Presenters for 2019

Christina Andrini

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Founder of Day of Yoga and Jai Bhakti Yoga Foundation. 200hr E-RYT, YACEP and Reiki practitioner. Bhakti teacher and global retreat leader. Her mission is to provide accessible and affordable yoga services to seniors, elderly and disabled communities.  Christina will be leading the 3pm class to live music with Ryan Taylor. Follow her on IG @jaibhaktiyoga

Yolanda Cardona

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 Kundalini Reiki Master / Intuitive Life Coach / Sujok Healer (acupressure) / Energy Readings / Yoga Teacher / Meditation & Group Classes / Fitness & Weight Loss at Yolagi / Sound healer. Follow Yolanda on IG @ yolagiforlife

Yolanda will be providing a variety of wellness services at the event, Be sure to register with her upon arriving at the festival. 

Joni Hodes

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 Joni has been teaching Yoga for over a decade!  She received her  Yoga cert, through National Exercise and Sports Trainers Association (NESTA). Since then, she has also received training and certifications in the following: Assisted Vedic Thai Yoga, Balanced Body Pilates Mat 1, Personal Training, Reiki, Surfset Fitness, TRX Suspension Training.  Follow Joni and her yoga studio on IG @yaya4yoga

Joni will be teaching 2pm - 3pm at the Bhakti Tent.


Laura Johana

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Laura teaches and manages at Swan River Arabi, the only donation based yoga studio in New Orleans. She hosts Seva yoga teacher trainings and community events at her studio. Laura has a passion to serve and teaches from her bhakti heart. Join Laura for a class at 1pm - 2pm at the Bhakti Tent. Follow her on IG @laurajohannayoga

Daniel Wise

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 Daniel Wise BY®, is a lifelong martial artist and Zen practitioner. He completed his 200 hour interdisciplinary teacher training at Wild Lotus Yoga’s Soul School in New Orleans under Sean Johnson and Mitchel Bleier. This included training in Bhakti, Tantra, and Vinyasa yoga. 
Fascinated by the combination of yoga, martial arts and meditation found in the Budokon system, he studied with the founder, Cameron Shayne. He is the first certified Budokon®Yoga instructor in the state teaching weekly Budokon® classes & seminars since October 2014.
Join Daniel for a Budokon class at 11am - 12pm in the Bhakti Tent. Follow Daniel @budokondaniel

Indra Maghavan

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Indra is an artist and Bhakti yoga teacher. He specifically teaches in spanish and is the lead yoga teacher for the hispanic community of New Orleans. 

He currently teaches at Swan River Mandir in Mid City. Indra's way of teaching is like moving through painting and you hold the brushes. He studied under Mitchel Blier and Sean Johnson of Wild Lotus Yoga. He kicks off the event at 9:30am with an all spanish yoga class. Follow Indra on FB @IndraMaghavan

Ryan Taylor

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 Innovative drummer and percussionist/musician creating a style of rhythm making to move the soul. MoNaProg (modern, new age, progressive) powerful drumming that shakes you to the core! · 2006 to present · Dallas, Texas

Creating a rhythmic vibration of indigenous and soul inspired drumming. "Spirit" and Soul Inspired drumming uses the force and energy of the drum to disrupt and remove negative energy from the body, mind and spirit. Combined with indigenous, elemental, spiritual and soul inspired rhythm making. Ryan will be leading a drum circle in the afternoon and then drumming for Christina at 3pm yoga class at the Bhakti Tent. Follow Ryan on IG @ryantaylordrum

Stephen Robalik

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 Healer, Spiritual Mentor, & Transformational Mindset Coach
Transforming Your Life Through Healing: Heart, Mind and Soul. His webl link: www.guidingdestiny.com 

He will be offering services and sangha at the Karma tent throughout the day. 

Follow him on IG @guidingdestiny

Becca Rich

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Becca Rich, RYT 200, finished her yoga teacher training in July of 2017 through Marianne Wells Yoga School in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica. Becca teaches every week, locally in New

Orleans, at Yoga and You Anywhere in Metairie and Balance Yoga & Wellness in Mid City. She is also a certified Reiki healer through Soul Technologies, and loves sharing different healing modalities with her students. She will be providing services throughout the day at the event. Be sure to sign up with her upon arrival. Follow her on IG @beccarichwellness

Chioma Urama

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 Chioma Urama is an artist and educator from Virginia.  Chioma received her 200 hour yoga teaching certification with Lightrail Yoga in Miami Beach and has taught several community classes across South Florida and in New Orleans.  She believes in yoga as a tool to increase contentment, balance, and strength in our everyday lives. 

We are excited to have Chioma join the Jai Bhakti Yoga teaching family to continue sharing her passion and light with our diverse, unique, and creative community of yogis.  Chioma teaches throughout New Orleans. She will be leading the 11am class at the Karma Tent. Follow her and her other projects @yogawithchioma 

Kellie Bischof

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 Kellie has been practicing yoga for twelve years and teaching for six.  She was trained by Bruce Shoemaker of Yoga Nation Ennis in Baptiste based Vinyasa yoga, as well as Restorative Yin. After years of practice and training, Kellie and a friend opened their own studio and business, Blue Arrow Fitness, in the Dallas metro area. She taught regularly at several locations in the Dallas area, including gyms, group fitness centers, public schools, hospitals, offices, nursing homes, and other yoga studios in addition to her own.  In 2017, she completed the Foundations in Yin Yoga teacher training program at Josh Summer's School of Yin Yoga in New York.  Kellie will be leading class at 12pm at the Karma tent.  Follow Kellie on IG @kelliebischof

Dina Schaefer

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Dina has a Bachelor's in Metaphysical Science, she is a Reiki Master and a Yoga Instructor. She is also a certified  Kundalini Reiki and Energy Healer. Dina loves helping people see how beautiful they really are.  You can book a healing session with Dina at the event. Follow her on IG @dinaschaefer