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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Kim Grimshaw
Pilates Teacher

Founder/Director Island Dancer Pilates. 

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Hari Sant
Instructor

Kundalini Yoga
Also a Reiki and Sat Nam Rasayan practitioner

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KUNSANG, w/Bodhicharya
Meditation Teacher Trainer

Tibetan Buddhist Nun, The Meditation Teacher at Abiding Heart Education, Mingyur Rinpoche’s Teacher Training Program in Kathmandu, Nepal.

The Trinidad Sangha Bodhicharya, is currently hosting Kunsang.  She is running a Meditation Training Course called JOY OF LIVING.

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Keyshawn Stewart
Personal Trainer

ISCA Certified Personal Gym Trainer, Director/Owner Ludus Gym
KEYSHAWN STEWART in Partnership with The Sangha Trinidad will be offering Individualized Personalized Gym Training sessions at the gym located in Cascade.  BOOK NOW at (868) 340-0682!

340LBS to 220LBS! And he still eats Doubles and his favourite snacks sometimes 😯!!!

 

Neera Lakhan
Instructor

Certified Sangha Yoga, Yoga Alliance RYT® 500
I started my yoga journey about 7 years ago at The Sangha Trinidad and I can heartfully say that’s one of the best decisions I ever made!

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Tracy Persaud
Instructor in Training

Currently Completing The Sangha Trinidad’s Yoga Teacher Training 2018 Certification
The best life changing balance in my life is my yoga journey at The beautiful Sangha Trinidad. It’s when my mind and body become one which makes my experience so blissful…

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Beverly Griffith
Instructor in Training

Currently Completing The Sangha Trinidad’s Yoga Teacher Training 2021 Certification
Beverly is an educator at heart. She is a chemistry teacher with over fifteen years of teaching experience. She has been practising yoga for the same length of time. So enrolling in the Sangha Trinidad’s YTT2021 was a natural choice...

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Jacen (“Jay Byrd”) Brathwaite
Instructor in Training

Currently Completing The Sangha Trinidad’s Yoga Teacher Training 2022 Certification
Over 20 years ago Karen Blackman took Jacen to his first yoga class where unbeknownst to him, a lifelong love affair with yoga was about to be born.

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Dr. Calisa Cruickshank
Instructor in Training (BVI)

Currently Completing The Sangha Trinidad’s Yoga Teacher Training 2017 Certification
*Teaching in the British Virgin Islands at The Sangha British Virgin Islands*

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.

 

Krista-Marie Walcott
Instructor in Training (China)

Currently Completing The Sangha Trinidad’s Yoga Teacher Training 2016 Certification
*Teaching in China 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.


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


Nadia Narine
Alumni 2018

Certified Sangha Yoga, Yoga Alliance RYT® 500
My hope as a teacher is to guide and support anyone who is on the journey back to her/himself…to help them find their way.

Jennifer Jones
Alumni 2018 (Barbados)

STOTT PILATES® Instructor certified in Matwork Level 1 & 2, Yoga Alliance E-RYT®200, Certified Sangha Yoga, Yoga Alliance RYT® 500
Jennifer Jones was born and raised in the beautiful island of Barbados and enjoys teaching yoga classes at various locations across the island. She is also the owner of JenZen Wellness, and when she isn’t teaching yoga is teaching Pilates as well.
*Teaching in Barbados and not at The Sangha Trinidad*

Celestee Dabreo
Alumni 2018

Certified Sangha Yoga, Yoga Alliance RYT® 500
My Name is Celestee DaBreo. I am a Sales Manager by day but yoga enthusiast ALWAYS.

 

Josie Crawford
Alumni 2017 (Scotland)

Certified Sangha Yoga, Yoga Alliance RYT® 500

Josie hails from Aberdeen, Scotland!

 

 

Marina Louis-Khan
Alumni 2017 (Canada)

Certified Sangha Yoga, Yoga Alliance RYT® 500 and Certified Aerial Yoga with The Sangha Trinidad
Since starting yoga I have noticed that I am calmer, a little more tolerant, understanding and I’m definitely stronger…

 

Natasha Drayton
Alumni 2017

Certified Sangha Yoga, Yoga Alliance RYT® 500

Isoke Edwards
Alumni 2016

Certified Sangha Yoga, Yoga Alliance RYT® 500
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.

 

Julia Maria Daniel
Alumni 2016

Certified Sangha Yoga, Yoga Alliance RYT® 500
I have been a practicing Yogi at The Sangha Trinidad for over (8) 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. Then came JULIA.2016 – MY YOGA JOURNEY – PART 2…

 

Rita Purdeen
Alumni 2015

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…

Stephenie Sobrian
Alumni 2015

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!

Abigail Guzman
Alumni 2015

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.

Michelle Foreman
Alumni 2014

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.

 

 

Zahra M. Duncombe
Alumni 2014

Certified Sangha Yoga, Yoga Alliance RYT® 500  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…

 

Adam Roberts
Alumni 2014

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.

 

Lindsay Hall
Alumni 2014
Certified Sangha Yoga, Yoga Alliance RYT® 500
Lindsay Hall was born in Canada raised in Tobago and started dancing at the age of 5 at the Tobago Academy of the Performing Arts. She currently lives in Canada.
Peter Dickson
Alumni 2013 (Deceased)

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…

 

Ina Dailey
Alumni 2013

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 2013 (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.

Stephen Seepaul
Alumni 2013

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.

 

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


INCOMPLETE TEACHER TRAINEES


Rion Louis
Teacher Training 2018

Participated in The Sangha Trinidad’s Yoga Teacher Training 2018 Certification Program
Rion hails from the Bronx in New York and decided to begin his yoga journey with us.  It was during the Training that he felt called to find himself.  His plan…to go to India to live the simplest life.  We wish him well and hope that he can one day complete his certification.

Melanie Bynoe (Ragbir)
Teacher Training 2017

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

 

Shanna Prevost
Teacher Training 2017

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

 

Tamara Cozier
Teacher Training 2016

Participated in The Sangha Trinidad’s Yoga Teacher Training 2016 Certification Program
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.

 

Natalie Maharaj
Teacher Training 2015

Participated in The Sangha Trinidad’s Yoga Teacher Training 2015 Certification Program
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.

Toni Blackman
Teacher Training 2013

Participated in The Sangha Trinidad’s Yoga Teacher Training 2013 Certification Program

Kemba Marcano
Teacher Training 2013

Participated in The Sangha Trinidad’s Yoga Teacher Training 2013 Certification Program
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.