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

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This class is taught by:

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.

Beth Lipset

Yoga first came into Beth Lipset's life from her then 2 year old daughter, who was enrolled in preschool and participated in yoga as an activity. She loved how flexible and focused her daughter was becoming and wanted to join in on the fun. She began practicing yoga at Om Sweet Om in 2003, the year the studio first opened. While yoga was initially a difficult thing to schedule into her calendar, it quickly became an element of her daily routine as her desire and need to practice increased.
In 2008, life events escalated her practice of yoga into Beth's "off the mat" life when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Yoga not only allowed her to regain her strength and flexibility after several surgeries, but allowed her to find the strength in her mind and focus on her outlook on life.
Wanting to share and give back all that yoga did for her, she enrolled in the yoga TT at OSO.
She became a Yoga Alliance RYT 200 teacher, and a YogaKids instructor, in the summer of 2011.
She loves to integrate many modern music styles within her classes and it is not uncommon to hear the Grateful Dead, The Beatles, Luther Vandross, Train or Little Feat in one session.
Beth's Mantra: "have peace in your thoughts, have peace in your words, have peace in your heart."

 

Gail Grossman

Gail just can't keep her good fortunes to herself. When she discovered yoga, she immediately knew she had to share it with others. Gail opened Om Sweet Om Yoga in 2004, which has been a dream come true, as she has been able to bring this practice to so many wonderful people, both young and old(er). Her students describe her as very nurturing teacher who can quietly touch every muscle in their physical and emotional body, which leaves them feeling relaxed, grounded and happy. Gail was certified by YogaKids in 2000, and has since become a trainer for YogaKids, teaching other adults how to teach yoga to children. In 2001 she received her certification from BeYoga with Alan Finger. She received her 500 hour certification from YogaBloom with Cora Wen in 2013. She has continued to feed her ever-curious soul by continuing her training with other remarkable teachers, such as Shiva Rea, Brian Kest, Erich Schiffman, Kofi Busia, Leslie Kaminoff and Judith Hanson Lasater. Ultimately, Gail is guided by her inner-teacher, the truest voice she will ever know. Through her yoga, she encourages her students to tap into their own wellspring of truth and peace. In 2014 Gail's first book was published. Restorative Yoga for Life is a book she hopes will help many people that she cannot help in person.  
Though Om Sweet Om is her baby, she is being called to spread her wings a little further. You can visit her personal website at http://www.gailgrossmanyoga.com

Elva Prohens

Elva began practicing in 2006. She fell in love with the practice right from the very first class. She was at first drawn to the physical benefits of the practice; she became stronger and more flexible. But it was the mental benefits that kept her coming back. After leaving her corporate job she decided to embark in the yoga teacher training at OSO where she obtained her 200-hour yoga certification. Elva is also Yogakids foundation trained because she believes that yoga is a wonderful tool to help spread kindness and empower children to live happy, healthy lifestyles.

Lauren P 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.

Deborah Corsitto

Deborah Corsitto fell deeply in love with the practice of yoga in 2004, following the birth of her third child, and fell deeply in love with teaching yoga in 2009, when enrolled in Om Sweet Om’s 200-hour teacher training program. Since then, Deborah has maintained a consistent, near-daily practice in the Ashtanga yoga tradition while continuing to teach, study and enjoy the benefits of restorative and vinyasa styles of practice.
Deborah is currently pursuing her 500-hour teaching certification with Cora Wen of Yoga Bloom with an emphasis on yoga therapeutics and has recently completed an intensive 40-hour training in the primary series of Ashtanga yoga with yogi master David Swenson.
Deborah offers challenging yet nurturing flow classes, where students are invited to explore perceived limits, both physically and mentally, and safely move past them. Students credit her lighthearted, unpressured approach and gentle encouragement with making her classes fun, empowering and uplifting, steeped in tradition, but sweetened with fun. She is forever grateful to her primary teachers, Lisa Bondy, Gail Grossman and Sara Intonato, and most profoundly thankful for the life, legacy and teachings of her guru, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois.

