YOGA TEACHERS

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ACE EASTER   Alicia "ACE" Easter discovered her love of yoga in the summer of 2006 while on a work assignment in Chicago, IL. After only a few heated yoga classes, ACE noticed the profound effect yoga had on her personal growth and knew she wanted to share its effects with the world. It took her some time to make the leap to become certified, but once she completed her 200-hour teacher training, there was no turning back. She is certified, through Yoga Alliance, to teach heated and non-heated Power and Yin Yoga.

ACE EASTER

Alicia "ACE" Easter discovered her love of yoga in the summer of 2006 while on a work assignment in Chicago, IL. After only a few heated yoga classes, ACE noticed the profound effect yoga had on her personal growth and knew she wanted to share its effects with the world. It took her some time to make the leap to become certified, but once she completed her 200-hour teacher training, there was no turning back. She is certified, through Yoga Alliance, to teach heated and non-heated Power and Yin Yoga.

ALEX HALENDA   Professional yoga teacher and motivational speaker since 2008, currently based in Los Angeles, CA. Alex is known for her ability to lead dynamic classes for all-levels groups, and deeply healing one-on-one sessions. Her clear speaking voice and comforting approach to the practice, make students feel capable and at ease no matter their skill or ability level. Alex’s students display and report a multitude of positive results from practicing with her. Through classes with Alex you can expect to build strength and confidence, lose weight, develop better posture on and off the mat, learn self-soothing practices, and techniques to improve focus and daily motivation.  Alex has been hired to work with large groups by Disney (2014), Macy's (2015), University of Central Florida (2016), The W Hotel (2016), and Okeechobee Music Festival (2016 & 2017). She has also trained and apprenticed under Baba Hari Das, Bhagavan Das, Ashley Turner, Seane Corn, Hala Khouri, Suzanne Sterling, and Mark White among many more master teachers in her local communities. Alex hosts retreats and teacher trainings periodically throughout the year, offering students and aspiring teachers a unique opportunity to study with her.  Alex is an E-RYT 200 with Yoga Alliance with over 5,200 hours of teaching. She offers classes in Power Yoga, Yin Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Meditation, Pranayama, communication, and everyday life skills. If you would like to work with Alex, please contact her via email at  alexhalenda@gmail.com

ALEX HALENDA

Professional yoga teacher and motivational speaker since 2008, currently based in Los Angeles, CA. Alex is known for her ability to lead dynamic classes for all-levels groups, and deeply healing one-on-one sessions. Her clear speaking voice and comforting approach to the practice, make students feel capable and at ease no matter their skill or ability level. Alex’s students display and report a multitude of positive results from practicing with her. Through classes with Alex you can expect to build strength and confidence, lose weight, develop better posture on and off the mat, learn self-soothing practices, and techniques to improve focus and daily motivation.

Alex has been hired to work with large groups by Disney (2014), Macy's (2015), University of Central Florida (2016), The W Hotel (2016), and Okeechobee Music Festival (2016 & 2017). She has also trained and apprenticed under Baba Hari Das, Bhagavan Das, Ashley Turner, Seane Corn, Hala Khouri, Suzanne Sterling, and Mark White among many more master teachers in her local communities. Alex hosts retreats and teacher trainings periodically throughout the year, offering students and aspiring teachers a unique opportunity to study with her.

Alex is an E-RYT 200 with Yoga Alliance with over 5,200 hours of teaching. She offers classes in Power Yoga, Yin Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Meditation, Pranayama, communication, and everyday life skills. If you would like to work with Alex, please contact her via email at alexhalenda@gmail.com

AMANDA PETRO   Amanda Petro is a Healing Arts Practitioner, currently residing in LA. She was introduced to yoga in 2009 and immediately loved the physical aspect of the practice. It wasn't until she moved away in 2012, when she started practicing Ashtanga & Vinyasa Yoga regularly. After two years of continuous dedication, she became captivated by not just the physical aspect of yoga, but the mind, body and spirit connection. In 2014, she began her journey to becoming a teacher. After completing her RYT 200, she craved to learn more and to dive deeper into yoga philosophy. She graduated from Southwest Institute of Healing Arts in Tempe, Arizona, where she finished the 800 hour Holistic Health Practitioner diploma. She's now a certified *RYT 500*, *Holistic Nutrition Specialist* and *Reiki Master Teacher *and specializes in Prenatal, Yin, PTSD, Aromatherapy and Sound Healing.

