Rose Erin Vaughan is a Yoga teacher, Bhakti Yogi, Acupuncturist, Myofascial Therapist, and Anatomy specialist.  She serves others with a blend of traditional and alternative healing methods.  She holds a Master of Science in Acupuncture and a BS in Biology.  She has done numerous trainings in Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Dharma Yoga and Mind Body Centering and has studied over 1000 hours with Sri Dharma Mittra.

Her Story: "I study the art of science - human biology and the Art of Tantra - understanding reality and consciousness through the physical and symbolic.  I arrived in NYC in 2003 after teaching yoga for a couple of years in southern USA where I am from.  I came here to live with my then teacher, Bhagavan Das.  I am a Bhakti.  My other spiritual teachers include Amma, Dharma Mittra, Geshe Michael Roach.  Since age 11, reading many philosophies, I devoted my life to the service of others.  I am here to help you on your path.  I began Yoga practice in 1996.    I have studied and practiced Myofascial based healing since 2000.  I developed the Science of Meridians practices and Teacher Training as a way to develop Yoga into a deeper and more real physical, emotional and spiritual practice.  Rather than transcending the body, we go into the body through specific channels and observe all kinds of emotions.

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Tania Nunez (Program Director and Teacher) Tania is a Yoga Teacher, Meridian Yoga Therapist and Ayurvedic Nutritional Coach. She first discovered Yoga thanks to her mom’s advice in taking up yoga and meditation classes to help her cope with college anxiety and stress. “The Dharma Yoga Center was next to my college campus and since I first walked in and took meditation and yoga classes with Sri Dharma Mittra I was hooked!. Since then I have continued to study and share my passion for Yoga and Holistic Healing.” Tania holds over 800hrs of in-depth study under Master Yogi Sri Dharma Mittra and Rose Erin Vaughan’s Science of Self Yoga & Meridian Therapy Trainings, she has also studied Ayurvedic Nutrition with Dr. Naina Marbelli at Ayurveda’s World. Tania designed and illustrated the Science of Points & Pathways book by Rose Erin Vaughan; a guide in applying and understanding the meridian pathway system for healing and well being. Since joining the Science of Self Yoga family as Program Director she has worked extensively in promoting and sharing her knowledge and wisdom of Yoga and Meridian Yoga Therapy Healing methods and techniques. Besides her passion and work in Yoga and Alternative Healing Modalities, she holds a BFA in Fine Arts & Textile Design and continues to express her creativity as a Textile Designer.

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Zoey Gong Born in Shanghai, China, Zoey started her journey as a healer by healing herself, who once had two breast tumors, constant skin rashes, amenorrhea, and joint pain. Living in New York City since 2015, she now holds a B.S. in nutrition and public health from New York University, 200-hr yoga instructor certification, Meridian Yoga Therapy certification, and is currently pursuing her registered dietitian credential (R.D.) at Hunter College and her M.S. in Traditional Oriental Medicine at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. With her background in clinical nutrition, professional kitchen, and Chinese medicine, Zoey specializes in mostly plant-based Chinese medicinal cuisine and food therapy for holistic wellness. As the founder of Table 81 NYC, a dining experience that offers plant-based medicinal dinners, he has partnered with Two Hands NYC, Good Thanks Café, Great Sanxiang Camelia Oil, Subculture Dining by Russell Jackson, Museum of Chinese in American, and so on. With an eye for aesthetics and attention to detail, Zoey is dedicated to modernize ancient wisdom to create truly unique and inspiring art of cuisine and healing. She is beyond excited to share her knowledge with you and help you find your inner balance.


Melissa Soong After over a decade of yoga-ing around NYC, Melissa Soong studied over 600 hours of yoga and Meridian Yoga Therapy with Science of Self Yoga Teacher Trainings. She is excited to share the deep experience of combining yoga asana with the body maps of Traditional Chinese Medicine by teaching Meridian Yoga and as part of the SOS team. She also manages the SOS Volunteer Outreach Program, which offers MYT to those in need throughout the city. Forever inspired by the the deep practice, knowledge, and discipline of Rose Erin Vaughan and Yoshio Hama, Melissa hopes to pass on this inspiration to others by encouraging a personal yoga practice for all. Additionally, Melissa has a masters degree in social work and is a hardcore knitter