KATE MCGUINNESS, Studio Owner
Kate was blessed to find her way into Delia Quigley’s studio and to have a need of which she was unaware quenched by yoga. She was home. Kate went on to study with Delia and Denise Kay at Ha-Tha Yoga Method and is a certified Yoga Alliance RYT-200 teacher. She has her Chair Yoga certificate, FMS Level 1 certification and is qualified in TRX Group Suspension Training. Kate’s passion is helping to foster a mind-body connection and exploring and improving the functional movement patterns of the body for all ages to ensure healthy, pain-free movement. She employees yoga, FMS, and TRX in her work with all bodies – broken bodies, seniors, youth athletes, weekend warriors and highly conditioned athletes – to build body awareness and mindfulness, create sthira (stability) and sukham (ease), strengthen the physical body, and to ensure safe and functional movement at any level. Kate’s vision of movement can be summed up with two quotes:
“Do your practice and all is coming.” – Sri Krishna Pattabhi Jois
“First move well, then move often.” – Gray Cook
There is a saying and proverb that reads, “when the student is ready, the teacher appears.” That is exactly what happened to Cassie in her yoga journey that led her to become a teacher. She practiced yoga on and off for nearly 10 years, contemplating Yoga Teach Training since the beginning. In 2014, she was introduced to StillPoint Yoga Studio where she met her teacher, Delia Quigley. It was Delia who led Cassie to obtained her 200-hour Hatha Yoga certification and Chair Yoga certification.
Cassie loves to teach yoga to all types of students and allows for lessons to flow from her heart as they come. She brings light and laughter to the classroom as students connect to their minds and bodies.
Jill has been practicing yoga poses since her teen years, although she did not call it yoga. It was just stretching and moving to release tension from daily life. She has always held in the front of her mind taking care of her health first, through eating wholesome food (as well as restraint from eating too much!), physical exercise in some form every day, and a happy outlook on life. Jill has been a student of yoga with Delia Quigley for eight years and was certified as a registered yoga teacher of 200 hours in 2014. She also is inspired by the Yogalign method by Michaelle Edwards. Jill has studied nutrition, and detoxification and iridology with Dr. Robert Morse
Jill loves sharing yoga and healing with others and hopes to inspire students to continue their own yoga practice at home.
Shelly Mantegna has been practicing yoga for more than twenty years and teaching for more than 15 years. Born with severe birth defects, she spent much of the first half of her life in and out of a wheelchair–forcing her to rely on her arms (thus the love affair began)! Shelly’s approach to yoga is light and fun, although she is a sucker for getting into her “yoga zone” and feeling completely blissed out.
DELIA QUIGLEY, Founder
Delia began practicing yoga in 1982 while living in Sarasota, Florida; and began leading others through the Bikram yoga style and soon after began to teach. She then studied Ashtanga yoga with Beryl Bender Birch and Tim Miller in 1990. In 1998 Delia opened StillPoint Schoolhouse and Yoga Studio in New Jersey, offering daily yoga classes, nutritional and cooking classes. In 1999 she traveled to Ibiza, Spain to study Dynamic Yoga with Godfrey Devereux, where she received certification in his safe and effective vinyasa flow style. She felt the missing pieces to her training come together with Godfridev’s special emphasis on utilizing the 5 Techniques of yoga and understanding the internal use of Bandhas (energy locks), Breath and Dynamic energy. Delia has continued to teach this dynamic lifestyle of mind-body health and well-being at StillPoint Yoga Studio and online with one-on-one instruction; she also co-directs the Ha-Tha Yoga Method teacher training program with Denise Kay. Delia and Denise are also the co-founders and directors of the North Jersey Transformational Yoga Conference.