Karma Collective Featured Tribe Members

Thank you to all our featured tribe members who continually support the growth of Karma Collective and sharing karma in their teaching, studios and community. We would love for you to get to know them and to learn a little bit about who they are. If you are an instructor, and are interested in joining our tribe and supporting our brand, please apply here.


      • Sabine Utz

        Sabine has been practicing all styles of Yoga for over a decade now. When she first took a Bikram Yoga class in 2006 she got hooked right away and decided to leave her 'non-yogic business life' for becoming a yoga teacher. Sabine got qualified by Bikram Choudhoury in 2008 and has been teaching Original Bikram's Hot Yoga ever since. She opened up her own Yoga School in Vienna in 2011 and created her own yogaclothing line. Sabine has also been trained by Ana Forrest, is a certified Yin Yoga Teacher and Ayuryoga-Therapist. She just released her very own 'Intermediate Series' and started continuing teacher trainings. Sabine is extremly open-minded following one of her teacher's words: 'All Yoga is good Yoga.' That's why you can find her in all different kinds of Yoga Classes and Workshops and Trainings all around the world - Yoga and Surfing is the perfect excuse to go travelling in neverending summer. Follow her journey on instagram @frau.loft Check out Vienna's coolest Hot Yoga Studio: www.yogaloft.at | @bikramyogaloft Light up your Yoga with @diwaliyogawear | www.diwali-yoga.com.

      • Cat Walker

        San Diego, Ca A life of radiating, permanent sunshine--that is what I aim for, and what I strive towards for you. We surround ourselves with people and energy that illuminate our already inherent light and raise our vibrations to a level of bliss. Karma Collective is one powerful switch brightening my life and bringing positive vibes to all who are lucky enough to be involved. Cat is a ryt-200 certified and reiki level 1 certified. She is currently teaching vinyasa style in the studio and exploring with and teaching paddle board yoga in San Diego. You can keep up with Cat by checking out her blog www.catonthemat.com

      • Amy Houston

        I'm a hearty, Canadian prairie girl. I recently ended a long term relationship and through it took a long hard look at my life: how I was living it, who I was spending my time with and what was controlling the decisions I was making. I came mostly to finding some answers (of course the journey has only begun) through my yoga practice. So far I have been overwhelmingly fulfilled with greatness and satisfaction in my life just by changing my outlook and attitude. Most recently I quit a fast paced marketing job to pursue my love of yoga and become a certified yoga instructor and although scary it was the best decision I have made so far! It's the first job I have had that allows you to first hand contribute to the lives of others in so many ways, everyday, big and small! Most days I feel like I'm floating on cloud 9 .

      • Crystal Gray

        Hi! I'm Crystal Gray, aka The Yogi Farmacist, and have been teaching yoga for over 10 years. I have obtained my 200 hour certification, my E-RYT 200, as well as my 500 hour. I am first a student of yoga and secondly an instructor. I teach daily classes at my brick and mortar studio, Align Yoga Studio, lead workshops there and at Moksha Yoga in Chicago, as well as teach at retreats locally at Storehouse Farm and internationally. I am also the owner of an organic vegetable farm located in central Illinois. The last piece of my "Yogi Farmacist" puzzle is that I am a health coach. I love working with other movers and shakers and collaborating with like-minded individuals to promote the health and sustainability of our bodies and our planet.

      • Amanda Ballas

        Amanda Ballas is a RYT who lives in Calgary, AB. Her training combines Iyengar, Ashtanga, and Traditional Hot Yoga. Standard She believes that life is truly limitless and in creating a life you love. Amanda can be found teaching private and group classes indoors, on the beach, next to rivers, on the lake or wherever time, space and student come together .

      • Amanda Shrewsbury

        Certified Yoga Teacher
        “A ColoRADO native, I’m a nature enthusiast, a lover of life, a cat lady,a yogi, and philanthropy runs in my blood. I have been practicing yoga for almost two years and I fall more in love each class. I saw no reason not to become a certified instructor of yoga and graduated from Corepower yoga in December of 2014. I devote myself everyday to helping as many people as I can.

      • Amber Alexander

        Amber is an Integrative Nutrition and Fitness Coach who spends her days dreaming up new recipes to delight the taste buds and nourish the body, doing yoga, finding new ways to create joy through movement and coaching others to achieve maximum health and enjoyment of life. When not busy changing the world one person at a time she is being silly with her family, soaking up as much time in the Great Outdoors of the Pacific Northwest, dancing to sweet music and still doing lots of yoga. .

