THE COLLECTIVE

 

I love to move in and with community. I received my 200hr Teacher Certification from Yogamaya in Chelsea, NYC. I am also a certified Stott Pilates Instructor in beginning to advanced matwork. I teach with a sense of joy and humor combined with a strong thematic focus that allows for serious play and creative challenge. People often tell me that my classes feel like dancing. I trained on scholarship with the Dance Theatre of Harlem and danced professionally with Ailey II. When I am not on the mat at Namastuy, I am teaching at Fordham University where I am a cultural anthropologist and tenured professor in the Department of African and African American Studies. I can’t wait to move, breath, explore, and laugh with you!

Aimee Cox

200hr CYT, Stott Pilates Instructor, PhD

I found yoga 7 years ago, stumbling into a 100 degree Bikram studio.... then I very quickly proceeded to run right back out of the sweltering room. A Brooklyn girl with a love for turning challenges into opportunities, I didn’t let that deter me from a life of flexibility and mobility. Yoga quickly turned into a passion. As a full time registered nurse, I recognized that becoming a yoga teacher would allow me to branch out and find other ways to help people heal the body, mind and spirit. My style of yoga blends vinyasa elements with strength training, yin and primal movements. Come flow with me!

I found yoga 7 years ago, stumbling into a 100 degree Bikram studio.... then I very quickly proceeded to run right back out of the sweltering room. A Brooklyn girl with a love for turning challenges into opportunities, I didn’t let that deter me from a life of flexibility and mobility. Yoga quickly turned into a passion. As a full time registered nurse, I recognized that becoming a yoga teacher would allow me to branch out and find other ways to help people heal the body, mind and spirit. My style of yoga blends vinyasa elements with strength training, yin and primal movements. Come flow with me!

Ariel Henney

200hr CYT

Kelsa teaches alignment-focused Hatha and Vinyasa classes, focusing on safe, dynamic sequences to inspire curiosity, confidence, strength and lightheartedness. You can expect a sweaty, deep practice that will help inform you about your inner workings and functional anatomy. Her classes welcome practitioners of all levels and abilities.

Kelsa Trom

200hr CYT

I believe in the raw power of yoga to transform, empower, and return us to a sense of aliveness. Yoga lets you experience individual victory through respecting and overcoming important personal boundaries. I intend to share the inspiration I receive through my practice everyday, in hopes to create a positive transformation for someone else.  I received my 200hr YT Certificate in Hawaii through Peak Beings Yoga School and am also certified to teach Yoga Trapeze, Trauma Informed and Restorative and Yin Yoga.

I believe in the raw power of yoga to transform, empower, and return us to a sense of aliveness. Yoga lets you experience individual victory through respecting and overcoming important personal boundaries. I intend to share the inspiration I receive through my practice everyday, in hopes to create a positive transformation for someone else.

I received my 200hr YT Certificate in Hawaii through Peak Beings Yoga School and am also certified to teach Yoga Trapeze, Trauma Informed and Restorative and Yin Yoga.

Lisa Hakim

300hr CYT, Sound Practitioner, Founder & Director

Analisa Baduria has returned to yoga again and again throughout her life as an unconscious way of releasing tension from the body, breath, mind and spirit. Drawn to the vibrations of yoga, the simplicity of self care through Ayurveda and a fascination in human interactions with ourselves and others, Analisa deepened her practice with Laughing Lotus Yoga Center, receiving her 200hr TT, Restorative and Hands On certifications.

Inspired by the movements of Angela Farmer and Martha Graham, Analisa offers an empathetic space where you can get interested in your body, allowing for a journey towards transformation. “Atha yoga anushasanam”, the time for yoga is NOW!

