AntiGravity Yoga Lab

Our Instructors

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Jeong Klees (CK)

Hello everyone, welcome to Antigravity Yoga and Spin Lab.
My name is Jeong Kim Klees, better known as CK. I am the co-owner of studio as well as Spin and SpiYo instructor.
I was born and raised in South Korea. I moved to this great country in 2008 with my husband Bernard and my now 11 year old daughter Gloria.
I love to try and learn new things. I love to cook, ride bike with my husband, travel and hike with my family.
I have been a fitness group instructor with now over five years experience. I love to help people get healthier and happier through spin and music resulting in more power and happy energy!
Please come and join me and let’s have some fun together through this great exercise.

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JoAnne Lentoski

After graduating from West Chester University, JoAnne started her professional career in management at FedEx Ground. When her oldest child was born, she realized that the life-consuming long hours and unhealthy lifestyle needed to change. She’d always been active so she joined a gym. After years of trying out different classes and honing her skills on all things fitness-related, she made the leap and got certified to teach. She currently holds certifications in Group Fitness, Indoor Cycling, and Personal Training through American Aerobics Association International.

Her fitness philosophy is simple- don’t be intimidated! Strength training is for everyone- it’s meant to improve your life! One of JoAnne’s greatest teaching strengths is her ability to modify exercises on-the-fly by providing alternate options for those with limitations (sometimes quite creatively!).

In her free time, JoAnne can be found on the soccer field with her husband and 3 children, running, gardening, and playing with their dogs Ember & Oakley (a 70 lb. retriever and a 90 lb. mutt, both with boundless energy).

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Malissa Grimsley

Malissa values the importance of incorporating mind, body, and soul with each and every practice. She is a RYT-200 hr and Reiki Master. Living in the present moment and embracing the unknown are her mantras. Awakening the senses is her game. Through channeling multiple breathing, meditation, and energy cleansing techniques; it pairs for the perfect reiki infused flow. She can’t wait to see you on the mat!

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Celena Romero

Celena has practiced yoga for over 20 years. She completed her 200 YTT in April 2018 with a focus on Kripalu Yoga. She is a registered dietitian by trade. She recognizes the importance of wellness and the adaption of a healthy lifestyle for disease prevention. Her yoga style focuses on stretching and strengthening poses that rests the mind and revives energy.

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Jeremy Yandle

Jeremy is Co-owner of studio. He is a RYT-200hr and trained under Sheetal Contractor, Claudia Simpson, and Teri Goszka. He is also a level 3 Reiki Master. He enjoys focusing on meditation as well as self care and gentle yoga stretches to keep you feeling great. His knowledge of the massage world helps him incorporate loving kindness into his practice. He is not a instructor you want to take if you are looking to sweat. Classes are very gentle and relaxing and his goal is for you to leave feeling refreshed and relaxed. When asked if he would teach Vinyasa Flow his answer is Vinyasa No.

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Christine Hess

I am a Lehigh Valley native who loves to travel and experience new things! The “experiencing new things” part is what led me to get involved in Anti-Gravity Fitness! I like to fill my free time with yoga, pilates, running, Zumba, SUP, skiing, golfing, and of course hanging upside-down! There’s really not much I won’t try! With my love of working out, comes my love of trying to turn any recipe into something low cal, but still healthy! I became a Level One AntiGravity Instructor in AG FUNdamentals in 2014.  I cannot wait to watch my students “experience new things” in my AntiGravity classes!

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Christopher Schoch

I was introduced to yoga through P90X, and fell in love with it. It was one of the hardest things I have tried to do but felt I so relaxed when done. I starting going to classes to learn more about yoga and learn more poses. I have learned so much from going to classes and workshops that I wanted improve myself and help others feel goodabout themselves as well; so I began yogateacher training. I did my 200hr teacher training at Emmaus yoga. Now I love sharing my knowledgeof yoga and helping people.

I teach Both Vinyasa Flow and Ashtanga; both have so many benefits to give everyoneregardless of their skill. In my vinyasa classes I like to either work on a body part or towards a peak pose, depending on what the class needs. I teach anywhere from beginners to advanced. My intention is to make every student feel comfortable and help them achieve their goals. With Yoga anything is possible.

