Casey’s focus on the spiritual and physical aspects of yoga, with an emphasis on mindful and intelligent vinyasa sequencing, make her classes creative, challenging, and genuinely fun. Her down-to-earth demeanor and sense of humor enable her students to invigorate both the physical and subtle bodies, and ignite a true passion from within.
Casey spent a majority of her early years as a dancer, both as a teacher and a performer. She served as a choreographer and judge for the ESPN National Dance Team Championships, and performed with New York’s Off Center Dance Theatre.
A knee injury lead Casey to yoga and quickly the practice became her passion. Casey started her yoga career as a Senior Teacher at Be Yoga/Yogaworks in NYC, where she completed the 500-hour training under the direction of Alan Finger.
Little unknown facts: Self magazine called on Casey to be the ‘yoga expert’ for celebrity Julie Bowen’s photoshoot! Casey is formerly an Ambassador for Lululemon in Greenwich, CT.
After being raised in Western Canada, Geneviève now resides in New Canaan, CT with her husband and two boys. Geneviève began her career as an architect, but after she had her first son she decided to pursue her passion for yoga. Geneviève is a meditation devotee and incorporates it into every class. Geneviève teaches a sweaty Vinyasa flow with a soulful playlist that is rooted in making a mindful connection between body and breath. She hopes to inspire you to meet your edge, with an emphasis on healthy alignment to create a safe but challenging practice. When she’s not on her mat, Geneviève loves a good physical challenge, snowboarding, diving and taking my Yoga practice on a paddle board.
A Barre devotee since she was 18, Jennifer has a background in fitness as well as nutrition and has been a Barre instructor for 15 years. Jennifer focuses on very small repetitive movements to exhaust the muscles and lengthen and tone for a long, lean look. The classes are fast paced and fun as well as intense. The goal of each class is to have the clients feel better about themselves, to work hard and have fun! She is frequently in New York City finding the newest trends in Barre to bring to our O clients!
Jill is a Colorado native that moved to CT in 2005. She has been practicing yoga for over 20 years. She completed her 200hr training at Buddhi Mat in Ridgefield, based on the philosophies of Baron Baptiste and Bryan Kest. Jill leads a lively class focusing on correct alignment and breath. She enjoys bringing her love of music into each class, guiding her students to grow in strength, balance, and flexibility on and off the mat.
Julie has been practicing yoga for over 15 years. She completed her 200 Teacher Training Certificate at Saraswati’s with Tracy and Mitchel Bleier, and Donna Jackson. She actively continues her training with Rodney and Colleen Yee, attending workshops and classes that focus on alignment, pranayama, sequencing, and movement.
Julie leads a compassionate, creative, and well rounded vinyasa flow class with a focus on proper alignment, balance, flexibility, and having fun! Her classes are often infused with a poem or reading from one of her favorite authors (Mary Oliver, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Pema Chodron), to interweave the physical practice with a touch of spirituality. She strongly believes yoga to be a personal, uplifting experience to strengthen, empower, and peacefully integrate the mind, body, and spirit. Julie supplements her yoga & meditation practice throughout the year by taking advanced teacher training workshops with Rodney Yee & Colleen Saidman Yee @ Yoga Shanti NYC/Sag Harbor, Karuna Center for Healing in Northampton, MA, and Kripalu in MA.
Kate is a certified 500 RYT with many years of teaching classes and workshops in Westchester and Fairfield counties. A Reiki Master, Kate’s practice incorporates her love of yoga, passion for anatomy, and functional biomechanics with her lifelong desire to pass on to others the tools to improve their wellbeing. Her playful but focused approach on technique, kinetic awareness, and the fascial system makes for a truly unique class.
Kate’s teaching style has a foundation in traditional Haha techniques. She is heavily influenced by the experiential anatomy, resistance flexibility, fascial therapy, and chakra psychology. Kate weaves the information from these disciplines with specific mindful alignment cues, kinetic awareness, and breath work. The work is tailored to fit all levels from serious athletes through the wide spectrum of healthy agers, become more fluent in the subconscious language of the body. This eclectic mix plus her trademark laughter, are hallmarks of a class with Kate. It’s an opportunity to understand what your body needs to feel its best, while addressing individual misalignments that arise day to day. With focused awareness on techniques and forms, Kate’s classes challenge you to strengthen and lengthen in a way that is felt after every session.
Leslie has had a lifelong passion for movement. She trained in many forms of dance and won multiple national titles throughout her childhood and adolescence. She was also a Division I college varsity cheerleader.
Leslie began her professional career as a litigation attorney. However, after six years in the legal industry, Leslie decided to follow her passion for fitness and wellness which led her to become a group fitness instructor and personal trainer. She holds certifications from the National Association of Sports Medicine (NASM) as a Personal Trainer, the AFAA for Group Exercise, and TRX. She is also a certified megaformer instructor and barre instructor.
