LISA HANUKA

OWNER : KIDS + ADULTS TEACHER

IF YOU COULD HAVE ONE SUPERPOWER WHAT WOULD IT BE?

To be able to FLY!

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE YOGA POSE AND WHY?

PLANK! It’s the perfect pose to strengthen the entire body and is amazing prep for any yoga pose. It takes strength, fluid breath and a smile on your face to be able to hold this pose. Plus, the variations are endless!

WHY DO YOU SHARE YOGA WITH OTHERS? 

Bottom line…Yoga is FUN! It’s amazingly fun for babies, kids, and adults of all ages! I have loved yoga from the moment I took my first class and I'm happy to share what I love, which comes out in my teaching. Yoga can take your bad mood and turn it around, it can bring strangers and friends together, and it can also create a family and community.  Who wouldn’t want to share that feeling!?

WHAT SONG MAKES YOU ROCK OUT?

Bon Jovi, Livin’ On a Prayer

WHAT CAN MIMI STUDENTS EXPECT FROM YOUR CLASSES?!

A challenge, a good laugh and awesome music!


JULIET TURALSKI

ADULT TEACHER

IF YOU COULD HAVE ONE SUPERPOWER WHAT WOULD IT BE? 

Time-travel!

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE YOGA POSE AND WHY?

Devotional Warrior Pose (Bhakti Virabhadrasana) as there is a sweet surrender that reminds me of my connection with the Earth, creating a deeper trust of my human experience.

WHY DO YOU SHARE YOGA WITH OTHERS? 

I love the unexplainable synergy that happens when people show up for themselves. My passion thrives on creating a positive and transformative experience for individuals willing to "do the work" and vibe together.

WHAT SONG MAKES YOU ROCK OUT?

ANYTHING that gets my body to move! And that's a whole lot. 

SHARE WITH US WHAT MIMI STUDENTS CAN EXPECT FROM YOUR CLASSES?     

Expect a core-activating, calorie burning Vinyasa flow with a twist of fun and laughter.  I use the rhythm of great music to cue proper alignment and consistent breathing to gain maximum yoga benefits. Before you know it, stress levels will have dissipated and you'll feel more grounded, confident, and transformed both inside and out by the time we say Namaste! 


Magda Usarek-Witek

ADULT TEACHER

If you could have one superpower what would it be? 

Flying!  Sometimes I get so carried away in yoga I feel like I’m close to it.  

what is your favorite yoga pose and why?

I love moving upside down, right now forearm stand has been my jam. 

Why do you share yoga with others?

I think that yoga can change a person’s life on so many levels. Whether it’s to get a good workout, increase flexibility or to relieve stress or to have fun and play around.  There are so many ways we can incorporate yoga to our lives and it can serve us in any way that we need.  I think it’s important for people to see that. 

What song makes you rock out?

It's hard to choose one, I love all music, but you can't go wrong with Otis Redding or the Black Keys. 

Share with us what MiMi students can expect from your classes?

I love vinyasa and alignment.  You can expect to sweat, laugh, be safe and move freely.  All my classes are unique, creative and accompanied by an alternative music playlist.


Donna O'Driscoll

ADULT TEACHER

IF YOU COULD HAVE ONE SUPERPOWER WHAT WOULD IT BE? 

 Time Travel

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE YOGA POSE AND WHY?

 Crow.   A simple shift of balance can provide a whole new perspective - sort of a metaphor for moving through life.

WHY DO YOU SHARE YOGA WITH OTHERS?

I like to help students to be in the moment and tune into their bodies, discovering how a pose should feel within, rather than getting fixated with some ideal of how a pose should look.

WHAT SONG MAKES YOU ROCK OUT?

 Anything "old school"

SHARE WITH US WHAT MIMI STUDENTS CAN EXPECT FROM YOUR CLASSES?

Balancing breath, body and mind, students will feel grounded and a sense of ease and release in their poses, learning posture modifications for individual needs and also movement progressions for those seeking a challenge.


SATYA X

ADULT TEACHER

If you could have one superpower what would it be?

For myself, teleportation would be nice to explore the world without having to be felt up by TSA at the airports. For others, healing, as it is difficult for most people to get beyond physical and emotional dis-ease to explore more deeply who they truly are.

What is your favorite yoga pose and why?

I like Pigeon Pose because my tight hips need it! 

Why do you share yoga with others?

I want to help people to become the fullest expression of Who They Are. Through the practice of yoga I can share physical, mental and emotional challenges and concepts to help my students explore breaking out of conditioned patterns.

What song makes you rock out?

Township Krishna by Krishna Das gets me whirling and twirling. When I'm not pretending to be "spiritual," I like some 50 Cent, Eminem and Justin Bieber!

Share with us what Mimi students can expect from your classes.

I share inspiration and humor. This expresses itself in yoga flow, held postures, as well as specific themes and real-world spirituality that one can seek to apply today and not wait to hit their numbers in the Enlightenment Lottery.


Lauren Hemley

ADULT TEACHER

If you could have one super power what would it be?

Since I was a little girl I've always wanted to fly!

What is your favorite yoga pose and why?

