Meet The Crew
E-RYT® 500, YACEP® & Kundalini Yoga Teacher | Space Unknown Co-Owner
Naya is a latina yoga practitioner based in South Florida and recognized as an international celebrity yoga teacher, movement advocate, entrepreneur and social media creator in the health and wellness sphere.
As a studio co-owner of Space Unknown she teaches a weekly Vinyasa & Kundalini class. With over a decade of practice and thousands of hours of teaching she co-leads a 200hr and 300hr Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training in Delray Beach. Annually she leads global retreats and workshops.
Naya has partnered with Alo Yoga for over 7 years. Additionally she has created a series of classes for the fitness app ALO MOVES . Classes vary from Yoga for Better Sleep, Hip Mobility, Evening Vinyasa, Shoulder Release to meditation practices. One of her main goals is to make the asana, postural, practice accessible for everyone.
A passionate yoga teacher, Naya brings her unique touch to every class - using inspiration from yoga philosophy to create theme-based classes. As a teacher, she is focused on sharing the lessons of traditional yogic teaching with her students, and reminding them of their inner divinity regardless of race, religion, or age. “Yoga allows you to find a new kind of freedom that you may not have known even existed.” - Bks Iyengar
Lead Trainer | Space Unknown Co-Owner
Ashley is a professional and philanthropic leader in her community. She owns multiple businesses, a non profit and is devoted to empowering women. Ashley aspires to not only live a life of success but also a life of significance.
All star athlete, former Top Gun All-Stars cheerleader and dancer lives the life of dedication and discipline. Movement, dance, health and wellness has been in her lifestyle since a child.
Ashley is the creator of Glutes and Grooves. Glutes and Grooves is a heated class cultivated to elevate and empower the divine feminine!
E-RYT® 500, YACEP® Yoga Teacher | RN | Space Unknown Co-Owner
Salila Thuy is most notably an international celebrity yoga teacher, eco-warrior, travel and functional medicine nurse. Her philosophy is that, “When you practice the art of non-harming, you become a byproduct of a healthier you" and is diligently practicing and educating others on sustainability, non-toxic living, nutrition, and preventative healthcare modalities.
After working as a bedside conventional nurse for 5 years, the conclusion, quote, “All dis-EASE begins in the gut,” by Hippocrates yields a lot of truth for Salila Thuy. Taken to the heart, she decided to move from conventional healthcare into the journey and path of root causes.
Salila Thuy is a warden of veracity and service. Understanding her personal life experiences, adversities, and ailments has led her to the activation of her superpower. She is capable of calming mental faculties and igniting digestive fires, balancing yin-yang energies in individuals who seek health and optimization.
Salila Thuy has taught over 500 hours of yoga teacher training, classes, workshops, and retreats. She is an advocate for transforming the broken healthcare system and has dedicated her mission in upgrading humanity and helping them evolve.
200hr RYT | Certified Sound Healer | Senior Space Unknown Yoga Teacher
A Florida native, nature enthusiast, ER Veterinary Nurse and 200hr Registered Yoga Teacher- certified in Sound Healing, Meditation and Fitness Training.
Sheridan is a Leo Sun and Leo moon so you can expect she brings the heat and energy to her classes! She enjoys teaching group classes, private clients, hosting workshops and fitness challenges. She believes her purpose is to serve humanity and animals on our beautiful Mother Earth.
She takes pride in offering powerful, playful, safe, mindful and themed classes. She says "No matter your history, when you start focusing on the three basics of mind, body and breath you will notice your life upgraded! Most importantly I want to instill that EVERY BODY IS A YOGA BODY. Yoga is a practice and we are forever students."
Sheridan's goal is for her students to step off the mat feeling better than when they came in by nurturing the body, mind and soul with yoga, meditation, sound healing and aromatherapy.
500hr RYT | Senior Space Unknown Yoga Teacher
Kathryn belongs to everywhere and no where: she is a world traveler, photographer, creative media producer, brand developer. Practicing yoga for over a decade, she currently has 200 hours RYT of Yoga Joint Hot Fusion Flow and 500 hours with Space Unknown Cosmic Vinyasa.
As the world has so many factors that can throw us off track, Kathryn knows the importance of bending the mind, body and spirit into alignment. Specializing in practices such as yin, vinyasa and meditation; her goal is to bring mental reframing and ancient yogic philosophy to each and every class. With every practice, students are guided to think outside of the box, create new perspectives & learn to move in new ways and live a more abundant life. We don’t want to only look good, but FEEL good, too! “How we do one thing is how we do all things…yoga helps you slow down & pay attention to all of the details. See you on the mat 💫”
Belly Dancer Teacher
Heather has been belly dancing since 2004 and began studying with the Salimpour School in 2008. She stumbled on belly dance when looking for yoga classes at a new age bookstore and instantly fell in love. Heather hadn’t quite found her tribe until she found belly dance and then all the pieces suddenly began falling together. She is actively working on new material so classes are always evolving!
Heather has studied with famous dancers such as Suhaila Salimpour, Jamila Salimpour, Zoe Jakes, Rachel Brice, Mira Betz, Jill Parker and many more.
Heather has performed for over a decade locally and worldwide including a Beyonce music video, private parties in the Bahamas, and hundreds of other events.
