JESSICA CADDEN OSBORNE- OWNER director of hatha YOGA, trx, savitri barre sculpt, burn+Suspend, PULSE+RELEASE and DANCE AT SAVITRI NYC As a professional dancer (Radio City RocketTE 2008-2015) Jessica has always led a life of movement. It felt only natural to continue into yoga as well as strength and endurance training. Jessica has enjoyed teaching in NYC since 2011. Certification credits include Yoga Alliance accredited 200 hour from Sivananda, Orleans France, under the direction of Swami Kailasananda; 50 Hours Aerial Yoga from OM FACTORY, NYC; 40 Hours Hatha Yoga for Stand Up Paddle Board from Nosarananda, Costa Rica; Mat Pilates through Linda Fit; TRX Suspension through nimble fitness; Strength Training pilates Reformer through FLEX Studios, NYC. Jessica is also a certified personal trainer through the American Council on Exercise, is a bioenergy trainee under the direction of carol reynolds, and holds a bachelor of fine arts in jazz dance performance from the university of the arts in philadelphia.  With a strong belief in holistic well-being, Jessica’s teaching emphasizes the power of will and spirit along with a keen awareness of proper form. This opportunity to create Savitri, a haven of yoga, wellness and eclectic movement under one roof, is truly a pleasure and an honor. *SAVITRI vinyasa FLOW, sunrise flow, POWER EXPRESS FLOW, HATHA YOGA, SAVITRI BARRE SCULPT, TRX, burn+suspend, PULSE+RELEASE, POWER pilates express, latin dance cardio

JESSICA CADDEN OSBORNE- OWNER

director of hatha YOGA, trx, savitri barre sculpt, burn+Suspend, PULSE+RELEASE and DANCE AT SAVITRI NYC

As a professional dancer (Radio City RocketTE 2008-2015) Jessica has always led a life of movement. It felt only natural to continue into yoga as well as strength and endurance training. Jessica has enjoyed teaching in NYC since 2011. Certification credits include Yoga Alliance accredited 200 hour from Sivananda, Orleans France, under the direction of Swami Kailasananda; 50 Hours Aerial Yoga from OM FACTORY, NYC; 40 Hours Hatha Yoga for Stand Up Paddle Board from Nosarananda, Costa Rica; Mat Pilates through Linda Fit; TRX Suspension through nimble fitness; Strength Training pilates Reformer through FLEX Studios, NYC. Jessica is also a certified personal trainer through the American Council on Exercise, is a bioenergy trainee under the direction of carol reynolds, and holds a bachelor of fine arts in jazz dance performance from the university of the arts in philadelphia.  With a strong belief in holistic well-being, Jessica’s teaching emphasizes the power of will and spirit along with a keen awareness of proper form. This opportunity to create Savitri, a haven of yoga, wellness and eclectic movement under one roof, is truly a pleasure and an honor.

*SAVITRI vinyasa FLOW, sunrise flow, POWER EXPRESS FLOW, HATHA YOGA, SAVITRI BARRE SCULPT, TRX, burn+suspend, PULSE+RELEASE, POWER pilates express, latin dance cardio

MICHELE JONGENEEL- DIRECTOR OF SAVITRI vinyasa FLOW To have a sound mind is to have a sound body. This statement and main belief by Joseph Pilates has found a deep resonance with Michele and is the means to how she lives her life. She has been a dancer for the majority of her life and it was because of dance that she was first introduced to Pilates and Yoga as a means to lengthen, strengthen, and align her body more properly. Little did she know that by strengthening her body she was also strengthening her mind and spirit! As a practitioner of Jivamukti Yoga for many years, she has been able to experience a wonderful transformation of body, mind, and soul. The connection between a healthy body and that to a healthy mind; intellect, psyche and spirituality, has changed her perception on how one should live their life. It is because of this that she has decided to dedicate her life to teaching Yoga and Pilates where she is rewarded by the experience of serving and caring for others and witnessing the transformation of their lives. She is a 800 Hour Jivamukti Yoga Certified Teacher under the direct teachings of Sharon Gannon and David Life. She was blessed to complete her apprenticeship under the loving guidance of Ruth Lauer-Menenti to which she is eternally grateful. Michele is also a classical Pilates teacher and an off-broadway performer, dancer, and aerialist.  *SAVITRI vinyasa FLOW, SAVITRI BARRE SCULPT, POWER PILATES EXPRESS

