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Our instructors draw from the many disciplines of yoga so our students are able to explore and develop a practice unique to themselves. Each and every one of our experienced yoga teachers bring their own distinct flavor to their classes, yet all contain the fierce passion for and commitment to sharing the practice of yoga with others, and supporting  their students' evolution and growth on (and off) the mat.

To learn more about our yoga instructors at Flow, and their personal journeys through the yoga practice, check out their profiles below.

The Team

​​Amy Pastore

Amy’s Yoga story began after years studying fitness and martial arts. She stepped into her 1st yoga class at the gym looking for a good stretch and found that it wasn’t exactly love at first down dog. It wasn’t until she became more familiar with the asana and began to use her breath that she began to experience how profound the practice of yoga could be. “When I started linking the movement with the breath, the practice became magical. I had an aha moment and it quickly became apparent that this practice was much bigger than anything I had done in the gym. I was learning how to pause and flow, cultivating an awareness and concentration that would not only serve me on my mat but gave me the tools to act in my life off the mat in a way that was life affirming.”

Amy traded in her boxing gloves for a yoga mat, her gym membership for class packages at her favorite Yoga Studio, Yoga Synthesis and found her first and most influential teacher Raji Thron. Amy’s teaching draws from her many influences. Amy generously shares with her students what has been valuable and what has worked for her from her vast experience. Her most important message to her students, “This practice is a metaphor for life, the mat is a mirror. Each time we come to the mat, it’s an opportunity to learn something about ourselves. Everything we learn on the mat we can take and apply to life.”

Adina Kelman

Yoga found Adina almost 10 years ago. Unwillingly, she let a friend drag her to her first class convinced that this would be the first and last time on a yoga mat. By the end of class she was hooked.
Initially, yoga allowed Adina the strength and flexibility she needed to balance out her passion for running, but she soon discovered that this ancient practice offered more than just a physical workout.
Through the study of philosophy and pranayama, she found a healing practice that has inspired and transformed her, centered and saved her. Adina received her 200 hour training from hOMe yoga with an additional 30 hours in children’s yoga and 50 hours restorative, certifying her as a restorative yoga teacher. She is currently crafting her 300 hours at Laughing Lotus in NYC.
Adina guides students through an active asana practice, providing a well balanced physical workout that ultimately creates space for breath, centeredness, acceptance and connection.

Ann Turi

Ann Turi began practicing yoga in 2008. Focusing on Bikram Yoga for the first two years of practice set her foundation. In 2016 she completed her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training certification and in 2018 she completed her 500 hour certification both led by Sri Dharma Mittra in New York City. Dharma Yoga is a graceful, yet challenging form of yoga based on Sri Dharma Mittra’s almost fifty years of practice of classical yoga. The practice is appropriate for students of all levels, from beginner to lifelong practitioners and accessible to so many because it meets each student where they are and according to their condition. As students move through the different series, they are encouraged to go deeper and experience the practice in a meditative and spiritual way.

Ann has practiced yoga all over the world. Her practice led her to an ashram in 2013 where she studied at the Kaivalyadhama Yoga Institute, Lonavla, India.

Ann is the mother of two boys, lives in Franklin Lakes, NJ and serves as In House Counsel to a London based pharmaceutical company.

​​Ben Wisch

As a multiple Grammy Award Winning Producer and Artist, Ben brings his unique blend of artistry and musicianship along with his passionate commitment to finding the gift in each day to his Yoga Classes, Workshops, and Teacher Training Programs. Formally trained in both Iyengar and Anusara Yoga, he has a strong background in classical alignment and technique and teaches from the perspective of finding optimal balance of strength and grace in the asana practice.


Ben's greatest source of inspiration comes from his ongoing curiosity about his own Dharma and exploration in the laboratory of his own life. His gift is in giving his students the safe, supportive environment to be themselves with all their faults and imperfections and to use their practice as a way to feel and heal, and to embody the realization that what they seek is already inside them; that the practice of yoga is an opportunity to be reminded of the beauty that pulses through each of us in a uniquely individual way. We practice as a community so we can remind each other what we constantly forget.

 

Eileen Costello

As a student of yoga for over a decade, Eileen can say with confidence it has changed her entire outlook on life, physically, mentally and spiritually. "I was hooked after my first class and have found that as my life has evolved, so has my yoga practice."

After completing her 200-hour Registered Yoga Training with Ben Wisch in 2017 at Flow Yoga Studio she can say with confidence her journey as a student will never end. The idea of taking a traditional practice and making it work for everyone is Eileen's passion.

