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!
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 life. While she loves to challenge her students, she teaches with intention clarity in her cues to craft a class that is easily digestible for all yogis.
"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."
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.
I took my very first yoga class back in 2010. The instructor was asking the class to make weird “Oommm” chants and asking me to be a cow, and then a cat... 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 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 passion. And though yoga has taught me so much, I can say the two greatest lessons it has brought me are: discipline and learning to stay calm under pressure. My classes emphasis both yin and yang. 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).
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.
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." Outside of being a mommy and wife, I live and breathe yoga. Yoga is my passion. And though yoga has taught me so much, I can say the two greatest lessons it has brought me are: discipline and learning to stay calm under pressure. My classes emphasis both yin and yang. 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). turn meet themselves on the mat.
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.
Janice has had a lifelong affinity for fitness and a healthy lifestyle. Over the past two years, she has developed a strong passion for yoga since it integrates a mind-body balance with meditation and movement. Recently she completed her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training in order to enhance her practice and is excited to continue to immerse herself in the yoga community now and moving forward!
As a yoga teacher in a large body, Brittany’s mission is to create space for people to become more connected to their bodies. Her goal as a yoga teacher is to teach in a style that highlights self-love and gratitude, with a focus
on size inclusion and body awareness. When Brittany is not teaching yoga she teaches children. As a nanny with 10+ years of experience, her passion for caring for people translates both on and off the mat, creating a welcoming and encouraging teaching style.
“I was drawn to yoga for the deep connection to mind and body. While developing my own personal practice, I began to notice a lack of fat-bodied yoga teachers in the studio setting. This realization left me feeling disheartened, but also inspired, leading me to be the representation I had been looking for.”