 

Steph Danias

Stephanie is a registered yoga teacher (RYT). Stephanie had taken her first yoga class with her mom and enjoyed the benefits of the breathing techniques and movement. Stephanie was inspired by the inner connection between mind, body and spirit and motivated to teach others. Stephanie began her training 2004 with a Yoga Fit Certification. Stephanie received her teaching certification in 2006 with the Sonic Yoga 200 hour Vinyasa Yoga Teacher training, and is registered with Yoga Alliance. She also completed Yoga Kids training with Gail Grossman. Recently, she completed advanced training in Pre-Natal yoga with Suzanne Cardinal’s Into This World Teacher training. Stephanie enjoys doing yoga birthday parties for kids. Stephanie also teaches yoga to seniors. Stephanie shares her energies and inspirations with her students. She is thankful for her teachers and their continuous inspiration to learn and teach. Stephanie is a certified Spin Instructor and personal trainer since 1999. Stephanie has worked in Fertility for twelve years. She holds a Master’s degree and Bachelor’s degree in Biology.

Stacey Kelly

Stacey Kelly’s life philosophy involves taking care of herself and others in mind, body, and soul. She is a Holistic Health Coach as well as a 2014 Om Sweet Om trained 200 Hour R.Y.T. and is dedicated to empowering people through healthy lifestyle choices to live their best life. After a diagnosis of cancer in 1998 Stacey re-evaluated her lifestyle and made some pretty big changes. Cleaning up her diet and finding ways to manage stress were paramount to her recovery and continue to be the cornerstone of her daily life. “Practicing” yoga is something Stacey does on and off the mat and she encourages her students to find ways to “live their yoga.” She teaches a vinyasa based class with a focus on alignment and meeting the student where they are. First time students will always find themselves very comfortable in Stacey’s classes even if it is at a more advanced level. She is also completing her Foundations Training Certification from YogaKids in January 2016 with Gail Grossman. Om Sweet Om has become a second home for her and she is forever grateful to Gail for creating such a wonderful place of peace.

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. 

 

Lenora Gim

You have to learn to play before you learn to flow... Lenora Gim teaches yoga to both adults and children through her unique and warm approach to the mat.
An avid yogi who has been practicing consistently for over fifteen years, she completed her 200-hour Yoga Alliance teacher certification at Om Sweet Om in Port Washington.
In addition to her more traditional adult vinyasa training, Lenora received her Foundations Training certification from YogaKids with Gail Grossman.
With a teaching style that's both down to earth and intuitive, she incorporates proper alignment and mind-body awareness into creative and spirited sequences that allow yogis of all ages, shapes and sizes to explore their bodies through the never-ending adventure of yoga both on and off the mat.
She currently teaches classes at Om Sweet Om, The Training Station, Friends Together Nursery, and the Port Washington Children's Center.
Although at times she misses Brooklyn, especially mass transit, Lenora has found a home in Port Washington with Gail and the Om Sweet Om community. She is truly honored to be part of this special sangha.
“Learning is movement from moment to moment.” ~ Krishnamurti
 

Sue O'connell

Sue O'Connells' introduction to yoga came working at Gurneys Inn and Spa in the 80's after graduating college as a physical education teacher. The seed was planted and years of teacher trainings/workshops have followed allowing her to create her own alignment inspired yoga class. Sue stresses proper positioning will allow the student to receive maximum benefits while breathing freely because the body feels "safe" in the pose.
Sue's respect for student's individual emotional and physical needs allows for use of props. The student feels supported and is able to create their pose to "fit" the alignment to their specific body type and physical needs. Going deeper isn't always the best adjustment to release congested joints and tight muscles!
Sue lives in Sag Harbor on the weekends and continues her alignment studies with master teacher Rodney Yee. Her philosophy is simple and is emphasized in all her classes: "a successful yoga practice at any level creates easeful movement without force". Practicing yoga with this simplicity is not easy yet suppleness and strength can be attained thru this simple philosophy.

