The teachers in this directory are graduates of the Yoga Therapy Rx and/or Prime of Life Yoga programs at Loyola Marymount University (LMU) and Samata International. LMU is one of the premier academic institutions for Yoga Studies in the US.

When you choose one of Samata's credentialed Yoga therapists, you can rest assured that your teacher is a professional Yoga instructor who understands and adheres to the principles of 'Samata' - or 'Balance' - sharing the practice of Yoga in a safe, loving, and understanding environment.
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Donna Mascia

Basking Ridge, NJ
poly Coming soon! 77 Alder Lane 07920 908-256-6469 New Jersey Morristown

Diane Pavesic

Huntington Beach, CA
ytrx ytrx-500c Experienced Registered Nurse, practicing Yoga since 1994 for personal health, teaching health benefits of Yoga & meditation since 1997. Specializing in therapeutic application of Yoga for individuals and groups. Certified in Case Management and holistic health, holding multiple Yoga certifications. Emphasis on breath focused practice and yoga lifestyle application. Teaching in Huntington Beach and Irvine. 6061 Kiser Drive 92647 714-843-0306 California LONG BEACH

Mary Poxon DDS

Santa Rosa, CA
ytrx ytrx-800c poly I was a general Dentist in private practice for 30 years before becoming a yoga therapist. I have a special interest in helping people with chronic pain. YTRx-500C & POLY-500, Rest Yoga Nidra Level I, Viniyoga Teacher Training, Advanced training: teaching iRest and yoga in a Military setting, Hanna Somatic Educator, C-IAYT. 646 MIDDLE RINCON RD 95409 707 321-2542 California SANTA ROSA

Kari Ross-Berry

San Diego, CA
ytrx ytrx-500 Kari teaches yoga philosophy, asana, pranayama, and meditation in order to help students understand their unique mind-body complex and learn to overcome obstacles. Compassionately helping others to expand their physical and mental well being including stress reduction and mind-body acuity. Designing curriculum from a Hatha Yogic point of view, meeting students where they are at, whether in a group or private setting. In this manner, enabling others to live, think, and act creatively from an authentic sense of self through the practice of yoga. 1081 Hayes Avenue 92103 619.675.2271 California San Diego

Huma Gruaz

Irvine, CA
ytrx ytrx-500c Huma draws both from her experience as an elite athlete as well as her background as an artist to ensure her yoga classes address the physical and spiritual needs of her students. Educated in Europe and America, Huma Gruaz is fluent in four launguages. She is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Bryn Mawr College with a double major in Economics and Fine Arts, holds both an executive MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management and a Fine Art degree from the Willem De Kooning Academy in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Founder and former CEO of an award-winning communications company, Huma leverages her expertise to give effective, concise and accessible cues in her yoga classes to optimize the benefits her students get from practicing yoga. Coming from a high-paced corporate world, she understands first-hand the benefits and importance of the journey of wellness one experiences with yoga. She is passionate about teaching classes that inspire her students, and impact their life in a positive way, helping them fortify the connection between mind, body and spirit. 2 brigadier 92603 3124517718 California Los Angeles

Rachel Dvorin

Los Angeles, CA
ytrx ytrx-800c poly 1718 S. Canfield Ave 90035 3105703924 California

Knekoh Fruge'

Los Angeles, CA
ytrx ytrx-500c Knekoh has been practicing Yoga since 1983 and from her very first class has maintained a steady passion for the practice. This passion has outlasted so many other aspects of her life because as she has evolved, her practice has evolved with her. She’s never felt the need to change her life to practice Yoga, but Yoga has changed her life in one beautiful way after another. One effortless evolution was the joyful discovery of the profound healing aspects of the practice. In 2003 a 56 year old woman, “Patti”, with a 40 year old injury walked into her studio with a shriveled, painful shoulder and the words “my chiropractor says Yoga will help, you’re going to help me”. It was a statement Knekoh couldn’t refuse and boy was Patti right. Both hoped Yoga might diminish the overwhelming pain but to both their amazement, today Patti has full use and function of her arm and has evolved to become a Yoga teacher herself. Impressed with this outcome Knekoh knew she needed to learn more and entered the Yoga Therapy program at Loyola Marymount and literally learned at the feet of some of the world’s modern masters. Today she is proudly a YTRx-500c member of Samata Int’l as well as a credentialed Yoga Therapist with the IAYT. 400 S Main St, S05 90013 213-804-1133 California Los Angeles

