Flossie Park E-RYT 500
Always considering herself as a student of life, Flossie has studied with numerous teachers throughout her lifetime. Flossie has dedicated her life to empowering herself and others through yoga, meditations, workshops, retreats, Crystal Bowl sound therapy and numerous other modalities. She has been actively involved in the wellness field for over 25 years developing programs that reach out to all walks of life. For ten years Flossie owned a yoga studio on the east coast where she developed and directed a successful School of Yoga. Through her Yoga Teacher Training programs and certifications, she has lovingly guided hundreds of students to step into living their passions and enriching their lives and the lives of others with the experience, wisdom and love of yoga.
Yoga Trainings developed and facilitated
- 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
- Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training (10 hour & 25 hour)
- Yoga & Sound Therapy
- Yoga for the Special Needs
Monique Lonner, RYT-E 500, Yoga Therapist
Monique has been teaching yoga for more than 13 years both in New York and California. She is the founder and Director of both the Advanced Yoga Teacher Training and Yoga Therapy programs at Soul of Yoga. She has a deep reverence for the beautiful miracle of the human body and loves teaching Anatomy and Physiology in 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training program.
Monique’s most profound teaching gifts lie in her ability to apply asana as a therapeutic tool for healing. She is especially intuitive with students who have movement restrictions or injuries and has helped many people move out of their pain and into the enjoyment of life again.
All of her classes, be they gentle or vinyasa flow, are designed to help your body feel better, be stronger and move more freely. She is a devoted student of Yogic Philosophy and delights in weaving the wisdom of the teachings into her classes so that it feels relevant, supportive and inspiring to her students through life’s challenges and joys.
Monique has more than 2000 hours of training; a dedicated student of some of the best therapeutic teachers in the field including Brian Dorfman, Leslie Kaminoff, Nischala Joy Devi and Mukunda Styles.
Her Teaching Style:
Leaning most closely towards the therapeutic philosophy of T.K.V Desikchar’s Viniyoga, Monique’s teaching style is ultimately a “yogic quilt” woven by all the varied and wonderful teachers she’s studied with and can best be described as a flowing breath-centered vinyasa married to anatomical alignment principles.
Slow flowing asana that aligns the breath, frees the body, clears the mind, and centers one in their heart.
Comments from her Students:
“You always know just what to do to help my body feel better”
“The best vinyasa class I’ve taken in 10 years”
“The most fun I’ve ever had in Warrior I”
“Nothing has helped my back pain like your classes”
“The best sequenced class I’ve ever taken – and I’ve taken a lot of classes!”
“I didn’t even know peace like that was possible”
Contact Information: Phone (516) 987-0350 • Email email@example.com
Tom Kelly E-RYT 500
Tom Kelly spent 25 years as a monk deeply involved in meditation and humanitarian service. An inspirational speaker, workshop and retreat leader, Tom has traveled world-wide teaching the sacred art of Raja Yoga. Tom left the monastic life in 1999. He founded Soul of Yoga in 2001 with his wife, Trisha.
Trisha Kelly E-RYT 500
Trisha has lived the yogic lifestyle for 30 years. Trisha has studied with many notable teachers, including Erich Shiffmann, Gurumukh Kaur Khalsa, and Judith Lasater. Trisha’s continued love and study of metaphysics, sound, vibration, light and healing has brought her certification in many modalities including Soul Memory Discovery. She is a Reiki Master.
Justine Shelton E-RYT 500, Yoga Therapist
Justine Shelton is a graduate of Soul of Yoga’s 200 hour training and a four year training program with Gary Kraftsow of the American Viniyoga Institute. She is a 500 hour AVI Certified Yoga Teacher and a 500 hour AVI Certified Yoga Therapist. Justine specializes in structural yoga therapy, specifically spinal disc injuries, back pain management, structural instability, as well as shoulder and knee therapy. She is Co-Founder of Yoga Vista Academy and runs the cancer recovery Yoga program at Yoga Vista Studio. Many people know her through her video “Gentle Yoga for a Healthy Low Back” by Yoga Journey Productions. Her passion is working with people who have different forms of catastrophic disease, helping them to manage their condition, minimize and cope with pain and, most importantly, helping them to realize they are not their condition. She is a Reiki Master and student of Shamanism. Learn more at http://www.yogawithjustine.com
Lindsay Russo E-RYT-200, RYT500
Lindsay’s first experience with practicing yoga began with asana classes she attended back in her home state of New York over 15 years ago. She connected with the physical aspects of the practice immediately and loved how practicing asana made her feel more peaceful & content on every level. Through her continued studies, Lindsay has come to experience yoga as a truly individualized gift, offering us an abundance of movement & meditation practices which lead us to an understanding of and connection to who we really are. Her learning and thus, also her teaching, focuses on the power of practice with intention. She aims to guide her students to direct the power of their mind to the presence of their breath within the body, moving with patience, finding greater balance and clarity through self-study & quiet contemplation.
