our team.

Owner of LPY

Cate is the proud owner and teacher of Luna Power Yoga! She was first introduced to yoga back in college, practiced throughout graduate school and flowed her way into her career as a high school counselor, where she worked full time for just about 6 years. She earned her RYT 200 hour cert. when she was living in Hoboken, NJ, through Yoga in the World under Anayra Calderon, and has many great memories teaching and building connections in some of her favorite hot power studios there.

In December 2020, Cate made the decision to close the chapter of her counseling career to fulfill other dreams and start a new chapter in her life in upstate NY – back home. She is always searching for the beauty around her, in nature, and in those she encounters along her journey in life. One of her favorite mantras is, “let the journey unfold, let it be magical” by Melody Beattie.

Cate is thrilled to have this opportunity in curating this *small* but *mighty* space where all members from the community can come together to move, sweat, and breathe.

Jess is a Brooklyn-bred RYT-500 with certifications in Ayurveda, Restorative and Chair Yoga. She earned her MA in Dance Education from NYU and her BFA in Dance Performance from UMASS Amherst. Following her life as a professional dancer, Jess now teaches yoga and dance classes nationally and internationally. She brings with her over 20 years of experience, her contagious enthusiasm, down to earth approach, love of movement and passion for keeping people active and challenged, all while nurturing their own inner calm and joy. Jess also has specific interest in women’s health and wellness at all stages of life. She is the creator of 44 Yoga + Movement.

Jess digs all things vintage, is an avid traveler, leaves her heart in Paris with every visit, listens to Hall & Oates and Ella on replay and is always on the hunt for the perfect tee shirt. Jess lives in Bedford, NY with her gang- hubby Chris and kiddos, Jackson and Lili.


Michelle is a RYT-200 with certification in hot vinyasa with Baptiste influence. She was born and raised in the Westchester/Putnam area. Michelle is a pre-Kindergarten teacher and is working towards her masters degree in teaching students with disabilities. Her greatest passion is teaching in the classroom and in the yoga studio.

She believes in the healing powers of yoga, and has watched herself and others transform from the practice. Michelle believes yoga is not only about Asanas, but the connection between mind, body, and soul.

Compassionate and positive, with a contagious energy, Melissa loves to share her love of Yoga. Fitness and wellness has been a part of much of her life. She obtained her RYT 500 through Yoga Alliance under the direction of Mirijana Kocho of Mind and Body and is also a certified Green belt in the martial arts, Krav Maga and has trained in other forms such as Kung fu.

A platform in Ashtanga, Vinyasa and Hatha Yoga inspire and help her create classes that are fun and explorative. As her Dad says, “listen to your body, it will lead you to discover the glorious light within.”


A life-long Hudson Valley resident, Pamela is a fitness enthusiast and avid hiker. She completed her 200 hour certification at Riverstone Yoga in Tarrytown New York.

Pamela enthusiastically shares her passion for fitness and balance through her teaching. A self-described weight lifting yogi, Pamela incorporates mindful movement, as well as elements of strength building and fitness into her practice. With an emphasis on syncing breath to movement, Pamela helps students move with fluidity and grace. A middle school counselor by trade, Pamela incorporates elements of mindfulness and meditation, as well as DBT (dialectical behavior therapy) skills into her practice.

She is adept at creating a calm and welcoming environment where everyone can celebrate their practice. On and off the mat, Pamela seeks to connect people to themselves, each-other and the world around us.

Laura was born and raised in Bogota, Colombia and completed her 200 hour RYT certification at Yoga Studio Colombia.

She is also a meditation teacher at the School of Holistic Women and a psychologist. She has earned her Masters Degree in Public Health and is currently training as a Health Coach at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition (IIN) in NY.

Laura views each human being as a whole; therefore, in her practices she likes to incorporate conscious movements aligned with the breath — this provides her students with the opportunity to connect the mind and the heart each step along the way. Likewise, in her classes she develops breathing techniques that seek to calm thoughts and allow deeper and more real connections with the soul. Laura likes to practice and share mindful vinyasa yoga — it’s the perfect way to start or end the day.

Any Spanish speakers are welcome too!


Justine was born and raised in the Bronx, NY, where she studied at Fordham University and received her master’s degree in elementary education. She always felt teaching was in alignment with her true nature, and she maintained a steady yoga practice for as long as she could remember.

In 2019 she felt called to bring yoga and mindfulness to children. She attended various trainings on practicing mindfulness and received her Little Flower Yoga and Mindfulness certification. This led her down the path to then complete her 200 hour yoga and mindfulness teacher training for adults with Yoga Farm Ithaca. In addition, she has her ACE group fitness certification. She also has a breathwork certification, and training in Kundalini yoga and meditation.

Justine brings mindfulness into every practice, for she feels that without mindfulness, yoga is just another stretching class. For her, it often feels that yoga is a meditation disguised as movement. Her practice is also rooted in Taoist principles, and she is currently working on her certification in QiGong healing, vocal sound healing, and instinctive meditation.

Brittany is a certified RYT-200 with a background in Ashtanga style vinyasa. She enjoys blending the power and strength of Ashtanga with a softer ending for a balanced practice. Brittany is a high school math teacher who fell in love with yoga while working to heal aches and pains from running. She then combined her new love of yoga and teaching and completed her yoga teacher training in 2019 at LifePower Yoga in West Harrison, NY. Throughout her yoga teaching career she has taught yoga to children, teenagers, and adults.  Brittany believes that there is a yoga practice for everyone. Yoga helps us find our breath, find our strength, and calm our minds.

Stephanie started practicing yoga in 2010 when her life shifted dramatically. After moving to the Hudson Valley from Brooklyn, she decided that a studio would be the perfect place to find a new community. In 2013, she completed her 200 Hour Teacher Training through Tadasana Yoga Studio under the guidance of her mentor and dear friend, Roberta McGinley. She’s been teaching yoga all over the Hudson Valley since then; most recently finishing up an 8 year stint with Alma Yoga, Newburgh. Stephanie is a New York State certified high school teacher and she had the privilege of teaching Social Studies at Rye High School for 13 years. In 2017, she made the decision to uproot her life again and go to law school. Today she is a member of the New York State Bar and a proud public defender in Dutchess County. Throughout all of these changes, teaching and practicing yoga kept her grounded and emotionally and spiritually fulfilled. Now living in Carmel, NY with her fiancé, she had the good fortune to make her way to Luna Power Yoga. Once again, she found a community to be a part of and she could not be happier. Her classes feature creative flows and curated playlists. Stephanie loves animals, music, coffee, wine, baseball, crafting and thrifting.