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About Us

Indigo Yoga is a community dedicated to providing a peaceful environment for all.

Our Mission

Indigo Yoga exists to provide a warm and welcoming refuge from the stress of daily life. We seek to instill the understanding of yoga as a personal practice of love. Each teacher in our studio comes from a unique background and brings their own special style and flair. These experienced and dedicated yoga instructors offer a variety of  creative instruction options to inspire, support, and guide all levels of practice.

A Safe Space for All Levels

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Meet Our Yoga Instructors

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Christina Russomanno
Yoga & Aerial Instructor

CTY: 200h, PTY: 35h Vinyasa (regular, hot, warm), Restorative, Beginners, Prenatal, Kids Christina grew up in New Jersey and has been practicing yoga since 2015 throughout many studios in NJ and NYC. Her practice as well as her connection to yoga continues to change and evolve over time. It is through yoga where she found peace, self-love and happiness. Her hope is to be able to bring the benefits of yoga into other people’s lives so that they can find what they need in themselves to feel the same. Christina completed her 200 hour teaching certification in 2021 through the NJ Yoga Teacher Training at Indigo Yoga led by Cindy Romano. She is also working through her 35-hour prenatal yoga teacher training with Bountiful Blessings Prenatal Yoga, created and led by Rosie Lazroe, to be completed in May 2023. Christina enjoys teaching yogis of all ages, at any level of their yoga practice. Her goal is to help you build strength and flexibility as you find peace and balance in a place where you connect your breath to movement and set your mind free. She will safely guide you on your yoga journey, challenge you to try something new, test your limits, all while having fun.

Samantha Fischoff
Yoga Instructor

Hot Yoga

Francesca " Frankie" Pasquale
Yoga, Aerial Kids , Restorative Aerial Instructor

Frankie is passionate about yoga and energy healing. She believes everyone can and should feel great about themselves. Whether it’s a slow flow or you’re breaking a sweat, be ready to heal your mind, body, and soul when you take a class with Frankie!

Fiona "Freddie" Harris
Yoga Instructor

Freddie Harris (she/her) is a mom of equine and canine fur babies, professor of rhetoric and philosophy, and dedicated yoga practitioner at Indigo. I teach a slow, yet empowering moving meditation practice, with a strong emphasis on alignment and well-being, rooted in yoga philosophy and dharma, Through intentional movements, breath awareness, and integration of yoga teachings, I'll help you cultivate your body-mind connection, enhance your overall flexibility and strength, and foster a sense of inner calm and balance. I curate each practice from start to finish, where philosophy, movement and music fuse to a seamless whole to enhance your yoga journey

Danielle Biase
Pilates Instructor

Danielle is Certified , Mat 1 & 2 with and without props, Anatomy Certification through balanced Body Reformer Certification in Costa Rica, 200 Hours in Guatemala, MADD Dogg cycling , over 20 years of instructing from Kick boxing, body sculpt to core strengthening classes.!

Alicia Daniels
Aerial Instructor Kids & Adults

Alicia completed her training at Trilogy Sanctuary in La Jolla, CA and loves visiting there frequently. Her classes are fun, challenging, exciting and always encouraging! Outside of aerial, she’s a NASM certified personal trainer and teaches group fitness. Alicia lives in Morristown with her dog Ava.

Denise Romano
Lead Desk Manager

Charlotte Vybihal
Desk Staff

Noelle Brown
Desk Staff

”The nature of yoga is to shine the light of awareness into the darkest corners of the body”.

