About Truly Yoga

Truly Yoga is a vinyasa style based yoga studio, that focuses on providing yoga classes to individuals of all levels.

Truly Yoga was created in 2015 to inspire students to tune back into their natural rhythms and listen to their true selves. Getting "back to basics" is about listening to your true creative self with the guidance of natural elements that you are in contact with everyday... your breath, your body, and your mind. Truly Yoga will help guide you in a way to develop awareness of these elements so that you are in the best position to manifest a positive life rooted in true health and wellness.

Vinyasa Flow is a type of yoga that integrates yoga postures, breath, movement, and meditation. There are different classes that meet the needs of all students. At Truly Yoga, students are not only taken through a yoga class, but are also taught the health benefits of their practice. Heated, warm, and non-heated classes are offered.


Sarah Wnenchak Simkins, E-RYT 500, YACEP, Integrative Health Practitioner, Founder/Owner of Truly Yoga

Sarah has been practicing yoga ever since discovering its physical and psychological benefits in 2007. She originally became a certified teacher in 2012 after completing her 200hr teacher training with One Yoga and later completed a 300hr teacher training in 2021. Sarah opened Truly Yoga in 2015 and teaches vinyasa style based yoga, which connects a dynamic flow of postures with breath. She has taught all levels of students and believes that yoga is a practice that can benefit everyone. While Sarah believes in having a dedicated yoga practice, she also wants her students to know that it is important to smile and have fun while on the mat. She thinks that it is one of the best ways to release stress and tension. Sarah's classes focus on developing awareness of one's body and mind, in order to express one's true self and live a balanced/ healthy life.

Sarah developed Truly Yoga because she wanted to provide people with a peaceful atmosphere where they can tune back into themselves. She believes that it is important to challenge oneself, yet also find time to restore. Her hope is that each student's visit to Truly Yoga will ignite a personal sense of motivation even beyond the mat.

"When I first started practicing yoga, I was very intimidated because I could barely reach my toes. As I began to practice, I realized that yoga is a process that goes beyond the physical. Yoga not only strengthens the physical body, but teaches us about ourselves, so that we can more healthfully express our true nature."

Maureen Reardon, E-RYT 200

Maureen is a passionate and enthusiastic yoga teacher who’s own yoga practice is over 10 years in the making. She received her initial 200 hour teaching certification through Now: Yoga and also completed Pranakriya’s Pre-natal Teacher Training. Her own teaching and practice is further informed by an athletic background that includes competitive swimming, collegiate rowing, yoga and aerial/acrobatic arts as well an intensive understanding of body anatomy born from her work as a chiropractor. She loves to work with the human body in all manners of practice, play and rest and looks to share that love and fascination of form with every student she encounters.

As she says, “One of the best things about being an athlete, artist and teacher of things based in flesh, blood and bone is continuously having the opportunity to experience and explore a truth so beautifully expressed by J.M. Barrie's character Peter Pan " Oh the cleverness of me!" “

Within her classes, Maureen’s students will have a chance to discover and explore their cleverness as they move through their practice with power and breath.

Susan Mapes Guerino, RYT 200; Yin Yoga/ Vinyasa

Susan is passionate about living life to the fullest through movement, wellness, and fun! She brings a unique background to her yoga practice that incorporates eastern philosophies and western medicine. Her journey began in 1990 when she was
first introduced to yoga and meditation as an exchange student in Indonesia. Susan has always known that movement of the body brings health, healing, and transformation to all levels of being - mind, body, and soul! She invites you to experience yoga as both a physical practice as well as an existential experience in her Yin Yoga class and Vinyasa flows. Her yoga practice and teaching weaves together her diverse experience and knowledge as a Licensed Acupuncturist,Registered Nurse, and human.

Susan is a life long learner of wellness and assisting others on their yogic path. After many years of yoga practice, Susan decided it was time to evolve and become a yoga instructor. Susan completed her 200 hour teacher certification in 2017 with Alyson Leinbach and Sarah Simkins from Truly Yoga. Susan completed Yin Yoga Teacher Training with Corina Benner at Wake Up Yoga.

Caitlin Reilly, E-RYT 200, RYT 500

Caitlin has been teaching yoga for many years in the DE region and earned her certification with One-Yoga in 2012. She then earned her 300hr with The Light Within Yoga Studio.