AMANDA PETRO

Amanda Petro is a Healing Arts Practitioner, currently residing in LA. She was introduced to yoga in 2009 and immediately loved the physical aspect of the practice. It wasn't until she moved away in 2012, when she started practicing Ashtanga & Vinyasa Yoga regularly. After two years of continuous dedication, she became captivated by not just the physical aspect of yoga,
but the mind, body and spirit connection. In 2014, she began her journey to becoming a teacher. After completing her RYT 200, she craved to learn more and to dive deeper into yoga philosophy. She graduated from Southwest Institute of Healing Arts in Tempe, Arizona, where she finished the 800
hour Holistic Health Practitioner diploma. She's now a certified *RYT
500*, *Holistic Nutrition Specialist* and *Reiki Master Teacher *and specializes in Prenatal, Yin, PTSD, Aromatherapy and Sound Healing.

ARACELI CONTRERAS   I have been practicing yoga for five years. Ever since my first class, I fell in love with this prodigious practice; that is why I now call myself YogAra, and why I have been devoted to teaching yoga for over a year.  My mother tongue is Spanish, and I am committed to sharing the wisdom of yoga in my own language. I introduce my practice as “Yoga sin límites” (“No-boundaries yoga”), with the motto “Don’t let language limit your yoga practice”.  I am looking forward to improving my practice. I will be taking the 300-hour YTT soon. I am prepared for the next step.  I’d love to share YogaraFlow with you!  He practicado Yoga por cinco años, Desde mi primera clase, me enamoré de esta práctica prodigiosa; por eso me he nombrado YogAra, y he dado clase por mas de un año. Mi lenguaje nativo es Español, por eso mi compromiso es compartir la sabiduría de la Yoga en mi propia lengua. He introducido my práctica como “Yoga Sin Limites “ “No Limites tu práctica de Yoga, por tu lenguaje”. Mi propósito es mejorar mi práctica y estaré tomando 300-horas YTT próximamente. Estoy preparada para el siguiente paso. Me encanta compartir YogAraFlow contigo.

ARACELI CONTRERAS

I have been practicing yoga for five years. Ever since my first class, I fell in love with this prodigious practice; that is why I now call myself YogAra, and why I have been devoted to teaching yoga for over a year.

My mother tongue is Spanish, and I am committed to sharing the wisdom of yoga in my own language. I introduce my practice as “Yoga sin límites” (“No-boundaries yoga”), with the motto “Don’t let language limit your yoga practice”.

I am looking forward to improving my practice. I will be taking the 300-hour YTT soon. I am prepared for the next step.

I’d love to share YogaraFlow with you!

He practicado Yoga por cinco años, Desde mi primera clase, me enamoré de esta práctica prodigiosa; por eso me he nombrado YogAra, y he dado clase por mas de un año. Mi lenguaje nativo es Español, por eso mi compromiso es compartir la sabiduría de la Yoga en mi propia lengua. He introducido my práctica como “Yoga Sin Limites “ “No Limites tu práctica de Yoga, por tu lenguaje”. Mi propósito es mejorar mi práctica y estaré tomando 300-horas YTT próximamente. Estoy preparada para el siguiente paso. Me encanta compartir YogAraFlow contigo.

BREE VANZUTPHEN   Bree has been a mover her whole life. Coming from a background as a professional dancer, she has studied deeply the art of movement and its ability to shift our perception. She has gone through multiple trainings (over 700 hours) and teaches vinyasa, the hot (Bikram) series, restorative, meditation, and active breathwork. She credits much of growth to direct experience and considers every moment in life to be her teacher. Her emphasis is finding all the pieces that help students complete the puzzle and treat the whole. She is a true believer in the necessity of movement to uproot stagnation in our lives. Bree's teaching is designed for students to create more space in their bodies and minds so that they may recognize their highest potential.

