Team 2017-06-26T22:15:18+00:00

Founders and Team

Patrick Franco & Curtis Berger

Founding Members

Patrick Franco


“Art. Music. Yoga. Urban. Diversity. Hoboken. NYC. Local. Vegetarian. Father. Husband. Community. This is what inspires me and was the spark that led to the creation of the Hudson Yoga Project. My classes are devoted to creating a light hearted atmosphere that encourages self study through alignment-focused vinyasa yoga and traditional yogic philosophy”

Patrick has lived and worked in Hoboken for over 10 years and currently raises his children in town. Patrick’s teaching is drawn from the 5000-year old tradition of yoga and rooted in ancient texts and practices but integrated and applied in a way that is relevant to the unique and modern environment in which we live.  He is a 500hr (E-RYT) Experienced Registered Yoga Instructor with the Yoga Alliance.

Patrick has practiced and studied yoga since 2001 and received his E-RYT500 certification from Yogamaya New York in 2011 and his  RYT200 certification from Laughing Lotus Yoga Center in 2007. Patrick is also a licensed acupuncturist in the State of New York and has a thriving acupuncture practice in NYC.

Kristie Marciniak

After earning her 200 hour certification from Bright Spirit Teacher Training in 2012, Kristie became an apprentice at the guidance of her mentor Julie Pasqual.

In March of 2014 Kristie became Pre-Natal Certified under the teachings of Carrie Parker Gastelu. Through many years of yoga and from trainings, Kristie has developed a practice she wishes to share with others. Her classes are focused on the breath while leading students through a series of poses working toward a peak pose.

Kristie feels that not only do the practitioners of yoga learn from their teacher, but that as a teacher, you learn so much from your students. Through her yoga practice, Kristie has brought a calmer, more relaxed outlook to her daily life.

Shannon O’Connor

Shannon’s love of yoga began over a decade ago in Hoboken, New Jersey. Working full-time in finance during the day, her yoga practice allows her to relieve stress, quiet the mind, and find space within her body and heart. She provides her students with an invigorating class and also a space to find stillness. Shannon spends a lot of time and attention to crafting the perfect playlist for each class aiming to create a welcoming space for her students to practice.

Striving to make a modern yoga practice available to anyone that steps into her class, Shannon looks for practical ways to weave yoga into every day occurrences. Whether you are a beginner or advanced student, her classes embrace openness and diversity. Travel continues to influence Shannon’s life and yoga practice. Most recently, Shannon journeyed to India, Thailand, Japan and Peru, and is always seeking the next adventure.

Shannon completed her 200-hour certification for Yoga Alliance© through the Bright Spirit Teacher Training program at Devotion Yoga LLC©. She is also Stand Up Paddle (“SUP”) Yoga trained through Bliss Paddle Yoga©. In the summer, she brings her yoga to the water teachingSUP classes at the Jersey Shore. Shannon is grateful for the opportunity to educate others and to share her love of yoga. She feels privileged to teach what she enjoys most and seeks to remain a perpetual student.

Christine Burbridge

Christine’s love and passion for body movement began when she started dancing at the age of three and continued through college where she was part of the dance team. As a competitive dancer growing up in New Jersey, Christine learned the virtues of discipline and fellowship.

After finishing school, Christine moved to Hoboken in 2004, where she discovered yoga not only as a form of physical activity but also a constant, dependable source of strength and spirituality. Christine was drawn to the themes of empathy, connectedness and harmony that the practice embodied.

Just as dance had been a central part of her upbringing, yoga has become integral to her continued growth as an adult. She received her yoga teacher certification with the goal of helping others gain the same feeling of connectedness and understanding of their mind, body and soul.

Christine teaches both vinyasa yoga and prenatal yoga classes in Northern New Jersey and is currently pursuing training to become an Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor.

Julie Pasqual

Julie Pasqual is honored to be part of Kim Larkin’s, and her “yoga brother” Patrick Franco’s Hudson Yoga Project!!!! She earned her 500 Hour Yoga Teaching Certification from Yogamaya in NYC – which means she has learned just how much more she has to learn!!

Luckily, she has teachers like the incomparable Stacey Brass and Bryn Chrismann for asana, and the teachers of the staff at The Bhakti Center for philosphy. Her classes are inspired and infused with her love of the practices of bhakti, where the mind is stilled by the opening of the heart, nit-picky alignment, and a love of a good old sweaty practice!!

