Keli Lalita dasi has been teaching yoga for almost a decade and has spent many of those years training regularly with Shiva Rea. She was first introduced to yoga as a child by her mother, who studied yoga with the disciples of Sri Rama Krishna at the Vivikananda Vedanta Vihar in the foothills of the Catskill mountains. She is a continual student of Ayurveda at Kripalu, and she coaches girls basketball at Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School.
Keli has lead and assisted retreats both here in the US, in Costa Rica and in India. She is one of the co-founders of Mantralogy, a record label which is dedicated to bringing Sacred Music to the masses. Her yoga teaching is profoundly influenced by Shiva Rea, Sri Dharma Mittra, and Sondra Loring. She has recently become a disciple of the very dear and quiet practice of YIN YOGA. She is also inspired by all of the modern Kirtan players who have so graced this earth with their presence: Jai Uttal, SRI Kirtan, Steve Gorn, Shyam das, Jahnavi Harrison, Krishna das, Nina Rao and last but certainly not least Gaura Vani and crew. Her teaching is also deeply inspired by her practice of Bhakti yoga, by the divine poetry of Hafiz, Mirabai, Mary Oliver and Bhaktivinode Thakur and by her belief all beings are Divine that remembering this one fact is the goal of human life! She lives in Stuyvesant Falls with her husband and three children.
Rachel Hayley, RYT 500
Rachel Haley CYT 500, CD, CCE is a Labor and Postpartum Doula, Childbirth Educator, Reiki Master, and mom to three spunky kids. She has been studying and practicing yoga since a teenager under the guidance of many gifted teachers. She completed her 200 hour training with Sondra Loring and Raghunath and her 500 hour with TJ Macchiaroli owner of Bodhi Spa & Yoga. She teaches yoga at various locations throughout Columbia County. She holds a BA in Women's Health and Holistic Midwifery and completed trainings at the Seattle Midwifery School and the Aviva Institute.
Gabby DiGiovani, 500hr Certified Dharma Yoga
Gabriella began practicing Yoga at age 18 in search of spiritual guidance and discovery. When she discovered Sri Dharma Mittra and embarked on the Life of a Yogi teacher training, her life was catapulted into a new upward direction. Through Dharma Yoga, Gabriella has found a stability and peace through constant practice. She seeks to grow as both a teacher and student of Yoga.
Nina Endrst, Reiki Master
From a young age Nina has pursued a wellness path rooted in the yoga practice. She studied with some of the best in Manhattan at New York Yoga and continues to study and expand through books, music and movement. She guides students through athoughtfully designed classes, meant to strengthen and soften the mind, body, and spirit. A firm believer that balance is key on and off the mat, she teaches through a combination of Iyengar inspired holds and playful, fluid postures, and closes each class with a deep meditation. Nina also offers a writing component that pairs beautifully with the meditative physical practice.
Nina lives her yoga and is inspired by traveling to places outside her comfort zone both physically and emotionally. She believes it is a privilege to have the opportunity to share this healing practice and creates a safe and nurturing environment for students to explore themselves honestly. All levels are welcome.
Nina is currently based in Hudson, NY and leads retreats around the world.
Stephanie Fisher, RYT 200
I received my 200hr teaching certification in Key West, Florida in 2013 where I spent five years teaching in studios, resorts, and on stand-up paddleboards (SUP). In 2015 I received my USCG captain's license and started Yoga at Sea; a half day excursion into the Florida Keys Wildlife Refuge, where I taught about the incredible ecosystem of the area before finding a calm place to drop anchor and do SUP yoga. In 2017 I enrolled in a 3 year Yoga Therapy program in Encinitas, CA where I have been learning how to use yoga as a therapy tool for mind, body, and spirit; aspects from physical injuries, chronic pain, heart disease, cancer, etc. to more mental/emotional aspects such as PTSD, anxiety, depression, addiction, etc.; all of this with an emphasis on our relationship to our body and these illnesses/disturbances. My goal is to make these teachings accessible to areas of the community that don't have access and would benefit from them.
Adina Saperstein, RYT, Reiki, Kundalini Yoga
Adina is a multi-lineage yoga and meditation teacher, yoga therapist and integrative coach with deep reverence and curiosity for the many paths of yoga. She has been teaching since 2012, and has completed teaching certifications in the Dharma Yoga lineage at Brooklyn Yoga School; Vinyasa flow at Urban Flow in San Francisco; Kundalini Yoga at Studio Pachamama in Brooklyn; Yoga for Twelve Step Recovery with Nikki Myers; Secular Buddhist meditation at the Interdependence Project and Tibetan Buddhist meditation at the Three Jewels in NYC. She is currently completing an 800-Hour training in Yoga Therapy and integrates yoga, meditation, and yoga therapy into her work as a transformative coach. She is deeply grateful to her many teachers and for the opportunity to teach at Bodhi.
Isabelle Brooks, RYT 200 Reiki Practitioner
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Gauranga, RYT 500
Gauranga, born Mike Andryszewski, began his yoga journey in 2014 after a lifetime of searching for something more. With a strong desire to use his knowledge of 12 step programs in combination with yogic philosophy to better serve the community, he completed his 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training at Sadhana in Hudson, New York with master teachers Raghunath and Sondra Loring.
