MEET OUR STAFF
Owners/Entrepreneurs/Peace-seekers, Bryan & April Molina started Kids Luv Yoga from their desire to share a love of yoga, mindfulness & community with their own 3 young children. As they saw the need for this beautiful practice in our entire community, the company was born.
Bryan & April met as children in community theatre in Albuquerque, New Mexico. They both went on to perform all over the world as professional dancers/singers/actors for many years before coming back home to New Mexico to plant roots for their family.
Bryan & April have been studying yoga for over a decade and have used it both athletically and therapeutically throughout their lives.
April Molina - Expert yoga instructor and mindfulness guru, 4 time winner of Albuquerque The Magazine's award for Best Children's Clothing designer, Awarded Entrepreneur of the Year 2016 by HauteHonors. Coached dozens of other companies on social media marketing and branding. Passionately advocates for a higher standard in the education of our children. Creating peacemakers for tomorrow.
Bryan Molina - Having spent more than a decade as an Apple Business Expert, Bryan is a master in branding, economics and business processes. He has carried his expertise into every business he and April have developed together.
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Lizbeth Shainik - "Yoga for me is a lifelong journey, a practice of etiquette beyond the physical being." Lizbeth embarked upon the yoga path, making conscious changes in her daily life at a young age. She encountered the physical practice in 2010 when she first arrived to Albuquerque. When first practicing yoga Lizbeth felt rapidly connected in harmony, and tuned in with her body and the mat. Pursuing this desire and integrating it with other intellectual pursuits, she completed Hot Yoga Downtown's teachers’ training, and at the same time finished a dual bachelor's degree in two foreign languages. Her personal story prepares Lizbeth for this journey, she has strived to incorporate her background in the health field into all of her work experiences, with children, young people, and the elderly.
Christina Macias - Yoga lover, nature admirer, fun loving, with a huge heart for kids and community. I hope to spread peace and love through my practice.
Hazel Shirley - Hazel is passionate about exploration and lives to journey- traveling and experiencing new and exotic cultures, cuisine, sceneries, languages and people. Her passions have brought her to the orient to study Buddhism, to India to study yoga, and to the Alps in Austria to study music. She is adamant about pursuing a functional and healthy lifestyle in order to fully enjoy her favorite outdoor activities: rock climbing, hiking, snowshoeing, bicycling, crossfit, and slack-lining.
Anna Wilkerson - Anna has been practicing yoga for the better part of two decades. Her passion for yoga and the peace and connectivity that it brings to her and her students is a part of the process that keeps her on her mat. More yoga = a better world!
Marisol Enriquez - A long time Albuquerque resident and native New Mexican who fell in love with yoga in 2009, because it completely changed her life! She recruited many friends to try yoga with her and has spread the love of yoga to her very large family, too! In 2012, she decided she needed to help share it on a different level, so she became a yoga teacher, and since then, teaching yoga has become her career! Marisol has 11 nieces and nephews, ranging from ages 3-20 years old, and over the years has witnessed the eagerness with which Kids Luv Yoga! When a miniyogis (TM) training by Shana Meyerson was available in Albuquerque in 2015, she jumped at the opportunity to take it, and has been yoga'ing with kids ever since, in group sessions, as well as in individual sessions in her beautiful yoga studio, Hot or Not Yoga NM. Marisol strongly believes childhood is the perfect time to provide people with tools that can benefit them for a lifetime, and draws much inspiration from the innate kindness and compassion and truth kids show our world. Together, Marisol believes, we really can change the world, one person, one child, at a time!
Liana Kachakhmadze - Liana began practicing yoga in 2007 and teaching in 2012. She has completed 200 hours of Vinyasa Flow style teacher training in registered by Yoga Alliance “Flow Yoga Center” in Washington DC. There she had a great opportunity to learn, breathe and share the mat with internationally recognized yoga masters and guest teachers. Liana is also a certified children’s yoga teacher and volunteered for nine months with the nonprofit ‘Yokid. Stretch Your Limits’ (Alexandria, VA) to introduce the body-mind benefits of yoga to kids from underserved communities DC-VA-MD schools. Today, in Liana’s class students will enjoy her constant attention to alignment and breath flow, soulful hands-on assists and grounded teachings of yogic philosophy. The smooth flowing sequence and intensity of the class vary in accordance with students’ experience and energy level in the room. Liana’s classes are accessible to beginners, but can also be quite challenging for intermediate students as well.
Stephanie DelCampo - Stephanie brings her experience as a Speech Language Pathologist to Kids Luv Yoga. For many years, she has worked with kids and adults with varying levels of abilities to reach their communication goals. Having been recently certified to teach yoga, she now seeks to expose young people to the benefits of the practice on and off the mat. Stephanie and her husband have 2 young children of their own, who inspire her everyday to help the children of our community discover strength and self-confidence.