Meet the Instructors

Parvati Victoria Goodwin, E-RYT | Founder & Owner YACEP logo

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Parvati Victoria Goodwin, E-RYT, is the owner of the Blissful Yoga studio in Mullica Hill, New Jersey.
Victoria is a strong believer in the value of regular personal practice.  Beginning in 2000, she found that a consistent regimen of yoga and meditation helped her to manage a chronic pain condition.  She has been an avid student ever since, completing her first teacher training program at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in 2006; Yoga Dance, a yogic study of movement through the Chakras, and continuing on to earn certifications in Vinyasa, Yin, and Children’s Yoga.  She is currently studying at the Himalayan Institute for her 500 Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training.  A yoga teacher for 12 years, she is also an Intuitive Energy Healer, offering Reiki and Chakra Balancing Energy sessions, and a Sacred Empowerment Mentor.
Her passion and calling have led her to extended stays in India where she has spent undisturbed time in meditation, exploration, and the study of Yoga philosophy and Ayurveda. Victoria describes her trips as “magical”, bringing mind, body, and spirit into a united surrender to faith.  Victoria’s yoga classes are a blend of the physical practice of yoga along with the teachings of ancient yoga philosophy to guide each student deeper into themselves to find the magic within.  She offers yoga retreats to share these immersive and transformative spiritual experiences with her students and other seekers.  Her trips include daily asana and spiritual practice, immersion in local yogic culture, and travel through ancient spiritual centers.

Jean Froese, E-RYT 500

jeanJean’s journey with yoga began in a gym with no real understanding of the practice other than it was a “workout”. Great teachers and a desire to learn more moved her forward and she studied to become a teacher. She got her 200 hour Hatha Yoga training back to back with a 30 hour Yin training in 2012. She has been teaching steadily since then and has acquired Reiki 1 and 2 attunements, as well as, a level 1 Vedic Astrology certification through the Academy of Vedic Arts and Sciences.

Jean teaches from her own practice and understanding so her personal practice is ongoing and varied. She practices Vinyasa, Ashtanga and most recently Jivamukti yoga, as well as gentle Hatha and Yin. “Teaching is an honor and I appreciate, so much, the opportunities I have to share my practice”.


Kathy Puchowski

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Kathy’s yoga journey began in the mid-90’s as part of a fitness routine. Her continued passion for yoga is reignited by the clarity and calm she experiences with practice. Kathy studied an eclectic style of Hatha Yoga based on the principles of the yoga sutras and specializes in gentle, slower flow forms of yoga. Here at Blissful, Kathy teaches Golden Chair, Christian and Restorative Yoga.

Aside from yoga, Kathy enjoys outdoor walks, needlework, gardening, healthy cooking and time with family and friends.

Kathy is a certified registered yoga teacher (RYT 200) and a second level Reiki practitioner.


Brandy Ciaccia

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After years of trying to find a health and wellness practice that clicked, Brandy began practicing yoga regularly in 2012. One teacher in particular drew her into the practice and it quickly became a way to not only move the body but heal the soul. After experiencing the amazing effects that yoga can have on the mind and body, Brandy knew she wanted to share the knowledge with others as well as deepen her own practice. She received her 200 hour teaching certification in May of 2015 and is a registered teacher with Yoga Alliance.

Off the mat, Brandy enjoys spending time with her husband and two children (sometimes practicing yoga together), music, reading, learning, and relaxing at the beach in Wildwood.


Suzi Zappile

suzi-zSuzi, a yogi by heart, lives to nurture, empower, and motivate people. As a former Zumba, Zumba Kids and Sports Camp Instructor, Suzi has always been active. Yoga has been a part of her exercise routine on and off, but it wasn’t until her chronic pain from severe endometriosis left her unable to do any exercise for over two years, that she turned to yoga full time and her true path to yoga started.
Now completely pain free and stronger than ever, Suzi is a graduate of Blissful Yoga’s 200 hour Hatha/Vinyasa training and is a registered teacher with Yoga Alliance. She is excited to share all that the path of yoga has to offer and looks forward to seeing you at one of her classes!