Analisa Baduria

200hr CYT, Restorative

At age 17, a week after graduating high school, I left home on a solo trip eager to explore South East Asia for a few months. There I was introduced to yoga, meditation and taoism, which started me off on what would become a lifelong journey of discovering ways to enrich my mental, spiritual and physical wellbeing. During my NYC college years I mainly practiced yoga at home with dvd’s by Shiva Rea, Rodney Yee and Bryan Kest.  In the fall of 2017 I left for a yoga retreat with Shiva Rea in Malibu. It was truly a life-changing experience; I spent a week practicing yoga alongside with and learning from 40 women from around the world, all teachers inspired by Shiva Rea. When the week was over I knew that teaching yoga was going to be in my future and I couldn’t wait to embark on that journey.  In the fall of 2018, I completed the 200 hour teacher training at Sonic Yoga in NYC, as it was recommended to me by Shiva Rea. I am currently enrolled in Sonic’s 300 hour advanced teacher training and I’ll be completing my Personal Trainer program with NASM this fall. I am a core teacher at Earth Yoga NYC on the Upper East Side in Manhattan and at The Performance Lab by The Wright Fit in Chelsea. Super excited to now also be teaching in my own home neighborhood, Bed-Stuy!  My teaching is very much influenced by world-renowned Yoga teacher Shiva Rea; I offer invigorating breath-inspired Vinyasa classes that emphasize fluid movement and traditional Namaskar variations, thereby creating a modern twist to an ancient practice.

At age 17, a week after graduating high school, I left home on a solo trip eager to explore South East Asia for a few months. There I was introduced to yoga, meditation and taoism, which started me off on what would become a lifelong journey of discovering ways to enrich my mental, spiritual and physical wellbeing. During my NYC college years I mainly practiced yoga at home with dvd’s by Shiva Rea, Rodney Yee and Bryan Kest.

In the fall of 2017 I left for a yoga retreat with Shiva Rea in Malibu. It was truly a life-changing experience; I spent a week practicing yoga alongside with and learning from 40 women from around the world, all teachers inspired by Shiva Rea. When the week was over I knew that teaching yoga was going to be in my future and I couldn’t wait to embark on that journey.

In the fall of 2018, I completed the 200 hour teacher training at Sonic Yoga in NYC, as it was recommended to me by Shiva Rea. I am currently enrolled in Sonic’s 300 hour advanced teacher training and I’ll be completing my Personal Trainer program with NASM this fall. I am a core teacher at Earth Yoga NYC on the Upper East Side in Manhattan and at The Performance Lab by The Wright Fit in Chelsea. Super excited to now also be teaching in my own home neighborhood, Bed-Stuy!

My teaching is very much influenced by world-renowned Yoga teacher Shiva Rea; I offer invigorating breath-inspired Vinyasa classes that emphasize fluid movement and traditional Namaskar variations, thereby creating a modern twist to an ancient practice.

Babette Godefroy

200hr CYT

Jessica Angima is a first-generation Kenyan American cultural producer and healing artist, working in the modality of meditation. In a constant state of process, she facilitates intimate community through the exploration of art, justice and contemplative practice.

Jessica Angima is a first-generation Kenyan American cultural producer and healing artist, working in the modality of meditation. In a constant state of process, she facilitates intimate community through the exploration of art, justice and contemplative practice.

Jessica Angima

200hr Meditation Teacher

Influenced at a young age by her mother’s teaching of Buddhism while simultaneously practicing Western Medicine, Kendra sought other modalities of alternative healing. She began to study Eastern techniques and Chinese medicine. Furthering her education in the massage therapy program at the Swedish Institute along with completing her 200 hour yoga teacher training, Kendra has developed a keen awareness of the body and mind relationship. In order to find the appropriate treatment for the physical body, one must start by identifying the emotional roots deep within the energetic structure. Her massage style combines classic Swedish strokes and acupressure therapy as well as shiatsu techniques and eastern theory.

