WHO WE ARE
Ava Taylor, Founder and Chief Catalyst YAMA Talent and GM of Bodynova North America – An avid yogi, and a tenacious, creative entrepreneur with her finger on the pulse of the rapidly expanding yoga industry.
Ava is well-connected, in the ‘right place at the right time,’ and the go-to strategist for top professional yoga teachers, studios, and brands looking to increase their relevance in the yoga space.
Ava holds a degree in economics and intercultural communication along with a distinguished resume in high level management and growth expansion at Clear Channel & lululemon athletica. With a clear vision, mission and some good old fashioned chutzpah, Ava was primed to enter the world of entrepreneurship, when she self-funded and self-founded YAMA in 2010.
Committed to running an ethics-based business, her personal mission is to be a Catalyst for Better Living and to bring the tools of wellness to communities of all kinds.
She serves her mission daily by providing guidance tools and infrastructure to a diverse roster of clients. She has pioneered the development of the booking, management & consulting services in the wellness space, and is a sought-out media contributor and brand strategist - known for having her finger on the pulse of this rapidly expanding industry.
Since 2010, YAMA has collaborated with an extremely high caliber of clientele, (see our who we work for) and co-produced the annual Yoga Garden at The White House, and both of the worlds largest yoga classes.
Lovingly known as the ‘Ari Gold of Yoga,’ Ava is known for her mega-watt smile, infectious energy, unparalleled market knowledge and the latest tools and techniques to maintain healthy businesses within the yoga space.
As seen in:
Yoga Journal Italy 2019 - Il Business Dello Yoga
Yoga Journal U.S. 2018 - Mind Your Business
Originally from Los Angeles, California, Ashley moved to New York in 2015 to fully submerge herself in her passion for art in all its forms. A yogi in the truest sense of the word, you can find her behind the scenes capturing the magic at all of YAMA's industry events.
BOARD OF ADVISORS
Lynn Hazan + Elliot Cahn representing a wellspring of experience in entertainment law, talent management, licensing, merchandising, and Fortune 500 level management.
Catalyst For Better Living
We are a Catalyst for Better Living and bring the tools of wellness to communities of all kinds. We serve our mission daily by providing guidance, tools, and infrastructure to a diverse roster of clients in the wellness space.
Freedom – To do what you do best: teach.
Security – We are advocates for our clients best interests.
Stability – We are an anchors in a rapidly diversifying market place.
Clarity of Purpose & Direction – If you don’t know where you’re going, you end up somewhere else.
Empowerment – We support our clients in understanding and embracing the business of their business.
Opportunity – We amplify the messages of our clients. We create thriving businesses.