Ritu Kapur, Owner
Ritu was exposed to Yoga at an early age in India and became a Certified Yoga teacher in 2009 which influenced her life dramatically. Developing a daily personal practice came naturally and after some introspection, she knew she had to combine her 20 year of practice as an Occupational Therapist and the new found love of teaching Yoga. She has since taught Yoga to private clients and at Whittier Rehab to people with different conditions including stroke, MS, and Fibromyalgia. Yoga Therapy is her passion; she loves to be able to help people with typical shoulder, neck, hip, knee, spinal and other injuries by combining her knowledge of yoga and her experience as an OT. She recently left her job as a Rehab Director to follow her passion of yoga full-time.
Other than teaching her regular classes at the studio, she is currently teaching yoga to adults with Autism and Yoga for Recovery in the community. During her free time, she is busy writing her first book, “From My Heart to Yours”. She enjoys writing blogs and has written articles for some local magazines. She loves hiking and recently trekked to Mount Kailash in Tibet and to the Everest base camp in Nepal.
Carol became a Certified Svaroopa ® Yoga teacher at the 500 hour level in 2004 and has been teaching at studios in the metro west area for over 10 years. Carol continued into Advanced Teacher Training and is a Certified Svaroopa ® Gentle Teacher, Deeper Teacher and Certified Svaroopa ® Yoga Therapist.
A graduate of University of Pennsylvania with a BS in Economics, Carol worked as a computer programmer and credits this knowledge for helping her create effective structure to her classes that gives her students the maximum benefit from every pose.
Carol teaches her students not only yoga poses but weaves some basic anatomy and yoga philosophy into each class. She uses props to ensure that people of all ages and flexibility can participate in a Svaroopa ® Yoga class.
Lisa Campbell is a Meditation and Mindfulness Instructor, Holistic Health Teacher, Course Advisor for the McLean Meditation Institute, US Air Force veteran, and founder of Mindfulfilled Meditation, LLC.
On a mission to bring lasting peace and joy to the world, Lisa’s classes are experiential, educational, insightful, and fun. She works with all ages and abilities (especially those dealing with trauma and PTSD) to open hearts through practices of compassion and lovingkindness, and to open minds through practices of meditation and self-inquiry. A graduate of the McLean Meditation Institute; a Kripalu-certified Holistic Health Teacher; and a Warriors at Ease Trauma-Informed Meditation Teacher, Lisa’s heart-mind approach is based in more than 30 years of dedicated spiritual practice and meditation. She is a loving wife, mother, and doting caretaker of three cats, a hedgehog, a guinea pig, and assorted fish.
Pat is a Kripalu professional level (E-500) Yoga teacher. She has been practicing yoga on and off since she was 12 years old and purchased her first yoga book. Pat earned her Kripalu Yoga certification in February, 2008 and has been teaching since. Her style is welcoming and nurturing, and her classes range from extra gentle to moderate. She encourages students to listen carefully to their bodies and to learn to follow their own internal wisdom.
Pat’s classes involves a mixture of Vinyasa flow sequences (moving with each breath) interspersed with holding postures. Inversions, balancing poses and Savasana (resting) are included, as well. Private lessons are available at the studio and are recommended for beginners or folks who have particular physical issues they wish to explore with therapeutic yoga. Pat also offers Yoga on the Massage Table, a very gentle therapeutic yoga form to relieve pain of tender and trigger points
Jennifer has worked as a nurse since 1995. Interested in fitness from a young age, she first practiced yoga in 2001. The first years of practice were very much focused on the physical effects. The effects on the inner landscape slowly manifested into noticeable change.
Jennifer’s practice has evolved along with an interest in philosophy over the years. While still with attention to the physical practice of the asanas, the primary intention of the practice is now awareness of experience- physical as well as mental- and how that awareness translates to life off the mat. With this new perspective, Jennifer embarked on the journey to become a yoga teacher at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in January of 2018. Jennifer's approach is to provide guidance to direct attention to body sensations and to use that self feedback to make each day's practice one's own.
Born Deaf and growing up, Sara knew she was missing connection with self through pranayama (breathing). Landing in Massachusetts in 2001, she first discovered yoga when working in a state psychiatric hospital; on a locked ward serving Deaf and hard-of-hearing people. It was the first time she experienced yoga instruction with an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter. It was a transformational experience. Inspired by the benefits of yoga, Sara completed her certification in Kripalu Yoga Teacher (RYT 200) during the summer of 2014.
Empowered to make ASL Space yoga to everyone in Massachusetts, Sara offers yoga classes and tailors and makes her class accessible to the ASL community. Sara is known for her authentic, non-judgmental teaching style, and compassion-centered philosophy. When not teaching yoga, Sara spends time with her blended-family including a mixture of Deaf and hearing furkids.
Jeffrey is a 500-hour RYT and has been teaching Yoga for 12 years. Utilizing transparent concepts found in many styles of Yoga as well as 23 ongoing years in Martial Arts, Jeffrey has come to understand motion as a language which is universal to both systems.
On the Mat with Jeffrey, Yoga and Martial Arts are one. Class dynamics involve a combination of all styles of Yoga with a special emphasis on Raja Yoga, the Royal Path or the science of studying the mind. Flowing through central positions, as well as entertaining moments of stillness, you will study the relationship between breath and motion.
Asma completed her 200 hour yoga certification from Frog Pond Yoga Center in Princeton, MA in 2016. She began her yoga journey in 2001 when introduced to yoga and meditation by a friend in Tucson, Arizona while in graduate school for genetic counseling. After completing her master’s degree, she moved to Houston and practiced yoga with Robert Boustany and Anne Hyde learning Hatha and Ana Forrest yoga more intimately. Since then, Asma's journey has deepened through gaining her own certification and regularly taking classes and workshops. Her daily routine incorporates quiet meditation time which encourages maintaining connection to the self.