When not rocking the front desk, you can find Lourdes figuring out the meaning of life through love, laughter, and connection.
Hometown: Dominican American born and raised on the Lower East Side
Anais is inspired by the way MBSY teachers, visitors, and guests take on life’s rollercoaster ride. Their courage and resilience give her strength.
Favorite pose? Tree. Nap pose.
When not at the studio, Anais hangs with her mini-gurus (her kids). She also tries to keep up with her husband’s sports stats, reading sci-fi or magical realism books, and volunteering at her children’s school.
Hometown: Laguna Hills, CA
Why MBSY? Collette loves that each of our students is unique and yet we all come here for a similar purpose. She loves the warmth and community here - as well as any tea with hibiscus.
Favorite pose? Eagle and Child’s Pose.
Outside of the studio, Collette is acts, sings, plays instruments, journals, eats cookies, and makes acai bowls.
Hometown: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Why MBSY? Mariana is grateful to call MBSY her second home - a place for self improvement, learning, support, and encouragement.
Favorite Pose: Downward Facing Dog - her deep breathing reminder
Outside of the studio, Mariana is mom to her 11 year old son and a 2 year old cat, a dancer, teacher, and organizer of Argentine tango events. She also loves to cook veggie dishes.
Hometown: Annapolis, Maryland. NYC since 2006.
She loves that working at MBSY means meeting the yoga community and people of Washington Heights.
Favorite pose? Standing bow or tree. She often stands around in tree.
Kelsey loves to make fresh juice, smoothies, and necklaces for “Lowetied,” her natural Earth-energy jewelry brand.
Hometown: New York City
Vicky loves that MBSY offers Kundalini Yoga.
When not at the front desk, you can find Vicky enjoying the outdoors. She’s also a singer!
Hometown: Spring, Texas
Kara loves working at MBSY because of the people!
Her favorite pose? Savasana!
Outside of the studio loves to read (she reads over 60 books a year), eat sweet treats, and go see Sutton Foster concerts.
Interested in work exchange? Learn more about our Intern Program here.