Kelly Foong is originally from Malaysia and Australia, and moved to New York in July 2019, where she eventually found AOP! In 2016, she completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training with Meghan Currie. She has also since completed a 50-hour yin training with Bernie Clark, a 50-hour aerial yoga training with Om Factory in NYC, and a hands-on adjustment training course with Nicky Grimsdale in Melbourne, Australia. She also loves continuing to learn from Scott and Jamie at AOP. Her hope is to share the practice with others in a welcoming and non-judgmental manner and to hold space for them to go through their own unique pathway. Expect classes that are slow and focused on transitions so you can start to build strength and flexibility whilst learning to align as you move with your breath. Kelly loves the juxtaposition between the fluid and creative sequences of vinyasa with Ashtanga’s logic and structure and so in her classes, she tries to bring aspects of both her loves into her teaching.
After receiving his 200-hour yoga certification at Sonic Yoga in 2009, Juan Gamboa went on to get a 100-hour certification in Restorative Yoga, a 200-hour certification in MNDFL training for meditation, and a 75-hour certification from Kula Yoga Project. He attended a 2-week pilgrimage to India with his teacher Raghunath in 2015. In June 2020, he launched the P.A.R.C. (Practice And ReCover) initiative in the height of the Covid-19 pandemic to serve communities in Harlem, UES, UWS, Tribeca, West Village, and his own backyard. He has also led and co-led retreats all over the world – Dubai, Bangkok, Mexico, Cartagena, Koh Sammi, Goa, Sri Lanka, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Santa Catalina. However, he is probably most at home in his tiny West Village space, a part of New York City he has called home for the past 10 years.
Eddie Teboul has been a dedicated student of the famous American yogi David Life since 2001. In 2007 Eddie graduated with the residential 300 Hours Jivamukti Yoga Teacher Training certification, followed by a one-year mentorship at the NYC Jivamukti location with advanced senior yoga teacher Nicole Nichols (Narayani). Eddie upgraded to a certified 800 hours Jivamukti method yoga teacher with mention and recognition for his skills leading from the seat of a teacher, blending eclectic music, giving efficient personalized posture assists, and a strong understanding of philosophy. His sequencing of posture flow for specific and beneficial purposes in each class where all students of different abilities find the level of the class adapted to them regardless of injuries or need for modifications. In addition, he is a 500 hours experienced registered yoga alliance teacher.