Instructors

CURRENTLY ON SCHEDULE


Karen Blackman
Director

Founder/Director of The Sangha Trinidad (RYS® 500).  Creator/Director of The Sangha Trinidad’s Yoga Teacher Training Program. Senior Instructor – E-RYT® 500, Certified Moksha Yoga® Level I & II, Certified Yin Yoga and Certified Aerial Yoga

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Michelle Foreman
Instructor

Certified Sangha Yoga, Yoga Alliance RYT® 500 and Certified Aerial Yoga with The Sangha Trinidad
My journey with yoga started in my teens and even though we have often grown apart, we have always found our way back together.

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Zahra M. Duncombe
Instructor

Yoga Alliance RYT® 500 Certified Sangha Yoga Instructor and currently the only Yoga Alliance RYT® 500 Certified Kemetic Yoga Instructor in Trinidad & Tobago
Working in the demanding wellness industry and a full time job as a perpetual student, Yoga became my blissful distraction in 2006…

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Stephen Seepaul
Instructor

Certified Sangha Yoga, Yoga Alliance RYT® 500
I am a husband and a father of two girls: my family comes first in all things, as I believe a better me is a better father, husband and man.

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Alexis Marianes
Instructor

Certified Hatha Yoga and Sivananda Yoga Instructor
“…The physical benefits of restorative yoga not only cured my injuries, but also slowly attenuated my anxious energy…”

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Rita Purdeen
Instructor

Certified Sangha Yoga, Yoga Alliance RYT® 500 and Certified Aerial Yoga with The Sangha Trinidad
Hi!  I am Rita…YOGA is my balance….my retreat and ‘time out’ from all the ‘doing’ and being on the go…

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Doreen Hamel-Smith
Instructor

Moksha Yoga® Level I (in Training), Birth & Postpartum Doula with Birth & Postpartum Doula Alliance of Trinidad & Tobago, Prenatal Yoga Teacher, Placenta Encapsulator with Prenatal Plus Yoga
For as long as I can remember whenever I had to make a wish or prayer in this life it would be for ‘union’.

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Zachary Alexander
Instructor

Certified 200hr Hatha/Vinyasa Yoga Instructor
Zachary is a medical doctor and a national champion for the sport of karate. He has been practicing yoga for the past 5 years under many experienced teachers in Trinidad, Grenada and London.

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Jacob Cino
Instructor

Certified Yoga Instructor in Yin and Restorative to Ashtanga Vinyasa, Power Yoga and Zen meditation
Jacob fell in love with yoga during a trip to India in 1996. This Gift has brought a deep awareness of breathe, body and self. The fact that Yoga has been a wonderful teacher is the inspiration for him to share this practice with others…

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Adam Roberts
Instructor

Certified Sangha Yoga, Yoga Alliance RYT® 500
Adam Roberts says his practice started on his college dorm room floor with a DVD and no mat. These days Adam has replaced his Rodney Yee DVD with the Sangha Yoga, and exchanged his dormitory carpet with his yoga mat.

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Master Gee
Instructor

Over 30yrs. Experience, Tai Chi Master
Master Gee has a had a long history with Martial and Healing Arts.  He started martial arts in 1974 (karate) and received his instructors belt in 1978.

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Hari Sant
Instructor

Kundalini Yoga
Also a Reiki and Sat Nam Rasayan practitioner

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Nicola Johnston
Instructor

BASI Certified Pilates Instructor
…BASI (Body, Arts and Science International) method of Pilates preserves the classical repertoire and the essence of Joseph Pilates’ philosophy while supplementing it with the contemporary experience and scientific knowledge.

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Peter Dickson
Instructor

Certified Sangha Yoga, Yoga Alliance RYT® 500
Always loved feeling good in a balanced way. British Army trained physiotherapist SINCE 1976. Worked as a gym instructor 8 years, Physio at Port of Spain General Hospital for 20 years. Certification in Reiki, Acupressure, Shiatsu, Thai Yoga Massage and Reflexology…

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Marina Louis
Instructor in Training

Currently Completing The Sangha Trinidad’s Yoga Teacher Training 2017 Certification
Since starting yoga I have noticed that I am calmer, a little more tolerant, understanding and I’m definitely stronger…

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Melanie Ragbir
Instructor in Training

Currently Completing The Sangha Trinidad’s Yoga Teacher Training 2017 Certification
“…On our first date yoga gave me just what I needed – a good sweat and a sweet release…”

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Natasha Ramroop
Instructor in Training

Currently Completing The Sangha Trinidad’s Yoga Teacher Training 2017 Certification
“…Yoga has brought me to moments of tears and bliss. My practice has changed considerably since my teacher training…”

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Shanna Prevost
Instructor in Training

Currently Completing The Sangha Trinidad’s Yoga Teacher Training 2017 Certification
“…I also realized that yoga is forgiving. It’s okay to not be so flexible, that will come with time and practice…”

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Calisa Cruickshank
Instructor in Training (BVI)

Currently Completing The Sangha Trinidad’s Yoga Teacher Training 2017 Certification
*Teaching in the BVI and not at The Sangha Trinidad*

Since starting my practice I have seen the physical benefits of yoga but more importantly it’s also easier for me to concentrate and stay focused.

