Eileen received her Group Fitness Instructor (the highest level of group fitness designations) and Personal Fitness Trainer certifications through AFAA / NASM. She received specialized training as a Spin instructor through Mad Dogg, which owns the Spin brand, and her barre training through Barre Above. These certifications require yearly continuing education to ensure the most up-to-date form, technique and science is practiced. She is currently working on her nutritionist certification too! As are all of our instructors, Eileen is CPR / AED certified.
Eileen and her husband, Norm, were married on Block Island (on July 4th ... in a hurricane) and moved to Block Island in 2014. She has two amazing teenage boys and two adorable Brittany Spaniel dogs (often featured in our social media posts). Never one to preach perfection, she enjoys pizza, nachos and Oar mudslides! You can read more about her unique story by clicking on the "My Story" tab.
Jill Seppa a 24 year round resident of Block Island started her yoga journey while attending Jim Reales classes 22 years ago. While she enjoys practicing a wide variety of fitness class formats, yoga has consistently been a part of her life since the early nineties. She became a dedicated student of Sue Littlefields and eventually began assisting at retreats. In 2007, she attended her yoga teacher 300 hour immersion training at Sonic Yoga in Manhattan, New York. She began teaching on Block Island in the spring of 2007. Since then, she has attended various training modules to round out her teaching abilities such as advanced anatomy and prenatal yoga. She combines the principles of yoga, poetry and a solid sense of humor encouraging her students to be playful and curious in class.
When not on the mat, she is often spending time with her two daughters and son. As the owner of the amazing Koru Spa on Block Island, she is a busy girl! Jill is an Island girl at heart and also enjoys traveling and visiting other islands. Some of her favorites spots for her personal yoga practice are the jetty in New Harbor and Rodmans Hollow, although she enjoys embarrassing her children by busting out yoga poses in airports and malls. Everytime is a good time for yoga!
Cindy immersed herself in expert aerobic dance classes throughout the 1980’s in Boston and New York City when the practice was first expanding and evolving. With the knowledge she obtained from her varied experiences, she began designing and leading her own aerobic classes when she moved to Block Island full time in 1989. In 2010 she became certified in Nia, a neuromuscular movement practice (nianow.com) and advanced to the Blue Belt level.
Cindy is continuing her education and is currently studying for the American Council on Exercise NCCA certification as a Group Fitness Instructor.