Our Teachers

  • Liz Snyder

    Liz Snyder, E-RYT 500 hr, is a co-owner of HOME power yoga Cranford & Summit in New Jersey, founder of Project HOME Power Yoga, a 501(c)(3) organization, and a lululemon ambassador. She is a 1,200 Hour Tier 3 Baptiste Certified Teacher, and is about to lead her seventh teacher training at HOME power yoga!

    She graduated from Franklin and Marshall College in 2013 as a Business and Psychology major, captain of the Women's Basketball, and administrative assistant for the Men's Lacrosse Team. Although first introduced to yoga in high school by her mother, she started doing yoga really consistently her freshman year to support her sports career & busy school-work schedule. The first summer out of college, she did her first Baptiste Yoga training and fell in love with teaching.

    She completed Baron Baptiste's level 1, level 2, & level 3 week-long trainings, as well as Art of Assisting and Advanced Art of Assisting. She graduated from the Baptiste Fit to Lead year-long training program held in Utah, a training that is designed to teach teachers how to lead Baptiste inspired trainings & is led by Baron Baptiste. She assisted Baptiste week-long trainings led by both Paige Elenson & Baron Baptiste. She also taught and trained at the only Baptiste affiliate in NYC, Lyons Den Power Yoga.

    She is passionate about service and the effort to make yoga accessible for all people. In March 2016, she traveled to Kenya, where she volunteered to assist a Baptiste teacher training to benefit Africa Yoga Project. Africa Yoga Project (AYP) is a non-profit organization dedicated to training yoga teachers in Africa to teach free yoga classes throughout the country. She has raised and personally donated thousands of dollars to AYP, and spent over a year with them, mentoring a yoga teacher from Sierra Leone. It was this experience that sparked her first non-profit, Project HOME Power Yoga, which she founded in 2020.

    She teaches a challenging and accessible power flow, focused on increasing strength, flexibility, and possibility. Her mission is to use yoga as a vehicle to serve people & the world.

  • Katie Tierney

    Katie Tierney, E-RYT 500 hr, LCSW is the co-owner of HOME power yoga Cranford & Summit in New Jersey and co-founder of Project HOME Power Yoga, a 501(c)(3) organization. She will be leading her seventh teacher training at HOME Power Yoga this year.

    Katie earned her BA in Psychology/ BS In Elementary Education from Bucknell University and her Masters in Social Work with a specialization in Mental Health from the University of Michigan. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and certified School Social Worker and Elementary School Teacher.

    Katie began practicing yoga consistently in 2009 as a way to nourish her body after the birth of her first daughter and quickly connected with the yoga philosophy and the spiritual and emotional benefits of the practice. She completed her first teacher training in 2014 and has been teaching yoga ever since.

    After experiencing the tremendous benefits of yoga during the pregnancies and births of her daughters, Katie completed a Holistic Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training and a Holistic Postpartum/ Baby and Me Teacher Training. She currently leads Mindfulness- based Childbirth Preparation courses.

    Katie strongly believes in the power of yoga to promote mental well-being and is very interested in the impact of yoga on the field of mental health. Katie completed Intensive Trauma-Informed Yoga training to learn how to best use yoga to build resilience and self-regulation in order to manage and resolve symptoms of trauma. She also completed a Yin Yoga Teacher Training at the Integral Yoga Institute in NYC.

    Katie and her husband both grew up in Cranford and now live in town with their three daughters who serve as her best teachers and biggest sources of inspiration for lessons in patience and love. She believes in the power of healing through yoga and is honored to serve and share her teaching with members of the HOME community.

  • Lauren Anzevino

    Lauren completed her 200-hour teacher training at HOME Power Yoga in 2021, and is currently enrolled in HOME’s 300-hour training! Lauren did yoga on and off for years, but really dove deep into the practice in March 2020 when she was going through continuous flare ups of her auto immune disease. Her doctor told her to stop all workouts and if she wanted to move, to do yoga. Lauren did yoga to find peace, motivation, and positivity during her healing process. The practice taught her patience and appreciation for herself and how she shows up each and every day on and off the mat.

