The Team @InnerLight
AnnMarie Shirley - Owner/Self-Care Specialist
"Thank you for visiting InnerLight! Please allow me to help you find the proper care you need to achieve your wellness goals. Whether recovering from an injury or planning a preventative maintenance regimen, InnerLight and it's affiliates offer a variety of services."
Julian Broughton - Massage Therapist
Julian graduated the Swedish Institute for Massage Therapy in 2005, and is a licensed massage therapist in New York State. Julian also holds an Associate Degree in Occupational Therapy. Julian specializes in neck and shoulder massage as well as hip work, to alleviate Sciatica, ITB and other lower extremity issues. He has extensive knowledge with deep tissue, Swedish, sports, medical, shiatsu, and cranio-sacral treatments.
Available Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays.
Veronica Renzo - Massage Therapist
Veronica is a graduate of the Hudson Valley School of Massage Therapy and a member of NCBTMB. She also holds a BA from Marist College. Veronica offers a wonderful combination of therapeutic and treatment massage. She uses her intuition and education to provide her clients with the most effective treatments she can. Veronica is kind and compassionate and treats every client as an individual, giving him or her complete experience for mind, body and soul.
Available Saturday, Sunday & after 5pm weeknights.
Laura Mortensen -Massage Therapist
Laura graduated from The Center of Natural Wellness School of Massage Therapy in April 2012. She received her NY State License March 2013. Laura loves using deep tissue massage to help alleviate stress and muscle adhesions. She also enjoys doing energy healing by balancing the chakras of the body, as well as practicing Shiatsu. By blending Western and Eastern theories, Laura enjoys bringing balance and harmony to each client through mind, body, and soul.
Available Tuesdays through Thursdays & every other weekend.
Joe Caponi - Lisenced Massage Therapist
Joseph has an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Massage Therapy from Columbia-Green Community College, NY. He chose a career in massage to assist and educate people in living a pain-free life.
Joseph has had recent training in both western medical massage and eastern techniques and theories. He practices five-element shiatsu, deep tissue, swedish and sports massage. He is well equipped to assist clients with problems including pain and discomfort which often interfere with daily life.
Available by appointment 7 days a week
Jenn Koncur- Esthetician
Available: Mon, Wed & Fri: noon- 6pm & by appointment other days
Patricia Holtz - Acupuncture and Herbs
Patricia graduated from the Pacific College in Oriental Medicine in 1998 and is licensed by NYS. She has apprenticed with herbalists William Le Sassier and Pam Montgomery. In order to improve her knowledge of healing and skills she frequently takes continuing education classes in acupuncture and herbs. She currently is attending Cornell Cooperative Extension master gardening training so that she can better grow some of the herbs she recommends to clients (and veggies too).
Stephanie Paniccia - Zumba Instructor
Stephanie is a Zumba Instructor here at Innerlight Health Spa. I became certified in May of 2010 and have been a part of the Innerlight family since June of 2010. Zumba is an exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness-party™ that’s moving millions of people toward joy and health. I love teaching Zumba classes. The reason is simple: Every class feels like a party! Come join me and you'll see what I mean. You don't even have to know how to dance. Just move your body and follow my lead. It's easy! Check out my class schedule, and be prepared to shake, shimmy, salsa, and sweat towards your personal goals! I look forward to seeing you soon!
Teaches Wednesday 7pm, and Sat 10am
Kraig with a 'K' - Certified Yoga Teacher and Spa Reconstructionist Under the direction of Michael Stein of Ashtanga of New Paltz, Kraig earned his Yoga Teacher Certification with the goal of helping others achieve wellness through yoga. While still recovering from numerous sports-related traumas and debilitating injuries to his spine, he found yoga to be the answer to repair both physical and mental traumas we sustain.
He teaches a Warm Vinyasa-style of yoga in which the studio is heated between 80-85 degrees, allowing for the release of toxins and the ability of each student to go deeper into postures with less risk of injury. His class size is limited to 10 students so that proper attention is paid to each person.
Sunday 12:30pm & Wed 5:30pm.
Eric Manna: Hello everyone! :) I’m Eric Manna. I
have a passion for health and fitness which has led me to become a Yoga
Instructor. I teach a challenging, alignment-based style, in which the
student is really able to feel each posture. The focus is on calming the
mind while working the muscles, controlling the breath, and freeing up
the soul. I encourage smiling, questions, and a positive learning
environment. Yoga is a personal practice in which everyone adds some
different element to the class. Let’s enjoy it and have fun!
Nava Silverstein- Sivananda yoga, a classical Hatha style yoga with an emphasis on a meditative and spiritual practice. This class will include Sanskrit prayers, breathing exercises, holding asanas (postures), brief talks on the philosophy of Sivananda yoga, and a guided final relaxation.
