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Elian Zach ​
  • Yoga teacher, Breathwork & Sound practitioner
  • location: New York City 
  • Instagram handle: @woomcenter
Elian received her formal training in sound therapy at The New York Open Center under the guidance of world-renowned sound researcher, practitioner and ethnomusicologist, Alexandre Tannous. An advanced, E-RYT yoga teacher, she completed her trainings and continuing education in New York with a variety of master teachers from different yogic disciplines, including Nevine Michaan of Katonah Yoga, Colleen Saidman and Rodney Yee of Yoga Shanti, Leslie Kaminoff, Ramanand Patel, Sam Chase and Kevin Gardiner. Elian is also a trained breathwork facilitator, a modality which she frequently incorporates into her offerings, with her main inspiration being the work and teachings of Czech psychiatrist, Dr. Stanislav Grof.  
Early in her life’s journey, she was trained in classical and contemporary theatre at Circle in the Square Theatre School on Broadway, and has worked extensively on stage, film and television productions, as well as contributed her voice to various projects. She also worked as a professional writer for various online and printed publications around the world. She co-founded WOOM CENTER, New York's first of its kind multi-sensory yoga and meditation studio, based primarily on the therapeutic and psychedelic properties of sound vibration, where she both facilitates and hosts practitioners from all over the country and the world. In collaboration with Alexandre Tannous, WOOM offers a celebrated sound practitioner training program, titled Sound School, several times each year, WOOM has been featured in Vogue, The New York Times, New York Magazine, and Well + Good, and has also been covered by BuzzFeed, NowThis and The Culture Trip. Elian has had the pleasure of sharing sound, breathwork and yoga with both smaller private groups and on larger scale events such as MediClub, Flavorpill’s Quiet Mornings at The MoMA, and Burning Man. The WOOM team has taken their work all over the world and facilitated experiences in Costa Rica, Ibiza, Tel Aviv, Colombia and Hong Kong. Elian’s greatest joy is to meld all of her passions into one transformative practice that invites a holistic participation of the physical, emotional, intellectual, creative and spiritual bodies.
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Sasha Greenberg ​
  • Vinyasa yoga teacher
  • location: Miami, Florida
  • Instagram handle: @sashagreenberg
My mission is to encourage people to live with balance through the highs and lows of life. Just like waves in the ocean being carried away, appearing and changing forms the Temporary events in our life bringing excitement, stress and emotions to the surface. It can confuse us to react and get distracted by the intensity of how we feel. The way we flow through it will determine our wellbeing in this lifetime.
HOW AND WHY ARE YOU DEDICATED TO THIS SERVICE? In the universe there are neither shortcuts nor many rules. It is infinite, expanding and while all the answers already exist within us the mind can only understand to it’s human limitations, personally I find it fascinating to explore! There are many ways and tools to tap into this amazing universal intelligence, different practices reveal glimpse to REALITY. When committing and following a path (even if changes along the way) we reveal growth and potential as individuals and universal. Then we can shine our lights brighter where it’s needed most. By loving and healing ourselves we shift in all areas of life, we eat healthier, doing physical and mental practices, talking nicer to ourselves, becoming better neighbors or just smiling and laughing more. It help us move closer towards living in our true nature, true selves. Like everything else it needs love and attention, we must water our gardens and nourish ourselves, be students, explore and be curious, experiment and make mistakes, it’s all part of the journey! Certified Health and Wellness coach, breath coach, experienced and passionate Yoga Instructor with over four years of teaching experience in Vinyasa approach. I aim to provide my yoga students with clear alignment instruction, comforting hands-on adjustments, and much more them the physical practice itself. Practicing meditation and inner peace, learning how to breathe through challenges and becoming the observer of our own thoughts helps straighten body-mind-universe connection to find center and harmony in all fields of life. Committed to creating adjusted program and support for each client based on their personal needs and goals, while motivating them to live balanced and wholesome life style.
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Udi Sahar ​
  • Naturopath (N.D), Clinical Herbalist (CI.H), healthatarian chef, and Vinyasa yoga teacher
  • location: Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Instagram handle: @udi_sahar
I am a certified Naturopath (N.D), Clinical Herbalist (CI.H), healthatarian chef, and Vinyasa yoga teacher. I was set on a path to become a healer at an early age. Growing up with severe food sensitivities that affected my overall health, I set forth on a journey to heal myself through nutrition. I was only eleven years old, while on a trip to Mexico when I discovered Shamanism and felt deeply inspired. Later I traveled through south and central America, India, and elsewhere, and studied extensively the healing modalities of ancient and modern cultures.
My approach to the natural way of healing was a merge of my experience in kitchens and bars and my knowledge of Herbalism, Aromatherapy, aspects of Shamanic, Ayurvedic, and Chinese medicines. This knowledge-based background makes Urban Shaman unique. All cleanses are designed strategically and with a clinical understanding to optimize well-being.
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Eden Gershon-Londner ​
  • Iyenger Yoga teacher​
  • location: Byron Bay, Australia and Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
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  Hi I’m Eden! I have been teaching yoga and exploring the relationship between body, breath, and mind for several years. I am enthusiastic about exploring human movement with the intention of helping people develop clearer, more fully embodied communication and expression. I am leading retreats and workshops world wide. My therapeutic teaching style is focused on Curiosity, openness, and affection. the integration of science, yoga philosophy, and the poetic imagination in the yoga practice. Most importantly, I loves to explore the relationship of discipline and playfulness. My mission is to be able to create a space where we can support ourselves, and each other, as we enter freely and fully, with a care-filled abandon, into the mysterious dance of existence.
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Lauren Taus ​
  • Licensed psychotherapist and yoga teacher​
  • location: Venice Beach, California
  • Instagram handle: @lauren.taus
Hey, I am Lauren Taus. I'm dedicated to supporting you on your journey home - to yourself. I am licensed as a clinical therapist in both New York and California with a specialty in addiction and trauma treatment. As a clinician, I integrate alternative modalities of treatment into my work. I trained with David Emerson under the supervision of Bessel van der Kolk at The Trauma Institute in Boston in trauma sensitive yoga, and trained by the Multidisciplinary Association of Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) for MDMA assisted psychotherapy for complex PTSD.
I am actively working under the supervision of Dr. Phil Wolfson, author of The Ketamine Papers, to offer ketamine assisted psychotherapy to accelerate healing for individuals who suffer from depression, anxiety and trauma. Alongside my dear father Stephen D. Taus MD, I supports psychedelic assisted therapy research with the intention to bring these types of interventions back into the Western mainstream model. I teaches yoga and meditation classes in the Los Angeles area and facilitated teacher training and offer immersive wellness experiences globally. In my work as a wellness provider, I was featured in Yoga Journal, Women’s Health, Men’s Health, Health Magazine, USA Today, Self Magazine and more. I believe that individual and collective healing are intimately intertwined.
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David Shemesh
  • Sound, Breathwork + Pranayama, and Psychedelic Integration Coach
  • location: Between Los Angeles, New York City & Tulum, Mexico
  • Instagram handle: @the_gong_experience

