YogaEarth is an inspired community, creating products that bring the harmony of yoga to every aspect of life.
Our products refine the art of living by drawing upon ancient wisdom, contemporary eco-design, and only the finest natural materials and ingredients, expanding the dialogue on how better products contribute to a better world. Our ambassadors participate in and guide this process, in addition to helping to spread the word about its results.
Lea Kraemer: Teacher and Founder of Prana Mandir
Lea Kraemer is from NYC, where she began as a professional modern dancer and choreographer in the late 1980′s. She founded her studio in 2003, after teaching for nearly two decades. She now lives in Tucson, Arizona and PRANA MANDIR Yoga is continuing happily on a national level. Lea is known for working closely with students to refine their practice so that it is more personal and more radiant.
“The Cayenne Cinamon Keen-Wah bar is fantastic. The spice is fantastic but makes you eat it slowly even if you are hungry after practice. The dark chocolate almost sings to you but then a few hours later there really is a good energy reserve!”
Janet Stone: Yoga Teacher
Janet’s personal yoga journey began in 1996 when she traveled to India, the birthplace of her grandfather, where she met an inspired yogi and became dedicated to a conscious evolution through yoga. She blends a wealth of knowledge and experience to create a unique, vigorous-yet-sumptuous approach to Vinyasa yoga that melds awareness with movement, breath, heart, and humor. She teaches workshops, retreats, and teacher training around the world.
Dani Cirignano: Yoga Teacher & Wellness Coach
“As a wellness practitioner in an urban environment, what I’m committed to in my practice is bridging the gap between sustainable healthy lifestyles and the oftentimes overwhelming experience of city life just outside our front doors. I envision a world where we return to our own innate, inner wisdom to guide our own personal journeys toward true health. What works for me may or may not work for you; as a health coach, my goal is to help you to achieve your own dreams and goals by combining yogic principles and practices with simple, effective nutritional and lifestyle counseling.”
Jessica Archer: Yoga Teacher
Jessica began her journey into the depths of yoga in 1997, and continues to find new twists and turns on the path each day! She teaches playful, challenging classes with a focus on alignment, breath and connection to one’s own heart. In addition to teaching public classes, she teaches yoga to incarcerated teen girls and to recovering addicts with The Art of Yoga Project. She maintains a deep foundation in the principles of Anusara™ yoga, has specific training to teach at risk youth, and has studied Tantric philosophy, meditation, the eight limbs of classical yoga, anatomy, pranayama, and how these practices can help us to engage in and live a more empowered life.
Melanie Salvatore-August: Yoga Teacher
“I am a Lover, Mother, Yogi, Teacher, Student, Artful Earthling, Joy Cultivator, Leader, Inciter, Peacemaker and Flower Child and I live in SF Bay with my husband and two little boys. We are in the process of creating our Dream of a Sustainable Permaculture Homestead. My favorite place to practice is under the Blue Sky and I love to share my passion of yoga and meditation and I teach Classes and Yoga Teacher Training at YogaWorks in the SF bay (home studio Walnut Creek CA).”
Jana Kilgore: Yoga Teacher & Ayurvedic Medicine Student
Jana developed a deep love of Meditation, Eastern Philosophy, Dance, Cooking and Plant Medicine as a child and has been diving into Yogic and Ayurvedic Sciences ever since. Connecting people to their true Essence of Love through, food, movement & nature is her lifelong passion. She offers classes, workshops, Community gatherings, Retreats and Shri Cuisine Cooking classes in the Greater Bay Area. Currently she is in a Masters Program for Ayurvedic Medicine at Mount Madonna Institute.
Giselle Mari: Yoga Teacher
Giselle Mari is an Advanced Certified Jivamukti Yoga teacher and E-RYT 500 whose yogic path began in the early ’90s. She was drawn to the Jivamukti Yoga method early on in her practice. Soon thereafter she began her extensive study with her gurus Sharon Gannon and David Life, and joyfully assisted them throughout the western United States. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Giselle currently teaches at studios, yoga conferences, and festivals around the globe. She is known for her dynamic classes that have a down to earth approach to the practice of yoga. Each class infuses funky eclectic music, Sanskrit chanting, skillful and intuitive hands-on assists, an insightful topic for mind, body and spirit and an asana practice that will light your fire and send you home glowing.
Blue Benadum: Pro Marathon Runner & Founder of Los Angeles Speed Project
Blue Benadum is a pro marathon runner who lives and trains in Los Angeles California. As the captain of elite running team LASP (Los Angeles Speed Project), Blue spends most days training for the 2016 olympic trials, coaching and training other LA running teams, groups and schools and using LASP’s media outreach to inspire the masses through sport, fitness and living a healthy balanced lifestyle. Committed to the goal of spreading the culture of health and fitness, Blue align’s himself with companies who share a common vision. He is an ambassador for Yoga Earth, lululemon athletica, 2XU and Pacific Health Labs.