    Lauren is originally from Westfield, but currently lives in Hoboken. When she’s not teaching yoga or practicing at HOME with her two sisters, she’s a full-time lifestyle photographer, photographing everything from small businesses (like HOME Power Yoga!) to families, weddings, and more!

    Lauren is a happy, energetic, coffee-loving person who will be sure to challenge you in class and also provide modifications and possibilities to make you feel the most empowered on your mat!

  • Marnie Becker

    Marnie is a 200-hour RYT instructor who recently also completed Baron Baptiste’s Level 1 training. She is currently participating in a 300-hour teacher training program with Bethany Lyons at Lyons Den Power Yoga in NYC, the only Baptiste Affiliate studio in NYC.

    Marnie’s yoga training enables her to transform her students physical and spiritual growth for a happier and healthier life. Marnie’s intention is to empower her students to live their best lives on and off their mats.

  • Jill Diamant

    Jill completed her 200-hour teacher training with Liz Snyder and Katie Tierney at Home Power Yoga in April 2019. Jill started practicing yoga years ago following a traumatic pregnancy complication and fell in love instantly. She credits yoga with bringing freedom, happiness and an incredible community of people into her life. Originally from New Jersey, Jill graduated from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. with a degree in Psychology and Communications. After college, she worked in public relations in New York City.

    Jill currently resides in Westfield, NJ with her husband Josh, their two sons, Eli and Jonah and their dog Bruce (yes, named after Bruce Springsteen). Jill can often be found on her mat or traveling with her family skiing or to a warm weather destination!

    Jill’s class is a judgement-free zone where she hopes her students can recognize their potential and find their edge. She promises a challenging, fun class that will leave you with a smile!

  • Laura Drechsel

    Laura is a newly certified Baptiste instructor. She has been practicing yoga since 2008 when she walked into her first Baptiste class and never looked back. She was drawn to the practice because it reminded her of her years as gymnast and enjoyed she the physical challenge and deep release. It was not until a couple of years ago that yoga became so much more than a physical practice. Laura really began to connect themes of Baptiste yoga off the mat.

    Laura lives in Westfield, New Jersey with family after some time in New York and Hoboken. When she moved here she struggled to find yoga classes that she really loved until she met Liz and Katie. When the opportunity to do a teacher training came up at HOME there was no question she had to take it. An educator and teacher at heart she loves serving others and is determined to have everyone in her class feeling full of life and possibility.

  • Hillary Irwin

    Hillary started practicing yoga while living in New York City after college and has made it a regular part of her health and wellness routine ever since. Yoga has helped her grow stronger, more flexible and more patient, both on and off the mat.

    Hillary is a 200-hour RYT instructor who recently completed her yoga training at HOME Power Yoga. She earned her BS in Nutritional Sciences from Cornell University and her MS in Applied Anatomy and Physiology from Boston University. She is a registered dietitian with a private practice in Westfield.

    Hillary lives in Westfield with her husband Greg and their two children Oscar and Lola. She can often be found practicing yoga, exercising at SLT and SoulCycle and cooking up healthy treats for friends and family!

  • Hilary Khademi

    As a former classical ballet dancer, Hilary was naturally drawn to yoga. After discovering the power of yoga to increase strength, flexibility, and the possibilities within the physical body, it was the practice of breath and mindfulness that she fell in love with.

    As a practicing Physical Therapist for over 25 years, Hilary believes in using her passion for anatomy, alignment, movement, strength and balance while teaching her classes. She currently works as a sports and orthopedic physical therapist in a multi-specialty medical practice. Hilary completed her 200hr RYT training in 2018 and is currently enrolled in Home Power Yoga's 300hr Advanced Teacher Training.

    Hilary believes that yoga is for everyone, regardless of their age and ability level. Her classes will challenge you to be up to something bigger than yourself. She will bring you to your highest potential both mentally and physically, while prioritizing a safe and mindful practice.

