HOW THE FLY SQUAD GOT STARTED... 

Jodi was introduced to aerial arts as a little girl watching circus after circus. It wasn't until she was on a yoga & hooping retreat she got her hands on an aerial hammock. Something extraordinary happened in that moment.  Years of exploration on the hammock, she went on to take many aerial trainings. Noticing there was something missing, Jodi saw the need to create  Fly & Release Aerial Yoga Training. Without a doubt,  yoga was the catalyst to aerial arts finding her.

 
 
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SHAUNA

Shauna is a devoted yoga teacher, world traveler & a full-time nanny, who has been immersed in the journey of self-exploration through yoga since 2011. After finishing her first 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training with Younique Yoga, she has continued to deepen her Yoga practice and expand the scope of her studies with Fly & Release Aerial Yoga Teacher Training in beautiful Costa Rica. Shauna is commited to sharing the practice of yoga by helping others' find ones true self. She is dedicated to making her students feel comfortable and at home through breath & movement. The essence of Shauna's teaching is to help guide your physical & mental practice above and beyond what you may have ever dreamed possible. Come experience yoga as a beautiful way to celebrate life and to embrace the spirit which manifests within.


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MARLENA

Founder of Skin & Grace , Marlena McGee became aware of her skin at an early age.  Like many teenagers, Marlena suffered from breakouts.  Marlena’s love of beauty, both inside and out, began during here first facial in Brooklyn, NY, with the scent of Decleor’s Ylang Ylang, now the symbol of her own skin venture.

With over a decade of experience, Marlena now is able to bring her passion for beauty to her own endeavor, Skin & Grace.  Combining her expertise in facial treatments, massage, yoga, and holistic healing, Marlena focuses on restoring her clients’ radiance from the outside in and inside out.  Her passionate approach to customized skincare using all-natural products and essential oils provides her clients with long-lasting results in a restorative environment.

Skin & Grace was founded upon gifting the feeling of empowerment, the same feeling Marlena witnessed as a young girl and then experienced as a teenager.  Marlena now brings that feeling to her clients, unveiling the confidence and beauty that’s within us all.


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SAL

Salvatore began Energy card readings as a way to center himself  and communicate with his own energies and subconscious. Soon after completing his Reiki III certification in 2013 he started using his gifts on other people to help guide them on their path. Tarot cards  and Oracle cards are his tool of choice to answer questions about love, money, and future goals. He thinks of himself more as an “energy translator” than a psychic. After Learning to control his gift, Sal can now use his gifts to see, feel, and communicate with energies that are there to guide you on your path. Personal readings can offer the words of guidance that your subconscious already knows.

 
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chef MIN

As a culinary marketing and production consultant, Chef Min enjoys working with culinary, retail, wellness, and hospitality brands with diverse product lines and progressive core values. She is a veteran of the NYC restaurant industry, and was Whole Foods Market's NYC Culinary Center Director from 2010 to 2015. Prior to her years with Whole Foods, she worked as a community nutrition and public health educator, food stylist, and recipe developer, in addition to being the managing editor and food columnist for Seattle newsweekly The Stranger. (Her works from The Stranger were featured in the national anthologies Best Food Writing 2003 and Best Food Writing 2004.) She holds a master's degree in Food Studies from New York University. 

Favorite Food: artichokes, any which way!

Favorite Wine: Oregon pinot noir

Favorite Food City: New Orleans, Louisiana

Favorite Yoga Pose: toss-up between pigeon and dolphin, depending on the day

JODI

Jodi, 500 YTT, 500+ AYTT, shares her love of aerial yoga, yoga and hooping through classes, workshops, trainings and retreats. She is a visionary and active proponent of whole hearted living. Her classes combine creative sequencing, a spirit of playfulness, and a dose of inspiration to help you deepen your practice. She seeks to help others thrive in life by nurturing their mind, body and soul with the art of movement.


AMANDA

Amanda Feinstein is an E-RYT200 certified Yoga Instructor based out of Asbury Park, NJ.  She currently manages three successful yoga studios in the area called Younique Yoga.  Amanda runs the Younique Yoga Teacher Training program and has certified over 100 instructors to date.  She teaches many studio classes and private lessons each week and puts heart and positive energy into each session using creative sequences and fun playlists. Amanda believes that yoga should always leave you feeling confident and uplifted which is why she encourages students to express themselves freely without judgment or expectation.


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JENNIFER

Mettamade was born when Jennifer Hansen a certified RYT200 yoga instructor felt the need to spread more good in the world and have a hellagood time doing it. The word “metta” is a palli word meaning a sincere wish for the welfare & genuine happiness of all beings. 

Mettamade is hosting pop-up yoga events all over New Jersey. We are excited to be bringing fun yoga classes that take place in unique spaces with the social experience of bringing the yoga community together

Go with Metta: 

May you be happy. 

May you be healthy. 

May you live with ease.


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Mark

Mark is passionate about massage therapy and believes that massage creates a balance of mind, body and spirit. In his sessions, he focuses on relieving the body of tension and stress. His motto is “just give me an hour”. In one hour you will feel more like yourself again. He believes that massage therapy should be a part of everyone’s overall wellbeing plan. After all, touch is a basic human need. Not a luxury.

Mark is a 2008 graduate of the Cortiva Institute Somerset School of Massage Therapy and a professional member of the American Massage Therapy Association.  After graduation, he was invited back to join the teaching faculty at Cortiva as a hands-on massage instructor, working directly with students. He brings 10 years of experience into his practice as a Licensed Massage Therapist, proficient in Swedish Massage, Myofascial Release, Sports Massage, Neuromuscular Therapy, Pre-natal Massage, Reflexology, and Active-isolated Stretching.  He is dedicated to excellence in professionalism and continues to expand his expertise with quality hands-on training and continuing education programs.

Mark is certified in CPR, First Aid, AED and is insured by the AMTA (American Massage Therapy Association)

         “I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”   -- Maya Angelou