84 Bethlehem Pike (Rear)
Philadelphia, PA 19118

(610) 608-8095

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Level 1/2 (Basic/Intermediate)


This class is taught by:

Robin Daniels

Robin Daniels is a yoga teacher whose dreams and goals are to bring the healing and therapeutic aspects of Hatha Yoga to everyone in her classes. She is licensed at the 500-hour level, and holds well over 1000 hours of training. She believes the power behind a Hatha Yoga practice is that it makes us all better and healthier people in our relationships with ourselves, each other, and the universe in which we live. Her classes combine clear instruction with uplifting tantric philosophy, and a quirky sense of humor. She is known for assisting her students through challenging and good times to achieve breakthroughs on and off the mat. Robin started practicing yoga with her identical twin sister at 16, as the result of an illness, from the perspective of using yoga as a body movement therapy. She is a true testament to the healing powers of yoga. In 2004, Robin took her first Vinyasa Teacher training at Midtown Yoga, now Charm City Yoga, in Baltimore. In September, 2004, she moved to Philadelphia and continued studying Vinyasa Yoga, Prenatal Yoga, and Yin Yoga. In 2007, Robin began studying Anusara Yoga, and became Anusara-Inspired. While she no longer holds her license in Anusara, she believes in the power and beauty of proper alignment, and a heart centered practice. She is also certified in Unnata Aerial Yoga, Pilates Mat and Reformer, and Yoga For the Special Child, and values the work she does with children, and adults living with disabilities.
When Robin is not on her yoga mat, she enjoys playing with her daughter, Penelope, reading, spoiling her kitty cat, Belle, and swimming. As a former marine biologist, if she could grow gills, Robin would be found living in the ocean among the fishes.

Tara Roulis

Tara is a 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance. She completed her 200 hour teacher training at Dana Hot Yoga in Bala Cynwyd, PA and continues to further her education with world renowned teachers such as Seane Corn, Sri Dharma Mittra and Kathryn Budig whenever possible. Tara works to make her classes challenging, fun and inspiring; but her biggest goal is making yoga accessible to people of all experience levels and backgrounds. Yoga has helped Tara to find some serenity in her crazy life as a single mom of two small children and a business owner and she is passionate about sharing that with others. She has her BS in Accounting from Penn State and when she's not working or practicing yoga you can find her spending time with friends, cooking, or playing with her kids. Tara is also a Young Living essential oil educator. You can see more about that here: http://www.smiledrop.com/tararoulisyoga

Patty Boyle

Growing up an athlete, Patty was initially drawn to the physical aspect of yoga. As she continued to explore her practice, she began to realize how physical challenges can also lead to quieting the mind, slowing the breath and releasing tension. With a B.S. in Kinesiology and Certification in Holistic Health Counseling, becoming a yoga teacher was the perfect next step, complimenting her commitment to health and nutrition. In addition to RYT-250 certification, Patty completed a 50-hour Advanced Teacher Training with Alex Auder. Patty works for Big Brothers Big Sisters and blended her two passions, yoga and empowering youth, when she became certified to teach children’s yoga through Child Light in 2013.

Patty loves sharing her practice with students. She offers gentle assists while exploring the many benefits yoga has to offer. Her classes also include challenging asanas that are sure to encourage you to find your edge!

Andrea Leombruni

Yoga to me is my Freedom. It is a magic carpet inward and outward. It takes me to places away from the chaos that follows us in our daily lives like the traffic and petty interactions. Ironically, as I begin to move I become still inside. My calm returns as soon as the door shuts; I feel an exhale and I am free to guide myself into my own moving meditation. My Practice has become a Journey to reflect; not perfection, but a vision of the truth in the yoga process. Yoga has changed my life to become something so much more then I thought it would ever be. As a teacher I try to express to my students to see every moment; even if we didn’t get the pose today we are successful. The power of trying, re-trying, and continuing to try is more successful than if everything was easily attained. It is our will, our souls, that drive us to be successful. It gets us on our mats early in the morning when we can sleep in. It gets us in our cars after work and cooking dinner so we can come together and share with each other something that makes us better humans. Yoga to me is beautiful. It's breathtaking. It's empowering. It's my Freedom. It's my Magic.

