Ngone is a Co-Founder and Studio Manager of Greene Moments.
Ngone’s yoga journey started 7 years ago while working as a French language assistant teacher for Murray Hills Wee Ones Club, a Manhattan-based preschool. Once each week, a yoga instructor taught the children yoga movements. She became inspired by the way the instructor guided the children with games, music, and books while teaching various yoga poses and stretches. A short while later Ngone received her children’s yoga certifications from Little Flower Yoga, Urban Yoga Foundation, and Rainbow Kids Yoga.
In 2015, Ngone completed her 200-hour yoga certification and 300-hour yoga certification at Three Sisters Yoga in New York City. In 2017, she completed a 300-hour Hatha yoga certification in Rishikesh, India.
Ngone enjoys teaching yoga to children and adults. She guides all of her students through fun, intelligent, effective yoga classes and focuses on teaching relaxation, correct posture, and mindfulness. Her Goddess Yoga class invites all individuals to be present, honor and share the inner Goddess with others through uplifting movements and breathing. Every shape and all levels are welcome. Ngone believes that yoga is for every body. After each class participants leave with a piece of peace to share with family, friends, neighbors, and strangers.
Ngone’s classes are gentle and accessible to everyone. Individuals are encouraged to go at your own pace whether you are a beginner or experienced.
Augustine is a Co-Founder and Operations Director of Greene Moments.
Augustine has been practicing meditation and Chi Gung (Carrying the Moon, Lifting the Sky, and Standing Mediation) for over 25 years. He has had the honor of expanding his knowledge of Chi Gung with lessons from Master Wong Kiew Kit and Master Robert Peng. Augustine trains in African Martial Arts systems and TUF Systems with friend and Master Heru-Ur Nekhet.
“Your body is your source of peace” is his mantra. A strong and healthy spirit, mind, and body is the foundation to enjoy one’s life.
Throughout every challenge, he has been blessed with a beautiful family, great friends, good health and a positive outlook on life. It was in Rishikesh, India Augustine learned to bring love and confidence deeper into his body during 200 hours of Yoga teacher training. His goal is to guide individuals towards a deeper Mind=Body connection so one can release emotional pain and find happiness within.
Avita Bansee is a graduate of Yogaworks 200 hour RYTT and completed her postnatal and prenatal yoga training with Carrie Parker Gastelu of Baby Moon Prenatal Yoga. Avita has also taken various continuing education trainnings such as a minimal props restorative training with Jilian Pransky and a women’s health training with Tiffany Cruikshank of Yoga Medicine. She teaches Prenatal, Postnatal, Vinyasa and Hatha Yoga.
Her classes are centered on breath, strength and active rest while maintaining a sense of playfulness. She has been working for 5 years with private clients, aiding them with pain management, birth recovery or general well being through yoga and exercise.
In addition to teaching yoga, Avita has a Masters in Political Science from the New School of Social Research and continues to be passionate about social justice, feminism and anti-racist activism through yoga and within the yoga community.
My start in yoga began in high school when I first looked through a copy of The Illustrated Light on Yoga and tried to copy the pictures. I didn’t realize then that my frustration with the practice was that I was copying not embodying the asanas. A friend brought me to a class during university finals and the fire was lit. It relieved the stress I was under and replaced it with clarity and lightness and from then I was hooked. In 1998 I moved from Canada to NYC and reimbursed myself in the practice after the birth of my daughter. I now have a few trainings under my belt and have worked with adults and children. I like to integrate movement and stillness with mindful breath for a fully balanced practice. For me yoga is an expression of our essential oneness and connection to each other and the universe.
A lifelong athlete and practicing yogini for over 15 years, Kath finally decided to become a trained yoga teacher after finishing a PhD and discovering that the yoga she was practicing was more fulfilling than the academic subjects she had been studying and teaching. Retaining a passion for education and knowledge-sharing and a strong grounding in physical fitness, Kath’s teaching style both nurtures and encourages students while challenging them to expand beyond their perceived personal limitations. With attention to alignment and the breath, her practice and teaching are by turns physically intense and slow and meditative, using the full range of yogic techniques to enable the mind and body to align for optimal health.
Having trained closely with Yogi Ashokananda since 2014, she has qualified under him to teach Himalayan Hatha Yoga (200hrs), Prana Kriya Yoga (200hrs), and pranayama and meditation (100hrs). She has taught individual and group classes, workshops, and retreats in the USA, UK, India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Cambodia, and Thailand.
Kath also practices and teaches Ayurvedic Yoga Massage.
Daya Parvati Fennimore
Guide to your own empowerment, with a focus on compassion and strength. Daya, is an energy intuitive who honors all the harmless paths that lead to the divine and each individual’s ability to access higher guidance. Passionate about building community while assisting the discovery of people’s personal power by guiding them through self healing of this and past life traumas and blockages.
