Faculty

Directors

We created Soma Samadhi Yoga & Dance to support the well-being of our community. Our studio is a place where adults, children, and families can come to rejuvenate their mind, body, and spirit as well as explore their creativity. Our wellness programs and classes offer movement that is safe and physically therapeutic in a fun and upbeat atmosphere. It is our greatest pleasure to support all who enter our space in their journey toward a greater sense of peace, love, and joy!

Alexa Lane Dance Professional

Alexa has a lifetime of experience in the Performing Arts, Fitness, and Wellness industries. As a professional dancer, singer, and actress, Alexa performed in a variety of musical theatre, television, and film productions in the United States and Europe. Her credits include: Sweet Charity (Tour), Singin’ in the Rain (Tour), Sugar Babies (Regional), My One and Only (Regional), The Runner Stumbles (NYC), The Matchmaker (NYC), Street Scene (Teatro Regio, Torino, Italy), and Days of Our Lives.

Alexa is a proud member of the theatrical unions Actors’ Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA. She...

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Andrew Lane Yoga Teacher

Andrew has enjoyed a 25 year career in the Yoga & Healing Industry. He has owned and operated three yoga studios and was one of the first Certified Reiki Masters in Connecticut. He is an Experienced Registered Yoga Instructor through Yoga Alliance and is 500 Hr certified through the Bikram Yoga College of India. Andrew has trained with Sean Corne, Bryan Kest, Bikram Choudhury, Jimmy Barkan, and Gary Kraftsow.

During the 1990’s, Andrew studied Siddha Yoga, participating in various intensives with spiritual leaders and teachers. Andrew is a deeply connected teacher and has worked...

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Team Members

Julia Diacri Hot Yoga Teacher

Yoga Instructor

Julia is a beloved Hot Yoga Teacher who has been teaching Classic Hot Yoga for many years in Fairfield County at a number of vibrant studios. She combines her love for music with her love for yoga and delivers her signature, high vibe Hot Yoga Music classes. In her Classic Hot Yoga classes her instruction is caring and kind and perfect for all levels.

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Taylor Auer

Yoga Instructor

Taylor is a Registered Yoga Teacher 200 based out of Fairfield, Connecticut. The tools she has gained through yoga have altered her life in such an amazing way, which is why she is so passionate and interested in sharing her knowledge of breath and movement. ​Her teaching style allows you to make your practice your own. She combines pranayama, asana, and meditation in an environment that creates peace and balance.

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Master Pilates Trainer

Jennifer Mongeluzo has a bachelor’s degree in dance from the University of Michigan, Jennifer began her career in the New York area as a fitness instructor. She taught at prestigious New York health clubs, including Crunch, New York Sports Club, Synergy, Vertical Club and Equinox. In 1998, she moved to Aspen, Colorado, where she was an instructor at The Aspen Athletic Club, The Aspen Club and Snowmass Club. Jennifer later rejoined the Equinox...

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Pamela Lisi

Jazz, Dance Fitness

Pamela Lisi is a dancer of many years. She first started dancing at the age of three at Andrea Smith Stratford’s dance studio, Connecticut Dance. She studied Tap, Ballet, Jazz, Irish Step (Hard shoe and soft shoe), Pointe, Hip- Hop, and modern dance there. While attending she received a junior and a Senior All around Dance Scholarship. She then continued to further her education in dance at Dean College, where she performed in Dance Company...

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Yoga Instructor

Whitney has been practicing hot yoga for 17 years enjoying the astounding benefits of synchronizing movement with breath. She received her teaching certification in 2014 - since then has been fortunate to participate in many teacher trainings (Trauma informed Yoga, Yin Yoga, SUP Yoga as well as Reiki Level II). These various forms of yoga and healing energy awareness have deepened her personal practice and benefited her teaching by...

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Tomer Harel

Yoga Instructor

Tomer has been practicing Yoga for over ten years now. His practice was his roots and his rigorous training helped refine, strengthen and enable his desire and passion to share his experience with his students. Yoga has allowed him to find his peace, and his connection to his inner spirit. He is an RYT certified Yoga Alliance® teacher.

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