Jordann Ogle

I began my yoga journey in 2014 after years of struggling with a monotonous workout routine. After my very first yoga class, I remember feeling completely refreshed and ready to take on the world! I was immediately hooked, taking over 100 classes in a year, and experiencing my life drastically transform into a love I could have never imagined. Yoga has given me so much more than just the physical workout I initially searched for. I feel strong, happy and confident; something I have never been able to say before. One day at a time, I continue to incorporate all aspects of yoga into my life, on and off the mat. I completed my 200 hour certification through the Amma Center & Studio in October 2015. As a yoga instructor, I aim to encourage students to find their inner source of power and peace through unifying the body and breath to overcome the false limitations of the mind. When I am not on my mat, you can find me crafting, baking, reading, spending time with loved ones, or exploring the beautiful world around us.

Elise Streckenbein

Elise came to yoga in search of a complement to her existing fitness regimen, but what she found was so much more. In yoga, Elise has found a physical challenge as well as an unexpected sanctuary rooted in an ancient practice. Yoga has played a transformative role for her; contributing to a major weight loss, healthier overall life style and a rewarding career path that invites compassion, self-study, and continuing education into everyday life.

As a graduate of the 2014 Dana Hot Yoga 200-hr Teacher Training program, Elise believes in a fiery, Yang, Vinyasa practice that is challenging both physically and mentally. As a teacher, she will help you push yourself past your own mental limits, while respecting the anatomical uniqueness of your body. Inviting deeper inquiry into silence, anatomy and the physical and energetic benefits of a Yin practice, Elise completed a Yin Yoga Training at Wake Up Yoga in January 2016. She continues to strive for the delicate balance of Yin & Yang.

Sarena Kabakoff

Sarena has always had a love of body movement practices, as she has been training to be a dancer since the age of 8. She is in love with the bliss that results upon the union of the body and mind. Naturally, yoga helped her to further her body-mind connection through meditation and an astute awareness of her physical and subtle bodies. She became addicted about 2 and a half years ago, establishing a daily practice that inspires her to fully wake up each day. It was soon after that she enrolled in Dana Hot Yoga’s teacher training, graduating in the fall of 2014.
Sarena offers a heated class, with creative sequencing, and a multitude of meditative imagery. She aspires to help her students cultivate an awareness of the sensations within their bodies. Focusing the attention on the body which cannot leave the present moment, helps the mind to not get caught in the traps of tomorrows and yesterdays. Her inspiration stems from the natural world, eastern religion, and the endless unfolding of her body’s own narrative. She encourages her students to practice with a deep-rooted intention, loosening the grip of the chaotic mind, and aligning with the thinking body. This opens the space to revel in the simple, but magnificent miracle of being alive.
We pride ourselves on gearing our classes toward the actual students in the classroom and not teaching a set sequence of postures that may not be suitable for everyone. This class will blend the basics covered in Level 1 (Basic) classes with a more moderate pace which is introduced in Level 2 (Intermediate) classes, depending on who is in the room that day.  Basic postures will be covered, and more advanced modifications will be offered for those ready to deepen their postures and yoga practice. See our class descriptions for Level 1 and Level 2 classes for more detail.

Upcoming classes:

  • Thu May 25 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Robin Daniels
  • Thu May 25 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Tara Roulis
  • Fri May 26 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Patty Boyle
  • Sat May 27 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Andrea Leombruni
  • Sun May 28 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Andrea Leombruni
  • Sun May 28 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Jordann Ogle
  • Tue May 30 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm with Elise Streckenbein
  • Wed May 31 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Sarena Kabakoff
  • Wed May 31 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm with Robin Daniels
  • Wed May 31 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Patty Boyle
  • Thu Jun 01 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Robin Daniels
  • Thu Jun 01 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Tara Roulis