Teachers

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Wes Tudor has been practicing yoga since 1992 and became a Himalayan Institute trained yoga teacher in 2006. Prior to that, he studied meditation and biofeedback in San Francisco, while also completing a masters degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego. In 2001, he traveled to India for the Maha Kumba Mela festival and did intensive practices on the Ganges for one month. He teaches in the Hatha yoga style, and brings an expertise in meditation and guided relaxation to his classes. Wes has an undergraduate degree in cello performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of music.

Cindy Harkins began practicing yoga for the physical benefits, but soon the mat became a place of solace, a beacon of balance, and an opportunity for the cultivation of awareness, presence and peace.  After nearly a decade of practice, Cindy certified through Dhyana Yoga in Philadelphia. She aims to make the practice accessible as well as to create a space for individuals to come as they are, challenge limitations and foster a lifestyle of compassion and potential.    

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Kathy Revelle completed her 500 hr certification through Yoga on Main in 2012. Her Hatha classes are an artful balance of asanas, pranayama, philosophy, mantra & meditation. Kathy has a gentle style which emphasizes staying present, through the breath, while surrendering to your own sense of calm & relaxation. She is also an artist, works as a nanny, and teaches yoga to children.

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Olivia Padovan was born into a folk dancing family, and has been exploring movement and dance her whole life. She has an accessible teaching style and strives to bestow all her students with a feeling of tranquility and well-being throughout every class. Olivia has a Ph.D. in physics, and is working as a pediatric cancer researcher at CHOP.

Katy Kopnitsky teaches yoga, meditation, and mindfulness practices to adults and children. She is trained in a style of Vinyasa Flow with strong ties to the Ashtanga tradition. Additionally, Katy has specialized training in teaching populations outside of yoga studios—from children and adolescents in the school system to adults in the criminal justice system. She completed her 200 hr training at Dhyana Yoga in Philadelphia.  

Jessica Pavelka is a certified yoga teacher and psychotherapist. She holds a Master’s degree in Counseling and Mental Health and is passionate about the interplay between asana, the breath and the mind. She sees the benefits of how a yoga practice can increase one’s happiness. Jessica teaches all levels vinyasa yoga. When she is not at work, or teaching in the studio, she is engaging in continuing education for yoga, mindfulness or meditation, in efforts to positively support her students.

Joanna Schlicher was introduced to yoga through a college course in 1999, quickly embraced the practice, and has found it to provide a helpful constant through the ups and downs of life over the years. She completed her 200 hour training at Golden Buddha Yoga in Ocean City, New Jersey under the guidance of Cailin Callahan and Sarra Kauffman. Joanna is thrilled to share the practice that has transformed her from the inside out while she continues on her own spiritual path.

Jess Macaluso began practicing yoga in 2013 after experiencing lower back pain, and found that while bringing healing to her physical body, yoga also brought her community and increased personal awareness making her a more thoughtful person on and off the mat. She completed her 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training at Three Queens Yoga in Queens Village and is excited to share her practice with the Raja community.

Victoria Guidi began seriously practicing yoga in 2005 when in El Salvador.  What began as a very physical practice for her has evolved over time more in the direction of self-awareness, calming the monkey mind, taming the ego, healing, and connecting to something much larger than oneself. Victoria is particularly captivated by breath, sound, and subtle energy. After her 200 hour certification, she continued on and did another 100 hours of supplemental training. She provides a very special space for students to be supported on their journey.

Ashley Renee teaches breath-centered, strengthening vinyasa as well as slow, deep yoga in the style of yin. Sessions with Ashley are balanced– uplifted by playfulness and rooted in mindfulness. In 2014, Ashley completed the 250 hour vinyasa program at Dhyana Yoga, and in 2016, completed Corina Benner’s yin yoga training at Wake Up Yoga. Ashley enjoys birding and being in nature, runs a women’s group, and practices herbal medicine. She and yoga have been studying one another since 2010.

Angi York Crane is a certified Hatha yoga teacher and a Jungian-oriented Spiritual Guide. Her struggle with lupus, an autoimmune illness, was the impetus that brought her to yoga ten years ago.  Through a meditation, Hatha yoga, and pranayama practice, she has learned to maintain her health, embody her presence, and deepen her path of devotion.  Her classes aim to connect body, mind, and spirit, the inner and outer, and bring into consciousness the innate wisdom of the body, and the bravery of an open heart. 

Jessica Martin teaches Vinyasa Flow to all levels. Jessica enjoys a strong vigorous yoga practice combining breath with movement. Jessica loves to travel and when not practicing yoga is a Printed Textile designer at Anthropologie. Jessica completed her 200 hr training at The Inbound school of yoga in Peru and is excited to be teaching at Raja.

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