      • Drew Osborne

        Certified Yoga Teacher & Film and Television producer/actor.
        Los Angeles, CA
        Drew is an energetic and fun loving person. Growing up in the mountains of Utah, he was constantly surrounded by nature. His parents kept him and his younger brother active in hiking, mountain biking, skiing/snowboarding, and really any kind of outdoor activity. Being outside and physical exercise was where he found contentment. When Drew was twelve years old he moved with his family to Los Angeles, where he began to work as an actor. He has completed films, appeared on many television shows, continues to work as a host for the Disney Channel, and produce for Discovery Channel. After years of living in the fast paced entertainment industry, Drew quickly realized he needed a way to center himself. He unintentionally stumbled upon yoga. As he peeled away the layers and continued on the journey of yoga, he discovered an intense passion to share this gift with others. He completed teacher training, and since has found immense joy in spreading the values of being a yogi. Drew believes yoga brought him back to his roots, and introduced him to his true self. He found that fun loving person again, in addition to new incredible friends, a healthy mind/body, but most importantly, his calling of guiding others to do the same. Drew focuses on making a positive difference, and taking action towards scattering peace & happiness everywhere he goes.

      • Courtney Hermann

        Courtney Hermann is the founder of Healthy Makeovers, a Holistic Health, Nutrition, and Lifestyle Coaching program located in Redondo Beach California and online. She realized fairly quickly how much her clients needed yoga and started to refer them to different studios and teachers. After practicing for a about 5 years, Courtney decided to take her career to another level and get her Yoga Certification so she could offer the gift of yoga in all it's forms to her clients, friends, family, and future yogis she will meet on the mat (or deck pad for her SUP Yoga classes). Courtney holds a Bachelors Degree in Kinesiology with an Emphasis in Wellness, a certification from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, is an accredited member of the American Association for Drugless Practitioners, and is a Yoga Alliance Registered E-RYT 200 through the Yoga Mittra Training Program at Yoga Loft Manhattan Beach.
        Courtney Hermann, CHHC, AADP, RYT200. Holistic Health, Nutrition, and Lifestyle Coach, Certified Yoga and SUP Yoga Teacher www.HealthyMakeovers.com.

      • Lily Gomez

        A mom of three boys, I am excited to start my yoga teacher training March 1, 2016. A runner and yogi, I also love weight training and swimming. While on this journey to discover one's true dharma we must love and support one another whole heartedly. We are light. We are love. We are Karma Collective. .

      • Danielle Mika

        Danielle took her first yoga class in Los Angeles 15 years ago and initially did not enjoy it. Coming from a career as a dancer/singer, yoga lacked the excitement of music and choreography she was used to. It wasn’t until she started dating her husband-to-be, who introduced her to meditation, did she appreciate the meditative aspects the asana practice offered. Over the next couple of years, she tried a variety of yoga styles and completed a yoga teacher training with certified teachers in Ashtanga, Anusara and Iyengar. Since then, she has completed additional trainings in Yin Yoga, the 200hr YA Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga, Primordial Sound Meditation and Perfect Health (Ayurveda) at the Chopra Center for Wellbeing in Carlsbad, CA and a 500hr certification with the American Yoga Academy.

        She is a member of the teacher faculty for the Chopra Center and teaches yoga, meditation, and co-leads teacher trainings and events throughout North America. She is also one of the featured teachers for My Yoga Online.


      • Dee Holliday

        Dee Holliday is a certified Yoga teacher who currently resides in Brooklyn and teaches in Brooklyn and New York City. Dee fell in love with yoga after her very first class and the love affair has only grown deeper and more important with time. Initially attracted to yoga for its physical benefits, she quickly realized that the practice has so much more to offer. In her teaching she hopes to share the love she feels every time she steps on the mat. She is grateful everyday for the opportunity to share her love and passion with the many amazing people she comes in contact with. .

      • Danique Hansen

        Coming from a background in Gymnastics, Danique began practicing Yoga to maintain a connection to her love of strong, flexible body movement, but the more she embraced the Yogic lifestyle, the more she experienced the amazing benefits to the mind, body and spirit. It was through receiving these benefits that her desire to share Yoga with others grew and she embarked on her Yoga Teacher Training journey. Danique now teaches Vinyasa Yoga with an emphasis on strengthening the body, regaining and maintaining mobility, all while find those moments of connected bliss & stillness throughout your practice. Check Danique out on Instagram @daniquerambo or visit her website www.daniquerambo.com for more information .

