Denise Danton-Nizzare:

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The Instructors 

Clarissa Alliano

Clarissa has been teaching and practicing yoga for over 19 years. A graduate of Integral Yoga she is known for her invigorating Vinyasa Flow Class boh on Staten Island and everywhere she travels. She truly takes her practice off the mat and into her life and encourages her students to do the same. Clarissa teaches a beautiful Vinyasa Flow class every Wednesday morning at 10:15 and also leads a wake up Flow and Vinyasa practice on Saturday mornings at 8:30 and 9:45am. 

Mary Cottingham

Mary Cottingham has been practicing yoga since 2008; she came for the physical experience and stayed for the spiritual.  She could not have imagined how yoga would have such a positive impact on her life. While Mary adores and craves the physical postures, she has learned some truly life changing lessons through the practice of yoga.   A desire was created to impart this amazing “gift” to others.  After completing her 200-hour teacher training at YogaWorks in NYC with Paula Lynch, this dream became a reality.   In 2013 Mary completed a Restorative Yoga teacher training with Jillian Pransky.   This  wife and mother of two truly delights in every opportunity that presents itself for her to teach yoga to others and is sincerely grateful to her many teachers for sharing their practice and knowledge of yoga.



 Sal Cialino


Sal is a graduate from the Integral Yoga Institute in Yogaville Virginia in 2002. He is a veteran yoga teacher for the last 14 years and shares his passion for the practice with compassion and kindness. He teaches at many studios on the island and teaches a wide range of hatha yoga, from gentle to advanced. He is adored by all of his students and presently teaches a Gentle/Basic Class on Sunday's at 9:45 and an Intermediate Flow on Tuesday evenings at 7:45pm. His classes are very popular as his style of teaching is welcoming to all.



Nancy Iris Kaufman Corrigan:

Is a Yoga practitioner dedicated to bringing love and kindness to all; whether it be the students of Yoga classes around Staten Island, children of the Montessorri schools, or to her family and canine companions. Certified since 2001 she has the pleasure of sharing her practice with Yogis of all walks of life.
Leading the Sing Yoga Band the last few years she and her band mates have combined
her love of song with Yoga chanting and rock and roll, the songstress has raised
thousands of dollars for the children of Bal Ashram. India.


Jessica Moroz

Jessica Moroz is a student at New York City College of Technology studying Dental Hygiene. She is a 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Graduate from Laughing Lotus Yoga Studio in NYC. With her love for movement and dance Jessica inspires her students to breath through each transition with ease and awareness. Her flow takes you on a journey through the chakras with an emphasis on core. Jessica enjoys the personal interaction that comes with teaching yoga privates as well as seeing the transformation for her beginner students. Spice up your practice and join Jessica on Fridays at 6:30 for Lotus Flow + Restore and Saturdays  for Lotus Flow 2.


Kristen Hughes:

Kristen became a Certified Yoga Instructor in 2011 at Yogaworks in New York, NY.  While working on her Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy at New York University, she completed her teacher training, wanting to share her love for yoga with others.  Kristen incorporates her knowledge of anatomy and kinesiology from her OT background in her yoga teaching and practice. She enjoys teaching a variety of classes from restorative to intermediate, placing a heavy emphasis on alignment and joint protection to both adults and children.


Karina Wollner

Karina is a graduate of the Jaya Yoga Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. where she studied vinyasa with emphasis on Iyengar focused alignment and obtained her certification. She also received her certification  in Rasa Restorative yoga from Laughing Lotus in NYC. She has been regularly practicing yoga since 2007 exploring the many different schools of yoga offered in Staten Island, Brooklyn and Manhattan.

Karina believes that life is about Bhakti - ultimate and pure love and devotion, and that yoga is a beautiful pathway bringing her closer with each breath.  As a mother, Karina is completely devoted to her daughter, and as a teacher, she is completely devoted to her students and leading them toward the pathway of Bhakti through yoga. Karina currenty leads the Gentle Yoga and Reiki Classes every Monday and Friday at 4pm.

Karina would like to express her endless gratitude to her teachers and all of the teachers that have come before.



dRema Lindie, HHP, E-RYT:

Since 1997 Drema has been a certified yoga instructor with the Integral Yoga Institute, New York, N.Y. She is qualified as an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher® (E-RYT) with the national organization, Yoga Alliance®. She has studied with many world-renowned master yoga teachers.  Drema’s Yoga class is a rejuvenation of your whole being—body, mind, and spirit.  The class begins with attention to alignment and foundation, so that there is a safe space for the body to play and find expression.  As you shift through the poses you will be encouraged to keep coming back to the breath.  This is an exercise for the mind; allowing you to experience present time.  The journey ends with learning the art of deep relaxation as you are guided to get in touch with your state of inner calm.  The class format is specifically designed to complement the collective energy of the group, so you can count on a unique experience each time. Drema uses her deep knowledge of nutrition and yoga to understand how best to bring the body back into balance and optimum health. She is a Holistic Health Practitioner, board certified through American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP). In 1998 she completed her schooling in Nutrition and Holistic Health at The Academy of Natural Health Sciences (Woodbridge, N.J.). Drema graduated as a Digestive Health Specialist in 2009 from the Loomis Institute of Enzyme Nutrition. 


