Sue Mcdonough

Sue Mcdonough

Vinyasa Instructor

Teaching dance, movement and fitness since college and now yoga as well, sharing what you love is what teaching is for Sue. She is a Yoga Alliance certified instructor, having completed Daniel Aaron’s Radiantly Alive Yoga Teacher Training a few years ago, where she is now a graduate assistant and mentor for the program. Inspired by the varied styles of yoga and teacher training with Rusty Wells, Sue’s classes are intense, challenging and playful, suitable for all backgrounds and ages, the only prerequisite being desire! With our breath and bodies, hearts and minds we all come together on our mats to experience, celebrate and share whatever that may be.

Dareen Akkad

Dareen Akkad

Bikram Instructor

Dareen discovered yoga at the tender age of 16 and quickly fell in love, as it reminded her of childhood gymnastics. She spent a few years fooling around with different activities at university, like dancing, but life’s boring dues (like office work) seemed to slowly take over and she found herself exhausted and out of shape by the time she was 24.That’s when she decided that she was too young to feel so old, and tried to salvage herself.She remembered how much she liked Yoga, and that she was quite good at it at one point, mostly because back then she was still flexible. But she was sure her body would remember…and it did, eventually. After a couple of years of steady practice she realized it wasn’t just her body that felt lighter, but her mind, and her heart too. She still didn’t like the office. So she did that textbook thing: she quit her job and went away for a few months.After 3 months of intensive Muay Thai and Bikram Yoga training in Phuket, she was ready to take on her Yoga Teacher Training challenge on the substeps of the Himalayas in Northern India. She was certified in August 2012 and has been teaching ever since (except for when her newborn hijacked her life).In her spare time, Dareen likes to paint, write, cook, make bread, cuddle with her kitties and play with Martin the budgie.

Joanna Michalczyk

Joanna Michalczyk

Pilates Instructor

Joanna has always been interested in sports and fitness, being into high intensity interval trainings and cross body workout she started looking for activity that would be less hectic and more mindful and yoga was just it. In 2016 Joanna decided to take yoga teacher training course and completed it with Sivananda yoga vedanta center. Joanna’s educational background is in archeology and physiotherapy where she is hoping to use therapeutical properties of yoga and pilates with her future patients.

Nadia El-Dasher

Nadia El-Dasher

Vinyasa Instructor

Nadia El-Dasher began her yoga practice at 13, desperately trying to get her leg behind her head. Over a decade later she moved to New York to pursue her yoga education with Rodney Yee. After completing her 200 Hour Teacher Training at Yoga Shanti NY, she began training to be an Urban Zen Integrative Therapist. She teaches an alignment-based vinyasa flow with a focus on anatomically-safe sequencing; getting in tune with the body and breath. She’s inspired by her family, friends and beautiful teachers, Colleen Saidman Yee, Rodney Yee, Susan Orem, Joyce Englander-Levy and Jenny Hudak. Even after all those years her leg still won’t go behind her head, but now she realises that there’s far more to yoga than open hips.

Nicole Roerick

Nicole Roerick

Vinyasa Instructor

Originally from Fargo, ND and recently relocated to Maadi from Brooklyn, NY, is a passionate teacher and yogini. She found yoga through dance and has benefitted from it in more ways than she thought possible. She has been practicing since 2007 and has really deepened her practice since her 200 hour certification in NYC in 2010. She has studied Hatha and Vinyasa styles, and has also worked with many Anusara and Iyengar teachers. The diversity comes through in her teaching. Nicole focuses on working towards proper alignment and muscle usage in the body while also focusing on individual needs and adjustments. Her teaching is fluid, direct, and very light hearted. Nicole gives much gratitude to her teachers that helped deepen her knowledge of the practice and teaching of yoga. In addition to her yoga life, she is also pursuing dance choreography and performance, Nicole Roerick Collective, and has her MFA and BFA in dance. She believes that both of these worlds are connected and intertwined with one another and hopes to utilize all that she has and give it to others.

Reham Alaa

Reham Alaa

Vinyasa Instructor

Agnes Michalczyk

Agnes Michalczyk

Vinyasa Instructor