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Meet the Team

Meet the Valley Om Team

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Susan Amato

Owner & Founder
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“Sue possess a quality of touch that is not teachable nor found in most bodyworkers these days; a Massage Therapist either has it or they don’t. She definitely has it!.” - R.R.

Kate DeSisto

Teacher & Team Leader
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Believes that the mat is the perfect place to explore our creativity and observe something new about ourselves. Most importantly, she hopes that those practicing with her discover the benefits of yoga beyond the mat: in mind, body, and spirit. 

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Jenny Scott

Teacher & Team Leader
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Jenny found comfort in yoga after losing her father in 2013.  She quickly fell in love with the movement and breath of a Vinyasa Flow.  Feeling inspired by how yoga helped her, and wanting to help others cope with life’s challenges, she signed up for a 200 hour teacher training at the Yoga Loft in Bethlehem, PA.  She completed this program in 2016 and shortly after signed up for their 300 hour teacher training program which she completed in 2019.  In addition to Vinyasa style yoga, Jenny also teaches Aerial Yoga and Barre classes. She believes that an alignment based practice is key to keeping students safe as they build strength and flexibility in their bodies. Her sequences are powerful, playful and heartfelt.

Jenny lives in Easton, PA with her husband Ray, their two children, cat Kitty Moo Moo and Great Dane Jax.

Steph Powell

Teacher
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Steph’s goal for her yoga students is the same one that she has for herself—to apply the lessons we learn on the mat help us to become our best selves off the mat. She aspires to support others in finding more ease in their lives by discovering self-reflection and healthful living through the connection of mind, body, and breath.  

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Alysha Pfeiffer

Teacher
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“I look forward to ending my week with Alysha's Friday class whenever possible, and love the fact that when I have a conflict during the morning I can always take the class via the recording to end my day. I'm so grateful for the flexibility and for Alysha's class!” - E.M.

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Dana Byerlee

Teacher
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Dana Byerlee is both a certified Holistic Yoga Flow teacher and Mindfulness Meditation Instructor. She views yoga as a path towards liberation and radical self-love, and is a forever student first.

Dana aims to inspire and empower, and interweaves poetry, stories, science, Yogic philosophy, Buddhist wisdom, and pop culture into her classes.

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Charity Hyde

Teacher
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Charity attended her first yoga class in 2008 after suffering a foot injury while running. Yoga was a way for her to stay flexible and fit. What she did not realize was that yoga also opened a whole new world into helping her with balancing the demands of working full time, parenting a two year old and living life with her husband, Matt.

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Jennifer Rhoades

Teacher
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Jennifer discovered yoga in her early teens and found comfort in her practice. She found it provided her with clarity and answers to questions she felt she had been searching for all her life. With this leading her down her path as a teacher, she strives to show others the benefits of a daily practice and healthy lifestyle

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Erin Mascelli

Co-Owner & Teacher
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“Oh my gosh was the YIN class good.

My sister and I did the 8 am with Erin and it felt amazing. I loved Erin’s energy and how kind and caring she was! We’ll definitely be back!!!”

—A.N.

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Danielle Koren

Teacher
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Danielle loves exploring the mind body connection in her classes and believes that an alignment based yoga practice can help inform her students about themselves on and off the mat.

After being diagnosed with two autoimmune diseases at a young age, Danielle turned to yoga as a way to connect to her body as she began to heal. Finding a consistent practice beneficial for her health and spirit, Danielle was inspired to teach and help others that may be struggling.

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Abby Johnson

Teacher
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Abby began practicing yoga during her freshman year of college. At first yoga was just a workout but very soon turned into a passion. Abby fell in love with the relationship yoga created with herself and those around her. She views her yoga mat as a place to create new shapes and patterns while being mindful and having fun. Off the mat, Abby is pursuing a masters degree in Speech Language Pathology at Moravian University. She enjoys spending time with her family, especially her dog, Oliver.  Abby completed her yoga teacher training at Hot Yoga University in Scottsdale, Arizona. 

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Cyndee Graham

Instructor
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Cyndee has completed over 800 hours of training and specializes in Svaroopa Yoga which is a specific, therapeutic style of practice. A health scare over a decade ago led Cyndee to explore the healing qualities of yoga and after her first Svaroopa class she knew she had found what she was looking for. Svaroopa focuses on spinal decompression techniques to release stress from the back, neck and shoulders - to open the flow of energy along the spine. Outside of yoga, Cyndee enjoys spending time outdoors at her lake house with family, her three fur babies and her latest hobby, quilting.

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Brooke Kohler

Instructor
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Through her work on and off the yoga mat, Brooke Kohler aims to create a sense of place and belonging for students of all ages and abilities, and to provide opportunities to experience self-awareness and personal growth. Brooke became a 200 RYT- Yoga Alliance Registered Teacher through the Yoga Loft of Bethlehem in 2015. She is a Certified ChildLight Yoga Instructor for kids and teens, and has taught trauma-informed yoga and mindfulness in K-12 classrooms through Shanthi Project since 2016. Brooke is a doctoral student in Lehigh University's Counseling Psychology program, where she researches and consults with school teachers, administration, and leadership about trauma-informed practices in schools. Throughout the summer (and whenever it is warm!), Brooke loves to practice and teach Stand Up Paddle-boarding (SUP)