Meet Our Instructors

Our volunteers are beautiful, aware, unique individuals who teach prisoners because they have all experienced healing through yoga and meditation.

“Nothing in life is more liberating than to fight for a cause larger than yourself.”

— John McCain
Nancy

Nancy

Founder, Executive Director

Nancy began practicing yoga in 1997. Her practice includes Hatha, Ashtanga, Iyengar, Bikrim and myriad spin offs she believes would make Krishnamacharya smile. She began Mindful Meditation in 2008 and also practices her own method of connecting with the breath. Her vision in founding PY+M is to share yoga and meditation with love, compassion and respect to those who have endured trauma and incarceration so that they can cope with PTSD and Post Incarceration Syndrome, avoid reoffending, and go on to the full expression of their lives. Nancy is a novelist, memoirist, designer, and author of numerous books in the health genre. She lives on the beach with her whippet, Scarlett.
Farah

Farah

Co-Director, Certified Senior Instructor

Farah is both a scholar and practitioner of South Asia’s yogic and meditative traditions. She is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Riverside. Her scholarly research and teaching focuses on Indian yogic and meditative traditions, Indian political thought, Gandhi’s political thought, and environmental political thought. She has practiced both yoga and meditation in a variety of traditions since 1998, and volunteers with a variety of organizations that bring these practices to at-risk groups in the wider Southern California region.
De Jur

De Jur

Certified Senior Instructor

De Jur manages PY+M yoga/meditation programs at a county facility. Along with Sarit, De Jur handles the scheduling for two facilities. She is a Los Angeles based, Loyola Marymount University certified Yoga Therapist under the guidance of Dr. Larry Payne. Her interest to teach Yoga off of the mainstream path was sparked by an article about prison yoga. She’s a certified Accessible Yoga Teacher and Ambassador by Rev. Jivana Heyman. De Jur recently added Julian Walker and Hala Khouri’s trauma-informed 200-hour certification to her resumé. She teaches trauma-informed, accessible Yoga Therapy to the sensitive needs population, maximum-security males, and women in California jails and prisons. She also holds classes with youth in the juvenile justice system, juvenile halls, probation camps, and staff around LA County.
Allison

Allison

Instructor

Allison manages PY+M yoga/meditation programs at a state facility. She discovered her passion for helping underserved and vulnerable populations in the community while pursuing her B.A. in Sociology. Introduced to meditation in high school, she immediately fell in love with the experience. A few years later she took her first yoga class and has since used yoga and meditation practices to find moments of peace, connect with her body, and enhance her quality of life. She is excited to help share these tools with others in order to create a space that can transcend the barriers within our community.
Brian

Brian

Instructor

Brian manages PY+M yoga/meditation programs at a federal facility. He has been practicing Hatha yoga for over eight years. As someone who has embraced yoga as a central guiding philosophy, everything he has learned from this discipline on the mat and off about physical yoga, yogic philosophy, diet, and mental health, has transformed his perception of the world. One of his favorite mantras is, “All praises to my teachers.” In gratitude, Brian hopes to have opportunity to continue to embrace the shared experience of Hatha and Bhakti yoga traditions — “It’s just so fun and rich and endlessly deep,” he says. Brian has a law degree and license to practice law in Michigan.
Jan

Jan

Certified Senior Instructor

Jan is the manager of a county minimum security prison that houses women (many are pregnant) where she’s led a weekly class since 2016. In 2009 she could not hear her yoga instructor telling her “yoga will transform you.” After being urged by a friend, she joined a 200 hour RYT class in 2014. She has continued her yoga education since, committing herself to trainings and certifications every 6 months. She teaches at a Pasadena area mental health program and to women attending a literacy program at South Central Los Angeles Ministry Project. Jan is also honored to be the organizer of two Yoga of 12 Step Recovery groups.
Natalie

Natalie

Certified Senior Instructor

Natalie has over 30 years of yoga practice and has completed training in trauma-sensitive yoga, mindfulness and meditation. For 15 years, Natalie served as Co-Founder and Chair of two foundations providing vision, inspiration, and strategy behind their initiatives in early childhood education, food system reform, youth development, education, and disaster readiness. In 2016, she launched a new foundation to pursue her donor activist interests. She currently serves on the Advisory Board of One Heart World-Wide, and is a member of Women Moving Millions, Impact Partners, and UCSB’s Council for Arts & Lectures. She’s served on boards of Direct Relief, All Kinds of Minds, and Montana Yellowstone Expeditions. Natalie enjoys empowering women, engaging conversations, hiking, skiing, travel and volunteering.

