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:

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.

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.

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. 

Rebecca Scaramucci

Rebecca began practicing yoga at Om Sweet Om in 2007. After the passing of her mom, yoga became a great source of healing and positive thinking. With a new appreciation for her practice Rebecca wanted to deepen her knowledge of everything yoga has to offer. She received her Yoga Alliance 200-Hour RYT at Om Sweet Om and her YogaKids Foundations Training certification with Gail Grossman. She can be found teaching adult Open Vinyasa flow, Foundations, and Candlelight yoga. With her children away at school, she is grateful to have the opportunity to lead playful mommy and me classes encouraging a lifetime of health and wellness to the very youngest yogis. Rebecca also works with special interest groups such as senior citizens, girl scouts and athletic teens. Whether working with the very young or just young at heart Rebecca desires to share a sense of peace, love and strength to all her students.

Roopali Gupta

Roopali (ERYT-200, RCYT, YACEP, Licensed Yoga for the Special Child® Practitioner) Co-Owner of Om Sweet Om Yoga, 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.

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:

  • Sat Aug 18 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Mary Joyce
  • Sun Aug 19 10:15 am - 11:30 am with Laura Caldari
  • Mon Aug 20 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm with Elena Box
  • Tue Aug 21 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Grace Frisone
  • Tue Aug 21 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Rebecca Scaramucci
  • Wed Aug 22 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Grace Frisone
  • Thu Aug 23 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Christine Kelly
  • Thu Aug 23 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Laura Caldari
  • Fri Aug 24 9:45 am - 11:00 am with Jane Toy
  • Sat Aug 25 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Elena Box
  • Sun Aug 26 10:15 am - 11:30 am with Laura Caldari
  • Mon Aug 27 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm with Elena Box
  • Tue Aug 28 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Grace Frisone
  • Tue Aug 28 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Karolina Baker
  • Wed Aug 29 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Roopali Gupta
  • Thu Aug 30 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Christine Kelly
  • Thu Aug 30 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Grace Frisone
  • Fri Aug 31 9:45 am - 11:00 am with Jen Scott
  • Sat Sep 01 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Karolina Baker
  • Sun Sep 02 10:15 am - 11:30 am with Laura Caldari