Maria Triano is a Dance Educator, Choreographer, Yoga
Trainer & Instructor, Meditation Teacher, Reiki Master,
Spiritual Intuitive and Published Author. She is the
Director/President of PA Dance Network, Inc., a dance, yoga,
meditation & healing arts center in Analomink, PA. She is the
CEO for PA Dance Vision, Inc., a 501c3 non-profit organization
specializing in community outreach, dance choreography &
performance. She is certified dance teacher by Dance
Masters of America & Dance Educators of America in Ballet,
Tap, Jazz & Modern from beginner through advanced levels.
She is a member of the International Association of Yoga
She has trained, inspired and been a mentor to many
dancers who have gone on to have professional careers in
dance performance, who own their own studios and/or who
have their own performance-based companies.
Her choreographic expertise and mentoring has been
provided to many schools, organizations, companies &
individuals throughout her career which spans over 25
years. She passionately served as Guest Artist for 23 years
for the University Dance Company at East Stroudsburg
University. Under the direction of Prof. Terry Flatt, Maria
choreographed ESU's musical productions for 10 years.
She was the creator & Producer of the Mountain Dance
Concert, which for 15 years, brought regional professional
dance companies together to share their dance art in the
Pocono Mountains. Maria was also honored by the University
of Scranton’s Small Business Development Center and was
recognized as a women entrepreneur of merit.
Maria trains and certifies dance teachers in her
dance curriculum for pre-school & elementary students called
Dance for the joy of it: A Creative Dance Journey STEPPING
STONES©. This body of work trains dance teachers in a
creative approach for teaching the joy of dance.
Most recently, she wrote a yoga teaching curriculum called
SoulStar Yoga™ which is a thorough and comprehensive
yogatraining for conscious, sensitive, intuitive people who are
assisting the planet in Peace, Love, Joy & Light one person at
a time through the gift of yoga.
As a child, she was trained in Tap and Jazz by Jeanne &
Carrie Evers, both former Radio City Rockettes. As an adult
she studied with a variety of different instructors and
professors and experienced many different styles. She’s
studied with Cindy Kemmerer (Ballet & Modern), Daryl Retter
(Lyrical), Bob Rizzo (Jazz & Lyrical), Jeffrey Ferguson (Jazz,
Lyrical & Horton/Ailey technique), Kathryn Sullivan (Ballet),
Robin Dunn (Hip Hop), Catherine Culnane (Modern,
Improvisation & Choreography) and Dr. Elizabeth Gibbons
(Contemporary Ballet, Improvisation & Choreography).
Maria has been dancing for 45 years and she’s been teaching
for 25 of those years.
In addition to her career in movement, she shares her
passions and gifts as a published author of
The Namaste Garden, creative artist, and as a spiritual
teacher and guide. As a Reiki Master, Spiritual Intuitive and a
Certified Angel Card Reader ™; she conducts private healing
and empowerment sessions at her beautiful studio, as well
as, online. She provides bodywork sessions and is certified
in the AromaTouch Technique. Through her private sessions,
group classes and online classes, Maria helps people to heal,
to learn to love themselves and to embrace their true nature,
life purpose and to claim their total health and well-being,
mind, body and spirit.
The support and leadership she offers to others has allowed
her to follow her dreams and creative visions as she teaches
others how to do the same. She teaches and inspires people
to live from the inside out promoting the JOY of mind, body
and spirit as it leads us all to the well of Love.
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Ashley Winkelspecht is a 200hr. SoulStar Yoga certified instructor
and the Anatomy Instructor for the training. She is a board certified
and licensed athletic trainer in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
and also a certified Pilates Instructor. She incorporates her Pilates
and Yoga training into rehabilitation and reconditioning of athletes
and performers. Ashley earned her Bachelor of Science degree in
Athletic Training from Slippery RockUniversity in 2010 and completed
her Advanced Clinical Practice Masters degrees in Athletic Training
from ESU in 2011. Currently, and over the past 6 years, Ashley has
provided wellness education and medical care to many young
athletes and performers in the Lehigh Valley and Pocono region. She
spent four years as a faculty member and clinical preceptor in the
CAATE-accredited Athletic Training Program at East Stroudsburg
University and worked clinically with the University Dance Program.
She currently serves as the athletic trainer for a performing arts high
school and gymnastic training center in the Lehigh Valley, PA. Her
natural gifts of healing, energy work and mind/body/spirit practices
have led her to become a Reiki practitioner, an AromaTouch
Technique practitioner, a space clearing practitioner and a crystal
enthusiast. She received both her SoulStar Yoga certification
and her Reiki training with Maria Triano. Ashley loves to explore
complimentary and alternative holistic practices to help her self and
her students heal and grow. She's also a Wellness Advocate for
doTERRA essential oils. She and her fiance host travelers through
their Airbnb. If you need overnight accommodations in the Lehigh
Valley, PA area, reach out to Brian & Ashley's Air B&B! You will love
them and their beautiful home!
Jessica West Zsamar is a graduate of Point Park University where
she earned a Bachelor's Degree in Dance in 2004. She completed a
Master of the Arts in Elementary Education in 2010 from the
University of South Carolina. She began her dance educating career
with Maria Triano, where she was also a performing member of
Maria's professional company, PA Dance Vision. In 2008, she began
sharing her love of dance at Bluffton School of Dance (BSOD).
She teaches and trains dancers ages 2 through adult and has
choreographed many award recognized work for BSOD's competitive
company. Jessica is a 200 hour SoulStar Yoga certified instructor and
has completed her Reiki I certification with Maria Triano. Her life
purpose involves sharing her knowledge and practices to help, assist,
support and inspire the lives of those using her unique teachings.
She has a passion for helping Moms take care of themselves while
raising families. Along with yoga, dance, meditation, Reiki and writing,
she is a Wellness Advocate for doTERRA essential oils. She loves and
shares her joy in offering herself, and her family, healthy holistic
alternatives in self-care and delights in sharing that knowledge with
those ready to live a new way. Fueled by love, she is a teacher of life
and is happiest when sharing, fostering and supporting others. She
lives by her favorite motto, "Live, Love, Laugh"! Jessica and her
husband, Adam, live in Bluffton, SC, where they are raising the
energetic spirits of three boys, Jase, Mac & Everett...and their
amazing dog, Roscoe!