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I was born in Israel in a small village in the north of Israel. After my military service in Israel, I flew to the United States and met my life partner--and we decided to settle in the United States. Fast forward 16 years- I am a mother to 3 children, a vegetarian, a personal trainer and a Yoga

I started my journey with yoga four years ago, when I was looking for a physical activity that would help me correct and maintain my posture. I found that my shoulders were drooping and my walking was crooked. I was instantly  drawn to yoga, its message and it has had a great influence on how I live my life. It has opened my eyes to  living a healthier more active lifestyle and  has filled my world with happiness! After a year of practicing yoga,  I decided that I wanted to learn to become a yoga instructor. I signed up for the advanced teacher training course at Bamboo Moves and this was one of the most important decisions I had made in my life! I am full of happiness every day and every lesson I teach, gives me great satisfaction. 

Christina has been practicing yoga since she was a teenager. For the past twelve years, she has shared her love of yoga by instructing yoga classes and conducting yoga-and-writing workshops. She has completed Sport Yoga training with NESTA and more recently completed the Yoga Alliance 200-hr YTT. When she's not yoga-ing, she writes poetry and teaches creative writing.

Joseph Panico has been studying martial arts for more than 15 years.  He began his Tai Chi training in 1997 at Red Dragon Kung Fu Center under Sifu Rafael Gomez, and has been studying Tai Chi and Qigong extensively with Sifu Joseph Laracuenta since 2002.  “Our goal is to live a long and healthy life.  By focusing on ourselves we get to improve the quality of our life.  And by expressing that quality outward we get to improve the lives of others.”

Joseph is also a certified instructor by the Arthritis Foundation. 
Medal Winner, US Open Martial Arts Championship, Queens, NY 2009 – 2012 Advanced open hand and weapon forms. 

Malky who is also a dula has been a great new addition to our team in 2016. She is passionate about yoga and her love of the practice comes through her classes. She is known for her excellent hands on approach. 

Andrew is a founding member of the Gainesville Yoga Teachers Association. He has taught Holistic Health Education for the Government and at the University of Florida. As a yoga practitioner and spiritual seeker, Andrew cultivates a peaceful presence. He seeks to increase health, vitality, creativity, and joy within himself and to facilitate the same process in others. Peace of mind is an experience of stillness and connection even within the midst of activity. As more people achieve an inner peace, this radiates outwards into the family, community, and throughout the world.

Testimonials and recommendations are below. 

*Note to new students and clients: We are a one of a kind yoga and massage studio serving a unique community and so some of our practices may be different from what you are used to.  Please have an open mind and don't be put off by the existence of some separate classes for men and women and holidays of which you may have never heard. Give us a try and you will soon find what others are finding every week. We are inviting, warm, friendly and offer something of high quality. Ultimately our aim is to grow and to serve as many people as possible. Please do let us know if there is something we can do better.

call/text us at  (516) 371-3715

Letters of support and recommendations for Andrew Kahn

5 Towns Community 

Mazal tov on the publication of How to be a Peaceful Presence and thank you for so thoughtfully providing me with a copy and including such a kind, lovely inscription.  I have had a chance to peruse your book and find it rich with good advice, common sense, and simple wisdom.  
Rabbi Bruce Ginsburg

Rabbi Wolowik gives his blessing to Andrew and the work of the Peaceful Presence Studio.
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Teaching yoga to the over-50 population:
Letter received from The Valley Hospital.

"It feels so good to be in the hands of a 'PRO.' Thanks for the yoga experience." 
Harville Hendrix Ph.D., Author of New York Times Bestseller,Getting the Love You Want. 12/2/2001

Teaching yoga and holistic health to children and young adults:
Letter received from The DeSisto School.

"Andrew Kahn was a student of mine in Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training. He was an extraordinarily fine student and a gifted teacher. His classes are taught with skill, confidence, gentleness and spirit.
Deva Parnel, Director of Yoga Education Kripalu Center, 1995

Trish Alpert, certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor. 

Yoga is a passion for Devorah. She often participates in consecutive classes at our studio either as a student or a teacher. Holding yoga certification at the 200 hour level, her classes are a blend of step by step instruction, yoga flows, core strengthening, yogic breathing techniques and gentle hands-on adjustments with massage. She promotes “experiencing the sensation in the pose’’ by encouraging her students to focus on the pose along with the breath. She can be found teaching late at night or early in the morning and includes her family members to encourage them in achieving their own good health, both in mind and body. Devorah is a wife, mother of eight and grandmother. She feels that yoga brings people in touch with the secrets of their own body and allows them to change old habits and cultivate a healthy lifestyle.

Andrew Kahn is certified by the Yoga Alliance as an ERYT (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher) and is an LMT (Licensed Massage Therapist.) He has been practicing yoga since 1981 and teaching since 1986. Mr. Kahn has extensive training in Yoga from the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Massachusetts, where he studied and taught as a resident for four years. He was the Holistic Health Director of the DeSisto School in Massachusetts and an athletic supervisor at the JCC on the Palisades in Tenafly, NJ. Andrew graduated Magna Cum Laude from Ramapo College's Honors Program with a BA in Psychology and studied clinical psychology in Fordham University's PhD program before shifting his attention to yoga and holistic healing.

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