Willis Brown: Professional SUP Racer/Surfer
“Willis grew up on the north shore of Massachusetts with a love for the ocean. Surfing, body boarding, skimboarding, body surfing and anything that was towed behind a boat was what he loved to do with his friends. Being from New England, the majority of good swells came through in the winter time and Willis spent most of his best days in a hoodie, gloves and booties. There are few things that can compare to an awesome day of surfing while snow is falling and the waves are glassy. Through his dad, Willis picked up stand up paddling and began splitting his time between regular surfing and SUP surfing. A few years later, after trying SUP racing, Willis became addicted. Now competing in both SUP racing and surf events he continues to progress and have fun in the water with friends from all over the world. Being part of such an amazing sport has changed Willis’ life and is continually inspired by everyone around him.”
Krista Cahill, Yoga Teacher
“I experience mental clarity from the pre-practice Balance, and satiation from the post-practice Vitality. YogaEarth is now a part of my daily ritual along with my Asanas and Breathing. I use it like any other support system, and have come to appreciate the noticeable balance in my body, mind, and spirit. Good nutrition is essential to your yoga. Just like the traditional yoga props YogaEarth will carry you through a hard day at work or school until you hit your mat!”
Brock Cahill, Yoga Teacher
“YogaEarth has created some wonderful elixirs, geared specifically toward yogis… In the pre-practice formula, they have developed a high octane fuel to help focus body and mind toward the powerful hum of a devoted practice. Once off the mat, you’ll need to change the fluids to continue running smoothly. The post practice formula does just that, by lubricating the joints, replenishing muscle fibers and connective tissues, while also giving a boost of electrolytes to combat fatigue and dehydration. Might as well run your best.”
Ally Hamilton, Yoga Teacher
“I grew up in NYC and thought I’d never live anywhere else. I went to Columbia University, and began practicing yoga during my senior year with the incomparable Dharma Mittra. Fell completely in love with it and watched it change my life. Moved to L.A. in January 2001 to continue teaching and to explore the L.A. yoga scene. Realized I love being by the ocean and the mountains. Never left. Met Dorian Cheah, got married and had my son in November of 2006 and my daughter in July of 2009. Opened a yoga studio with Dorian, Yogis Anonymous, at the same time I had my daughter. Pretty much didn’t sleep for a year, but wouldn’t trade it for anything. Feel totally blessed to have assembled such an amazing, gifted group of teachers under one roof.
I teach because yoga helps us unlearn those things, heal what needs to be healed, and return to our natural state, again, LOVE. I try to spread some wherever I go. Don’t always succeed. When I don’t show up the way I’d like to, I examine what happened and figure out how to do better next time.
Angie Stewart-Goka, Yoga Teacher
Angie hails proudly from the coastal town of Savannah, Georgia, refreshingly bringing her southern charm and genuine love & enthusiasm for fitness – right into the heart of Beverly Hills, California. With over 20 years of teaching experience in the fitness industry, Angie effectively combines her experience as an “eye of the tiger” competitive athlete and as a “peaceful warrior” yogi into her popular style of teaching.
Carmen Curtis, Yoga Teacher and Founder of Airealisitc Circus and Flying School
Carmen Curtis was a national champion gymnast at the University of California, Los Angeles. She has helped create, perform and dance captain in many amazing aerial shows like “Le Reve” and “De La Guarda”. She studies holistic nutrition and yoga, specializing in aerial yoga and prenatal. Carmen owns Airealisitc Circus and Flying School in Ventura, CA where she teaches aerial yoga, kids circus, and helps create aerial work for clients like Cirque du Soleil.
Cristi Christensen, Yoga Teacher and Director of Exhale Center for Sacred Movement
Cristi is the Director of Exhale Center for Sacred Movement in Venice, CA and also a passionate yoga instructor and A former elite level gymnast and platform diver, she earned a degree in Kinesiology while training with members of the Olympic diving team. When her own Olympic dreams were cut short by injury, Cristi shifted her focus to helping others improve their level of fitness and awareness through personal training, pilates, core fusion + yoga. In 2004 she joined exhale, and has studied extensively with Saul David Raye, Shiva Rea, Seane Corn and many other inspirational yogis. Cristi brings her bright energy, open spirit and warm heart to her students and classes.
Garth Hewitt, Yoga Teacher
Garth is a lead Teacher Trainer for Pure Yoga and teaches for Exhale – Center for Sacred Movement, Equinox Fitness Club and Yogaworks. Garth began his practice in Downward Dog Studio in Toronto after being introduced to yoga by a voice teacher. Garth divides his personal practice between Ashtanga, Vinyasa Flow and Iyengar.