      • Emily Bunker Peterson

        Emily is a certified Vinyasa yoga teacher, and is extremely dedicated to her practice. When not on her mat, she is bouldering, running, hiking, skiing, and enjoying bike rides on warm, sunny days.
        Emily shares Karma Collective’s passion for giving back to the community and sharing with others.; she is committed to pursuing a career in the nonprofit sector and is specifically interested in international development and water security. Emily is dedicated to leading a life of service, and is inspired by the quote, “Our lives no longer belong to us alone; they belong to all those who need us desperately” – Elie Wiesel.

      • Nicola Johnson Beaudoin

        Certified Yoga Teacher soon
        Vancouver, BC
        Nikki Johnston Beaudoin is a new Power Flow Yoga Instructor, as well as a certified Paddle Canada Stand Up Paddle (SUP) Instructor, and SUP Yoga Instructor based in North Vancouver, BC. She started practicing yoga in grad school seven years go. It helped her through the stress and uncertainty of studies, and brought her back to the agility and flexibility she learnt as a young kid in competitive gymnastics. She is trained in Power Flow Yoga through Amazing Yoga with Karen and Sean Conley in Pittsburgh, USA, and has done her SUP Yoga Teacher Training with Stand Up Paddle Vancouver, where she has taught SUP and SUP Yoga in the summer. Nikki strongly believes that yoga should be a quintessential part of training for, and recovering from, our favourite sports and outdoor activities - and for life in general. She blogs about yoga, Stand Up Paddling and outdoor fitness at http://seatoskyfitness.ca/ .

      • Alex Curtis

        Certified Yoga Teacher soon
        Los Angeles,CA
        Alex fell in love with hot yoga during the harsh winters of Vermont where she studied Nutrition and Food Science at UVM. Within a year she knew that was her calling, that if she could bring the amazing feeling that yoga gave her to others, that should would never have to “work” a day in her life. Alex moved to Los Angeles where she did her 200 hour training with Core Power Yoga. Health and wellness is a way of life for Alex and bringing positive energy to those around her is what she strives for everyday. www.alexcurtiswellness.com .

      • Aubry Coy

        Certified Yoga Teacher
        Los Angeles,CA
        Aubry grew up in Los Angeles and was a gymnast for over ten years. After years of tumbling and cheerleading, she stopped practicing due to several sprains and ankle fractures. After a few years without practice, a friend introduced her to yoga. Regular yoga practice not only rebuilt her strength and endurance, but changed her emotionally and spiritually. She is happiest in serving others and hopes she can bring joy to people through the miracles of yoga. Aubry committed to teacher-training during summer 2015 on the white, sandy beaches of Florida. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Health Science with an emphasis in Public Health from San Diego State University and will complete her Masters in Nursing from UCLA in June 2015. Connect with her on Instagram (@ xoaubry). .

      • Cari Barcas

        A grateful student and teacher of yoga, Cari Barcas serves as communications director at Asheville Community Yoga, a nonprofit donation-based center in the mountains of western North Carolina. Emphasizing the power of self-care and self-connection, Cari's classes aim to connect people with the power of the practice to help shed life’s accumulated layers of ego, stress and distraction. It is her intention that the multidimensional practice will help each of her students uncover a more authentic version of themselves which enables them to think with greater clarity, act with deeper awareness and live with fuller presence. .

      • Fay Inger

        Los Angeles, CA
        Fay Inger is a Los Angeles based yoga teacher, sports nutrition specialist and life coach. Fay took her first yoga class in 2002 to help with her bad posture and 12 years later the bad posture is gone but the love of yoga and wellness is even stronger. Empowering people to live life to the fullest is Fay's greatest reward. You can find Fay on her yoga mat and transforming the world one life at a time.