 

Eileen incorporates Functional Yoga into her classes, which allows her students to practice postures and movements that will fully support them off the mat. In the end, it's not about touching your toes, doing a handstand or being flexible. It's about supporting your body as you move throughout your daily life, living and feeling really well.⁣

Erica Stanzione

Growing up as an athlete, Erica always felt a strong connection to physical movement. It wasn’t until her mid-twenties that she desired a stronger connection to her emotional self and a deeper sense of fulfillment within that movement. The second Erica stepped onto a yoga mat, she knew that her gym memberships were a thing of the past; She had found that connection she had been yearning for. The sense of release and freedom that she felt after a class was something she knew that she had to share and continue to discover. Erica completed her 200 hour teacher training in March 2014 and dove headfirst into her journey as a yoga teacher. Her hope is that her mistakes and life challenges inspire and awaken something within every student that she crosses paths with. Her passion to serve, love and heal is what feeds her emotionally and forces her to continuously grow as a teacher.

Erica has a tremendous amount of gratitude for her teachers along the way who have challenged her, shaped her and opened her eyes to living a meaningful life. Lastly, she would like to express a very big thank you to her students who allow her to guide them and trust her to hold space for them while they move towards their highest self. Being able to witness the vulnerability and courage of her students has helped Erica realize her purpose in this life and for that, she is eternally grateful.

Eve St. John

Eve St John has been an inspirational figure in fitness for over 20 years. She has concentrated the last 10 plus years on different styles of Yoga and encouraging her students to listen to their bodies and nurture both their bodies and souls. She says “Know in your heart that your best is yet to come”. Eve encourages her students, to be authentic, kind and loving not just to others but especially to themselves.

Eve teaches an ashtanga based Vinyasa, that empowers not just the body but the mind. Her music (she spends hours customizing play lists for her classes!) includes inspiring themes, and her creative vinyasa flows are sure to leave you feeling recharged.

Eve’s classes can challenge the most elite athlete yet not intimidate a beginner.

Eve is a nationally certified yoga instructor through the Yoga Alliance, as well as certified in many different disciplines of fitness. She is also the President of Eve St. John LLC where she designs inspirational products for everyone, to ignite their spirits and help them achieve their goals and dreams.

Eve believes that “We all need a reminder” to help in realizing how amazing we are. She reminds her students in each class how their uniqueness and their story makes them so perfect and one of a kind.

​​Jason Zagaro

Jason has been studying the Yoga tradition and philosophy for over eighteen years. Yoga has been the most wonderful experience that he has ever come across in his lifetime. Starting his training in 1995 studying Ashtanga Yoga at the college that he attended, he later began to study and practice various forms of Hatha Yoga, Kripalu Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Integral Yoga and decided to become certified in Sivananda Yoga from the Sivananda Yoga ashram in the Bahamas and received his 500 hour yoga certification in March 2013 from Dharma Mittra, and is currently a 500 hour ERYT.


Jason has been teaching Yoga for over ten years now and feels himself growing more and more as a teacher from each class he instructs. Traveling throughout the country has provided Jason with the ability to teach Yoga in Colorado, St. Louis, Chicago, New York and New Jersey. Jason’s yoga journey has also led him to living in the Yogaville ashram for many months deepening his practice, and helping him bring the philosophy of Yoga to all of his students.

Jessica Miller Marcy

Jessica is a 200-hour certified Vinyasa teacher and also completed her Kids Yoga Teacher Training with Karma Kids Yoga in NYC. While initially drawn to the physical benefits of the practice, she quickly realized the importance of exercising the mind with the body. Jessica’s adult teaching style embraces the physical, emotional, and spiritual components of yoga that are attainable for beginners to advanced yogis. In her class you can expect a well-balanced sequence, guided meditation, strong hands-on assists, great music, and an overall sense of calmness. She strives to deliver an emotionally stimulating, thought provoking, and physically challenging class so that her students leave feeling replenished in the mind, body, and soul.

When she’s not teaching yoga, Jessica works as an elementary school teacher and understands the importance of finding inner peace and stillness in chaotic and unpredictable situations. Her goal in teaching kids yoga is to expand opportunities for children to grow and learn yoga in a fun and nurturing environment. Her experience teaching children blended with her passion for yoga creates classes that inspire confidence, relax the body and spark the imagination. Jessica is compassionate about healing her students through the gift of yoga as it has helped to heal her. She is eternally grateful to her beautiful teacher and mentor Erica Stanzione.

