Meet Our Team

Rocky

Studio Owner, Yoga Advisor, 500-hr Certified Baptiste Yoga Teacher

As a Registered Nurse, Rocky witnesses how precious life is and the importance of living life to it’s fullest potential. Running here and there as a mother, completing graduate school, and working full-time caused her life to run on autopilot. Discovering Baptiste yoga opened a new way of being and thinking. Moving powerfully and intentionally through asana connects Rocky to wholeness with much gratitude and she teaches to share the freedom, joy and awakening she receives with others.  In Rocky’s pursuit to inspire a culture of courage, confidence and possibility in a welcoming and supported environment for all levels, her classes explore the physical edge to discover inner strengths and create boldness. Off the mat Rocky loves being outdoors, cycling, cooking BIG meals, and being with her family and friends.

Trainings:

  • Baptiste Yoga FIT to Lead Graduate
  • Baptiste Yoga Level 1, Level 2, Level 3
  • Baptiste Yoga Art of Assisting
  • Advanced Art of Assisting
  • Baptiste Yoga Power Flow Immersion
  • Baptiste Yoga Apprentice Program
  • Baptiste Yoga Expand Your Power 200-hr Teacher Training Facilitator
  • Baptiste Yoga Unstoppable Yoga for Youth Facilitator

Mike

Studio Owner, 500-hr Certified Baptiste Yoga Teacher

Mike Parisi has over 10 years of experience as a trainer. After high school, Mike joined the military where he served as an infantry soldier in the 82nd Airborne and spent 3 years in a Recon platoon. Being in a fast paced unit taught Mike just how far you can push a body before it breaks down. After the military, Mike transitioned to combat sports, where he remains today. As a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Brown Belt and personal trainer, Mike has trained professional MMA fighters as well as numerous athletes in other sports. His expertise resides in functional fitness, and he believes in making your body the ultimate machine.

Trainings:

  • 200-hr Certified Baptiste Yoga Teacher
  • Baptiste Yoga Level 1, Level 2, Level 3
  • Baptiste Yoga Art of Assisting
  • Baptiste Yoga Advanced Art of Assisting
  • Baptiste Yoga Expand Your Power 200-hr Training

 

 

Caroline

Yoga Teacher

 

Trainings:

  • Baptiste Yoga Level 1
  • 200-hr Teacher Training Firefly Yoga (Baptiste Affiliate studio)
  • Baptiste Foundation Unstoppable for Youth Training Program

Chelsea

Yoga Teacher

Chelsea first began practicing yoga in early 2014 as a way of grounding herself during a difficult time in her life.  While caring for her dying father, she found great comfort on her mat and sought to grow her practice as a means of expanding her physical, mental, and emotional strength.  Since then, she has been empowered by not only the physical asana practice, but also meditation and self-inquiry- two essential elements of Baptiste yoga.  With this empowerment, Chelsea has found greater presence, gratitude, and appreciation for all areas of her life—work, play, and most importantly, relationships. Off the mat, Chelsea has a rewarding career as a high school English teacher.  She also enjoys traveling, running, and floral design.

Trainings:

  • Baptiste Yoga Level 1
  • Baptiste Yoga Art of Assisting
  • Baptiste Yoga Expand Your Power 200-hr Teacher Training
  • Baptiste Kids Yoga Teacher Training
  • Baptiste Foundation Unstoppable for Youth Training Program

 

 

 

Christine

Yoga Teacher

Trainings:

  • Baptiste Yoga Expand Your Power 200-hr Yoga Teacher Training

Cindy

Yoga Teacher

As a ballet dancer, Cindy quickly became hooked when she was introduced to yoga at Power Yoga New York in 2014. She enjoys exploring the methodologies of Baptiste yoga with each class and training. By day, Cindy works as a French teacher in the Capital Region. She recently completed her master’s degree in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) and is continually seeking to expand her knowledge as a classroom educator. Cindy attributes much of her ability to staying patient and motivated throughout the workweek to the practice of yoga. One of Cindy’s favorite parts of teaching is being able to learn from her students, and she is excited to share her enthusiasm and energy at Power Yoga New York.