MICHELE JONGENEEL- DIRECTOR OF SAVITRI vinyasa FLOW

To have a sound mind is to have a sound body. This statement and main belief by Joseph Pilates has found a deep resonance with Michele and is the means to how she lives her life. She has been a dancer for the majority of her life and it was because of dance that she was first introduced to Pilates and Yoga as a means to lengthen, strengthen, and align her body more properly. Little did she know that by strengthening her body she was also strengthening her mind and spirit! As a practitioner of Jivamukti Yoga for many years, she has been able to experience a wonderful transformation of body, mind, and soul. The connection between a healthy body and that to a healthy mind; intellect, psyche and spirituality, has changed her perception on how one should live their life. It is because of this that she has decided to dedicate her life to teaching Yoga and Pilates where she is rewarded by the experience of serving and caring for others and witnessing the transformation of their lives. She is a 800 Hour Jivamukti Yoga Certified Teacher under the direct teachings of Sharon Gannon and David Life. She was blessed to complete her apprenticeship under the loving guidance of Ruth Lauer-Menenti to which she is eternally grateful. Michele is also a classical Pilates teacher and an off-broadway performer, dancer, and aerialist. 

*SAVITRI vinyasa FLOW, SAVITRI BARRE SCULPT, POWER PILATES EXPRESS

KATE SORTINO Kate's love for yoga began in 2008, while takiing a break from NYC, in Key West, FL.  Having suffered from depression and anxiety for years, yoga provided Kate the tools and the coping skills to manage those issues, and she has since led a much happier and full life.  kate  has been teaching Vinyasa Yoga and Meditation since 2010 after receiving her 500 hour training with Yoga High NYC under the tutelage of owner Mel Russo, Liz Buehler Walker, and Patricia Milder.  Kate is trained in Yoga for Depression, Anxiety, and Addiction with the Svastha Yoga Therapy Program, and also received her essential certification in Thai Yoga Massage though Lotus Palm.   *SAVITRI vinyasa FLOW, hatha YOGA, POWER EXPRESS FLOW, SAVITRI BARRE SCULPT

KATE SORTINO

Kate's love for yoga began in 2008, while takiing a break from NYC, in Key West, FL.  Having suffered from depression and anxiety for years, yoga provided Kate the tools and the coping skills to manage those issues, and she has since led a much happier and full life.  kate  has been teaching Vinyasa Yoga and Meditation since 2010 after receiving her 500 hour training with Yoga High NYC under the tutelage of owner Mel Russo, Liz Buehler Walker, and Patricia Milder.  Kate is trained in Yoga for Depression, Anxiety, and Addiction with the Svastha Yoga Therapy Program, and also received her essential certification in Thai Yoga Massage though Lotus Palm.  

*SAVITRI vinyasa FLOW, hatha YOGA, POWER EXPRESS FLOW, SAVITRI BARRE SCULPT

samantha berger Samantha Berger was born in Agana, Guam and grew up in Yorktown, VA.  She studied Classical Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern and Musical Theatre at Eastern Virginia School for the Performing Arts in Williamsburg, VA. At 19 she moved to New York City and began and continues her professional career with Radio City Music Hall as a World Famous Rockette.  She has also performed in various operas at The Metropolitan Opera, worked with Mia Michaels, was featured in Twyla Tharp’s Movin’ Out, Savion Glover’s Sole Power, in Citibank Visa commercials and in Muscle Fitness, Hers and Vanity Fair magazines. Samantha has taught dance as well as group fitness for 15 years. Samantha is certified in TRX, barre and has her AFAA for Group Fitness Training. Samantha is thrilled to join and bring her professional experience to the team of Savitri *savitri barre sculpt, trx

samantha berger

Samantha Berger was born in Agana, Guam and grew up in Yorktown, VA.  She studied Classical Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern and Musical Theatre at Eastern Virginia School for the Performing Arts in Williamsburg, VA. At 19 she moved to New York City and began and continues her professional career with Radio City Music Hall as a World Famous Rockette.  She has also performed in various operas at The Metropolitan Opera, worked with Mia Michaels, was featured in Twyla Tharp’s Movin’ Out, Savion Glover’s Sole Power, in Citibank Visa commercials and in Muscle Fitness, Hers and Vanity Fair magazines. Samantha has taught dance as well as group fitness for 15 years. Samantha is certified in TRX, barre and has her AFAA for Group Fitness Training. Samantha is thrilled to join and bring her professional experience to the team of Savitri

*savitri barre sculpt, trx

HOLLY HEISER Holly has been working as a professional dancer in New York City for the past 13 years. Her love of cross training led her to a career in fitness and she has been helping people achieve their fitness goals ever since.  She is a certified fitness professional not only in TRX but also in spin, barre and circuit classes and is so excited to be joining the Savitri team. *TRX

HOLLY HEISER

Holly has been working as a professional dancer in New York City for the past 13 years. Her love of cross training led her to a career in fitness and she has been helping people achieve their fitness goals ever since.
 She is a certified fitness professional not only in TRX but also in spin, barre and circuit classes and is so excited to be joining the Savitri team.

