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Hello! My name is Rachel Damin and I incorporate yoga into every single aspect of my being and my life. With the heat of the room, I can actively feel my mind and my body come into one and focus; in the hot yoga room, on my mat, or in... Read more

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Although my life path in movement began with my training in dance, my introduction to yoga has changed my sense of direction and purpose in life. Yoga has taught me many valuable life lessons, the most notable of which is that until I... Read more

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Coming to a crossroads in my life I have decided to take a chance on myself and truly go after what makes me happy. To be able to inspire, motivate and guide others in the practice of Hot Yoga would not only be spiritually fulfilling... Read more

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My name is Casey O’Neill and I am graduating from Mason Gross School of the Arts with a BFA in Modern Dance this May 2014. Practicing at the Fire Shaper studio has healed the relationship between my mind and body more than I could have... Read more

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Kejal Kothari - Fire Shaper’s yoga teacher training program will allow me to grow my practice and learn the nuances of yoga. It will allow me to teach and educate others and also grow the yoga community. But more than anything else, it... Read more

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Caroline Blankfort - Having practiced yoga for the past 10 years, it didn't take long for me to realize that I wanted it to be a part of my life for the rest of my life.I've spent many years trying to figure out who I am, who I want to... Read more

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Loren Crincoli - Last summer I was in a highly competitive marketing internship in the middle of Manhattan, attempting to get an idea of what my future held.  Did it hold all of the clichés, rat-race, a prestigious job and... Read more

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Jordan Sullivan - I am enough. Yoga is more (than what you think).Jordan Anna Sullivan: (noun, person) 28- year old; Single, White, Female; Educated through graduate school; Eldest child of 3 to parents Neil & Gail Sullivan;... Read more

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Alexandra Jordan - I feel as though my life has revolved around a constant search for inner peace and the capability to help others find theirs. My self-excursion has allowed me to discover an array of things I was consciously unaware... Read more

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Ernest Alicea - I am new to yoga, this is my first practice and Fire Shaper my first studio, it gave me the rudimentary knowledge of yoga that I have. I think that it’s only befitting that Fire Shaper be what gives the insight to the... Read more

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Holly Settineri - During life I think that there are many things that effect you and the path that you take. For me hot yoga has been somewhere that I can find my calm. When I am in yoga I feel safe, comfortable, and that I can just be... Read more

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Mercedes Kuilan - Yoga has inspired me to improve all aspects of my life and become a well-rounded individual. Through yoga, I have discovered an unquenchable passion. One that motivates me to step on my yoga mat every day and one that... Read more

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Tara Spector - When I was sixteen years old, with not a worry in the world, I decided to join my dad for a yoga class. I thought I would have no difficulty and not sweat; boy was I wrong. I was an avid soccer player who could run miles... Read more

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Carin Holato - I am motivated to be a part of the teacher training because yoga and exercise has changed my life. It is the only time that I can escape from daily life for a hour and focus on myself. When my son was born almost three... Read more

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Maria Pantelis  - My desire to teach others to feel healthier and empowered from within greatly motivates me to be part of the Fire Shaper’s hot yoga teacher training program. Our lives are constantly on the go, running from one... Read more

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Jennifer Wilson - Namaste! My name is Jennifer Wilson, I am 24 years old and reside in Nutley New Jersey. Not only am I a yogi, but am a theatre artist, performer, and dancer. Recently I returned from living a year abroad in London... Read more

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Danielle Christen - In life there are stressors all around us. There are little things such as traffic or paperwork, and larger events like a move, marriage, death, or divorce. In my case...it was a breakup. Originally, I became... Read more

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Katrina Ong - My name is Katrina Ong, I’m 23 years old from Belleville, NJ. I’ve been a dancer since I was 3 years old and have never had a greater passion for anything else. A friend introduced me to hot yoga in 2012 and let me tell... Read more

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Walmi McHugh - I have passion, I have drive, and I have a desire to become the best in what I do. This is my story of Why I should Become A Yoga Instructor. Hello, my name is Walmi McHugh, I’m a wife and a mother of 2... Read more

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Theresa Kelly - “When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds: Your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a... Read more

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Shannon Jara - I never completely understood the idea of perspective until I began my yoga practice. I used to let stress and worry take over my life; it was exhausting. I began to ignore these everyday stressors and let them build up... Read more