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Alumni Ambassador Alex Obe

P.T.S. Health and Fitness

Alex has been involved in some form athletics for as long as he can remember, “It’s simply a part of my DNA” he says. He believes many people do not recognize the inner strength they possess and often asks them to give more than they realized they were capable of doing during their sessions with him. As the owner of P.T.S. Health and Fitness, Alex has cultivated a culture of “doing just a little bit more” not only within his staff but his clientele as well. There is a saying that in life, nothing worth having can be had without sacrifice. For Alex, the same holds true with fitness. “Every day we must make choices that can either maintain or derail us on our lifelong journey of achieving fitness; whatever that may be for each of us.” Whether we choose to sleep in... Read the profile >>

Alumni Ambassador Gina McLaughlin

Princeton Center Yoga and Health

Gina has always believed in living a healthy lifestyle and was naturally drawn to the health and fitness world out of school. For years she ran health clubs and was a personal trainer. Gina has been teaching yoga in the Princeton area for more than 14 years. She has studied at the Sivananda Ashram and Kripalu and has also studied with Baron Baptiste, Rodney Yee, and Shiva Rea. Gina teaches hot yoga, power yoga and vinyasa flow. Her classes are physically challenging with an emphasis on honoring one’s self without judgment. Her greatest joy is hearing from her students how the yoga class has enriched their lives. Gina is a Nationally Certified Massage Therapist with her own practice in Kingston N.J. When she is not taking or teaching a class, she is tending to the sore muscles of her... Read the profile >>

Alumni Ambassador Linda Domino

Gratitude Yoga

Linda is passionate about yoga and a dedicated yoga practioner and teacher. She strives to create a sense of community in her classes where students feel comfortable, make connections, and create wellness inside and out. Linda started practicing yoga over 10 years ago¸ seeking to balance her busy life of work and caring for her two young children. She believes that yoga spurred a change in her life and the way she viewed and cared for her body, and that inspired her to share the practice with others. Linda has worked with students of all ages and abilities in group classes, private sessions and special events. She weaves together elements of her training in Core Strength Vinyasa, Anusara, and Iyengar yoga into her classes along with inspirations, challenge and fun. She loves to... Read the profile >>

Alumni Ambassador Mecquel

Gratitude, Firefly Yoga & Can Do Fitness Clubs

Mecquel is a practitioner and dancer who has been teaching yoga and movement in the Princeton area since 2002. With her degree in Psychology and years of work as a behavioral therapist and personal trainer, Mecquel addresses aspects of the whole person, body and mind, in yoga practice and movement. Rooted in Ashtanga, Iyengar, Jivamukti, Saraswati and Bhakti traditions, and influenced by the study of modern dance and improvisational techniques, Mecquel seeks to train the body and mind for freedom in movement which comes from strength, range of motion and awareness In addition to movement, she teaches meditation and mantra practices. Having completed her training with Kirin Mishra (Parvathi Nanda Nath Saraswati), Mecquel has spent time studying with David Swenson, and Jai Uttal among... Read the profile >>

Alumni Ambassador Nancy McCorry

CanDo Fitness Club / Yoga M.A.T.T.

After welcoming her second daughter in 1999, Nancy left her career in corporate America to follow her love for teaching and fitness. She became a Certified Personal Trainer with the American Council on Exercise (ACE), and shortly thereafter, pursued her interest in becoming a Certified Spinning® Instructor. Nancy took her passion for the Spinning® program to a whole new level, and this past year, applied to be on the Master Instructor Team. Now, Nancy is 1 of 130 elite representatives of the Spinning® program across the globe who educates and inspires other fitness professionals, teaching Spinning® Orientations and continuing education workshops. Nancy states, “being on the Master Instructor Team was more than just a goal for me, it was a dream. For several years, I wondered... Read the profile >>

Alumni Ambassador Romy Toussaint

Yoga Above, PEAC, Bristol Meyers Squibb, Robert Woods Johnson

Romy has been involved in the health and fitness field for over thirty years. She began as a swimming instructor in high school and continued teaching as an aerobics and group fitness instructor throughout college. Romy is an athlete who played soccer, volleyball and ran track in high school and college. Romy continues to play competitive volleyball and coaches her sons’ soccer teams. She recently rediscovered her love for running and has completed three marathons and runs triathlons. Romy’s teaching style reflects her own practice, which began in 1992 when a friend gave her a Brian Kest Power Yoga video. Romy integrates her training in Iyengar, Anusara and Kundalini Yoga into a Vinyasa Style Asana practice. She uses music, poetry, dance and hands-on assist to make classes... Read the profile >>

Alumni Ambassador Yasi Moshiri

Yasi began her life in athletics in middle school due to peer pressure and an 'everybody is doing it' attitude. She continued in high school where she pursued her athletic career in college to play field hockey. After school and athletics was over, she looked to running as a way to get her body back in shape and fill the void that playing a sport once held. After running casually for a few months, she looked into triathlons to give her another goal to reach towards. She completed her first sprint triathlon in September of 2008 and has been going ever since. As she began tackling longer distances in triathlon, she decided she would also test her legs in a stand-alone half-marathon. Her first half marathon was in May of 2009, and much like her first triathlon, left her itching for... Read the profile >>

Lara Heimann

YogaStream

Lara is a 200-Hour RYT with over 14 years of teaching, registered physical therapist, natural foods chef, and health coach based in Princeton, NJ. She fosters her growing community through her studio classes, workshops at Princeton University and in the tri-state area, and the support of the wonderful lululemon athletica Princeton team. From marathons to dance-aerobics, fitness has always played a role in Lara’s life. But once she discovered yoga, Lara knew she found the ultimate practice and it became an integral part of her life. The simplicity of coming to the mat with breath and intention to build strength and confidence has made her stronger on the mat and stronger in life - more compassionate, patient, calm, and clear. YogaStream, Lara’s teaching style, is about reaching to the... Read the profile >>