Philly Power Yoga


This class is taught by:

Nikki Campion

Originally from outside Boston, Nikki started practicing yoga in High School to compensate for her sports injury that left her on the sidelines. From that moment on, yoga became an important aspect of her everyday life.

Moving to Philadelphia in Fall 2011 brought her to PPY as a work-study student, learning the inner-workings of a yoga studio. Steve then took Nikki under his wing to teach her the philosophy of PPY and the classes that are so important to the PPY clientele.

Nikki has been teaching at PPY since the Summer of 2012, a nice balance from her day (and night) job as a full-time graduate student. She enjoys every minute in the studio, whether sweating it out or teaching others.

If you would like more information about Nikki or have questions/comments about her teaching, you can contact her campion.nicole@gmail.com.

 

Ella Cuda

Ella loves to fuse her knowledge of traditional dance technique, breath inspired movement and yoga to create an invigorating and smooth flow to each style of class she offers. Ella received her BFA in Dance from The University of the Arts in 2015; her love of moving and years in dance class inspired her to pursue her Barre teacher training certification with Kelly Love. On the contrary, she discovered yoga’s physical and mental healing capacity after sustaining an injury while dancing years ago; since her initial introduction to the practice her passion for yoga has flourished. Ella graduated from Beyond Asana RYS, completing 200 hours of Vinyasa study, as well as the 48- Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Intensive with Brittany Policastro and a Postpartum Teacher Training Certification with Lara Kohn Thompson. All forms of movement allow Ella to “let go” of limiting inhibitions; she strives to offer a class that allows others to also release into their potential and enjoy their physical practice in a safe and supportive environment. She believes in sustainable growth (on and off the mat) and strives for students to discover a unique, individual movement style that will continue to serve them far into their future. She feels drawn to working with a broad population, from those who have never stepped foot on a yoga mat or into a Barre class, to expecting mothers, families, and the experienced mind-body practitioner. Ella recently assisted for The Art of Yoga Project pilot program in west Philadelphia, a non-profit organization that uses art, yoga, and journaling for early intervention to help at-risk and sexually exploited girls prepare for a positive future. She is an Eat Breathe Thrive- Yoga for Eating Disorders certified Thrive Tribe facilitator. Ella leads the Prenatal Fitness Program and offers personal postpartum evaluations to clients, ensuring a smooth transition from birth back into a safe physical fitness practice. She organizes the Karma Yoga Classes at the studio, establishing partnerships with other businesses in the community to create events to benefit organizations in Philly and other areas. You can find Ella assisting with general studio management from ensuring emails are answered to posting photos to social media and keeping the studio running smoothly. She splits her time between her home in South Carolina and Philadelphia, equally missing each when away.  She is an avid tea enthusiast, nature lover and devoted sister.

Melissa Green

Thrive Nutrition and Health Coach


Melissa Green is a certified Holistic Nutrition and Wellness Coach and received her education and training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN). Melissa began her career in the fashion industry; however, after five years she discovered her enthusiasm and drive for the industry faded, leaving her feeling discontent, stressed, and unfulfilled. Melissa realized that she always had a personal interest in nutrition and exercise, and it wasn't long until she decided to combine her passion for health and her career aspirations in pursuit of holistic health and Integrative Nutrition.


This career change was the key that opened Melissa's eyes and heart to a happier, healthier, and more positive lifestyle, which she hopes to spread to each client she touches. Through her self-discovery process, her personal experiences, and the educational tools she learned from IIN, Melissa provides support and success to each client.


Services with Melissa:

As a Health Coach Melissa helps young women achieve their health and life goals with step-by-step improvements and by incorporating natural food choices and positive habits that work for each individual. Above all, Melissa supports her clients by providing them with tools they need to create balance in their busy schedules, reduce stress and increase energy. Through this process, the young women Melissa works with achieve pure happiness, beauty and confidence from the inside out.


These gradual, fun, and lifelong changes help her clients produce positive results and help ensure each individual is living their best self!


