Amanda Chase
  
Amanda Chase is a certified vinyasa and kids' yoga teacher and Freelance Creative Consultant for wellness brands. Her passion for children's yoga stems from her childhood where she spent many days at daycare unable to find an outlet to express her emotions and creative mind. As an adult, she discovered yoga's healing nature and realized that these same techniques can foster positive growth and development in children. ​ ​Say hello at hello@coconutyoga.com
  

Amy Caldwell

Amy has dedicated herself to the practice, study and teaching of yoga since discovering its joys and benefits in 1997 while backpacking throughout Asia, Australia, and parts of Europe. She trained in the disciplines of Ashtanga (Tim Miller, BNS Iyengar), Sivananda (Swami Sivanand, India), Iyengar (Roger Cole, Jo Zukovich, Aman Keays) and Anusara (Diana Beardsley) combining elements of these styles into a dynamic and inspiring alignment-based flow. She and her husband Michael have studied Vipassana meditation and incorporate its teachings of awareness into their San Diego based studio Yoga One and life with their two children. Amy helped create the best selling iYoga Premium app with 3D4Medical.
  

Britta Rael

Britta's passion for living a mindful, creative and adventurous lifestyle is ever-present through her classes and workshops. Her harmonious personality, teaching confidence, and devotion to building have made her an internationally recognized leader in the yoga and acroyoga communities. She creates inclusive and engaging learning environments and her classes are filled with laughter. Britta has over 1,000 hours of teaching and training experience in yoga, acrobatics and Thai massage. She is a certified Level 2 AcroYoga and YogaSlacker teacher, 200-hour registered Yoga teacher and draws her inspiration for these practices lately by studying massage therapy and functional biomechanics. Her intention is to share the deep healing that yoga—as a complete system—offers.​ 

Brittany Filips
  
Feel your body connect on a deeper level of subtle body awareness with Brittany's Hatha Vinyassa flow class. Her goal is for her students to become more mindful in their body. She does this by guiding with breath , using it as a powerful tool to bridge the gap between mind and body. For Brittany yoga is much more then the physical asana practice. She hopes to inspire others to take yoga off of the mat and into their every day lives. 
  

Carolyn Cohen

Carolyn Cohen is a co-creator of AcroYoga.org since 2004 and is highly regarded for her contribution of Thai Massage to the practice. As a student of the body, she has practiced yoga since 1995 and continues to study movement and acrobatics from skilled teachers and her own experience. Carolyn is Level 2 certified and teaches AcroYoga Immersions and Teacher Trainings across the globe. Since 1999, she has practiced bodywork including Thai Massage, acupuncture, structural deep tissue massage, abdominal massage, scar tissue remediation, and cupping. She is a true hybrid Gemini - she loves to base and fly, both L-basing and standing acro! Learn more about her teaching and Thai Massage trainings at www.carolyncohen.org.
 

Claire Perry
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Claire Perry's quest is to guide others divine light to SHINE; discovering a deeper perspective, and honoring all aspects that are uniquely your own.  She delights in supporting others to feel empowered, and create a transformation. Skilled in her craft, she's constantly building upon her experience, training in new specialties and teaching at various studios, festivals and retreats. Claire Perry's warm charisma has the power to cultivate change.
  

Colin Schour
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Forever a student and a teacher, Colin's classes are equally inspired by his studies and his students. His experience working with everyone from elite athletes to senior citizens allows for a dexterous and effective approach to his students’ needs. His supportive teaching style links the Iyengar, Ashtanga, Yin and Nidra methods so as to encourage comfort and stability, while still challenging students to progress in their practice. With an eye towards alignment and the breath, Colin’s classes aim to advance concentration, body awareness and acceptance. Ultimately, Colin hopes to inspire understanding of the self and the occasional good laugh.

Gabriella Nagy
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Gabriella Nagy has been practicing yoga and mindfulness since high school. She completed her teacher training in Ojai at the Lulu Bandha’s Yoga School with Kira Ryder and adds to her knowledge by attending workshops and teacher trainings. Gabriella has been a yoga instructor for ten years working with a wide spectrum of students, from advanced to those with physical disabilities. Her unique teaching style is based on Self Acceptance and Self Love inspired by the philosophy of Louise Hay.
Gabriella’s gentle and loving personality creates a safe environment where students can become aware of the profound effect synchronizing movement with breath has on the mind and body. Her classes offer students the opportunity to integrate spirit into their lives and cultivate balance and strength. She believes peace and quietness of the mind is essential in the healing process of our ever-present inner child and when we learn how to quiet the mind we gain access to our True Self.
  

