Gail Frassetta - Yoga Bio
Gail began her yoga journey in 2010, taking her first class to balance out running and soccer.
She practiced many styles but was particularly drawn to the challenge of Ashtanga. Gail soon
realized there was so much more to learn and explore in yoga. So in 2017, she traveled to India
to pursue in-depth study of Hatha, Ashtanga, meditation, pranayama and yogic philosophy,
earning her 200 RYT and certification in Thai Yoga Stretch. This trip to India created a desire to
continue to learn more about yoga and the body. In 2019, Gail completed her 300 RYT with
Andrew Abaria and in 2021 completed an additional 200 YTT in Rocket Yoga. Gail’s yoga
journey continues to follow different paths. She is currently interested in functional mobility.
Gail teaches beginner yoga, yoga mobility and vinyasa flow at Freebird Yoga Studio in
Mechanicsburg and Studio Sol in Hershey, as well as Ashtanga at Body, Mind & Core in Camp
Hill. She also has private clients, teaches workshops throughout the area and plans
international yoga retreats.
Join Gail and experience her adventurous spirit on the mat as you explore breath and
movement. She creates thoughtful flows for her classes that encourages you to explore how
your body moves and invites you to walk the line between effort and ease.
Jennifer L Rabenstein
Bio & class offering,
Yoga can look like an amazing and beautiful activity to do, though did you know that what it looks like is not the most important thing about it? It's about how it feels!
Allow Jennifer to guide you through an experience where you turn off your eyes and tune into yourself.
Step up to the mat, pull down an eye mask, and experience how yoga feels!
Jennifer is a RYT200 with focus on making yoga accessible to all. She is losing her eyesight to Stargardts, a hereditary form of macular degeneration. Before going into yoga teacher training she had many doubts as to how one who cannot see everything could possibly guide others in yoga, until she learned that yoga isn't about seeing and telling people what to do, it's about guiding them in how to make yoga what it needs to be for them. Jennifer has led countless yoga classes over the past few years, including chair yoga classes for the blind and vision impaired.
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— at Amethyst Retreat Center.
Soundwise Health Lana Ryder
Lana Ryder has been sharing the healing power of sound, voice and music in one form or another for fifty years, which began with the use of her voice as a healing instrument in music ministry.
Well known throughout the area as a sound therapy educator, mentor (affectionately called
"Sound Mama"), and practitioner, her education is ongoing in her studies with globally renowned masters of sound. She has developed a variety of innovative ways to work with sound integratively in energy healing and bodywork, including ReikiSound, ReikiVoice, Sonic Massage, Soundwise Voice, Introduction to the Fundamentals of Sound Healing for Use in the Healing Arts classes, manuals and curriculum.
She is founder and senior instructor of Soundwise School of Harmonic Therapy in
Bryan Hickman II, better known as King Prolifik, is a visual artist residing in Harrisburg PA. Earning his bachelor's degree from Shippensburg University, he acquired a plethora of artistic skills that enabled his growth as a professional artist.
His ultimate goal as an artist is to remain consistently productive while acquiring more knowledge that he'll be able to pour into his art to inspire the rest of the world.
New Beginnings with Rosanna
Rosanna is an Intuitive and Certified Life Transformed Coach, Breathwork Facilitator, Sound Healer,
Author, Integrated Energy Therapy (IET) Master/Teacher, Energy Healer, Usui Reiki Master, Licensed
Massage Therapist of 25 years, Angel Card Reader, B.A. in Psychology & Italian from Rutgers University.
Rosanna is the creator of New Beginnings with Rosanna, LLC where she helps women heal their heart
from abuse, divorce, loss and fearlessly move forward to their happily ever after.
Rosanna trained with the late Leonard Orr, who is known as the founder of Rebirthing Breathwork
International School and Spiritual Psychology.
Rosanna is an Atlantean High Priestess, “The Voice” and Emissary of the 8 th Dimensional planet Laos.
Rosanna teaches masterclasses on the Galactic high vibrational frequencies via Light Language in her
Awakening Home Academy. These loving and healing energies assist humanity to awaken, re-member
and re-connect with our Galactic family.
Rosanna offers 1:1 Healing Sessions, Workshops, Retreats as well as Online Life Coaching Sessions. She
helps clients all over the world to Heal, overcome patterns and reconnect to your divine essence.
