Liz Glover Wilson

"Yoga is a healing remedy that comes from within ourselves."

Founder of Stone Wave Yoga, Liz has been practicing and studying yoga for nearly 18 years. She currently holds RYT-500 Yoga Certification, Prenatal Yoga certification and is a Reiki Master.  She is always a student of the practice; grateful for all that her teachers and students have imparted. A nature lover, fine artist, and community organizer - Liz has had a long career in fundraising; supporting non-profit organizations. She loves to learn and study topics that are meaningful to her, which include yoga topics such as Trauma Sensitive Yoga, meditation, prenatal, yin yoga, and ashtanga. She has a passion for interreligious studies and learning about how the practice of yoga can be incorporated into the lives of all (regardless of religious background).

She believes that the art of pranayama can center us and a regular yoga practice can heal us.  As a long time practitioner of Yoga and a lover of nature, Liz has a deep-seeded commitment to the art of self-discovery and healing. Several years ago, Liz had a vision for a wellness, art and yoga center in Gardiner, NY. In early 2017, that vision became a reality when she opened Stone Wave Yoga. She says, "Every day, I walk right into my Dharma! It is such a beautiful gift."

Her expansive approach to life folds nicely into the Stone Wave Yoga philosophy, which is “come as you are!” Liz enjoys teaching a variety of classes; allowing her to meet students where they are at.  As Liz says, “One of the things that I love the most about teaching yoga is observing the energy shift in people by the end of class and knowing each class has given them more expansion and breath; affecting their lives in a positive way.

Come as you are!

Liz teaches: Yoga Fundamentals + Sunrise Yoga + Prenatal + Core + Sculpt + Core + Evening Flow Vinyasa + Private Individual and Group Classes + Workshops

Laura Faye Walls

Laura teaches Kripalu yoga, a lineage that empowers practitioners to initiate a gradual process of physical healing, psychological growth, and spiritual awakening.  Laura learned to view yoga as a technology comprised of a systemically developed set of information, skills, and processes that are needed to create, develop, and innovate.

For Laura, yoga technology is the use of breath, movement & stillness techniques to perform asana and meditation and achieve harmony between body, mind and spirit. 

Own Your Own Yoga is Laura’s concept for using the technology of yoga to design your own yoga practice in a manner that meets your individual needs anytime and anywhere, on your mat and off it. 

Laura holds a 200 hour teacher training certificate from the Kripalu Yoga Center.

Laura teaches: Kripalu/Gentle Yoga

Cheryl Kiviat

"Practicing yoga is like placing a crystal vase on a glass table in a room with no sound." 
Allan Bateman  

A Stone Wave Yoga Partner Program: Yoga Dynamics

Yoga Teacher/Yoga Therapist, Cheryl Kiviat, C-IAYT, says that she doesn't teach classes, she teaches individuals a personal practice, a handful of students at a time. Her students have been refining their practice with her for over 20 years.

Cheryl believes most in working to achieve "a sound mind, in a sound body". With this in mind, coupled with her training in Preventive and Rehabilitative Therapies, she created her brand, Yoga Dynamics, a body-mind-spirit wellness practice designed to the individual. 

Besides her small group classes she teaches both private and semi private sessions.

Cheryl is an avid hiker and teaches full time in the mountains of Ringwood NJ where she lives with her husband David, when they are not in Gardiner. She has had the honor of attending women in labor and delivery as a doula. Her biggest pride and joy are her children, Trevor and Raina.

Cheryl is an awesome instructor. Under Cheryl's guidance, my posture is greatly improved and I am far more flexible than I ever remember. I would highly recommend Yoga Dynamics to everyone - even someone who believes that yoga is not for them. Barbara M.

Cheryl is the best yoga teacher I know. A gifted,knowledgable woman who really cares. She is the best! Gives individual attention to all her students,no matter their problems. Irene F.

 Cheryl Teaches: Yoga Dynamics: Individual Attention (not group led)

Hanna Trocme Weare

Nia – Through Movement We Find Health

Hanna received her Nia White Belt training in 2008 at the Center for Nia and Yoga in Albany, NY where her love for expressive dancing became a passion for teaching this dynamic, effective and fun method for self-healing through movement.  The only side-effects to this movement medicine are increased flexibility, strength, coordination and health of body, mind, spirit and soul.

Nia is about relaxing into the moment, learning to trust your body and having fun moving in community – all the while creating sustainable cardio-fitness.  Nia is the perfect compliment to a yoga practice, as well as to running, hiking, cycling, swimming and climbing.  Nia can be practiced by anybody – even those with two left feet!

