Our Team

is awesome...

 
 
 alecia dawn  Owner, Operator, Joy Facilitator   Alecia is the owner and operator of YOGAMOTIF, a healing arts yoga studio specializing in make & take wellness. Her first love, however, was creating art, and her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Alfred University is evidence of that. While there, she also received a New York state teaching certification in studio arts. After teaching in community non-profit and public education for five years, Alecia obtained a Master of Arts Management from the H. John Heinz III College at Carnegie Mellon University. She went on to manage and consult nonprofit operations for start-up and established businesses in Pittsburgh and around the country. After gaining an appreciation for self-healing and mindful living, she pursued a 200-hour, anti-racism, yoga teacher certification through Yoga Roots on Location; equipping her to create spaces of trauma-informed healing and self-love through yoga.  Alecia can be found facilitating trauma-informed yoga at YOGAMOTIF and in the Pittsburgh area. 

alecia dawn

Owner, Operator, Joy Facilitator 

Alecia is the owner and operator of YOGAMOTIF, a healing arts yoga studio specializing in make & take wellness. Her first love, however, was creating art, and her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Alfred University is evidence of that. While there, she also received a New York state teaching certification in studio arts. After teaching in community non-profit and public education for five years, Alecia obtained a Master of Arts Management from the H. John Heinz III College at Carnegie Mellon University. She went on to manage and consult nonprofit operations for start-up and established businesses in Pittsburgh and around the country. After gaining an appreciation for self-healing and mindful living, she pursued a 200-hour, anti-racism, yoga teacher certification through Yoga Roots on Location; equipping her to create spaces of trauma-informed healing and self-love through yoga.

Alecia can be found facilitating trauma-informed yoga at YOGAMOTIF and in the Pittsburgh area. 

 carrie McCann  Yoga Teacher  Carrie is another white lady teaching yoga. She came to where she is today after having a health scare and thinking she was dying while social working.  She went on a journey into wellness and with the desire to share what she learned with others became a certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and later received her 200-hour, anti-racism, yoga teacher certification through the wondrous Yoga Roots on Location.   Carrie is abundant in love and healing and fancies herself a wellness catalyst, CustomHER Support Specialist, self-care and self-love advocate, soulcial worker, and 200-hour registered yoga teacher.   At YOGAMOTIF, she can be found teaching her signature "Gentle Flowga" class in addition to providing partnership programming through Organic McCannic where she offers make & take teas, scrubs, and other wellness goodness. 

carrie McCann

Yoga Teacher

Carrie is another white lady teaching yoga. She came to where she is today after having a health scare and thinking she was dying while social working.  She went on a journey into wellness and with the desire to share what she learned with others became a certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and later received her 200-hour, anti-racism, yoga teacher certification through the wondrous Yoga Roots on Location.   Carrie is abundant in love and healing and fancies herself a wellness catalyst, CustomHER Support Specialist, self-care and self-love advocate, soulcial worker, and 200-hour registered yoga teacher. 

At YOGAMOTIF, she can be found teaching her signature "Gentle Flowga" class in addition to providing partnership programming through Organic McCannic where she offers make & take teas, scrubs, and other wellness goodness. 

 sheba gittens  Yoga Teacher  Sheba cultivates love and healing as a public speaker, anti-racist organizer, and certified yoga teacher. At YOGAMOTIF, she can be found leading Delicious Wombalicious yoga workshops designed to energize the reproductive space.

sheba gittens

Yoga Teacher

Sheba cultivates love and healing as a public speaker, anti-racist organizer, and certified yoga teacher. At YOGAMOTIF, she can be found leading Delicious Wombalicious yoga workshops designed to energize the reproductive space.

 tamika chambers  Yoga Teacher  Tamika spreads laughter,love and self affirmation as a daily practice. She believes yoga is the movement of love and the practice allows one to stretch beyond common capabilities. Outside of the studio you will find Tamika supporting her family ,writing poetry, traveling and holding a position in the healthcare field.  Tamika obtained a 200-hour, anti-racism, yoga teacher certification through Yoga Roots on Location. You can join her at YOGAMOTIF teaching her “Yummy Yoga” class on Monday nights.

tamika chambers

Yoga Teacher

Tamika spreads laughter,love and self affirmation as a daily practice. She believes yoga is the movement of love and the practice allows one to stretch beyond common capabilities. Outside of the studio you will find Tamika supporting her family ,writing poetry, traveling and holding a position in the healthcare field.

Tamika obtained a 200-hour, anti-racism, yoga teacher certification through Yoga Roots on Location. You can join her at YOGAMOTIF teaching her “Yummy Yoga” class on Monday nights.

 kim o'donnel  Yoga Teacher  Kim has been practicing yoga for over 15 years and earned her 200 RYT in Raja yoga, under Felicia Savage Friedman of Yoga Roots on Location.  Her training includes a study and practice of the eight limbs of yoga through an anti-racism lens.  Kim has been trained in Antiracist Humanistic Organizing with The People's Institute for Survival and Beyond, and she teaches yoga through trauma informed care.  Kim taught at Yoga on the Square and continues to teach at the Wilkins School Community Center.    She believes that anybody can do yoga, as yoga meets a person where they are at in their lives and in their bodies. Her hope is that students will be able to cultivate peace, light, and love in their personal yoga practice, and bring those gifts out into the rest of the world. 

kim o'donnel

Yoga Teacher

Kim has been practicing yoga for over 15 years and earned her 200 RYT in Raja yoga, under Felicia Savage Friedman of Yoga Roots on Location.  Her training includes a study and practice of the eight limbs of yoga through an anti-racism lens.  Kim has been trained in Antiracist Humanistic Organizing with The People's Institute for Survival and Beyond, and she teaches yoga through trauma informed care.  Kim taught at Yoga on the Square and continues to teach at the Wilkins School Community Center.  

She believes that anybody can do yoga, as yoga meets a person where they are at in their lives and in their bodies. Her hope is that students will be able to cultivate peace, light, and love in their personal yoga practice, and bring those gifts out into the rest of the world. 

 kali Stull  Yoga Teacher  Kali intends to bring a sense exploration, playfulness, and curiosity to her practice on and off the mat. She loves the always present opportunities for learning, self-love, and connection that emerge from yoga. Kali earned her 200-hour yoga teacher certification through the incredible YogaRoots on Location’s anti-racist Raja yoga training. She experiences the anxiety-reducing, moving-it-through, clarity-producing, and restorative effects of yoga and leaves space for people to find their own relationship to this dynamic practice.  Outside of yoga, Kali works in housing justice and embraces her fiery creativity. She also explores evolutionary biology and intuitive movement and applies that to her classes.

kali Stull

Yoga Teacher

Kali intends to bring a sense exploration, playfulness, and curiosity to her practice on and off the mat. She loves the always present opportunities for learning, self-love, and connection that emerge from yoga. Kali earned her 200-hour yoga teacher certification through the incredible YogaRoots on Location’s anti-racist Raja yoga training. She experiences the anxiety-reducing, moving-it-through, clarity-producing, and restorative effects of yoga and leaves space for people to find their own relationship to this dynamic practice.

Outside of yoga, Kali works in housing justice and embraces her fiery creativity. She also explores evolutionary biology and intuitive movement and applies that to her classes.