Karyna Kerin

Position:Owner + Yoga, Cycling, + Bootcamp Instructor
Experience:EYT-200, Spinning Certified, RealRyder Certified, SoundRide Trained
Biography:
My passion for fitness over the past decade has evolved from a yoga and cycling student, to a yoga and cycling instructor, and now studio owner. I completed my 200 hour teacher training in 2015 and am currently working towards my 500 hour training. I've trained with Spinning and RealRyder and I've been teaching both yoga and cycling since 2015. I believe in the connection, community, and confidence found in both a yoga practice and a consistent cycling routine. My passion stems from the need to share the benefits and magic of these disciplines with the world.

Before owning a studio, my professional background was primarily in the software industry. I graduated from Pitt with a bachelor’s in computer science. When the first Pittsburgh COVID shutdown happened, I combined her decade of software experience and my passionate teaching career to launch our virtual program.

Jami Pasquinelli

Position:Cycling Instructor
Experience:SoundRide Trained
Biography:
Jami has years of cycling experience and loves fun themed playlists She brings an energy into the room (or virtual zoom space) the second she enters it!

Alex Mattina

Position:Yoga Instructor
Experience:YT-200
Biography:
Alex's yoga classes will leave you feeling refreshed and invigorated at the same time. Her welcoming energy and creative sequencing are exact what you need.

Marissa Venvanzi

Position:Cycling + Bootcamp Instructor
Experience:30 hour Rhythmic Cycling Trained
Biography:
Marissa is our queen of choreographed movement. Expect to find a dance party that matches the beat of the music in both her cycling and HIIT classes!

Terri Obringer

Position:Cycling + Bootcamp Instructor
Experience:SoundRide Trained
Biography:
Terri will challenge you in both her HIIT and cycle classes. Be ready for a sweaty session each and every time!

Holly Mawn

Position:Cycling Instructor
Experience:Cycle Fusion Essentials
Biography:
Holly is a cycling enthusiast both outdoors and in! Her passion for cycling began over 10 years ago when she did her first lengthy (84-mile) fundraiser ride and discovered that indoor cycling was not only great training but also a whole lot of fun. After years as a rider she decided to take her passion to the next level and become an instructor, and she's thrilled to bring her classes to the Triangle Foundry fam!

Sierra Constantine

Position:Yoga Instructor
Experience:YT-200
Biography:
Sierra Constantine is a trained dancer since the age of 3, certified Buti Yoga and Sculpt instructor, and RYT-200 hour Vinyasa Krama Yoga Teacher. Originally from Scranton,Pa, Sierra has been teaching movement since a very young age- starting with preschool tap and ballet classes and moving on to pre-teen/senior tap, jazz, and contemporary dance.⁠ ⁠ After college, marriage, and starting her family, Sierra decided to get back into the movement game and join some friends in group fitness classes. This is where she was introduced to Buti Yoga and decided to get certified to teach. After her certification in December 2017, Sierra added group fitness and adult Cardio Dance classes to her repertoire and had fallen in love with movement all over again! In the summer of 2019, Sierra earned her certifications in Buti SculptxBands. This HIIT format incorporates intervals and dynamic movement to sculpt the body and increase muscle performance. Sierra completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training in the fall of 2020 and cannot wait to move and flow with all of you!

Margot California

Position:Cycling + Bootcamp Instructor
Experience:ACE Certified Instructor
Biography:
I am an actuarial analyst with a passion for fitness! I am an ACE Certified Instructor with previous experience working at my college: Penn State University. I love to teach and take all different types of classes and really enjoy sharing positivity through movement.

Lydia Gibson

Position:Yoga Instructor
Experience:YT-200
Biography:
Lydia began her yoga practice over a decade ago to alleviate back pain from a car accident. In that first class, she realized that her body kept the score of everything she’s been through and she felt a physical and emotional release like never before. Throughout the following years, she came to find that yoga wasn’t just an amazing physical practice, but values that blended into her everyday life and relationships. She practiced with multiple teachers of all kinds: gentle flow, tri-yoga (uniting breath and mudra with flowing and sustained postures), power yoga, kundalini and more. She found a love for the combination of the body and the mind and wanted to help guide others to this healing gift as well. So, she received her 200 RYT with focuses in Hatha and Vinyasa in 2021.

Devon Anderson

Position:Yoga Instructor
Experience:RYT-200
Biography:
Devon is trained in Vinyasa Krama. Krama translates to careful stepping so you can expect a class that gradually builds in intensity. She enjoy challenging and helping students get new poses by offering modifications and specific cues. She strongly believe that there is no end goal in yoga and every student should always have something to work towards. 

