Cindy, Sarah, Eleanor, Nancy, & Sandrine
We are a community of friends & teachers
Yoga at Space is an independent, community-oriented studio located in the northwestern corner of Connecticut. We offer morning, evening, and weekend classes for students of all levels. Our classes are non-competitive, breath-centered inquiries into the experience of embodiment, incorporating alignment principles for safety and clarity, and meditative focus for centering and grounding. The Yoga we offer is influenced by Embodyoga®, classical Yoga practices and philosophy, plus modern mind-body research. All of our teachers are highly trained and committed professionals with many years of teaching experience.
Sarah Getz, E-RYT 500, is the director and founder of Yoga at Space. Sarah is a passionate student of Yoga who has been a Certified and Registered Yoga Instructor since 1994. After first practicing Yoga and working as a studio manager at Jivamukti in New York City, she studied many styles, focusing on the Ashtanga and Iyengar traditions. Sarah's current source of inspiration is Embodyoga®, the work of her teacher, Patty Townsend of Yoga Center Amherst. Sarah holds two 200 hour Yoga Teacher Certifications, two 500 hour Certifications, and is a Nationally Registered E-RYT 500 hour Yoga Alliance Instructor.
Nancy Causey, E-RYT 500. Nancy Causey has been teaching Yoga since 2000. She was the co-founder of Half Moon Yoga Barn in Millbrook, New York, and the founder of Millbrook Yoga. Nancy began practicing Yoga as a relief from her stressful life as a business owner in New York City. She has completed numerous teacher training programs including Therapeutic Yoga with Cheri Clampett and Arturo Peal, the Veterans Yoga Project training for PTSD, and both the 200- and 500- hour certifications in Embodyoga® with Patty Townsend of Yoga Center Amherst. millbrookyoga.com
Samantha Free, RYT 500. Samantha grew up in Millbrook and worked in New York for many years. After a fast paced life as an interior designer, Samantha decided to make a shift to focus on her wellbeing by deepening her practice of meditation and yoga. She completed her 200 Hour Teacher Training at Sadhana in Hudson, New York, and her 500-hour training at Satya in Rhinebeck, New York. Samantha, the owner and director of Millbrook Yoga, also completed a Post Rehabilitative Breast Cancer Exercise Specialist training and a 25 hour intensive Yin Yoga Teacher Training. She’s a CASAC – a certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor - and a Certified End of Life Doula. Through her studies, Samantha has learned to connect deeply with compassion and loving kindness toward herself and others through movement, meditation and breath. She brings this to her teaching, helping people find acceptance and compassion within themselves. millbrookyoga.com
Sandrine Harris is a movement educator and mindfulness meditation facilitator with a deep interest in embodied practices connecting awareness, movement, and the nervous system. She is a Feldenkrais Practitioner®, a Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner-in-Training (certification Fall 2019), a trained meditation facilitator, and a dancer. She offers weekly Feldenkrais® classes at Yoga at Space, plus occasional Sunday community classes. She has happily been one of the teaching staff of Yoga At Space since 2011. kinesoma.com
Eleanor Miller, RYT, is a Holistic Nurse, Certified Kripalu Yoga Instructor, and Integrated Awareness Teacher. She believes the challenge of Yoga is to use the breath as a vehicle to harness the mind and dive deep within the body. Yoga has allowed her wisdom and truth to emerge and brought ease into her life, and she delights in sharing Yoga with others. Eleanor is especially gifted with breath work and gentle Yoga, as well as the practice of Yoga Nidra, a deep guided relaxation technique.
Dr. Anju Taneja, RYT 200, earned her Yoga Teacher Certification from the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, and is pursuing further studies in the field of Ayurveda. Born and educated in India, Anju’s personal practice includes pranayama, meditation, asanas, and mindful eating. Anju is currently a faculty member at the Hotchkiss School as Instructor of Physics, and also coaches tennis, volleyball, and basketball. A classroom teacher for almost three decades with an extensive educational background and fieldwork in the sciences, Anju plans to focus her Yoga classes on alignment for strength, stability, and balance. Her philosophy for Yoga practice is that kind acceptance of oneself transcends into compassion for others, alleviates stress, and eventually leads to wellness.
Cindy Vannoy, E-RYT 500. Teaching since 2006, Cindy is continuously inspired by the transformative nature of Yoga to affect change and promote health on many different levels. She is an internationally registered Yin Yoga Teacher, and a nationally registered E-RYT 500 Yoga Alliance Instructor holding both 500 hour Embodyoga and 200 hour YogaWorks Certifications. A Yoga of Recovery Counselor, Cindy was instrumental in developing the Yoga program at High Watch Recovery Center in Kent, CT. She holds advanced teacher certifications in Yoga of the Heart for Cardiac and Cancer Care, Restorative Yoga, Chakra Yoga, and Ayurveda. Cindy is a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists. beautyofbeing.com