20+ years of experience in the Science of Yoga

20+ years of experience in the Science of Yoga


Masha is originally from Kiev, Ukraine. Her family immigrated to Dallas, TX in 1992. Upon high school graduation, she moved to New York and studied Fashion Buying and Merchandising Management at Fashion Institute of Technology where she received her Bachelor's of Science degree, Magna Cum Laude. She has held a variety of fashion and business related jobs in retail field since her graduation in 2002 and Yoga had always been a part of her life even then.

Masha is a certified Yoga Alliance instructor at the 200-hour level through the Integral Yoga Institute in New York City. A certified Yoga instructor at the 500-hour through the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center, Nassau, Bahamas under the guidance of Swami Swaroopananda , a direct disciple of Swami Vishnudevananda. She was given the spiritual name "Rukmini" by Swami Swaroopananda upon her graduation.

Masha is also a certified children's Yoga instructor through Karma Kids Yoga and a certified chair Yoga instructor through SunLight Yoga. Currently she is completing studies Living Tantra: Tantric Tradition and Techniques under the guidance of Pandit Rajmani Tigunait of the Himalayan Institute.

Masha is also a certified Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist and is pursuing the science of Ayurveda at the Himalayan Institute under the guidance of Kathryn Templeton.



Nyota performs, teaches and lectures throughout NYC as a Bellydance instructor specializing in Egyptian, Nubian and Contemporary styles of the Dance and Afro Brazilian Samba and Orisha dance; she has also taught throughout the US and internationally for over three decades. She is presently Associate Director of Nubian Moon Daughters Afro Mosaic Bellydance Ensemble. She previously performed with Viva Brasil Dance Company, The Girls From Ipanema with Aretha Franklin, and in the 2003 Olympics in Greece as well as with numerous NYC local and international Afro Brasilian dance troupes and afro Ethnic and Contemporary dance companies. She also teaches Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga, prenatal and postnatal yoga and is an experienced Childbirth Coach/Educator. Currently she teaches Egyptian Bellydance, Braziian Samba and yoga classes at Sweet Water Dance and Yoga Studio, Harlem Yoga Studio, Yoga In Bayridge, Finer Studio and at Northern Manhattan Perinatal Partnership. Nyota continues to inspire women of all ages, cultural backgrounds, sizes, dance backgrounds and levels to embrace their unique femininity, womb energy and feeling to their dance experience in classes and workshops while having fun and an enjoyable learning experience.





Innate ability to connect & bridge the Spiritual world & the Physical world.

Ability to reconnect people to the energy of their heart, to their highest potential.

Ability to feel imbalances, trauma, ancestral patterns & balance the energy of people.

Ability to feel imbalances & balance the energy of living spaces.

Innate ability to work with plant medicines.




30 years of experience in the field of Shamanic Healing & Energy Healing



Мастер Пилатеса и Йоги

Шеф повар по сыроедению Анна Яша, Mathew Kenney Plantlab

Телеведущая программы о здоровье 

Основатель Центра Здоровья В Стамбуле 

Проводит Мастер Классы по Сыроедению 

Проводит 11 Дней Очистительный Детох -Программу: Сыроедение + Голодание

Специалист Реабилитолог

Специалист по Питанию и Голоданию

Персональный Коуч по питанию и спорту