• Pam Guido

    Pam' spractice started in the 90’s as a way of bringing physical balance to her body amidst an active time in her life. Like many before her, the physical practice opened a doorway which led her down a path of deeper study and personal inquiry. As the practice took root in her life, she went on to study with a variety of teachers in different yoga traditions obtaining certifications in Kirpalu, Baptiste, Forrest and Anusara Yoga.  She continued studies in the Anusara methodology and Tantric philosophy in 2006 where she has obtained over 1000's of study hours. Pam continues her studies with handful of esteemed teachers from the former Anusara kula who inspire her practice and guide her into deeper inquiry. She currently studies with Michelle Synnestvedt, Noah Maze, Christina Sell, Dr Paula Gelbart, Douglas Brooks, Paul Muller-Ortega, and Christopher Wallis among others.   She skillfully brings together an alignment based practice infused in a flow format.  She believes everyone can benefit from the practice and strives to make the practice accessible through the different levels and types of classes offered.

    Embracing life as the means for awakening to a more expanded awareness of Consciousness, she seeks to uncover the gifts that life bestows in the day to day experiences of living in the world. Pam founded what is now Shri Yoga in 2003 after leaving a public teaching career. As the community of students and teachers evolved over time the studio moved to its current location in West Reading. Coaching and guiding you along the way, Pam will encourage you to step into the dance that is life as you explore the boundaries between what is and what is possible. Her class will challenge and inspire you to open to greater possibilities. She is E- RYT 500 and holds an MA in Education. Pam would like to thank her family, friends, students and teachers who help her to see herself more clearly and inspire her each and every day.

  • Rachel Sammon

    Rachel began her study of yoga in 2007 and by the time she took her first class at Shri Yoga she was hooked. Yoga spoke to her heart in a way that nothing else had before and there was no turning back. Rachel has a deep love of learning, holding both a B.A and M.S. from Michigan State University, and has continued to fuel that passion through her ongoing study of yoga. She earned her first 200-hour teacher certification from Shri Yoga and Wellness Center with Pam Guido in 2010 and completed her RYT-200 hour certification at Dig Yoga in 2013, studying with Sue Elkind and Naime Jezzeny. In addition, she continues to deepen her knowledge through ongoing trainings and workshops including anatomy and therapeutics (Naime Jezzeny, Martin Kirk & Noah Maze), philosophy and meditation (Sally Kempton, Douglas Brooks & Paul Muller-Ortega) and restorative yoga and relaxation (Jillian Pransky). In her classes, Rachel uses breath- linked movement to ground the body and center the mind while also bringing specific awareness to the body’s alignment in poses to ensure a safe, effective and empowering practice. Rachel would like to thank her teachers for continually opening her heart to yoga and deepening her love of the practice, her family for their ongoing support and her students for their continued inspiration.

  • Laura Gaydos

    Movement has always been part of Laura’s life being a professional dancer and ballet instructor. She has served as dance faculty at Camden County College, coached at Alvernia University, toured internationally and currently teaches at local studios. Her yoga journey began in 2002 when she decided to take her first class at a local gym while in college. After a couple of weeks she quickly noticed the benefits the practice had on her health and was hooked. Yoga had been recreation for Laura for years until she recently realized it is something she is truly passionate about. Last year she decided it was time to merge teaching dance with teaching yoga. She recently completed the teacher training program with Pam and looks forward to sharing her love of yoga with others.

  • Roberta Spadaro

    Roberta started her journey into yoga four years ago as a way to start living a more peaceful and mindful life. Living in Italy at that time, where yoga studio were as rare as the chance of snow by the beach, with the guidance of books and the help of online videos, she developed a strong and disciplined home yoga practice. Practicing with an open heart and surrending to the path of yoga she noticed the incredibly amazing benefits of the practice right away. When she moved to united states two years ago, in her heart she knew it was time to find a teacher and that's when she found Pam and Shri yoga. After completing the 200hr teacher training with Pam in the spring of 2016, she attended a 10 days Vipassana meditation course and continues to study and deepen her knowledge of yoga as well as her daily meditation practice. What she found through her own personal journey is that the physical practice of yoga is just a tool, the postures are keys to open the door of the inner body, that is why in her classes she pays particular attention to the connection of movement and breath so that each student can go deep within and surrender to the healing magic of yoga. She hopes to inspire and be a light of guidance into each student's path.

