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(203) 521-0359


Wendy Simmons-Taylor is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 500) practicing in the Fairfield County area of CT. She began practicing Yoga in 2008 and was inspired to go deeper into the spiritual aspects of yoga. She took her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training, an Iyengar based training, with Kim Valeri of YogaSpirit and received her 500 hour Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training with Rolf Gates and Heidi Sormaz at Fresh Yoga in New Haven.

She has also received training in Chair Yoga, Therapeutic Restorative Yoga, Yin Yoga and has studied jazz dance, somatic movement, Pilates, and group exercise. "I am every so grateful to all my teachers and humbled by my students who enrich my life daily!" ~ Wendy

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Elaina began her yoga journey over 15 years ago. As a 2010 Lotus Gardens 200-hour certified Hatha Yoga instructor, under the direction of Lara Azzarito-Ward, She specializes in Hatha yoga styles including Yin Yoga, Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra®, Gentle Yoga and Shamatha Meditation.  She is known for providing encouragement, compassion, and instructional guidance to her students on the art of yoga including mindful breath work, guided meditation, and awareness of body alignment. 

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Erika offers workshops, classes, and retreats on meditation and mindful movement. In addition, she has a background in theology and philosophy, and teaches in Fairfield, Connecticut. Her work in theology and spirituality has led her to explore the world of the mind-body connection through meditation, mantra, and other classic practices that build awareness and attention.

She has practiced meditation for over ten years and has studied the traditions of Vipassana, Zen, yoga, and Buddhism. Erika is also a certified mindfulness teacher, which allows her to offer practical stress-reduction techniques that help individuals cultivate more peace and joy in their lives. For those looking to deepen their spiritual path, Erika teaches spiritual practices offered by the rich, nondualist teachings that can be found at the heart of all religious traditions. Find more information on Erika's offerings at www.clearspringmeditation.com.

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Venkusa Ji teaches Nitya Chanting Therapy, the practice of Bhakti Yoga. Bhakti Yoga is the Devotional form of yoga in which one chants, singing the lord’s holy names. In this class, we aim to attain spiritual bliss by means of chanting holy Hindu names of Gods and Goddesses.

Venkusa Ji is an IT professional. His belief in living in the moment and praying for spiritual wellness emanates from practicing Bhakti Yoga, which was part of his family’s culture and routine. As a child, Venkusa Ji learned Indian classical music, and he believes music is the means and Bhakti–Bhavana/Devotional thought–is the power for spiritual attainment. Many spiritual saints have declared Bhakti/Devotion to be the fastest and easiest way to be close to and please the Lord. His goal is to spread Bhakti Yoga Chanting to the world so all can experience the joy and peace of chanting.

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