WELCOME TO THE TRANSFORMATIVE SCIENCE & DISCIPLINE OF YOGA
The word Nirmana is a Sanskrit word that translates in many different ways in the East, commonly 'change', 'transformation', 'without pride' and it truly speaks to the deeply transformative qualities of this ancient and most sacred practice. Nirmana Yoga Loft came to be out of the desire to be of service in our community, doing our part to be a light in the darkness. With the rapidly growing divisive nature of our present reality, the practice of Yoga, which translates directly as 'to yoke' or 'to unite', is more important now than ever before.
Unity is at the core of the heart & soul of the practice of Yoga. Not only the unity that takes place within the microcosm of Self via mind, body, spirit, but also the macrocosmic unity of our Communities, our Countries, and our Planet. Yoga is an ancient practice of self-realization, a mental science of knowing oneSelf so that we may realize for ourSelves the Oneness of which we belong to. The concept of Unity is not just a fluffy term used in new age, esoteric, spiritualism but is a matter of understanding within Quantum Science and other scientific insights.
We created this space for you, or in the spirit of Oneness, for US. To provide a safe space for personal discovery, spiritual practices, and respite from the traumas and challenges we face along our path. This is an inclusive space that views all sentient beings as One and we seek to revive the deep, sacred roots of Yoga that the Western World has long forgotten. We'd like to invite you to join our community, to share in the ineffable Oneness that we are all a part of, and to truly come home to yourSelf. "We are all just walking eachother home." - Ram Dass
"Teaching yoga itself is great karma yoga, because it reconnects people to the source." - Amit Ray
The team at Nirmana Yoga Loft is made up of a conscious collective of heart-centered teachers who desire to teach the heart & soul of yoga well beyond just poses. We come from a variety of backgrounds, practices, and specialties, but all share the same commitment to teach in such a way that it supports our community in turning inwards to begin the more subtle practices of self-inquiry & self-realization.
Founder, E-RYT 500 & YTT Lead Faculty
Holistic Nutrition & Wellness Practitioner
Past Life Regressionist & Spiritual Guide
Transformative Retreat Experiences
Jessi stumbled into the practice of yoga as a way to manage IBS & mental health, but she quickly fell in love with the physicality of yoga, and began her training in 2013. She had no idea of the depth of philosophy & sacred history that this training would introduce her to, which has completely transformed all aspects of her life, calling her into a never-ending journey of Self-discovery. She shares the practice of yoga with others through drop-in yoga classes, retreat settings, and in her Yoga Teacher Trainings as an offering of profound transformation and is excited about seeing her community evolve in awareness & consciousness. She is a forever student of the ancient mystery schools of yogic wisdom, earth medicines, and healing practices and is always gathering more knowledge to integrate into her own life in order to deepen her own practice so that she has more to share with her students. She teaches from the heart, using her own experience and vulnerability to create a safe space for others to open up to the profound & ineffable mystery of being.
RYT 300: Vinyasa, Gentle, Restorative
Pre & Post Natal, Yoga Nidra
Thai Massage Practitioner
Gillian initially started practicing yoga over fifteen years ago as a complement to other activities in her life: it stretched out her muscles during half-marathon training and deepened her backbends in belly dance. Over time, she realized that yoga is much more than just physical movement and has found herself drawn to the history and philosophy of yoga as an ongoing off-mat practice. It was love.
In 2013 she completed her Vinyasa Yoga teacher training and has been teaching regular asana classes ever since. Gillian’s passion is in holding safe space for students, especially those who spend much of their energy caring for others, and for curating classes that are accessible to all levels of practitioners, new & seasoned yogis alike.
RYT 500: Bhakti, Vinyasa & Yin
Yoga Teacher Trainer
International Retreat Facilitator
Tiana is a passionate student of yoga and life! I see yoga as an embodied exploration of love — for ourselves, each other, God, and the world around us. She offers imaginative and meaningful moving meditations, woven with music and poetry, chanting and storytelling, to inspire both playful and profound connection and expression. In addition to holding more than 500 hours of formal training and an ongoing student of yoga philosophy, she curates international yoga retreats (Dvāra Yoga) and has taught on several 200-hour YTT's in Peru. Ever-inspired by nature, Tiana loves being outside and going on adventures and has spent the last several years travelling, learning and teaching yoga in many parts of the world, such as India, Peru, Canary Islands, France, Morocco, Guadeloupe, and Canada. Her teaching is inspired & embodied, filled with poetry and allegory.