    Hilary lives in Summit, and loves spending time outdoors with her husband, three children and two dogs.

  • Lindsay Mascali

    Lindsay began practicing yoga over 15 years ago to supplement her regular fitness routine and help destress from her demanding job in the fashion industry. After a major surgery left her with limited mobility in her right arm and hand, Lindsay used yoga to help build back her strength.

    She deepened her practice after the birth of her first child, incorporating daily yoga classes at HOME into her routine. She began to notice the mental and emotional impact the practice and the methodology had on her – she felt stronger, but more importantly, she felt more patient, present and less reactive.

    What started out as a hobby, over time turned into an essential part of her life. In 2020, Lindsay completed her 200-hour Baptiste Yoga certification. As a yoga teacher, Lindsay enjoys nothing more than watching her students grow their practice, but also fall in love with yoga and all it embodies.

    When Lindsay isn’t practicing yoga, she is working for a brand consultancy firm based out of NYC. She enjoys family time at home or on the beach with her husband Chris, two kids - Joey and Olivia, and their crazy doodle, Vinny.

    Lindsay is currently working to obtain her 300-hour certification at HOME power yoga.

  • Jenn Masella

    Jenn found yoga when she was taking a much needed break from corporate America and the grind of the fashion industry. A friend dragged her to HOME power yoga and told her she NEEDED this. Jenn fell in love with the Baptiste method of yoga and the HOME community on day one and never looked back. Jenn completed her 200 hour teacher certification at HOME Power Yoga and is currently enrolled in their 300 hour training. The yoga practice and methodology helped Jenn transform both mentally and physically and find a renewed energy for her work and life. Jenn now takes every opportunity she gets to share this energy through teaching, mentoring, and volunteering.

    When Jenn is not on her mat, she's spending time with her husband and sons hitting the beach, cheering on the Pittsburgh Steelers or looking for new fun adventures!

  • Cathy McKeon

    Cathy began practicing yoga in 2016 as a complement to marathon training and developed a passion for the practice ever since. She initially found that yoga improved her performance as an endurance athlete and discovered that practicing overall made her physically stronger, increased mental focus and grounded her emotionally. Yoga powerfully impacted the way her body felt and began to transform the way she lived her life. This led her to deepen her knowledge and practice through teacher training.

    In 2018 she became RYT-200 certified in Kokoro Yoga under Navy SEAL Commander Mark Divine, who teaches yoga as part of a framework to implement mental resiliency.  She completed an additional RYT-200 teacher training through HOME Power Yoga followed by a Baptiste Assisting Course, a week-long Baptiste Level 1 experience, and an Intensive Yoga for Athletes certification. She is currently participating in Home Power Yoga’s 300hr Advanced Teacher Training.

    Cathy believes strongly that yoga is a powerful practice that integrates the development of physical strength, mental resiliency, and spiritual well-being.  She is passionate about empowering students to explore their limitless potential on and off their mat by accessing their true power that resides within.

    Cathy lives in Westfield with her husband and four children. When not practicing yoga, you can find her training for a race, at the beach, on a Disney vacation, at a soccer field, or in a hockey rink.

  • Benee Meade

    Benee started actively practicing Yoga the first day HOME Power Yoga opened their Cranford Studio- and never looked back. She was inspired by the Baptiste Methodology and how empowered she felt after each class. She wanted to ensure that friends, family, and others in the community could become the best version of themselves through this practice, which led her to become a Yoga instructor.  Benee earned her 200-hour Baptiste Yoga certification in 2020, and is currently in the process of obtaining an additional 300-hours, both led by Katie Tierney and Liz Snyder at HOME.

    Benee graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, and spent the 15 years that followed producing fashion events. She currently resides in Cranford with her husband Mike and their children, Hannah and Jack. When she is not on her mat, you can find Benee traveling with her family, on the beach, or volunteering her time (and crafting skills) at her children’s schools.

    Benee credits yoga for giving her the tools to become more present, more patient, and feeling energized.  Her classes are accessible to all levels. She enjoys watching students grow their practice in their own way, at their own pace- in a judgment free zone- with a lot of fun mixed in!

