Eliza Brine (co-coordinator) was introduced to yoga through her mother’s holistic healing practice and has been exploring yoga and developing her own dedicated practice ever since. Her yogic influences include Vinyasa flow, Ashtanga and Iyengar traditions, and her own yoga practice is strongly complimented by meditation. She leads a class to inspire mindful and joyful movement, an appreciation of the beauty and love that surrounds us all, and an exploration of the connections between mind, body and breath. In sharing the practice of yoga, she hopes to cultivate and spread gratitude and bliss.
Kelsey Isaacs is a current senior in painting at RISD. She was introduced to Kundalini Yoga a year ago after having studied a variety of spiritual practices and healing methods. She was immediately drawn to Kundalini Yoga, and was eager to deepen her knowledge so she could safely and respectfully share this life-changing science with others. She just completed her Kundalini Yoga Level 1 immersion teacher training this summer through Kundalini Research Institute at Hacienda de Guru Ram Das ashram in Espanola, New Mexico. Kelsey is excited to have the opportunity to deliver these ancient teachings in their pure form as taught by Yogi Bhajan to all who are drawn to learn through pracitce.
Uche Elueze completed his 200 hour yoga teacher training at Kripalu Yoga Center in June 2014. He started doing yoga to help him increase his flexibility but his relationship of yoga has delved into very much deeper levels. Yoga has helped him grow as a human being and as an Artist. He is very excited to teach and share his knowledge and gifts to the yoga community at Brown.
Sarah Weiss started exploring yoga at age 8, when she asked for a yoga party for her birthday. It happened and was really cool/adorable. After taking a decade long hiatus, Sarah rediscovered practice and has loved it ever since. She completed her 200-hr certification at Yandara Yoga Institute in 2014. Sarah thrives in arm balances and anything upside down. For her, yoga is a centering, compassion cultivating, fun and meaningful way to be in her body. Her classes focus on strength, balance and breath-work. She is yet to have another yoga birthday party.
Shayna Zema Completing a dare given by her best friend five years ago in Guatemala, Shayna has been humbly practicing yoga ever since. Drawing on teachings from friends, students, teachers, and styles from around the globe- well, mostly Latin America- she enjoys leading classes that allow the physical body to feel liberated in order to begin to delve into the spiritual essence of every being. She is amazed by the beauty of time, as well as its transience, and is blessed to serve the YAM community one more year. Smile, inhale, and exhale your spirit unto others.
Emma Murray stumbled into yoga in 2011 as a way to balance her mind and body and has been in love ever since. She completed her 220 hour certification during the summer of 2014 in Cuzco, Peru. Heavily influenced by Vinyasa flow and Iyengar yoga, Emma likes to compliment her practice with meditation and chakra awareness and cleansing. She loves anything outside, meeting new people and spending time exploring the universe.