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Regional Leaders

marianne elliott

Marianne Elliott

Regional Leader

Marianne is the regional leader for Off the Mat, Into the World New Zealand and Australia. She is a human rights advocate, writer and yog a teacher. She’s also a practicing Buddhist, a ‘Zen Peacekeeper’ and an instigator of radical acts of kindness and generosity. Marianne created the 30 Days of Yoga online course to help people find their own authentic home yoga practice. Marianne came to yoga via a decade working in some of the world’s most notorious war-zones. In yoga she discovered the tools and practices to make her humanitarian work and advocacy more effective and more sustainable. As Off the Mat Regional Leader for New Zealand and Australia, her job is to help the local yoga community connect to and benefit from the amazing resources of this international network.

OTM NZ & Australia: offthematintotheworld.org.nz
Website: marianne-elliott.com

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heather snyder

Heather Snyder

Regional leader

Heather is the NYC regional leader for Off the Mat and currently lives in Brooklyn, NY. She is a Pilates teacher, Alexander Technique teacher, conscious activist and inspired new birth doula! She is excited about her new role as a doula in which she empowers women to make authentic choices for themselves and offers emotional/physical/spiritual support throughout their labor. She is committed to bringing together communities of inspired, empowered, like minded people and exploring the possibilities of what a community can create together.  

OTM NYC: offthematnyc.com
Website: thegracefulbody.com

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meaghan de roos

Meaghan de Roosng

Regional leader

Meaghan de Roos is an inspired teacher of Vinyasa Flow Yoga, a passionate sacred activist, mentor, and leader in the community. She is committed to teaching yoga as a resource for personal inquiry, transformation, and authentic self expression. M eaghan sees yoga as an opportunity to connect to life on all levels and be of service. She lives in Norfolk, VA and travels throughout the Southeast facilitating workshops and intensives, and mentors yoga teachers on purpose, leadership, and sustainable action. Her classes are infused with her intuitive understanding of the healing power of yoga on the mat and beyond.

Website: stretchreachrise.com

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gaby haiber

Gaby Haiber

regional leader

OTM Regional Leader for German-speaking Europe (Germany, Switzerland and Austria), Gaby Haiber is an enthusiastic yoga teacher and holistic body therapist based in Munich.

Her teaching is inspired by her background and experiences as therapist and karateka, various spiritual practices and nature.  In a very powerful, up-lifting and intuitive way, she leads her students to more self-responsibility, awareness, awakening a more adventurous and explorative mind. She is a free spirit with a true gift to inspire others to feel empowered and discover their inner fire to actively contribute to positive change in the world and join the growing community of conscious change-makers. This is what brought her to OTM where she found a community of like-minded beautiful kindred spirits. As an OTM Regional Leader she combines her passion for mother earth, life and empowerment of the people with her skills and facilitates transformative workshops, trainings and retreats internationally.

OTM Deutschland: offthematintotheworld.de
Website: polaritytherapy.de

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matthew serynek
 

Matthew Serynek

regional leader

OTM Regional Leader Matthew Serynek is the COO in Tokyo for a global financial services IT company called SunGard. Matthew came to the OTM Yoga, Purpose and Action Intensive in LA on whim in April 2009 during a soul-searching sabbatical where he found the work expansive and grounding, transformational and honest. He views the OTM leadership model as a refreshing antidote to the more traditional command-and-control model of the corporate world. Matthew loves to travel, do early morning yoga, share real experiences, and validate and support others in expanding their true selves. His objective is to use the OTM tools to facilitate change from within the corporate world through empathy, self-awareness and compassion. 

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davian den otter

Davian de Otter

regional leader

Davian loves teaching yoga, mentoring new leaders and watching the Off The Mat community grow! Working locally with underserved communities and internationally she is continually humbled and amazed by the strength and generosity of the human spirit. Creativity, yoga and service. As an artist, yoga teacher and humanitarian Davian strives to bring all three aspects of life together creating space where everyone can explore their voice, step into their power and tell their story. Davian loves everything Off The Mat stands for and feels so blessed to be part of such an amazing team.  

Website: inspirereach.com

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nikki myers

Nikki Myers 

regional leader

Nikki is an accomplished yoga and trauma healing therapist, teacher and practitioner on the path of Yoga. She is the owner of CITYOGA School of Yoga and Health in Indianapolis, IN.  Born from her personal struggles with addiction,  Nikki co-founded the acclaimed Yoga of 12-Step Recovery (Y12SR) program that has been featured in the New York Times, Yoga Journal and more.  She is quick to tell the world, ‘The 12-step program and Yoga saved my life - one is my lifeboat, the other my launching pad’. Nikki is a regional leadership 'Diva' for OTM and her extensive travels have led her to joyous work/study all over the world.

Website: yogaof12steprecovery.com

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melody moore

Melody Moore

regional leader

OTM Regional Leader, Melody Moore, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and dedicated yogini. Melody is a co-founder of Embody Love Movement, a treatment center, curriculum, and prevention program that combines psychotherapy, holistic nutrition, and yoga therapy as a treatment for those struggling with body acceptance and disordered relationships with food. She is also co-founder of One Love Dallas, a movement that sprung out of her OTM Seva Challenge: South Africa, where she raised over $40,000 for our partner organizations.

Website: onelovedallas.org   

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amanda stuermer

Amanda Stuermer

Regional leader

Amanda Stuermer lives in Bend, Oregon and is the Northwest Regional Leader for OTM. She is the founder of Global Shine Project, a non-profit that combines her passions for Yoga, Art, Service, and Travel to connect and empower women and girls worldwide. She feels blessed to be able to share these passions with others and to have this work supported and enriched by her OTM community. Amanda leads Yoga in Action Circles, serves as the OTM Global Ambassador to Uganda, and is currently participating in the Engage Network’s Project Springboard Program.

Website: globalshineproject.com

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demi langford

Demi Langford

Regional leader

Salt Lake City Regional Leader Demi Langford is passionately involved with OTM and leads Yoga in Action groups in her vibrant community.  She has discoverd that the lessons we learn on our mat, can re t;text/javascript"> flect lessons in our lives.  She says, "My mat gave me a safe place to look inside, clear and heal what was holding me back so that I can now live my life more purposefully, joyfully and passionately.  This journey brought me into a life full of dreams and possibility."  Demi received her first  teacher training from Matthew Cohen in 2005 at Sacred Energy Arts in Santa Monica.  She has completed extensive trainings with OTM. 

Website: live-on-purpose.net

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