Trainings:

  • Baptiste Yoga Level 1, Level 2
  • Baptiste Yoga Art of Assisting
  • Baptiste Kids Yoga Teacher Training
  • Baptiste Foundation Unstoppable for Youth Training Program

Joani

Yoga Teacher

 

Trainings:

  • Baptiste Yoga Level 1, Level 2
  • Baptiste Yoga Art of Assisting
  • Baptiste Yoga Expand Your Power 200 hr Teacher Training
  • Baptiste Kids Yoga Teacher Training
  • Baptiste Foundation Unstoppable for Youth Training Program

Kirill

Yoga Teacher

Bio coming soon!

Trainings:

  • Baptiste Yoga Expand Your Power 200-hr Teacher Training

Mary

Yoga Teacher

Trainings:

  • Baptiste Yoga Level 1, Level 2
  • Baptiste Yoga Art of Assisting

Marybeth

Yoga Teacher

Trainings:

  • Baptiste Yoga 200-hr Expand Your Power Teacher Training
  • Baptiste Kids Yoga Teacher Training
  • Baptiste Foundation Unstoppable for Youth Training Program

 

Michela

200-hr Certified Baptiste Yoga Teacher

Michela discovered yoga while in high school, loving the dynamic movement and flow it provided. Over time, her practice transformed into more than asana but a way of life. After graduating from the University of Rhode Island she helped open Power Yoga New York. Appreciating the variety of yoga classes she learned from, Baptiste Power Yoga inspired her to a whole other level. The empowerment, rigor and self-inquiry deepened her interest for more breakthroughs. Through the Baptiste Power Yoga Institute she completed Foundations in Action Boston 2014, Level One teacher Training Sedona 2015 and Art of Assistance April 2015, Level Two July 2015, Apprenticed under Leah Cullis at Level One Sedona 2016 and is officially a Tier 1 Certified Baptiste Yoga Teacher! Off the mat, Michela is an avid runner. She completed the New York City marathon, loves traveling, and is working towards becoming a Registered Nurse.

Trainings:

  • 200-hr Certified Baptiste Yoga Teacher
  • Baptiste Yoga Level 1, Level 2
  • Baptiste Yoga Art of Assisting
  • Baptiste Yoga Apprentice Program

Morgan

Yoga Teacher

Morgan began practicing yoga in 2010 initially to supplement her embodied creative work as a dance major, while pursuing her Bachelors in Fine Arts at The College at Brockport. It was during the summer of 2015, while on summer break from getting her Masters in Fine Arts in Dance, that she began to truly commit to the mind, body, spirit work of Baptiste Power Yoga at our studio. She was invigorated by the physical challenges and self inquiry that began to sequence through her life on and off the mat, once she began to deepen her yoga practice. Morgan combines her passion for physical embodiment in dance with her deepening interest in Baptiste Power Yoga.

Trainings:

  • Baptiste Yoga Expand Your Power 200-hr Training
  • Baptiste Yoga Level 1

Teresa

Yoga Teacher

Teresa has been committed to health and wellness her entire life. Prior to yoga, she was an instructor and franchise owner of Jackie Sorenson step and aerobic programs. Teresa has been practicing Baptiste yoga about 2 years now, she is very passionate and committed to her practice. It has transformed her mind, body, and life. She wants to share her experience and guide others to commit to their growth and reach their full potential. Focusing on dristhi and breath on her mat creates ease and flow in her life as well, making for better relationships with family and friends. In addition to being on her mat daily, Teresa is a proud mother of 3 adult children and daughter in law, she also works for Martin Harding & Mazzotti, she’s a cosmologist, a decorative painter, and loves spending time with family and friends.

Trainings:

  • Baptiste Yoga Expand Your Power 200-hr Training
  • Baptiste Yoga Level 1, Level 2
  • Baptiste Yoga Art of Assisting
  • Baptiste Foundation Unstoppable for Youth Training Program