Christian Trueb Owner/Instructor
Christian is a native of Ellington and has always been surrounded by enthusiasm for sport and fitness. He is a WITS certified personal trainer and a Yoga Alliance certified yoga instructor. At the beautiful Menla Mountain Retreat Center in the Catskill Mountains he developed his passion for power yoga, and has completed level II instructor training under power yoga innovator Baron Baptiste, founder of the prestigious Baptiste Power Yoga Institute.
"I connected immediately to yoga, and that connection evolved into passion. I love the self-awareness I have discovered through my practice. The feeling of being “connected” is very powerful. My desire is to help others to discover their own physical and spiritual strength and power through yoga and fitness."
I found yoga in a time of personal unrest and it saved me. My practice had been sporadic for years and it was not until my mind was in such a desperate need for focus that the effects of my yoga practice truly resonated. Since then, my yoga has gone up and down and back and forth. I need something different every day. And that’s what keeps it so incredibly exciting and invigorating to practice.
I graduated from Yoga to the People's (NYC) Vinyasa 200-hr training in 2011 and completed my Advanced Mentorship at the 300-hour level with good yoga in Brooklyn (Instructors include Flannery Foster, Amy Santos, Rebekah Nagy, & Casey Beauchamp). Additional training includes workshops with Narelle Carter-Quinlan and Alison West on yoga for spinal care at the Yoga Union for Backcare and Scoliosis, kids training with Om-Schooled and Sarah Herrington, and Hands-On Adjustments with Jacob Kyle Yoga
Kristina Vetrano - Instructor
I began my love of the physical fitness industry over 20 years ago as a body builder and personal trainer in a commercial gym setting. After sustaining a running injury while training for a marathon, I turned to Yoga for increased flexibility. In doing so, I learned of the added benefits of increased physical, spiritual and mental health as well as increased physical strength and flexibility through a continual practice. At that point, I knew I wanted to become a Yoga Instructor in order to help others achieve these benefits. I received my 200-hour Yoga Teacher Certification through Samadhi Yoga Studio in Manchester and is a RYT 200 Certified Instructor through Yoga Alliance. I plan on continuing my education and obtaining a 500-hour Yoga Certificate to help those that suffer from PTSD. I believes that Yoga is for everyone and teach with an emphasis on respect and safety for all students.
Erica Pyznar -Instructor
Erica was introduced to yoga in high school, but didn't become serious about her practice until her early 20s. As a college athlete and avid runner, Erica used yoga to compliment strength training and to ease the soreness that came with high-intensity cardio sessions. She now views yoga as an exercise in and of itself, one that not only works the body, but also the mind.
Through yoga she has learned to release things that no longer serve her, let go of things that prevent her from living fully, and free herself of harsh judgment. She learned to appreciate herself and the world around, she hopes to be able to help her students do the same.
Erica completed a 200 hour yoga teacher training in June 2017 at The Yoga Shop and is certified in LivFree Power. Erica prides herself on teaching an energetic, challenging class while also speaking to the mind and spirit.
She is originally from Connecticut, and recently moved back to the state after spending the last 6 years in New York City. She now lives in Hebron with her fiance and her Bullmastiff, Lambeau.