our teachers

Chloe

Chloe Bowman is a Brooklyn based yoga teacher, modern dancer and choreographer. She received her BFA in dance and choreography from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2013. In the past year Chloe has completed her 200 and 300 hour yoga certifications through YogaWorks. Chloe teaches an alignment focused asana practice to bring awareness to habits and ultimately strengthen and ground students on and off the mat. Chloe works with private clients and is a yoga teacher with Trainers in Transit. Her modern dance company ChloeIsaBow + Co performs regularly throughout the city.

Deena

Deena is a RYT 200 certified with the Wanderlust Voyager Training program and a Reiki II certified practitioner under Jonathan Hammond. To her yoga is about the journey, the daily practice, the continuous learning and evolving that allows one to connect with the true Self, and the ability to then connect with our environment and all beings everywhere. In the extreme abundance that exists in New York City, yoga is her grounding.

Jocelyn

Jocelyn Casey-Whiteman, E-RYT 500, is a YogaWorks certified teacher, teacher trainer, and poet living in New York City. Formerly a professional dancer, she integrates a love of fluid movement with a mindful, creative, and interoceptive practice that creates space for students to learn, explore, and transform. She teaches at YogaWorks and Exhale to Inhale, an organization dedicated to bringing yoga to domestic violence shelters in NY. Her chapbook Lure was published by the Poetry Society of America and her poetry appears in journals such as Boston Review, Jubilat, and Verse Daily. She earned her MFA at Columbia University.


Melinda

Melinda DiOrio, RYT 500, is a YogaWorks certified teacher. Melinda has experienced the transformative benefits of a consistent yoga practice first hand, and she is grateful to be able to share the benefits of this practice with her students. With a background in design and photography, Melinda infuses a love of creativity and attention to detail in her classes. Her teachings start with building the foundation of the postures, focusing on alignment and awareness of breath throughout the class. She leads her classes with compassion and encouragement, and believes in the power that yoga has to help us all live our best lives. 

Mikaela

Mikaela Soldan is a RYT 500 ISHTA Yoga Teacher with a passion to bring ease and presence into everyone’s lives. She is a Finnish native, and wants to bring some of the Nordic lifestyle that focuses on people’s wellbeing into New York’s hectic life. Mikaela combines flowing asana, breathing techniques, meditation, music and essential oils into her teaching that leave you feeling peaceful, energized and restored.

Mikaela has studied yoga with her teachers Alan Finger, Mona Anand, Peter Ferko, Aino Siren and Cassandra Ferland, to name a few. She teaches workshops in Finland regularly and has assisted many teachers to organize retreats worldwide.

Mirela

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.


Oliana

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.

 

 

Serge

Serge started practicing yoga by accident, bartering photography for yoga classes. Being in the present moment, comfortable with constant change and not attached to the results of one's efforts resonated with him immediately, as a photographer and as a person. He's  forever grateful to his first teacher, Sabine Heubusch, who introduced him to ISHTA. He completed his 200hr training at Namaste Williamsburg with Debbie Desmond and later went on to the 500hr ISHTA training. His teaching is influenced by Sarah and Alan Finger, Peter Ferko, Douglass Stewart and many others. In addition, he took restorative training with Mona Anand and Gina Menza, and Yin Yoga and Insight Meditation with Sarah Powers, as over time his interests shifted more towards a meditative practice. He is Reiki certified. Lastly, he is grateful to Indra Devi and Paramahamsa Madhavadas for helping to keep yoga alive in the modern world.