Meet Our Instructors

Denise Pascucci

Denise was first introduced to yoga 18 years ago in New York City. Since then she has made it her passion to introduce as many people as possible to this life preserving practice. Drawn by the physical aspect, Denise quickly discovered the hidden spiritual side. "Yoga has so many forms. The physical practice can be more or less important and emphasized, but how yoga affects your spirit and place in the world is what makes a difference to you and others."

Denise is an avid Hot Yoga practioner, believing in the detoxifying powers of heat and breath. She teaches challenging hot power and vinyasa classes at Yoga @ Chester Springs.

Denise is 200 & 500 hour certified and the owner of Yoga @ Chester Springs and the Summit Fitness Club in Chester Springs.

Mary Booth

Mary Booth, B.S.Ed, M.Ed, Registered Yoga Teacher(2002), Certified Thai-Yoga Body Worker (2006), Reiki I and II Practitioner (2008), Certified Health Coach (2016) has been teaching yoga in the Chester Springs area since 2001. She specializes in Vinyasa flow with a strong emphasis on alignment. Her style is bright, energetic, and soulful. Career highlight includes working as a yoga instructor for the Philadelphia Flyers Organization from 2008-2011.

Recently, Mary earned a certification as a Health Coach from the Health Coach Institute. She works with people interested in reawakening their commitment to healthy eating and vibrant living without deprivation dieting or militant exercise.

In her leisure, Mary enjoys nature, gardening, traveling, reading, art, and spending time with her pets. She also enjoys researching Ayurvedic doshas and the principals of Feng Shui.

Additionally, Mary is a Thai-Yoga body worker. She received her
certification from Michael Buck, a master in the field, in 2007 and 2010. Thai -Yoga body work is known to many as “Thai massage”. It is an interactive manipulation of the body using passive stretching and firm, but gentle pressure along the energy channels of the body.
Mary is also the yoga instructor for the Philadelphia Flyers. She has been with the Flyers Organization since 2008. Mary works with the team during the pre-season (July-September) providing them with the cross-training benefits of yoga and Thai-Yoga body work.
Currently Mary teaches four classes at Yoga @ Chester Springs in Chester Springs, Pennsylvania.

Christa Carlson

Christa is a registered Yoga Instructor with a talent for motivating students with enthusiasm and encouragement. Challenging students to listen to their own bodies taking the poses to their edge or backing off a bit depending on what their body is telling them in each moment. She always offers great modifications too!

Julie White

Julie has been teaching for over 10 years. She brings an amazing level of energy and excitement to each class. Julie is certified in s PiYo. Zumba is her true passion, but Julie enjoys teaching several other class formats as well. She loves helping the wonderful members at Yoga @ Chester Springs achieve their fitness goals and strongly believes that the “fitness factor” and the “fun factor” go hand in hand!

Lynn Napoletano

Lynn is a fully certified Pilates instructor who believes that Pilates is the ultimate form of exercise to help strengthen, lengthen and tone the body and is also an invaluable tool to assist during rehabilitation.

Her passion is to get people to feel better and to get them to do activities they think are beyond them.

Jessica Gannon

Hello! My name is Jessica Gannon, I am excited to be a part of the Summit Fitness and Yoga at Chester Springs community. I am the beginners yoga instructor. I went to West Chester University graduating in 2011 with a degree in Early Childhood and Special Education. For the past four summers I created a yoga program for kids and got my yoga certification to teach kids teens and adults! I plan on doing another 200 hr training because I feel there is so much to learn about the human body and ways to move it, and am always a life long learner. I love sharing this practice with people and especially seeing kids be able to learn about it in a way that is fun for them. They can get their wiggles out using gross motor skills, as well as calm down doing breathing exercises (don't we all need that?!). I also got certified in Piyo which is a great stretching exercise put to fun music. See you on your mats. Thanks for sharing your practice with me.

Liz Mott

Liz began practicing yoga at a crossroads in her life. It allowed her to clear her head of external noise while noticing her internal voice speak up. Focusing on movement and breath not only helped her physically but helped mentally in the every day.

She was so inspired by the amazing changes in her life due to yoga that she received a YTT 200 hrs in 2015 in Paris, France. She has since traveled to India to expand her knowledge of the practice, has taught in several countries in Europe and has found herself in beautiful Chester Springs.

Her classes are a combination of mindful movement, focus on breath and asana. The flows combined with a contemporary playlist make for a fun yet challenging class, and you will leave feeling more connected with you.

Dora Flores

Born and raised abroad, I received my 200 Hour Teaching Training certificate in February, 2018, I'll always consider myself a student and practitioner of yoga I think your body is the teacher.

I found yoga at a pivotal point in my life and I credit it for getting me through challenging times.
It though me inner peace, calmness and I knew I wanted to give that gift to as many people as possible.

Finding inner strength in a tender, soft way is my and aim for my classes.
I have been practicing yoga for over seven years and I don't think I'll ever stop.

Her class environment is a place filled with peace, encouragement and positive energy.
My goal is to make any space a place to move, breathe nourish and celebrate.

Alyson Becker

Alyson began practicing yoga in 2004. She started as a dedicated vinyasa student, and refined her practice over the years. Her passion for yoga lead her to attain her 200 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) certificate at Purenergy Studio in Paoli in 2017. She also completed Level 1 (45 hours) of Yoga Child teacher training in 2018. Alyson is a poised and approachable teacher. Her style is Vinyasa Flow, with intention to provide a practice of mind- body integration and balance.

Alyson resides in Phoenixville with her husband, daughter, and 3 pets.

Allie Insco

My real inspiration to become a group fitness instructor was my mother, Julie White. From the time I was a child, she taught various formats of group fitness classes. It wasn't until after high school that I become physically active. After gaining weight as a result of living an unhealthy lifestyle, I decided to attend my mom's Zumba class. I fell in love with fitness and becoming healthy. I graduated West Chester University with a Bachelors in Nutrition and Dietetics. I am currently certified in multiple group fitness formats including Les Mills, CXWorx, Zumba, Body Pump, Interval Format, Beachbody INSANITY and Beachbody Turbo-Kick.