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.
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.
Nicole started doing yoga with DVDs. She finally decided to take a class at a studio and it changed her life! She changed her way of thinking and the way she felt about her body. Because of the mind/body connection she received from practicing, yoga became a necessity. Nicole wanted to learn more about the practice. She soon enrolled and completed her 200hr yoga teacher training in 2015 at Dana Hot Yoga. Since then she has also done a Restorative Yoga teacher training with Judy Curiel, Yin Yoga teacher training with Corina Benner and an Advanced teacher training with Alex Auder. Nicole is currently enrolled in a 300hr teacher training program at Yoga Shala. Now, Nicole can share the wonderful experience of yoga with others
Rachel earned her teaching certificate from Kripalu in 2007. Since that time she has taught weekly classes, workshops and previously co-led the Teacher Training program at Dana Hot Yoga. She particularly enjoys teaching anatomical alignment to help students understand and visualize the underlying structure of their movements. Her teaching is further informed by her studies and work as an Occupational Therapist.
Lindsay Jamison is a 500 hour certified yoga and mindfulness meditation instructor and visual artist based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her mission is to empower the community with mindfulness based practices using self expression, yoga and meditation as a platform for healing. She is currently studying to become a comprehensive Yoga Therapist (CYT) at Yoga Life Institute. She is a wellness educator at Do it Better Wellness and teaches private and group classes at Mellow Massage & Yoga, Yoga on Main and Independence Blue Cross in Philadelphia.
Jessica Rodriguez Becker
Jessica was led to a yoga practice and in turn remembered a deep love for herself and her body. She loves to be part of the liberating journey that practicing yoga inspires in others, especially those who have been excluded and invisibilized in modern capitalist structures. She is committed to bringing healing mindfulness and embodiment work to folks who identify as fat, disabled, queer, black and brown and she is always on a journey of decolonizing both her practice and her mind. In July of 2018, Jessica completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training at Studio 34 in West Philly.