Jennifer Pastiloff, Yoga Teacher and Founder of Manifestation Yoga
Jennifer created Manifestation Yoga which is about having breakthroughs in your life without being too serious. Her rule of “If you fall you must laugh” is strictly enforced! She teaches this inspirational style of yoga all over Los Angeles and also in Philly & NJ at Dhyana Yoga as well as PURE Yoga and Yoga Vida in NYC. She travels and leads workshops and retreats worldwide: including Yoga Retreats to Ojai, Ca at a 54 acre beautiful Eco-Sanctuary, Mexico, Hawaii, Bali and Tuscany.
She originally comes from Philadelphia & NJ by way of NYU before landing in L.A. Starting with Iyengar yoga, she discovered that yoga helped her in healing many aspects of her life: from depression to injuries from being a runner. She has studied with Annie Carpenter extensively.
Kia Miller, Yoga Teacher
Kia is a devoted Yogini and teacher who imparts her wonderful passion for life and well-being in her teaching. Her style pulls from multiple yogic disciplines, and is both intuitive and steeped in the traditional aspects of yoga. Her classes focus on breath, alignment and the interconnection between mind, body and spirit, allowing students to work at their own pace in a safe and transformational environment.
Kia views the science and spirituality of Yoga as a path to explore our inner selves and elevate our consciousness, while creating a counter-balance to the stresses of modern life. Kia’s mission in life is to inspire, elevate and educate as many people as possible, to encourage all to live to their fullest, most creative and most joyful potential!
Mary Beth LaRue, Yoga Teacher
Mary Beth LaRue is a full-time yoga instructor and writer living out her dreams in Venice Beach. When she’s not teaching her classes at two local studios, the Down Syndrome Association or mental health rehabs, you’ll find her perusing the farmers’ market with her bulldog sidekick Rosy or writing at her favorite coffeeshop. MB’s mission is to inspire and elevate others to live their best life and to fully inhabit, enjoy, and heal their bodies and minds through asana, meditation, pranayama, and intention setting. Practice joy.
Tommy Rosen, Yoga Teacher
“Imagine asking 250 Yoga teachers what would make up the ultimate nutritional formulation for people who practice yoga. Now imagine assembling a team of highly-qualified doctors, chemists, nutritionists and health practitioners to create precisely what the teachers asked for. Sound good? The results have been exceptional. I am noticing sustained energy throughout the day with mental clarity and calmness.”
The Travel Yogi
“The world is our yoga studio. We live in LA but wander the world with our mats looking for amazing yoga holidays. There is little wrong with life when your yoga mat can act as a flying carpet.
When it comes to finding the right fuel to keep going I have to give it up to YogaEarth and my health-smart friends.”
Brian Hyman: Yoga For Recovery Teacher
Yoga teacher Brian Hyman is the creator of “12-Step Yoga” and “Guided Meditation, Deep Relaxation, and Breathwork” classes which are both taught at rehabilitation and addiction recovery facilities. Brian has developed a “Corporate Wellness” class which incorporates stress-relief techniques and mindfulness practices. Brian guest teaches Vinyasa Flow yoga classes for all levels at various Los Angeles locations.
“I love the KEEN-WAH Chocolate Chia bar; it’s an awesome organic, healthy, and delicious snack for anyone
craving the taste of chocolate.”
Ashley Albrand: Yoga Teacher and Professional Dancer
Ashley Albrand is a celebrated & powerful healer, teaching & living her Yoga in the mountains of Topanga California & Venice beach. She is a professional Hip Hop dancer, and has been studying movement since the age of 5. She was drawn to the study and teaching of yoga for its life altering, consciousness expanding, healing power. After a decade of study & training in numerous styles and methods of yoga, Ashley now teaches a dynamic blend of Prana Vinyasa Flow, bhakti, Hatha, Anusara inspired, in-versional spirit flow, plus therapeutics, & yin yoga globally. Ashley is passionate about offering women the healing medicine of Yoga, especially those that have been a victim of sexual exploitation. Her classes, are a spiritual & healing journey into the physical & energetic body, a powerful ritualistic offering to the highest. Ashley’s teaching schedule includes non-profit, workshops, classes, festivals & international retreats. In addition to Prana Flow Yoga she is an advanced White Lotus Yoga instructor after many years of study with her teachers Ganga White & Tracy Rich. She is eternally grateful to Shiva & Ganga for continuous inspiration & connection. To all teachers & all beings on this planet. All One. Lokah Samasta Sukhino Bhavantu May all beings flourish and be set free. May peace prevail on Earth.
Ashley Turner: Yoga Teacher and Psychotherapist
Elevating personal growth as a lifestyle, Ashley Turner, M.A., MFTI brings a fresh approach to yoga as a modern day psychotherapist with a soulful bent on celebrating the body’s wisdom and inner spirit.
