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Kristin Leal

Specialty Trainer · Senior Teacher Kristin Leal met yogi master Yogiraj Alan Finger in 2006 and has created content for the ISHTA Yoga 200 and 300-Hour Teacher Training and co-created the ISHTA Marma Point Teacher Training. In 2013, Kristin created MetaAnatomy, a series of workshops, classes and trainings that explore the dynamic beauty and poetry of who you are. Her hope is by combining the physical and energetic anatomies we help to form a richer view, experience and ultimately a celebration of our differences and an honoring of our connectedness. She is co-author of the book "The Yoga Fan" (2003) and author of the book "MetaAnatomy Anatomy of a Yogi" (2014) which was called a "luscious resource" by Rod Stryker and "smart and sassy" by Elena Brower. Specialty Trainer Specialty:...

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Kara Sekuler

Specialty Trainer · Senior Teacher Kara grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. As a child, she danced with opera companies and performed in musical theater. She moved to NYC after finishing high school to pursue a career in ballet. In 1995, Kara was inspired by Alan Finger, co-founder of YogaWorks, Yoga Zone and Be Yoga, to discover a new path as a yoga teacher. Kara has also studied extensively with Kevin Gardiner (Iyengar Institute), Leslie Kaminoff (Advanced Anatomy at the Breathing Project) and Glenn Black. Her classes combine a lively flow on the breath, detailed alignment, and a lighthearted sense of humor. Kara graduated summa cum laude from CUNY with a degree in Anatomy and Human Movement. She teaches Anatomy and Physiology for YogaWorks and ISHTA Yoga. Sadaka...

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Ann Mosca

Trainer · Senior Teacher Ann Mosca is a senior instructor who has been teaching yoga for 13 years and practicing for almost 18. Her classes combine a vinyasa flow, stretching, and core strength building, with particular attention to alignment and its benefits. Ann’s dance background in both classical and modern techniques, along with aspects of her interest in gardening, reading, and Eastern and Western philosophies, also make their way into her classes. A graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology, (BA in Communications), Ann is interested in the therapeutic and subtle effects of yoga and has been a teacher trainer for the past nine years. Sadaka & Primary Trainer...

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Gina Menza

Specialty Trainer · Senior Teacher After years of practicing and teaching multiple level ISHTA yoga classes, Gina Menza, E-500RYT, RPYT, RPYS, began to develop a passion and following for two different niches, restorative and prenatal yoga. She holds advanced certification as a Relax and Renew Restorative Yoga Trainer and presently teaches four weekly ISHTA restorative classes. She co-created both a first and secondary Restorative Yoga Certification held yearly in New York and worldwide. When not sweetly coaxing bodies into rest, she has been creating a strong prenatal yoga following. Gina leads the prenatal modules of Teacher Trainings at Ishta Yoga, among others and is thrilled to be the co-founder of Anandamama Prenatal Yoga, the first Yoga Alliance registered prenatal yoga school in Manhattan which debuts this summer...

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Kelly Eudailey

Senior Trainer · Senior Teacher Kelly Eudailey began studying yoga more than a decade ago in Richmond, Virginia, as a complement to her dance training. After moving to New York in 2001, Kelly had the good fortune to practice at Be Yoga under the guidance of Beverley Murphy, Alan Finger, and Jean Koerner. She completed her 500-Hour teacher training in the ISHTA Yoga lineage, and has also studied extensively with Leslie Kaminoff at the Breathing Project. Kelly’s style is inspired by a deep respect of anatomy, a playful attitude, and the wish to see more city-folk take a deep breath and enjoy the moment! Sadaka & Primary Trainer...

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Melissa Brasier

Senior Trainer · Senior Teacher Melissa Brasier is a 500-Hour Yoga Alliance Certified teacher. She began her teacher training in 2000 under the guidance of Jean Koerner and Alan Finger at Be Yoga in NYC. Melissa has a BFA in modern dance from Marymount Manhattan College and comes from a strong performing arts background. Her ISHTA Yoga classes explore athletic, graceful movement while flowing on the breath. She welcomes students of all levels to begin or continue their practice with her. Sadaka & Primary Trainer...

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