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.
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Virtual one-on-one appointments are a wonderful way to further accommodate and personalize your wellness experience. Mirbeau Balanced instructors offer virtual appointments in the following specialties:
Mental Health Coach
Debbie has a BS in Exercise Science and Masters in Health Education. She is an ACSM Personal Trainer and Cancer Exercise Specialist. Debbie has worked in corporate fitness and taught at clinics, hospitals and universities.
Cardio Tone, HIIT
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.
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.
Abs, Arms & Glutes
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.
Qigong & Tai Chi
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 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training.
Nina is an ACE Certified Fitness Instructor, 200-Hour Yoga Teacher and BarreFlow Instructor. She has been featured in Reader’s Digest and popsugarfitness.com and has a dynamic Instagram following @_NinaMunoz
MS, RD, CDN
Kathleen has worked as a Registered Dietitian for over 15 years specializing in Cardiac Rehab, Eating Disorders, Prenatal Care and Pediatrics.
Mental Health Coach
Nicolette has a BA in Psychology and her Master’s in Individual, Marriage and Family Therapy.
Power 1/2 Hour
Sally has achieved Level 1 and Level 2 Lagree Fitness Certification, 450-Hour PMA Pilates Certification and 200-Hour Yoga Alliance Certification.
Low Impact Cardio
Sue earned her Bachelor’s degree in Exercise & Wellness. She is also an ACSM Personal Trainer and Inclusive Fitness Trainer.
Rosemary has been a Ballroom Dance Instructor for many years. Her additional certifications include Yoga RYT-200, Cycling, Spin and HIIT.
Qigong & Tai Chi
Vince is a Senior Trainer with the Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi and a Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi Instructor. He is also accredited in The Fundamentals of Rehabilitative Qigong and Tai Chi Level 1.
DeAndra has completed 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training and additional certifications in Meditation and Trauma-Informed Yoga.
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.
Vanessa is a certified 250-Hour Vinyasa Yoga Teacher along with additional training in Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Vedic Thai Massage and Nursing Studies.
Liz is a NASM Personal Trainer, Corrective Exercise Specialist, 500-Hour Yoga Teacher, BarreFlow and AFAA Group Fitness Instructor.
Shannon is a 200 HR RYT Certified Yoga Instructor with specialty training in Breathwork and Meditation.
Strength, Balance, Core
Lisa is a certified 200-Hour Yoga Teacher, Les Mills Body Pump Instructor and Personal Trainer. She is also a Physical Education Adjunct Professor.
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.
Keri-Ann has a BA in Health & Wellness. Her additional certifications are E-RYT, YACEP, Mind Body Medicine Yoga and Wellness Counseling.
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.
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.
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.
Wendy is a former Competitive Bodybuilder and longtime trainer, in addition to a Certified Yoga Teacher.
Shannon, in addition to completing Yoga Teacher Training, has also completed the Bauman College Natural Chef Program.
Nidhi has taught for over 25 years and has certifications in Kundalini, Hatha, Tibetan Mindfulness, Reiki and Sound Healing.
Jessie is a 200-Hour Yoga Teacher with over 15 years of experience. She is also a Dental Assistant.
Sandy Steigerwald is a Certified Reiki Master, Reiki Master Teacher Trainer, Aromatherapist and 200-Hour Registered Yoga Teacher.
Jolene is a Certified 200-Hour Yoga Teacher and has a Master's of Science in teaching adults.
Christine is a NASM Personal Trainer, AFAA Group Exercise Instructor with additional certifications in Spinning and TRX.