Ida

Ida

Founder and Director of Women's Program at a Minimum Security State Prison

Ida founded and has been the director of a yoga + meditation program at a minimum security women’s prison since 2007. She’s been a certified Iyengar Yoga Instructor, M. ED. since 1977 when she studied with the Iyengar family in Pune, India. Ida feels grateful for the changes yoga has brought to her life and is honored to share the practice with all who want to live with more of themselves awake, alive, present and peaceful. In her free time, she can be found hiking with her family and dogs, reading, or standing on her head.
Rabbi Moshe

Rabbi Moshe

Sponsor of Women's Program at Minimum Security State Prison

Rabbi Moshe was ordained at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College and received a Masters in Psychology from Temple University. “Reb Moshe” is a disciple of renowned Hasidic master Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, and has studied with many spiritual teachers and master musicians. He integrates Judaism with Buddhism, Taoism, shamanism, women’s wisdom, and Vedic philosophy. A Reiki Master healer, he’s grounded in his own tribe while seeking truth in many traditions. A spiritual guide, accomplished guitarist, percussionist, and singer of Jewish and international music, and pastoral counselor he teaches Kabbalah, music and Judaica worldwide. He directs drum and dance workshops to people transcend boundaries through ritual, movement and song. He currently serves as Jewish Chaplain at the California Institution for Women and Iyengar certified teachers volunteer at a state minimum security women’s prison under his sponsorship.

Molly

Molly

Certified Senior Instructor

Molly was dragged to her first yoga class 20 years ago by a friend. It was not love at first sight for her and yoga but her teacher suggested she keep coming back. Thankfully, she listened. Through a regular yoga practice, she realized she could choose to react to everything on her path or simply observe it, breathe and learn from life experiences. Molly has made 6 pilgrimages to India to study yoga and meditation, and to volunteer and visit holy cities. She’s studied with many teachers in Los Angeles and taken trauma informed yoga courses. A certified Kundalini teacher of 8 years, Molly is passionate about bringing yoga to underserved communities.

Jennifer

Jennifer

Certified Senior Instructor

Jennifer’s 16 year practice began after a ski accident that resulted in a low back injury. Jennifer is a RYT-500 Certified Instructor through YogaWorks. To round out her skills, Jennifer is also a certified MELT Instructor as well as a Reiki Practitioner. Jennifer teaches public classes several times a week, in addition she offers one-on-one private sessions and workshops through her DBA Be True Yoga. She also volunteers her Reiki skills at Senior Centers in Los Angeles. The central message of her teaching is showing others how to Be True to their body, Be True to their practice, and Be True to themselves.

Sarit

Sarit

Certified Senior Instructor

Sarit co-manages the scheduling for two facilities. She was introduced to yoga as a young girl, practicing with her mom on Santa Monica beach. She holds a 200-HR certification from Julian Walker and Hala Khouri’s Awakened Heart, Embodied Mind. Sarit has trained with Street Yoga, Uprising Yoga, Hatha-Dharma, Yoga for All Ambassador, and an Accessible Yoga Ambassador. Sarit’s focus is self-regulation using breath and tracking of the felt sense to create trauma-sensitive awareness. She is currently a Beginning-level student in the SE™ Professional Training and integrates Somatic Experiencing® techniques into her teaching. A talented photographer, Sarit can be found on location or at home with her husband, son, Pit Bull and grumpy cat.

Wendy

Wendy

Instructor

Wendy grew up in the lush countryside of Sussex, England, and loves to bring the feeling of misty mornings and sunlit meadows into her yoga classes. In 1976 she took her first teacher trainings with Swami Vishnu-Devananda, who founded the Sivananda Yoga Centers. She has also studied with Swami Muktananda and Swami Chidvilasananda (Gurumayi), and Joseph and Lilian Le Page, founders of Integrative Yoga Therapy. Wendy has taught in the San Fernando Valley for twenty-five years, including thirteen in the Kinesiology Department of Cal State University Northridge, and for two years did therapeutic yoga for a group of chiropractors working with people with chronic injuries and pain. She loves to bring humor along with her English accent to her classes. In her spare time she kicks up her heels ballroom and swing dancing.

