lighthouse staff

JARED MCCANN
Founder

Jared McCann is the founder of Lighthouse Yoga School in Brooklyn, New York. Jared believes that yoga is a powerful tool which assists human progress, allowing each individual to peel off layers of their “identities” in order to uncover their own true nature. He believes that through yoga, practitioners feel part of something larger than themselves, and are better able to see their own divine place in the universe.

Jared is an international yoga teacher and holds an advanced E-RYT 500 designation. He is the two time national and 2013 world asana champion.  Jared has studied yoga extensively with Dharma Mittra, Anna Forrest, and Mary Jarvis. He has decades of practice in Ashtanga, Bikram, Dharma, Forrest, and Iyengar yoga combining all disciplines together in his vinyasa series. He continually studies new and old traditions and implements them to both his practice and teachings.

TONY LUPINACCI
Executive Director
Tony is the Executive Director of Lighthouse Yoga School. He is the general manager and runs the school’s operations and business development department. He has had over a decade of business development experience in beauty and fashion, managing and directing teams for some of the most recognized luxury brands in the world. Tony is a successful entrepreneur and has been managing Jared McCann Yoga since its inception. He is proud to lead the team at Lighthouse.

Tony has had over 400 hours of teacher training and has spent nearly a decade studying with Jared. He is passionate about teaching the family of students and teachers at Lighthouse. His classes are fun, dynamic, and uplifting.

David Regelin
David Regelin is a traveling yoga teacher, he is based in New York City. David is a powerful voice, an eloquent and skillful teacher who is sought after for his workshops and teacher’s intensives. His unique talent for simple yet precise articulation of form and technique, echo in the bodies and minds of his students.

As a young teacher, David was at the forefront of what became a popular trend of choreographed vinyasa classes to the sound of live music. He created the “Multi-Intenso” experience, a class that garnered a cult following in New York City. “Multi-Intenso” was a technique based, athletic and dynamic style of yoga centered around handstands. David’s reflective nature and incessant personal investigation into the potential transformative powers that a yoga practice can give, eventually led him to a more comprehensive approach to how physical form relates to psychological and emotional states. Inclined toward the mystical and timeless, greatly influenced by intensive study with Nevine Michaan, David’s practice and teaching has evolved into a more refined adaptation of how an asana (postural) practice can instigate profound and often therapeutic change.

Riji Suh
To Riji Suh, on and off her yoga mat, roots inform the blossoming extension and expansion that evolve from time and energy precisely focused on the unpredictable walk toward the dream. She was born in Seoul, South Korea, raised in Baghdad, Iraq, and Frankfurt, Germany, prior to her family’s move to the United States. Riji played sports at a high level throughout high school and for part of her collegiate experience at Colgate University.