In her private practice as a yoga therapist, Lindsay helps her clients to find a great sense of well-being through yoga-based therapies which are tailored to work with their individual needs. She also works as a teacher trainer, helping dedicated students and aspiring teachers learn more about the philosophy and deeper dimensions of yoga. Having completed close to 1000 hours of training in teaching yoga & yoga therapy, Lindsay is an eternal student who continues to learn through trainings, teaching, studying and practicing. Her students consider her to be a compassionate, knowledgeable & creative teacher.
Jack Green E-RYT 200, HHP
Hatha yoga entered Jack Greene’s life in 2007 as a relationship was ending. His intention was to get into better shape along with reconnecting to the inner peace that meditation offered as a child when he began his meditation practice at age 8. What he discovered was that Hatha yoga offered him so much more than becoming leaner, stronger, more flexible. It offered a way to digest life and to deepen the connection to his higher self. Yoga also helped cultivate a more conscious relationship with the breath and all of life. It truly works on everything.
Teaching yoga has been a blessing, however Jack considers himself more of a guide. He completed his 200hr training in April 2011 and Advanced 300hr training in 2013, both through the Soul of Yoga Institute in Encinitas. He is grateful to have studied Raja Yoga with Tom and Trisha Kelly, Viniyoga/Yoga Therapy with Monique Lonner, Brian Dorfman, Leslie Kaminoff, Nischala Joy Devi, and Iyengar Yoga with Roger Cole and others. Jack is also an HHP with over 1000 hours training in massage and holistic healing. He is honored to share his knowledge, experience, and love of yoga with his students and future teachers.
Tony Frescura E-RYT 500
Tony “Mahanraj Singh”, E-RYT-500 and KRI certified Yoga Teacher is passionate about the bodies alignment and strength that lead to true liberation in the mind and soul. Tony was first exposed to yoga through the teachings of Maharaj Ji in 1983, this eventually lead him to the Raja yoga tradition through Self Realization in 1997. Since then he has been lead to the physical asana and the gifts it has brought to his life as business owner, husband and dad. He teaches workshops and retreats with his wife Mahanraj Kaur “Marcia”, together they encourage Soul Freedom through the celebration of the authentic nature of the Soul. Tony’s classes are a deep dive into heart with the breath as a guide. Through Kundalini and Hatha asana he brings the yogi and householder together. There is nothing Tony loves more than sharing the amazing gifts Yoga can offer to an individual seeking better health and deeper peace.
Erika Lee E-RYT 500, RMT
Erika Lee walked into her first Yoga class when she 18 years old, and her world was literally and figuratively flipped upside down! Through her years of practice, Erika felt her life transform in powerful and positive ways. She felt her life begin to shift not only in the physical realm by the healing of her chronic back pain, but also emotionally and spiritually. After over ten years of personal study and practice, Erika decided to share the healing power of Yoga and meditation with her loved ones and became a teacher in 2008. She holds several certifications and is currently a student of Soul of Yoga in Encinitas where she will soon earn her degree in their extensive Yoga Therapy program. She loves Yoga for countless reasons, however to her one of the most beautiful aspects of the practice is that it evolves with age and is available to students of any walk of life. In addition to her Yoga training Erika is also a Reiki Master and leads powerful Reiki circles and trainings. She is a philanthropist and donates a great deal of her time and teachings to benefit charities and local non-profit organizations. She has led several retreats around the world. Erika believes that Yoga is for everyone and strives to create a safe and sacred environment for her students to learn and transform. Let the journey begin…Namaste!
Born in Italy and raised in France, Chiara was introduced to yoga in Hawaii in 2000 by her mentor. Through this mentor-ship she developed a love for Yoga, awakening the deep intelligence within her own body and spine. She taught and learned at the Salon Des Arts for the next 10 years focusing on posture correction through alignment, deep tissue strengthening and nervous system balancing. She then went on to San Diego and continued her education through the Soul of Yoga for her 200 and 500-hour certification. Mindful breathing, connecting to the heart, and alignment are all consistent points of focus in her class. Also studying Sacred Sound, Metaphysics, Astrology and Ayurveda she infuses these teachings in her class.
Chiara’s teaching style is intuitive reminding us of the interconnectedness of all of life. The practice is a loving prayer, a ritual to dive deeper into the body and awaken inner wisdom.
She loves helping people remember their Souls journey and connect to their spirits through a peaceful, mindful and sometimes challenging practice.
She currently teaches Restorative, Yin, Prenatal, Vinyasa, children’s yoga, Hatha Her passion is also in leading ceremonies, blessing ways and space clearing.
She is deeply honored to share with future teachers the many insights and gifts she has found along the way… “just like the breath, teaching and mentoring are a process of giving and receiving and with this deep reverence and an open heart I enter this sacred space”
In addition, The Soul Institute 200 hour Hatha program is enriched by qualified visiting presenters who share their expertise.