*TRX

Elizabeth Barnett Elizabeth received 300-hour teaching certification through Jivamukti Yoga in 2008 and completed a 500-hour apprenticeship with Jules Febre in 2015. She's excited by a yoga practice where spirituality, physicality, art & activism meet. Her strengths are creating safe space for students to dig deeply into themselves, giving hands-on assists (to students who wish to receive them), and weaving in yogic philosophy throughout the practice. Expect wonderful music in class with Elizabeth- both in chanting and curated playlists. Sing, sweat, and then surrender.  *savitri vinyasa flow, candlelit flow

Elizabeth Barnett

Elizabeth received 300-hour teaching certification through Jivamukti Yoga in 2008 and completed a 500-hour apprenticeship with Jules Febre in 2015. She's excited by a yoga practice where spirituality, physicality, art & activism meet. Her strengths are creating safe space for students to dig deeply into themselves, giving hands-on assists (to students who wish to receive them), and weaving in yogic philosophy throughout the practice. Expect wonderful music in class with Elizabeth- both in chanting and curated playlists. Sing, sweat, and then surrender. 

*savitri vinyasa flow, candlelit flow

AMANDA MCDONALD Amanda, E-RYT 500, has been practicing yoga since 1999. She got serious about yoga in 2007 after moving to New York to pursue a career in musical theatre. The classes she was taking as a way to rehab her dance injuries and stay fit, brought her solace and calm in the chaos of a hectic lifestyle.  After realizing she was taking more yoga than dance or acting classes, she ended up moving to India to further her studies. She has been teaching yoga, mostly vinyasa, full time in both public classes and private settings since 2011. She teaches moderately paced alignment based vinyasa, with philosophy interwoven throughout. She tends toward peak pose sequencing, with influences from the many styles she has studied over the years. She loves to sprinkle in little details about kinesiology, sacred texts and personal experience, but her main goal is to hold space for individual experience. You can catch Amanda flipping through the air, laying on a bolster or holding plank in the heat. *savitri vinyasa flow

AMANDA MCDONALD

Amanda, E-RYT 500, has been practicing yoga since 1999. She got serious about yoga in 2007 after moving to New York to pursue a career in musical theatre. The classes she was taking as a way to rehab her dance injuries and stay fit, brought her solace and calm in the chaos of a hectic lifestyle.  After realizing she was taking more yoga than dance or acting classes, she ended up moving to India to further her studies. She has been teaching yoga, mostly vinyasa, full time in both public classes and private settings since 2011. She teaches moderately paced alignment based vinyasa, with philosophy interwoven throughout. She tends toward peak pose sequencing, with influences from the many styles she has studied over the years. She loves to sprinkle in little details about kinesiology, sacred texts and personal experience, but her main goal is to hold space for individual experience. You can catch Amanda flipping through the air, laying on a bolster or holding plank in the heat.

*savitri vinyasa flow

HANNAH FELTHAM Hannah started dancing at the age of three. She began her training at Let’s Dance in Labrador, Canada, then moved to Ontario, Canada where her family resides. Soon after, she began training at the Quinte Ballet School of Canada for six years. She then furthered her training with the School of Alberta Ballet for two years where she graduated in 2014. While she was at the School of Alberta Ballet, she competed for Canada in the International Cecchetti Competition in Richmond, Virginia in 2014. After graduation she moved to New York City where she recently graduated from the Ailey School’s Certificate program in 2017. She was certified in pilates through the LindaFit program, which is led by Linda Farrell. *SAVITRI BARRE SCULPT, POWER PILATES EXPRESS

HANNAH FELTHAM

Hannah started dancing at the age of three. She began her training at Let’s Dance in Labrador, Canada, then moved to Ontario, Canada where her family resides. Soon after, she began training at the Quinte Ballet School of Canada for six years. She then furthered her training with the School of Alberta Ballet for two years where she graduated in 2014. While she was at the School of Alberta Ballet, she competed for Canada in the International Cecchetti Competition in Richmond, Virginia in 2014. After graduation she moved to New York City where she recently graduated from the Ailey School’s Certificate program in 2017. She was certified in pilates through the LindaFit program, which is led by Linda Farrell.

