Ellie uses a direct approach to moving safely through traditional poses and sun salutations, with focus on breath connection and bandhas.
Zach is a certified yoga instructor through various school around the globe. He shares with the intention on drawing the practitioner to an experience of Self awareness and assist in cultivating Self knowledge. Yoga became a major part of his life when he could no longer see the purpose in chasing lust and greed. He moved to Costa Rica to immerse in a life of solitude, after years of traveling across the world he started to share what his teachers had passed onto him. His classes are often lined with humor and conducted with out music.
The first time Carol practiced yoga, she felt a connection to the simple, yet beautiful deep well of peace in the center of her being. It felt like coming home. She has been chasing that feeling ever since. She loves the calming effect yoga has on her body, and especially on her over-active mind. The balance and ever deepening level of awareness she finds in her daily practice continues to ground yet elevate her everyday experiences.
In 2004, Carol completed her first teacher training at the 200 hour level. She realized then she only dipped her little toe in the ocean of knowledge yoga holds. A passion and fire ignited within her soul to search for Truth. She spent the following years in deep study, attending numerous weekend workshops and classes with amazing teachers, including Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and Sharath Jois, as well as extensive study with her most beloved teacher Tim Miller, with whom she completed 100 hours each in primary, intermediate and advanced series. The more she studies the more she realizes she doesn't know anything, and Truth is ever elusive. Her passion and love for the mystery of yoga has only deepened her desire to continually inquire within, for the seeker she is at heart understands that within is where the universe resides. In fall of 2016 Carol made her first pilgrimage to India, where she studied with some beautiful unknown teachers, as well as Saraswathi Jois. She plans to continue these pilgrimages every few years to steep herself in the deep lineage of Ashtanga and Hatha yoga, and to for the simple pleasure of just being a student. She now realizes she will never be done learning. "And the road goes on forever and the party never ends..."
Lily started her yoga practice while in her mama’s womb and is oh-so grateful for the space & stoke it provides in her life. Having taught for over 4 years, she offers an anatomically based feel-good flow. She is honored to be apart of the yoga community in this biggest little city where she was born & raised.
Lily offers an anatomically based feel-good flow. These classes are about how good it feels to move in organic ways, to manually unwind the habitual ruts in your mind and to move the tension & the trauma out of your body (and get some blood in your brain!). She fully believes that yoga is for everyone and hopes to see you on the mat.
Megan is a yoga student first and teacher second. She came to the mat on accident and stays because that's where she most frequently meets her best self. She considers her practice her partner in being good at living and sees teaching yoga as how she can add value and be useful.
Megan’s teaching style leans heavily on humor. She’s a fan of using props to access otherwise unavailable postures. She relishes coaching and cheering her students to successfully and safely discover postures they once saw as a no-go and is grateful that yoga studios offer people a place where postures like Happy Baby are socially acceptable.
Megan teaches All-Levels Power Yoga on Fridays at 5:30pm.
Heidi Michelle teaches a dharma-rich, gently demanding Vinyasa-flow practice with an emphasis on yoga as a practice ground for life. Initially inspired by Kundalini yoga, Heidi soon discovered Power Yoga and ventured more deeply into yoga philosophy, which help guide her daily actions, choices and teachings. Heidi offers retreats, workshops and Yoga Alliance-Certified Yoga Teacher Trainings in the United States, India, Mexico, Panama and Costa Rica.
Tuesday and Thursdays 10am Vida Vinyasa
Wednesdays 4:15 All Levels Vinyasa
A Pilates instructor since 2004, the transistion into Yoga Instructor was a natural 'next step'.
In addition to many Pilates trainings, I have now completed 200hr- YTT, and another 200hr YTT on consecutive years with We Are One YTT. Also, having completed an intensive training for Restorative Yoga at Ananda Village a year ago, I'm happy to offer that peaceful and meditative experience as well. As most instructors will agree, the training is never over and continuing to seek out growth through education is part of the offering we all bring to our practice and to our students. All are welcome!
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My journey to the mat began with chocolate in Green Bay, Wisconsin. It was the first yoga class that caught my attention, pairing each section of class with a luscious chocolate. Now that was something I could get into. To my surprise, the yoga drew me in. The movement and the community was magical. Fast forward a few years, I moved to San Francisco, left my corporate job in engineering, and found myself back on the mat, but this time in a barre studio. I quickly became attached to the classes and wanted to share my love of barre. I began teaching barre and then started to explore more of the community in San Francisco. A friend dragged me to an advanced, hot vinyasa class. I was lost, sweaty, couldn't hold any postures, didn't understand this chanting, yet I fell in love all over again with yoga. I fell in love with the movement, the challenge, and the amazing community that surrounded me. From that point on I dove into my practice. Primarily challenging myself with vinyasa based classes and indulging in restorative practices. Taking my practice further, I completed my 200-hour yoga teacher training. I continued to teach barre, while jumping into teaching yoga. A year later, I moved to Reno where I’m now excited to join a new community and share my love of barre and yoga. I love nothing more than meeting new people and making them smile. My classes are fun, creative, and challenging. Off the mat, you can find me renovating my 1950’s home or hiking in the mountains.
leads Warm Vinyasa Mondays at 4:30p
I believe in a therapeutic, orthopedic, anatomy-based approach to movement in the body. My love for yoga started in 2001 and following my path to teaching, became a certified 200RYT in 2005 from the White Lotus Foundation in Santa Barbara, CA through the amazing teachings of Ganga White and Tracey Rich. Not long after receiving my yoga certification I was introduced to the Pilates method. I realized the synergetic relationship Yoga and Pilates could offer to truly connect the body to mindful movement. I then pursued my Pilates training and received my Reformer I, II, III certification through Balanced Body University. After becoming a mother in 2010, I received my children's yoga certification in San Francisco, CA so I could give my daughters and other children the gift of yoga in their lives. I'm always continuing my education and am most recently working on my 500RYT through Yoga Medicine. I am continuing this journey expanding my depth of knowledge and working closely with healthcare practitioners to provide yoga and Pilates as medicine for both the body and mind.