Upon completing my military service in one of the IDF’s top elite units, I moved to NYC, where I quickly became immersed in an exploration of altered states of consciousness.

My quest for a deeper understanding of the true nature of reality led me to both study and experiment with various practices that allowed me to have firsthand experiences of non-dual states.

Through synthesizing my knowledge and gaining personal insight, I collected, adapted, and integrated an array of modalities, which combined, invited his clients and students to approach self-inquiry, meditation, and trauma-release in a safe and supportive setting. According to this paradigm, I also co-founded WOOM CENTER, New York's first multi-sensory yoga and meditation studio, based primarily on the therapeutic and psychedelic properties of sound vibration.

 Today, I travel the world, guiding groups and individuals through transformative experiences.

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Sheerle Dove ​
  • Vinyasa Yoga teacher ​
  • location: Between LA & Israel
  • Instagram handle: @sheerle.dove
My name is Sheerle Dove. I was born in Eilat, Israel but grew up travelling America! When I was 17, I moved back to Israel, joined the army, and continued to live here for

another 5 years. A series of mental health issues encouraged me to devote my life to yoga and that sent me on the incredible journey of traveling India and learning from many masters. I did my 500 hour YTT with Guru Pundit Radheshyam Mishra in Goa, I taught a workshop in Jaipur and studied with two recognized Vinyasa masters, Yogini Hemlata and Yogi Umesh Sharma. One Vipassana later, another week studying at a Yoga University in Bangalore, and performing a yoga sequence for a Yoga Shala Opening in Mumbai, I ended my trip and headed out to teach what I learned. I dedicate my life to a Yogic lifestyle. Not only do I practice daily asana but I incorporate the philosophy, and other teachings beyond what the body can do. As a teacher I hope to instill in my students what a beautiful tool Yoga is for self-realization and devoting your life to something bigger than yourself. Namaste Yogis.

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Miriam Adler​
  • Kundalini Yoga Teacher & Breathwork ​
  • location: Tulum, Mexico
  • Instagram handle: @miriamadler
Miriam Adler is a teacher, speaker and wellness guide who focuses on bridging the gap between who we think we should be and who we truly are. She is a vulnerability
expert and draws on varied disciplines to guide individuals to live passionate relationships, venture into the unknown, and emerge empowered to live authentically. She has extensive training and experience in breathwork, Kundalini yoga, psychology, Eastern ritual and meditation. She is the founder of “La Luna” retreats and online community, which mission it is to awaken women to the transforming presence of femininity.
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