YOGA AT THE LOFT
Yoga is one of easiest and most accessible foundations for long-term wellness. While many people think of yoga as an esoteric practice that requires superhuman athleticism, the truth is that there is a style of yoga that suits everyone and every body.
Whether you're looking for an introductory class, a gentle and restorative session, or something more vigorous, our certified instructors are here to guide you. The warm and light-filled space of the Loft is one of the most beautiful yoga studios in the region—a tranquil oasis for reconnecting with your body.
To book a private yoga experience during your stay or sign up for an open yoga class, use the buttons below.
DIRECTOR OF SERENITY
Laura is an Infinite Light yoga teacher in the Kripalu lineage and is a certified yoga teacher and teacher trainer with Yoga Alliance (E-RYT). A certified a Relax and Renew® teacher, Laura has studied with Judith Hanson Lasater and has assisted Judith with restorative yoga teacher training internationally.
In addition to extensive study with Kathryn Templeton, Laura is a member of National Ayurvedic Medical Association and the Himalayan Institute, where she earned her Ayurveda Health Counselor certification.
Laura is also a Reiki Master in the Dr. Mikao Usui lineage, trained by Sheila Applegate.
Laura is available on request to offer private restorative yoga classes, workshops on transforming asanas to work for every body and ability, yoga basics and foundations, mindfulness meditation, guided nature hikes, intuitive readings, and diet and lifestyle and mental health support through Ayurveda.
As a yoga teacher at the Inns of Aurora, Caitlyn is dedicated to developing self-empowered mind and body connection through yoga classes.
Caitlyn specializes in Vinyasa Flow Classes and Power Yoga classes. She is a certified yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance (E-RYT) with her RYT-200 hours from Love in Motion, in Buffalo, NY.
Yoga has transformed Caitlyn’s mind, body, and spirit through an outlet that provides empowerment, strength, light, and peace. She would love to guide you through your own empowering practice.
Caitlyn is available on request to offer private flow yoga classes.
YOGA TEACHER & MINDFULNESS HIKING GUIDE
As a yoga teacher and hiking guide at the Inns of Aurora, Sean leads flowing classes focused on breath and alignment, centering each student's experience within their own body. His classes are effective for beginners and advanced practitioners, and focus on offering increased stability and inspiration through yoga classes.
Sean specializes in Vinyasa Flow and alignment-focused classes. He earned his initial RYT-200 hours from Simon Park of Liquid Flow Yoga, and an additional 200-hour training with Nevine Michaan of Katonah Yoga. He finds great inspiration for his teaching in the natural world, as well as the principles and technique of breathwork.
Sean discovered the mental and physical benefits of the practice nearly 20 years ago. He has personally benefited from the alleviation of pain and stagnation caused by his scoliosis.
In addition to the open group classes he offers at the Inns of Aurora, Sean is available on request to offer private flow yoga classes, alignment based workshop with verbal cue or physical assists, magic square meditation, and guided nature hikes.
With over 2,500 hours of teaching Jackie has earned the highest Yoga Alliance Designation E-RYT 500 and spends her time training and certifying yoga instructors at the RYT 200 and RYT 500 level through kRtajJatA Yoga School (KYS). Jackie received her RYT-200 at Wilmington Yoga Center under Kunga Yoga founder Kristin Cooper. After over 1,000 teaching hours she traveled to Rishikesh, India, to study Advanced Hatha Yoga. During her journey in India, she earned her E-RYT 500 under the instruction of a number of wonderful teachers, including Swami Sudhir, Acharya Narendu, and Sri Santana.
Jackie teaches yoga as a path to true harmony in one’s life; she strives to make it available to all people in a safe and loving environment.
Olivia's yoga journey evolved from her experience as a competitive athlete. From sports in high school to soccer and track and field at a collegiate level, her athletic career was full of accomplishment—but plagued with ankle and foot injuries. She spent her college athletic career with taped feet and constant post-game rehab. Then she discovered the restorative benefits of yoga. Eventually, she became a certified yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance (E-RYT) and earned her RYT-200 hours from Rahini School of Yoga and Meditation in Huntington, NY.
Olivia’s classes connect with the athlete in all of us by focusing on the lengthening of tired and tight muscles. She shares poses that strengthen balance, flexibility, power, mental focus, and stamina. Through this style of yoga, students can enjoy improved performance, injury reduction and faster recovery from endurance training, or simply the day-to-day effects that life has on the body.