Liz Mandarano

Liz Mandarano

Yoga Instructor / Owner

Yoga Effects

New York, NY USA

One of the virtues I like best is courage, and I don't feel like it's valued anymore. I'd rather fail and do what I think is right for me than not do anything.


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Liz Mandarano


My road in life has been direct.
Was a French major at Rutgers University, but realized there wasn't much she could do with that degree.
Graduated in 1992, during a recession, so she went to law school to put off entering the workforce.
Says that while her experience in law school and at law firms wasn't all bad, she entered too much debt and never felt truly happy on that path.
Started going to yoga with one of her coworkers and before long, it became a passion-she was going five times a week.
Offhand, a friend suggested that she start her own yoga studio, and she seized upon that idea.
For the first few months, the studio was really struggling; they felt lucky to get four students in a class.
After four years, her yoga studio has hit hard times, but she says even if they had to shut down, she wouldn't regret the endeavor.
She's heard people talk about the dreams they never pursued, so she hopes her unconventional choices inspire others to go after their dreams.
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Yoga Instructor / Owner

I teach vinyasa "power" yoga at my own yoga studio.

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