Hanna brings her love of all things sacred, transformative and body-based to her Nia teaching.  Hanna is trained in Somatic counseling and is a licensed massage therapist and bodyworker who rejoices in diving deep into the physical, energetic and emotional bodies to facilitate healing states for her clients.

Hanna teaches: Nia

Marika LaFemina

Marika LaFemina melds Ashtanga Yoga with Chinese Medicine to deliver classes that are spiritually rooted, physically challenging, and fun.

Trained at the Himalaya Yoga Valley (Goa, India) in 2010, Marika has taught in India, Australia, Europe, and now New York! Marika moved to New Paltz with her husband and partner in all things, Michael, in 2016, where they opened Golden Light Acupuncture, a clinic that treats children and adults with Chinese Medicine. 

Michael LaFemina

Michael LaFemina, MS Ed, MS, E-RYT is the founder of Meditation for Families and Meditate New Paltz. Michael specializes in teaching meditation to adults and children, and he has taught yoga and meditation at Columbia University Medical Center, Hofstra University Honors College, Manhattan Youth After School Programs, Tri-State College of Acupuncture in New York City.

A New York native who has dedicated his life to self cultivation and spiritual practice, Michael spent two years living in ashrams (yoga monasteries) practicing full-time volunteer service and living the yogic life. He is a licensed acupuncturist, focusing on holistic body-mind healing through a hands-on and minimalist approach in his clinics in New Paltz and New York City (Golden Light Acupuncture). Michael also holds a Masters degree in Education. 

Liz Zangara

After graduating from Brooklyn College with BA in Women’s Studies, Liz began her career counseling women. Her workin the NYC shelter system, domestic violence shelters and at rape crisis centers helped her to see that healing is best achieved by understanding and treating the symbiosis between the emotional and the physical.

Liz returned to school in 1997 and began to study Chinese Medicine and Bodywork. She received a Massage Certificate from Emperors College in Santa Monica California and a Master of Acupuncture from Pacific College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. 

Liz has been practicing since 2002. In 2007 she became certified as a birth doula. She has attended many births (home and hospital) as both an acupuncturist and doula.  

Most recently, Liz completed a 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Certification. She works with clients to combine yoga with acupuncture to create spiritual, emotion and physical healing and well being. These experiences have culminated in Liz’s current practice, which combines coaching, yoga, acupuncture and body work to help her clients realize their full physical and emotional potential.  Liz believes yoga is the journey to yourself.

Liz Zangara Teaches: Warm Power

Jaime Reynolds

Jaime developed her love of yoga through taking karma yoga gigs throughout North America. It was a great way to see many different teaching styles and studios. In 2011 Jaime received her 200hr certification comes from Dana Flynn at Laughing Lotus. In 2013 she completed the rigorous Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy training consisting of over 700hrs of study. In 2017 she was certified by The Little Yoga House for teaching yoga to kids. Throughout her time teaching she has continued to study with her mentor, Mary Richardson, in Austin, Texas. 

Jaime aims invigorate her students with the strength to explore, test, and re-acquaint themselves with their unchanging nature. She loves teaching students of ALL levels and ALL ages through vinyasa and hatha flow, hatha basic, yin, and restorative. She hopes to practice and learn from you!

Jaime teaches: Core + Gentle Vinyasa Flow + Yoga Fundamentals

Michelledana Shafran

Michelledana Shafran is a Certified Yoga Teacher, Dancer, Performer, Choreographer, and Percussionist, and Dance/Movement Therapist with an MS in Creative Arts Therapy.

Michelledana has been practicing yoga for over 20 years and became a Certified Yoga Teacher in 2013, studying with Bonnie Ringer, who studied under Sri Dharma Mittra. Michelledana has been continuously teaching Yoga to both adults and children in the Hudson Valley since that time. She joyfully invites musicians, such as flutists, a cellist, and percussionists (playing chimes, singing bowls, gongs, and drums), etc., to accompany the classes so as to include live audio aesthetic to further enhance one’s vibratory and energetic experience. Incorporating her extensive experience with dance performance and choreography, and through caring, thoughtful, and creative instruction, Michelledana gently encourages and positively inspires people of all ages, shapes, and sizes, to MOVE and BE MOVED.

Michelledana has been dancing, performing, and choreographing movement for over 25 years. Dance training began when Michelledana was six years old, with Jazz and Ballet, and by her 20s had expanded to include Modern and West African Dance. Michelledana has since extensively studied and performed a variety of other dance styles, including Israeli Folk and Ballroom Dance from dance studios in NYC, Tel Aviv, and in the Hudson Valley.