BREE VANZUTPHEN

Bree has been a mover her whole life. Coming from a background as a professional dancer, she has studied deeply the art of movement and its ability to shift our perception. She has gone through multiple trainings (over 700 hours) and teaches vinyasa, the hot (Bikram) series, restorative, meditation, and active breathwork. She credits much of growth to direct experience and considers every moment in life to be her teacher. Her emphasis is finding all the pieces that help students complete the puzzle and treat the whole. She is a true believer in the necessity of movement to uproot stagnation in our lives. Bree's teaching is designed for students to create more space in their bodies and minds so that they may recognize their highest potential.

DENISE PEYRE   Denise is passionate about Yogi Mamas and teaches Prenatal and Baby and Me classes. Her classes are designed to build strength and find relief depending on where your body is in it's Motherly journey. She is also a postpartum doula and her classes help to educate and inspire well into your 4th trimester and beyond! www.glowmamadoulacare.com

DENISE PEYRE

Denise is passionate about Yogi Mamas and teaches Prenatal and Baby and Me classes. Her classes are designed to build strength and find relief depending on where your body is in it's Motherly journey. She is also a postpartum doula and her classes help to educate and inspire well into your 4th trimester and beyond! www.glowmamadoulacare.com

MARIA PRICHARD   Maria’s yoga journey began early on in life, a practice shared and passed down from her mother. While yoga held a steady presence in her life, she did not develop a deep connection with the practice until an injury threatened her mobility. Forced to face the anxiety of the mind through the stillness of the body, Maria began to see the power of yoga and mindfulness. This led to study of yogic texts, philosophy, a retreat in India and ultimately her first 200-hour teacher training. As a teacher, Maria continues to pursue deeper knowledge of the mind and body through texts, trainings, working with students and inspiring teachers.   And I have attached a photo… it’s not a yoga photo so let me know if you want something different but it sounded like you wanted more of a headshot.

MARIA PRICHARD

Maria’s yoga journey began early on in life, a practice shared and passed down from her mother. While yoga held a steady presence in her life, she did not develop a deep connection with the practice until an injury threatened her mobility. Forced to face the anxiety of the mind through the stillness of the body, Maria began to see the power of yoga and mindfulness. This led to study of yogic texts, philosophy, a retreat in India and ultimately her first 200-hour teacher training. As a teacher, Maria continues to pursue deeper knowledge of the mind and body through texts, trainings, working with students and inspiring teachers. 

And I have attached a photo… it’s not a yoga photo so let me know if you want something different but it sounded like you wanted more of a headshot.

VERONICA DESOYZA   Veronica deSoyza is an E-RYT and an LMT. She is a former Broadway dancer/singer/aerialist. She has been practicing Yoga for over 20 yrs and teaching for 14yrs. Her certifications include Kundalini, Vinyasa, and AIReal Yoga. She has led Kirtan workshops and teacher trainings in Vinyasa and AIReal Yoga. She has been inspired by teachers such as Brian Kest, Seane Corn, Ira Rosen(Govindas), Baron Baptiste, Yogi Bajan, BKS Iyengar, and Lea Kraemer, to name a few.  Veronica discovered Yoga while honing a career in the performing arts. Her practice started off as just another way to move her body through space. She was obsessed with movement. Dancing gave her so much joy for so many years and here was one more way to find ecstatic movement on a daily basis. It wasn’t until years later that she discovered what a vital role Yoga was playing in her mental and spiritual health and evolution. Yoga became her church. It was where I went to find peace of mind, to seek higher purpose, and to connect deeply with community. Yoga has helped her live truthfully with passion and compassion. With yoga as my foundation, she was able to launch her career as a dancer, singer, and aerialist into success. There is no greater path for her now than to share her joy and success with others.  She believes that yoga is our way back to community. It is our way back to understanding our connection to all life around us, way beyond our physical realm. It's a way of really knowing who we are, discovering our full potential, and understanding the power we hold to heal ourselves and our world.

