Oliana’s encounter with Paramahansa Yoganada’s teachings sparked her interest in yoga philosophy and meditation back in 2001. Honoring her love for yoga she later completed the teacher training with YogaWorks and is an E-RYT with YA. In addition, she is a Level 1 NeuroKintetic Therapist; Certified Yoga Tune Up® Instructor;
NASM Certified Personal Trainer;
TRX Suspension Training Certified. She studied Sound and Holistic Resonance with Don Conreaux. Viewing yoga as a path to joy, self-realization, and optimal well-being, Oliana aims to teach a safe and disciplined practice with detailed instructions on alignment and breathing. She holds a MS in International Relations from
The New School.
Mirela's journey into yoga started in the 1990’s when she encountered the work of Paramahansa Yogananda - one of the preeminent pioneers of yoga in the West. Reading his Man’s Eternal Quest, fittingly captured the curiosity and imagination of her own quest. From that moment on, she found her ‘home’ in the study and teachings of yoga philosophy, and started practicing Kriya yoga meditation. Mirela finds her highest expression in meditation, writing and poetry. Seeking to live an integrated lifestyle, she is a graduate of the Kripalu School of Ayurveda and a certified ISHTA Yoga Teacher. Mirela strives to live a life of unbound potential where yoga, art, activism, expression, care towards one’s self, others, and Mother Nature all meet in one place – a place of love. She holds a MA in Women’s Studies from Brooklyn College and a MA in International Education from NYU.