Ali Kenner has been practicing yoga for seven years. As a doctoral student at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Ali began practicing yoga to help with back pain and stress. Yoga not only changed her life, but transformed her research as well (to learn more, visit her website at http://www.alikenner.com).

Ali completed a 200-hour teacher training in Hatha Yoga at Sadhana Center for Yoga and Meditation in 2010, and most recently, a 200-hour Level One teacher certification in Kundalini Yoga with Hari Kaur Khalsa at the Baba Siri Chand Ashram.


Martha has been practicing yoga since her teen years in Western Massachusetts, where her first yoga-love was Kripalu. Always a fan of exertion, she has since been drawn to the more fiery side of practice through vinyasa-based approaches, but still cares very much about pausing, analyzing, and letting individual poses evolve with the breath. She completed her 200-hour teacher training in March of 2011 at Bliss Yoga in Woodstock, NY, where her teachers came from the Jivamukti and Om schools. Martha continues her efforts to reach past the athleticism of yoga and into the energy and consciousness of the Self. You can contact Martha at troyyoga.ny@gmail.com.