Jacqueline Weeks

Occupation:

  • Yoga Instructor

CertificAtion & Education:

  • Yoga Alliance 200-RYT
  • Usui Reiki Master Certification

Jacqueline has dedicated herself to the practice, study and teaching of yoga since 2006, is a certified Reiki Master and has a 200-hr Hatha Yoga Teacher Certification through YogaWorks. Her love affair with yoga began from the first time she stepped onto her mat and will be forever a devoted student of the practice as she believes the practice is what helped her overcome body image issues, and health challenges, keeping her grounded, healthy, and positive. Jacqueline teaches with a warm,light-hearted spiritual approach, weaving into her classes philosophy, breath work, alignment cues and sequences of postures that integrate a balance of both precision and flow. She believes in offering her students a safe and well-rounded practice that builds strength, flexibility and balance, leaving students with a level of stillness,improved self-awareness and rejuvenation. Jacqueline makes her classes suitable for every body and respects where each individual is in their body by offering the use of modifications and props. She enjoys sharing with her students the beautiful practice and unique ability of yoga to benefit the mind, breath, body and spirit-creating an integrated whole. “Health is wealth, Peace of mind is happiness. Yoga shows the way”

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Kelly Sparks

OCCUPATION:

  • Yoga Instructor

CERTIFICATION & EDUCATION:

  • Yoga Alliance 200-RYT
  • B.S. University of Oregon

Kelly took her first yoga class back in 2000 just after an injury from competitive gymnastics had brought her career to a close. Through yoga, she regained her strength and learned how to heal. Discovering that she was able to maintain her prior level of physical fitness and even deepen it surprised her. However what shocked her more, was the effect yoga had on her emotional outlook. Yoga had sparked a spiritual journey in her that continues to evolve. After over 10 years of personal practice exploring the deeper facets of yoga asana, anatomy, and philosophy she was accepted into a yoga teacher-training program in Thailand where she received her 200 hr. certification in Ashtanga Vinyasa as taught by Sri K. Patthabi Joi. The lessons and insights she gained at the shala were transformational and have given her a unique teaching style. Kelly likes to weave in heartfelt spiritual elements while maintaining an adventurous and playful spirit. Her classes offer space for beginners learning the fundamentals of the practice as well as those looking for advancement in more demanding poses. You can’t help leaving her class feeling uplifted and empowered both physically and emotionally.

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JENNA IANTORNO

 

OCCUPATION:

  • Yoga Instructor
  • Horse Trainer

CERTIFICATION & EDUCATION:

  • Yoga Alliance 500-RYT

Jenna Iantorno has been studying and practicing Yoga since the age of fifteen. She has a background in dance, fitness training, Tai Chi and Pilates. Also she has been riding and training horses most of her life. While in India she made pilgrimage to meet great Yogi's in the Himalayas and spent time in meditation and practiced Yoga with the monks of the Ramakrishna school of Vedanta. Jenna also completed her 200 hours with The classical Hatha Shivananda Yoga school in Grass Valley Ca. She is currently working on completing her 1,000 hour Yoga Therapist Certification through Soul of Yoga in Encinitas Ca. Jenna has also been practicing Reiki and energy healing for the past ten years. She intuitively focuses on bringing people back to their natural state of peace and love though the practice of Pranayama (breathwork) and Asanas (postures). As atraining Yoga Therapist Jenna specializes in bringing yoga into an integrative therapeutic setting, working with other health care practitioners, to provide a more effective balanced treatment plan for patients. When she is not teaching she can be found playing her native American flute out in nature. Jenna’s classes are fun yet restorative and balanced. If you are looking to slow down and tune into yourself Jenna's inspiration and love of teaching can help aid in finding a balanced state of peace. 

 

 

 

Sourannha Chaarani

 

OCCUPATION:

  • Yoga Instructor

CERTIFICATION & EDUCATION:

  • Yoga Alliance 200-RYT

Sourannha found yoga to be the best tool to heal her body during and after pregnancy. It is also a great tool for recovery from sports related injuries. During her 200 hr. teacher training, Sourannha enjoyed the study of anatomy and physiology.  With a better understanding of the human body and the benefits it gains from a regular yoga practice, she is able to teach yoga to help achieve injury prevention in other physical activities too.  After years of practicing yoga, as she reconnected spiritually she reaped the mental and spiritual benefits of the more subtle aspects of this discipline. At the moment she is finishing up her 500 hr Teacher Training. Sourannha enjoys teaching a dynamic vinyasa flow class.

 

 

 

 

Amelie Fery

 

OCCUPATION:

  • Yoga Instructor

CERTIFICATION & EDUCATION:

  • 2005-2009: Teacher training in Brussels at the Belgian Federation of Yoga under the mentorship of Frans Moors, direct longtime student of T.K.V. Desikachar
  • 2010: 250 h teacher training at the Breathing Center in Los Angeles with Robert Birnberg

  • 2011: 300 h teacher training at Yogaworks in Orange County

     

 

Mia Hernandez

After 10 years of dedicated practice, I took my first yoga teacher training in Brussels, followed by two others upon my arrival in California in 2008. 
Teaching yoga for the MS Society for 3 years has given me the opportunity to incorporate mindfulness and stress reduction techniques in class, as well as expand my knowledge in adapting the postures to the students and not the opposite. 
Currently studying psychology to become a Marriage and Family Therapist, I am fond of the idea of blending the ancient yogic principles with modern psychology.

OCCUPATION:

  • Yoga Instructor

CERTIFICATION & EDUCATION:

  • Yoga Alliance 200-RYT

Mia fell in love with yoga immediately after taking her first yoga class. Being so passionate about yoga she decided to study and share her love for the practice, completing two 200 hour teacher trainings from Saddleback College and CorePower Yoga. She believes that connection of body, breath, and movement is so healing and so important in life . She hopes that everyone is willing to have an open heart to give yoga a chance, “If you can breathe, you can do yoga” -Krishnamacharya.