Alexis Estwick

South Pasadena, CA
ytrx ytrx-500c poly Completed 200 hours at LMU Completed Yoga Therapy Level 1 8.2016 Completed Yoga Therapy Level II 8.2017 Completed Yoga Therapy Level III 8.2018 Completed Trauma- Focused Yoga Hala Khouri 20 & 40 hrs. 2015 & 2016 Completed STAMPY Jan 2015 Goal to complete Level 4. 8.201.9 1107 Fair Oaks Ave. #71 91030 3237548422 California

Susan Raglin

Sherman Oaks, CA
ytrx ytrx-500 poly Susan Raglin aka Anasuya is a certified L.M.U. Yoga Rx Therapist level 2, has her E-RYT 500 Hours registration with Yoga Alliance , is a Certified Yoga Therapist with The International Association of Yoga Therapists. C-IAYT and the Samata International Yoga Center. She has been teaching Yoga for over 30 years in the greater Los Angeles area. She has worked with such clients as Dreamworks, Esalen Retreat Center and was the Director of Yoga at the J. Paul Getty Center. 4705 Kester Ave. #208 91403 818-298-8307 California Los Angeles

Tara Walker-Munroe

Tempe, AZ
ytrx ytrx-500 Having experienced the healing benefits of yoga myself, I love guiding people through the process of self-care. Yoga therapy positively affects the energetic, emotional, mental and physical bodies. I hope to empower students and clients with this knowledge and guide them on their own healing journey. 1945 E. Minton Dr. 85282 6023203863 Arizona Phoenix

Marta E. Weiss

Los Angeles, CA
ytrx ytrx-500c 1224 N. Avenue 45 90041 323-533-9332 California

Casey Mauro

West Hollywood, CA
ytrx ytrx-500c Dancer on land and fish by sea. Casey is a petite, curly cued, Jersey girl. She has an infectious smile and quirky personality. After growing up in a little beach town in NJ riding horses and surfing, Casey lived in NYC for seven years where she earned a B.A. in Biology/Neuroscience. She worked as a neuroscience research assistant at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, while pursuing a career in dancing, modeling and acting. Combining her love for movement, neurophysiology and healing she journeyed to get her yoga certification through LMU, Kids Yoga Certified through Zooga Yoga and a certified Yoga Therapist through Samata International. Casey’s philosophy, “Your breath is your anchor” is shared in a strengthening and nurturing flow to tap into the deeper powers of the self. Through yoga, we can begin to explore stripping away the physical layers of the body by awakening the inner vibrations from which we are made. We can then connect with our authentic selves shining light and bright. Casey promotes a balanced, healthy lifestyle and is thrilled to share her knowledge and bring out your inner superhero! 1412 N Laurel Ave Apt 22 90046 732-330-6775 California Los Angeles

Paula Tapia

Marina Del Rey, CA
ytrx ytrx-800c poly Paula is a Certified Yoga Therapist by the International Association of Yoga Therapists specializing in Yoga Therapy Rx and Integrative Health. She has studied Functional Movement and DNS Training for several years with Dr. Craig Liebenson (LA Sports & Spine). She is also certified in Prime of Life Yoga™ and has extensive training in soft tissue assessments and myofascial release procedures. She has been teaching the movement of the body for over 20 years including dance, fitness, aqua therapy and Yoga. Her style is preventive, functional, dynamic, safe and suitable for everybody. Born and raised in Patagonia, Chile, Paula teaches globally in English and Spanish. 3221 Carter Ave. Unit 455 90292 310.990.1694 California

