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.

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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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