William G Pagan III , or Mystic Willderness to some. A sound alchemist exploring the connection of source through sound. Using the didgeridoo, metal bowls, and multiple other instruments we travel through sound space and set our intentions out to the universe. Looking forward to co creating this space of healing and openness
Heather began her exploration into yoga as a way to feel grounded as she navigated through some significant life changes. Her journey with yoga helped her work through these and other challenges with grace and resilience. She earned her RYT 200 in 2015 and has been teaching at a local studio since 2016. She has attended trainings led by practitioners such as Beryl Bender Birch, Tymi Howard, Ana Hoke, Erik Marrero, Chris Loebsak, Dr. Omanand, and Bhante Sujhata.
She credits her yoga journey with allowing her to find her voice, to cultivate compassion for herself and all others, and to consciously practice gratitude. She is a lifetime student of yoga and learns something new each time she steps on the mat in the role of student or teacher.
Inclusivity is an important aspect of Heather's teaching style. She feels that yoga should be accessible to everyone and is enthusiastic to meet people wherever they may be.
Heather teaches multiple weekly classes at Just Plain Yoga Studio in Camp Hill and is available for private sessions.
Heart center is the physical space we carry for love and compassion.Share in a practice that moves through poses that focus on opening our hearts with asanas that extend, expand, and uplift. These poses help us to connect, appreciate, and accept our authentic selves. When we are able to access that space and energy more readily we have the ability to positively influence the way we see ourselves, how we interact with others, and how we see the world around us which encourages meaningful connection.
One Love Yoga, Harrisburg, PA
Jackie Brow has been a teaching yoga for over 25 years. She is a 500-hour
RYT certified yoga instructor. Jackie taught yoga for Evolution Power Yoga in
recent years in their Harrisburg location. She now is teaching at One Love Yoga in
Harrisburg, PA. Jackie teaches a vinyasa flow style, but is well versed in many
other wellness areas, such as meditation. She has led many yoga workshops,
group trainings, and managed many yoga shops.
Jackie enjoys helping people realize the many benefits of yoga, including in
her work as an Exercise Physiologist in Cardiac Rehab. Jackie teaches at One Love
Yoga, Harrisburg, PA every Wednesday at 5:45pm.
Heidi Trecoske Biography
One Love Yoga Harrisburg, PA
Heidi Trecoske has been teaching yoga for a little over 5 years. Previously
teaching for Evolution Power Yoga, she now teachers for One Love Yoga,
Harrisburg, PA. She is a 500-hour RYT certified yoga instructor. Specializing in
vinyasa style yoga, Heidi can also administer restorative yoga and meditation. She
has led yoga workshops and helped to facilitate yoga teacher training at Evolution
She loves to help her students reach their best versions of themselves
through yoga. Visit her at One Love Yoga, Harrisburg, PA every Friday night at
localokah kirtan/ Shelley Herlihy
Shelley, a dedicated Bhakti yoga practitioner has been playing music, singing, and teaching yoga for years. When life allowed for her to follow her passion, Localokah Kirtan was formed. Localokah strives to bring some peace and healing to our crazy world. Shelley routinely plays with her beloved Bhakti buddies and beautiful talented musicians, Cindy David- vocals and bass, and Kristina Machusick-vocals and flute, making this
experience full of love and devotion!
We offer heartfelt original mantra music, with English lyrics blended with ancient sacred Sanskrit Mantra. We blend a folky singer-songwriter style of music with some traditional Eastern elements, including acoustic guitar, bass, harmonium, djembe or cajon, and harmonium. We believe that the ripple of love that exudes from a Kirtan can be felt around the world!
Localokah can be seen at festivals in Pennsylvania and in the Eastern US, and have also shared kirtan at yoga studios, private events and even India!
Please check out their first album, What I Found, on your favorite streaming server.
Bhante Soma comes to us from Sri Lanka where he became a monk at the tender age of 11 years old. He is the youngest child in a large loving family. Thanks to modern technology, he can maintain a close relationship with his siblings, mother, and many nieces and nephews.
In the short time that Bhante Soma has been in Central Pennsylvania, he has worked hard to build a spiritual community. Bhante Soma brings wisdom and humor to his Dharma talks. His message of Loving Kindness resonates with people on a deep level, and has helped them to find something in their lives that they didn’t know was missing.
