David started practicing at Yoga Shanti NYC in 2014 eventually earning his 500 Hr-ERYT. David managed Five Pillars Yoga on the Upper East Side and in the Hamptons for five years, mentoring three 200Hr Yoga Teacher Trainings and diversifying his own education with continued studies in multiple lineages, including Ashtanga, Kundalini, Iyengar and Yoga Therapeutics. David is a Reiki practitioner, and Level II certified in Thai Yoga massage. He is a trauma-informed recovery coach and a Kriya Yoga initiate in the lineage of Paramahansa Yogananda. Today David designs landscapes and gardens on the East End of Long Island and lives in Water Mill, NY.
Jazmin, when not teaching or practicing yoga, is also a surfer, former circus acrobat, and art student turned local farm-girl in Santa Barbara, CA. Thanks to her mother, who insisted she do yoga, Jazmin has engaged in some form of yoga and meditation practice most of her life. Her early introduction to yoga as a young child taught her the importance of caring for the body and cultivating an open mind and heart. The deal was – she could be in the circus as long as she also agreed to keep practicing yoga and “learn the correct alignment”. Through yoga, Jazmin continues to uncover and refine what it means to live in alignment within herself, in relationship, and with the world. Jazmin completed her initial 200-hour teacher training in 2014 with Ganga White and Tracy Rich. She has been teaching yoga since. She felt she had just scratched the surface after her first teacher training. So of course, she dug deeper. She has since completed an additional 300 hours of advanced teacher training with Colleen Saidman and Rodney Yee. Jazmin considers Rodney and Colleen her primary teachers and has studied with them since she was a teenager. Jazmin’s committed exploration of what it means to live close to the beauty of the human experience continues to evolve, breakdown, mature, and unfold, sometimes as a yoga teacher, always as a student.
Rebecca Butler (ERYT-500) is the creator of The Sanctuary Yoga Room(s), dreamcatcher training (200 hour Yoga Alliance approved RYS) and transformational yoga (300 hour Yoga Alliance approved RYS). She blends her studies with Rodney Yee, Colleen Saidman Yee, Ana Forrest and Baron Baptiste into something altogether unique, creative and wide in range. She values business acumen, alongside honesty, strength, when married with suppleness, and above all, a righteous sense of humor. She is also a certified Holistic Life Coach, via the tutelage of Alan Cohen, and a published author. When not teaching, practicing or studying yoga, you can find her playing with her kids, dogs and husband. Her credo is Choose Joy, as she believes life and health are gifts to be cherished and appreciated. It is her honor to share this journey with you.