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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 University. She is a published author of several books and journal articles on health promotion and prevention of bone/muscle loss...
500 HOUR CERTIFIED | studying Yoga Therapy
Alana is an effervescent, open-hearted person. She is from the beautiful land of New Zealand, and spent 2 years living in Hawaii before relocating to California.Alana is a passionate yogi - not just in the form of asana practice but more so in the...
200 HOUR CERTIFIED| Trauma Informed CERTIFIED | Inner Asana Yin training | 300 HOUR CERTIFIED
The journey of yoga started for me at age 22 with a pretty intense physical practice. I enjoyed pushing my limits physically, but what I realized was it wasn’t so much pushing me physically as it was pushing me mentally. I have always had a...
200 HOUR CERTIFIED
Alicia Harrison is a health and wellness enthusiast with a passion for yoga fitness. Her yoga journey began in 2009 in her living room watching short vinyasa style videos. She later ventured to a local hot yoga studio and fell in love! Due to an...
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...
200 HOUR CERTIFIED
Allison completed her 200-hour vinyasa certification through Ra Yoga in 2015, and has been practicing since 2009. She was brought to yoga through her extensive dancing background, which she's done since age 3, and was a dance instructor for 6 years...
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 that opened up across the street from her work in Texas. She was in love. Fast forward to...
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 HOUR CERTIFIED| 50 HOUR Yoga Sculpt Certified | 65 HOURS Continued Education | 200 HOUR Pilates Certified
Aubrey discovered Yoga in 2012, while accompanying a co-worker to class... she wasn't looking for a fitness routine or spiritual practice at the time, but she quickly fell in love with the physical strength and mind-body connection that she...
200 HOUR CERTIFIED | Yin Yoga certified | 100 HOUR DYNAMIC ARTS CERTIFIED
Bahareh is originally from Tehran and lived in Dubai for many years as an adult. She is now a US resident and has had a complicated life, full of questions and reflections on the purpose of life. She's always been interested sports and enjoys hiking...
200 HOUR CERTIFIED | SUP YOGA CERTIFIED
RYT-200 Yoga and SUP Yoga Instructor local to Long Beach. Beginning her practice in 2011, she was introduced initially to the Bikram style by her best friend and quickly discovered the various physical and mental health benefits. After experiencing...
E-RYT 500
Brian has studied under Leeza Villagomez since 2012 and completed his 500 Teacher Training with Yoga Den. After finishing, he was asked to be an assistant in Leeza's teacher trainings. Brian has also had the pleasure of studying with Saul David Raye...
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...
400hr Certified | 60hr continued education
As a swimmer, rock wall climber, weightlifter, acro yogi, yogi and water polo player, Carlos enjoys staying active. A good friend of Carlos introduced him to yoga when he learned about her trauma informed yoga classes, specifically for sexual...
200-HOUR RYT | 45 HOURS CONT. EDUCATION
Carolyn (you can call her “Caro” for short!) started yoga out of her curiosity to “try something new”. What was her first class like? It was challenging. It was invigorating. Most of all – it was fun. She soon realized...
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 ERYT CERTIFIED | 500 hours continued education
Chris Henry is a certified yoga instructor and health-fitness coach seeks natural relief from the stress and pain related issues that come with being human. After years of experience in athletics, injuries and rehabilitation, he sought ways to...
200-hour Certified
Christian grew up in Orange County, California and moved to L.A. to pursue his dreams of teaching yoga and becoming a professional photographer. He is a student of all movement, with an emphasis on his love for Yoga. He has studied under prominent...
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...
500 HOUR CERTIFIED | 1000+ hours continuing education
Cynthea Morris • C.R.Y.T. and Energy HealerCynthea has a background in art, design and holistic health.After suffering physical injuries, 2 total knee replacements, surviving cancer and the roller coaster of life, always coming back to yoga, '...
E-RYT 500 | 200hr certified x 3 | 300 hour Yoga Therapy | 100+ hours C.E.| Sculpt.Pilates.Cycle.Pre & Post-natal Certs
Dani 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 Certified...
500 HOUR CERTIFIED | Yoga Therapy certified
Danielle walked into her first yoga class in 2007, at first approaching the practice casually. Gradually, however, she began to turn her focus inward during the sessions, experiencing the huge sense of healing, grounding and love that yoga has to...