Bhante Soma is traveling all around Central Pennsylvania teaching over 20 meditation classes a month. He performs many house blessings and baby blessings, and is available to officiate at weddings and funeral services. He makes himself available to anyone who needs spiritual guidance, at any time of day.
Bhante Soma’s loving spirit and quick sense of humor has earned him the nick-name of “Funny Monk”. Known for his beautiful chanting voice, his practitioners are immersed in beautiful sound during his weekly Loving-Kindness Meditations
Blue Lotus Buddhist Temple PA I About Us
Kuf Kn0tZ & Christine Elise
MC/ Poet/ Songwriter Kuf Knotz and classically trained Harpist / Guitarist / Pianist / Vocalist Christine Elise have combined forces to create a new album. The unlikely pair connected and built the project with a similar vision, wanting to create positive, forward thinking music driven by a strong message. Both individuals are intrinsically motivated to foster community growth through musical expression.
Christine Elise has a strong background in music therapy having delivered music therapy services to children, adults, and seniors with developmental delays, special needs and those needing emotional support. Finding a passion for community music therapy, she has facilitated group sessions for professionals and clients in the USA, South Africa, Peru and Jamaica. She has presented at national and regional music therapy conferences, with a focus on her community music therapy work, as well as written three scholarly articles published by Music Therapy Perspectives.
Kuf Knotz is one of todays fastest emerging alternative artists which has led him to open for a very diverse number of acts -
Ms Lauryn Hill, The Roots, Common, G-love, Wyclef Jean, Slick Rick, The Wailers, Robert Randolph, SteelPulse, Arrested Development, Robert Glasper, Inspectah Deck, Rising Appalachia, Zac Deputy, Josh Ritter, B.O.B,Bone Thugs & Harmony, Kabaka Pyramid, Yellowman , Soulive , Easy Star Allstars, Ozomatli & Bruce Springsteen.
Brenda earned her 500-hour designation with the Himalayan Institute, and is a YACEP and E-200 hour-level Registered Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance. In the fall of 2021, she will be starting graduate work in the MA Yogic Studies program through Naropa University. With an abundance of positive energy, Brenda’s objective is to empower practitioners with tools that will enrich their lives on a daily basis both on and off the mat. Her dedicated commitment to educating yoga students about the many benefits of yoga provided the motivation for creating the “Yoga Discovery Podcast”. She is firm in her belief that our ability to understand all things yoga will ultimately enhance our health and well-being in every respect.
When not on the mat, in the classroom, or in the theatre (she has her MFA and BFA in acting), Brenda travels the world searching for adventures that will expand her understanding of our global community. In the yogic world, she is passionate about bringing new practitioners to the mat while cultivating a knowledgeable awareness to enhance the experienced student`s evolving journey. Learn more about Brenda at green-tree-yoga.com
Workshop: Finding Your Dharma
What is dharma? How does it relate to identifying your purpose? And most importantly, what is YOUR dharma? Join Brenda as she explains the connection between dharma as introduced in the Bhagavad Gita by Krishna to Arjuna. Learn why it is important to follow your dharma, and what happens when you ignore your dharma. Familiarity with the Bhagavad Gita is helpful but not necessary. We will be exploring how to find your dharma. If you have a journal, bring it to the workshop!
Check out the podcast: green-tree-yoga.com/prison-yoga-project-initiated/
Stephen Hass/ SmH
SMH is inspired by Late 90's Cartoons and all of Super Mario's worlds. It’s something like what might happen if Mr. Rogers was to spend a day at Peewee’s Playhouse.
Think "Be Here Now" meets Saturday morning cartoons and a bottomless bowl of cereal.
SMH creates worlds in which the serious and the absurd are reconciled, where both are explored and embraced. Because that’s the only way.
