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Stone Wave (n); a place of beauty, strength and fluidity



Caring, Committed and Compassionate Instructors

A variety of classes and approaches are offered in order to make yoga and wellness classes accessible for ALL.

meet the Stone wave family

Our instructors offer a variety of Yoga Classes, Private Sessions, Tai Chi, Nia Technique, Kids and Teen Yoga, Chair Yoga, Prenatal Yoga and More


Liz Glover Wilson

"Yoga is a healing remedy that comes from within ourselves

Liz has been practicing and studying yoga for nearly 18 years. Bikram was her first introduction to yoga and over time she explored Kripalu and other disciplines. She is always a student of the practice; grateful for all that her teachers and students have imparted...



Cheryl Kiviat

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

Yoga Teacher/Yoga Therapist, Cheryl Kiviat says that she doesn't teach classes, she teaches individuals a personal practice, a handful of students at a time. Her students...


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...


Hanna Weare

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...


Liz King

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...


Lori Beers

Lori is a cyclist, runner, yoga teacher and a 'Gunks transplant. She finds her passion and trains in the Shawangunk Mountains.  She has a fervent dedication for working with and helping others find their optimal well-being through nutrition and fitness. Her vinyasa style classes, linking breath and movement, create a delicate balance of strength...


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...

Raven Casey

Raven Casey received her yoga training in 2017 at Vitality Yoga Flow in New Paltz, NY where her love for yoga and pranayama really turned into a consistent practice. Before her training, she had been attending yoga classes for about 8 solid years. Off her mat, she’s a certified elementary school teacher, but is taking some time before committing to a school...

Kathy O'Dowd

"I believe yoga is a path home to your true self."

Kathy O'Dowd has been following the path of yoga for more than 20 years. Her love for yoga has many layers that radiate off the mat. She completed her 200 hour yoga training at Happy Buddha in Goshen, NY and also has a specialty in teaching...


Luke Hamilton

Ranked within the top 20 best acupuncturists in NYC by, Luke Hamilton, MS, L.Ac, is an acupuncturist on the rise. In practice since 2006, his unique style blends his trainings in acupuncture, Chinese medical massage (Tui Na), martial arts and corrective excercise (qi gong). He is a graduate of Tri-State College of...

Susan DeRyder

Susan is originally from Edinburgh, Scotland. Now settled in the Hudson Valley, she is excited to offer her enriching yoga classes within her new found community. Susan completed her Yoga Teacher Training at The Life Centre in London, UK in 2007. She has deepened her practice with travel to India and South America. She has a strong background in Ashtanga...

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..


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...

Michael LaFemina

Michael LaFemina is the founder of Meditation for Families and Meditate New Paltz. In addition to teaching meditation to adults and children privately, he has taught yoga and meditation at Columbia University Medical Center and is the Mindfulness Instructor at the Tri-State College of Acupuncture in New York City...

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...