E-RYT 500, RCYT, YACEP, Ambassador of Embody Love Movement
Minta Allred, E-RYT 500, RCYT is a Yoga teacher, facilitator-trainer, conscious activist and social entrepreneur. She has studied with a variety of teachers covering a vast array of approaches to yoga. Originally trained in a methodology which integrates Iyengar, Ashtanga and Viniyoga aspects, she studied under teachers including Tias & Surya Little, Ana Forrest, Nikki Myers, Seane Corn and Gary Kraftsow.
Minta, born originally in the Pacific Northwest on a small remote island, moved to Los Angeles, CA at the young age of 17 to pursue a career in the print modeling and commercial industry. What she experienced first hand about our media, the cultural standard of beauty, and the impact it has on overall self-worth was exponential.
Yoga slowly brought healing to the thoughts that her body was wrong and unlovable. Her studies continued with an emphasis on how Yoga transforms our relationship with our physical body and heals negative body image. This path of research and study lead Minta to attend an Embody Love Movement Facilitator Training with Dr. Melody Moore, founder & Clinical Psychologist. After facilitating over 30 workshops, under the guidance and mentorship of Moore, Minta has become a Master Facilitator-Trainer for the PNW.
Minta has not only taught hundreds of adult classes and workshops, but she has also incorporated yoga for kids and teens as well as prenatal yoga classes into her teachings. She has offered several after-school enrichment programs for children of all ages. Her highest priority as a yoga teacher and mentor is the work she does with the nonprofit, Embody Love Movement, inspiring teens and women to find inner peace and outer purpose through self-acceptance. She spends the majority of her time on the study and practice of yoga and implementation of the Embody Love Movement programs in schools, organizations and yoga studios. Through facilitating workshops and trainings, she continues to pioneer the Embody Love Movement in the Pacific Northwest.
Minta shares Embody Love Movement's vision, to foster, as Dr Moore states "a world where all girls and women recognize their inherent worth and value, and see their contribution to the interdependent whole as necessary." She has experienced first hand that small groups of people can create powerful change, and that each of us has a responsibility to do the inner work necessary to create the world we want to live in.