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Gina Galli

I was introduced to yoga in college and it wasn’t until 2003, It was suggested that I add yoga as part of my training for cycling long distances. I had practiced yoga off and on since then and was discovering the other benefits of yoga through stress reduction and just life balance. My yoga practice has benefited other activities I enjoy like  hiking and rock climbing. My personal goals are to live a healthy and balanced lifestyle through physical, mental and nutritional focuses. Through my practice, I discovered many other attributes of yoga and was craving to learn and grow.  I completed my 200+ hour Yoga Teacher certification through the Yoga Life Institute in Devon, PA, 2012.  Through this training, I went through several specialized workshops  and intensives that included Yin Yoga,Nutrition, Aryvedic Practices, Yoga for Arthritis and Yoga Therapy.

Shortly after receiving my certification in 2012, I moved back to Syracuse after my Mom passed away, to be close to family. I had the great opportunity to teach at many studios and be part of a wonderful yoga community in Syracuse.  I was able to craft and develop my teaching focus to build on asana structures, alignment and safe practices for all yoga practitioners at all levels. I  was able to earn my E-RYT 200 in that time.   I also, worked for Dr. Susan Brown, Ph. D, Certified Nutritionist, who specializes in bone health at the Center for Better Bones. I assisted in educating clients on the importance of physical activity through Yoga, Qigong and Tai Chi and mindful relaxation techniques.

I recently moved to the Lehigh Valley and I look forward to bring my passion for teaching and yoga lifestyle to the community here.

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Jen Weber

I began my yoga journey about 10 years ago at Temple University in Philadelphia. I needed a physical education credit and my choices were pretty slim. It was between swimming and yoga. I wanted to try something different so I decided upon yoga. After that class, I was hooked! I took power vinyasa classes all around Philadelphia before eventually moving back to the Lehigh Valley.

While back home, I met a yoga teacher who encouraged me to deepen my practice and go after my dream of becoming a teacher. It wasn’t until the Fall of 2014 that I decided to finally pursue teacher training, and I’m so grateful that I did! I loved seeing improvement in my body, but I also noticed a shift in the mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of my life. This practice has taught me that if you want to change your body, you can, if you want to transform your mind, you can, if you want to deepen your practice, you can. You just have to start! Start by unrolling your mat with me, and begin to reap the benefits of yoga! I am currently certified through Power Yoga Works, a Baptiste influenced studio in Malvern, Pa. When I’m not practicing yoga, I love to go to concerts, sporting events, and spend time with my family and my dog.

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Jenna Paradiso

Two years ago, I experienced my first AntiGravity Fitness class at the AG Yoga LAB eager to try a new fitness and yoga routine. From my first inversion, I felt empowered by the benefits of AntiGravity and have been practicing ever since. AntiGravity Yoga has transformed my life by opening my body and my mind; rejuvenating my endocrine and lymph systems, realigning my spine, and increasing my self-awareness and confidence.

Today, I am a certified level one AG Fundamentals Instructor. When I am not flying in the Harrison AntiGravity Hammock, you can find me hiking, painting, gardening, and looking for the next adventure. I believe in the power of mindfulness and that positive energy is contagious. Join us for class, I promise you will leave happier, healthier and taller!

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Jesika Watson

Jesika started practicing yoga in 2010 and was immediately addicted. In just a year she decided to go for her yoga certification. Jesika went for her teacher training at Power Yoga Works in Philadelphia where she studied a Baptiste power-vinyasa style yoga.  She recently completed her Indoor Standup Paddle Board Certification and is now teaching ISUP classes in our studio in addition to her other classes. Yoga has impacted Jesika in a very positive way and she looks forward to sharing this positive energy with everyone!

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Kristine McCreary

Hello! & Welcome to my AntiGravity Yoga Lab! I created AntiGravity Yoga Lab in the Lehigh Valley after finding my love for AntiGravity Yoga & Fitness in 2013. As a business owner of many various businesses over the years, I was looking to expand my entrepreneurial spirit into my passion and bliss–YOGA, and sharing all of its benefits with others. I came to find my mat yoga practice in 2007 while undergoing years of unsuccessful infertility treatments and was told my adrenals were “through the roof”! After years of practicing yoga, I have found not only a new inner peace and new ways of dealing with life’s stresses, but also have been blessed with a beautiful three year old daughter!  I also have daughter who is a Hair Stylist in NYC and a son in college, studying Digital Forensics. After becoming 200 Hour RYT Certified in 2013, I found the AntiGravity Yoga & Fitness training facility in New York City. One AntiGravity training was all it took for me to decide that I wanted to bring AntiGravity Yoga & Fitness to the Lehigh Valley! I have now trained to be a STAR ONE Instructor Trainer and look forward to hosting AntiGravity Trainings in the Lehigh Valley in 2016.  I am now also working toward my personal goal of becoming a STAR TWO Instructor Trainer over the next few years. I also recently completed my Indoor Standup Paddle Board Certification in order to add another innovative and unique approach to yoga to the studio. It is my passion to bring the same inner peace and happiness to everyone that practices in the two labs that I have built here in the Lehigh Valley. I invite you all to come and find the “mad scientist” in yourself in one of my labs and to start to experiment with new ways to open up your mind, open up your body and to be free!