Josie Crawford
Instructor in Training (Aberdeen, Scotland)

Currently Completing The Sangha Trinidad’s Yoga Teacher Training 2017 Certification
*Teaching in Aberdeen, Scotland and not at The Sangha Trinidad*

:: I found yoga in a time of need and then yoga lead me to myself ::

 

Isoke Edwards
Instructor in Training

Currently Completing The Sangha Trinidad’s Yoga Teacher Training 2016 Certification
I can’t remember the exact moment I came to Yoga but it was inevitable. Today, my father who is an initiate of Raja Yoga speaks of me as a toddler on trips with him to Yoga and Meditation retreats.

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Julia Maria Daniel
Instructor in Training

Currently Completing The Sangha Trinidad’s Yoga Teacher Training 2016 Certification
I have been a practicing Yogi at The Sangha Trinidad for the past six (6) years. In the beginning I was asked to explain “who I was” and I appeared in The Student of the Month Profile…I had so much to say then. Now comes JULIA.2016 – MY YOGA JOURNEY – PART 2…

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Krista-Marie Walcott
Instructor in Training

Currently Completing The Sangha Trinidad’s Yoga Teacher Training 2016 Certification
*Teaching in the East and not at The Sangha Trinidad*

I have always been fascinated by the anatomy of the body and what makes it function.  At the tender age of 17, I delved into the health and fitness industry while pursuing a degree in Law.  In my quest to initially discover balance and peace I came across Yoga and Meditation.

Tamara Cozier
Instructor in Training

Currently Completing The Sangha Trinidad’s Yoga Teacher Training 2016 Certification
*Teaching in Chaguanas and not at The Sangha Trinidad*

Drama, dance, YOGA and maybe a song or two…in the bathroom of course. That’s me. The strength and flexibility gained as the body moves through space in a controlled yet beautiful way is what attracted me to yoga.

 


ON LEAVE


Ingrid White-Wilson
Instructor "On Leave"

Certified Moksha Yoga® Level I and Certified Sangha Yoga, Yoga Alliance RYT® 500
This is me… Ingrid E.  Baker, candlestick maker, lawyer, life artist, volunteer, traveller, logician, analyst, corporate refugee, deep-dive dilettante, sloth, evolving yogini – occasional paradox and unfixed oxymoron. What more need be said?…

Joanne Seebaran
Instructor "On Leave"
Certified Sangha Yoga Instructor
“I haven’t been able to keep up with my practice or my teaching due to my hectic family life right now.  But I turned 50 last month and I am determined to not only get back on my mat, but get back to sharing my practice with others!”

 


OTHER SANGHA TRINIDAD TEACHER TRAINING ALUMNI


Lindsay Hall
Alumni (Tobago)
Certified Sangha Yoga, Yoga Alliance RYT® 500
Lindsay Hall currently teaches mostly in Tobago and drops by to The Sangha Trinidad for little teaching visits every so often *smile*.  She was born in Canada raised in Tobago and started dancing at the age of 5 at the Tobago Academy of the Performing Arts.
Ina Dailey
Alumni

Certified Sangha Yoga, Yoga Alliance RYT® 500

Ina does mostly private classes right now and mostly for those who need a slower pace due to injuries or limitations.  If you are need of these kinds of sessions, please feel free to call us at (868) hot-yoga (468-9642).

 

Ayanna Gellineau
Alumni (Philidelphia)

Certified Sangha Yoga, Yoga Alliance RYT® 500
…As an avid Yoga practitioner, Ayanna has come to have a deep appreciation for the power of the body in movement as it relates to promoting physical and psychological well-being. She sees this as important for enabling individuals to be present and self-aware.

Abigail Guzman
Alumni

Certified Sangha Yoga, Yoga Alliance RYT® 500 and Certified Aerial Yoga with The Sangha Trinidad
My name is Abigail Guzmán… I started practicing yoga at home but starting at the Sangha and doing the teacher training has made me realize that there is so much to learn.

Terrance Aleong
Alumni

Certified Aerial Yoga Instructor with The Sangha Trinidad, Certified Lotus Palm Thai Yoga Massage Teacher Level I & II and Certified Lotus Palm Thai Yoga Massage Trainer Level I & II

Stephenie Sobrian
Alumni

Certified Sangha Yoga, Yoga Alliance RYT® 500 and Certified Aerial Yoga with The Sangha Trinidad
I was invited by my aunt in 2008 to my first yoga class at Karen’s Moksha Yoga Trinidad’s studio at the time. I admit that I was reluctant to go but I thought “what’s the worst that could happen?” and tagged along and haven’t looked back since!


INCOMPLETE TEACHER TRAINEES


Natalie Maharaj
Instructor In Training

Currently Completing The Sangha Trinidad Yoga Teacher Training 2015 Certification
Long hours behind a desk, and a fall down the stairs a few years ago really messed up my back. After a few months of physiotherapy, I got the OK to try Hatha yoga.

Kemba Marcano
Instructor in Training

Currently Completing The Sangha Trinidad Yoga Teacher Training 2013 Certification
Some People are drawn to Yoga for relaxation. For others the attraction is to its strengthening, lengthening and healing capabilities.  For me, the beauty of Yoga is its potential for revealing incredible insights into the connection between mind and body.

Toni Blackman
Teacher Training 2013

The Sangha Trinidad Yoga Teacher Training 2013
**PLEASE NOTE:  TONI DID NOT COMPLETE HER TRAINING WITH THE SANGHA TRINIDAD AND DID NOT RECEIVE HER CERTIFICATION FOR THE SANGHA TRINIDAD’S YOGA TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM.


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