Deep, witty, and laser focused, she draws on the source texts of yoga while incorporating the best of Neurobiology, Jungian Psychology, Ayurveda, Tantra, Shamanism and Priestess work – vigorously challenging students from the inside out. She is known for her ability to translate complex themes into practical, real-life tools accessible to all. She is the Artist-in-Residence at Montage Laguna Beach, leading monthly workshops and an adjunct faculty member at Kripalu and Loyola Marymount University’s Yoga Philosophy program.
Camden Hock: Yoga Teacher & Heart Centered Entrepreneur
Camden is a mom to 2 daughters and wife to her husband Luke. She has been teaching and practicing yoga for over 10 years. She is a certiﬁied Yoga Life Coach and has inspired hundreds of clients to follow their heart’s inspiration and live their wildest dreams. Camden teaches in Boulder, CO at the Yoga Pod and retreats around the world. Her coaching programs attract people globally and are available on-line and live in person! You can stay in touch with Camden on her weekly video stream “Live your Wildest Dreams – soulful tips to unleash your creative genuis in your life and business” available at www.camdenhock.com. It’s all about connection and how we uplift each other!
Nancy Alder: Yoga Teacher, writer and co-founder of Teachasana
Nancy Alder is a 200H E-RYT in Connecticut. She teaches her students to connect with space and breath from a place of safety and humor. Her classes are about the joy in acceptance, about finding your wings. She writes for many yoga blogs and chronicles her daily practice to find yoga in all places on her own blog, Flying Yogini. She is co-founder of Teachasana, a site by yoga teachers for yoga teachers. When not writing or doing yoga she is in awe of her elves, busting asanas in crazy places and counting the days until the next snowfall.
Ariele Foster: Yoga Teacher and Physical Therapist
Ariele Foster, DPT, E-RYT is one of 20 athletes sponsored by Athleta in 2012, a Doctor of Physical Therapy and an earth-loving, bike riding, veggie-chowing redheaded sunbeam who has been teaching Kripalu-based vinyasa flow and yin/restorative yoga since 2001. She grew up practicing yoga with her grandma (Lilo) and recently stepped down as a full-time eco-justice activist to be a steward of the wild ecosystem of the human body.
Sensei Donato: Budokon Instructor
“The biggest effect of YogaEarth was on digestion and detoxification. My body is now very purified and basic, and I am very aware of the effects of foods and drinks. My body fat has reduced and I have better bloodflow. During challenging workouts I have sustained endurance and in regular life I have noticed a boost in immunity.”
Jamie Sterling: Professional Big Wave Surfer
Although Jamie Sterling has no problem tackling the waves in any conditions, he’s one of the elite few to have developed a reputation for being a big-wave surfer, circling the globe to track down the biggest swells. He’s tackled the Cortez Bank, Jaws, Mavericks, Dungeons, Teahupoo, Todos Santos, the Chilean monsters El Buey and El Bajo, and towed in on every outer reef on the North Shore. Instead of just building a relationship with one wave, he’s traveled around the world, constantly trying to predict where the next big wave will happen, a mission he’s dubbed “The Endless Winter.”
Lexi Du Pont: Professional Big Mountain Skier
Lexi Du Pont was born and raised in Sun Valley Idaho where her parents sent her down the ski hill, for the first time, when she was two years old. She grew up racing on the Sun Valley Ski Team and went to the Junior Olympics on multiple occasions. After high school she headed to the University of Colorado in Boulder where she changed her focus from Ski racing to big mountain skiing and headed out on the Free Skiing World Tour.
Lexi’s first season saw two top ten finishes, including an eighth at the tour finals in Alyeska, Alaska. Her time in Alaska also included two weeks of big mountain exploring, courtesy of Sun Valley legends Reggie and Zach Crist, and confirmed that there’s nothing in the world she’d rather do than ski the biggest lines she could find. She then went on to film with Warren Miller in Southern Utah and Spitsbergan Norway, just 500 miles from the North Pole. The past few seasons she has been busy working with the world renound photographer Will Wissman in Alaska, Idaho, Utah, and Colorado, and last season she was invited to compete in Red Bull’s Cold Rush in SIlverton Colorado where she ended up in 2nd after the big mountain day. This fall she will have a segment, filmed in Alaska, in Two Planks Productions new film “Because”. Lexi du Pont love’s the mountains. This passion drives her to push herself to the next level everyday, and has developed into a complete and total addiction to skiing.
Danielle Marie Robinson: Yoga Teacher
Danielle Robinson is Never Not Hungry. A Yoga, travel, food, laughter and life enthusiast, Danielle lived, studied and traveled in Italy for 3 years, and then embarked on her teacher training in New York City with Sonic Yoga. Since, she’s lived and taught in Chicago, stretched, folded and chewed throughout the U.S., and now is thrilled to lend her passion as a writer and teacher to those who resonate. She is stupefied to be alive and grateful to share the gift of Yoga to the world.