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Kris Nelson

Hello friends!  I started my yoga journey 20 years ago while working at a gym in
Bucks County that had a Yoga studio.  I decided to try a class and was immediately hooked. I was blessed to have taken my first (Hatha) Yoga Teacher Training in 2001 at Yoga on Main in Philadelphia with David Newman (Durga Das).  That same year I attended the Yoga Journal conference where I attended workshops on teaching Prenatal Yoga and also fell in love with Yoga Movement in the form of Yoga Trance Dance® with Shiva Rea.  

In my earlier years of teaching, I primarily taught all levels classes and Pre-natal but could not shake my love for Yoga movement and decided to get certified in YogaRhythmics® (a form of Kripalu Danskinetics®) in 2003 and Yoga Trance Dance® with Shiva Rea in 2006.   I love to laugh and play and as a Mom of three, I also decided to study children’s yoga and become certified in YogaKids® in 2007. In addition to Yoga, I also teach Zumba® and HIIT classes.   At the end of 2016 I started a new and exciting opportunity. I met Kristine and am now a certified Fundamentals Level 1-2, AntiGravity® Instructor.

Outside of the studio, I have a full-time career in Real Estate and spend my spare time with my family which consists of my 3 teenagers, my sweetheart, and our four-legged rescue, Luna.  I love music, dancing, the outdoors, and working with multiple local charities.  I believe that the most powerful relationship that you can have is the one with yourself.  In working with ourselves first, we can guide, enjoy, and grow in our own journey.

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Kevin Roth

In our hearts, our souls and in our minds you will always be…THANK YOU Kevin for all you gave to everyone!

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Larissa Noto

Larissa has been practicing yoga for 20 years. She took her first class in 1998, while fulfilling a gym requirement in college. Then she became hooked — not just by the physical practice, but also with the way yoga helped her body, mind and soul feel both on and off the mat. To further deepen her practice, she completed ChildLight Yoga and Yoga 4 Classrooms Teacher Training in 2015, 250 Hour Yoga Teacher Training at Easton Yoga in 2017, and Restorative Yoga Teacher Training at Yoga Vida in NYC with Abbie Paloma and Ally Bogard and Restorative and Therapeutic Yoga at Yoga Works in NYC with Jillian Pransky in 2018. She is currently pursuing her 300 Hour Teacher Training at The Yoga Loft of Bethlehem and continues to seek out further opportunities to learn more both on/off the mat. In teaching both children and adults, Larissa firmly believes that yoga can be practiced by all. She teaches a mindful vinyasa flow that’s challenging and invigorating, but also creates space for stillness. Whether you are new to yoga or are a seasoned yogi, she strives to cultivate an accessible and inclusive practice to honor all students who venture into her class. Larissa currently teaches at Easton Yoga, Easton Yoga Allentown, The Yoga Loft of Bethlehem, and the Pratyush Sinha Foundation.  You can connect with Larissa online anytime through Facebook and Instagram @thelovelylittlelotus.  When she isn’t sharing her love of yoga with others, she is also a mom of 3 boys, as well as a lawyer, professor and parent support guide for families whose children have special needs.
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Stephanie Bender

Stephanie Kay Bender CPT, 200 RYT, MS, RDN, LDN-has had a passion for healthy living, fitness and nutrition her entire life. Stephanie earned her master’s degree and bachelor’s degree from Marywood University, in Scranton, PA, which she graduated with honors and is a member of the nutrition honor society. Stephanie works as a clinical dietitian at a psychiatric hospital. Stephanie has written several nutrition articles for a running magazine. Fitness and yoga have been a big part of Stephanie’s life. Running cross county in college and is a sponsored athlete through Zero Runner. Stephanie has over 22 certifications for fitness, including Power yoga, Buti Yoga, Antigravity and Barre. Goals for students are very important to her and help all students get the most out of their workout or practice.