I love Ardha Chandrasana (half moon). My body and energy feel very open and expansive in that pose.

Why do you share yoga with others?

I believe in not only the functionality of the poses, but in the yoga philosophy and lifestyle as a whole. Yoga is about union and connection with who we truly are.

What song makes you rock out?

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Uptown Funk by Bruno Mars :) Gets me every time.

Share with us what Mimi students can expect from your class.

My class is a combination of flowing postures with breath and detail oriented body awareness. I hope that my students can both feel good and learn something.


Samantha Cagman

ADULT TEACHER

If you could have one superpower what would it be?

The ability to fly! I’d love to take a yoga sequence up in the clouds, travel the world, and also to forfeit the cost of commuting!

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What is your favorite yoga pose and why?

Definitely Shanti Virabhadrasana – Peaceful Warrior always makes me feel graceful and strong!

Why do you share yoga with others?

I love being able to guide students through the connection of breath and movement, to shut off the fluctuations of the mind and really become present in the moment and within themselves. Making yoga accessible to anyone regardless of their physical or mental blocks, as both a work-out and a work-in!

What song makes you rock out?

“Fell In Love With A Girl” by The White Stripes!

Share with us what Mimi students can expect from your classes?

My students can always expect gentle guidance, modifications for any practitioner and the feelings of warmth, comfort, confidence, and being grounded!


Autumn Perez

ADULT TEACHER

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If you could have one superpower what would it be?

 Since I tend to fly in my dreams I would say the power of FLIGHT!  

What is your favorite yoga pose and why?  Arda Chandrasana aka Half Moon Pose!  

This pose strengthens literally everything - the abs, ankles, thighs, spine, hamstrings, calves, chest… (and the list goes on).    

Why do you share yoga with others?

I love bringing yoga to people because the journey never ends! And watching someone grow over time on the mat is priceless.

What song makes you rock out?

A good throwback!  Sweetness by Jimmy Eat World.

Share with us what Mimi students can expect from your classes?

My yoga classes are for everyone and are structured to work for all levels - I LOVE PROPS AND SO WILL YOU!  You’ll flow through your asanas while awesome jams fill the room and leave feeling relaxed/rejuvenated and ready to conquer the rest of your day. 
 


JANEL A. GUERRINI

ADULT TEACHER

IF YOU COULD HAVE ONE SUPERPOWER WHAT WOULD IT BE? 

Time manipulation – to be able to freeze time. 

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WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE YOGA POSE AND WHY?

Dancer Pose (Natarajasana) is my most favorite because of the balance and challenge of the pose. 

WHY DO YOU SHARE YOGA WITH OTHERS? 

Practicing yoga for me began as a physical outlet and had transformed into so much more over time, as it still does. Now it is not only the physical benefits that draw me back but the mental escape and balance it brings to my everyday life. I share and teach in hopes that otherscan experience their own journey and the joy of yoga. 

WHAT SONG MAKES YOU ROCK OUT?

Dog Days Are Over, Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
SHARE WITH US WHAT MIMI STUDENTS CAN EXPECT FROM YOUR CLASSES?     
With the flow of Vinyasa yoga you will be gaining strength, flexibility and a greater sense of wellbeing. On your mat you will be challenged to explore personal limits of your mind and body, in return you will toned and rejuvenated.


 

Lisa Ferraro

ADULT + KIDS TEACHER

If you could have one superpower what would it be?

To be calm in ALL circumstances. Or to FLY.

What is your favorite yoga pose and why?

I like to go from downward dog to horsey pose(handstand) as it makes me feel powerful, strong and playful all at the same time.

Why do you share yoga with others?

I share yoga because I want people to realize their full potential and embrace the magic of every moment. Teaching yoga to children is a way to bring more peace into the world as you teach them at this young age how to handle emotion and to calm themselves down. They learn skills for living with compassion.

What song makes you rock out?

Sir Duke by Stevie Wonder…I love funk, jazz and classical music as well.

Share with us what Mimi students can expect from your classes?

Families can expect a playful and fun yoga experience while exploring movement and breath with lots of props and imagination. Parents and kids will create shapes fostering their imagination while growing closer through games and partner poses. It's also a wonderful way for your child to learn healthy physical and mental habits that can be practiced a lifetime. The entire family can benefit from learning techniques to reduce stress, focus easier and build confidence as well as fostering social skills and respect for all beings.


Fernando Rodriguez

14+ NINJUTSU TEACHER

If you could have one superpower what would it be?

Avoid sleeping, so that I could have more time to do things!

What is your favorite Ninjutsu move/technique and why?

None, because there is no one-size-fits-all move/technique. The best one, is the one that works in the specific situation where you are.

Why do you share Ninjutsu with others?

Because it helped me a lot in my life. It made me see things with clarity, and I want to share the same with others so that, hopefully, they have another tool to become better human beings.

What song makes you rock out?

“Gonna fly now” from the Rocky Balboa saga

Share with us what Mimi students can expect from your classes?

Students can expect dynamic classes to cover a wide range of movements, aligning body, mind and soul. Most importantly, will learn how to protect life. Everybody’s life.