Yoga Instructor (Polish/English)
Visionary Co-Founder, AwakeningNY
LEED Certified Business Consultant
Owner and Developer of Belvedere Condominiums
A sparkling light that radiates from within, it’s hard not to notice Mariola from afar. As a successful real estate broker developer for 15 years, she has established multiple, sophisticated brand new high-end condominium projects. She is the founder and president of two non profit organizations: Belvedere Charity and Awakening Foundation.
Phillia Kim Downs
Phillia is a visionary artist, scientist, social-entrepreneur and a shamanic healer. For many years she has been a dedicated disciple with the Shamans of the Andean Mountains and Sacred Valleys of Peru. Along the way, she discovered the beautiful medicine of the Peruvian Shamans, healing and releasing the layers of her own trauma and anxiety, until she went as deep and as dark as she could go within.
Sound Therapy Practitioner
Lucy Child is a singer-songwriter, musician, and sound healer. She independently released her first full-length album, “Mirrors and Folly”, in 2009 with warm accolades, and has been a consistent contender in the downtown Manhattan songwriter scene. She holds a Masters degree in Education from New York City’s Hunter College.
Shamanic Healer & Dream Coach
Born and raised in the far North of Estonia, Katrin was drawn to explore the shamanic roots of her ancestral culture. Vivid dreams and vibrant connection to nature have nourished her since childhood, and she has brought the wildness of her upbringing to her current life in urban Brooklyn, hosting shamanic fire ceremonies in her backyard and full moon gatherings on the beach.
Steven Prestianni (Anandabhairava)
Steve began studying under the guidance of Sadguru Sri Mahayogi Paramahamsa, founder of the Mahayogi Yoga Mission, in 1996. He also had a definitive meeting with Sri Swami Satchidananda, founder of the Integral Yoga Institute, in 1988. Both schools profess the knowledge of Raja Yoga (the eight-limbed Royal Path), utilizing a classical form of Hatha for the third limb (asana or posture).
Ola is an Anusara Yoga teacher who emphasizes the healing aspects of yoga therapeutics. Her classes cultivate the awareness of the alignment and work towards the optimal potential of flexibility and strength, so you will be invited to practice a diverse range of yoga poses to have fun and holistically address your injuries.Ola has been practicing yoga for over a decade.
Ewa is a CranioSacral Therapist certified by the Upledger Institute. She infuses her technical skills of craniosacral therapy along with her own innate compassion. By applying sensitive touch and intuitive perception while always being mindful of the whole person, she provides a comprehensive treatment. Ewa creates sessions that offer a safe, gentle, and caring environment.
Nicole Lynne Hooley
Nicole’s background in Philosophy and Environmentalism is a strong theme in her practice. Her love for the earth is interwoven with firm foundations as she guides her students into each of the sacred geometrical shapes. Through earthly visualizations, joyful affirmations and chakra awakening, Nicole strives to empower her students and shed light on the importance of self love, playfulness and inner healing.
In 2007 Sara attended the Institute for Therapeutic Massage and has since furthered her education at the Big Island Academy of Massage in Hilo, Hawaii to study Lomilomi (traditional Hawaiian massage) and Eastern studies at The Swedish Institute here in New York. Sara preforms the following modalities: Swedish, Deep Tissue, Pre-natal, Hot-Stone and Reflexology. Sara also enjoys integrating aspects of Reiki, Lomilomi and Aromatherapy into her treatment plan as to bring forth balance and a greater sense of well-being. Sara’s passion is providing holistic care through bodywork and to encourage the healing mechanisms that already exist within each individual.
Ayurvedic Health Practitioner
It is Saadia’s deepest desire and dharma to help people live to the their fullest potentials.She has been involved in the healing arts for many years. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Comparative Religion and a Masters degree in Childhood Education. Saadia is a DONA trained Birth and Postpartum Doula, an Ayur-Yoga Instructor, and founder of Home Shanti, an organizing business where she helps people bring calm and clarity to home and offices. She is an Ayurvedic Health Practitioner and has completed the full two year program at the Ayurvedic Institute under the renowned leader in the field, Dr. Vasant Lad.
