The Instructors 

Clarissa Alliano

Clarissa has been teaching and practicing yoga for over a decade. A graduate of Integral Yoga she is known for her invigorating Vinyasa Flow Class boh on Staten Island and everywhere she travels. She truly takes her practice off the mat and into her life and encourages her students to do the same.


Sal Cialino

Sal is a graduate from the Integral Yoga Institute in Yogaville Virginia in 2002. He is a veteran yoga teacher for the last 10 years and shares his passion for the practice with compassion and kindness. He teaches at many studios on the island and teaches a wide range of hatha yoga, from gentle to advanced.



Nancy Iris Kaufman Corrigan:

is a Yoga practitioner dedicated to bringing loving
kindness to all, wether it be the students of Yoga classes around Staten Island, children
of the Montessorri schools, or to her family and canine companions. Certified since
2001 she has the pleasure of sharing her practice with Yogis of all walks of life.
Leading the Sing Yoga Band the last few years she and her band mates have combined
her love of song with Yoga chanting and rock and roll, the songstress has raised
thousands of dollars for the children of Bal Ashram. India.


Denise Danton-Nizzare:

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Kristen Hughes:

Kristen became a certified yoga instructor in 2011 at Yogaworks in New York, NY.  While working on her Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy at New York University, she completed her teacher training, wanting to share her love for yoga with others.  Kristen incorporates her knowledge of anatomy and kinesiology from her OT background in her yoga teaching and practice. She enjoys teaching a variety of classes from restorative to intermediate, placing a heavy emphasis on alignment and joint protection to both adults and children.



Karina is a graduate of the Jaya Yoga Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. where she studied vinyasa with emphasis on Iyengar focused alignment and obtained her certification. She also received her certification  in Rasa Restorative yoga from Laughing Lotus in NYC. She has been regularly practicing yoga since 2007 exploring the many different schools of yoga offered in Staten Island, Brooklyn and Manhattan.

Karina believes that life is about Bhakti - ultimate and pure love and devotion, and that yoga is a beautiful pathway bringing her closer with each breath.  As a mother, Karina is completely devoted to her daughter, and as a teacher, she is completely devoted to her students and leading them toward the pathway of Bhakti through yoga.

Karina would like to express her endless gratitude to her teachers and all of the teachers that have come before.



dRema Lindie, HHP, E-RYT:

Since 1997 Drema has been a certified yoga instructor with the Integral Yoga Institute, New York, N.Y. She is qualified as an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher® (E-RYT) with the national organization, Yoga Alliance®. She has studied with many world-renowned master yoga teachers.  Drema’s Yoga class is a rejuvenation of your whole being—body, mind, and spirit.  The class begins with attention to alignment and foundation, so that there is a safe space for the body to play and find expression.  As you shift through the poses you will be encouraged to keep coming back to the breath.  This is an exercise for the mind; allowing you to experience present time.  The journey ends with learning the art of deep relaxation as you are guided to get in touch with your state of inner calm.  The class format is specifically designed to complement the collective energy of the group, so you can count on a unique experience each time. Drema uses her deep knowledge of nutrition and yoga to understand how best to bring the body back into balance and optimum health. She is a Holistic Health Practitioner, board certified through American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP). In 1998 she completed her schooling in Nutrition and Holistic Health at The Academy of Natural Health Sciences (Woodbridge, N.J.). Drema graduated as a Digestive Health Specialist in 2009 from the Loomis Institute of Enzyme Nutrition. 


Karen Neary:

Karen Neary has been a certified yoga instructor through Integral Yoga Institute, registered with the Yoga Alliance, since 2002. Karen believes in the power of the practice to transform, heal & guide us all towards living a life of freedom. Classes are fueled by music, threaded with breath and inspired by the dynamic flow of asana and the timeless wisdom of yogic philosophy.

Karen has been in the Fitness/Wellness industry for over 20 years. Her many certifications include personal training, maternal fitness, prenatal fitness, prenatal yoga, spinning, resist-a-ball, TRX, AED/CPR/First Aid. Karen is dedicated, through this deep love and passion, to promote mind/body awareness and inspire overall healthy lifestyle changes of clients from all walks of life.


Larissa Nusser:

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Susan Orrico-Duffy:



Susan is a  certified yoga instructor through Integral Yoga Institute and registered with The Yoga Alliance, since 2012.  It is Susan’s belief that Yoga is designed to bring together the mind, body and soul by using body movement and meditation. It is based on the yogic strategy that the mind and body are in fact “One”. She believes that if you practice yoga every day over a long period of time in earnest, it can help bring the body to reach a place of harmony and heal itself.

Susan also holds certifications in Rasa Restorative Yoga, Laughter Yoga and Reiki.

 Speak tenderly to them. Let there be kindness in your face, in your eyes, in your smile, in the warmth of your greeting. Always have a cheerful smile. Don't only give your care, but give your heart as well.
~Mother Teresa






Donna Danton

Donna Danton has supreme gratitude to her sister Denise and all those at the YOU Can Do It Yoga Center, who have enabled her in the last two years with opportunities to share her wellBEing yoga flows and massages in her home town.
The next working visit is September 10 to September 26, 2013
Donna comes from a long fitness background, teaching back exercise, indoor cycling and walking classes. In the last seven years Donna has developed an aging WellBEing approach, teaching mostly YOGA, offering polarity & wellness massages and Donna is currentely training to become a Breath Worker in Germany. She received her YOGA Alliance Certification from Lord Vishnus Couch in Köln, Germany in 2004 and her Bachelor of Science in Physical Education & Business Management from SUNY Cortland in 1984, and has lived in Europe ever since.