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founding teachers

Each teacher has a strong original voice, a different life history, and special point of view on the subject of yoga and transformation. We each contribute to the unique expression of  The Nest. Honor your teacher with your commitment and consistency.  The more we get to know you and your practice, the better we can support your unique transformation. 

Sarita-Linda Rocco, CSYT 700, SA,  RYT® 500, RCYT® 
Certified Svaroopa® Yoga Teacher

The sky is the limit for all who wholeheartedly embrace the practices of Yoga and Ayurveda. I'm honored to serve as the visionary in our unique collaborative. My plan is to inspire, skillfully co-create and support evolutionary growth for everyone involved in this project- teachers, students and all of our families by extension. Teaching with awareness, integrity and

compassion is my joy and has served as the perfect energy exchange in my life for the past 25 years. I'm a 100% dedicated lifelong student and practitioner of Yoga and Ayurveda. 

Speciality: Svaroopa® Yoga, Ayurveda, Meditation, Evolutionary Studies and Courses

Karen Achenbach, RYT 200, TBF,  Kundalini Level 1

My vision is to create a space for people to come together, to be authentic and to be accepted exactly where they are at in any moment. I facilitate Conscious Connected Breathwork because it has been an amazing tool in my life. It has helped me to open my heart and get out of my head. It has brought awareness to my breathing patterns, which has led to greater embodiment. I am a seeker of knowledge and growth. I am always learning and I want to share the resources I have with you!!


Speciality:  Conscious Connected Breathwork, Kundalini Yoga

Ralia Vardaxis,  BA, MA, Certified Svaroopa® Yoga Introductory Teacher

After 20 years as a dedicated student, I completed Foundations of Svaroopa Yoga teacher training through the Downingtown Center for Yoga and Meditation. Yoga practice has helped me bring mind and body into peaceful balance. I look forward to sharing these benefits with my students as they begin their journey to wellness.

As a life long resident of Berks County, I bring a passion for the arts, education and volunteerism to our collaborative.  I am excited to build our new community at The Nest!

Speciality: Svaroopa Yoga for Beginners

Tamra Fisher , MBA, RYT® 500, RCYT®

Learning excites me. I’m always reading a book about, taking courses on, or learning something new about yoga. I’m officially a self-proclaimed yoga nerd. Yoga is my dharma (life's mission). I want to hold space for and share this practice with anyone that wants to join me on this journey. Yoga has changed my life for the better and sparked the fire that set me on a path to fulfill my life’s purpose. I want to share my interpretation of yoga with you and the world.   

Speciality:  Hatha yoga, Flow yoga, Kids Yoga

Lisa Frank, BA, MA,  RYT 200, TBF
Certified Svaroopa® Yoga Introductory Teacher

There comes a point in your life when you can no longer ignore the call to personal growth. Early retirement has finally allowed me time to focus on myself. I am now doing what I love to do, which is nurture the inner child of adults. Join me in my classes and experience the good medicine of coming into your inner sanctuary and finding yourself again, through the power of breath, positive affirmations, and somatic movement.  Life is good. Life is abundant. And I am grateful.

Speciality:  Hatha yoga, Breathwork, Book Study, Meditation

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