Leslie Founder and Yoga Instructor
My journey began at Newark’s YMCA. Once I realized the benefits of yoga i thought everyone must do this. I then found a yoga studio and got certified as a 200 hr instructor. My goal is to share my love of yoga with everyone and allow people to grow with yoga. See you in class.
Maria Zumba & Belly Dance Instructor
Becoming a Zumba instructor has been the realization of a dream for me--Zumba has brought so many positives to my life, and I cannot wait to share that with all of you! The number-one best thing you will find about my class is that it is a JUDGMENT-FREE ZONE! :) I am living proof that anyone can do Zumba, and do it well--I am a regular girl with a regular body, who just loves dance, fitness, and wellness! Please come join me, and we will dance, get fit, laugh, and have fun together!
Aura Yoga Instructor
In February 2017, I completed my 200hr certification from Bodhi Yoga Academy in Jackson, NJ while I was 6 months pregnant. In my classes, you can expect to be challenged and build strength. I believe that if it does not challenge you, it does not change you and fear isn't a good enough excuse. What I love about yoga is that we will never perfect it. It's truly a practice where we become stronger and grow both on and off our mats. How much progress we see is determined by our dedication.
Let's practice and grow together! I look forward to seeing you on the mat!
Bella Bailafro Instructor
Bella Dapilma is a Togo-born dancer and poet hailing from Brooklyn, NY. Her earliest dance experiences were in Indian Classical Dance with renown instructor Parijat Desai, Traditional West African dances, and Latin Dances e.g. salsa, bachata and merengue. Dapilma is currently a Teaching Artist with the DreamYard Project, where she shares her love for “afrofusion” with students in the Bronx. She continues to teach on college campuses and community centers in New York and New Jersey.
Brianna Yoga Instructor
I stepped into my yoga journey during college and haven’t turned back since. I discovered yoga as an accessible means to find space in my body, mind and life. I believe everyone has the true power within to be their greatest healer but often need to unveil the layers to uncover it. My classes will take people on a powerful journey to find the space to discover their inner strength and power. I completed my 200 hour RYT with Hot Yoga Revolution in 2018.
Chiarina (Chia) Yoga Instructor
Chiarina completed her 200hr at Hot Yoga Revolution. Since 2013, she practiced yoga solely to use it as a ''flexibility exercise'' to incorporate into her tango dancing and teaching. As a passionate seeker of health and wellness she studied medicine until 2017. She found yoga again and incorporated it into her daily routine but this time was different. She quickly fell in love with the daily practice, inspired by amazing teachers and the community surrounding her and decided to stop her medical studies, enroll in teacher power vinyasa training to pursue her self love and support others to do the same. She was powerful enough to create this and every other possibility for herself.
Kishan Yoga Instructor
My journey began in 2013 to pursue mental and physical balance. I received my credentials as a 200 hr RYT from Yoga to the People in 2016. My classes are form and flow oriented leading students to build a better awareness of their body and encouraging a safe, playful and transformative practice. I am a firm believer in form following function, and if you function properly things will form themselves.