About

DIG Yoga is a community-oriented yoga studio located in historic Lambertville, New Jersey. Sue Elkind and Naime Jezzeny opened DIG Lambertville in 2010 with two important goals in mind: providing excellence in yoga education, and creating a sanctuary for community to gather and grow.  DIG's roots are grounded in their 25 years of experience teaching strong, alignment-based hatha yoga, along with the richness of a life-affirming Tantric philosophy.

As a health-conscious, people-oriented yoga business, DIG aims to support students in their quest to realize their greatest potential.  The DIG team leads by example, making efforts to model what is ‘life-enhancing’ and shed what is not. We strive for high standards, sweetened with humor and humility, with the intention of continuously evolving.  We endeavor to always speak and act in a way that encourages others to remember how interconnected all things are by being kind and considerate of one another and our planet.
 

Owners

Sue Elkind, E-RYT-500, RPYT Owner, Director

Sue Elkind is recognized internationally in the yoga community as a teacher’s teacher, with over 25 years of yoga experience. Her in-depth knowledge of alignment and biomechanics, along with her passion to teach from her heart, allows her students to expand their potential both physically and spiritually. Sue is an expert in prenatal and postnatal yoga and skilled in meditation. As an activist, Sue is dedicated to empowering women through yoga in all stages of life.

Sue is director of DIG Yoga's 200 and 500 hour Teacher Training programs, and developed a Pre/Post Natal Training that she offers worldwide. She enjoys donating her time teaching fundraisers for various causes and has presented at festivals like Wanderlust, Global Mala, Namas Day, Bermuda Yoga Festival, and Recharge in the Swiss Alps.  Sue is the author of DIG Pregnancy, Birth & Baby: A Conscious and Empowered Approach to Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga and has been featured on the video Yoga Mama, for Crunch Fitness, as well as Fit Pregnancy, W Magazine, and Spa Magazine.

Inspired by keeping great company, quality time in nature and her loving family, Sue co-founded DIG Yoga in 2010 with Naime Jezzeny in Lambertville, NJ, as a place to nourish the body, mind and heart with yoga.

 

Naime Jezzeny, E-RYT-500 Co-Owner

Naime Jezzeny is an internationally-renowned yoga teacher, certified 500 ERYT, whose extensive background includes formal studies in exercise physiology and kinesiology at the University of Southern California. His years of study allow him to take the therapeutic qualities of yoga to another level. He also holds certifications from the National Academy of Sports Medicine in personal fitness training (CPT), Corrective Exercise (CES), Golf Fitness Specialist (GFS), and Sports Performance Training (SPT). Naime has helped rehabilitate a wide variety of professionals including Olympic gold medalists, golfers, actors, dancers, and business leaders. 

Naime has also spent over a decade studying with his philosophy teacher, Dr. Douglas Brooks, one of the world's foremost scholars of Hindu Tantrism and the esoteric traditions of the Goddess. Regarded as a teacher's teacher and a master of therapeutics, he teaches workshops and trainings worldwide and at his home studio, DIG Yoga, in Lambertville, New Jersey.


Staff and teachers

Tracy Morgan, Studio Manager

Tracy took her first yoga class 12 years ago after her son was born. It wasn't long before she developed a deep love for the practice and she hopes to one day be certified to teach yoga as well.  Tracy started at Dig Yoga in 2012, working at the front desk and coordinating the retail for the boutique, then stepped into the role of Manager in 2016.

She is grateful for the support of her teachers and owners, Sue and Naime, and the entire Dig Team that make her role possible.  It takes a village to create the wonderful community we have here at Dig!

 
annie at dig.jpg

Annie Masters, ryt-500, e-ryt-200, communications and marketing

Authentic and fun loving, Annie has been studying and practicing yoga since 2002. While evoking a calm, positive energy, Annie’s classes are centered on alignment-based principles that foster physiological wellbeing and challenge students to deepen their practice to the fullest potential in a playfully serious way. It is with heartfelt enthusiasm that Annie welcomes individuals of every age, ability, and background to join her in the daily exploration of yoga.

Earning her RYT-500 hour certification from Dig Yoga with Sue Elkind and Naime Jezzeny, Annie continues to find inspiration from local teachers as well as internationally renowned yogis. Annie lives in gratitude of the keen awareness that yoga continually brings to her everyday life.

 
Dean-Headshot.jpeg

dean smith

Dean Smith, RYT-200, feels that the best teachers are life long students, which is the reason he is committed to learning. Dean’s style of teaching reflects the past nine years as a personal trainer; talking anatomy, muscle engagement, skeletal alignment, holding poses for time or certain movements for repetitions. Ultimately, his goal encompasses a well-rounded experience where all participants leave class feeling happier and healthier in their bodies and mind.