*SAVITRI BARRE SCULPT, POWER PILATES EXPRESS

JESSICA SWESEY Jessica was introduced to yoga at a young age and has felt a deep connection to it ever since. Being a professional dancer, she was first drawn to yoga for the physical aspects of the practice. She soon realized that her yoga mat also provided a safe space for emotional and spiritual growth. Her classes are composed of a graceful flow with a careful focus on alignment in a warm and nurturing environment. Jessica is also an experienced meditation and restorative yoga teacher, as well as a Reiki practitioner. She is continuously studying a variety of healing modalities.  *SAVITRI VINYASA FLOW, POWER EXPRESS FLOW

JESSICA SWESEY

Jessica was introduced to yoga at a young age and has felt a deep connection to it ever since. Being a professional dancer, she was first drawn to yoga for the physical aspects of the practice. She soon realized that her yoga mat also provided a safe space for emotional and spiritual growth. Her classes are composed of a graceful flow with a careful focus on alignment in a warm and nurturing environment. Jessica is also an experienced meditation and restorative yoga teacher, as well as a Reiki practitioner. She is continuously studying a variety of healing modalities. 

*SAVITRI VINYASA FLOW, POWER EXPRESS FLOW

JULIE DREXLER Julie received her degree in Vocal Music at Covenant College on Lookout Mountain, GA and continued on to the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga where she received a Masters in Music Performance (Choral Conducting). During music school, she discovered her love and need for Yoga. A dear friend encouraged Julie to pursue becoming a Yoga Instructor. Thanks to that friend, Julie completed Yoga Teacher Training at Hot Yoga Plus Chattanooga with Johnna Smith (Johnna Yoga) and Kathryn Smith (CorePower Yoga) in 2013.  Julie lives in Astoria with her husband and works as a freelance Yoga Instructor and Music Director. She has a passion for teaching yoga and specifically loves working with beginners - yoga changed her life and she wants to teach YOU the tools to develop and maintain your own personal practice! Julie is deeply and especially interested in yoga's impact on artists - dancers, actors, painters, writers, singers, pianists, violinists - and seeing the positive effects spending time on your mat each day can clarify your mind and strengthen your craft off the mat. Yoga is an amazing medicine for the mind and body. Yoga is for everyone - every age, walk of life, and body type! *SAVITRI VINYASA FLOW, HATHA YOGA, POWER EXPRESS FLOW

JULIE DREXLER

Julie received her degree in Vocal Music at Covenant College on Lookout Mountain, GA and continued on to the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga where she received a Masters in Music Performance (Choral Conducting). During music school, she discovered her love and need for Yoga. A dear friend encouraged Julie to pursue becoming a Yoga Instructor. Thanks to that friend, Julie completed Yoga Teacher Training at Hot Yoga Plus Chattanooga with Johnna Smith (Johnna Yoga) and Kathryn Smith (CorePower Yoga) in 2013. 

Julie lives in Astoria with her husband and works as a freelance Yoga Instructor and Music Director. She has a passion for teaching yoga and specifically loves working with beginners - yoga changed her life and she wants to teach YOU the tools to develop and maintain your own personal practice! Julie is deeply and especially interested in yoga's impact on artists - dancers, actors, painters, writers, singers, pianists, violinists - and seeing the positive effects spending time on your mat each day can clarify your mind and strengthen your craft off the mat. Yoga is an amazing medicine for the mind and body. Yoga is for everyone - every age, walk of life, and body type!

*SAVITRI VINYASA FLOW, HATHA YOGA, POWER EXPRESS FLOW

Nicole Abou-Rjeili Nicole Abou-Rjeili received her Bachelor of Arts from NYU and is currently enrolled in Baruch Zicklin School of Business’ MBA program.Nicole received her RYT-200 Hour certification from the YogaWorks Teacher Training program where she was able to study under renowned instructor Chrissy Carter. Here Nicole developed her teaching style of an “alignment-based flow,” vowing to truly teach yoga asanas through proper posture and positioning. She teaches yoga in the hopes of instilling a deeper understanding of mind-body awareness in all of her students. She has been practicing and enjoying yoga since she was in high school, with more intensive practice during her time at NYU. after attending various studios in NYC, She became inspired to teach yoga due to her forever evolving knowledge in learning to be more open and accepting, both mentally and physically.  *power express flow, sunrise flow, savitri vinyasa flow

