Karen D.

Yoga Instructor RYT 200, Teacher, Mindfulness Certification &

Owner of Inner Being Studio



Karen D,  from Westchester,  NY, fell in love with Yoga in the year 2015.  Karen’s passion for Yoga has led her down the path of self discovery, self love, self kindness, & self acceptance.  With over 200+ hours of

Vinyasa Training, her life was changed forever.  Karen cannot wait to share this experience with all of you. Her classes are designed to connect the breath with movement, strengthen the physical body, and to quiet & ease the mind. All are welcome to join Karen D. on this journey through this thing called life.

Karen D has been the lead yoga instructor in the Peekskill City School District since October 2018 to Present. She has infused Social Emotional Learning  through Yoga and Mindfulness, for the entire student body and faculty as a whole. 

Group and Private Sessions are available.  Please email to inquire.


Thank you in advance for your time and consideration!

Come With an Open Mind and Leave With a Full Heart!!!


Bari Ruck

I have  been in the world of Yoga Teaching, Massage Therapy, and Energy Work for about 10 years.  I have worked with people going though cancer and chronic illness, caregivers, community colleges, at a local JCC and privately.  Bari has practiced Yoga and Meditation personally off and on over the years before being trained as a teacher.  It was and still is tremendously helpful for me in facing my own issues of anxiety and fear.  It is my belief that anyone who wants to do Yoga can do it.  It is a very personal and adaptable practice.  My teaching style is designed to empower people to connect with and find ease and love in their own bodies.  It is an eclectic practice because I bring in teachings from various forms and styles that I have studied over the years. It is my great joy to share what I continue to learn with anyone who is willing to show up and give it a try.   

I have brought massage to a range of people as well.  I can create a massage program based on an individual’s physical concerns, lifestyle, and preferences.  Some of the modalities that I offer are Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Myofascial Release, Table Thai Massage (passive stretching with massage) as well as a form of energy work called Jin Shin Jyutsu.  (see more about Jin Shin Jyutsu at https://www.bariruck.com/services


All sessions, whether private yoga or massage will be done with great consideration and mindfulness around COVID-19 prevention.  Safe practices will be in place so that you can have as soothing and peaceful experience as possible.  


Please contact me at bariruck@gmail.com or at 813-476-9716 for a free consultation or to schedule an appointment. 


Rosie M.

Esthetician /Make-up Artist

Rosie began her career by studying business administration in Colombia before she moved to

New York. Rosie has worked as Business Development in the financial industry for 23 years, but she has

always had a passion for esthetics and all things beauty. In 2014, she decided to combine her passions of

finance and beauty to make a lifelong dream come true. She attended Christine Valmy International

School located in Manhattan, New York where she obtained her license as an esthetician and make-up

artist. Rosie continued her education by attending classes and seminars in the industry from beauty

conferences in the area.

She then moved forward with her independent practice called Aromazz, in which she brings the

spa to you, whether it be a one-on-one session or a spa party. In Aromazz, Rosie uses organic and

cruelty-free skin care products that enhance your skin and produce long-lasting results. Rosie is

passionate about helping and educating her clients on a treatment plan that will be best suited for them

as a proper home care routine. She loves meeting people and helping them feel and look their best,

whether it’s through maintaining your skin health or a relaxing day at the spa. She really loves to work

with all skin types and conditions to help her clients enhance the appearance of their skin. Also, if you

need help looking fabulous for any special events, Rosie will gladly do her best to make you shine!


Katherine Brooks

Katherine has over 25 years in the educational system working with children from ages 6 weeks to 12 years old. Her joy of teaching spills over to Inner Being Yoga. She is our Bi-Lingual teachers assistant who loves guiding and supporting the children as well as Inner Being LLC. 


Annette Kirlew

Annette M. Kirlew -Co-Owner Inner Being Studio

Business Manager Inner Being LLC


Annette manages the operations of Karen D. & Inner Being Instructors/employees. She oversees non for profit events, marketing, & client support services. Annette is an invaluable member of Inner Being’ team.



Personal Assistant 


Emily is 15 years old and entering her junior year in high school. As a junior she has been selected to join the National Science Honor Society.  She enjoys swimming, playing lacrosse, cooking and painting.  Most recently she has discovered an avid passion for painting. Her art is displayed on walls as murals and on canvases.


As a team member of Inner Being Yoga, Emily assists in managing events, schedules appointments & client support.

Joshua Faulkner (on the right)

Joshua is 16 years old & is entering his junior year at Archbishop Stepinac High School.

Joshua is an Ambassador & a member of the National Science Honor Society.


Joshua is a great young man with a passion to learn & teach. His leadership skills & the ability to engage with everyone is unique. Joshua’s brilliant smile & support makes it easy to breathe. 

Joseph Detres (on the left)

Joseph Detres is a 15 year old, student of  of Archbishop Stepinac and is currently enrolled in the Honors Academy Engineering Program. Some of Joseph's hobbies includes running and exercising for which he is  passionate about. His drive and his mindset are what set him apart from others because how focused he is when he has a goal in mind. As a member of his community, Joseph regularly volunteers at food drives as well as at local nursing homes.