There are no guru’s, queen bees or otherwise superior beings at Bee You Yoga and Wellness. We are a gathering of people looking to share and learn from one another no matter where you are in life’s journey.
Hive Member ShellyQ
Crazy Dog Lady
I grew up in New Zealand, the emerald paradise at the bottom of the planet. At 9 years old I had a school teacher that was wise enough to know that teaching hyper 9-year old’s yoga and meditation made her job easier. Since then I have tried every version of yoga I come across and loved them all for their differences. I have learned from so many beautiful people and love to pass on their combined wisdom. I have a full crazy life with 3 teenagers and 4 dogs (Yes, I am the crazy dog lady). I love photography, travel, SHOES, drones, throwing knives, hiking, dancing, music and most of all making people smile. I am also trained in Myofascial Release Technique and reiki and I am a yoga therapist. I am grateful for the opportunity to share my journey with you. “The journey is the destination!” Let go and believe! Bee happy!
Hive Member Ben
I classify myself as “an accidental yogi”. Any long term relationship has its ups and downs and in a particularly challenging part of my 20+ year marriage I started yoga simply as an activity to do with my wife; as something for us to do together and reconnect. Very quickly however I found deep personal meaning in my practice. I believe for many, yoga is “the new fitness craze” much akin to the aerobics fad that hit the 80s. I note that without judgement. Yoga is one of those things that is big enough to be many things for many people. For me yoga is much more than flexibility, strength conditioning and pretty poses. For me it is a way to look inside. To slow down and connect with myself. It is a way for me to “press pause” in the crazy and stressful life in which so many of us find ourselves. Yoga also quickly became a way for me to rekindle my meditation practice.
I began meditating as a child in the late 70s and early 80s. My parents were hippies, and it was “just something we did”. I attribute much of my academic and professional success to my early exposure to meditation. But for much of my life meditation was little more than a parlor trick. If I had a difficult academic or professional assignment I was able to find focus and strength to complete it through meditation. If I had a particularly stressful task to undertake, like an important speaking engagement or business meeting, I would go to my breath practice to center and calm myself to get through. Meditation was something that I only went to when I thought I needed it however. Turns out I really needed it all the time!
I am most grateful for the fact that through yoga I have come back to a regular meditation practice. Much research has been done to suggest that regular meditation is one of the best tools which can be employed for long term happiness. I know this to be true with myself. Our lives are so busy now, so over subscribed, it is all too easy to get caught up in the stress or distraction of daily living. Through mediation I find a way to “pause my inner dialogue”. Through practice, more and more I am able to step back and observe my thoughts, feelings, and emotions rather than be ruled by them. More and more I can acknowledge that “I am not this thought” “I am not this body” “I am not this feeling”. I can observe rather than react. Through practice I am able to connect more and more with my true self, a quiet watcher behind it all. Another passenger on this journey of life. For me this is a life long study, a life long journey. One of progress, not perfection.
Hive Member Christie
Fitness Party Magician
I’ve been a ZIN™ Member since Sep 2010 and I absolutely love teaching Zumba classes. The reason is simple: Every class feels like a party!
Hive Member Karen
Somebody who makes everyone feel like Somebody
My love of fitness started when my mom popped in a Jane Fonda tape and said “Let’s do this!” Since then, I have been hooked on keeping my body strong and able. However, after several marathons, muddy runs, fitness challenges and so on, my mind was never at ease. And then I met Yoga. It is through Yoga that I breathed for the first time! Nourishing my mind and spirit made me a better, happier person. It was because of this change in me that I sought out teaching or rather, sharing this practice with others. My classes integrate the ideas and asana of yoga to help my students feel great inside and out. I have trained with Diane Bondy (Yoga For ALL Shapes Sizes and Abilities), received a certification in Yin, Chair Vinyasa, and currently working toward my 500 hour training. I believe community is key and everyone should feel welcomed. Yoga is unique in that it brings people together but always honors the individual. Every life has a divine purpose and my wish is that you embrace yours! One of the mottos I live by…”Be somebody who makes everyone feel like somebody.” Hope to see you in class!
