A DominiRican born and raised in the enclave known as “the Heights” in NYC, now thriving in Oakland, CA, Minerva discovered yoga for the first time during a trip in Ko Tao, Thailand and fell in love. Upon her return to her native New York City, at Laughing Lotus’ home in Chelsea, she deepened her practice and found such a healing quality to it that she knew it would be selfish to keep it to herself! 450 hours of Lotus training later, Minerva still thoroughly enjoys the dance between the breath and the asanas that create stillness in the mind, the endless philosophy and space to learn, grow and create.
Passionately dedicated to creating healing spaces through yoga, activism, and sharing of ideas/stories/truths and she is never shy to offer her compassion, enthusiasm, intelligence or magic to make it possible. A devoted feminist, yoga mat souljah, Minerva believes a new world is possible but it must be born from a place of love.
Leaving everything behind, Minerva is eternally grateful to have landed with the West Coast LotusLandia family and call it hOMe, to study under Jasmine and bring some of that NYC spunk! Feeling so much gratitude for her teachers from the east coast: Ali, Lauren and Sheri and her mentor Amy.