bryce farrell, owner and co-founder of organic yoga, began her practice in 2011. As a tennis player and dancer, Bryce came to yoga to explore a new form of movement. From the very beginning, she loved yoga not only for it's physicality but also for it's ability to challenge her mentally. While in high school, she began her 200-hour training alongside her dad. During the training, Bryce developed a special interest in anatomy as it relates to yoga. Since 2012, Bryce received her aerial yoga teacher training from OM Factory in NYC, 300-hour advanced yoga training from Twin Cities Yoga Collective in Scranton, PA and has certifications in restorative, yin and reiki. Bryce teaches yoga classes throughout the community and in the health and wellness department at Binghamton University.
Bryce is grateful for her teachers, especially her teacher in Florence, Italy, Mara Guadugni with whom she studied with while abroad in the spring of 2013. Mara's kind, attentive, and playful nature inspired Bryce to explore nontraditional movements in her own yoga practice.
Bryce has a BS in Cell and Molecular Biology and a MA in Biological Sciences from Binghamton University. Bryce loves hiking, playing and coaching tennis, baking for her catering business 'butter,” dancing and traveling. Bryce is also a TRX Qualified Trainer, Drum Circle Leadership Facilitator, and is certified in CPR/AED and First Aid.
Jennifer, M.S.Ed., ERYT-200 has been practicing yoga for over 15 years. Originally drawn to yoga for the physical benefits, the mind body connection is what keeps her practice consistent. Always a student, she is constantly learning from other professionals and most importantly her students! A variety of yoga styles are incorporated into each class in a vinyasa flow series. Expect a light hearted flow in a class where all are always welcomed.
Jennifer is certified in CPR/AED and First Aid.
Yoga, like life, is a journey. While who I am as a yoga teacher and yogi is still evolving, I think my greatest inspiration has been the amazing yoga teachers, mentors and fellow students I have been fortunate enough to encounter. I started practicing Ashtanga yoga over twenty years ago with master teacher Leah Perfetti. After straying from my practice while busy with family life, I have come back to yoga and now enjoy a much slower, less regimented practice.
I received my 200-hour yoga training in August 2014 in Costa Rica with Marianne Wells. It was a beautiful, challenging, exhausting and sometimes intimidating 17 days/nights but it is an experience that will stay with me forever and through which (with my daughter Taylor training beside me) I made lasting friendships with some of the most amazing aspiring young yoga teachers from all over the world. After completing my training, it became very clear to me that my true passion was to teach prenatal yoga. In May of 2015, in Boulder, Colorado, I completed my 85 hour prenatal certification under two master teachers/goddesses, Kirsten Warner and Katie Wise. Their training was thorough, magical, inspiring and to put it simply....amazing. Through their teachings I came to see how yoga in pregnancy is one of the most beautiful times a woman can spend on her mat. The sense of community, along with the physical and mental preparation of what a prenatal yoga practice can offer a mother-to-be was the most attractive and desirable draw for me as a teacher. I feel beyond blessed to be, in some small way, part of woman's journey into motherhood. As a proud mother of four amazing daughters... I see motherhood, in all its forms, to be a divine privilege - truly the most important job we are blessed with as women. I thank you for the privilege of being part of your journey into motherhood.
Corinne is certified in CPR/AED & First Aid.
danielle fountaine meissner
Yoga found Danielle in 2010. Two years later, she decided to attend a Teacher Training. She received her 200 hour RYT through Always-at-Aum and began teaching in the community soon after. Danielle currently is loving her role as an Adjunct Yoga Instructor at Binghamton University.
Danielle's experiences as a former dancer and ballet teacher influence her style and sequences. You'll love her vinyasa-style classes for their fun and flowing nature. The classes have an emphasis on forearm balances, stretching, core work and sometimes even some dance! Danielle believes in creating a safe and supportive environment so that we all can be playful, laugh, reconnect with our inner child, and to always be willing to expand your vision of yourself with no judgement and no worries.
Outside of yoga, Danielle is a New York State Licensed Massage Therapist. She has been in private practice for 10 years. She has been teaching ballet for almost 20 years. Danielle is always attending classes and workshops in ballet, yoga, and massage to continue learning, to look for new inspiration, to stay fresh and to "refresh". Most importantly, Danielle is devoted to her daughter Alison. Yoga is something they share together and brings them closer.
Lastly, Danielle believes whole-heartedly in the mission of this studio and the spirit of which it has been made available to share yoga. She is looking forward to sharing yoga with you. Namaste.
Danielle is CPR certified.
Since beginning her career as an elementary school teacher, and keeping up a very active lifestyle, Silvia found that the fast pace of her daily life made her realize the importance of finding time to slow down both the body and the mind. In 2012, Silvia began incorporating yoga into her life. She quickly established a solid and steady yoga practice for herself. It was through yoga that she was able to create space for a more balanced lifestyle, both physically and mentally, thus allowing her to be the best version of herself in her career and to her loved ones as well.
Silvia completed her 200-hour teacher training through Twin Cities Collective at Organic Yoga in February, 2016. She is excited to be able to merge her two passions- teaching and yoga- into one. She believes that yoga truly is for everyone, and if you take a moment to step onto your mat, you are welcoming a world full of possibilities into your life. It is her goal to create an environment in which you are encouraged to be yourself, able to let go of self-doubt, and can find the courage to take risks, trusting the process along the way. Silvia strives to make each class positive and welcoming, always reminding her students to never lose their sense of joy and playfulness, while appreciating all the small moments in life.
