ErinRose is an ACE certified personal trainer, group fitness and TRX certified instructor. She integrates her knowledge in fitness and nutrition to design dynamic and engaging programs combining cardiovascular, mobility, core, and strength training for her clients. She helps clients master functional movements to improve their strength and fitness and to build a foundation for further gains. In addition to her work as a personal trainer, she advocates for local charities and educates families on the importance of healthy eating and nutrition.
Jordan first come to yoga in the early 2000s as a means of supporting her distance running and quickly fell in love with the practice that changed both her body and mind. Through life, career, and relationship changes, yoga offered a source of space, clarity, and much needed peace. After encouragement from her teachers that it was “time,” and with a deep desire to share all that yoga had given her, she completed her 200-hour YTT with teachers Betsy Davis and Lauren Magarelli at Bhakti Barn Yoga in 2019.
Jordan’s classes are in the vinyasa style, linking breath to movement, and focusing on the space between the poses. Students should expect to move, sweat, and cultivate a deeper understanding of themselves. Classes are upbeat and dynamic – incorporating creative sequencing and drills to leave students feeling balanced, alert, and strong. Jordan bows in gratitude to each of her teachers, but especially Zeph, who taught her to let go into love; Theo, who teaches her that life is full of wonder and invention; and Poppy, whose love of movement is a continuous fountain of inspiration.
Vanessa Burkly holds her BFA in Fashion Design, with a specialization in Sportswear Apparel, from the Fashion Institute of Technology. Practicing yoga for five years led her to receive her 200-hour Registered Yoga Teaching Certificate in Hatha Yoga at the Bhakti Barn School of Yoga in Millburn, New Jersey in March of 2018. She strives to encourage her fellow students to be kind, present, patient and to also challenge themselves. What resonates most for her is that yoga can be integrated into everyday life. She currently works at School of Rock Hoboken as a Studio Coordinator, and she is also a Freelance Artist.
Stephanie has always been an extremely active, passionate and expressive person. She was first introduced to yoga at the age of 18, when a trusted teacher recommended it to help keep her active and mindful while healing her various dance injuries. After one class she was hooked!
Stephanie completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training in early 2014 at Bhakti Barn Yoga and is certified in the roll model method (myofascial release) from Yoga Tune Up. Since then, she has also completed various additional trainings, including an aerial yoga certification from Om Factory in NYC and kids yoga modules from Grounded Kids Yoga.
Through her training, Stephanie has gained a stronger relationship with herself, while also acquiring the skills and education to become an informed and deeply invested yoga teacher. She is constantly striving to hone not only her own personal practice, but also her skills as an educator/communicator while honoring yoga’s historic roots.
Off the mat, Stephanie is a visual artist and avid roller skater. She loves swimming, biking and hiking and pretty much any outdoor activity – especially if it includes her skates.
Otakar first began practicing yoga in 2004 as a way to calm his nerves before job interviews. What initially started out as a means to clear his mind and calm his nerves ultimately developed into a lasting practice with profound mental and physical benefits.
Otakar teaches yoga in a way that emphasizes breath and movement, while trying to demystify some of the more unapproachable aspects of the practice. As a former Division I lacrosse All-American and a current Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioner, Otakar focuses on optimizing for injury prevention and recovery through asana and pranayama practice as the most important aspects of his program.
Otakar believes that yoga can be life-changing and should be democratized and accessible for everyone, and he is grateful and humbled to share his practice with other people.
Otakar earned his 200-hour teacher certification from Atmanda Yoga in NYC under Jhon Tomayo. He was a two-time lacrosse All-American at Georgetown University after joining the team as a walk-on after being cut as a freshman. He currently runs a data science and machine learning group at a reinsurance company. In his spare time, Otakar enjoys reading and practicing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
Austin’s background stems from athletics, where he has experience as a collegiate athlete, playing basketball for Oberlin College and then professionally for a short period. He is a lifelong fitness and wellness enthusiast.
