Aditi first came to yoga through her study of classical Indian dance forms, and has been practicing for over fifteen years. She is Yoga Alliance certified at the 200-hour level, and completed her yoga teacher training with Alison West/Yoga Union in New York City. She has also completed Prenatal and Therapeutics training at Integral Yoga Institute in New York City.
Aditi has studied with respected New York-based teachers including Alison West, Deborah Wolk, and Jonathan Fitz-Gordon as well as teachers in Mumbai and Bangalore. Her light-hearted classes are informed by her extensive ongoing dance training and practice in the Vinyasa and Iyengar traditions; and focus on teaching students a series of poses while integrating the physical, subtle, and spiritual bodies, through precise alignment and breath-focused movement.
Amy has been teaching yoga for 13 years and founded Bend + Bloom in 2008. She teaches a breath-based, contemplative Vinyasa that challenges us to find space in our bodies so that we can find room in our lives to live well and more fully. She completed her first yoga teacher training with Kimberly Wilson, Simon Park, and Darren Main at Tranquil Space in Washington, DC in 2002 and with Cyndi Lee of Om Yoga in 2005.
Her early days of teaching were balanced by her career in social justice and human rights organizing. Amy believes contemplative practices, like yoga and meditation, are essential components to transform our habits so we can build and embody new skills to manifest what we care about in our lives and the world.
Amy is trained in teaching Trauma Sensitive Yoga by the Trauma Center of Boston and completed the two year Embodied Anatomy and Physiology course at the Breathing Project with Amy Matthews. She is also a certified Physioyoga Global practitioner. Amy integrates explorations of anatomy and physiology into her class by designing purposeful sequences that weave asana, pranayama, bhanda work and focused inquiry. She is a mentor with the amazing Africa Yoga Project based in Nairobi.
Adele Loux-Turner’s career in dance led to her discovery of yoga. After graduating with a BFA in dance from SUNY-Purchase in 2001, she completed her yoga teacher certification at Integral Yoga Institute in Manhattan. She has since completed specialty certifications for prenatal yoga (New York Yoga), yoga for labor and delivery and postpartum yoga with Beth Donnelly Caban (Integral Yoga Institute), and children’s yoga (Karma Kids).
As a continuation of her work with mothers, Adele trained as a labor doula through DONA International in 2008 and has had the honor of attending several of her students' births. In 2011, she completed a 2 year course of training in somatics and yoga with Amy Matthews at the Breathing Project where she is currently studying Embodied Developmental Movement and Yoga through the School of Body-Mind Centering. Still active in the dance community, she has taught children’s and professional-level dance classes and currently performs with several independent choreographers.
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Tiffany (aka TJ) has over a decade of experience in operations management from international consulting to online media to the non-profit arts sector. With a degree in and passion for graphic design, TJ has freelanced for small businesses and artists over the years as well. Yoga though is her anchor and has been ever since her first visit to Williamsburg’s Greenhouse Holistic in 2003, which led to a teacher training in 2011. Being a yoga studio manager has rocked TJ’s world, merging all of her interests into one beautiful package… and for that, she is eternally grateful.
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Emily holds a B.A. from Wake Forest University (’00), 700-hour Nutrition Consulting certification from Bauman College of Holistic Nutrition (’11), and 200-hr Yoga Teacher certification from Shaktiyoga at Bend + Bloom ('16). Prior to becoming a holistic nutritionist and yoga teacher, Emily worked in sales & marketing for Gap Inc. and TIME Magazine in San Francisco. She is also a singer and has performed at The Fillmore, Yoshi's, the San Francisco Symphony, the Boom Boom Room, the Plush Room, and the Fillmore Street Jazz Festival. www.emilywadeadams.com