BLOSSOM YOGA, Newtown, Bucks County - 2324 Second Street Pike, Newtown (Wrightstown Twp), PA 18940
 Teacher Biographies
                                   

                    Terri Adler
 Terry has been practicing yoga since 1998 when she fell in love with it.  After seven years of practice she decided to become a yoga teacher and enrolled in a 200 hr teacher training program at Saraswati River Yoga in New Hope, PA from 2005-2006. In 2007 Terri then received her Yoga Ed teacher certificate and has been teaching children yoga as young as 2 years old! She loves seeing them in such delightfuls poses.  Through a 30 hr training program with Sally Miller, Terri received her Yin Yoga teaching certificate in 2009.  She realizes that it is important to have a steady practice to move you into a place of harmony and peace. There are so many things that come our way that is completely out of our control and by implementing a daily practice of meditation, pranayama, asanas and savasana it moves us from choas to clarity. We learn to pause before reacting and we find that place within us that is grounding and peaceful. Namaste!

                              Nicole Branka
Nicole started practicing yoga in 2001 as a spiritual seeker and traveled doing Seva (volunteer work) at yoga centers throughout the country. In 2003 she started teaching and has certifications in vinyasa flow, yin yoga, meditation, and assist and adjust.  Yoga translates to "yoke" or join together. So many of her teachers and experiences have guided her along the way, each perspective adding to the larger picture. She simply seeks to offer and to learn. Namaste!
                                    
       Devin Everett
Devin’s yogic journey began when she was a teenager, practicing in her parent’s living room to a VHS of Bryan Kest.  Over the years, she started to appreciate yoga as a way to release stress and calm her anxious mind.  The more consistently she practiced, the better she felt, inside and out. Through her practice, she has found a deeper awareness of her thoughts, mindfulness in her words and actions, and a boundless search for opportunities to be a better human being. After about a year of consistently showing up to her mat, she decided to register for training in early 2015. She received her RYT200 certification and soon after started her journey sharing the practice with those around her.  You can find Devin teaching powerful, fiery flows as well as classes filled with deep, restorative asanas.  
     Outside of yoga, Devin enjoys cycling, rock climbing, hiking, and experimenting in the kitchen.  Devin’s hope is that her classes inspire her students to live a healthier, happier and more peaceful life.

                                                                                            
               Carol Garner
Carol’s yogic journey began more than 15 years ago and has grown into a true passion.  While she is a Registered Yoga Alliance RYT and Certified YogaKids teacher CYKT, she still considers herself a student at heart, as there is always something more to learn from yoga.  Yoga and meditation have taught her how to be humble, grateful and mindful as well as connected to the spirit that lies within.  She has learned that yoga is a process which allows one to experience life with a conscious awareness, growing and manifesting along the way. Yoga has given her the tools to meet life on life’s terms and focus on the present moment. Carol loves to be creative and has a true compassion for people.
     Carol offers Vinyasa flow classes that make it accessible for everyone. Her classes range from gentle flow, beginner to intermediate levels with modifications and challenges for all to explore.  Swimming, reading, long walks in nature and getting in touch with her spirituality, are outside interests that Carol enjoys. She also loves teaching Hot Yoga, challenging her students to find their edge.
Carol resides in Bucks County, has three grown children, a husband who supports her on her yogic path and a dog Bailey who adds sunshine to her day.

                       Carol Greisler
Carol was first introduced to yoga in 2006 during a very stressful time in her life. Connecting mind, body & spirit brought on feelings of peace & calm & the healing journey began. Carol's love for yoga is rooted in the connection between the breath & movement. Her gentle class helps increase flexibility, mental clarity, stress reduction & relaxation. All these benefits of yoga, when put together, contribute to an increased feeling of well-being & an overall sense of calm.  Carol's personal yoga practice led her to Yogasphere where she completed her teacher training in 2013. Carol is so grateful to her friends & family for all their love & support, patience & understanding.  

                                                                
     Renee Laevsky
 
Renee first started practicing yoga in 2004, shortly after the birth of her son. She quickly began to reap the benefits of her practice, just an hour or two each week when she could focus inward and quiet the mind. By 2007, Renee made a life changing decision to leave her desk job behind and pursue a new career promoting good health and wellness. She became a successful Certified Personal Trainer, and in 2012, completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training. In 2014, Renee pursued a degree in physical therapy where she studied anatomy, kinesiology, therapeutic exercise, and rehabilitation.
      For Renee, yoga is a practice that ties everything together and helps her experience the feeling of oneness of the body, mind and spirit. She believes that each time we practice yoga, we have an opportunity to tune in to the present moment, confront our strengths and weaknesses without judgment, and discover our true capacity to live life to its fullest. As a teacher, Renee encourages her students to let go of restrictive thoughts and patterns and to open up to the possibility of discovering an unlimited potential for power and grace.
     Renee currently works at Cornerstone Physical Therapy. In addition to practicing yoga, she loves hiking and camping, spending time with friends, and being outdoors. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Roger Williams University and a master’s degree from Cornell University. Renee is originally from Ithaca, NY, and now lives in Washington Crossing, PA with her son, Jaden, husband, Gary, and their dog, Betty.

