Meet The Team

Meet the Bestie Bikram Retreat '24 team

Maisha Mcallister

HOST

Maisha McAllister is the hostess with the mostest and the creator of Detox To Retox Retreats.  Maisha became a certified Bikram Yoga instructor in Spring of 2014 at Los Angeles.  It was during her training that she realized she wanted to combine her love for Bikram yoga, travel, and laughing loudly into an event designed to help individuals let loose and relieve stress through a carefully curated experience filled with fun and life changing workshops, daily Bikram yoga all while enjoying an luxurious backdrop with extraordinary individuals.  It’s Maisha’s hope that people who attend Detox To Retox leave feeling, relaxed, rejuvinated and inspired.

Ashana Taylor

Director of Miscellaneous 

In April 2014, after ten years of her career in the traditional education system, Ashana felt a shift in her calling and decided to embark on the journey of a lifetime. She attended Bikram Yoga Teacher Training in Los Angeles, California. During this 9-week intensive and immersive yoga training (with 277 other yogis from 26 countries around the world), Ashana realized her true life’s work. Since she graduated from teacher training in June 2014, Ashana has been teaching Bikram Yoga at studios throughout Maryland (Columbia, Baltimore, Riverdale) and Central Pennsylvania (Camp Hill, Lancaster, Lititz, York, and Reading). Ashana became certified to teach Children’s Yoga through Rainbow Kids Yoga in Brooklyn, NY in June 2015. In her eight years as a Bikram Yoga teacher, Ashana has taught 1,200 classes and counting.