Janice Grote (Owner), RYT - A graduate from New York College of Health Professions, and an avid exerciser and yoga practitioner for over 30 years, Janice is thrilled to embark on this new journey as the owner of Huntington Yoga & Wellness. Dedicated to her own health and wellness, she has spent many years studying yoga and following a holistic lifestyle full of whole, green, and clean foods. Her passion for healthy living, along with her positive, upbeat personality transcends into all her classes and to all those she meets.
The mother of three young adults, Janice has been inspiring her own family for years to create healthy lifestyle choices and encouraging them to find balance in this ever changing and challenging world. She continues to study, learn, and grow while she strives to help others create a balanced life of health and wellness. She is committed to helping the Huntington community continue to stay strong, healthy, and live their lives to their fullest potential.
Erica Settino is a certified, experienced, registered yoga teacher (E-RYT, CYT) with over ten years teaching experience. With her roots deep in Iyengar, Vinyasa, Kundalini and Bhakti yoga traditions, she works to blend the physical with the emotional and spiritual, creating a sacred connection to herself and with all of whom she meets.
She is blessed to count amongst her teachers, Sri Dharma Mittra, Sharon Gannon and David Life, Rodney Yee, Sara Ivanhoe, Cyndi Lee, founder of Om Yoga in NYC with whom Erica was fortunate enough to earn her 500 hour advanced teacher training certification, and most recently, Raghunath, whom she credits for opening her heart and soul to the infinite and divine grace of kirtan and Bhakti.
Also a passionate animal activist and vegan, in 2010 Erica founded the yoga-based, non-profit, humane education organization Karuna For Animals: Compassion In Action, Inc., whose members seek to promote compassion (karuna), peace (shanti) and loving-kindness (maitri) to animals of all species. It is their mission to raise awareness and funds for the rights of all animals. Through a dedicated practice of the science of yoga, community outreach, humane education, the promotion of an ethical vegan lifestyle, and fundraising events, they aim to cultivate the change they hope to see in the world. All funds raised are used to support their outreach and education programs, and events.
Through the organization, Erica offers yoga teacher trainings, workshops, classes, study groups, and events. Stay tuned for our upcoming dates and details.
In 2011, Erica completed her MFA in Creative Writing and has since published her first children’s book, “I Am Everything and Everything Is Me,” which is part of a yogic, humane education curriculum that is offered at the studio. Catherine Juliano - is a 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT). She is currently studying with Three Sisters Yoga and completed her 500-hour Advanced Yoga Teacher certification in July (2013).
Catherine believes that yoga is the vehicle with which we connect to our greater Selves.
Her classes include both safe and challenging asana, with special attention to breathing as it is a means of overcoming any challenge, on and off the mat. Most importantly, she offers guidance and encouragement to emphasize that we can, together, build new and loving relationships with ourselves and with others.
Karisa Baldwin - Karisa specializes in Kundalini yoga. She studied in
Greece at the Semprevia Yoga College with Gloria Latham. She has also studied
with Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa, Alan Finger and Sri Dharma Mittra. She incorporates
the healing vibration into her classes, helping us to awaken our Kundalini
energy in an expanded space. Lisa Dawn is a powerful yoga teacher with over 1,500 hours of training. Teaching since 2005, she is a certified Baptiste Power Vinyasa teacher, an Advanced Certified Jivamukti teacher and is heavily influenced by her training with Jonny Kest and Paul Grilley. Lisa Dawn is also certified to teach pre and post natal yoga. In 2010, she co-founded NavaNYC, a company dedicated to bringing yoga and meditation into the workplace. Lisa Dawn is a sought after writer. She publishes a vegan food blog called Lisa's Project: Vegan, which was awarded as one of the top 50 vegan food blogs in 2013. She is a regular contributor to YogaCityNYC.com as the go-to interviewer and weekly blogger. A well known vegan and plant-based nutrition advocate, Lisa has been featured in Chickpea Magazine, and on WellandGoodNYC.com and ThisDishisVeg.com.
Anthony C. Mirro and Mindy B. Pensig studied at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition
and at Reiki Blessings
Academy. They are Reiki
Master/Teacher Practitioners and Kriya Yoga Initiates.
Together, Anthony & Mindy give Reiki Presentations. They take part in Health
Fairs & Expos, and have offer a donation-based Reiki Healing Circle each month where they provide 20 minute
Mini Reiki Energy Healing Sessions as well guide attendees in a 10 minute Healing Meditation.