Several of you may already know them Kimberly Sherbach and Emily DeSena. They are Ashtanga Yoga Long Island’s apprentice from our Apprenticeship program. They are sweet, disciplined, eager to learn from everyone, and always ready to help. They will be learning, helping and assisting me in classes.

When I’m not around feel free to ask them questions if you need help, and give me feed back if you think it could help nurture her mentorship. Thanks!

With love and respect,

Aura

Emily DeSena

Emily DeSena

Ashtanga Yoga Long Island's Apprentice

My yoga journey began in 2012, when I started experimenting with various yoga styles such as Bikram and Vinyasa. I received my 200-hour yoga teacher training certification at Atmananda Yoga in New York City and began teaching at numerous studios throughout NYC and Long Island. It was not until 2015 when I discovered Ashtanga Yoga at Ashtanga Yoga Long Island. It was in the Mysore room that I found a true sense of connection and stillness within my body and mind. For me, this practice was it. The practice of Ashtanga Yoga has changed my life for the better, granting me a deep sense of inner peace, gratitude and humility. 

In 2017 I completed the 60-hour Primary Series Course at Ashtanga Yoga Long Island under the guidance of my teacher, Aura Reverol. I believe a teacher should always be a student, as the learning never ends. 

In addition to my yoga trainings, I recently received my New York State Massage Therapy License. I look forward to integrating my knowledge of the human body into my practice as well as my teaching.

I am honored to be apprenticing Aura at Ashtanga Yoga Long Island and look forward to learning from such a dedicated teacher. 

Kimberly Sherbach

Kimberly Sherbach

Ashtanga Yoga Long Island's Apprentice

My path to Ashtanga Yoga started the moment I stumbled into a little shala that had been walking distance from my house for my entire life, and yet I never knew it was there. I knew in that moment that yoga is something that you only discover when you are truly ready.  I completed my 200 hour yoga teacher training at The Little Yoga House under the loving guidance of Patricia Morris in 2014, and I have been changed ever since. With the seeds of yoga philosophy, devotion and gratitude planted, the next step of my journey led me to Ashtanga Yoga Long Island.  

Under the watchful eye of Aura Reverol, I was invited to deepen my practice. Every time I rolled out the mat, I was encouraged to investigate my breath, my dedication,  and most importantly, my state of mind. The more I immersed myself in the Mysore practice, the faster I began to uncover a feeling of dissonance between what I was doing with my life, and what I believe I was meant to do with my life.  I took a leap of faith and decided to quit my job, go back to school, and completely start over. That decision has led me here, and I can honestly say I have never felt more at peace.

I am honored and humbled to step into the role of apprentice at Ashtanga Yoga Long Island.  I am looking forward to learning, practicing and growing along-side this wonderful community.