World class instructors and leaders
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Santashia is a certified Personal Trainer through the National Association of Sports Medicine (NASM), and a certified Holistic Health Coach through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition (IIN). She trained Karate for over 12 years and is a 2nd degree black belt.
Santashia has always had a passion for health and fitness. Her style of fitness training emphasizes functionality with a stress on core building, in addition to nutrition education.
She is passionate about making a change in people’s lives. She has worked with children and adults on various occasions at gyms, nonprofit organizations, and corporations. Her goal is to help clients feel healthier, balanced and more in-tune with their bodies, all while increasing their strength and reaching their physical goals.
Alesya is a certified Personal Trainer through the American Academy of Personal Training. She has a diploma in Basic Nutrition Diet Therapy ,Essential of Strength Training and Conditioning Anatomy of Movement. Since the age of five she was dedicated to ballet, and later in life became more passionate about fitness and overall well-being. Alesya has over eleven years of Ballet and Choreography experience and also was a Champion Pro Figure Athlete and Natural Bodybuilding Figure competitor. For the past 10 years Alesya specialized in Individual Fitness and nutrition programs for dancers, media personas, athletes, special needs children and adults.
Alesya has devoted her life to learning how to improve physical performance, health and fitness. She is knowledgeable and experienced in what it takes to accomplish any type of goal – whether its weight loss or improved athleticism, having a training program, or a good diet plan – it’s important to train and nourish your body exactly the way it needs with professional guidance.
Jenny has practiced in the skin care industry since 2000. She is a NY and NJ State licensed cosmetologist, hair stylist, and esthetician, as well as CIDESCO, the world’s major international beauty therapy association.
She was a esthetic instructor at Christine Valmy International Esthetic school for 7 years, which allowed her the opportunity to help her clients relax and fully understand the variety of services she could provide. She got certified with basic skin care and treatment, advanced facial treatment, mesotherapy, dermabrasion technology, body treatment, light therapy, acid and chemical peel treatment, aromatherapy, stone therapy, acupressure and orient therapy, pedicure and manicure, waxing, body wrapping, anti-cellulite treatment, body detox treatment as well as a special treatment from Germany called BDR.
Jerry is a certified fitness trainer and rehabilitation therapist with over 20 years experience. Over the past 30 years, he has gained black-belt certification in 8 different Martial Arts including, but not limited to, various types of Jujitsu, Taekwondo, Tang Soo Do, Kumdo and Iaido (sword techniques), and has even organized his own martial arts training system. Jerry can also lead an entire personal training session in Korean.
His teaching theory is based on strategically meeting personal goals over a period of time to show significant improvement and relief. He has organized and tailored training programs for all types of people – from professional athletes, special needs children and adults, law enforcement, celebrities, to the U.S. Army Special Forces. His expertise lies in body shaping, kickboxing, boxing, self-defense, core sports specific training, injury rehabilitation, stretching and diet coaching.
Damon has a passion for healing, which began when he was a younger. A massage therapist for over ten years, Damon has honed and refined his craft to incorporate various popular modalities (Swedish stretching, Trigger Point, Deep Tissue, Reiki) to create a relaxing and rejuvenating session. Damon looks forward to helping you create a stronger, healthier body!
Joseph Kim is a personal trainer certified by the National Council of Strength and Fitness (NCSF) and Equinox Fitness Training Institute (EFTI) in NYC. He was a Martial arts instructor for over ten years. He began his martial arts training in Taekwondo at the age of four in Korea, in which he has championship wins in state and nationwide competitions. He also studied Chen Tai Chi and is currently training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at the Renzo Gracie Academy.
Joseph’s passion for personal training began when he started researching rehabilitation exercises to recover from his own injuries. He began incorporating fitness programs into his training to regain athleticism in the most efficient way. He learned that by using different formulas, body measurements, and fitness assessments, a realistic time frame can be drawn up for most fitness goals. Then based on that time frame along with various training theories, a comprehensive training program could be designed. Joseph hopes to develop the most efficient training program to achieve your fitness goals!