This class is taught by:

Tina Goodpaster

Tina has always loved fitness. After many faithful years of intensive weight training, running and sports in all forms she began to suffer from more frequent injuries and chronic low back pain. Tina began her yoga journey in September 2012 by practicing Hatha, Power & Sculpt. She fell in love with the challenge & the inner peace and was hooked! She decided to pursue teacher training & certification, attaining her 200-hour Yoga Alliance certification in Hatha June 2014, and immediately following, her 200-hour Vinyasa power certification. Tina has a great passion for both teaching & practicing yoga; not only for the physical benefits it affords, but the spiritual benefits as well.

Suny Jacobus

I started teaching yoga because I wanted to share my experience with yoga. Even though I was already running and exercising in other ways, it challenged me in new ways, physically and spiritually. When you are in a yoga class, all you can do is concentrate in that moment, try as hard as you again, and give it your best until the next movement. I like to think my students are also trying their hardest when they step into my classroom, leaving behind their life from before and after the class hour, to find a momentary peace.
I love working at Elev8 because we are a close-knit supportive family. We are always cheering each other on, whether we are a student or a teacher. I love all the classes that I teach and that I take, but I also enjoy the time before and after class, feeding each other goodies and chatting about our personal lives.

Linda Collie

I have been practicing Pilates for 12 years and yoga for 5; I am a certified personal trainer with certifications in Pilates, Yoga, Barre, TRX, RIPPED and Cycling. I’ve been teaching since 2010—I started because I wanted to overcome my fear of speaking in front of people. Then it turned into wanted to help people. Once I found yoga, it completely changed my life. In 2012 I was injured while training for the NYC Marathon. Again, yoga saved my body. I feel like with yoga I can be the best me I can be for myself and my loved ones. Vinyasa is my favorite because of the creative sequencing. I love to teach because I want to help people reach their goals—the look on someone's face when they achieve something they never thought was possible is priceless and makes my career choice so worthwhile. My only hobby is exercise! I used to weigh 200 pounds. I know the struggles of weight loss on your body and mind. I want to share my experience with as many people as I can reach. I want people to feel strong, physically and mentally, and know that whatever the goal, it is achievable! The simple reason I teach at Elev8 — it’s a family and I love my family. Everyone who teaches and works here cares about the students and each other!

Angela Papini

Angela’s interest in movement and the body began as a child, studying dance, and eventually into a world of athletics and exploration of yoga. A world traveller and destination seeker, Angela has been on the path of exploring and mastering many careers as well, including a tour in the Army, in the marketing ‘trenches’, as a yoga instructor and finally, in the creation, nurturing and finally building Elev8 Hot Yoga, which she co-owns with Kristine Borden. Angela believes that Elev8 serves as a platform for growth, love and manifesting goodness, and she follows that by bringing new and wonderful ideas to the studio through her worldly and spiritual travels.

Janell Kilpatrick

I'm Janell, I'm happy and grateful to be a full time Yoga teacher. I'm blessed to be a part of the yoga community. The best part of teaching is seeing the students get stronger and healthier as the make Yoga part of their lives.

Julie Draves

Julie began her yoga journey with a mission to heal her many sports injuries from years of competitive softball as a pitcher. Tight hamstrings and a partially frozen shoulder were a daily struggle. Trying to avoid surgery, she found the hot room. After 3 months of Hatha yoga 5-6 days a week, her shoulder issue was completely resolved, her hamstrings cooperating and the 30 pounds she lost was an additional bonus! Seeing and feeling the results herself, led her to complete two separate 200 Hour Teacher Trainings, any many specialty workshops. "Yoga has been one of the best things I have ever done and I feel privileged and honored to share it with my students." Julie has continued the journey to health and wholeness and has lost over 60 pounds over the past five years. More importantly, she has kept the weight off and is healthier today as she approaches her 50th birthday than she was in her thirties!

Olaf Buntrock

"Doing is honest philosophy."
~ R.L. Stein
What draws me to teaching is the sweet service of being able to share the simple gifts I have received through the practice. I envision it as a spiritually and physically enlightening, challenging and rejuvenating time to collaborate in the richness that is the practice and the sharing of yoga. How yoga has impacted my life: It literally saved it, and I practice and teach from that place of recovery and renewal and yes, regrowth. Through the simplicity of body movement and basic tenants of kindness and clarity, my own body has transformed and healed itself in ways I never imagined—and we have so many stories here to share here at Elev8! I teach here for many of the same reasons as everyone; this is a place that embodies my belief in family and acceptance, open hearts and open minds and open possibilities. They say once you’ve elevated, that you never sink back down, and I believe that growth inspires everyone here.
26 postures, 2 breathing exercises. Each posture is executed individually with emphasis on alignment and stillness. Each breath allows the opportunity to intensify the posture. You will hold the posture for many breaths before moving on to the next. The sequence is designed to work your entire body inside and out, increase your strength, flexibility, balance & stamina. Class is held in a heated room to warm up your muscles, and help you release toxins both mentally & physically.

Upcoming classes:

  • Fri Dec 14 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Tina Goodpaster
  • Sat Dec 15 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Suny Jacobus
  • Sun Dec 16 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Linda Collie
  • Mon Dec 17 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Suny Jacobus
  • Mon Dec 17 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Tina Goodpaster
  • Tue Dec 18 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Angela Papini
  • Tue Dec 18 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Janell Kilpatrick
  • Tue Dec 18 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Julie Draves
  • Wed Dec 19 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Suny Jacobus
  • Thu Dec 20 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Olaf Buntrock
  • Thu Dec 20 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Angela Papini
  • Thu Dec 20 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Julie Draves
  • Thu Dec 20 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Julie Draves
  • Fri Dec 21 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Tina Goodpaster
  • Sat Dec 22 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Suny Jacobus
  • Sun Dec 23 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Linda Collie