LISA HANUKA

OWNER : KIDS + ADULTS TEACHER

IF YOU COULD HAVE ONE SUPERPOWER WHAT WOULD IT BE?

To be able to FLY!

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE YOGA POSE AND WHY?

PLANK! It’s the perfect pose to strengthen the entire body and is amazing prep for any yoga pose. It takes strength, fluid breath and a smile on your face to be able to hold this pose. Plus, the variations are endless!

WHY DO YOU SHARE YOGA WITH OTHERS? 

Bottom line…Yoga is FUN! It’s amazingly fun for babies, kids, and adults of all ages! I have loved yoga from the moment I took my first class and I'm happy to share what I love, which comes out in my teaching. Yoga can take your bad mood and turn it around, it can bring strangers and friends together, and it can also create a family and community.  Who wouldn’t want to share that feeling!?

WHAT SONG MAKES YOU ROCK OUT?

Bon Jovi, Livin’ On a Prayer

WHAT CAN MIMI STUDENTS EXPECT FROM YOUR CLASSES?!

A challenge, a good laugh and awesome music!


JULIET TURALSKI

ADULT TEACHER

IF YOU COULD HAVE ONE SUPERPOWER WHAT WOULD IT BE? 

Time-travel!

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE YOGA POSE AND WHY?

Devotional Warrior Pose (Bhakti Virabhadrasana) as there is a sweet surrender that reminds me of my connection with the Earth, creating a deeper trust of my human experience.

WHY DO YOU SHARE YOGA WITH OTHERS? 

I love the unexplainable synergy that happens when people show up for themselves. My passion thrives on creating a positive and transformative experience for individuals willing to "do the work" and vibe together.

WHAT SONG MAKES YOU ROCK OUT?

ANYTHING that gets my body to move! And that's a whole lot. 

SHARE WITH US WHAT MIMI STUDENTS CAN EXPECT FROM YOUR CLASSES?     

Expect a core-activating, calorie burning Vinyasa flow with a twist of fun and laughter.  I use the rhythm of great music to cue proper alignment and consistent breathing to gain maximum yoga benefits. Before you know it, stress levels will have dissipated and you'll feel more grounded, confident, and transformed both inside and out by the time we say Namaste! 


Magda Usarek-Witek

ADULT TEACHER

If you could have one superpower what would it be? 

Flying!  Sometimes I get so carried away in yoga I feel like I’m close to it.  

what is your favorite yoga pose and why?

I love moving upside down, right now forearm stand has been my jam. 

Why do you share yoga with others?

I think that yoga can change a person’s life on so many levels. Whether it’s to get a good workout, increase flexibility or to relieve stress or to have fun and play around.  There are so many ways we can incorporate yoga to our lives and it can serve us in any way that we need.  I think it’s important for people to see that. 

What song makes you rock out?

It's hard to choose one, I love all music, but you can't go wrong with Otis Redding or the Black Keys. 

Share with us what MiMi students can expect from your classes?

I love vinyasa and alignment.  You can expect to sweat, laugh, be safe and move freely.  All my classes are unique, creative and accompanied by an alternative music playlist.


Donna O'Driscoll

ADULT TEACHER

IF YOU COULD HAVE ONE SUPERPOWER WHAT WOULD IT BE? 

 Time Travel

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE YOGA POSE AND WHY?

 Crow.   A simple shift of balance can provide a whole new perspective - sort of a metaphor for moving through life.

WHY DO YOU SHARE YOGA WITH OTHERS?

I like to help students to be in the moment and tune into their bodies, discovering how a pose should feel within, rather than getting fixated with some ideal of how a pose should look.

WHAT SONG MAKES YOU ROCK OUT?

 Anything "old school"

SHARE WITH US WHAT MIMI STUDENTS CAN EXPECT FROM YOUR CLASSES?

Balancing breath, body and mind, students will feel grounded and a sense of ease and release in their poses, learning posture modifications for individual needs and also movement progressions for those seeking a challenge.


SUZANNE AUSNIT

ADULT TEACHER

If you could have one superpower what would it be?

Ability to immediately connect to anyone or anything.

What is your favorite yoga pose and why?

Wheel because it provides a different perspective–seeing the world upside down–and requires, stability, flexibility and strength.

Why do you share yoga with others?

I like creating and sharing that “aha” moment where students suddenly feel at home in their bodies and able to chose new ways of moving and being.

What song makes you rock out?

From the opera Carmen, “L’amour est enfant de boeme, elle n’a jamais, jamais de lois.”

Share with us what MiMi students can expect from your classes?

Yoga that is tailored to the needs of the students in the room, individual attention and clear instruction on alignment and breath.


LEXI MCDONALD

ADULT TEACHER

IF YOU COULD HAVE ONE SUPERPOWER WHAT WOULD IT BE? 

Instant learning! The ability to instantly learn something new and remember it all would be awesome.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE YOGA POSE AND WHY?

Half moon, because to me, it's the perfect workout. This pose incorporates strength, balance, and a good stretch, all while giving the mind a good workout. Plus, it's kinda fun!

WHY DO YOU SHARE YOGA WITH OTHERS?

I love teaching in general and how I can teach someone about fitness, mental health, and overall wellness all in one through yoga.

WHAT SONG MAKES YOU ROCK OUT?

Tom Petty: "Free Fallin"

SHARE WITH US WHAT MIMI STUDENTS CAN EXPECT FROM YOUR CLASSES? 

A challenging Vinyasa flow with stretching and meditation to balance out both your body and mind :)