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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, Kids and Teen Yoga, Chair Yoga, Prenatal Yoga, Yoga Therapy, Wellness Classes and More

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Liz Glover Wilson - RYT® 500

"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...

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Cheryl Kiviat - C-IAYT

"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...

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Laura Faye Walls - RYT® 200

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...

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Lisa Bermudez - RYT® 500

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...

 

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Ariana Basco - RYT® 200

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...

 

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Sofia Troy - RYT® 200

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...

 
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Jaime Reynolds - RYT® 500

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...

Kathy O'Dowd RYT® 200

"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...

Sam Phelan RYT® 200

"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..

 
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Lacey Seidman - RYT® 500

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...

Jennifer Newell

"I practice as I preach and I welcome a challenge that will build my character." Jen has been in the fitness industry for 18 years. She is certified in Personal Training, Group Fitness, Sport Nutrition, Pilates, and Stress Reduction Meditation. She has been teaching Mat Pilates for the past 12 years. "I believe and practice in health, wellness and prevention...

Nikki Vincenty-Haas - RYT® 500

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...

 
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Marika LaFemina - RYT® 200

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 - E-RYT® 200

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....

Amy Laber - RYT® 200

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...

 

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

INSPIRED BY NATURE

Stone Wave Story

INSPIRED BY NATURE
Wellness Retreat Center
Gardiner, NY

Inspired by our view of Millbrook Cliff - part of the glorious Shawangunk Ridge, Stone Wave represents a breaking wave; power, strength and fluidity. For the cliff's to form, and be the mecca for climbers, hikers and nature enthusiasts it is today - the stone wave has been breaking for 1,000's of years - creating this stunning natural habitat. 

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The philosophy of Stone Wave Yoga is inspired by nature. We believe that - like stone, we seek strength and stability and yet - like a breaking wave, we remain agile and flexible; allowing for deeper growth and openness to beautiful change.

Created by Liz Glover Wilson, Artist and Yoga Instructor and Keith Buesing, Landscape Designer and Topiary Artist - Stone Wave Yoga and Wellness Retreat Center opened in June 2017, and offers a space for everyone.

Classes and events will be offered for all levels and various types of yoga, families, kids and private groups. 

Facilities are also available for retreats, private sessions and special events.