Michelledana has worked with people young and old in community centers, schools, camps, hospitals and nursing homes, producing dance shows for holidays and special events. Teaching, choreographing, and performing nationally and internationally has gifted Michelledana with immense knowledge of the incredible mechanics and wonders of body movement in symbiotic relationship to emotional expression.

It is part of Michelledana’s life purpose to share the incredible gifts of Yoga, dance, and movement with EVERY body.

Sam Phelan

"The body is the garden of the soul"-Deepak Chopra.

Yoga is a practice. It has the power to transform your mind, body and soul. Sam has learned by practicing you find strength, clarity, flexibility, mindfulness, inner balance, mental wellness and so much more. She believes where you direct your energy you find light and what you neglect sinks into the shadows.

Sam received her 200hr RYT under Maggie-Niel in New Paltz, NY.  She has learned everybody and every unique body can benefit from yoga always and in all ways.

Her vinyasa style classes include pranayama breathing, chakra guided meditation and an alignment based flow joining movement with breath.

Off the mat her passions include singing, climbing the Gunks, woodworking, hiking, swimming MDSA, reading three books at the same time and rainy day naps with her fur babies.

"The art in asana practice is in assessing yourself to your needs and be respectful of your individuality."-Indra Mohan

Amy Laber

Amy introduced herself to the practice of yoga in her college bedroom with a 28 day yoga instructional paperback. After experiencing yoga’s deep benefits for the mind and body, she was hooked on the practice upon completing the book. Amy soon began studying the style of ashtanga yoga under the instruction of Michael Stein at Ashtanga Yoga of New Paltz, where she received her first 200 hour teaching certificate.  She has since received a second 200 hour teaching certificate from Vitality Yoga Flow, training in Silver Sneakers Yoga (chair yoga) and developed a musical yoga class for preschool aged children. 

Amy has been teaching yoga for over a decade and has had students ranging from age 3-90.   She loves teaching students of all levels, backgrounds and abilities. Her classes are an un-fixed intuitive flow, which tap into the specific energies and needs of each group. 

In addition to teaching yoga, Amy is a singer-songwriter, early childhood music teacher, children’s librarian, and lover of animals, nature and a creative life!

Nikki Vincenty-Haas

Nikki's classes have been described as a true teaching of the heart and soul. She is a 500 hr Yoga Alliance certified teacher trained with a focus in Bhakti yoga. Nikki studied her 200 hr with Tadasana LIB and her 500 hr with Supersoul Yoga at the Govardhan Eco Village in India. Her studies include Vinyasa, Hot 26, advanced sequencing and asana, sacred literature , chakra healing , Ayurveda , satvic cooking , classical music , restorative, prenatal and yin yoga, making her classes truly one of a kind. 

Nikki first found yoga like many of us, wandering into a yoga studio to try physical asana. While always being spiritually connected, she instantly found a deeper meaning to her practice. During her 200 hr RYT she was cracked open in learning the true meaning of yoga and had a yearning for more. She decided then that she had to fill her calling as a spirit soul to holy mother India. After taking the leap of faith to study for her 500 hr, she was deeply immersed in the ancient path of Bhakti yoga rituals and traditions, adding a deeper understanding to her service in teaching. 

Nikki is humbled and truly grateful to be of service to the community as facilitator of the ancient practice of yoga. She combines her studies in spiritual philosophy, meditation, pranayama and advanced asana to create a dynamic class that will leave you sweaty, smiley and hungry for more. Nikki’s encouraging and upbeat personality with experience in teaching all levels and styles makes her classes for everyone. Be ready for divine discussion, juicy asana and engaging reflection in all her classes. 

She is forever grateful and bows to her teachers Raghunath Cappo , his holiness Radhanath Swami, Kaustubha Das, Vasu Dudakia, Janeshwar Das, Madhuri Pura Das, Radha Vallacha, Roberta McGinley, John Smric and Jahnava Sundari.

Sofia Troy

After lightly exploring the surface of yoga for a number of years, Sofia found herself delving deeper into the practice after discovering hot yoga; first primarily excited by the physical effects and feelings, and then quickly taken by the mental shift that occurred along with them.

Realizing the positive results Yoga had on her life as a whole, and feeling a desire to spread this feeling to others, Sofia underwent a 200-hour training at Rock Yoga in New Paltz, NY. She teaches all level vinyasa flows in various forms (core, gentle, sculpt, all level flows,) allowing students to find the ability to work through postures, while finding a connection between their breath, mind and body. 