Georgina Jane
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Georgina Jane is a yoga teacher and paddleboard instructor who dwells in Morongo Valley.  After transplanting from the beach cities, she found teaching yoga to be her channel of creativity and community out in the desert. Georgina is classically trained in Sivananda Hatha  yoga and got her 200hr CYT in 2013 after ten years of practice.  She currently teaches locally  in Joshua Tree at Instant Karma Yoga studio. Her classes are taught in a variety of levels infusing a traditional movement with fun, playfulness and enthusiasm. She will be teaching Sunset Groove, the last class of the day at JTMF. Join in the sunset magic of groovy yoga and essential oils, the best way to end your day and start your night! Connect with Georgina @theyogimeister. 

  

Karen Abbott & Mark Boyko
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Come play with Karen and Mark in a high vibration of fun and love. Partner Yoga increases joy, playfulness, and deep releases with the help of others.  You don’t need to bring a partner, just show up and there will be folks to connect with.  In community, learn to lightheartedly explore your abilities to open, communicate and trust.  Karen has been teaching heart-centered yoga for 23 years in San Diego and rural Arizona with certifications in Hatha, Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy, and AcroYoga along with years of practice with Ashtanga, Anusara, Yin, Restorative, and Bikram.  When she partnered with her yogi husband Mark (also certified), a childlike playfulness emerged.
  

Laura Adona
  
After practicing yoga for over 10 years Laura found herself looking for a spiritual connection and ways to educate herself in order to deepen her practice.  Laura obtained her 200-hour RYT certificate at 8 Deep Yoga, a training program which emphasized that yoga is "deeper than asana". Becoming a yoga instructor has only made her a more voracious student of the world of "yogic" knowledge, but focusing on the breath and honoring one's body, she believes, is fundamental to any practice and something she hopes to impart on all her students. Her mantra is that anyone can practice yoga, all you have to do is breathe. Laura will guide you during a morning flow with poses that warm and awaken the body while greeting the morning sun.
    
  

Michael Caldwell

Michael has been practicing yoga and incorporating its philosophy into his life since 1997. In 2002, he and his wife Amy co-founded award-wining Yoga One studio in San Diego. Michael's kind and gentle manner is well suited to leading students of all levels. He likes to have fun on and off the mat. He conceived and compiled the Yoga One CD released by Quango Music Group and featuring various artists such as Thievery Corporation, Bitter Sweet and Zero 7. 
    

Patricia Thompson
  
Patricia Thompson is in love with yoga. She has been teaching yoga for six years, and finds that with every class she learns more and becomes more excited about the yoga tradition. She encourages students to approach their practice with self-love, curiosity and patience as they encounter themselves on the mat. Students can expect to be challenged in Patricia's classes as they explore the deeper and more subtle aspects of who they are, by creating a relationship with the breath and paying attention to how it feels to be connected with their body.  Patricia received her first 200 hour teacher certification from the Sivananda Ashram in Grass Valley, CA. This experience inspired her to complete a second 200 hour certification from Yoga Yoga, in Austin, TX.​    
  

Simon Ballard
   
Simon Ballard is a guide in Yoga, Meditation, Sound, and Ceremony,as well as a leader and Co Facilitator in Teacher Trainings, Workshops, Retreats, and Festivals across the globe since 1999. His studies and influences include that of Tantrika, Shamanism, Paganism, Ayurveda, Vibrational Sound, Indigenous Tribal Custom and Ritual, World Religion and Belief, Cultural Philosophy, The Power of Myth and Folklore, and The Dao. His Yoga studies have brought him through the paths of Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, Prasana, Restoratives, Kundalini, and Nidra.
  

Stacey and Ernie Schuerman
   
Stacey & Ernie Schuerman are the co-creators/co-owners of SunSpark Yoga in Old Towne Orange, CA. They love to share their passion for yoga, mindfulness & community with anyone and everyone. Stacey is an E-RYT 500 as well as a yoga teacher trainer. She guides a powerful Yoga Nidra meditation as well as a playful, breath-and-alignment focused Hatha Flow. Ernie is an artist whose musical background has brought him to lead sound meditations. Working together, their synergistic bond creates a conduit for all seeking to explore the inner self.  Yoga Nidra with Sound Meditation combines two powerful forms of yoga, enabling you to peel back the layers of your being and journey deep within yourself. Yoga Nidra is a guided meditation that utilizes breath awareness, body scanning, and nature imagery. Sound Meditation harnesses vibrations from the gong, singing bowls and percussion to support healing and balance in the subtle and physical bodies. Together, these healing practices are inclusive of the whole self. Experience deeper levels of peace and health, give yourself permission to rest and tap into new sources of energy. All levels welcome.