She is based out of Brooklyn NY, and practices internationally, offering 1 on 1 sessions, group sessions of meditation, energy healing, tarot, esoteric workshops, house clearings and sacred jewelry design.
Having trained with many master healers and elders of wisdom traditions, she is a certified Reiki master & teacher, spiritual aspirant and practitioner of the Shamanic arts, trained Ignite Your Spirit and Pranic Healing therapist, ordained interfaith minister with Alliance of Divine Love, sacred talisman designer Birth Doula with Carriage House Birth, and tarot reader with 15+ years experience reading cards at Aum Shanti in New York City and Su’juk Brooklyn. Having alchemized early childhood traumas, addiction, depression and suicide; she pulls from all of this to offer an integrated healing meditation style of transcendental consciousness that uses chakra breathing, sacred
geometry, affirmations, and shamanic journey.
Becca‘s love of movement began with dance. Her journey as a yogi started as a teenager expanding her dance practice. Initially drawn to the beauty and strength in the asanas; she pursued a deeper practice of mindfulness and self-nourishment through yoga.
Her intention as a teacher is to provide students with a fluid physical practice that allows space for creativity and self-acceptance. Becca completed her 200-hour Vinyasa Yoga teacher training with Three Sisters Yoga, 20 hour Yoga Nidra teacher training with Mona Anand at ISHTA Yoga, and mindfulness for children training with FLY Yoga Arts.
In addition to yoga, Becca loves cooking for friends and discussing human nature. Still a dance enthusiast, Becca currently works with New York City-based dance company, the feath3r theory. She is also a nanny and loves watching children learn and grow.
Saut Nekhet is an internationally certified Hatha and Ashtanga yoga instructor with a background in dance and track and field. She has studied yoga in Costa Rica and earned her teaching certificate after intense training and learning abroad in India.
Her love for yoga was discovered in 2014 after taking a Hot Yoga class and leaving feeling like a new person. She started making it a consistent practice and went on to explore many different forms such as Bikram, Kundalini, Vinyasa, Qigong, Hatha and Ashtanga. This practice was able to restore her peace of mind and show her how it truly feels to live in a state of happiness and to live with compassion. She was inspired to take what she has experienced and learned and spread the wisdom and insight that yoga has to offer to all aspects of life.
Meet Stephanie. Originally from New Jersey, but Brooklyn devoted, Stephanie received her 300-hour yoga certification from Sonic Yoga under the direction of Lauren Hanna.
She has specialized training in Children’s Yoga, Yoga Nidra and Restorative Yoga and received her certifications in those modalities under Shakta Kaur Khalsa, Mona Anand and Marlie McGovern respectively. Her classes are rooted in the Vinyasa style with an emphasis on alignment and breath awareness.
With a background in dance, creativity and self-expression are an integral part of her classes, incorporating mantra, explorative movement and meditation. She is most interested in exploring the harmony of opposites, and creating balance in the body-mind and spirit.
Elizabeth is a Registered Yoga Teacher (200-hour RYT) with Yoga Alliance, a graduate from Shiva Shakti School of Yoga in NYC, and received her master’s degree from NYU in Arts Administration.
Movement has been Elizabeth’s way to heal and recharge; from kickboxing to hiking, to dancing, or yoga practice. At age ten, she was dancing in the studio and learning to express her own life’s challenges through leaps and turns. In her twenties, Elizabeth launched a dance company focused on teamwork and collaboration – breaking down the competitive stereotypes of the dance world. Then she found yoga and fell in love with the physical and spiritual practice where she could re-discover inner strengths.
This past year, she studied under Angela Rauscher and Jan Orland Go, Shiva Shakti’s founders and inspiring mentors, and studied anatomy under Adrienne Jamiel. Elizabeth is grateful to these goddesses for sharing their knowledge and inspiring change in the way she teaches.
Classes focus on discovering yoga in your own body, and allowing the female form to shine in each yoga pose. All bodies can flourish through a yoga practice. Elizabeth provides a serene, open, and encouraging space for all to practice safely.
Off the mat, Elizabeth works with entrepreneurs helping them to achieve goals, makes and sells mala beads, choreographs for children’s’ plays at Kaufman Music Center, and studies Ayurveda cooking [plus, shares recipes!]. She can’t wait to see you on the mat, where you can escape the chaos of the world and reconnect to the true energy of your universe.
Meredith is a dedicated yoga practitioner, artist and arts educator based in Brooklyn. Her approach to teaching yoga and art are rooted in the same values: self-acceptance and inner exploration – and that by working from our outer physical self, we are able to go deeper within.
Meredith completed her 200-hour teacher training with Three Sisters Yoga In 2016 and has since taught community classes, Kids Yoga and private lessons. With an emphasis on breath work and alignment, Meredith’s nurturing and supportive nature creates a joyful practice that meets students where they are.