About her Method:
As a Health Coach, I create a supportive and comfortable environment for you to focus on and achieve your specific health goals. I have studied all the major dietary theories and use practical health and lifestyle coaching methods. I will guide you to find the food and lifestyle choices that work best for you and help customize a plan that is specific to your own health, lifestyle and personal needs, as each of us is different.


I will teach you how to nourish your mind and body through incorporating natural foods, practicing exercise and movement, focusing on self care, and making healthier choices every day. Through these changes you will reduce stress, increase energy, lose weight, and create pure happiness, balance and beauty from the inside out.


Appointment Availability:
Monday: 6pm-9pm
Friday: 8am-9am, 11:30am- 1pm
Sunday: 5pm- 7pm


Contact Melissa:
Via Email: melissagreen@liveyourbestself
Via Phone: 609-707-5988


What People Are Saying:

I thoroughly enjoyed working with Melissa for support and guidance through achieving my weight loss and health goals. From the beginning, I felt very comfortable around her and felt confident that she would be able to provide me with the help I had been looking for. Melissa is very knowledgeable and knows a tremendous amount about nutrition. Melissa showed her care and commitment to me by being flexible and was able to create a healthy meal plan for me to follow in order for me to feel comfortable. I would definitely recommend Melissa to my friends and family for help with their health goals!
-Liz Cameron


Melissa is passionate about helping her clients and takes pride in helping them change their lifestyles for the better. She is a wealth of knowledge regarding healthy food choices, appropriate diet plans, workout routines, wellness, and one's overall well-being. Her effective communication skills make her a joy to work with as she has a special ability to understand people and make them feel comfortable with opening up to her, while providing the support and tools necessary to succeed in improving their lifestyles. I would without a doubt recommend Melissa Green as your health & wellness professional.
-Michael


Melissa Green is an exemplary, unique, and poised health & wellness professional. Her approach and method is unique regarding how she communicates with clients by personalizing a program specific to the individual. Melissa stresses the importance of leading and maintaining a healthy lifestyle; effectively getting this message across to clients by building a program specific to them and one that allows them to eat the foods that they enjoy without guilt or stress. She emphasizes the importance of eating natural, whole foods, incorporating physical activity, and taking time to nurture one’s relationships to achieve an overall healthy and satisfying lifestyle. I have personally worked with Melissa to improve my eating habits and step up my time at the gym. She guided me toward having well balanced portioned meals, and even led me to broaden my horizons with healthy snacks and deserts that would have never crossed my mind. Melissa also taught me how to create healthy versions of some of my favorite less than healthy foods and encouraged me to splurge every now. The results have been extremely rewarding as I have slimmed down and toned up, while I now eat much better and have an overall better well-being


Troy Jackson

Troy was looking for a positive change in his life when he found Philly Power Yoga and began training with Steve Gold. Through his daily practice on and off the mat, Troy created the positive change he sought. Through the tutelage of Steve, attendance at Baron Baptiste Level One Teacher Training, and various other workshops, Troy has deepened his knowledge of yoga and shares this with the Philly Power Yoga community. Troy invites students to find their own inner power through a vigorous class that will make them sweat and inspire change at the same time. After earning his Masters Degree in Social Work at Bryn Mawr College, Troy continues to inspire change within the community in his work as a licensed therapist in Philadelphia. 
 
“Troy brought me to the mat. He made me understand that the practice is about you and not anything or anyone else. Being in his class has changed my life. His guidance and caring is priceless.”
-Jeff Palmer
 
"A mini Yoga Boot Camp"
-Julia Bringhurst.
 
