Yoga Instructors

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Nicole Stumpf

Nicole Stumpf received her 200-hr yoga teacher certification from the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in 2010 and her Integrative Yoga Therapist certification in 2014. Nicole teaches weekly classes in Hammondsport and Ithaca, offers yoga anatomy, yoga therapy, yoga-for-beginners and meditation workshops, and teaches workplace yoga for Wegmans in Ithaca, Cornell Veterinary College, and Steuben County. Nicole is committed to inspiring non-judgmental & compassionate self-observation in others, as she sees it is a path to genuine joy and true health.


Phone: (973)-769-2739



Elisa Leone

Elisa Leone is a certified Kundalini Yoga Instructor. She trained in Espanola, New Mexico at the ashram of Yogi Bhajan, the teacher who brought Kundalini Yoga to the States in 1969. She has been teaching in the Finger Lakes area since 2012. She is currently working on her Level 2 teacher training certification. She is absolutely dedicated to teaching Kundalini: “ I love passing on this technology to my students. It is amazing how the kriyas just work. All you have to do is do your best and you will get amazing results. You’ll feel better, look better and do better in all aspects of your life.”


Phone: (607)-664-6640



John Bennett

John Bennett is a wanderer and seeker of effective healing modalities. At the Wilderness Fusion Healing School, he studies NIASZIIH, a nature-based system of healing that works with awareness and deep contact.

In 2015 he received his 200-hr Ashtanga Yoga certification and is a certified Usui Reiki Master. A dancer and lover of movement, he teaches wedding couples for their first dance.

His passion and focus is in one on one session work. He teaches yoga meditation classes in
Naples and Hammondsport as a way of introducing people to the Wilderness Fusion philosophy and the life changing healing this modality can bring.


Phone: 585-554-8400



Dana Penman

Dana Penman received her 200 hour yoga teacher certification in 2016 at Baptiste Yoga Nashville. She continued to teach at studios and privately in the Nashville area until she moved to Watkins Glen in late 2016. She currently works at Farm Sanctuary as an animal caregiver and offers yoga classes to staff.

She will be receiving her Kids Yoga Teacher training certificate in July 2019 and is excited to bring kids yoga to the community! She will be teaching classes weekly at Keuka Peaceful Roots. She enjoys teaching vinyasa flow, restorative/yin, and power yoga while using props, modifications, and assisting to ensure that beginners and advanced practitioners can benefit the same. She is dedicated to creating a space of kindness, support, and empowerment which she brings to her teaching style.


Phone: (615)-870-9867

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MJ Miller

MJ Miller is a passionate non-profit advocate, a mother of sons and a fearless warrior woman. She is dual certified in both mat and apparatus Pilates instruction. For over 10 years she has been sharing her knowledge of Pilates to clients, friends and family alike. " Commit to 5 classes and you'll be hooked forever."


Lauren Shaw

Lauren earned her Kripalu certification in 1998 and also completed Ana Forrest Advanced Teacher Training in 2017 at Kripalu. She began teaching Yoga in NYC and has taught for over 20 years. She currently teaches at Elmira College and previously taught at colleges and various learning centers in New York City and the Hudson Valley.She teaches the Monday morning gentle yoga class at KPR (beginning June 10) as well as the Ana Forrest series on Sunday mornings in June.