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200 hour certified in power yoga and hot power fusion yoga | Continuing education in yoga sculpt and restorative from CorePower Yoga.
As of writing this, I am currently on a mission to promote health and wellness as a free and public good. I am a public high school physical education (P.E.) teacher. My objective is to empower my students to create more health, well-being, joy, and...
200- hour certified
A true yogi, Adriana lives and practices with love and strength.Originally inhibited by a computer or a camera while creating commercials and graphic design projects, Adriana’s ongoing passion is teaching and sharing yoga.Adriana’s love...
200-hour certified | 50 hours continued education
Afrooz is a 200-hour certified yoga instructor with a PhD in Kinesiology and a professor at UCLA and George Washington Universities. She is a published author of several books and journal articles on health promotion and prevention of bone/muscle...
500-hour certified
Alisha has long been interested in health and fitness and views yoga as the perfect form of exercise, providing flexibility, strength and cardiovascular health. Initially drawn to the practice because of the physical benefits, she has come to...
500-hour certified
Alysa's teaching style is simple and effective. Encouraging students to discover their own 'alone time' on the mat, her intelligent sequences physically realign the body, help refocus the mind, and hold a safe space for students to emotionally reset...
500-hour certified | 545 hours continued education
Amanda first started practicing yoga to gain flexibility and strength for her dance career. What began as a physical practice soon transformed into a captivating meditative and healing endeavor for her mind and soul. Amanda was drawn to the...
200-hour certified | 26 hours continued education
Amanda has been a yoga practitioner since 2002; her introduction to yoga came in the form of a Rodney Yee tape from her sister, and by fate, a Bikram studio opened up across the street from her work in Texas. She was in love. Fast forward to 2005: a...
300-hour certified
Amber started her hot yoga journey 6 years ago...when RA first opened. It was love at first sweat. She never thought in a billion years she would ever teach yoga and now, 6 years later, she is a full-time yoga instructor and loving every moment of...
200 HR Certified | Continuing Education with Nicolette David and Yoga Therapeutics with Alysa Osvog
Andrea was born and raised in Newport Beach and has traveled the world giving her perspective for a deep, rich, and authentic life. Coming from an athletic background, Andrea likes to run and has a passion for dance. Her introduction to yoga was...
200 -hour certified | 50 hour yin | 40 hour Ashtanga
Andrea began a steady asana practice in 2009. Since then, her physical practice has gone through many shifts remaining consistent all the while. Through the years, she has found a love and dedication for meditation, chanting and pranayama. Andrea...
300-hour certified | 25 hours continued education | Certified Reiki Master
Angel Montague is a certified yoga instructor, educator for Special needs students and a mother of two vibrant boys. Her classes benefit all levels of students while encompassing postures from the hot series, vinyasa and yin. She adds a unique...
RYT 200 | 250+ hours continued education
Ariella is a grounded free spirit who brings fun and energy wherever she goes. She took her first yoga class at a bikram studio while working in Paris in the summer of 2008 and was hooked on that style for 7 ears before finding a love of the...
200 hr Certified
Bridget was fortunate to become a student of yoga in January 2013. Like many others, Bridget’s relationship with yoga began with curiosity; it started to heal her body of physical injury and damage from past activities. As her physical...
200-hour certified | 40 hours continued education
Cassie has always been an intellectual and spiritual seeker. At a very early age she began asking deep questions about the nature of the universe and the purpose of life. Cassie was unable to find literature or community that aligned with her...
RYT 200 | 500 hour Pilates | 15 hour Yin Yoga
Yoga has greatly improved my quality of life, which is why I share it as a teacher. Aside from the physical strength and flexibility that yoga develops, it is my experience that the practice of routinely tuning into the body and connecting movement...
200-hour certified | 180 hours continued education
Chelsey grew up in Yorba Linda, California competing in all types of sports with an emphasis on volleyball. She continued to play competitive volleyball throughout college at UC Santa Barbara. While at UCSB majoring in Global and International...
200 hour Certified | 500 hours continued education
Chris Henry is a certified yoga instructor and health-fitness coach for all levels of athletes seeking natural relief from the daily stress of pain and injury. With years of experience in athletics, playing through injuries and recovery has led him...
200hr Certified
Christine started to meditate when she was just 6 years old by staring at a Holly Hobby picture on the wall to settle her mind at night. Only decades later did she learn she was practicing Trataka, the meditative practice of gazing at an external...
500-hour certified | 375 hours continued education
Colleen first started taking yoga as a way to heal her body and mind from the rigors of a professional dance career. She was introduced to Anusara yoga through her main choreographer and fellow dancers and fell in love with the elegant system of...
