Our Teachers

Ashley DeSaro – Owner Of Pure Toms River Yoga

Ashley DeSaro, E-RYT 200, Prenatal Certified teacher and Owner of Pure has immersed herself in the journey of self-exploration through Yoga. When she first stepped onto a mat and noticed the immediate release of tension in her physical body. As she continued taking classes, she noticed how much more relaxed her mind was and how to manage stress better. This realization sparked her to continue to learn about the philosophy of yoga. Ashley has completed courses in chakra work, essential oils, and became LoveYourBrain Certified to teach those that live with a TBI .Through her passion of the practice she decided to commit to share what she has learned in hopes that her students learn to live their lives to the fullest. Ashley’s classes challenge students to step out of their comfort zone and to have breakthroughs for the mind, body, and soul.

Adrienne Kengetter

After completing a 300-hr course at The American Yoga Academy in 2013 Adrienne went on to study meditation and authentically apprenticed to become a Reiki Master / Teacher. She loves learning and has continued to be a diligent student herself so she can share the new experiences in the practice of her students. To deepen her traditional yoga practice she is also certified in SUP and Aerial Yoga as well. She has completed courses in chakra work and crystals. She designs her classes to be a positive and encouraging environment and enjoys watching the transformation of her students both on and off of the mat. 

Maura Fields

Maura began her yoga journey when she became pregnant with her first child in 1998. It was a prenatal class that set her upon a path of refinement to this very day. She has studied various styles of yoga and has deeply connected with the Bhakti tradition. Understanding that as the body changes, so did her personal practice. As her life took on new and unexpected turns, Maura discovered that moving with fluidity and grace was what she really needed to practice on her mat so that she could treat life’s transitions more like a dance. Maura is a 500 hr E-RYT who completed her training under Sudha Allitt of Kula Kamala Yoga in 2013 and Raghunath Cappo of Supersoul Yoga in 2018. Maura’s love for yoga is translated in her teachings, as she approaches each pose like a journey, mindfully linking them together with intentional breath (pranayama). Her classes are playful and flowy, infused with love, humor, music and spirituality. Maura believes that having a sense of maitre (friendship with one’s self) is the best way to gain access to who we truly are. 

Camille Passantino

Camille took her first yoga class many years ago in NYC looking for a different kind of workout, but from the moment she stepped on her mat, she felt a sense of peace and connection to herself that she never expected. Not only was it a physical practice but it allowed her to quiet the mind and become in tune with her true sense of Self. She continued her yoga journey on and off through the years, including during her pregnancies of her two daughters. Camille became passionate about sharing yoga with everyone around her, especially children and as she saw their life start to transform through yoga, she knew that her life path has brought her to teach. In 2017, Camille completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training and continues her education through various workshops and trainings. Camille brings her authentic and compassionate energy to the classroom, creating a space for students to experience the full mind, body and spirit connection of their own. While focusing on proper alignment, she creates a safe, comfortable environment, which allows you to navigate mindfully on your mat. She is honored to teach yoga and to have the opportunity to share with others the knowledge and guidance that she has received from the teachers that have inspired her. It is her mission to encourage you to honor the light, love, truth, beauty and peace within yourself.

Ryan Doyle

Ryan found yoga during a time where he was immersed in finding the most functional way to create movement patterns using the mind and body.  Discovering the freedoms of yoga took Ryan to a place unimaginable where he found deeper connection to the soul and spirit of a variety of yogic traditions.  Eventually, leading him into vast new rituals of expansion through the connection of breath and movement.  Using his background of mathematics and movement culture and bringing them to yoga, taking anatomy of the body and meditation to explore levels of consciousness to cross onto a physical plane in which to open and align the body and spirit.  Ryan’s teaching style incorporates his asana obsession, meditation and life experiences and molds that with the of knowledge of Summer Quashie, Jerry Saluti, and Yulady Saluti under whom he did his 200 hour RYT to create a platform for all to come to open and align.

Julie Albert

Julie is a 200 hour certified yoga instructor e-RYT200, Holistic Health Coach, Massage Therapist, Reiki practitioner and ThetaHealing practitioner.  She has a well rounded understanding of how to incorporate natural healing through self care into one’s lifestyle.  Julie started practicing yoga while recovering from a hip injury and found a steady hot yoga practice that was challenging yet relaxing, joyful, and meditative at the same time.  This is where her love for yoga truly began.  Julie teaches vinyasa, gentle, and restorative yoga.  She infuses all classes with sound healing elements, whether it be the use of crystal bowls or chanting mantras. She has a great sense of humor and it reflects in her classes which are always playful and fun.  They are great for people who like to stay active no matter what age.  You will walk away feeling balanced in mind, body and spirit. 

