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2016 Solstice Masthead V3


5:00am - 6:00am:
Tim Tompkins

1:00pm - 2:30 pm:
Jennifer Lobo

7:00am - 8:00am:
Tracye Warfield

3:30pm - 4:30pm:
Elena Brower

9:00am - 10:00am:
Sarah Bell

5:30pm - 6:30pm:
Douglass Stewart

11:00am - 12:00 pm:
Rashmi Galliano

7:30pm - 8:30pm:
Cyndi Lee



Tim Headshot5:00am - 6:00am
Tim Tompkins is president of the Times Square Alliance and and the co-founder, with Douglass Stewart, of Solstice in Times Square. He became a certified yoga instructor through Laughing Lotus’ teacher training, led by Alison Cramer and Keith Borden. He is grateful to them and also to Douglass for his wisdom and patience and for first inspiring him to become a teacher.

Tracye Warfield headshot Solstice7:00am - 8:00am
Tracye Warfield came to the yoga mat in 1999 and never looked back. After receiving her teacher-training certificate from Yoga Sutra in New York, she stepped away from a successful career in corporate organizational development and launched her wellness lifestyle company bytracye. Known for her motivational mantras, mindful sequencing and joyful practice, she encourages all to “Breathe Big” and to “Live Big”. She teaches in studio classes, workshops, private sessions, and at her acclaimed bytracye retreats throughout the U.S. and internationally. Tracye has also been a featured webcast co-host for Solstice in Times Square for the past three years. You can share in her next retreat experience, bytracye yoga Retreat Elysium Barbados in September.  Find out more about upcoming events and workshops at www.bytracye.com.

Sarah Bell headshot Solstice 20169:00am - 10:00am
Sarah Bell
taught at YogaWorks in Santa Monica, CA, starting in 1994. She also taught on the fitness staff at Rancho La Puerta in Tecate, Mexico in the early aughts before relocating to New York City in 2006. Sarah has facilitated YogaWorks 200-hour teacher trainings for more than a decade, and has mentored teachers along the way in the 300-hour program as well. She is currently writing a book and teaching workshops called Speaking of Yoga, Voice Work for Yoga Teachers. She recently completed the preliminary two-year teacher training at the Iyengar Institute of New York and continues her studies there. Look for her workshop and (currently in production) videos, Get Your Head out of Your App. Sarah is studying to become an End of Life Doula. www.sarahbellyoga.com

DianneGalliano_headshot11:00am - 12:00pm
Rashmi Dianne Galliano started teaching yoga in 2006 at Integral Yoga Institute in New York. A former nightclub co-owner and bass player, she now is a teacher trainer and the coordinator of continuing education for Integral Yoga teachers. Teaching in the lineage of Sri Swami Satchidananda, the “Woodstock” Guru, Rashmi has studied with Leslie Kaminoff, Judith Lasater, Cyndi Lee, Rodney Yee, Ellen Saltenstall, Jeff Migdow, MD, and Robin Priti Ross as well as many other teachers. Her teaching style is based in the teachings of Swami Satchidananda with a focus that includes the yogic principles of effort and ease. A breast cancer survivor, Rashmi knows firsthand the power of a hatha yoga practice and living by the principles of yoga. She is grateful to have found Integral Yoga and to share yoga practices with others.

Jennifer Lobo1:00pm - 2:30pm
A native New Yorker, Jennifer Lobo partnered up with Donna Rubin in 1999 to establish NYC's first Bikram Yoga studio. Now, 17 years and 4 locations later, Jen continues to practice and teach with the same love of yoga as she had in the studios' inception. Jen practices yoga to help maintain flexibility and stamina in her other passions, which include skiing, soccer, tennis, golf, running and playing hard with her three young sons. Nowadays, she finds the mental benefits of yoga equally as important (as the physical) in maintaining a calmer approach to parenting!

ElenaBrower_headshot3:30pm - 4:30pm
Elena Brower is the author of Art of Attention, a yoga workbook translated into five languages. She has been studying and teaching since 1998, and is respected globally for her blend of alignment and attention. Her audio meditation coursework, Cultivating Spiritual Intelligence, is renowned for its accessibility and relevance, and her yoga teaching is influenced by several traditions including Katonah Yoga, Kundalini and ParaYoga. Elena is also the founder of Teach.yoga, a global website for teachers, and her second book, Practice You, will be published in 2018 by Sounds True. Practices with Elena can be found on YogaGlo.com; her schedule and writings can be found on elenabrower.com.

DouglassStewart_headshot5:30pm - 6:30pm
Douglass Stewart has been teaching yoga since 2000 receiving his certification through the ISHTA Yoga system founded by Alan Finger. Douglass co- wrote a yoga curriculum for The Reconnection and traveled to many cities in the world for its implementation. He currently teaches at the ISHTA Center and Yogaworks and he can be found at Yoga U online. He has volunteered a yoga class at the LGBT Center for more than 15 years. Douglass has been recently invited to teach at Kripalu in their Guest Teacher Program. He is the cofounder of Yoga in Times Square/Mind Over Madness.

CyndiLee_headshot7:30pm - 8:30pm
Cyndi Lee is the first female Western yoga teacher to fully integrate yoga asana and Tibetan Buddhism in her practice and teaching. Founder of NYC’s OM yoga Center (1998-2012), she teaches worldwide and at her home studio, Yoga Goodness Studio in Lynchburg, VA. Author of the yoga classic, Yoga Body Buddha Mind and critically acclaimed May I Be Happy, a memoir about body image and meditation, she also writes for Yoga Journal, Real Simple, Lion’s Roar, Yoga International and more. Cyndi holds an MFA in Dance from UC Irvine, is a long time student of Gelek Rimpoche and is training to be a Zen Buddhist Chaplain under the auspices of Roshi Joan Halifax.