JOSEPH ENCINIA has studied Yoga philosophy for 15 years and taught Hatha and Raja Yoga for 13 years. Joseph found Yoga after experiencing a heart attack, suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, tumors, and struggling with weight. The practice of Yoga has been his medicine, directly influencing his teaching approach to Yoga as a healing method. Certified by Yoga College of India Teacher Training in 2007, he’s a 3-time National Champion, 2011 Male International Asana Champion, and served as the Board President of the USA Yoga Federation from 2013 - 2017. He’s also the founder of the Yoga Youth Movement, a 501 C3 Non-profit dedicated to inspiring the youth to be influential future leaders through the practice of Yoga and Meditation. His path had led him to teach in over 20 countries worldwide, offering yoga seminars, master classes, workshops, and retreats.
CAROLINA RIVERA was born in Santiago (Chile). She began her dance training at the School of Ballet of Teatro Municipal de Santiago. She majored in Dance at the University of Chile with High Honors and the Excellence Award. After graduating, she moved to New York as a scholarship recipient at the Martha Graham School, joined Graham II, and currently performing with Alison Cook Beatty Dance. Her experience as a Dance teacher includes Summer Programs for Ballet Clasico School of Santiago Dominican Republic and Joffrey Ballet School (New York); Master Classes for Syracuse University, Milford Art Center (CT), Putney School (VT), Escuela Moderna (Chile) and Espacio Arte Nimiku (Chile); and a teaching residency at GAM (Chile). Carolina is the creator of LOTUS SCULPT, a High Intensity-Low Impact full-body conditioning class and, a Fitness Barre teacher at Pure Yoga NYC (including the specialty classes: Baby Wearing, Pre/Post-Natal, Advanced Fit).
ANGELA PHILLIPS is an extraordinarily gifted multi-disciplinary artist, bursting with talent, energy, and creativity. With a wonderfully unique command of her artistry, Angela possesses an unusual freedom of spirit that propels her to excel in a dazzling array of disciplines. Her career began as a spirited dancer and aerialist with credits on Broadway and Off-Broadway. She expanded her offerings and vision as an Associate Aerial Designer for Disney Theatrical Productions for whom she worked nationally and internationally. Angela completed her yoga teacher training and certification in the Fall of 2009. She loves teaching this rigorous discipline of health and well-being. Her upbeat, inspiring, yet challenging classes have created quite a following at various studios throughout New York City and Europe.