OYoga Studio



It's yoga. For everyone. Plain and simple.
O Yoga was founded to provide a welcoming place where people of all levels can come explore, grow and laugh together. Yoga is a serious discipline, but it should also be fun!
We are committed to offering a variety of styles because we believe there is something valuable to be found in each approach. Your practice is a journey, an evolution, a vehicle for self-discovery and it is uniquely your own. O Yoga is here to provide the guidance, encouragement and friendly company along the way.

New to yoga? Click here for a great article on frequently asked questions.

All classes are all levels. For detailed class descriptions, click the class name on the schedule page.

O Yoga has a five minute late policy for all classes, students who arrive more than five minutes after a class is scheduled to begin will not be admitted.

1003 W. Fayette St., 5th Floor
Syracuse, NY

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Like many other people, Tiffany came to the yoga mat initially seeking a good workout. Those “workouts” evolved into a passion for studying the yoga path that has transformed her life. The desire to progress from student to teacher was sparked in Boston when Tiffany joined Back Bay Yoga Studio in 2010. There she began regularly taking classes with Ame Wren and found a deeper connection to her practice than ever before. Tiffany completed her 200 hour teacher training with Kate Greer and Lynne Begier in 2011. She has been continuously inspired by all of the amazing teachers she’s been able to study with at Back Bay Yoga from all over the country and feels blessed to be able to share her experience with others through her teaching. Tiffany’s Vinyasa training was infused with many styles of yoga including Ashtanga, Forrest, Yin, Anusara, Iyengar, and Kundalini and you will see a little of all of these influences in her classes. She opened O Yoga Studio in 2011 to create a space where others can have the opportunity to discover all of the wonderful things yoga teaches you about your body, your mind & your life.

Helena Zera is the creative Foundress of VYANA and the HastaPada Yoga Belt ®, alluring yoga apparel, and accessories. A continuous student and dedicated teacher of Tantrism, a RYT Prana Flow ® senior teacher and grateful student of the global Yogini and Sacred Activist Shiva Rea. 500 Yoga Alliance RYT Prana Flow ®, Registered Nurse, 200 RPT (Polarity Therapist), Second Degree Black Belt in TKD, Fierce Bhakti http://www.vyanayoga.com/about.php

Kathleen has been practicing Yoga since 1999 and teaching Yoga since 2003. While working in NYC, she practiced many styles of Yoga, like Ashtanga, Iyengar, Integral, Jivamukti, and most treasureadly, Anusara with Elena Brower. These diverse influences blended with her Certification of 200 hr. Yoga Teacher Training with Kripalu Yoga and Level 1 Yoga Teacher Training with Yogafit, make her classes dynamic, fun and intense, while learning anatomy, self introspection, and positive well being.

A 1993 graduate of Boston College, Cynthia worked for many years in New York City, Los Angeles, and London as an executive recruiter for the Financial Services Industry. Seeking balance amid a stressful career, Cynthia became a student of Yoga seventeen years ago- and her passion ignited. Yoga transformed her life. She became a 200-Hour Certified Yoga Instructor in 2005 in order to help others reconnect to their inner Guru through the healing benefits of yoga. Cynthia believes that the spiritual aspect of why one does yoga should not be lost. Her classes are infused with the energy and vibration of her many Gurus - Yogi Bhajan, Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa, David Life, and Sharron Gannon - to name a few. She teaches Yoga for Fertility, Couples Yoga, and Vinyasa Flow. She loves incorporating a mix of ancient chants and spiritual yoga songs with modern, soulful music for an energetic, fun and spiritual flow class.

Since 2001 Amy Van Kirk has been a dedicated yoga student and has trained with instructors in Syracuse and in New York City. She spent time learning the Astanga series and Vinyasa Flow sequences from her teachers. In 2008, Amy completed her 200 hour teacher training program which was affiliated with Yoga Alliance under the guidance of Judiann Cesta at East Street Yoga studio in Skaneateles, NY. She has also attended various Power Yoga and Partner Yoga workshops and Meditation workshops focused on the healing of the Chakras. Amy incorporates proper alignment into all her classes and has spent the last 2 years learning about the spine, alignment, and anatomy which she now brings into her classes.

