211 Chadwick Road, Teaneck, NJ 07666 

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Carol Berlin, E-RYT 500

Carol Berlin is founder of Freedom Within Yoga in Teaneck New Jersey. She has been teaching yoga for 10 years and comes from a background in fine arts, music and dance. Carol brings practical, day-to-day relevance to the practice of yoga. She empowers students to awaken their own inner wisdom and maintain a sense of equilibrium, on and off the mat. Yogis can expect a vigorous and challenging asana practice that combines flowing, dance-like sequences with long holds to cultivate a balance between total personal acceptance and continued growth.

Carol's teaching is deeply informed by her continuing studies with Elena Brower, Shiva Rae, Angela Farmer,  MeriLynn Blum and Charlotte Stone. She is E-RYT certified and has completed 500+ hours of teachers training.

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Lateefah Fleming, RYT 200

Over the past twelve years, in group and personal fitness and dance, Lateefah has taught at New York Sports Club, Crunch Fitness, HBO Fitness Center, Glenpointe Spa and Fitness, The Gym in Englewood, Perry Studios, The Center for Modern Dance Education, and Teaneck High School Academies.

Lateefah was also the Group Exercise Director at Glenpointe Spa and Fitness, and the Fitness and Dance Manager for YWCA of Bergen County. Her personal and professional experiences lead Lateefah to begin empowerFit.  As the Chief Motivating Officer and ultimate “Transform-ologist” for empowerFit, Lateefah has created a one-stop shop for optimal health and wellness, providing:  personal and group training, yoga, Pilates, nutritional consultation, and pure motivation to help everyone achieve their goals. She now offers a  slew of empowerFit signature classes at the Liberty School in Englewood, NJ as well as being the co-founder of a more intense and fun Zumba, Cocoa Zumba.

It is Lateefah’s dedication to helping individuals create a lifestyle of optimal wellness that empowers and transforms everyone she comes into contact with to believe they are beautiful and strong.  

Click here to learn more about Lateefah and empowerFit. Lateefah can be reached at 646.342.8539 or email empowerflow@gmail.com


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Dasi Jacob, RYT 200

I discovered yoga initially for the physical benefits- the strength, balance, and flexibility were a great counterpart to the weight training and cardio I was doing at the time. Little did I realize at the time how transformative the time on my mat would be on other aspects of my life.

As a cancer survivor and mom of a special needs teenager helps me stay in the present. It keeps depression and anxiety at bay, keeps my body strong, healthy and flexible, and slows down my reactions to the stresses of ordinary living.

My goal as a teacher is to have a warm, welcoming, playful class with varied postures that you can take at your level, with a strong focus on leading with the breath and being fully present. My classes are for everyone, no matter what level you currently are in your practice.