200-hour certified
Courtnie began her yoga journey eight years ago as a way to heal from a devastating injury to her Achilles tendon which ended her run in competitive cheerleading and tumbling. What started as a way to recover and regain flexibility turned into a...
E-RYT 500 | 200hr certified x 3 | 300 hour Yoga Therapy | 100+ hours C.E.| Sculpt.Pilates.Cycle.Pre & Post-natal Certs
Dani Sackman Carroll is a passionate yoga instructor and holistic wellness coach. In addition to completing over 1500 hours of comprehensive yoga training, Dani is a certified meditation coach, Ayurveda Practitioner, and an Integrative Nutrition...
E-RYT 200 | 240 hours continued education
I started my yoga practice with a Rodney Yee VHS tape I bought at Target back in ‘99. Sobriety brought me to studio practice years later in 2006. Yoga helped me navigate some of the emotions and physical sensations I was dealing with in those...
200-hour certified | 60 hours continued education
Denise started taking Bikram yoga 15+ years ago and loved the heat, strength and discipline of the practice. She continued to do various yoga classes over the years, getting back to yoga seriously in 2010 during some difficult transitions in life....
Bikram Certified - 750 hours
Doreen has always been an athlete and has done numerous marathons and triathlons. She found Bikram Yoga after tearing her ACL ( knee injury) in a skiing accident 13 years ago . She was instantly hooked by the physical challenge of the practice and...
500hr Certified | 10hr Continued Education
For Emily, it was love at first vinyasa. From the beginning, yoga has connected her to a deeper sense of inner strength, peace, wisdom, trust and love. It has helped her to find healing and even growth through challenging times. She believes yoga...
RYT 200 | Level 2 Mind and Meditation | 500+ hours teaching experience
Erin Kociela, or Yogi Erin as she’s known to her friends (Spiritual name Siri Bani Kaur), is a KRI-certified Kundalini yoga teacher, Yoga Alliance RYT200 and a member of the International Association of Sound Therapists. Erin began her studies...
RYT 200 | 85 hour Pre-natal certified
I went to my first Bikram yoga class nine years ago and have been hooked since then. After practicing for seven years I decided to completed my 200 hour teacher training with Cloud Nine Yoga, followed by my 85 hour Prenatal Yoga with Jennifer More....
200-hour certified
Hallee went to her first Bikram yoga class as a junior in high school and has been hooked ever since. After practicing yoga for over a decade, she completed a 200-hour teacher training through Corepower Yoga, and has been teaching since 2011 in...
200-hour certified | 10 hours continued education
Hanna Mae Owens was first drawn to the grounding and introspective aspects of yoga. Through her travels to Mysore, India she deepened her understanding and kindled passion for her personal yoga practice, finding heightened self-compassion and...
200-hour certified | 220 hours continued education
Jackie began her journey as a teacher when she completed training in Ashtanga yoga in 2009, and Hot Style yoga in 2010. She continued her yoga education by completing the Balance Yoga Teacher Training Program at KC Fitness Link, a 200 hour teacher...
E-RYT 200 | 500 hour certified | SUP certified
Jamie fell in love with yoga after her first class in 2013. She couldn’t get enough of the physical and emotional high she would feel each time in Savasana. In 2014, she decided to take it a step further and become a certified teacher through...
E-RYT 500 | RPYT | YACEP | Reiki level 2 | Budokon Sensei |
Jenny first began practicing yoga in 2000-- it wasn’t until her second knee surgery in 2004 that she got serious about her practice. She found an amazing teacher who poured her heart into her teaching and made yoga more than just stretching....
200-hour certified | 110 hour continued education
I am very competitive and love to be challenged. I thrive off of people saying you can’t do something and then proving everyone wrong. I grew up playing soccer even through college and got the opportunity to play semi-pro out in Arizona. After...
200-hour certified | 1030 hours continued education
Jessi is a teacher for The Self Awareness Institute, an organization dedicated to bringing about an Enlightened Global Society. She began her journey into yoga 13 years ago, has an 8 year old son, loves to surf and has a lot of real life experience...
Jocelyn began her yoga journey after jumping into a hot yoga-pilates class in 2009. She remembers thinking, "My shins are sweating! I didn't even know they could sweat." After that, she was hooked.Vinyasa yoga spoke to her with fluid sequences,...
200-hour certified
Joey completed his 200 hour YTT from CorePower Yoga in 2010. When he's not teaching his high-energy, pumped up classes, you can find him riding his bike across the county, dueling it out in intergalactic star fights and traveling the world searching...
200-hour certified | 500 hours continued education
Johanna has been blessed with the spiritual name of Gian Shakti Kaur which means the princess/lioness who is the perfect embodiment of the divine wisdom and creativity of God in the world. Shakti is a KRI certified Kundalini yoga instructor, a Gong...