A graduate of Jamesville DeWitt High School and William Smith College, Sophie began a dedicated yoga practice as a repose from her stressful management position in Boston, MA. Practicing at studios throughout Boston, Sophie was exposed to several different yoga styles and many amazing teachers. Yoga helped Sophie get better balance in her life, and when a downsizing occurred at work, Sophie completed her 200 hour teacher training in Boston at Charlestown Yoga. The training was a conduit for change; after 13 years in Boston, Sophie returned to Central New York in 2011. Sophie is most drawn to Yin Yoga and Vinyasa Flow, focusing on intelligent sequencing and anatomy. She is influenced by her teacher Judy Foster, Jean-Bernard Lazaro, Johanna Hynes, and Helena Zera. Prepare to smile while you sweat, and laugh while you balance, all while listening to great music. You will leave class relaxed and renewed. Sophie is thrilled to be back in Central New York, rooting for the Orangemen, spending time with family and great friends, and joining the O Yoga Community!

Shannon Welch began practicing yoga after graduating from Syracuse University in 2009. Initially seeking out classes looking for the physical benefits, she soon realized yoga wasn't just what happens on the mat. After only a short while, she began to experience the incredible benefits of her practice. Shannon joined various studios in the Syracuse area, taking classes from a variety of teaching styles and classes, including Vinyasa, Hatha, Bikram and Dharma yoga. Through this experience, she developed a true passion and respect for the art of yoga. It wasn't long before this passion for practice lead to a desire to teach. Inspired by the community at O and the ever-growing yoga scene in Syracuse, Shannon took the plunge and signed up for a teacher-training program at Breathe Yoga in Rochester, NY. Specializing in Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga, Shannon completed her 200-hour training in January 2013. Shannon leads a challenging but supportive practice that will stretch and strengthen your mind and body.

Cara Callahan is an AFAA certified Pilates instructor and has been teaching for nearly five years. She graduated from the University of Connecticut with a BS in Exercise Physiology and works full time as a personal trainer in Syracuse. Cara enjoys teaching Pilates and is looking forward to becoming a part of the O Yoga community!

Shauna Keeler first began exploring the practice of yoga as a dancer in high school and has been drawn to it ever since. She began studying yoga more seriously while living in Boston after college. During that time, she discovered a strong connection to the practice and found it to be a constant source of strength and inspiration. To further her study, she completed her 200 hour at YogaWorks' Teacher Training Center in New York City studying under Jeanmarie Paollilo. Since being certified, she has enjoyed sharing her love of yoga with others and looks forward to a lifelong practice. Shauna is currently pursuing her Master's in Nutrition Science at Syracuse University.

Meghann Burns loves to move her body. Yoga has been an outlet so much more expansive for her than other types of athletic endeavors. Along with the evolution of her asana practice has come the tuning in to the mind and subtle body. This has helped her to discover patience, and articulate movements that are not part of linear day-to-day activities (that consume us all). She looks to explore this range of movement in her classes - much of her teaching is influenced by her teacher Shiva Rea and her anatomy teacher Tom Myers. However she enjoys all styles and teachers this practice has to offer - all of which create an amazing tool box for her to build from. She has been teaching in the Boston area since 2008 and practicing there since 2001. She and her husband recently relocated their family back to their hometown of Syracuse. She brings with her the influence of so many of the wonderful teachers Boston has to offer, and it is her hope to deliver a challenging but nurturing experience for every practitioner.

Alexis teaches people how to move with ease, awareness, and confidence. Alexis has over 700 hours of training and is a certified 500-hour Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance (RYT 500). She has been teaching since 2008 and draws from a variety of lineages, including Iyengar, Ashram Yoga and the gentle exploratory style of Donna Farhi. Alexis began her Yoga journey in 2002 on a study abroad program in Mumbai, India, and completed her 200-hour Yoga teacher training in 2011 with Nadia Toraman. Inspired by the connection many women make with their bodies during pregnancy, Alexis then trained as a birth Doulaand pregnancy Yoga teacher with Janice Clarfield. She then pursued a 160-hour advanced training in gentle, mindful Yoga with Donna Farhi in New Zealand. In 2012, Alexis completed a 500-hour training on the subtler aspects of Yoga - meditation, pranayama, mantra, and energy-focused asana with Ashram Yoga in New Zealand. During her time with Ashram Yoga, she was given the Yoga name Lilashakti, meaning the Power of Divine Play. Please feel free to call her Lilashakti.

Gina started taking yoga classes in 2003 when she was riding on a long distance cycling team. It was suggested from the team coach to add some yoga training into weight training, indoor cycling and nutrition. She started to see the physical benefits of yoga and also breathing techniques. Her personal goals are to live a healthy and balanced lifestyle through physical, mental and nutritional focuses. Gina loves to share these practices with others and guide them on the same path. She completed her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Certification through Yoga Live Institute in Devon, PA. The program is a year long intensive program that is recognized by Yoga Alliance.