VERONICA DESOYZA

Veronica deSoyza is an E-RYT and an LMT. She is a former Broadway dancer/singer/aerialist. She has been practicing Yoga for over 20 yrs and teaching for 14yrs. Her certifications include Kundalini, Vinyasa, and AIReal Yoga. She has led Kirtan workshops and teacher trainings in Vinyasa and AIReal Yoga. She has been inspired by teachers such as Brian Kest, Seane Corn, Ira Rosen(Govindas), Baron Baptiste, Yogi Bajan, BKS Iyengar, and Lea Kraemer, to name a few.

Veronica discovered Yoga while honing a career in the performing arts. Her practice started off as just another way to move her body through space. She was obsessed with movement. Dancing gave her so much joy for so many years and here was one more way to find ecstatic movement on a daily basis. It wasn’t until years later that she discovered what a vital role Yoga was playing in her mental and spiritual health and evolution. Yoga became her church. It was where I went to find peace of mind, to seek higher purpose, and to connect deeply with community.
Yoga has helped her live truthfully with passion and compassion. With yoga as my foundation, she was able to launch her career as a dancer, singer, and aerialist into success. There is no greater path for her now than to share her joy and success with others.

She believes that yoga is our way back to community. It is our way back to understanding our connection to all life around us, way beyond our physical realm. It's a way of really knowing who we are, discovering our full potential, and understanding the power we hold to heal ourselves and our world.

CARRIE JANELL   I fell in love on the mat after taking my first Vinyasa class at Sonic Yoga NYC. While working as a professional dancer, singer, actor and struggling to find my balance in health, I found the link between Yoga and Ayurveda, a complete integral practice and lifestyle that has given me a sense of empowerment daily.  My classes are a direct reflection of my passion to offer a complete experience in the practice that brings people closer to themselves and their bodies. While always teaching through an Ayurvedic lens, I love combining a strong emphasis on pranayama (breath), asana (posture), detoxification, deep relaxation, meditation, and the healing vibration of music. Let's keep gathering together to create the space for releasing stress, expressing balance and allowing the body to heal itself, so the mind can follow. Breathe. Feel. Surrender. Practice. LOVE.  Carrie holds a 200 hr teaching certification in Vinyasa Yoga from Sonic Yoga NYC. She then moved to Los Angeles and through 2 additional years of study and practice earned a 200 hr Yoga & Ayurveda teaching Certificate, as well as a 300 hr Advanced Yoga and Ayurvedic Lifestyle Counselor Certification through Dancing Shiva Yoga & Ayurveda. She currently has over 2500 hours of teaching experience and can be found teaching public classes in Los Angeles, as well as workshops and retreats internationally.

CARRIE JANELL

I fell in love on the mat after taking my first Vinyasa class at Sonic Yoga NYC. While working as a professional dancer, singer, actor and struggling to find my balance in health, I found the link between Yoga and Ayurveda, a complete integral practice and lifestyle that has given me a sense of empowerment daily.

My classes are a direct reflection of my passion to offer a complete experience in the practice that brings people closer to themselves and their bodies. While always teaching through an Ayurvedic lens, I love combining a strong emphasis on pranayama (breath), asana (posture), detoxification, deep relaxation, meditation, and the healing vibration of music. Let's keep gathering together to create the space for releasing stress, expressing balance and allowing the body to heal itself, so the mind can follow. Breathe. Feel. Surrender. Practice. LOVE.

Carrie holds a 200 hr teaching certification in Vinyasa Yoga from Sonic Yoga NYC. She then moved to Los Angeles and through 2 additional years of study and practice earned a 200 hr Yoga & Ayurveda teaching Certificate, as well as a 300 hr Advanced Yoga and Ayurvedic Lifestyle Counselor Certification through Dancing Shiva Yoga & Ayurveda. She currently has over 2500 hours of teaching experience and can be found teaching public classes in Los Angeles, as well as workshops and retreats internationally.

HOLLY PENDERGAST   Holly Pendergast earned her 200-hour RYT certification in 2015. Her study of movement and proprioception began at age three when she started dance. She studied ballet and contemporary dance into adulthood which ultimately led her to yoga.  Yoga has served Holly as a safe place to learn, restore and heal. Yoga is where she gained the muscles to practice self-compassion and better the relationship she has with herself. When she teaches, her goal is to create a quiet space to reset the nervous system to tune into the subtleness of intuition. She is inspired by self-study, creative sequencing, and a mind-body emersion in a movement practice. Her priority is to encourage a safe, strong, and sustainable practice to perpetuate a conscious and intentional lifestyle.

