Jessica Diktas : NJ Sup Sister
" Love Always...Love All Ways.... "
Owner of Soul In Motion Yoga, MindfulScents jewelry and Fusion Academy Wellness Teacher. Jessica was raised in peaceful Woodstock NY, and has always felt a deep connection with the body and soul. Since early childhood she immersed herself in the world of dance and creative movement. After graduating from Emerson College in Boston MA she quickly became apart of the Entertainment industry. Performing, instructing, managing and directing for MTV, New York City Dance Alliance, Nike, JCC, G.S.S Casting Agency and Club Med . Over the past 15 years her love and compassion has turned to the practice of yoga and jewelry design. It is with great enjoyment and honor that Jessica gets to share her love for yoga and mindful wellness, in the hopes of inspiring her students to blossom within as well. Yoga is one of the most beautiful representations of our soul in motion, and it is her deep belief that if we love on the inside and love on the outside, then our whole world will be filled with love. E-RYT Certified, SUP Yoga certified, First Aid & CPR certified.
Niki Totaro: NJ Sup Sister
" It's not who you are..... but how you are in your everyday life that makes a difference..... "
Niki has been a competitive athlete all of her life. Playing basketball, soccer, and running track from a very young age to graduating from High School with 12 varsity letters and continuing her athletic career in college soccer. Her strong passion for fitness and sport has perpetuated her to further a "fit life" career. She graduated from Mount Ida College in 2010 with a degree in Sports Management. She also is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer and currently works as a Rehabilitation Specialist and Sports massage therapist. She loves the thrill of new challenges while pushing her body and strength to the limit. Using her experience and knowledge of the human anatomy, you are in for the ultimate total body workout with a big splash of fun! Certified Sports massage therapist/ NASM Certified Personal Trainer, SUP Fitness Certified, First Aid & CPR certified.
" Peace comes from within....not without...... "
Anjali began practicing yoga when she was twelve years old. She began her studies in Woodstock, NY with Marcia Albert, a yogi from the Desikachar lineage.When she was 17 she traveled to India and explored her practice with various teachers in the Himalayan town of Rishikesh. After graduating from SUNY Geneseo, she immediately began her 200-hour teacher training at Kripalu in Stockbridge, Massachussettes. In January, 2012 she embarked on a solo return to India, exploring yoga and spirituality in various towns and ashrams in the south. During this time she attended a 10-day Vipassana silent meditation course.She has taught at various schools in northern New Jersey and upstate New York. In her classes she aims to combine traditional philosophy with creative posture sequencing. Her classes mix hatha and vinyasa styles and she draws inspiration from all classes and schools she attends. She also emphasizes the importance of meditation, pranayama and the linking of breath with movement. In her classes, she fits her teaching to her students, adjusting the practice for them physically and mentally.
" Gratitude, Application and Respect, for yourself, others and all living things. "
In the summer of 2008 Michelle traveled to Baja Mexico to deepen her knowledge of yoga and fulfill her 200 hours of yoga teacher training at the Yandara Yoga Institute. While there for 30 consecutive days she immersed herself completely as she lived, breathed, danced, sang, and ate all things yoga. There she studied the many wonders and benefits of yoga with the main focus on the Hatha and Iyengar yoga styles. at Yandara she studied yoga theory and the sutras, biomechanics and anatomy, meditation and kirtan music, teaching techniques, alignment, adjustments, massage and reiki, astronomy, vegan cooking and so much more. She has had a personal yoga practice for 13 years and has been sharing her love of yoga as an instructor for over seven. Having many years of experience and a deep knowledge in many styles of yoga; her main focuses includes: Hatha, Vinyasa, Iyengar, heated/hot Flow, and Gentle.
" "NOW" is the only time we have. "
Jackys love for yoga began in college at Montclair State University where she majored in Elementary Education. Yoga helped Jacky overcome stress and anxiety. She completed her 200 RYT training at Surya Yoga Academy under the direction of Victoria Arvizu and Anayra Calderon. Jackys teaching style includes a Vinyasa flow. She strives to provide her students with an invigorating class and also a space to find stillness in the mind and an opening of the heart.
" Peaceful thoughts, Peaceful words, Peaceful actions "
Nancy began her yoga journey in 2010, while looking for an exercise regime that included both a physical and a mental focus while giving her a peaceful heart. At that time balancing a family, a home and a teaching career of 24 years was leading to stress and high blood pressure. Joining a gym seemed a natural place to start. Fortunately the gym offered a yoga class and Nancy decided to give it a try! Her life changed from the moment she began to practice yoga with Jessica Diktas! Yoga offered her the physical and mental practice she was looking for, but so much more! Under the tutelage of Jessica, Nancys practice of yoga began to grow spiritually, as well as physically and mentally! Jessica opened her own Yoga studio about 2011 Soul in Motion in Cliffside Park and Nancy joined the team immediately as the studio manager, where she is, to this day. In 2017, Nancy decided to retire from elementary school teaching, after 33 years, and focus on her YOGA! She completed her RYT 200 hours teacher training in March of 2018 from The Moksha Vinyasa School of Yoga under the direction of Erica Arce and Jay Karlinski. Nancys style of yoga is greatly influenced but her mentors: Jessica, Erica and Jay! Her wish is to reach as many people as she can through her yoga teaching, offering her students the Peace, as well as physicality, she has found through her practice. Through her vinyasa style, she hopes to offer her students peaceful thoughts, peaceful words and peaceful actions! Namaste!