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Laurel is a yoga teacher and teacher trainer in New York City. She is an outside the box thinker, innovative movement practitioner, and skilled educator. Find out more about Laurel at


Born and raised in Venice Beach, California, and after traveling around the world, Sarah now lives in Brooklyn, New York. Being a cancer survivor, artist and food lover she incorporates resiliency, courage and humor in her on-going group, corporate and private yoga classes. Her writings have been published for Yoga City NYC, Prevention Magazine, Self and Furthermore. As an educator she is always learning and celebrates the challenges we greet in our daily lives.

Find Sarah at and on Instagram @sarahgirardyoga. Her upcoming pranayama workshop can be found here.


Miriam (Mimi) Rosetti specializes in guiding humans with scoliosis and spinal fusion to move and live well. She is a founding faculty member/owner of Samamkaya Yoga Back Care and Scoliosis Collective in NYC; a unique co-operatively owned and democratically run studio. Find out more about Samamkaya's advanced studies course and Mimi's online offerings at Standing Tall with Mimi
As discussed in this episode, for support creating your own co-operatively owned, democratically run business in NYC, visit New York City Network of Worker Cooperatives


Fitzie is a truck driver and delivery guy in Local 25. He teaches yoga to calm up and coaches mobility to improve everyday life.

Check him out on Instagram @fitzie_says_hi


Stefanie is a Pittsburgh-based maker, mover, and mama. She primarily shares yoga classes with inventive and playful uses of props, but also teaches hooping as a dynamic movement modality. Although Stefanie primarily earns a living as a movement educator, she identifies first as a maker. Her background is in studio art, and I she enjoys exploring a host of different mediums, primarily painting and fiber arts. Stefanie lives in the east end of Pittsburgh with her husband, Jonathan, their son, Harvey, and their two Scottie dogs, Penny and Dooley.

Find her at and on Instagram @stefanie_zito


Mike Ramos is a Trainer, US Marine and the founder of MVNG.project. He runs meetup groups around New York City that use the lessons learned through an interdisciplinary movement practice and applies them to other aspects of life.

Find Mike on Instagram @mvng.project or his website


Diana Zotos Florio is a Physical Therapist and Yoga Teacher. She received her Masters in Physical Therapy at Hunter College and has attended numerous post-graduate continuing education courses. She enjoys teaching about Yoga and Physical therapy and has been an adjunct professor and researcher at Hunter College and Columbia University. Diana is co-creator of Threes Physiyoga Method, committed to delivering premium quality education to yoga teachers, practitioners, and physical therapists.

Find out more at and


Hedy is a yoga teacher, Franklin Method Movement Educator, anatomy enthusiast, embodied mover, and mindfulness practitioner. She specializes in working with people new to yoga, 'golden agers', and people seeking an intelligent movement practice. She is also now working with pregnant women through all stages of their beautiful journey.

Find out more about Hedy on her website, or at her home studio Reflections Yoga.


Trina Altman is the creator of Yoga Deconstructed® and Pilates Deconstructed®, which take an interdisciplinary approach to foster an embodied understanding of yoga and Pilates and their relationship to modern movement science. In this episode, we discuss strategies for bringing variety into movement practice, and the importance of in person social interaction.

Find out more about Trina at, check out her Yoga Deconstructed® online course, and new book, Yoga Deconstructed®: Transitioning from rehabilitation back into the yoga studio.


Nia shared how she expresses and embraces herself through writing, meditation, performance, relationships, and her journey through recovery from eating disorder. We talked about striking a balance between discipline and freedom, strength and softness, and the power that comes from trusting ourselves as experts on our own bodies.

Find out more about Nia and read her blog at or follow her on Instagram @metaphase.nia


Tara Tonini is a yoga teacher, Doula, Reiki Master and Acupuncture student with a passion for women's health. She leads trauma informed teacher trainings for Exhale to Inhale and mentors teachers serving survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in New York and Los Angeles. Find out more about Tara and Exhale to Inhale at and


Tori teaches person centered yoga classes in Edmonton. After a season of fire tower lookout in Alberta, she shares her tales of re-entry into society. We discuss the ways societal structures and pressures effect yoga and meditation practice, and she shares teaching tools gleaned from her background in social work.

Find out more at and @badatyoga on Instagram. Stay tuned for her upcoming eBook, "How Not to Teach."


Macklen teaches yoga to kids and adults in New York City. Her upcoming Playtime Yoga Workshop on Sunday, October 21st, is kids' yoga for adults! Find out more on Dou Yoga's website, We mention a book in this talk. The book is "The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science" by Norman Doidge. Be sure to follow Macklen on Instagram @macklenmayse


John Ford teaches Kinstretch, TRX, and yoga in New York City. Find out more about John on Instagram @know.body.move


Laurel is a yoga teacher and teacher trainer in New York City. She is an outside the box thinker, innovative movement practitioner, and skilled educator. Find out more about Laurel at


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