Astrid Santana received her Pranakriya yoga teacher certification under the instruction of renowned yogi, Yoganand Michael Carroll, a master-level teacher in the Kripalu tradition. Classically trained in theater, dance, and Alexander Technique at the North Carolina School of the Arts, Astrid brings her knowledge of physical and emotional expression to every class she leads. From total beginners to experienced yogis, Astrid’s supportive teaching style encourages exploration and challenges student’s notions of what is possible. Born in New York, but raised in Georgia, Astrid loves collard greens, old country music, and rolling mountains, drawing her spiritual inspiration and strength from the natural world. Whether teaching handstands, arm balances, or simple centering breaths, Astrid’s nurturing disposition and skilled instruction make her classes a unique and rewarding experience for all.