PDF Print E-mail

Strong Yoga® Teachers

Brenda Strong

Brenda is a certified 500hr E-RYT who created this program to help women worldwide. She teaches at the Mind Body Institute at UCLA and Two Hearts Yoga and has licensed her Strong Yoga® 4Fertility to Yoga Works. In 2005, Brenda became the first national spokesperson of The American Fertility Association and serves on their board. (www.theafa.org) She has been featured in ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE MAGAZINE, SHAPE MAGAZINE FOR PREGNANCY, PLUM, CONCEIVE, YOGA JOURNAL and YOGA MAGAZINE. Brenda is inspired by the teachings of Rod Stryker, Erich Schiffman and Gary Kraftsow. Even though Strong Yoga® 4Fertility is something she developed from her own experiences with infertility and her research in working with other women; she attributes much of her inspiration to the teaching lineage of those who came before her. Brenda is a certified Pre-Natal Teacher and has lead teacher training's for Strong Yoga® 4Fertility to teachers with an interest in deepening their capacity to help women heal from within. She lives with her husband and son in Los Angeles. Her day job is playing "Mary Alice Young" on DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES and has been an award-winning actress for 20 years.

Contact phone: 818.769.3857 | Contact email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Wendy Obstler

Wendy Obstler is the ‘Lead Teacher’ for Strong Yoga® 4 Fertility, a certified Yoga Therapist and certified 200 E-RYT.  She also privately facilitates Pre & Post-Natal sessions and works with women to rehabilitate pelvic disorders through yoga, breath work and body awareness. Wendy met Brenda Strong in 2003 and immediately fell in love with Brenda's compassionate spirit and innovative approach to fertility and women's health.
 
A conscious instructor, Wendy guides the mind/body through the ancient practice of yoga first by establishing a connection to Prana (the life force energy). As both a student and a teacher, Wendy continues her own journey of yoga with curiosity and recognizes it as a boundless learning experience. Her classes and private sessions offer a fun, open and safe space for students to be educated, while also making discoveries of what works for them, in their own practice, that particular day. She encourages everyone to embrace both their breakthroughs and limitations, without judgment and with a good ‘ole dose of humor.
 
Wendy’s teachings are dedicated to the ideal that Yoga is accessible for every body type; at any stage in one's life and any individual who is open to its infinite possibilities. She is a proud member of both the Yoga Alliance and International Association of Yoga Therapists.For more information on WendyO, visit: www.divinesparkyoga.com

Contact phone: 818.618.7575 | Contact email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Jennifer Preziotti

Jennifer has been an avid Yogi for many years. Trained in all forms of dance since the age of 5, she has always enjoyed expressing herself through movement. After many years of both yoga and dance, Jennifer decided to put her main focus on yoga. Being a New Yorker she came to understand the importance of a daily yoga practice in the stimulating environment of the city. Her main focus is Yoga for Fertility prenatal yoga. She is a certified 500hr ERYT through the Yoga Alliance of America and was trained at the well known Yoga Works os New York City. Jennifer has studied with Brenda Strong focusing on the Strong Yoga® 4Fertility techniques. She hopes to share theses teaching with her students on the east coast.

Contact phone: - | Contact email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Stephanie G. Radler

Stephanie, having completed her 500 hour training with Yoga Works in 2006, teaches a heart-centered, breath-based practice with mindful attention to alignment. Since then, she has taken numerous advanced training, including Strong Yoga® 4Fertility in April 2009. Stephanie specializes in working with women, and is committed to sharing her knowledge to support every woman to realize her beauty and power. She is currently writing a book on Pre-Natal Yoga.

Contact phone: 646.206.9183 | Contact email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Barrie Raffel

Barrie began studying yoga in 1994 and received her first teaching certificate in 1997 from Cyndi Lee, director of Om yoga Center in NYC. In 2005 - 2006 Barrie received her Relax and Renew an advanced Relax and Renew teaching certifications from Judith Lasater. she continues to study with Genny Kapular, Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, Roxlyn Moret and Jeanne Marie Derrick. Barrie is a registered yoga teacher with the national certifying organization Yoga Alliance. In recent years she has focused on women's issues and is co- director of Receptive Nest, a yogic approach to fertility. She and Karen Safire teach workshops and classes in yoga for fertility throughout New York and Connecticut.

Barrie met Brenda at an AFA conference and completed part one of the Strong Fertility training. She has great admiration for Brenda's dedication to couples joining together throughout the process of conception and her inclusive, supportive approach.

Contact phone: - | Contact email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Andrea Kaluzny

I finished my Yoga Teacher Training at Dhyana Yoga here in Philly July 31st and am still struggling to get the certificate from them. So I have not been teaching - day time job is still being a contract attorney (working on projects) with languages. A hired gun as we like to put it but I guess that is very un-Yoga-like. I have taken Brenda's first class in NYC this Spring. Could not commit to the second one - cannot travel when working.
What else? I am German and American, speak French, Italian, and some Japanese travel a lot when I can, love history, learning languages, Yoga, Tango, Belly dance, Ballet, etc.

Contact phone: - | Contact email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Jennifer Colletti

Jennifer Colletti started her personal yoga journey more than 10 years ago, embracing the practice at times and drifting from it at others, as she made her way through a career as a fashion designer. Through years of extensive travel and intensive work, she found her way back to yoga time and again. Having been a competitive gymnast and diver, Jennifer also had an appreciation for graceful movement–and the kind of repetitive stress injuries common in her chosen sports. Yoga offered a solution for it all: respite from the stress of work, relief from her injuries, and a physical practice that soothed her body and her mind.

When Jennifer left the corporate world, she pursued two passions: yoga and design. Finally feeling in control of her destiny, she opened a boutique with a long-time friend, started the interior styling business Filigree Design, and went after her dream of many years to become a yoga teacher. She found a sense of belonging and solace in the yoga community. She completed the Corepower Vinyasa teacher training program in 2005; she's also studied with Rolf Gates, Cameron Shane, Seane Corn, Dave Farmar, and Brenda Strong in Strong Yoga® 4Fertility. She is trained in vinyasa, hot, fertility, prenatal, postnatal, baby, and kids yoga.

In 2007, she gave birth to a beautiful baby boy. Mommyhood, she says, couldn't be more amazing!

For information about Jennifer's classes and workshops, visit her web site,jenyoga.net, where you can also check out her yoga photos and t-shirt line.

Her relation to Strong Yoga®?

In 2009 she had the opportunity to study closely with Brenda Strong and Strong Yoga® 4Fertility, and has completed level one and two of her training.

Contact phone: 651-208-6594 | Contact email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it