Terri Cooper Space   Terri Cooper is the founder of CONNECTION COALITION (formerly Yoga Gangsters), a non-profit organization that collaborates with schools, jails, foster homes, crisis centers and rehabs across 17 states to bring yoga, meditation and mindfulness to youth. Based in Miami Florida, she is the owner of Chakrology, an online school. A long time trainer of teachers, Terri co-authored the curriculum for international yoga brand  ALL YOU CAN YOGA  and she is on faculty with  OFF THE MAT, INTO THE WORLD .  Known for her strong spiritual message delivered through an uncensored teaching style, Terri drives a slow yet challenging vinyasa practice with an accent on alignment and safety. She is committed to diversifying the face and shape of yoga, and can be found at conferences and festivals spreading the message that yoga is for bodies of all size, color and level of experience.

Terri Cooper Space

Terri Cooper is the founder of CONNECTION COALITION (formerly Yoga Gangsters), a non-profit organization that collaborates with schools, jails, foster homes, crisis centers and rehabs across 17 states to bring yoga, meditation and mindfulness to youth. Based in Miami Florida, she is the owner of Chakrology, an online school. A long time trainer of teachers, Terri co-authored the curriculum for international yoga brand ALL YOU CAN YOGA and she is on faculty with OFF THE MAT, INTO THE WORLD.

Known for her strong spiritual message delivered through an uncensored teaching style, Terri drives a slow yet challenging vinyasa practice with an accent on alignment and safety. She is committed to diversifying the face and shape of yoga, and can be found at conferences and festivals spreading the message that yoga is for bodies of all size, color and level of experience.

Marisol Tamez   After serving as CoCo's Executive Director from 2011-2013, Marisol's deep passion for service led her back home as our Community Manager, now booking and leading trainings across the US, while empowering our National Street Teams.  She combines her BA in Psychology & Criminology along with a near decade long career as a TV Host, Writer & Producer, ensuring an experience that is not only grounded in mind-body science, but also creative and entertaining.    Born and raised in Miami, Marisol now resides in LA, where she also manages her business,  Mayan Rose .

Marisol Tamez

After serving as CoCo's Executive Director from 2011-2013, Marisol's deep passion for service led her back home as our Community Manager, now booking and leading trainings across the US, while empowering our National Street Teams.

She combines her BA in Psychology & Criminology along with a near decade long career as a TV Host, Writer & Producer, ensuring an experience that is not only grounded in mind-body science, but also creative and entertaining.

Born and raised in Miami, Marisol now resides in LA, where she also manages her business, Mayan Rose.

Jennifer Cousineau   Jennifer has 10 years’ experience working with Homeless and Runaway Youth. She works full time managing a 14 bed shelter in Lansing MI, and also teaches yoga in the area at studios and with other organizations.  Jen pulls from her decade of experience working with at risk teens to lead the CoCo volunteer certification training, facilitating discussions on engagement strategies with youth, the impact of trauma on behavior, and how to structure classes with diverse populations.

Jennifer Cousineau

Jennifer has 10 years’ experience working with Homeless and Runaway Youth. She works full time managing a 14 bed shelter in Lansing MI, and also teaches yoga in the area at studios and with other organizations.

Jen pulls from her decade of experience working with at risk teens to lead the CoCo volunteer certification training, facilitating discussions on engagement strategies with youth, the impact of trauma on behavior, and how to structure classes with diverse populations.

Jodi Weiner   As the Executive Director of Connection Coalition since 2013, Jodi facilitates CoCo trainings that have been referred to as “awakening”, “brilliant”, "life changing" and more.  Her energetic passion to inspire healing and connection allows her to serve as a teacher to new and upcoming yoga teachers in her community, as well as develop a national group of nonprofit yoga studios serving local communities.  When she is not teaching, she parents, plays, and finds balance in nature and laughter (lots of it!).

Jodi Weiner

As the Executive Director of Connection Coalition since 2013, Jodi facilitates CoCo trainings that have been referred to as “awakening”, “brilliant”, "life changing" and more.

Her energetic passion to inspire healing and connection allows her to serve as a teacher to new and upcoming yoga teachers in her community, as well as develop a national group of nonprofit yoga studios serving local communities.

When she is not teaching, she parents, plays, and finds balance in nature and laughter (lots of it!).

Andrea Kupferman

Andrea Kupferman

Jen Sloan

Jen Sloan

Victoria Albury

Victoria Albury

Siha Collins

Siha Collins

Shante Haymore Kearney

Shante Haymore Kearney