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!
Program Director & Founder
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...more
Program Director & Founder
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...more
Marissa has been practicing vinyasa yoga since high school but became serious about it when she was in law school.
Yoga was a grounding anchor during her rigorous studies and now, as a practicing attorney, yoga continues to bring her peace, tranquility and joy.
Her mission as a teacher is to spread the peace and inspire her students, through all of life's challenges, to continue to arrive on their mat and deepen their practice.more
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...more
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.more
Alison Rose began ballet lessons at the age of six and continues to train as an adult. She studied many years with Balanchine dancer Dorothy Burdette and European soloist, Marthe Krueger. Her training continued at Hofstra University with Joffrey II ballet master, Lance Westergard. Other influential teachers have been Muriel Stuart, Karen Festog, Dan Sas, Linda Freyer, and Dieter Riesle. In addition to many other roles, Alison has...more
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...more
Voula Varnavelias has been a certified Zumba instructor for 7 years and actively teaching her own signature classes for 2 years. She loves teaching and inspiring others to meet their fitness goals.
Zumba dance fitness is a total body workout combining all elements of fitness. Workout includes high energy cardio, muscle conditioning and body sculpting. You do not need to have dance skills or coordination to take this class. There are...more
Owner of Soul Healing Journey, LLC
Eilis Philpott is the owner of Soul Healing Journey, LLC and and the founder of the Academy for Soul Healing. She has been a healing practitioner for 20+ years.
Eilis is one of two teachers approved by Linda Dillon and the Council of Love to teach the 13th Octave LaHoChi. She is a certified Soul Language Practitioner and Soul Language Practitioner Trainer, a certified Rebirther, having completed Rebirthing and Advanced Rebirthing...more
Stress Detox Workshop Leader
The ripple effect of unreleased stress impacts virtually every area of the body. Stress plays a major role in health related issues: headaches, high blood pressure, heart disease, depression and anxiety, diabetes, digestive issues, muscular aches and pains, sleep issues. Stress needs healing.
- week 1: 30 min Yoga/Pilates based Healing Movement 30 Min Seminar/Discussion “3 Practical ways to practice Mindfulness and Meditation....