Om Sweet Om Yoga
12 Irma Avenue
Port Washington, NY 11050
516.944.YOGA
www.omsweetomyoga.com

Foundation and FUNdamentals


This class is taught by:

Yumi Shin-Sedgwick

In 2011, After a major life transition of from being a Private Equity workaholic from Seoul Korea to stay-home mom in New York, Yumi came to yoga as a means of finding balance. Since Yumi embraced yoga, her practice evolved into more than just personal care, but also a passion and love of sharing the magical power of yoga.
Yumi truly believes that yoga is for everyone, from the raw vegan to the BBQ enthusiast. She admits that she is a carnivorous, wine and cheese lover, you won’t hear much Sanskrit in her class, and she will totally forgive you if you don’t know your asana from your elbow.
Yumi gets excited when she meets brand new yogis in her class and loves being a beginner’s first door step into a yoga wonderland. As a perpetual student of yoga, Yumi is eternally grateful that yoga has been a centering force in her life and to her amazing husband for his support with a deep love.
Yumi is certified to teach Vinyasa style yoga, Kids yoga foundation, Yoga for Children with special needs and Restorative yoga. Yumi teaches alignment-based vinyasa yoga and restorative yoga at Om Sweet Om Yoga, Long Island, NY.

Grace Frisone

I received my 200 Hour Teacher Certification from Long Island Yoga School with Laurie Ahlemann and Jennie Wilson in May 2014. I am currently working on completing my 500 Hour Certification with Long Island Yoga School. I earned a YogaKids Foundations Certification from Gail Grossman in October 2014. I received my Restorative Teacher Certification from Gail Grossman in January 2015. And in September 2015 I earned my Reiki Initiation Certification from Reiki Master Laurie Ahlemann. 

Laura Caldari

Laura began her yoga practice in NYC in 1995 and has been a Certified Yoga Teacher since 2008. She is the mother of two teenage boys and a 2X breast cancer survivor. Her classes are welcoming, considerate, warm environments where she focuses on self acceptance, breathing and proper alignment. Laura encourages her students to take the flexibility and awareness they gain on their yoga mats out into their everyday lives.

Mary Joyce

Mary, one day, decided to take a yoga class because she was looking for a more therapeutic way to strengthen and stretch her body; after her first class she was immediately hooked. Mary truly loves the sense of peace and physical challenge she feels after each time she walks off mat. Being that she is a special education literacy coach by day, Mary made the decision to deepen her yoga practice and become a yoga teacher by taking a 200-hour Yoga Alliance teacher certification at Om Sweet Om, which in turn transformed her entire life. Mary loves to share her knowledge of yoga with her students by creating a safe, friendly, and encouraging environment. Her goal is to break down poses so her students gain a deeper understanding and full benefit of each pose. Mary is beyond excited to share her joy of yoga with all her students, new and old.

Elena Box

Elena began her yoga journey with Om Sweet Om at the age of 19. At the time she was studying for a BFA in Acting at SUNY Fredonia. Her studies included movement and voice training from the Linklater technique as well as commedia del’arte and stage combat.
After graduation in 2011, she took her yoga teacher training at Om Sweet Om and began teaching there after. Om has truly been her “home” for quite a while now!
Following the terminal brain cancer diagnosis of her father in 2012, she travelled to the amazon to study Peruvian shamanism with the Shipibo tribe. It was this knowledge that helped ground her during the challenging times of coping with grief and loss.
When her father passed in 2016 her yogic path lead her to Australia and Bali to study indigenous wisdom and ancient Balinese healing with Agus Sihman. She practiced yoga passionately at Radiantly Alive in Ubud, while getting trained in Reiki with Devi Ma of Divine Light Healing.
Most recently she studied Kundalini yoga extensively in Los Angeles at Rama Institute with Guru Jagat.
In 2017 Elena felt pulled to round out these profound teachings and became a certified death doula with Olivia Bareham of Sacred Crossings.
Now she proudly calls herself: casual lady shaman, yoga teacher, and conscious comedienne.
Above all, she is happy to be here in service to our great community.
As a yoga teacher, Elena draws from many lineages and practices from all over the globe. To her, yoga is all a play of breath, and a vehicle for expanded awareness and freedom of expression through form. A divinely playful meditation in motion.
When coming to her classes, you can expect to feel held in a ceremonial-like sacred space. She encourages the releasing of breath through voice, and the flowing of your poses in a way that feels best for you. Releasing all expectations of what a yoga pose ‘should be’ and providing a space for you to explore how the poses feel in your body.
Her Open level classes are Vinyasa flow, while incorporating gentle stretching and intuitive movement. Playlists vary from tribal beats, to gentle contemporary, inspiring cinematic –like soundtracks, or even West African music. A feast for the ears is in store for you!
In Restorative she offers her style of hands on shamanic energy healing while you melt into the easeof your relaxing practice. Touch is always offered as an option, not a requirement to receive. Boundaries are key.
Candle light yoga on Friday nights is like a luscious romantic date with yourself. Flickering firelight, sensuous and playful flow, rounded out with a few restorative poses.

Jen Scott

Jennifer Scott has a masters degree in art and teaches art at Nassau community college. It was her art the lead her to yoga. On an artist retreat in Vermont, tired and frustrated jennifer took a yoga class down the road. Immediately she connected to the practice not only on a physical level but an emotional and spiritual level. When she got back home she needed to find a place to practice what she discovered. Om sweet Om had just opened its doors and the rest is history. Jennifer is an 200 E-RYT and has just finished her 500 hr certification Her concentration has been in alignment yoga which she uses when she teaches her vinyasa classes. Jennifer loves sharing and teaching what she loves the most, art and YOGA. 

 

for students with little or no yoga experience.

Upcoming classes:

  • Sun Oct 21 10:15 am - 11:30 am with Reilly Barfield
  • Mon Oct 22 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm with Yumi Shin-Sedgwick
  • Tue Oct 23 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Grace Frisone
  • Tue Oct 23 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Yumi Shin-Sedgwick
  • Wed Oct 24 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Laura Caldari
  • Thu Oct 25 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Christine Kelly
  • Thu Oct 25 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Mary Joyce
  • Fri Oct 26 9:45 am - 11:00 am with Christine Kelly
  • Sat Oct 27 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Elena Box
  • Sun Oct 28 10:15 am - 11:30 am with Laura Caldari
  • Mon Oct 29 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm with Yumi Shin-Sedgwick
  • Tue Oct 30 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Grace Frisone
  • Tue Oct 30 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Yumi Shin-Sedgwick
  • Wed Oct 31 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Laura Caldari
  • Thu Nov 01 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Christine Kelly
  • Thu Nov 01 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Mary Joyce
  • Fri Nov 02 9:45 am - 11:00 am with Jen Scott
  • Sat Nov 03 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Mary Joyce
  • Sun Nov 04 10:15 am - 11:30 am with Laura Caldari
  • Mon Nov 05 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm with Yumi Shin-Sedgwick