Jamie Elmer: Yoga Teacher
Jamie’s life-long study of movement and the human body has taken her from dance, to pilates, and full circle to yoga. Through ten years as a full-time yoga teacher, Jamie has grown her craft and developed a special style of teaching that focuses on safety, strength, and healing. Jamie’s experience includes six years full-time at Exhale: Center for Sacred Movement in Venice, CA, and continued workshops and trainings at Exhale; involvement in Yoga Alliance Teacher Trainings; and development of nationally renowned workshop series – How to Teach Beginners, and Applied Anatomy for Yoga. Jamie travels internationally to studios and retreat centers from Los Angeles to the Adirondacks, and from Mexico to London, teaching workshops, classes, and trainings. Jamie holds a BA from California Institute of the Arts, Pilates Teacher Certification from Long Beach Dance Conditioning, Yoga teacher training with Max Strom, Shiva Rea, Erich Schiffmann, Saul David Raye and Annie Carpenter; Walk Well Practitioner from Brourman Gait Therapy and the designation of E-RYT 500 from Yoga Alliance.
Leslie Salmon Jones, Yoga Teacher & Creator of OmGal.com
With over 20 years of experience, Leslie Salmon Jones continues to pursue an active interdisciplinary career in health and dance in Boston and New York City. Leslie has been practicing and teaching yoga since 1991 and is the founder of Afro Flow Yoga™ which infuses electrifying dance movements of the African Diaspora flowing with a meditative yoga sequence of gentle yet powerful stretches. Deeply connect with the soulful rhythmic drums, energize your charkas, gain strength and flexibility and rejoice in the bliss of feeling renewed, grounded and peaceful!
Shuli Goldstein, Yoga Teacher
Shuli, a Boston based yoga teacher, was born and raised on the beautiful beaches of Israel. After serving as a combat field instructor for the Israeli Army, Shuli’s sense of adventure combined with her spiritual search for equanimity led her to a yearlong journey though Southeast Asia and to the practice of yoga. Shuli studied several styles of yoga in the US and abroad, earning her 200H Yoga Alliance certification with Sonic Yoga in NYC. Currently she’s pursuing her 500H Prana
Flow training with Shiva Rea.
In the meantime, Shuli earned her graduate degree in Clinical Psychology at Columbia University where she studied the psychology of happiness and the benefits of mindfulness and meditation. She incorporates her knowledge of positive psychology, mindfulness, movement meditation, martial arts, and humor to make practice a fun, sweaty, and transformative experience. A certified Power Pilates instructor, Shuli also teaches mat, tower and reformer pilates in Boston and is honored to be an ambassador for Natural Fitness.
Lara Heimann: Yoga Teacher
Movement has always been Lara’s favorite form of medicine, beginning with her early years as an athlete, dancer, and aerobics instructor and eventually with her passion for yoga. As a physical therapist, Lara has a breadth of knowledge that infuses her teaching, and her classes have been described as having the “intensity of a flow with the precision of a workshop”. She founded YogaStream, an energizing, alignment-based and core-focused style that taps into one’s innate current of strength. YogaStream classes incorporate a variety of creative sequences and inversions to improve strength, flexibility, and endurance. From the experienced yogi to the novice, all students will benefit from Lara’s expertise and feel stronger in body, in mind, and in life. in addition to teaching classes at her yoga studio, YogaStream, located in downtown Princeton, Lara serves as a Lululemon ambassador. 2012 marks the inaugural year of her YogaStream school, a 200 hour Yoga Alliance certified program located in Princeton, NJ. Off the mat, Lara is a certified natural foods chef and holistic health counselor.
Holly Westergren, Vibrant Living Yoga Teacher, WORLD Y.O.G.A. Project,
Community Outreach Liason
“What I have come to enjoy most about Yoga Earth is Founder Daniel Cook’s openness to extend the reach of YogaEarth products and corporate philosophy to more corners of the globe where good people of the world don’t know their Crown Chakras from Crown Fried Chicken or a Gogi Berry from Halle Berry, if you catch my drift.
We’re looking forward to sharing Keen-Wah bars with our budding little yogis with the WORLD Y.O.G.A. Project, and hearing straight out of the mouth of babes about what’s good. And though I have yet to indulge in the Ayurvedic beauty products, they certainly sound sumptuous enough for any Goddess worth her Himalayan salt. I quite like the idea of dosha balancing treats (sure beats Dunkin Donuts) and may I humbly suggest a Vata-Pitta Emergency Pack? It’s a near deadly doshic combination. The Lunar Wellness Kits are sheer genius and I sure wish I had them at the ready on my own trip to the moon– you know, on gossamer wings. Moving forward, I’d like to get some reviews of YogaEarth goodies from my Staten Island, New York Italian realtives who still think yoga is yogurt.”
