Instructors


Susan Walsh-Aulogia

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Susan is the owner and children’s yoga instructor at Rae of Light Yoga Studio.  She is a certified kids’ yoga instructor who truly loves what she does.  In addition to running the studio and teaching the kids’ classes she also teaches the Chair Yoga classes.  “Miss Susan” as she is lovingly called by her students is known for her friendly and warm personality and her authentic teaching style.  She seems to effortlessly keep the kids engaged and makes practicing yoga fun for them.  Meanwhile, she is planting seeds in them to help them navigate through stressful lives.  Susan’s chair yoga classes are for adults of all ages and abilities. Her classes are positive, energizing and relaxing.  She encourages her students to do their best, and to always listen to what their body is telling them!

 

 

 

 

Rachel O'Reilly, 200-RYT
 
rachelRachel has been practicing yoga since 1997, initially as a way to help with her anxiety.  During that time, she discovered that yoga also helped some injuries she had over the years. Realizing all the yoga had done for her, she decided to become an instructor to share her healing tools with others. Experiencing aches & pains first-hand, Rachel relates to her students, guiding them on how to safely stretch and relax, to relieve stress and improve their overall wellbeing. Rachel teaches all levels Hatha yoga and gentle yoga. Rachel’s classes have a nice balance of strengthening, stretching and relaxation with a guided meditation and sound healing during Shavasana. You will leave feeling renewed, relaxed and refreshed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lauren Racanelli
 
laurenRLauren is a native to the Hudson Valley and has been practicing yoga for almost 6 years. She began attending yoga classes during an extremely difficult time in her life, after the loss of her father, who was her best friend, in hopes of feeling whole again. At first she remembers it being quite difficult to quiet down, but something inside told her it was important. She fell in love with the practice and benefits of connecting with your body and breath. It was a way of getting her out of her own head, and the healthy release her body and mind needed. She quickly realized the benefits of not just the asana, but especially the sense of relaxation and peace that only yoga has allowed her body to settle in to while on the mat and long after class ends.  

Lauren received her 200-hr Hatha Vinyasa Teacher Certification in Lake Arenal, Costa Rica under the guidance of the inspiring and beautiful, Lori Myles-Carullo, and alongside her best friend, Kaylan who also teaches at Rae of Light. You can expect a balance of Sthira (steadiness) and Sukha (ease) in Lauren's classes. Lauren mixes up a fun playlist of music to help the class flow through some more challenging postures and also weave in the breath and relaxation necessary to help the mind settle and let life become a little bit sweeter.

 

 

 

Kaylan Pietrogallo

kaylanKaylan's love for yoga started when she took her first class in high school on Nantucket Island. Years later after attending a yoga retreat in Costa Rica she made a promise to herself to follow her heart and deepen her practice to return a year later to complete her 200 hour teacher training at Mystic Yoga Academy under Lori Myles Carullo. Kaylan's intention is to teach a gentle practice to create healing through physical, emotional, and spiritual awakening. She believes in the power of aromatherapy incorporating it into all of her classes. Kaylan's classes will leave you feeling relaxed, refreshed, and mindful. Join Kaylan and allow yourself to let go breath by breath creating space for your soul.










Jennifer DiDonato


jenniferJennifer DiDonato received her 200-hour yoga teacher training at Happy Buddha Yoga in Goshen, NY. She fell in love with the poetic language, mantras, asana and the stories of yoga. Jennifer is committed to deepening her studies, growing as a teacher and guiding her students along the path of self-discovery. She teaches a fun flowing, upbeat vinyasa class. Expect to have some fun!




 

 

 

 

Dennis Rocks, 200-RYT
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Dennis was first drawn Yoga to improve flexibility and balance, to improve his overall wellness, and to complement a recreational lifestyle.  As he learned more he began to experience more awareness in his practice and became more interested in linking the breath with movement. In his practice and in his classes these are currently the areas where he hopes to learn more and explore and perhaps help others to do the same. Dennis’ classes are Hatha style and breath aligned.  Typically they include a gradual progression and sometimes a vinyasa sequence if that is appropriate.  He hopes to provide a safe environment where the participant can let go and is free to explore their own body.