Philly Power Yoga

This class is taught by:

Lisa O'Rear

Lisa first stepped onto a yoga mat in 2009, and by 2010 completed her first 200 hour teacher training. Lisa has been teaching at Philly Power Yoga since 2010. Her desire to continue to grow both on and off her mat led to her complete 200 hour teacher training at DIG yoga and to date she has completed over 400 hours of training. Through alignment, she challenges students to realize both their inner and outer strength. Her classes are creatively sequenced, challenging and heartfelt. She is so grateful for her teacher and mentor, Mariel Freeman, who continues to inspire her to find her authentic voice, teach from her heart and never stop participating in the conversation of yoga.

Originally from Miami, Lisa now resides in South Philly. When not on her mat, she can be found either running, spinning or getting together with her friends and family.

Lisa has taught several of our amazing Yoga Fundraiser classes including most recently for Students Run Philly Style and the National Stroke Association.


Lindsay Browning

Yoga Instructor

Yoga and it's principles have become a very important nurturing part of my life. I was given the opportunity in 2010 to practice vigorously and found that the ideals that yoga offered were what I had been missing and the methods of the practice were very useful in my day to day life. The first Power Yoga class I participated in was in Boston at a Baptiste studio in Cambridge. I felt an instant connection to the flow of the style and the challenges it presented to me.
Upon completing a series of studies in early 2011 with Philly Power Yoga's Steve Gold, I began to guide Vinyasa practices. I'm determined to continue my personal investigation of yoga and am happy to continue spreading the news about the healing benefits and transformations Yoga can provide.
Lindsay's background is in Contemporary Modern Dance and Theater. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Radford University in Virginia in 2005. Shortly after completing her degree she moved to Philadelphia to begin creating and performing under the umbrella of it's movement arts community. She has a history with yoga through her dance education as well as a vast knowledge of the body and it's functions through her studies of the body and it's movement potential.

Colleen Kropp

Yin Yoga Instrutor

Colleen is originally from the Greater Philly Region, but just recently moved back in 2010 after spending time in Manhattan, where she earned her BA in English Lit from NYU and later worked in the city while prepping for the grad school life that would bring her back in Philly. She is currently a doctoral student of 18th c. English Lit at Temple University. She maintains both a very active and restorative yoga practice and has been a member of the PPY family since May 2012.
Colleen is one of the Yin instructors at PPY, having received her certification in 2011 from Wake Up Yoga in South Philly. Besides reading 18th c. novels and practicing yoga, she enjoys biking and walking around the city with her Shepherd-Rottweiler, Sappho. 

Steve Gold

Owner and Director of Philly Power Yoga & Thrive Pilates

Gold is certified to teach “Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga” and continuously studies his craft for advanced techniques to share with his students and instructors. Philly Power Yoga has been teaching Gold’s signature yoga for 10 years, and has now expanded into a full-service facility with a variety of yoga, Pilates and fitness classes, as well as massage and acupuncture services.
Philly Power Yoga is not leisure yoga. It is tough, you will sweat. It was developed to identify and correct the pressures the Western world puts on the body. The practice isn’t a fad, it’s a proven lifestyle with the goal of making spiritual fitness an individual’s primary goal.
Gold takes pride in his instructor’s primary goal of connecting to students by sharing personal experiences in addition to poses, which allow students to reach spiritual fitness by reconnecting with their authentic self. He trains instructors who are honest, real, and accessible. He teaches that beginning with unhealthy baggage and habits are ok, simply be still in the moment no matter how painful and begin to reconnect with the real you.
Gold doesn’t limit his yoga teachings to his studio. His new non-profit, Project 4 Peace, takes his Power Yoga back to his roots in the inner city to teach youth yoga principles that strengthen confidence and self-worth. Gold acknowledges that his own self-value only comes from being in service for others. When not in the studio, Gold is spending time outdoors with his two kids.

Ewa Zeljazkow

Yoga Instructor

Yoga found Ewa in 2001. The challenges she faced on her mat reflected very much on where she was in her life at the time.  Ewa realized how much of a positive impact yoga has on her everyday life , on and off the mat. She continually seeks to grow as a teacher and student of yoga. She decided to share her love for yoga by getting her Certification in Power Vinyasa and is E-RYT 200,YACEP  (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher, Continuing Education Provider) Certified with Yoga Alliance.

Ewa encourages students to move towards their potential in the physical postures and guides students to understand that yoga is not just about the physical practice, but also about a commitment to a positive, life-altering experience. She hopes that students will find a sense of self-discovery, with a deeper aim of self-realization.

Sara Ronsvalle

Senior Yoga Instructor, Yin Yoga and Pre-Natal Yoga

For Sara, the essence of yoga is to be present. (not so easy in an over-worked, over-stimulated world.) Yoga is a vital practice for her, one that uses the body and the breath as a vehicle to cultivate greater awareness and strength.

Sara’s studio classes are taught in the vinyasa style, a dynamic synchronization of yogic breath and postures. These classes offer a good dose of athletic rigor, met by an equal sense of meditative calm. her relaxed, approachable demeanor infuses each session and encourages practitioners to “be where they are, not where their neighbor is.” Private group and one-on-one sessions are tailored to specific interests and needs, and will always uphold the philosophy that yoga is a continual process of self-inquiry.


Sara is a certified yoga instructor through the Nosara Yoga Institute in Nosara, Costa Rica. She received additional training in yoga for trauma, children and pre-natal. she is forever grateful to all teachers, yoga or otherwise, who have supported her along this journey. She looks forward to joining you on yours.

Let our expert instructors take you to your edge and beyond with a unique sequence of flowing asana's (poses) linked together by breath. In a room heated to 90 degrees, this Power Yoga is guaranteed to increase strength, cardio-vasular endurance and flexibility. Bring a mat, towel and water, 'cause you're gonna sweat!

Upcoming classes:

  • Fri Aug 17 7:00 am - 8:00 am with Lisa O'Rear
    at Philly Power Yoga
  • Fri Aug 17 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Lindsay Browning
    at Philly Power Yoga
  • Fri Aug 17 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Colleen Kropp
    at Philly Power Yoga
  • Fri Aug 17 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm with Lindsay Browning
    at Philly Power Yoga
  • Fri Aug 17 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm with Alexandra Gallo
    at Philly Power Yoga
  • Sat Aug 18 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Steve Gold
    at Philly Power Yoga
  • Sat Aug 18 10:45 am - 12:00 pm with Steve Gold
    at Philly Power Yoga
  • Sat Aug 18 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm with Lindsay Browning
    at Philly Power Yoga
  • Sun Aug 19 10:00 am - 11:30 am with Lindsay Browning
    at Philly Power Yoga
  • Sun Aug 19 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Lindsay Browning
    at Philly Power Yoga
  • Sun Aug 19 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm with Alexandra Gallo
    at Philly Power Yoga
  • Sun Aug 19 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm with Steve Gold
    at Philly Power Yoga
  • Mon Aug 20 7:00 am - 8:00 am with Lisa O'Rear
    at Philly Power Yoga
  • Mon Aug 20 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm with Lisa O'Rear
    at Philly Power Yoga
  • Mon Aug 20 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm with Ewa Zeljazkow
    at Philly Power Yoga
  • Mon Aug 20 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm with Sara Ronsvalle
    at Philly Power Yoga
  • Tue Aug 21 6:30 am - 7:30 am with Lynsey Ciallella
    at Philly Power Yoga
  • Tue Aug 21 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Lindsay Browning
    at Philly Power Yoga
  • Tue Aug 21 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Alexandra Gallo
    at Philly Power Yoga