200hr Certified | 145hr continued education
Judi Smolker came to yoga as a child in Santa Monica, CA. At the age of 12, her mother took her to one of her all time favorite teachers, and so began a life long journey to the self through the self, known as yoga. Judi continued to practice yoga...
Certified Massage Therapist and Health Educator| RYT200 | 40 hour Ashtanga Yoga TT
Justen started practicing Yoga in 2008 as a bet with his future wife and baby momma. It was a Bikram class. Justen immediately fell in love with the classic set sequence style as well as the link to tradition and linage (however flawed Bikram...
200-hour certified | 50 hours continued education
Kaitlin began practicing yoga in college at Ohio University 5 years ago, having had a sports background her whole life. After moving to California, she continued to venture down her new found yoga path practicing on and off, doing the free-week yoga...
200-hour certified
Katie Marienthal is a licensed acupuncturist certified by the California State Board and owns a practice in Newport Beach. She is an alumni of USC where she received her Bachelors degree. And Emperors College of Traditional Oriental Medicine for her...
Kayvon has a great passion for teaching people what they are capable of and to be content with where they are in mind, body, and soul. He seeks to cultivate mindful awareness in students so that they may receive the full benefits of the practice....
200hr Certified
Khary is a 200-hour certified budokon yoga instructor with a background in global legal education and is a certified trainer in both cultural and emotional intelligence. He’s conducted workshops and presentations in over 35 countries on...
200hr Certified | 20hr continued education
My yoga practice began in 2010 with much resistance and persistence. During many classes, my body felt a little sick, sticky, and sweaty--- but it was my mind that felt a quiet sensation of stillness, a reservoir of grace and patience that slowly...
RYT 500 | 16 hours continued education
After being told for years that she was a yogi who just hadn’t found her practice yet (and not even knowing what that even meant), Kim finally decided to supplement her gym-rat lifestyle with a trial membership at Ra Yoga. Day one, she felt...
200-hour certified
Kirsten grew up in Ojai, where she took her very first yoga class with her Mom upon graduating high school. It was not until graduate school where she became an avid yogi- she loved how at ease she felt on her mat and the stress relieving benefits...
RYT 500 | E-RYT 200 | 200 hours continued education
Kyle is a student of yoga and gymnastics, with a passion for showing people that they are far stronger than they think. Not just a little stronger, but like a "Holy crap, I can't believe I just did that!" kind of stronger. Getting people to...
200-hour certified
I first truly discovered yoga in 2008 when I attended college up in San Francisco. I took the free yoga classes on campus a few times a week. Several years after I connected with yoga I decided to explore different styles and attended a Sivananda...
RYT 500 | E-RYT 200 | 110 hours continued education
Laurie completed her 200 hour Yoga Alliance certification in April 2015 through Ra and has been a firm practitioner for the past 5 years. Coming from a dance background growing up, Laurie has always loved any form of movement, but yoga has brought...
RYT 200 | Certified Strength and Yogalates teacher
200-hour certified | 40 hours continued education
Lisa has always had a passion for health, interest in the human body, and a love for movement. Growing up, she was an active participant in several sports activities ranging from soccer, gymnastics, dance, basketball, and cheerleading. She began...
RYT 500 | Reiki Level 2
Liz’ life adventure has taken her from her birth country Hungary to Germany and Canada until she found her home in the US. She has been in the health and wellness industry for over ten years teaching group fitness classes. She began her yoga...
200-hour certified | 200 hours continued education
Liz discovered Yoga many years ago while attending Santa Monica College in Los Angeles, CA and loved it but it was not until 2008 when she began a much more regular practice. In 2011 after a few years of committed practice Liz completed her 200 hour...
RYT 500 | E-RYT 300 | 50 hours continued education
Madison came to yoga after 10 years as a ballerina left her body injured and unable to move. It was yoga that brought her body and spirit back to life! It was out of a deep appreciation and love for the practice that she started teacher training;...
400-hour certified | 100 hours continued education
"Born a Texas girl grew up Boston Strong, but a Cali girl at heart <3I have a bachelors degree from UMass Amherst in Communications (whichjust may help in my already natural people skills :)). I was acompetitive cheerleader for half of my life...
RYT-500 | E-RYT200 | 43 hours continued education
Marisha is an RYT-500 and E-RYT 200 Yoga Alliance certified instructor. She has competed certifications in Yin Yoga, Yoga with Weights, Yogalates and Healthy Dieting. In addition she has studied under some of the great Yoga Masters in Bangalore,...
200-hour certified | 50 hours continued education | 95-hour kids yoga certification | Reiki Level 2
Maryanne has been an athlete her whole life. A Yoga practitioner since 1989 in the Hatha Yoga Tradition, the Bikram Yoga Series since 2007, and most recently incorporating Vinyasa Power Yoga, since 2013.Maryanne became Certified in the 300 hour...
