Being Yoga Teachers
Seane Corn is an internationally celebrated yoga teacher known for her impassioned activism and inspirational style of teaching. She trains leaders of activism through her cofounded organization, Off the Mat, Into the World®. Corn also has released four DVDs, including Vinyasa Flow Yoga I, as well as the audiobook, Detox Flow Yoga. seanecorn.com
Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa
Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa is cofounder and director of Golden Bridge Yoga NYC and Los Angeles, the premier center for Kundalini Yoga and meditation. As a teacher of Kundalini Yoga for the past 41 years, she is author of The Eight Human Talents and Bountiful, Beautiful, Blissful, as well as creator of five yoga DVDs. goldenbridgeyoga.com
Gurushabd Singh Khalsa
Gurushabd Singh Khalsa is codirector of Golden Bridge Yoga, the premier Kundalini Yoga center in Los Angeles, California, and New York City. He studied and trained with Yogi Bhajan for many years and offers classes that are musical, challenging, and provocative.
Sharon Gannon, cofounder of Jivamukti Yoga® with David Life, is a student of Shri Brahmananda Sarasvati, Shri Swami Nirmalananda, and Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, and has been teaching yoga as spiritual activism around the world for more than 25 years. Both Gannon and Life are accomplished yogis, scholars, activists, authors, poets, and musicians. jivamuktiyoga.com
David Life, cofounder of Jivamukti Yoga® with Sharon Gannon, is a student of Shri Brahmananda Sarasvati, Shri Swami Nirmalananda, and Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, and has been teaching yoga as spiritual activism around the world for more than 25 years. They have been featured on the Today Show and are recognized as "innovators in yoga" by Yoga Journal. jivamuktiyoga.com
Elena Brower, founder and co-owner of Virayoga, offers a realistic and reverent approach to the world through her teaching and writing. She has offered large-scale experiences of yoga, but her true service is in shifting awareness within the smallest interactions—one family, one household at a time. ArtofAttention.org
Peter Sterios is creator of the popular Gravity & Grace yoga DVD, one of the top 15 yoga DVDs of all time according to Yoga Journal. He is the founder of Manduka, a leading eco-yoga products company, and a writer and former contributing editor for Yoga Journal. Sterios’ yoga classes, workshops, and teacher trainings are offered worldwide and reflect more than three decades of practice and study. petersterios.com
Kaline Alayna Kelly
Kaline Alayna Kelly is a senior teacher and holds a master certification in Asokananda’s Sunshine Network of Thai Massage and Ayruvedic Bodywork in Thailand and New Zealand. She has lived and taught in Thailand for 12 years and studied extensively with several Thai massage masters.
Cyndi Lee is the author of Yoga Body Buddha Mind and OM Yoga: A Guide to Daily Practice. Since 1996, she has been teaching the OM Yoga method—vinyasa integrated with precise alignment—and the meditative elements of mindfulness and compassion. Lee teaches workshops and teacher trainings worldwide, including at her studio, OM Yoga Center in New York City.
Beryl Bender Birch
Beryl Bender Birch, a dedicated student of yoga and the study of consciousness since 1971, has been training yoga teachers as “spiritual revolutionaries” for nearly 30 years. Author of Power Yoga, Beyond Power Yoga, and Boomer Yoga, she is the director-founder of The Hard & The Soft Yoga Institute and a founder of the Give Back Yoga Foundation. power-yoga.com
Darren Rhodes, author of Yoga Resource, is the director and owner of YogaOasis in Tucson, Arizona, and is cofounder of the School of Yoga. Named by Yoga Journal as one of the “21 Talented Young Teachers Shaping the Future of Yoga,” Rhodes is dedicated to authenticity and innovation in his teaching. He offers yoga intensives and teacher trainings nationally.
Carrie Owerko has been practicing yoga for many years and is a core faculty member of the Iyengar Yoga Institute of New York. She holds an Intermediate Senior One teaching credential and serves as an assessor for the Iyengar National Association.