Kendra Brody

Licensed Massage Therapist

I have struggled with my weight my entire life…my mom was dragging me to Weight Watcher’s when I was 10. I’ve gained and lost large amounts of weight over the years but have never managed to keep it off for any longer than a few. At the start of the New Year 2017, weighing well over 300lbs and being diagnosed as pre-diabetic, I realized I needed to do something to gain control of my health and make permanent change. In order to do that I would need to try a different approach from all of the other times I had embarked on an over 100lb weight loss. One that didn’t focus on every little calorie or bite of food that I was putting in my mouth, but on my inner self and why it was that I kept repeating this cycle. I let go of the idea that I had to kill myself in the gym and decided I would take a gentler approach. I drove by Sacred Studio in Bed Stuy every day for 4 months before I finally went in for my first class. Once I did, I quickly realized this was the answer for me and Vinyasa Yoga has helped me to change my life! I was of the mindset that Yoga was for skinny bitches in Lululemon, and that I could never lose weight or be fit by practicing yoga…I could NOT have been more wrong! As I did the work on my inner self, it started to show on my outer self…which is something I had never done all those other times I was dieting, exercising or just plain starving myself to be thin. Through the practice of yoga I have released 120lbs, regained my heath and found myself. In late 2017 I launched a wellness and lifestyle blog “This Curvy World” to authentically share my personal journey, create a space that promotes self-love and acceptance, body positivity and inspire others to live their best life now. As the blog gained momentum, I realized that becoming a yoga teacher would allow me to not only deepen my practice but my connection to others.

Margeaux House

200hr CYT

I began my yoga practice in 2011 as a stressed-out college student and like many people, came for the workout. I surprised myself when I began to find a deeper relationship with my practice, realizing that yoga's spiritual and physical renewal was essential to keeping me centered and whole. In Fall 2016, I took the plunge and completed my 200-hour teacher training at Yogaworks in NYC while working full-time, studying under Laurel Beversdorf and Jessica Blake. My priority is to create a safe and enriching environment, where my students truly tune in to their own practice. Alignment, breath, and mindful progression are key tenets in both my personal practice and in teaching. I support these tenets with sequencing that focuses on creating awareness of the body and mind as my students move throughout life.


Andrea Lynch

200hr CYT

Beau takes a personal and individualized approach to teaching yoga, influenced by her experience as an instructor for 5 plus years. She guides students through an intelligent asana based on both breath and body awareness, that extends off the mat and will help you stay centered. Beau’s classes are accessible to beginners while challenging for intermediate practitioners.

Beau Dobrikov

200hr CYT, PCYT, Pilates Intructor

I graduated with my 200hr TT certification from Laughing Lotus Yoga Center. Prior to finding yoga, I trained in classical ballet and modern dance. My own yoga practice began in college under Tara-Marie Perri of the Perri Institute and has been fostered by incredible studios and teachers throughout the city - such gratitude to live in a city with so many amazing yogis and I am thrilled to be able to give back now through my own teaching while always digging deeper as a student. I teach a vinyasa flow class with fun, clever sequencing and a focus on alignment. Promoting an anatomically safe and healthy practice by offering direct verbal cues and facilitating graceful transitions. I also love finishing class with a restorative pose or two to leave students feeling open and grounded.

Kayla MacFarlan 

200hr RYT, Trauma Informed Teaching

Hi! My name is Linzi Silverman.

I am an intuitive energy healer, bodyworker, tarot reader, yoga teacher, and meditation + empowerment leader. I am a walker between the visible and hidden worlds, pulling back the veil in all the work I do. I love to hold space for my clients to explore their own depths, heighten their intuition and get to know themselves. I welcome you to journey with me whether through mind, body, or spirit. Through our intuition we can connect to the universe, the energy around us, and our highest self.

I offer a variety of services and love how they inform each other about who we are and why we are here. Deepen your connection to self, heighten your intuition, and find healing and magic in the universe around you. I have seen the evidence of this work for myself and those whose paths I have crossed. I didn’t always know (and still don’t sometimes) where I’m going, but as I do this work more and more, I see the things from my past have always been bringing me to this work. I look forward to seeing what the future has to offer and hope that I can share it with you!

“Long story short; I am a mystic, a healer, an artist, friend, and explorer. My mission in life is to help others remember the inherent magic that we all possess.”

You can best find me on instagram @eyeofastro

Linzi Silverman

Thai Bodywork, 200hr CYT

200-hr RYT® trained with Julie Dohrman, Shaktiyoga New York at Bend and Bloom Yoga in Brooklyn. This training is an alignment and vinyasa flow methodology with an influences from Anusara Yoga. He currently teaches yoga with the YMCA of Greater New York City and several studios throughout Brooklyn. He strives to provide challenging classes that engages and empower the students.

Thai James

200hr RYT