Dawn Rizzo – Founder and President


Dawn is a Yoga Instructor, Life Coach, Community Change Maker, and Leadership Consultant. In 2011, after years of studying with various teachers in NYC, she discovered Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga and never looked back. Dawn is a certified yoga instructor and certified life coach, who has 20 years of corporate and leadership experience. She founded numerous community projects including NYC Yoga Project, a 501c3 whose mission is to provide yoga principles to under served New Yorkers. Her leadership goal is to be a vessel that supports the personal awareness, integrity, growth and connection of others. 

Marissa Maldonado – Treasurer

Ms. Maldonado is a lifelong New Yorker with deep ties to her hometown of Staten Island. In the past she has worked within the substance abuse field as well as in one of the Big 4 accounting firms.  She currently works in the healthcare technology field and is dedicated to making a positive difference in all aspects of life. Ms. Maldonado is a graduate student at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Outside of work and school, she enjoys practicing yoga, meditation and a variety of other community based volunteering. 


Madeline Quinn – Secretary