We’re sisters Karen and Lizzie and we are Pure Pony Yoga.
We founded Pure Pony Yoga in 2021, combining two of our passions – practicing yoga and the Jersey shore.
Let’s practice together this summer, saluting the sun, and our amazing bodies that give us the strength to bend in all life’s headwinds and gentle breezes. Be strong, be you!
Karen Hepp has been practicing Yoga for more than 30 years. She teaches an alignment based mixed level vinyasa class for everybody and every body.
She got into Yoga in her teens- and now it’s her healthy antidote to a busy life with 3 sports obsessed boys, a tri-athlete husband and an ornery rescue dog.
Her classes are moving meditation, inhaling calm and inspiration, exhaling stress and tension, building strength and stamina.
When not teaching yoga in Stone Harbor, Karen is a local morning news anchor in Philadelphia.
Lizzie has been practicing yoga for over 20 years. She is committed to using business as a force for good. When not practicing yoga, Lizzie is a corporate lawyer in Philadelphia and works with many start ups and Benefit Corporations.
Anina has been a yoga instructor since completing RYT 200 Hour training in 2014. Additional trainings: ACE-Group Fitness, Silver Sneakers-Group Fitness, Zumba, Balanced Body: Barre, Pilates Mat 1 & Pilates Mat 2. Her style of teaching is Hatha based where postures are held for 2-5 breaths. Anina has 4 grown children.
● 300-hour YA training through Hudson Yoga Project in Hoboken, NJ
● 200-hour YA training through Devotion Yoga in Hoboken, NJ
● Yoga for Athletes January 2017 through Sage Rountree at Kripalu Center for Yoga &
- Yoga Teacher Training (200 Hr.) Yoga Alliance
- YogaFit Level I Teacher Training
- Personal Training (AAAI/ISMA, ACE, ACT,AFAA)
- Reiki II Certification
Ayurveda and yoga meet you where you are, they are all encompassing and take all of you into consideration through self awareness. My priority is to lead my classes with compassion and love. Always creating welcoming space for practitioners to dive into reflection with ease and will. I am a 500 RYT Yoga Alliance teacher and a certified Ayurvedic Health Coach