Talia Sutra (E-RYT 200) has been practicing movement, dance, yoga, meditation and veganism since childhood. She sees nothing as external to her studies and has learned impeccable skill and technique from masters in the world of ballet and art alike. Talia has studied and practiced many forms of yoga including Bikram, Dharma, Ashtanga and various forms of vinyasa. She has combined years of experience into her own unique blend of seamless vinyasas and intense hatha stillness. Her classes clarify, deepen and unveil the joy of being present and alive in our body. She offers a deep understanding of traditional asanas and specializes in both the theory and practice of backbending postures, for which she has created a method which has transformed the practice of thousands worldwide. Talia believes that all life is interconnected and that we must all strive to free ourselves and by extension our world from all suffering through living an awakened, compassionate life one breath, one step at a time.
Julia Planine-Troiani (E-RYT 500) has been studying movement methods for over 25 years: Dance, Pilates, Gaga, Gyrokinesis, Feldenkrais, Thai Massage. She began practicing yoga as a movement method in 2006, but over the years has become more interested in yoga as a stillness method. She has been lucky enough to sustain a daily Mysore style Astanga practice over the past four years, and has spent time studying in India. She is very influenced and inspired by her body. It has proven, time and time again, to be a fantastic tool for self inquiry. Her desire is that yoga unleashes for us the love, the courage and the knowledge to move in the right direction.