RYT’s in the Good Vibe Tribe
Mr. Michael Giaimo (RYT 200) – Mike explored many avenues in life to try and gain more positive outlook, happiness, and even spiritual awareness. He gave yoga a try when training in mixed martial arts and it slowly but surely took over as his main practice, playing an enormous roll in giving him a more positive approach to life, spiritual awareness, as well as improving his health and well being. Mike wanted to pursue this as his service and share the practice with those searching for similar things. He left his previous career working under a title as a “Sales/Marketing Manager” to do that, but brings some of the useful experience he acquired in that world to Good Vibes being in charge of studio operations in addition to guiding some of the classes at the studio.
Ms. Jordan Marciano (RYT 200 & Yin Yoga) – Jordan was introduced to yoga as a young teen while practicing competitive figure skating. She developed a strong practice for it and has had a sincere and strong practice ever since. Yoga has also been an inspiring and great tool for Jordan, especially on the spiritual side, which inspired her to leave her studied industry to pursue it and serve others. She is well trained and seasoned in guiding many different levels of Vinyasa as well as Yin Yoga.
Ms. Dyana Bollander (RYT 200) – Dyana is a Nutley, NJ resident where she teaches at other schools in addition to Good Vibes Yoga. She specializes in the restorative practices and has worked with the use of essential oils for self care and in home use. As a mother she has a warm & caring dynamic to her guidance.
Ms. Jessica Aluotto (RYT 200) – Jessica shares extreme passion for Yoga on both the physical and spiritual side. She is a special needs professional and such caring for people as well as fearless ability to open her heart to others is reflected in her guidance.
Mr. Larry Maoli (RYT 200) – Larry is native to Nutley NJ, a teacher in town, and has 25+ years of experience in practicing yoga which lead him to becoming a teacher. He has guided both Vinyasa and restorative practices and aspires to get a certification in yin as well as his 500 hour certification. Yoga is a big part of Larry’s family and him as well as his daughter are well known in the NJ yoga community.
Ms. Cristin Shea (RYT 200 & Yin) – Cristin grew up dancing which may have been what drew here to yoga in her college years. Although the “play of flexibility & strength” of the physical side got her to try it, the healing side she found kept bringing her back. She has over 100 teaching hours locally and although she will be mainly guiding us in hot vinyasa she’s also able to teach Yin Yoga and of course non hot vinyasa.
Ms. Cory Murphy (RYT 500)- A Bloomfield, NJ native and a has been teaching yoga in the area for over 6 years. After trying one free community yoga in her early 20’s she stuck with it, it helped her in many aspects of her life aside from the physical, and she never looked back. She has guided many Hot Vinyasa power classes in her 6 years of teaching.
Ms. Danielle Martucci (RYT 200) – Danielle is a local NJ native and instructor at several studios. She has a global perspective having traveled to several international destinations and practiced there. She brings a positive and loving energy to her practice that we look forward to receiving when guiding Hot Vinyasa Flows at our studio.
Ms. Kelly Margerum (RYT 200) – Kelly had an athletic upbringing and always had a passion for movement. She did her undergrad at Penn State where she studied Kinesiology, focusing on movement Science. She followed that up with moving out to San Diego to get a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. It was there where she first began practicing yoga. After receiving her doctorate and returning to the East coast in 2005 she got certified to teach and has been working to aid others in self development ever since. She guides some of our Hot Vinyasa practices.
Ms. Sarah Griffin (RYT 200) – As a certified traditional Hatha yoga instructor, Sarah looks to bring both spiritual and physical balance to her clients. Prior to completing an intensive 200 hour training through Yoga Alliance, Sarah began her journey at one of the premier organic raw vegan schools in the world, Living Light Culinary Institute in California. As a vegan chef for many years, Sarah wanted to bring a more whole body approach to her clients, which led her to yoga. Sarah felt that becoming a yoga teacher would allow her to provide this whole body approach. While training with well-known yoga instructors from around the world, Sarah continued to further her knowledge within spiritual healing. While completing her yoga certification, Sarah also became a certified Reiki healer at the Montclair Metaphysical Center in New Jersey. She also guides Buti Yoga. Her philosophy focuses on creating a compassionate, nonjudgmental, and nourishing environment that encourages her clients to transform both their mind and their body. Sarah looks to make yoga both approachable and challenging, all while moving at your own pace.
