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Malini Srinivasan, a third generation Bharatanatyam dancer (check her website, powerful photos of her mother and grandmother dancing), choreographer and teacher based in NYC. She has been a yoga practitioner for the past 15 years and approaches yoga as a complement and antidote to her dance life. Professor at SUNY, and so much more.
Sheena Sood carries much love, passion and commitment for the preservation of ancestral knowledge, holistic health, and social justice. On multiple occasions, she has journeyed to her homeland to learn about yoga and spirituality under her Guru-ji Yogi Sivadas at Kailash Tribal School. While Sheena is currently pursuing a Doctoral degree in Sociology at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA, she is working to manifest Sunshine Shanti Healing—a community center that offers holistic healing methods such as Yoga, Ayurvedic therapy, Reiki, and Sound therapy at affordable rates to her local community. She is currently organizing Decolonizing Yoga as an Ancestral, Artistic and Life-Affirming Practice, a Philly-based workshop that seeks to preserve the artistic elements of yoga by connecting young women of color to their ancestral and mythological histories.
Seema Sabnani is a yoga instructor, social justice trainer, educator and artist. Born in India and making her home in Brooklyn, Seema attributes her mom’s passion for seva as strong influence in her career choices. Seema has over 12 years of experience in non-profit program management, education, advocacy and the arts: Free Arts NYC, an organizer for CAAAV; South Asian Youth Action (SAYA!); Harlem Center for Education; and Sadhu Vaswani, a high school in New Delhi and Pune, India.
In addition to her current position as Teen Arts Program Manager at Free Arts NYC, Seema is also part-time faculty at the Sadie Nash Leadership Project. The improv collective will be performing this Saturday, July 13th at Project Reach, 39 Eldridge Street.
Seema has a B.A. in International Community Development from the University of Illinois, an M.A. in Teaching from Fordham University, and in 2010 received her Yoga Teacher Training certification from Finding Sukha, (200 RYT) in New York City