Teaching Staff

Laurie Ahlemann

Laurie Ahlemann is the Founder of Long Island Yoga School and the Director of the Prana Shakti Flow Yoga Teacher Training Certification Program. In addition she is also co-owner of Bonda Yoga in Great Neck Long Island. She has been teaching Vinyasa Flow yoga on Long Island for 10 years and first introduced the Prana Shakti Flow style of Vinyasa flow in 2007….Read More

Jennie Wilson

Jennie, a former NYC Paramedic and current Registered Nurse, began practicing yoga in the late 90′s. She completed the 200 hour teacher training at Sonic Yoga in New York City and the 500 hour teacher training at Long Island Yoga School. Jennie studied at the Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences where she earned a degree in Massage Therapy and New York State licensure as a Massage Therapist…Read More

Lana Russo

Lana was in the very first Prana Shakti Flow teacher training group, and has been teaching yoga since June 2008. She has truly found her passion in this amazing practice and loves to share it with others on the journey…Read More

Trish Gandolfo

Trish has been teaching yoga on Long Island for over 7 years.  She is certified at the 200 hour level in Basic Moves Yoga for Recovery and is strongly influenced by the ISHTA tradition. She is registered with the Yoga Alliance as a RYT (registered yoga teacher). She studied meditation, energy healing and movement in Sedona, Arizona…Read More

Trish is available for private consultations. Please contact her at guidinglite@optimum.net.

Denise Petersen

Denise was first introduced to yoga in 1999, when she entered her first Ashtanga class. She received her 200-hour certification in 2004 through New York Yoga under the direction of David Hollander, Michael Gilbert and Govinda Kai…Read More

Salvatore Familia

Salvatore Familia (Satyam) was a student of Gurani Anjali, the founder of the Yoga Anand Ashram in Amityville, Long Island, for 29 years. He was the Director of the Yoga Anand Ashram from 2001 – 2007. He has been teaching Yoga, Eastern Philosophies, and Meditation for over 20 years….Read More