Meet Our Teachers

 

Nicole McLaughlin-Lublin – Owner/Studio Manager
Nicole McL first came to yoga in search of way to ease stress and anxiety. As her practice advanced, not only did she gain more of a sense of calm, but also noticed that yoga’s physical and spiritual benefits were transforming many areas of her life, both personal and professional. That’s what inspired her to teach. She completed her 200-hour certification with Pink Lotus Yoga in Lakewood and continues to seek ways to learn and grow, both as a teacher and practitioner. Nicole believes that yoga is for everybody and that everybody’s yoga journey is personal. She seeks to offer a safe and fun environment for others to develop their own practice and discover yoga’s life-changing benefits for themselves. Away from the mat, she’s an actor, singer, French cooking enthusiast, die-hard KISS fan, and dreamer. 
 

Jacquelyn Daukšs
Jacquelyn began practicing yoga off and on about 10 years ago. After becoming a stay at home mom to 2 young kids, she needed something just for her. She recommitted to her practice and enrolled in a 200 hour teacher training program. She completed an Ashtanga focused training program in November of 2018. She enjoys teaching students of all levels and abilities and strives to make her classes accessible, inclusive, and welcoming to all who attend. She believes yoga can benefit anyone who is open to it!

Amber Good
A lifelong team sports athlete, Amber discovered yoga in 2009 and fell in love with the mind-body-spirit connection each class allowed her to explore. She began teaching Bootybarre in 2016, but gravitated toward Zen Barre in 2018 because of the heavy yoga influence. She completed level one YogaFit training and Yoga Shred training in the summer 2018 and is on track to complete 200 hour yoga teacher training, along with Zen Barre Spark. Join her for Zen Barre to experience a full-body workout while connecting breath and intention. 

Colleen O’Rourke
Colleen trained with the Kundalini Research Institute in 2010-2011. She is most inspired by the transformative nature of the technology of Kundalini Yoga and Meditation. It is a transportation system that takes you from where you are to where you want to be and it works fast! It is a practice that is accessible to everybody from the absolute beginner to the seasoned yogi. This practice works on all 10 bodies. In one practice, all mental, physical, energetic and emotional bodies are recalibrated and optimized.  Colleen is truly amazed by the profound transformations she has experienced through her practice and is excited to share the power of Kundalini with the Firehouse Yoga community. 

Varsha Vydyula
Varsha is a visual artist, yoga practitioner and teacher. Yoga has always been an integral part of her life, keeping her light, centered, and positive. While she will always be a student of yoga, it is her joy to spread yoga education to fellow practitioners. She is classically trained in Krishnamacharya’s yoga tradition and a certified yoga teacher with the International Yoga Academy.  She formally studied Hatha yoga in Asana Andiappan College in Chennai, India and Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga from Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Shala, Chennai.