New York

Marisa Sako

Kula Yoga Project

Marisa marries anatomical geekery seamlessly with everything that Kula Yoga Project founder Schuyler Grant has taught her about putting together a delicious recipe for meditative metronomic vinyasa called Kula Flow, which includes purposeful sequencing, creative transitions, cleansing pranayama, and sweating your heart out. Marisa’s 500-hour training with Alison West provided her with the opportunity to delve even deeper into alignment, learn to teach Yoga for Backcare, and where she enjoyed the ropes certification portion of the program so much that she commissioned a rope wall to be built in her own living room. All of this highly detailed instruction supports her work with her Basics classes and Brand New Beginner workshops, in that she can offer her students solid fundamentals in... Read the profile >>

Nicole Katz

Yoga 216

Nicole first began her yoga practice 14 years ago in the Iyengar tradition. In the fall of 2005 Nicole moved to New York City to begin studying movement with Anne Bogart and the SITI Company. At SITI, Nicole studied Viewpoints, an approach that uses yoga as one of the vehicles to uncover emotion in the physical body. In the fall of 2006, Nicole began teaching Movement on a private basis for select theater companies and privately for actors. While working with her students it became clear to her that we all carry our emotional histories as physical manifestations. Those manifestations, in the end, lead to habitual postures, which can lead to unnecessary injury and pain. She began creating yoga practices for her students in an effort to bring their bodies back into... Read the profile >>