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WSY TEACHERS

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SARA TRAPANI

Founder & Director

SARA TRAPANI, E-RYT is the Founder & Director of Whole Sky Yoga. Sara’s teaching is a blend of creative sequencing and safe alignment. A longtime teacher and Bard College and the Omega Institute, she has introduced hundreds of students to the practice of yoga. She specializes in teaching vinyasa to all levels of practitioner. Learn more about Sara.

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AARON DIAS

Aaron teaches Yoga from a place of sincere gratitude. Once she experienced its ability to bring real healing, vitality and harmony to all of her systems–physical, emotional, psychological and energetic–devoting her life to it was the only thing that made sense. Her background is extensive and diverse, with nearly 20 years of training in tantric, vinyasa and therapeutic yoga lineages; several years of Buddhist meditation and Shamanic energy work; and a lifetime of immersion in ritual, theater, dance, song and poetry.

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ELIZABETH GROSS

Elizabeth received her 200hr certification in 2012 through the Ashtanga system and trained with Embodied Flow™in 2015, through which she received her 500hr certification in January 2017. She completed her 1025 hr. SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Teacher training program in 2015 and fuses Embodied Flow™ with SomaVeda® Integrated Traditional Therapies to lead trainings worldwide. Her private practice focuses on therapeutic programs for individuals seeking to deepen self connection and healing through yoga therapy.

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JESSICA CAPLAN

Jessica is a certified sound therapy practitioner, vocalist and yoga teacher. She creates heart-centered meditative sound experiences, workshops, retreats and trainings that weave her passion for music and movement as medicine with our innate capacity and desire to heal. A yoga teacher since 2006, and a singer all her life, Jessica completed sound therapy practitioner training at the Open Center’s Sound and Music Institute.

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KAYLEIGH STACK

Kayleigh specializes in vinyasa, hatha, yin, and yoga for Traumatic Brain Injury Communities. She is a physical performer, and spent many years as a professional circus artist. Kayleigh helps people to somatically attune to their physical vehicle in the belief that listening to our own intuitive guide allows us to become our own best healers. Kayleigh has studied Ayurveda, Western herbalism, and is completing her Master’s in Traditional Chinese Medicine to become a licensed Acupuncturist and specialist in Chinese herbs.

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KELLY MURPHY

Kelly has been practicing yoga for nearly twenty years. With a concentration of hatha and vinyasa style yoga, her main focus in class is movement and breath along with a strong commitment to alignment. Kelly studied at The Kripalu Institute participating in a teacher training for Yoga Nidra (meaning yogic sleep) and weaves this mindfulness into her classes.

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LACEY SAIDMAN

Lacey teaches strong-but-nurturing classes and privates in the Hudson Valley and NYC, and with 500 hours of RYT training, is currently studying anatomy and teaching strategies with Amy Matthews at The Breathing Project. Lacey’s mindful and articulate instruction allows students to explore alignment, body awareness and breath-centered movement through their own unique lens.

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PATRICE HEBER

Patrice Heber is a somatic movement therapist and yoga instructor who has been teaching in the field for over 25 years. She is a certified practitioner of Body-Mind Centering and a certified yoga instructor and has taught in the US, Europe, and at Naropa University. Her work is influenced by her studies in cranial-sacral therapy, polarity therapy, authentic movement practices and her early training as a dancer.

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PEPPER MONROE

Pepper is a Breathwork teacher, Reiki practitioner, and yoga instructor. She has practiced the healing arts for over 15 years and has studied with some of the world’s leading masters. She encourages spirit seekers toward creativity and self-discovery with ways to approach their life with generosity and an open heart. Pepper works with people all over the world, traveling and leading healing retreats.

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SAMANTHA DEFEO

Samantha has been practicing yoga for 14 years and teaching for the last 7. She studied extensively in Anusara Yoga and most recently she is influenced by Body Mind Centering and The Embodied Flow School of yoga. She appreciates the way we can use mindfulness to become more present in each moment. Her yoga classes focus on the breath and combine flowing asana with stillness and meditation, coming back to awareness as a central anchor.

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SUSAN DERYDER

Susan completed her Yoga Teacher Training at The Life Centre in London, UK in 2007. She has deepened her practice with travel to India and South America. She has a strong background in Ashtanga yoga as well as vinyasa, restorative and yin yoga. Susan is also a trained massage therapist. More recently she has been offering deeply healing yoga and sound meditations along with her partner, Shawn.