Argentina is a certified yoga instructor in NYC. Born in the Dominican Republic, she discovered yoga more than 12 years ago when she purchased a yoga DVD by Jennifer Kries shortly after arriving to the United States. She continued the practice of yoga and meditation as a means of dealing with stress and anxiety as she learned to cope with high school and cultural environment. Through years of practice and self-discovery, she decided to end her career in the pharmaceutical industry to pursue one in which she could help individuals find balance and healing using more natural and holistic approaches.
Argentina completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training at ISHTA Yoga with Yogiraj Alan Finger, senior yoga instructors Cassandra Ferland and Kelly Eudailey, and under the mentorship of Master yoga teacher Sarah Platt-Finger. Prior to her teaching path, she acquired a Masters degree in Business Strategy from New York University and certified as a Reiki Level II practitioner. Her mission as a yoga teacher is to help and inspire individuals to live a well balanced life, whether physically, mentally, or spiritually.
When she’s not teaching yoga, she enjoys spending time at the dog park with Rocky, her beloved, Rhodesian/Pitbull rescue pup. Argentina is also the co-founder of the Mencia Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides school supplies and clothing to underprivileged children in Latin America; and is a former mentor/big sister for seriously emotionally and behaviorally troubled teenage girls at Germaine Lawrence in Arlington, MA.
200 Hour RYT, ISHTA Yoga
Meditation Teacher, ISHTA Yoga
Yoga Nidra Teacher, Pure Yoga
Reiki I & II
Master of Science, Business, New York University 2013
Bachelor of Science, Clinical Laboratory Science (pre-med equivalent), University of Massachusetts, Lowell 2007