Mariah DeCilla
Desk Staff

Allison Donofrio
Restorative Stretch Instructor

Alli D’Onofrio (RYT 200) began practicing yoga in 2008 and graduated from NJYTT in 2021. Her goal is to create an environment in her class where people can come to relax, feel nurtured, and leave behind any stresses. One of Alli’s favorite quotes is: “You are allowed to be both a masterpiece and a work in progress, simultaneously.” - Sophia Bush

Frank Veltri
Vinyasa & Restorative Stretch Instructor

Janelle Barbera
Hot yoga Instructor

Power, Hot Vinyasa, All Levels :"'YOGA is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self." Janelle is a certified RYT500hr Vinyasa teacher. Janelle started practicing yoga in 2013. She fell in love with vinyasa yoga from her very first practice. She loved how it made her feel, and a few short years later, she decided to become a certified yoga teacher. This was a life changing experience for her. Yoga taught her how to truly love herself. She enjoys creating fun and challenging sequences. Janelle is very committed to her own personal yoga practice and believes this is the key to life. Janelle received her RYT200 certification in 2017 at Younique Yoga in Cedar Grove, by Kelly Santucci. Janelle's passion for yoga led her to obtain her RYT300 in 2021 with Yogin Aquarian. When Janelle isn’t teaching yoga she enjoys spending time with her three daughters, Alana, Eva, and Jordyn. She also loves taking her pup, Willow for long walks. Teaching yoga is Janelle’s passion. She is so grateful for her yoga community.

Sammi Gambuzza
Owner, Instructor, NJYTT Owner

RYT 500 , RPYT, Aerial Yoga, Prenatal Yoga, Vinyasa Flow, Hot Yoga, Kids Yoga, NJYTT Alumni. Through the practice of yoga I aim to help people become more centered, healthy and balanced in their everyday life. I want Indigo Yoga to be a home for all and a comforting place to grow and learn. When she's not on the mat, you can find Sammi performing with her wedding band CityScape and the Park Avenue Horns. When you take her classes, you can expect an energetic, powerful, and fun experience all within a caring, helpful, and supportive environment. Utilizing her extensive background in music education and vocal performance, she has a natural way of balancing lyrics and rhythm to uplift and inspire your practice.

Jordan Best
Hot Yoga, Vinyasa, Yoga Tone Instructor

Vinyasa Yoga, Stretch + Flow, Arm Balance + Inversion Series Jordan Best, ERYT-500, CPT Jordan first came to yoga as a means of supporting her long distance running and quickly fell in love with the practice that changed both her body and mind. Through life, career, and relationship changes, yoga offered a source of strength, space, clarity, and much needed peace. With a deep desire to share this practice, Jordan has completed multiple vinyasa 200-hour YTTs, as well as 200-Hour Progressive Ashtanga and 500-hour vinyasa YTTs. In addition to advanced studies, Jordan has completed trainings and intensives in classical Ashtanga, trauma-informed yoga, adaptable yoga, inversions, arm/hand balancing, and mobility. She happily supports the next generation of yoga teachers by serving as mentor and faculty in multiple yoga teacher trainings. Jordan is also certified through the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a personal trainer, and infuses strength, balance and mobility into each of her classes.

Heidi Camuti
Aerial ,Barre & Aerial Kids Instructor

Barre, Aerial Yoga, Yin Yoga, Floating Yin with Singing Bowls Kids Aerial, Tweens & Teens Aerial- E-RYT300, E-RCYT(Children’s Yoga & Therapeutic Special Needs) Aerial Yoga, Barre Fusion, Vibrational Sound Healing & Meditation Heidi has been teaching yoga since 2010 in studios , schools , & therapeutic settings. She is inspired by the therapeutic healing aspects of yoga, movement & meditation to balance the nervous system and empower one’s own sense of well-being . She loves sharing her passion with kids , tweens & teens and parent/family yoga holding space for playful practice that feels free, expansive and joyful. She is also certified in Atma Buti Method of Vibrational Sound Healing and Mindfulness Meditation which she infuses into her classes, workshops and events . Heidi teaches vinyasa flow , barre , restorative yoga , and aerial yoga to adults in addition to children’s series & summer yoga camp.

