Leah Vanderveldt is a wellness advocate, vegetable lover, and the food editor at mindbodygreen.com. After beginning her publishing career at Vogue and Vanity Fair, she moved to Sydney, Australia where she worked as an editor for Home Beautiful magazine. She is currently writing her first cookbook, The New Nourishing, due out in fall 2017.
She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and loves traveling, taking photos, and searching for the best pizza.
Sarah Copeland is an award-winning writer, author, influencer and curator of good living. Her recipes and articles appear regularly in national magazines including Food & Wine, Saveur, Martha Stewart Living, Real Simple, Better Homes and Gardens and Food Network Magazine, along with renown websites like The Kitchn, and on television.
Sarah is the author of Feast: Generous Vegetarian Meals for Any Eater and Every Appetite (Chronicle Books, 2013) and The Newlywed Cookbook: Fresh Ideas and Modern Recipes for Cooking With and For Each Other (Chronicle Books, 2011). Both books exemplify her standard for beautiful photography, luscious and trust-worthy recipes, and a passion for good health.
The former Food Director at Real Simple magazine and a Food Network veteran, Sarah has spent a decade and a half bringing her EAT CAKE AND VEGETABLES philosophy to homes across America. With a focus on carefully sourced, whole-foods ingredients and an appetite for life, her recipes and words aim to inspire vitality, balance and joy.
Selena Reynolds has been teaching yoga in the Catskills since completing Woodstock Yoga’s 200 Hour Teacher Training program in June 2012. She currently teaches at Shakti Yoga Studios, Woodstock Yoga, Chichester Yoga, and Menla Mountain Retreat Center. She completed Shakti Yoga’s 500 Hour Advanced Teacher Training in July 2015, and in addition to teaching, maintains a dedicated personal practice and continues to study all aspects of yoga. She began her yoga journey as a student at Bard College in 1998, and through her practice is gradually becoming more able to make sense of life on this planet and the intricacies of being human. She finds that the practice of yoga teaches her to stay balanced, open, and joyous, as she strives to act with love in every situation. These situations usually involve cookie dough, handstands, and her three rapidly growing children.
Selena hopes to be an agent of joy, optimism, and reverence for life. Her classes are informative, exploratory, and fun, and designed to leave students feeling nourished, balanced, rejuvenated, and empowered. Her teaching style is light-hearted and playful, and incorporates both intelligent vinyasa flow and held postures with detailed breath and alignment instruction to help students develop stronger connection within themselves through movement and concentration. She believes wholeheartedly that yoga is a vehicle through which we can embody our fullest potential in all areas of our lives, and contribute in an increasingly positive way to our relationships and communities.