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Red Crow Yoga Shala is comprised of Andy Matinog and Maya Smeloff both listed on www.shadowyoga.com. With over 20 years of combined teaching experience and thousands of hours of practice, they teach with respect and integrity.

 

Andy Matinog

Andy is one of a handful of teachers listed on the Shadow Yoga website in the US teaching Shadow Yoga and Nrtta Sadhana. He began his exploration of Hatha Yoga in the early 1990s. In 2001 he was introduced to Shadow Yoga and was immediately captivated by the depth and uniqueness of the practice and it’s founder, Zhander Remete. He has since traveled the world to study and hone his practice under Zhander and his partner, Emma Balnaves. He is grateful for the opportunity to share this practice.

 

Maya Smeloff

Maya Smeloff began her exploration of Yoga in 2001 while pursuing a BA in Anthropology in New York. She moved to Portland and was introduced to Shadow Yoga in 2007. She has traveled the world to study with her teachers Zhander Remete and Emma Balnaves and is grateful to their patience and guidance in this practice. Maya is excited to be back in New York and believes that shadow yoga is accessible to all.

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