Tara DelRusso
Barre & Yoga Instructor

Tara has been in the fitness industry since 2000. She began her career while she was a freshman in college and has been ever since. Tara has been trained in many formats that include cardio kickboxing, BOSU, TRX, Barre, Spin, and is a 200-RYT Yoga teacher. Her love for barre began in 2011 and she has been teaching it ever since with a certification from Total Barre. Tara holds a B.S. in Health Education from Montclair State University, M.S. in Nutrition and an E.D in Educational Leadership from Saint Elizabeth University. She is a full-time health education teacher at Newark Academy in Livingston, a devoted wife and mom of three children. Join Tara for an intense fitness experience in Yoga and Barre!

Donna Donofrio
NJYTT 300 Hour Lead Teacher, Instructor of Vinyasa Flow, Warm Vinyasa, Restorative Yoga Stretch

Donna D'Onofrio is a certified E-RYT® 500, YACEP® teacher. Her teaching journey began in 2012 and has since recorded over five thousand hours of studio and teacher training amongst hundreds of students who Donna has mentored. Donna lives by the Mya Angelou quote: “I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” - Maya Angelou

Christina Donofrio
Hot Yoga Instructor

Hot Yoga

Liana Zaino
Hot Yoga Instructor

Liana is a 200-Hour YTT and NJYTT alumni. She loves teaching various styles of yoga, from Vinyasa to Restorative. Join Liana if you’re looking for a rejuvenating and grounding class, that also helps you strengthen and lengthen!

Cindy Romano
NJYTT 200-Hour Lead Teacher, Yoga Instructor

Restorative Yoga, Yoga for Everyone, Gentle/Yin Restorative Yoga, Teacher Training Educator, Children’s Yoga Teacher Training Educator, Chair Yoga Teacher Training Educator-I am 500 e-ryt and YACEP certified with Yoga Alliance. Cindy likes to teach Wall yoga, yin, vinyasa, restorative, children’s yoga , pranayama and Meditation. Cindy is co-creator and lead instructor for 200 hour New Jersey Yoga Teacher Training. I believe that yoga postures, breath work and meditation promote good health and well being.

Wendy Weinstein
Yoga Instructor

Hot Power Yoga- Vinyasa, Core yoga -Wendy’s yoga journey began in 2008 and the instant passion she had for practicing led her to become certified, first in Vinyasa in 2012 and then Yin in 2019. Her favorite class to teach is a power Vinyasa class, which is filled with creative, flowing, comprehensive sequences. They are combined with fun, inspiring music and have a strong emphasis on the breath and proper alignment cues. As an avid runner and golfer, she always brings her athletic background to the mat. In 2020, her interest in health and wellness drew her to become Nutritious Life Certified. Wendy loves sharing her knowledge of yoga and nutrition with her clients and always encourages them to live their healthiest lives, on and off the mat. Her goal is to always calm the chatter in the minds of her students, allowing them to leave class feeling more peaceful and inspired than when they first stepped on to their mats.

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Common Questions

How do I “turn off my mind” or “slow my thoughts" in a meditation practice?

This is one of the most common problems people report when they start meditating. Try using a mantra. The word “mantra” is a Sanskrit word which literally means “mind tool.” Think of a positive thought to focus on, or choose a word or phrase to repeat in your mind.

Here’s a 15-second mantra experiment to try:

Continue to silently repeat the words “health, happiness, love" in your mind for 15 seconds.

What did you think about during that 15 seconds? Do you even remember? No? Great! Now try and do it for just a little longer. Each time your thoughts start to run wild, imagine them as clouds in the sky. Acknowledge each as it passes before returning to your mantra.

Should I eat before coming to class?

Yoga on a full stomach is no fun, but practicing when you’re starving isn’t a good idea either. We recommend eating a light snack one hour before class or a full meal 2-3 hours before class. This way, your body will be properly fueled without any digestive issues.

What should I wear to yoga? What should I bring?

Wear comfortable clothing that is stretchy and/or loose fitting. Besides that, just bring a yoga mat and an open mind. Don’t have your own mat? You can borrow one from us ($1 mat rental at the hot studio)! Coming in for a hot class? Bring a towel and some water, baby.

Do I have to be flexible to do yoga?