Jessica Stansbury

Jess Stansbury completed her yoga teacher training in 2013 through the School of Royal Yoga where she was trained in Hatha yoga. After earning her certification, she spent several years diving deeper into her own practice before making the decision to start teaching in 2018. While she primarily teaches Vinyasa classes now, she still draws on her Hatha routes for inspiration in her classes. Jess has also completed trainings in restorative and SUP yoga, and being out on the water is one of her favorite places to practice!

When she’s not teaching yoga, Jess works as a health coach, helping people make diet and lifestyle changes so that they can lead joy filled, healthy lives. She loves spending time with her husband, Ryan, and their two cats. And aside from yoga, her favorite hobbies include biking, kayaking, hiking, paddle boarding, and camping.

Yoga has been an integral part of Jess’ own holistic health journey. Through yoga, she’s learned how to let go, slow down, become present, and just breathe. It’s her hope that she can share these powerful lessons with you in her class so that you too can experience the peace and healing that comes from practicing yoga.

Kelly Ross

Kelly has spent the last 14 years working part-time in the fitness industry. She loved the physical movement: challenge, perseverance, dedication; but needed something for her mind. She completed her 200 RYT in July 2018. Little did she know how much this experience would transform how she sees and perceives the world. As an educator, Kelly enjoys inspiring and empowering today’s youth, as well as adults, through the practice of yoga, mindfulness and reflection.

“Yoga does not transform the way we see things. It transforms the person who sees.”

-B.K. Iyengar

Beth Nenortas

YTT 200 RYS Graduate, Long time Pilates practitioner, Spirit Junkie, Meditation advocate, Health and Fitness lover! Also a beach loving Jersey Girl! Beth wants to serve the world the gift of Yoga! Yoga is not a religion but a spiritual practice that is assessable to all people of all ages! Come share your energy and lets heal the world together one asana at a time. Namaste!

Emily Cullen

Emily Cullen first tried yoga when she was 16 in high
school, looking for a physical outlet. Usually weighed
down by her thoughts, Emily found in class she was
able to be more present, flowing freely with ease.
Making progress on the mat brought a euphoric feeling
that lasted long after class. After realizing the positive
change Yoga helped create in her life, Emily felt
inspired to share her practice with others. In 2019
Emily completed her 200-YTT with YOGABODY in
Barcelona, Spain, and completed her Reiki ll training in
2020. Today Emily teaches restorative & all level
classes with the intention of helping you find your light
within, to feel empowered, and let go of what is no
longer serving you.

Christine Hasselback

After both bones in her leg were broken Christine was looking for a new way to keep fit and healthy now that her options were limited. A friend suggest yoga, which she had never seen let along done before. After a few classes she was amazed at the affect not only of the physical body and health benefits but the emotional and spiritual body of the practice in her daily life. it was only a few years of practicing that Christine became a proud graduate of Pure 2020 YTT Program and incorporating her experience with some physical limitations to keep students encouraged regardless of their physical abilities and continues her studies with working on additional certifications of teaching yoga for anxiety and modifications for people with arthritis.

Kiera Circle

Kiera found yoga in her sophomore year of high school
Shortly after, enlisting in the Marine Corps where she
actively served while continuing with her yoga practice
overseas. She did her teacher training after completing
her tour in the military. Yoga has brought her down a
path of spirituality and clarity in which she loves to
practice daily. “Through my practice, I am able to live in
gratitude, be present, and breathe through all of the
twists and turns life may throw my way,” she quotes.
Kiera is 200-hour registered yoga teacher and has
completed her Mindful Resilience Training (MRT) for
the Veterans Yoga Project.

Olivia Kesselhaut

Liv completed her RYT-200 in San Diego, California where she first dove into natural healing. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, which sets the frequency for her Yoga practice: connection of body & mind, utilizing the breath as a bridge. She is LoveYourBrain Yoga certified and has worked closely with LoveYourBrain since 2019. When you practice with Liv, you will focus on the breath, reframing your mindset and tuning into the innate wisdom of the body. Everybody welcome.

Lynn Parker

Lynn Parker was introduced to yoga by way of Rodney Yee video tapes nearly 20 years ago. As a stay at home mom with two young children, the tapes were the perfect answer for at-home fitness. She always liked stretching and fell in love with yoga.

Lynn’s first studio experience was 4 years ago when she joined the Pure community. She instantly fell in love with the welcoming, non-judgmental community. Studying and graduating from Pure’s YTT further deepened her exposure to the mind-body connection, and the power of the breath.