200 Hour Certified | 60 Hour Advanced Vinyasa & Hot Yoga | 11 Hour Yin, Restorative, & Meditation
My path of yoga came to fruition in 2015 when I was in and out of the hospital due to fibromyalgia. I began to seek healing for my body that conventional medicine couldn’t provide me. My Chinese doctor recommended me to do yoga to help with...
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...
200-hour certified | 200 hours continued education
Eileen started practicing yoga in 2005 to compliment her fitness regimen. Naturally, she began to realize the emotional and mental benefits yoga provided. Life circumstances andstarting a family took her away for a few years. Then, after an injury,...
200 HOUR CERTIFIED | 85 HOUR PRENATAL CERTIFIED
Elizabeth has been practicing yoga for half her life now. Having starting in High School as a compliment to her competitive swimming, yoga quickly became the focus as she build a connection between her body and her mind. Elizabeth has been lucky...
300 HOUR CERTIFIED | 800 HOUR Apprenticeship |500+ HOURS Yin Continuing Education
Elizabeth recently moved back to California from Brooklyn, NY where she taught at Shambhala Yoga Dance, Jewel City yoga, Jivamukti Manhattan and Jivamukti Jersey City. Her training is mostly Jivamukti (800+ hours) with juicy side dish of Yin, pepper...
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...
500 HOUR CERTIFIED
After reading articles about yoga for a couple of years in Yoga Journal, Eve realized it would probably benefit her more if she practiced. She bought a yoga mat and took her newfound epiphany to a yoga class. From that first class on she became...
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 | 100 HOUR Dynamic Arts Certified
Hazel views yoga as a true journey of discovering self - one that constantly teaches her the meaning of humility and strength and allows her to discover new possibilities. A hardcore learner, Hazel is always trying new things and has a vivacious...
YOGA SCULPT CERTIFIED | AFAA PERSONAL TRAINER & GROUP EXERCISE CERTIFIED
Heather grew up in Laguna Hills, California and had a love group fitness her whole life. Over the years there is probably not a style of classes that she has not tired. And after graduating from the Marshall School of Business at USC she decided to...
200 HOUR CERTIFIED | 100 HOUR DYNAMIC ARTS CERTIFIED|BASI PILATES CERTIFIED |YIN, RESTORATIVE YOGA, MEDITATION CERTIFIED
Heather fell in love with dance and yoga at an early age and has always loved the practice of linking movement to music and breath. She believes yoga is an energy shifting, life enhancing, healing practice and she loves to share the benefits with...
200 HOUR CERTIFIED
Coming from a very competitive background consisting of playing basketball/volleyball all four years in high school. 12 years later, Huy is still playing both sports in competitive leagues. One thing he loves about yoga is that he finally found an...
200 HOUR CERTIFIED | Nutritional Therapist | 100 HOUR Dynamic Arts certified | 15 HOUR Yin continuing education
Isaac was born and raised in the heart of the Bible Belt, Memphis, TN. Getting a Whole Foods 6 years ago was a huge moral victory there. The concept of Yoga is still slowly coming along. After an arthroscopic knee surgery in college at the...
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...
200 HOUR CERTIFIED | 100 HOUR DYNAMIC ARTS CERTIFIED | YIN YOGA CERTIFIED
James grew up on the coast of Down East Maine and Northern Connecticut, so nature and the elements are where he derives his energy. Music is his life blood. These essentials guide his life path and his yoga practice. During his time at Loyola...
200 HOUR CERTIFIED| yogalates, yoga strength, aerial yoga, yin yoga certified
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...
400 HOUR CERTIFIED | 200 HOURS CONTINUED EDUCATION
Jill’s journey began at a very young age. She found inspiration through the art of ballet dancing during her childhood and adolescent years. She performed in many school functions, and special events and found that, through ballet, she was...
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...
RYT-200 Power Vinyasa | 125 hours ontinued education | Yin Yoga certified
Like many, Johnny originally came to his mat for the work out, and came back time and again for the bliss! Recognizing the positive changes that yoga brought to his body, mind, and spirit, Johnny became a regular practitioner of yoga. In 2013, after...
200 HOUR CERTIFIED
I graduated from University with a degree is biology. Currently, I am pursuing a degree as a nurse practitioner. I began my yoga journey as a 22 year old college senior. When I started yoga, I mainly considered it another form of exercise. As time...
