On March 16, 2009, MindBodySoul Yoga Studio began in a small, sweet space on 170th Street and Fort Washington when Alyssa Snow opened the doors for a 7am Hatha class. Our very first class had seven students, and it was the beginning of an amazing adventure. Over the next few months, teachers Stacey Linden, Amy Soucy, Tom Weston, and Ola May joined the schedule. And so began our journey leading yoga classes for the amazing community of Washington Heights. Over the next few years, we grew from offering 15 classes per week with five teachers to a new space hosting over 30 classes per week with 15+ teachers, healing services, teacher training, and a lovely boutique. Our studio hosts a diverse community who come together to practice yoga, socialize and meet new friends, and gain peace in their minds and in their hearts.
Alyssa Snow - Founder and Owner
Alyssa has been practicing yoga for over 20 years, and teaching for over a decade. Alyssa has studied shamanism, kundalini yoga, hatha yoga and vinyasa yoga and is the lead teacher for MBSY's 200 hour teacher training course. Alyssa loves business (a true numbers geek) and, before opening the studio, had a 12 year career in corporate finance and operations. Alyssa is a mom of three daughters, an author, a teacher, a yogi, a shaman and a spiritual business coach.
Stacey Linden - General Manager
Stacey has been a part of the MBSY team since before the doors opened. She brought Alyssa a bag of chai tea (her favorite) while the walls were being painted. Seven years and thousands of yoga hours later, Stacey is one of our most popular teachers, and is on the teaching staff of MBSY's 200 hour Teacher Training program. Stacey is the General Manager for the studio. She manages the group yoga schedule and the workshop schedule. She is often Alyssa's right hand, as well as her left. She is the mom of Eli, and is a total grammar geek who is not-so-secretly obsessed with chocolate.
Amos Wolff - Community Coordinator
Amos has been a valued member of our community for a few years now. First as a student, then as a workstudy at the front desk and then, a yoga teacher on our schedule. Amos is such a committed and valuable member of our community that when the position of Community Coordinator opened up, he was the perfect person for it. Every new student that comes to our studio gets a call from Amos offering help with choosing the right classes and the right teachers for their practice.
Amos embodies the skillful and nurturing vibe of MBSY - he's a natural teacher, a talented actor, and an all-around totally awesome human being.
Liz Livingston - Creative Manager
Liz found MBSY soon after moving to New York. After two years in an intense MFA Acting program, Liz joined our Teacher Training program with the intention to deepen her knowledge of the mind, body, and spirit connection. In that time, the studio became her home away from home.
In addition to teaching four weekly yoga classes, Liz serves as our Creative Coordinator responsible for marketing, social media, and curating the Metaphysical Boutique. Outside of the studio, Liz is a theater artist focused on acting, devising, and education.
Adina Bloom - Studio Manager
Adina began her journey at MBSY as a front desk intern. Realizing her skill for managing the space, we asked her to join the team as our Front Desk Coordinator and never looked back! With extensive experience at several yoga studios in NYC, Adina and her grounding energy are indispensable here at MindBodySoul Yoga.