Why Is Your Yoga Practice Important to You?

Yoga is a lifelong journey – I’m on board for life and always refining.

Balance, peace, health, truth, and clarity.

It accelerates the pace of my personal evolution, in all ways.

Because it keeps me peaceful and healthy and in alignment with my soul and purpose.

Because it connects me deeper to humanity and to the practice off-the-mat

It helps to keep me somewhat sane.

life. peace. freedom. humility. compassion. awareness.

It is the pathway to my own growth and awareness.

Yoga is among my most important self-care and personal therapy practices.

It’s a blueprint to being comfortable in my own skin

It keeps me alive.

Yoga is everything

My Yoga practice is my inner sanctuary where I reconnect with poise and serenity in the middle of life’s demands.

Yoga is my pathway toward Divine guidance on a daily basis.

keeps mind & body flexible, steady & open

My yoga practice always brings me back to my center in the present moment.

The energetics of my practice is a part of my life; the art is inseparable from my way of being in the world.

It informs my path and purpose and helps me be congruent with what I’m teaching.

My yoga practice brings me both peace of mind and the fire to create an action (karma)

My yoga practice gives me the balance of mind, body, and spirit to be able to serve humanity from a grounded, whole place of love, and devotion for our collective healing and transformation.

Yoga brings peace and comfort, especially during difficult periods.

I practice yoga because it allows me to elevate my consciousness and character

Yoga is a practice for how I want to live my life.

Yoga provides me with tools that enhances my personal and professional development.

Because practicing yoga confers benefits on the body, nervous system, and mind all at the same time.

My being wants freedom and my heart needs stillness.

Practicing doesn’t mean I get it perfect every time; it actually means we need more practice.

History

The seed of Yoga Unify was planted in March, 2019 when Ravi Singh and Judy Weaver presented together in Sedona on a panel titled: “What it Means to be a Real Yoga Teacher” during a yoga conference. Ravi and Judy had an immediate respect for one another’s professionalism and Yoga Unify was conceived in April 2019. Ravi’s foundational vision for the organization was one of supportive community, with oversight and accountability for upholding agreed-upon professional standards led by senior teachers and supported by mentors, and–most importantly—collaboration over competition.

With Judy’s support and vision to support the student of yoga, and to uphold a standard of ethics as well as professional standards, Ravi and Judy shaped the plans for Yoga Unify and began calling people in. Heather Shereé Titus—who had placed them on that Sedona panel back in March, 2019—joined the organization as one of the first Founding Members in July 2019. Industry leaders, partners and community influencers responded to the call to gather around the shared desire for a governing body in yoga, and YU was formed as a Florida nonprofit corporation in September 2019.

Together Ravi, Judy, and Heather became the three co-founders as the global pandemic of 2020 stalled plans to introduce YU at live events, yet created an unprecedented and beautiful opportunity to refine the vision for YU with the collaboration of community members worldwide—virtually, of course. Heather brought with her participatory shared governance and progressive education as a model to empower and uplift the yoga community in the process. With the three legs of the stool creating a firm foundation, together they shaped the organization as you now see it. It was mutually agreed that Heather become the Founding Director in January 2020, and the Founding Circle began to expand exponentially.

With the co-founders was a growing Advisory Board, and soon came the establishment of three Governing Councils intended to be the wisdom bodies of the Yoga Unify organization—driven by member input, and representing and steering the three organizational pillars: Ethics, Education, and Community Investment. With the inclusion of the Founding Circle, a number of Honorary Qualified Professionals, Boards, and Councils, nearly 500 members of the yoga community have played a significant role in the creation of Yoga Unify. Our organization’s council and program implementation is a reflection of that collaboration. The Founding Circle was closed on June 30, 2021 and programs and services began to roll out in the months that followed, serving the community, the profession, and the tradition. We continue to work with members, now directly elected to Council, to shape the policies and direction of Yoga Unify.

