Yoga Class Schedule
Cardea Health Integrative (CHI) and Nature studio were mindfully designed from a science-based perspective.
Our goal was to place emphasis on as many healing modalities in the design as we could. Many patients state they feel different energy as they walk through the beautiful wooden arched doors (ca. 1910’s architectural salvage from Spain). If you study closely, you will see the attention to detail, eco-friendly materials, reusing and reinventing items form the stable’s past. You may feel calmer, just by being here, immersed in nature. Studies show that hospital patients exposed to nature actually experienced quicker recoveries and that spending time in nature can even be a predictor of longevity. Just 5 min in nature can improve self-esteem and mood, reduce anxiety and depression and can even decrease symptoms of dementia.
The design is based on the concepts of “Biophilic Design”,
which draws in nature, resets your circadian rhythm, and studies show can elevate your mood and even lower you heart rate and blood pressure. In our fast paced world, we wanted to offer a space to S L O W down and be present, grounded, and in touch with mother earth.
From heated cork floors, healing crystals, happy sunshine lightbulbs (simulate sunshine and affect neurotransmitters), NASA approved Filtration plants, air purifiers and therapeutic grade essential oils; the healing modalities are endless. The natural light and forest views, enables one to escape reality and watch the birds, deer, “Otis and Frieda” (our peafowl), and free range chickens. Perhaps you choose to stroll through the medicinal garden and feel the energy released from the living plants or sit alongside Stonehenge (Elmhenge). We also felt passionate about adding halotherapy- our 16 sq. ft. salt lamp panels. They have a calming & detoxifying effect and can support the nervous/lymphatic systems. Additional benefits are reduced stress and headaches, increased energy and improved sleep patterns.
We welcome you to our mindful, therapeutic; health infused home-let your healing journey begin.
Meet our Yoga Teachers
Education and Certifications:
- Reiki Master: Your Light Within, 2012
- 200 hour Hatha Yoga: Yoga District, 2013
- 50 hour Restorative Yoga: Yoga District, 2014
- Advanced Alignment Workshop: Bernie Wandel- Yoga District, 2014, 2015
- 500 hour, Hatha Raja Vinyasa, Sri Dharma Mittra, 2017 (in internship process)
Richard began experimenting with Yoga at age 15 cultivating his practice by attending classes throughout the years, and by living in intentional communities where yoga is a focus. He has lived and worked at The Omega Institute for Holistic Studies where he practiced multiple styles of yoga. He completed his 200 hr YTT at ISHTA Yoga in NYC. ISHTA stands for Integrated Science of Hatha (Sun & Moon), Tantra (duality integration) and Ayurveda (life science). He completed his 300 hr YTT at Shri Kali Ashram in Goa India learning more about Hatha, Tantra and Ayurveda integration closer to the source. "In my expanding circle of connection, I share my gifts and talents in service of the oneness."
Sarah Guglielmi is a professional educator and wellness coach, in the fields of yoga and Ayurveda. A former engineer, she was drawn to yoga 15 years ago looking for relief from chronic stress and illness. Sarah not only regained her health but discovered a deeper dimension to life she finds rich and inspiring. Her overarching intention is to make the healing power of yoga and Ayurveda accessible to her students.
In addition to her private Wellness Coaching practice, Sarah serves on the faculty of the Himalayan Institute. For the past 10 years she has taught workshops on yoga practice, yoga philosophy, and ayurvedic lifestyle. She travels nationally as a teacher trainer for the Himalayan Institute's Yoga and Ayurveda Professional Certification programs. Sarah currently resides in Buffalo, NY, where she serves on the faculty of the Himalayan Institute of Buffalo and Daemen College.
strives for a sense of one-on-one connection, in order to guide students inwards. Her
goal is to have all students feel safe and comfortable, so modifications are always
offered for students who have lower mobility or who love a gentle practice. She danced
her entire young life, and as an adult found yoga provided a safer, healthier and more
accessible way to keep moving and connecting to her body, as well as relieving stress.
In her hatha classes, she draws on both western and eastern knowledge and practices
developed in her yoga training and professional background as a master’s level,
licensed mental health counselor (LMHC). She received her 200 hr Yoga teacher
certification from the Himalayan Institute and is registered with Yoga Alliance.
back. A friend of his suggested he try yoga and recommended that he check out a
teacher named Rodney Yee. Dan took him up on that and has never looked back.
Dan had been under Rodney's tutelage that entire time and has now been teaching for
4 years. Dan recently completed his 300 Level Certification with Rodney and his wife
Colleen Saidman Yee out of their Yoga Shanti Studio in Sag Harbor, Long Island.
Dan is an avid golfer, reader of history, and lover of dark chocolate.
Instructor, a Certified Prenatal & Postpartum Yoga Instructor and a Birth doula/birth
services provider and educator. She began her yogic path in 2005 upon moving to East
Aurora after a significant life changing event. She sought a new purpose and longing,
which led her to yoga and an awakening to the spiritual path. This eventually
transformed into becoming a yoga instructor, a passion for teaching pregnant women
and providing various birth services to these women and their partners.
Molly teaches a variety of yoga classes, including gentle and all level, as well as
prenatal and postpartum and fertility yoga. Raising two children on her own for many
years, Molly found peace, stability and strength by bringing yoga into her life and felt a
passion to share the benefits with others.
Molly has always had a passion for learning and continues to educate herself to expand
her knowledge to serve those with the same passions.
Nancy is a pediatric Occupational Therapist who specializes in working with children with developmental delays and those with autism spectrum disorder. She is certified in Pediatric Yoga through Radiant Child, and sees the daily benefits of incorporating yoga in her treatment sessions. Yoga assists her students with coordination as well as to become aware of their bodies. Through the use of controlled breathing exercises, Nancy observes a significant increase in her students’ focus and attention.
In her free time, Nancy’s interests include gardening, making jewelry, spending time with her husband and dogs, and traveling to California to visit family.
While in college, Aris developed a love for yoga, and is a RYT Registered Yoga Teacher. It was a way for her to move, release stress, and tap into a peaceful place in her mind that she hadn’t experienced before. Her relationship with yoga began with the Bikram practice, but has expanded to many other areas, including Hatha, Flow, Vinyasa, Yin, and many others. Aris began her Yoga Teacher Training in 2015 and received her certification in 2016 in Hot Yoga (similar to Bikram) and Hatha Yoga. She has an appreciation for all forms of yoga and is always eager to learn more.
While on a yoga retreat in Bali, Indonesia, Aris was inspired to dedicate her life to the health and wellness of others. She decided to quit her full-time job so that she could focus on sharing her love for yoga through teaching. She also began her training to become a Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach at this time, where she is learning how to be a guide for others to become the healthiest versions of themselves – physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.
In Aris’ classes she encourages a focus on the breath throughout the asanas – seeing the practice as a breathing, moving mediation, and approaching your practice with love, patience, acceptance, and gratitude.