Elena Brower, Owner, Virayoga Yoga Teacher, Global Yoga Ambassador for Adidas
“YogaEarth harmonizes my practice, my movement, my cells. I use the products every day, whether I practice yoga, do cardio, or simply go for a walk. If I cannot workout at all, I take Balance in the morning and Vitality in the midafternoon for a holistic boost. The shift in my body, my brain, my heart has been noticeable, observable and impactful, profound for me.”
Aarona Pichinson: Yoga Teacher and Founder of Yoga Soundscape
Aarona’s life was shaped by a wide array of experiences, people, and places which tinted her love for movement, adventure and travel – putting her on a continual (sweet) search for balance. With 17 years of a personal yoga practice, a life of dance, and a ‘past life’ as photographer and holistic health coach, Aarona has a deep sense of how to shape a nourishing experience that also invites you to explore your edge. In her vigorously graceful classes, global retreats, live music ‘Yoga Soundscape’ events, and empowering workshops, Aarona is a thoughtful and inspiring guide. Her classes infuse a wide range of movement disciplines within an alignment based vinyasa style that encourages people to be more in tune with the strength and alignment of their body, the brilliance of their breath, the spontaneous nature of well-being, and the power of feeling their senses. Currently based in New York City, Aarona teaches at Kula Yoga Project, YogaWorks, and Park Slope Yoga, plus works with people privately and teaches retreats and festivals around the globe. She’s been featured in the New York Times, Self Magazine, National Geographic Traveler UK, Wall Street Journal, Elephant Journal, the cover of FitYoga, NBC, Yoga Journal, Origin Magazine, Well+Good NYC, and Co-Creator Radio.
Kristin Mcgee, Yoga & Pilates Teacher
“YogaEarth has taken the best of the yoga philosophy and delivered a natural, very convenient product that works. It wasn’t until I discovered YogaEarth that I finally feel 100% confident in the safety and efficacy of a nutritional supplement. YogaEarth provides exactly what I need to stay focused while teaching, practicing yoga or pilates, working out with weights, doing cardio and even meditating.”
Sadie Nardini: Yoga and Wellness Expert
Sadie Nardini is a fabulous, fierce and fit Ultimate Wellness and Yoga expert who is the host of a daily yoga and lifestyle hour on Veria TV, the 24/7 national wellness channel. She is the author of Core Strength (Random House, Fall 2013), as well as creator of the bestselling Total Transformation yoga DVDs.
Sadie, the founder of Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga and a dynamic self-empowerment speaker, helps real people transform real-world challenges. Sadie infuses her teachings with a hip, yet down-to-earth mix of Eastern and Western techniques, pop culture and personal testimonials. Yoga Journal calls her a “star instructor” for her ability to make the concepts of body/mind transformation accessible.
Bee Bosnak: Yoga Teacher
“While undertaking a one year internship in Los Angeles, I discovered two things: myself and yoga. Once graduating Business School in a very historical University in London, I decided to call The City Of Angels my home.
I began my yoga experience with Iyengar in a small and cozy studio in Los Angeles. One day, I discovered Core Power Yoga and there, as I sat in lotus pose in a 100 degree room, I knew this was it. It was the feeling I felt that made me want to go back for more. I had found a physical path that harmonized my mind, body and my soul. After moving to the Pacific North West in 2010, to a city called Portland, I decided to take my practice to the next level. Through CPY I became a certified Power Vinyasa yoga teacher, and for the first time, I began to see the world through a wider lens.”
Jennifer Galardi: Dance & Fitness Icon and Wellness Counselor
Nationally recognized star of six best-selling dance/fitness DVD’s Jennifer Galardi is a popular figure among top media, held in high esteem throughout the fitness industry, and adored by fans.
Jennifer has been teaching dance and fitness classes in Los Angeles, Orange County, and New York City for over nine years at prestigious studios and clubs such as The Edge, Sports Club L.A., CRUNCH, and Equinox. Entering the dance and fitness field was a natural progression after years of ballet and jazz training, cheerleading and competitive tennis. Although naturally athletic, Jennifer’s true passion is, and always has been, dance. Jennifer has been seen as the face of top health and fitness brands such as Adidas, Under Armour, New Balance, lululemon, Nike, and Coca Cola’s Enviga drink and featured in popular magazines such as Cooking Light, Fitness, Shape, Oxygen and Health.
Allison Purdy: Yoga Teacher
“To me, yoga is a pilgrimage on the quest to self-discovery. My yoga practice has been a vehicle for change and growth and ultimately a tool for achieving balance in my life. My yoga journey began in 2000 as a natural progression from years of ballet. As soon as I began teaching, I knew I had found my calling.”
