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 & Master Teacher
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
Born in Jamaica, W.I., Deve emigrated to the US at two years old. Early on in young-adulthood, he experienced seemingly unrelated health traumas, including a tumor, loss of hearing in one ear, heart attacks and Bell’s Palsy, all of which helped to instill in him a deep appreciation for healing & wellness. At 25 he was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune-arthritis called Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS). After learning that there is no cure and...more
Emma has been practicing yoga since 2014 and teaching since 2018. Through her practice she has found an inner peace and sanctuary. Through her teaching she hopes to guide others on their path. She focuses on alignment, breathe and movement in her vinyasa style class, she aims to make yoga accessible and enjoyable for everyone.more
I am from Weston, Connecticut and I have been practicing yoga for for 8 years. I turned to yoga while studying business in Los Angeles as a way to disconnect after classes and between assignments. Yoga soon became a huge part of my life as I was practicing sometimes twice daily over the span of about 2 years, I signed up for a teacher training at Core Power Yoga in Los Angeles. I have been teaching vinyasa power yoga ever since. I love...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
Sarah is a Stamford, CT native who just completed her yoga training in Peru with the School Yoga Institute. She graduated from Syracuse University in May 2018 and is pursuing a career in the health and wellness field. Sarah grew up playing sports and was a ballet, tap, and jazz dancer for most of her life. She rediscovered yoga in college and has a strong, dedicated, personal practice. She is also passionate about Nutrition and loves...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
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
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