Leslie Graves   In 2000 I took my first yoga class at the 92nd St Y my freshman year and felt at home and at peace after it. This, in conjunction with my studies of surrender- in acting, harmony- in singing, reflection- in songwriting, movement- in dance, helped me feel my whole self and find healing. Since then I’ve been cultivating a practice which integrates artwork and Yoga, and devising a way to lead others in their search for full expression of Self.  In 2007 I started work study at Jaya Yoga Center and later took on studio manager role. Sound editing workshops for Krishna Das allowed me to hear stories of Maharaji on repeat. In the teachings always was the message - Guru is not outside, Guru is within. Guru is Self. I completed Jaya’s first teacher training and started teaching yoga in 2012. I also trained in Reiki 1 and 2, and practiced with the Park Slope Reiki Circle realizing the healing power of our hands.  I have found for myself creative process and yoga share the same trusting space. They have been ways for me to examine life and myself. They both can hold everything and do in acceptance and love.  photo by Liz Celeste

Leslie Graves

In 2000 I took my first yoga class at the 92nd St Y my freshman year and felt at home and at peace after it. This, in conjunction with my studies of surrender- in acting, harmony- in singing, reflection- in songwriting, movement- in dance, helped me feel my whole self and find healing. Since then I’ve been cultivating a practice which integrates artwork and Yoga, and devising a way to lead others in their search for full expression of Self.

In 2007 I started work study at Jaya Yoga Center and later took on studio manager role. Sound editing workshops for Krishna Das allowed me to hear stories of Maharaji on repeat. In the teachings always was the message - Guru is not outside, Guru is within. Guru is Self. I completed Jaya’s first teacher training and started teaching yoga in 2012. I also trained in Reiki 1 and 2, and practiced with the Park Slope Reiki Circle realizing the healing power of our hands.

I have found for myself creative process and yoga share the same trusting space. They have been ways for me to examine life and myself. They both can hold everything and do in acceptance and love.

photo by Liz Celeste

  Zoe Rabinowitz   Zoe is a freelance dance artist and yoga instructor based in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Originally from Vermont, Zoe graduated from the Walnut Hill School for the Arts before earning her BFA in Dance from the Ailey/Fordham BFA program, with additional studies in Guinea and the Netherlands. She completed her yoga teacher training in 2005, and has been teaching at studios, gyms, corporate locations, and with private clients for the past twelve years, alongside a career as an international professional dancer and choreographer.  Influenced by her practice of dance and choreography, as well as 15 years of ashtanga and vinyasa yoga study, Zoe’s classes feature unique and thoughtful sequences designed to align, strengthen, and open the body. Through precise verbal cueing and hands-on adjustments, Zoe focuses on alignment, the breath and mindfulness to guide practitioners toward a better understanding of themselves, and deeper compassion for others.  www. zoerabinowitz.com

Zoe Rabinowitz

Zoe is a freelance dance artist and yoga instructor based in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Originally from Vermont, Zoe graduated from the Walnut Hill School for the Arts before earning her BFA in Dance from the Ailey/Fordham BFA program, with additional studies in Guinea and the Netherlands. She completed her yoga teacher training in 2005, and has been teaching at studios, gyms, corporate locations, and with private clients for the past twelve years, alongside a career as an international professional dancer and choreographer.

Influenced by her practice of dance and choreography, as well as 15 years of ashtanga and vinyasa yoga study, Zoe’s classes feature unique and thoughtful sequences designed to align, strengthen, and open the body. Through precise verbal cueing and hands-on adjustments, Zoe focuses on alignment, the breath and mindfulness to guide practitioners toward a better understanding of themselves, and deeper compassion for others.

www.zoerabinowitz.com

  Tiffany Marie Chandler   Yoga means union. Yes, we have been told. Union also means integration; being fully connected to all the parts of ourselves and our life experiences without exception. Only through this radical kind of self-acceptance are we able to experience true freedom (ie. relaxation). Asana is the lens through which we view our internal world. By becoming aware of our physical habits, through form, we are able to identify more clearly the habits of the mind, which either promote or prevent optimal states of well-being and ease. With this awareness comes the potential to completely transform; from the physical body, to the emotional and psychological mind, to the more subtle, energetic aspects of our being. I encourage students to approach this fascinating path of self-discovery with great tenderness, playfulness, and curiosity, for the benefit of one's self and of all living beings.   As a perpetual student, my greatest desire is to be a conduit for the powerful teachings and lineages I am constantly humbled to be a part of.   www.tiffanymarieyoga.com

