Scott began practicing hatha yoga in 1994 with Bill Atkins in New York City at American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Although his practice has taken different forms over the years, his dedication to the path has remained consistent. Throughout Scott’s 16 year journey in the competitive snowboard world, as a coach and a competitor, yoga was a his method of developing himself and the riders he trained. Teaching yoga was a natural transition for Scott and he gradually shifted his focus from athlete development to the cultivation of a deep spiritual connection. Scott’s classes are filled with powerful messages, self inquiry, prayer, relaxation and live music. He offers a heart centered practice, focused on releasing tension in the body, bring peace to the mind and awaken the spirit.
Healing our ancestral trauma is Skye’s passion. Yoga took her on a healing journey and she chooses to carry the powerful lineage by sharing what she knows with whomever accepts the calling. The wisdom of the body is magical beyond the conditioned mind’s understanding. She is committed to unlocking the healing potential in herself and to support others in doing the same. Skye spent most of her life in the Bay Area studying with incredible yoga masters. She now lives in Nevada County, growing roots closer to nature and looks forward to seeing how that shapes the next phase of her healing journey.
Raquel Santiago is an international dancer, dance activist, yogi, and transpersonal somatic therapist, originally from Barcelona, Spain. She is trained in integral yoga, contemporary dance, butoh, Middle Eastern, African and meditation. She has founded Alchemy Spinning™, a whirling practice inspired on Sufi dervishes and Crisalis™, a somatic therapy to treat eating disorders, sexual abuse, and trauma. Dubbed “the new Isadora Duncan of the Environment,” Raquel has danced for UNESCO, Shambhala, TEDx, and other venues and organizations.
Alison began her journey with yoga in 2004 she began attending classes offered at her workplace at the Health and Welfare Agency. As yoga began to enrich her life, she came to believe that the practice of yoga should be available to everyone as a way to transform human consciousness and help make the world a better place. She began teaching yoga in 2005 and has over 4,500 hours of classroom teaching experience. Her background in teaching includes various styles, from power yoga in gym settings to deeply restorative yoga in clinical settings. Alison is registered with Yoga Alliance and has trained with a variety of teachers, including Dr. Larry Payne from Loyola University. In addition to her yoga credentials, she also holds a BA in Health Administration from St. Mary’s college.
Mandy teaches because it feels natural.She sees yoga as alive – a living art. Students have described her class like a painting. Yoga changes and is the relationship that one creates with their self and the collective community that forms among the individuals. Mandy’s teachings reveal a love of sequencing and creativity designed as a pallet to explore and inform each person’s edge and potential. Her classes are accessible and welcoming and as a teacher she is committed to honoring individual needs and intentions.
Mallory knew from her very first experience with yoga 10 years ago that there is something incredibly meaningful behind the practice. Through diving deeper into the true meaning of yoga, she began to listen to the ancient wisdom of her body and to trust in the ability to heal herself. The most profound lesson that Mallory has learned through yoga is the importance of breathing and remembering, both on and off the mat. Mallory’s teaching is inspired by the ebbs and flows of life. Whether we are high or low, we come to our yoga mat and tune into ourselves. This is the place where healing begins.
“I believe in service to others. I have been blessed with this gift to allow Great Spirit to work through me and help guide others on their path. This is the same spirit that is within us all. My only intention and hope is that you find joy, freedom and inner peace. I aspire to assist you in finding and trusting that same Voice of Spirit within yourself to heal and re-gain power as you walk gently through this life.”
Ayla is a yoga instructor with a background in traditional Shamanic healing, 12-step yoga and addiction recovery, mindfulness meditation, pre-natal, postnatal and young women’s support. She is a yoga practitioner, student and teacher since 2012 and is devoted to the happiness and freedom of all beings.
Horacio is a Certified Massage Therapist and an intuitive healer who combines Shiatsu, Chinese medicine, herbalism, diet and water therapy into powerful individualized programs for self-healing. He has worked 30+ years in clinics and private practice in Argentina, Spain and the United States and has been praised for the creativity, humanity, and life-changing nature of his work.
Ardas is a Kundalini Yoga Certified teacher, Khalsa Way Prenatal Yoga teacher and Yoga Booty Ballet certified teacher as well as a lifestyle Coach. She trained and taught at Golden Bridge Yoga, under Gurmukh and Yoga West in Los Angeles. Ardas was also the director of the Studio Maui in Maui. Her heart opening classes and workshops have been taught all over the US, and at tons of festivals and expos including: Burning Man, Harmony Festival, Whole Earth Festival, Lightning in a Bottle, Whole Life Expo, Raw Spirit Festival, High Sierra Music Festival, Alchemeyez, and Big Island Dance Camp.