On a whim, in 2005 Carolyn woke up and decided to become a yoga teacher. The next morning she enrolled in a 200 hour teacher training at Yoga Sutra, training under the tutelage of Christopher Hildebrandt: an Ashtanga teacher and Sanskrit scholar.
Sat Siri Singh (Frédéric Pommeret) is a certified Kundalini Yoga teacher and has been teaching in New York City since 2004 at various centers such as Golden Bridge, East West Yoga, Kundalini Yoga East, Pure Yoga and Universal Force Healing Center.
Mariko Bhakti Hirakawa, E-RYT, D.Ay., B.A.M.S., is both an experienced certified Yoga Instructor with a background in professional dance as well as an Ayurvedic physician and scholar trained in India. Proficient in Sanskrit and Hindi, she is one of the very few in the West to graduate from the 5 ½ -year B.A.M.S. (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery) degree program at Gujarat Ayurved University, an internationally recognized Ayurvedic institution.
Lindsay O’Brien has been practicing yoga since 2003. Her yogic journey began when she took her first Hatha Yoga class while studying at Eastern Connecticut State University.
Samantha Debicki received her B.A. in English from Columbia University and her 200-hour yoga teaching certification from Yoga Effects, a vinyasa studio in Manhattan. She is currently working to complete her 300-hour advanced teaching certification with Alison West of Yoga Union.
Christopher Hildebrandt was authorized to teach by the guru of Ashtanga Yoga, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. He has received a second authorization from R. Sharath, Guruji’s grandson, and has been certified to teach by Manju Jois, Guruji’s son.