Thinking you have to be flexible to do yoga is a myth. Yoga was actually created specifically to help you gain more flexibility, thereby loosening tight muscles and preventing future injury.

Which classes should I take?

All of our classes are appropriate for yogis of all levels. Our instructors are well-trained and very knowledgeable on different variations of each pose. They will provide options with different modifications throughout your class. Ultimately, just listen to your body and do what feels good. Your class choice depends entirely on what you are looking for.

Try restorative yoga for a relaxing and stress-relieving yoga experience. Try power yoga, HIIT, or hot yoga for a more intense and challenging class. Just want to have fun and let loose? Join us for an upbeat flow in a Vinyasa Flow or Aerial Yoga class. If you just want to stretch our and pay some special attention to tight muscles, come in for our stretch + flow, wall yoga, or yin class options.

Explore class descriptions to find what suits your needs and goals.

What are the differences between different types of yoga?

There are many different styles of yoga, but each is based on breath and posture. Vinyasa consists of moving one breath with one movement as you flow through a series of postures to get your blood flowing and body moving. We offer a variety of yoga styles to suit a variety of needs and explorations including relaxation, deep stretching, strengthening, alignment, and balance. To learn more about the various styles of yoga we offer, take a look through our class descriptions.

Fun Fact: Did you know that yoga is more than just the poses we do on our mats? It’s a question we hear a lot — 'what kind of yoga do you teach?' “Hatha” yoga is a pretty common response. “Hatha” is a generic term, which encompasses all styles of physical yoga.

Meditation is considered "raja yoga." Living the yogi life of selfless service is "karma yoga." "Jnana yoga" is about learning and being open to new ideas and trying new experiences. As yogis, we practice living the yogic lifestyle by following a series of commitments called the Yamas & Niyamas. Through this practice, we commit to living in truth and moderation, respectfully and generously, and without greed, desire, harm, or stealing. We commit to living in self-discipline and exploring knowledge, self reflection and contemplation, to pursuing positive and pure thinking, practicing proper hygiene, and fueling our bodies and minds with healthy food and drink.

What are the health benefits of yoga?

There are TONS of benefits of yoga, both mentally and physically.

For the body, yoga increases core strength, lowers blood pressure, helps with weight management, aids in digestion, detoxifies the body, relieves pain and tension, increases flexibility, improves posture, and boosts the immune system.

For the mind, yoga helps increase self-acceptance and mental awareness, improves concentration and the ability to focus on the present, neutralizes stress, improves memory, boosts confidence, and balances the brain hemispheres.

We also practice deep breathing in yoga. Breathing deeply keeps the mind focused, clears the lungs, and increases circulation, which oxygenates your entire system. Physical exertion of any kind is also a gamechanger for stress reduction.

Because of the concentration yoga requires, you'll also notice that daily troubles seem to melt away during your time on the mat.

These are just a few of the magical benefits you can look for while practicing the art of yoga.

I have never done yoga before, what should I expect?

Our classes at Indigo Yoga are geared towards those who are very new to yoga. We walk you through poses step by step and move at a nice and easy pace. This will keep you safe and help you learn the alignment of each posture while building strength and slowly opening up tight muscles. We also offer options for advanced yogis to spice things up.

Tips on class etiquette:

1. Arrive early. Entering class after it has begun can be distracting and stressful for other students and the instructor.  

2. Plan to stay for the whole class. If you know you’ll need to leave early, let the instructor know before class and leave before Savasana begins.

3. Leave your shoes at the door.

4. Bring your own mat or borrow one from the studio, avoid stepping on the mats of others, and do not use mats that are stored at the studio. These belong to other members.

5. Leave your cellphone outside the room and set on silent.

6. Avoid heavily scented perfumes, colognes, or lotions that could be irritating to others (and on the other side of the spectrum, please maintain proper hygiene!).

7. Let the instructor know about any physical issues before class.

8. Avoid talking during class. If you need an instructor’s assistance, it’s okay to wave them down. Otherwise, please keep conversation to a minimum).

9. Clean your mat and put away any props you used after class.