Neda Draupadi Honarvar (she/her), E-RYT 500, YACEP
Known for her fiery nature and deep desire to make yoga accessible, Neda’s teaching style reflects her passion and playfulness as well as her dedication to the science, depth, and discipline of yoga. Her classes are an engaging blend of clear, direct, alignment-based instruction and skillful sequencing; expect lots of encouragement and play with generous servings of sweat and laughter. Neda is the founder of Tough Love Yoga and maintains an active teaching schedule, offering asana, pranayama, & meditation classes, ritual gatherings, workshops, retreats, and teacher training programs both locally and internationally. Neda has trained over 300 yoga instructors through 200 hour and 300 hour alignment-based Hatha yoga programs registered with the Yoga Alliance, both through Tough Love Yoga and other yoga studios across the globe.
Neda’s love for teaching is second only to her passion for learning, believing that being a student of yoga has and continues to transform the capacity and potential of her mind, body, and heart. Neda’s primary practices include asana, pranayama, meditation, and ritual. She has been practicing yoga since 2000 and is a devoted student of her beloved guru Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati and her teachers Darren Rhodes and Christina Sell.