"I began my teaching career informally at the age of 8, leading aerobics for my fellow 3rd graders in the school yard. My aunt had introduced me to a Denise Austin workout tape one day, and it fascinated me. The challenge was rather fun! I wanted to share what I learned about triceps, quads, and counting while you work them. This enthusiasm for fitness continued through the years with sports like swimming, soccer, track, and cross country.
I enjoyed majoring in Writing for Film and Television at Emerson college, and almost moved to LA. Yet, a fast paced life in the city was not for me. I chose a simpler life in Delaware, where, a trip to the gym or a long run could always do the trick--until it didn't. Multiple injuries and chronic pain in 2010 called for physical therapy and rest. I was completely stressed and needed a new approach to life. Somewhere along the way, exercise had become more obsessive than fun. A beginner's yoga course opened my eyes to how a single movement could impact not only the body, but one's mind and ethics. Yoga helped not only refresh my understanding of, and approach to health, but to everyday situations.
Suddenly the little 3rd grade Caitlin popped back up and said "Hey, cool -- let me share this..."
Now I love teaching yoga, and welcome people of all backgrounds to my class. I am not naturally super flexible, so don't worry if you aren't. The "Om" should never "Ow."

Off the mat, Caitlin enjoys art (both classical and all things pop culture), cooking (then eating!) with friends, and the great outdoors. She loves to relax with her husband and their two fluffy cats at home.

Meaghan Gwinn, RYT 200

Meaghan is a 200 hour RYT focused on creating mindful opportunities for breath and movement. Starting her practice for physical aspects, Meaghan quickly learned the benefits of yoga for the mind as well. Personally, Meaghan has used yoga to work through grief and anxiety, giving her peace during the everyday challenges of life. With a passion for teaching vinyasa classes, Meaghan offers classes for all levels that are both physical and alignment based. With detailed cues, she is able to bring awareness to the connection between body and breath - giving her students a well rounded practice in the present moment. Meaghan loves teaching yoga, creating community, and you'll be hard pressed to find a class without some smiles and laughter.

Rebecca Barry, Certified Pilates Instructor

Rebecca Barry is a certified pilates instructor and teaches floor pilates at Truly Yoga. Rebecca focuses on strength, flexibility and the mind body connection.
"Through core strength and spinal flexibility all things are possible"

Krista Rothwell, RYT 200

Krista first stepped on the mat in college, 20 years ago, in New York City. Yoga was initially a way to get exercise with limited time to spare throughout art school and early years of working in higher education. During her four years playing roller derby she found Truly Yoga studio which helped increase flexibility and let go of tension. After struggling with anxiety and severe panic disorder, yoga became a lifeline that transformed her ability to process, stay present, and feel empowered. Krista finished her 200-hour YTT at the Truly Yoga studio in 2020. Discovering the yoga lifestyle, Krista knew she wanted to help others heal through movement, meditation and breath.
Off the mat, Krista is an artist, mom, wife, novice vegan cook, and a lover of nature. Krista enjoys curling up with a cup of tea and a good book by the fire, taking a hike in the woods, or watching a movie on the couch with the family. You will often find Krista taking classes at Truly Yoga, one of her favorite places to be.
One day Krista hopes to work full time in her art studio while teaching yoga. Perhaps finding a way to combine passions.

Emily Kauffman, RYT 200

After receiving her bachelor's degree in Exercise Science from Ithaca College in 2014, Emily received her 200 hour registered yoga instructor certification from Ishta Yoga under Alan and Sarah Finger in New York City in 2017. Emily has always been fascinated by the mind/body connection and is amazed by how movement can be used to process thoughts, sensations, and emotions. She believes anyone can practice yoga and feel empowered from starting exactly where they are.

Emily Trader, RYT 200, Personal Trainer

Emily obtained her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training from Truly Yoga Studio in 2021. She is a mom to three young kids and a full time student at Wilmington University. Emily is also a certified personal trainer with 11 years of experience. She loves teaching all class styles, but most enjoys heated vinyasa with a little extra kick.

Linsey Limm, RYT 200, Personal Trainer

Linsey was first introduced to yoga at a local gym in high school, and continued to practice on and off through her college years with the help of Rodney Yee dvds and free student classes. She has always been interested in the ability of the human body which eventually led her to become a personal trainer. In 2020 she rediscovered yoga as a practice of mind body and spirit, but this time through some of life's difficulties. Yoga was no longer about just the physical postures, but a practice that could bring peace from within. She received her RYT200 from Truly Yoga in 2021 as a result of wanting to help others discover this integrated practice.
Linsey enjoys teaching classes that combine strength and flow, full of breath and mindful movement.

Samantha Williams, RYT 200

Sam has been practicing Vinyasa and Gentle Hatha yoga since 2016, drawn by not only the physical benefits of strength and flexibility, but the mindfulness and presence achieved from a focus on the breath and body.