Andrew Joseph McDaniel

After suffering a heart attack and undergoing open heart surgery in 2009, Andrew turned to Yoga and it's holistic healing benefits and immediatley saw results. He is dedicated to his practice and recently graduated and completed his 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Certification with EvenFlowYoga. He believes that Yoga saved his life and is passionate about sharing his love and gratitude with his students. Currently he teaches at You Can Do It Yoga, leading an Intro to Yoga for Men Only Series every Tuesday evening at 6:15pm which has been extremely successful and welcomed by the community. He also assist's Denise with his wonderful hands on adjustments at their Basic Flow Class on Tuesday and Friday Mornings and leads his own Basic Flow Class for all levels on Thursday evenings at 7pm.


Karen Neary:

Karen Neary has been a Certified Yoga Instructor through Integral Yoga Institute, registered with the Yoga Alliance, since 2002. Karen believes in the power of the practice to transform, heal & guide us all towards living a life of freedom. Classes are fueled by music, threaded with breath and inspired by the dynamic flow of asana and the timeless wisdom of yogic philosophy.

Karen has been in the Fitness/Wellness industry for over 20 years. Her many certifications include personal training, maternal fitness, prenatal fitness, prenatal yoga, spinning, resist-a-ball, TRX, AED/CPR/First Aid. Karen is dedicated, through this deep love and passion, to promote mind/body awareness and inspire overall healthy lifestyle changes of clients from all walks of life.



Susan Orrico-Duffy:


Susan is a  Certified Yoga Instructor through Integral Yoga Institute and registered with The Yoga Alliance, since 2012.  It is Susan’s belief that Yoga is designed to bring together the mind, body and soul by using body movement and meditation. It is based on the yogic strategy that the mind and body are in fact “One”. She believes that if you practice yoga every day over a long period of time in earnest, it can help bring the body to reach a place of harmony and heal itself.


Susan also holds certifications in Rasa Restorative Yoga, Laughter Yoga and Reiki.


 Speak tenderly to them. Let there be kindness in your face, in your eyes, in your smile, in the warmth of your greeting. Always have a cheerful smile. Don't only give your care, but give your heart as well.
~Mother Teresa


 Pia Mahalakshmi Pozo

         Pia Mahalakshmi Pozo graduated from Freehold Yoga Center Teacher Training in 2010.  Upon graduation she was initiated into the Yoga Life Society. She is currently enrolled in a 3 year Acharya Ministry Program and hopes to continue into the Seminarian Program. She is a devout Yogi. She is deeply committed to service and the study of the principles of Yoga. Her trainings include: Karma Kids Yoga Teacher Training, Baptiste Vinyasa Yoga, Ayurvedic Herbal Pharmacy, Theta Healing and Reiki Healing. She also has earned a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and has taught martial arts to kids. She has been a Zumba instructor and a personal trainer for over 25 years.  She most recently completed an extensive Triaxial Acupressure Yoga Teacher Training.       A Triaxial Acupressure Yoga class consists of stimulating certain points on the body while in the yoga postures, focusing on correcting energetic and physiological imbalances. When these lines of energy are open and flowing they feed and nourish vital organs and tissues, relax muscles and melt away stress and tension. The result: vibrant health, clarity, focus of mind and an enhanced state of well being.      During her classes, Pia will show you how to stimulate and open meridians points yourself but her massages to the back, neck & shoulders are a real treat. Pia is available for private Yoga classes, personal training, Reiki, Acupressure and Massage session.

Jennifer DiCaro



Donna Danton

Donna Danton has supreme gratitude to her sister Denise and all those at the YOU Can Do It Yoga Center, who have enabled her in the last two years with opportunities to share her wellBEing yoga flows and massages in her home town.
The next working visit is September 10 to September 26, 2013
Donna comes from a long fitness background, teaching back exercise, indoor cycling and walking classes. In the last seven years Donna has developed an aging WellBEing approach, teaching mostly YOGA, offering polarity & wellness massages and Donna is currentely training to become a Breath Worker in Germany. She received her YOGA Alliance Certification from Lord Vishnus Couch in Köln, Germany in 2004 and her Bachelor of Science in Physical Education & Business Management from SUNY Cortland in 1984, and has lived in Europe ever since.