HOLLY PENDERGAST

Holly Pendergast earned her 200-hour RYT certification in 2015. Her study of movement and proprioception began at age three when she started dance. She studied ballet and contemporary dance into adulthood which ultimately led her to yoga.

Yoga has served Holly as a safe place to learn, restore and heal. Yoga is where she gained the muscles to practice self-compassion and better the relationship she has with herself. When she teaches, her goal is to create a quiet space to reset the nervous system to tune into the subtleness of intuition. She is inspired by self-study, creative sequencing, and a mind-body emersion in a movement practice. Her priority is to encourage a safe, strong, and sustainable practice to perpetuate a conscious and intentional lifestyle.

MEG SHOEMAKER   Initially, I came to my mat in art school as a simple way to calm my mind from anxiety and uncertainty. What I was surprised to find was an entire universe of awakening, from an unthawing of movement and breath, strengthening and aligning my physical body, and ultimately a continued fine-tuning of the subtle body and energetics of my mind. The working through Samskaras, the Sanskrit word and idea of “mental impressions and psychological imprints” is what I’m interested in offering to my students. What you’ve come into the world with and onto your mat with has a chance of transformation everyday just by incremental shifts in continued showing up.  After intense study for about ten years in various methods, I felt called to become certified to teach. I completed my 200-hour training at Kula Yoga Projects in New York City, led by my incredible teachers Nikki Viella, Schuyler Grant, Nikki Costello and Erin Dudley. As well as study in various methods of meditation, from workshops in meta-meditation at Om Yoga in New York, to training in transcendental meditation through the David Lynch Foundation. My intention with every class is to wake up dual-action in the body with clear and intelligent alignment, to keep the practitioner safe in the uncovering of fresh territory within the mind, body and the changing relationship of the two through the elixir of deepened breath, and most important, to leave my class shining!

MEG SHOEMAKER

Initially, I came to my mat in art school as a simple way to calm my mind from anxiety and uncertainty. What I was surprised to find was an entire universe of awakening, from an unthawing of movement and breath, strengthening and aligning my physical body, and ultimately a continued fine-tuning of the subtle body and energetics of my mind. The working through Samskaras, the Sanskrit word and idea of “mental impressions and psychological imprints” is what I’m interested in offering to my students. What you’ve come into the world with and onto your mat with has a chance of transformation everyday just by incremental shifts in continued showing up.

After intense study for about ten years in various methods, I felt called to become certified to teach. I completed my 200-hour training at Kula Yoga Projects in New York City, led by my incredible teachers Nikki Viella, Schuyler Grant, Nikki Costello and Erin Dudley. As well as study in various methods of meditation, from workshops in meta-meditation at Om Yoga in New York, to training in transcendental meditation through the David Lynch Foundation. My intention with every class is to wake up dual-action in the body with clear and intelligent alignment, to keep the practitioner safe in the uncovering of fresh territory within the mind, body and the changing relationship of the two through the elixir of deepened breath, and most important, to leave my class shining!

CODY SHELLENBERGER   Cody has spent his life training others to succeed, and over 6 years teaching, performing and perfecting his Acroyoga skills. He has taken both Solar and Elemental  AcroYoga.org  Immersions, gone through Lux’s Teacher Training, the Bossy Teacher Training and worked with some of the best teachers around.

CODY SHELLENBERGER

Cody has spent his life training others to succeed, and over 6 years teaching, performing and perfecting his Acroyoga skills. He has taken both Solar and Elemental AcroYoga.org Immersions, gone through Lux’s Teacher Training, the Bossy Teacher Training and worked with some of the best teachers around.

