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Meet Our Instructors & Therapists
Lauren Alexandro
A longtime Yoga practitioner, Lauren began teaching in 2013. Along with classes at Now and Zen, Lauren teaches at the local community YMCA where she learned that Yoga is for everybody and every fitness level. Teaching yoga is one of her favorite ways to celebrate and honor all that our bodies can do! Lauren has taken classes and workshops with many different studios and instructors to help deepen her practice and develop new ideas for her own classes. One of her favorite experiences was a yoga retreat in her thirties to Kripalu. There she discovered a love of inversions and a freedom to let her practice push her way out of her comfort zone. Off the mat, Lauren enjoys traveling with her family
and knitting. 

Danielle Anastasi
Danielle Anastasi started practicing yoga in 1999 at the Spirit of Yoga. It was then that she discovered a passion for the practice. She completed the teacher training program with Pam Walsh, where she studied a variety of yoga. Danielle has been teaching yoga classes since 2005 and enjoys sharing her love of yoga with others.

Sarah Beck
Sarah Beck, 500 Hour ERYT, RPYT, MFP, discovered her love of yoga while attending yoga classes in 2000. Since then, she has studied a variety of yoga styles, which she blends into her classes. She is certified in Vinyasa Flow, Ashtanga & Prenatal Yoga, and has attended many yoga related workshops & lectures. Sarah specializes in prenatal care and wellness. She is certified by Motherwell as a Maternity Fitness Professional and Yoga Alliance as a Prenatal Yoga Instructor. She is a Childbirth International Certified Birth Doula, and holds a diploma in Childbirth Education. In 2007, she studied Thai Yoga Bodywork with Michael Buck. Sarah is completed her studies with the School of Shamanic Methods, is a Reiki Master, and does a variety of energy work. Sarah has an office is located at Now & Zen Yoga in West Chester where she regularly meets with clients.

Rekha R. Bhandarkar
Rekha R. Bhandarkar, LMT, Registered practitioner of Jin Shin Do® Bodymind Acupressure®, Craniosacral Fascial Therapist, License Massage Therapist, Medicinal Aromatherapist, Reiki Master. Rekha empowers her clients to peel back the layers, to Heal and Achieve Wellness, and to become better connected to their health. Her unique and comprehensive approach is centered on treating the whole individual, and in working with the body as one integrated unit. She has advanced training in working with newborns and toddlers, and also works with pets.  Learn more about Rekha at her website: www.HealWithWisdom.com .

Nancy Gentle Boudrie
Nancy Gentle Boudrie is committed to teaching individuals to become masters of their own mind. As a Reiki master and teacher, as well as a certified meditation instructor and practitioner, she helps individuals find inner peace, reclaim their sense of self and embrace wellness and light. Nancy’s certification, training and accomplishments include Usui Reiki Master & Teacher, Spirit School of Intuitive of Arts, MBSR Professional Training with Dr Jon Kabat-Zinn Saki Santorelli, Yoga Life Institute Meditation Teacher Training, and Transformation Meditation Training. She is also the creator of Welcome Inner Balance, a visually guided meditation CD. Services and workshops are available at Awaken With Light’s studio or Nancy can customize a package for the location of your choice. Nancy's office is located at Now & Zen Yoga in West Chester. To schedule an appointment, please contact Nancy at awakenwithlight@gmail.com.

Donna Davis
Donna Davis is a Therapeutic Body Worker and Reiki Practitioner. She Certified Massage Therapist with 20 years of experience. Donna enjoys working with both animals and humans. She specializes in variety of hands on and energetic modalities, including Reflexology. Donna works in our West Chester studio. Please contact her at 610-324-5428 or 2bserenitysprings@gmail.com to schedule an appointment.

Tammy Davison
Tammy Davison RN, 200 RYT. Tammy is a South African expat turned US citizen who moved to Chester County from New York City in 2011, when
she completed her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training.  Tammy has been teaching ever since and enjoys teaching a range of styles but feels most drawn to vinyasa-style classes that link asana and breath in a powerful moving meditation. Tammy’s classes are fueled by upbeat music and are challenging but accessible. She loves to facilitate classes in which practitioners can strengthen, stretch and heal, while always reminding those who practice with her to have fun, smile, and be open. 

Randy Dillon
Randy Dillon is the owner of Results! Body Work. He is a Level 3 NeuroKinetic Therapy Provider and able to figure out the source behind why something is sore or tight. After an NKT based assessment, Randy uses an Integrative Manual Therapy approach that utilizes a variety of soft tissue methods including Therapeutic Massage, Bodywork, and Stretching.  

Jeanette Donahue
Jeanette Donahue discovered the transformative healing effects of Reflexology and Reiki while tending to the needs of her family. She discovered that reflexing her children's feet and providing Reiki greatly reduced the symptoms of colds and seasonal allergies. She also discovered that reflexing my husband's feet helped his stressed muscles to relax and provide a deeper sleep. Wanting to share the benefits of Reflexology and Reiki with others, she decided to start Soles Up! She is certified in integrative Reflexology by Claire Marie Miller, and currently studying with the Baltimore School of Reflexology.