 
Kathy Holmes Headshot.png

Kathy holmes

Since 1995 and throughout her professional training, Kathy has had the opportunity work with many of the leading yoga & meditation teachers of our time. She has traveled to India more than a dozen times to study with master teachers and lead groups of fellow seekers. Over the past 20 years Kathy has operated her own yoga studios in the Bucks County area while also traveling to offer retreats and workshops. She weaves spiritual teachings, alignment based yoga and meditation with an authentic passion to assist others on the journey of awakening. As a Recovery/Life Coach and a spiritual mentor she empowers her clients to have breakthroughs and gain new perspectives by embodying the 12 Steps through the practice of yoga. Kathy's first book Soberly Ever After is available on Amazon. Kathy lives in New Hope PA with her husband John and their 2 dogs Stella and Forrest. Their oldest son Josh lives and works in Boston MA and their youngest, Max is attending UBC in Vancouver Canada.

 
Yuval Headshot.jpeg

Yuval Boim

Yuval Boim has been practicing yoga since 1998 and has been teaching yoga since 2007. He received his RYT-200 at YogaWorks and holds an M.F.A. in Lecoq and human movement from Naropa University and the London International School of Performing Arts. He has taught yoga and movement internationally and across the US, and currently designs and teaches the first year movement curriculum at Pace University School of Performing Arts. He has been studying at the Iyengar Institute of New York for twelve years with teachers James Murphy, Tori Milner, Carrie Owerko, Tzahi Moskowitz, and Mary Dunn. He draws infinite inspiration from the intelligence and playfulness of the Iyengar method, which he fuses with a deep knowledge of the poetic capacities of the moving human body. Yuval is also an actor and writer working in theatre, television and film.

 
Kim-summer.jpg

Kim Kemper

Kim Kemper is certified as a yoga teacher, breath work facilitator and a nutritional healthcare professional with more than 30 years of education, knowledge and life experience. Steeped in wisdom, she provides the tools and the environment for those she works with to make empowering, life affirming changes on the path to achieving their optimal state of health and wellness. In addition to teaching yoga, Kim is a sought after holistic nutritionist and wellness counselor maintaining a practice with DIG Yoga and at her office in Doylestown, Pennsylvania.

 

Olga Kovalyova

For over ten years, Olga has helped her clients achieve their fitness goals using a synergistic approach, including: massage, bodywork, movement modalities (both rehabilitative and athletic) and meditation.

She is a Licensed Massage Therapist, practicing Neuromuscular Therapy, Sports, Swedish, and Myofascial massage as well as Thai Ayurvedic Bodywork. In Pilates, she is Comprehensively Certified through Balanced Body University.  In Yoga, she trained with Sue Elkind and Naime Jezzeny (500h level).  In Core Align, she studied with its creator, a physio-therapist Jonathan Hoffman. In Aerial Yoga, she studied with Leyna Schaeffer of Vata Asana.

Olga's purpose is to help her clients maintain inspired and joyful lives through total body wellness, complimentary therapies and exercises. She works closely with her clients to help them overcome and prevent injury, reduce pain and discomfort, recover or prepare for surgery, and build flexibility, strength, and endurance. Olga's specializes in clients with joint replacements, degenerative bone & joint diseases, as well as prenatal and postnatal massage, Pilates, and yoga. Her home base is here at Dig Yoga, where she welcomes clients at all levels of fitness and athletic experience.

 
Mark-Smylie-headshot.jpg

mark smylie

Mark discovered yoga in 2009 and has had an almost-daily asana practice ever since. He began teacher training at DIG Yoga in Lambertville NJ in 2017 with Naime Jezzeny and Sue Elkind and is currently in their DDYS 500 hr program. An eternal student, Mark has practiced in a variety of asana traditions (including Baptiste, Anusara, Ashtanga, and Hatha Raja Vinyasa) and is ever curious about the origins of yoga in general and asana postures in particular. He brings a critical, historical eye to what he teaches in class, hoping to impart to his students an understanding of both yoga’s foundations and its modern evolutions. He is ever grateful to the many teachers that have shaped his personal practice over the years, including Stephanie Miller, Ali McCue, Stacey Bell, Andrew & Trella Dolgin, Jason Zagaro, Iris Kish, and Jessica Yusko.

 
Kerri-headshot.JPG

Kerri Brynildsen, RYT-200, RPYT

Kerri’s yoga journey began when she was pregnant with the first of her two children in 2000. She enjoyed the breath work, philosophy, and spiritual deepening. What began as only a physical practice spiraled into much more, informing her daily life off the mat.