After teaching Yoga for a year, Gauranga left his flourishing career behind and moved to upstate NY, to an ashram founded by his teacher Raghunath - Supersoul Farm, as a student monk. Since then he has spent extensive time studying Bhakti Yoga in various ashrams both in the US and India. He finished his 300 hour Advanced Yoga Teacher training in India in 2016 and has been teaching Bhakti Yoga ever since.
Gauranga’s classes combine ancient philosophical principles, kirtan (mantra meditation) and fun asanas and sequences. 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: spirit souls who are born to give love.
Alec Butterfield, RYT 200
The first time Alec tried yoga it was 2009 and he did a downward facing dog. All the blood rushed to his head and he became nauseous. The next time Alec did yoga it was months later, and gradually a personal sadhana (practice) developed. In the spring of 2015, Alec completed a 200 hour yoga teacher training program with Sondra Loring E-RYT 500, and Raghunath Cappo E-RYT 500 in Hudson, NY. Alec lives in Hudson where he is a full time Respite Worker for Mental Health Association of Columbia-Greene Counties.
Sarah Shea, Pilates Teacher
Sarah is a certified Pilates Teacher with Power Pilates NYC and The Pilates Method Alliance, as well as a New York State licensed physical therapist.
After graduating from Union College with a B.S. in biochemistry and a minor in art history, Sarah began practicing Pilates. In 2009, Sarah completed the Power Pilates Comprehensive Certification and since then she has had the honor of studying with Bob Liekens, Leah Katz, Jay Grimes, and Irene Dowd, to name a few. In 2011 Sarah became a Teacher Trainer for Power Pilates. While teaching Pilates, Sarah completed her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from The Sage Colleges in Troy, NY, and published an article in The Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies on Pilates and stroke.
In 2013 Sarah was certified in GYROKINEISIS(R), and is currently working toward her Gyrotonic(R) certification.
Richard Gillette, RYT
Richard Gillette realized it’s never too late to address the body, mind and spirit when he started his yoga practice in 2002 at age 50.
He found his way into a Chair assisted Yoga class as a result of falling from his bike and harming his hip. The teacher and the diversity of the poses, combined with the enthusiasm of the students, kept him coming to that class consistently, well after his injury healed.
Richard has recently received certification from an eight month Teacher Training intensive with Sondra Loring at Sadhana Center for Yoga and Meditation in Hudson E-RYT 200 and now teaches the Community Chair Yoga Class at Bodhi Holistic Spa that he was so enamored with.
Jim Kelly, Dharma Yoga 500 hr, Jivamukti 300 hr
(bio coming soon)
Danielle Delmolino, RYT 200
Danielle Delmolino, RYT 200; Danielle lives in Columbia County with her husband and her three cats. She loves the outdoors, lives to travel, but is especially passionate about yoga. She's a bhakti yogi who expresses her spirituality and love of yoga through movement, meditation, and chanting. She completed her 200 hour teacher training with Keli Lalita at Yoga Mandali in Saratoga Springs, NY, and has continued to study under the guidance of many gifted teachers. Danielle will guide you on a gentle journey of self care, and personal growth by sharing lessons that apply to your life on and off the mat.
TJ Macchiaroli, ERYT 500
TJ is a co-owner with his wife Melinda and their 3 children of Bodhi Holistic Spa & Yoga. After several years of teaching at various studios TJ and Melinda ventured into the current space. Taking a full 18 months away from teaching yoga, TJ put his tool belt on and remodeled the building at 543 Warren Street. The result was a beautiful yoga room and an expanded spa (on the 2nd floor).
TJ earned his 200-hour Yoga Teacher’s Certification from the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, and his 500-hour Yoga Teachers Certification from Sri Dharma Mittra at the Dharma Yoga Center in NYC. In 2014 he became certified at the 800 hour level through the Dharma Yoga Center and was trained by Dharma Mittra in the techniques of Psychic Development and Yoga Nidra. TJ is also level II trained through the Lotus Palm School in the art of Thai Yoga Massage. TJ’s classes cultivate concentration and a meditative mood in the classical style of Hatha Yoga as taught by Sri Dharma Mittra. He has dedicated himself to share with others the wisdom and knowledge he has received from his teachers.
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Melinda Macchiaroli, LMT RYT 500, Owner & Director
Bodhi Holistic Spa owner and director, Melinda earned her 1000 hour massage license from Columbia Green Community College, and a 300 hour certificate for shiatsu and Thai massage from the San Francisco School of Massage.
She spent two years as a massage therapist at the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies, and assisted bodywork training conducted at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health.
After a transformational pilgrimage to India to study with HH the Dalai Lama, Melinda returned to open Bodhi Holistic Spa with the hopes of sharing the peace and healing she discovered in the eastern traditions.
She went on to get her 500 hour Yoga teacher certification from Dharma Mittra in NYC, THe certification from Goldenbridge Yoga in Prenatal Kundalini Yoga under the guidance of Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa and the teaching certificate from Sarah Powers in Yin Yoga and Mindfullness training.
Melinda furthered her study of Traditional Thai massage by traveling to Thailand in January ’07 to study with Thai massage master Pichet Boonthumme. She currently studies advanced techniques through the Lotus Palm school of Thai massage in Montreal.
Melinda is a Reiki master and is committed to applying the concepts of energetic healing and compassionate touch to all her therapeutic treatments and in the organization, management & growth of Bodhi Spa.