Shari Cavalier, CYT
Shari was introduced to yoga in NYC about 25 years ago. She began a regular practice after a running injury that left her unable to run, hike or even walk a few miles. She found that yoga was not only healing to her body, but it had a profound effect on calming her mind. She received her 200 hour teaching certification from Yoga Works in NYC. Inspired by the ISHTA lineage, she completed her 300 hour teacher training with ISHTA YOGA in New York under the guidance of Alan and Sarah Finger. She is influenced by the flow and strength of the Ashtanga practice and the alignment of the Iyengar tradition. She strives to teach a well rounded, intelligent class offering modifications with a sense of humor.
Soley Stanojev, CYT
Soley Stanojev was born in Iceland, while living in Iceland she was trained in shivananda yoga by her parents, certified Sivananda yoga teachers. Soley later became a certified Kripalu yoga teacher during a visit to America in 2001. She has taught various age groups and specialized yoga classes, during her teaching years in Iceland.
Since coming to America in 2008, Soley has become a certified five element yoga teacher, a Reiki practitioner and is involved in deep healing work training during her many visits to Brazil which began in 2006.
Sabrina Jaffe, CYT
Sabrina is an entrepreneur dedicated to supporting people’s shifts in consciousness, communication and community, as they navigate the intricacies of leading, growing, or starting a business or creative endeavor. She is an artist, spiritual seeker, avid traveler and humble student of the people and cultures of our world.
She began her yoga career over 20 years ago when she was searching for something that would alleviate her back pain during pregnancy. Since then, the peace and inner growth she’s experienced through asana, breathwork and meditation has inspired her to finally share this practice with the world.
She completed her 250-hour yoga teaching certification at the amazing Caribe Yoga Academy in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica. She is passionate about wellness and believes in yoga’s ability to foster deep connection, presence and compassion with one’s own body and mind.
Sandrine is thrilled to be offering workshops at Red Barn Wellness in 2019, as she has recently relocated to the Berkshires. A practitioner of multiple modalities including mindfulness meditation, dance, and somatics, Sandrine infuses each experience with a diverse set of tools based in learning, awareness, and self-care.
She is passionate about the relationship between movement in the body and the health of the mind, holding particular interest in the applications of neuro-psychology in somatic learning. Sandrine has been a staff teacher of somatics at Yoga At Space (Lakeville, CT) since 2011, is a staff facilitator of mindfulness meditation at the Copper Beech Institute (West Hartford, CT) since 2016, and is a former professional dancer.
Emily Pearl Alfano, BSc, CYTher, AADP
Emily has been practicing Vipassana (Insight) meditation & various styles of yoga since 1998. In 2010 she left her career as an Environmental Scientist, gave away her possessions, and spent 3 years traveling the world living in ashrams, Buddhist temples, and studying yoga, meditation, energy-work and healing with master teachers.
Emily has been teaching yoga since 2010. Her teaching style emphasizes the healing benefits of breath work and a mindful yoga practice. She holds numerous yoga certifications including It's Yoga (ashtanga yoga), Chakra Yoga, Yin Yoga, and Restorative Yoga & Yoga Nidra. She has advanced training in using yoga to facilitate healing through Chakra Yoga Healer's Yoga and is a Certified Yoga Therapist.
Emily is a big proponent of bringing awareness to the impact of diet upon health and healing. As a graduate of the world's largest nutrition school, The Institute for Integrative Nutrition, her approach to health is holistic and completely individualized. A Certified Health Coach, with advanced Certification in Gut Health, she has been guiding clients to better health with nutrition, diet and lifestyle since 2012.
Emily is eternally grateful for the numerous teachers who have generously shared their knowledge and wisdom. As Director of Red Barn Wellness, she is honored to bring fantastic teachers here to Red Barn, to help us all feel better, age gracefully, and shine brightly!