Teacher Bios

I’m a dreamer. I’m risk-taker and I’ve failed brilliantly, quite a few times. A New York City museum dweller from a young age, I studied art at Columbia University. I stumbled upon the law, and my life took some exciting and daring turns. A Manhattan District Attorney – A Wall Street Banker – An Artist – A Model – A Fashion Designer – A Mother – A Yogi.

There was a pivotal moment in my life, when “stress” became a constant roommate. I’ve worked 100s of hours in deadline-driven and often hectic workspaces. Its became clear to me that “you can have it all – but at what cost?” Fast-forward 10 years – to now. Many people still ask me – why did you drop the fancy suits and open – of all things – a yoga studio? 4 years later, it’s still a simple answer: self-care isn’t just something that makes you feel good it’s a critical factor in happiness and sanity. Living your best life now, should be a global priority!

AtsuAtsu is an instructor at Bliss Yoga Accra. He brings with him the love of dance and Ashtanga Yoga. His practice is diverse and beautiful and he brings a grounded and pure energy to the Bliss teaching team. We love Atsu! His spirit and love of yoga is simply magical.

My personal mantra “Follow your bliss” led me to yoga over 10 years ago. The mantra comes from a longer quote by
Joseph Campbell, after reading the full quote I knew I needed to live it. I sent out a message to the universe that I wanted to
teach internationally, the door opened for me to become an elementary teacher librarian here in Accra. I have lived here now for four and a half years and will be here a few more. I moved here from Safety Harbor, Florida were I also worked as a librarian. My love of continued growth and personal development has led me on some great adventures. I am currently enrolled in a yearlong Mindful Schools training. I love sharing mindfulness with my students, providing them the tools and skills for life. I am very happy at the beach, on a mountain top or a music festival. My favorite holiday tradition is to find an unusual place to practice my yoga; a deserted beach or overlooking the peaks of a mountaintop. Inspiration is everywhere.

Joan is a beautiful soul and recent Bliss Yoga Teacher Training grad. Co-teaching the gentle sunset yoga flow on Sundays @ 5pm (class starts on Feb. 5th), her teaching style is joyful and soothing.

Nirmaldeep Kaur is a Kundalini Yoga teacher. She is also certified by the Radiant Child Yoga Program to teach children’s yoga. She is a regular contributing faculty member for Bliss Yoga Accra’s 200-HR teacher training program. She is happy to offer individual sessions to those interested.

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