Devotion, Study, and Imagination Creates an Opening

Andrea Arnold

Andrea comes from a background in Classical ballet, Butoh dance, and Vipassana meditation. At age 11, father was her first yoga and meditation teacher. 
A former instructor at Integral Yoga Institute in New York, where she taught Hatha yoga, Yoga for Vets, restorative yoga, meditation and pranayama.  
She is a longtime and devoted student of Sri Dharma Mittra. Having studied with him for over ten years in NYC. She has also studied Ashantga Vinyasa Yoga as taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. And has had a Mysore practice for many years. 
Her teaching style is steeped in Dharma Yoga – a challenging, yet  devotional, graceful form of yoga, that is heavily influenced by vinyasa, lots of inversions,  arm balances, and some held poses. This practice can be quite strong and vigorous, though it is meant to be practiced in a gentle, graceful manner. This will aid in creating flexibility, strength, balance, concentration, deep healing, relaxation, compassion, and draw the mind towards meditation.

Devotion –  Supreme form of love; unconditional love.

Andrea Bertucci

Andrea is a yoga practitioner and teacher for the past 10 years. She was trained in traditional and spiritually based Hatha Yoga through the Sivananda lineage in India. She spent 2 years living in Indian ashrams learning the ancient yogic techniques as a student and teacher in the asanas (postures), pranayama (conscious breathing), kriyas (physical and karmic cleansing), meditation, Vedanta (yoga philosophy & lifestyle) and mantra chanting.


During her time in India, she was initiated as a Yoga Master from her Guru and has been given the name Annapurna, the one who nourishes the soul. She sees herself as a student of life and dedicates her spare time to studying Ayurveda and sattvic cooking, plant based medicine, healing through mantras and Vedic scriptures. Her life’s intention is to share the teachings and benefits of living consciously in peace and harmony with life to all truth seekers. 



After  years of intensive practicing Kasha has had the opportunity to work with some very influential  instructors in the yoga community. She’s studied with Raghunath Cappo, Sondra Loring in Hudson NY. Kasha’s passion has led her to   Hot Power  Yoga  at Pure Yoga in New York with Tanya Bulton and Loren Basset. With her dynamic background,the incorporation of Aerial Yoga at Christopher Harrison’s AntiGravity Lab in New York City has allowed her to develop a very diverse and hands on approach to her personal yoga instruction. Studying under celebrity trainer Stuart Burton, founder of Stuart Burton’s Iron and Silk Fitness Center, is taking her application of alignment, power, strength and recuperation to the understanding that not many yoga instructors poses. In her class you will work on building heat, endurance, flexibility and strength at the same time working with breath-centered meditation to calm and focus your mind. Her creative sequencing is often built around Suyra Namaskar (sun salutations). Beginners are more than welcome.


“How do I live my practice in every moment of every day?’’

Discipline – Willingness to do the work and the desire to do so. In yogic terms this is also seen as a work of self-study. A surrender.

Charles Wharton

Charles Wharton

When Charles Wharton began practicing Yoga in 2005 he was unable to touch his hands to his toes. After many years of commitment to the practice he embraces Yoga as a lifestyle. He began teaching in 2009 and, in addition to being a RYT-200, has pursued certifications in Kids Yoga, Prenatal Yoga and Restorative Yoga.

Charles’ classes emphasize alignment while focusing the breath on strengthening, stretching and toning the muscles of the body. He looks forward to helping you reach your goals as you develop your own practice here at Living Yoga.


Azusa Hirano

Azusa, a native of Tokyo, was first introduced to Yoga in 2006. She has practiced a variety of styles of Yoga, such as Vinyasa, Bikram, and Jivamukti, just to name a few, and completed a 200-hour teacher training for Vinyasa yoga in 2011.
She discovered Dharma Yoga Center in 2016 and got hooked right away by the new way of connecting the body and mind under the guidance of Sri Dharma Mittra. She completed her 200-hour Dharma Yoga teacher training during the pandemic and started teaching at Dharma Yoga Center shortly thereafter.

She strives to create a safe space for students to develop the mind-body connection. Her classes incorporate physical practices to increase flexibility and strength and breathing exercises to foster mind calmness and peacefulness.
She is dancing in the air when she’s not on a yoga mat! She is an aerial performer and enjoys exploring the boundaries of her body. She brings elements from her aerial dance experiences into the class, believing movement should be fun and playful.
She also teaches with a sense of humor – her classes are always full of joy and laughter!

Victoria Vega

Victoria is a Vinyasa, E-200 RYT YACEP instructor. In addition, she holds RYT certifications in Trauma-Informed Yoga, Yoga Therapeutics, 85HR Prenatal Yoga, and postnatal Yoga. My mentor I continue to study under for Prenatal and postnatal Yoga is Deb Flashenburg, owner of Prenatal Yoga Center, where I received my certifications. All specialties are sincere passions of mine, which I strive to incorporate into every class. Whe been a full-time yoga & meditation instructor since 2019 and will continue to share her craft for as long as the universe allows. In the fall of 2023, she began training to become a certified Birth, Postpartum, and Lactation Doula. 
Her Trauma-Informed and alignment-based classes create a safe environment for all bodies to explore, move, breathe, and encourage curiosity within self-practice. You are always the true leader of your yoga practice on the mat. Her classes often contain carefully crafted supportive, fun music for themes presented that day. I strive for my students to be present in the moment when they step onto their mat by listening to their body without judgment. Meet yourself where you are each day to begin again. 

Transformation is inevitable. Always waiting to be fulfilled. Imagination is important to begin to see possibilities. Your real self is always waiting, patiently, for you to wake up.


Rosie DeAngelo

Rosie is a teacher, dancer, and choreographer based in Manhattan. She began teaching yoga in NYC in 2014, after training at the Asheville Yoga Center in North Carolina. Since living in New York, she has continued to expand her offerings as a yoga teacher through her choreography and dance training, while studying other diverse movement practices rooted in breath, consciousness,
and alchemizing discomfort.

Rosie aims to strike the balance between discipline and surrender as an instructor. A steady, grounding pace provides the framework for a moving meditation and the embodiment of a flow state.

Chauncie Parchment

Chauncie Parchment is a 1100-hr certified hot and vinyasa yoga teacher. He has studied Hatha, vinyasa, Bikram, advanced Bikram, Dharma, Kundalini and Kriya yoga. He’s studied yoga under Jared McCann, Rose Erin Vaughan and Yoshio Hama. He’s a Life coach, nutritionist, personal trainer and believes self mastery is of the utmost importance.
Chauncie originally studied Dance & Theatre for 11 years with American Ballet Theatre, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Creative Outlet Dance Theatre of Brooklyn, Complexions Contemporary company and Fiorella H.Laguardia High School where he studied Dance & Theatre for 4 years. He continues his love for movement by training capoeira Angola. As well as testing his artistic & physical abilities with Hybrid movement. Chauncie is a firm believer in studying so he can be of better service to his community. He seeks to spark inspiration within people to create internal change and self mastery. He travels every year to deepen his understanding of cultures and their traditions.