"When people ask me what equipment I use -- I tell them my eyes."
Mamisi is a (RYT) 200 hour yoga instructor in both Hatha Yoga and Egyptian/ Kemetic Yoga. Mamisi's goal is to reach persons that do not normally have access to practice yoga in a studio. Which include minority communities, Lower SES communities, rural communities and at risk youth.
Yoga was one of those things that caught Mamisi by surprise over seven years ago after working at a high stress job. Mamisi started her yoga journey practicing to a DVD with a neighbor. She then started practicing in a yoga studio to deepen her practice.
In 2014 she decided to travel to Jamaica for her first yoga certification. Once certified, she made a vow to give back and to educate people regarding the health benefits of yoga. The journey of "Yoga off the mat," is Mamisi's Yoga Akwantu. Her journey was not just to teach yoga in clean expensive studio to tenured Yogis or Yoga Enthusiast's. Her mission is to teach the practice to those who that do not normally have access to yoga.
Mamisi's second passion is documenting the world around her. She started practicing photography from the age of 12 years-old. Mamisi kept shooting and shooting until she developed and critiqued her own personal style of storytelling through amateur photography. Her ability to capture unique moments, coupled with a refined sense of composition have earned her a reputation as a sought-after hobbyist whose images delights clients of all types of cultures and genres.
As an amateur photographer, her process is slightly unconventional. By acting exercises and exchanging stories with her subjects, her photography sessions are more like open conversations than staged moments. Connecting with the client is her main focus which conveys through the lens. Mamisi's award-winning amateur photography is featured in the Houston Public Library;The Reflections of Study Abroad contest 2012. Photo credits: AFARNEWS.com, Houston Press and the Houston Chronicle online.
Mamisi has several hats to wear because she has many passions. She is a wife, a cat lover, a college student, a yoga teacher. Would you like for Mamisi to teach a yoga class? Would you like for Mamisi to take photos? Please contact her at Mamisi@Mamisi.com or click on the contact link above.