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

Anusara Yoga:

Urban Zen Integrative Therapy:

Pranic Healing: www.PranicHealingUSA.

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.

Camille Petrillo

Camille has been practicing yoga since the age of ten. She taught for eighteen years, and after a seven year break is so happy to be back sharing her compelling passion for teaching, her knowledge of the body, her love of movement and music, and her constantly developing understanding of asana. Camille has received advanced certifications from Iyengar Greats Maxine Tobias and Shandor Remete, as well as Bikram Choudhury and Erich Shiffmann. Early influences in her life were Dharma Mittra and Ana Forrest. Camille developed a yoga vinyasa flow series she has taught to students and teachers worldwide. She has been featured in, "W," "Self," "Vogue," "Time-Out," and, "Hamptons Magazines," as well as publications such as, "The New York Post," and, "USA Today." She appeared on, "Live With Regis," as Regis' Yogini, as well as cable television programs in Vail, Miami, and New York. She is currently writing a book on her one-on-one work. She loves to sail and scull.

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

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

A slow-flow class designed to reset, renew and re-balance. Warm up, then deep stretch to re-align and re-open the body. Calm the central nervous system with long-held restoratives at the end of class. No better way to smooth out your week!