Jason Ray Brown Jason is a yoga teacher, massage therapist, and functional anatomy educator. He holds teaching certifications from the Integral Yoga Institute and OM Yoga Studio and is a licensed massage therapist through the Swedish Institute of Massage Therapy. He has been teaching yoga in NYC for going on 20 years, and has been in private practice as a massage therapist for the past 10 years. Jason is the founder of Zenyasa Yoga® and Anatomy Studies for Yoga Teacher (ASFYT)®. Zenyasa® is a moderately athletic, mindfulness-based style of yoga that synthesizes elements of Zen Buddhism, slow-flow yoga, and functional strength and conditioning exercise. ASFYT® is a 9-month course created for yoga teachers and other movement professionals seeking to deepen their education in functional anatomy, common injuries, biomechanics and the kinesiology of yoga asana. While he still teaches group yoga classes (at the Integral Yoga Institute on Wednesdays at 10:15am), at Zenyasa Studio he has primarly been focused on offering workshops, trainings and therapeutic bodywork services.
Frances Taylor-Brown Frances is originally from Los Angeles, where she earned her B. F. A. in dance from California State University at Long Beach. She has been performing and dancing for over 20 years, and teaching dance and movement since 1987. Frances' diverse background in the exercise and movement arts includes certifications in Hatha Yoga (Integral Yoga Institute), Structural Yoga Therapy (w/Mukunda Tom Stiles), Yogilates (w/Jonathon Urla), Pilates Mat and Equipment (Kane School of Core Integration), Thai Yoga Massage (Lotus Palm School), Muscle Ballet (w/Stephanie Herman), Holistic Health Counseling (Institute for Integrative Nutrition), Pre-natal Yoga (Pre-Natal Yoga Center), Personal Training (ACE), and most recently, Zenyasa® yoga. Her personal and professional philosophy focuses on balancing body, mind and spirit through the creative connection of movement, exercise, holistic health, personal empowerment and supportive community.
Helene Kerherve, E-RYT500
Helene Kerherve Helene has been teaching yoga for 8 years. Born in France, she discovered the beautiful practice of Yoga in 2002 in Tokyo where she was working as a journalist and photographer. First, she used it as a means of therapy and rehabilitation to resolve serious back problems, then she began to see its tremendous benefits, both physical and spiritual. She was initiated into Ashtanga yoga by Michel Besnard and Alexander Medin and completed her initial teacher training at Yogasana Hong Kong in 2007. She continues to enrich her skills through continuing study with such well-known teachers as David Swenson, and completed the 108-hour Anatomy Studies for Yoga Teachers course and the 500-hour Zenyasa Teacher Training program with Jason Ray Brown in 2012. Helene believes that yoga develops strength, flexibility, focus, and both physical and spiritual balance. Her classes are vigorous and challenging but she takes care to adapt them to every student's capacities, always focusing on breath and alignment and providing students with clear and sensitive guidance. Her style is inspired by numerous sources including Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Hatha and Yin yoga, as well as by her own personal practice. She always brings a passion for communication and great enthusiasm to her classes and donates all class proceeds to a nonprofit organization.