Hot Or Not Yoga has a variety of instructors from all kinds of backgrounds and methods so you can have a full experience of your yoga journey. They are vivacious, caring, grounded, and happy people that are waiting with welcome arms to share with you.
Sue Seiter, E-RYT 200, has been teaching yoga for over 15 years and is registered with Yoga Alliance. She also holds a Level 3 Yoga certification from AAAI/IMSA as well as Personal Training and Group Exercise certifications with AFTA.
Sue teaches all levels of yoga with emphasis on connecting mind, body, and breath. Her belief is that Yoga is something you can do for a lifetime if you are taught the proper alignment and adjustments with emphasis on listening to your own body. Her goal for her students is to find balance, awareness, and peace through her teachings both on and off the mat. Sue is forever indebted to all her teachers and to her many students who continue to be her teachers as well.
Dana Gan has been practicing yoga for over 20 years and is Yoga Alliance registered E-RYT, trained at EvenFlow Yoga in Red Bank. She fell in love with the practice after her very first class, but it was not until almost 10 years later that her practice began to benefit her in ways she never imagined. Dana firmly believes in the practice of yoga as a way to exhaust the body in order to relieve the mind. In today’s hectic world, it’s nice to find a way to quiet the mind and turn down the negative or overwhelming thoughts. Yoga teaches us how to access the tools we already have in order to heal our own bodies and minds and therefore, lead a more mindful existence.
Dana discovered that with a vigorous practice, like her favorite Power Vinyasa, the linking of breath with movement would change her being. It taught her a new way to think, to live, and to love. Her greatest passion is sharing this love with you through the experience of Yoga. Dana lives in Lacey with her husband, stepson, two children and two Vizsla’s. She loves to spend time paddle boarding, surfing, biking and hiking with her tribe.
Noticing all the positive changes yoga brought to life on and off her mat is what inspired Michelle to teach. She attended teacher training at Yoga Nine in Smithville, NJ with Laurie Greene and received her 200-hour teaching certification. Michelle also has certifications in pre-natal and yin yoga. Michelle’s goal as a teacher is to encourage her students to use their breath and practice to achieve things they never thought possible.
Michelle hopes to inspire students of all levels to challenge themselves to discover something new, and still have fun at the same time. Michelle is blessed with two beautiful daughters and the greatest husband on earth. She is grateful to all of her teachers an students past and future.
Colleen has always found movement to be medicine, and has spent the majority of her life finding new ways to use physical activity to heal the mind, body, and soul. As a coach and athlete, she has firsthand experience of the mental and physiological benefits of an active lifestyle. The yoga practices offered a new perspective that crossed over into all the other parts of her life. On the mat is where Colleen came to realize the limitless potential behind focus, dedication, and self-discovery.
Though Colleen has practiced various styles of yoga, Ashtanga yoga has become the backbone of her practice. The humbling sequence brings her to the mat day after day, and has transformed the inner and outer workings of her daily life through the years. The endless potential for growth, enthusiasm for the practice and recognition of the basic truths that the offer teachings have inspired Colleen to deepen her own practice and complete a 200-hour teacher training certification course with her teacher Loren Russo.
After the illuminating experience with her fellow trainees, it is with great gratitude that Colleen has been encouraged to share the teachings of yoga, just as they have been so lovingly shared with her.
Rose has a tremendous adoration for humor and fun with her energetic personality! She grew up on the beaches of the Jersey Shore and admires nature, particularly the deep blue sea. Rose values family, friendship, laughing, but above all, self-care!
The first day she went to a Yoga studio, she dove into an All level, Yoga Nidra, and Bikram style class within an 8 hour span, receiving all the benefits that Yoga had to offer. From there on out, attending a Yoga class was a time for internal inventory, seeking truth, and strengthening the body. Progressively falling in love with the practice, two years later she received her 200-hour teaching certification from Hot or Not Yoga in June 2015.