Honorary Qualified Professionals

Acharya Shunya Pratichi Mathur

Alan Finger

Ana Brett

Anne Minter

Camella Nair

Dana Damara

Danni Pomplun

David Miliotis

Derek Cook

Desiree Rumbaugh

Dianne Bondy

Duilia Turner

Ebony Smith

Eric Paskel

Erica Garcia

Felicia Tomasko

Girish

Greg Nardi

Guru Rattana

Guru Singh

Heather Titus

James Fox

Jonathan Miles

Judy Weaver

Kamini Desai

Kim Bauman

Kino MacGregor

Kirantana Khalsa

Lea Kraemer

Lindsay Gibson

Lisette Cheresson Cab

Louise Goldberg

Lynn Stoller

Mandar Apte

Marc Halpern

Marsha Danzig

Mary Irby

Pamela Stokes-Eggleston

Pat Lillis

Paulie Zink

Peter Sterios

Rama Jyoti Vernon

Ravi Singh

Reggie Hubbard

Ricky Tran

Ruth Hartung

Sara Ivanhoe

Sarah Finger

Sat Bir Khalsa

Saul David Raye

Stacie Dooreck

Tim Feldman

Wah

Founding Members

Acharya Shunya Pratichi Mathur

Ana Brett

Ana Hansen

Andrea Fiondo

Anne Minter

Chanda Williams

Dana Damara

Danni Pomplun

David Frankel

Duilia Turner

Eric Paskel

Greg Nardi

Heather Titus

Jennifer Greenwald

Jonathan Miles

Joseph Roberson

Judy Weaver

Kim Bauman

Kino Macgregor

Lea Kraemer

Lebaron Meyers

Lisa Faremouth Weber

Marc Titus

Marsha Danzig

Mary Irby

Mike Huggins

Oneika Mays

Pat Lillis

Rama Jyoti Vernon

Ravi Singh

Reggie Hubbard

Rob Schware

Sara Ivanhoe

Selena Tatum Isles

Stacie Dooreck

Terry Clarke

Wah

Founding Circle Members

Abby Geyer

Adele Auguste

Aerial Anger

Alessandro Azzolina

Alexis Applegate

Allie Middleton

Allison Keddie-Higgins

Allison Rissel

Aly Dorfman

Alycia Lee

Amy Lucky

Amy Martini

Amy Rosenberg

Amy Salguero

Ana Brett

Ana Hansen

Anand Avtar (Jaclyn) Kaur (Kohler)