Leslie has spent the bulk of her fitness career teaching group classes on the megaformer in NYC, Westchester County, the Hamptons, Miami, and Sydney. Before coming to Oxygen, she was the Director of Training and Master Instructor at a megaformer studio. Leslie has also done work as a fitness model. She has appeared on Good Morning America and in publications ranging from Health, Well + Good, Harper’s Bazaar, and Vogue India, and in several featured videos on the streaming workout website Daily Burn. She also appeared in a Bowflex streaming workout video series.
Leslie’s classes are high-energy and fun. She aims to challenge clients of all fitness levels and abilities and provides lots of modifications and variations to give everyone their optimal workout each class!
Lindsay has been practicing yoga since 1995. She was first introduced to it at a time when she needed some clarity and quiet in her life. Lindsay completed Yoga Zone’s 500hr Teacher Training with Yogiraj Alan Finger in 2000. When you come to Lindsay’s class you will find lightheartedness and humor as you work through your asana practice. Lindsay plays music that inspires you to expand your bodies while also expanding your breath and mind. We will pay attention to and respect our alignment as well as our limits.
Maria has been practicing YOGA & holistic therapies for a very long time. In 1997 she traded her graduate studies in International Business for a yoga mat and has been loving the journey ever since. In addition to private & group classes, Maria teaches the local high school football team yoga, as well as yoga for women recovering from addiction & was the first yoga instructor for Reuters Head Quarters in Geneva. Using her trilingual skills, she has taught in different languages in Mexico, Switzerland & USA and has discovered that Yoga is all the same regardless of what country or language!
Her teaching style is an eclectic blend of a playful and stimulating ‘vinyasa-flow’, fused with a touch of a meditative, yin yoga (based in Chinese medicine). She is a Reiki master and has a deep training in holistic nutrition & herbalism. When she is not on her mat, she spends time doing extensive volunteer work with an orphanage and helps rescue animals organizations. She has studied with some of the world best YOGI-MASTERS from Dharma, Astanga, Iyengar, Shadow & Yin Yoga traditions. But her greatest teachers in life are her husband and two kids. They keep her grounded and remind her that our yoga is nothing –unless we take it off the mat.
Molly Lehman has been teaching yoga, training yoga teachers and leading yoga retreats since 2003. Her teaching style is influenced by her advanced studies with Sri Dharma Mittra and her training in Ashtanga and Iyengar yoga. She studied Dance and Kinesiology at James Madison University and she is certified to teach Pilates and Gyrotonics. While in NYC Molly taught celebrities, co-founded House of Jai Yoga and developed a specialty working with elderly populations and degenerative conditions using kinetic therapy. She is a certified Holistic Health counselor with the Integrative Institute of Nutrition and has been featured in OMYoga magazine and the book Yoga Bodies by Lauren Lipton. Molly loves living in Connecticut with her husband and daughters Emma and Rose.
Noel has been teaching group fitness since 1997. Noel specializes in Barre type classes which are designed to promote muscle strength and lengthening, while simultaneously improving balance. She has worked for industry leaders, provided master classes, management and state of the art fitness instruction. Noel’s formal education background includes a dual masters in nutrition/education. Prior to her career in group fitness, Noel worked in both health care and
corporate nutrition sector (a registered dietitian) for over 10 years. “My philosophy throughout my career remains the same, a health lifestyle by balancing informed nutrition with exercise, and most importantly having fun in the process.”
Sherri Norige is Connecticut born and raised, but has spent the last 13 years in New York City. Sherri is a certified personal trainer, Pilates mat instructor, and has been teaching Barre since 2008. Most recently, Sherri became a Certified Functional Medicine Health Coach and added becoming a “mom” to her many accomplishments. Now, she’s returning to her Connecticut roots and is delighted and grateful to teach for you at Oxygen StudiO.
Susan has a background in both dance and Barre. She originally taught Barre in her 20’s finding it to be a natural fit and a rigorous fitness regime. Susan was one of Connecticut’s first Lotte Berk instructors, teaching in the Greenwich studio. She returned to teaching locally, after living in North Carolina where her emphasis was on her young family. She is the mother of sons: Will (21), Graham (19), and twins (17) Jackson and Garrett.
Susan has 13 cumulative years of teaching experience. Her classes are upbeat, balanced, and challenging. Susan finds music crucial to motivating clients to work their hardest, and to connect mind and body to the choreography. She creates a very welcoming, encouraging environment for all.
As a native of Brazil, Talita grew up dancing and it was after working at a ski resort in Lake Tahoe, CA and moving to NYC that she discovered yoga. Talita has been practicing yoga for more than a decade, but she draws inspiration from a variety of movement experiences, from ballet, jazz and modern dance, to running, swimming and hiking. She received her 200-hour alignment-based training in 2013 and has since been teaching individuals of all abilities and ages. More recently, she began exploring nature-inspired movement, supporting the nervous system and a more holistic approach to well-being. Her classes focus on gradually building upon students’ own strength and stability in order to improve their mobility in daily life. She aims to create a safe space for each individual’s emotional and physical needs, while reconnecting with the joy of moving. She holds certifications in yoga for children, teens, special needs and SUP Yoga, which she enjoys teaching in the warmer months. You can follow her on Instagram @mosstalita.