Mia

Mia

Senior Instructor

Mia began studying Iyengar yoga in 2006. She completed a three year teacher training program at the Iyengar institute in 2013, and became a certified instructor of Iyengar yoga in 2015. Since 2013, she has enjoyed assisting and teaching yoga at a state minimum security women’s prison on a monthly basis, under the guidance of Ida Unger.

Fitzjoy

Fitzjoy

Certified Senior Instructor

An internationally traveling music industry tour manager, Fitzjoy found yoga in 2007 after lower back and knee surgery stopped him from running and practicing martial arts. Fitjoy’s training includes a 500 hour Hot Yoga certification, Tony Sanchez’s master core 40, Trauma Informed Training with Uprising Yoga and Street Yoga, Restorative yoga L1 with Judith Lasater and 200 hour Wanderlust Vinyasa Training. He is currently completing Noah Maze’s 300 hour Vinyasa Training. Fitjoy’s passion to help people achieve greater bodies, stronger minds, long vitality and better health takes him into LA’s downtown juvenile detention hall, as well as instructing artist clients and touring crews. He teaches inrandom places around the world.

Haley

Haley

Instructor

Haley has been practicing yoga for 10 years and, in 2017, received her 200-hour certification from One Down Dog in Los Angeles. She works as a communications strategist for non-profits, labor organizations, and ballot measure campaigns. Haley studied politics at Occidental College, where her research focused on juvenile justice and mandatory minimum sentencing laws. She aims to use yoga as a tool to make activism more sustainable, and to ease suffering.

Penny

Penny

Instructor

Penny is an actress / writer and documentary filmmaker.  She has been a practicing Yoga for ten years with plans to go at least another twenty!

Charlie

Charlie

Master Hypnotherpist

Charlie is an ACHE board-certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Master Hypnotist, and certified NLP Coach Practitioner. He completed his training at HTI in Corte Madera, CA and the NLP Training Center of New York. He brings to his practice experience as an actor and filmmaker.

Jennifer

Jennifer

Certified Senior Instructor

Born and raised in California, Jennifer Herrera has been practicing yoga for fifteen years. In 2016, she completed a 500 hour professional yoga teacher training with YogaWorks. Jennifer has extensive experience volunteering at men and women’s prisons with The Freedom to Choose Project. She is a life and business coach, consultant to emerging companies and brands, and a writer. Jennifer is a devoted encourager of the Soul and her mission is to assist others in healing and living more purposeful lives. She holds a Masters Degree in Spiritual Psychology with an Emphasis in consciousness, health, and healing.

Ed

Ed

Instructor

Ed has studied yoga and meditation for 25 years. He specializes in breath work for deep relaxation and Kundalini awakening. Ed got his 500- hour Qigong instructor certification through Supreme Science Qigong. Specializing in breath work, acupressure . Ed also graduated from The Enlightenment Sanga seminars at Tha Shiva Awakened Mind center in Portland, Oregon. He got his start  while serving time in 1995 after receiving a book We’re All Doing Time from the Human Kindness Foundation. This book opened a doorway for Ed to transform his self-destructive behaviors into golden healing light known as The Dharma Kaya.

Daniel

Daniel

Meditation Instructor

Daniel Ahearn has a degree from Sarah Lawrence College in Liberal arts and a CCAPP from UCLA. He has been engaged in Buddhist Meditation studies for well over a decade and is currently continuing his apprenticeship under George Haas (Mettagroup) exploring the overlap of Buddhist techniques and Attachment psychology. Daniel has also spent time on retreat practice studying the 5 ways approach with Shinzen Young. For the last four years, Daniel has brought his practice to dozens of treatment centers and rehab facilities in and around Los Angeles. His passion for the work is matched by his commitment to sharing the practice with communities

Peter

Peter

Instructor

Peter found his practice less than two years ago but felt so inspired by the growth he felt, that he took the leap into a 200-hour teacher certification, which he completed in June 2018. Peter believes that yoga is for everybody in any body. The greatest gift that he has received from yoga and meditation which he hopes to share with others is a deeper integration of his own lived experiences, (positive and negative) that has opened him to new levels of self-love and self-understanding. When he’s off the mat he digs coffee, comics, and public radio.

