Jen Scott is a Yoga Teacher and Partner in charge of Creative Design at Practice Body Mind Soul Company. She holds a Masters Degree in Art from the Pratt Institute and taught Art History at a collegiate level for many years. Art led Jen to Yoga and while undertaking an artist residency in Vermont, she began taking classes. More than “just stretching,” her yoga practice enhanced both concentration as well as creativity and quickly
became as much a part of her as art.
Jen has found different styles and teachers she loved in the deepening of her yoga practice, all of which influenced her journey as a teacher. Interested in form, alignment, balance and harmony, her classes are a “work of art” encouraging individual transformation, challenge, and incredible possibility.
In the warmth and caring environment Jen creates, students experience the freedom and encouragement to expand their minds, heal their bodies and deepen their souls. Jen is thrilled to bring her artistic and yogic sensibility and creativity to PRACTICE. Enjoy her art throughout our facilities and dive into your PRACTICE.
Michelle Lublin, RYT, Life Coach is a Yoga Teacher and the Partner in charge of Practice Body Mind Soul Company’s children’s business, kids teacher trainings and all related programming. Michelle has had many roads leading to PRACTICE. All embody her essence as a passionate yogi and healer. Her career and expertise have been built starting 27 years ago working with special-needs deaf children, then teaching thousands of children gymnastics, as well as founding her own kids’ music, movement, crafts and party business. All before going on to teach 2500+ children yoga from pre-school upward throughout Long Island and Greater New York.
Michelle instantly connects with and helps children find peace, happiness & confidence. A natural joy for her! She took time during her career to have her own children, who are now two thriving, handsome teenage sons. One day when Michelle experienced unexpected hard times, she wandered into a yoga class and her life began to change one day at a time, one yoga class at a time. She got clear about the tremendous benefit of yogic practice over a lifetime as a person, healer and mother – body, mind, soul.
Michelle’s Yoga Teacher training credentials include three children’s teacher trainings, one special needs training, and an adult training. She is also a Certified Life Coach. Currently expanding her toolbox, she is completing a Health and Wellness Coach certification through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. Michelle says every road she travels has the same heartfelt goal - healing and transformation. She knows each and every student’s story and what brought them to yoga. She is overjoyed to be living her dream and sharing it with others at PRACTICE.
Marina Groothuis, RYT is a Yoga Teacher and Partner, in charge of Marketing and Social Media at PRACTICE Body Mind Soul Company. She earned an A.B. from Columbia College at Columbia University and worked in direct marketing for 9 years before taking some time to raise her daughters — and fall in love with yoga.
For Marina, teaching is a natural way to share her love of practice with as many people as possible. Practicing yoga herself since 2000, she sees each student as an individual and strives to challenge and instill in them a sense of adventure as they experience their personal journey of self-realization and transformation.
Marina is a 200-hour trained yoga teacher working toward her 500-hour certification. Drawing inspiration from the Ashtanga yoga tradition of the late Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, Marina honors all those who share his legacy through their teachings. She is also passionate about PRACTICE’s marketing presence and technological relevance as a brand in the marketplace. Marina is humbled and excited to be part of the PRACTICE team and bring her gifted teaching to students eager to practice.
Allison Rudman, Partner in charge of all aspects of our Operations, comes to PRACTICE Body Mind Soul Company with a background in business development, customer service, and hospitality. After earning her B.A. in Marketing from Florida State University, she embarked on a career in the hospitality industry specializing in event planning and catering. Her creativity, attention to detail, and positive energy contributed greatly to her success.
Inspired by her belief that healthy, beautifully-presented meals nourish both body and soul, Allison established a successful personalized baking business “in her spare time” preparing healthful and delicious sweets and savories. That business has also thrived serving both private & corporate clients, and she did this all while raising two passionate, smart, beautiful children.
One of Allison’s favorite parts of her business life is building relationships with clients, and she views her opportunity at PRACTICE as a way to expand her commitment to nourish people body, mind and soul. She is thrilled to bring her vast experience running all aspects of a small company to PRACTICE in her role as Operations Manager and is eager to share her optimism, energy, and enthusiasm with each and every person who comes to PRACTICE.
Barbara Landau, MSW, is our Partner in charge of Practice Body Mind Soul Company’s Retail Division. Barbara brings her natural and elegant aesthetic, clear sense of style, and deep passion for helping others to PRACTICE.
Prior to raising her two beautiful children, Barbara worked as a Clinical Social Worker for eight years, having earned her degree from New York University. She witnessed first-hand the lives of so many without possibilities or access to healing. This experience affected her deeply, and she knew that one day she would combine both areas of talent to make a real difference.
Barbara knows that all the offerings at “Shop PRACTICE” can bring pleasure and comfort through their simplicity and naturally sourced beauty. She takes great care to ensure that each item chosen reflects the PRACTICE philosophy of vibrancy, balance and health. Barbara is thrilled to be offering more opportunities through “Shop PRACTICE” for health, happiness and transformation in Body, Mind and Soul.