Founder & Director

Charlotte has been practicing yoga and meditation for over forty years, but it wasn’t love at first sight. When she first began to practice while a student at the University of Zürich in Switzerland, she saw yoga chiefly as a way to stretch … and she saw meditation as a colossal waste of time! In the ensuing years, life happened, and she came to a profound and lasting appreciation of these disciplines.

Over the years, Charlotte has looked again and again to her yoga and meditation practice to help her navigate life’s challenges, and it became her passion to share adaptive ways to practice yoga with students of all ages and abilities, health and fitness levels, in ways that incorporate mindfulness and foster self-inquiry, personal insight, and resiliency.

Often referred to as a “teacher’s teacher,” Charlotte has trained hundreds of yoga teachers in her Yoga Alliance-accredited trainings, and she continues to train and mentor teachers and yoga therapists nationally and internationally.

Our instructors

Johanna Samad

Hatha Flow Yoga

Johanna hails from England, where she studied early childhood development at university, and taught as a nursery school teacher. In 1984, life brought her to the United States where she worked as a nanny and travelled extensively.

Ann Packles

Chair-Assisted Yoga

As an instructor for the last 7 years Ann brings her love and enthusiasm of yoga to each class and to each student. She meets each student at their level and encourages making yoga a lifestyle rather than a weekly exercise routine.

EJ Gadison-Williams

Mindful Yoga

EJ Gadison-Williams is an EYT-200 certified yoga instructor with over 15+ years experience. She was initially drawn toward yoga after years as a fitness instructor began to take a toll on her joints.

Bridget D’Arco

Hatha Flow Yoga / Yoga for Bone Strength

Bridget D’Arco practiced as a Community Health Nurse for over 10 years in NYC. In 2001, she wanted to chart a new course, and became a personal trainer and an essential oil educator.

Liz Millner


Liz Millner has been active in the fitness and wellness industries for 35 years, offering a wide range of fitness programs to groups and private clients. She teaches group Pilates classes and individual sessions that incorporate Pilates and strength training.

Karen Schmidt

Gentle Yoga for Stress Relief

In her 40+ years as a nurse, Karen worked primarily in community settings. Her practice was influenced by holistic health principles and focused largely on promoting health and wellness education. The health challenges she confronted twenty years ago proved transformative;

Marge Dubrowski

Mindful Yoga

Marge Dubrowski, RYT, completed her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training at Stone Yoga in September 2011, and she quickly moved from being a serious yoga practitioner, to sharing the practice she is so passionate about.

Sue Madden

Hatha Flow Yoga, Yoga for Bone Strength / Osteoporosis

Sue began practicing yoga on and off about 15 years ago but it wasn’t until she began taking classes at Stone Center for Yoga & Health during the Summer of 2015 that her yoga journey actually began.

Julie Lobel

Hatha Flow Yoga, Yoga for Bone Strength / Osteoporosis

Growing up, I enjoyed ten years of training in ballet, jazz and modern dance. After college, graduate school, and a brief career in magazine publishing I was fortunate to be able to devote myself to being a full-time mom and part-time volunteer.

Sue Pearly

Yoga for Bone Strength / Osteoporosis

Sue (“Sue P.”) brings over 35 years of yoga and meditation experience to her work. She has studied extensively in the Iyengar tradition, and has completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training in Structural Yoga, which she uses to adapt yoga classes to the needs of each student.

Laura Fisher

Yoga for Bone Strength / Osteoporosis

Laura Fisher is a versatile fitness professional with more than 15 years of experience. She is certified by Aerobic Fitness of America as a fitness instructor, personal trainer and yoga instructor. In the mid-1990’s Laura began her career as a personal trainer and fitness instructor at Australian Body Works in Atlanta, Georgia.

Judy Watkins

Gentle Yoga for Stress Relief

Judy Watkins, RYT200, is a certified Stone Yoga teacher and registered National Yoga Alliance instructor. Yoga called her to the mat over ten years ago, and her passion for this mindful, yet powerful practice has continued to grow, sustaining and supporting her through times of challenge and triumph.

Priti Dhariwal

Yoga Essentials, Yoga for Osteoporosis & Bone Strength, Mindful Yoga

Priti has been practicing Yoga and meditation for close to three decades. Hailing from India, she was attracted to yoga since her childhood and school years; for her, the practice and study of yoga, pranayama (breathing techniques) and meditation are lifelong passions. She has studied with a number of masterful teachers, and over time, her path led her to seek out adaptive ways to make yoga accessible for everyone.

Jacquie Gibbs Berry

Mindful Yoga

Jacquie is a trained certified E-RYT 200 Hatha and Structural Yoga teacher with Stone Center for Yoga & Health, NJ. She completed a Trauma Informed Yoga training with Three and a Half Acres Yoga, NYC.

Renée Redding-Jones

Mindful Yoga

After being a student of yoga for over 20 years, Renée found her yoga home at Stone Center for Yoga and Health and became a 200 hour RYT in 2016. She came to yoga through dance as a performer, choosing yoga for training and cultivating peace of mind.

Vita Koch

Power Flow Yoga

I started practicing yoga because I wanted to get in shape. I wasn’t flexible or strong, and I didn’t have good balance so the practice was a struggle. Yoga lifted me to another playing field, physically, mentally and spiritually.

Your Yoga. Your Way.

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