Camille has been studying and practicing yoga for 27 years, and teaching for ten years. Her 200 hour Yoga Alliance Certification is through Forrest yoga. She has also completed a year long Forrest Yoga Teacher Mentorship. She has over 200 additional hour of certified Mind Body Training with Edward Clark, Simon Park, Shiva Rea, Doug Swenson and Body Rolling with Yamuna Zake.
Denise draws from her strong sense of intuition and passion for hands-on healing. She has a knack for reading the energy of students and responding to what they need. Denise’s way of instructing is direct, clear, and inspiring. It is her desire that every student feels seen and understood. She is passionate about teaching others to feel all emotions, lean into them, and use their poses to move through them in away that is compassionate. Yoga taught her how to feel her own worth and reverse habits that lead to the feeling of being “walked on”.
Denise also incorporates her work with Cranial Sacral Therapy into sessions. She is currently studying through both the Milne and Upledger Institutes.
Meg Affonso is a body positive + sex positive artist, healer and experienced yoga teacher based in the Albany, NY area. Meg has been a student of yoga for 20 years and she began sharing her love for yoga in the spring of 2008 after completing training with Atmananda Yoga in NYC. Meg studied with the Deena Levy Theatre Studio in NYC and has performed in a variety of theatrical and film productions. Meg has a professional background in the culinary arts and she uses her knowledge of food, yoga & the arts to help people create wellness in their daily lives. She is a Reiki practitioner and a student of herbalism. Her yoga teaching and artistic background has allowed her to reach many people by offering a variety of classes, trainings & workshops. Her mission is to tell stories that matter & to help others find their own path to healing through art and holistic modalities.
Tiana Taylor is a Registered 200 Hour Yoga Teacher in the Capital District. Her journey in yoga began during her pregnancy with prenatal yoga. Fast forward a few years, Tiana completed her 200 hour with Styles Yoga In 2017 and has continued gaining experience teaching all age yogis- introducing her unique asana experience in the school settings- K-12 and college, community settings for various kids yoga, enticing “trap yoga” and guidance on bringing forth alignment through chakra journey workshops. Her humble goal and mission is to bring yoga to all beings- of all backgrounds and ages, creating a judgment free, feel good zone of self awareness and soul awakening.
Morgan works with clients in person and remotely from all over the world. Her works includes Spiritual Guidance, Energetic Balancing, Accessing Spirit Animals, Past Life Healings, Soul Retrievals, Curse Removals, and Space Clearings.
“Through helping each other heal and creating supportive communities, we will be able to love ourselves and love each other resulting in us living in pure unconditional love energy, which is the most powerful energy there is. Doing this will not only transform our earth, but heal it. Together we can accomplish transformation beyond what we imagine.” ~Morgan Elizabeth Millogo
Nanda began practicing Hatha Yoga in 2002 as a means to re-center and revitalize during law school. While living in Boston, Washington D.C., and now Albany, she studied and practiced with teachers across different yoga styles, including Vinyasa, Iyengar, and Baptiste power yoga. Nanda believes that Yoga is a powerful journey inward, and her practice is influenced by her lifelong experience in Bhakti Yoga and her family roots in India. She creates an open and compassionate environment as she guides her students to cultivate the integrity of each asana, and an authentic connection of breath, mind, body and spirit. Nanda was mentored and trained by Jennilee Toner, and she is a 200 hour registered teacher through Yoga Alliance. She is excited to begin her 300hr training with Gopi Kinnicutt this Spring. When she is not on her mat, Nanda enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with her husband, son, and American Bulldog.
Julie has tremendous knowledge in creative vinyasa sequencing, safe alignment, applied Anatomy, Physiology of Yoga, Meditation, hands on assisting. Her passion for teaching shines through on her mat with every class, while honoring traditional practices and beliefs. Her vibrant personality and compassion is well integrated in her approach to teaching.
When Julie is not spending time with her family, she also offers private yoga instruction. To create a safe and enjoyable yoga experience. Julie focuses on the students abilities and needs. Encouraging awareness, curiosity and acceptance on and off the mat.
Personally, Kayla really enjoys aerial cirque, inversions and flips. In teaching, she enjoys helping people challenge themselves by trying new asanas while being mindful of each individuals body.
In 2017, she became a Certified Bhakti Yoga Instructor by completing her 200 RYT with the Pure Warrior Yoga School and has since found where she is supposed to be on her journey. She has recently completed 40 hours of Trauma Sensitive Yoga Training. A training for trauma survivors who have either experienced or witnessed it. No prior yoga is necessary to achieve the mind-body connection used to move forward in your life and achieve freedom and happiness!
She is also an avid mountain bike rider, road cyclist who has completed 10 centuries she continues to work out daily. As a former Figure Competitor, she knows the value of discipline, understanding your body and achieving your goals big or small.
Maria’s intuitive and creative skills inform her teaching. Her teaching focuses on staying present, feeling what arises during the practice, while she guides students to move in a way that reduces pain and move organically deeper into a pose. She loves to facilitate a student’s own journey in discovering what yoga can do for them. Her classes blend the strengthening core work of Forrest Yoga with a fun and rigorous sequence.