It was 2006 and I had just broken up with my college sweetheart. As I delved deeper into my stage of reflection and introspection, it was during this time that I began to question my limiting beliefs.
Claudia Sotoj-Smith is native from Guatemala, Mayan Quiche, father heritage. She learned all the traditional Mayan rituals and culture from her grandmother; in addition she combines Energetics therapy on treatments with different ways in her clinical aesthetician private practice. She earned her Masters in Art History from Universidad de San Carlos De Guatemala. This opened the doors to teach in the College in Guatemala and work with International organizations like Unesco and Plan International. She also Co- funded an art school of theatre, and the Center of Human development in Guatemala City. Additionally, she offers workshops in Guatemala for different organizations and teaches the Hatha Yoga discipline that she learned in the 90's with La Gran Fraternidad Universal Guatemala. She has lived and taught in Spain, Guatemala, and the US.
Yoga has been part of my life for 18 years. After spinal surgery in 2001, I started practicing at Art of Yoga to deal with continuing neck pain. When I retired from my job as a Nurse Anesthetist, I completed a 200 hour teacher training at Tallapoosa Center for Inner Arts in Carrollton, Ga.
Musician and professor by day, yoga teacher by night (or something along those lines), Sue (a.k.a. Dr. T) has been a music professor for over 15 years, the last 10 at the Schwob School of Music at Columbus State University. Since teaching is part of what she lives and breathes on a daily basis, making the transition from yoga student to yoga teacher was a natural progression. She completed her 200 RYT training in August of 2018 at Yogafly in Auburn, Alabama with Nicole Agostino and teaches Yoga for Performers at Columbus State University. Sue also teaches at Art of Yoga where she has been a dedicated student for the last 9 years. Sue’s specific yoga interests are yoga for the health and well-being of musicians, alignment, connecting with breath and meditation. You can follow her journeys of music, yoga, chickens, bees and life on her facebook page and personal website. https://www.facebook.com/susan.tomkiewicz http://susantomkiewicz.wixsite.com/home
Elise has been practicing yoga for over 15 years, attending classes at several local studios. For three years she studied with Sarah Nordin, a certified Iyengar Yoga teacher. Elise has attended yoga workshops with Eddy Marks, Mary Obendorfer and Livia Shapiro-Cohen. In February 2017 at the age of 70, Elise completed her 200-hour teacher certification at Yogafly in Auburn, Alabama. Practicing and teaching yoga is one of her life passions. Elise and Bob, her husband of 54 years, own Feinberg Center for Well-Being since 1982. Their passion is to teach people to live a balanced lifestyle and eat healthfully. They have two children and five grandchildren. Elise believes you can do yoga and benefit at any age.
Yogi Aftab is an eRYT-500 teacher specializing in Kundalini Yoga. His teaching career spans for more than 46 years of inspiring students to go pass their limitations in Europe, Australia, South America, the US and the Caribbean.