ELIZABETH MOSES, FOUNDER, OWNER and MANAGER
Practicing yoga over half her life, Elizabeth dedicates Crystal Heart Yoga to the students who continue to inspire her through 6 years of teaching and those she has yet to meet. She strives to honor the rare opportunity to spend the last years teaching yoga as her full-time vocation. Starting as a student of Ashtanga, she was asked to cover classes as a sub in 2013 and her path became clearer. Her relationship to the practice is that of both lifetime student, practitioner, and now, passionate teacher. Elizabeth was asked to create her own class offerings at the YMCA that first year teaching while she completed her 200 hour Hatha teacher training. Starting as Adjunct teaching Intro to Yoga at the local college inspired further exploration into Yogic studies and lead to her enrollment in 2017 into the advanced IAYT program at Breathing Deeply Yoga Therapy. The creation of Crystal Heart Yoga studio in Corning is an answer to Elizabeth’s question of herself, “How can I best support community, my students, and Yoga Therapy clients?”
JACLYN MCLAUGHLIN, TEACHER
Jaqui is an inherent space-holder and dedicated practitioner. Her intelligence, her caring, and her intention to do good are clear to all those who cross her path. She completed her Master of Library Science and brings her studious, working mind and thirst for knowledge into her teaching, a boon to her students. Jaqui established a regular physical yoga practice in 2012 and was able to learn from varied yoga experiences while moving to Massachusetts, Virginia, western New York, and finally to Corning—and we are very lucky to have her. She means to share with others those things that have proved healing and joyful in her own life. Jaqui has lead practices as a senior student under Elizabeth and is completing her 200 hour teacher training at Crystal Heart Yoga, coming into the work this fall with all of the innate qualities of a wonderful Yoga Instructor.
Katherine Fultz, tEACHER
Katherine has been practicing yoga since 2003, when she first sought out a vinyasa class as a curious college student. Over the years, yoga has become an increasingly important part of her life, helping her to find balance during times of change and stress. It has provided a physical and mental touchstone through multiple cross-country and international moves, pregnancy and childbirth, and a PhD program. A perpetual student, Katherine’s fascination with yoga practice, philosophy, and cultural history led her to complete a 300-hour teacher training in 2013. Her core style is an athletic vinyasa flow, but she draws inspiration from traditional Hatha as well as Ashtanga, Anusara, and restorative modalities.
Katherine is returning to teaching after a hiatus following the birth of her two children and is thrilled to share her practice with the Corning community.