Silvia works as a 5th grade teacher in the Johnson City School District. She has experience teaching in a school setting to both teachers and students in the classroom, and is excited to share her love for yoga with the community as well.
Silvia is certified in CPR and First Aid.
Sarah started yoga almost 10 years ago with her first class being a hot yoga class. From that day on she was hooked. Yoga brought a challenge that Sarah hadn’t experienced in all her athletic activities.
As she took classes she found that yoga strengthened and relieved much of her lower back pain. Also being a runner, yoga was very beneficial in improving her strength and flexibility.
Yoga has also taught her that it is okay to sit and “just be” – how important meditation and breath is to not only her yoga practice but use in everyday life.
Sarah hopes to bring a fun, challenging class available to all yogis.
Sarah completed her 200 hour teacher training through Twin Cities Collective at Organic Yoga in February 2016.
Sarah is thankful for her many wonderful teachers. Their knowledge, guidance and encouragement has increased her love for yoga.
Sarah is CPR/AED and first aid certified.
Jesse began her yoga journey in 2008 when on a whim, she took a Hatha yoga class. After successfully meditating for her first time and learning of the link between the breath and gentle movement, Jesse became instantly hooked. From that day forward, Jesse would dabble more and more into yoga, exploring other teachers and other studios.
After about two years of a structured practice, Jesse decided to jump in with both feet and take a 200 hour teacher training. At the time, she had no intention of actually teaching, but rather wanted to study yoga and learn of the possibilities.
In 2016, Jesse began teaching vinyasa yoga in hopes that she could provide other yogis a glimpse of the experiences in which she discovered through yoga. Jesse strongly believes in the premise that "yoga does not just change the way we see things, it transforms the person who sees."
Jackie took her first yoga class at Binghamton University the spring of 1996. Fast forward with her spouse and three children, multiple community volunteer roles and aspiring career wishes, yoga found its way back to Jackie. Jackie initiated a steady yoga practice five years ago and completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training through Twin Cities Collective at Organic Yoga in February 2017. Jackie is an elementary special educator and loves sharing her practice with family and yogi friends of all ages.
Jackie offers a vinyasa flow within a caring, positive environment including modifications for all yogis. Jackie believes this journey of yoga is an ever expanding and blossoming way and hopes to support her students on their path.
Indy first began practicing yoga in 2010 as a student at Binghamton University. With time, her physical practice transformed to a deeper connection and understanding to the inner workings of her body and mind. Inspired to share this feeling of connectedness to one’s self with others, Indy recently completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training through Twin Cities Yoga Collective at Organic Yoga in February of 2017.
Indy’s teaching style thoughtfully integrates traditional yoga postures with knowledge drawn from other movement modalities. The class will leave you feeling relaxed, grounded and strong.
Outside of the yoga studio, Indy enjoys spending her free time climbing, reading books and (most importantly) eating good food.
Indy is also an ACE-Certified Personal Trainer and is certified in CPR.
Tony began his yoga journey in 2012. He started, like many, as part of an exercise program that seemed to help him as he aged. As he committed to a daily home yoga practice, he learned of the other benefits that yoga can have. Tony believes that a meditative experience can be achieved when the proper components of breathing, movement and internal focus are combined.
In both his own practice and while teaching, Tony focuses on breathing in connection with movement - the very essence of vinyasa yoga. Music also plays an important part in his practice. The right choice of music can compliment a yoga class. Tony knows that yoga can help people to reduce stress and manage their lives in a more effective manner. And because he started his own yoga practice later in life than most, he feels that he can serve as an inspiration to others as to the benefits of a yoga practice.
In 2017, Tony completed his 200 hour teacher training with Twin Cities Yoga Collective through Organic Yoga. This was the culmination of his yoga practice and was a space that taught him so much not only about himself but also his yoga practice. He became particularly fascinated with the philosophy and spirituality behind a yoga practice and how it relates to daily life.
In yoga, Tony loves to work on arm balances. When not practicing yoga, he spends his time cooking, hiking, and biking with his wife Lynn. Tony is a NYS licensed pharmacist and is CPR certified.
Erin started exploring yoga due to her background in Martial Arts. With a 2nd degree black belt in Tang Soo Do and a blue belt in American Kenpo, she began to find the connection between the mind and body at an early age. Erin didn’t take her first formal yoga class until grad school in 2012 and then found a particular love for Aerial Yoga. In October 2016, she completed her Aerial Yoga teacher training in Alaska with Carmen Curtis from AIReal Yoga. Erin completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training through Twin Cities Collective at Organic Yoga in February 2017.
Having worked with children of all ages for over a decade, Erin sees the importance of teaching kids how to connect to their world, mind, body, and spirit. Through yoga, kids (and adults) can find a safe, calming space to transform into their true selves.
Other than spreading the joy of yoga, Erin loves traveling, peakbagging/hiking, nature, animals, vegan food, sustainability, and science. Erin is currently a professor of meteorology at SUNY Broome.