      • Gillian Taylor

        Gillian Taylor is a Yoga teacher currently residing in North Florida. She has received extensive training in both Yoga and Pilates and studied under some of the most esteemed teachers of today. She teaches vinyasa based classes, yin yoga and pre and post-natal yoga in addition to classical pilates. Gillian is a strong and vocal advocate for peace, having grown up in Northern Ireland during the ‘Troubles’ and witnessing the atrocities that mankind can inflict.
        Yoga is a way of life for Gillian, both on and off the mat. Other interests she enjoys include vegetarian cooking and baking, reading, spending time with her family and animals and learning to play the Tibetan singing bowls. www.gilliantayloryoga.com

    • Jaysea DeVoe

      Jaysea DeVoe is 12 year old yogi. Yoga is her passion. Today most of the kids her age would rather watch TV, play video games, or be on their phones but for Jaysea, it is her goal of being a yoga teacher and spreading her love of yoga, nature, and the ocean to people around the world. She wants kids to follow their dreams, live in the present moment, and enjoy life. Jaysea is certified to teach yoga and SUP yoga. She loves to teach yoga out in nature and on the ocean as it gives her such an amazing connection. She is the youngest certified Female yoga instructor in the U.S and the youngest SUP yoga instructor in the world.

    • Lucia Meneses

      New York City, New York. Lucia had the good fortune to train in the Dharma Yoga tradition with Dharma Mittra in New York City. A former dancer, expression through body movement has always been an integrated part of her daily life and is what brought her to yoga. After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin, Lucia moved to New York City where she now teaches group classes and private sessions. Lucia’s classes consist of pranayama breathing, meditation, and invigorating inversions. You’ll leave Lucia’s class feeling recharged and energized, ready to take on any challenge! Instagram: @Lumerix_yoga Facebook: facebook.com/lumerixyoga Twitter: @lumerix

    • Monica Rivas

      For me yoga is about being present. It is about freedom from the chitter chatter of our minds, to feel the NOW. I love to teach because I love to share with my students these things that make yoga so special to me, and to give them an opportunity to discover what they love about yoga as well. I took my first class when I was 17. Although I felt physically awkward and uncomfortable in many of the poses, I left the class in such as state of peace. Around my fifteenth consecutive class I came to a beautiful mile stone. Throughout the entire class I felt so connected to my breath, like my breath rather than my brain was moving me. I felt both liberated and serene all at the same time. This is the moment I fell in love with yoga. www.sunflowyoga.com monica.rivas.a@gmail.com

    • Rima Danielle

      Rima Danielle Jomaa is from Southern California. Rima is a Marriage and Family Therapist intern, a yoga instructor, a Reiki practitioner, a hypnotherapist, and an advocate for the rights of human and nonhuman animals through her work as an evolutionary activist, nutrition advocate, educator, and healer. She appears in various yoga productions and writes on a variety of topics for different websites. Rima regularly practices yoga, meditates, surfs, bikes, skateboards, and cooks vegan cuisine. Rima currently lives part-time between Costa Rica and Southern California.

    • Tedi Martin

      I am a yogi who is committed to illuminating areas within myself and my students that are hiding in the shadows. When we embark on a yogic journey, we are brought to a place of higher awareness where irresponsible thoughts and actions are no longer ignored. We wake up in order to be present in our daily lives. We are eliminating pain in our physical bodies so we can connect to a more spiritual and energetic self. We are transforming ourselves on a micro level in order to influence the world. The time is now, step onto the mat and enjoy the ride. I began my practice in the eighth grade which has evolved naturally into teaching. I offer a strong vinyasa class with lots of breath, flowing movement, inversions and arm balances. My studies in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) percolate my teachings, so don’t’ be surprised if you learn a little about the meridians and TCM theory. www.TediMartin.com www.facebook.com/tedimartinyoga

    • Sarah Wolton

      Co-owner Hot Box Yoga Studio, Vancouver, BC
      Yoga to me is about changing lives, not only changing and benefiting your own life but in the process emphatically bringing goodness to each and every being around you. The result, a brighter, more vibrant, joyful and sweet whole – inside and out. Make peace with yourself, strengthen your body, mind and soul and open up to possibility. It’s not a secret that yoga can transform lives but the choice is ultimately yours, to go with the flow or resist it. I am ecstatic to be part of the Karma Collective tribe! Karma Collective is a medium for me to express myself in a modern, spiritual, and authentic way on my mat, out for coffee, for a stroll on the beach, a jog along the seawall, cocktails on a rooftop patio, …the list goes on! Xx om om

    • Nicole Davidson

      Nicole is an adventure seeker, hear-on-her-sleeve wearer, student of yoga, world traveler, laughter advocate, dream chaser, fruit addict and compassion preacher. Life has definitely been an up and down roller-coaster of emotions, insecurities, disappointments and big changes, but Nicole has always looked for the silver-lining and the lesson in the situation, resulting in a positive outlook at the end of the day. Yoga has brought her to a community of support, a never ending learning journey, and an incredible connection of self-love and happiness she did not know existed previously.She currently lives in Calgary but lived in Nova Scotia for 4 years, Alabama for 1 year, Australia for 6 months and was born and raised in Vancouver. Nicole's biggest advice is to live presently and smile more. Love and light my friends! .

