As a child in the Dominican Republic, Naya Rappaport was first introduced to yoga by her mother when she was nine years old. Her academic pursuits pulled her focus away until she reconnected with the practice after graduating from college in Florida. She first noticed changes in her strength and flexibility, but she was fully intrigued by the emotional benefits — including reduced stress and a better relationship with herself. She decided to enroll in teacher training and dedicate herself to a daily yoga practice, which she has kept up for the past six years.
Naya is currently based in South Florida and teaches workshops, classes, and retreats around the world. A dancer at heart, Naya is known for blending a traditional vinyasa practice with a rhythmic, modern twist. She believes yoga is for everybody, and her positive, uplifting energy encourages self love and exploration on the mat.