The Yoga Instructors of Namaste Yoga – Saratoga Springs, NY
Our Yoga instructors bring together years of experience with different approaches to yoga practice.
My yoga journey was a path of rediscovery. From the first class I took, I knew yoga would play a large role in my life; in fact, I closed my custom window treatment business that I owned for 25 years, to become a yoga teacher. I made that decision in 2009, and began my 200 hr teacher training at Yoga Mandali with Gopi Kinnicutt as my teacher. Choosing to be a Yoga teacher was definitely the best life decision I’d made, this was to be my path of service.
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Nicole Campbell is a Certified Yoga Teacher with over 15 years of experience practicing and teaching. She stepped into her first class at the age of 16 and immediately felt a connection to the practice. Studying under different teachers throughout the years, she slowly began to learn and feel the benefits yoga brought to the mind and body. In 2013 she decided to take her practice a step further and earned her certification to teach through Vibhuti School of Yoga at the Breathing Room Center in Blairstown, New Jersey. She has taught all different levels and groups from children to chair yoga. She enjoys teaching beginners and helping her students develop an understanding of the benefits of yoga.
David M. Kay is a certified meditation teacher. He assists beginners to find comfort as they start their meditation practice. This allows the first timers to truly understand the benefits that everyone talks about. More experienced folks will enjoy meditating with others in a safe and spiritually nourishing environment.
Carol Rose is a NYS licensed Speech and Language Pathologist. She has worked in this field for over 30 years, having had the honor of teaching children from birth to high school with a variety of abilities. Her passion has always been to help each individual child find “their voice”, foster confidence, and believe in their self-worth. Each one has a unique gift to share.
She has been practicing yoga since 2006 and fell in love with what it offered. Carol trained with Sarah Herrington of Om Schooled, is a Level 2 Reiki Practitioner having studied under Bridgette Shea, and most recently has trained under Dr. Ann Saffi-Biasetti for Restorative Yoga. She has completed Level 1 and is currently finishing her Level 2 work. Carol was also fortunate to complete an 8 week program of Mindful Self Compassion with Ann. In addition, she has taken the Mindful Educator Essentials program through Mindful Schools.
A worldwide traveler inspired by her loving and adventurous husband, mother of two beautiful grown children and now welcoming a new grandchild, Carol is hoping to share some “tools” that will nurture and foster compassion, confidence, and appreciation for oneself and others.
Similar to many of us; my arrival on the mat and into the practice was a radical new map for living. It was and remains an expansive, new vision. This distillation from my emotional agony and physical pain was a gift.
Yoga offered fluid movement that naturally & incrementally increased my strength, agility and most importantly, handed me a compass to locate and navigate my breath.
Unlike my experience in Sports there was no competition; nothing to win and even different from my Dance training there was no wrong way, all movement was informative. It was, a dynamic unveiling of the code that already resides in us all.
In short, I felt something very new in what I would come to learn to be my “bodymind” I felt connected and liberated at the same time and I wanted more….