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Hey there! Meet the incredible minds that make up your Yoga Alliance team! Among us, you'll find yoga teachers, yoga business owners, and enthusiastic practitioners – a dynamic blend of passion and expertise. What brings us together? A shared belief in the transformative power of yoga. Wherever you are on your yoga journey, we’re here to support you!


Meet the Yoga Alliance Team

Banke Akinmolayan
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Business Analysis & Technical Project Manager
Maria Barone
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Director of Community Learning & Education
Emily Bermingham
she/her
Community Relations Coordinator
Toni Carey
she/her
Head of Strategic Communications
Carmen Colombo
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Systems, Data, & Analytics Lead
Sharon Cyrus
she/her
Director of Strategic Projects
Christina Edwards
she/her
Community Learning & Education Specialist
Ashanty El Hajj Lau
she/her
Communications & Engagement Manager
Paulina Fuentes
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Community Relations Manager
Kristina Graff
she/her
Head of Social Impact
Emmanuelle Jouvent
she/her
Community Learning & Education Specialist
Kevin Karas
he/him
Board Governance Manager
Christie Kelly
she/her
Community Learning & Education Specialist
Ryan Kim
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Human Resources & Operations Manager
Kady Lafferty
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Director of Social Impact
Sophia Loza
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Senior Accountant
Allison Mattingly
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Director of Community Engagement
Lauren McCaskey
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Director of Marketing & Communications
Hilary Mughloo
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Chief of Staff
Katie Nissley
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Online Community Manager
Chris Norris
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Director of Marketing Strategy & Innovation
Alyse Pronko
she/her
Content Manager
Charlotte Raich
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Director of IT Projects & Portfolio Management
Dani Reese
she/her
Head of Community Engagement
Shannon Roche
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President & CEO
Natosha Safo
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Director of Strategic Projects
Vivian Selles
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Community Relations Coordinator
A.K. Sharma
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Head of Shared Services
Richard Strong
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Member Benefits Manager
Alicia Willemet
she/her
CRM Specialist

Our work is guided by a board of directors that bring a diverseness of lived experiences and perspectives, deep expertise in strategic planning and financial management, a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion, and, at the core, passion for living a yogic lifestyle and serving our mission.

To learn more about our Boards of Directors, click here.

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