This class is taught by:

Sylvia Channing

A native of the east end, and a Channing Daughter, I have completed over 500 hours of teacher training with Colleen Saidman and Rodney Yee. I like to sequence dynamic alignment into a flow class that focuses the mind and ignites heat in the body. I want my students to enjoy the most challenging postures and leave feeling relaxed, clear and even. When I'm not on my mat (or your mat), I'm probably in a garden drawing lots of earthly inspiration for my asana practice.

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.

Charity Robinson

Charity Joy Robinson
After travelling and teaching movement across the globe Charity Joy Robinson has found herself residing in The Hamptons of New York recently.
She spent 3.5 years creating and facilitating a health and wellness program in the island of Mustique of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, consisting of yoga, core fit, dance fitness, paddleboard yoga and natural fitness training sessions.
Charity has been practicing yoga for over 18 years and teaching yoga and dance for 10 years. Charity has had many teachers over the years including Sean Corn, Shiva Rea. Dharma Mittra, Rich Logan, and she has found the best teacher to be the practice. She is a Thai Yoga massage practitioner after studying in Thailand over 8 years ago and continues to go back every few years to deepen her studies.
Charity has also dove deep in to energy healing and is a certified Reiki Master as well as an Access consciousness bars practitioner.
Charity Joy has a very positive outlook on life and it plays out in her teachings as playful yet challenging through an upbeat vinyasa flow style session accompanied with reggae, and global music. She encourages you and your body to try something new with a smile on your face and gratitude in your heart.
She teaches private and group sessions to adults and children in New York city, and the Hamptons and continues to travel to the Caribbean, Europe, and Asia upon request.

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.

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
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:

  • Fri Dec 14 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Sylvia Channing
  • Sat Dec 15 10:00 am - 11:30 am with John Seelye
  • Sun Dec 16 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Katherine Shapiro
  • Mon Dec 17 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Charity Robinson
  • Fri Dec 21 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Jessica Bellofatto
  • Sat Dec 22 10:00 am - 11:30 am with John Seelye
  • Sun Dec 23 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Katherine Shapiro
  • Mon Dec 24 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Charity Robinson
  • Fri Dec 28 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Jessica Bellofatto
  • Sat Dec 29 10:00 am - 11:30 am with John Seelye
  • Sun Dec 30 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Monica Kadash
  • Mon Dec 31 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Charity Robinson
  • Fri Jan 04 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Jessica Bellofatto
  • Sat Jan 05 10:00 am - 11:30 am with John Seelye
  • Sun Jan 06 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Katherine Shapiro
  • Mon Jan 07 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Charity Robinson
  • Fri Jan 11 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Jessica Bellofatto
  • Sat Jan 12 10:00 am - 11:30 am with John Seelye
  • Sun Jan 13 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Katherine Shapiro
  • Mon Jan 14 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Charity Robinson