Annie teaches Power & Restore 5:30 Thursdays at MCY, and she teaches private and semi-private Pilates in her home studio. http://theconcretelotus.com/
Amber & Eric lead Acrobatic Yoga Monday nights at 8:00pm, and once monthly weekend workshops.
Amber and Eric focus on a progression-based, student-centered teaching model with emphasis on building community and trust. We strive to foster a safe playful environment of shared strength, mobility and balance. We offer a range of partner acrobatics and hand balance techniques as well as flying and grounded acropeutics. We practice and teach positive verbal and non-verbal communication as an essential part of successful acrobatic partnerships. Each student will learn safe basing, flying and spotting techniques for the skills that are offered in our classes. Come play with us!
Doug teaches our free/donation based Eye Opener class Tuesday nights at 7. He shares a practice geared towards, but definitely not limited to, those dealing with addictions and life challenges. Whether it's your first time in yoga or have a seasoned practice, this class of yoga/breathing/discussion is for everyone looking to strengthen mind, body & soul to help with the everyday struggles of life.
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Becca began practicing yoga in 2008. After a few years of dabbling in different styles of yoga, she started attending Ashtanga classes at Studio 8 with Carol Lyons, and it felt like she was coming home. She fell in love with the quiet, rhythmic consistency of Mysore-style Ashtanga and the way it transformed her body and mind.
In 2014, Becca traveled to Encinitas, California to complete Tim Miller's Primary Series Teacher Training and started to teach at Studio 8 shortly thereafter. She continues to visit Tim at least once a year to absorb his teachings, and she follows Carol's guidance and leadership at home. She fells blessed to be part of this lineage and the worldwide Ashtanga community, and she hopes to share her love of this practice with others.
I stepped on my first yoga mat in 2001. As a prior athlete, practicing yoga and getting connected to my body via movement and breath felt like coming home. Yoga has helped me to find calm and light in a world that is often chaotic and dark. Through this practice, I have experienced tranquility, peace, balance and strength on and off the yoga mat. I find myself drawn to seeing how I can make each yoga posture feel better in our bodies or simply just “feel” in our bodies.
In 2003, I received a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology from the University of Nevada, Reno. By day I am following my Dharma as a Victim Advocate and I fully credit this practice for my ability to do my life’s work with compassion and empathy. In 2006 and 2008, I received teaching certifications through YogaFit. In the Spring of 2014, I completed my 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training through We Are One Flow. I continue learn how to recover our bodies, our minds, our spirits with the tools of trauma informed yoga and meditation.
I am excited to share this practice with you. I hope to inspire a feeling of connection to your mind, body and spirit. I hope to encourage self-compassion, self-love, patience, acceptance and grace whether we build heat through an accessible Vinyasa flow, or when we let it all go in a gentle Yin or Restorative practice. I love to sample many flavors of yoga and am excited to share that with you.
It's Just Yoga Saturdays at 9:30am
Kathleen Ames CYT has been teaching yoga since 2000, since then she has taught over 7,000 hours of yoga. Kathleen has had extensive training in over seven different yoga styles and is master of therapeutics. With her extensive knowledge of anatomy Kathleen is especially adept at individualizing instruction to each student's needs and working with overcoming and preventing students injuries. She loves to share the many health and healing benefits of her very own Gentle Bliss Yoga classes.
Jole Rector grew up in Reno, NV and graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2009 with a BA in English Writing. After college she went through a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training program in Reno 2009-2010 and began to teach yoga after the training. She also happened upon the circus arts around the end of the training--including aerial arts and partner acrobatics. She began to assist teaching partner yoga/acrobatics by 2011 and teaching aerial arts in 2012. In 2014 she got the opportunity to teach aerial yoga, fusing her knowledge of aerial arts and yoga. She enjoys teaching a practice where people can explore how their bodies move in space and observe what those movements feel like inside the body.
Amber & Sylvia teach Family ACRO once monthly.
Kim has been practicing in the Reno area for over 12 years in various styles including Hatha, Bikram and Vinyasa. Having completed a 200-hr Satya Core Flow Yoga teaching training in June of 2013 and Reiki level I and II training she is more than excited and grateful to have opportunities to expand her yoga practice and community to include teaching. Kim hopes to create fun yet challenging vinyasa classes by sharing and making her love of yoga, arm balances and being upside down accessible to all levels, striving to create a safe and encouraging environment. The great outdoors is one of her favorite yoga studios and you can find her every year upside down out on the playa in the Black Rock Desert! She is extremely honored each day to be able to practice yoga, share space, knowledge and the love of continuing to learn with her friends and yoga community.