Crystal Paone, E-RYT200
Far from her roots in the prairie grasses and quiet farms of South Dakota where she grew up, Crystal has found yoga to be her source of grace, providing balance to the hustle and bustle of life on the east coast with her young family.
As an E-RYT 200 in Therapeutic Yoga, Crystal teaches a variety of classes that include Vinyasa, Yin and Yoga for Athletes. She weaves lessons from her training with fresh insights from ongoing study of different yoga styles into her varied classes, making them accessible to everyone.
Since 2011, Crystal has taught at Powerflow Yoga in NJ. Her challenging vinyasa classes emphasize mindful breath, alignment and original sequencing - all to the beat of great music. She also developed a unique style of yin yoga and began teaching Powerflow’s first yin classes and workshops in 2012. Yin uses long, intense seated postures to target deep connective tissues of the body while encompassing breath work and meditation. Crystal also teaches yoga to CrossFit members at The Annex Sports Performance Center to complement their intense physical training with enhanced mobility.
Crystal earned a Bachelor’s degree in economics from Grinnell College and a Master’s degree from Columbia University’s School of International & Public Affairs. During her career in public service, she served on the Capitol Hill staff of a U.S. Senator, advised the U.S. State Department on policy towards Africa and consulted for the U.S. Agency for International Development. She also worked as a Vice President for Citibank’s Corporate & Investment Bank.
If she’s not on her mat, you can find Crystal chauffeuring her kids around town, hiking, stand up paddle boarding or baking cookies. Reach her at email@example.com.
Try a yin class with Crystal:
Chatham Powerflow Sundays at 4:30pm
Deb is a welcoming, fun, and supportive teacher. As a lifelong athlete and student of the body, Deb loves teaching from that combined place of discovery and empowerment. Her students learn to move deeper into their bodies and minds through challenging and inspiring sessions that are alignment based. Deb specializes in Yoga Nidra, slow flow, yin, meditation and restorative yoga and is a certified E-RYT 200. She completed her yin teacher trainings with Sarah Powers and has attended numerous more trainings with Sarah and Ty Powers, Paul Grilley, Biff Mithoefer, Jack Kornfield, Cheryl Clampett and Tias Little.
When she is not doing yoga, Deb loves stories and can usually be found with a book in hand.
Deb was educated at the University of Pennsylvania where she received her Bachelor and Masters degrees in Nursing as well as competed in Field Hockey and Lacrosse at the varsity level for four years. She blends her yoga knowledge and healing training as a Certified Bodytalk Practitioner helping others to find transformational healing and release stress. More information can be found on her website: www.debradonnally.com
Try a yin and yoga nidra class with Deb:
Chatham Powerflow Thursday evenings at 7:30pm 75 minutes candlelit flow with yin and yoga nidra.
Shakti Yoga in Maplewood Friday mornings at 9:30 am. 75 minutes.
A basic flow class at Chatham Powerflow Tuesday 6pm. 60 minutes
We would like to add a recognition and thank you to Girgis Shehata for our wonderful photographs.