Who We Are
Ana McNulty-Romaguera is the owner of Eternal Bliss Yoga Center in Henrietta, NY. She is an E-RYT 200 RYT 500 YACEP with yoga alliance who has completed over 900 hours in teacher trainings.
Ana's first introduction to yoga was as an early teen and she began practicing regularly at 19, in 2012. At the time of her first introductions to yoga she was on a pretty self destruction path. When she began practicing regularly what she first approached first as a physical practice soon become much more than that, completely transforming her life.
She believes in using correct physical alignment to help facilitate deeper energetic and mental connection. She truly believes yoga has the power to change your life by allowing you to empower yourself and connect with yourself. Her classes are alignment based classes but she includes all 8 limbs of yoga into her teachings and her daily practice.
Ana completed her first 200hr teacher training at breathe yoga in 2014. While attending a workshop in Puerto Rico she found her main teacher Jani Jaatinen in 2016. In 2017 Ana went to complete her 300hr teacher training in Malaysia with Jani Jaatinen, Janne Kontala, and Masley Yahya. She then completed a second 200hr teacher training with Francois Raoult at Open Sky in Iyengar based yoga. This past January, in 2019, Ana was able to go to Malaysia once again to study with her teachers and complete her third 200hr teacher training.
From Rochester, Emma, was first introduced to Yoga at a young age during a ballet class. Emma has a deep rooted dance background, which is the foundation of her skill and love for the art of movement. Emma, went on to Clearwater, Florida where she found her passion for Yoga by the inspiration of her teacher, Ally Ford. Through Ally, Emma studied Ashtanga Yoga, in which she found a connection and appreciation to the traditional background of the practice and philosophy of Ashtanga.
Emma's classes are made to make everyone feel at ease and comfortable, by giving adjustments and variations. She has also began her studies in Reiki, incorporating this healing method into her classes. Emma is focused on truth, compassion, mindfulness, creativity and intuition, emphasizing that our practice is internal, and there is no greater teacher then the one within. Emma is grateful and excited to have the opportunity to delve deeper into the wisdom of her personal development, while spreading her love of Yoga!
Julie came to yoga to spend time with her daughter who practiced yoga to enhance her performance as a college athlete. Julie discovered her own love for yoga finding and trying out different studios while at home and traveling all over the US and world, including Athens, Greece and Dubai, UAE.
Julie is an RYT-200 hour with Yoga Alliance, having completed her 200 hour teacher training at Breathe Yoga in February of 2016. She completed a trauma sensitive yoga training with David Emerson in Toronto in February 2018 and a meditation immersion weekend with Davidji at Breathe in May 2019.
Yoga and meditation integrate with and inform the motivational interviewing skills Julie practices while serving as a Nurse Home Visitor with Nurse Family Partnership
Beth is a registered yoga teacher (RYT-200) and a licensed clinical psychologist (PhD). Her almost 25 years of experience as a practicing psychologist inform her yoga teaching. Beth reminds her psychotherapy clients that they are the experts in their own lives; similarly, she believes that her yoga students are the experts of their own bodies. Beth views yoga as a practice both on and off the mat.
In October 2015, Beth completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training certification with Aimée Senise Connors and became registered with Yoga Alliance. The following spring (2016), she added a certification in restorative yoga. In 2019, Beth obtained Yoga for All certification for teaching adaptive and accessible yoga. Beth is also a graduate of Yoga Ed.’s Professional Institutes 1 and 2 (teaching yoga to children K-12).
Beth’s classes combine foundational asana (physical postures) with breathing techniques (pranayama) and mindfulness. She uses themes to nurture the mind-body connection as well as to incorporate all eight limbs of classical yoga. Students can expect Beth’s classes to be slower-paced with a workshop-like feel at times, including liberal use of props. Beth is serious about yoga and yet playful in her teaching.
Visit Beth’s website,yogibethc.simplesite.com, for more information; you can also find Beth on both Facebook and Instagram as YogiBethC.
Jen completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training with Breathe in 2014 and has been teaching ever since. Her practice of yoga began in 2011, in Ithaca NY, and when she moved to Washington, DC, and then Rochester, she found yoga wherever she went. As an instructor, Jen especially enjoys teaching vinyasa and restorative yoga practices and encourages her students to tune in to their bodies and build the capacity for meditation and compassion for the self through a physical practice. When she’s not teaching yoga, Jen is pursuing her PhD in clinical psychology at University of Rochester. She does research on parent-child relationships, trauma, and is training as a therapist to work with children and families. She believes that yoga is a form of self-care loves seeing yogis with any level of experience level come to class and take the time out of their day for yoga or meditation.