    • Leah Sugerman

      Leah Sugerman is a yoga teacher, actor, writer and passionate world traveler. Leah grew up in the US and is currently living in Hong Kong where she teaches yoga and acting while avidly studying life in between. Leah is a passionate, dedicated student of yoga. From her very first class, she was hooked. She feel in love with the pure dichotomy of the practice: the stark contrast between the strength and power compared to the grace and surrender. The beautiful dance between the two extremes is what draws her back to her mat daily. When Leah is not teaching, you can find her on stage reciting Shakespeare, traveling to far ends of the globe (her parents will say only to the most dangerous countries) with her mat in hand, or on facebook.com/LeahSugermanYoga. Follow her on Instagram: @TheNomadicYogi, or check out her website for more information: www.PracticeYogaWithLeah.com. .

    • Meredith Cameron

      Learning that she and we are more capabale than we give ourselves credit for, Meredith Cameron creates space for students to reach out, dig deeper, and not take themselves too seriously. An advocate for creating the life we live, Meredith is influenced by her teachers, Shannon Paige and Nancy Kate Rau, what the world throws on her lap, her travels, and her daily interactions with others. All of this, infuses freedom into her teachings, allowing students to feel their own sense of empowerment. Meredith is near completion of her 500 hour vinyasa certification and also restorative yoga certified. www.mcameronyoga.com

    • Nancy Crowell

      Nancy Crowell is currently residing in Santa Fe NM finishing up her degree and getting licensed to be a Doctor of Oriental Medicine. She's a long time devoted yogi and has been teaching yoga since 2006. Her enthusiasm for Eastern health modalities has led her to develop a unique way of blending varied trainings and life experiences into a healing yoga practice. You can find her chasing her toddler, cycling around town or around the world, stretching her soul in yoga, creating medicinal meals in the kitchen and planning her next big adventure. She loves anything chocolate , the smell of rain in the desert and women that radiate femininity and strength. You can connect with her on Instagram and Facebook. Please also visit and connect with her on her websitewww.flowingelements.com

    • Chris Duggan

      Chris has been teaching Power Yoga since 2006. He graduated from Eoin Finn's first 200hr Teacher Training and completed his Level 2 in 2013. He has done workshops with Ryan Leier, Dustin Fruson, Jeff Mah, Shiva Rae, Danny Paradise and currently practices with Sjanie Mcinnis, Christine Price-Clark, and Natalie Rousseau. His classes are challenging, fun, and very creative. Chris has a dance background and love's to add elegance and grace to his flow's in class! He teaches at One Yoga for the People, Yaletown YYoga, and Chopra Yoga Center. Chris has the "surf bug" like Eoin, and hosts Yoga and Surf retreats every year. "Chris brings his down to earth attutudie, pashion for teaching, and soulful vibe to every class he teaches. Don't miss out on his killer yoga jam's"….. Eoin Finn

    • Emma Cunningham

      Certified Yoga Teacher soon
      Chicago, IL
      Born and raised in Chicago, I know first hand how hectic the city life can get. Yoga helps me calm my equally hectic mind & has become my grounding revelation, my movement and addiction. Everything makes sense when I practice, especially on my rooftop overlooking the beautiful city lights. I strive to make my life as adventurous, fulfilling and meaningful as possible. So this 2016, I'll be heading to Asia to teach English, backpack around & obtain my certification to teach what I adore most, yoga! I would not have the courage, strength or ambition to start this intense new chapter of my life if it weren't for my practice. Follow me during my Asian journey on IG: foremmayoung_ or on my blog foremmayoung.com .

