Private Yoga Class


This class is taught by:

Karen Reina

 
~ Yoga Instructor
 
Karen’s passion for yoga began in 2000 and she has been teaching at Twisters since 2005. Initially trained in Ashtanga yoga, she completed the 100-hour Anusara Immersion and has been formally trained in the HOT series as well. She has attended intensive trainings and workshops with Noah Maze, Christina Sells, Desiree Rumbaugh, Darren Rhodes and Naime Jezzeny and consistently seeks new inspirations for her own classes and practice as well.
 
Karen also holds a Masters in Education and has a background as a competitive athlete; both influence her teaching style and ability to share her knowledge and love for yoga through challenging, alignment–based classes. However, most evident are Karen’s energy, enthusiasm and genuine commitment to her students. She creates a safe and supportive environment that enables students to explore their own capabilities with freedom, confidence and security. Karen will drive your desire to take your practice to the next level and encourage you to continue your personal journey on and off the mat.

Tammy Dinda

 
~ Yoga Instructor
 
Tammy loves to exercise so, 14 years ago when Tricia Fleming (studio owner) asked her to come to a yoga class, she did. Fourteen years later Tammy is still practicing yoga. In 2008 she completed a 200 hour teacher training and in 2014 she completed a 500 hour teacher training at Dig Yoga in Lambertville, NJ.
 
Tammy’s classes are fun, upbeat, alignment centered classes. She teaches students of all ages and abilities and welcomes all new students. She is thankful for her students and teachers who have taught and supported her on her yoga journey. She is especially grateful to Sue Elkind and Naime Jezzeny for their guidance and support for the last 7 years. When Tammy is not on her mat she is home with her funny husband and her 3 loving, active, and messy children.
 

Elizabeth Moulder

 
~ Yoga Instructor
 
Elizabeth completed her teacher training in 2006 at Wake Up Yoga after being inspired by teachers and studies in college to delve into eastern philosophy. During her yoga training, she developed an interest in the anatomical and physiological aspects of the practice while furthering her understanding of its philosophy.
 
She has since completed trainings with great teachers, and was certified to teach prenatal yoga in 2007. She continues to frequently study and practice yoga, and maintains a constant fascination with the help of her studies, her students and her teachers.
 

Denise Abraham

 
~ Yoga Instructor
 
Denise has been practicing Bikram Yoga for over 20 years. She fell in love with the practice in 1997 while living in San Francisco and while contemplating a career in holistic health. After she took her first Bikram yoga class she knew she wanted to teach and help others discover the ability of healing oneself, both physically and mentally, through Bikram yoga. After attending Bikram’s Teacher Training in 1999, and after teaching at Bikram Yoga Philadelphia for 3 months, she was the first to bring Bikram Yoga to the Palm Springs area of Southern California. In 2002 she opened Bikram Yoga Palm Desert in Palm Desert California. She owned and operated the studio for 10 years before returning to Denise’s hometown of Philadelphia. In 2016 Denise also completed the Intermediate 84 Asana posture training with Ida Ripley. Denise is passionate about teaching and loves to help the beginner discover the practice as well as helping seasoned practitioners reach to higher heights.

Emily Lambert

 
~ Yoga Instructor
 
Emily Lambert has been practicing yoga since 2003 when she first stepped inside the single Twisters’ studio in Erdenheim. As Twisters has blossomed, so has Emily’s love of yoga, inspiring her to pursue a 200-hour Anusara teacher training at Yogaphoria in New Hope, PA in 2009 and advanced trainings in prenatal and anatomy & therapeutics, as well.
 
Emily aspires to teach alignment-based classes encouraging students to dive deeper into their practice and into their hearts, learning there is always more, both on and off the mat. Please join her.
 
 

Merissa Zeek

 
~ Pilates Reform Instructor / Pilates Mat Instructor / Barre Instructor
 
Merissa has been instructing since June of 2008. She is a certified IM=X Pilates instructor, and also teaches Balanced Body Wunda Chair, Barre Class, as well as mat Pilates.
 
Merissa enjoys expanding her education and training to further progress her clients.
 

Katelyn Rosenberg

 
~ Yoga Instructor
 
Katelyn was a School Counselor prior to deciding to leave traditional education and transition over to Twisters Wellness Centers where she is loving her new life as a Yoga Teacher. She has used her experience as a counselor to link creative and mindful themes into her classes. Katelyn's energetic and playful spirit shines through as she shares her passion for Yoga with her students. She is an advocate for kindness, wellness, and balance both on and off the mat.
 
