Meet US

IOGA CO-OWNERS:

Cris Bueno
@clickmykids | www.clickmykids.com

I’m Cris, mom of Laura (8) and Julia (6) and wife to my lovely husband. I’m Brazilian and live in Louisville since 2011 and here I’ve met incredible friends and it’s what home feels like. 

I have many hobbies and one of them is photography, I'm obsessed over finding something beautiful in an ordinary & spontaneous moments! When my first child was born,  I wanted to capture all her milestones, giggles and expressions and to share all this with my family in Brazil. And that's how my 1st venture happened, Clickmykids photography! And 'til today, my daughters are a constant source of inspiration and pride to me. 

I consider myself a very energetic person, very open to try different experiences and with an optimistic way to see things. It’s very important for me to relate with people in a sincere way and build strong relationships. Considering my outgoing personality and my passion to exercising, I feel so lucky to relaunch IOGA activewear with my dear partner Thairine. I could not ask for a better partner, we work so well together that everything we do is fun, exciting and inspirational to think Big! 

In my free time I like to be in nature and try different adventures with my family. I enjoy having my friends over, listen to a good Brazilian music and talk for many hours. Life is good!

 

Thairine Tiwari
@thairinetiwari 

 

Hello there! You can call me Thai! I am originally the creator of IOGA and an exercise and yoga enthusiastic.

I was born in Brazil in a very small city but spent most of my life in the wonderful city of Rio de Janeiro where I graduated in Law School.

I met my husband during a student exchange program in Louisville, KY back in 2009. Our daughter is Olivia Tiwari (1) and she gave a whole other meaning to our lives. Everything we do is for her and thinking about how we can leave a better world for her generation. Love is just endless over here.

After moving to America I was able to explore my entrepreneurial side since it is what my husband also do. Here in the US I felt I could give life to my ideas and dreams.

Back in 2015, during one of my travels to Brazil, I brought some clothing home which I started wearing to hot yoga classes. In Brazil, the weather is so hot and humid all the time and fabric choice is very important. I was familiar with the textiles and its technology since I used to leave by the beach and play volleyball under a 100F weather every weekend. I always loved the fabrics and thought it were the best I have ever worn.

Some of the pieces began to get some attention from my yoga friends due to the unique texture and design, so I looked at that as an opportunity. Along with the help of my brother who is a designer, and my husband, I started IOGA Activewear using unique materials and super fun designs to inspire movement and comfort.

In 2021 Cris and I became equal partners and decided to relaunch IOGA. We relate so much to the business in every single way that was an immediate explosion of ideas and motivation. Cris is an amazing human being, mother, friend and now business partner. She is extremely smart, fast and get things done!

I absolutely love traveling, being active, exploring activities around our city with my family and friends and finding great places to eat. 

I am just beyond grateful for the life I have and super excited to this new chapter of IOGA! 

 

IOGA INFLUENCERS:

Our Independent Influencers are the beating heart of Ioga Activewear.

They share with their audience the benefits and beauty on wearing Ioga Activewear. And the most important part is to have fun and to be part of this fun tribe! Here are their STORIES:

 

Sarah Balmer (aka Sarah Belle)
@sarahbellestyle | www.sarahbellestyle.com

She's  a crystal energy healer, yoga teacher, lightworker, and creative who is passionate about helping others lead a more awakened life by learning how to embody their authentic light and hold a higher vibration. Through her intuitively designed jewelry, Anchor the Light Ritual Kit + Practices, classes, and coaching, she imparts a deeper understanding of your energy field, helps to reprogram unconscious patterns, and empowers you to align with your truth, becoming ever more authentic, liberated and expanded. 

Sarah is classically trained as a designer with a BS in Interior Architecture from the University of Louisville. She holds certifications for holistic health coaching, transformational life coaching, behavior change coaching, crystal healing, teaching yoga, personal training, reiki, past life regression, akashic records, EFT and TFT tapping. She’s received continuing education in shamanism, the Tao te Ching, the Bhagavad Gita, chakra healing, energy medicine, aromatherapy, cacao ceremonies, vibrational sound healing, mediumship, quantum healing, and self-mastery. 

 

Anna Maria
@annamarialove5 | www.annamarialove.com 

Hey, I’m Annamaria. I was born and raised in Toronto, Canada however my background is Italian. I lived in Costa Rica for almost two years and moved to Louisville, Kentucky when I met my husband in 2018.  

My healing journey began in 1994 with Yoga. I had been suffering with severe depression, anxiety and panic attacks. They were so bad, I was homebound for an entire year, trapped within my own body, on heavy medications, in and out of the hospital and even attempted suicide until I found Yoga. Yoga gave me my life back! This led to deep introspection and I embarked on a spiritual and holistic journey. 

Later on, in life, I experienced infertility issues, a couple of miscarriages and an abusive failed marriage. While going through a harsh divorce, I was diagnosed with Stage 3 Colon Cancer. I was told I had a 60% chance of survival with Chemotherapy. I declined and chose to heal using alternative medicine & therapies as living holistically had been my path since I found Yoga.  

I am a free spirit and habitually live on the wild side. I love adventure & traveling and have visited many places in the world. I have a deep relationship with mother earth and tend to it with reverence and love. Living a sustainable life is important to me. I love animals, gardening, hiking, singing mantras, playing the drums and dancing. I love the mountains, feel at home in the woods and I am pretty much barefoot most of the time.  

I have always had a deep calling to serve humanity in some way & my life has guided me to fulfill that passion. From a young age, I discovered my strong connection to the spirit & energetic world. For most of my life, I have immersed myself in meditation, yoga, spiritual & personal growth & I remain in constant learning. Holistic healing has been a big part of my life in one form, or another & I am committed to continuously learn how Alternative Medicine, Alchemy & the principals of quantum physics truly heal the mind, body & spirit.

I am a Registered Holistic Nutritionist & Herbalist, Intuitive Energy & Shamanic Healer, Reiki Master, Certified NLP Life & Spiritual Coach & Yoga Instructor. I offer in person as well as on line one on one sessions and also facilitate healing circles, ceremonies, workshops & retreats. 

Chelsey Owen 
@chelsey_owen


Dana Pelc Skrodzki 
@danaskrodzki



Elisabeth Cooper


Lee Schardein 
@lee.marie_yogini


Lindsey Hughes 
@lindseyhughesduncan


Thamylis Breen 


Wendy 
@peace_0mine


Rachel Dixon 
@r.dixo


Filomena Vicente

Danielle Sullivan