Jessica Bush

Jessica began practicing yoga in 2001 while living in New Mexico. When she moved to New Jersey in 2002, she walked into a local yoga studio and had the most wonderful feeling of being home. She started to practice more frequently and intently, spending as much time as she could at the studio, even working the front desk while attending graduate school. With the encouragement of one of her teachers, Jessica took a teacher training with David Swenson and began teaching Ashtanga yoga in 2004.

In 2006, she completed a 200 hour training at the Yoga and Healing Center (in Scotch Plains, NJ) and has been teaching ever since.

Jessica's teaching style is rooted in the Ashtanga tradition and incorporates vinyasa flows that build to a particular pose or focus. She strives to create a class that challenges each student yet allows for success no matter what the experience level.

Jessica's yoga practice carries her through every aspect of life helping to keep her strong, healthy, centered and grounded and she finds that it has been a great source of joy to be able to share these incredible benefits with others.

In addition to teaching yoga, and her role as mother of two, Jessica holds an M.S.Ed in Museum Education and spent over a decade working for The New Jersey Historical Society and Ellis Island.

Josh Ehlin

Josh started his yoga journey when his wife asked him to come to a hot yoga class, saying “You’ll love it.”  With some trepidation, he attended his first class.  He was instantly hooked, from the moment he started the class in a peaceful Savasana, a powerful flow, and ending in a sweet and sweaty Savasana.   Loving how yoga made him feel, both on and off the mat, he wanted to be able to share his heart for yoga by teaching.  Josh took his 200 hour YTT certification with Ben Wisch.  With the support of his family, friends, and classmates he finished his training, diving right in to sharing the gift of yoga throughout the community. Josh leads a powerful flow with emphasis on the developing a strong foundation and core strength. 

 

Leslie Moscou Corren

Leslie’s yoga journey began over a decade ago. When she first stepped on the mat, she had no idea how transformative the journey would be. She completed her first 200-hour teacher training at Strala Yoga in NYC. She did an additional 200-hour teacher training at hOMe Yoga in Mahwah, NJ. Most recently, she completed her 500-hour with Jody Domerstad in Lyndhurst, NJ. 

Leslie’s classes focus on strength and grace while working with the breath and quieting the mind. She seeks to unite the body, mind and soul in each class. Leslie teaches an energetic and inspiring Vinyasa flow from the heart and  loves to weave the yoga philosophy throughout the class.

Leslie credits yoga for helping to transform her life. She is passionate about sharing the teachings and benefits of yoga. She strongly believes that yoga is a metaphor for life and once you commit to a dedicated practice, it has the ability to help transform us to the highest version of ourselves.

Always a student, Leslie has also studied Reiki and World Religions and Philosophies and became ordained as an Interfaith Minister in 2008. Leslie is incredibly grateful for all she has learned from her teachers along the way, and has so much love and gratitude for her family’s love, support and patience.

Rachel Jo Prosnitz

Rachel has always believed in healing through movement. Growing up as a competitive figure skater and ballerina, Rachel found movement to be the outlet she needed to express everything she felt-and she has always felt so deeply. Through Yoga Rachel found the beauty and the blessing of intuitive and mindful movement, and her life has been forever changed.

 

Rachel's classes focus on strengthening and stretching the body as well as the mind to find, nurture and embrace the power we all have inside of us.

 

Rachel loves that she has the ability to share her passion and love for yoga with each and every one of her students. It is so beautiful to be a part of people breaking open, learning about themselves and participating in this very sacred and profound act of self care.

Rachel Vassak

Rachel finds that yoga is a powerful tool to tackle daily stresses and transitions in life. After developing her practice at a handful of studios in New York City, Rachel completed her yoga teacher training (RYT 200) in 2009 with Jhon Tamayo at Atmananda Yoga Sequence in New York City. She has continued studying and recently completed her Restorative Level 1 certification at Laughing Lotus Yoga Studio in New York City.

In addition to her yoga study/teaching, Rachel has a BA in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA in Marketing from Columbia University. She spent over 10 years in the corporate world before deciding to follow her passion and become owner and director of Flow Yoga Studio.

She primarily teaches Vinyasa flow with an emphasis on alignment, linking breath to movement, and gracefully transitioning between asanas. Her classes are both playful and challenging - tailored for all levels.

Rachel now lives in Ridgewood, New Jersey, with her husband and three energetic, yoga-loving daughters.