She grew up as a competitive gymnast and Yoga became a physical, emotional, and mentally healing practice after a serious spinal injury. Katelyn's classes are designed to open your heart, flow with breath, reduce stress, discover body awareness, and build confidence to explore new poses. Katelyn enjoys creative sequences and making Yoga available for everyone. 

Matthew Mitlas

 
~ Yoga Instructor
 
Matthew began practicing Yoga and Mindfulness in 2011 and has been teaching since 2013. Trained privately by his mentor Connie Miller, Matthew’s style of teaching is influenced by the Kripalu, Anusara, and more recently Ashtanga traditions of Yoga, Ayurveda, and Mindfulness.
 
His classes invite an awareness that envelops all types of movement and keeps the mind steady, focused, and light. Matthew teaches universal alignment principles that keep the body safe while exploring inner stillness and breath in each posture. With his poetic verbal cues, intelligent sequencing and warm presence, Matthew works to co-create the conditions and space where his students may experience an authentic, inward experience of Yoga. Students will become present with the infinite creativity of the universe as it takes form in each and every body in its own, unique way!

Blakey Kornfeld


RYT500, C-IAYT
 
Blakey’s mother took her to her first yoga class in 1987,she never forgot the sense of quiet peace she felt in her very first svasana. Throughout her life she kept returning to her mat and the vedic philosophies that inspire the practice.
 
In 2006, she came back to yoga to deepen her recovery from drug addiction and improve her health. In the last 10 years, the spiritual practices of the 12 steps and yoga have interwoven to create a way of life for her. Through these practices, Blakey has come to believe that the body is a communicator, a barometer and assistant to the spiritual condition.
 
Her teaching is guided by lightheartedness, a down-to-earth attitude, and the hope that students will experience the power and comfort of their own true selves. She has been honored to be grand parented in to the second wave of Yoga Therapists by the International Association of Yoga Therapists.

Tricia Fleming

 
~ Yoga Instructor 
 
Yoga was a natural progression for Tricia after a life of competitive figure skating followed by studies in Exercise Physiology in college. She has been teaching for 15 years and feels as strongly about yoga today as when she started.  While she loves the physical side of yoga her keen interest lies within the practice of mindfulness and the science behind  it.  Her classes are flow based with a heavy emphasis on the breath-movement connection and the practice of mindfulness while moving.
 
Tricia has studied with Dee Silvers, David Swenson, Manju Jois, David Williams, Seane Corn, Michelle Synnestvedt and John Friend (gasp).
 
When not slaving at the studios she can often be found stressing out her vocal cords on the sidelines of one of her 3 daughters lacrosse games.
 
 

Michele Dolaway

 
~ Barre Instructor/ Pilates Mat Instructor
 
Michele began her dance training at the age of 3 with The Ballet Theatre of Scranton and Scranton Civic Ballet Company. She continued her training at Point Park University with a concentration in jazz. Michele moved to the Philadelphia area and continued to train at The University of the Arts. She performed with Steppin’ Out Productions, Bally’s in Atlantic City and the Sixers Dancers (Philadelphia 76ers).
 
Michele went on the get her Nursing Degree and after having three daughters, got back into dance by taking classes at Steps on Broadway, Broadway Dance Center, Bucks County Dance Center and Koresh Dance Company. With two of her three daughters seriously studying dance, Michele returned to teaching and choreography. She was introduced to Pilates and immediately fell in love. Michele is passionate about Pilates because of the attention to proper body alignment and core strengthening – consistent with dance.
 
Michele is certified in both Mat and Reformer (IMX) Pilates, Balanced Body Pilates, Balanced Body Barre and aerobics (STRIDE). She enjoys teaching students of all ages and loves to share her passion for dance and pilates with those in her class. Michele also teaches jazz dance at Philadelphia Dance Theatre.

Alyssa Beerger

 
~ Barre Instructor
 
Alyssa was exposed to dance at a very young age, and instantly fell in love with the arts. She studied Classical Ballet from age 5-15 at a local Ballet school in Chestnut hill, and then became interested in musical theatre and classical singing. Alyssa followed her passion for singing, and attended Loyola University of New Orleans receiving a Bachelor’s of Music from Loyola in 2011. During her time in New Orleans, Alyssa would attend barre and yoga classes. She grew to love the studio lifestyle, and soon realized she wanted to teach Barre classes.
 
Alyssa completed her Balanced Body Barre certification in April of 2013 and has been teaching at Twisters ever since. Alyssa’s classes are upbeat, and set to a fast paced, pop soundtrack. Her goal is to have her students build strength, gain flexibly, confidence in themselves, and have a little fun while doing it in a friendly atmosphere.