JOHNY CHANG   JC (Johnny Chang) grew up in Southern California and is a parkour and meditation instructor at Kinship. He practices vipassana meditation in the traditional Buddhist theravadan style as practiced by the Venerable Ajaan Chah of the Thai Forest tradition. His primary teacher is Michael Zittel, who received his training through Noah Levine as well as Shinzen Young. Concerning movement, JC was first introduced to the concepts surrounding parkour/freerunning as a child when he jumped atop his first small ledge and subsequently jumped off of it. He was first introduced to the terms "parkour/freerunning" as a teenager, when he and his friends decided that it would be much cooler to jump onto (and off of) things with other people. Thus began his journey into the movement arts, leading to his Lvl II Instructor certification in 2014, through the WFPF (World Freerunning and Parkour Federation). When he isn't climbing walls or teaching others how to do the same, JC likes to spend his time practicing meditation, drawing, singing, songwriting, and doing other artsy type stuffs. Obviously, he would like to think of himself as an artist of sorts. Please humor him.

JOHNY CHANG

JC (Johnny Chang) grew up in Southern California and is a parkour and meditation instructor at Kinship. He practices vipassana meditation in the traditional Buddhist theravadan style as practiced by the Venerable Ajaan Chah of the Thai Forest tradition. His primary teacher is Michael Zittel, who received his training through Noah Levine as well as Shinzen Young. Concerning movement, JC was first introduced to the concepts surrounding parkour/freerunning as a child when he jumped atop his first small ledge and subsequently jumped off of it. He was first introduced to the terms "parkour/freerunning" as a teenager, when he and his friends decided that it would be much cooler to jump onto (and off of) things with other people. Thus began his journey into the movement arts, leading to his Lvl II Instructor certification in 2014, through the WFPF (World Freerunning and Parkour Federation). When he isn't climbing walls or teaching others how to do the same, JC likes to spend his time practicing meditation, drawing, singing, songwriting, and doing other artsy type stuffs. Obviously, he would like to think of himself as an artist of sorts. Please humor him.

ROB Z   Rob Zabel, MA, ERYT 500, is a yoga nerd with a passionate obsession with the history, philosophy, and therapeutic dimensions of yoga. As a practitioner Rob loves the power yoga practice gives to be present in the body, breath, and thoughts and hone the qualities of one-pointedness ( ekāgratā ) and calm abiding ( śamathā ). Rob studied yoga intensively at Loyola Marymount University, graduating with a master’s degree in yoga studies in Spring of 2017. He also studied yoga in India and has been blessed by the presence ( darśan ) of many great saints from many ancient traditions. His love of the tradition and deep connection to the philosophy inspire Rob as a lifelong student and as a teacher. Rob’s classes are notable for always incorporating alignment, meditation, philosophy, breath work, and mantra. From gross to subtle, every class works to pacify and strengthen the body, the breath, and the mind. Keep your eye out for upcoming workshops, teacher trainings, and kirtans.  Learn more at  www.robzabelyoga.com  ॐ

ROB Z

Rob Zabel, MA, ERYT 500, is a yoga nerd with a passionate obsession with the history, philosophy, and therapeutic dimensions of yoga. As a practitioner Rob loves the power yoga practice gives to be present in the body, breath, and thoughts and hone the qualities of one-pointedness (ekāgratā) and calm abiding (śamathā). Rob studied yoga intensively at Loyola Marymount University, graduating with a master’s degree in yoga studies in Spring of 2017. He also studied yoga in India and has been blessed by the presence (darśan) of many great saints from many ancient traditions. His love of the tradition and deep connection to the philosophy inspire Rob as a lifelong student and as a teacher. Rob’s classes are notable for always incorporating alignment, meditation, philosophy, breath work, and mantra. From gross to subtle, every class works to pacify and strengthen the body, the breath, and the mind. Keep your eye out for upcoming workshops, teacher trainings, and kirtans.

Learn more at www.robzabelyoga.com

CHAIM OM   A dedicated and joyful student of ashtanga yoga, Chaim's teaching style is rooted in this great tradition and broadened by influences of his world travels and unique life experiences. Over the last decade, Chaim has connected to the healing forces within yoga and his class serves as an offering of those great transformative processes that return us to our joy. His teaching style is a mixture of strong and mindful sequencing for seasoned practitioners as well as rock solid foundational options for beginners. Set to a smooth soundtrack, inclusive in it's structure, and non-judgmental in nature, Chaim's class invites students of all levels to go deeper on the mat and reflect on the value of every piece in this remarkable tradition.