After several years of practicing yoga, Austin decided to become certified as a yoga instructor so that he could share the skills, techniques and training methods that he has found to be most effective. He has been working with teen athletes to enhance their goals on the field, court, etc.
Austin’s aim is to push people to reach their full athletic potential.
Tamara Tsoutsouris (EYT-200), completed her 200-hour teacher training at Bhakti Barn Yoga with Betsy Davis and Lauren Magarelli. She then continued her training with Dynamic Gentle Yoga guru Rudy Pierce and has taken advanced anatomy, sequencing, and assists trainings with Chris Loebsack, Vanessa Nassif and Betsy Davis, and Coaching for your Breathing Body with Leslie Kaminoff. She is working toward her 500-hour certification with the Bhakti Barn School of Yoga. Tamara is also certified in first degree Reiki.
In addition to teaching basic and vinyasa yoga, Tamara also teaches chair yoga for seniors, gentle yoga, and preschool yoga. She is a professional classical singer and brings a deep awareness of the importance of the breath to her teaching and her practice.
Tamara came to yoga, like so many, for the physical benefits: strength, flexibility, general well-being. What she found was so much more – a way of seeing herself and the world more clearly; a way to calm and still her mind. Yoga has helped Tamara link mind, body, and spirit, using the breath. For Tamara, it provides a system for clearing space, both in the body and in the mind.
Josephine was born and raised in Cambridge, Ohio, where she spent her mornings doing “Mousercise!” and her evenings in ballet class. She received a BFA in Musical Theatre with a concentration in Dance from Otterbein University in Columbus, Ohio, and went on to tour the country as Rumpleteazer in the 25th anniversary national tour of Cats.
In 2006, Josephine moved to New York City, where she worked at Gold’s Gym as their personal training coordinator until she made her Broadway debut as a Who in How the Grinch Stole Christmas. While playing the role of Regina in Broadway’s long-running Rock of Ages, Josephine went on to become a certified barre instructor and has taught over 2,000 hours of group and private classes.
Josephine is currently studying for the National Academy of Sports and Medicine exam. She now lives in South Orange, NJ, and can be seen walking around town with her dog, a Shiba Inu named Wicket. She passionately believes that everyone and everyBODY, at any level, can not only find a second home and community at a gym where their personal fitness goals can be realized and exceeded, but that one can transform their entire life through fitness and wellbeing.
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Julie was born and raised in Yorkshire, England, and went on to pursue a career in musical theatre for 22 years – performing in London’s West End and on Broadway.
Alongside Julie’s performing career, she has always had a passion for teaching and studying fitness. She is a certified AFAA, Fly Barre, Opa Jump and Xtend Barre instructor. She has taught internationally from the UK to Japan to Australia, and she takes great pride in teaching dance to children across New Jersey.
Julie is able to combine her extensive dance and fitness knowledge through her classes and is thrilled to be part of Humble’s team, where she continues her journey of guiding people toward all of their fitness goals.
Daria Ann Daspin grew up in Boonton, New Jersey, and graduated from Montville High School in 2011. During her high school career, she was a competitive cheerleader. She then attended the University of Louisville from Fall 2011 to Spring 2015. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Health and Human Performance (concentration: exercise science) with a minor in Sports Administration in May 2015. During her four years at Louisville, she cheered on the coed competitive team as well as for the football and men’s basketball teams in front of over 50,000 spectators. Daria is a personal trainer, group fitness instructor and certified coach for stunting and tumbling.
Candace grew up in Cedar Grove, New Jersey, where she was a three-sport athlete (tennis, basketball, softball). She went on to attend Montclair State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Education, and she is currently a health and physical education teacher. Growing up, her mom was a professional bodybuilder who inspired her to pursue a passion and career in fitness.
Candace began her personal training and group fitness journey at a local kickboxing studio that incorporated various types of strength and conditioning. She has her personal training, strength and conditioning and TRX certifications. Along with strength training, she has developed a passion for running. Candace is here to help you crush your fitness goals and become your best self!