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21 Plank Avenue | Paoli, PA 19301

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This class is taught by:

Dawn Altman

Yoga Instructor
Dawn Altman, M.S., N.C.C., RYT-500, CYT.
Dawn completed her 200 hour teacher training program at Verge Body Mind in March 2012 and began teaching June 2012. In May, 2014 she completed level one of the Comprehensive Yoga Therapy training at The Yogalife Institute in Devon. Yogalife Institute is nationally recognized and certified by the International Association of Yoga Therapists. Dawn has completed training in yin yoga, restorative yoga, yoga for breast cancer recovery, and the trauma sensitive yoga training through Transformation Yoga Project. She is a Level II Reiki practitioner. In addition to her yoga teacher trainings, Dawn is a psychotherapist with a private practice in Bryn Mawr. In her therapy practice, Dawn specializes in helping clients to understand and resolve their issues at a deeper level, allowing for lasting transformation in their lives.

Darcy Feuerstein

Darcy fell in love with yoga immediately after she began her practice. It not only taught her an incredible amount about herself and her body but it was and still continues to be an extremely helpful tool in helping her deal with stress and anxiety. After years of deepening her practice from a wide variety of yoga teachers and retreats, she decided it was time to get her yoga teacher training certification. She completed the program at Pure Energy Studio with Kate Goodyear and Allison Sobel. Her vinyasa classes will take you through a series of poses that will bring heat, power and lengthening to the body and mind. Having spent years working in the fast paced corporate America, Darcy also aims to help her students navigate through the day-to-day stresses that can often accompany work life. Aside from yoga, she also enjoys cycling with her husband, cooking plant based recipes and is a passionate voice for the animal community.

Carol-E Ritter Elia

Carol Reitter Elia, E-RYT200, RYT500, is also an ACE Certified Personal
Trainer & Group Fitness Instructor,
She started practicing Power and Astanga Yoga in the mid 90's with
teachers Baron Baptiste and Dee Silvers. Carol has been teaching
throughout the Main Line area for over 25 years including Power Yoga
Works, Main Line Heath & Fitness, Verge, Yogalife Institute, Philly Sports
Club and Ellis Athletic Center.
Carol devotes gratitude to her many previous teachers including Bryan
Kest, Beryl Bender Birch, Anna Forest, Shiva Rhea, David Swenson, Sri
Pattabi Jois, and Sean Corne to name just a few.
Carol founded “Yoga4Kids”, a company that brings yoga poses, meditation,
breathing techniques, movement and relaxation to kids and teens of all
More recently Carol’s latest endeavor is LIFE LONG YOGA a chair based
yoga practice for those who are unable to practice on the mat.
She loves long distance cycling and the beach. She is certified in TRX,
Aerosling, Zumba, Concept II Rowing, Real Ryder Cycling, and MyRide
Video simulation cycling

Julie Avans


Julie was a year-round high-school athlete who turned to group exercise classes in college as a way to stay fit and maintain athleticism. She began teaching classes in 2005 at Penn State and has taught ever since. Expect an eclectic playlist with music to match the mood of each drill. Julie will not only push you, but she will give you tools to motivate yourself!

Lisa W Werny

Certified RYT 200 hr. – Yoga Alliance Certified Aerosling Instructor
“Yoga connects us and separates us at the same time. It grants us the ability to discover where we find our supreme energy as individual and to express that energy in a way that feels best for us.”
I started yoga to find balance and strength in my life both mentally and physically. After teaching aerobics for a few years in college and outside of college I discovered yoga and fell in love with the practice. I have enjoyed practicing yoga in a variety of styles for 15 years . Lisa is a graduate of the Verge Power Yoga/Empowered Yoga teacher training program and has been teaching yoga for over 5 years. She has experience teaching beginner and advanced classes as well as corporate classes for GE and classes for athletes at the high school level. She has a passion for sharing her enthusiasm for the practice and the benefits it brings to all levels of fitness.
She enjoys spending time outdoors staying active, hiking, biking, playing tennis with her two sons Mason and Rhys.

Tiffany Pierson

Tiffany Pierson got her first taste of yoga in 2009. After just one practice she was left with a renewed and energized feeling amidst a world of chaos that kept her wanting more of this thing called Yoga. The more she found herself on the mat the better she felt in all areas of life. Finding a passion she hadn't felt since being a child playing softball and cheerleading, Tiffany dove head first into any yoga class or workshop she could find. Wanting to further her knowledge in all things yoga and share that passion with others Tiffany completed her 200 Hour Svadhyaya Teacher Training in February of 2016. Delving even deeper into the complete yoga practice, she also completed Awaken to Stillness Meditation Teacher Training in 2016, Vipassana Fellowship Meditation Course in 2017, and Restorative Yoga & Yoga Nidra training in 2018. The journey of the self through yoga and meditation has made a huge impact on how she views and lives life. Tiffany feels lucky to have had the opportunity to work with yoga practitioners of all levels through public classes, private sessions, workshops, private, community and corporate events, and even internationally through yoga retreats; Helping each and every person find the strength and passion inside of themselves. With focus on awareness and engagement, along with the gentle touch of assisting, Tiffany enjoys finding new ways to help others connect with their inner strength while encouraging the physical strength and healing to support it.

Gretchen Myhre

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. –Alan Watts

Gretchen Myhre E-RYT, LMT, LET
Gretchen was introduced to yoga in 2001 to help relieve stress and physical pain.

She began teaching in 2003. As a licensed massage therapist she shares her knowledge and passion thru alignment and touch. She is a graduate of Yellow Springs Yoga 200hr, Om Yoga NYC 200hr, and Verge/ Empowered Yoga 200hr
teacher training programs. She has helped to facilitate several Yoga Teacher Training programs over the years specializing in anatomy and manual adjustments.

Yoga has presented its gifts of patience, stillness, awareness, and compassion. Being on my yoga mat allows me to dig deeper thru observation of my thought patterns,
reactions, and attitude. It has given me a deeper and more graceful way to handle the never ending cycle of changes and challenges that this life tosses our way.
Vinyasa means "breath-synchronized movement," and Vinyasa yoga is a series of poses that will move you through the power of inhaling and exhaling. Vinyasa movements are smoothly flowing and almost dance-like. Good for those starting their journey into yoga, more experienced Yogis that want to fine tune their practice, or those looking for balance, alignment, functional strength and a deep stretch. This class will be customized toward the students in attendance. Come to your mat for strength and peace. Heated, 80-85 degrees

Upcoming classes:

  • Fri Jan 18 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Dawn Altman
  • Sat Jan 19 8:15 am - 9:15 am with Darcy Feuerstein
  • Sat Jan 19 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Darcy Feuerstein
  • Sun Jan 20 9:15 am - 10:30 am with Carol-E Ritter Elia
  • Mon Jan 21 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Dawn Altman
  • Tue Jan 22 9:15 am - 10:15 am with Julie Avans
  • Fri Jan 25 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Lisa W Werny
  • Sat Jan 26 8:15 am - 9:15 am with Darcy Feuerstein
  • Sat Jan 26 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Lisa W Werny
  • Sun Jan 27 9:15 am - 10:30 am with Carol-E Ritter Elia
  • Mon Jan 28 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Lisa W Werny
  • Tue Jan 29 9:15 am - 10:15 am with Julie Avans
  • Fri Feb 01 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Tiffany Pierson
  • Sat Feb 02 8:15 am - 9:15 am with Darcy Feuerstein
  • Sat Feb 02 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Lisa W Werny
  • Sun Feb 03 9:15 am - 10:30 am with Gretchen Myhre