Seara Mainor

Seara was first introduced to yoga in high school through the 26×2 sequence (formerly known as Bikram) to counterbalance the trauma her body was experiencing in competitive sports. Although she noticed the physical benefits of asana quickly, what kept Seara engaged was the immediate sense of peace, connection, and self-compassion she felt during those moments of intense focus. As a result of this transformative experience, she committed herself to practicing and sharing this moving meditation in an effort to be of service to herself and to others.

A self-proclaimed “lifetime learner,” Seara is committed to helping students learn more about themselves on and beyond the mat. She encourages students to listen to their bodies and express themselves to their fullest. In doing so, she cultivates an environment of compassion and kindness in which her students feel safe, welcomed, and embodied throughout her class. Seara’s strong athletic background and daily Mysore practice offer a unique lens into her sequences, tailoring well to strong Power and Vinyasa flows. However, she also enjoys designing classes that incorporate the needs of her students through a more gentle and mindful approach.

After graduating college, Seara moved to Washington, D.C., in September of 2021 and received her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Certification from Flow Yoga Center (led by Debra Perlson-Mishalove and Marie Belle Riviera Perez) in April of 2023. She has a Master of Public Policy Degree and two Bachelor’s degrees (Biology and Cognitive Science with a concentration in Philosophy) from the University of Virginia (UVA) and is a decorated athlete in both soccer and field hockey. When Seara isn’t teaching yoga (or working her regular 9 – 5), she is most likely spending time outdoors, playing soccer, running, reading, or painting with friends and family!