Mellow Yoga Studio Director
Liza Dioso, CYT received her 200 hour hot yoga certification in January 2012 at Dana Hot Yoga in Bala Cynwyd, PA under the tutelage of Lisa Mitchell and Rachel Hoppenstein. Liza’s voyage to the yoga mat quite simply began as a New Year’s resolution in 2009. Little did she know how that one challenge would drastically change her life and enhance her love of music, motherhood and creativity. While continuing her yogic journey, Liza discovered Reiki. She is Reiki Levels I, II & Advanced Level III certified under the Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki lineage. It is this technique of stress reduction, and promotion of relaxation that continues to deepen her appreciation for holistic well-being. In March 2012, Liza completed teacher training for children’s yoga with Childlight Yoga. In April 2012 Liza also completed teacher training for restorative yoga with Bhakti Judith Curiel and in 2013 completed certification in Yin yoga with Corina Benner. Liza is passionate about reaching and captivating anyone who has ever thought about giving yoga a try. It is her hope that she is able to encourage everyone in seeing the world with different eyes through her lightheartedness, humor and ever growing love for her yoga practice on and off the mat. Liza’s devotion for yoga, meditation, wellness and music are apparent in her sensitive and thoughtful classes.
Sati Rose has been teaching Yoga for almost fifteen years. She has been seeing clients in the Philadelphia and surrounding areas offering group class, private teaching, Thai Massage, and Breathwork. She currently works with up to 300 people each week locally and also teaches nationally and internationally. Sati is schooled in Rebirthing Breathwork and completed the 9 Month certification training 4 times as taught through the Kriya Yoga lineage of Shri Haidakhan Babaji Kriya Yoga and taught by Sondra Ray, Tony Lomastro, and Maureen Malone. She received her spirit name ‘Sati’ meaning ‘selfless devotion’ from her beloved Sad Guru Ammachi (www.amma.org) while living in in Amma's ashram in India. She became initiated and certified into the Hatha Yoga tradition of teaching by David Newman and Inner Fire Yoga in 2001 and began teaching Hatha Yoga right away. Following Sati's schooling and teaching in Hatha Yoga, she then went on to become initiated into the Kundalini Yoga tradition (as taught by Yogi Bhajan) and taught by Sada Sat Singh and Kaur in 2003. She is a 3HO certified Kundalini Instructor. She is a member of The International Kundalini Yoga Teachers Association (IKYTA 225). Sati is also a Yoga Alliance certified and insured instructor (RYT 500). Sati has lived and worked at The Himalayan Institute one of the most respected Yoga associations here in the United States and abroad.
Lindsay is a visual artist, yoga & Reiki practitioner, mindfulness instructor and retreat facilitator. She loves traveling, dancing and being immersed in the natural world. Her mission is to make mindfulness practices accessible to heal, inspire, empower and educate our community at large. Lindsay is passionate about combining mandala-making, mixed media art, movement and mindfulness practices to develop innovative educational programs to serve the community. Lindsay specializes in Hatha yoga, Mindful Yoga and Chair yoga as well as mindfulness meditation and Reiki. Her aim is to meet each student where they are to provide a platform of self discovery through various processes for positive transformation. She is passionate about sharing tools for living a balanced lifestyle full of awareness, equanimity and positivity.
Nicole started practicing yoga with DVDs. When she finally decided to take a class at a studio, it changed her life and her wellbeing. Nicole was able to expand her way of thinking and her relationship with her body. She soon completed her 200hr yoga teacher training in 2015 at Dana Hot Yoga. Since then, Nicole has been sharing the wonderful experience of yoga with others. She has also completed Restorative and Yin Yoga teacher trainings.
Lee-Ann’s journey with yoga began with her life-long passion for dance. She started practicing yoga to compliment her dance training (ballet, jazz, modern) and to increase her overall flexibility. Little did she realize that yoga would offer her something much greater than just physical practice. She has a deep–rooted, therapeutic connection with yoga, and aspires to create opportunities for others that foster personal growth and well-being. With 12+ years of being a dance instructor of various styles, Lee-Ann completed her RYT 200 at Bombay Yoga Company in 2016. She integrates her background of movement trainings and her pure lust for mindfulness to bring an uplifting flow to each class. She has developed yoga for Wellness Programs and continues to expand her reach with other groups/team initiatives. She believes education never ceases and will always be a student of yoga and its limitless possibilities. Lee-Ann enjoys sharing her passion for movement and exchanging good vibes with others in the community!
Meghan started practicing yoga in college in 2005, as a way to decompress and relieve stress after classes. She quickly caught on to the immense physical, mental and spiritual benefits woven together in each practice. A decade later, she completed her 200-hour vinyasa teacher training and was inspired to spread the yoga love as far and as wide as possible. She spent 6 months as a volunteer instructor in Central and South America. Upon returning to the US in late 2017, Meghan continues to volunteer locally throughout the Philadelphia community to make yoga accessible and affordable for everyone, no matter what.
Sarah discovered yoga while sampling group exercise classes at her gym in 2001. A bicycle racer at that time, she also discovered that yoga was the ideal warm-up on hard training and racing days, as she felt much more agile and energized as a result...the energy (she'd eventually learn about prana) just flowed more freely through the body after yoga!
Sarah practiced a variety of styles of yoga before finding her yoga "home" at a vinyasa studio in Seattle, while she earned her MPH at UW. Her yoga teachers helped guide her away from mental chatter and into the intuitive synchrony of movement and breath. When Sarah became pregnant with her first child she found that prenatal yoga offered her the physical relief and preparation, mental and emotional grounding, and social connection that she needed as she prepared for birth and the transition to motherhood.
Sarah completed a 250-hour foundation vinyasa training program at Blue Banyan and an 85-hour prenatal/postnatal yoga certification program through Prenatal Yoga Center in NYC. She currently teaches group and private classes to a variety of students - from toddlers to seniors - though her passion is working with pregnant and postpartum women. Sarah’s teaching style focuses on creating freedom of movement in the physical body and cultivating the mind-body-breath connection, using a creative and accessible approach to meet students wherever they are.