Heather Jacoby
Heather Jacoby, 200 RYT , In March, 2011, Heather met Danielle Anastasi, a teacher at The Spirit of Yoga, and after taking her class was immediately inspired to follow the path of yoga in a journey toward personal healing. During that first class, Heather found peace that she had forgotten existed and became dedicated to the practice. Since then, she has become excited to share yoga with others. She completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training with Pam Walsh, under the mentorship of Danielle. Heather has not only been teaching, but also incorporating the benefits of mindfulness and asana Into her professional work as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Her goal is to support individuals in finding their own truth both on and off the mat.

Heather Jacoby, LCSW, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker offering individual therapy to those seeking changes in their life. Her model of self-determination, empowerment, and individualized goals are central to the process of self-discovery and success. As an Individual Therapist, Registered Yoga Instructor, and Reiki Practitioner, Heather's methods are comprehensive, holistic and individualized to each client. She believes that entering a working relationship with the intention of creating a safe environment facilitates a trusting, therapeutic partnership. Through a strengths perspective, a person-in-environment lens, Heather collaborates with clients to identify problematic behaviors, stressors, and repetitive patterns while utilizing their innate strengths to empower and motivate change. Call Heather to book an appointment at (610) 659-4059.

Wendy Keslick
Wendy Keslick, RYT, LMT & owner of In Harmony Life, is a graduate of Temple University where she earned a Bachelor of Science specializing in Exercise Science/Kinesiology, Pennsylvania School of Muscle Therapy where she received her massage certification, and the Spirit of Yoga where she completed the 200-hour teacher training program. In addition, she continues to further her studies in massage, yoga, nutrition, meditation and other modalities of health and wellness from a holistic perspective. She co-founded Galen International Health, a 501(c)3 nonprofit that promotes health and wellness and prevent disease locally and globally through providing health education and services from a multicultural and transcultural perspective. Additionally, she completed an editorial apprenticeship at Elephant Journal. In addition, as a writer she has had articles published at Elephant Journal, Productive Muslim, and FUTUREtakes, where she also served on their international editorial board. She currently is an editor and leads the translation team at Rose+Croix Journal, an international, interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, peer-reviewed online journal that focuses on topics that relate to the sciences, history, the arts, mysticism and spirituality.

Jeanie Ruland Matteson
Jeanie Ruland Matteson, RSMT, MA-MT, RYT is a registered movement therapist with ISMETA the International Somatic Movement and Expressive Therapy Association. She has a Master of arts degree in Music Therapy and a certificate in Expressive Arts from Immaculata University. She is also a registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance, a certified Shake Your Soul® Teacher and Reiki Master teacher in three lineages of Reiki. In her classes she mindfully teaches moving to your level and being present with your body’s wisdom and unique expression. She emphasizes freedom of movement with no right or wrong, nothing to learn, and nothing to memorize! Jeanie loves sharing the joy of movement and dance helping her students connect to the rhythm of music, innate body movements and self-expression.

Allison Prettyman
Allison has dedicated over 30 years to helping seekers and healers create a life of profound depth, meaning, and inner-transformation. With compassion and skill she blends ancient and modern healing wisdom, always acknowledging that true healing is healing of the heart. She has extensive training in energy healing, shamanic healing, touch therapies, life mentoring, meditation practices, and many other holistic therapies. What she feels is of most importance is to acknowledge that we are all expressions of the Divine, and to honor that Divinity within ourselves and everyone else. She is committed to maintaining a steady practice of inner and outer study, education and self-inquiry, knowing that a healer can only guide clients to the depths that they themselves are willing to go.
She has received extensive training from The Meridian Shiatsu Institute, The Omega Bodyworks Institute, The Full Spectrum School of Healing and Self Transformation, The Finger Lakes School of Massage, The Upledger Institute, The Klose Lymphedema Training, Mercyhurst University's Physical Therapist Assistant program, and has studied with Peruvian Shaman, Jorge Luis Delgado.

Kristin J. Roosevelt
Kristin J. Roosevelt, R.Y.T, completed her certification at the Spirit of Yoga during the 2004-2005 Teacher Training Program. She has been practicing yoga since 1998 and has attended Beryl Bender Birch Ashtanga workshops and a retreat at Pura Vida in Costa Rica. She has practiced various styles of Yoga including Ashtanga, Baptiste, Forrest Yoga, and Tri-Yoga. Her foundation is in Ashtanga Yoga, but she does enjoy teaching various styles of Yoga including flow classes. Kristin has been an athlete playing lacrosse and running cross-county and marathons. Her love and practice of yoga has transformed her life physically, mentally, and spiritually and she hopes to share these experiences with her students.