Life Coach: 10 years | Yoga Instructor: 15 years | School of Life: 49+ years
I found yoga more than 20 years ago to help with depression. Over time, I found that the more I got present in my body, the more I could hear what my heart wanted. For me, the practice is not only a series of poses, but a way of living, a way of being in and for the world around me. The presence that I discovered on my mat translates to everything I do. My practice is with me as I love and take care of my family, and it’s with me as I lead and grow this amazing community. Being a yogi did not change me, but more enhanced the way I do my life. I see now, that much of my sadness that I called depression stemmed from simply not knowing who I was or why I was here. Yoga gave me my life’s work. It showed me that who I am is more than enough. Yoga taught me that each and every human has a light inside of him or her that could be wasted if not shared. Yoga is the tool that I use to speak to my students’ hearts. It’s the tool I use to help my students find vitality for their life. I have no interest in fixing anyone, because in truth there is nothing wrong. Only what is or isn’t working for them. Our bodies have a natural rhythm. It has a built in memory system. We Humans live on a planet that has gravity. Gravity and the stress of life can get heavy. Fact is, most humans don’t like pressure. So I teach to help my students learn to relieve that pressure for themselves. I teach so I can continue to always be a student of the human spirit. I teach because I’m a seeker on a journey that never ends!
Nicole Montanarelli 500 rYT
Nicole Montanarelli has been a student of yoga for almost 30 years and has been teaching yoga for almost 2 decades. An E-RYT 500, YACEP, Certified yoga therapist, ordained priestess, life coach, natural health educator, and the owner of Life Thrive Yoga in New Par, PA Nicole has roots of education through various yoga modalities and teaches with an emphasis on community, education, understanding and acceptance. On the rare occasion she is not teaching, you can find her studying esoteric philosophy & spirituality, running, doing hiit, gardening, cooking, baking, hiking, walking her dog, and spending time with her family, friends, and husband.
"simple yoga" A practice for every body to bring us to the simple structure of yoga practice. Breathing, experiencing, witnessing and moving with a conscious and focused purpose. This class will be offered to the body and mind in a simple and unassuming format. We will move into the structure of yoga posture regarding our own body and it's comforts and discomforts. We will tend to the garden of the mind while exploring our breath in postures. We will guide ourselves into a gentle space of being fully present with what is and not what we think should be or what we have been told we are. This is a beginners friendly class with simple purpose. If you tend to over complicate life (or even your yoga practice), come and take a break with Simple Yoga.
Erica Jo Shaffer
I started this part of my journey around 10 years ago when I was attuned to Reiki, then soon after Reiki Master, while starting studies in Shamonic experiences and healing techniques. It was like a huge door opened filled with wonder and my curiosity to explore. I deepened my Shamanic aspects by attending multiple workshops and retreats created by the Foundation for Shamanic Studies. I began to incorporate more sound tools (drumming,rattles,singing bowls,ect.) in the sessions I was giving.My next opportunity was to study with the Institute of Modern Wisdom, joining the Priestess program. This deepened both my awe and ever evolving relationship with Consciousness, the Universe, the Goddess. I began regularly leading Sacred Mystic Circles, a gathering with a theme intention to inspire the participants, and to explore the edges of what we believe we know.
During that stretch, I also began crafting herbal elixirs, salves, rose petal jam and more. Another branch had been revealed for me, and my business "Wildly Crafted Woman" emerged. In February 2020, I studied at Amrit Yoga Institute and am certified to lead sessions. . In my "day job," I have worked 30 years at Highland Gardens in Camp Hill as the Nursery Manager, and top Plant Geek, pulling up my roots in autumn 2019, as the company changed owners. I can be found now at Black Landscape Center, in Mechanicsburg PA. www.wildlycraftedwoman.com
From the Ashrams of India, to the Pueblos of Taos, the banks of the Shipra to the Susquehanna, Acharya Shambhu Anand (Paul Herzer) is a living servant of Yoga in the Pashupati Lakulish Lineage of Swami Sri Kripalvanandaji. After multiple 200 and 500 hour trainings and thousands of hours of teaching spanning over two decades, he was invited to participate in the International Yoga Conference held during the Simhastha Kumbh Mela in Ujain, and again invited to Allahabad to participate in the ancient Vedic RudraYaga ceremony during the Ardha Kumbh Mela. Holding the ghee lamp for arti, he shines the light of Yoga for the world, continuously seeking the truth.
He sits on the Board of Directors of the Kripalvananda Yoga Institute as historian, working to preserve the teachings of Swami Kripalu in Sumneytown Pa. He is a senior student of the last living Yoga Grand Master, Yogi Amrit Desai and serves as a senior teacher and Emissary Ambassador to the Amrit Yoga Institute in Salt Springs Fl. For the past 10 years he has studied mantra and chanting with Bhakti Yoga Masters Sri Bhagavan Das and Sharada Devi. He draws upon these Lineages for kirtan, which he has helped lead publically since 2017.