  • David Meyer

    David Meyer came to yoga in the midst of his own personal transformation. Yoga has offered a spiritual technology that enables him to navigate life from a healthy, wholesome, and evolving perspective. David holds a 250 hour yoga teacher certification from the Yoga Life Institute. His intention is to offer a safe and authentic yoga experience. David has been a practitioner of Vipassana meditation for several years and often skillfully threads insight and mindfulness throughout his classes. David considers himself an enthusiast of Eastern philosophy and, in an effort to encourage personal growth and exploration, he never hesitates to share a story, quote, or concept he has come across during his personal studies. While the art of teaching postural yoga has become a passion for David, he is dedicated to remaining a student of the practice.

  • Chris Vogt Hennessy

    Chris Vogt Hennessy is a registered yoga teacher (RYT-200) with Yoga Alliance. She earned her yoga teacher certification through YogaLife Institute in Wayne, PA where she also studies in the Comprehensive Yoga Therapy program. She writes for Yoga Living magazine and teaches at PA College of Health Sciences. Chris is most interested in exploring how to integrate the therapeutic aspects of yoga and creativity into daily life.

  • Gabrielle Borelli

    I was first drawn to the practice of yoga as a teenager. The subtle benefits of my practice were uncovered in the midst of my college journey. My asana practice has emerged into deeper realization to my high Self. Yoga has helped me establish a healthy, wholesome lifestyle and has offered me spiritual clarity, compassion, and love. I am a committed and passionate student as I continue to discover and study the limbs of yoga. My continued dedication and transformation as a student inspired me to become a teacher. I strive to teach from my heart and I love to share personal joys from my journey with yoga. In my classes, I thread breath-linked movement with body and mind awareness cues to create a space where students can inquire within to reveal their light. My intention is to teach students an alignment based practice that is safe and empowering.

    I hold a 200-hour teacher certification from Shri Yoga and Wellness Center. Additionally, I have continued my studies with ChildLight Yoga where I completed the advanced teacher training for children. I am extremely passionate about teaching yoga to teens. Through yoga, my goal is to create a community where teens can build confidence and learn mindfulness skills to use in their personal lives. My other interest is in food and nutrition and navigating the concept of food as medicine. I am grateful for my yogic path of healing as it is intertwining with food and continues my exploration with holistic health. Currently, I am pursuing a 500 hour teacher training certification with the Himalayan Institute in Honesdale, PA. I am also attending graduate school through Maryland University of Integrative Health where I am studying nutrition and herbal medicine.

  • Racehl-Ray Stine

    Rachel started her yoga journey in college where she quickly fell in love with the physical practice. Her practice deepened physically, mentally, and emotionally and she completed her 200 hour certification in the Pocono's in 2010.

    She is currently enrolled in her 500 advanced teacher training at Kripalu in Massachusetts. In addition to yoga, Rachel holds her BS in early childhood, elementary, and special education from ESU. She holds certifications in Prenatal, kids yoga, yin yoga, restorative, and is a reiki practitioner.

    Rachel loves yoga, teaching, and learning. She enjoys hiking and exploring with her husband and two girls.

  • Alicia LaGrassa

    Alicia became interested in yoga as a teenager when she saw some photos in an exercise books on her parents’ bookshelf, but she didn’t take a class until she moved to Berks County after her college graduation. Yoga helps her achieve calm amidst the chaos of life and helps her find balance, patience, and clarity. While her practice helped sustain her through her first years of teaching, she eventually became interested in kids and family yoga after she became a mom and left her public school teaching career. After taking a training with YogaKids, she decided to study with ChildLight Yoga to receive her Level 1 Children’s Yoga Certification in 2010. Later, she took the Babies and Toddler Training (also through ChildLight) in 2013. She loves still being able to work with children and their families, and she hopes to influence them in a positive manner by bringing the joy of yoga and mindfulness to their lives.