MEET YOUR INSTRUCTORS
Nicole has taught yoga for almost 4 years now. She trained in Atlanta, GA where she also found her love of rock climbing. Nicole specializes in Hatha Yoga with an affinity for inversions, vinyassa flows and restorative practices. You'll never get the same sequence and she'll always ask for suggestions to to cater to her students needs. No matter what, it'll be a fun and lighthearted class designed to make your climbing career easier and maybe more fun!
When Nicole Teaches: Every Other Monday
Brittany is a San Diego native and 200 RYT who is passionate about yoga and the extensive benefits that accompany the practice not only physically, but very much mentally and spiritually as well. As a yoga practitioner, outdoor adventurer and climbing enthusiast, Brittany has always been drawn to the unique landscape and culture of South East Asia, which is why in 2014, Brittany traveled solo to India to complete her residential teacher training course in the breathtaking foothills of the Himalaya. Following her graduation, she continued to backpack throughout South East Asia learning, teaching and further developing her practice along the way.
When Brittany Teaches: Every Other Thursday
Robin is a nature-loving, life long learner rediscovering her inner wild child and finding spontaneous joy. She loves hiking, running, swimming, climbing, and various other forms of outdoor recreation. Robin believes that yoga is an important part of keeping ourselves injury free, staying mindful and aware of the body. She also believes that core strength and flexibility are key to living a happy and healthy life and incorporates that perspective into her classes. Robin hopes to instill and inspire others to rediscover their authentic selves and have fun doing so!
When Robin Teaches: Every Other Tuesday
Yaji started her yoga practice in 2006 and in 2017 decided to complete the training to become a certified yoga instructor. Yaji takes a very personal and passionate interest in finding physical, mental, emotional and spiritual techniques that work to release trauma and create a true sense of self alignment and self-love and brings this passion and curiosity to all the work she does. Some other fun facts about Yaji: She is the mother of a beautiful, young boy born in 2010. She is a musician (piano and bass guitar), a self-admitted closet geek with a penchant for fantasy adventure and MMORPG's, and has a fascination with the latest technology gadgets.
When Yaji Teaches: Every Other Thursday
Pauline first stumbled upon yoga in 2013, during a fundraising event for the New Children's Museum downtown, and immediately got hooked. Since then, yoga has been a passion which has changed her life. She completed her 200-hour teacher training in April of 2016. Her focus is on the accessibility and sustainability of a yoga practice, as well as exploring new things and having fun! She hopes to share her experiences with others, in the hopes that they will find their own path and discover the same benefits from yoga. Off the mat, Pauline is an attorney who enjoys reading, drinking craft beer, and hanging out with her cats.
When Pauline Teaches: Every Other Monday
As an athlete growing up in Chicago Illinois, Neil was taught to believe in desire, determination and dedication. He always set out to be the best he could be and I wanted the same for his clients. Neil believe's that it's essential to make everyday fun and make everyday different. To never settle and “improve upon improving.” To listen to your body and mind. He also believes that making a personal goal and understanding what you want to achieve is the first step.
When Neil Teaches: Every Other Wednesday
Jerrelle Wilson has completed 500-hours of yoga teacher training. He has spent most of his training focused on traditional style Hatha and inversion movement based vinyasa. Jerrelle is a goofy, dynamic teacher who loves to tailor his classes to the needs of his population. Jerrelle is a big nerd and loves anatomy and yogic philosophy. If you have any questions for Jerrelle, feel free to ask.
When Jerrelle Teaches: Every Other Tuesday
Ishmael began his yoga practice in 2009 to reduce his daily stress from work and relieve the physical demands from his favorite pastimes: bouldering and hiking. A year later he was certified through Core Power Yoga in Aliso Viejo, California and has since led Basic Vinyasa Flow classes in Orange County, Santa Clara, and San Diego. Ishmael believes that sometimes changes in ourselves, our surroundings, and those we interact with result in temporary imbalances and stresses in our lives, and that sometimes we encounter limitations in the activities we find most interesting. Ishmael’s yoga practice targets core power, mental focus, and present awareness so that in any symbolic storm whether it be work, school, exercise, or other life events, one can stand with strength and inner peace.
When Ishmael Teaches: Occasional
Ruth has been practicing yoga since 2011. She was drawn to yoga for it's grounding and centering effects it had on her life. Through yoga she found stillness and peace by being able to let go of the stress and worries of life. She first completed her RYT-200 training at Corepower in the summer of 2013 and Yoga Sculpt teacher training shortly after in October 2014. There she found her confidence and voice to share the passion, love, and stillness she found through yoga. She started climbing with her husband in 2016 and has been hooked ever since. Aside from yoga and climbing Ruth loves to sing, explore the great outdoors, and spend time with her fury friends Emma, Bixby, and Goose.
When Ruth Teaches: On leave, we miss you Ruth!