Meet Our Yoga Instructors

  • Dr.
    J. K. Kuan DC, LAc
    Clinical Director of Prosperity Health Center

    KDr. Kuan graduated with honors from Southern California University of Health Sciences (SCUHS) with a Doctor’s degree in Chiropractic and a Master’s Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. There he received the Outstanding Service Award for his individual contributions to the college, made the Dean’s List, and was recognized by the California State Assembly for his steadfast commitment to the community and outstanding leadership in Traditional Asian Medicine and Health Sciences.


    Dr. Kuan began his Acupuncture and Chiropractic career in San Diego and Santa Monica, California where he was working with a seasoned Chiropractor. From there he brought together many of the concepts of Traditional Chinese Medicine with modern Acupuncture and Chiropractic techniques for excellent healing and wellness. Since then, he has continued to build his reputation as a practitioner who is passionate about healing and providing care to those that find themselves in physical distress. After years of practice in California, Dr. Kuan pursued the opportunity to bring his clinical experience and healing techniques to the East Coast where he founded Prosperity Health Center. 


    Dr. J. K. Kuan is National Board Certified (NCCAOM) (NBCE) and a Licensed Chiropractic Physician and Acupuncturist in the State of New Jersey, New York and California. Currently he is also teaching at Eastern School of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine. With years of clinical experience, Dr. Kuan has helped many people with varied conditions such as insomnia, food allergy, seasonal allergy, hypertension, migraine/headache, smoking addiction, obesity, PMS, dysmenorrhea/amenorrhea, infertility, pain syndrome (joint pain, tendonitis, LBP), I.B.S., anxiety/depression to name but a few. 


    After serving to various local cities, Dr. Kuan is now offering his service to the world through hosting world-wide healing retreats. 


    At CHY, Dr. offers Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Core Fusion and Prana Fusion classes. 

  • Dr. Nancie Celini
    Yoga Instructor

    Dr. Nancie Celini is an educator,
    researcher, 500-hour certified yoga teacher registered with Yoga Alliance and yoga therapist. Her extensive background as a clinical research and public
    health professional combined with her unique insights have helped people transform their health.  She has been inspired in her own practice by scientists, medical professionals and master teachers in healthcare and yoga but is most inspired by her students and seeing
    them grow, heal and feel better. 

    She is the founder of Just Breathe Yoga, a community-based program in NJ and developer of “Yoga for Change” a program to help professionals reimagine their work and connectedness to each other. Nancie has been a lifelong athlete and advocate for better health as a certified fitness trainer, martial artist and yoga teacher. She is co-developer of a unique continuing education program with her colleague in New York where they help yoga teachers cultivate new insights and skills across a wide range of topics. Nancie has a master’s degree and doctorate in public health. She brings a diverse knowledge base to help her students grow stronger and healthier through yoga combined with her passion for research and integrative medicine.

  • Toni B.
    Yoga Instructor

    Toni Ann Benino, RYT- 200, was born and raised on Staten Island, New York. She is currently a full-time Special Education Teacher in NYC. Toni turned to yoga in 2014 and felt a deep and continual connection to the practice, which inspired her to pursue a YTT in 2016. Toni completed her 200HR YTT at Area Yoga in Brooklyn, New York. She began teaching shortly after, sharing her passion and personal transformation with others. Toni is passionately committed to the practice of yoga both on and off the mat. Throughout physical practices of yoga as well as daily life, she emphasizes the importance of keeping focus on the breath to connect the mind with the body in its present, physical state. Toni strongly encourages others to explore their inner beings, in order to better self-serve their own needs, and be more complete to attend to the needs of others. Since completing her training, Toni has adventured on yoga retreats to Jaco, Costa Rica and Ubud, Bali, Indonesia. She recently co-hosted her first yoga retreat in Cahuita, Costa Rica in July 2019. Toni speaks wholeheartedly of allotting time for self-study in parts of the world that are unlike one’s comfort zone, and alongside like-minded individuals. She has experienced countless and endless benefits through yoga, and is deeply inspired by sharing her knowledge and love of the practice with those ready to begin or continue their own inner journey.

  • Paul G
    Yoga Instructor

    Paul completed his yoga teacher training at the Sivananda Yoga Ranch Ashram in 2017. More recently he has been studying Qi Gong and Tai Chi with Dr. Kuan, while composing music to accompany the class sequence. Paul teaches classical Hatha Yoga as well as adaptive classes and Tai Chi.

  • Rachel Bruncati

    Rachel has been a
    yoga enthusiast since 2013, where she began with online tutorials and community
    classes.  She did not realize the impact it had on her self care and
    journey to a happier life both mentally and physically.  After becoming a
    certified teacher through Ramapo College of New Jersey as well as completing
    her bachelors in psychology, Rachel threw herself into teaching.  Having
    the privilege to learn from students, she have had the opportunity to work with
    an extremely diverse clientele of all ages, shapes, and circumstances. 
    Within these past two years, yoga has given Rahcel the confidence and strength
    to continue her education, as she is currently enrolled in a graduate program
    at Kean University for Marriage and Family Therapy.  While she continues
    to pursue a career using methods of holistic treatment in a therapeutic manor,
    Rachel wants to create a safe and light hearted environment adjusted to the
    needs of the student. She invites you to have fun as you explore the practice,
    your mind, and body.

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OUR LOCATION

952 Hwy 34, Suite 207 | Matawan, NJ, 07747

OFFICE HOURS

Please note that all hours are listed in Eastern Time.

Office Hours

Monday:

9:30 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

10:00 am-7:30 pm

Wednesday:

9:30 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

9:30 am-7:30 pm

Friday:

10:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

9:00 am-3:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed