Level 1

This class is taught by:

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 john.at.oneoceanyoga.com

Anusara Yoga: www.Anusarayoga.com

Urban Zen Integrative Therapy: www.urbanzen.org/about/wellbeing/

Pranic Healing: www.PranicHealingUSA.

Marcia Tumpowsky


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.

Nina Heller

Nina Heller is a highly skilled health practitioner. She has spent more than twenty years devoted to the healing arts. Nina is certified and licensed in Anusara yoga, fitness training, and massage therapy including: Medical, Cranial Sacral, Visceral Manipulation, Swedish, and Tai Massage, Sports Therapy and Shiatsu. She trains privately in swimming pools and on land. Nina is a long-time expert in alignment and therapeutic healing practices. She is devoted to her clients and their families and to their continual well-being. She has helped many individuals avoid hospitals and surgeries. Nina works primarily in Manhattan and the Hamptons, but has traveled around the world to accommodate her clients. For more information contact: ninaheller@earthlink.net

Mitten Wainwright

Mitten was introduced to Yoga at the age of 55 and in her very first class realized that the asana practice is a special gift to the body, mind, and spirit. She believes that it gives one the opportunity and ability to move with greater harmony and grace through the rhythms of life. Having lived in NYC for 60 years, of which 30 of those years she taught early childhood education at Park Avenue Christian School, Mitten was more than delighted to move east and continue teaching here, this time Yoga to adults as well as children. With practical insights, she encourages her students to take a playful but carefully aligned asana practice on the mat out into their daily life.

Mitten honors her many Anusara teachers and John Friend’s tradition, gives gratitude to those who have encouraged her to teach, and appreciates the many students who continually open her eyes to new possibilities.

Joyce Brian

Joyce Brian has been studying yoga for over 25 years. She is an artist and after retiring from her career as an art teacher, she is now devoting all of her time to her two loves... art and yoga. She has been practicing Anusara Yoga with John Seelye since 1998, as was certified in Vini Yoga in 2005. She has done intensive studies with Rodney Yee and John Friend as well as many other teachers and styles of Hatha Yoga.

Tracey Palmer

Tracey’s style of teaching is influenced by a dynamic conglomerate of sources and teachers (Vinyasa, Zen, Angela Farmer), but is built on a Kripalu foundation, having spend six months volunteering at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in ‘05 and then training for 500 hours in the Kripalu tradition in ‘07. After spending sixteen months in Costa Rica focusing on hands-on bodywork, and particularly Traditional Thai-Yoga Massage, she is glad to be back amongst her mentors in the Hamptons, and happy to back at One Ocean.
For more information about Tracey's services, please visit www.fifthelementwellness.com

Linda Muse

Linda Muse is a certified Kripalu Yoga, Yoga Zone, and Yoga Ed. instructor who has 17 years of experience teaching yoga to adults and children. Her style is gentle, joyful, meditative, heart-opening with a focus on vinyasa flow, deep restorative poses, alignment and total relaxation. And yes, I am available and love to do privates!

Gina Diao

Inspired by the Anusara tradition and grateful to her many teachers, Gina takes an integrative approach to her teaching style, strongly focused on mindfullness, foundation, and breath. Her approach can be summarized by the teachings of her mentor, author and Shaman Don Miguel Ruiz.. Always speak your truth... Always do your best... Dont make Assumptions.... and Don't Take anything Personally.... Namaste

Gina began her practice of yoga after suffering debilitating back pain following years of competitive sport. She discovered yoga while living in Hong Kong 12 years go, when Pure Yoga opened its first studio there in 2002. She was inspired there by her teachers Patrick Creelman, who first introduced her to the Anusara style, and subsequently Stephen Thomas, with whom she completed her teacher training in Koh Samui , Thailand, and who unveiled for her the spiritual and meditative aspect of yoga and with whom she has deepened her practice of pranayama, chant and meditation. Gina has further studied with Rodney Yee and Coleen Saidman, among others, to complete the Urban Zen 500 hour level training in 2009. Having completed advanced studies in the Anusara tradition with John Friend, John Seelye, Ross Rayburn and Louis Nesbitt, she maintains a deep respect for the principles of those teachings. Gina is also a level 2 Reiki practitioner and Healer, and is certified "Body Talk"  practitioner and uses the healing properties of  essential oils in both her yoga classes and integrative therapy.

Karen Meyer

Karen has been described by many as a “natural born teacher”. She began her professional life as a Special Education Teacher at an early age, and continues her learning today, both as a teacher and student.

Endowing her yoga classes with the same individual attention as she did in her former years of teaching , Karen’s personal commitment is to bring out the Beauty, Heart, and Spirit in every student. She makes yoga user-friendly—with her, playfulness, purity of heart, and a lightness and simplicity deeply rooted in her extensive study of Yoga as a Living Practice of Energy Movement through the Chakra System.
In addition to Karen’s eternal quest of accessing yoga as an integrative Mind/Body/Spiritual Practice, through her formal training in Hatha and Raja Yoga with the Himalayan Institute; she is also trained in Thai Yoga Massage, Sound Healing, and Aromatherapy. She is a Polarity Practioner, a Reiki Master and an Interfaith Minister. These incorporated modalities have instilled Karen with the wisdom and grace to help her students reap the joys of living yoga on and off the mat.
Her classes are designed for students to define, refine, and align their postures--with freedom, wonderment, and a dedication to their personal growth and celebration of life.
Learn more about Karen by visiting her website at www.karenmmeyer.com.

Jenna Walter

Jenna discovered yoga at seventeen and it propelled her on a journey to discover her souls destiny. Native American rituals, women???s healing circles, co-counseling and shamanic studies in the Incan tradition have all influenced her teaching style. She has also studied other healing modalities that complement her yoga, including Shiatsu massage at the Ohashi Institute, herbology with Arcus Flynn, nutrition and quantum energy studies with Karen Panish and Siddha Yoga chanting and meditation. She has also completed 300 hours of training in Peruvian Shamanism with Alberto Villoldo???s , The Four Winds Society.

Jenna is now leading workshops and retreats around the globe bringing her love of service to another level through her Dream Weaver Yoga and Shamanic Healing ~*~ 8 THREADS OF LIGHT INTENSIVES . These are transformational teachings for the era of enLIGHTenment.

Foundation for technique; good for all students. This class offers a safe, moderate (re)introduction to alignment, form, breathing & spirit of the practice. Basic postures taught, no previous experience required. Drop-ins welcome although classes will follow a progressive sequence. Basic yes, but it can be rigorous even so.