Angela has been involved in health and fitness for the last decade. With a background as a NASM certified personal trainer, observing alignment and movement patterns have become second nature to her. Upon moving to San Diego in 2009, Angela discovered the transformative powers of yoga practice in her own life. She has since received her 200 Hour training from Yoga One, learning from master teachers Diana Beardsley and Amy Caldwell; as well as her 500 hour training through Yoga Works. In addition, Angela leads a corporate wellness initiative program at the fast growing local company Fresh Healthy Vending. As a teacher, she is both confident and humble, two traits she believes shine through in her classes. Angela strives to cultivate happiness and balance through mindful living, and hopes to inspire her students to do the same.
I am a Certified Massage Therapist currently pursuing a Masters in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)--Acupuncture, herbal remedies, and Tui Na (graduating Dec. 2013). Early in the Master's program, I overestimated my limitations and attempted to juggle the multiple compartments of my life. Like many, I prioritized work and school over my health and well-being. It was over a year before I realized how thinly spread I felt and the irony of my circumstance. Here I was learning how to help others achieve balance, and yet I was not living it - not by a long stretch! Upon this awakening, I decided to put my studies on pause in order to live them in practice. I aimed to return to a happier, healthier, more vibrant me, and yoga was my remedy.
In 2011, I sought the guidance of my friend and mentor, Bonnie Jones, and became a certified yoga instructor (200 hrs) through the La Jolla Yoga Center with Jeanie Carlstead. The training I received has been essential in both expanding and deepening my practice, as well as helping me reclaim balance in my life. Yoga helps me find ease and comfort in heart, mind and body, and I hope to share the joys and benefits of my experience with my students. I strive to bring a sense of fun, freedom, and kindness in the classes I teach by creating new and unique sequences with emphasis on breath, alignment, and yogic philosophy. I also integrate music, props, aromatherapy, and adjustments as appropriate.
Originally from New York City, Sarah has been happily teaching since 2007. She also danced professionally for modern company Laurie de Vito & Dancers for six years. Sarah is passionately committed to deepening her knowledge of yoga; she has been certified in Relax and Renew© Restorative Yoga through Judith Lasater & in addition, has pursued continuing education for teachers regarding Pranayama (J. Miller & C. Lee), Prenatal Adjustments (B. Conant), Yoga Sutras (C. Clark) and more.
Missy began practicing yoga at home when she was fourteen, following along to a DVD in her living room. She immediately noticed a physical and mental change, her body awareness improved and she felt incredibly calm and grounded. In 2010, Missy completed a 200 hour Teacher Training at UCSD and jumped into teaching, eager to share her passion with others. In 2012 she continued her education at Yoga One, completing another 200 hour Vinyasa Teacher Training. Missy loves helping others find their own yogic path and students of all levels appreciate her warm and friendly teaching style.
Robin is passionate about learning and inspiring others as both a teacher and student. She has attended numerous workshops by admired teachers such as Roger Cole and Jo Zukovich (Iyengar), Paisley Close (Anusara) and Libby Carstensen of the Chopra Center (Ayurveda).
Robin began her yoga journey by visiting local yoga studios with friends and exploring live kirtan and group meditations, which has contributed to her well-rounded practice.
A graduate of SDSU with a Bachelors Degree in Gerontology (The Study of Aging), Robin believes that you are never too old to learn a healthier and happier lifestyle. With the incorporation of yoga into her life she has never felt better in her mind, body and soul! She hopes to inspire you, too!
Sharyn is also a Holistic Health Practitioner and Massage Therapist. She obtained her certification from Mueller College of Holistic Studies and completed over 1,000 hours of instruction and hands-on practice. In 2011, Sharyn traveled to India to study Ayurveda, the sister science of yoga. Ayurveda addresses the overall wellness of each individual, recognizing that we all embody different constitutions that respond in a unique fashion to the world. Sharyn uses organic movement and responds to your specific needs, allowing the body to return to balance. Her bodywork specialties include Therapeutic Massage, Deep Tissue, Swedish and Reiki.
Mara holds a B.A. from the University of Oregon and became a certified yoga teacher through the Nataraja Yoga and Meditation Center in San Diego. There she received training in Hatha Yoga Shivananda Style and also completed their two year Expert in Life Program. Mara was one of 25 yoga teachers selected to be in the first lineage of AcroYoga teachers certified in the United States. Having completed the AcroYoga Teacher Training in August 2006 she now teaches AcroYoga workshops throughout San Diego/Los Angeles County.
In March of 2012, she completed a 200 Hour Comprehensive Teacher Training Course at Yoga One instructed by renowned teachers, Dianna Beardsley and Amy Caldwell in Interdisciplinary Flow. Always eager to expand her knowledge, she continues to take classes in the Iyengar style of yoga and Vinyasa Flow classes.
She looks forward to sharing the contentment and well-being that yoga provides, a practice that can help bring balance and enrichment to all of our lives.