Meet The Team

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Donna

One thing I know for sure is that life is a journey and it’s at that very pivotable moment when you are taken into a different direction, if you move forward with love, faith & compassion not only for yourself, but for every living, breathing being, you will truly find peace.  I am a Massage Therapist, Energy Healer for over 27 years, Owner of Bodyworks Spa Studios of the Poconos with several locations,  Animal Lover,  Certified Yoga Instructor, Proud Mom of 3 Beautiful Children and Nonna to 3 Grand Babes, with a 4th on the way.

 

I have a passion for life, life is good and all it has to offer.  It is with great excitement and gratitude that we are branching out.   I will now be offering a Wellness Studio that brings Bodywork Services, Yoga, Salt Therapy, Energy Healing, Sound Meditations, Crystal Healing, Singing Bowls, Moon Cycle ceremonies all together in one space.  I am also excited to be able to share what I have learned along the way from my teachers, from those “aha” moments and my experiences with others, for I feel  I am truly an example that being fit, practicing Yoga and breathwork, working with crystals and practicing positive thoughts is so valuable to our state of being, that it gives me great  hope that if I can just reach out to as many people as possible, that somehow we can find our center, our place that we call home, our peace. 

 

Grace be within us, Grace be all around us & Grace be in everything we do.

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Val

I was born in East Stroudsburg and still live local with my husband Bill.  I worked in Healthcare first as an Ultrasound Technician and next moving to Administration.  I retired in July of 2019 from St. Luke's University Health Network, where I worked as a Regional Director.

I found Yoga in 2008 looking for an exercise program.  I soon found out it was much more and is now a true life style for me.  i completed my Yoga Teacher Training Program in 2012.  It brings me great joy helping others find the path of Yoga and improving their health.  I am very fortunate to have gained experience from some very amazing teachers and hope to share that knowlege with my students.

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Rosalyn

My name is Rosalyn. I go by "Roz". I am an energetic, powerful, diverse yoga instructor. I enjoy teaching everyone of all ages including little yogis. I completed my 200 hour training on Power Yoga at Peace of Mind Yoga. And have received specialized training in Kidding Around Yoga, HOT HIIT, Power Yoga, and Vinyasa.

 

I found my love for fitness and sharing it with others when my life came to a complete stop after learning I couldn't control some things in my life and needed to surrender. The one thing I was able to control is my health, encouraging others and creating a safe positive environment all around.  I continue to learn and grow as an instructor and enjoy being a student as well as a teacher. I have a background in Nursing and believe the power of healing comes from within "Mind, Body, & Soul".    

 

My classes are created as we go, making every class unique, different and focused on the group in front of me. 

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Maria

From as early as I can remember, body movement has been a significant part of my life. Starting with dance and gymnastics lessons as a kid, to cheerleading as an adolescent, and then continuing to move into adulthood with various dance/exercise influences, I have tried to make it a life-long practice. But it wasn’t until I began to practice yoga that I found what my body had been truly craving.

 

I had dabbled in yoga before, but was never consistent. I took my first class back in 2000, which to my surprise was actually a restorative practice, and it felt so wonderful, but, surprisingly, I only went back a few times. Then a few years later, I discovered some home videos that combined components of dance and yoga, and I loved it, but after several months, that practice faded away also.

 

Then in 2020, when the COVID-19 global pandemic hit and we were in lockdown, I was reunited with my Yogic practice! Like so many others, I had lost my job. I had been working as a Licensed Behavioral Specialist, which I had been doing for the last six years, and was quite burnt out by it. I needed a break, so I turned to yoga, and I fell in love with it all over again. 

 

After just a few days of practice, I began to notice and feel significant changes in my physical body, but even more importantly, I noticed changes in all aspects of my being. I became aware that the same breath work I was using for challenges on the mat could also be used for challenges off the mat. That was a profound connection for me and it propelled me into an even deeper practice, which then led to my pursuing my 200-hour yoga certification. 

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