Pilin Anice, RYT 500, E-RYT 200, is a yoga, dance, and meditation instructor, wellness expert, and model. Passionate about helping others connect to their highest self, she has guided students of all ages in the sacred movements of yoga and dance through a range of workshops and classes for over a decade. She has studied with masters of West African dance, Dunham Technique, and African Diasporic dances of Haiti, Cuba, and Brazil for nearly twenty years. A Kripalu trained yoga instructor, she has appeared on Good Morning America, The Today Show, BET/CentricTV and YogaXpress. Known for infusing joy and connection in her classes, she has taught in the US and abroad, including the Omega Institute, Dubai Yoga Fest, and SoulFEST. She is an instructor at the Ailey Extension in New York City and has been featured in the NY Times and SELF. Learn more at www.pilinanice.com
Crystal McCreary is a yoga, mindfulness and health educator, actor, speaker and writer. She studied African and African-American studies at Stanford University and acting as part of The American Conservatory Theater’s MFA program before arriving in New York in 2004. She has practiced yoga and mindfulness for 20 years and is a consultant for research studies on yoga and mindfulness conducted by CUNY-Hunter’s public health department. Crystal also serves on the Yoga Alliance Committee for Diversity, Accessibility, and Inclusion, whose aim is to support yoga education to the full spectrum of diverse practitioners. In addition, she facilitates teacher trainings for Mindful Schools, Little Flower Yoga, Bent on Learning and Lineage Project and serves as a full-time faculty member in the Health and Wellness Department at The Dalton School in New York City. Crystal has been featured in Yoga Bodies Book, Mantra Yoga + Health magazine, Elephant Journal, academic journals such as Race & Yoga (UC Berkeley), and on the digital site Shondaland and numerous podcasts. Crystal’s programs emphasize the importance of self-care as the gateway to social justice and community healing in the world.