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Ever wondered how Yoga and Buddhism mesh? In this panel discussion, we have 5 expert teachers discussing the intersection between both philosophies. We will discuss how Yoga ties into a (seemingly non-physical) Buddhist practice. Traditionally Yoga is only taught in the Tantric path of Buddhism.

Wednesday Nov 14 | 8 - 9:30PM

$30 | $24 for members


Coco Korniczky has been practicing yoga and Tibetan Buddhism for over 25 years. She recently completed a traditional 3-year solitary meditation retreat in the Arizona desert. Coco has trained for thousands of hours in various lineages of yoga including Kundalini yoga through the Agni Teacher Training, the Yoga Dharma Teacher Training, the complete Tibetan Heart Yoga Series, and the Mysore Ashtanga and Anusara lineages. She graduated from the Asian Classics Institute, and the Advanced Studies in Vajrayana at Diamond Mountain University. She is licensed in numerous movement and healing modalities including pilates, gyrotonics, and Eastern and Western massage therapies.


Hector Marcel is the President of the Three Jewels. He has served as Senior Teacher for the Asian Classics Institute teaching buddhist philosophy for the past 6 years. At Three Jewels, Hector teaches a series of sutra courses that cover the breadth of a 25 year monastic education for monks and nuns completing a "Geshe" degree, and travels internationally to transmit these teachings. Hector is also social entrepreneur, public speaker and organizational change management specialist. After 15 years of experience leading successful cultural transformations in the public and private sectors in Australia, Hector now consults in New York City to a variety of international clients, integrating eastern philosophy into corporate culture. Hector is the  Senior VP of Learning and Change for John Foley Inc., delivering workshops and keynotes on High Performance designed to achieve excellence in teams and inspire individuals. He is also the founder and Director of the  108 Lives Project: a micro non-profit that cares for under-privileged communities in Nepal.

 Yoga portraits at JR Studio on March 4, 2016 in NYC. (Photo by Ray Tamarra)

Rose Erin Vaughan, MSAc, is a Yoga practitioner and teacher, Anatomy specialist, Acupuncturist and Trigger Point Therapist. She holds a Master of Science in Acupuncture, a BS in Biology, published 2 books on the subject of Yoga and Meridians and has led numerous trainings and intensives in Yoga and Acupressure worldwide. She studied Yoga extensively with master Yogi Sri Dharma Mittra. Her other great teachers include Sri Bhagavan Das (Mantra and Bhakti), Geshe Michael Roach and Hector Marcel. Her training in a variety of modalities, techniques, sciences and philosophies has helped her to establish a contemporary and unique approach to Yoga, Physical, Emotional and Spiritual development.


Allison Joy Phillips is the Director of Yoga at Three Jewels. She teaches yoga and meditation classes that guide students toward an authentic living experience of the practice, off the mat, in their daily lives. She launched Three Jewels' inaugural Yoga Teacher Training in 2017 to foster a deeper sense of connectivity between practitioners and to share authentic, lineage-based tradition with the world. She has trained continuously for the past several years at studios across the country. In 2014, she graduated from Sarva Yoga Academy and has worked closely with founder, Michael Hewett, ever since. She completed Advanced Yoga Teacher Training with a specialization in Yoga Therapeutics and Restorative Yoga with Michelle Baker and Kelly Haas of Swan River Yoga in New Orleans. She completed 108 hours of Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Teacher Training with Hector Marcel, Venerable Thupten Phuntsok and Coco Korniczky. Her continued focus has been on primary source texts, alignment, spinal health, aromatherapy, Thai Yoga Massage and Yoga Nidra. She teaches across the country, privately in New York City, at studios, conferences and for corporations. She credits her practice as the driving force that allows her to serve her community selflessly and work tirelessly for the liberation of all beings everywhere.

Michael Hewett has taught Yoga for over 20 years & been in love with music for 30. His classes, workshops & retreats weave together philosophies, asana, music & meditation to experientially guide students along their paths with humor, scholarship & artistry. He is the founder/director of Sarva Yoga Academy, a graduate of Berklee College of Music, DJ Nagual and a guitarist/composer with a catalog of seven albums & numerous singles. His classes feature custom DJ Nagual mixes & live guitar.