     Cindy Miller
 
After more than 10 years of being a personal fitness trainer, pilates instructor and group fitness instructor, Cindy was diagnosed with cancer in 2003 and was forced to take a giant exhale.  It was then that she took her very first yoga class and immediately fell in love with the mind, body and spiritual component of the yoga practice.  She became certified as a yoga teacher through AFFA in 2006 and wanted to continue on this journey knowing she had found her path.  She then completed her 200hr yoga teacher training at Yoga Vibhuti in 2012.  Also graduating advanced 300 hr yoga teacher training in 2016 from Yogasphere.  Cindy is a Reiki Master Teacher and a wellness advocate for DoTerra Essential Oils.  "I teach out of a deep love and respect for a practice that has wildly and wonderfully enhanced my life.  The yoga life is a constant reminder of self-love, acceptance, empowerment and the joy of community. The Divine Light that resides within me honors and respects the Divine Light within you. Keep on shining!"


  Devon Philippi
 
Devon recently found her love for yoga through a blessing in disguise. After a serious car accident which left her with an injury to her spine in 2014, she was forced to find a healthy alternative to ease her pain. Two weeks after her very first yoga class in September 2015, Devon knew this was something much more than a physical connection and felt compelled to learn more. She enrolled in the 200-Hour Teacher Training through Yogasphere just one week later! She completed her training in March of 2016 and has since immersed herself into the world of yoga. Even though she is a fairly new yogi, her passion and excitement towards helping others shines brightly through her practice. She enjoys teaching every level of yoga from gentle, to an upbeat vinyasa flow, while incorporating both strengthening and stretching into her classes. She is eager to learn from her peers everyday and is blessed to have a newfound passion.
Devon has lived in Newtown, PA for the past 20 years with her mom, dad, brother and dog Emmitt.

            Ginger Solomon
Ginger began practicing yoga in 2008 during a very stressful time in her life.  She wanted to learn if yoga could quiet her mind and the many thoughts that swirled around if only for that hour.  She also wanted to supplement her existing fitness regimen of cycling and weight training.  Through the practice of Vinyasa Flow yoga, Ginger became aware of the importance of linking her breath and movement together, the cornerstone of yoga, which translated literally means “to join”.  Ginger took the lessons she learned on her mat during her Yoga practice to off the mat and in to her private life. She learned how to live a more harmonious and joyful life through yoga.
      Ginger completed her yoga 200hr RYT teacher training program at Yogasphere in early 2012 and founded Blossom Yoga later that same year in June.  In February 2015, she completed Level One Restorative Yoga Teacher Training at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Stockbridge, MA. Ginger also has a Master's Degree in Anatomy and Physiology which brings great depth and knowledge to her teachings and own practice. Ginger’s passion is teaching new students to yoga the basics of a yoga practice including meditation techniques, chanting, pranayama (breath control) and asanas (poses).  She focuses on the importance of the proper alignment of poses to protect the student while also increasing their strength and flexibility.
      Ginger lives in Washington Crossing with her husband, Ben, and has a blended family of three children, her son Adam and stepdaughters, Meghan and Sarah.  She enjoys spending time with her family on sailing vacations, tending to her flower and vegetable gardens and walking her dogs Buddy and Cookie Dough.                                                                                                                                                                                                  Karen Vanderwall
Karen has long found fulfillment in nature and the outdoors. When she discovered yoga after her first child was born 15 years ago, she began to feel a similar connection with the essence of balance, presence, and sense of interconnectedness.  She also began to realize the grounding and healing potential of yoga.
      As practicing enriched her life, she decided to pursue further training and share the gifts of yoga with others through teaching. her to teach and deepen her practice.
Karen teaches her classes with a focus on meeting students where they are on their yoga journey and guiding them along the many paths of yoga to find wholeness – their true nature - with the knowledge that when students feel fulfilled the student, community and planet will benefit.
      Karen earned her 200-hour Yoga Alliance certified teacher training program through Yogasphere in the spring of 2012 and has been teaching since then.  She continues to participate in workshops and trainings to enhance her passion for yoga and enrich her classes.  She is blessed with a loving and supportive husband and three teenage children.


                     Brooke Weinert
Having lived in several places and practicing yoga in many studios since 2000, Brooke has always found her place on the mat. Yoga has brought her focus, strength, confidence, and greater self acceptance. In 2012, she completed a 200 hour vinyasa flow teacher training as a means to re-boot her personal practice, and through that transformative experience, she now teaches several styles to students of all levels. With a strong hatha yoga base, training in Restorative Yoga, and certified in Reiki, Brooke stresses proper form as well as honoring one’s body and limitations.

 
2324 Second Street Pike, 2nd Floor
Newtown (Wrightstown), PA 18940
(215) 416-3252
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