Rachel

Rachel

Instructor

Rachel began teaching as a substitute teacher in the Alternative Education Program in Santa Cruz County, supporting students in juvenile hall and TAPP (Teenage Pregnancy). She earned her Master’s in Education at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She relocated to Los Angeles after co-creating a television series that she co-executive produced for the Fuse network. To balance the speed of the entertainment industry, Rachel began to practice yoga, eventually becoming a RYT-200 and Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher and has supported hundreds of pregnant women, new mothers/babies, teens and seniors. Rachel earned her RYT-500 under Noah Maze. She believes that yoga and meditation have the power to radically transform. Rachel lives with her husband and their two wily preschoolers.

Janelle

Janelle

Certified Instructor

Janelle first began practicing yoga for its many health benefits, but soon realized the impact it was having on her personal evolution. Yoga has contributed to her greater awareness of authenticity, gratitude, self-love, and patience. Janelle realized she wanted to share her passion for yoga with others, and completed her 200-Hour Teacher Training with Corepower Yoga in 2017.  Her goal as an instructor is to provide a safe space for participants of all backgrounds to practice and discover the transformative benefits of yoga for the mind, body, and soul. She is always looking for ways to deepen her yoga practice both as a teacher and a student.

Sharrỏn

Sharrỏn

Certified Senior Instructor

Sharrỏn found her connection to yoga after developing back problems when she was 22 years old. After just 10 days of practice Bikram, her back problems were gone and she knew she would be a yogi forever. After graduating from her first teacher training, she created Sharrari, natural and locally sourced line of yoga wear. Sharrỏn has continued her yoga teaching education and practice with Tony Sanchez Yoga, Jill Miller, Ana Forrest, Dan Ward and Esak Garcia. She hopes to help students to achieve a better quality of life, and to create a positive attitude from within the self through consistent yoga practice.

Rachel

Rachel

Certified Breath Work Meditation Instructor

Rachel is a certified Breath Work Meditation coach. After her first class, she knew her life would not be the same. She instantly felt called to this form of meditation, and eager to spread it with the world. As a certified Breath Work coach, Rachel specializes in one-on-one sessions but the power of a group class is unlike no other. As mindfulness is one of the greatest tools we can use to change our lives, she’s taking her passion for this practice to incarcerated individuals. Outside of Breath Work, Rachel is a writer who loves Crossfit, food, and spending quality time with the people she loves.

Carlos

Carlos

Instructor

Carlos has chosen to dedicate his entire life to his spiritual and human evolution. It was at the age of 23 when a personal experience changed the course of his life forever. After this he realized that he was born to become the greatest Spiritual Guide that he can possibly be. He has put every breath, every thought, every physical action into this beautiful inner journey. So far, he has studied Occult, Self-Realization, he earned his certification as a Meditation Teacher in India, and he is currently studying in the University of Metaphysics to earn his masters and doctorate as a Metaphysician. Carlos is here to walk the spiritual path in modern times.

Chris

Chris

Meditation Instructor

Chris came to meditation practice in 2010. Chris practices insight meditation (also known as mindfulness), this is one of the oldest forms of meditation and is fundamentally a secular practice that seeks to connect with experience in the present moment and so achieve liberation from greed hatred and ignorance. Chris came to practice in San Francisco, meditating at San Francisco Insight and multiple retreats at Spirit Rock before moving to Los Angeles in 2103. Chris is training as a meditation facilitator with Insight LA, and plans to graduate in October 2018. Chris currently teaches at Silverlake Meditation in Los Angeles.

Alex

Alex

Instructor

After many years of sitting hunched-over behind a computer, Alex came to yoga as a way to heal his body and restore his posture. He began practicing Ashtanga balanced with restorative yoga. Alex completed his 200-hour teach training with Shivakali Yoga, where he learned that through asana and meditation, he could practice bodhicitta, an intention to free all beings from suffering. In addition to yoga asana, Alex is a multi-instrumentalist musician and leads Kirtan practices. He is a natural teacher and hopes to lead others toward a path of deep self-exploration and ultimately liberation.

