Michelle Kaminski (Yogini Saundarimayee) E-RYT 500, finished her Masters in Clinical Psychology in California, and then followed her passion for yoga by taking an Ashtanga teachers training course in Italy. Being especially interested in the mind-body connection and the power of yoga to bring balance to mental and physical health, she deepened her yogic studies in India. Studying directly under the guidance of Swami Vidyanand, the founder of Yoga Alliance International, she received the Grand Master level certification in Transformational Hatha yoga, Pranayama, and Meditation. She also studied prenatal yoga with Uma Dinsmore- Tuli in London, Childrens yoga with Rainbow Kids, Yin Yoga with Bernie Clark and Theraputic Yoga with Joseph Le Page. Today Michelle is director of the Transformational Yoga school in Lagonissi, Greece. She currently leads yoga teacher training courses and retreats in Greece, Italy & India. Michelle seemlessly blends psychology & spirituality in her yoga style, using a well-rounded approach with Transformational Hatha yoga, and is well prepared to guide you towards the integration of body, mind, and spirit.
Keisha Hill collaborates with us and is an instructor for our prenatal TTC. She has been practicing, teaching and studying yoga since 1995 and completed her first yoga teacher training program in Austin, Texas. Since then, she has studied with many different teachers and trained in various traditions including Iyengar, Anusara, Kundalini and Ashtanga. Keisha draws from several Hatha Yoga lineages to teach a Flow Yoga style that cultivates grace, freedom, fun and loving-kindness. In her classes she combines a passion for yoga anatomy and yoga philosophy to help students make the exploratory journey from mind to body to heart. Keisha is the owner of Radici Yoga Studio in Florence, Italy.
Vandana Wadera is certified by Yoga Alliance International as a Grand Master level teacher of Transformational Hatha Yoga, Pranayama, and Meditation and has been trained under the direct guidance of Swami Vidyanand at Srima School in India. She has over two decades of yoga experience, as well as being a certified level 3 Reikie and hypnotherapy master. She completed her degree in Pharmacy at the University of London. Vandana now concentrates on teaching Transformational Yoga and meditation techniques and training new teachers. Her emphasis is on a traditional gentle style of yoga, aimed at realeasing stress through working on the body, mind, breath and awareness, leading to self-transformation, good health, emotional balance, increased vitality, and inner peace & harmony.
After completing his degree in International Communications from the University of Florence, Italy Leonardo followed his passion for India and frequently spends time there studying Indian philosophy and Indian mass media communication. We are greatful to have him as part of our international training team teaching Indian yogic philosophy and history.
MARITA MITTAG is a Grandmaster Level teacher of Hatha Yoga & a Master Level teacher of "Transformational Hatha Yoga, Pranayama and Meditation", trained under direct guidance of Swami Vidyanand at Srima School India. She is also a worldwide ambassador for Yoga Alliance International. Marita has about 20 years of experience with yoga as a student & 12 years as a teacher. She has also studied under teachers like Baron Baptiste (Power Yoga) and Manju P.Jois (Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga). Marita holds a BA in Dance Studies from University of Surrey (London) and is currently the director and master teacher of AF STUDIES "Vinyasa Yoga Academy" in Athens, Greece. She also received training in Pilates, Massage, Reiki and Breath Therapy. Her approach to increase body awareness in yoga is through blending anatomy and kinesiology together with the spiritual aspect of yoga practice.
Becca Thorne received her 200 hr. Vinyasa teacher training certificate with Ally Hamilton at Yogis Anonymous, a Yoga Alliance certified studio in Los Angeles. For Becca, yoga became a safe haven, and by going deeper into her practice it has helped her heal on both a mental and physical level. She wants to share her practice in a way that can similarly benefit her students. With such an active lifestyle, Becca found a restorative practice to be the perfect balance for her muscles and mind, and began studying restorative yoga in depth in order to bring that practice to her students.
Becca now lives in Athens, Greece. In 2014, she studied Transformational Hatha Yoga with Michelle Kaminski in Lagonissi, where she received her 200 hr. teacher training certificate, prenatal training and Theraputic Yoga training. She is now certified at the 500hr level with Yoga Alliance International and is excited to be part of the Transformational Yoga family!