"Yoga is the path of purification of character and conduct (the cleansing of one's physical and mental nature) wherein the highest state of reality and truth may shine undiminished in the hearts and minds of all beings...this is the true goal of yoga."
- Sri Dharma Mittra
At Ascension Yoga, we invite you to explore and experiment to establish a practice in the name of freedom and truth.
OWNER | HEAD INSTRUCTOR, YOGA
Yoga is my first language. Through its teachings I have learned to dive within and create a kind relationship with my own being.
At Ascension, we are creating a yoga program where one can connect to the light within and allow the intelligence that is already there to lead the way.
My son, Pedro, and I bring to our space the power of a dream coming through as we join ventures. We are sharing practices that keep supporting our wellbeing and growth in all levels.
The foundation of our school is: respect, discipline, alignment and the invite to “ascend”.
For more about my experience as a yoga teacher, please click here.
YOGA INSTRUCTOR , RYT 500
Elle is a teacher at heart, beginning her career in the secondary classroom teaching English and theater. Inspired throughout her adult life by yoga, she became a certified instructor, teaching in various settings, including studios, alternative to incarceration housing units, and recovery centers. She works extensively with the Sadhana Service Project, bringing trauma-informed yoga to those impacted by addiction and incarceration, and is currently co-leading her second Yoga Teacher Training at Meadow Run Rehabilitation Center for Women in Rhinebeck. With inclusivity at the core, Elle’s classes encourage students to approach movement individually, with both joy and curiosity. Elle is a guest teacher for Ascension Teacher Training Program.
YOGA INSTRUCTOR , RYT 200
Jessica views yoga as a powerful system for bringing the mind, body, and spirit into alignment with a deep inner truth and natural radiance. Since 16 years old, she has been a devout practitioner and became a certified Chakra Yoga Teacher in Thailand in early 2012. She has been teaching both privately and in yoga studios for over a decade. Using a mix of traditional Hatha yoga, the Chakra system, and mind-body psychology (she is also a Mindset Coach), her classes focus on building core strength and flexibility while cultivating trust in the body's innate healing intelligence. She likes to play deep and encourage her students to realize their capacities beyond the limitations the mind likes to assume. Jess is a guest teacher for Ascension Teacher Training Program.
A practitioner of yoga since 1995 and a teacher since 2002, Adi enjoys utilizing yoga as a means to rebalance and heal the body. While her yoga practice has included everything from therapeutic study of Anusara and Iyengar lineages to advanced inversions with Ashtanga, Vinyasa and AcroYoga she is currently most interested in the merging of yoga with other modalities of body mind therapy including Pilates, Physical Therapy and myofascial release.
Her all levels BODY WISE series offered at Ascension is a practice intended for Jiu Jitsu practitioners (and individuals of all backgrounds) to work on releasing, realigning and strengthening key areas prone to injury and discomfort. Classes will focus on the low back, neck & shoulders and knees & hips with an underlying focus on core strengthening.
In addition to teaching from her Pilates and Yoga background Adi also draws from her passions for surfing, rock climbing, mountain biking and Jiu Jitsu to help inform her body where the yoga practice can be of service. Having recently started Jiu Jitsu in 2021 she looks forward to continuing to learn more about the overlap of martial arts and mind body centering.
Adi is also a body worker, practicing Thai Massage and a passionate herbalist trained in Western Herbalism which she applies through her Bone Hollow Apothecary line of essential oils and soap. She enjoys spending time in her two homes of the Hudson Valley (Accord, NY) and Rincón, Puerto Rico.
Rebecca's intersecting teachings, creations, and healing offerings are all explorations of the body as the source and venue of human experience. She believes curiosity is the pathway to insight, and shares her intellectual thirst for understanding how our vessels function. Rebecca has been a teacher of movement and yoga for over a decade, with a focus on embodied anatomy and somatic movement practices. She is an advanced Thai bodywork practitioner, with advanced trainings in Body-Mind Centering, Laban/Bartinieff Movement Studies, Franklin Method for Fascial Training and Hanna Somatics. Her classes are deep explorations that focus on developing new patterns in the body through awareness, discipline, and play. She also teaches and makes work as an interdisciplinary artist, creating at the intersection of movement, media, and language.