Meet Our Instructors

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Augustine Diji

Augustine is a Co-Founder and Operations Director of Greene Moments.

Augustine has been practicing meditation and Chi Gung (Carrying the Moon, Lifting the Sky, and Standing Mediation) for over 25 years. He has had the honor of expanding his knowledge of Chi Gung with lessons from Master Wong Kiew Kit and Master Robert Peng.

 It was in Rishikesh, India Augustine learned to bring love and confidence deeper into his body during 200 hours of Yoga teacher training. His goal is to guide individuals towards a deeper Mind=Body connection so one can release emotional pain and find happiness within.

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Ngone Mbaye

Ngone is a Co-Founder and Studio Manager of Greene Moments.

 Ngone received her children’s yoga certifications from Little Flower YogaUrban Yoga Foundation, and Rainbow Kids Yoga.

In 2015, Ngone completed her 200-hour yoga certification and 300-hour yoga certification at Three Sisters Yoga in New York City. In 2017, she completed a 300-hour Hatha yoga certification in Rishikesh, India.

Ngone enjoys teaching yoga to children and adults. She guides all of her students through fun, intelligent, effective yoga classes and focuses on teaching relaxation, correct posture, and mindfulness. Her classes invite all individuals to be present, honor and share the inner Goddess with others through uplifting movements and breathing. Every shape and all levels are welcome. Ngone believes that yoga is for everybody. After each class participants leave with a piece of peace to share with family, friends, neighbors, and strangers.

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Tijana Rumley

Tijana has been a respected Iyengar Yoga Instructor in the Brooklyn area. Using her extensive understanding of the human body and psyche, she aims to bring ease and mobility to the body, giving you added strength and flexibility you never knew you had. The road of yoga is endless — it all starts with a pose and a thought and expands into a never-ending path of self-discovery and growth. She values each and every person who joins her class and looks forward to helping people achieve their wellness goals.

Tijana received her IYengar certification with Master Teacher Sharat Arora.

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Hayat Sam

Hayat Sam was born and raised in Paris, and there she became a professional Hip Hop dancer. In 1996 she moved to New York City to pursue life as an artist. From her base in NY she toured around the United States, and the rest of the world with the famous Rock Steady Crew. Through corporal awareness, and hardships she cultivated a sense for self healing that led to discovering a wide range of healing modalities. 

 

     In 2006 Hayat received her certification in Thai Yoga massage from the Lotus Palm School. Additionally, she traveled to Thailand where she studied under the guidance of various teachers, and earned multiple certifications during that time. With her expansive knowledge and hands on experience, Hayat has carved out a career where she can share her passion for healing with friends, and clients. Furthermore, Hayat is certified in facial rejuvenation from the Burnham Systems, Reiki, and Basic Energy kinesiology.

 

   

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Marie Basse

Marie Basse-Wiles was born in Dakar, Senegal, West Africa. The granddaughter of Bambara singer and dancer Maimouna Keita, Marie began her professional career at the age of nine. She began teaching at the age of 12 as a member of the Ballet National of Senegal. Her professional accomplishments include resident work with Kinne N'Diaye Rose, daughter of master drummer Dou Dou N'Diaye Rose, and Papa Dougoufana Traore, as well as renowned choreographers Mamadou N'Diaye, Demba Diallo, Oumy Sene, and Raymon Sylla. Her international touring experience includes performances with the Ballet National of Senegal and Koumpo Dance Company, under the direction of Ibrahima Camara. She has won numerous awards for her commitment to the community and accomplishments in dance. She has created numerous ballets throughout her career as well as a piece for The Center For Traditional Music and Dance "Bedenya 97" Festival, that is archived at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.

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Daya Parvati

 Daya, is an energy intuitive who honors all the harmless paths that lead to the divine and each individual’s ability to access higher guidance. Passionate about building community while assisting the discovery of people’s personal power by guiding them through self-healing of this and past life traumas and blockages.

She is based out of Brooklyn NY, and practices internationally, offering 1 on 1 session, group sessions of meditation, energy healing, tarot, esoteric workshops, house clearings and sacred jewelry design.

Having trained with many master healers and elders of wisdom traditions, she is a certified Reiki master & teacher, spiritual aspirant and practitioner of the Shamanic arts, trained Ignite Your Spirit and Pranic Healing therapist, ordained interfaith minister with Alliance of Divine Love, sacred talisman designer Birth Doula with Carriage House Birth, and tarot reader with 15+ years experience reading cards at Aum Shanti in New York City and Su’juk Brooklyn.