Earning her RYT-200 and RPYT certifications in 2014 at Dig Yoga, Kerri assisted Sue Elkind in her Prenatal Teacher Training, “Awakening the Goddess” in 2015. Shortly after, she went on to completed a certification to become a Postpartum Doula with DONA International. Kerri loves empowering new mamas to tap into their innermost wisdom as they navigated their way through their pregnancies, deliveries, and motherhood.

As a yoga teacher, Kerri’s mission is to create a welcoming environment for students of all levels. Her classes are alignment-based, designed to help students develop body awareness and deepen their personal spiritual practice. Her greatest hope for all of her students is that yoga helps steady the mind and uplift the heart.

 

Brooke Samuels, ryt-500, rpyt

Brooke completed her 200-Level Teacher Training with Sue and Naime in 2014 and Sue’s Pre/Postnatal Yoga Training the following year. She has also received Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Teacher Training at Ishta Yoga in New York City.

She teaches clients privately in Doylestown, PA and is grateful to be part of the teaching team at DIG. Her goal is to help her students feel safe and joyful in their experience of yoga while building strength, flexibility and confidence. By providing them with a safe, supportive environment in which to practice, she hopes they will flourish physically and spiritually and bring their healing energy into the world.

 
Ellen+Mosko+-+headshot.jpg

ellen Mosko

Ellen's teaching style is an interactive mix of attentive alignment, fluid movement, and breath awareness. With an established understanding and interest in both subtle body energetics and physical anatomy, Ellen's classes focus on encouraging the personal exploration of postures to create internal space. She encourages curiosity about the practice and often uses the wall and various props to further enhance the asana experience. Her classes are designed to meet you where you are and bring you deeper into your practice.

Ellen teaches public classes and teacher trainings/workshops in the tri-state area and sees private clients at the Jersey Shore. Ellen has an extensive online library of classes on the Yoga International website and is one of their Featured Teachers. She offers private and small group mentoring sessions to certified teachers and excels at guiding yoga instructors in exploring and developing their unique voice. She shares years of asana and alignment practice, continued philosophy study and a passion for teaching in every setting.

 

karin eisen, e-ryt-500

Karin began studying Iyengar yoga in the 1980’s with Joan White, one of the best in the country. After almost 20 years of practice, Karin obtained her yoga teaching certification and began teaching in 2000. With a passion for educating and teaching, Karin pursued her E-RYT in
order to teach teachers.

She also studied anatomy, physiology, Shiatsu massage, and the philosophy of yoga to further enrich her own understanding of the mind, body, and spirit. Being particularly known for her extensive knowledge in adjusting and assisting, she brings this into every one of her yoga teacher trainings. Having completed yoga training programs in Iyengar, Ashtanga, Power Yoga and Anusara, Karin has become widely respected and skillful yoga teacher.

Over the years, Karin has touched many lives through the practice of yoga, both as a teacher and as a mentor to her peers. An avid athlete, Karin spends her free time staying active by biking, snowboarding, and enjoying the great outdoors. She currently resides in Bucks County with her husband and son.

 

Marguerite Henderson, e-ryt 500

For Marguerite Henderson yoga is a life-long path and passion of process, refinement, and discovery. With 25 plus years of teaching experience, she has multiple certifications and trainings, including Astanga and Anusara yoga as well as in-depth study in exercise physiology and certification with The American College of Sports Medicine. She brings to her teaching a deep knowledge of the physical structure and alignment of the body and how it weaves together with spirit and breath.

Marguerite's inspiration for teaching comes from guiding each student to reveal their best shining self in both their body and their heart. She loves teaching yogis of all ages and ability levels, with a special interest in guiding new students to their yoga practice, and in empowering women through their yoga to navigate life's transitions and pulsations.

In addition to being a part of the DIG family, Marguerite has her own business doing workshops and teaching group, private and corporate clients yoga, meditation and life coaching.

 
AdamD-Headshot.jpg

Adam Darling

Adam found yoga in January 2014 while attending a yoga beginners workshop. After one class he was hooked. He continued his practice and did his 200-hour yoga teacher training under Sue Elkind and Naime Jezzeny of Dig Yoga in Lambertville, NJ. During his training he experienced a constant evolution of the deep connection between his mind, body and breath, which he has brought forth into all areas of his life. Adam’s teaching style invokes the idea of putting instruction into simple terms to teach his students in a clear precise manor; building body strength, and connection between the body and mind. Clarity and awareness are the names of the game.

 
Sharen_headshot.jpeg
 

Sharen Schulz

bio coming soon