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.

Co-Founders

Ravi Singh

Ravi Singh

Co-Founder

Ravi Singh has 45 years teaching experience, and is Co-Author (with Ana Brett) of 26 bestselling DVD’s and The Kundalini Yoga Book: Life in the Vast Lane. He’s been called the “Teacher’s Teacher” and has lead teacher trainings worldwide (and now online) Ravi has taught at many international yoga conferences, Yale University, NYU, and has been featured in top tier publications. Many of the current top yoga teachers have matriculated through Ravi’s classes or Teacher Trainings. His clients list has included Olympic Athletes and A list professionals from every venue of life and art. He’s been featured in Yoga Journal, Om Yoga Magazine, Yoga Magazine, et al.

Judy Weaver

Judy Weaver

Co-Founder

Judy Weaver is a yoga therapist and a teacher-of-teachers with over 30 years of experience and is the founder of Connected Warriors and Bodymind Recalibration. Judy is known for her expertise in the world of trauma and developed Trauma-Conscious Yoga based on the understanding that trauma is held in the cells of the body and mind and refined this practice with Bodymind Recalibration which builds cognitive and somatic bodymind relationships. As a member of Yoga Alliance Advisory Board, On-line Presenter, part of their Core Curriculum Working Group, significant contributor to several books and university lectures, Judy has been able to share her passion for this practice of yoga to support the yoga community.

Heather Sheree Titus

Heather Sheree Titus

Co-Founder

Heather has produced and directed the annual Sedona Yoga Festival in beautiful Sedona, AZ since 2013, where she has hosted a Yoga for PTSD 20-hour training for yoga teachers annually. She co-created Aumbase Sedona, a multi-disciplinary studio and adventure guide service for yoga on the red rocks. Heather has been a practitioner of yoga since 1996 and studies in the Hatha Tantra tradition with Pandit Rajmani Tigunait and Rod Stryker, and has been certified to teach since 2010. She is passionate about bringing authentic yoga to the global conscious community across a variety of platforms. Her commitment to building community and offering service in the field of yoga, arts, and consciousness is reflected in decades of community building, community event and festival creation and direction, and program development dedicated to mentorship, civic engagement, and collaboration.

Executive Board

Steven J. Cooper

Steven J. Cooper

Treasurer

Steven is an accomplished professional in the dual trades of both accounting and real estate. For the last 30 years, he has been the owner of a successful boutique accounting and financial services firm with a select number of small business and individual HNW clients. He began his career in the auditing space with a top CPA firm in Manhattan NY. He spearheaded the auditing team responsible for inventory and asset verification, opinion letters, and audited statements.

In 1994, seeking work-life balance, and to devote more time to his practice of meditation and yoga, he relocated from New York to Southwest Florida where he founded S. J. Cooper & Associates. Most recently, Steven has founded a nonprofit “Feeding Our Community”. In the year 2020, they successfully provided 144,000 meals during the current pandemic. He is a graduate of Long Island University where he received both his B.S. and MBA. He is a member of the National Association of Tax Professionals.

Reggie Hubbard

Reggie Hubbard

Reggie is a certified yoga teacher who has studied with teachers such as Faith Hunter, Amy Ippoliti, Yogarupa Rod Stryker and Sri Dharma Mittra. The focus of his teaching is to bring more peace and balance to activists and to guide the wellness community toward being more engaged, concerned citizens. Reggie advises yoga communities, yoga studios, teachers, and the broader wellness industry on the importance of diversity and inclusion, opening the practice to all and eliminating exclusionary cultures and habits. He has held many senior strategic and logistical roles across a variety of fields. Reggie received a B.A. in philosophy from Yale University and an MBA in international strategy from the Vlerick Business School in Belgium.

Andrea Fiondo

Andrea Fiondo

Secretary

MA, LLP, Educational Psychologist
Andrea is a yoga student since 2010 and has taught Kundalini Yoga with her husband since 2015, at their studio, Kundalini Yoga in Detroit, LLC. She worked as a middle and high school science teacher for five years, and as a School Psychologist for 27 years in the Detroit Public Schools, serving the special educational needs of children from age 2 to 26, within a wide variety of schools.
She is a life-long learner, and an avid reader and writer.

