Jessica D'Angelo- Owner & Lead Instructor.
I loved the Practice of Yoga ever since my first class, it was in the kitchen of someone's house when I was in college. My head kept hitting her stove. It's strange to see how that chance encounter lead me become a teacher. That was in 1994.
I started teaching yoga in 2001 and in 2009 I opened Shine Yoga here in Perkasie PA. Our space is simple, and open to anyone who wants to unroll a mat and join us. As a teacher I strive to make my class fun, inspirational and available to all levels.
In 2010 I was a living in NYC looking for a way to stay healthy, and on a whim decided to try a yoga class...I've never looked back! I fell in love with the practice physically, mentally and spiritually and just couldn't get enough. In 2014 I got my 200 hour certificate at Three Sisters Yoga and began teaching. Through job changes, moving and welcoming twin girls into our family in 2016 yoga has been a constant source of comfort and healing in my life. I am so grateful have the opportunity to share the joy that yoga brings me and I love finding fun, interesting and even silly ways to share this practice with my students.
I remind myself of Gandhi’s advice often: Be the change you wish to see in the world. The peace we create inside ourselves through yoga is not only a personal gift, but one we share with everyone we encounter. I feel blessed teach. My hope is that students leave class feeling restored and calm, with a sense of serenity and strength. I know yoga can be beneficial; over a decade ago I found it when the overwhelming work of teaching high school English forced me to learn to manage stress. In my first pigeon pose, I discovered my body could offer its own comfort. After several years of practicing, one early morning I arrived at the gym only to find the instructor was ill; I asked to use the room to practice on my own, and before I knew it, I was teaching a group of ten people. Seeing happy, relaxing bodies resting on mats felt like a gift the students gave me, and I continue to feel gratitude for those wonderful moments in teaching. I realized I needed to teach yoga regularly and pursued my yoga certification. For me, yoga is all about the meaning of the word, which translates into “to yoke, to unite.” I love teaching both students who are on the mat for the first time and those who are doing their ten thousandth down dog in the course of their lifetime of practice
Meet our Teachers
601 West Market Street Perkasie PA 18944
Swarandeep Kaur (Alice Zander)
Swarandeep is a certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher (IKTYA) and a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200) in the Saraswiti River Yoga tradition. With great love and appreciation she credits her many teachers for the gift of Yoga. Swarandeep enjoys teaching people of all ages and abilities. She has offered classes in many different settings including Jefferson Hospital Wellness Center, Philadelphia, The Center Club in Buckingham and Lambertville, Omega Institute as Summer Staff instructor and Philadelphia Corporation on the Aging. Swarendeep began studying Yoga in 1978 for want of a gym credit. She has since studied with Senior Iyengar teachers Joan White and Kofi Busi, editor of Iyengar: The Yoga Master. In 1996 Alice became a student of Kirin Mishra (Parvathi Nanda Nath Saraswati) and received her Teacher Training from Saraswati River Yoga in 2008.
My yoga practice began while in graduate school as a way to managing stress. Quickly, it became an opportunity for me to connect with my body and a sense of power bigger than myself. Years later, when going through some curious health issues, it was a trust in my body developed through my yoga practice that ultimately lead to a diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis. During that time of great challenge and transition in my life, my yoga practice (and the community at Shine!) were the constants that kept me feeling grounded and secure through uncertainty. It was at this time that I began feeling called to teach, and I completed my 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training through the Himalayan Institute at Moondog Yoga in 2014. I come to my mat for a sense of peace and serenity. Through teaching, I hope to help my students center themselves in stillness and through that, I hope they are better able to tap into their inner strength and wisdom to rise into the best version of themselves.
You're only a stranger here once.
Shine Yoga Center is a community-based studio located in Bucks County. Focusing on the sacred yogic teachings, Shine’s instructors lead classes in the Hatha, Vinyasa and Kundalini traditions. Shine Yoga Center prides itself on being a yoga-centered space that makes the practice accessible to teens, and adults of all ages. Our holistic approach cultivates all aspects of the student by focusing on the physical, spiritual, and intellectual elements of the yoga practice. Through service within and beyond the walls of the studio, the teachers and students at Shine Yoga Center demonstrate a strong commitment to karma yoga in the Bucks County community. Shine Yoga Center welcomes practitioners at all stages in their physical and spiritual journeys.
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