Mayuri

Mayuri

Instructor

Mayuri is an actress, dancer, professional figure skater, and yogi. She seeks to bring out arts and movement for social justice/environment/animal causes. A graduate of UC Berkeley in Dance Performance & South Asian Studies (B.A.) and of Loyola Marymount University in Yoga Studies & Philosophy (M.A.), through her UCB Fellowship, Mayuri began Moksha . . . Liberation through Movement to teach disabled children dance and movement therapy in rural villages in India. In addition, Mayuri has been a finalist of Indian Dance Reality shows with Bollywood Actors on Just Dance and Dare 2 Dance as she pursues both industries: Bollywood and Hollywood!

Lulu

Lulu

Medtation Instructor

Lulu has been practicing yoga for 20 years and has been sharing meditation and sound baths since 2015 through Little Mountain, Forestkind, Poketo, the LA Design Festival, Noh Wave, Art Basel Miami, Sonomama and the Workspace Oasis. She’s currently training to be a meditation teacher through InsightLA. Lulu is dedicating her life to sharing meditation practices to people in the most, with the intention of creating more connection throughout the world. Lulu works as an art director, artist, and designer. She received a BFA in Graphic Design and Illustration from Central St. Martins in London. She works with fashion and lifestyle companies to help develop their authentic visual voice.

Ashley

Ashley

Instructor

Ashley has been teaching yoga since 2011 with an extensive background in yoga and psyche, somatic experiencing, and trauma informed yoga and meditation. She’s taught mindfulness all over Los Angeles from mental health facilities, to substance abuse rehabilitation, and inner-city schools. Her goals when working within the prison system is to offer another perspective around the circumstances of the environments that inmates are navigating. The value of yoga and meditation has been used for thousands of years to enlighten and expand individuals despite their background, ethnicity, age, race, gender, or circumstance; Ashley brings just that into the places that need it the most.

Jennifer

Jennifer

Instructor

Jennifer received her B.A. in Public Health Policy from the University of California Irvine, and is currently in the MPH Program in Urban Health Disparities at Charles R. Drew University. In 2016 she received her 200hr Mindful Hatha Yoga Teacher certification from Green Tree Yoga & Meditation. Jennifer’s social justice work has evolved to addressing health equity through the practice of sharing healing modalities and making it accessible to her community and others alike. She views her own well-being as being interconnected to the wellbeing of others.

Framboise

Framboise

Assistant Instructor

A humanitarian, mother and grandmother, Framboise was the founding board member and director of marketing, fundraising and special events for NGO in Bosnia, providing emergency and continuing care aid to victims and children in war zones in Central and Eastern Europe. She generated over $1M in aid and direct financial support annually from individual benefactors, corporate contributors, foundations and fundraising events and shipped over a $1M of aid a year (220 tons) to Kosovo, Poland, Romania and Russia. She also funded the first free women’s breast cancer clinic in Poland. Analytical and resourceful international marketing professional with over 20 years of experience in the design industry and not-for-profit sector, she is fluent in French, English and Spanish.

Jessica

Jessica

Certified Instructor

Jessica Spotts is a Yoga Alliance certified Yoga instructor at the 500-Hour Level in Vinyasa Flow and Hatha. She received her certification from the Sphota Yoga School in Santa Monica, CA under the mentorship program with Laurie Searle (“Lady Yoga”) in 2013. She believes that yoga is an empowering and centering practice when used to recognize and honor one’s own voice and one’s own unique connection of body, breath, and heart/mind. Jessica has also taught with UpRising yoga to youth in Los Angeles Central Juvenile Hall since Sept 2013 and is so grateful to be able to share yoga and meditation with her students.

Jana

Jana

Instructor

Jana was introduced to Yoga in 2011 and is delighted to continue sharing this practice with so many others. She loves the idea of us all living out, moment by moment, the expression of “Namaste” where we first recognize the Love, Divine, Light in ourselves . . . and then we can recognize it others in others, and let that be the basis in which we acknowledge all forms of life.

Anissa

Anissa

Certified Instructor

Anissa Lawrence is a native of Los Angeles born and raised. She has been practicing yoga for a short time, however, in that short time she has credited yoga with changing her life in numerous positive ways. Yoga has had such a positive impact in her life that she went on to complete her 200 hour teacher training through Yoga Alliance and has completed various trainings on Trauma. Anissa’s passion is to share the gift of yoga with all communities.

