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.
Sarah is a nature loving, tree hugging, earth worshiping hippie at heart. She has just arrived in the area from living in Sacramento for most of her adult life. After spending her late 20's as a "gym rat" and bodybuilding competitor, she found vinyasa yoga and has been hooked on not just practicing, but on teaching for the past 7 years. The gift of breath, presence, and awareness could not be found in the gym for Sarah, she knew her home was on the mat. She knew her calling was to share these gifts and tools with others. You can expect a goofy, FUN, and dynamically powerful vinyasa flow when you step onto your mat in Sarah's class.
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.
Brittany has been taking yoga since 2014, and became 200-hr certified in 2018. What first started as a journey to find an hour each day to focus on herself, has now turned into a passion. Through her practice she has been able to change her outlook on life, which has opened many doors of opportunities and perspectives. Her classes focus on strength of the body and mind, combining challenging yet accessible postures. The classes are also meant to be fun, with playlists that will have you further engaged to develop the best version of yourself.
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.
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."
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!!!
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.
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.