Kimberly Tom

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
ytrx ytrx-500 poly Kimberly has been sharing her love of yoga for 10 years. She has completed POLY I and II, and Yoga Therapy Level II at Loyola Marymount University. Whether she is working with young mommies who want to relax, her corporate classes at lunch or someone in a later time of life who just wants to feel relief from low back pain or other ailments, she cares about her clients and tries to help them fulfill their desires. 3270 via campesina 90275 (310)940-0744 California los angeles

Airee Kim

Norwalk, CA
ytrx ytrx-1000 I just completed the YTRx program at Loyola Marymount, with another career goal as a physical therapist which I will be starting the 3-year program in fall 2019. My ultimate goal is to blend eastern and western styles of healing. 12806 Dilworth St 90650 California Los Angeles

Lori Woldar

Woodland Hills, CA
ytrx ytrx-500 Yoga is a source of health, peace, and empowerment. Yoga has filled me with a passion and given me a purpose: to devote my life to helping others find the same love and healing that I have discovered. We will work together to build a “step-by-step” personalized experience that is customized to your specific needs while incorporating yoga postures, focused breathing and meditation. I specialize in Therapeutic Chair Yoga, helping students create a yoga practice devoted to self-care and awareness. I live and teach yoga in Woodland Hills, sharing yoga with private clients and my local community. I look forward to helping you discover your reason why Yoga is… 91364 (310)963-4600 California Los Angeles

Teri Roseman

Los Angeles, CA
ytrx ytrx-1000 poly Teri Roseman, C-IAYT, YTRX, POLY-500, E-RYT-500, BA executive director and founder, of LiveYoga Wellness, received her BA from the California Institute of Integral Studies, is a graduate of the Yoga Therapy Rx programs at Loyola Marymount University (LMU), and yoga teacher trainings led by Dr. Christopher Chapple and Dr. Larry Payne. She interned at Tensegrity Yoga Therapy under the tutelage of Sherry Brourman and Leslie Kazadi. And Jasmine Lieb’s liv-INg-yoga training heavily influences her practice and teaching. She has assisted in teaching Yoga Therapy at the UCLA Geffen School of Medicine with Dr. Michael Sinel. And is currently the Associate Director of the LMU Yoga Therapy Rx IV clinic internship at Venice Family Clinic's Simms/Mann Health and Wellness Center. In addition to hosting and facilitating workshops and seminars, Teri works one-on-one with clients, develops and teaches group and corporate programs, works with integrative healthcare teams, and teaches course requirements for certified Yoga Teacher trainings. Teri has been incorporating essential oils into her yoga practice and general health and wellness regime for over a decade. And has transformed her suburban neighborhood front and backyard into a xeriscape/edible oasis to live within, where she resides with her dog, Isabella “Izzi”. 6461 Wynkoop Street 90045 310-835-6700 California Westchester/LAX Los Angeles

Carol Hahn

El Segundo, CA
poly Carol is a Registered Nurse with many years of health experience. As a Wellness and Fitness Nurse, Carol helps people over 50 increase their strength, flexibility, balance and quality of life. Working together, she will help you meet your goals through an integrated and holistic perspective of nursing, yoga, and personal training. Carol promotes “optimal health” and active lifestyles for individuals regardless of their functional abilities. 90245 310-612-9064 California Los Angeles

Maureen Davis

Manhattan Beach, CA
ytrx ytrx-800c I am a Yoga Therapist/Yoga Teacher/Spiritual Life Coach who is passionate about helping others make lasting changes in their lives. As a Pioneer in the Field of Yoga Therapy, I have seen the positive impact Yoga Therapy has on my patients/clients as part of an Integrative Medical approach. See my website for more detailed information. 2711 N. Sepulveda Blvd. #234 90266 310-897-1391 California Los Angeles

Lenore Fusano

Northridge, CA
ytrx ytrx-500c Native of california. Graduated form Cal State Northridge,CA with a BA, MA, Teachering Credential. Retired Elementary School Administator in 2009. Hatha Yoga 500 Hr. Certificate, Purusha Hickman, Swami Turiya Satchitananda, 2006: Yoga Therapy RX I,II,III,Loyola University and Samata International, 2006 to 2010; Certified Reflexologist, 2012, Clinical Yoga Therapist,Reiki Practicioner, Dahn Yoga Master and Instructor. 18543 devonshire St. #367 91324 818-378-7814 California

