Namaste, this page is dedicated to acknowledging tomorrow’s most promising leaders within our health, wellness and yoga communities.
Check out the interview’s below and find someone you can relate to, someone you might like to practice with, or someone who inspires you.
Gretchen Graham Lightfoot Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation, Blooming Life Yoga Studio + School Zionsville, Indiana
A Yoga Alliance RYT-500, Gretchen Graham Lightfoot trained with Carmen Fitzgibbon, Thomas Taubman & Gigi Snyder of YogaWorks in Los Angeles. Gretchen’s teaching experience includes group classes at Quest for Balance, Crawfordsville Parks & Recreation, Finish Strong, Center Pointe, Goorus Yoga, YogaWorks, Neutrogena, and Fancy Feet Dance Studio among others.
Liz Conner Chief Executive Peacock, The Prancing Peacock Studio Owner Reiki Master, E-RYT 500, RCTY Yardley, PA
Now, at 62, yoga has helped me to break free from the limiting social construct of age, especially as a woman. My life experience is held in my body, and all 62 years have resulted in strength reflected in my muscles and my generosity, beauty in wrinkles that reflect my perseverance and dedication, and power in the ability to claim it all as my own.
Hillary Wright Y7 Studios Director of Continuing Education New York City, NY
Yoga is a tool for growth, equality, and change. There is nothing more important than that at this point in time. With the present fight for racial and gender equality yoga is a tool for social justice, for those who have not had a voice to begin to be heard, and for the forward progression of our society towards true and lasting equality.
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Paris Alexandria & Alicia Ferguson Brooklyn Yoga Club, Founders Brooklyn, NY
Co-Founder's of BK Yoga Club, a body positive yoga studio in Brooklyn. BK Yoga Studio is a space where people are celebrated for who they are in the present moment while growing in movement, community, and creativity.
Stephen McManus Three Jewels Yoga & Meditation, Teacher New York City, NY
Yoga is so much more than just the physical poses. There are 8 limbs of Yoga, and Asana is just one. The philosophy behind Yoga teaches us that we can literally change the world if we understand how it works. Its so much about ourselves and how everything is a reflection of us. And if that’s true, then why wouldn’t we love our reflections. The Beatles had it right when they said “All you need is Love”.