    • Jodie Martin

      Jodie Louise is an Australian wanderer and vegan yoga instructor currently living Stateside. She is an ocean lover, peace devotee, and student always. Jodie first experienced the joy of yoga in a restorative hatha yoga class in 2004. She appreciates yoga as a holistic practice to learn about ourselves, and to live more peacefully in the world. Jodie strives to offer compassionate and joyful yoga classes, grounded in the Ashtanga vinyasa style. She is thrilled to be part of the Karma Collective team!

    • Gemma Chew

      Certified Yoga Teacher in February.
      NSW, AU
      My yoga journey officially began in Cambodia in 2013. I had done weekly yoga classes at a local gym for a few years before but it wasn't until I started practicing at this amazing studio in Phnom Penh that I fell in love. I started going 3, then 4, then 5 days a week and by the time I got home to Sydney 3 months later I was hooked. I've been practicing every day since, and I don't think I will ever stop. I began doing acroyoga a few months ago and am blessed to be part of such a wonderful and loving community here in Sydney.Every day is an adventure I look forward to. Hope this journey never ends! .

    • Emily Taylor

      Emily discovered her love of yoga while living in San Diego. The vinyasa breath to movement flow instantly stole her heart and energized her body. Since getting certified in 2010 she has spent time honing her craft in California , South America , and now the beautiful Pacific Northwest. She is currently working on her 500 hour certification with Shiva Rea , as she delves deeper into her personal and professional practice. Emily believes there is no better feeling than watching her students achieve new heights in their personal practice and loves watching them leave class completely blissed out. You can find Emily at: http://emilytayloryoga.com https://instagram.com/emilytayloryoga .

    • Jaimee Hart

      Hi! My name is Jaimee, originally from San Antonio, Tx and now reside in Austin, Tx.I'm a 200hr certified Yoga Instructor and I teach at one of Austin's best donation yoga studios, Black Swan Yoga. I have been teaching for almost a year now and I still get butterflies in my stomach and heart every time I put my students into savasana and send them on their way with my little words of wisdom. My goal is to try and take the honest and truthful moments I have on my mat off the mat and to be present with every breath I have.

    • Judy Swens

      I believe yoga shines a light on your unique gifts and empowers you to be brave, to face your fears, walk your talk, and live your truth. I teach yoga because I want to inspire everybody to live a life of freedom, loving every moment. I am grateful to have taught all ages and abilities ranging from children to teens, adults, seniors, pregnant women, athletes, breast cancer patients, and those recovering from injury. Each class is steeped in tradition using pranayama, asana, mantra, and meditation. I weave in what I find most inspiring, be it mother nature, music, yoga philosophy, a story, or poetry.

    • Lindsey Scott

      Lindsey received her RYT200 from True Flow Yoga in Newport Beach, CA and is a Reiki Practitioner who enjoys experiencing the asana through music and aromatherapy. She uses her practice as a way to move, ground, and release excess energy back into the world. Her practice began in 2001 and teaches classes in Orange County from vinyasa to restorative, also offering workshops and private lessons. Her teaching style refreshes and inspires each student, aiming to bring everyone to their highest potential. Lindsey was trained in the Cecchetti ballet method with a strong background in contemporary dance and pole fitness. She also loves rock climbing, hiking, and paddleboarding. .

    • Jessica Moore

      Jessica is a children’s fitness instructor in Boston, Massachusetts. She is also the founder of Mango Tree Wellness, a community group dedicated to providing resources and support to people on a healthy living journey. Jessica is passionate about organic living, whole-food nutrition, and Ashtanga yoga, and hopes to share the karma in studios all across Boston when she begins teaching full time in the spring of 2015. In the meantime, she shares her love of yoga and fitness with her students and her one-year-old son, Oliver. ! .

    • Jacquie Michelle Hill

      Certified Yoga Instructor, Wellness Coach
      Portland, OR

      Jacquie Michelle is a Portland based yoga instructor and wellness coach. She found her way to yoga in 2001 when a good friend gave her a book about conscious breathing and meditation. Jacquie began teaching in 2013 and finds particular joy in sharing yoga with the youngest members of her community. She can often be found playfully exploring the world around her through adventurous travel, her daily journey to her mat, and approaching everything with unending curiosity. Jacquie feels overly fortunate for the people in her life and excited that she is able to do something that she truly loves as her “job” everyday.

