Colleen Breeckner has been a student of Yoga for over twenty years. Colleen is eRYT 500 with the Yoga Alliance she holds several certifications from various traditions. Colleen trained for certification in the Anusara teaching method for 7 years. Colleen is a lead teacher with over ten years of teaching experience. She is the director of Lila Tandava Yoga Teacher Training based in New York and Connecticut. She frequently hosts workshops, classes and outdoor adventure retreats for adults, teens and children throughout Connecticut and New York. She is known for her playful and spirited style and for her ability to convey complex spiritual teachings in a lighthearted, accessible way. Her clear articulation of the poses along with her creativity make her classes profound, physically challenging and fun. Throughout the years Colleen has kept a foothold in a variety of different traditions including: Vinyasa, Iyengar, Kundalini, Ashtanga, Jivamukti, Katonah Yoga, therapeutics and more. She feels that all traditions have something of value to offer and truly honors each system for the perspective they give to the teachings. She draws from many spiritual masters to guide her teachings and is currently pursuing study with Christopher Tompkins and Christopher 'Hareesh' Wallis Colleen feels deeply compelled to uplift and serve all the beings she encounters. She is driven by a deep commitment to humanity, helping others to surmount lifes challenges and find the strength within themselves to prevail. She continues to pursue learning in all areas of Yoga including: meditation, pranayama, philosophy and other forms of movement. Colleen is taking classes towards certification in Traditional Herbalism and Ayurveda, she holds a certificate in Thai Yoga Massage and incorporates this knowledge into her classes. She has a son Kaleo (18) and a dog Riley (3).