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.
Adri Kyser International Wellness Expert, Coach, Speaker, and Yoga Teacher Enlightened Alchemy, Founder Flower Mound, TX
Adri Kyser is an international wellness expert who has spent the past 15 years helping highly-driven women stop feeling stressed and overwhelmed and start living a happier, healthier and more fulfilling life. Using her Enlightened Alchemy method, she has helped thousands of women worldwide achieve everything from reduced pain and stress to increased confidence and productivity. Rather than drawing from only one modality, her extensive list of certifications (including mindfulness, yoga, and Ayurveda) allow her to create a customized wellness experience for clients.
Rian Bodner Kundalini, Vinyasa Illumina East, Founder New York, NY
My dream as a child was to take people on a journey and lift up their spirits. That has manifested in many different ways throughout my life. I never dreamed it would be in the role of a teacher, and similarly, I never dreamed it would be in owning my own business as home for that work.
Alex C. Wilson Yoga Bird, Teacher Health Coach & Yoga Instructor Alex C. Wilson Wellness Co. Founder Fort Myers, FL
Yoga has changed my life. It helped me transform from someone who was shy, anxious and self-doubting to someone who is more outgoing, confident and mentally balanced. It’s helped me get to know myself on a whole new level and I always continue to learn more. There is no doubt that yoga will continue to shape my life in positive ways that I’ve not even yet realized.
Caitlin Randolph One Down Dog, Teacher Los Angeles CA
I'm from Reno Nevada, have lived in LA for over 10 years. Have been working at my home studio of One Down Dog since my 200 hour YTT. Immersing myself in an easy going, accessible community of yogi's. I believe yoga is here to create a longer healthier life so you have more time to figure the rest out. Im in no rush for a peak pose. My peak pose is being able to walk, stand, and sit comfortably through old age.
Christina Ionno 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Level 2 Reiki Practitioner Brooklyn, NY
I truly love practicing all styles of yoga but Ashtanga (The 8 limbs of yoga) is my method of choice. Ashtanga is the method I studied in my teacher training. It's a combination of moral discipline, observances, asana, breath work, concentration and meditation. When teaching a class I bring my own creative vinyasa flavor to the flow. I love when music is infused into sequences - as an aspiring DJ I love curating an amazing playlist to set the tone for the class.
Shawna Schenk Yoga With Shawna + San Diego Yoga Festival, Founder San Diego, CA
I am the founder and creator of one So-Cal's largest yoga festivals (San Diego Yoga Festival) and the owner of one of the only donation-based yoga and meditation studios in the country. I also started the first community Reiki Clinic offering $25 Reiki sessions. I have created and lead 9 yoga and reiki certification programs and have written the book Yoga For Teens which is published in two languages.