Ylonda is a Cleveland native, and Director of Nishkama Yoga in Independence, Ohio. In search of peace and serenity after the birth of her third child, and after receiving her diagnosis of Lupus, she intrinsically knew that Yoga was the perfect, all-inclusive path to wellness for her. As a professional cellist/teacher, she found the profound connection between the breath and flow of her music, and that of her Yoga practice. Ylonda is passionate about bringing a complete Yoga practice (asana, pranayama, chanting, and meditation) to everyone regardless of his or her economic status or physical limitations. Ylonda enjoys the community lululemon athletica brings to Cleveland, and hopes to experience more of the lululemon outreach to other communities in the US and abroad.
Ylonda completed her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Certification in 2010. She then went on to complete a 200/300 hour certification program at Nishkama Yoga School of Yoga, and at that school, is currently an Assistant Teacher in the 200-hour teacher training program. She continues her education in the 500-hour teacher training program at Nishkama Yoga School of Yoga.