Yvette Laban

Monrovia, CA
poly Betsy Laban is a certified Traditional Ashtanga yoga instructor, a registered yoga teacher with YA and a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists. Although her interest in yoga was sparked when she attended a class at Berkeley in the early '70's she did not become serious and go into teacher training until 2003. Her main yoga interest is helping those experiencing changes in their lives due to aging bodies or special health issues that require modification in their practice and poses. She is certified in Traditional Ashtanga Yoga through the Sanji Yoga School in Bangalore, Prime of Life Yoga with Dr. Larry Payne, Yoga Nidra with Dr. Marc Halpern, and is furthering her education at Shanti Yoga School where she completed her 500 hour training program with an interest in Ayurveda. Betsy has classes at several locations in the area including Shanti Yoga School, Foothill Gym, Monrovia Community Center, Duarte Senior Center and City of Hope Cancer Research Hopsital. She also teaches private and semi-private classes in yoga addressing specific individual needs 91016 626-230-3057 California

RoxAnn Madera

Huntington Beach, CA
ytrx ytrx-500 7561 CENTER AVE STE 32 92647-30 714-421-0477 California

Marja Lankinen

Los Angeles, CA
ytrx ytrx-500 A professional commercial dancer, Marja has danced for Beyonce, Oprah, the Billboard Awards, the Grammys, Frank Gatson, Laurieann Gibson, Twista, and the Lumineers. She danced for Boom!Crack Dance Company in Chicago and was the Executive Director of Dance2XS in Michigan. In 2012, Marja moved to Los Angeles after an international dance tour in Asia and is signed with Movement Talent Agency. A credentialed yoga therapist, Marja Lankinen graduated from Loyola Marymount University's Yoga Therapy Rx program. She also holds her five hundred hour yoga certification though Annie Carpenter's SmartFlow Yoga, has mentored under SmartFlow master teacher, Tiffany Russo, and assisted Annie Carpenter's SmartFlow 200 hour teacher training in Oakland, California and Udaya Yoga Festival in Bulgaria. A lifelong student, Marja has continued her education with Hala Khouri and Kara Haglund's YogaWorks Trauma-Informed Yoga training, Dr. Eden Goldman's STAMPY (Soft Tissue Assessment and Myofascial Release for Bodyworkers and Yoga Teachers) workshop, Healer Training I-IV with David Elliot, Reiki Master Training with Racquel Tristan, Yoga Tune Up with Laurel Beversdorf and Elizabeth Wipff at YogaWorks SoHo NYC, Biomechanics with Jules Mitchell, and Power, Yin Yoga and Hot Power Fusion with Corepower Yoga. For continued edification, Marja shadows physical therapist, Karen Moran, of Fusion Arts Physical Therapy while preparing for a PhD program in physical therapy. Marja co-led Hot 8 Yoga Beverly Hills' 200 hour yoga teacher trainings from 2014-2017 along with Hot 8 Yoga's first yoga retreat with Omar Lopez in Tulum, Mexico in 2014. Marja is also the founder and CEO of Yoga for Dancers and specializes in therapeutics and injury prevention techniques for professional dancers at Movement Lifestyle Dance Studio, Millennium Dance Complex, for the Debbie Reynolds Dance Studio's scholarship program, and with choreographer, Gigi Torres, and her Establish Your Empire dance training program. Marja has been a guest teacher for Coachella Valley Music and Art Festival, Gothenburg Opera Dance Company (Sweden), the Hubbard Street Dance Chicago summer intensive at the University of Southern California, USC Kaufman School of Dance, USC Trojan Force dance team, Edge Performing Arts Center, The Pulse On Tour Dance Convention, Velocity Dance Convention, Diavolo Dance Company, Jacob Jonas Dance Company, Kaba Modern Dance Company, Culture Shock LA Dance Company, Tony Tzar's Blacklight Society, After School Matters Hip Hop Dance and Culture Ensemble (Chicago), and lululemon Cannes, Paris, Zurich, Amsterdam, Covent Garden, Chicago, New York, and Atlanta. Marja taught Yoga for Athletes for the junior and professional athletes of the United States Tennis Association, is a legacy ambassador at lululemon Athletica Studio City, is a staff writer for LA YOGA Magazine, was featured on DanceSpeak podcast on iTunes. For more information, visit 90038 248-227-0180 California Los Angeles

