Mixed Level

This class is taught by:

Karin Weinstein

Karin (RYT-500) has been teaching yoga and meditation since 2008. She took her first yoga class 20 years ago seeking relief from low back and neck pain. Karin found not only relief from pain, but a transformative practice that continues to positively impact every aspect of her life. In her classes, Karin celebrates the individuality of each student and strives to make classes unique, fun and empowering. Within the framework of thoughtful sequencing and safe alignment cues, Karin creates a warm, nonjudgmental sense of community where students are free to explore and challenge themselves. In both yoga and meditation, Karin offers a variety of approaches, encouraging a sense of curiosity so that each student can determine for themselves what feels best. As a teacher Karin’s goal is to help students discover the quiet wisdom within so they may move through life on and off the mat with greater ease, freedom and resilience. Karin teaches yoga, yoga nidra, meditation, relaxation, mindfulness and somatic movement in public, private and corporate classes and workshops throughout Monmouth county. www.karinweinsteinyoga.com

Chuck Blair

Chuck began practicing yoga in August of 2005 at the suggestion of a friend. As his practice progressed and grew to include meditation and pranyama he found awareness, peace and contentment that has changed his life. His greatest desire is to honor his teachers by sharing what he has experienced with others through teaching. Chuck took his first yoga teacher training at Blue Moon Yoga in 2007 and began teaching soon thereafter. In August of 2009, he took a 12-day teacher training with Dharma Mittra at the Omega Institute. He completed his Anusara teacher training with Carmel Calcagno and Dina Crosta in February 2012. He teaches an Anusara-inspired hatha yoga with alignment. He is alo trained in yoga nidra and leads sessions locally. Chuck felt an affinity for the sweet teachings of Tantric scholar Dr. Douglas Brooks the first time he studied with him. He has studied frequently with Douglas and traveled with him to Tamilnadu in southern India in December 2012. His experiences in India were amazing and will be working on him for a long time to come.

Christine Dates

Christine loves teaching yoga to all, but always feels a special connection to those who initially thought yoga wasn’t “for them." Her classes are alignment based yet flow fluidly, a balance of strength and ease. Christine's personality is heavily represented in her teaching style - sincere, straight-forward, and light-hearted, with a healthy dose of humor sprinkled in. Christine completed her initial 200 hour Teacher Training in January 2015 at YogaWorks in Los Angeles. Since then, she has trained in Restorative Yoga, Yin Yoga, yoga with a trauma-sensitive approach, and is currently advancing her certification to the 500-hour level. Christine believes that yoga is for every body, and that the flow we find on our mats guides us to greater presence, awareness and connection within our lives off the mat. www.christinedates.com

Karen Trotzinka

Karen began her journey over 10 years ago, after a long illness, as a way to move toward physical fitness again. She discovered the amazing ability of yoga to connect the mind, body and spirit and to heal the individual on multiple levels. She completed her first teacher training program with Sri Dharma Mittra in New York where she also taught. Karen took her first Anusara class shortly after her son was born and found a true love in this style and the teachers she has met. It is a challenging style that is accessible to everyone. She completed an Anusara teacher training several years ago. Her aim to creatively inspire and empower all her students and she believes every day is an opportunity to play and celebrate the joy of life. She also holds a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and is prenatal certified.

Marga Cava

Marga Cava, PhD, E-RYT 200, started practicing yoga in high school, and it quickly became an integral part of her life. While studying Romance languages and living abroad, she studied with Iyengar masters and Buddhist and Tantric philosophers. After returning to the U.S., Marga began studying Anusara yoga with John Friend, Emily Huresky, Regina Grassia, and others. Her gurus and their method inspired her to begin teaching in 1999. More recently, Marga completed Wisdom Warrior Teacher Training with Desirée Rumbaugh and Karen Church. Marga bows in gratitude to all her teachers (family and friends) that have guided her on her journey.
As a Registered Yoga Alliance and Anusara-inspired teacher, Marga strives to facilitate a deeper understanding of bio-mechanical alignment and help her students tap into their inner wisdom and true light. Now, as co-founder of Align Amar Yoga, yoga instructor and high school teacher, she hopes to enrich her community by offering the practice of yoga, meditation, and mindful living.


Upcoming classes:

  • Fri Nov 16 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Karin Weinstein
  • Mon Nov 19 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Chuck Blair
  • Tue Nov 20 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Christine Dates
  • Wed Nov 21 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Chuck Blair
  • Fri Nov 23 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Karin Weinstein
  • Mon Nov 26 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Chuck Blair
  • Tue Nov 27 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Christine Dates
  • Wed Nov 28 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Karen Trotzinka
  • Thu Nov 29 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Marga Cava
  • Fri Nov 30 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Christine Dates
  • Mon Dec 03 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Chuck Blair
  • Tue Dec 04 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Christine Dates
  • Wed Dec 05 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Karen Trotzinka
  • Thu Dec 06 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Marga Cava
  • Fri Dec 07 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Christine Dates
  • Mon Dec 10 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Karen Trotzinka
  • Tue Dec 11 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Christine Dates
  • Wed Dec 12 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Karen Trotzinka
  • Thu Dec 13 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Marga Cava