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

                                      Andrea Bischoff
Andrea is an experienced, certified yoga and meditation teacher and Reiki practitioner. Trained in many healing modalities, she is passionate about teaching the holistic applications of yoga that
integrate but move beyond the physical level. Since her initial vinyasa certification, she has studied traditional hatha yoga at the Himalayan Institute, Thai Yoga Bodywork, restorative yoga, chair yoga and yoga therapy. She is experienced in teaching special populations and conditions, such as seniors, prenatal and kids’ yoga, as well as mental illness, trauma, Alzheimer’s and dementia.
As an apprentice to her teacher, she continues to train intensively in yin yoga, Taoism and Tantric philosophy. Andrea’s knowledge of the Sanskrit language, Eastern philosophy and chanting is sought out by yoga studios for teacher training programs. Currently studying to become an Ayurvedic practitioner, Andrea also enjoys incorporating alternative therapies into her classes. Her students appreciate her in-depth knowledge of anatomy and physiology as well as her ability to weave philosophy and spirituality into the physical practice.

In addition to her yoga studies, Andrea’s teaching is deeply influenced by her own practice of meditation, frequent silent retreats, Buddhist mindfulness techniques and volunteer work with nursing homes, hospitals and mental health organizations. Within an atmosphere of light-hearted joy and compassion, Andrea strives to teach her students the tools they need to heal themselves. Her hope is that her classes inspire her students to live a healthier, happier and more peaceful life.”               

  Alexis Moreau Hartman
Alexis first explored yoga as a teenager and continued to develop her passion for health and spirituality by studying yoga and meditation throughout the years. Her yogic path was guided by many inspirational, world-renowned yoga masters, and is grounded in the Vedic traditions of meditative contemplation and harmonious living with the environment and nature.
 
Alexis completed her most recent training at Yogasphere in 2008, and is a registered instructor with Yoga Alliance. Her classes are challenging yet adaptable to each individual, uniting breath and movement in a fluid Vinyasa Flow style. Alexis brings a light-hearted spirit to her teaching, presenting an accessible approach to the physical practice helping students reach a higher level of awareness and positivity in daily life.
 
Alexis lives in Washington Crossing with her husband and two children. She enjoys spending time at the beach, listening to music, tending her garden, and the calming influence of her daily yoga and meditation practice.                                               
                                            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.

                                                   Loretta Kane 
Loretta began practicing yoga in 2001 as a means of increasing her strength and flexibility in addition to decreasing stress in her life.  She remembers feeling “2 inches taller” after her very first class!!!  After 12 years of practicing, she knew the time was right to share her passion with others.  With the support and encouragement of family and friends, Loretta began a Yoga Alliance Certified Teaching Training Program in September, 2012 and is now registered with the Yoga Alliance.  She plans on continuing to explore the yoga world by attending conferences, workshops, etc.   
  

                    Renee Laevsky
Renée Laevsky teaches yoga straight from the heart! Her style is down-to-earth, and her desire is to lead classes that promote a message of wellness, self-empowerment, and inclusion. Through yoga, Renée has found a natural ability to connect with her students. She has been teaching since 2012, after completing her training at Yogasphere in Newtown, PA.
 
Renée began practicing yoga in 2004, and she was drawn to both the physical and emotional benefits of the practice. As she developed a steady practice, she found a deeper understanding of the power of the mind, sometimes referred to as the “mind-body” connection.  Her belief is that yoga is essential in finding balance in a hectic world, and that it allows us the opportunity to tune in, explore our unique gifts, and discover our true capacity to live life to its fullest.
 
A self-professed alignment junkie, Renée teaches a variety of vinyasa-style classes. Renée has attended trainings on yoga anatomy and therapy with Martin Kirk and Leslie Kaminoff, and she is currently working toward a degree in physical therapy from Harcum College.
 
Renée is originally from Ithaca, NY. She resides in Washington Crossing, PA where she lives with her husband and recent yogi convert, Gary, and their son, Jaden.

 
           Rosie Rarich
Rosie was introduced to yoga by a friend in college during a transition from competitive athletics. She found refuge in this sacred space where she found herself working intensely, yet feeling calmer. As an independent study at the College of New Jersey, Rosie researched the benefits of yoga for children with emotional and behavioral needs. Meanwhile, she fulfilled a 200 hour vinyasa teacher training program through Yogasphere in Newtown, PA. Rosie has guided children and adults  in both flow and gentle classes around Central New Jersey and the surrounding areas. She is grateful to be a 6th grade Language Arts Resource teacher in Flemington, NJ. Rosie resides in Titusville with her better half, Derek, and their beloved dog, Dakota.
  

      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 most recent training program at Yogasphere in early 2012 and is a RYT-200 certified yoga instructor through Yoga Alliance.   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. Namaste and Love!
                                                                     
                                                         Karen Caggia
Karen wants to share the same sense of well-being, balance and awareness Yoga brings to her life. She is certified through Yoga Alliance and completed her Teacher Training at the Prancing Peacock Yoga Studio in Yardley.
 Karen finds the Vinyasa Style of Yoga a perfect compliment for her love of swimming, dance and movement. “It allows one to fine a powerful connection between mind, body and spirit!” Karen finds joy in sharing her passion of this beautiful practice with others and hopes to inspire them on their personal journey.

                                                           Lynn Cohen
Lynn began practicing yoga 13 years ago and became a teacher in the summer of 2010. Many people believe that miracles happen instantaneously, and sometimes they do. But yoga allows you to enjoy the journey and to experience the miracles that are happening everyday in our lives on a moment to moment basis.  Since beginning her practice 13 years ago, Lynn has seen her life open up. Yoga was a major contributor in helping her heal from her herniated disc, gave her the confidence to public speak, keeps her flexible and strong, gives her energy, opens doors to deeper parts of herself, inspires her to try new things and has taken her avid meditation practice of 20 years to new heights. A regular yoga practice has the power to unleash any dormant inner capacity we may have and to bring it forth into our lives and into the world.
 
As an executive coach and trainer, yoga compliments her already existing toolbox as more and more organizations realize the stress reducing and healing benefits of yoga. Lynn loves to hike in nature with her dog Valentino, journal, juice, read, write, ride motorcycles, travel and spend time with her family.  She makes every effort to give her classes an enjoyable experience!
 
 2324 Second Street Pike
 Newtown (Wrightstown), PA 18940
  (215) 416-3252
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