Mayra is a recent Photography and Imaging graduate from New York University. She is originally from Colombia but grew up in Miami (two places which she feels very emotionally and culturally connected!). Mayra has continued to pursue her passion for art after college. She believes that art is a wonderful and cathartic way to share your story, process your feelings, and connect with the outer world.
When she’s not at Primary, Mayra volunteers at a bunny rescue on weekends and LOVES binging on Netflix!
Khensani is often the first face you see upon entering Primary. Her favorite word is “shine”— very fitting since she illuminates our space with warmth, wonder, and joy! Aside from being an experienced administrative pro, she is a professional modern dancer and choreographer as well!
She loves making connections with our members and building community. She will welcome you and your guests with her signature smile, and probably strike a few dance moves around the office too.
When she’s not at Primary, you’ll likely find Khensani in dance class, rehearsal, or dancing her heart out on stage.
Born and raised in Mexico, Rebeca is a certified yoga & meditation teacher and master hypnotist who’s lived and traveled to many countries around the whole wide world. After falling in love with Primary’s vibe, she decided to switch gears from being a full-time teacher and coach and share her many years of experience in the wellness world with the Primary team!
When not at Primary, Rebeca loves spending time with her two beautiful children and checking out all the fabulous galleries and restaurants near her home on the Upper East Side.
As emphasized in Tattva training, Jeanette brings her own unique teaching style to her students. For her, that means exploring a love of yoga rooted in the joy of creative movement and enhanced by a deeper spiritual study through dharma, meditation, and breath work. Jeanette seeks to combine yogic philosophy with a fun, lightening and invigorating physical experience – feeding the body and spirit with practical magic.
Daphnie Yang is a Certified Personal Trainer and the creator of HIIT IT! NYC’s Ultimate High Intensity Interval Training Workout. She is currently sponsored by Athleta. Daphnie first exploded onto the New York City fitness scene in 2007 and has been taking it by storm ever since, quickly becoming one of the most sought after personal trainers, instructors and race coaches in Manhattan. Daphnie Yang is a Certified Personal Trainer and the creator of HIIT IT! NYC’s Ultimate High Intensity Interval Training Workout. She is currently sponsored by Athleta. Daphnie first exploded onto the New York City fitness scene in 2007 and has been taking it by storm ever since, quickly becoming one of the most sought after personal trainers, instructors and race coaches in Manhattan.
“I am constantly inspired by the way in which yoga sparks mindfulness off and on the mat, and I seek to support my students in our each of our journeys of self-discovery, curiosity, awareness and inquiry.” -Sasha
Sasha Nelson is a yoga instructor, wellness + lifestyle coach, sustainability enthusiast, dancer and music lover from California, based in Brooklyn. She works with individuals who are looking to seamlessly integrate wellness practices into their modern lifestyle and teaches vinyasa-style yoga. An avid traveler, she seeks to discover and introduce yogic principles and practices in the form of food and culture worldwide. Sasha is committed to a sustainable lifestyle from the food we eat to the clothes we wear, products we purchase, and way we live. A former Fashion Merchandising MFA graduate from Academy of Art University with an emphasis in eco-friendly fashion, she now works for Hyde organic yoga apparel.
Sasha teaches vinyasa-style classes which flow in tandem with attention to the breath, alignment, and thoughtful execution. She applies yogic principles of sthira (effort)/sukha (ease) via sequences that challenge strength, mindfulness and dedication, while simultaneously encouraging softness, playfulness, and the appreciation of simply showing up for yourself exactly as you are.
When you don’t find her doing any of the aforementioned she is experimenting in the kitchen, poppin’ and lockin’, exploring new places, and practicing Breakti®. For more information, visit sashayogawellness.com.
Kelly’s teaching style reflects her interest in building physical and mental strength to meet life’s challenges. Her classes blend the strengthening and the restorative aspects of yoga, with modifications for beginners and options for regular practitioners. Her training includes 200-hour and 500-hour certifications from Yogaworks, as well as specialty trainings to work with students affected by trauma, cancer, and addiction. Kelly lives in Brooklyn and is an Associate Professor at CUNY, where she teaches Caribbean literature.
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Our private office memberships cater to your business whether you are a dynamic solopreneur or on a team of 30+. We offer your sophisticated private office with modern and functional furnishings in addition to a customized built space to keep your experience in your office both quiet and comfortable.
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This Membership includes the use of our physical address, mail handling, 2 days of access to our workspace each month, and 2 hours of meeting room time.
As a magnetic leader, poised public speaker, and master networker, Lisa has spent a lifetime amidst thriving small businesses. She managed two restaurants in Danny Meyer’s hospitality empire, worked on a top residential & commercial real estate sales team with The Corcoran Group, built one of the world’s largest and most prosperous Manhattan BNI (Business Network International) chapters, and served as WeWork’s founding Head of Community — overseeing operations for their first 275 offices. When not at Primary, you’ll likely find Lisa traveling with Brian and their baby Henry, practicing hot yoga, and/or eating coconut peanut butter.
As an entrepreneurial wellness leader, Brian has ventured into many dimensions of the health & wellness industry from launching endurance training businesses in Washington, DC and Portland, Oregon to leading business development efforts across the US for the World Adult Kickball Association (WAKA). With over a decade of experience that includes wellness programming, holistic health planning, multisport training, and community development, Brian has cultivated his craft as a health and wellness expert with a burning desire to raise the quality of health in the world. When not at Primary, you’ll likely find Brian watching films, enjoying the great outdoors, loving on his newborn son Henry, and/or trying some sort of healthy concoction.
Leveraging a background in architecture with field construction expertise, Danny has worked on a wide breadth of projects ranging from award winning apartments to $9mm luxury retail flagship stores. On the retail side, he served as Director of Store Development and Construction for Aesop Americas, Senior PM for Kate & Jack Spade, and founding Director of Development for WeWork. With WeWork, Danny oversaw the design and execution of the brand’s first 500,000SF / six locations. When not at Primary, you’ll likely find Danny cycling, jumping on a plane for an overseas adventure, and/or cooking a delicious meal with locally grown produce.
As Founding Cafe Manager, Dennis was the smiling face behind your morning cup o’ joe in The Cafe at Primary. He is a natural community builder who believes the greatest job of a professional barista is to connect the coffee, the story, the flavor, and the people… which makes him perfect in his new role as Head of Community — ensuring every day is a happy and productive day for our Members!
Over the past fifteen years, Dennis has fulfilled many roles at a wide range of New York area restaurants from barista to restaurant manager to wine director. Prior to joining the team at Primary, Dennis managed two successful Third Wave coffee shops where he furthered his knowledge of exceptional espresso preparation and one-of-a-kind customer service.
When not at Primary, Dennis loves to travel the country in search of exceptional food, fine wines, and great times.