Ms. Alex Peluso (RYT 200) – Trying yoga to manage stress and anxiety of college life, Alex adopted techniques of asana sequences and breathing. She would venture to try different variances of yoga practices that all gave her lessons and methods that served her in every day life. The joy that the practice brought to her inspired her to go for her teacher certification. Alex holds many positive aspirations to serve as well as to spread the practice to as many friends as she can. Her practice is Power/Vinyasa inspired but she also has experience in guiding gentler or even beginner practices.
Ms. Brenda Bingham (RYT 200) – Brenda is a Nutley NJ native who first started practicing yoga at a young age at home watching VHS tapes with her mom. In college she found Kundalini yoga and shortly after that adopted a regular Vinyasa practice as a release from the stress involved with working and living in New York City. She changed her career path working with documentary photographers and film makes but still continues to practice and guide yoga practice as a Registered Yoga Instructor. She says yoga continues to give her an opportunity to align mental, spiritual, emotional, and physical bodies during the natural acute changes we are always experiencing in life.
Ms. Karen Ponzoni Shedd (RYT 200 & Yin) – Karen brings to the studio over 1,000 teaching hours and certifications in Vinyasa, Yin, and yoga for young athletes. Always being an athlete herself, from rec sports, to college crew, marathon running, and triathlons, Karen was up for trying yoga yoga as a method of recovery. The fulfillment of the practice had incentivized her to share it and go for her teaching certification. This background in sports as well as personal training had given her extra tools to guide in restorative as well as more engaging practices.
Mr. Matthew Dwyer (RYT 200) – As he says himself the following things brought him to yoga; “Motorcycles, Heavy Metal, and the Heart”.. as well as “wanting to serve and love everyone”… With thousands of both training and teaching hours both in the US and abroad, including “Living Meditation” & “wild man university” training under David Harshada Wagner. Immersing himself in the tradition of yoga through trips to India and other parts, Matthew is well seasoned in many paths of yoga and without a question of a doubt lives it. He has done much devotional work and practice in Bhakti yoga (the yoga of love and devotion) and brings that element into his Asana classes as well.
Ms. Michelle Williamson (RYT 500) – Yoga came to Michelle at a time when as she says, she really needed to take care of herself in so many ways. As she says; “although it sounds cliché, the practice really has changed my life!” She received her 200hr TT via Yogamazè in Bali in 2016 and also did a 50hr training the same year. She did a 300hr training at Annie Carpenter’s SmartFLOW in 2017-2018 as well as trained in David Harshada Wagner’s Living Meditation training, 2018 & Adriana Rizzolo’s 300HR Power of Love training. She describes herself as a perpetual student who loves to learn, so she trains whenever she can! You can also find her serving at the studio either at front desk or at Kombucha Bar.
Ms. Dawn Meicke (RYT 200) – Dawn began her practice around 2016. She had said she enjoyed “the continuous movement, variety, and challenges” that Vinyasa Yoga offered. She eventually brought her practice to Good Vibes Yoga close to when it first opened and consistently practiced at the studio, when aspirations to deepen and share the practice lead her to enroll in teacher training, being one of the first yogis to complete the 200 hour teacher training program at the studio. We were grateful to have witnessed her blossom into the teacher she is today! When she is not teaching or practicing yoga she continues her service as a nurse.
R.Y.T = Registered Yoga Teacher
E-R.Y.T = Experienced Yoga Teacher
R.C.Y.T = Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher
Y.A.C.P =Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider
R.P.Y.T = Registered Parental Yoga Teacher