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CGI Team

World class instructors and leaders

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A complete staff of experts of holistic fitness and wellness

Whether your looking for a fitness trainer, yoga instructor, or a leader to your path to wellness we’ve got you covered. Class sessions and private sessions are both available.

Kyla HeoCOO, General Manager, Program Director
About Kyla

Kyla began studying Brain Education over a decade ago in search for the meaning of her life. After a successful career in the corporate world, she found inspiration in helping people discover and utilize the infinite power of their brain. She has an exceptional gift in seeing the true potential of individuals, and guiding them to actualize it through clear, comprehensive communication. Kyla leads both group and private self empowerment coaching sessions that have been called transformational. Her background lends well to team building at the highest level, and with her guidance clients achieve unprecedented results.

Jay KimCenter Manager - Body & Brain Yoga (BNB), Wellness Center
About Jay

With over 16 years of instruction, Jay is an experienced BNB Yoga Trainer, Integrative Lifestyle Specialist and a holistic healer. He is the featured trainer for many self development workshops, and has guided over hundreds of people to recognize their full potential. His wisdom and experience lend a warm, comfortable feeling to the Wellness Center, where all are welcome and accepted just as they are.

Hyun Ok KwonLicensed Massage Therapist, Hwal Gong Therapist, BNB Yoga Trainer
About Hyuk Ok

Kwon has been a yoga teacher and holistic health practitioner for over 20 years. Her vast array of knowledge regarding the structure and function of the body give her the ability to target the root of ailments. Even known overseas, her effective healing therapy has eased even the most severe symptoms of sciatic pain, back pain, frozen shoulder, “memory pain” from physical trauma, and body misalignment.

About Jonathan

Johnathan brings experience to our team as a Ki Yoga, Tai Chi & Qi gong trainer, and a Healer. Johnathan has trained in Amateur boxing, Muytai, Aikido, and Jujitsu. With a deep understanding of energy principles, he has helped people make changes in their physical and mental health, improving their self-confidence and overall wellbeing.

Kristen Sommer Licensed Massage Therapist, BNB Yoga Trainer
About Kristen

Kristen has practiced massage for over 12 years. She specializes in Acuswedish
Massage (a combination of Shiatsu & Swedish Massage, traditional Swedish & Deep Tissue Massage, relaxation therapy, Postural Realignment Therapy, Acupressure, Reiki, Aromatherapy, Crystal Healing, and Aromatherapy Scalp Massage. Her knowledge of both Eastern and Western modalities creates a massage experience unlike any other. Kristen is also the main instructor for the New Jersey School of Integrative Health and Massage, as well as a Ki Yoga Trainer.

Marlene StefanelliCenter Manager - Body & Brain Yoga (BnB) - New CIty, BnB Yoga Trainer
About Marlene

As a Mind & Body Yoga member for eight years, Marlene experienced firsthand the rewarding benefits of healing and Brain Education. Through her own healing journey, she was able to discover the power that she held inside of her, along with her amazing potential to share and help others. Her healing abilities, coupled with her experience of teaching for twenty-five years, enables her to truly help those with physical problems which are similar to her own. After taking Healer School and the Brain Education Instructor Course for Children and Successful Aging, all of her hard work and dedication resulted in her becoming a Body & Brain Yoga instructor. From this, she realized that her calling is to help others, the same way that she was helped.

About Daehan

Daehan has been practicing and teaching BNB Yoga and holistic healing for over 15 years. He has taught brain education to children for nearly a decade. With his dedicated passion to helping adults and children, he brings forth an atmosphere of focused, yet fun, training. Daehan is known for his active contribution through free open classes and to the community through free lectures in parks, businesses, and recreation centers. He is a Gut Health promoter, allowing all people to experience an easy, fun and effective way to heal one’s mind and body.

Frederick KimBNB Yoga Trainer, Tai-chi Instructor, Licensed Massage Therapist
About Frederick

With over 10 years of Martial Arts training, and over 5 years of Energy Yoga training, Fred has mastered the art of body movement through katas and stress relieving postures. His involvement in an array of sports, ranging from light to heavy contact, have allowed him to bring his understanding of sports-related injuries to CGI. In becoming a massage therapist and healer, Fred has made use of both Western and Eastern modalities to meet the needs of others. Through his east meets west philosophy, Fred has helped many people to rehabilitate, be free of pain, and improve their overall condition.

About Nicole

Nicole has over 4 years experience as a Body & Brain Instructor, Integrative Lifestyle Specialist, Kid’s Brain Education Trainer, and licensed Massage Therapist. Starting as a practitioner of the CGI Body & Brain Center in 2010, and acting as Manager of the Westchester Body & Brain Center from 2016-2017, Nicole came to understand the various lifestyles of people in the Tri-state area.  Nicole’s background in competitive Gymnastics and outdoor athletics, her studies in cultural anthropology and social justice, as well as foreign travels and work with various nonprofits and government entities, has made her well-rounded and grounded in her knowledge about the world.  By healing her own struggles with anxiety and depression through mindfulness practice, Nicole helps other people transform their lives to be more healthy, active and positive through various outlets at CGI Holistic Fitness Club.  Nicole has dedicated her life to helping others achieve their greatest goals and find their higher purpose in life.

Marni WassermanBody & Brain Yoga (BnB) Instructor
About Marni

Marni Wasserman has joined the CGI Wellness team as a healer, Body & Brain instructor, and Brain Education instructor for both children and adults. As Brain Education has changed her own life tremendously – finally giving her the health of body and clarity in life’s purpose she sought after for many years – she has dedicated her life to sharing this healing program with others. She has been a passionate member of the Body and Brain team since October 2016.