Tiffany Marie Chandler

Yoga means union. Yes, we have been told. Union also means integration; being fully connected to all the parts of ourselves and our life experiences without exception. Only through this radical kind of self-acceptance are we able to experience true freedom (ie. relaxation). Asana is the lens through which we view our internal world. By becoming aware of our physical habits, through form, we are able to identify more clearly the habits of the mind, which either promote or prevent optimal states of well-being and ease. With this awareness comes the potential to completely transform; from the physical body, to the emotional and psychological mind, to the more subtle, energetic aspects of our being. I encourage students to approach this fascinating path of self-discovery with great tenderness, playfulness, and curiosity, for the benefit of one's self and of all living beings.

As a perpetual student, my greatest desire is to be a conduit for the powerful teachings and lineages I am constantly humbled to be a part of.

www.tiffanymarieyoga.com

 
  Natasa Babic   Throughout the years, yoga has become a way of returning home to an honest and spacious place where I can work and live with clarity. I wish to create this space for my students, where one can mindfully allow themselves to unravel and explore in a safe environment. From my hometown of Ljubljana, Slovenia to Vienna, Austria to New York, I had many aspirations: being a dancer, becoming an actress. After several years of working in the entertainment field, I found myself in a yoga teacher training. At the time, I was not really certain why I was there, but something about it felt right. As the years go by and my practice evolves, I see a vast space of possibilities. It is from this space I wish to offer these teachings to others. I’m a 500-hour RYT certified yoga teacher. I teach a smart, alignment-based vinyasa class. At times it can be vigorous, other times it is soft. I encourage a healthy attitude, include a grain of wisdom, and teach with a caring approach. At the end of the day, I wish to create a space for my students where they are able to see the boundless possibilities to flow intuitively and playfully, on and off the mat.   www.natasayoga.com

Natasa Babic

Throughout the years, yoga has become a way of returning home to an honest and spacious place where I can work and live with clarity. I wish to create this space for my students, where one can mindfully allow themselves to unravel and explore in a safe environment. From my hometown of Ljubljana, Slovenia to Vienna, Austria to New York, I had many aspirations: being a dancer, becoming an actress. After several years of working in the entertainment field, I found myself in a yoga teacher training. At the time, I was not really certain why I was there, but something about it felt right. As the years go by and my practice evolves, I see a vast space of possibilities. It is from this space I wish to offer these teachings to others. I’m a 500-hour RYT certified yoga teacher. I teach a smart, alignment-based vinyasa class. At times it can be vigorous, other times it is soft. I encourage a healthy attitude, include a grain of wisdom, and teach with a caring approach. At the end of the day, I wish to create a space for my students where they are able to see the boundless possibilities to flow intuitively and playfully, on and off the mat.

www.natasayoga.com

  Nami Soga   I believe that yoga, meditation and other healing arts hold power for transformation because they broaden our awareness and create space for us. Awareness of our breath itself can deepen our connection with all living beings of this planet, and with the force of the Universe that holds everything together as One.  I have been teaching yoga since 2008. I got attuned in first and second degree reiki in 2009, and a master degree in 2011. I’ve been offering healing sessions incorporating reiki, bodywork and tarot readings and I continue to strive to deepen my knowledge in many different forms of healing from all around the world.  I intend to hold safe sacred space for everyone to explore yoga in each class, and hope that the practice will lead us to be the transformative force much needed in the world today.   ajnapura.co

Nami Soga

I believe that yoga, meditation and other healing arts hold power for transformation because they broaden our awareness and create space for us. Awareness of our breath itself can deepen our connection with all living beings of this planet, and with the force of the Universe that holds everything together as One.

I have been teaching yoga since 2008. I got attuned in first and second degree reiki in 2009, and a master degree in 2011. I’ve been offering healing sessions incorporating reiki, bodywork and tarot readings and I continue to strive to deepen my knowledge in many different forms of healing from all around the world.