In the meantime, Rose also became a certified Reiki Master and graduated with a BA in Psychology. Needless to say, she is interested in personal growth with respect to the educational and holistic approach. Depending on the nature of her classes, you can generally anticipate being challenged, receive Reiki infused adjustments, and end with a period of harmonious relaxation.
“Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes” ~ Carl Jung
“No judgment, no comparisons, and no expectations. Just breathe and enjoy the journey.”
A few years ago I found the practice and the beauty of Yoga at home and It became the most important aspect of my life, and I became fully dedicated to it. In February 2017, I completed my 200-hour teacher training through Bodhi Yoga Academy under the teachers of Samantha Vetrano and Tess Mcdaniel. Not only did it deepen my own practice and knowledge of Yoga, it also changed me as a person.
Someone who battled with anxiety and depression and always doubting herself has found her voice and confidence. My goal as a teacher is to have students understand their own mind, body and breath, let go of their insecurities and self doubt, and find their voice on and off the mat.
Heather tried yoga for the first time at age 36 as a counter balance to an active lifestyle including being a wife, business owner, mom of three and long distance runner. She fell in love with the physical exertion and mental calmness she experienced after her first class. What she didn’t know then, was how greatly it would change not only her physical body but also lead her to experience the transformative power of connecting the mind, body and soul. At age 40, she decided to deepen her personal practice and share her love for yoga by completing a 200-hour YTT through Liquid Bliss Yoga in Harvey Cedars, NJ and studied under her teachers, Kevin Corey and Jenn McConnell.
Through yoga, Heather has experienced personal development and healing that she never thought possible and is excited to share this passion with her students. Through thoughtful classes in a variety of styles, she hopes to guide her students to discover the confidence, inner peace and joy that yoga has given her.
Yoga Transforms Us to Thrive More Wholly Off the Mat
The healing & transformative power of asana and anatomy is compelling on so many levels; studies of the brain ‘on yoga’ and how it impacts our behavior, allows us to explore emotions, and experience ourselves and the world, never ceases to amaze me. I love the science of yoga and learning more and I am inspired by all those who are also interested.
I never asked why; I loved the way I felt practicing yoga, I loved how calm & centered I felt. I don’t think I was even particularly ‘mindful’ about it, it just became a habit that I scheduled daily—no matter what—I could not live without. I did not fully consider the initial impact of my yoga practice; it was…personal, my yoga. I didn’t want to analyze nor demystify it. I was committed and that was that.
Now I am grateful for opportunities to share my 20+ years of passion for yoga, culminating in my certification at Kripalu (my retreat for many years). I lived and studied for over a month there with teachers Yoganand Michael Carroll and Kari Harendorf where my full immersion transformed me.
The practice continually inspires; it amazes me, all that I learn through teaching yoga, about my students, myself and life.
Discovering the power of yoga has truly transformed my mind, body and spirit. I have faced many challenges a business owner and lifelong animal advocate. Yoga has been the tool that has given me strength, courage and patience both on and off the mat. It has improved all aspects of my life.
I had the privilege of studying under Loren Russo at Hot or Not for 200 hr teacher training. A life altering journey that has set me on the path to share these ancient, profound teachings with others. I am forever grateful to my teachers and will always be a student of this divine practice.
Sarah Renee Squire
I started practicing yoga in my early 20’s as a form of therapy to help heal my head and my heart. At first, I really didn’t like yoga, I found myself irritated at the beginning of class but by the end, I felt lighter and more at ease, so I continued to show up on my mat. After, practicing for 6 years I decided to deepen my practice with a month-long yoga teacher training at Yandara in a Baja, Mexico. It was one of the most magical experiences of my life. That same year I went to Toronto, Canada to study Thai Yoga Massage at Lotus Palm. I feel very blessed that I get to help people explore their mind, body, and breath through yoga, as well as the healing art of compassionate touch with Thai Yoga Massage. It’s important to cultivate a relationship with oneself. Yoga teaches us that we bend so we don’t brake, with practice all is coming. I look forward to seeing you on the mat.