Mike Huggins

Mike Huggins

Mike is the founder and Executive Director of Transformation Yoga Project (TYP). He has been practicing yoga since 2004. Since 2010, Mike has dedicated his time and passion to provide individuals in justice and recovery settings access to mindfulness-based yoga practices, which have been proven to improve self-regulation while reducing depression, stress and anxiety. A registered yoga instructor (200 E-RYT), Mike continues to be an active teacher in addiction recovery centers, prisons and hospitals while also serving as a key spokesperson, fundraiser and board member for the organization. Mike has a B.S. degree from Villanova University and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and has been featured on NPR, ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC news as well as the Yoga Journal and Yoga International. He is the author of Going Om: A CEO’s Self Discovery Behind Bars and co-author of Yoga for Recovery, A Practical Guide for Healing. He is also a contributor for Best Practices for Yoga with Veterans and Best Practices for Yoga in the Criminal Justice System. Mike is also active in several other justice oriented organizations.

Ravi Singh, Board Chair

Judy Weaver, Vice Chair

Heather Shereé Titus, Founding Director

Leadership Team

Lisette Cheresson

Lisette Cheresson

Communications Lead

Lisette Cheresson is an award-winning writer, editorial director, and content creator specializing in wellness, sustainability, and women’s empowerment. Her first book, The Yoga Almanac: 52 Practices and Rituals to Stay Grounded Through the Astrological Seasons, was published in 2020, and her short films have been showcased in Brooklyn and Brazil. Her yoga studies began in 2002, and she has been teaching since 2016. She received her end-of-life doula training in 2019 and lives in the Hudson Valley, New York.

Erik Flint

Erik Flint

Digital Media / Web

Erik Flint is a designer and IT specialist with over 15 years of commercial experience in digital media development including video production, animation, graphic design, and web design. He spent over 15 years in both the renewable energy and fine art industries, working alongside and managing world-renowned artists and inventors. He currently lives in Sedona, AZ, and enjoys creating art, making music, and spending time in nature.

Ana Camacho-Hansen

Ana Camacho-Hansen

Administrative Support / Policy

Ana Camacho-Hansen is the author of Yoga for Big Hearts & Little Hands: A Handbook of Yoga Poses for Children. Ana is also the founder of Growing Peaceful Hearts, Minds & Bodies, a 501(c)(3) dedicated to peace studies and peace education. Ana’s Sedona Sol Yoga, located in Sedona, Arizona, is her collaborative project with her twin sister, Melissa Camacho, where she leads Yogic Studies workshops and Rasayana yoga classes. Ana has specialized in teaching peace curriculum, children’s mindfulness, and children’s yoga since 2003. Ana has been training children’s yoga teachers for about a decade and finds it her most important legacy. Ana loves her life and shares her joy for teaching in her yoga classes. Ana has a happy family with her husband and son, Eric and Jaidon, and lives in Cornville, Arizona. 

Pardees Goshtasb

Pardees Goshtasb

Social Media

Pardees is a conscious creative, explorer of the inner space and lover of all things mystical and sacred. She finds deep nourishment in nature, ritual, movement and artistic expression. She has performed on stages such as Red Rocks and has shared her musical musings as a member of the Good Huemans Hip-Hop Collective and Denver local babe band, Baubo. With over ten years of yoga experience, she loves blending poetry, asana and meditation along with teaching mindfulness to youth and adults alike.

Pardees highly values creative collaboration and enjoys offering her expertise on authentic social media presence with the purpose of creating positive change. 

Her mission is to uplift, inspire and be of service by sharing her gifts with the world. 

Anne Minter

Anne Minter

Qualifications Administration

Anne Minter specializes in the teaching of western medicine principles in professional yoga spaces. She has been on the faculty of numerous yoga teacher trainings for this purpose. She is an adjunct professor of Anatomy and Physiology at Miami University. Her contractual yoga work merges eastern and western science, taking yoga into medical and academic environments. This work has been generously supported by local, state, and national funders for almost a decade- including Interact for Health, Tristate Trauma Network, The Haven at College, University of Cincinnati, and Miami University. She teaches private yoga sessions, and occasional yoga series, largely by request, to further educate yoga professionals on relevant aspects of western science, anatomy, and the dynamic field of human physiology. When not transmitting evidence-based yoga practices in more mainstream medical environments. She practices and teaches many forms of yoga in open-studios, but specializes in kundalini yoga and tantra yoga.

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