Om Sweet Om Yoga
12 Irma Avenue
Port Washington, NY 11050
516.944.9642
www.omsweetomyoga.com

Intermediate


This class is taught by:

Roopali Gupta

Roopali (RYT-200, RCYT, Licensed Yoga for the Special Child® Practitioner) began her journey practicing and studying yoga at the tender age of 7 as part of a Sunday Vishwa Hindu Parishad Bal Vihar program for youth in Southern California. She continued her yoga path at UC Berkeley, taking many courses in South Asian philosophy and literature while earning her B.A in Economics in 1999. While visiting India, during the winter before her graduation, she had the opportunity to visit many temples and Ashrams of Southern India including Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Pondicherry and the Vedic Tirumala Sri Venkateswara Temple in Tirupati further deepening her philosophic and spiritual understanding of the Vedic roots of yoga.
In 2000 she moved to New York to pursue a career in Finance at a top tier Investment Bank. She found herself on a path away from her Vedic roots. After nearly a decade of enduring the long hours, stresses and excesses of Wall Street she retired to be a stay-at-home mom. During that period of rest she found her way back to her practice and study of yoga. She found her second home at Om Sweet Om Yoga. In 2014 Roopali trained to be a yoga teacher at Om Sweet Om earning her RYT- 200 certification. As a mother of 2 young boys she wanted to bring yoga to them and their peer group. In January 2015 she completed YogaKids Foundations training with Gail Grossman at Om Sweet Om as well. In the spring of 2015 she was certified in Restorative yoga also under the expert tutelage of Gail Grossman. She was drawn to work with developmentally challenged and special needs students. She trained with master teacher Sonia Sumar (founder and director of Yoga for the Special Child®) to enable her to bring yoga therapy to those with special needs (ADD, ADHD, Autism Spectrum, developmentally delayed, Downs Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy) and physically challenged children and adults.
Her classes range from peaceful and relaxing (restorative) to energetic, sweat-inducing vinyasa flows, and educational playful kids yoga and therapeutic Special Needs Yoga.
She infuses her passion for yoga asana as well as philosophy in every class and each posture. Her gentle and encouraging cues with particular emphasis on the breath, and playfulness make each pose truly enjoyable.

Elva Prohens

Elva began practicing in 2006. She fell in love with the practice right from the very first class. She was at first drawn to the physical benefits of the practice; she became stronger and more flexible. But it was the mental benefits that kept her coming back. After leaving her corporate job she decided to embark in the yoga teacher training at OSO where she obtained her 200-hour yoga certification. Elva is also Yogakids foundation trained because she believes that yoga is a wonderful tool to help spread kindness and empower children to live happy, healthy lifestyles.

Kathleen Katzmann

Kathleen turned to yoga in 2002 when she was expecting her 4th son, and has been practicing regularly ever since. Having put her body through much wear and tear growing up as a competitive gymnast and acrobat, ultimately fracturing a vertebra during college cheerleading, she is grateful for the benefits that a consistent practice has brought. After receiving an engineering degree from Lehigh University and spending a few years on Wall Street in computer programming and investment banking, she decided to retire from a desk job due both to her bad back and desire to raise her family full time. For years amid a variety of athletic regimens including competitive martial arts, she powered through pain until finally discovering yoga. Kathleen knows firsthand the challenges of finding a balance of effort and ease (shtira and sukkah) to deepen asanas without furthering injury, and brings this understanding to her students. Her ultimate goal as a teacher is to bring her students not only physical but mental and spiritual rewards of yoga, infusing them with tidbits of yogic philosophy, sanskrit, and theory behind the asanas. Kathleen completed her 200 hour RYT training in 2015 at Om Sweet Om and an additional training in Restorative Yoga with Gail Grossman in 2016. While her go-to personal practice is ashtanga-inspired vinyasa, she can be found teaching a variety of classes at all levels, specific to the students in front of her at any given moment. She has participated in classes and workshops with many renowned yogis, and is grateful to all of her teachers past and present for helping to shape her practice, philosophy and teaching style.
For students with at least four months of yoga experience.  More advanced options for arm balancing, inverting and deep flexibility will be offered.

Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Nov 21 9:15 am - 10:30 am with Roopali Gupta
  • Sat Nov 25 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Elva Prohens
  • Tue Nov 28 9:15 am - 10:30 am with Roopali Gupta
  • Sat Dec 02 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Elva Prohens
  • Tue Dec 05 9:15 am - 10:30 am with Roopali Gupta
  • Sat Dec 09 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Elva Prohens
  • Tue Dec 12 9:15 am - 10:30 am with Roopali Gupta
  • Sat Dec 16 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Elva Prohens
  • Tue Dec 19 9:15 am - 10:30 am with Roopali Gupta
  • Sat Dec 23 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Elva Prohens
  • Tue Dec 26 9:15 am - 10:30 am with Kathleen Katzmann
  • Sat Dec 30 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Elva Prohens
  • Tue Jan 02 9:15 am - 10:30 am with Roopali Gupta
  • Sat Jan 06 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Elva Prohens
  • Tue Jan 09 9:15 am - 10:30 am with Roopali Gupta
  • Sat Jan 13 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Elva Prohens
  • Tue Jan 16 9:15 am - 10:30 am with Roopali Gupta
  • Sat Jan 20 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Elva Prohens
  • Tue Jan 23 9:15 am - 10:30 am with Roopali Gupta
  • Sat Jan 27 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Elva Prohens