Teacher Profiles

Yoga Teacher Ahmed Elaasar

Photo of Yoga Teacher Ahmed Elaasar by David Young-Wolff   Yoga Teacher Ahmed Elaasar is dedicated to his practice and his passion for sharing the teachings of yoga with others. He has a perspective on yoga that comes from traveling the world. After traveling the globe, he decided that LA is the place [...]

By | November 1st, 2017|Teacher Profiles|0 Comments

Yoga Teacher Maeve McCaffrey

Photo of Maeve McCaffrey by David Young-Wolff. Clothing by Spirit Activewear. As a Yoga teacher, Maeve McCaffrey is both generous and kind. She greets students with a smile when she teaches challenging yet clearly-instructed and well-paced classes. Maeve teaches at YogaWorks and Equinox. What inspired you to begin teaching yoga? I was exposed [...]

By | October 28th, 2017|Teacher Profiles|0 Comments

Jivana Heyman Speaks about Accessible Yoga

Jivana Heyman and students at the Santa Barbara Yoga Center. Photo by Sarit Rogers When I met Accessible Yoga Founder Jivana Heyman, I was struck by how much he lives the values of Accessible Yoga. He is an example of these values in every way. His attitude, demeanor, and approach to teaching are [...]

By | October 16th, 2017|Teacher Profiles|0 Comments

Yoga Teacher Dana Kraft Combines Passions for Education and Practice

Yoga teacher Dana Kraft is wearing Kali sports bra—print ($49) and Jennifer legging—print ($69) by Will Lane (will-lane.com). Photo at Astronomers Monument at Griffith Observatory at Griffith Park by David Young-Wolff (davidyoung-wolff.com).   Yoga Teacher Dana Kraft Yoga teacher Dana Kraft brings the experience of joy to everything she does—especially every class she [...]

By | October 2nd, 2017|Teacher Profiles|0 Comments

Jesse Schein: From Rock Star Yoga Teacher to Reality TV Star

  I met yoga teacher Jesse Schein while on the set of a docu-series—the reality television show Yoga Girls (which airs Sundays at 8 p.m. ET on health-entertainment cable network Z Living). We were doing a photo shoot in the blazing late afternoon sun. Our jokes about feeling a bit out of place and our [...]

By | September 30th, 2017|Teacher Profiles|0 Comments

Yoga Teacher Leigh Simran Brown

Photo of Leigh Simran Brown by David Young-Wolff. Clothing by Yashel Athletic     Yoga Teacher Leigh Simran Brown teaches at Yoga at The Raven and is a licensed spiritual therapist at Agape International Spiritual Center . She is also the Executive Director of Office of Reverend Michael Bernard Beckwith. What inspired you to take [...]

By | August 29th, 2017|Teacher Profiles|0 Comments

Yoga Teacher Thea Pueschel

Photo of Thea Pueschel by David Young-Wolff   We had the chance to connect with Yoga Teacher and Hypnotherapist Thea Pueschel about her practice. After shooting some photos at the Shakespeare Bridge in Los Feliz, we learned something about what keeps her inspired and on the mat.   What inspired you to take your [...]

By | July 3rd, 2017|Teacher Profiles|0 Comments

Living Loudly and Proudly – Rocking Gratefulness with NYC’s Wise Woman of Fitness Halle Becker

I applaud all of these teachers.  You know the more people we can enlighten and help find a more peaceful way to walk on the earth.  I say power to you.  There’s just something really gorgeous to all this. Halle (Homegirl) Becker does not pull punches.  She wants the truth to "lead the way”, and [...]

By | June 27th, 2017|Teacher Profiles, Yoga|0 Comments

Teacher profile Nicole Sciacca — Perseverance and Play

Photo of Nicole Sciacca Wearing Uintah Collection by Jeff Skeirik The arc of a life is not a perpetual upward trajectory. As director Baz Luhrmann said, “The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind. The kind that blindside you at 4 PM on some [...]

By | June 27th, 2017|Teacher Profiles|0 Comments

Hala Khouri: Trauma-Informed Yoga Teacher offers Permission to Play and Be Present

Hala Khouri photographed by Sarit Rogers   Every time Hala Khouri leads her online or in-person trauma-informed trainings designed to inform and empower yoga teachers and clinicians to recognize the various ways in which trauma appear in the body, she assures her students, “The wound is the gift. And the gift is the [...]

By | May 30th, 2017|Teacher Profiles|0 Comments