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.
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.
Rebecca Dalley Red Mountain Resort, Yoga Teacher Irvins, UT
My name is Rebecca Dalley, I started in the fitness industry in 1998. I am originally from Los Angeles, but southern Utah has been my home for the last 25 years. I have been a fitness instructor, personal trainer and yoga instructor at Red Mountain Resort continuously for 18 years. I sold my studio four years ago, and now practice at home or in the beautiful studios here at the resort.
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”.
Yoga Project, Founder Director of YP School of Yoga 500Hr ERYT, NASM Midlothian, TX
I call myself a modern vinyasa teacher. I will always love the elements of breath and flow, yet my evolution has been toward including more functional movement as well as more emphasis on embodiment. I don't adhere to one style or lineage. I developed Embodied Posture Methodology as a form of practice that emphasizes functional and relevant movement through increased self-awareness.