Rachel

Rachel

Owner

Rachel Odhner, owner of momentOM, has the passion, clarity and creativity to make yogic wisdom accessible and authentic.

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While Rachel’s classes may be challenging, she is dedicated to making every class delightful and empowering. She has a unique ability to engage and encourage students wherever they are, and to guide and explore what arises.  Her unwaivering dedication from novice to seasoned practitioner, whether it is a medical illness, spiritual inquiry, or complex array of physical, mental and emotional challenges is aided by her background as a Massage Therapist, Reflexologist, her study of Yoga Therapeutics, Injury Rehab, Source Healing Energy, & Yoga for Breast Cancer Recovery & Beyond. Rachel has presented workshops using these mind-body tools at local schools, businesses and has been featured on Good Morning America.
Julie

Julie

Yoga Teacher

Julie Coopersmith, Associate Director of momentOM has over 15 years experience in Yoga, as well as Mindfulness practices. 

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Julie is certified in Anusara Yoga and Yoga Ed for school aged children, and is certified with Yoga Alliance, EYT-500 hours. She has studied Mindfulness Meditation, is a graduate of the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program, and has taken extensive coursework in therapeutic yoga. She has developed yoga programs with Occupational, Physical, and Speech therapists, and has partnered with them in her classes.  Julie holds an MBA in Health Care Administration. She specializes in the development of individual and group programs that address emotional, physical, and psycho-social concerns within the mind-body continuum. In addition to public classes, she currently, she works with “niche” populations supporting those with chronic illness, sensory processing issues and special needs, and those grouped by age, children through seniors.
Ben

Ben

Yoga Teacher

I love the community at this studio and am honored every time I take the teacher’s seat. I infuse my classes with …

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a personal theme, good music and a balance of hard work and fun!  We move, we play, we learn and, hopefully, grow.  As I like to say, there is no gold medal in yoga, just more opportunity to practice and expand our own boundaries. My background is primarily in Anusara Yoga, when I embraced this school of hatha yoga and its principles of alignment.  I studied with some of the most skilled teachers around and started teaching at the studio in 2008.
Marianna

Marianna

Yoga Teacher

My path to becoming a yoga teacher began with my desire to bring a yoga program to my montessori classroom.  

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I wanted to provide more opportunities for constructive movement. Having experienced the benefits of yoga in my life I wanted to share it with my students. Fifteen years later I have found my way to being a yoga teacher. I have taken trainings such as Yoga Ed, Childlight Yoga, Anusara yoga, attended workshops such as Mindfulness and education and become a deeper student of yoga. I have taught children of mixed ages and abilities and recognize the heart of my yoga lies with children. I am fueled by my desire to set a strong foundation and love of yoga for young people. My deepest desire is that as adults they will be drawn to practice by their happy memories of early yoga classes. I invite you to bring all the joy and play to your practice.
Maria

Maria

Yoga Teacher

My personal Yoga practice began in the early 1990’s when I discovered it helped me greatly with an anxiety disorder I suffered with since I was a child. 

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The benefits Yoga afforded me were so life altering that I continued to grow my practice and throughout the years gained stress relief, flexibility and strength. Over time, most of my conversations were about Yoga and I decided it was time to seek more understanding of this practice I loved so much. In Sanskrit there’s a word, Dharma, which can be translated into ‘following one’s path.’ For most of my life I felt my Dharma (path) was to teach but I didn’t have a notion of what I had to share or teach others until I completed my first Hatha Yoga teacher training in 2007. After leading my first class, I knew that teaching Yoga was my Dharma. I teach with an open heart, infused with a sense of humor, as I encourage my students to deepen their practice in a safe & creative environment. I’m a 200-hour Yoga Alliance Registered Teacher and certified ChildLight Yoga Instructor continuing my study and practice of Yoga through workshops and lectures.
Nicole

Nicole

Yoga Teacher

Working in a hospital, Nicole saw the results of long term effects of being over weight. She knew she had to make some changes to her life so that she did not succumb to the same conditions.

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Nicole tried all sorts of diets and exercise programs, but untimely they became a chore. The only thing that she enjoyed was doing her yoga DVD. So when she got an opportunity to go to a local yoga studio, she felt this would be a great way to lose weight. Her first yoga class changed her way of thinking (from negative thinking to positive), the way she ate, and the way she felt about her body. Yoga taught her contentment with her life that she never knew before. She became stronger and leaner than ever before. Because of the mind/body connection yoga gave her, it became a necessity rather than a chore.  Nicole wanted to learn more about yoga, so with the encouragement of her favorite teachers, she went to a 200 hour yoga teacher training and complete her studies in February 2015. Now, Nicole can share the wonderful experience of yoga with others. Her classes are a challenging but fun flow and always have a positive focus.
Dan

Dan

Yoga Teacher

My introduction to Yoga began in early 2007 when a Kinesiologist recommended a series of exercises to rehabilitate injuries I had sustained previously.

