“One’s spiritual realization lies in none other than how one walks among and interacts with one’s fellow beings.” – B.K.S. Iyengar
Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher E-RYT E500 T500, Iyengar Style, Anusara-Inspired, Level 2 Usui Reiki Practitioner and Angel Therapy Practitioner® (ATP) , certified by Doreen Virtue & Celebrant, brings a unique perspective and style of teaching to the practice of yoga, drawing upon her background as a corporate trainer, human resources professional, fashion model and global yoga instructor. Othene was one of the first fashion models who began practicing and promoting Yoga in the 1980s. Today many super models have taken up the practice to maintain their beauty, youthfulness, health, fitness and give their hectic lives balance, serenity and inner peace.
Othene was a pioneer from the field of fashion, dedicating her life to helping others find inner beauty and improve their outer appearance through their individual yoga and spiritual practice.
She has studied with renown masters such as Ramanand Patel, John Schumacher, Kathleen Pringle, Patricia Walden, David Swenson, Ana Forrest, Aadil Palkhivala, Baron Baptise, Jonny Kest, Manuso Manus, Doug Swenson, Rodney Yee, and Steve Jacobson for two decades, refining her own practice and teaching methods. She completed the Ashtanga Teacher Training workshop with David Swenson with further Ashtanga training from Manju Jois. She has spent time studying at the Sivananda Ashrams in Paris, California, London and the Bahamas. More recently she has studied with John Friend, Desiree Rumbaugh & Martin Kirk as well as Siania Sherman, Amy Ippolitti, Noah Maze,Betsy Downing,Christina Sell .
Othene has been such a great inspiration to me in the 18 yrs or so that I have been practicing yoga with her. She is very knowledgeable and makes her classes fun and challenging. Know matter who shows up she will modify the asana to your ability. I’ve improved my practice through certification of her 200YTT program.
Othene has organized and led Spiritual Trips to Peru, Arizona, Hot Springs NC, Costa Rica, Greece, Egypt , Eco Safari Yoga Trip to South Africa, and Hot Springs, NC. She remains committed to her own practice and continues to take teachers training and workshops on a regular basis. Othene has developed keen professional teaching abilities and curriculum design skills from her years as a corporate trainer and work in human resources. As a professional trainer she has the ability to survey a class, quickly assess each member’s level and offer custom coaching to maximize their efforts and safety. Othene’s course design utilizes leading edge techniques as well as century old proven methods of yoga practice, merging the best from all the ages.c