The Yoga Instructors of Namaste Yoga – Saratoga Springs, NY

Our Yoga instructors bring together years of experience with different approaches to yoga practice.

Susan Cuda

Photo taken by Deborah Neary
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.

Matt Jasinski

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Matt began his yoga journey in 2005 and has been leading class at Namaste Yoga for over a year. His initial practice was an Ashtanga vinyasa style yoga that suited his life’s resume. Matt has been rock climbing for 34 years and yoga revealed itself as a complementary practice. Another major influence in his interest in yoga is his background in the martial arts. Matt has been studying and training in Martial Arts for more than 30 years.

Heidi d’Esposito

Heidi found yoga almost 20 years ago, albeit reluctantly, when she appeased her best friend by accompanying her to a vinyasa class while visiting Montreal.  After that first class, it was safe to say she wasn’t “hooked” and it took her nearly 8 years of taking the occasional yoga class at her local gym before she would eventually fall in love with the practice.  

While working as a nurse in NYC, the fast-paced life of the city that never sleeps left her craving the quiet moments on her mat in order to ground and center. Without realizing it, she had slowly morphed into a yogi.

Looking to deepen her practice and share yoga with others, she received her RYT-200 certification from Sonic Yoga in NYC.  

In addition to working as an RN at Glens Falls Hospital, Heidi now shares her passion for yoga internationally, dividing her time between Saratoga Springs, NY and Southern Italy where she owns and operates Amalfi Yoga and Amalfi Coast Yoga Retreats.

She believes that yoga is for everybody and enjoys teaching well-rounded vinyasa flow classes that are suitable for all levels with a focus on proper alignment. Her sequences feature flows that slowly build in intensity to create a purifying heat in the body and end in a gentle dissolve of relaxation allowing students to leave her classes feeling a sense of balance that they can take off of their mat and into their day.

Carol Rose

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.

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