RYT 500: Vinyasa, Yin, Bhakti
Yoga Teacher Training Faculty
Studio Director & Event Coordinator
Updated Bio Coming Soon
RYT 500: Vinyasa, Restorative, Yin
Reiki Master & Reiki Practitioner Trainer
Sacred Sound Practitioner
Transformative Retreat Facilitator
Caitlin began practicing yoga over 12 years ago, not realizing at the time the profound effect it would have on her life in the years to come, not only physically but mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. She had no idea that by taking a deeper dive into what it means to live a yogic lifestyle, not just on the mat but in all aspects of life, that her true life's purpose would be revealed. In addition to teaching weekly classes, Caitlin is a Reiki Energy Healer, and Sacred Sound Practitioner, co-hosts quarterly retreats, and leads Reiki Attunement Trainings. Her offerings inspire us to look inward to discover that everything you need is already within, waiting to be discovered.
Rebrith Breathwork Facilitator
Somatic Healing & Holistic Counseling
Conscious Relationship Coach
Qigong & Meditation Teacher
Caelan Wilson carries deep passion and sincere care for facilitating individual and group healing processes to activate an authentic re-connection with self, others, nature and our own spiritual truth. He expresses his holistic-minded approach to healing and awakening through a wide variety of modalities, including Holistic Counselling, Rebirth Breathwork Journeys, Somatic Healing modalities, Group Healing Circles & Retreats, Conscious Relationship Coaching, Authentic Relating Workshops and Community Reconciliation work. Caelan believes that through taking conscious response-ability for our own inner healing, we can heal personal dis-ease, suffering and confusion, and realign with our authentic truth and deeply meaningful connections with all of life. Join Caelan monthly for conscious breathwork journeys, group healing circles, or weekly qigong & meditation classes. You can also book private Holistic Counseling sessions with Caelan through our services page.
RYT 500+: Vinyasa, Hatha, Kundalini, Yin
Mantra & Sound Practitioner
Mindfulness Meditation Teacher
Updated Bio Coming Soon
RYT 250: Restorative, Pre/Post-Natal
Reiki & Hands On Healing
Sound Healing Practitioner
Sacred Ceremony Facilitator
Megan dove deep into the practice of yoga as respite for a crumbling nervous system and relief from autoimmunity. After experiencing the profound impact that yoga has had on her life it is now her intention as a teacher to make this practice inclusive & accessible to people of all abilities as a therapeutic tool for mind, body, and spirit. As a former massage therapist, Megan brings a deep understanding of the structure & function of the body and helps to safely guide others into a practice of releasing deep tension, deep emotion, and cultivating an inner sense of calm.
RYT 500: Hatha, Kids & Family Yoga
International Retreat Facilitator
Artist & Conscious Creator
Adam is a fruit loving yogi who attempts to blend a well balanced smoothie of postures, breathing, mindfulness, chanting, and devotion to serve our community a refreshing practice with a healthy zest of playfulness. His "orchard" of experience includes over 500 hours of training in India, Kids Yoga Certification, in addition to being a recreational gymnastics coach. He loves to explore the multi-faceted flavours of travel & exploration and has taught and walked the gardens of Mexico, India, Canada, and parts of Europe. Whether he is teaching his students to "sip" breath through pranayama practice (breathing techniques), squeeze the nectar out of our asanas (posture practice), ripen our hearts through kirtan (devotional chanting), or peel back the layers of our being through meditation, he is here to cultivate a more fruitful life and welcomes all to join!
Shiro Abhyanya Indian Scalp Massage
Reiki Level 2 Practitioner
Vibrational Sound Healing
Anne has been in the wellness industry for over 20 years and is incredibly passionate about helping people to find ease and comfort as they navigate their healing journey. She has experienced first hand how important it is to cultivate a sense of inner balance and harmony to support the process of physical and emotional healing and she is inspired to help others in this way. Although she has years of experience, Anne very much has the heart of a student and is always invested in her on-going growth, expansion, and continuing education. She is presently enrolled in the Nirmana School of Yoga 200-hr Yoga Teacher Training and has been taking a deep dive into the energetics of the body through on-going Reiki trainings, as well as the healing power that sound and vibration have on the body.