Leslie Salmon

Fallbrook, CA
ytrx ytrx-500 Leslie began her yoga practice in 1998, and began to teach yoga in 2002. When asked about her practice and studies, Leslie's response is she never knew the body holds so many secrets and is capable of many amazing things. Yoga is, to Leslie, an adventure, a journey, and an awakening for each participant. 1674 Baja Vista Dr. 92028 801-557-6841 California San Diego

Lisa Hogan

Boulder, CO
poly 1305 5th Street 80302 720-987-3135 Colorado Denver

Larry Payne

Los Angeles, CA
ytrx ytrx-800c poly Larry Payne, Ph.D. is an internationally respected yoga teacher and back specialist. The L.A. Times named Larry "One of America's most respected Yoga teachers". He is co-author of 5 books including international best seller Yoga for Dummies and most recently Yoga Therapy and Integrative Medicine. Larry is founding president of the International Association of Yoga Therapists, founder of the Corporate Yoga program at the J. Paul Getty Museum, the first Yoga teacher to offer Yoga classes at the World Economic Forum. He is also co-founder of the yoga curriculum at UCLA's School of Medicine, and the founding director of the Yoga Therapy Rx™ and Prime of Life Yoga© certification programs at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. 4150 Tivoli Ave 90066 3103068845 California

Cheryl Thomas

Bend, OR
poly Cheryl is a Prime of Life certified instructor. She is a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists and Yoga Alliance at the 500 hour level, 300 in Yoga Therapy. She's studied Restorative Yoga with Judith Lasater and Roger Cole at the basic and advanced levels. P. O. Box 1708 97709 4153083377 Oregon

Don Henry

Redondo Beach, CA
ytrx ytrx-800c poly Don began his journey to the Yoga mat thinking it would be a fleeting thing, something that would quickly and enthusiastically be abandoned. Initially he thought himself too inflexible, and perhaps too old to seriously consider something profoundly new and different. Fortunately, his Yoga experience was compelling, even somewhat transformational. As a result, he became passionate about it. As a Yoga teacher and a therapist, Don is drawn to the growing population of under-served adults who tend to be intimidated by Yoga classes and stay away because they feel like they don’t fit in—for whatever reason. His goal is to create an environment where everyone feels comfortable, safe, and free to discover all that Yoga has to offer. 217 Camino de las Colinas 90277 3105082103 California Los Angeles

Nika Hionis

Branchburg, NJ
poly 8 Sioux Lane 08876 908-392-2223 New Jersey

Deanna Schultz

Panama City Beach, FL
poly Deanna received specialized training in Prime of Life Yoga®. Also trained in the Yoga & Healing Sciences and currently enrolled in the Yoga Rx Program at Loyola Marymount University, Deanna can modify classes for all levels. Her experience as a NASM Certified Personal Trainer helps in this area as well. Deanna is fluent in both Spanish and Italian. She teaches both private and in studios. Deanna is a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) 32413 310-562-2516 Florida

Monica Haskell

Key West, FL
poly Monica’s classes always include breathing, movement and relaxation. When a session ends, you will feel relaxed, recharged and happy. Monica leads Prime of Life Yoga® class, Yoga Nidra meditation, and is trained in CPR and First Aid. She also consults to non-profit organizations, having managed several in her earlier career. 2819 Harris Ave 33040 305-304-5635 Florida