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 is passionate about yoga, and has been practicing for a decade. He brings anatomical knowledge (from his massage therapy background) and compassion (from years of caring for individuals with physical and cognitive impairments) to every class...
200 HOUR CERTIFIED | 15 HOUR YIN | 115 Continuing Education
Justina was first exposed to yoga in 2014 when her friend was practicing to teach yoga. Already stressed from work and looking to find a new workout, how could she say no? She fell in love, and signed up for a membership almost immediately.Through...
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 | Yoga Therapy certified | Yogalates training |150 hours continued education
Karen is passionate about helping people learn to connect with their breath and create healthy relationships with their bodies. In college, she chose to major in Sociology to better understand the world around her, but it was many years as a student...
200 HOUR CERTIFIED | 50 HOURS CONTINUING EDUCATION
In 2015, after she made a commitment to practice self-love, that she "found herself" in a regular hot yoga practice. With a deep desire to better understand yoga's rich history, Karli decided to challenge herself and completed a Power Vinyasa Yoga...
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...
500 HOUR CERTIFIED | 84 HOURS CONTINUING EUCATION
I walked into my first yoga class when I was pregnant with my daughter, with no ideaof how the practice would, ultimately, influence my life. That was back in 1997 and, no matter where life has taken me, it always brought me back to my mat.Fast-...
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 | 50 HOUR CONTINUED EDUCATION
Born and raised in Redondo Beach, CA, Lauren was always interested in practicing yoga, and tried a class here and there, but wasn’t exactly hooked right off the bat. It wasn’t until after she had her first son, that she was encouraged by...
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 ever since. Coming from a dance background growing up, Laurie has always loved any form of movement, but yoga has brought her mind,...
RYT 200 | Certified Strength and Yogalates teacher
500 HOUR CERTIFIED | Reiki Master |Certified Y12SR Leader
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...
200 HOUR CERTIFIED
Having lived in Miami Beach, New Orleans, New York City and, now, Orange County, Lola's exposure to yoga, on and off the mat, is quite expansive. She's been blessed with the opportunity to learn completely different yoga styles and equally various...
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;...
200 HOUR CERTIFIED | Hot +Power Yoga Certified |850 HOURS Continuing Education in Yoga Therapy
Maggie is trained in Power Vinyasa, Hot Yoga, Trauma-Informed Yoga, and is currently completing her 850 hour Yoga Therapist training at Be The Change Yoga.Maggie was first introduced to Yoga philosophy and its history while studying at USC and has...
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...
200 HOUR CERTIFIED
Maria developed a relationship with yoga in her mid-twenties when she went through some hardships in life that caused her to become very depressed and overweight. She found a yoga class in a local community college and that is when she immediately...
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 |Pilates/YogaSculpt/Barre Certified | Reiki II
Marizol has been practicing yoga with meditation and incorporating spiritual philosophy into her life since 2001. After a fatal car accident in 2009 she wanted to heal her body physically to continue her professional belly dance career and function...
200 HR certified | 15 HR Yogalates Certified | 50 HR continued education | 95 HR 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...
200 HOUR CERTIFIED
Melissa was born and raised in the midwest before relocating to Southern California with her husband in 2011. She started practicing yoga for the physical workout but quickly realized that all the benefits were so much deeper and greater than just...
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 | 325 HOUR CERTIFIED
I grew up in Alaska, Washington, South Africa and England. I moved to California to swim for Golden West College and UC Berkeley. After college, I swam professionally and trained for the 2008 and briefly for the 2012 Olympics, I didn’t make it...
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),...
RYT 200 | Certified in: chair yoga, aqua yoga, restorative, mat Pilates, reformer, comprehensive and barre
Monique Jaime has always enjoyed the beautiful movement of the body and has danced for most of her life. She is still currently taking ballet and jazz classes at OCC. During the 90’s she was getting bored of step aerobics and stumbled into a...
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...
200hr Certified
As Nate was training for a half marathon he began to practice yoga at the gym purely to further train his body, but in practicing he found the benefits of yoga reached far beyond improved running times. Since walking into his first class in 2010,...
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 | 15 HOUR YIN CERTIFIED | CERTIFIED MASSAGE THERAPIST
From a young age, Nika has been interested in natural and energetic healing. While in massage therapy school, she attended her first Bikram class in 2001 but didn't step into another group class until several years later. Instead, she would practice...
