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About Darshana Center

Darshana is a not-for-profit organization and has been educating, supporting and inspiring the community for over 20 years. Darshana's vision is to create a sacred, loving space where students can practice and embody the ancient teachings of yoga. Through various methods, yoga is made accessible for everyone regardless of size, age or limitations.


Yoga Darshana Center is a non-commercial studio with a warm, peaceful and friendly environment. This safe and nurturing sanctuary is a womb for students to feel at home, ground, connect, grow and be who they truly are. Darshana appreciates your continued support over the years. Your generous contributions help to keep this beautiful community studio open. We are a not-for-profit organization 501c3 and all donations are tax deductible.

Meet Our Wonderful


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Meet Regina Chaeli  |   Founder  |  ERYT-200, RYT 500, YACEP 


Regina is the Director of the 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training Program. She is a registered nurse, holistic practitioner, yoga and meditation instructor and spiritual counselor. Regina has studied with many great teachers over the past 30 years including Joan Shivarpita Harrigan, Swami Chandrasekharanand Saraswati and Richard Miller. Her education in yoga consists of traditional methods of meditation, philosophy, trauma sensitive yoga, yoga therapy, Yin Yoga, Iyengar Yoga and postures, incorporated with current science and research. 

Regina’s love for yoga has propelled her into opening Darshana and establishing East Neck Yoga & Wellness. She is the grounding force of YDC and her gift is to understand life situations clearly and create a clear path for solutions. 

Meet Matthew Pecorella  |   Director  | RYT-500


 Matthew is the Director at Darshana, a not-for-profit organization founded in 2001. He has been practicing and teaching yoga, eastern philosophy and meditation for over 20 years with special training in restorative yoga and yoga nidra meditation with Richard Miller. Matthew is a reiki healer, ordained minister and aroma freedom technique practitioner. His most dear teachers are Joan Shivarpita Harrigan and Swami Chandrasekharanand Saraswati from Patanjali Kundalini Yoga Care.  

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Matthew's specialty is working individually with students with Integrative Meditation. This unique practice has shown great success moving through obstacles and allowing for a greater sense of inner and outer freedom. 

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