Aissata Traore


Aissata stumbled into yoga while living in Rwanda and looking for a change in routine between running and tennis. Though she spent the first few years of her practice focused exclusively on the physical and sweaty benefits of a power flow, as her practice grew, so did her awareness for the deep spiritual and mental benefits this practice brings, and for how it helps us show up for ourselves and others.

Aissata’s classes lead students through a challenging yet accessible sequence designed to unite breath, mind, and body. They create a space for students to explore the ways the spiritual teachings of yoga apply on and off our mats, and empower students to meet their bodies and minds exactly where they are. Having suffered from a series of sports injuries, Aissata strives to offer students the foundations to build a safe, strong, and sustainable practice that will serve their bodies and minds now and in the long term.

Off the mat, Aissata is a Global Public Health Specialist with an international development consulting firm, and the mom to a very sweet cat named Gloria Steinem.