It Started with a Passion for Yoga
The founders of Yoga Haven are 2 women with an immense passion for yoga and a strong desire to give back to their community. Yoga has a power and ability to change a negative mentality into a positive one (regardless of the level of trauma experienced by an individual), and they wanted to bring this power to individuals who needed it. The dedication to yoga practice and meditation leads to personal development in truth, consciousness and bliss “Sat Chit Ananda.”
Meet Our Founders
Honey is a registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance. In February 2016, she completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training certification in Mysore, India. While in India, she participated in the “Yoga Stops Traffic” event, which was created to raise awareness around human trafficking and the nonprofit, Odanadi Seva Trust. The movement inspired Honey to create a nonprofit for the Las Vegas under-served community.
In 2017, Honey completed a trauma-informed yoga training which provided her with the knowledge, practical application skills, and understanding necessary to offer trauma-informed yoga classes to a variety of populations of trauma survivors in a safe and effective manner.
Natalie has over 10 years of experience in director-level roles leading projects from start to finish.
She graduated from the University of Nevada Las Vegas as an Accounting major. Her skills in finance and accounting as well as her natural ability to lead quickly gave her opportunities in management positions.
Natalie’s passion for yoga and the birth of her child shifted her focus to one where she can obtain fulfillment through working in the nonprofit sector.
Dear Honey and Natalie,
Your passion and commitment to healing has inspired me (and Magda) so much. My personal history of trauma and addiction, followed by 25 years of 12-step recovery, meditation and yoga (the last 5 years) has really opened my heart to others who have suffered in some way, and who have the courage (“heart”) to heal themselves and others. You are powerful teachers and leaders.
Matt Hirsch, Director, Volunteer Engagement / Agency Services
Why We Provide Free Yoga Classes
To empower at-risk youth, men, women and young adults through the practice of yoga and meditation.