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.
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.
Raised on Long Island’s sandy shores Mia is an avid sailor with a passion for protecting coastal ecosystems. In her hometown of Hampton Bays she co-founded the environmental non-profit Ecological Culture Initiative. She began practicing yoga in high school to improve her balance and flexibility as a cheerleader. She completed two 8-week yoga instructor training courses and taught yoga throughout her undergraduate years at SUNY Oswego. In her junior and senior years of college she helped mentor the next group of yoga instructors for the university fitness centers. Mia completed her 200 hour training at Yoga Shanti in 2017. She graduated in 2018 from SUNY College at Oswego with a BA in Anthropology and a minor in studio art. In 2019 she completed Urban Zen Level One Training. She continues to study with Colleen Saidman Yee and Rodney Yee because she is passionate about their alignment focused sequencing. Gratitude, breath awareness, balancing poses and reiki all inspire her personal practice and teaching. She considers yoga to be her best tool for managing Type 1 Diabetes from a place of physical and emotional wellbeing.
Born in South Korea and raised in Kentucky, Andrew is a New York City-based yoga teacher. Intended for all levels and occasionally integrating 90’s hip hop, his classes are dynamic and athletic, as well as meditative and restorative
Andrew completed his 200-hour teacher training at YogaWorks and his 300-hour advanced teacher training at Yoga Shanti.
He’s also served as an assistant mentor and mentor to several 200-hour teacher trainings and audited an additional 300-hour teacher training at Yoga Shanti.
Andrew continues to study with Colleen and Rodney and expresses gratitude to the countless teachers who have shared their wisdom with him over the years. He also thanks his students, who teach him daily.
Prior to teaching yoga, Andrew worked in the financial services for over 15 years, most recently as the COO of CamberView Partners. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics-Mathematics from Columbia University.
Seamus grew up splitting his time in between New York City and the East End of Long Island. He continues to enjoy this balance between city and costal life today.
Prior to teaching yoga, Seamus worked primarily as a Recording Engineer. Starting as a Front of House Sound Mixer for a nationally touring band, then progressing into Studio Recording/ Editing/Mixing, then eventually landing in Television Production.
Seamus’s first introduction to yoga was an Ashtanga yoga class in North Carolina in the late 90’s. After his first class he was hooked. He since has spent time in the full spectrum of yoga disciplines, all leading to his primary love for Vinyasa Flow Yoga.
Throughout his professional career, like many practitioners, he had a “on-again/off-again” rela- tionship with yoga. He found himself sometimes practicing 3-5 times per week, other times not practicing for months. Eventually one thing became very clear. The more time he dedicated to showing up and practicing on his mat, the more balanced every aspect of his life became. Seamus completed his first 200-HR Teacher Training in 2015 at Yoga Shanti NYC and has since completed an additional 300HR Advanced Teacher Training at Yoga Shanti. He continues to be dedicated to the study, practice, and teaching of yoga.
Seamus’s classes are as fun as they are challenging. He teaches a Vinyasa Flow style, with a heavy emphasis on sequencing and music, alignment and flow, and an appropriate amount of inquiry into the practice of yoga. See you on the mat…
For the last decade, my life has been centered around yoga—teaching, training and mentoring others. After receiving a BFA in photography and media from CalArts, I returned to New York and participated in my first teacher training at Yoga Shanti, Sag Harbor. Yoga has subsequently become an integral part of my life, and through Three Suns, I hope to offer wellness and the local magic to others.
As a yoga instructor, I teach private and group classes at Sky Ting Yoga (in NYC), and Yoga Shanti (NYC and The Hamptons). I serve as a teacher and mentor in Teacher Training programs along side Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman Yee, the founders of Yoga Shanti. In addition to teaching classes at Sky Ting Yoga I am Faculty at their bi-annual training and mentorship program.
After completing her degree in Art History at The University of Notre Dame, Lindsay Tyson came to New York to pursue a career in public relations. As soon as she settled into the city, Lindsay dove deep into yoga, a practice through which she experienced profound connection with herself and with others. That connection has kept her coming back to her mat again and again.
When it became clear that she was constantly adjusting her work schedule to accommodate her yoga schedule, she decided to do her first teacher training at Pure Yoga in 2009 and began teaching immediately. Lindsay has done subsequent trainings through Jivamukti Yoga School and advanced trainings with Colleen Saidman and Rodney Yee at Yoga Shanti.
It is Lindsay’s goal to encourage students to cultivate mindfulness, strength and spaciousness and to empower them to extend the teachings of yoga to all areas of their lives. Her classes incorporate creative sequencing with meditation, clear intention and alignment and good music.
Leah took her first class at Yoga Shanti in 2001 and just never left. She completed Yoga Shanti’s teacher training program in 2004, the Urban Zen Integrative Therapy Program in 2010 and is now a mentor in the Yoga Shanti teacher training. Leah’s classes are beautifully paced, carefully sequenced, and led with delicate instruction. She is continually amazed by and delights in the glory of this practice. She is grateful to all the teachers and students of Yoga Shanti for years of conversation, collaboration and community.