Erin

Erin

Certified Instructor

Erica is an east coast transplant who’s been living in LA for nearly 20 years. She has recently transitioned from her professional career in the fashion and giftware industry to pursue her passion for yoga. Erica is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) through Yoga Alliance and completed her 200-hr teacher training accreditation with One Down Dog Studio in Silver Lake. She is currently working on obtaining her Sculpt Educational Credentials at Breakthru Fitness in Pasadena. Off the mat, she is a dedicated mother and wife, who spends most of her time caring for her blind dog, Jewelzy. Erica is committed to helping others build relationships between the body, mind, and breath.

Katherine

Katherine

Executive Director, Vice President

Katherine likes to say that yoga found her when she was 11 years old. She wandered into a studio down her street and has been down-doggin’ since. At 17 she signed up for her first teacher training at Santa Monica Yoga where she was introduced to her beloved Ashtanga Yoga. At Sarah Lawrence College, she found ballet and modern dance. With confidence to choreograph and create, vinyasa started flowing through her, and they’ve quite a pair since. She learned to ride a bike in 2015 and can’t get enough of those canyon trails!

Lizbeth

Lizbeth

Instructor

Lizbeth is a bilingual Yoga Studies & Philosophy (M.A.) graduate candidate at Loyola Marymount University. Concurrently she is completing her Yoga Alliance RYT-500 teacher training certification and plans to begin a Yoga Therapy Rx program working toward her Yoga Therapy Certification (C-IAYT) through the International Association of Yoga Therapists. She also teaches to undergraduates at Loyola Marymount University where she instructs the comprehension of basic yoga philosophical concepts, where the students apply concepts of yoga ethics to life. She utilizes yoga practices for stress management and improved wellbeing. Lizbeth spent the summer of 2018 in India studying Yoga and Jainism and continues to further her career as a scholar and therapist.

Laurel

Laurel

Certified Senior Instructor

Laurel is organically grown and has no off-switch; side effects of being around her include laughter. As a YogaWorks trained yoga instructor she has been teaching for the past two years. During the weekdays you can find Laurel working at a Santa Monica startup that makes software for behavioral health professionals like therapists and social workers. Laurel is passionate about the mental health realm, which, aside from her day job, also sparked her desire to teach yoga in a less “traditional” capacity to those in underserved communities.

Tea

Tea

Certified Senior Instructor

Born and raised in Finland, Tea has years of experience as a certified RYT200 Hatha/ Vinyasa Yoga Teacher with an emphasis on meditation and breath work. Working with kids and youth are very close to her heart and thus she completed Trauma-Informed Yoga training in Los Angeles, California. She has her certificate as a Spiritual Holistic Life Coach and Hypnotherapist from Holistic Healing College in London, UK. In addition she has studied Spiritual Psychology at University of Santa Monica and advanced Spiritual training in The Modern Mystery School, California among other holistic studies in Spain. Tea seeks to support others to find their true life purpose and soul connection through an open heart so they can connect with their Higher self and Inner child in order to live the life at their fullest potential.

Catherine

Catherine

Instructor

Catherine is a 300 hour registered yoga teacher. She is in grad school as a Master’s Candidate in Yoga Studies at Loyola Marymount University. Catherine completed her teacher training at One Down Dog yoga studio in Silverlake, and has followed up with the 100 hour certificate Yoga Mindfulness and Social Change through LMU extension. Catherine teaches privately and studies a lot.  She is thrilled to continue her lifelong yoga journey with the study of Sanskrit and opportunities to be of service to the community.
Matthew

Matthew

Instructor

Trained in India and in the U.S, Matthew combines the two worlds in his classes, the spiritual east and physical west. In 1999 Matthew traveled to India and competed teacher training in Varanasi. Upon returning to the U.S. he taught free classes in community settings for the next 10 years until completing another 200 hour Teacher Training, in Glendale, CA. at Yoga at the Village. Since 2011 Matthew has taught professionally, mostly at Namaste Highland Park in his neighborhood of NE Los Angeles, and occasionally in private or volunteer settings.
Nora

Nora

Instructor

Nora was born a devotee of yoga. She believes strongly that yoga and meditation hold a power to transform, to ground, and to heal. Nora completed her 200 hour training with the Mukti yoga school in Los Angeles, and her 300 hour training at Rishikesh Yogpeeth in Rishikesh, India. She takes frequent trips to India to learn more about the power that mediation holds. She believes that it is her duty as a yoga practitioner to help others along the path, and she is always looking forward to welcoming more students into her life.

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