Andre Pitanga

Andrea Fiondo

Andrea Guerrero

Andrew Garland-Forshee

Andreya Zawadzskia

Angela Davis

Angela Kulerski

Ann Robideaux

Anya Lundy

Aparna Amy Lewis

April Estrada

Ash Kiefer

Ashley Arnold

Ashley Dixon

Avalon Alva

Barbara Ley

Barney Mcgale

Becky Murray

Benjamin Massey

Beth Ashley

Beth Johnson

Beth Whitney-Teeple

Bethany Frankel

Bonni-Lynne Sandler

Brenda Feuerstein

Bridget Shields

Carla Ashton-Carroll

Carla Koopal

Carla Notarianni

Carla Wiessing

Carol Ekeland

Caroline Wybar

Cassandra Parlotto

Cassie Wilson

Catherine Oneill

Cathryn Clark

Catie Nawrocki

Chantel Hormuth

Chantia Thompson

Cheryl Hemmert

Cheryl Spera

Chris Lewis

Chris Warner

Christina Carter

Christine Deamicis

Christine Rogers

Christine Tārā Harms

Colleen Ruane

Cyndie Boehm

Dan Bert

Danielle Andersen

Danielle Jorda

Danielle Neathery

Dave Sims

David Cook

David Miliotis

David Schrodetzki

David Westlake

Deborah Gullo

Deborah Williamson

Debra Cerbini

Debra Hults

Delana Rice

Denese Cavanaugh

Denton Heinrichs

Diane Ambrosini

Diane Lagadec

Dindy Yokel

Divya Vernenker

Dmitry Volkov

Donna Davidge

Donna Gadue

Donna Grimwood

Donna Rose Mulcahy

Douglas Hayward

Dr. Piper Lillehoff

Duilia Turner

Elaine Gallagher

Elena Obiang Ondo

Elisabeth Mason

Elizabeth Kipp

Emily Davies

Emily Dougherty

Emina Kurtagic

Eric Gomez

Erika Acosta

Erika Hawks

Erin Gervaise

Euna Dawkins

Fábio Martins De Andrade

Fabiola Mathelier

Frances Anne Dizon

Francesca Folcarelli

Frank Machado

Gabi Nevarez

Gail Brydges

Gayathri Raman

Genevieve Oswald

Gina Rossi

Giselle Ruemke

Gitanjali Marilyn Valant

Grace Beck

Gracia Mckinley

Gretchen Bickert

Harry Stoni Korb

Haunani Chong Drake

Heather Mroch

Heather Titus

Helena Lynch

Holly Bromer

India Wardrop

Irina Andrianova

Jacob Merida

Jacqueline Tepper

Jade Brown-Godfrey

James Fox

Jamie Korchak

Jane O’meara Sanders

Jayme Sweere

Jeanette Titus

Jeanne Wheat

Jeffrey Dugan

Jennifer Fromm

Jennifer Greenwald

Jennifer Hutchins

Jennifer Logan

Jenny Urbanek

Jerome Albert Cook

Jesse Gleason

Jessica Lichaa

Jim Oneill

Jo Ann Staugaard-Jones

Joan Richards

Johanna Beekman

John Murray Mcdougall-Goulet

John Quigley

Josie Peters

Joy Harmon

Judith Carlisle

Judy Weaver

Julianna Muthu

Julie Hoffman

Kala Macdonald

Karen Walsh

Karin Carlson

Karina Mirsky

Karlee Byington

Karma Martell

Kat Sage

Kate Skinner

Kathleen Belonga

Kathleen Kent

Kathleen Murphy

Kathy Czop

Kathy Humphrys

Kathy Mcnames

Katy Noes

Kavita Macmillan

Kaya Mindlin

Keith Mithoefer

Kelliann Festa

Kellie Hoffman

Kelly Froio

Kent Wadenpfuhl

Kiki Grottano

Kim Nicks

Korinne Harper

Kourtney Lagunes

Kristi Burcham

Kristin Edington

Kristy Smith

Latoya Ewert

Laura Bradford

Laura Cantin

Laura Helton

Lauren (Lala) Lebovitz

Lauren Farenga

Lauren Higdon

Lauren Wells

Laurie Hyland Robertson

Lea Cruz

Leah Scott

Lee Anne Knight

Leslie A Ellis

Leslie Glickman

Leslie Pardee

Lianne Hall

Lindsay Gibson

Lindsay Sadtler

Lisa Faremouth Weber

Lisa Sullivan

Liz Heffernan

Lizabeth Gamberdella

Ljiljana Valdec Horvat

Loretta Schlatzer

Lori Edwards

Lori Oconnell

Lori Vice

Lorrie Lawrence

Lucetta Jenkins

Lydia Leos

Marcia Mcgee

Marcie Hanson

Margaret Lindgren

Maria Santoferraro

Marianna Tanguay

Marilyn Peppers-Citizen

Mark Beck

Marsha Danzig

Martine Persico

Marva Brook

Mary Bucci

Mary Calloway

Mary Irby

Mary Patterson

Marylou Webb

Mataji Graham

Matthew Gibbons

Maureen Marcellus

Megan Steinbeck

Mel Flick

Melissa  Thomsane

Melissa Gordon

Melonie Hankins

Meredith Jacobs

Mervi Enqvist

Michael Lott

Michael Mj Stagg

Michaela Sharp

Michele Hickford

Michelle Boggs

Michelle Scheps

Mike Huggins

Mindy Parker

Molly Nixon

Monica Mcmahon

Morgan Kennedy

Myra Lewin

Nadine Shaw-Landesvatter

Nancy Cole

Nancy Gerstein

Nancy Kearon

Narayani Swenning

Neil Crenshaw

Nicole Hillis-Walters

Nidhi Adhiya Huba

Olivia Lomax

Olivia Techoueyres

Oneika Mays

Pam Frei

Pam Yarbrough

Paola Fejes

Paola Garcia

Parama Sevak Frazier

Patricia French

Patrick Harrington

Paul Engler

Paula Lapham

Peter Crotty

Peter Sterios

Priya Tandon

Raj Palsingh

Rakesh Chopra

Ramdas Ormond

Raminderpreet  Elisa

Rebecca Elsen

Rebecca Sukle

Rebecca Taylor

Reinette Fournier

Rick Jurvis

Ricky Tran

Ritesh Sheth

Rob Schware

Robert Krause

Rosa Santana

Rose Bryant

Ruairi Leydon

Sally Delisle

Sam Winkelmann

Samantha Debilzan

Sandee Mcclure

Sandra Sanchez

Sarah Justice

Sarah Moon

Sarah Schluep

Saundra Welter Bacon

Scott Anthony

Shannon Thomas

Shauna Lay

Sheila Lehman

Sher Amos-Grosser

Sheri Fisher

Shona Baldoni

Sigrid Strebe

Simran Kaur

Siobhan Macmahon

Sofia Marrero

Sophia Stone

Stefani Wilton

Stefanie Theroux

Stephanie Nagy

Stephanie Spence

Steven Cooper

Sukhmani Nicole Fagone

Súle Greg Wilson

Susan Brown

Susan Daniel

Susana Bancalari

Susann Han

Suzanne Manafort

Sviatlana Yashchyna

Tamara Alexander

Tamara Hellgren

Teresa Steininger

Teri Engelke

Terri Cooper

Terry Gough

Theng Theng Fong

Theresa Beckman

Tiffany Desouza

Tiffany Tran

Timea Nagy

Tina Marlowe

Tina Violina

Tom Hyland Robertson

Toni Ferrarie

Tonia Mayerle

Tushar Somaiya

Valentine Leonard

Valinda Case-Cochella

Vicki Boyle

Vidheesha Arora

Wade Landry

Wendy Walker

William Osmer

Xenia Sauer

Yvette Betsy Laban

Zara Oakley

Zhanna Volkova

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