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Karen D. - M.W.B.E.

CEO & Founder of Inner Being LLC
Yoga Instructor E-RYT 200, Wellness Educator, Mindfulness Coach, SEL Certified &  Resident Teaching Artist at Arts Westchester



Karen D,  from Westchester,  NY, fell in love with Yoga in the year 2005.  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 help quiet & ease the mind. All are welcome to join Karen D. on this journey through this thing called life.
Karen D is the lead yoga instructor in the Peekskill City School District, Peekskill Parks and Recreation and Self Direction Provider,  Infusing Social Emotional Learning through Yoga & Mindfulness, while building "Awareness To Wellness", One Breath at a time. This is our only Goal.
Group and Private Sessions are available.  Please email to inquire.
Come With an Open Mind and Leave With a Full Heart!!!

Annette Kirlew

Annette enjoys working with adults and students of all ages and backgrounds. She has been facilitating classes in the Peekskill City School District  since 2018. Her classes are designed for students and faculty, including families with special needs.  In addition you can find Annette leading yoga and wellness workshops with her warriors of life Seniors at Drum Hill Senior Living Facility and other senior living residences. She also teaches privately to people with developmental disabilities.
As Co-Founder of Inner Being LLC, her primary role is to assist in workshop planning and curriculum development. Annette's classes bring a wealth of ease and balance in the present moment.
Join her on yo
ur chair or your mat, she will meet you where you are at. 
Co-Founder Inner Being LLC
Yoga Instructor E-RYT 200, SEL Certified, Mindfulness Certification
& Epilepsy First Aid Certified,
CEO of AKD Wellness LLC
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Jennifer Marvin

Yoga Instructor RYT 200
"The joy of learning to listen to the body is one that is not to be missed". This is at the core of Jennifer Marvin's being and what she teaches her many clients through the lens of Inspired Forrest Yoga. Jenn is an RYT 200 with 2 Trauma-Informed Yoga Certificates, is certified through Forrest Yoga's 70-hour Advanced Teacher Training and holds over 400 hours (and counting) of recognized expertise. Jenn's approach is therapeutic, helping clients find relief from physical injuries, gain flexibility, increase strength, improve range of motion, reduce stress or anxiety and learn to breathe better. She helps those with addictive tendencies through decades of work in recovery communities. Classes, 1:1 private sessions and workshops are approached with curiosity, wonder, awe and fun providing students with a safe, sacred space always. Yoga's healings continue to bring Jenn to a deeper and profound relationship with the body. Helping others find deep connection with themselves in new and exciting ways, continues to inspire her work.
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Bari Ruck
Yoga Instructor RYT 200
"When we begin to live in the body again, we discover that we have an internal environment that is as rich as that of any country and in a constant state of flux and change" Donna Farhi, Bringing Yoga to Life.
I have been in the world of Yoga Teaching, Massage Therapy, and Energy Work for about 15 years. I have worked with people going through cancer and chronic illness,
caregivers, community colleges, at a local JCC and privately. I had 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, find ease and love in their own bodies. It is an eclectic practice because I include teachings from various forms that I have studied over the years. It is my great joy to share what I continue learn with anyone who is willing to show up and give it a try.
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Jenny Fernandez
Yoga Instructor RYT 200
Reiki Practitioner
As a certified Hatha Yoga and Meditation Instructor Jenny graduated from "Whole Sky Yoga", in Stone Ridge, NY. Jenny is a longtime advocate for supportive ways that stimulate awareness of the mind-body connection. As such, she has further and diverse education in nutrition and wellness, including certifications in Integrative Nutrition and (IIN Graduate), Reiki and Ayurveda. Jenny is also the CEO and  Founder of Awaken Your Awareness (AYA) Health Coaching in Peekskill, NY and AYA Hummus, a nutritionally elevated hummus which aims to fuel well being.
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Stephanie Conte
Yoga Instructor RYT 200
Reiki Practitioner
Stephanie is a high school social studies teacher, holding dual certifications in general and special education.  She currently teaches yoga and wellness at Newburgh Free Academy in Orange County, NY in addition to teaching students and private clients for Inner Being LLC in Northern Westchester.  Stephanie's yoga journey began in 2016 and it has transformed her life.  Her goal is to help students and adults realize their potential, understand that true transformation and peace come from within, and that healing the self is the first step in the journey to healing humanity.

Isabella Millan-Pedraza

Yoga Instructor RYT 200
Isabella's energetic personality & ambition to learn, brings a much needed balance to her students through her wellness practice.

