About Lilananda Yoga

Lilananda Yoga is a yoga & pilates studio serving Glenville, Burnt Hills and the surrounding areas. The studio offers a warm and inviting space to enjoy your practice. Come learn about, expand and explore yourself with our skilled and experienced teachers. We are proud to have created a space where the community can come together  through wellness!

Jennifer started the studio in hopes of sharing the timeless practice of yoga with others. Based on her own practice and experience with yoga she knows that the practice can help people with it’s practical applications, in countless ways. Yoga takes into consideration that people are very complex beings, we are not one size fits all! It offers many “tools” to help us understand and nurture the mind & body so that we can optimize our lives.

The studio also offers classes in Pilates, Acro Yoga, and MELT, with vibrant & talented teachers. We hope you find your way in to see us and try a class or workshop that suits your interests. View our class schedule here.

We also host different guests for workshops, special classes, and sessions. Visit our Workshop & Events page for further information and details on upcoming dates.

Our Teachers

Vanessa Chambers

Vanessa M Chambers has been practicing yoga since the birth of her son in 2003. Once she realized yoga was so much more than a weight loss program, she was hooked. She completed her 200 hour teacher training program in 2008 and has been teaching ever since. She is currently enrolled in a 300 hour advanced training program with Lauren Toolin. Vanessa is dedicated to sharing the techniques of yoga to everyone who is interested in listening. Her life has become a workshop for yogic techniques and as her knowledge grows, her awareness is honed, and she is better able to assist her students in practicing in a safe and effective way.

Jennifer Venditti

Jennifer has been practicing yoga for 12 years and has a dedicated personal practice. She received her 200HR Yoga Teacher Certification at Heartspace Yoga & Healing Arts in Albany, NY, in April of 2012. She is currently enrolled in a 300HR advanced training program. She is grateful for her teacher Lauren Toolin and for the guidance, passion and love that she provides. Jennifer has always been interested in whole living and has a passionate belief in yoga’s limitless potential for creating a healthy, successful and loving existence. Her teachings are drawn from her knowledge of classical yoga, Hatha Yoga and Tantra. Typical classes with Jennifer include pranayama (breathing techniques), skillfully sequenced asana (physical postures), meditation and relaxation. Her classes are accessible to practitioners of all levels and modifications are always provided. Jennifer enjoys her yoga practice, being in nature and spending time with her family. "Yoga has had a tremendous impact on my life. It has supported and sustained me through many changes, transitions, challenges, struggles, and successes. It has also helped to get & keep me healthy, and on a good path regarding my health & wellness."

Carrie Huntley

Carrie began practicing yoga 17 years ago at various health clubs and hot power yoga studios in the Greater Boston area as a part of her physical fitness routine. In 2004, she signed up for Yoga by the Sea, a summer-long sunrise and sunset yoga al fresco series. She expected ocean-side yoga, but got much more. This was her introduction to practicing the Iyengar method, which seemed slow (and even boring) at first; however, with an emphasis on form and alignment, her practice advanced more that summer than it had in the four years prior. Over time, yoga became an essential part of Carrie’s life, both on and off the mat. Through a decade of being dedicated to her practice, Carrie was transformed physically, mentally and spiritually. During a few years of major life transitions, Carrie let her yoga practice slip, and felt the effects. She began practicing classical hatha yoga at Lilananda Yoga in 2015. In an effort to deepen her personal practice, she completed 200-hour teacher training with Lauren Jay Toolin of Yoga Vidya in 2017, and is registered to begin 300-hour advanced training this year. Throughout teacher training, Carrie was repeatedly amazed by the intensity and effectiveness of classical hatha and tantra yoga asana, pranayama and meditation practices. While it had not been her intention to teach, Carrie feels compelled to share this ancient lifestyle philosophy that is as relevant as ever in today’s world.

Antoinette Di Mascio

Ms. Di Mascio has been practicing Yoga for nearly 16 years. The traditional Yogic philosophy has supported her throughout her life. After seeing the amazing positive physical and mental healing effects it had on her during some difficult tragedies, she realized that it was time to deepen her understanding , and thus felt a deep calling to share her knowledge to help and heal others. She began teaching in 2014 in various local venues- after completing her 200 hr training with Yoga Vidya, LLC, under the instruction of Lauren Jay Toolin. She is currently studying medicinal herbalism and working to complete her 500 teaching certification with Yoga Vidya as well. Ms. DiMascio has plans to continue on for a certification in Yoga Therapy, and Ayurvedic nutritional counseling. She enjoys teaching in the Classical Hatha tradition, and teaching in the corporate workplace, studio classes, and workshops. Ms Di Mascio is a successful entrepreneur in the Beauty Industry as well as co-founding and running a local Multi-media Company. Her compassion and real life application of her practice, help students grow- on and off the mat! PERSONAL MOTTO: “With a Fiery Spirit, transform yourself into a body that will serve all of God’s world”- St. Hildegard Von Bingen

Ashley Rose

Ashley received her 200 hour certification with The Hot Yoga Spot through Jennilee Toner’s Hot Warrior Yoga teacher training in 2015. Ashley started taking Yoga to relieve physical stress due to her career in emergency medicine. She is a Registered Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance and is also a certified Ski Instructor since 2008. She continues to build her Yoga practice by attending seminars, online workshops and has also attended a teacher training with Jimmy Barkan in Tampa, Florida. Ashley infuses different types of Yoga into her energetic Vinyasa practice and loves to safely guide and assist people to go deeper into their poses. She has a energetic class and style to offer students and loves igniting a fire on your mat and within the body. Her fiery style includes working the core to taking deep backbends. Vinyasa Yoga has changed her life for the better and she loves to share her passion for Yoga with everyone.

See what people have to say!

  • I would recommend this studio to anyone who is serious about making yoga an integral part of their life. Come join us! You will be glad you did ♥
  • What a wonderful experience. I read about yoga, it's history and practice... I have tried it before, seemed like a fad. When I came here it was a completely holistic experience. The instruction was clear and engaging the studio beautiful. I am so glad to have Lilananda here.
  • Lilanada is a oasis on Route 50. A place to practice and play, to heal and to restore and to cultivate peace in our lives.
  • "Such a wonderful place....welcoming, friendly, adaptable to all abilities, so clean! At least one class has become a part of my weekly routine and has been such a positive influence in my life. We also LOVE kids yoga....my 5 year old boy adores it!"
  • "I LOVE Lilananda Yoga. It is exactly the place I have been looking for to deepen my yoga practice. It has a comfortable atmosphere that immediately helps you to relax. The instructors are grounded and knowledgeable. Beginner yoga students are WELCOME!!!! The yoga teaching feels authentic and meets me right where I'm at. After every class I feel more connected. I always leave with a centered peaceful strength that I'm able to carry with me through out the day. OH, and the classes offered here are AMAZING! I can't wait to incorporate it more into my life!"