CHAIM OM

A dedicated and joyful student of ashtanga yoga, Chaim's teaching style is rooted in this great tradition and broadened by influences of his world travels and unique life experiences. Over the last decade, Chaim has connected to the healing forces within yoga and his class serves as an offering of those great transformative processes that return us to our joy. His teaching style is a mixture of strong and mindful sequencing for seasoned practitioners as well as rock solid foundational options for beginners. Set to a smooth soundtrack, inclusive in it's structure, and non-judgmental in nature, Chaim's class invites students of all levels to go deeper on the mat and reflect on the value of every piece in this remarkable tradition.

KATHLEEN CRUGER   I originally came to yoga as an additional form of exercise. After practicing for a few weeks, I noticed a mental and emotional shift in my life and a positive change in the way I interacted with the world around me. Yoga quickly became part of my lifestyle and I am grateful for the ability to share my passion and knowledge as an instructor. I recognize the tremendous benefits that a regular yoga practice brings into one's life - I encourage everyone to give it a try. My focus while teaching is to provide a safe, judgement-free zone where both new and seasoned yogis may develop a stronger connection with their mind, body, and spirit - on and off the mat. In addition to yoga, I am a certified Reiki practitioner, Vibrational Sound Therapist, lover of nature and music.

KATHLEEN CRUGER

I originally came to yoga as an additional form of exercise. After practicing for a few weeks, I noticed a mental and emotional shift in my life and a positive change in the way I interacted with the world around me. Yoga quickly became part of my lifestyle and I am grateful for the ability to share my passion and knowledge as an instructor. I recognize the tremendous benefits that a regular yoga practice brings into one's life - I encourage everyone to give it a try. My focus while teaching is to provide a safe, judgement-free zone where both new and seasoned yogis may develop a stronger connection with their mind, body, and spirit - on and off the mat. In addition to yoga, I am a certified Reiki practitioner, Vibrational Sound Therapist, lover of nature and music.

STELLA HAN   Sharing yoga wellness locally. Instagram handle: @yogihantas and @socialworkeryogini, check it! Her email is: stella4yoga@gmail.com Experiential background: Stella became a passionate Full-Time Yoga instructor in 2012. She was a government Children Social Worker for Los Angeles County and has extensive experience in working with Foster Youth and Group Home system. She earned a Master Social Work degree from University of Southern California (USC) and collectively attained well over 15+ years of social work/psychology field experience. Currently, Stella continues to dabbled in her Social Work hat of providing yoga-wellness to emancipated foster, social worker staff, and wellness community. What brought Stella to Yoga? Due to high stress nature of her past life, Stella ritually turn to Yoga, Hot Yoga, and Fitness practice to maintain her mental and physical well-being and spirit. From this experiential healing path, Stella was able to heal and refuel her sense of balance and self-love. She Vows to share the healing arts and science of Yoga to her local Friends and family for the rest of her life! She feels this is her calling and highest truth! Stella is grateful for her experience in working with countless children and families of many backgrounds. For it has awarded her to become a keen multifaceted culturally awared human being in which naturally added to her qualities to become of more empathic, intuitive, and compassionate yoga teacher and peacemaker of this world.Stella claims that yoga has helped her find endless love and peaceful journey to the self. She is beyond excited to share her impartially driven attitude and loving vibe with her local community and at a international level. Stella understands that sharing yoga, peace, and kindness is an endless practice. It is a way of life that she wears on her sleeve and embedded deep in Stella’s heart. Because Stella has witness, received occupational casualties, and has been able to recover from natural frontline trauma from her occupation in the past; she feels is fully capable to share from a place of true braveheart. Stella is gifted with the ability to lead others in their own experience of healing, transformation, and empowerment. Yoga Education:Stella received her first 200hr yoga teacher training in 2012 by “It’s Yoga” teacher training in Thailand , now known as “All Yoga Thailand.” Her specific teachers were Ricardo and Joy. The program’s format was richly based in the Ashtanga Vinyasa tradition and was founded by the late Larry Schultz, whom has traces back to lineage with Ashtanga Vinyasa Guruji, Pattabhi Jois. Since 2012 Stella has never stopped teaching and her humble rendition of the primary series from the Ashtanga practice.Additionally, Stella has invested over 400+ hours of yoga education by Yogamazé school directly received by master teacher Noah Mazé and has practiced countless hours with the gifted, Nichol Chase, also from the Yogamazé dream team. Stella is lovingly trained to provide safe and intelligent sequencing style that helps bring many difficult postures into play and accessibility. Stella has acquired the skill to empower students in her class by offering clear and concise direction and variation of poses that work uniquely in your body by highlighting alignment and educating student by postural deconstruction. Demystifying poses practically to help students find accessibility of challenging poses. Ultimately, teaching in a way to preserve the integrity of your mind and body with the idea of investing in your yoga practice for the long run and lessening the need to quench immediate gratification as to live a more healthier and balance true self.Meditation:Stella is a old student of Vipassana meditation and has completed a 10-day noble-silent retreat course. She holds space for ritual building and meditation for healing and for increasing your magical powers of imagination and healing arts.