Xenia Vazquez

Yoga Instructor RYT 200
Xenia is form Peekskill, NY and has worked with children ages 6 weeks and up as a child care provider.  She also works with students with special needs or that require special care.  Xenia is a full time Teaching Assistant as well as a college student. Xenia recently found a practice that she enjoys which is yoga. Yoga for Xenia is a way for her to re-introduce herself to who she actually is. This practice is a way of self reflection and self growth. This practice is about showing up & being present for yourself.  Leave all the judgement at the door!  Come meet me on my mat for a present and consistent yoga practice.
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Elana Master
Yoga Instructor RYT 200

Elana Master, a Putnam Valley resident and Hudson Valley native, brings 20 years of diverse yoga and teaching experience to Inner Being Yoga. Founder of Healing Yoga with Elana, she offers online and private sessions, workshops, and retreats following a transformative health journey. Through exploration of various spiritual practices and personal healing, including yoga, meditation, and connecting with chakras, Elana discovered the power of inner transformation. She believes in the capacity of each individual to heal themselves and the world, one breath at a time, and invites others to join her on this journey inward.

Frankie Sibrizzi
Yoga Instructor RYT 200 in Training
Hi, My name is Frankie and I am 22 years old. I live in Wappingers Falls, NY and attend college classes at the Successful Learning Center in Pleasantville, NY. My passions include Art, Yoga and My Family.
I have been doing yoga since I was very little, a lot of the poses are similar to the work I did with my Physical Therapist at a young age.
I became actively involved in yoga about 4 years ago when my father passed away in 2018. I was looking for tools to deal with the grief and yoga became a great part of my life.
I am extremely excited for the opportunity to work with Inner Being LLC. As a person with Special Needs, being considered for this scholarship makes me feel "Recognized".
I am proud to say that I was one of the first students with Special Needs to attend yoga classes in the Peekskill City School District with Inner Being LLC. My Mom & Sister have been very instrumental in securing wellness opportunities for me and other students with Special Needs. I have been a student since 2018 at Inner Being LLC.
After my first class I decided the Yoga & Wellness needed to be part of my life because of all the benefits it provides me.
The support, kindness & recognition I have received by these amazing people has been overwhelming and  I am so happy & grateful to have an opportunity to deepen my practice and share wellness with others in a safe and supportive space. I am very grateful to Karen and Annette for considering me for this awesome opportunity and helping me make my dream a reality!
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Katherine Brooks

Teaching Artist
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. 
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Joseph Detres
Teaching Artist
Joseph became a Teaching Artist in 2018 when he starting assisting with the students that have special needs and their families.  Joseph is a Freshman attending Manhattan College located in the Bronx, New York. Currently he is studying Mechanical Engineering. Joseph enjoys reading, working out to improve his well being and practicing yoga when he is not studying. His drive and mindset are what sets him apart from others, working harder than those around him to accomplish anything he sets his mind to. As a member of his community, Joseph volunteers at food drives and nursing homes.
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Joshua Faulkner
Teaching Artist / Workshop Coordinator
Joshua has been practicing yoga since the age of 11 with his mother. In 2018 he became a Teaching Artist assisting in classes with the students of developmental disabilities and their families. Joshua is a Junior at the University of Connecticut studying Engineering. He 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.
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Jordan Faulkner 
Lead Transitions Workshop Facilitator
Jordan has Graduated with his master's in criminology from Fairleigh Dickenson University. Jordan brings a wealth of knowledge & positive energy when facilitating wellness workshops for individuals preparing to re-enter the general population after serving time in a correctional and/or behavioral institution. Jordan facilitates a safe space for individuals to share & plan ahead for a successful transition by reminding them of the Wellness tools & practices that are readily available to them.  Jordan's time spent interning at the Kintock Group has brought him a wealth of knowledge as to how our wellness work impacts the life of those who have taken a wrong turn but are committed to redirecting their journey. Jordan truly believes that Wellness should be available, accessible & affordable to all.  
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Colleen Klimek
Business Assistant
Colleen met Karen over 22 years ago when they were each pregnant with their first child.  They became fast friends and have been best friends ever since.  Over the years, they raised their boys together and Colleen has truly enjoyed watching Karen turn her passion for health & wellness into a successful business.  Karen has always wanted to help the underserved and Colleen is proud to be a part of this mission. 
In addition to her position with Inner Being, Colleen also works at a local library.  She enjoys connecting with people and being a part of something that serves the community. 
Colleen’s interests include singing, dancing, and theater.  For over a decade, she has been a member of an all-female choral group that performs at local libraries and retirement communities.  The joy that these performances bring to these communities has been extremely rewarding.
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