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Meet Our Instructors

The professional wellness team of Mirbeau Balanced is a skilled group of instructors trained in a variety of specialties. Most of our instructors also teach at our on-site locations in Skaneateles NY, Albany NY, Rhinebeck NY and Plymouth MA. Scroll down to view Instructor Bios.

One of our instructors, Debbie Bobbett.

Debbie Bobbett

Balance, Pilates

Debbie has a BS in Exercise Science and Masters in Health Education. She is an ACSM Personal Trainer, Cancer Exercise Specialist and IIN Health Coach. Debbie has worked in corporate fitness and taught at clinics, hospitals and universities.

One of our instructors, Robyn Holstein

Robyn Holstein

HIIT, Strength

Robyn has a BS in Exercise Physiology and a Masters in Kinesiology. She has worked in corporate fitness, commercial fitness, cardiac rehab, medical based wellness centers and universities. 

One of our instructors, Eric Prager

Eric Prager


Eric Prager has degrees in Exercise Science and Sports Management. He is a certified National Strength & Conditioning Coach. Eric's extensive career has included health club management, international lecturer and college professor.

One of our instructors, Krissy Wolak

Krissy Wolak


Krissy is an ACE and WITS Certified Personal Trainer. She is also a certified Fitness Kickboxing and Cycling Instructor as well as an ASCA Level 2 Swim Coach.

One of our instructors, Curt Anthon

Curt Anthon

Qigong & Tai Chi, Yoga, Strength

Curt has been practicing Qigong and Tai Chi for over 10 years and is a certified trainer with the Yang Family Tai Chi Association. He has also acquired certification in Qi Medicine and 500-hour Yoga Teacher Training.

One of our instructors, Nina Munoz.

Nina Munoz

Yoga, Strength

Nina is an ACE Certified Fitness Instructor, 200-Hour Yoga Teacher and BarreFlow Instructor. She has been featured in Reader’s Digest and and has a dynamic Instagram following @_NinaMunoz

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Amy Spin

Tabata, Strength

Amy is a Physical Education Teacher. Her Masters is in Coaching Pedagogy. She is also a Certified Personal Trainer for over 25 years.

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Stephanie Shattuck

Yoga Therapy

Stephanie holds both RYT 200 and RYT 300 yoga certifications and is in the practicum phase of her yoga therapy program certified by the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT).

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Danielle Dugan

Chair Fitness, Sculpt & Stretch

Danielle's years of experience include certifications in Personal Training, 200 and 300-hour Yoga Teacher Trainings, Meditation, Yoga Nidra, FRC Mobility, & Treadmill Running/Walking.

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Lindsay Paoloni

Yoga Therapy, Meditation

Lindsay is a certified Yoga Therapist (IAYT Level 3) as well as a registered 500hr Yoga Teacher and NASM Personal Trainer. She also has training in Ayurveda, Panchakarma, Qi Gong and Jikiden Reiki. 

One of our instructors, Rosemary Mondo

Rosemary Mondo

Yoga, Dance

Rosemary has been a Ballroom Dance Instructor for many years. Her additional certifications include Yoga RYT-200, Cycling, Spin and HIIT.

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Lisa DeBrase

Balance, Strength

Lisa is a certified 200-Hour Yoga Teacher, Les Mills Body Pump Instructor and Personal Trainer. She is also a Physical Education Adjunct Professor.

One of our instructors, DeAndra Verchereau

DeAndra Verchereau


DeAndra has completed 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training and additional certifications in Meditation and Trauma-Informed Yoga.

One of our instructors, Patrick Mongtomery

Patrick Montgomery


Patrick is a certified instructor of the Katonah Yoga Method in addition to having completed his 200-Hour YTT and also Chair Yoga Teacher training.

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Meredith Welch

Low Impact Cardio, Strength

Meredith is a W.I.T.S. Personal Trainer with certifications in ACE Group Fitness, HIGH Fitness, HighLow, POUND, LIVESTRONG Cancer Survivor Coach, Reiki Master, Barre, Aromatherapy & Lifestyle Coaching.

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Liz Filippone

Strength, BarreFlow, Yoga

Liz is a NASM Personal Trainer, Corrective Exercise Specialist, 500-Hour Yoga Teacher, BarreFlow and AFAA Group Fitness Instructor.

One of our instructors, 
Shannon Rossi

Shannon Rossi

Strong & Calm, Yoga

Shannon is a 200 HR RYT Certified Yoga Instructor with specialty training in Breathwork and Meditation.

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Heather Slifstein

Sculpt & Stretch

Heather is a group fitness instructor with a dance background of over 30 years experience teaching.

One of our instructors, Kimberly German

Kimberly German


Kimberly is a certified 450-Hour Yoga Teacher and Level 2 Reiki Practitioner. She also has a BS in Radiology and works as a CT/MRI Technologist.

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Gabby Emerson

Strength, Barre

Gabby is an NASM Certified Personal Trainer, Master Health Coach, and Barre Instructor.

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Genii Rutherford


Genii is a 200-Hour Yoga Teacher and MELT Level 1 Instructor. Her additional certifications include Yoga Ed., Kids Yoga, Street Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, MELT Hand and Foot Treatment and SUP Yoga.

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Anne Schroeder


Anne has a Masters in Education and holds a 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Certification with additional certifications in Senior Yoga, Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra.

One of our instructors, Denise Altschule

Denise Altschule


Denise Altschule is a certified BarreFlow Instructor and Spinning Instructor with over 10 years of experience. She is also a Special Education Teacher and Triathlete.

One of our instructors, Wendy Feldman

Wendy Feldman

Yoga, Pelvic Conditioning

Wendy is a former Competitive Bodybuilder and longtime trainer, in addition to a Certified Yoga Teacher.

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Cheryll Barrell


Cheryl has completed 200 hour Bhakti Yoga plus Yin Yoga Teacher Trainings.

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Nidhi Huba


Nidhi has taught for over 25 years and has certifications in Kundalini, Hatha, Tibetan Mindfulness, Reiki and Sound Healing.

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Tina Ramsden


Tina has degrees in Recreation Therapy and Health Education. Her additional certifications are E-RYT, Yin Yoga, Meditation, Somatic/Therapeutic Movement and Personal Trainer.

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Sandy Steigerwald


Sandy Steigerwald is a Certified Reiki Master, Reiki Master Teacher Trainer, Aromatherapist and 200-Hour Registered Yoga Teacher.

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Mellissa Senecal


Mellissa is a certified 200-Hour Yoga Instructor and BarreFlow Trainer.

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Christine Ensslin

Strength, TRX

Christine is a NASM Personal Trainer, AFAA Group Exercise Instructor with additional certifications in Spinning and TRX.

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