Edward Cordiano RYT, CPT is the owner of the Power Yoga Center in Middletown, NJ. Edward also holds a black belt in Vadha Kempo Karate, a mixed form of martial arts. His journey began with a light hearted, eternally optimistic approach towards life and all it encompasses a long time ago; an attitude Edward has maintained through all of life’s beautiful challenges and stages. “Through our physical body we can transcend limitation and connect to the pure truth, potential and love inside all of us”. “It’s the dance we call life, and we celebrate this dance on our mat and through the sweat and hard work we put in to feel and exist a certain way”.
Edward is the proud father of 4 children and feels eternally and indescribably grateful for their presence in his life, as they are pure joy and amazing teachers. “We should never take for granted all we can learn from our youth, some of the lessons are of crucial importance”. Edward, his wife and children are originally from NY, and have been residing in Middletown since 2007.
Edward is thrilled to be a 2013 Lululemon Ambassador and very excited to be serving his community through yoga, movement, peace and mindfulness, alongside such an amazing organization.
In addition to his first love of Yoga, Edward is a published author, playwright, actor, founder of Dos Dudes Pictures and StatenStrong.org, a charity organization serving victims of natural disaster. He attributes his multidimensional focus on his ability to fully engage in one activity at a time, with full mindfulness and awareness. “I try to do one thing at a time, and I strive to do it fully prepared, focused and engaged”.
Holistic Health Counselor, Registered Yoga Teacher
A devoted student of Yoga since 1995, Lauren's practice of classic Hatha Yoga and Yoga philosophy led her to become a Registered Yoga Teacher in 2007. She has a background in Transcendental Meditation, Reiki and Sivananda Yoga. Lauren has always made health a priority in her life, leading her to become a Holistic Health Coach. She is passionate about healthy eating and helping others learn to make consistently wise choices in regards to their nutrition and overall well-being. This knowledge, as well as her years of practicing Yoga, greatly enhances her teaching. Lauren is also the corporate wellness director and yoga instructor for Amscan, Inc. By educating and promoting a culture of health within the workplace, she supports the well-being of over 300 employees on-site and over 700 nationwide. In her classes, Lauren accommodates her students' needs by adjusting poses according to their strengths and abilities. She continues her study of Yoga and meditation by continually attending classes and workshops in order to bring her students interesting and eclectic experiences that serve the body, mind and spirit. Lauren has traveled to India to study at The Yoga Institute in Bombay, which is the oldest organized center of Yoga in the world. She is certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners.
Lauren offers a variety of health seminars, and develops personalized nutrition and/or yoga programs with private clients, small groups, and corporations.
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Denise has been an avid student of Yoga since 2001. Graduated from Kula-Kamala-Yoga 230 hr YTT with a 30 hrs component of Basic Yoga Therapy. She is also a registered teacher with Yoga Alliance & has graduated from a 150 hr Kula Kamala Foundation internship where she learned advanced techniques in the application of yoga as a complimentary therapeutic modality in hospital settings. She has volunteered as a Yoga Therapist @ Deborah Heart & Lung hospital in Brown's Mill NJ through Kula Kamala Foundation and also taught a Gentle Basic class to employees, patients & patient family members. She has volunteered at Breast Cancer support group @ River View Medical Ctr doing Yoga Nidra with survivors .Denise has a BS in Psychology and a BS in Nursing & is a licensed RN. Denise's is trained to teach in various styles of yoga and her teaching philosophy is spiritual, alignment based and fun, believing that Yoga is for everyone. She is currently taking a Pilates mat and apparatus certification. There are six principles in Pilates, which are flow, breath, concentration, centering, precision and control, and these principles are quite similar to what many forms of yoga themselves use. Finally Denise is the mother of a beautiful daughter & 2 sons who inspire her every day.
Sal is an energetic Yoga enthusiast who has been a certified instructor since 2007. With a strong gymnastics and dance background he is passionate about movement and living with the body you have today! He loves to teach open style and all level classes with a fusion of free movement. With a strong inversion and hand balancing practice Sal loves to incorporate them into his teaching style and loves to be upside down! He loves to practice outdoors and especially the beach. He takes his Yoga training as a gift to build a better community filled with love,exercise,a sense of fun, and a little bit of play upside down!
Meredith's passion to deepen the ongoing process of self exploration and teachings in yogic philosophy brought her to the YogaLife Institute in Philadelphia where she completed a 200hr RYT teacher training in Classical Yoga and Prenatal Yoga. Whether teaching Hatha, Vinyasa, Beginner, or Power, she hopes to guide every student to feel comfortable to take risks mentally as well as physically, at their own level, and be able to take learnings from on their mat into their everyday lives. She holds a Masters of Fine Arts Degree with an emphasis in kinesiology and choreography from Arizona State University and is a certified personal trainer and kick box instructor through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Her classes are influenced by 15 years of experience teaching dance, yoga and fitness as both a faculty member as well as guest artist at Arizona State University, College of San Mateo, Slippery Rock University, University of Pittsburgh, Jackson Hole Center for the Arts,Twisters Yoga, the YogaLife Institute, the Power Center, Coba Yoga, EvenFlow Yoga and the Power Yoga Center. She is also co-designer of "Optimal Fitness" a program based on incorporating functional training, yoga and Pilates into the class for a balanced body and injury prevention featured in Dance Teacher Magazine. The level of gratitude she has for her yoga teachers, colleagues, students and life changing yoga learnings is infinite.
Power Yoga Center
Middletown, NJ 07748
Directions to The Power Yoga Center
The Power Yoga Center is located 1.2 miles north of Whole Foods in Middletown, NJ and located across the street from Monmouth Cycles. Find us at the Colonial Plaza shopping center next to Lorenzo's Hairstyling, Allstate Insurance and Jacqueline Home Remodeling.
Plenty of parking is available.