Liz Snyder is a 500 hour E-RYT and Baptiste Certified Yoga Instructor based out of NJ. She graduated from Franklin and Marshall College as a Business and Psychology major and captain of the Women's Basketball team. She first found yoga in college to supplement her basketball career, and was pleasantly surprised to find more than what the physical effects the practice had to offer her. With her athletic background, she teaches a challenging and accessible Baptiste power flow, focused on increasing strength, flexibility, and possibility for her students on their mats and in their lives.
She has completed Baron Baptiste's level 1, 2, and 3 week-long trainings, as well as Art of Assisting and Advanced Art of Assisting. She also completed the Baptiste Fit to Lead year-long program in April 2018. She teaches at the only Baptiste affiliate in NYC, Lyons Den Power Yoga, co-founded by Bethany Lyons and John Murray. She is committed to training teachers in the Baptiste methodology and has assisted many Baptiste programs, including 2 week-long trainings, led by Paige Elenson.
Liz is passionate about contributing to Africa Yoga Project (AYP), a non-profit organization dedicated to training yoga teachers in Africa to teach free yoga classes throughout the country. In March 2016, she assisted a 200 hour Baptiste teacher training in Kenya to benefit AYP, and currently is part of the AYP mentorship program, in which she mentors a teacher in Africa throughout his teaching career.
Her intention is to use Baptiste Yoga to inspire real transformation in her students’ yoga practice as well as their lives and is thrilled to bring Baptiste Yoga to North Jersey!
Katie Tierney, LCSW, E-RYT, 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 certified Elementary School Teacher and Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
Katie began practicing yoga 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 200-hour yoga teacher training with Ellen Kaplow and Sally Narkis at Satsang Yoga in 2014.
After experiencing the tremendous benefits of yoga during the pregnancies and births of her next two daughters, Katie completed a Holistic Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training with Kelli DeFlora at Montclair Baby in 2014. Katie is passionate about guiding women through prenatal yoga and childbirth classes as a way to empower them during their pregnancy journey and childbirth. She more recently completed a Holistic Postpartum/ Baby and Me Teacher Training so that she can best support new mothers and their babies.
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. In 2018, Katie participated in a three-day intensive Trauma-Informed Yoga training with Hala Khouri to learn how to best use yoga to build resilience and self-regulation in order to manage and resolve symptoms of trauma. Katie also completed a 32 hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training with Corina Benner at the Integral Yoga Institute in NYC.
Katie and her husband both grew up in Cranford and 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 is honored to serve and share her teaching with members of this remarkable community.