  • Juliana Meddick

    Juliana completed both her 200-hour and 300-hour teacher training with Home Power Yoga under Liz and Katie. She started her consistent yoga journey around 7 years ago, after getting her first post-graduate job. Yoga was originally a purely physical practice to cross-train in between other workouts. It wasn’t until she had to take a brief break from yoga, that she realized how much yoga had been working behind the scenes for her own mental health.

    Yoga has become an integral part of her life, as a tool for a well-rounded mental and physical wellbeing. She is passionate about sharing the magic of yoga with those around her. She hopes to inspire her students to discover their own inner and outer strength on and off the mat.

    When not teaching or taking yoga classes, she is using her creative passion as a Senior Graphic Designer. She is a an avid animal lover, comic book enthusiast, and athleisure devotee.

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  • Emily Snyder

    Emily completed her 200-hour RYT under her sisters, Katie Tierney & Liz Snyder, at HOME Power Yoga. Emily began practicing yoga in high school as a supplement to her athletic career. Throughout the stresses of her undergraduate and graduate studies, Emily discovered just how powerful yoga can be in connection to mental and emotional health as well.

    Emily attended Loyola University Maryland and studied Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology. Emily completed her Masters program at Montclair State University in 2019 and works as a Speech-Language Pathologist for children with significant disabilities. She first entered the fitness industry in 2013 as a Spinning instructor, where she fell in love with pushing her students outside of their comfort zone to find the best possible version of themselves. Throughout graduate school, Emily continued to work and practice at various yoga studios where she found a strong connection to belonging to a yoga community.

    Following the opening of HOME, Emily became overwhelmingly inspired by her sisters, and is thrilled to have the opportunity to spread the joy she has found in yoga with the students in her own classes.

  • Delaney Trotter

    Delaney is a 500-hr RYT instructor, she completed all of her training under Katie and Liz at HOME Power Yoga. When she found Baptiste Yoga, Delaney was feeling challenged by some health issues and did not know how to give her body grace. Yoga allowed her the space to show up however she was feeling without judgement. The practice continuously challenged all the preconceived notions she had about her body and what it was capable of. What kept her coming back was when she saw these mindset changes trickle off her mat, into her life. Delaney is passionate about teaching yoga to children and adults; she loves that this practice gives her time to let all the other thoughts of the day go.

    Along with being a yoga instructor, Delaney is a local elementary school teacher. She graduated from Seton Hall University with her BS in Elementary/Special Education and her MA in Special Education with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis. One thing she is especially grateful for is being able to bring the tools of mindfulness and self-awareness to her students in the classroom.

    As a life long Cranford resident Delaney is honored to be able to give back to her community through this practice and studio. Delaney teaches a challenging yet accessible yoga class that will bring you to your edge and leave you feeling renewed. She aspires to use Baptiste Yoga to show others that they can be enough as they are and overcome seemingly impossible challenges.

  • Shannon McGuire

    Shannon McGuire, CYKT and former Girls on the Run coach (4+ years), began teaching children at our studio in 2018.  In 2008 she suffered a head injury and abruptly ended her career as a CPA with PwC. During her recovery, she began practicing yoga and the benefits immediately changed her life. Shannon has three children and began incorporating yoga in their lives since before they could walk.  

    In 2016 her son was diagnosed with epilepsy and Shannon became determined to enrich his life even more with the practice.  Recognizing that all children learn differently, she pursued a 200 hour certification with YogaKids International and immediately began teaching children.  In 2019, she completed our first 200 hour teacher training, JOURNEY HOME.  In August of 2020, she completed a certification with Love Your Brain Foundation, an organization dedicated to delivering yoga to the traumatic brain injury community. She is very excited to continue her training with our 300-hour JOURNEY OUT which begins in April 2021.

    Shannon is extremely passionate about the powerful effects yoga has on the brain-body experience.  She is thrilled and honored to be sharing her purpose with the children and families at HOME Power Yoga.