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Staff List


Nikol Kallinteris
Nikoleta Kallinteris is the Founder & Director of Yoga House Stroudsburg Inc., 2011.
She began her yogic journey in 2006 through the practice of Ashtanga Yoga.
 

A longtime practioner and guide, she incorporates ancient spiritual tools such as yoga, breathwork, meditation and sound resonance to unify movement with stillness, and to bond the physical and spiritual elements of life. A seeker at heart, Nikol is a loving friend of the earth and follows the Tao of universal harmony.

 

Nikol has studied with some of our great teachers; Jennifer Allen, Chris Loebsack, Glenda Dawson, Manju Jois, Paulie Zink, Doug Swensen, Tao Porchon, Jason Ray Brown, Sean Corne, and Kino MacGregor. Into the future she plans to advance her studies and experience in the ancient roots of the 8 limbs of yoga.

 

Credentials: 500 E-RYT Certification in Hatha Yoga, Restorative Yoga, and Anatomy Studies for Yoga Teacher/ASFYT 1-3. Third Degree Usui Reiki Practitioner. BA Communications/Psychology.

“IF YOU ARE A PATTERN FOR THE WORLD THERE WILL BE NOTHING YOU CAN’T DO.” Lao Tsu.

Swamini Ramananda
Swamini Ramananda Saraswati, a Sannyasini (Hindu monk), is a teacher of Vedanta and Sanskrit and is a long-time disciple and student of the internationally known scholar of Sanskrit and Vedanta, His Holiness Swami Dayananda Saraswati, founder of Arsha Vidya Ashram Gurukulam in Saylorsburg,PA and in India. Swamini Ramananda was initiated into sannyasa by Pujya Swami Dayananda in a traditional ceremony on the banks of the Holy Ganga River in India. Formerly, she was a university professor in the Psychology Department at East Stroudsburg University teaching a variety of Psychology courses for over 25 years and training mental health counselors. In addition, she had a private practice in Psychology where she treated patients with emotional problems. Swamini has two masters degrees and a PHD in Psychology, For over 10 years Swamini Ramananda lived, studied and taught in India. She also resided at the Swami Dayananda Ashram in Rishikesh for four years on the banks of the Holy Ganga River where she was teaching and continuing her sadhana and the study of the ancient Indian Scriptures. Swamini Ramananda has committed her life to the study and teaching of Vedanta, the Knowledge of the Self. Currently she lives and teaches Sanskrit, Indian Philosophy (Vedanta) and Meditation in her own small ashram, which Swami Dayananda named Arsha Jnana Sthana: Center for Self-knowledge. But, since her heart is still in India, she spends 3 to 5 months there every year.
Richie Roche
Having had experience in several related arts, it was approximately 10 years ago that Richie began the serious study of Tai Chi and Qigong.
After several years with different teachers, Richie had in his words, "...found the teacher for whom I had been searching ...I had the great good fortune to meet Master William Ting." Since that time Richie has been a diligent student of Master Ting's.
Since 2003 Richie has been in charge of the Tai Chi/qigong program at Deerfield Spa where his responsibilites have included teaching all of the classes, as well as, a weekly lecture on the subject. He is currently conducting classes at the East Stroudsburg University, Totts Gap Art Institute, and the Church of the Mountain , in Delaware Water Gap of Pennsylvania, with other classes to be announced soon.

Contact Richie at:
PO Box 182 Shawnee-on-Del, PA 18356
riverqi@verizon.net
(570) 421-0190

Gina Cerbone
Gina Cerbone, 200 RYT, began her yogic journey in 2010 as she developed a strong connection to her Vinyasa practice which led her to complete a teacher training program with Delia Quigley and Denise Kay in July 2013.

For Gina, the Vinyasa quality of "moving mediation," coupled with her daily seated meditation, allows her to center herself when her world feels out of balance and lacking in stillness. Gina feels that Yoga has opened her eyes to see the person within, who she really is. Her practice helped her to find herself at a time when she felt lost. Gina believes that human nature is an important aspect of teaching yoga and a path to gain insight into others as well as one’s self by giving and receiving (sharing) the gift of yoga.

In addition to yoga, Gina has an extensive interest in things that make the world culturally diverse and intrinsically reachable for the individual. She has a big love for the arts; dancing, photography and painting; often examining the deeper meaning behind brush strokes, the artist and the culture or history that arose from a certain piece.

Gina holds her BA in Fine Arts, from Saint Joseph’s University. In the future, she plans to continue her education and receive her Masters Degree in Nutrition.


