Pam is a licensed mental health counselor, registered yoga teacher, and postpartum doula. She strongly believes in the mind body connection and the healing powers of yoga. She’s grateful to have the opportunity to teach with THAY and learn from the amazing students served by the organization. When not on the mat, Pam owns a psychotherapy private practice in Manhattan, where she focuses on working with individuals in their childbearing years, as well as those struggling with eating disorders, and trauma. She is an avid lover of nature and enjoys spending her free time with her family.
Symone is a 200 hour certified yoga teacher. Symone has also received training in yin yoga, restorative therapeutics, prenatal yoga, and kids yoga. Teaching for THAY was a dream come true for Symone given her commitment to yoga service, longtime residency in uptown Manhattan, and deep passion for yoga as a form of healing and self-care. Outside of yoga, Symone works full time in development/fundraising and is also a full-spectrum doula.
Nikki (spiritual name Charan Kavita Kaur) is a certified kundalini yoga teacher. She started teaching with THAY in 2018 and currently teaches trauma yoga classes at The Bridge and TOP Goddard. She is having the time of her life learning and growing from the work THAY gives to the world.
Sonya had the honor of going through the THAY training to become an instructor. and for the past two years has been teaching chair yoga to elderly individuals at the Harlem Food Bank. It is always the highlight of her week and she loves being able to share this gift of yoga with th elderly. In her professional life, she is a Geriatric Nurse Practitioner at the New Jewish Home on the UWS and active in many volunteer organizations including Achilles International, New York Cares and West Side Campaign Against Hunger.
A lifelong student of yoga turned teacher, Felicia teaches to connect. In the words of Ram Dass, “We are all just walking each other home” – we all need each other. She teaches because she loves knowing that the simple act of sharing her knowledge can make a world of difference for someone. We can all thrive on what’s already within us if we understand that all we need to do is breathe. Felicia is (RYT 200) trained at Yogaworks, NYC and Duke Integrative Medicine, NC and is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (in training).
Jacqueline (RYT200) brings trauma-informed, mindfulness-based yoga to people navigating addiction, poverty, homelessness, and incarceration at New York Harm Reduction Educators, NYC jails and shelters. Using a gentle approach infused with warmth and humor, Jacqueline guides her students to discover inner peace and connections with body, heart and soul by facilitating mindful movement, breath awareness, and meditation. Jacqueline thanks her teacher Dharma Mittra for encouraging her on the path of service. She has also trained in Trauma-Sensitive Yoga with the Trauma Center at Justice Resources Institute, with Liberation Prison Yoga, and others, and in mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR). Jacqueline is also a lawyer in New York City.