50 Second Avenue, Suite 3 Collegeville, PA 19426 - Collegeville Yoga Bar  Studio Phone: 610-409-2696
Biographies
Stefania, owner
Stefania holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in Elementary Education and has a daytime career as a teacher of the gifted and talented program. In 2007, her best friend suggested trying yoga, and Stefania became hooked after her first class. In August 2010 Stefania earned her 200-hour Hatha and Vinyasa teaching certifications at Frog Lotus Yoga in  North Adams, Massachusetts. She is a member of Yoga Alliance, and has an eRYT200 certification, having taught over 1,000 hours of yoga. Stefania also leads CYB's 200 Hour Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga Teacher certification program.
   Upon returning to Pennsylvania in September 2010 she began to participate in yoga as both a student and teacher. In February 2012 Stefania earned Level 1 certification in ballet barre at Barre Focus Fitness in Haverford, PA. Her classes combine Hatha or Vinyasa yoga with core strengthening movements from Pilates and ballet barre. Stefania's other interests include traveling, swimming, and spending time with her son.


Luz
Luz is a yoga teacher (YT,& RYT-800) and Yoga Therapist with over 25 years of experience in the biological sciences, Yoga studies, and quantum physics. She uses her scientific education and Yoga Therapy Knowledge to understand the Root Causes of Disease with a Holistic Yogic approach to Health and Healing; focused on improving your mental, Emotional, Physical, and spiritual well being.  Luz is dedicated to her community, giving of her time weekly to support local charities. 
Luz maintains her BS, MS, and is specialized in the areas of: Cardiac Yoga therapist, Certified Access Bars Facilitator, Certified CranioSacral Therapist (CCST), Comprehensive Yoga Therapist (CYT), Quantum Healing Practitioner (CQH), And She is a Certified Practitioner Of Awesomism; Level one a New Way to understand the treatment and diagnosis of Autism.
                                               

Beverly                                                                                                                       
Beverly has been active in various styles of Yoga for 25 years, and is certified to teach Traditional Hatha Yoga. She has compiled well over 500 teaching credits which includes Teacher Certification in Therapeutic Yoga and Ayurveda and is a member of Yoga Alliance. Her passion for yoga is apparent in her teachings! In addition, she is an art teacher and combines visual art with the art of yoga in workshops. In her spare time, Beverly enjoys painting, kirtan, studying Sanskrit and the Himalayan Institute where she is a member of their Yoga Teacher's Association.


                                          
                                  
Neida
Neida started her Yoga path with the goal of "taking 40 by the throat".  She pushed herself through heated Hatha styles of yoga growing stronger and more flexible as her practice grew.  Her focus was attaining and holding the perfect posture, maintaining balance and alignment.  She began taking tougher and tougher classes at a variety of local and distant studios.  With eyes towards becoming stronger and better, Neida studied to become a Certified Yoga Teacher. 

It was there that she found a match to the Yang of her practice; the gentle Yin of her teaching.  Neida has developed a beautiful style at the boundaries of a traditional Western class.  She includes the rituals of mudra, breath, and motion in synchronicity - adapting props to encourage the body into releasing.  But don't be fooled, she still moonlights as the tough one.


Sarah
Sarah's curiosity about yoga was sparked when she first took a yoga course as an elective in 2007 at Temple University.  She soon realized that yoga was so much more than pretty postures shown on the covers of magazines.  Since then she has continued to be intrigued by yoga, its many facets, and its applications off the mat.  Her personal practice is constantly evolving and she will always consider herself a student of the practice.  Sarah completed her 200 hour hatha and vinyasa training at the Collegeville Yoga Bar in March 2016.  She maintains her original curiosity, knowing there is always more to learn about yoga.  From this learning opens up one’s relationship with oneself, others, and life itself.  


Barbara
Barbara began her yoga journey as a counterbalance to marathon training in the Spring of 2016. Quickly learning that there is much more to yoga than asana work, she began to embrace yogic philosophy striving to incorporate all of Patanjali’s eight limbs of yoga into her life. Barbara completed the 200-hour Hatha and Vinyasa certification program at the Collegeville Yoga Bar in July of 2017 and is a member of Yoga Alliance (RYT-200).  She earned her doctorate in Education and enjoys incorporating yoga into her work as a music teacher. Passionate about sharing the benefits of yoga with others, especially those new to the mat, she looks forward to seeing you at the studio!

Marianne
I started practicing yoga eight years ago.  I like to consider myself a gym rat. I lift weights, work out regularly  with a trainer. I had been very interested in toning and strength training but when I decided to try yoga, I realized I had been missing an essential piece to my life.  The game changer was yoga. I loved how the Zen relaxation made me feel. It calmed my mind, helped me focus at work, and decreased stress.

As a wife, mother, and owner of Elaina’s Art Gallery, life can get pretty stressful. It was such gift  to be able to practice yoga and meditation. I was able to enter my fifties in the best shape of my life  physically, mentally, and spiritually .  I completed 200 hour Hatha and Vinyasa certification program at The Collegeville Yoga Bar in 2017. I attended a weekend workshop with Beryl Bender Birch, the founder of power yoga.   I also studied with the late Dr. Shane Line and am certified in meditation and holistic health which is a great addition to Yoga.  

Today, I enjoy teaching a Hatha class to  beginners, but I always offer my students the concept that “It’s  your class, it's your yoga practice and I'm here to serve you.” My wish for my students is to leave peaceful, calm and ready to tackle their day in a loving way.  I enjoy teaching yoga to help people bring themselves back to the grounding breath while they are calming their mind and their spirit with an open heart. Namaste.
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