When not on her mat, she is a clown for hospitalized children in NYC, and has traveled to Haiti to clown in refugee camps. She is also a professional storyteller, performing tales to audience of all ages in schools. libraries, festivals, prisons, and shelters. She volunteers at two Domestic Violence Shelters, and sponsors the education of two young girls in India.

Bridgette Trezza

In June of 2012 I graduated from Yogamaya New York’s 200-hour teacher training program. Coming from a dance and art background, I was, and continue to be, deeply held by the creativity and freedom yoga feeds my body and mind.

Since graduating, I have completed advanced trainings- with focuses on sequencing, restorative yoga, prenatal, therapeutics, and pranayama. I am a mentor in Yogamaya’s 200hr teacher training program and a reiki practitioner.

My classes are inspired by the inherent ability to root for flight, music that travels deep, and kind self inquiry.

Anna Greenberg

Anna combines heat building movement with precise, focused instruction for students to find stability and space in their bodies and minds.

She has a passion for standing on her hands and loves to demystify arm balances and inversions by teaching them in a way that feels accessible, safe, and fun.

She believes that if yoga is approached with consistency and discipline, along with a good sense of humor and play, the practice can be transformational. Anna earned her 500-hour Teacher Training certification from Yogamaya.

Lindsey Rozmes

Lindsey found yoga when she needed it most. She quickly fell in love with yoga’s heart-healing abilities and blissful buzz. This led her to pursue her 200hr certification from Laughing Lotus in NYC in 2012.

More recently, she’s completed both her Ayurveda Yoga Specialist and Ayurveda Health Counselor certifications with Dr. Rosy Mann and Kathryn Templeton at the Himalayan Institute in Honesdale, PA. Lindsey believes that these ancient practices truly guide you to the brightest parts of yourself.

Lindsey’s teachings are derived from her own personal practice and self-exploration. Her teaching style is light-hearted, compassionate and intuitive. Lindsey offers a powerful energetic flow using playful movement with a huge emphasis on breath and mindfulness. She draws on her Ayurveda background to offer students an upbeat approach to balance. Each class includes a few thoughts, inspired music and just enough sweat, flow and rest.

With gratitude for Patrick, Kim, and all of her teachers, Lindsey is honored to be a part the Hudson Yoga Project community!

Kate Lombardo

Kate Lombardo started practicing yoga in 2009 and was immediately hooked on the deep sense of happiness and healing she found by connecting the body and break.

She completed her 200-hour certification with Bright Spirit Yoga Teacher Training. Her lighthearted and playful classes are focused on aligning the breath, body, and mind in an effort to help students create more balance and happiness in their lives.

Kate is currently enrolled in a Positive Psychology certification program as a way to further incorporate happiness and mindfulness practices into her classes and workshops.

Morgan Gertler

Looking back at her journey into yoga, Morgan realizes that it really is darkest just before the dawn. The light of yoga came into Morgan’s life during a time that felt like unending darkness. Chronic anxiety had become a daily part of Morgan’s life, and it was yoga that provided the tools & strength necessary for her to take back control.

The physical practice paired with a strong focus on the breath helped her overcome much of her anxiety, as well as take her to a new level in how she felt physically. Yoga is now a way of life for Morgan- she makes a daily effort to practice both on and off the mat.

Morgan studied with Priti Robyn Ross, 500 E-RYT & Jay Karlinski, 500 RYT, both esteemed Kripalu teachers. Her training has taught her that yoga is for everyone, no matter age, size or physical ability. Morgan likes to provide her students with a not only a physical practice but a mental one as well. Her goal is for her students to leave class feeling awakened, relaxed, and really sweaty.

Kristen Beriloff

Searching for a retreat from the fast pace of city life, Kristen discovered yoga and fell in love.
Combining her passion for yoga with her professional background in psychology, Kristen provides her

students with a stimulating mental and physical practice. Kristen is an RYT-200 and Registered Prenatal

Yoga Teacher who delivers a mindful and playful experience that is accessible to students of all levels.

When she is not sharing her love of yoga, Kristen enjoys being a mom and a school psychologist,

teaching mindfulness as a stress reduction strategy for students of all ages.

Mélie Purdon

Tam Turse

Upcoming Workshops & Teacher Training

300hr Advanced Yoga Teacher Training: Fire, Study & Devotion

October 20, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - July 1, 2018 @ 5:00 pm