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These exercises worked so well on my back and shoulders, I investigated their origin and found that they were all considered Yoga poses which led me to a continued exploration into the physical practice of Yoga. I learned that the physical practice of Yoga was just the beginning and realized the emotional and spiritual aspect of Yoga as well. Through continued practice and encouragement of my teachers, the benefits of Yoga unfolded before me and I realized how much I wanted to share this practice with others. My professional background has given me advanced medical training and intimate knowledge in human anatomy and physiology. Combining this with over 35 years of Martial Arts training and teaching in my own studio, has given me the confidence to provide a safe and secure environment for my students in the Yoga studio. I am a Yoga Alliance 200-hour Certified Hatha Yoga Instructor and recently completed training in Yin Yoga. I continue to explore advanced yoga practices through workshops and practical experience. My classes are instilled with a balance of the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of Yoga filled with humor and smiles. My goal is to offer a class that allows the students to benefit from the relaxing and a stress-free atmosphere yet feel empowered by the Yoga practice.
Rachel R.

Rachel R.

Yoga Teacher

Rachel Rubin is a certified fitness trainer and kettlebell expert. Her passion is teaching people to connect with their mind to transform their body and enlighten their spirit.

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 She focuses on the importance of functional strength and exercising as a means to being your most fit you, for life. Her mission is to guide you in your transformation to recognize your power and realize your potential to live the healthiest, most positive and productive life. Rachel teaches her signature, Kettlebell Kundalini workout at various regional fitness events and retreats. She also is a proud fitness ambassador for New Balance and hosts and instructs at their Philadelphia store events. Rachel loves connecting on social media so follow her on Instagram for endless guidance on strength and healing. @fitwithrachel
Ken

Ken

Yoga Teacher

Ken has been teaching yoga since 2003. He evolved into yoga after teaching Karate for 16 years, earning a 4th degree black belt.  

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He has learned through his varied experience that yoga is the source of many other physical, intellectual and spiritual disciplines. Ken has the ability to clearly and simply explain complex body mechanics and anatomy, helping his students connect with the bigger energy. He focuses on taking his students on a deep physical journey through the body and allowing them to better feel the flow of prana. His enthusiasm is contagious and his upbeat energy is always inspiring.
Bianca

Bianca

Yoga Teacher

I began practicing yoga (right here in this space that we now call momentOM!) in 2012 with the aspiration of creating a routine habit of physical wellness.

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 The emphasis of proper alignment taught by my teachers Julie, Ben, and Rachel inspired me to incorporate yogic principles and philosophy into my diet, personal relationships, and general day-to-day living. After a couple years of steady practice and time taken off from college, I decided to embark on a 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training with Sue Elkind and Naime Jezzeny at DIG Yoga in Lambertville, NJ. The experience further emphasized the importance of optimal alignment for both on and off the mat practice, delved deeper into the philosophies that our yogic studies are rooted in, and gave me the confidence needed to get up in front of a class and teach the practice that has had such an impact on my own life.
Elise

Elise

Yoga Teacher

My introduction to Yoga began in early 2007 when a Kinesiologist recommended a series of exercises to rehabilitate injuries I had sustained previously.

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These exercises worked so well on my back and shoulders, I investigated their origin and found that they were all considered Yoga poses which led me to a continued exploration into the physical practice of Yoga. I learned that the physical practice of Yoga was just the beginning and realized the emotional and spiritual aspect of Yoga as well. Through continued practice and encouragement of my teachers, the benefits of Yoga unfolded before me and I realized how much I wanted to share this practice with others. My professional background has given me advanced medical training and intimate knowledge in human anatomy and physiology. Combining this with over 35 years of Martial Arts training and teaching in my own studio, has given me the confidence to provide a safe and secure environment for my students in the Yoga studio. I am a Yoga Alliance 200-hour Certified Hatha Yoga Instructor and recently completed training in Yin Yoga. I continue to explore advanced yoga practices through workshops and practical experience. My classes are instilled with a balance of the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of Yoga filled with humor and smiles. My goal is to offer a class that allows the students to benefit from the relaxing and a stress-free atmosphere yet feel empowered by the Yoga practice.
Julie

Julie

Yoga Teacher

Julie began her yoga practice in 2008. She was first drawn to the physical changes she noticed about herself, but that later changed as her practice grew deeper.

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Through consistent practice Julie found relief from back pain she had struggled with for years, yoga also guided a way for her to tune inward, to find peace and stillness, to be present in the moment, and to find strength and positivity. Over time Julie has incorporated Ayurvedic practices, like meditation, to her morning routine to help start her day with a calm clear mind. She is passionate about yoga and living a healthy lifestyle and wants to help inspire others to find the same love for them. Julie finished her Vinyasa Teacher Training program at Dana Hot Yoga, and is excited to seek further yoga education through workshops and teacher trainings. Julie teaches a Vinyasa style class that incorporateschallenging, and strength building asanas that flow to connect you with your mind body and soul in a meditative way, and will leave you feeling positive and at peace.
Mindy

Mindy

Yoga Teacher

My yoga practice began 15 years ago, because I thought it would improve my flexibility and strength which would combine well with running.

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I never imagined that it would eventually lead to a practice which guides all aspects of my life. My desire to deepen my practice led me to many workshops and immersions until I eventually took the step into teacher training with Michelle Synnestvedt in 2011. As a mother of three amazing children and the CEO of a legal services corporation, my yoga practice brings balance to a very busy life. I find that the time spent on my mat, whether as a teacher or a student works to rejuvenate me. Every student’s practice is individual and what each person needs from their practice can vary from day to day, so I try to make each class accessible to everyone by offering modifications of poses and guide students