Sarah G. Goldblatt

I always like to remember my first yoga experience - a Bikram class in NYC. I was nervous and insecure as I looked around the room which was filled with dancers who could contort their bodies like acrobats. I suddenly wondered why I had never stretched during my entire childhood, especially the years I played competitive field hockey. I felt stiff and out of place. A simple forward bend was a challenge for me; I could barely reach beyond my knees. And the thought of breathing exercises or meditation made me feel completely out of sorts. I was amazed how after only a few months of consistent yoga, I had gained both tremendous flexibility through practicing asanas and a deep sense of calm from incorporating simple breath work. I recall one occasion when a fellow yogi asked me if my background was in dance. I chuckled as I eagerly shared my story. For me, yoga has provided a tangible experience of possibility in all areas of life. On the mat, we catch a glimpse of our deepest self, our strengths and weaknesses, as we challenge ourselves and experience growth, all in the process of integrating mind body and spirit.
As a dedicated yogi for over 18 years, I am committed to teaching yoga as a complete spiritual science - enriching others through the 8 limbs tradition of yoga. My classes, which offer a strong focus on core strength and alignment, are always rooted in the idea of developing awareness in my students. During class I guide students through the process of self inquiry - encouraging them to make deep personal connections as they become the ultimate observers both in class and in daily living.
I completed both my 200 and 500 hour teacher training at Om Sweet Om (Thank you Gail for being an inspiring role model). In my spare time, I love to travel, especially to India to study with my teacher His Holiness Paramahamsa Nithyananda Swamiji. Having a connection with guru has added a deeply devotional and spiritual aspect to my life. Being able to fully trust that life always supports, I have gratefully experienced pure joy - an inner happiness that just is, and is not based on any external factors. The truth about life is that we are all divine, loving and compassionate beings. To be able to share this understanding about life with others is truly a blessing.

 

Gina Rice

I started yoga late in life. In the 80's and 90's I was into aerobics! I heard about yoga but decided it was too "Easy" and I would do it when I was "Old". How wrong could I have been?! My body, mind and spirit became impassioned by the movement, the breathing and the stillness. I decided I would become a teacher after my first class! I had worn many hats in my life...Advertising exec, mother, actor, salesperson, out of work actor with the kids away. It made sense. 
 
I went to yoga 5 days a week for a year and then I started to convince Gail to do a teacher training at OM. It worked! I was in the first class and it was truly an inspiring soul stirring experience. So I hit the ground running and have loved every class I have taught over the past 6 years. I never stop enriching my life studying the endless philosophy yoga offers. 
I also learn from my students. They never cease to amaze me and the joy they offer me warms my hear. Let me end by saying I LOVE YOGA! and every time I leave OM SWEET OM I am grinning.. every time!!

Erica Fazzari

I am so thankful for Om Sweet Om for so many things… for giving my yoga practice a home once moving out to the suburbs (almost 10 years ago), for supporting and carrying me through my first yoga Teacher Training, for introducing me to my teachers Gail and Jean, and for honoring me with Teacher of the Month.
I truly love teaching yoga and sharing my practice with my students. We have tons of fun and flow while still maintaining the integrity of our breath and our most beautiful postures. We lead with our heart centers (both on and off our mats).
I found yoga 15 years ago while recovering from a life-changing automobile accident and am forever grateful for all it’s healing benefits.
This class is for experienced beginners who wish to take their practice to the next level. Vinyasa Flow level one classes include the basics of a flow class, which is a dynamic practice that focuses on combining movement with breath control - an energizing and invigorating yogic experience.
 
This class is appropriate for all levels of yoga students who have some experience with yoga. The instructor will offer modifications for newer students as well as more challenging poses for advanced students. (not recommended for pure beginners)

Upcoming classes:

  • Thu Apr 27 6:30 am - 7:30 am with Rebecca Scaramucci
  • Thu Apr 27 8:15 am - 9:15 am with Beth Lipset
  • Thu Apr 27 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Gail Grossman
  • Thu Apr 27 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Elva Prohens
  • Thu Apr 27 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm with Lauren P Petricca
  • Fri Apr 28 8:15 am - 9:15 am with Yin Mei
  • Fri Apr 28 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Deborah Corsitto
  • Sat Apr 29 7:30 am - 8:45 am with Steph Danias
  • Sat Apr 29 8:30 am - 10:00 am with Stacey Kelly
  • Sat Apr 29 11:45 am - 1:15 pm with Elva Prohens
  • Sun Apr 30 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Jen Scott
  • Sun Apr 30 11:45 am - 1:00 pm with Lenora Gim
  • Mon May 01 8:00 am - 9:15 am with Sue O'connell
  • Mon May 01 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Sarah G. Goldblatt
  • Mon May 01 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm with Lenora Gim
  • Mon May 01 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm with Gina Rice
  • Tue May 02 6:30 am - 7:30 am with Rebecca Scaramucci
  • Tue May 02 8:15 am - 9:15 am with Beth Lipset
  • Tue May 02 9:45 am - 10:45 am with Erica Fazzari
  • Tue May 02 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Elva Prohens