Yoga Teacher | 200HR RYT
Barb discovered yoga while working in a sales role in South Florida. The corporate world slowly left her feeling burnt out and unmotivated with the job. She began taking classes at a local studio to unwind from the stress and exhaustion. At first, she would take a class once a week, and slowly began to practice every single day and even sneaking out of work early to catch a class with her favorite practitioner. That’s when she came to realize that yoga had become the most important part of her life.
Barb enrolled in a 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training at Space Unknown with her teachers, Naya Rappoport and Salila Thuy, with the intention to deepen her own practice. She now teaches at a local studio in Delray, Space Unknown.
Barb’s approach to yoga remains ever focused on helping others thrive in life by nurturing the mind, body, and soul. She is known for her authentic, non-judgmental teaching style and creative sequencing to balance strength and flexibility. Her classes focus on Vinyasa Flow, and you can expect to move, sweat, and breathe.
Yoga Teacher | 200HR RYT
Ashley- self proclaimed free spirit hails from the rainy, emerald city of Seattle. When in December of 2021 she decided to step into the unknown (ha) and chase the sun solo to South Florida.
A life long competitive athlete, Ashley began her journey as a yoga practitioner in 2015 as a way to supplement her training. By 2019, so moved by the yogic teachings and spiritual growth, what started as a small part of a fitness routine developed into an entire lifestyle.
After moving to Florida with the intention of deepening her practice, Ashley was divinely guided to Space Unknown where she completed her 200 hour training with Naya Rappaport and Salila Thuy.
Ashley full heartedly believes that movement is medicine for the mind, body and soul. Her firey, invigorating flows are intentionally designed to get you out of the mind and into the body. To feel, to release, to be present.
When you heal yourself, you heal the world. Ashley is so honored, excited and filled with gratitude to be able to share this practice with each and every one of you .
Yoga Teacher | 500HR RYT
Greetings, fellow yogis and yoginis! My name is Kassandra, and I am a certified yoga teacher with a passion for helping people find balance and harmony in their practice. I completed my 500-hour teacher training in Delray, FL, from Space Unknown, under the guidance of two incredible teachers, Naya Rappaport and Salila Thuy. This training was a transformative experience that deepened my knowledge and love for the practice of yoga.
I have been practicing yoga for over 15 years, and my specialty is Yin Yoga. This gentle and meditative style of yoga has been my sanctuary during challenging times, and I have seen firsthand the transformative power of this practice. I believe that yoga is not just a physical practice but a holistic approach to health and well-being. Through breathwork, mindfulness, and movement, we can bring balance to our mind, body, and spirit.
As a teacher, my approach is gentle, mindful, and alignment-focused. I encourage my students to listen to their bodies and practice with compassion and self-awareness. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced practitioner, my classes are accessible and adaptable to all levels. I create a safe and supportive environment where you can explore the union of body, mind, and spirit that yoga has to offer.
My goal as a teacher is to inspire and empower my students to cultivate strength, flexibility, and inner peace through the practice of yoga. Together, let us embark on a journey of self-discovery and transformation. Om shanti!
Sofia is also known as Sofrito. Traditionally in latin culture Sofrito is known as the backbone seasoning of Puerto Rican flavor. Expect high, vibrant, and warm energy in each and every one of her classes. Sofrito definitely brings the heat!!
Born and raised in the Bronx she studied at Fiorello Laguardia high school majoring in dance. She earned a dance scholarship to the prestigious dance school Alvin Ailey. As a student she trained and studied with Jacque d'Amboise .
Aside from her dance career Sofrito fell in love with yoga in early 90's. With almost three decades of experience and practice she decided to become a yoga teacher. She mastered her Bikram Yoga teacher training in 2021. She's currently continuing her yoga studies because after all -- all teachers are forever yoga students.
Yoga Teacher | 200hr RYT
Rachel believes that yoga gives people the keys they need to unlock the endless possibilities in their mind, body and soul. Yoga is an ancient technology of awareness, which is something our busy modern world desperately needs. In her classes, she creates a space for students to tap into their own power and discover the divine mirrored within.
After over a decade of practice, Rachel has gained an in depth knowledge of yoga. She received her 200hr teacher training from Space Unknown, guided by Naya Rappaport and Salila Thuy.
Curiosity and creativity is a way of life for Rachel, as a full time TV news producer and on the mat. She finds yoga brings a perfect balance to her career in the journalism field. In her free time, she loves to cook, read and adventure with friends.
Kundalini Yoga and Meditation Yoga Teacher
Sopurkha is a 320hr Kundalini Yoga & Meditation Teacher, Mind-Body-Soul Transformation Coach, Psycho Educational Workshop Facilitator, and Horse Trainer & Riding/Equine Learning Instructor.
Her classes are fun and transformational as she guides you on a journey, experiencing the transformational technology of Kundalini Yoga & Meditation to learn about your brain-body-being connections, heal, expand, strengthen and break through self-limiting beliefs.
Sopurkhas main goal is for all beings to be happy and healthy, to heal, consciously communicate and create authentic relationships with others and within themselves, so they can tap into their souls divinity and align their reality with the power of their infinite self.