Ruth Medwig

Position:Yoga Instructor
Experience:RYT-200
Biography:
Ruth is a physical therapist assistant by career. She is also a certified Chair Yoga instructor, a 200 hr RYT teacher, and a mom to two daughters, a cat, and a dog. She obtained her chair yoga certification through Yogavista Academy in 2016 and completed her 200 hour teacher training in 2019, locally in Pittsburgh.⁠ ⁠ As she moved towards the next phase of her life, she realized her goal was to bring yoga and accessible movement to all bodies. Her primary focus is to inspire everyone to celebrate the unique way that their body moves. Whether limited in mobility, differently-abled, or a seasoned yoga practitioner seeking their next challenge, she wants to meet her students where they are and help elevate them to their best level.⁠

Stan Kirsnes

Position:Yoga Instructor
Experience:RYT-500
Biography:
I first took classes in the winter of 2000/01 at the suggestion of a friend to help with neck and back problems stemming from 20+ years of construction. Relief was immediate and I continued with classes until hurricane Ivan flooded Pgh. in 2004. A new job, overtime and travel displaced Yoga practice until 2009 when once again back and neck pain chased me into regular practice. A renewed commitment led to Teacher Training at Third Street Yoga in 2012 where the healing powers of yoga showed themselves as a connection between the physical and spiritual bodies. A "desire to deepen my practice" led to RYT 200 certification in April 2013, a committed practice and a teaching position in September of 2013. Advanced TT followed with RYT500 certification attained through the Yoga H’om program in 2016. Diversified education has led to certifications in Yin yoga and Yoga for Arthritis and continued with workshops with Judith Lassater, Gary Kraftsow, Tiffany Cruikshank, Kino MacGregor and others. I like to spend time at the Satchidananda Ashram in Yogaville, Va. where I have taken workshops which include Pranayama for Yoga Teachers, Yoga of Recovery,Yoga for Arthritis, and the study of ancient texts.

Melanie Pettinato

Position:Yoga Instructor
Experience:RYT-200
Biography:
I discovered yoga in 2008 after college while looking for something meaningful to add to my workout routine . I fell in love with yoga and how welcoming it was. There was no competition, and I knew yoga was for me . I completed my teacher training in August of 2020. I am excited to share my yoga journey with others . I feel like it’s a journey that isn’t perfect and everyone is perfect just as they are.

Renee Salicce

Position:Yoga Instructor
Experience:YT-200
Biography:
Renee received her 200 hour yoga teacher training certification in 2019. She went to her first yoga class in support of a friend, but found so much more. Her love for the practice grew quickly. She signed up for teacher training 6 months later. She wasn’t sure if she wanted to teach or just dive deeper into her practice. In the end, she chose both! Once she hit the teacher’s mat, the rest was history! Off the mat, Renee is mommy to her 11year old daughter, Olivia Rose. She also coaches her softball team. Helps out her own mother who is partially disabled. And loves cooking for her family. Renee truly believes there is nothing a little yoga can’t fix!

Jaclyn Kliber

Position:Cycling Instructor
Biography:
Jacki loves creating a fun and upbeat playlist, with the choreography to go with it! While you ride to the beat of the music, she challenges you with fun combos so it’s like you’re dancing on your bike. Don’t let her smile fool you… she’s gonna kick your butt and make you sweat, but you’re gonna have fun doing it!

Emily Yarish

Position:Cycling + Bootcamp Instructor
Biography:
Emily is a cybersecurity analyst with years of group exercise instructing experience. Her experience in fitness started at her alma mater, the University of Pittsburgh, where she taught almost her entire undergraduate career! She loves challenging intervals, themed playlists, and any opportunity to climb a hill! Emily’s favorite part of group fitness is how music can fuel every movement in a room.

Lalita Payne

Position:Yoga Instructor
Experience:YT-200
Biography:
Lalita is Sanskrit and means “Playful” I’ve been practicing yoga approximately 10 years. I’m a recent graduate of YTT as of November 2021. I have training with Vinyasa and Vinyasa Krama style yoga. In teaching I want to concentrate on the Pranayama (breathwork) and hope to bring a happy and comfortable feel. My husband and I have been married for 23 years and have 3 adult daughters.

Becca Gregory

Position:Cycling + Bootcamp Instructor
Experience:Mad dog Athletics Spinning and Spinpower Certified, Schwinn Indoor Cycling Certified, and Core Barre Certified
Biography:
By day, Becca works to help fund the cure for blood cancer, as a Campaign Development Manager at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. But most important to her is her role as mom (to her beautiful toddler, Luna), and wife. Becca found indoor cycling more than a decade ago. As a former musical theater major, she was looking for a fun and creative way to move her body ....and she stumbled upon indoor cycling! Becca has been an instructor since 2014, and has loved being a part of Pittsburgh's amazing fitness community.