Instructors

Diane Fine

Trained and certified at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in 1994, Diane has enhanced her yoga teacher education with numerous trainings, some of which include Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training, Restorative Yoga Teacher Training, Teaching the Deeper Practices, Advanced Asanas, and Meditation & Yoga. Her inspirational teaching style incorporates both the physical aspects of yoga with reminders of how to weave the joys and tools of yoga into our lives off the mat.

Diane, the owner of Fine Spirit Studio, also offers private instruction upon request. Learn more about Diane and the services she offers, including her instructional CD's and DVD's, at Diane's personal website.

In 2013 Diane was voted Ithaca's "Best Yoga Teacher" by the Ithaca Times's annual "Best of Ithaca" survey.

*NEWS FROM DIANE (JULY 2019)* As many of you know Diane Fine had brain surgery on April 19th to remove a large, benign tumor called a meningioma. The tumor was the size of a large egg, which caused significant swelling and put pressure on the brain, resulting in extreme pain. Thankfully, the tumor was fully and successfully removed, though the displacement of the brain was large enough to push parts of the brain past the midline.  The healing process is going well, though is gradual.  Diane is slowly returning to teaching her typical classes.  Watch the website for updates for her plans to teach again!

Diane typically offers the following classes. (Click on specific class titles for updates on substitute instructors and cancelations in the next upcoming weeks):

  • Kripalu Yoga with Diane
    • Mondays 5:30-7:00pm (canceled until further notice. Watch for updates closer to the end of summer!)
    • Thursdays 5:30-7:00pm (canceled until further notice. Watch for updates closer to the end of summer!)
    • Fridays 9:30-11:00am

  • Prenatal Yoga
    • Tuesdays 5:30-7:00pm

Lisa Tsetse

Lisa has studied and practiced within the Iyengar tradition since 1985. She was certified in the method in September 2015. Her classes help to develop clarity and deepen conscious awareness for health and well-being. In addition to teaching at Fine Spirit, Lisa teaches yoga for Cornell University’s Fitness and Wellness programs and at Longview Ithacare community. She offers individual yoga sessions in her home studio where she also maintains a private somatic arts practice for individuals of all ages and needs.

Learn more about Lisa at her website: www.lisatsetse.com

Lisa offers the following classes:

Iyengar Yoga: All Levels on Mondays 9:30 - 11:00am

 

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Kathy Morris

Kathy Morris is certified in the Iyengar Method of yoga. She has fifteen years of formal study with advanced teachers in the Iyengar lineage. In her classes you can expect intensity of focus, anatomical precision, straightforward instruction, creative sequences, friendliness and individual attention. She has had plenty of experience with physical limitation and injury in her own life and has found that the yoga community has--time and again--shown the way from darkness to light.

In addition to teaching yoga at local health clubs, Kathy is a professional photographer. She teaches digital photography at Tompkins Cortland Community College, is an accomplished portrait and wedding photographer, and is on staff at several local newspapers. She credits her daily yoga and meditation practices with providing tools to help slow down and pay attention, as well as maintain the energy and focus needed to balance a variety of stimulating careers. For more information, visit her website at: http://www.kathymorris.net/yoga-gallery

Kathy offers the following classes:

Iyengar Yoga - All Levels on Wednesdays 5:30 - 7:00pm

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Joyce Campbell

Joyce Campbell taught ballet, modern dance and yoga at Kutztown University in PA for 23 years. She has been fortunate to study ballet with many exceptional teachers, including from the Royal Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, and New York City Ballet, among others, and she received degrees in dance from Indiana University (B.S.), and New York University (M.A.). In addition to performing and teaching in Canada and the US, she considers herself a life-long student of this beautiful art form. She especially enjoys sharing her love of dance with adult learners. Contact Joyce at 610-334-4205 or jyccmpbll@aol.com

Joyce offers the following classes:

Ballet Flow on Sundays 1:45 - 3:00pm


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Doug Shire

Doug Shire has been doing and being done by conscious dance for over 10 years, and he has been inspired by the 5Rhythms practice of Gabrielle Roth and its teachers in New York, Black Rock City, and around the world. He also has over 15 years of Contact Improvisation experience. I find that playful exploration of our inner and outer selves through movement can be both a very high spiritual practice; I find a peace on the dance floor that I can rarely achieve while sitting on a cushion. I strive to create safe spaces where our inner children can come out, connect with one another, and have a great time!

Doug offers the following classes:

Dance Church on Sunday 11:30am - 1:00pm

 

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Bea Nellenback

Bea Nellenback dances joyfully through life, and delights in sharing the healing power of dance, yoga, and movement with others. She is a Certified Kripalu Let Your Yoga Dance Instructor, a registered yoga teacher (Mindful Journey Yoga, 200 hour RYT), a Licensed Massage Therapist, and also brings experience in Authentic Movement to her teaching. In Let Your Yoga Dance she has found a way to share her passion for life, guiding others in finding their own unique expression through the healing power of dance.

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Linda Aigen

Linda’s Vinyasa Flow classes will provide you with the opportunity to deeply connect to your breath as a means of experiencing deep relaxation and balanced energy resulting in rejuvenation of body, mind and spirit.

As an instructor of fitness classes for over 30 years, Linda has been exploring the path to health and well-being through Yoga for over 15 years. She received her 200-hour Yoga Certification through the Kaivalya Yoga Academy and is currently working towards her 500-hour Yoga Certification from Kripalu. In addition to teaching at Fine Spirit, she also teaches Yoga at Cornell University’s Fitness Center and at the Ithaca Y.

Linda takes great pleasure in sharing her passion for fitness and health with students of all levels. As she guides her students through various poses with an emphasis on body alignment, breath and focus, she offers many options/modifications throughout her classes to create a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone.

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Elisa Sciscioli

Elisa Sciscioli MA Transpersonal Psychology, BM Vocal Performance & Music Education Elisa has been teaching world music workshops and private voice lessons for 15 years. She is the founder of The Joy of Group Singing Program for adults and the grant funded Music For Unity and Social Change Program for public schools. She sings with and leads the Honey Child Soul Quintet. Elisa also sings harmony vocals with Travis Knapp and was the lead singer and song writer for the band Solstice. Her conscious soul album Red Sky was released in 2009. Elisa is also an assistant teacher of the Hidden Treasure Program at Light on the Hill Retreat Center.

Elisa offers the following classes:

Freeing Your Voice; an 8-session class series on Mondays 7:30pm - 8:30pm*

*October 14th - Dec 2nd

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