Nicole Abou-Rjeili

Nicole Abou-Rjeili received her Bachelor of Arts from NYU and is currently enrolled in Baruch Zicklin School of Business’ MBA program.Nicole received her RYT-200 Hour certification from the YogaWorks Teacher Training program where she was able to study under renowned instructor Chrissy Carter. Here Nicole developed her teaching style of an “alignment-based flow,” vowing to truly teach yoga asanas through proper posture and positioning. She teaches yoga in the hopes of instilling a deeper understanding of mind-body awareness in all of her students. She has been practicing and enjoying yoga since she was in high school, with more intensive practice during her time at NYU. after attending various studios in NYC, She became inspired to teach yoga due to her forever evolving knowledge in learning to be more open and accepting, both mentally and physically. 

*power express flow, sunrise flow, savitri vinyasa flow

Renee Stacho Both an avid rock climber and city cycling enthusiast, Renée continually strives for those moments of meditation in movement.  The allure of having mind, body and soul aligned in harmony inspired Renée to attain over 500-hours of Yoga Alliance accredited teacher training, with advanced training in anatomical function.  Combining her curiosity for exploring the body’s instinctual intelligence with her understanding of alignment, Renée creates a playful, yet strong class, safely inviting an individual to return to home to themselves.  Leave feeling grounded, centered and calm as you re-enter the chaotic city of New York. *sunrise flow, savitri vinyasa flow, HATHA YOGA

Renee Stacho

Both an avid rock climber and city cycling enthusiast, Renée continually strives for those moments of meditation in movement.  The allure of having mind, body and soul aligned in harmony inspired Renée to attain over 500-hours of Yoga Alliance accredited teacher training, with advanced training in anatomical function.  Combining her curiosity for exploring the body’s instinctual intelligence with her understanding of alignment, Renée creates a playful, yet strong class, safely inviting an individual to return to home to themselves.  Leave feeling grounded, centered and calm as you re-enter the chaotic city of New York.

*sunrise flow, savitri vinyasa flow, HATHA YOGA

DANIELLE MORGAN Danelle Morgan was born and raised in Highland Park, NJ. She has taught various dance techniques in the tri-state area for well over 10 years. Additionally, working as a Radio City Rockette has allowed Danelle to represent the Rockettes in teaching all over the US. Whether Master Classes, Intensives, or Group Fitness classes, Danelle enjoys working with people of all body types, backgrounds, and ages. Her goal is to leave you stronger and more confident with each and every class. *Savitri barre sculpt

DANIELLE MORGAN

Danelle Morgan was born and raised in Highland Park, NJ. She has taught various dance techniques in the tri-state area for well over 10 years. Additionally, working as a Radio City Rockette has allowed Danelle to represent the Rockettes in teaching all over the US. Whether Master Classes, Intensives, or Group Fitness classes, Danelle enjoys working with people of all body types, backgrounds, and ages. Her goal is to leave you stronger and more confident with each and every class.

*Savitri barre sculpt

IRIS PLATT Iris has a passion for yoga. Her class encourages students to work intelligently with their bodies and directs attention to the unity of breath and movement. Supporting curiosity and personal growth, Iris aims to create a safe, nurturing space where students explore the unknown. Having studied dance and biology for her undergraduate education as well as receiving a master's in Neuroscience from Columbia University, Iris explores the integration of movement practices in everyday life from multiple perspectives. She completed her first 200hr certification in 2013 and her 300hr in 2016. Iris feels extremely grateful to be teaching at studio like Savitri! *SAVITRI VINYASA FLOW, POWER EXPRESS FLOW, HATHA YOGA

IRIS PLATT

Iris has a passion for yoga. Her class encourages students to work intelligently with their bodies and directs attention to the unity of breath and movement. Supporting curiosity and personal growth, Iris aims to create a safe, nurturing space where students explore the unknown. Having studied dance and biology for her undergraduate education as well as receiving a master's in Neuroscience from Columbia University, Iris explores the integration of movement practices in everyday life from multiple perspectives. She completed her first 200hr certification in 2013 and her 300hr in 2016. Iris feels extremely grateful to be teaching at studio like Savitri!

*SAVITRI VINYASA FLOW, POWER EXPRESS FLOW, HATHA YOGA