Brij Cappo, Owner & Co-founder
Brij is a Mother of 5, E-RYT 500, Transformational Life Coach, IIN Certified Health Coach, CMT and co-founder of Supersoul Collective, Supersoul Farm Yoga Retreat Center, and Supersoul Yoga in upstate Chatham, NY. She co-leads Yoga Teacher Trainings in both India and the US alongside her husband, Raghunath. Having studied extensively in the fields of bio-mechanics of yoga, yoga therapy, massage, and life-coaching, Brij shares her teachings in a deeply authentic, grounded manner, inspired by values-driven, integrated yogic living.
Alec Butterfield, CYT 200
Alec took his first yoga class in 2010 while studying abroad in Chennai, India. Over the next four years, his practice on the mat evolved into a lifelong quest for knowledge of true self. This passion for engaging in acts of unfurling and becoming who he always was led Alec to complete a 200 hour teacher training program, taught by Sondra Loring and Raghunath Cappo, in the spring of 2015. Now, Alec lives and works in Hudson, NY, where he is finishing his second year of service with AmeriCorps, as a member of the youth-targeted initiative known as the Hudson Promise Corps.
Alexandra has been studying mindfulness and yoga practices for more than twenty years. Although she enjoys various styles of yoga her teaching is most influenced by the Iyengar system of yoga. Her passion is using yoga as therapy for mental and physical self care. Both her practice and teaching are informed by her her years of spiritual study and exploration and career promoting wellness. She is also trained in mindfulness-based stress reduction and self-inquiry practices.
Melissa Forbes’ initial inspiration came from the yoga scholar Krishnamacharya and his son, Desikachar. Her studies began in India with Pattabhi Jois in 1990. She was a co-founder of The Heart of Yoga Association and is a graduate of the American Viniyoga Institute E-RYT 200. Melissa had the honor of accompanying U.G. Krishnamurti, a Jivamukti, in his travels during the last five years of his life and is the author of “No Teaching Yoga: The Authentic Guide,” published by Gatherinsight, a reflection of her spiritual journey. Recently, her Yantra artwork was acknowledged in Yoga Journal magazine for the suggested buyers list and illustrates the 2017 release of Karttikeyan Yogic Method, author Samyama, published by Balboa Press. Melissa has shared her knowledge with different cultures around the world. She continues helping others awaken to their true purpose in life and to foster the connection between all people and all life
Rachel Haley, RYT 500
Rachel has been studying and practicing yoga since a teenager, under the guidance of many gifted teachers. She completed her 200 hour training with Sondra Loring and Raghunath and teaches yoga at various locations throughout Columbia County. With a background in holistic health and somatic therapy, Rachel has found yoga to be the ideal integration of head, heart, and body. She lives in a beautiful pocket of upstate New York with her husband and three children.
Rosy is a birth doula and yoga instructor and has been a student of yoga since 2010. In 2012, she completed her 200 hr RYT in India and in 2013, Rosy began her training as a prenatal yoga teacher at the Prenatal Yoga center. While living in the San Francisco Bay Area, Rosy began teaching prenatal yoga while working as a full-time birth doula. She quickly realized that self-care was critical in the field of birth work and so started to explore the many different ways to relax. It was during this time that she discovered restorative yoga, immediately falling in love with its ability to deeply relax and rejuvenate the mind and body. She then pursued a Restorative yoga teacher training with Vicky Russel Bell in the Bay Area. Weaving restorative yoga's magic into prenatal yoga and postpartum yoga, Rosy is thrilled to offer its healing potential to the local community.
Co-founder of Supersoul Yoga and Supersoul Farm, Raghunath started practicing yoga in 1987 with Sri Dharma Mittra. He lived 6.5 years in a Krishna Bhakti ashram studying sacred literature and music and began traveling to India's holy places. Today, he leads retreats, workshops, and teacher trainings around the world and is an expert at taking the esoteric yoga philosophy and making it understandable for the contemporary world.
Dale Hills, RYT 200
I began practicing yoga when I retired from teaching 8th graders English. I studied with amazing teachers and met wonderful people. Becoming a yoga teacher was a natural, next step in pursuing my passion. I completed my 200 hour teacher training with two incredibly devoted and authentic teachers- Sondra Loring (Sadhana Center for Yoga and Meditation) and Raghunath (Supersoul Yoga). I have since co-taught a Beginner’s Yoga series and have substituted and provide assistance for other teachers. I continue studying and taking classes and workshops, so I may best be of service to my students in honor of my teachers.
I am currently teaching Beginning Yoga at Sadhana and teach Exploratory Yoga at Supersoul Yoga.
My classes begin with a mind-clearing Mantra for Purification, followed by breath work to establish an ease of pace and effort. The asana component is mindful and kind to the body, slowly building some heat as focus and calm is maintained. After an appropriate cool down, we finish in Savasana (Corpse Pose) to allow the body to receive the benefits of the practice.
Because of my own yoga experience and the wisdom of my teachers, I believe you are never to old to keep moving forward.
Mike Andryszewski RYT 500, Studio Manager
After stumbling upon yoga in 2014, Mike devoted himself to the practice and soon completed his 200 hour training at Sadhana Center in Hudson, N.Y. where he trained with Sondra Loring and Raghunath.
As a devoted seeker of knowledge, Mike constantly studies sacred texts and the various ways of practicing yoga. He believes that by practicing all 8 limbs of yoga, the yogi may become free of suffering, the spirit liberated.
Mike’s classes feature unique and varying sequencing, and while teaching, he likes to show up for his students as his authentic self. His goal in teaching yoga is to help others realize their true selves while comfortably expressing themselves, both physically and spiritually.
He lives life both on and off the mat with a sense of service to all beings. His training in Bhakti Yoga (devotional yoga) has opened his heart to all life has to offer.
Suzannah is delighted to serve the community she grew up in. Raised outside of North Chatham and a NYS certified Massage Therapist, Suzannah has been practicing yoga for the last decade, and it continues to surprise and enrich her daily. She recently completed the rigorous 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training at the Sadhana Center for Yoga and Meditation in Hudson, NY. Suzannah's heartfelt belief and personal experience is that practicing yoga has the potential to heal the wounded mind, body, and spirit. She humbly wishes to share her love and knowledge with others embarking on their own unique journey within the practice of yoga.
John Loercher RYT 200 Hour
John is an Architect, Builder and Consultant specializing in sustainable design and believes that Yoga is the practice that creates sustainability within the internal environment. His personal practice began in 2009 at Revolution Yoga on Long Island where he began to feel the benefits of a regular asana practice, spiritual community, devotional singing and studying of spiritual texts. He has since completed his Yoga teacher training as part of Supersoul Yoga's first 200 hour training class and intends to serve his community by passing on the teachings and experiences that he was offered by his teachers. .