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!
Reina was born and raised in Southern California and has spent the last 16 years traveling and living across the globe. At age 4 she began training as a classical dancer, began teaching at 15 and dancing professionally at 16 with Disneyland. With aches and pains being the name of her game, she has studied and practiced Pilates, Gyrotonics® and yoga as a way to help alleviate those pains with a more mindful stretching practice which has helped her maintain flexibility and strength in her body. Yoga unexpectedly and fundamentally changed her life at a retreat in Tulum, Mexico in 2013 where she found a true connection to her Soul and, as a self-improvement junkie, became hooked. From that experience Reina has been drawn to such works as the Self-Expression and Leadership program with Landmark Worldwide, 10-day silent retreats in Vipassana Meditation, completed her 200-hr YTT training in Thailand with Sivananda Yoga as well as the Mindful Educators Course with Mindful Schools. It was one of her yoga gurus that taught her “How you practice on your mat is a reflection of how you live your life” which she has determined to be through Awareness, Intention and Purpose. It is her deepest passion and dharma to help inspire others to experience their yoga practice and life with those same principles all in search for their Soul’s unique Radiance that she deeply believes we all have to shine and share with this world.
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.
An Orange County resident of over 40 years, an ex-IT professional and a mother of two, I have experienced first hand Yoga’s transformative power to help us thrive in today’s high paced, high stress environment. Within each of us lies the power to elevate our well-being and happiness. For over a decade, my Yoga practice has brought me physical wellness and inner bliss - the perfect antidote to the stresses and strains of modern life. I am passionate about sharing the life enhancing experience of Yoga with friends and neighbors in my local community - a place for growth, self discovery, and inner bliss!
"Hi Friends, I'm Izzy, and I'm a yoga teacher dedicated to helping people heal their mind and body through yoga. I first discovered yoga in 2020 when I was going through a difficult time in my life. I found the practice not only helped me feel more relaxed and centered, but it also helped me work through my emotions and find a deeper sense of self-awareness. From that moment on, I knew I wanted to share the magic of yoga with others. As a yoga teacher, I strive to create a safe and welcoming space where students of all levels can come together and explore the transformative power of yoga. Whether you're brand new to the practice or a seasoned yogi, my goal is to help you depeen your mind-body connection, cultivate mindfulness, and discover a greater sense of peace and balance in your life."
I was first formally introduced to yoga during my freshmen year of college when I enrolled in a yoga class for the semester. The professor showed me how the mind and body are connected and how through practicing yoga we can achieve a healthier, happier body as well as a higher level of consciousness. Ever since that class, I have been using yoga as a tool to help manage and deal with problems that pop up in the body and mind like sports injuries, high stress periods in school, and life’s many anxieties. After getting hired at Good Moodra Yoga, I began to learn even more about the holistic, calming effect yoga offers when practiced regularly. Yoga switched from a tool I used to help deal with life, into a practice that helps enhance life and change how I see the world around me! I am trained to teach Trapeze Yoga and I am working towards my B.S. in Kinesiology at CSU Fullerton.
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.
Struggling at times with my body due to auto immune issues especially asthma and eczema, I had never considered myself as particularly strong or powerful or necessarily intimately connected with this gift of a body I had been given. Working in sales, I was stressed more often than not. There was a point where I felt really unbalanced. In 2004, I began doing yoga with videos when I discovered I literally was unbalanced! From that point on, yoga became a part of who I was by expanding my prayer life through my body in my practice by setting intentions in my practice for myself and/or my community. I believe that as we value and experience deepening intimacy with our body that the entire body of humanity is ultimately affected. In 2016, I was certified in Holy Yoga to teach vinyasa flows. I was inspired to get certified to teach chair yoga and followed up by getting a Holy Yoga Masters Certification. After being certified to teach yoga for athletes, I was challenged with flows that were tailored for professional athletes and realized my own body’s strength, flexibility, balance in healthy alignment. That also helped me to truly understand the power that our breath has in affecting our nervous system. It still amazes me that our bodies want to be healthy and powerful and are built to be so. I look forward to meeting students where they are to continue to build our relationships with our amazing bodies! Let’s increase our love for ourselves and others in soul, body, and mind with fun and challenging practices.
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!!!
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.
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.