 

Amy McMahon
Amy Lee McMahon found her passion of yoga and meditation at the age of 14. Exploring this unknown path she became aware of her breath, posture and outlook on life. Over 10 years of practicing yoga she healed her Scoliosis along with healing negative thoughts and emotions. Inspired by the positive light yoga creates, she decided to share her inspiration and become a 200 RYT from Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in 2015. She is grateful for how Yoga has the power to transform all aspects of life as well as create a bonding community among people. Amy has a passion for painting, writing poetry, and studying Buddhism. Spiritually connected to each passing moment of the day, Amy always remembers to stop and smell the flowers, smile at the sun, and warmly greet creatures of all kinds. Amy has a genuine passion for nature, animals, and nutrition. She plans on continuing her education in Ayurveda and continue to train for her 300hr yoga teacher certification.

“If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change”- Buddha

Brandy Rutledge
After trying her first yoga class, Brandy was absolutely amazed by the way her body felt, and was hooked. She believes that yoga showed her the way that our bodies are supposed to feel and instantly felt the need to share her passion with others.
While obtaining her bachelors degree in Business Management, she decided to complete her 200 hr yoga teacher training at Boundless Yoga Studio in Stroudsburg PA, and her 50 hr Aerial Yoga teacher training at Om Factory in NYC. She is currently attending her 500 hour advanced teacher training.
Besides yoga, Brandy is absolutely passionate about the beach, animals, and traveling. She enjoys being outside, spending time with her family, and all things pink.
Brandy deeply respects nature and believes in loving all creatures and promoting peace among each other.
Josie Aprahamian
Josie has practiced Reiki for twenty-five years and studied healing and spirituality for decades. Beginning at The Healing Source in Phoenix, Arizona, she has trained from the deserts to the mountains to the sea; weaving the wisdom of the natural world with a profound regard for divine law and grace. She practices at the Massage Academy of the Poconos and Ascend Hospice with reverence for the transformative power of intent and compassionate touch. Josie is a dedicated follower of Caroline Myss, most inspired by her teaching that "all of life is God in disguise." She is a passionate advocate of prayer and faith and believes that all paths of devotion lead home.
Dina Kallinteris
Dina Kallinteris stumbled upon yoga in 2003 in the basement of an old art shop on South Street in Philadelphia. Throughout the years and busyness of life, she always found herself back on her mat as it would provide a space for exploring, healing and growing.
As a mental health professional she recognized the strong need for yoga in people lives and embarked on her journey to become a certified instructor.
Jenna Brown
Salutations! I’m Jenna Brown 200 Hr RYT, an adventure seeking, nature loving and free spirited yogi. I love laughter, finding the happiness in life and letting my OM out. I was first drawn to yoga to help with the bursitis in my hips, I stayed because of the way it felt to my heart.

I began yoga during a transitional period of my life, discovering that it complimented my inward journey and helped me live in the moment. Wanting to share the joy I’ve found in yoga is what has inspired me to teach. I love the the power of a vinyasa class, sprinkled with some quiet meditation. Creating an open and safe space to help students look within to explore both their mental and physical practice is what I strive for. I love connecting with my students and watching them grow in their practice.

Melissa Broadway
Namaste Fellow Yogis, my name is Melissa Broadway. I started practicing yoga in 2010 and began my journey to becoming a teacher in 2012.  I am a greatful graduate of the American Yoga Academy, where I trained under Claire Diab and Jennifer Cavalieri. When I was young I always had a desire to help people feel better if they were unwell and I believed that all I had to do was focus my energy and guide their mind and body past what was blocking their path. I like to use this energy during class, to guide students using spiritual energy to tap into ones own source of well-being. Aside from teaching yoga, I am a proud Mom of 3 radiant spirits and I have been working in the health and wellness industry for 11 years. I enjoy the outdoors, spending time with my Family,dancing and laughing! I believe through mindfulness,love, and understanding we can all achieve peace. Yoga has helped me to gain perspective, a way to take a step back and see the bigger picture. To share my knowledge, to give others what we all seek, peace and love. Join me on the mat and let your radiant spirit shine.  Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu
Brittany Anderson
Brittany is currently in training at BYS to receive her 200 CYT in the Spring of 2019.
She is trained at the graduate level to specialize in mind-body trauma counseling. Her aim is to bring about holistic wellness through a mind and body connection.
She offers a well rounded yoga experience beginning from the root to create a stable foundation, then adding movement with breath for a flowing vinyasa that heats the whole body.
 
Brittany brings the challenge of fire to beginners while fanning the burning flame in more advanced practitioners. She guides students to transcend energetic blocks and create space for inner peace.
When the sound of life becomes chaotic, she invites students to get on the mat and flows until the noise melts away, leaving only the vibration of love, strength and perseverance in the beating heart.
She is influenced by the niyama tapas and uses the power of discipline and passion during practice to reduce stagnant energy and inspire growth.
 
In addition to psychology studies, Brittany’s experience comes from 10 years of personal practice beginning in a living room and moving into various yoga studios. Brittany hopes to meet the needs of students by adding her own twist to the practice based on her current studies and from what she has learned through her own exploration.
 
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." ~MLK JR