Meet Our Teachers
Renee is the owner of Yoga Connection LLC. She discovered her own yoga practice over a decade ago, and has been teaching since 2012 when she completed her 200-hour certification at Kaia Yoga with Gina Norman and Stan Woodman. Always a student first, Renee has pursued additional studies in Prenatal Yoga with Deb Flashenberg, Yin Yoga with Joe Barnett, Restorative Yoga with Jillian Pransky, Private Yoga with Francesca Cervero, and Functional Anatomy & Kinesiology with Jason Ray Brown.
As her private practice in New York City continued to thrive, Renee decided to expand her team and form Yoga Connection LLC. She is excited to work with a network of professional and compassionate yoga teachers to help you connect to your practice.
Francesca first discovered the power of mind-body connection through Yoga after spine surgery as a teen, which brought her to the study of nutrition, herbal medicine, and energy work. She has a master’s degree in Integrative Health Studies with certification in Wellness Coaching & Guided Imagery from the California Institute of Integral Studies, and is a Registered Yoga Teacher (Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center, 2011) and Prenatal Yoga Teacher (Prenatal Yoga Center, 2016). She is also a Reiki practitioner and certified Labor and Postpartum Doula.
Francesca specializes in corporate, private and prenatal yoga instruction. Her classes are customized for the needs of the students and designed to tone the nervous system, build strength and flexibility in the body, and balance the mind through breath, movement, and guided relaxation and meditation.
Kaylyn Alexander is a Vinyasa yoga instructor and former gymnast, specializing in stress-relief, mindful movement, and proper alignment. Her classes encourage a compassionate approach to self-study (Svadhyaya) and discovering the balance between strength, flexibility, effort, and ease. She believes yoga is for every body and is passionate about making it accessible to all.
Kaylyn completed a 200-HR Vinyasa training with Yoga to the People in 2015 and became Reiki certified in 2017. Since she's taught hundreds of yoga classes and thousands of students from across the globe, including athletes, movement specialists, CEOs, performers, seniors, injured persons, and more.
Madison was first drawn to yoga as a physical challenge for supplemental flexibility and strength training in 2010. After months of practicing only one limb of yoga, asana, she began to see the benefits of her practice in areas other than her physical body. Being a dedicated student for years, she had the desire to deepen her practice and traveled to India to learn more about the teachings of yoga and further her practice.
In 2016, Madison completed her 200 hour YTT at Rishikesh Yog Peeth in the teachings of Hatha Yoga. She teaches yoga classes in corporate offices, luxury apartment buildings, and studios all over the NYC metro area. As one of her corporate yoga students said, "Madison creates an environment where everyone - from people who have never done yoga to people who teach yoga outside of their 9-5 - felt comfortable and welcome." Madison enjoys the fluidity and dance-like qualities of yoga and combines breath with movement in her classes. She also loves to use the support of props to relax and ease the physical body, as well as essential oils and hands-on adjustments. Madison's classes will help you find proper alignment, connection and peace with your mind, and deep relaxation.