Ali is co-owner of ADK Yoga and Family Center, and currently teaches Chair Yoga, Morning Yoga, and Prenatal Yoga. She is a mom of two kids- almost 6 and 4 years old- and lives in Peru with her husband, children, dogs and cats. Ali believes that healthy communities are engaged communities, and uses her yoga as a means to quiet and calm her mind, creating space in her life to do all of the things needed to help her family and her community grow and thrive**.** She is excited to continue ADK Yoga, to be able to continue the work created by Luis and Libby, and to share her own love and support with this community and families at all stages of life. She received her Chair Yoga training through Karen O’Donnell Clarke of Yoga Heals Us LLC, and her yoga teacher training from Yoga Farm Ithaca.
Emily is the co-owner of ADK Yoga and Family Yoga. She teaches kids, teens, and adult yoga. Emily has been teaching kids yoga and integrated yoga classes for kids and teens since 2012. She has a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the area of social emotional development. Emily uses yoga as a tool to help children build confidence and mindfulness skills. With a degree in Speech Language Pathology, Emily is able to target language, self-awareness, and social-pragmatic skills to enhance the quality of life for children of all ages.
In 2016 Emily traveled to Fiji to receive her RYT 200 through Yoga Works. Emily believes in a balance between an active asana practice, along with taking the time to slow down, restore, and reconnect through restorative classes and growing a meditation practice. Emily found yoga during her time as a collegiate athlete to grow flexibility and manage injury. Her classes focus on creating a practice and space accessible to all individuals.
Emily enjoys spending time with her growing family. After having her daughter in 2019, she realized the need to build an active community for moms and families. Emily is passionate about creating space for both prenatal and postpartum support.
Jessica is very excited to teach yoga to meet everyone’s needs. She promotes self confidence and self love. Jessica wants her students to find comfort in their own skin. She strongly believes that if you can breathe, you can do yoga. Yoga is all about linking the mind, body, and breath. In Jessica’s classes people will be able to access a connection to their higher self and find balance throughout their lives on or off the mat. Jessica has always been able to find joy in her life when practicing yoga. She is excited to share her knowledge with her students. Jessica’s calming and positive attitude will leave you feeling accomplished. She is a proud mother and spouse; she values her job as a local educator. Jessica completed her YTT with Sangha Studio, of Burlington VT, under the instruction of Caitlin Pascucci and Julie Serow. Along with her 200 hour, Jessica also has Buti Deep Instructor Training, and is also a Reiki Practitioner, certified at Level 1 & 2.
Kim began her yoga journey 6 years ago, when her work as a Registered Nurse through the Clinton County Dept of Social Services lead her to a mindfulness training with Luis Sierra at ADK Yoga. She also began practicing Bikram Yoga at that time, a time in her life when she was looking for balance, strength, peace, and love within herself. Yoga taught her love, and forgiveness, and brought a release and understanding of her emotions and a way for her to process grief and past trauma. As a Registered Nurse of 31 years, including 20 years of home care and 10 as a Disability Coordinator, Kim uses her experience and work as a holistic provider to guide her yoga practice. She earned her yoga certification through High Peaks Yoga in Lake Placid and Saratoga in 2017/2018. She also received training in Yin Yoga at Laughing River Yoga in Vermont in 2018, and is looking forward to a Yoga Alliance certified Yin Yoga training in April. She has been teaching locally 2-4 times a week for the last two years at various studios, and sometimes holds volunteer classes for people with mental health and addiction issues.
Kim’s practice has brought her love, peace, and healing as well as strength, flexibility and mindfulness, and she looks forward to sharing her practice with you.
Sarah has been practicing yoga for over 20 years and her practice has helped improve her life off the mat. Although a daily struggle, yoga inspires her to live each moment more mindfully. Sarah completed her 200 hour and 300 hour Yoga Teacher Training at The Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. Kripalu Yoga empowers people and communities to realize their full potential through the transformative wisdom and practice of yoga. She is deeply grateful for the loving wisdom her teachers have shared with her. In her yoga classes, she will guide creative sequencing while providing space to gain better awareness of body, mind, and spirit.