Ava Taylor, Founder of YAMA Talent, is a tenacious entrepreneur and avid yoga practitioner. Committed to running an ethics-based business, her personal mission is to be a Catalyst for Better Living, bringing the tools of wellness to communities of all kinds. Ava has pioneered the development of the booking, management, and consulting business in the yoga space, and is a sought-out media contributor known for having her finger on the pulse of this rapidly expanding industry. She’s the creator of The Catalyst: Online Business School for Yogis.
Diane Malaspina (M.S.Ed, PhD, E-RYT 500) has been fascinated with the connection of our physical and mental bodies as they relate to wellbeing for well over 20 years. Her work draws on her advanced study in educational psychology and psychology with a focus on social emotional lifespan development and psychological and social mechanisms for coping with stress and increasing resilience, as well as her hands on experiences as an applied psychologist, a university-level educator, and a veteran yoga teacher. Her niche is in delivering science-based methods of psychology, neuroscience, and therapeutics combined with yoga philosophy and mindfulness practices via proven learning, teaching, and retention techniques to improve the physical, mental, and social wellbeing of individuals, families and organizations. Diane is a regular contributor in publications such as Yoga International, Yoga Journal, Thrive Global, and is a Peak Performance Coach for the Flow Research Collective.