Stacey Turechek


Stacey Turechek has been a yoga instructor / studio manager for several years, leading classes from beginner to advanced at the premiere studios throughout Connecticut. She is know for her authentic, non-judgmental teaching style and compassion-centered philosophy. She is a registered E-RYT 200 with Yoga Alliance and has a second 200 HR training through Breathing Room Yoga Center, as well as spent countless hours studying yoga. Dedicating herself to continuous philosophical education from various spiritual disciplines, Stacey incorporates thought-provoking meditations throughout her classes, applying ancient wisdom to our contemporary western world in a useful and understandable way. She encourages growth of the physical and spiritual self, citing the interconnectedness to each other, to the world and to the universe at large.


Sarah Palleschi

Gentle Flow/Low & Slow/Restorative/Sub

Sarah is a physician assistant with her 200h yoga teacher training.  She found yoga as a means of self care while working hospital and critical care medicine.  She works to make yoga practice accessible to all people including those with special or complex healthcare needs.  Her favorite styles to teach include gentle, yin, and restorative yoga to develop connection with oneself as a means for self healing.  A student at Great Heart Yoga since the beginning, she is so excited to join the Great Heart family in her new role as teacher.

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Chelsea Kostek


Chelsea Kostek has practiced yoga since 2000 focusing on ashtanga and vinyasa style practices.  She completed the 200 Hour Karuna Yoga Teacher Training. Chelsea received her Masters' in Industrial Design from Rhode Island School of Design where her thesis work was on posture. She has a dance background including ballet, modern dance, jazz, bellydance, and yoga dance. She values the transformative aspects of yoga and dance and feels that everyone can benefit from them. Chelsea has taught yoga in many settings, including the Womenā€™s Department of Corrections in New Hampshire, NH Yoga for Peace, Eagle Student Program, corporate settings, universities, yoga studios and gyms.  She has given yoga and somatic workshops in Connecticut and New York. Her continued studies include somatics, anatomy, and Inner Engineering.

Chelsea is excited to share her knowledge of yoga with Great Heart and hopes to inspire students to continue developing the mind and body connection that yoga encourages.