is a yoga instructor for Still Point Yoga CenterDorothy Blindenbacher RYT200

Dorothy is a graduate of the Deeper Studies in the Kripalu tradition of Hatha Yoga. She is registered as an RYT 200 with the Yoga Alliance. A retired educator, she is interested in extending the benefits of yoga to all -- especially those who are apprehensive or challenged -- liberally incorporating the use of props and modification.

 

—The gifts of yoga and meditation have greatly enhanced my life and my understanding. It is an honor to share those gifts.”

Jean Marie Mitchell is a yoga instructor for Still Point Yoga CenterTeri Branella RYT200

Teri has been practicing yoga since 2001. She graduated from the Deeper Studies of Yoga and Meditation, April 2014. Teri was fortunate to also study with Dr. Girish Jagirdar, a Master Yogi from India. She is also certified in Reiki Levels 1 and 2. She is excited to share her deep love of yoga and and to help others grow in their experience.

 

 

 

 

Joanne Gentile's a teacher at Still Point YogaJoanne Gentile E-RYT200

Joanne has been practicing yoga since 1997 and began teaching in 2004 immediately after completing her 200 hour yoga teacher certification at The Lourdes Institute of Holistic Studies. Her style is a slow flow practice consisting of classical Hatha yoga postures created especially to bring your focus and awareness to your breath and body alignment allowing you to feel invigorated while stilling and calming the mind. Joanne’s classes are greatly inspired by her continued studies with various Hatha yoga teachers throughout the U.S. and her committed meditation practice of Teachings in Silence under the guidance of Dr. Bhagwan Awatramani of Zurich, Switzerland.

Joanne’s passion and devotion to yoga are deeply influenced in her teaching as she tries to teach as she would like to be taught with compassion, patience, optimism and encouragement to trust in one’s self. Her classes are appropriate for All Levels.

Meryl is a yoga instructor for Still Point Yoga CenterMeryl Latsko RYT200

Meryl is a graduate of the Deeper Studies Meditation & Yoga Teacher Training Program and is a member of the Yoga Alliance.  Meryl's introduction to yoga and meditation began as a clinical researcher at Thomas Jefferson University, when a number of the study participants with chronic pain anecdotally reported that they had received benefit in pain reduction and an improved quality of life through meditation and/or yoga. These reports led Meryl to pursue a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program at Thomas Jefferson University's Center for Integrative Medicine, where she explored for herself this complementary medical modality which included yoga and meditation. Since then, Meryl has been passionate about the healing powers of yoga and meditation, obtaining her teaching certification in order to share the gift of yoga with others.

Jean Marie Mitchell is a yoga instructor for Still Point Yoga CenterBarbara Lipinski RTY200

Barbara has been a registered nurse for over 30 years. She had practiced yoga off and on for many of those years before enrolling in the Deeper Studies program. She enjoys teaching with an awareness that yoga is for every body and that one's health may be enhanced at any stage of life.

Marna yoga instructor for Still Point Yoga CenterMarna RYT200

Marna has been practicing yoga for about 10 years at Still Point and is a graduate of the The Deeper Studies of Meditation & Yoga training program. Marna finds yoga fulfilling on a physical, mental and spiritual level and is thrilled to be able to share that experience with those she teaches.

Lori Chimento RYT200

My teaching is influenced by the Kripalu methodology. I encourage students to explore each posture. The key question is: what works for you? I offer modifications, assists, and advanced postures. In my class, you’ll find a fun, relaxed, non-competitive environment which fuses mind, body, and soul. I honor the natural world and gratitude while exploring breath-work (pranayama), postures (asanas), meditation (dhyāna) mudras, mantras, and music. I hope to share body wisdom, kindness, acceptance and most importantly, the joy of yoga!

I am a graduate of the Deeper Studies of Meditation and Yoga teacher training. I am also certified by Kidding Around Yoga.

Off the mat I can be found in my classroom, kayaking, getting walked by my dogs, making yoga playlists, or covered in dirt in my garden.“You have no need to travel anywhere. Journey withinyourself, enter a mine of rubies and bathe in the splendor of your own Light.” - Rumi

 

Christopher McCooeyChristopher McCooey RYT200

Chris is an avid and life long pursuant of knowledge and experience. After his introduction to Yoga in High School as a young athlete, he chased every opportunity available to explore the philosophy, the physical and spiritual practices, and other associated beliefs.

He completed his BA in Religious Studies with concentrations in both Pre-Ministry and Asian Religions at Elizabethtown College (2010). He continued his studies in Boulder, Colorado at Naropa University where he received his MA in Religious Studies with a concentration in Sanskrit (2013). He completed his first Yoga Teacher Training in 2009 while studying at the Central University of Hyderabad and returned to India to complete his 200-hour certification at Rishikesh Yog-Peeth, receiving high praise and honors from his teachers in both trainings. He holds additional certification in Kids Yoga (through Kidding Around Yoga) and Thai Yoga. Passionate about the path and practice that brings him such joy, he delights in sharing Yoga with everyone!

 

Jean Marie Mitchell is a yoga instructor for Still Point Yoga CenterJean Marie Mitchell RYT200

Jean Marie has been practicing yoga for 15 years, and received her 200 hour certification through the Deeper Studies of Yoga and Meditation. As a registered nurse she is not only aware of the many benefits of yoga; she has a passion for bringing better health and wellness to others.