    • Jay Nel-McIntosh

      Certified Yoga Instructor, Professional Photographer, Health Coach

      Jay Nel-McIntosh is a lover of life, travel, photography, health and YOGA! She is a Yoga Alliance 200 Hour certified teacher, with specialized training in Prenatal and multiple workshops under her belt. A professional photographer and Health Coach and yoga teacher, she believes in the connection between health, happiness and success. Originally from London, Ontario, Canada she has traveled and taught Vinyasa and Restorative Yoga in countries all over the world, and now calls Jackson Hole, Wyoming home. Jay feels that yoga creates balance in life and awakens the soul to the beauty within ourselves, and all that surrounds us.


    • Dawn Sora Yang

      Certified Yoga Instructor, Registered Nurse. California

      In 2011, Dawn took her first Vinyasa class looking for a way to compliment her overall well being that fed her mind, body and soul. She fell in love with yoga and quickly developed a daily home and/or studio pracfice. In 2014, Dawn completed her 200 hours under Liz Arch with an intention to deepen her knowledge and love of yoga. A few months later she completed her Standup Paddleboard (SUP) Yoga certification with one of the early SUP yoga pioneers Taylor Chaput, Owner of Paddleboard Bliss.

      Dawn teaches community donation based yoga classes and is grateful for being gifted a beautiful space to hold classes. Her regular Sunday yoga tribe, her private clients, her monthly pop up Flow and Tea event, weekends away in Laguna Beach to SUP Yoga and opportunities to collaborate with some creative individuals who love yoga fills her soul.

      Off her mat, Dawn is a Registered Nurse, a playful photographer, a flea market shopper, coffee lover and soon to be bride. She currently lives in Pasadena, California with her fiancée and two pups.

    • Vanessa Van Noy

      Certified Yoga Teacher.
      New York Metro, NY
      Vanessa Van Noy has been teaching in the NY metro area for nearly 15 years. She has worked with pro and collegiate athletes , people with physical limitations, and everyone in between. She specializes in creating practices that are fluid, functional and fun. She encourages humor&compassion, perseverance & perception , love &laughter. Vanessa is very hands on in her classes, using touch as a way to deepen a posture or just show a little love. Vanessa is the founder of “Headstands for Hunger “a annual yoga-based community event that feeds hungry people and homeless pets in Monmouth County NJ. Taking yoga off the mat is where its really at. .

    • Nina Boost

      Home base: Venice, CA.
      Passions: Yoga, adventure, laughing, happiness.
      Nina found her “yoga-calling” three years ago in a small studio in Southern California. She is certified, RYT in hot vinyasa and vinyasa yoga and seeks to inspire others to feel the way she feels about yoga – on and off the mat. A former workaholic with ongoing health problems, yoga has brought peace, clarity, passion and health to her life. Nina constantly seeks adventure and runs by Tina Fey’s words “just say yes and you’ll figure it out afterwards.” Reckless? Not at all. With an increasing appetite for travel and the outdoors, you can find Nina camping, beaching, working on her yoga blog or planning her next adventure when she’s not on the mat or teaching. Nina is constantly working towards her goal of traveling the world and teaching yoga but is enjoying every minute of life along the way.

Karma Collective Community Tribe Members

Thank you to our Community Tribe Members for being so awesome and for supporting us on our journey to inspire and empower others to give back, and to share good karma. Thank you for being a part of our story, our adventure, and for being a part of the Karma Collective family. If you are interested in being a Community Tribe Member, please apply here.

    • Ayami Hiroshige

      Los Angeles, CA I've always been fairly healthy, having my binge moments at the gym... but in 2012, I finally started eating more consciously and taking fitness more seriously. By early 2013, I had found a couple of fitness accounts on Instagram (including @laurasykora and @masumi_g) and was fascinated by their beautiful poses. Late January, Masumi helped me with my first pose - grasshopper - I was hooked! I took my first yoga class (Vinyasa Flow) in March 2013 and instantly fell in love. Yoga helps me maintain my focus on the present - always teaching me that if I am not focused I will fall - literally. I love how challenging some of the asanas are, and how I am inspired daily from around the world with Instagram. Some of my goals for yoga would include sharing it with more people - I initially thought yoga was boring - holding stagnant poses for long periods of time (some are, but not all yoga is!). I want to share the love and passion I have found. I have a growing list of poses that I am working on as I am inspired by fellow yogis and fitness individuals all the time.
      In wanting to share and connect with people, I started Los Angeles Yoga Addicts (LA Yoga Addicts/LAYA). I've been able to not only connect with people that are in my local area, but people around the country and world! It initially started as a joke to see if we could get some fellow IG yogis to meet up and have a play date... now we coordinate meet ups,workshops, and events every other month or so. (http://facebook.com/LAyogaaddicts)

