About Present Wisdom
Yoga and Meditation to benefit everyone.
Be Healthy – Be Joyful – Be Connected
Welcome to Present Wisdom, a yoga and meditation collective offering a diverse selection of classes for students of all levels. Yoga and meditation are the foundation for how we access the present moment and its gifts. Being more present during the day and our activities allows for greater connection to the happiness that surrounds us and is within us. We invite you to join us for live streamed classes, outdoor classes or access our on-demand library so you can enjoy your practice on your schedule.
Be present wherever you are.
Memberships & Affiliations
Alka Kaminer – Co-Founder
Alka is a fun and dynamic yoga instructor who inspires her students to play while challenging themselves. Her certifications include E-RYT(500), LVCYT, YFA, YACEP. Alka loves making yoga and meditation accessible to everyone, regardless of experience or physical restrictions.
As co-founder, Alka focuses on growing the Present Wisdom community of teachers, students and practice offerings.
I was born in India. At age 6, my family moved from Bombay, India to NYC. Five years later we moved to Westchester where I grew up. I graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology and then worked in the fashion industry for ten years in NYC.
Since then, I have been focused on raising my three sons with my husband, Brian, in Armonk, NY. Being responsible for taking care of others has helped grow my own awareness. I am so blessed to be part of their journey and grateful for my continued learning. Being a mother is what inspired me to find yoga. Practicing yoga inspires me to be the best I can be inside and out.
“Love is the essence of the universe. Love in action is service.”
– Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Brian Kaminer – Co-Founder
Brian is a dedicated student of yoga, meditation and mindfulness. He is also passionate about sustainability and impact of our ever day choices, especially when it comes to money and investing. Brian is an active impact investor and created Invest With Values to help others interested in creating positive change. As co-founder, Brian focuses on supporting Present Wisdom through business development and operations.
Michele Svirsky – Advisor, Marketing
Michele is an accomplished marketing professional with years of experience on both the client and agency sides of the business. She is known for her creative vision, passion, resourcefulness and delivering multi-tiered strategic marketing programs for a wide variety of brands. As a student of yoga for over 20 years, Michele is excited to utilize her marketing skills to help grow Present Wisdom.