About Us

Andy Matinog

Andy Matinog

Andy’s exploration of Hatha Yoga began with a prodding from author, Kathy Acker, 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, Shandor Remete. He has since traveled the world to study and hone his practice under Shandor and Emma Balnaves. 

Maya Smeloff

Maya Smeloff

Maya 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 Shandor 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.