Tara first started practicing yoga in 1999 at a gym in her home state of CT. She had finally found the glue of creativity, physical movement, dance, spirituality and philosophy. Introduced to yoga at the age of eight by her mother June at Ananda Ashram, she was inspired to seek out the benefits and life of one on the yogic path. While visiting Ananda Ashram Tara was introduced to the founding Guru, Shri Brahmananda Sarasvati. This introduction and the constant yearning as a child to visit India and learn more about spiritual life would come full circle in 2003 when Tara began studying and practicing with several different teachers such as Shiva Rea, Manju Jois, Sean Corn, David Life and Sharon Gannon, and ultimately Sri Dharma Mittra, Tara's divine teacher. Moving through rugged and fiery family karma in determination to find realistic peace and understanding of one's purpose in life, otherwise known as one's dharma, led Tara into the heart of yogic science. Once Tara took one class with Sri Dharma she never looked back. Dharma's facilitation of yogic science and classical Hatha Raja Yoga resonated deep within the mind and body bringing great peace and understanding of karma and the goal of self realization. Tara honors Dharma Mittra, Chandra Om, Andrei Ram, Radhanath Swami, and Dhanurdhara Swami as her master teachers.

Cynthia Gillespie is an AFFA certified fitness instructor who has enjoyed teaching multiple fitness disciplines through the years. Cindy discovered willPower & grace in 2004 and was hooked on the quietly centering intensity of the class. In 2009 she took the phase 1 teacher training with the creator, Stacey Lei Krauss and in 2013 she completed her advanced training in NYC with Jennifer DeLuccia. WillPower & grace® is a unique, high-energy, cardiovascular and total-body conditioning workout that strengthens and tones your entire body, while improving balance & flexibility. This class is both challenging to athletes and welcoming to newcomers! Cindy is a dedicated student of yoga and brings a passion for sharing this workout.

2017 Boston Yoga School 200-hour Teacher
Training on location at O Yoga

Directed by Ame Wren

Assisted by Tiffany Cagwin

Guest Faculty:

Zachery Dacuk (Anatomy, Physiology & Conscious Embodiment)

Kevin Courtney (Yoga Philosophy & Sutra Study)

Brenna Matthews (Touching with Intention & Sequencing the Softer Side)

About this training:

Applicants to this training must have a consistent and serious yoga practice. The curriculum is designed for committed yoga students looking to enrich their understanding of hatha yoga, yogic philosophy & lifestyle and anatomy & physiology while gaining the skills to teach a safe and intelligent yoga class. Students should be prepared to steep themselves in yoga for the duration of the training, both within the scheduled hours and outside of the classroom.

This training begins with the intention of being an intimate, dedicated and resourceful program. In addition to the many hours you will spend with Ame, this training also offers an opportunity to study with many of Boston and New York's finest teachers in a small setting. There will be ample practice time and abundant practice teaching. Expect to learn a lot. This program will give you the tools to sequence, cue, adjust and execute a well-informed yoga class while also deepening your understanding of personal practice.

To graduate, students must showcase their understanding of the material covered in the training. This is done by completing all hours and outside assignments as well as passing a final exam. Graduation is dependent on the fulfillment of all requirements and not guaranteed. This training is registered with Yoga Alliance and exceeds all of the requirements for a 200-hour training.

About your leader:

Ame Wren is a celebrated vinyasa yoga teacher in Boston and has been featured in Yoga Journal and at Wanderlust Festival. Her teaching is a reflection of her deep love of precision and movement, and heavily influenced by all of her gifted mentors. She is known for her lighthearted but very specific approach to asana and sequencing and her desire to make every student in the room feel known and attended to. Graduates from her trainings are now teaching in many premier yoga studios as well as in private & corporate settings and for non-profits. She is excited to be bringing Boston Yoga School to O Yoga and is honored to have such a prestigious support staff. Ame prides herself on her sense of community and students of this training can be assured they will have her support long past graduation. Visit www.bostonyogaschool.com for more information about program and faculty.


5-day intensive: January 25-29, 8am-6pm

Ongoing weekends: Fri 6-9, Sat 8-6, Sun 8-4

Feb 3-5
Feb 24-26
March 3-5
March 17-19
March 31-Apr 2
May 5-7
May 19-21


Deposit due at time of registration - $600
If paid by Januaryt 1st, cost of training is $3000
If paid after January 1st or by payment plan, the cost of training is $3200

(Includes over 200 hours of content, training and mentorship by Ame and her stellar faculty and a lengthy and comprehensive manual It also includes an unlimited membership at O Yoga Studio during the duration of the training).

For more information about the program and faculty, visit wwww.bostonyogaschool.com. Click here to enroll in the training.

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