New York

Britton Darby

Moksha Yoga

Britton is a professional contemporary dancer, dance teacher and yoga teacher. Her love for dance began the moment she could move to a beat. Britton trained and performed from the age of 3 - 20 with the Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre in Toronto, Canada and began assistant teaching dance at age 15. Britton was immediately intrigued by the emotional and physical healing benefits of yoga after taking her first Moksha Hot Yoga class in Toronto Canada with Moksha Yoga founders; Ted Grand and Jessica Robertson. Britton began a devoted yoga practice and become a certified Moksha yoga Teacher in 2005. Britton went on to study dance and Anatomy at LADMMI in Montreal, Canada and Social Sciences in a BA program from Concordia University. Britton deepened her yoga knowledge in studying... Read the profile >>

Danielle Tafeen

Sacred Sounds Yoga

They say that the best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. Although Danielle Tafeen never felt like she lost her small town North Carolina roots, she did find herself developing a passion for health and the human body while getting a BFA in Theater from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She studied movement and nutrition as a personal trainer and after years in the gym developing physical strength she desired to expand her emotional, mental and spiritual fortitude. She sought for change from within and discovered the power of meditation and shortly thereafter the transformational power of yoga. After years of practice she completed the 300-hour Jivamukti Yoga Teacher Training Program in 2009 with her holy teachers and living masters, Sharon Gannon... Read the profile >>

Layla Luciano

Barry's Bootcamp & SLT

With over 19 years of martial arts training and a third degree black belt in karate, Layla Luciano is known for her high-intensity, high-energy, exhilarating workouts. Being born and raised a vegetarian, a healthy lifestyle was a way of life for Layla from a very young age. As a fitness model, Layla maintains an active lifestyle dedicated to fitness. Layla is a celebrity trainer with a specialization in the super slow method. Layla started teaching at NDGFit, an all women's fitness studio, when they first opened and designed many classes that she still teaches and has taught other instructors how to teach: Fierce Cardio Karate, The Stiletto Workout, Abs Blast, Exteme Booty Boost, Latin Seduction Workout, The Dirty 30, Layla-latees, Body Bar and Chic Body Bootcamp. She now teaches these... Read the profile >>

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 >>