The aim of the class is for the students to gain a greater awareness and appriciation for their body and inner peace as well as to leave feeling refreshed and balanced.
"I recently completed my 200hrs teacher training course at the Sivananda ashram in Madurai, India. This course taught me about the meditative, spiritual, and lifestyle aspects of yoga. When I was dealing with several traumas, yoga got me back in touch with my body and decreased my anxiety. Yoga has many benefits including decreased stress, increased flexibility and strength, toning and regulating the internal organs, improved concentration, and greater sense of connection with yourself and the world around you." -Nava
"Inner peace leads to external peace." "Health is wealth, peace of mind is happiness, yoga shows the way." -Swami Sivananda
Rona Mannain - Children's Yoga
After being a Teacher's Assistant for over twenty years, Rona currently teaches Children's Yoga at InnerLight, as well as with children with special needs in a private school in Poughkeepsie, NY. Rona is a graduate of the YogaScape school of Raja Hatha Yoga in Carmel, NY and she is also a certified Reflexologist and Reiki Master. Rona says, "Teaching yoga to children has been such a great learning experience for me. They have taught me so much of what life is really about."
Kathy Carey - Yoga, Reiki, One Light Healing Touch
Kathy Carey has been teaching yoga and fitness classes for 20 years. She is a certified yoga instructor, fitness instructor, water exercise instructor and personal trainer. Kathy teaches specialized classes in Yoga such as Restorative Yoga, Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga and in fitness such as Strength, Stretch and Balance classes for seniors. Her insightful teaching adds a personal touch to every class, helping you feel like every class was designed with you in mind.
Kathy is certified as a Reiki Master and as a One Light Healing Touch
Lisa "Ayleeza" Quattrochi; approaches
her dance as the way she lives her life, an expression of her spirit
and soul. Ayleeza likes to pass this joy onto her students. She has
been training in Middle Eastern dance for 20 yrs, and drumming for 24
magazine featured her as a Belly Dance Teacher in April 2006. And she
rocked the 2011 Boston Viva La Diva Pageant and won in the "IMPROV SOLO
TO LIVE MUSIC" category.
loves to teach movement with gypsy skirt and cane. This is a fun class
that is built on group connection and the joy of belly dance.
Ashley "Reshkiga" Enright - Belly Dance
Ashley "Reshkiga" Enright has been belly dancing on and off for 8 years and loves to continue to learn and explore. She draws inspiration from all forms of belly dance and has adopted a fusion style with elements of tribal, cabaret, and theatrical as well as elements of modern dance. She has enjoyed a range of performance opportunities from dancing at festival to stage produtions.
As a reflection of the warmth she has experienced within the belly dance community she will be teaching an open level class to bring together dancers of all shapes, ages and abilities. Each class a short choreography will be taught and adapted to the needs of the individual. Movements will range from the slow and sensuous to dramatic, fast paced and flirty. She looks forward to sharing the workout, artistry and fun the dance offers to all!
Lourdes Cruz - Adult & Children Dance Instruction
I began teaching social and competitive dance in 1998 at Fred Astaire's Dance Studio. Following several years of competing and coaching, I began exploring the variety of dance and music that encompass Salsa/Mambo. It did not take long to fall hopelessly in love with the richness of the rhythms and freedom for the movement. I currently continue my work at Fred Astaire's Dance Studios where I teach students ages three and up. I recently have begun intensive work on the dynamics of partnership and balance in the various styles of Salsa, Argentine Tango, and West Coast Swing.
Kathy Krumm of Posh & Polished Nail Care-
Kathy has been a licensed nail technician for 14 years. Her love of nails lead her to start "Posh & Polished."
Posh & Polished is a solo owned & operated NAIL CARE salon located upstairs...inside the InnerLight Health Spa. "A private little getaway." Kathy specializes in Posh Natural Nail Care~ manicures, pedicures, spa manis/pedis, & SHELLAC. For those who like Nail Enhancements, Kathy also does Acrylic Nails. (including Pink & Whites) Kathy follows NYS guidelines and properly sanitizes her tools and uses new files & buffers...for the safety of each client. Kathy also does Posh Parties...FOR all ages! A POSH Ladies Night Out or a POSH way to celebrate your lil' princesses Birthday! From the invitations to the theme related decor, The attention to detail separates her apart from ordinary parties and makes planning your next celebration so much easier! Choose from one of her POSH packages or Custom create one that is right for U!
Kathy's NAIL CARE Services are available...
Tuesday-Saturday BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Call...914.469.5639
...~*Be PAMPERed...Be Posh & Polished*~.
Karson - InnerLight's Youngest Edition
For anyone in need of 'baby therapy', Karson is available to make you smile if you are in need of a quick pick-me-up.