Our mission is to make the benefits of yoga accessible to students outside of a studio environment through consciously designed and sustainable movement practices.
Meet Our Teachers
Renee is the owner of Yoga Connection LLC. She discovered her own yoga practice over a decade ago, and has been teaching since 2012 when she completed her 200-hour certification at Kaia Yoga with Gina Norman and Stan Woodman. Always a student first, Renee has pursued additional studies in Prenatal Yoga with Deb Flashenberg, Yin Yoga with Joe Barnett, Restorative Yoga with Jillian Pransky, Private Yoga with Francesca Cervero, and Functional Anatomy & Kinesiology with Jason Ray Brown.
As her private practice in New York City continued to thrive, Renee decided to expand her team and form Yoga Connection LLC. She is excited to work with a network of professional and compassionate yoga teachers to help you connect to your practice.
Jessica is a yoga and meditation instructor and healer based in NYC. She uses her 20 years of experience working in the healing arts as well as her personal & professional studies in biology, neuroscience and philosophy to construct effective healing protocols that focus on shaping and redefining the whole being.
Jessica’s teaching style is compassionate yet challenging, and is strongly rooted in developing body awareness (both mental and physical), breath control, and personal insight and awareness. She is experienced in working with clients with all types of injury and disease processes; from cancer to major surgeries and more.
She has instructed students and helped train yoga teachers in NYC (with Sri Dharma Mittra of Dharma Yoga) and around the world; not only in the physical practice of yoga, but also focusing on the practice of compassion, intuition, and deep meditation.
Francesca first discovered the power of mind-body connection through Yoga after spine surgery as a teen, which brought her to the study of nutrition, herbal medicine, and energy work. She has a master’s degree in Integrative Health Studies with certification in Wellness Coaching & Guided Imagery from the California Institute of Integral Studies, and is a Registered Yoga Teacher (Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center, 2011) and Prenatal Yoga Teacher (Prenatal Yoga Center, 2016). She is also a Reiki practitioner and certified Labor and Postpartum Doula.
Francesca specializes in corporate, private and prenatal yoga. Her classes are customized for the needs of the students and designed to tone the nervous system, build strength and flexibility in the body, and balance the mind through breath, movement, and guided relaxation and meditation.
Kaylyn Alexander is a Vinyasa yoga instructor and former gymnast, specializing in stress-relief, mindful movement, and proper alignment. Her classes encourage a compassionate approach to self-study (Svadhyaya) and discovering the balance between strength, flexibility, effort, and ease. She believes yoga is for every body and is passionate about making it accessible to all.
Kaylyn completed a 200-HR Vinyasa training with Yoga to the People in 2015 and became Reiki certified in 2017. Since she's taught hundreds of yoga classes and thousands of students from across the globe, including athletes, movement specialists, CEOs, performers, seniors, injured persons, and more.
Madison was first drawn to yoga as a physical challenge for supplemental flexibility and strength training in 2010. After months of practicing only one limb of yoga, asana, she began to see the benefits of her practice in areas other than her physical body.
In 2016, Madison completed her 200 hour YTT at Rishikesh Yog Peeth in the teachings of Hatha Yoga. She teaches yoga classes in corporate offices, luxury apartment buildings, and studios in the NYC metro area. As one of her students said, "Madison creates an environment where everyone - from people who have never done yoga to people who teach yoga outside of their 9-5 - felt comfortable and welcome." Madison enjoys the fluidity and dance-like qualities of yoga and combines breath with movement in her classes. She loves to use the support of props to relax and ease the physical body, as well as essential oils and hands-on adjustments. Madison's classes will help you find proper alignment, connection and peace with your mind, and deep relaxation.
Kat is a vinyasa yoga teacher and Ayurveda Holistic Health Counselor. She has been teaching vinyasa and meditation classes ever since her training in Rishikesh, India in 2017. She believes in the importance of moving your body safely and with proper alignment, but also in moving intuitively and becoming more connected to the framework of your own body.
In 2018, Kat graduated from an AADP-accredited certification program in Ayurveda Nutrition. Combining the principles of Yoga and Ayurveda, she provides students with a safe space to explore their own bodies and minds, while equipping them with a framework of alignment-based instruction, comforting hands-on adjustments and acute attention to breath.
Tatiana has been practicing yoga for 14 years. She has studied extensively with a variety of teachers, with her primary mentor being Dharma Mittra. She completed her first teacher training in 2007 and her second in 2017. Her teaching style for classes is vinyasa flow based, and she sets up her students to find as much success as possible with the peak pose she chooses to break down and teach.
One on one, Tatiana takes a tailored approach, understanding the personal needs and goals of her students. She specializes in working with a variety of populations such as the elderly and those with Parkinson’s disease. Tatiana also has a fitness background and teaches group classes across the city.