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.
Rozanne has been a yoga enthusiast since 1999 when she went to her first class at YogaWorks. The instructor, who had been an instructor over 20 years at that time, had inspired Rozanne to keep balance in life. Yoga was an element that became a staple and habit in her life. Moving through breath, focus, mindfulness was a world worth living and practicing and continuing to explore. The body is a powerful machine, we are always learning from our own bodies. After many years of competitive distance running, osteoarthritis came into play. Again, yoga was the way out of any discomfort and to gain mobility back was a miracle! As a massage therapist for over 20 years, Rozanne continues to help those in need of pain relief, mental distress and physical challenges. She has an ability to be nurturing, empathetic and encouraging to be confident in one’s self to heal, because she’s been through it too. You will see in Rozanne’s style of teaching that it is one of being fun, being safe, and perhaps may just be challenging enough so one can really focus on breath, movement or even stillness. Rozanne loves the connection with students and the community that yoga brings together. It is the natural progression in her life and career, and is overjoyed to share it. She has combined the two worlds of natural healing. Rozanne was born in Southern California. She has been a California Licensed Massage Therapist and Holistic Health Practitioner of 25 years with 1000 hours from Healing Hands Holistic School of Health. She received her 200 Hour RYT from United Yoga Studio in San Dimas.
Yvonne is a Southern California native who loves the beach, music and of course Yoga! It wasn’t long after being introduced to the Yoga practice a few years ago that she realized how deep her personal connection was and how beneficial it can be physically, mentally, and spiritually. Never in her life has she found something to be as helpful, when dealing with the obstacles and struggles in which all life encompasses. In light of this realization, Yvonne decided to take the next step and become a certified yoga instructor. She graduated with 200 hours of Yoga Teacher Training, studying under the truly inspirational Tamal Dodge in Venice, California. She has also completed a Trauma Informed Yoga training through Purple Dot Yoga Project and uses her training to work with survivors of domestic and sexual abuse. Yoga is something that has changed her life forever and now she is thrilled to be able to share this experience with others. Though this is her main focus, she is also currently working as a certified Optician and has an extensive background in music. As she continues her journey, she is finding ways to integrate these other skill sets into her practice to create a unique experience for all those who participate with her.
My yoga journey started in 2007 in sunny Santa Monica, CA. What began as a once a week “stretching” class to supplement my regular exercise gradually evolved into a deep passion for yoga that transformed me as a person. Yoga was the catalyst for shifting me from a life of attachment to living peacefully in the present. Through yoga, I found a sense of balance and presence that nourished my mind, body and soul. My goal as a yoga instructor is to help students connect to their truest, deepest selves to cultivate a connection between the body, the mind and the breath. In my classes, I love to offer challenging sequences to ignite a moving meditation to unleash the magic of yoga. I’d be beyond honored to be a part of your yoga journey and can’t wait to see you on the mat!
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.
Jessica has been practicing yoga since she was a teenager, to manage stress and to add variety to her workouts. Although, a breast cancer diagnosis in 2016 made her truly recognize the great mental and physical healing benefits of yoga. She obtained her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Certificate in early 2018 with a goal to deepen her personal practice and to be able to share her passion and the joys of yoga with others. Her favorite aspect of yoga is its non-competitive nature which allows the practitioner to focus on self-care and self-love, things we often overlook. When she is not on the mat, you can find her chasing her two tiny and extremely busy humans around or having dance parties with them in the ‘mama-car’. Jessica is a certified Reiki practitioner, Yoga for Cancer Recovery instructor and Accessible Yoga instructor.
Amee has been practicing various styles of yoga on and off since her teen years. Being firmly grounded in both Ashtanga and Vinyasa flow is what has kept her rooted to her practice and leads her to share her passion with others. What started as a physical practice has transformed into a holistic connection between her mind, body and soul. Amee is E-RYT500hr having completed her 300hr certification through YogaWorks, is E-RYT200hr through Cloud Nine Yoga, certified as a Trauma-Informed teacher and Reiki Certified L1/2. Currently she is working on her Yoga Philosophy Certification through Loyola Marymount University while also leading Teacher Trainings for YogaWorks. As an avid learner of Yoga, she has also studied with Tim Miller, Annie Carpenter, Matt Ezraty and Amy Ippoliti. She continues to be inspired by her love of philosophy and alignment and combines both of these passions into a dynamic yet creative flow for her students. Although her classes reflect energy and strength, she balances these by creating a calm yet fun atmosphere...allowing students to enjoy a playful time on their mats. Amee’s hope is to inspire her students on their individual journey...both on and off the mat. “Yoga is more than stretching....it is the combination of strength, balance and most importantly the connection to one’s breath, which leads us to peace, happiness and mental clarity.”
"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."
Nichole is 200-Hour Certified with 50-Hours Continued Education. She specializes in Power Vinyasa Flow, Restorative, and Beginner Yoga; focusing on alignment cues, posture education, and intention setting to drive students to challenge their minds and bodies. As a Marketing Manager by day, Nichole advocates for corporate wellness and well-being by incorporating meditative and desk yoga practices aimed at a more sound and body for those in office and seated work settings. Nichole found her passion for yoga in 2014, through the guidance of well-rounded instructors, motivational words, and tools to take with her off the mat. "Practicing and incorporating the mental and physical aspects of yoga has completely changed my life and the ones around me. The beautiful souls that I have met through the yoga community have brought endless support and guidance in my life that I will continue to provide for others."
Brianna Gabrielle stumbled upon yoga at a unique time in her life, and realized that yoga was more than a physical practice. She dived into teacher training to deepen her practice and eager to grow her awareness of herself. She never intended upon teaching yoga, but that was the path that she was walking down at the end of her training. She is determined to help students connect with their breath, and create that inward connection with themselves along with the outward connection to the world. There are two things she wants to accomplish in her lifetime, making a difference in the world and in someone's life. In her classes one can expect to be flowing through a journey on their mat while staying connected to their breath, body, and a little sweat. She looks forward to consistently guiding her students through a beautiful practice, and for them to leave with that “ahhh” feeling at the end.