Meet our Instructors
Our Team of Yoga Alliance Certified Instructors come to Good Moodra Yoga to provide yoga classes that go beyond the physical practice and help to cultivate peace of mind for our students.
Roni has been practicing yoga for over 10 years and has developed a deep respect and love for the practice. The joy she gets from being fully present and accepting of herself where she is and how she is while she does yoga is the reason she chose to become a yoga teacher. Her hope is that during her classes her students feel the same sort of joy that she does and is honored to be able to share that experience with them!
Jenny was introduced to yoga during her college years at UC Santa Barbara. As an athlete, the physical practice is what originally drew her in, but she really came to love the healing nature of yoga. She enjoyed the idea of the mat as a space we could come to no matter what was going on in our lives. After returning to her hometown of Yorba Linda, Jenny decided to deepen her yoga practice and completed Yoga Sol's 200 Yoga Teacher Training in early 2018. In 2019, Jenny also became a certified Be Well Yoga for Cancer Recovery instructor and studied meditation under Nischala Joy Devi. She is incredibly thankful to be able to share everything she has learned in her pursuits with the students at Good Moodra Yoga. In addition to her yoga practice, Jenny is an avid runner, hiker, and swimmer. In her free time, Jenny is a foodie who loves to travel all over the country and find tasty vegetarian treats.
Fascinated with the study of movement, function and performance Dulce obtained her first certification through National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA-Personal Training) in 2009. She began to dive not just into the science of exercise but program designing to successfully achieve fitness goals. During personal training she acquired more experience teaching group classes in kickboxing and cycling but the physical demands drained her both physically and mentally. In search for balance she walked into her first yoga class at her local gym. Feeling energized, restored, and more present she redirected her career to learn more through yoga certification programs. Obtaining 200HR YT certifications in both Power Yoga(2010) and Hot Power Fusion(2011) her love for her yoga practice increased. Her 10 years of teaching experience include heated and non heated power and vinyasa classes, along with restorative (yin) yoga and a fusion of yoga sculpt. She continues to seek new ways to incorporate strength, endurance, stability, and flexibility into her classes to help created a more balanced practice. Her most recent certification of Yoga Trapeze (2020) through Yoga Teachers College has allowed her to include the benefits of suspension training to increase strength and stability, spinal traction to help relieve stress and tension, and passive flexibility to help with mobility. Her intention is to create a safe space for practice, allowing awareness and mind and body connection to increase.
Lily discovered yoga via youtube during her sophomore year of high school. At first, she felt defeated being unable to hold a pose or properly move. However, this drove her to improve. So, she took another class and from there she was hooked. Yoga has helped her both mentally and physically and as a 500-RYT, she's now able to share what she loves with others! Her favorite thing is being able to hold space for others to explore the realms of their own practice!
Ciara's journey teaching yoga started through her desire to cultivate community, as she finds it is one of the most innate human desires. With a background in gymnastics and dance, Ciara found the asanas came naturally but the hard work came with pranayama and integrating mindfulness and meditation to her practice. While she loves to challenge her students, she teaches with intention and clarity in her cues to craft a class that is easily digestible for all yogis. While Ciara never intended on being a yoga instructor, once she completed her Teacher Training if felt like everything in her life had lead her to this path. Continuing her education, Ciara is a trained Trapeze Yoga instructor and enjoys hiking, travelling, and other forms of movement.
I took my very first yoga class back in 2010. The instructor was asking the class to make weird "Ooommm" chants and asking me to be a cat, and then a cow... it was all so strange I quietly rolled up my mat only half way through class and tip-toed my way out. Who would have thought, only a few years later I would be completing my first 200 hour yoga teacher training to become a full-time yoga teacher. Outside of being a mommy and wife, I live and breathe yoga. Yoga is my sweetest passion and greatest source of curiosity I keep coming back to, and I am currently back in training, studying under the world famous Noah Maze, to obtain my 500-RYT. You can expect both yin and yang in my classes. There will be moments of long holds, deep stretches, and soothing music. There will also be moments of vigorous flows, sweat-it-out core work, upbeat music, and arm balancing and inversions (in my intermediate classes).
Ariana came to yoga not knowing what to expect and met her true self on the mat. Diving straight in, she enjoys exploring the philosophy, principles, culture, history and a myriad of forms of yoga. After completing her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training and finding so much personal growth and healing, she is now trained in Trapeze Yoga as well as Yoga for Cancer Recovery. Her goal is to bring lightness, fun, strength, and openness to others just as they are through yoga. her highest hope is to create a loving and safe place for everyone as they in turn meet themselves on the mat.
Yoga has been a part of my life for over 6 years, my practice has helped me grow stronger, more flexible, and fearless, both on and off the mat. Yoga inspires me to move past stress and anxiety by living every moment more mindfully. I completed my 200 hour Hatha Vinyasa Flow training with Chandra Yoga International and my 300 hour Hatha training with Rishikesh Yog Peeth. I will always be a student of the practice and am deeply grateful for the loving wisdom my teachers have shared with me. In my classes, I love to combine creative sequencing, a spirit of playfulness and a dose of philosophy to help you deepen your practice. I seek to help others thrive by nurturing their body, mind and soul with yoga, my hope is that you step off the mat feeling refreshed, nourished, and balanced. I believe yoga is for everyone and as a teacher I invite others to check in with themselves.
"Yoga will always be my saving grace. Having gone through many traumatic events in my life, yoga helps me discover my "why" all over again. My goal as a yoga instructor is to create intentional, challenging and creative flows for my students to deepen their self-love and confidence. I maintain an open mind and I'm always looking for new learning opportunities to quench my fascination of the journey to connect within myself. I am a 500-RYT and look forward to leading teacher trainings in the near future."
Jessica began practicing yoga at 5 years old with her grandmother in Mt. Shasta, California. Since then, her love of the practice & study of movement science has taken her through her biopsychology degree at UC Davis, her graduate degree in Physical Therapy at Mount St. Mary’s College in Brentwood, and an advanced certification as a Sports Clinical Specialist (SCS). She holds certifications as a Pilates instructor, NSCA Strength and Conditioning Specialist, aquatics instructor and indoor cycling instructor. She is a former Physical Therapist & Trainer for Cirque Du Soleil & currently works at the St. Jude Centers for Rehabilitation & Wellness in Brea, CA. She received her first formal yoga training through a Yoga Works workshop in 2006 & completed her 200 hour certification at Purple Yoga. She loves good friends, great food, cool music & awesome travel!!!
I discovered yoga in 2011 when I decided to try out a class at my local gym. As a water polo player and swimmer who had always been extremely active and athletic, I could not understand how people could flow so effortlessly into these complex poses. After that class I decided to stick with other types of workouts, since I couldn’t even touch my toes and didn’t feel I had a “yoga body”. Then, in 2015, I suffered a traumatic loss of a family member. I was diagnosed with anxiety, panic disorder, and PTSD. My doctor suggested I give yoga and meditation a try. I rolled my mat out that day not knowing that yoga was about to change my life. Yoga has brought a strength and inner peace to my mind and body that I never thought was possible. I have since received my 200 hour YTT certification, and have been trained in trapeze yoga. I want everyone to know that if you have a body, you have a “yoga body”! My goal is to spread happiness to my students by helping them connect to their mind, body and soul to find their inner strength and peace.