Om Sweet Om Yoga
12 Irma Avenue
Port Washington, NY 11050
516.944.9642
www.omsweetomyoga.com

Foundation and FUNdamentals


This class is taught by:

Lauren Petricca

Lauren Petricca is a 500 hour registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance. She completed her 200 hour training at Om Sweet Om Yoga with Gail Grossman and Lisa Bondy in 2009 and then completed her 300 hour training with Laurie Ahlemann at L.I. Yoga School in 2012. Lauren also studies regularly with Jean Aronoff. But the learning doesn’t stop there. She enjoys being a student as much as she enjoys teaching. Yoga has made such a positive difference in her life with more peacefulness, clarity and deeper connection to others as well as physical well being. Her continued studying of the physical practice and yoga philosophy will continue to help her live her yoga each and every day. Lauren feels so blessed to have been gifted with such knowledgeable and generous teachers that she can only hope to pay it forward by sharing her love for yoga through her teaching.

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. 

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. 

 

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.

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.

Roopali Gupta

Roopali (RYT-200, RCYT, Licensed Yoga for the Special Child® Practitioner) began her journey practicing and studying yoga at the tender age of 7 as part of a Sunday Vishwa Hindu Parishad Bal Vihar program for youth in Southern California. She continued her yoga path at UC Berkeley, taking many courses in South Asian philosophy and literature while earning her B.A in Economics in 1999. While visiting India, during the winter before her graduation, she had the opportunity to visit many temples and Ashrams of Southern India including Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Pondicherry and the Vedic Tirumala Sri Venkateswara Temple in Tirupati further deepening her philosophic and spiritual understanding of the Vedic roots of yoga.
In 2000 she moved to New York to pursue a career in Finance at a top tier Investment Bank. She found herself on a path away from her Vedic roots. After nearly a decade of enduring the long hours, stresses and excesses of Wall Street she retired to be a stay-at-home mom. During that period of rest she found her way back to her practice and study of yoga. She found her second home at Om Sweet Om Yoga. In 2014 Roopali trained to be a yoga teacher at Om Sweet Om earning her RYT- 200 certification. As a mother of 2 young boys she wanted to bring yoga to them and their peer group. In January 2015 she completed YogaKids Foundations training with Gail Grossman at Om Sweet Om as well. In the spring of 2015 she was certified in Restorative yoga also under the expert tutelage of Gail Grossman. She was drawn to work with developmentally challenged and special needs students. She trained with master teacher Sonia Sumar (founder and director of Yoga for the Special Child®) to enable her to bring yoga therapy to those with special needs (ADD, ADHD, Autism Spectrum, developmentally delayed, Downs Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy) and physically challenged children and adults.
Her classes range from peaceful and relaxing (restorative) to energetic, sweat-inducing vinyasa flows, and educational playful kids yoga and therapeutic Special Needs Yoga.
She infuses her passion for yoga asana as well as philosophy in every class and each posture. Her gentle and encouraging cues with particular emphasis on the breath, and playfulness make each pose truly enjoyable.

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.
for students with little or no yoga experience.

Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Feb 27 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm with Lauren Petricca
  • Tue Feb 28 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Grace Frisone
  • Tue Feb 28 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Thalia Gavriel
  • Wed Mar 01 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Kathleen Katzmann
  • Fri Mar 03 9:45 am - 11:00 am with Jen Scott
  • Sat Mar 04 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Mary Joyce
  • Sun Mar 05 10:15 am - 11:30 am with Laura Caldari
  • Mon Mar 06 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm with Lauren Petricca
  • Tue Mar 07 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Grace Frisone
  • Tue Mar 07 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Thalia Gavriel
  • Wed Mar 08 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Roopali Gupta
  • Fri Mar 10 9:45 am - 11:00 am with Jen Scott
  • Sat Mar 11 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Mary Joyce
  • Sun Mar 12 10:15 am - 11:30 am with Laura Caldari
  • Mon Mar 13 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm with Yumi Shin-Sedgwick
  • Tue Mar 14 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Yumi Shin-Sedgwick
  • Tue Mar 14 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Yumi Shin-Sedgwick
  • Wed Mar 15 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Roopali Gupta
  • Fri Mar 17 9:45 am - 11:00 am with Jen Scott
  • Sat Mar 18 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Mary Joyce