Align


This class is taught by:

Aspen Smuz

Aspen began her yoga teaching journey with a YogaFit certification in 2012, having been hooked on the vast benefits of yoga since her very first class in the basement of her synagogue in 2004. Since then, she has been teaching various styles of yoga regularly and has received her 500-HR yoga teacher certification at AYM (Association for Yoga and Meditation) Yoga School in Rishikesh, India. Aspen’s approach to wellness comes from her passion for helping others energetically, physically and emotionally. She is also a certified personal trainer, multi-format group fitness instructor, MAT trainer and Reiki practitioner. She looks forward to helping you calm the mind as well as condition the body with all the amazing benefits of yoga.

Mary Delay

Mary’s yoga journey began in 2009. She started with a Bikram yoga practice that over time evolved into a Hatha and Vinyasa Flow practice. Inspired by the many wonderful instructors she encountered on the mat, Mary completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training through YogaWorks at YogaBalance in 2018. Off of the mat, she makes a conscious effort to apply breathing and meditation techniques gained in yoga classes at her full time job as a second grade teacher. Mary is focused on providing a welcoming environment in which students can improve their physical and spiritual wellness.

Kate White

Kate holds the highest level E-RYT 500 certification and also the YACEP accreditation from Yoga Alliance.  She received her RYT 500-hour certification from the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, her RYT 200-hour certification from YogaWorks, and her RYT 200-hour certification from Zarnay Yoga. Kate also passed the industry's most rigorous YogaWorks Certification Assessment and is a YogaWorks Yoga Teacher Trainer leading RYT-200hr Training Programs here at YogaBalance. Kate's teaches Restorative Yoga, Gentle Yoga, Meditation, Align and Flow classes. She focuses on mindful alignment, intelligent class sequencing, and using the breath to help students tap into their subtle energy and create a state of inner calm and ease. Kate is also the Manager of YogaBalance, where her tenacity and business acumen have helped create one of New England's top yoga studios.

Jean-Marie Belzile

Jean-Marie has been teaching various styles of yoga since 2006.  She attended her first yoga class in 1995 when she was a group fitness instructor, and she immediately incorporated yoga postures into her classes to promote flexibility.  She subsequently received her 200-hour YTT certification in Anahata Integral yoga, and her 500-hour certification in Shakti yoga.  As a perpetual student, Jean-Marie has an ongoing self-study practice, which consists of daily meditation and being present in each moment.  She invites you to experience her diverse teachings in each of her YogaBalance classes.

Amy Fluet

Amy received a 200-hour certification from YogaWorks. She has been a student of yoga since the birth of her first child in 2000. Yoga has always been a much needed physical outlet for Amy, as well as an opportunity for spiritual growth. While exploring the many styles of yoga, she always envisioned herself eventually sharing the gift of yoga through teaching. Amy enjoys sharing the healing power of yoga with her students.

Caryn Smith

Caryn has been working as a studio assistant at YogaBalance since 2015, and received her 200-hour YogaWorks Certification in 2018. Caryn has been practicing yoga for over 10 years, concentrating on Align and Vinyasa Flow styles. She began practicing yoga as a way to develop mindfulness and fell in love with the practice. When she isn’t practicing or teaching yoga she teaches art full-time to kindergarteners!

Maryjean Kimball

Maryjean came to yoga through her years in fitness and ballet training. Her personal yoga practice became her passion. She loved the external physical gains that her body made in flexibility and strength. She soon realized the true “power” of yoga lies in its ability to cultivate internal balance and clarity of mind and went on to complete her 200hr Yoga teacher training at the Kripalu Center. As an external and creative student, Maryjean continues to study all forms of yoga, allowing her practice to change and evolve and guides her classes with precision, enthusiasm, and safe alignment allowing her students to reach their goals for both body and mind.

Brittany Forziati

Brittany received her 200hr Yoga Teacher Training certification through a local Yoga Alliance course in Fair Haven, NJ. She has been practicing yoga for about 10 years, and teaching for 3. She focuses on strength-building, vinyasa flow classes that build heat and encourage flexibility during her classes. She is currently in nursing school, and if she is not teaching or practicing yoga you can find her doing some other type of physical activity or catching up on some much needed sleep!
In this well-rounded class, we will stretch and strengthen our bodies, open our hearts and calm our minds. We will practice longer-held postures with a focus on alignment to refine and deepen our practice. We will practice flow sequences to help us connect with our breath and our subtle energy. Guided by the wisdom of yoga philosophy, we will learn to relate more deeply and authentically with ourselves and the world around us. Appropriate for all - modifications will be offered for beginners.

Upcoming classes:

  • Thu Dec 13 6:15 am - 7:15 am with Aspen Smuz
  • Thu Dec 13 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm with Mary Delay
  • Fri Dec 14 9:15 am - 10:30 am with Kate White
  • Sat Dec 15 9:15 am - 10:30 am with Jean-Marie Belzile
  • Sun Dec 16 9:15 am - 10:30 am with Amy Fluet
  • Mon Dec 17 9:15 am - 10:30 am with Jean-Marie Belzile
  • Mon Dec 17 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Kate White
  • Tue Dec 18 6:15 am - 7:15 am with Caryn Smith
  • Tue Dec 18 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm with Maryjean Kimball
  • Wed Dec 19 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Jean-Marie Belzile
  • Thu Dec 20 6:15 am - 7:15 am with Brittany Forziati
  • Thu Dec 20 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm with Mary Delay
  • Fri Dec 21 9:15 am - 10:30 am with Kate White
  • Sat Dec 22 9:15 am - 10:30 am with Jean-Marie Belzile
  • Sun Dec 23 9:15 am - 10:30 am with Amy Fluet
  • Mon Dec 24 9:15 am - 10:30 am with Jean-Marie Belzile
  • Mon Dec 24 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Kate White
  • Wed Dec 26 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Jean-Marie Belzile