OT, PKP, Kinesiopractor
ICPKP Kinesiologists are masters of mind-body integration. Kinesiology effectively detects blind spots and clears hidden energy blockages in body, mind and spirit allowing you to achieve your goals. Erin’s interest in complementary health inspired her to undertake comprehensive kinesiology training in four countries through which she gained a breadth of experience that included more than 4,000 hours of specific college level kinesiology training. Because of this Erin is one of the first persons in the United States to graduate with the Advanced Graduate Diploma in Kinesio-Practice from the ICPKP, and is one of only two Senior Faculty in the United States.
Reiki Master Teacher, ACIM practitioner
Since 1996, Licia has practiced Healing of Hands and Anointing with oils through Prayer Groups. Her deep attraction to The Healing Teachings of Jesus Christ took her to Australia, France and Israel to experience Monastic Community life where she had the opportunity to study Medieval Art, Theology, Liturgy, Meditation and Iconography that she translates into her Spiritual Healing Jewelry and Byzantine Icons.
Licensed Massage Therapist
Work at a computer all day? Feeling tired? Are your neck muscles tight? Using both Western and Eastern modalities, as a Massage Therapist Dayyen is guided by her desire to enhance your sense of well being, reduce pain, and achieve relaxation through her massages.
Joseph is from Melbourne, Australia. He became a Kundalini Yoga Teacher in Cape Town, South Africa. He now lives in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He is a beginner and his aim is to always be beginning. He creates a space for people to better understand themselves through the ancient practice and technology of Kundalini yoga. Joseph invites you to begin… at Awakening NY, every Sunday @ 11 a.m. Class is by donation
Amy completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training at Greenhouse Holistic in Brooklyn, Relax and Restorative Yoga with Judith Lasater, and training to teach yoga and mindfulness for children and youth ages 3 to 18 with Little Flower Yoga. Amy’s own practice is a Hatha yoga Vinyasa base infused with Buddhist meditation. Her primary interest is in a creating a specialized practice for children and their caregivers in yoga, mindfulness and meditation and to nourish the relationship between children, their caregivers, and the world.
Clinical Hypnotist & Positive Change Advocate
Through hypnotherapy, Kristina guides individuals towards fulfilling relationships and meaningful changes. Kristina specializes in clinical hypnosis and NLP techniques to help individuals heal heartache, move in a new direction in life and achieve personal goals with clear and focused mind. Kristina was born and raised in Siberia, Russia. She has a private practice in New York City working mostly with women.
Prenatal & Teen Yoga Instructor
Morgan first found yoga when she was 16 through her dance studio, but it didn’t become a needed respite in her life until entering NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts for Drama in 2004. She has been teaching since 2012 after receiving her 200 hr. RYT certification from Yoga Vida. Since then she has extended her studies in Therapeutic Yoga through Dana Slamp and Jon Witt’s Prema Therapeutics 100 hr. certification, Prenatal Yoga
Christine Cáceres (Christina) is a member of the Body Actualized collective in Bushwick since 2012 and the yoga director/ resident yoga teacher/ manager. She is a Vinyasa yoga teacher and graduate of the Yoga to the People NYC a Yoga Alliance Certified School 2012, with 200hr teaching certificate and is currently studying to complete her Level 1 Kundalini teacher training at Kundalini Yoga East NYC.
Niko is a graduate of the Swedish Institute. He first began practicing massage on his grandmother at a young age, and after realizing he had the gift of healing decided to pursue a career in therapeutic bodywork. Niko believes in tailoring each massage session towards the individual needs of his clients
Nicole Roerick (RYT), originally from Fargo, ND, is a passionate teacher and yogini. She found yoga through dance and has benefitted from it in more ways than she thought possible. She has been practicing for the past 7 years and has really deepened her practice since her 200 hour certification at Yoga Effects in 2010. She has studied mostly Vinyasa styles but has worked with many Anusara and Iyengar teachers, which comes through in her teaching.
Eloise De Leon
Eloise De Leon is a transformational life coach and healing practitioner, originally from California. She is a Reiki Master; is certified as a Life Coach, Hypnotherapist and NLP practitioner; has a decade of expertise as an EFT Practitioner; is an ordained spiritual minister; and former apprentice of Madre Sarita, a spiritual healer from Mexico. Eloise has an M.A. in Counseling Education and an M.F.A. in Visual Arts. She recently published All Light, All One: Teachings of the Sacred Mother. Visit her website at wildrosereiki.com.