211 Chadwick Road, Teaneck, NJ 07666 

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Carol Berlin, E-RYT 500

For over 15 years Carol’s yoga students have developed practices that inspire, uplift, and uncover their natural state of wellbeing. Her down to earth, practical, yet artful style of yoga is inspired by teachers who have deeply impacted her life. She has studied with master yoga teachers Elena Brower, Shiva Rea, and Rolf Gates, as well as her teachers of Chassidus and Jewish Mysticism  - Rabbi Ephraim Simon and Mandana Bolour. She also continues to train in mindful meditation and breath awareness from the Oneness University, in Varadiahpelem India.

Carol is the founder and director of Freedom Within Yoga Studio in Teaneck, NJ. She is a teacher/trainer for Kinneret Yoga; a unique 200-hour Yoga Alliance accredited yoga teacher training program for women.  She is a member of Kula for Karma, a volunteer organization that brings yoga to people recovering from trauma, addiction, and mental health challenges

Carol hosts Rosh Hodesh New Moon Circles for women, integrating yoga, meditation, intention, sisterhood, and spiritual teachings for the new Jewish month.

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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.