Meet Our Staff

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Owner,  500ERYT & 95 CRYT Kids Yoga Teacher & Reiki 2 Practitioner

Betsy O'Connell

Betsy opened Trinity Wellness Emporium in February 2018 in Union Beach, with the love and support of her family & friends. Her studio is not like any other, it is a crystal shop and yoga studio in one! She takes the time to get to know her students & clients, encourages a sense of community environment within the studio and will show compassion to anyone who may need it.  Trinity Wellness is kid friendly and she encourages both children and adults to enjoy their practice, and to remember we all have to start somewhere, it's a continuous journey and everything takes "baby steps".

She found her yoga journey in 2009, as a way of "stretching" between her long distance runs & as a way of doing something fun with her daughter who was 2 1/2yrs at the time.  She decided to go for her teacher certification after rehabbing her back through her yoga practice and fell in love with how great she felt.  In 2017, she received her 200hr teaching certification.  In conjunction to opening her studio, she decided to pursue her advanced 500hr training, which she received in June of 2018.  As of July 2019, she received her 95hr Kids Yoga Certification.  She teaches all ages and abilities within her studio, corporate offices and at local schools.

Betsy is empathic, clairvoyant, a medium among other things.  She is self taught in crystals and is always looking to learn more about the metaphysical.  Betsy performs all card readings at Trinity Wellness Emporium.  To gain more information on her readings you can go to her Angel Card blog entry to find out details on what to expect.  If you want to make an in-person or virtual appointment, please contact the studio .

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200 ERYT

Rachel Bruncati

Rachel has been a yoga enthusiast since 2013 when she began taking community classes and following tutorials online. Yoga was my gateway into a happier and healthier life both mentally and physically.

Rachel became a 200-hour certified yoga teacher in 2017 through Ramapo College of NJ as I finished my bachelors degree in Psychology. "Yoga has given me the confidence and strength to pursue a career using the method of holistic treatment in a therapy field."

She likes to keep her classes lighthearted with special attention to the individual needs of the students. "I want to have fun with you as we explore the practice, our bodies, and our minds."

She is a certified children's yoga instructor, certified in yoga for those who suffer with eating disorders/body dysmorphia, as well as studying to use yoga to help those who have experienced trauma.

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200 RYT & Level 2 Reiki Practitioner Certified

Becky Szewczyk

Becky began practicing yoga as a way to ease her anxiety and stress.  It has helped cultivate a confidence, mindfulness and awareness that she never knew she had, which sparked the need to learn more. She decided to deepen her practice and completed her 200 hour training through Yoga Alliance, and became a Level 2 Reiki Practitioner.  She likes to incorporate a spirit of whimsy in her classes, with special attention to breath and alignment to help you deepen your practice.  Yoga is very personal, and she encourages her class to appreciate the growth in their own practice, as it is unique and beautiful just like them.

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500hr CYT

Allison LaRochelle

Allison LaRochelle received her first yoga teacher certification in Bodhi Yoga Academy's Tinton Falls, NJ 200hr yoga teacher training program in the summer of 2018. Since then, she has stumbled upon and fallen in love with the LYT yoga method, pioneered by physical therapist, yoga teacher extraordinaire, Lara Heimann. She received her second 200 hr certification in her Level 1 LYT training in 2020, and is currently pursuing her Level 2 300hr certification. This is an anatomy based, functional yoga style that Allison is passionate about sharing with her students because she believes moving intelligently in your body lights up the spirit and brings more awareness within and throughout.

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500hr CYT

Shannon Keelyn

Shannon is a certified yoga instructor, fur mama and Reiki master who uses vibrational sound healing as a tool in her energy work.  Shannon began her journey with her very first yoga class at the farm a few years back and fell in love with the stars of the workshop- the baby goats and of course lavender!!!!  She is a firm believer that laughter is the very best medicine and it is impossible to take life too seriously while surrounded in the magic! Come join her as she shares her passions in a memorable goat yoga vibrational sound workshop.