Kate Bunster

“Inner peace begins the moment you choose not to allow another person or event to control your emotions.” – Pema Chödrön

Kate’s yoga journey began in 2015 when she made the transition from college into the working world. Searching for a positive outlet to manage her anxiety and stress through this time of change, she found her way into her first Ashtanga class and instantly fell in love with the practice. After consistently practising Ashtanga, she eventually branched out to experience the transformative effects between mind and body of the many other types of yoga. 

Aspiring to go deeper into her practice, she took her 200hr teaching training at Rise Yoga in Saratoga Springs, NY, which she completed in February 2017. Since then, she has worked with yogis of all levels, including seniors, to spread her passion. She is known for her lighthearted and compassionate approach to teaching students, incorporating the principles of mindfulness into her classes.

Lacey Seidman

Lacey first became enamored with anatomy and the fundamentals of balance as a gymnast in her early teens. After discovering yoga’s health benefits during post-surgery rehabilitation, she was inspired to use her now-20 years of practitioner experience to make yoga more accessible for others.

Lacey teaches strong-but-nurturing classes in the Hudson Valley and NYC, and her mindful and articulate instruction allows students to explore alignment, body awareness and breath-centered movement through their own unique lens.

Lisa Bermudez

Lisa Bermudez has been teaching yoga since 2009 and is excited to work with bodies of all types and practitioners of all levels.  She believes the yoga practice is a doorway and a pathway and is something that can be incorporated into a most lifestyles.  

She’s enthusiastic to work with new yogis, see progression in an advanced practitioners, and to see everyone make the time to show up for themselves.

In New York City, Lisa completed her 200 hour teacher training at Laughing Lotus, her 300 hour teacher training at Yogamaya, and she's also completed various 100 hour trainings and immersions in Ayurveda, Iyengar Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Anatomy, Kids Yoga, and Prenatal Yoga at Yoga Vida, The Bhakti Center, and Karma Kids Yoga.  

In addition to teaching group yoga classes and private yoga sessions, Lisa is also a volunteer retreat leader with Souljourn Yoga (a 501c3 non profit that leads global yoga retreats to raise awareness and funding to support girls' education), a Reiki practitioner, and meditation enthusiast.

Ariana Basco

Ariana’s yoga practice began 17 years ago in her high school gym class - 45 minutes a day, 5 days a week for two years. Being given these tools at a young age had a powerful effect. Her practice evolved into a teaching certification from Vitality Yoga Flow in New Paltz in 2017.

Ariana enjoys teaching a playful yoga class that helps kids get in touch with body awareness, breath consciousness, and mindfulness while building confidence and fostering positivity!

She weaves her background in Philosophy into her yoga practice and believes that the science of yoga, combining movement, breath and meditative focus, has the power to heal and transform.

When Ariana isn’t teaching yoga, she can be found at Village Hall in New Paltz as the Deputy Clerk or at the New Paltz Open Air Market on Church Street as the Market Manager.

 Lauren Healy

After practicing yoga for several years, Lauren decided to venture to Asia to deepen her personal practice and expand her knowledge of eastern philosophy. A year of exploration culminated in northern India, where Lauren completed her 200 hour YTT with a focus on Ashtanga Vinyasa at Sampoorna Yoga in 2014. She has also completed trainings in yin, restorative and prenatal yoga at Stone Wave.

Lauren is passionate about holding space for people to embark on a path of self discovery; physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. She believes that by inviting students to turn their awareness inward during yoga practice, they may find what works for their unique selves, both on and off the mat. Her feel-good classes aim to deliver a sense of physical wellness and overall calm to transcend the physical and temporal boundaries of a yoga class.

 Hannah Fox

Hannah Fox, M.A., began studying yoga formally in 1991 in college. She began teaching yoga in 1998 on the West coast. Hannah completed her 200-hour yoga certification through Yogaworks in New York City in 2007. The training embraces the Krishnamacharya lineage combining Vinyasa, Ashtanga and Iyengar styles, with careful attention paid to alignment. Hannah has accumulated over 300 hours in continuing education credits studying with Seane Corn, Shiva Rea, Rodney Yee, Patricia Walden, Ana Forrest, Todd Norian, David Swenson, and at Kripalu. Hannah has been teaching at studios in both New Paltz and Westchester for the last 15 years. Hannah is also a dance and theatre professor. In all that she does, cultivating a sense of compassion (ahimsa), inwardly and outwardly, is the main objective. Hannah’s classes focus on breath, alignment, and compassionate playfulness. Hannah is a mom of a spirited 6 year-old boy who loves downward dog. She still practices on the same 20 year-old purple yoga mat.