Our Teachers

Martha Hernandez

Yoga, Thai Yoga Massage, Yoga for Cancer Survivors, Reiki Master

Martha Hernandez discovered yoga in 2001 in New York City. She has studied in various studios in New York City, New Jersey, California and Arizona. She earned her RYT 200 hour certification in 2010 and soon after her RYT 500 hour certification.  She has been an E-RYT 500 since 2014 and is currently the director of a yoga teacher training school in Flemington.

Whether teaching “first-timers” or yoga veterans, each class Martha teaches offers a sensibly sequenced, alignment-based, challenging, physical practice that offers light-heartedness and a little “something, something”. She creates a fun, safe, and supportive environment to challenge her students to reach their full potential.

Janette La Vigne 
Janette is a certified group fitness instructor with a passion for making fitness fun. She is a certified RYT200 Yoga Instructor with experience in teaching Pilates, Barre, Spin, Zumba, Mossa Group Groove, and willPower & Grace. She is also a Holistic Health coach and Nutritional Therapist, having received her training at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and the Health Sciences Academy respectively, and is a board certified holistic health coach with AADP.
She decided to become a health coach and fitness instructor to fulfill her passion of working with women and teens, empowering them to get fit and healthy!

Barbara Steingas

Barbara Steingas is a native of New Jersey and an award winning author, inspirational speaker & radiant life coach, helping people optimize their health & vitality. She has written three books. The first, Germans Are Funny, Too! Stories Of My Cuckoo Kraut Family, is a humorous account of her German family to show the warmer fuzzier side of that culture. The second, which is titled The Healing Puzzle: Overcoming A Chronic Illness Through Unconditional Love, won 4th place/honorable mention in the self- help/inspirational category in a global contest held by a California publishing firm. The book chronicles how she healed from Crohn’s Disease, an autoimmune colitis deemed incurable by the traditional medical field. This was accomplished by a variety of mind, body, spiritual techniques and the unconditional love of her late husband. Her third book, Solving The Crohn’s & Colitis Puzzle: Piecing Together Your Picture of Optimal Health & Vitality, contains the top 7 body, mind/emotional & spiritual strategies respectively that she used to lay the foundation for her healing puzzle. She is a physical therapist by trade and has been at the same hospital for over 25 years, but is in the process of becoming a fulltime coach and speaker to help guide others in finding their missing healing puzzle pieces and fully live the life they deserve.


     Barbara creates a very relaxing and positive environment for her balancing practice. Her feedback and explanation were very clear and intuitive. I felt great after the chakra balancing. I loved the way she wrote down her notes for each chakra so that I could reflect on it after the balancing. Looking forward to my next session!!

     My experience with Barbara was completely grounding and comforting. Her chakra reading and suggestions for balancing were spot on. I highly recommend a session with Barbara.

Cecile Sabatino

Cecile has been practicing yoga since 2008. She completed her 200hr Yoga Alliance teacher training with Stefanie Pappas, Devalila Yoga in 2012. She also completed level one Reiki with Donna Pollin in 2012.

Cecile is a big believer in the benefits yoga gives you on and off your mat.  She finds yoga an indispensable part of any fitness regimen, to keep body, mind, healthy and full of joy.

She strives to create an environment both challenging, fun and safe for students of all levels of ability. She wants to enable her students to grow within their practice of yoga to put aside self-judgment to make room for self-exploration. 


Kirt Thoren, is co-founder of Creative Frequencies, a husband and wife team entrepreneurship that serves as a model for spiritual leadership and personal growth. Their mission is to provide a safe space for people to unblock, heal
and find their unique creative talents. Kirt plays the crystal singing bowls, and gives an unplanned guided meditation to enhance the creative imagination and connect our bodies to the Earth and Cosmos. An innovative and revolutionary personality, Kirt is a proponent for questioning everything, especially our programming, He can often be found giving Palmistry Readings after singing bowl meditations, during days of healing events at Spice of Life Yoga, Flemington, NJ and in local coffee shops.

Laura McClanahan-Thoren, MFA, holds a master’s degree in studio art. Her past teaching of organic architecture and current research into sacred geometry feeds her studio practice in abstract painting. As an advocate for creative expression, Laura teaches a variety of workshops including; Intuitive Painting, How to Use Crystals and The Sacred Scents of Essential Oils. A certified sound healer, Laura is co-founder of Creative Frequencies and plays the Flower of Life gong and planetary chakra drums during their sound vibrational healing meditations. She can be contacted for private sound healing sessions where she uses Acutonics tuning forks, crystals and aromatherapy. Her healing paintings can be seen in her home studio, at Spice of Life Yoga in Flemington, NJ, in her NYC galleries and art fairs worldwide.