Our Team

 
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Gauranga Das

Gauranga began his yoga journey in 2014 after a lifetime of searching for a higher taste in spiritual life. He completed his 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training at Sadhana in Hudson. He finished his 500 hour Advanced Yoga Teacher training in India in 2016 and has been teaching Bhakti Yoga ever since.

Gauranga’s classes combine ancient philosophical material, singing, and chanting with fun asanas and transitions. He has a strong focus on breathing and alignment but most importantly he brings inspiration, based on personal experience, with a light-hearted nature for a deeply rooted and uplifting experience. His ultimate goal in teaching is to remind us of what we really are and how it relates with everything around us.

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Moira Dwyer

Moira offers open level yoga classes where all practitioners, regardless of experience, can find balance and strength. Her classes focus on breath work and asana with various options for each pose.

Moira received her 200 and 500 hour yoga teacher training from Shakti Yoga in Woodstock. Over the past 10 years, she has taught many types of classes including Core Yoga, Hot Vinyasa, and Kids Yoga (hands down still her favorite). Delving into yoga changed the trajectory of Moira's life. She once considered herself "the world's most unlikely meditator" and is now dedicated to her twice daily mediation practice, four years strong! In her non-yoga hours, Moira works for the Omega Center for Sustainable Living.

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Anna Filkin

Anna has been practicing yoga for more than 20 years and got her Hatha Yoga certification in 2015 from Integral Yoga Institute in NY. Born in Ukraine, Anna had a successful professional dance career in America for over 10 years. In addition, Anna is a professional practicing local acupuncturist.

Anna works her love of dance into her flowing yoga classes and her deep knowledge of anatomy into ensuring that each student is expressing each asana in a way that supports their body.


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Kelli Gilmore

Kelli has been practicing yoga on and off for 20 years. She started to practice more regularly in 2016 to rest some sports injuries but keep her body moving. A regular practice helped reignite her love for yoga. Kelli is also a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor with a private practice in Saugerties. She realized that the mindlfulness skills she was learning in yoga could be applied to what she was doing in therapy and wanted to gain as much knowelge about yoga as possible so she could pass it on to her clientele.

She completed her yoga teacher training at the Yoga House in 2019. Her mission is to create an environment where adults and children are able to feel confident and comfortable in their bodies while having fun and finding peace.

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Tiffany Simoncini

Tiffany was born and raised in New York City, but to her India feels more like home. She has been teaching yoga and other mindfulness techniques for over 8 years and practicing for more than 10. She completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training at the Mystical Yoga Farm in Guatemala. Her training focused on a Hatha/Vinyasa flow, alignment, spirituality, chanting, meditation and Ayurveda.

She is a certified Ayurvedic therapist and essential oil educator. Her teaching style includes Vinyasa as well as yin, restorative, yoga wall, and even laughter yoga. For the past 5 years, she has been traveling and leading retreats, classes and workshops all around the globe, including places like: New York, California, Colorado, the UK, Europe, India, South and Central America. Her passion for teaching comes from a deep strive for facilitating growth and acceptance in an ever changing world.

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Erin Fritts

Erin Fritts is earned her Hot Yoga 200hr certification at Yoga Oasis in Woodbury, Long Island. She has over three years of experience teaching the Bikram series, Hot Vinyasa, and Hot Hatha Yoga.

Erin is a dedicated visual artist with a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design, and pours her creativity energy into her yoga classes. She is working toward a Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling at Capella University, with future goals to merge her passions for arts and holistic wellness. Her classes are intended for all levels. She provides a safe space for new students to learn, and a challenging atmosphere for advanced practitioners.

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Victoria Palma

Bio coming soon!

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Leslie Snow

With a diverse background in movement and personal training, Leslie uses yoga as the mode of physical and mental training to help people achieve optimal performance in sports or in life. Leslie traveled to Rishikesh, India for 200 hours of Ashtanga yoga teacher training. in 2013 Leslie completed her advanced yoga studies with Shari Goldstein of Enlighten Yoga Charlotte.

Leslie studied Exercise Physiology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, taking classes and labs in exercise physiology, testing, and prescription. In 2016, she achieved ni dan, second black, in October 2016 in Isshinryu Karate. Now, several days a week, Leslie studies Aikido in Woodstock, NY.

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Sarah Wilkinson

As owner of Saugerties Yoga, you’ll see Sarah at the studio very often. As teacher, checking in workshops, and taking classes.

Her classes are geared to supporting each person as they tap into their intrinsic strength and capability to heal themselves, through breathe and tailored movements for each body and mind. Classes focus on slow transitions, alignment and core strength, as well as a more relaxing practices like restorative and yoga nidra. One consistent thing across her classes is the encouragement for each person to take the time to honor and listen to your body.