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.
Tyler Yoga Instructor
I remember as a child each morning, before getting ready for school, my great cousin would wake me up to stretch alongside my bed. Reach up, reach down, pull forward, pull back, twist from side to side. That simple impression led me to my love and practice of yoga.We need compassion in our individual minds, bodies and daily interactions with others. With a variety of helpful poses and mental awareness techniques that are useful on and off the mat, I believe this is possible. I am very excited to share this experience of yoga with you and hope you are able to find some familiarity on this journey with me as well.
Maria Zumba 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!
Julia Yoga Instructor
My practice began towards the beginning of college as we were introduced to somatic practices, looking to strengthen my dancing and find a deeper mind body soul connection. In my class, you can expect to gain strength, balance, flexibility, and have a better understanding of alignment and anatomy. I did my 200 hour Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training at Mason Gross through Om Factory NYC during the summer of 2017.
Tory Fitness Instructor
Tory Kei was steering down the wrong path, eating whatever whenever, making careless decisions, and constantly "living in the moment." With the sudden passing of her father, Tory Kei turned her pain and weaknesses into DRIVE! She went from 220 pounds to 155 and a size 18 to 6/8! She is now a certified trainer and motivator from the TRI state area who is progressively climbing her way up her own fitness lane! With or with out a gym, Tory has helped plenty women and men mentally, physically, and naturally reach their fitness goals by exercising, proper nutrition, and self awareness.
Sabreen Yoga Instructor
I am a certified yoga instructor with my RYT 200-HR TT through Om Factory NYC. I'm a Newark Native. My motto in life is to, “Fall back from any and every thing that does not sustain you mentally, physically, and emotionally, and you will then find your own true definition of happiness”. Throughout my practice I have enjoyed combining healthy body alignment, challenging movement/poses, strengthened focus, and body conditioning. I decided to teach yoga in order to share what I enjoyed in my practice in hopes that others will develop their own enjoyment from yoga or share in mine.
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.
Christine Zumba instructor
Christine has been teaching Zumba since 2012. She's a certified as a certified Personal trainer, group fitness inductor, and Zumba Stong. She was selected by the Zumba organization in 2013 as one of the Zumba Jammers first generation, traveling the world to share Super fun uplifting choreography and knowledge with other Zumba Incructors.
Rachel Fawn Alban is a Photographer and Arts Educator.
A contributor to UntappedCities.com and StreetArtNYC.org, Rachel documents arts and culture as well as other aspects of urban life. 2011-2013, Rachel shot an extensive collection of images documenting 5Pointz Art Center in Queens until it was destroyed by the property owner to develop luxury condos. Rachel’s 5Pointz images have been exhibited at the Gold Coast Art Center, Queens Hip Hop Festival, LIC Arts Open, Fridge Art Fair, and Google Art & Culture’s 5Pointz exhibit. Most recently, Rachel began a project documenting independently-owned vegan businesses through photography and oral history. Works from this collection will be exhibited August 2018, at the Jefferson branch of the New York Public Library.
Rachel earned a BFA in Art Education with dual major in Graphic Design, and MPS in Art Therapy, both from the School of Visual Arts. She has extensive experience with students of all ages throughout the greater New York City area and in Newark. She is the adoring mom of Baxter, the cat who used to live at 5Pointz
Oneil Zumba and Dance Instructor