About Us

Jhon Tamayo
Founder & Senior Yoga Instructor

Jhon Tamayo

Atmananda Yoga Studio is a holistic wellness center that provides vinyasa yoga classes and meditation as well as holistic wellness services to the public.
Owner and founder, Jhon Tamayo, developed the Atmananda Yoga Sequence, which has its roots in Iyengar, Hatha, and Ashtanga yoga to create a Vinyasa flow. Jhon created the Atmananda Yoga Sequence in 1994 after he saw many yoga students in New York City injuring themselves and realized that this resulted from other various yoga styles paying little attention to alignment in their teachings. He created the sequence to equip yoga practitioners with the tools they need to become more conscious about which movements may be the source of their aches and pains and learn how to adjust their practice to prevent future injuries.
Yoga Instructor

Angelica tamayo

Angelica Tamayo born in Colombia and at 30 moved to New York City to internalize her practice of yoga with her Father founder of Atmananda Yoga Sequence. Angelica is certified in 500hr RYT and Manager of Atmananda Yoga New York where she teaches programs of 200hr to 500hr and shares with her students the importance of mindful practice, focused breathing, posture, and body alignment.
Through Self-knowledge introspection is achieved it has permitted the interpretation of repressed emotions and thoughts. Sharing this with my students fills me with gratitude.

Angelica Tamayo
Prenatal yoga teacher


Aisha our teacher, is a believer of the holistic approach to health. She trusts that energy practice is the instrument to wellbeing. Guidance of energy in the body through yogic practices lead to a balance in the mind, emotions and life as a whole. Aisha will assist in guiding your energy through the healing practices of Yoga. She is passionate about sharing her knowledge on holistic healing through the practice of this ancient science.

Aisha has a vast  international experience in Holistic health practices which includes Yin Yoga, Prenatal / postnatal Yoga, Miofacsial release,  Doula training , Fengshui and Reiki.


Dr. Edward Vinnikov

Dr. Edward Vinnikov holds a chiropractic degree from Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College as well as a Master of Acupuncture from the University of Bridgeport and a Kinesiology and Health Science degree from York University in Toronto, Canada.

He combines both of his skills in Western and Eastern Medicine to find the most bespoke treatment plans for every patient. Dr. Vinnikov believes that the best patient experience is comprised of interprofessional collaboration which facilitates increased patient compliance and proven results.

Intuitive Coach and Energy Healer


Dayna is an Intuitive Coach and Energy Healer with a love for all things Spiritual
Science and Esoteric. She has experience working with various modalities including
Tarot, Astrology & Moonology, the Akashic Records, Spiritual Coaching, Reiki, and other
forms of energy healing.
As an Intuitive Coach, Dayna is passionate about guiding and supporting individuals in
embracing an Intuitive lifestyle. She believes that by discovering who they really are at
soul level, healing the barriers hindering their connection to their Divine Blueprints and
using their ability to consciously manifest the lives they truly want, individuals can find
happiness, freedom, and prosperity.

Health Instructor & Vedic Astrologer

BK Rao

B.K.Rao is a well-experienced Ayurvedic & holistic health consultant and a Vedic astrologer, with an experience of more than 50 years of, focusing more on “a journey to self-healing”. Conducted seminars for different communities on various topics of Ayurveda and the Placement of Ayurveda in the wellness industry for its help to prevent, Preserve & promote positive health. The importance of diet, exercise, Yoga & meditation in day-to-day life has been on top priority along with the healing power of Ayurveda to support a healthy lifestyle. His idea is to create greater awareness of this science of self-Healing. He gives consultations to assess the imbalances and accordingly Gives counseling.
Ayurveda has been recognized as an alternative medicine because of Its simplicity in approach, easy maneuverability, and therapeutic Utility. Having a background in integrated medicine, ayurveda, holistic Health & Vedic astrology is teaching us to keep a routine healthy life With self-discipline in dietary habits.

B K Rao
Lorena Chang
Massage Therapist

Lorena chang

Introducing Lorena Chang to the Atmananda Family. Lorena is a licensed massage therapist with many years of experience in providing quality care for all her clients. Her specialization includes Lymphatic Drainage, Swedish Massage, Sports Massage, Prenatal Massage, Geriatric Massage, Chair Massage, Reiki, and Hot Stone Massage. 

As a Massage Therapist, Lorena usses variety of Therapeutic methods such a trigger points and deep tissue relieve acheiving muscles and hasten recovery.

Your Journey Starts Here



The word yoga is derived from the Sanskrit word meaning union. It is an ancient system of physical and psychic practice that originated during the Indus Valley civilisation in South Asia. The first written records of this methodology appeared around 200 BC in Yoga-sutra of Patanjali. The system consists of the eightfold path, or Asthangayoga. A contemporary interpretation of yoga describes yoga as a systematic practice aimed at developing harmony in the body, mind, and environment.

Meditation (dhyana) is a part of total yoga practice. Yoga is composed of eight basic principles.

  • Rules for living in society (Yama)
  • Self-restraining rules (Niyama)
  • Low physical impact postures (Asana)
  • Breathing techniques (Pranayama)
  • Detachment of the mind from senses (Pratihara)
  • Concentration (Dharana)
  • Meditation (Dhyana)
  • Complete union with super consciousness (Samadhi)

Not necessarily. Each principle has the potential to lead a person toward harmony in self and society. Rules for living in society and self-restraining rules help in regulating the functioning of the human being, giving balance in life. Low physical impact postures (asana) and relaxation help in removing the stress in the mind and strain in the body, thereby augmenting balance within and with environment. Breathing techniques help in improving oxygen flow and giving balance in life. Detachment of the mind from the senses, concentration, meditation, and complete union with a super consciousness are also called inner yoga and help in restoring balance of mind with surroundings. The ultimate purpose of yoga is balance that leads to self-realisation.

You can start yoga with any of the eight principles. Whatever suits your temperament and whatever instructor you have, begin from that aspect. Most popular forms of yoga start with low physical impact postures (asanas). If the asanas are practiced regularly, the body and the mind will become flexible. With patience and discipline, one will find new energy flowing through the body’s systems. Some systems of yoga such as Kundalini yoga start with meditation while others such as Kriya yoga start with breathing techniques.

Yes, but this is not recommended. Although the DVDs and book illustrations on yoga seem pretty obvious, it is strongly recommended to learn the asanas under the guidance of a teacher. The postures may cause serious damage to the body if performed incorrectly. One must be aware of one’s body’s signals in attempting the posture. If the posture is difficult, it should not be forced.

Yes. Yoga classes are generally safe. However, attend one or two trial sessions before making the decision. It is appropriate to ask the teacher how many years of teaching experience he or she has.