Serena (she/her) is a 500hr British Wheel of yoga qualified teacher with 15 years of teaching experience and 22 years of yoga practice. Her background is in Sivananda yoga and she teaches Hatha style classes with an emphasis on the translation of yoga philosophy into tools that we can benefit from in our everyday lives.
Serena draws on her long standing yoga practice, her comprehensive teacher trainings in yoga and acro yoga, her experience as a mother and a student of life to inform her classes, so that all her students go home feeling enriched, fulfilled, challenged and nurtured.
“Yoga (in all its many forms) is unified by the idea that the ultimate aim is liberation but I believe, that this goes beyond an esoteric idea of liberation and is actually a lived reality. Our liberation is directly linked to how we manifest our purpose in the world, here and now, each day.”
You can follow her on Instagram @omspaceserena.
Sashah (she/her) is a yoga teacher from Vancouver, Canada with a background in social work and counselling. Having practiced yoga since she was a teen, she found a deepened connection to her own South Asian culture and heritage through yoga and continues to access and share this practice as a key self-care tool.
Sashah believes that when we can make any amount of time to connect with ourselves, our ancestry, our culture, our community and our joy we are practicing caring for our mental well-being. This is particularly true for BIPOC because the opportunities to do this historically have been fragmented, outlawed or inaccessible for most groups of the BIPOC community, due to structural and systemic marginalization. Any moment of peace, calm and joy we can create for ourselves in the midst of our productivity-driven capitalist society is an act of radical self-care and is imperative to our collective and personal wellness.
You can follow her on Instagram at @hellosashah.
Carmen’s (she/her) passion for women-centered wellness and spiritual practice originates from her own experience with Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and ectopic pregnancies.
After struggling with addiction and the effects of childhood trauma for most of her life, she connected to practices that help Survivors to heal and cope with fluctuating mental health.
Her discovery of Hatha Yoga at 21 years old, invoked a journey of deeper self discovery. In her late 20’s she traveled home to Asia and has since completed over 1200 hours of study in Trauma Informed Hatha, Vinyasa, Tantra, Ashtanga, Prenatal & Postpartum Yoga, Pranayama, Meditation, Restorative Yin Practice & Ayurveda Yogic Management. Carmen is now a qualified 500-RYT & RPYT Yoga Teacher, Birth & Postpartum Doula, Wellness Coach and Massage Therapist.
Her main passion is to support mothers and families, along with Empowering women by sharing spiritual practices which cultivate a deeper connection to a grounded sense of fulfillment, personal growth and self healing. She advocates that a tailored combination of body & energy work, combined with Wellness Coaching is the most fruitful road to inspire Self Empowerment and expansion.
Carmen currently resides in Bali Indonesia. You can follow her on Instagram at @ancestral_apsara.
Sheridan (she/her) is a 200-hour RYT and includes her studies of Yoga Psychology in all classes. Teaching Vinyasa and Yin Yoga her intuitive and heart-centered teaching style promotes a sense of deep relaxation, connection with oneself and cultivates a sense of resilience, confidence, and love within each student.
You can follow her on Instagram @ _sheridanruth_
Rodrigo (he/him) is a yoga teacher from Brazil. Since 2008, he has found yoga and meditation to be a transforming and profound space for his self development. He brings acceptance, presence and intention as key elements of deepening in the practices of yoga, relaxation and meditation.
You can follow him on Instagram at @gayamind
Andriana (she/her) is a yoga teacher and the creator of Black Yoga Society—an online community that aims to provide education, resources, and self-healing opportunities to the Black community. In her spare time, Andriana loves to read and write.
You can follow her on Instagram at @helloandriana.
Prachi (she/her) is a certified Cancer Coach, Ashtanga, and Restorative Yoga teacher. She received her initial 300-hour yoga teacher training through the Diploma Training offered by the Government of Maharashtra in Mumbai, India. Prachi turned to yoga 6 years ago as a part of her self-love regime. She has been a successful events management professional for 18 years and understands the pressures of corporate life. She handles chronic conditions like autoimmune, injury-related pain, and anxiety-related cases by combining holistic nutrition with Restorative Yoga. Her teachings are focused on breathing, exploring movement and stillness, and discovering relationships between body, mind, and soul. She is set on to ‘give back’ by helping individuals find the support and care they need through their yoga practice.
You can follow her on Instagram at @untanglewithprachi.
Viola (she/her) is a dancer and yoga teacher from Toronto, Canada. She is passionate about movement and loves to share with others wherever she goes. Viola has taught classes from the desert of Morocco, to the jungles of Costa Rica, to the mountains of Peru. She believes that through working on our own body and mind, we can gain better awareness and a more loving connection with the world around us.
You can follow her on Instagram at @theblessingbucket
Nafisa (she/her) is a yoga teacher from Toronto, Canada. Nafisa’s journey with yoga began when her mind was crowded and she couldn’t find the pause button. She was living in unconscious autopilot, repeating behaviours that didn’t serve her. Yoga & meditation trained her to slow down and brought a sense of play back into her life.
You can follow her on Instagram at @nafisakassam
You can follow her on Instagram at @kylie_jane_yoga.
Claire (she/her) is a mindfulness and trauma yoga teacher. She is originally from Myanmar and previously worked in the IT industry. In 2017, she was struggling with anxiety and C-PTSD due to some traumatic events she had experienced during childhood. With the help of mindfulness and trauma yoga, she found herself again.
In mid-2019, Claire felt a strong calling to embark on her spiritual teaching journey. She left her IT job in Singapore for her next adventure. She is now helping people to move on from their past traumas and create the life they desire through the art of mindfulness and trauma yoga.
“I am not what happened to me. I am who I choose to become”.
You can follow her on Instagram at @mindfulyogabyclaire.
Dr. Stephanie Huff is a 200 hour registered yoga teacher and meditation guide, and the founder of the Akash Between virtual studio. Along with having previously worked as an occupational therapist and global health researcher, she recently achieved her PhD in health and rehabilitation sciences. Her mindfulness practices helped her navigate the stresses and tensions of working in clinical, field and academic spaces and she now seeks to use them to guide others to find balance, harmony and overall wellness within their daily lives.
You can follow her on Instagram at @akashbetween