Rebecca has been practicing yoga for many years, but truly devoted herself to the practice after moving to NYC in 2007. While pursuing her MFA in Creative Nonfiction, and working three jobs at the time, yoga was a way to slow down and add ease to a very busy city. Rebecca completed her 200-Hour RYT Certification at New York Yoga, where she now teaches. She is super excited to be a part of the U! Yoga community. Rebecca will get you to breathe a little deeper, encourage you to laugh, and help you find space for play in your practice. Classes are sequenced to focus on alignment and riding the wave of the breath. Her vigorous Vinyasa flow builds towards a peak pose, with options for ALL levels along the way – come exactly as you are! Rebecca believes in finding joy on your mat. She has seen yoga change lives.
Julia Monosova was born and raised in Ukraine where she obtained her business degree and also trained as a dancer. She always felt that there was something more to this life, higher purpose. After moving to NYC and meeting her spiritual guru, she realized yoga was something that she was always looking for. The experience with Yoga completely transformed her life, and she was inspired to dedicate herself to helping others by spreading the knowledge of yoga, and empowering and inspiring others her by her own example.
She believes that a regular yoga practice keeps the nervous system healthy and that the effort to connect the mind with the body brings untold benefits. She strives to make her classes accessible to all by using clear language and many breath cues. She is committed to helping students find a practice that accords with their unique needs and abilities. Ultimately, she hopes that her students walk out of class feeling better than they did when they walked in—with a stronger body, freer breath and a more focused mind.
Lexi first stepped onto her rental mat and came to yoga as a means of finding balance. For most of her life, she was a dedicated dancer, until a hip injury made her venture outside the dance world. Yoga became a new way of moving and emoting with her body
She enrolled in CorePower Yoga’s teacher training program in the fall of 2012 in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Her practice soon evolved, as did her mat, into more then just a practice of personal care but also a desire and love of sharing the teachings, philosophies and power of yoga. After relocating to New York, Lexi has found a way of balancing both her passions of performing and teaching by continuing to grow in her yogic education and practice as a devoted Jivamukti student, as well as pursue a career in Theatre by studying at The Atlantic Theatre Company.
She is eternally grateful to her first teachers Jen, Greg, Nisreen, and Pegah for encouraging her to pursue this life style, and bows at the lotus feet of her mentor, guru and dear friend Rima-ji for her love, wisdom and never ending support. With a deep love and understanding of the yogic philosophies, Lexi’s classes are filled with chanting, breath awareness, masterful assists and keen choreographic sequencing. She invites you to take off your shoes, have a glass of breath, and allow yourself to investigate this great pull in us to connect.
Megan began practicing yoga in 1998, but it wasn’t until Megan was working as an attorney that yoga changed her life. Megan realized that through yoga, we have the power to connect with ourselves and with others, something she had been missing in her stressful professional life. Megan is certified in the Barkan Method of Hot Yoga, which Jimmy Barkan likes to say is the “evolution of hot yoga and Vinyasa flow.” Megan’s many years of practice have helped her become a strong teacher, focusing on proper alignment, balance, flexibility, the use of breathing for strength, and body-mind awareness, for both beginning and advanced yoga practitioners. Megan is also a health and wellness coach (aka Health Coach Meg), offering holistic health and nutrition advice to busy professionals.
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