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...
500 HOUR CERTIFIED |25 Year continuous practice with 16 Years of teaching experience.
Paul DaSilva, 500 RYT, is a seasoned practitioner and instructor with a continuous 25 year practice and 16 years of teaching experience. He offers fluid and graceful movement with teaching emphasis on alignment and subtle asana refinement. It is a...
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 | BIKRAM CERTIFIED | Indoor Cycling CERTIFIED| Integrative Institute of Nutrition CERTIFIED
Rasa is originally from Lithuania and has been in the US close to two decades now. She went to her first hot yoga class in 2007 in New York City along with a friend and loved it immediately. She attended the intense nine-week-long Bikram training...
RYT 200-HR | 14 hr trauma informed
Rebekah started practicing yoga in 2012 at time in her life where she was struggling with anxiety and depression, and seriously lacked direction. Her practice initially started as simply something to keep herself busy. Through consistent practice,...
500 HOUR CERTIFIED| Trauma Informed| Accessible Yoga Ambassador
Reika is a global citizen. Born in Nepal, grew up in Japan/USA, she has a master's degree in Sociology from the University of Cape Town, in South Africa, and that is where she first developed her love for Yoga. Since then she has practiced yoga all...
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...
200-hour certified | 40 hours continued education | 15 hour Yin training
After starting her nursing program in 2011, Shaina was introduced to yoga as a way to deal with the challenges of school and work/life balance. Daily practice became a favorite and in 2013, Shaina completed her 200 hour training with CorePower Yoga...
200 HOUR CERTIFIED
Shannon is a Long Beach local who is happiest when enjoying the simple pleasures of the city, home, and the yoga community. Shannon grew up playing sports and has been accustomed to consistently engaging in a number of physical practices, including...
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,...
200-hour 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. In 2004 I completed a 90 minute hot series training, and shortly after, a 200-hour certification. I am managing a...
200 HOUR CERTIFIED | e-RYT 200 | Hot.Yin.Sculpt CERTIFIED |
Stephen started his movement career when he studied dance in college with prominent dance teachers such as Marie Del La Palme, Raul Cruz, Miriam & Leonardo to name a few. He found himself in his first yoga class for the mobility yoga offered and...
2x 200 HOUR CERTIFIED
After leaving my first studio yoga class in 2012, I knew immediately that I would one day become an instructor. I spent my entire life beforehand practicing and coaching gymnastics and cheerleading, so with this background, the physical aspect of...
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...
200 HOUR CERTIFIED|50 HOUR YIN CERTIFIED|100 HOUR SCULPT CERTIFIED|Jill Miller "Yoga Tune Up" Module
After graduating from Cal State Long Beach in 2010, Tatiana found herself floating through life, and needed a change—something positive, meaningful and above else something grounding. She completed her 200 hour RYT Yoga Alliance Certification...
400-hour certified
Taylor completed her first 200-hour training at Corepower Yoga andcontinued to complete a second 200-hour training at Rise Yoga HB. She iscertified in power yoga and vinyasa, and is always looking to expand herknowledge and growth in all other areas...
RYT 200 SMARTFLOW |120 CONTINUING EDUCATION CERTIFIED DOULA + AROMATHERAPIST
Movement has been a part of Tiffany’s life since she was 3, but it wasn’t until her first yoga class that she realized just how much yoga offered. Yoga captivated Tiffany in the way it revealed peace, empowerment and freedom all in one...
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...
500 HOUR CERTIFIED | YOGA THERAPY CERTIFIED(C-IAYT) | 1400+ CONTINUED EDUCATION
Vidya is an experienced yoga teacher with advanced certifications in Yoga Therapy, Sound Healing and Meditation. During her very successful 20-year career in Corporate America, Vidya experienced first-hand the dangers of unresolved daily stress....
200 HOUR CERTIFIED
Wei has been practicing yoga since 2002, and it was first introduced to her by her best friend in Denver. She started with Bikram style, but shortly after she was totally hooked in the dynamic and creative style of Vinyasa Flow. People started...
200 HOUR CERTIFIED | Certified in Yogalates and Strength
I took the leap to into teacher training because I felt the burning need to share this with as many people as possible. I want everyone to feel as good as I do after practicing yoga.