Maya Breuer (E-RYT 500, YACEP) is the Vice President of Cross-Cultural Advancement for Yoga Alliance, and she provides support for the advancement of cross-cultural competency across all Yoga Alliance programming and activities. Celebrated as one of America’s distinguished Black Yogis by Black Enterprise Magazine, Maya is the co-founder and Emeritus President of the national Black Yoga Teachers Alliance and a preeminent yoga teacher, speaker, practitioner, author, and community activist.
Yoga Alliance Foundation Managing Director, Kristina Graff, is a global public health professional with a passion for social justice. Over the past 20+ years, Kristina has worked both locally and globally to combat inequities and to contribute to a healthier, more compassionate world. She has pioneered initiatives to expand and improve health services in high-need communities, advancing policy, service delivery, and research. As head of the Yoga Alliance Foundation, Kristina draws on her body of work in the nonprofit, city government, and academic sectors to identify, measure, and scale innovative platforms that expand both yoga’s reach and impact.
Rose Felix Cratsley is a cross-cultural mindfulness expert, child-specialist, educator, and Founder of Ivy Child International. Her research interests range from applied positive psychology, the study of human flourishing, and mindfulness-based learning with children/youth to systems of education and care with a special focus on cross-cultural competencies. Rose’s professional experiences have led her to partner with UNICEF and World Vision. The Worcester Business Journal honored Rose as one of the “40 Under 40 Rising Stars” in Central Massachusetts in 2010, 2011 “Young Leaders pioneering global social change,” “Top 12 People Making a Difference in Central Massachusetts” in 2012 and she named “Women Leading In Central Massachusetts” in 2013/2014. She was also a featured TEDx speaker on “Unlocking Children’s Potential Through Mindfulness” in 2014.