Alayne Faraone, CYT (Certified Yoga Teacher) received her 200 hour certification from KripaluCenter for Yoga and Health in Lenox, MA. She has been studying and practicing yoga for over 20 years. Alayne began her studies in an Ashtanga-inspired, Vinyasa practice with Suzanne Fletcher at the Holistic Healing Center in Altadena, CA. Other teachers and influences include: senior Kripalu teachers Priti Robin Ross and Jairaj Randall Williams; Margi Young, Frank Mauro and Brian Liem of Om Yoga , Manhattan, New York; Brendan McCall; Michael von Stange of Inwood Peace Yoga; Troy Lucero; the writings of Stephen Cope (Yoga and the Quest for the True Self, The Wisdom of Yoga) and Caroline Myss (Anatomy of the Spirit). A professional opera singer, Alayne has performed with opera companies across the United States. Initially, Alayne began practicing yoga to improve her breathing for singing and to gain physical strength. She found continued practice not only increased her stamina as a singer, but opened her to a greater awareness of body, mind and spirit; challenging her to create even more room for yoga in every aspect of her life. Her passion for teaching springs from a genuine love of sharing these benefits with others. Alayne is a member of the Kripalu Yoga Teacher’s Association.

Matthew Floyd Miller, CYT (Certified Yoga Teacher) received his 200 hour certification from KripaluCenter for Yoga and Health in Lenox, MA. He has practiced in a variety of traditions for more than a decade, including Kundalini, Yinyasa and Ashtanga yogas. His teachers and influence include: Yogi Bhajan; Brendan McCall; senior Kripalu teachers Yoganand Michael Carroll and Tarika Diana Damielo; Stephen Wangh and Kevin Kulkhe of the NYU Experimental Theater Wing; the writings of Stephen Cope (Yoga and the Quest for the True Self, The Wisdom of Yoga) and Pema Chödrön (The Wisdom of No Escape, When Things Fall Apart). Matthew is also a professional actor who works in theater, film and television. He has performed on and off Broadway and in many regional theaters across the country. Matthew first practiced yoga as a physical warm up for his acting work. He found its most profound benefits were heightened awareness, physical vitality and emotional well-being in his every day life.

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