E-RYT 200 | RYT 500 | 200-hour Kundalini Research Institute Level 1
Maureen (spiritual name Avtar Tej Kaur) is a KRI certified Kundalini teacher and registered with Yoga Alliance at the RYT-500 level.She is passionate about the technology of Kundalini yoga and incorporates the sound of the sacred gong in her classes...
500-hour certified | 90 hours continued education
Yoga quickly became a way of life for Melissa when she noticed that the most significant impact of her practice was happening off the mat. With a strong desire to find a deeper meaning and more balanced way of life, she delved into the authentic...
200-hour certified
I found yoga about 6 years when my best friend dragged me to her class kicking and screaming! I had this notion that yoga was not a "workout" or would not be for me. But man was I wrong. After looking like a complete fool and having no idea what I...
400-hour certified | 200 hours continued education
MJ is from Australia and has had such an amazing life already. Having worked in many different fields including Genetics, Music Management, Tour Management and as a busy Personal Assistant, MJ's heart now lies in the amazing field of Yoga. The...
200-hour certified
Molly's yoga journey began in 2007 after reading BKS Iyengar's Light on Yoga. What began as a simple home practice to tame her chronic anxiety and depression blossomed into a holistic and devotional lifestyle. She has completed multiple teacher...
500-hour certified | 400 hours continued education
Mona's yogic journey began in 2004 and over the years, it gradually became her way of life. In 2013, she did her first teacher training in Vinyasa and then continued her education in Yoga Therapy (specializing in mental & emotional wellbeing),...
E-RYT 500 | Certified Ashtanga Yoga Teacher | 200-hour Hot Power Fusion Certification
200-hour certified | 110 hours continued education
Natalie Bailey grew up in State College, Pennsylvania but knew there was more to the world than the small college town that raised her. She attended Purdue University where she studied Social Studies Education, excited to inspire her students...
I started practicing yoga as a way to heal my body, mind and spirit. I became a student of Kundalini yoga in 2011 and was hooked by my first savasana, but it wasn't until I started practicing in the hot room that I discovered I wanted to teach. I...
200-hour certified | Reiki Level 2 | 1000 hour Sports Massage Therapist
Nicolas is a professional sports massage therapist and yoga instructor. After graduating from Western Institute of Neuromuscular (W.I.N) Therapy in 2001 Nicolas went and traveled through Mexico, Central American,and South American.... He is a...
500-hour certified
Nicole became interested in bettering her health, fitness and wellbeing in 2013, which led her to her first yoga class at Gold’s Gym. It wasn't until the stress of college finals hit that she realized she needed to find the balance and peace...
200-hour certified | 30 hours continued education | Reiki Level 2
Pantea began her yoga practice as a way to de-stress while she was getting her bachelor's at UCLA. Her practice inspired her to write a thesis on the effects of yoga on creativity - a study the UCLA theater department put to use as a part of their...
200-hour certified
Raquel has been involved in the fitness and wellness industry for over 30 years. She has been a practitioner of yoga for 20, and a teacher of yoga for over 12 years. Her energy and spirit combine to make each student feel aware of their bodies in...
200-hour certified
Sarah believes that yoga is about tapping into your body’s wisdom and taking care of yourself. She earned her yoga certification through Corepower Yoga; although, she credits the shaping of her practice to a variety of teachers and classes she...
RYT 200 | Children's Storytime RYT | 100 hours continued education
Shelby Torrese is a lifelong practitioner of all styles of yoga from Miami, FL. She received her teaching certificate from a Baptiste inspired studio in Fall of 2014. Her passion for teaching is rooted deeply in connection and breath, and her goal...
200-hour Hatha | Over 600 hours continued education
Simon Ballard is a guide in Yoga, Meditation, Sound, and Ceremony,as well as a leader and Co Facilitator in Teacher Trainings, Workshops, Retreats, and Festivals across the globe since 1999.His studies and influences include that of Tantrika,...
200hr Certified
I grew up in the Orange County area and have raised my 2 adult children here. Most of my extended family still lives in the area. I was trained almost 9 years ago in a 90 minute hot series. I completed a 200 hour certification program and am...
RYT 500 | E-RYT 200 | Trauma Informed Yoga Certified | 100 hours continued education
TaNesha's relationship with yoga turned next level in 2007. After completing her 200 hour certification in 2011 and teaching at Ra Yoga, she has been blessed with opportunities to teach at studios all over California. TaNesha teaches a variety of...
500-hour certified | 400 hours continued education
After years of involvement in sports and athletics and a burning need to know how the body functions during such activity, Tracy pursued a BS with focus in Exercise Physiology and Biomechanics. Natural athleticism combined with her ability to coach...