Zhana is the owner and CEO of The Yoga Room. After years of long-distance running (including a NYC marathon), she started to feel the health consequences of pounding the asphalt and began to look for a different form of exercise. Zhana discovered a Bikram yoga studio in Dix Hills, Long Island, and she immediately fell in love with yoga. After two years, she traveled to Los Angeles to study and get her certifications. Afterwards, she taught extensively in several studios in New York City and the tri-state area. Having lived in and out of Astoria for most her adult life, in 2003 Zhana decided to bring the first dedicated yoga studio and wellness center to the Astoria community. After a few years, The Yoga Room expanded to Long Island City as well. Zhana continues to actively study, train and practice yoga. If you are lucky, you might catch her hanging out at the front desk or teaching a class at The Yoga Room.