Elizabeth (Betty) Vreeland

Monroe Township, NJ
poly 5 Gravel Hill Spotswood Road 08831 New Jersey

Missy Hoffman

Los Angeles, CA
ytrx ytrx-500 Missy started teaching yoga in 2014 after realizing the healing benefits of the practice in her personal and professional life. Inspired by the therapeutic potential of a catered yoga practice, Missy is currently training for her 1000-hour clinical yoga therapy certification at Loyola Marymount University. Her services include asana, pranayama, meditation, and creating customized routines to increase flexibility and bring balance to her client's lives. She currently bases her private practice in Santa Monica, California. Missy has inspired thousands with her words of encouragement and empowerment. 11321 IOWA AVENUE, SUITE 8 90025 310-907-9494 California

Natasha Harris

Huntington Beach, CA
ytrx ytrx-800c poly 8521 Judy circle 92647 7148632222 California

Anna Davis

Riverbank, CA
poly I am a registered nurse and owner of Aikido of Modesto and the Yoga Loft. POLY fits with my intention to use Yoga asanas to accommodate men and women over 40 a system to improve functional movements, stress reduction, and overall wellbeing in everyday life. 2455 BRACCO WAY 95367 2096137853 California

Nicola Whitehead

Los Angeles, CA
ytrx ytrx-500 poly Originally from the UK,moved overseas to live in Qatar and now LA. I completed my 200 & 300hr training at Yogaworks in Santa Monica and have completed the POLY level 1 at LMU. I also completed some youth yoga training with mini yogis, Santa Monica 166 S Saltair Ave 90049 4242304295 California

Diana Leavitt

San Jose, CA
poly 1174 Lincoln Ave #5 95125 4083933383 California

Anne Simons

San Francisco, CA
poly Family practice physician with special interest in complementary medicine. Teaching yoga since 2002. 94114 4152823570 California

Jan (Janice) Clifford

South Pasadena, CA
ytrx ytrx-500 2055 Ashbourne Drive 91030 (626) 278-2051 California

Gina Donovan

Tomball, TX
ytrx ytrx-500 poly Gina, a RYT-500, turned to yoga for self-healing after suffering numerous physical maladies, including chronic pain, exhaustion, and emotional depletion resultant of a high-stress career. Learning tools through yoga to restore her body, Gina seeks to pass those tools on to others. She meets students wherever they are in their lives and compassionately guides them in bringing relief and self-healing to their bodies, minds, and spirits through gentle and restorative practices. Texas

Lorrie Denning

San Pedro, CA
ytrx ytrx-500 poly My passion is to bring the healing side of Yoga to my students. I teach Prime of Life Yoga and Restorative Yoga. I am also certified in Chair Yoga, with added training in Senior Posture and Yoga for Arthritis. 1031 S Cabrillo Ave 90731 3108195640 California

De Jur Jones

Los Angeles, CA
ytrx ytrx-500 5041 W 59th St. 90056 3236970565 California

Francoise Chesaux

Long Beach, CA
poly 421 w Broadway 90802 310-904-3496 California

Marydale Pecora

Chatsworth, CA
poly Marydale, YTRx-500C, POLY-E-RYT500, RMT, is founder and director of Param Yoga in Chatsworth, CA. Her background includes extensive research and study on yoga, spirituality, meditation, and the dynamics of energetic wellness. A Hatha Yoga practitioner since 1970, Marydale holds Hatha Yoga Certification through The Vendantic Center under the auspices of the late Swamini Turiyasangitanandaji and Purusha Hickson. She received her Clinical Yoga Therapy Certification from the exclusive Yoga Therapy RX program at Loyola Marymount University, conceived and directed by her teacher, mentor, and friend Larry Payne, Ph.D. Marydale is a Prime of Life Yoga (POLY) practitioner and teacher, under Dr. Payne’s tutelage, and her personal practice and yoga teaching skills are all rooted in the Krishnamacharya lineage. She is a sponsoring member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists. 21750 Devonshire Street 91311 747 224-0402 California

Patricia Heckman

Redondo Beach, CA
poly I am a retired nurse and I follow Hospice clients as a volunteer. I am a former marathon runner and have practiced Yoga for 10 years as a way to enhance my physical skills. I have enjoyed the LMU Yoga Teaching program as it fits more into my lifestyle than gym yoga. After all, Yoga is a lifestyle. I have done physical therapy over the years and would love to incorporate yoga into that practice as no one really follows you once you've had your initial assessment. Proper body mechanics and breathing techniques would enhance the outcome for the individual. Thank you. 254 Via Linda Vista 90277 310-503-3938 California

