This class is taught by:

Iris Cohen

Iris Cohen discovered yoga 17 years ago when a friend recommended it as an antidote to mothering three boys and a career in deadline magazine journalism. She opened Westchester-based Be True Yoga in 2010 and now continues her mission for sustainable wellness. She leads classes in Westchester and New York City, retreats in the Hamptons, Miami and Tulum, workshops for students and teachers as well as the Be True Cleanse, a nutrition and yoga program created with functional medicine expert, Dr. Frank Lipman. Her alignment-based instruction is thoughtful, nourishing and playful. She infuses her teaching with her love of story, meditation and music.

John Seelye

John Seelye is a senior yoga instructor with over 25 years of teaching experience who is well versed in the all levels of yoga practice, the healing arts of yoga therapeutics and support of the subtle energy bio fields through the use of Pranic Healing and Reiki.

John is a certified Anusara® Yoga instructor, a graduate of the Urban Zen Integrative Therapy program, Pranic Healing Level III, Reiki Level II and Yoga Therapy programs. His meditation practice dates back more than 25 years. A lifelong interest in human potential continues to fuel his journey.

He has been teaching private sessions, group classes, and leading retreats and teacher trainings in New York City and the Hamptons for over 25 years. He founded One Ocean Yoga 12 years ago, that today operates every summer in a tent-studio and indoors every winter on the grounds of Channing Daughters Winery. John teaches private sessions by appointment in the Hamptons and NYC and offers workshops in various studios in the northeastern US.

In addition to teaching yoga, John is on the Board of Directors of the  Anusara® School of Hatha Yoga as board President.  He is qualified as a Master Trainer for future Urban Zen Integrative Therapists. He also sponsors and produces yoga related events through One Ocean Yoga throughout the year, including concerts with Krishna Das, Wah, The Hanumen, David Stringer, and has sponsored benefits for Urban Zen and Bent on Learning, The Nature Conservancy.

To contact John, please email

Anusara Yoga:

Urban Zen Integrative Therapy:

Pranic Healing: www.PranicHealingUSA.

Monica Kadash

Monica - Yogini with an accent! Monica grew up in a small town in Switzerland where she started practicing hatha yoga at the age of 14, over 30 years ago. Hatha yoga, along with chanting and meditation have been the pillars of her life, allowing her to experience happiness and freedom from within. She completed her teacher training in the Anusara style and philosophy, and holds a certificate at the 200 hour level. Monica has been teaching for eight years; she is known as an inspirational teacher who’s main focus is alignment, breath and the language of the heart. While teaching a well rounded class, she has the ability and gift to take her students to a place of deep stillness within. Monica is also a professional Doula, certified by DONA International, who serves and educates women during pregnancy, birth and postpartum, making this most defining time truly remarkable. Pre Natal Yoga is one of her specialties! To learn more, visit

Lalita-Kate Rabinowitz

I have been practicing yoga since 1975 and studying Iyengar yoga since 1982. Over the years I have taken intensive yoga teachings with many advanced teachers in Europe and the US…In 1990-92 I went to Pune, India to study in person with BKS Iyengar and his family and to live the yoga life in India first hand. I’ve returned to India several times on pilgrimage since that time. I am certified to teach by Dona Holleman in Italy, Karen Stephan in Boston, Maxine Tobias, Judith Lasater in restorative yoga and Mary Dunn in New York City. In addition to the Iyengar practice, I am certified in Resistance Flexibility Strength Training with Bob Cooley, Mark Whitwell’s Heart of Yoga in the traditional style of TKV Desikachar Rodney Yee of Urban Zen, Yoga Ed, (yoga for kids in the schools) Shiatsu with Wataru Ohashi, Ayurveda with Dr. Vasant Lad, Macrobiotics with Michio Kushi, Zen meditation with Joan Halifax and Peter Mathiesson, Bhakti yoga with Ram Dass, and trainedd as a chef by the Natural Gourmet Cooking School in New York.

I have taught in the US, Europe and Asia since 1986. I approach yoga as something everyone can practice. I find it a subtle art to sequence a class in a way that is beneficial to a diverse group.

I also run a wellness and Arts foundation for young people, in the name of my daughter, ( and enjoy exposing students to these tools at an early age. It is a way to give back from all that has been given to me.

I am excited to offer Iyengar style classes this summer at One Ocean. Iyengar is the core of my inspiration and training and I am happy to have this opportunity to share it.

As it says in sutra 1.23 of Patanjali Sutras: Ishvara Pranidhana is a dedication, to offer the fruits of ones practice over to something greater than ourselves, to the benefit of all beings
May all beings be free from suffering, may they be peaceful, happy, and free.

Jessica Bellofatto

Jessica Bellofatto has been immersed in the art and science of Yoga for close to 25 years.  She is also a pioneer of SUP Yoga (Yoga on the paddleboard), a mother of three, triathlete, doula, surfer, and certified aromatherapist.  Her classes combine the precision and intelligence of the Iyengar System withe the breath based flow of the Ashtanga and Vinyasa systems, while also weaving in pranayama, meditation, chanting, poetry, music and essential oils into a seamless Yogic journey.  She is thrilled to be returning to One Ocean Yoga as one of the very first places she taught Yoga in the Hamptons.

Katherine Shapiro

I have taught private and group classes in The Hamptons and NYC for over 15 years.  
My classes are challenging and creative, with playful exploration and deconstruction of poses, intelligent alignment, sequencing and mindful flow. I call them "sweaty and sweet". 
I have a BFA in Dance, 500hr ISHTA training, YogaWorks Bridge and YogaShanti Advanced training. I am registered with Yoga Alliance as a E-RYT 500 and YACAP (continuing ed. provider).
I am grateful to John Seelye for his support and teachings and the community at One Ocean Yoga.
I also currently teach at YogaShanti, YogaWorks, Hospital for Special Surgery's Public and Patient education Division and as part of NYU's Wellness for WIN.
My desire for mindful and compassionate living in a chaotic world brought me to the practice of yoga which I continually endeavor to integrate into every aspect of my life.
Challenging Vinyasa or flowing series of poses, experience suggested. It is recommended but not required that you attend Basic or Level 1-2 classes before attending Open classes.

Upcoming classes:

  • Thu Aug 16 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Iris Cohen
  • Sat Aug 18 10:00 am - 11:30 am with John Seelye
  • Sun Aug 19 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Monica Kadash
  • Mon Aug 20 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Iris Cohen
  • Tue Aug 21 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm with Lalita-Kate Rabinowitz
  • Wed Aug 22 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Jessica Bellofatto
  • Wed Aug 22 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm with Monica Kadash
  • Thu Aug 23 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Iris Cohen
  • Sat Aug 25 10:00 am - 11:30 am with John Seelye
  • Sun Aug 26 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Katherine Shapiro
  • Mon Aug 27 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Iris Cohen
  • Tue Aug 28 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm with Lalita-Kate Rabinowitz
  • Wed Aug 29 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Jessica Bellofatto
  • Wed Aug 29 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm with Monica Kadash
  • Thu Aug 30 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Iris Cohen
  • Sat Sep 01 10:00 am - 11:30 am with John Seelye
  • Sun Sep 02 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Katherine Shapiro
  • Mon Sep 03 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Iris Cohen
  • Tue Sep 04 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm with Lalita-Kate Rabinowitz
  • Wed Sep 05 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Jessica Bellofatto