At 16 Allie taught her first yoga class at her local health club. Using yoga as a tool to heal, Allie has volunteered and worked with such organizations as Street Yoga, Morrison Family Services, and the Boys and Girls Club. In 2007, Allie traveled to Chennai, India where she studied with A.G. Mohan and his wife Indra in their home. This experience deeply affected her teaching. In India, Allie studied the art and science of yoga as well as yoga therapy drawn from the teachings of Sri T. Krishnamacharya. Yoga therapy has given Allie the tools to help design individual practices for her students, which effectively address mental, physical, and emotional imbalances.
Emily Light: Yoga Teacher
Emily Light began her study and practice of yoga in 2001 after training in classical dance for 7 years. She has completed Moksha Yogaʼs 200 hr.Foundational Training Program and most recently studied under Swami Tureyananda in Southern India. She has taught group classes, private and semi-private lessons since 2007.Within her yoga instruction, Emily incorporates the eight limbs of Raja Yoga, and infuses creative movement to a wide variety of music, encouraging a dynamic exploration into oneʼs true nature. Complementing her guidance in the art of yoga, Emily is a practicing Holistic Nutritionist, offering full spectrum support in finding a life of balance and harmony on all levels. She completed her undergrad in
Holistic Nutrition at Clayton College of Natural Health and apprenticed with the herbalist, author and teacher, Matthew Wood. She is currently working on her Master’s degree in Holistic Nutrition. Off the mat you will find Emily dancing, crafting, pedaling and finding freedom in the flow of life.
Annie Adamson: Yoga Teacher and Founder of Yoga Union
Annie Adamson is co-owner of Yoga Union Community Wellness Center. She brings 12 years of experience practicing and teaching yoga to her devoted community. She is an accredited Anusara Instructor, a diligent student of Tantric philosophy, and holds certification in Power Vinyasa Levels 1, 2, and 3, and Hatha yoga.In 2006 Annie met her beloved teacher Sianna Sherman, and instantly connected to her poetically inspiring, heart-centered teaching. Annie has since attended numerous Immersions, Teacher Trainings 1, 2, and 3, and countless classes, workshops, and therapeutics sessions with Sianna. Annie also gives a deep bow of gratitude for enriching her studies to John Friend, Christopher Tomkins, and Hareesh Wallace. Annie has helped hundred of clients find greater freedom in their bodies and specializes in one-on-one Yoga Therapeutics for injury rehabilitation. Annie is deeply inspired being in nature and being a momma. Outside of the studio, you’ll often find her snowboarding, spending time at the beach, sewing, cooking, and being a devoted partner to Todd, and loving mother to Tabor and Audrie.
Kate Goodyear: Yoga Teacher
…and one day I awoke, mid twenties, just on the other side of a harsh breakup, stressful job and feeling low. I asked if I could tag along with a friend to her yoga class and my whole life changed. I found something to look forward to, feel good about, a sense of community, peace of mind and so much more! I jumped in with both feet and was soon taking two classes a day whenever I could. Teacher training was the next step and I was blessed to learn from some of the greatest teachers around, the staff at Dhyana Yoga! My mission is to help others feel the way that my teachers helped me feel.
Sarah Tomson Beyer: Yoga Teacher and Founder of Flowmotion
Sarah is the creator of Flowmotion® and the founder of the fresh apparel line, meSheeky®. As an internationally acclaimed yoga teacher, Sarah offers a progressive approach to flow yoga. Her practice serves the modern-day yogi and encourages creative expression for coloring outside the lines. With a background in dance and athletics, a Master’s in Physical Therapy, and three Yoga Journal covers under her belt, Sarah creates an open space that allows her students to express their own flow. She enjoys fresh mountain air at her home in Park City, Utah.
Jenniferlyn Chiemingo: Yoga Teacher
Jenniferlyn’s number one goal is to provide her students with an opportunity to energize and renew, and to find freedom in their movement and in their minds. Her classes are both challenging and spiritual. When you step away from one of JL’s Vinyasa class, you will feel that you are entering into a better world.
JL first experienced yoga in 2000 when she was looking for a way to escape the daily stress from her job as a TV news producer in northern California. That was when yoga started to change her life. Overcome by the power and benefits of yoga, JL decided to move her career from the newsroom to the yoga mat in 2002. With curiosity and ambition, she decided to follow her dream and began her training at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health with an emphasis in Integrative Yoga Therapy. JL continued her training with Shiva Rea, embracing Vinyasa yoga. JL is now listed E-RYT with Yoga Alliance after more than 10 years of teaching in Seattle. For more about JL visit her website jenniferlynchiemingo.com
Alison Marra: Yoga Teacher
With a background in movement as a competitive gymnast and dancer, Alison Marra felt an instant connection to yoga when she discovered the practice during her college years. It soon became an essential part of Alison’s being as the lessons she learned on the mat positively infiltrated her everyday life. Seizing the opportunity to enhance her knowledge of the practice, the Seattle native earned her Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) certification in 2007 from CorePower Yoga in Boulder, Colorado.