Catherine Parello

Princeton, NJ
poly I have been a Yoga Practitioner for over 10 years and I took Larry's Level I Poly Training at the Princeton Center for Yoga and Health in August 2014 and Level II in November of 2016. I still work full-time in the corporate world but as I look to transition to a different profession in a few years I hope to teach entry level yoga to Prime of Lifer's who have never taken yoga before. 55 Stonewall Circle 08540 908-510-6423 New Jersey

Cathy Marlowe

Encinitas, CA
poly It has been over 20 years since I took my first yoga class and had to be dragged to it. After that class, however, I knew I had to teach. I have been teaching since 2005. My goal 20 years ago focused on how long "I" could stand on my head and did "I" really need that wall to get up in handstand? Today, through various trainings and soul searching my focus is centered on the benefits of yoga for the "individual" - specifically the more "mature" yogi and yogini! 454 Requeza Street, 129C 92024 3104914411 California

Sharon Heiss

Colorado Springs, CO
ytrx ytrx-500 poly Yoga has been a personal practice for me for 18 years on and off the mat. My teaching experience has focused on senior yoga with joint range of motion and bone health My classes focus on the individual needs of the student with using the breath as a practice guide. 133 Cheyenne Blvd 80905 5126260432 Colorado

Heather Reed

Austin, TX
ytrx ytrx-500 poly Heather Reed has been teaching Yoga since 1996. She specializes in using Yoga and meditation techniques for people living with cancer and chronic illnesses. Reed currently facilitates Cancer Navigators residential retreats and support groups in person and online. She also works with private students and small groups in her home studio. 2606 Rockingham Drive 78704 512 653-2098 Texas

Amy Shanti Manifase

Somerset, NJ
poly Amy Shanti ERYT200, RYT 500 has been registered with Yoga Alliance since 2009. Being a lifetime supporter of healthy living, receiving a dx of Multiple Sclerosis brought Amy Shanti to her first Yoga class. Incorporating yoga into her active lifestyle was the goal to maintain optimal physical health. She soon embraced the way yoga helped her grow stronger, brought increased flexibility, provided greater clarity and awareness, helped manage stress and gave her confidence both on and off the mat. She continued to discover that yoga is so much more than physical postures. Having a regular Asana practice along with breathing exercises, meditation and the study of yoga philosophy have been life changing for her. Amy Shanti’s yoga journey began with the Integral Yoga tradition and she has continued her study of Yoga with specialty training's such as Raja Yoga, TGR Therapeutic Yoga, Prime of Life Yoga, Restorative and Dynamic Gentle Yoga – She is eternally grateful for the loving wisdom all of her teachers have shared which have allowed her teaching and personal practice to continue to flourish. Shanti brings an attitude of fun, discovery and self acceptance to her classes. She thoroughly enjoys sharing the bountiful benefits of yoga with each and every student – helping them thrive and grow by nurturing body, mind and spirit- 6 Gunther Loop 08873 7322617419 New Jersey

Lucia Iacono

Princeton, NJ
poly Lucia is a Certified Dharmic Yoga Teacher trained by Adrienne Jamiel, and has been a registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance since 2003. Since then, she has obtained other certifications including Yoga for the Rest of Us, trained by Peggy Cappy, and Prime of Life Yoga, trained by Larry Payne. 84 Leigh Avenue 08542 6092407403 New Jersey

Joy Baggett

El Paso, TX
poly A practitioner since 1983, I consider Larry Payne, Ganga White, Tracey Rich, Nancy Ford-Kohne, and John Schumacher my main teachers. Certified through White Lotus Foundation, a Yoga Alliance registered yoga teacher (RYT-200) and a Prime of Life Yoga® licensed instructor, I’ve taught yoga since 1990—when I wasn’t teaching high school English in El Paso public schools. Although Prime of Life Yoga® classes are my primary focus, when I teach hatha yoga classes, I incorporate aspects of the Desikachar and Iyengar traditions as well as flow vinyasa. I believe that all students should experience asana from the inside out, not just the outside in. Consequently, I encourage the use of traditional breathing techniques, appropriate modifications, and much laughter in every class I teach. 11344 Bunky Henry Lane 79936 915-329-1121 Texas