I intend to hold safe sacred space for everyone to explore yoga in each class, and hope that the practice will lead us to be the transformative force much needed in the world today.

ajnapura.co

  Jenny Campbell   Jenny Campbell is a Brooklyn based yoga teacher and modern dancer, committed to sharing yoga and meditation practices as a means to create calm, balanced living.  Over the past 12 years, Jenny has studied and taught a variety of yoga practices including Ashtanga, Vinyasa Flow, Restorative and Prenatal Yoga. She completed her initial 200 hour teacher training in Columbus, Ohio at It’s Yoga under the direction of Laurel Hodory, after receiving her BFA in dance performance from the Ohio State University. She completed her second 200 hour training from the Shala in New York City where she studied closely and continues to work with Barbara Verrochi and Kristin Leigh. In addition to her training in vinyasa yoga, she loves to teach restorative yoga, for which she is certified to teach through her training at Yoga Works.  She teaches and practices with the belief that yoga makes life better and enables us to make the world a more peaceful, joyful place by offering the best version of ourselves to everyone around us. She loves to offer restorative yoga, both as its own practice as well as incorporating elements of this calming method alongside physically challenging, breath based vinyasa classes.  As a way to offer some calm amidst sometimes chaotic city living, she recently started her company, Urban Om NYC, offering in-home and in- office yoga classes to busy New Yorkers. When Jenny is not practicing yoga, she can be found dancing. She is a company member of Time Lapse Dance.  urbanomnyc.com

Jenny Campbell

Jenny Campbell is a Brooklyn based yoga teacher and modern dancer, committed to sharing yoga and meditation practices as a means to create calm, balanced living.

Over the past 12 years, Jenny has studied and taught a variety of yoga practices including Ashtanga, Vinyasa Flow, Restorative and Prenatal Yoga. She completed her initial 200 hour teacher training in Columbus, Ohio at It’s Yoga under the direction of Laurel Hodory, after receiving her BFA in dance performance from the Ohio State University. She completed her second 200 hour training from the Shala in New York City where she studied closely and continues to work with Barbara Verrochi and Kristin Leigh. In addition to her training in vinyasa yoga, she loves to teach restorative yoga, for which she is certified to teach through her training at Yoga Works.

She teaches and practices with the belief that yoga makes life better and enables us to make the world a more peaceful, joyful place by offering the best version of ourselves to everyone around us. She loves to offer restorative yoga, both as its own practice as well as incorporating elements of this calming method alongside physically challenging, breath based vinyasa classes.

As a way to offer some calm amidst sometimes chaotic city living, she recently started her company, Urban Om NYC, offering in-home and in- office yoga classes to busy New Yorkers. When Jenny is not practicing yoga, she can be found dancing. She is a company member of Time Lapse Dance.

urbanomnyc.com

  Aaron Diamond   Yoga has been an integral part of Aaron’s life since 2010. Through his practice, he not only found a deeper understanding of the human body and how it moves but also sparked a humble curiosity for yogic philosophy. Since then Aaron’s made it a point to study with many influential yoga teachers in modern vinyasa and spirituality including Raghunath who he recently completed his 500hr YTT with. These trainings have cultivated a profound respect for the traditions of yoga, which he reflects both in his personal practice and teachings. Aaron also focuses strongly on anatomy and the biomechanics of movement within a vinyasa flow to create a safe and sustainable practice. He leads a vigorous yet graceful vinyasa practice with an emphasis of fluidity and mindfulness. Being deeply rooted in Bhakti Yoga, his teachings weave in yogic philosophy that encourages his students to inquire into the intentions of the heart, creating a moving meditation. Aaron’s ultimate goal being to create an experience, not just lead a class.

Aaron Diamond

Yoga has been an integral part of Aaron’s life since 2010. Through his practice, he not only found a deeper understanding of the human body and how it moves but also sparked a humble curiosity for yogic philosophy. Since then Aaron’s made it a point to study with many influential yoga teachers in modern vinyasa and spirituality including Raghunath who he recently completed his 500hr YTT with. These trainings have cultivated a profound respect for the traditions of yoga, which he reflects both in his personal practice and teachings. Aaron also focuses strongly on anatomy and the biomechanics of movement within a vinyasa flow to create a safe and sustainable practice. He leads a vigorous yet graceful vinyasa practice with an emphasis of fluidity and mindfulness. Being deeply rooted in Bhakti Yoga, his teachings weave in yogic philosophy that encourages his students to inquire into the intentions of the heart, creating a moving meditation. Aaron’s ultimate goal being to create an experience, not just lead a class.