Sarah Rogers
Sarah first learned about yoga from her mom and began practicing formally in 1999. She received her 200 hour Hatha Yoga Certification from The Spirit of Yoga in January 2007 where she learned about various styles including Forrest, Ashtanga, Kripalu, Baptiste, Iyengar, Kundalini, and Prenatal yoga. In 2010, Sarah spent four months volunteering at The Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health as the Guest Yoga Team volunteer where she coordinated, taught, and assisted classes. She has much gratitude for all of her teachers and brings a calm, soothing presence to her yoga and meditation classes. She is interested in teaching her students to cultivate not only improved physical health but also an inner stillness and a tranquil spirit through their yoga practice both on and off the mat.

Asha Sahijwani Raab
Asha is passionate about yoga and has been interested in the mind/body connection since she was a child. Yoga and meditation are two components that have helped her experience more joy, peace, and happiness in her life - she loves sharing that with her students and has been teaching for over 10 years.
Asha's classes are infused with breath and awareness and are always grounded in her passion for the yogic philosophy. She is one obsessed yoga gal and has been referred to as a yogini extraodinaire. Asha teaches an alignment based vinyasa flow class rooted in Ayurveda. 

Visiting & Guest Instructors

Ahmed Alzawi of OnPixel
Enjoying the new artwork in our hallway? We are excited to announce that professional photographer Ahmed of OnPixel Studio will be sharing an office with In Harmony. The Spirit of Yoga has begun to feature his beautiful work in the hall and common spaces. All of the pieces are for sale. For more information about the photographer, please see the bulletin board outside of In Harmony. He will be scheduling appointments for yoga, family, and business portraits later this spring.

Marilupe de la Calla
I’m Marilupe, and I’m glad you’re here today. I am a Mexican mom living in the US with my husband and my two amazing girls.
I feel fortunate that I get to share this gem I found called Parenting by Connection with you.  This approach connected me to my girls in ways I had only dreamed before I had them. I used to say, “I want my (future) children to know -in every neuron, and every cell- that I am there, TRULY there for them. No matter what.” Then, my incredibly passionate and strong girl was born. And so were my fears, and isolation, and overwhelm. I found myself reacting, yelling in anger and crying myself to sleep thinking, “How in the world am I going to help this child?”

Little did I know that my upbringing as the youngest child in a very large family, in which death and emotional repression were present, would make it very hard for me to parent in the balanced, calm way that my girl needed.  And the strong social expectations I faced to make my baby stop crying only added to the stress. She. Just. Wouldn’t. And I felt like I was failing her.  The toddler years were no easier.  And then I discovered it. And the adventure began. I started using the tools I learned from Hand in Hand and a spark appeared in her eye. A spark I had never seen before. Suddenly, there was now room for giggles. And for tears. For her growth, and for mine. For healing. For flexibility and relaxed muscle tone. For facing fears, for conquering sibling rivalry and finally, for an embrace in which I could FEEL her as mine.   So I invite you to explore it in your family, and to be amazed by where it takes you. Yes, this approach might get messy. And hard. Because parenting CAN be hard. But using it gives me support, and tools, and hope. I wouldn’t have it any other way. Want to join me? marilupe@handinhandparenting.org  or on Facebook: Parenting by Connection with Marilupe

Judy Curiel
Judy Curiel (Padma Bhakti), Ph.D., 500 Hour RYT, YACEP, began a daily yoga practice in 2004 and completed the Fall 2007 Teacher Training at The Spirit of Yoga. Her passion is making yoga available to people in any physical condition, of all ages and of all body types. She loves to share many modifications and adaptations in her classes. She has studied Restorative Yoga with Dr. Judith Lasater, the foremost authority on Restorative Yoga, and earned the titles of a Relax and Renew Trainer® and an Advanced Relax and Renew Trainer®. Judy also studied Restorative Yoga with Jane Fryer, Shannon Paige and Sudha Lundeen.  She believes in creating a safe and inviting environment for all students and she received her trauma-informed yoga teaching certificate from Trauma-Informed Lens Yoga in April, 2017. Off the mat, she teaches part-time at two local colleges after retiring as a public school educator of thirty years.  She is a certified ChildLight Instructor™ and a certified Let Your Yoga Dance® for Special Populations Instructor. Presently, she is enrolled in the 500 hour yoga teacher training at Kripalu. Off the mat, she has been an educator for over thirty years and has taught students of all ages from Kindergarten to College but there is a special place in her heart for teenagers.

Contact Us
Phone: 484-401-7428
Email: nowandzenyogawc@gmail.com
525 East Gay Street
West Chester, PA 19380
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Our Location
Now & Zen Yoga is located at 525 East Gay Street within the Gay Street Plaza.  We are in the back of the first building next to the American Red Cross and facing Time to Leap Dance Studio.  While we have a studio within the store front, please enter through the green metal door to the right of the store front entrance.