Meet The Team
Sandy L. Quattrociocchi, RRT, RYT200, Certified Aromatherapist,
Certified Natural Health Consultant, Reiki Master
I have been practicing yoga on-and-off since 2000; and only recently found a Yoga Studio where I became a regular yogi and found a passion that I did not realize I had. I was dedicated to the practice and attended as many classes as I could fit into my schedule. When teacher training was offered, I knew that was my calling and I signed up for the training. In 2018 I obtained my RYT200 level certification as a Yoga instructor. I completed my certification as a Reiki Master and have an active practice. I truly believe that with the right combination of holistic methods, you can heal yourself and make your life better. I have worked with essential oils and used them for my pets, myself, and my family for the past 20 years or so. I wanted to be able to share the healing properties of these oils with others, so I decided to pursue a certification in holistic aromatherapy from the Kingdom College of Natural Health. My belief is you must have balance within the mind-body-spirit in order to be healthy and one with the self. In addition to these things, I became a certified Natural Health Consultant and Lifestyle Coach. I am a Registered Respiratory Therapist with the NBRC and NYS. In my own experiences, I have utilized Homeopathy, Herbalism, Nutrition, Aromatherapy, Reiki, Yoga, Meditation, Art Therapy and Journaling to improve and bring balance to my life. I want to share this information with others. Just a few years ago, I was overweight, had high blood pressure, borderline diabetic, high cholesterol, asthma, was extremely stressed, and just an overall mess…all because I had gotten away from my true beliefs of natural health and feeding the body, mind, and spirit. After taking a good hard look at myself in the mirror, and realizing that I did not want to be on pharmaceutical medications to cover the root cause of the “dis”ease, I made major changes that started with lifestyle changes. I began a nutritional quest for the “right” foods that fed my body, began to seriously exercise and started a regular yoga program, instead of the sporadic routine I had developed. I brought herbs, homeopathic remedies, reiki, shamanism, and meditation into my lifestyle and made the changes I needed. Today, I only take a medication to help control my blood pressure, have lost weight, toned my body, and overall feel more in balance than ever. I recently opened No Mud~No Lotus Holistic Wellness Center and Yoga Studio, where I actively teach yoga classes, and produce a variety of holistic aromatherapy and herbal products for humans and animals.
Trista has worked in the health field for 20 years and as an Occupational Therapist, Trista is passionate about helping individuals live life to the fullest. She witnessed first-hand the healing benefits of yoga when a colleague utilized primary yogic principles while treating a man dealing with alcoholism and its medical side effects. She soon began exploring a personal practice and started to cultivate the benefits for herself. To Trista, yoga is a way to connect with who she truly is and each time she visits her mat she is closer to embodying that truth and living it day by day. Trista became a yoga teacher in June of 2016 when she completed my 200 hour certification through an immersion training at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Stockbridge, MA. When teaching, Trista loves to help people feel grounded in who they are and encourage them to pause~listen and follow their own path of self-discovery. She is also an eternal student and celebrates with gratitude the opportunities to continue to learn and grow.
John DeMinico MBS
John DeMinico MBS is an internationally renowned teacher of Yoga and Eastern concepts since 1992. He has traveled the globe providing hands on educational experience to students of all levels. John is founder of New Paradigm Fitness , Sanktuary Spa and cocreator of YoQua [therapeutic pool exercise] and The Studio in Rome New York. For more than two decades John was the senior Yoga Teacher for the International Sports Medicine Association [ISMA] and Sandals resorts. He is also accredited to teach QiGong, Reformer Pilates and Meditation. Integrating the essence of eastern and western philosophies, John’s balanced approach to teaching has led to the development of Self Managed Evolution.
Jennifer Bartholomay RYT 200
If I can, you can...
Karissa Kendall RYT200
I am new to the Rome area, originally from Oregon and spent recent years traveling the world with my pups, husband and his air force career. I have been practicing yoga since I started college in 2007 and fell in love with the nourishment yoga provided my mind, body, and soul. I worked as a personal trainer and health coach on military bases and enjoyed the connections and progress I achieved with my clients in obtaining their health and wellness goals, but I always knew that teaching yoga was where my heart was taking me. So at the beginning of the pandemic, I took advantage of the extra time I had and signed up for a yoga teacher training class. I earned my RYT200 in February 2021 and welcomed my beautiful daughter in May. I love to teach a variety of styles including vinyasa, power flow, mandala, and chair yoga. In my free time, I love to hike, bike, camp, snowboard, and spend as much time as possible with my amazing family. I cannot be more excited to share my passion and love for yoga with my community!
Michelle Yorton RYT 200
I started my journey for fitness 9 years ago. I've always enjoyed being active and more recently, I found my real love for yoga. I have always been part of a gym atmosphere and joined crossfit in 2016. I loved the competition, pushing myself and feeling part of a community of like-minded individuals. In 2019/2020 I began training/coaching with Movement at Move Breathe Live, LLC. I find myself able to move again like I did as a child; enhancing my strength, flexibility and mobility. There are numerous progressions offered for all levels so you can see and feel the progress made during the session. I completed my RYT 200 training in December 2019. I enjoy teaching and learning different flows of yoga; vinyasa flow, hot yoga, restorative, etc. I continuingly work towards enhancing my knowledge and skill set. I have found peace, new joy to my life, freedom and tranquility in myself and my surroundings. My family is very important to me and want to model health, accountability, kindness, pure joy and being truly mindful.
Dana is known for her authentic, non-judgmental teaching style that offers yoga to everyone, meeting her students where that are. Yoga has been part of Dana’s life since her early teen years, since then she has drifted to and from it with the ebb and flow of life, but every time finding the pull to make it the constant in life grew stronger. Completing my 200-hour Vinyasa Flow training with In Bloom Yoga Center, Dana continuously seeks to expand her practice and is always a student first. My mission is to give people opportunities to feel things. Dana is known for her authentic, non-judgmental teaching style and compassion-centered philosophy her classes encourage the growth of the physical and spiritual self, through the interconnectedness of the breath. Yoga is her inspiration to always live in the present, enjoying exactly wherever she is.
Sherry Connelly, Reiki 2 Practitioner
I have 23 years experience reading Tarot cards. I am intuitive and spiritual. My psychic abilities have always been with me. I have experienced paranormal activity throughout my life. I do Tarot readings with honesty,loving and supportive intentions and compassion. All Tarot readings are confidential Call for an appointment 315-271-8790
Sherry Connelly, Reiki 2 Practitioner
Sherry resides in Central New York with her family. She is a graduate with her BS in Community in Human Services with a Health and Wellness Concentration from SUNY Empire State College and has an Associates in the Arts Degree.
While studying at ESC she began to learn areas of holistic health-mind, body, and spirit. She was intrigued by an assignment for a Holistic Health course, where she discovered Reiki. This led her to study Usui Reiki during the pandemic to some day help those in need. She finds it fascinating how the body can heal itself using energy healing. She is a Reiki Practitioner recognized and insured by the IARP.
Sherry loves to learn new things and is pursuing her 200-hour study with My Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training and wishes in the future to acquire Yoga Therapy Certification. She also loves painting and has taught Art within the Rome LEAH homeschool community.
She also enjoys learning about medicinal plants and Apothecary and has an Herb Mentor membership.
Sherry is also a Wellness Advocate with doTerra and an Essential Oils Specialist who holds classes often within her home.
She is accepting appointments at the No Mud No Lotus Holistic Wellness Center in Rome NY on
Fridays from 2p-6p and Saturdays from 10am to 3pm.