Our Staff

OUR TEAM

MEET OUR BELOVED STAFF

More than just a yoga studio. We’re a community.

Get to know the many faces of Beloved World Yoga.


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Bridget Fujioka

Owner & Instructor

Education: YACEP, E-RYT 200 hours, teaching since 2011.

Personal Bio: Bridget is a longtime Jersey City Heights resident who after seeing the need for yoga in her neighborhood, decided to follow her dream to start Beloved World Yoga, a community yoga studio. From her own experience of finding calm and acceptance through the practice of yoga, and extensive training and study, Bridget provides a safe space to explore your inner self.

She is a 200-hour Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher and Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider with training in Vinyasa, Restorative, Yin, and Yoga for Backcare. She is also a Lead Trainer for BWY’s 200-hour Teacher Training Program. With the belief that conscious communities have the power to radically shift the world we live; Bridget has resolved to use her knowledge and skills to help those whose lives would be enriched by it. Bridget is also enriched by slow walks, hiking, travel, the arts, and spending time with her family and friends. She is forever grateful for the never ending support of her husband and two boys. xoxo

What’s your favorite quote? “Between stimulus and response there is space. In that space there is the power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth.” – Victor Frankel


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ASHA

Instructor

Education: E-RYT 500 hours, YACEP, teaching since 1997.

What styles of yoga do you teach? “Vinyasa, Ashtanga, holistic yoga for stress related ailments, Pranayama and Kriyas coaching.”

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BEATRIZ

Instructor

Education: RYT 200 hours, teaching since 2012.

What has yoga taught you? Yoga has taught me to really listen to my body.

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BETH

Massage Therapist & Instructor

Education: Massage Therapist since 2018, teaching since 2020.

What has yoga taught you? Yoga has taught me to show compassion for myself and others on and off the mat. My breath is always there as I meet physical, mental, emotional and spiritual challenges.

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CATHERINE

Instructor

Education: RYT 200 hours, teaching since 2019.

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CATRYNA

Instructor

Education: RYT 200 hours, teaching since 2019.

What has yoga taught you? Yoga has taught me how to be fully present. Life is much more enjoyable through it’s ups, and teachable through it’s downs, when I am able to be at peace with my mind, body, and spirit.

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DANA

Instructor

Education: RYT 500 hours, teaching since 2011.

What’s your favorite quote? “A photographer gets people to pose for him. A yoga instructor gets people to pose for themselves.” – T. Guillemets

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JILL

Instructor

Education: RYT 200 hours, teaching since 2016.

What has yoga taught you? To live my life in the present moment. To continue learning and growing and to never stop being a student. Every moment of every day has something to offer.

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JOHN

Instructor

Education: RYT 200 hours, teaching since 2018.

What has yoga taught you? Yoga has taught me how to use breathwork and listening to my body improve movement patterns and posture.


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JUSTINE

Instructor & Reiki

Education:  RYT 200 hours, teaching since 2017.

What’s your favorite quote? “It is through the alignment of the body that I discovered the alignment of my mind, self, and intelligence.” – B.K.S. Iyengar “Light on Life”

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LAUREN H

Instructor

Education: ERYT 200 hours, teaching since 2013.

What has yoga taught you? Yoga has taught me how to connect with my body and heart and to understand that my thoughts are temporary projections of the mind.

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LAUREN W

Instructor

Education: RYT 200 hours, teaching since 2020.

What styles of yoga do you teach? I love teaching power classes and blending the traditions of Ashtanga, Vinyasa, and Hatha yoga while pulling in modern ideas from Katonah and Laughing Lotus. In my classes, expect to sweat!

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LINA

Instructor & Reiki

Education:  RYT 200 hours, teaching since 2019.

Do you have a favorite book or text? My favorite book is “The Four Agreements.”


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LINDSEY

Instructor

Education: E-RYT 500 hours, teaching since 2012.

What is yoga to you? Asana is an intentional redirection of your attention to your body and breath so that you can fully connect to your current circumstance. Yoga is the mindspace that arises from that practice.

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LOLA

Instructor

Education: E-RYT 200 hours, teaching since 2010.

What is yoga to you? Yoga is a space in which to come to know your true self, your dreams, desires, fears, and hopes, and to love and accept it all.

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MICHELLE

Instructor

Education: RYT 200 hours, teaching since 2017.

What does yoga do for me? Yoga has taught and reminded me how to return to my breath and become more present.

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NICOLE

Instructor

Education: RYT 200 hours, teaching since 2019.

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OLGA

Instructor

Education:  RYT 200 hours, teaching since 2019.

What has yoga taught you? Yoga has taught me to be OK with what IS!

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SHARON

Instructor

Education: RYT 500 hours, teaching since 2016.

What has yoga taught you? Yoga has taught me to find that space within that I connect to without judgment. To be true to myself so that I can be true to others.

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SOPHIE

Instructor

Education: RYT 200 hours, teaching since 2019.

What has yoga taught you? To honor the limitations of my body while challenging myself, to let go of expectations for myself and others, to breathe mindfully, to live in the present moment, to meditate.

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WHITNEY

Instructor

Education: RYT 200 hours, teaching since 2017.

What has yoga taught you? Dedication, consistency and how to work towards my goals. Come from where you are now and don’t compare yourself to others. Show up, stay in the work, be a yes!


Upcoming Studio Closure

 

After 8 years Beloved World Yoga will be closing its doors. Thank you for trusting us to be your guides and for all your support over the years. We will continue to hold classes at the studio and on Zoom through April 2nd.

Join a special evening class on Thursday April 1st, so that we can close this chapter as a community and move on to new adventures. 

Thank you for joining us in our mission to create a more beloved world.

Be Well.

- Bridget & The Beloved World Yoga Team -