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.
Ira Joan Macner
Ira’s massages have been described as loving, trance-like and therapeutic. Her guiding principle is that through presence of mind between the therapist and client, a higher life-to-life connection is achieved. Each individual’s body – its wisdom and its needs – reveals itself within the session. Ira believes that an inherent intelligence exists within the musculature and the pathway of touch between client and therapist becomes a deeper way to see, listen and perceive.
Sondra Sun-Odeon is a musician and artist whose journey down many forking paths (including public health policy researcher and designer in the fashion industry) informs her teaching of yoga, as a powerful means of healing–for our bodies, mind, and overall reconnection to our heart and the eternal.
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.
Leigh Evans is a yoga teacher and choreographer dedicated to awakening creativity and aliveness in the body. Leigh has been teaching yoga for 20 years. Her classes focus on healing and transformation by blending a strong vinyasa practice with gentler restorative asanas, meditation, and chanting.
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.
Leah is interested in the junction of body and spirit: how the body leads us through experience in the world, how our experience of our body influences our spirit, and how the spirit expresses itself through the body. She honors this connection in her massage practice, recognizing that healing comes through addressing both realms of the self.
Over 20 years ago Susan undertook a voyage, a voyage of self-awareness, thanks to an illness, which, as often happens, made it obvious to her that singing is not some abstract notion of a mechanical technique. Our soul reveals itself in the material world through the body and the voice is its manifestation through sound. The body is its means of expression and communication.
Iyengar Yoga Instructor
Leslie is a certified Iyengar Yoga teacher. In 1998, Leslie began studying at the Iyengar Institute in Los Angeles, California where after just a few weeks of classes her scoliosis related back pain greatly diminished; she found a solace of mind she never knew possible and has been hooked on yoga ever since.
Ms. Mone is a Bio-Esthetician who has seen the impressive results of merging the mind-body-spirit energy in her practice. She uses an energy balancing system called ACMOS* which includes the Soluna spagyric herbal/homeopathic remedy. She discovers the imbalance by using the Lecher Antenna*and kinesiology. As a Reiki Master and a Reconnection Certified she employs a wide range of healing modalities.
Mary Onyango Odhiambo
Born in 1982, Mary has always had a passion for music, dance and sports. She started doing track and gymnastics at age 10 and Junior Olympic Volleyball at age 14. This passion carried her all the way to college earning her a Volleyball scholarship at John Jay College. What started out as a part time job at New York Sports Clubs during college turned into a career in fitness as a personal trainer and aerobics instructor.
Kendra began practicing yoga in 1999 and teaching in 2005. She has been influenced and inspired by each class she’s attended, whether its as a student or a teacher. Her fascination with yoga began with the revelation that one could move while in prayer, and has continued through the joyous articulation of the body’s strength in more challenging shapes and its capacity to release when we feel supported and safe.
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).
Life Coaching, Mystic Dance, Shaking Therapy
Gina Marie is a holistic health coach, healing arts practitioner, and facilitator of sacred rituals. For over a decade she has studied eastern and traditional health practices focused on internal cleansing, sacred dance, devotional ritual, the spiritual feminine, meditation and tantra.
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.
Mantas started practicing yoga 10 years ago to gain a mental and physical advantage in competitive sports, but it soon became a lifestyle. With his inspiration coming from his mother, who is a teacher and owner of a private yoga studio, he quickly learned that “Yoga runs in the family and it runs every day, 5 miles a day, non-stop” – that’s metaphorical as is a lot of yoga scripture.
Boot Camp and PowerStrike Instructor, Personal Trainer
My passion for exercise again when I was in high school. I was involved in the swim team and practice everyday. At an early age I injured myself and learned a great lesson. I learned that exercise can be and should be implemented in your everyday way of life and work, not limited to sports and the field. I began to study exercise sciences and I attained my first certification with the national academy of sports medicine (NASM).
Rebecca Dietzel M.S. is an Ayurvedic practitioner in the tradition of the Wise Earth School. She studied Ayurveda and the Vedic Tradition under the tutelage of Swamini Mayatitananda.She has also been certified as an Ayurvedic Practitioner by the AYU Ayurvedic Academy.
Elizabeth Gleckler is a New York State Licensed Massage Therapist. She is a graduate of the Swedish Institute in Manhattan where she received clinical training in various methods of massage including therapeutic Deep Tissue, Swedish and Shiatsu.
Past Life Regressionist
Brian is a Healing Facilitator, who uses Negativity Clearing, Channeling and Past Life Regression to help his clients develop their true essence; that means, being free of negative influences from without and within and armed with the knowledge of the path they are intended to pursue.
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.