In addition to yoga, she is also an avid outdoors person, regularly hiking, kayaking, caving, backpacking, and climbing and enjoys incorporating yoga into all of her other activities. Sam received her 200-hour yoga teacher certification from Truly Yoga Studio in 2021. Her teaching focuses on unique, dynamic flows of postures connected to breath.. She believes that yoga is truly for everyone and is a tool for creating more balance in life on and off the mat.

Morissa Mercaldo, E-RYT 200

Morissa took her first yoga class over 20 years ago as an exchange student in India and immediately fell in love with the practice. Her teaching career began in 2011 with dual certifications in Vinyasa and hot yoga. Students will find Morissa’s Vinyasa classes energizing and unique yet accessible to most practitioners. Precise cues for breath and posture alignment, as well as creative flows and multi-level modifications are offered in each class. “Because yoga has been so continually transformative for me, it's incredibly rewarding to share it with others.”

Gregg Crabill, RYT 200

In 2014 Gregg had a health scare that lead him to try yoga for his peace of mind. He signed up for a beginners course and instantly feel in love with yoga. He became dedicated to his practice and after only 2 years decided to take a teacher training course to deepen his practice. After realizing what yoga had done for him, he wanted to share his passion with everyone. After he graduated teacher training from Empowered Yoga in 2017, he quickly started teaching classes.
In 2022, Gregg started practicing regularly again after a two year hiatus due to the Covid era, and during this time felt the need to share his passion again for yoga in a whole new yoga community. Gregg teaches Mindful Movements, a stationary heated class weekly. Join Gregg as he shares his passion and fun vibes in the studio helping his students feel the best they can.

Stephanie Dimino, RYT 200

Stephanie is an RYT 200 based in Newark, Delaware. Her favorite type of yoga flow to practice and to teach is hot vinyasa but she has a deep appreciation for all modalities of yoga. Stephanie has a strong propensity towards working with the chakras and also enjoys working with crystals to enhance her meditation and yoga practice. She strives to create a positive experience that promotes relaxation and builds physical and mental strength in each class she teaches.

Heather Turano, RYT 200

After a transformative journey from corporate burnout and a challenging divorce, Heather found her true calling as a yoga instructor. Trained at Kripalu seven years ago, she immersed herself in a full month intensive program in the serene Berkshires of Massachusetts. Specializing in mindful flow, she advocates for slow, intentional movement as the safest approach to ensure proper alignment and sustain a lifelong yoga practice. In addition to her love for yoga, Heather is a certified life coach, focusing on helping individuals navigate divorce, career, and life transitions. Her holistic approach to wellness and personal growth empowers her clients to find balance and resilience in every phase of life.

Sarah Pryor, RYT 200

Sarah teaches alignment based vinyasa blended with mindful sequencing and an emphasis on adapting poses to suit individual needs. Her classes are challenging and yet accessible by allowing everyone the space to practice being themselves. She believes yoga is a natural medicine that can increase strength, balance, and flexibility. Sarah completed her 200RYT training with Yoga Medicine, Tiffany Cruikshank, in February 2014 and is registered with Yoga Alliance.

Joya Gonzalez, RYT 500

Born and raised in the bustling city of New York, Joya Gonzalez developed a passion for fitness early on, frequently running around the New York City reservoir. Currently residing in Newark, DE, Joya's journey is one of dedication and transformation.
In 2011, Joya Gonzalez joined the United States Army, serving honorably at Fort Riley, Kansas until 2015. Throughout this time, a deep interest in meditation, yoga, fitness, and mindfulness was a constant presence, fueling the dream of becoming a yoga instructor. Understanding the financial challenges of funding education, Joya saw military service as a means to achieve this goal.
Upon being honorably discharged, Joya pursued and earned a bachelor’s degree in logistics from the College of Central Florida. However, the call to fully embrace a passion for yoga and mindfulness grew stronger.
After relocating from Florida to Newark, DE, Joya undertook a period of soul-searching, culminating in a transformative decision to spend six weeks in Kathmandu, Nepal. There, Joya immersed fully in the culture and completed an intensive 500-hour yoga certification program, enjoying every moment of this enriching experience.
Now back in the United States, Joya is dedicated to sharing expertise in yoga and mindfulness within the community, helping others on their paths to wellness and inner peace.

Melody Mercadante, RYT 200

Melody is a yoga teacher, massage therapist, and a reiki practitioner. She specializes in teaching gentle hatha and yin yoga at Truly Yoga. Come join one of her classes to experience a sense of peace and healing on the mat!