About Us

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AmySue Smith

 

Amy Sue is the owner and director of Sol Luna Yoga. Sol Luna Yoga has been open for 15 years.  Amy Sue has been studying yoga for over 20 years and teaching for over 15 years. Her teacher training began at Yoga on Main with David Newman and Shiva Das. She continues with workshops and retreats with Erich Schiffman, the Nosara Yoga Institute with Don and Amba Stapleton, Seane Corne and Bryan Kest. She has over 500 hours of yoga training. 

Amy Sue encourages body wisdom - assisting students/practitioners in honoring themselves and listening to their inner guide. Amy Sue leads with compassion and offers modifications to yoga postures as needed. She believes yoga has changed her life and is honored to share the practice of yoga.

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Laurie Smith

 Yoga became an integral practice for me when I was cross training between tennis and distance running.My yoga practice has evolved and I enjoy sharing the journey with others. I received my first yoga certification through AAAI in 1999. I further studied and attended Sivananda  Ashram in 2012 and focused on restorative yoga. I have  an extensive practice in vinyasa flow and enjoy the benefits of guided meditation. My practice further evolved into a Personal Training business that focused on strength and flexibility for clients who desired one on one attention.Off the mat, my passion is my husband and three daughters. I love traveling and attending different yoga studios in different cities. I am grateful to Micheal Baim of Penn and to the Swamis at Sivananda Ashram. Lisa Mitchell also has been a great inspiration. I would also like to thank all the fellow yogis who have shared their light and practice. 

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Bill Soens

 

Bill Soens started the practice of yoga in 1997. The first five years of his practice were mainly devoted to Ashtanga yoga under the tutelage of David Swenson who later became his yoga teacher. The next several years were devoted to exploring all different styles of yoga while at the same time obtaining his "RYT" (Registered Yoga Teacher) designation from yoga alliance in 2004.

Bill has been teaching since 2004 and offers a physically challenging class that encourages students to "feel more to heal more," thereby gaining a deeper and more compassionate relationship with "self." Bill continues to enhance his practice by attending workshops and conferences and is influenced by some of his favorite teachers including Seane Corn, Saul David Ray and Kira Ryder. 

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Cheri Fandozzi

 

Cheri's love of yoga began in the spring of 2006 while studying Ashtanga yoga in Manhattan.  It was the sun salutations that drew her to yoga...not only was it a great form of exercise but she found that linking the breath with movement had a profound and positive effect on the way she felt, both physically and mentally. Cheri completed her 200-hour certification at YogaWorks in 2012. She is currently studying towards her 300-hour certification and a 100-hour restorative yoga certification.  In addition, she is a certified children’s yoga instructor. 

Cheri’s greatest joy in sharing yoga with others is knowing that the yoga doesn’t stop on our mats.  By getting to know our bodies and the breath better, we come to know ourselves better and this knowing spills off our mats and into every aspect of our lives and relationships.

Learn more at www.yogacheri.com or email Cheri at cheri@yogacheri.com

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Mary McCarthy

 

Pilates Instructor

Mary spent 15 years teaching Step, Sculpt, and Aqua Aerobics in six African countries as an aside from her full-time job teaching English and French.  Upon returning to the US Mary became Pilates mat certified on a whim but then discovered the genius of Pi­lates and Delved into a full machine certification through the Physical Mind Institute followed by full certification through Quantum Pilates and the PMA.  The latest addition in her movement Repertoire is full certification in the Gyrotonic Ex­pansion System.

This diverse background lends itself to the most important aspect of Pilates which is to design a workout suitable to the individual client’s needs.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

PMA Certified Pilates Teacher

Quantum Pilates Levels I & II Teacher Training

Physical Mind Institute Mat and Apparatus Teacher Training

Gyrotonic Expansion System

Level I Teacher Training

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Maureen Szkardnik

  

I began my yoga practice in 2009 and was seeking a complimentary discipline to my career as a physical therapist assistant for the last twenty five years. My practice has been an incredible journey of rediscovering patience, cultivating inner peace and embracing living in the moment. In 2014, I completed my 200 hour teacher training at Focus Fitness Studio in Bryn Mawr, PA . My continuing education includes certifications in Yoga for Breast Cancer Patients, Lifestyle Meditation, Restorative Yoga, Wall Vinyasa and First Degree Reiki. In my classes I like to provide a safe, affirming environment for students to grow, connect, and recharge.