STELLA HAN

Sharing yoga wellness locally. Instagram handle: @yogihantas and @socialworkeryogini, check it! Her email is: stella4yoga@gmail.com Experiential background: Stella became a passionate Full-Time Yoga instructor in 2012. She was a government Children Social Worker for Los Angeles County and has extensive experience in working with Foster Youth and Group Home system. She earned a Master Social Work degree from University of Southern California (USC) and collectively attained well over 15+ years of social work/psychology field experience. Currently, Stella continues to dabbled in her Social Work hat of providing yoga-wellness to emancipated foster, social worker staff, and wellness community. What brought Stella to Yoga? Due to high stress nature of her past life, Stella ritually turn to Yoga, Hot Yoga, and Fitness practice to maintain her mental and physical well-being and spirit. From this experiential healing path, Stella was able to heal and refuel her sense of balance and self-love. She Vows to share the healing arts and science of Yoga to her local Friends and family for the rest of her life! She feels this is her calling and highest truth! Stella is grateful for her experience in working with countless children and families of many backgrounds. For it has awarded her to become a keen multifaceted culturally awared human being in which naturally added to her qualities to become of more empathic, intuitive, and compassionate yoga teacher and peacemaker of this world.Stella claims that yoga has helped her find endless love and peaceful journey to the self. She is beyond excited to share her impartially driven attitude and loving vibe with her local community and at a international level. Stella understands that sharing yoga, peace, and kindness is an endless practice. It is a way of life that she wears on her sleeve and embedded deep in Stella’s heart. Because Stella has witness, received occupational casualties, and has been able to recover from natural frontline trauma from her occupation in the past; she feels is fully capable to share from a place of true braveheart. Stella is gifted with the ability to lead others in their own experience of healing, transformation, and empowerment. Yoga Education:Stella received her first 200hr yoga teacher training in 2012 by “It’s Yoga” teacher training in Thailand , now known as “All Yoga Thailand.” Her specific teachers were Ricardo and Joy. The program’s format was richly based in the Ashtanga Vinyasa tradition and was founded by the late Larry Schultz, whom has traces back to lineage with Ashtanga Vinyasa Guruji, Pattabhi Jois. Since 2012 Stella has never stopped teaching and her humble rendition of the primary series from the Ashtanga practice.Additionally, Stella has invested over 400+ hours of yoga education by Yogamazé school directly received by master teacher Noah Mazé and has practiced countless hours with the gifted, Nichol Chase, also from the Yogamazé dream team. Stella is lovingly trained to provide safe and intelligent sequencing style that helps bring many difficult postures into play and accessibility. Stella has acquired the skill to empower students in her class by offering clear and concise direction and variation of poses that work uniquely in your body by highlighting alignment and educating student by postural deconstruction. Demystifying poses practically to help students find accessibility of challenging poses. Ultimately, teaching in a way to preserve the integrity of your mind and body with the idea of investing in your yoga practice for the long run and lessening the need to quench immediate gratification as to live a more healthier and balance true self.Meditation:Stella is a old student of Vipassana meditation and has completed a 10-day noble-silent retreat course. She holds space for ritual building and meditation for healing and for increasing your magical powers of imagination and healing arts.