“Troy inspires his students with a challenging workout and compassionate approach. I always know I will leave Troy's class having strengthened and stretched my body and mind."
-Hally Bayer
 
“I have had the good fortune of having Troy as my Yoga instructor for some time now. Troy's teaching philosophy is based on two points. First, take your practice seriously but don't take yourself seriously. Secondly, the practice of Yoga can be a unique experience for all participants. As a result, Troy reaches the perfect balance in his teaching method: Classes are physically and mentally intense and challenging but are always in context of a very relaxed, positive, and comforting atmosphere. Furthermore, while Troy gently pushes students to their physical limit, he always stresses safety and encourages students to modify their poses whenever needed. As Troy likes to say (while all of us are sweating profusely on our mats!) "Even if you just come here and quietly meditate on your mat, you are practicing Yoga." There are other qualities Troy holds that are not as quantifiable as his high degree of professionalism and his deep knowledge of his craft - He's just a cool guy to be around that makes one feel comfortable practicing Yoga.”
-Max Fisher

Steve Gold

Owner and Director of Philly Power Yoga & Thrive Pilates

Gold is certified to teach “Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga” and continuously studies his craft for advanced techniques to share with his students and instructors. Philly Power Yoga has been teaching Gold’s signature yoga for 10 years, and has now expanded into a full-service facility with a variety of yoga, Pilates and fitness classes, as well as massage and acupuncture services.
 
Philly Power Yoga is not leisure yoga. It is tough, you will sweat. It was developed to identify and correct the pressures the Western world puts on the body. The practice isn’t a fad, it’s a proven lifestyle with the goal of making spiritual fitness an individual’s primary goal.
 
Gold takes pride in his instructor’s primary goal of connecting to students by sharing personal experiences in addition to poses, which allow students to reach spiritual fitness by reconnecting with their authentic self. He trains instructors who are honest, real, and accessible. He teaches that beginning with unhealthy baggage and habits are ok, simply be still in the moment no matter how painful and begin to reconnect with the real you.
 
Gold doesn’t limit his yoga teachings to his studio. His new non-profit, Project 4 Peace, takes his Power Yoga back to his roots in the inner city to teach youth yoga principles that strengthen confidence and self-worth. Gold acknowledges that his own self-value only comes from being in service for others. When not in the studio, Gold is spending time outdoors with his two kids.

Lindsay Browning

Yoga Instructor

Yoga and it's principles have become a very important nurturing part of my life. I was given the opportunity in 2010 to practice vigorously and found that the ideals that yoga offered were what I had been missing and the methods of the practice were very useful in my day to day life. The first Power Yoga class I participated in was in Boston at a Baptiste studio in Cambridge. I felt an instant connection to the flow of the style and the challenges it presented to me.
 
Upon completing a series of studies in early 2011 with Philly Power Yoga's Steve Gold, I began to guide Vinyasa practices. I'm determined to continue my personal investigation of yoga and am happy to continue spreading the news about the healing benefits and transformations Yoga can provide.
 
Lindsay's background is in Contemporary Modern Dance and Theater. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Radford University in Virginia in 2005. Shortly after completing her degree she moved to Philadelphia to begin creating and performing under the umbrella of it's movement arts community. She has a history with yoga through her dance education as well as a vast knowledge of the body and it's functions through her studies of the body and it's movement potential.
Let our expert instructors take you to your edge and beyond with a unique sequence of flowing asana's (poses) linked together by breath. In a room heated to 90 degrees, this Power Yoga is guaranteed to increase strength, cardio-vasular endurance and flexibility. Bring a mat, towel and water, 'cause you're gonna sweat!

Upcoming classes:

  • Wed Nov 22 6:30 am - 7:30 am with Nikki Campion
    at Philly Power Yoga
  • Wed Nov 22 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Ella Cuda
    at Philly Power Yoga
  • Wed Nov 22 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Ella Cuda
    at Philly Power Yoga
  • Wed Nov 22 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm with Melissa Green
    at Philly Power Yoga
  • Thu Nov 23 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Troy Jackson
    at Philly Power Yoga
  • Fri Nov 24 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Troy Jackson
    at Philly Power Yoga
  • Sat Nov 25 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Steve Gold
    at Philly Power Yoga
  • Sun Nov 26 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Lindsay Browning
    at Philly Power Yoga
  • Sun Nov 26 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Lindsay Browning
    at Philly Power Yoga