Co-Owner & Steward A dedicated, devoted teacher & student, Theresa (Tre) has a deep love and respect for the practice of yoga, and is committed to making Come Together an honest, welcoming community for all to enjoy and feel at home in. Theresa has completed over 500 hours of yoga training and is a certified to teach Restorative Yoga. She is also a NASM and ECIT personal trainer and group fitness coach. Tre believes her mission in life is to help others, to provide a space for them to find support and happiness. She believes that yoga gives us the tools we need to expand ourselves spiritually and physically, and allows us to live up to our truest potential. Yoga helps us become more accepting of ourselves, and others and allows us to live a more connected, purposeful life. Tre founded Come Together Yoga in 2013, in coillaboration with Sportset.
www.vidya-samyogah.com Prem Sadasivananda, a scholar of Vedantic Philosophy, Hindu Scripture and Sanskrit, is well-known for his lively and humorous talks, his accessible teaching style and his unique ability to bring the ancient Yogic scriptures and texts to life in the modern world. A true life-coach, he has drawn on a deep knowledge and years of practice of Yoga to create popular courses on Meditation, Positive Thinking, and Anger Management and Relationships. A trained musician, his Satsangs and Kirtan (chanting) are uplifting, thought-provoking and inspiring. Formerly known as Swami Sadasivananda, Prem Sadasivananda's spiritual journey began as a sannyasin (monk) for 24 years in the Sivananda Organization. He served as the Director of the Sivananda Center in New York City from 2003 to 2014 and the London Center from 1990 to 2003. Known for his skill at making Vedantic philosophy to applicable to everyday life, he has taught hundreds of Yoga Teacher Training Courses and Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Courses for the Sivananda Organization at their Centers and Ashrams throughout the world. Prem Sadasivananda is a direct and long-term disciple of Swami Vishnudevananda, the disciple of Swami Sivananda and through his teachings of Yoga and Vedanta he continues his service by helping others in their spiritual pursuits. Building on his unique experience as a sannyasin and now as committed teacher on his own, Prem Sadasivananda strives to provide loving and gentle guidance, perspective and inspiration for all levels of spiritual aspirants in search of a deeper purpose in life.
Michael Gentile (Vishnu)
Life experience, scientific study, and faith have molded my practice around the healing benefits of yoga and the belief that we have the power to heal our mind, body, and spirit. Yoga was found, after years of searching for the right wellness program, to restore a healthy balance in my life whereby time devoted to nourishing activities increased, with less time spent on depleting ones. Yoga practice restored this balance and helped rediscover unexpected routes to happiness, peace and fulfillment in a frantic world. My new purpose is to assist those with their yoga practice and help them realize the power within to heal and maintain wellness, to be free from suffering, be as healthy and happy as a body needs, and to have ease of being”. Michael (spiritual name “Vishnu") is native to Long Island and a Rockville Centre resident for 30 years. He attended Fordham University and has a Masters Degree in Biology. Michael attended the University of Bologna School of Medicine and Surgery and has professional certifications from New York University and Columbia University. His professional career focused on maintaining worker safety, health, wellness, and environmental protection. After 38 years, Michael retired only to restart his new life as a yoga instructor. In 2015, he completed the Come Together Yoga School’s RYT 200-hour Teacher Training and is now assisting others discover the yogic power of healing. Michael completed RYT 500 hours of Advanced Teacher Training on June 5, 2016 and has over 6 years of teaching experience. Michael is a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance. From September 23-25, 2016, Michael completed the Veterans Yoga Project Mindful Resilience Yoga Training (Level 1) and is certified to teach mindful yoga for trauma recover for veterans and emergency first responder. Michael teaches all level Hatha Yoga blended with his scientific and medical knowledge and his wisdom that laughter is the best medicine. Om, Smile.
Janice's philosophy teaches with close attention to alignment guiding her students with compassion and humor so that they can gain knowledge, awareness and understanding of themselves through their practice. Yoga is NOT about being bendy...Yoga is about uncovering who you really are. Its about being kind to yourself so that you can be kind to others. Yoga is about discovering some of the thoughts that we create in our heads are not always reality. It's about slowing down to get strong. It's about breathing, moving and smiling... Janice got her Bikram certification in 2008 and 200 RYT through Yoga Polarity 2011. Janice is working towards her degree in Ayurvedic studies as a holistic health counselor.
Kristen grew up in an active household and was an athlete from a very young age. Her main focuses were on basketball, softball, volleyball, and swimming, but she also acquired a passion for literature and education. She received a bachelor's degree in English and a Master's degree in literacy. Kristen currently works at a high school teaching English, but as she began her career, she sought to find a exercise practice that was both physically and mentally challenging. Kristen found yoga and almost immediately completed her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training. She was inspired by the ever-changing and stimulating practice of yoga, which trains the mind to find strength in awareness and teaches the body balance, flexibility, and discipline. As she deepened her own practice, she began to understand the healing nature of yoga asana and implements this understanding into her teaching. Kristen enjoys vinyasa flow as well as Dharma inspired sequencing, which build internal heat in the body and build strength and flexibility. She enjoys the ability to share the practice of yoga with those seeking to better understand the interaction between mind and body to build both inner and outer strength and peace.
Jane began practicing yoga more than 30 years ago while raising her two sons as a single parent. She soon realized that yoga was far more than mere physical exercise or stress reduction technique. Along with the asanas, she was drawn to the deep meditation and inner reflection provided by her favorite teachers. Her practice continued intermittently over the years and became firmly rooted when she retired from teaching in 2012. She completed the 200 hour teacher training through CTY. Initially, the training was simply a decision to deepen her own yoga practice, and now a calling to teach others is emerging in her heart. It is Jane’s deep desire to welcome beginners to the practice of yoga …to encourage those who may be reticent or fearful or merely shy, to try something new and different. Life has a way of closing us down, constricting our movements, restricting our breath. Yoga practice is a way to open again to life, to release the tightness of isolation, and to breathe more deeply with ease. It is a journey through the body to the Divine presence…and it’s never too late to be a beginner…humble and fresh on the mat.
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