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Afsheen Peyrow

The Yoga Loft

Afsheen’s Yoga practice began at nine years old. To help him sleep his mother (and first teacher,) would guide him through mediation. This habitual visualization allowed Afsheen not only to understand his body but also how to focus. Being able to visualize the anatomy naturally lead Afsheen to the physical practice of Yoga. He later completed a three year apprenticeship at The Yoga Loft. There he witnessed the diversity of Yoga practitioners and how each person, at all different levels, adapts to the same practice. Afsheen has been practicing Hatha Yoga postures for eleven years under the guidance of Rameen Peyrow. In addition, he spent time in Mysore, India with Sri K. Patabhi Jois. Also in India he attended workshops with the current Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute director, Sharath... Read the profile >>

Jana Derges

Noorish & Shanti

“I feel like I started teaching yoga life times ago. Nothing in my life has flowed so smoothly, like I’ve simply remembered my passion. I am a soul who is playful, honest and real. I truly want to help the world be happy. I believe people are designed to love, smile and move. The Sanskrit word “Shri” means beauty. I hope to inspire others to ‘See the Shri’ in everything! Feb 2008, I broke my back in a snowboarding accident. Life came to a screeching halt. I instantly embraced my new reality. My community quickly came together with full support. The injury created space to reflect on my life’s path and really think about where I’m headed. To be honest, it was a really cool experience. The past two years have been a huge period of growth and transition for my spirit. I... Read the profile >>