Vivianne Cardenas is a sound artist planted in Miami since 2010. She first learned about yoga 15 years ago in her native Colombia, when it was almost unheard of and veritably inaccessible. Always in the back of her mind, “Viv” sought out a safe space where she could learn more about it, knowing that she did not fit the stereotypical peaceful and flexible image she often saw portrayed in the yoga community. Eventually she found just that at 305 yoga studio. As a beginner she learned that, although she was remarkably stiff in her body and struggled with a language barrier, she felt safe with the practice and found the potential benefits it offered her, both physical and emotional. Viv aspires to offer a similar environment, a practice free of unrealistic expectations where students can explore their unique bodies as a vehicle to stay present, release tension, and hopefully gain the insight to perceive themselves more clearly and without judgement. After years of practice she finds contentment in being able to straighten 4 of the 5 fingers in each hand, and breathe through obsessive thinking. She celebrates the imperfection, nuances and complexities of our shared humanity, and thrives to encourage her students to embrace the wholeness of their unique experience on the mat and in their daily lives. Vivianne has a Masters in Sound Engineering from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá, Colombia. For over 10 years, she worked as a music curator, editor and audio post producer. Following a break-up with the TV industry in 2016, she became a RYT 200 under the guidance of Terri Cooper, Claire Santos and Maureen Rhudy. She is also a Certified Yoga Gangster, and has attended the Y12SR workshop with Nikki Myers, and Beyond Duality: Yoga and Social Justice with Hala Khouri and Sean Corn. Viv arranges class music with soulful audio delights and creative sound sensations to tantalize the mind and ears.