Terrina A. Johnson
Terrina was born & raised in the city of New York. She currently resides in LIC Qns, where she completed her teaching training, graduated & attained her 200HR Certification in Vinyasa Yoga, at The Yoga Room.
Her journey initially started with a concentration in-Pilates, which gave her the “balance & core strength” she would later need going forward, into her own yoga practice. Once, Terrina started on her yoga journey she found solace in meditation. She believes the beauty of yoga starts once you arrive on your mat. On the mat, we learn “body intelligence.”
“We learn to breathe; we learn to sit in silence; we learn to sit through discomfort.” Her belief with practicing meditation is that your practice carries you into-“life off of the mat”. Letting go of “what is done; connecting to what is now.”
Terrina’s classes focuses on breath, pranayama meditation, mindbody awareness, balance, strength; flexibility, and owning one’s own mindfulness of B R E A T H and a safe space to BE.
Najma is a 200-RYT and creative. She specializes in Vinyasa yoga and incorporates a playful atmosphere and highly curated playlists. She focuses on bringing awareness to the breath and reconnecting the mind body and spirit through a self-paced practice. Before coming to yoga, she spent several years working in corporate, where she felt unseen, unheard, unvalued, and underutilized. She decided to go back to school for her Masters in Integrated Digital Media at NYU in 2016. The program allowed her to reconnect with her innate creativity and intellect. After graduating, she realized that getting another corporate job was not the answer, and was led on a winding road to Yoga Teacher Training. Yoga gave her a deep insight into the core of herself, the courage to keep going regardless of what other think, and the tools to cope with any situation. She wants nothing more than to help others find their inner strength and peace through yoga. She believes that it is never too late to make positive and healthy changes in your life, no matter how big or small.
Kristen Rae Stevens
Kristen Rae Stevens is an Ayurvedic Practitioner, Yoga Specialist and Mind-Body Educator. She has been on faculty of esteemed yoga and Ayurveda schools in NYC, lectured at Mount Sinai Medical to Primary Care Physicians and has been an adjunct professor at Colombia and Barnard Colleges. She maintains a private practice in NYC and Brooklyn, NY, where she currently
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Lee studied at The School of American Ballet, The Ailey School, and Alonzo King LINES Ballet School training program. Lee has had the pleasure of performing with Sidra Bell Dance New York and on America’s Best Dance Crew. She continues to perform in immersive theater and dance events around NYC in addition to acting and dancing for commercials, television, and film. She has completed the conservatory long form improv program at the Magnet Theater which has influenced her greatly in her teaching and performing. She teaches movement and acting/improv for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities through AHRC NYC. When Lee isn’t teaching, she’s writing for and acting on stages and screens of various sizes.
A decade-long journey as a professional performer and teacher has brought Lee into wellness merging her love for movement and mindfulness.
Her quest to find awareness through a mindful practice that allowed her to reconnect to her body led to the development of her own unique approach to mindful movement. She combines elements of guided meditation with movement exploration. Lee is passionate about helping people get out of their head and into their body. These mindful movement sessions allow you to reacquaint yourself with your body and get back in touch with the innate mover within you!
Dedicated to serving a comprehensive, fun, safe and effective personalized training program specialized specifically for your needs.
Targeting males/females of all ages who aspire to improve their physical/mental state of being. Individuals who are not interested in large corporate gyms and huge equipment access, yet still desire improvement in health & fitness. With extensive certified training in resistance training Functional Movement Screen – FMS, TRX, TRX – Sports medicine, Kettlebells – KBC, TRX Rip Trainer, Group cycling Keiser M3 ride, NSCA – CSCS, NASM – sports performance enhancement, Pre/Postnatal postpartum.
Brad will provide you with an exhilarating workout that will exceed all fitness expectations. Whether your goal may be to lift heavier weights, run longer or faster, tone up or gain proficiency at a sport, improve flexibility or enhance overall movement qualities. Brad’s motivating spirit and “get the job done” attitude will not disappoint.
Pena Verde is from Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. He started playing Capoeira when he was 15 years old with Mestre Sabia, the coordinator of The Association of Ginga Mundo Capoeira.
Pena has been teaching Capoeira for over a decade. In addition to adult classes, Pena teaches Capoeira to kids ages 2 and up. New York City schools where Pena has taught include Community Roots Charter School, The Co-op School, Brooklyn East Collegiate Middle School, Essex Street Academy High School, Bronx International High School, P.S. 372-the Children’s School, Brooklyn Friends School, Music Time Kids, and the Tribeca Community School.
Pena believes that Capoeira has been responsible for transforming the lives of people all over the world. For this reason, he is thankful for the opportunity to teach Capoeira in New York City.