TEACHERS WHO OFFER BREAKTI OR BREAKTI-INSPIRED CLASSES
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Sasha Nelson is a yoga instructor, wellness + lifestyle coach, dancer, and music lover from California currently based in Brooklyn, NY. She works with individuals who seek to integrate wellness practices within their modern lifestyle, and teaches vinyasa-style yoga in Brooklyn and Manhattan. An avid traveler, she seeks to discover and introduce yogic principles and practices in the form of food and culture worldwide. Sasha is committed to a sustainable lifestyle from the food we eat to the clothes we wear, products we purchase, and way we live. A former Fashion Merchandising MFA graduate from Academy of Art University with an emphasis in eco-friendly fashion, she now works for Hyde organic yoga apparel. When you don’t find her doing any of the aforementioned she is experimenting in the kitchen, poppin’ and lockin’, exploring new places, and practicing Breakti®. For more information, visit sashayogawellness.com.
Yoga found Elisa almost seven years ago after she had sustained knee injuries through dance. She hopped on her mat and began practicing with Ann Richardson at Virginia Wesleyan College, thinking that yoga would be a good rehabilitation practice for her knee and her body. Little did she know it would turn into much more. Elisa continued her practice at Studio Bamboo Institute of Yoga when it opened in 2009, and quickly began to realize the mind/body connection that yoga cultivated, which led her to taking the next step. Elisa completed her 200 hour teacher training through Studio Bamboo in May 2010 and her 500RYT in May 2012, through Lisa Asha Rapp and My Yoga Spirit. She has also completed intensive training with Anya Porter of Breakti Yoga and Craig Hanauer of Every Kids Yoga and is deeply inspired by the teachings of Seane Corn, David Life, and Sharon Gannon. Elisa has boundless capacity for serving others and enjoys putting her heart, passion, and abundant energy into service work both locally and globally. She has worked closely with Off the Mat, Into the World, a 501(c)(3) that bridges yoga and activism. She also enjoys reading, writing, and boundless adventures around the world.
Takako was born in Tokyo, and graduated from University with a degree in German. In 2009, she moved to New York City where she worked as an accountant and office manager. It was in New York where she found yoga and fell in love, and over time she noticed her perceptions shift as her practice deepened. After studying various styles of yoga, she embarked upon and completed 500 Hr Yoga Teacher Training at Yoga Works NY. She is a Yoga Alliance (USA) registered teacher. She also studied Breakti and Vinyasa Flow yoga from Anya Porter, Restorative and Therapeutic Yoga with Jillian Pransky, and the Sonia Sumar method of yoga for children with special needs.
Takako is now living in Japan, where she continues to further her studies and aspires to teach to those who are healing from trauma, anxiety and depression. She teaches in both Japanese and English.
Her email is takakomio.yoga [at] gmail.com
Robin is a registered yoga teacher (200-hour) who leads private classes designed to open up space in the body, to relieve tension and stress, and to be fun and accessible. She has completed Anya's 35-hour Breakti teacher training, as well as a 13-hour teacher-training module for prenatal yoga, with Carrie Parker Gastelu. Robin incorporates Breakti into hatha and vinyasa-style classes as a way to help us live more adventurously with our hands, wrists, arms and shoulders. She also works as a science writer and editor, covering new findings in fields ranging from astrophysics to paleontology. Insights from reliable scientific research inform her approach to yoga and have inspired her to develop personalized, re-embodying classes that ease the physical and mental strains of anyone whose days involve a lot of screen-time.
Catie is a yoga instructor, gymnastics coach, and fiction writer, and loves to infuse all three areas into her teachings. She completed her 200-hour Hatha Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training at A Yoga Practice in Georgetown, MA and Breakti Yoga training intensive with Anya porter in Brooklyn NY.
She currently resides in San Francisco where she heads a competitive Junior Olympic gymnastics program at American Gymnastics Club, teaches online writing courses at Southern New Hampshire University, and is available for privately scheduled individual or group yoga instruction. Her instruction tends towards dynamic flow inspired by acrobatics and creative movement, full of choices and modifications so that all people, of all levels, at all moments, can experience a safe and challenging practice.
Catie find that practicing and teaching yoga allows her to continuously further her life long exploration of the body and the mind, and the beautiful and essential connection between the two. She believes that yoga, like the best things in life, is full of movement and growth – ever expanding!
Find out more on her website: http://catiejarvis.wix.com/driftwood