 Mary Procacci

maryMary started practicing yoga in June 2015. She was looking for a new purpose and stumbled upon Blissful Yoga! Her first class was Yin. She felt so good after that first class and was totally hooked from then on. Mary took every beginner class available until August when she challenged herself to Blissful’s 21 Day Yoga Challenge. She continued her practice every day since! Mary spent the entire year taking workshops, practicing yoga and meditation and learning everything she could about yoga. She began Yoga Teacher Training in April 2016 at Blissful Yoga.  Her dream when she began was to teach yoga to kids of all ages. Mary went to NYC in August 2016 and received her Kids Yoga certification with Kidding Around Yoga. Now, Mary wants to share the gift of yoga with anyone who will practice with her! Mary is a 200 hr Hatha/Vinyasa teacher, Yin Yoga teacher, Reiki Master and has continued her studies with a 100 hr Chakra Immersion Training.

Mary is also a 3rd grade teacher in Wilmington, DE. She begins every morning with her students doing a meditation, along with positive affirmations.  She also teaches yoga to her students and staff.  Teaching her students mindfulness and meditation in school has helped her and her students build confidence, focus and the ability to self-regulate their feelings, emotions and behaviors. It creates a fun-loving, peaceful and positive environment for learning. Mary wants to spread her love of yoga to children and adults alike, to help them find their own inner peace and strength.  Mary invites you to step into the magic of your true Self in every class, challenging yourself to feel what you are truly capable of being!


Teja Shanti

tejaTeja Shanti Kaur is a Mom, Registered Nurse, Certified Reiki Master, and Certified 200-hour Kundalini Yoga Teacher. During her Reiki training, she was guided to pursue Kundalini Yoga and it quickly became her passion.  

She had been suffering from chronic pain and fatigue while battling thyroid cancer since 2000. In 2009, she began a gentle yoga practice and realized she was starting to feel better. It wasn’t until she began Kundalini Yoga 5 years later she realized her own vitality and health. Just 3 months after beginning Kundalini yoga, the cancer was undetectable! Now, it is her desire and commitment to pass this knowledge on and to help guide you in becoming the best YOU possible.

 


Abigail Purcell

IMG_5541 Abigail, Victoria’s daughter, has been practicing yoga since her mother introduced it to her when she was just ten years old. She began a personal yoga and meditation practice in 2014. Abigail believes her yoga practice through-out college allowed her to de-stress and manage a full course load while also working full-time. She took 16 weeks of Ashtanga Yoga training in 2017. Though her personal practice is mainly Vinyasa and Ashtanga, she is trained in Reiki, Zumba, and Yin Yoga as well. Abigail is studying Clinical Mental Health Counseling as a graduate student at Holy Family University, and believes yoga and meditation are crucial to mental health wellness. She contributes a regular yoga and meditation practice to improved self-esteem, self-awareness, and overall happiness. 


Theresa Parkhill

unnamedTheresa Parkhill, was stranger to the world of yoga for many years, but enjoyed a love of fitness spending these years at the gym, on a spin bike, with a personal trainer, or perfecting pointe ballet dancing.  On occasion she would drop into a yoga class when spin classes were full, or she needed to unwind.  She truly had a love for the fitness arena until March 2016 when she injured her sacral bone and hip. Maintaining a regular routine at the gym and with a personal trainer, Theresa decided it was time to find another slower paced practice to keep her life more balanced.  After a lot of research and speaking with friends, she decided to try Yin Yoga.  A few Yin Yoga classes later, she decided to become a certified Yin Yoga instructor.  Which she accomplished in October 2017, at Blissful Yoga.  Since that time, Theresa has been teaching Yin Yoga, and is currently practicing and preparing for her 200-hour Shaktinanda teacher training,  journey beginning July 2018 at Blissful Yoga.  Theresa is also Reiki 1 and 2 attuned.  


Sharyn Infanti, CYT, RYT-200, Reiki II, Certified Children’s Yoga Teacher

Sharyn found YogaSharyn Infanti in 2013 as a complement to her meditation practice, holistic and plant-based lifestyle. After a few years of practicing she wanted to share its unique way to achieve empowerment, self-awareness, confidence and peace of mind with as many as possible. She first began her teaching journey by becoming certified to teach children’s yoga through Kidding Around Yoga. While teaching to children, the desire to share yoga grew even more, therefore she spread her wings and received her 200-hour yoga teacher training in 2018.

Sharyn is passionate in inspiring others to tap into their inner strength and wisdom. Her classes are a beautifully blended mix of meditation, asana (poses), and pranayama (breath), sprinkled with fun to help students discover their, happier, healthier, loving selves in mind, body and spirit.