    • Erica Jenkins

      I started my yoga journey after losing 35-40 pounds and was looking for a new way to work out. I saw all these incredible yogis on Instagram and I fell in love with their practice!! All I could think was "this is yoga?!" I honestly thought it was just "stretching", I had no idea the wonders it would do for my strength, weightloss and soul on top of flexibly!! On March 18th, 2013 I made a promise to myself to unroll my mat every single day no matter what! I used the app Simply Yoga and began following Instagram photos, step by steps and video to learn at home and it wasn't until October of last year that I took my first yoga class! I've been doing a once weekly class for an hour since then and still practice at home every day! I dream of becoming a yoga teacher in the future, once we can afford it! I absolutely love everything about my practice and what it has done for my mind, soul and body!! I've lost a total of 90lbs in over 2 years and I've never been healthier or happier! Ontario Canada Instagram: @getfityogagirl

    • Jasmine Long

      Competitive Wake Surfer/Artist Lake Sutherland, WA
      At a young age I was blessed to recognize to the passions that would carry on throughout my life. Surfing and painting during my childhood laid a foundation for the woman I am today. Whether I am painting, surfing, snowboarding, hiking, meditating, or simply being, I aim to ignite a fire and share my passion with everyone in my life. As I embark on my journey as a competitive wake surfer, I hope to push boundaries, inspire others, and of course share the karma. www.jasminenoel.weebly.com

    • Melanie Calma

      Born and raised in sunny San Diego, I first discovered yoga just over a year ago and immediately fell in love with everything it had to offer. Practicing has taught me so much about myself mentally, physically, and spiritually. I have an insatiable curiosity to keep pushing myself to try and learn new things and to teach others along the way. The biggest motivation for me is to be inspired by others and in turn, strive to inspire those around me. To stay active, I partake in hot yoga, acro yoga, aerial yoga, indoor rock climbing, and hiking.

    • Whitney Drost

      I’m Whitney I was born and raised in northern Michigan. I am 20 years old and just started getting into yoga about a year ago. My practice started about a year with my good friend Alena. This past year while I was at school I took a yoga class twice a week. From then my passion and interest for yoga has grown. This fall I will be getting certified to teach yoga 1.

      Though Instagram I was able to come across the brand Karma Collective and fell in love with the clothing and also the lifestyle you all have created. I love the meaning behind the company in following your hearts, taking risks and giving back to the community. So for being a brand ambassador for Karma Collective in Northing Michigan is a huge opportunity to share that with everyone who has the same passion as I do.

    • Ashlee Skow

      Community tribe member

      Yoga for me is a way to save my life, every single breath is helping me stay afloat against the terminal illness that plagues me. I was born with a disease known as Cystic Fibrosis and what it does is slowly ruin my lungs and digestive system. Yoga has helped slow the progression of this disease down drastically and I am forever thankful for the practice. I believe that every day is truly a gift and that spreading love is the most important thing in the world. I love this practice, and I hope to share that passion. .

    • Bobbi Jo

      Community tribe member
      Boring, OR
      My name is Bobbi Jo, I am a 27 year old free spirit! I have been living freely in my rolling home for 14 months, traveling throughout the country; currently exploring and living in the Pacific Northwest. Learning to practice yoga and meditation has helped me discover more about myself then I have ever imagined I could. I believe in compassion, karma, positivity and truthfulness. I am eager to learn and grow even more as a human being, as I aim to become a certified yoga Instructor this spring. .

    • Jocelyn Livingston

      Coming Soon.

    • Natalie Black

      Born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, I am a learner working to further the balance of physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional health. Yoga has helped me to gain strength, balance, flexibility, healing, peace, and restoration. I have been practicing yoga since 2008, and now as an experienced certified teacher I find purpose in sharing all that yoga has given me with my students on and off the mat. Currently pursuing a doctorate degree in occupational therapy, I am also an advocate for equality, social justice, and the recognition of natural beauty. The purpose of my life is to connect others the joy I have found through a relationship with God. He is good! natalie.sblack@gmail.com, @yogabygrace_ .