Biff Mithoefer, E-RYT 500, teaches Yin Yoga throughout the United States and internationally. He is author of The Yin Yoga Kit and coauthor of The Therapeutic Yoga Kit. Mithoefer is a founder and director of the Jamtse Sponsorship Project for the support of Tibetan refuge children. biffmithoeferyoga.com
Hemalayaa, a yogini, dancer, and fitness educator, inspires people to make dance part of their lives through Indian dance. She is the author of numerous fitness DVDs, including The Bollywood Dance Workout, Beautiful Belly, and Bollywood Booty. She teaches worldwide and has been seen shimmying with Ellen DeGeneres on her talk show and strutting with the staff of the Today Show. hemalayaa.com
Sadie Nardini, E-RYT, creator of Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga, is an Ultimate Wellness Expert and founder of Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga. A self-empowerment speaker with the Hay House’s I Can Do It Conference, she writes a weekly column for Yoga Journal and is author of The Road Trip Guide to the Soul. Her advice for holistic living has been featured in Glamour, Elle, and the New York Times. SadieNardini.com
Rodney Yee cofounded Piedmont Yoga Studio in Oakland, California, and has created dozens of DVDs through Gaiam. He is author of Yoga: The Poetry of the Body and Moving Toward Balance (both with Nina Zolotow). yeeyoga.com
Colleen Saidman Yee
Colleen Saidman Yee graduated from the Jivamukti Yoga® teacher training in 1998 and has been teaching ever since. She is owner of Yoga Shanti in Sag Harbor, New York. yogashanti.com
Sharon Salzberg is cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts. One of America’s leading meditation teachers and authors, she has been a student of Buddhism since 1971 and had guided meditation retreats worldwide since 1974. Her latest book is the New York Times best seller Real Happiness. sharonsalzberg.com
Masood Ali Khan
Masood Ali Khan, PhD, an instructor at the Academy of Human Universal Energy and Spirituality, has been a student and practitioner of yoga for two decades. A musician of eclectic tastes, playing the didgeridoo, guitar, and hand drums, he discovered a relatively new percussive instrument called the hang, which he used primarily on his album Hang With Angels. masoodalikhan.com
Mark Whitwell has enjoyed a lifelong relationship with the teachings of T. Krishnamacharya through his studies with B.K.S. Iyengar, K. Pattabhi Jois, Indra Devi, A.G. Mohan, Srivatsa Ramaswami, and T.K.V. Desikachar. He is also author of Yoga of Heart and The Promise of Love, Sex, and Intimacy. heartofyoga.com
Desirée Rumbaugh travels the world as a full-time yoga teacher, offering workshops that are innovative, transformative, challenging, and compassionate. Her DVD series, Yoga to the Rescue, is designed for those who have avoided yoga because of inflexibility, chronic pain, or other fitness issues. desireerumbaugh.com
Rev. Jaganath Carrera
Rev. Jaganath Carrera is founder and spiritual head of the Yoga Life Society and author of Inside the Yoga Sutras and Awaken: Inside Yoga Meditation. As a direct disciple of Sri Swami Satchidananda Maharaj, he established the Integral Yoga Ministry, codeveloped the Integral Yoga Meditation and Raja Yoga Teacher Training Certification programs, and has taught all facets of yoga for more than 30 years. yogalifesociety.com
Manorama tours internationally to train students in the Path of Luminous Shabda, which brings meditation, Sanskrit, and yoga philosophy together to bridge sacred teachings into everyday life. Her style is one of earthy charm supported by deep scholarship and humor. A graduate of Columbia University, she has released numerous CDs, including Learn to Pronounce Yoga Poses and Namo Namah Invoke Reverence. sanskritstudies.org
Sean Johnson & The Wild Lotus Band
Sean Johnson & The Wild Lotus Band are known for their high energy, kirtan sound, merging mantras, rock, funk, and world grooves steeped in their New Orleans roots. Inspiring people to sing, dance, and joyfully celebrate, the trio featrures Sean Johnson on vocals and harmonium, Gwendolyn Colman on vocals and percussion, and Alvin Young on fretless bass and guitar.