Today, in Seattle studios, she guides students through a Vinyasa-style practice that focuses on linking breath with movement through dynamically sequenced flows to build a solid practice based on strength and spirit. Through Jasyoga Athletica, Alison also works with athletes and teams bringing a clear understanding of the demands of all different sports and fitness modalities to guide her students back into balance. Building on her yoga background, Alison obtained Barre Method and Indoor Cycling instructor certifications in 2011. In 2012, she completed CorePower Yoga’s Sculpt training. Alison now teaches yoga fusion classes as fun, challenging additions to her repertoire.
Libby Ludlow: Former Olympic Ski Racer & Yoga Teacher
Libby is a former Olympian, a yogi, a mountain-lover, and an entrepreneur. For ten amazing years, Libby competed for the United States Ski Team. During her years on the Team, she was ranked 10th in the world in Super-G, won a U.S. National title, and competed in the 2006 Olympic Games. Leaving the icy race courses behind, Libby now spends most of her winter days on powdery backcountry ski adventures. A yoga practitioner since 1997, Libby earned her teacher certification in 2009 and has been teaching creative power vinyasa and meditation in Seattle ever since. In the summer of 2012, calling upon the valuable skills and perspective she gained both a professional athlete and as a practitioner of mindfulness, Libby founded Z Girls, a program aimed at empowering young female athletes. From Z Girls, to yoga instruction, Libby lives to inspire and enable others to envision and realize untapped growth, fulfillment, and prosperity.
Jamie Silverstein: Former Olympic Figure Skater & Yoga Teacher
Jamie Silverstein is a US Olympian (Torino) and the owner of The Grinning Yogi in Seattle, WA. She has been practicing and studying yoga since her mid-teens when she took her first class as an act of teenage ‘rebellion’. It was at this time that Jamie began to revise her relationship with her body using the tools she learned on the mat. And, with the support of professionals and her committed yoga practice, Jamie recovered from an eating disorder and represented the US on the 2006 Olympic Team in Ice Dancing. In 2010 Jamie developed the karma project BEyoga (Body Empowerment Yoga) that benefits eating disorder recovery which she has brought to eating disorder treatment centers and yoga studios around NY and WA. Nowadays, Jamie is a 500 hr E-RYT, a Lululemon Ambassador, and committed advocate for eating disorder recovery. Visit her at her studio: The Grinning Yogi and check out some of her writing on: Do You Yoga.
Nadia Bonenfant: Yoga Teacher & Founder of Juna Yoga
JUNA Yoga is an all women yoga and outdoor business that loves to share their philosophy for healthy and balanced living. Founder, Nadia Bonenfant, has braided her many passions for yoga, surf/ski/bike and environmental projects into one fulfilling business. With a background in ecological restoration, adventure tourism and over ten years teaching yoga, she has been able to create all women yoga retreats that allows her guests to connect to their inner sustainability while discovering some of Canada’s most spectacular ecosystems.
Amber Campion: Founder of Yogaeira, Holistic Health Coach and Yoga Teacher
Amber Campion is the founder of Yogaeira, a fusion practice of Vinyasa Yoga intertwined with Capoeira conditioning (a Brazilian Martial Art) and Thai body therapy. She is also a Certified Holistic Health Counselor and worked for many years in NYC as a healing foods private chef. She currently resides in Nicaragua and travels internationally teaching.
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Rachel Brathen: SUP Yoga & Vinyassa Flow Teacher and Retreat Leader in Aruba
Rachel is a SUP Yoga pioneer, vinyasa flow teacher and beach lover. Born and raised in Sweden, she now resides on the beautiful island of Aruba where she leads retreats, workshops and master classes on both land and ocean. As the Yoga Director of one of the most serene wellness resorts in the Caribbean, Rachel shares her love for yoga and meditation to people from all corners of the world. When she is not leading retreats or teaching from a paddle board, you’ll find her on the beach. Guaranteed.
Richelle Morgan: Founder of Pure Bliss Yoga – Workshops and Retreats in Mexico and Canada
As the owner and creator of Pure Bliss Yoga, Richelle teaches classes and hosts workshops and retreats in Mexico and Canada. She is also the owner/creator of Ontario, Canada based fitness company Bodysculpt Fitness and Yoga and proud to be a YogaEarth ambassador. With over 12 years in the fitness and holistic industry, Richelle integrates a mind/body approach to her teaching. Incorporating yoga into her life helped her ‘get her groove back’ and created a better sense of balance in her busy life. In 2010, her lust for travel and adventurous soul found her hosting her first yoga retreat on the beaches of Tulum, Mexico. This was a life-changing experience that inspired her to return the following year, setting the foundation for her Pure Bliss Yoga retreats. This wanderlust shows no of slowing down. Richelle has since hosted more retreats on the beaches of Tulum and in December 2011 embarked on a journey that took her, via motorhome, from Canada to Tulum, Mexico with her dog and cat as co-pilots.