Hive Member Sheri
Sheri, a native of Northern New Jersey, has been practicing yoga since 2002. After many years of working as an insurance professional, she enrolled in Aligned Flow® Yoga Teacher training at Prana Yoga Center in Denville, New Jersey, where she completed her 200 hour RYT in 2017. Her yoga classes combine Iyengar inspired alignment with the Vinyasa flow style of sequencing postures with the breath. From the beginner to the seasoned yogi, classes will be suitable for all.
Hive Member Colette
Guide to your inner wisdom
I began practicing yoga in 2000, at a time when I felt very overwhelmed by the responsibilities of my life. I felt I had lost myself, and I was searching. Yoga coaxed me from feeling bound in my body to feeling an ease of movement and openness that I had not felt in years, it guided me towards a sense of purpose and direction at a time when I was feeling lost, and it led me from believing I was powerless to realizing my own strength and potential . The practice of yoga continues to help me uncover the gentle wisdom of my body, mind, and soul. I am a yoga teacher so that I can share the joys I have found. Through teaching, I hope to help people advance along their own pathways of self-discovery, wonder and freedom. Namaste
Hive Member Lisa
Lisa came to yoga in 2012 and completed her teacher training in 2018. She aims to create a gentle and supportive environment in class that encourages her students to take what they need from the practice. Lisa’s background in figure skating and dance is sometimes evident in her sequencing and poses. When she isn’t teaching yoga, Lisa’s working on her next novel.
Hive Member Kara
Kara has been exploring movement her whole life. Her movement journey began with dance, where she fell in love with being able to communicate what words could not. Through dance, Kara was exposed to many somatic practices, including yoga. She was drawn to yoga because it was movement that nourished the body and mind. In 2018, Kara received her RYT-200 through Om Factory NYC and has just completed her fist Yin yoga certification. Her classes combine her knowledge of dance, yoga, and anatomy to move the body in ways that are healing and beneficial. They begin by establishing a foundation based on pranayama (breath) and alignment, and then move on to more creative, flow-like sequences. Kara aims to make yoga accessible to every student and to empower them to explore.
Hive Member Alissa
I love nature! The variety of textures, colors and unlimited landscapes; the brilliance of a mountain sunrise greeting the new day, or luscious oranges, reds and yellows of a sunset, these experiences inspire my yoga practice. I feel restored that all is well in my world, I am connected to my inner voice and to my community.
My passion for yoga began over 30 years ago, transforming my sense of confidence and well being. Yoga has been a stable in my life. I have learned to trust myself, explore opportunities and transform my body, mind and spiritual connection. Guiding individuals on their journey to accept and trust themselves is one reason I teach.
As mindful coach, I use tools of meditation, Soul Language, Reiki, and card reading to explore broader aspects of daily life. Together, let’s build a community filled with joy and smiles!
Bee you in all your glory and let your inner light shine!
Mindful Coach, Health Coach
Hive Member Accalia
Accalia has been flipping around and exploring gymnastics and body movement from the moment she opened her eyes and took her first breath. Accalia is excited to help people find their own path to expression and health. Accalia loves sharing reiki and learning about new forms of healing and spirituality. Accalia is mother of wolves and can often be found snuggled with her Husky (or any other dog she stumbles on).
“At the end of every storm there is a Rainbow!”
Hive Member Catherine
I stumbled upon yoga late in life. With a nudge from friends, I received my yoga teacher certificate from Sumadhi Sun in 2014. I am as surprised as you are. This piece of paper was just a green light on an infinite journey. Like you, I continue my search for compassion, strength and ultimate love. You and I may be on the same path for just a moment – yet, in a class we can create positive energy toward physical, mental and spiritual growth. We can listen to joyous bees together.
Hive Member Nalini
I’ve combined my yoga practice with my skills as a Licensed Associate Counselor, and I strive to assist others in finding their own path toward healing and wellness. Yoga has taught me how to connect my spiritual, emotional, and physical self, and I am passionate about helping others find that connection. My yoga practice is based in a grounding, mindful approach, which has helped me to find that inner stillness that I bring from my mat into other aspects of my life; and I aim to help others do the same.
Hive Member JackieS
Hive Member Joel
Hive Member JackieL
I am Jackie. I am a mom to three amazing people, I am a friend, a daughter, a sister, a teacher, a student and I am a yogi. I do yoga because it helps me be better. It helps me be stronger, calmer, kinder and happier. I teach yoga so that it can possibly help someone else.