Chris Gabaly

Cherry Hill, NJ
poly Chris believes each opportunity to practice and teach yoga is a gift. She loves the sense of community and connection found in yoga. Prior to embarking on the yogic path, Chris worked in benefits administration in product strategy and development. Off the mat, Chris enjoys travel, photography & golf. 306 Midway Drive 08034 New Jersey

Lisa Cavallaro

Torrance, CA
ytrx ytrx-1000 Licensed Clinical Psychologist specializing in health management, stress reduction and mind/body healing 23560 Madison Street, Suite 103 90505 (310) 540-5514 California

Lisa Galizia

Austin, TX
poly Lisa started studying Yoga with her brother Larry Payne Ph.D. of Samata Yoga. Lisa is a registered yoga teacher with the Yoga Alliance and has taught yoga for over 10 years in Austin,TX. She also received advanced training in yoga therapy and Prime Of Life Yoga and continues to attend workshops to stay updated. Lisa attended CSULB and has a B.A. in Foods and Nutrition. 12601 bee cave PKWY Apt 303 5127754568 Texas

Cheryl Gant

Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA
ytrx ytrx-500 Cheryl came to Yoga later in life. As a young person she remembers watching "Lilias, Yoga and You" on television and because of this it became her dream to study Yoga one day. Cheryl believes that exercise can be fun. She has discovered that Yoga has inspired people to achieve their goals and nothing gives her more satisfaction than to see a smile on someone's face who has a limited range of motion. Cheryl enjoys working with all age groups, but prefers to work with beginners only. Cheryl is a 500 hour Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance and is a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists. She also has a B.A. degree in Psychology from U.C. San Diego and also teaches Meditation. P.O. Box 5031 90274 (310) 955-8815 California

Kathleen Ross-Allee

Woodland Hills, CA
ytrx ytrx-800c Kathleen Ross-Allee, co-founder of The Yoga Prescription (with Alison Crowley), is an RYT-500 certified yoga therapist and graduate of the Loyola Marymount University’s Yoga Therapy Program (2010), the first and only university accredited program in the United States under the direction of Dr. Larry Payne. Kathleen is currently the Managing Director of the YTRx Yoga Therapy Programs at LMU and the Managing Editor of the Yoga Therapy Rx Sangha online magazine. Combining her knowledge of fitness, illness/injury rehabilitation and yoga, Kathleen offers a unique perspective through her teaching that is complemented by her philosophy to make yoga safe, enjoyable and accessible to all. Kathleen began her business, ‘Leen Bodies, in 1991 as an ACE-certified personal trainer in Los Angeles. For more than 20 years, she has specialized in creating post-rehabilitation exercise programs for her clients. With her business partner, Alison Crowley, Kathleen and Alison have created and are currently teaching Gentle Yoga Therapy for Cancer classes for Tower Hematology Oncology Medical Group and for the Center for Radiation Therapy of Beverly Hills. In addition, Kathleen’s Gentle Yoga Therapy for Parkinson’s class which she offers for free to patients and caregivers at Liberation Yoga is very popular in the Parkinson’s community. She teaches privately as well as at studios and corporations throughout southern California. She has taught at the Wooden Center at UCLA, CD Chivas, USA, The Center for Yoga, Larchmont, and Little Tokyo Parkinson’s Support Group. She is currently teaching Gentle Yoga Therapy at Liberation Yoga in addition to running her private practice. Kathleen is a registered yoga teacher (RYT-500) with the National Yoga Alliance (YA) and a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT). 21226 San Miguel Street 91364 213-458-9642 California

Sharon Holly

Marina Del Rey, CA
ytrx ytrx-500 119 Driftwood Street #12 90292 310-720-2611 California

Karen Cryer

, CA
ytrx ytrx-500 poly California

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