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LEANNA DESHEPLO

Instructor, Owner
After being introduced to yoga over 10 years ago I decided to eventually earn my degree in teaching at the Stone Center for Yoga in Teaneck, NJ in 2012. The transformations I felt in my body and mind through the work on my mat have encouraged me to live my life simply, peacefully, mindfully and most of all with kindness and compassion to those around me. I feel that we as humans have an obligation to ourselves and to others to be of service while on this earth. Opening this studio has given me the opportunity to do just that. My goal is to create a community of like minded people where we can all learn from each other and just take the time to be still and enjoy our existence. By teaching yoga I feel I can share my own successes and transformations by guiding people through movement and breath and by sharing those moments together and hopefully allowing people to find moments of joy and peace. My style of teaching is typically connecting to the breath with slower movement while building strength and a deeper understanding of the body and mind. Throwing in laughter and good music sets the stage for a non judgmental and comfortable space to practice.

 
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JACQUELYN ROSE

Jacquelyn Rose, RYT-500

Jacquelyn is a passionate teacher and artist that loves creating and inspiring others to try new things as well. She believes Yoga has the ability, through continued practice, to lead us to choose lifestyles that honor our health, wellness and happiness.Jacquelyn has found that by showing up to her practice with an open mind and heart, that Yoga has offered the opportunity for self-discovery, connection, awakening, healing, growth, laughter, joy, adventure, and love.  As a teacher, Jacquelyn Rose is simply holding that door open for her students.

 
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MARK VAN BUREN

Mark Van Buren

Mark is a Mental Fitness Trainer, yoga/meditation instructor, personal trainer and musician, promoting health and wellness for over a decade. He has run dozens of workshops and retreats all over the tri-state area and has given lectures  at colleges including Columbia, Montclair State and Bergen Community. Mark holds a Bachelor of Arts in religious studies from Montclair State University and two Associates degrees in exercise science and music from Bergen Community College. He owned and operated Live Free Yoga Studio in River Edge, NJ from 2012 to 2019 and recently became a bestselling author with A Fool's Guide to Actual Happiness and Your Life IS Meditation, Wisdom  Publications. He has released three albums along with various singles under the band names "Century Road", "Seeking The Seeker", and "Joanne's Basement".

 
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LISA OROPALLO

Lisa Oropallo LMT, CMLDT

 After completing my education to become an LMT,  I became increasingly passionate about becoming more knowledgeable on

how to ignite the mind, body, spirit connection  to improve one’s overall sense of well-being.

I immersed myself in additional 

training and certifications, including 

Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Solfeggio Body Tuning Forks, Reiki, Aromatherapy and Reflexology.

As I gained more practical  knowledge in these modalities I began to incorporate my own natural inclination to work more intuitively to provide a more profound outcome for my clients. As a therapist  my natural instinct to nurture ones ability to heal their whole self has been at the core of my practice. ​While developing my 

signature style of therapeutic healing treatments, I intuitively followed my instinct to bring compassion and peace to my craft.

The ability to bring peace to others is gratifying in so many ways. I approach each bodywork session with the intent of providing the most beneficial experience for each individual. My massage philosophy is to facilitate a therapeutic, yet nurturing experience combined with compassionate touch.

I support each client’s unique need to be in a relaxing, healing environment with a result driven experience.