Gilbert has combined his knowledge of anatomy and an extensive love of music with his passion for yoga to create a more modern, unique, and ever changing approach to yoga. Although Gilbert is continuously challenging himself and enhancing his teachings, he offers classes designed for all levels. His classes focus on alignment, strong yet basic postures and he adds some classical advanced postures as well. Gilbert’s kind and humbling spirit make classes light hearted, fun, and challenging to both the mind and spirit. Gilbert found yoga to be energizing both mentally and physically and he has made yoga an essential part of his life. When Gilbert is not in the yoga studio he enjoys traveling, art, live music, surfing, snowboarding, hiking, camping, and spending time with friends and family. Gilbert says, “Yoga has given me the perfect balance between physical activities and mental rejuvenation, I have better body awareness and it has helped me to become a better surfer, but really yoga has helped grow through all aspects of life.”
Ashley’s love for yoga started years ago with a desire to start meditating. Ashley feels yoga has given her the tools for self-discovery, personal growth, acceptance, & mostly a connection to a more conscious way of living. Ashley’s completed her 200 hour teacher training under, world renowned Noah Mazé, in April 2013, along with various yoga courses with yogamazè. When she’s off the mat; Ashley enjoys connecting with nature, traveling, snuggling with her dogs, gardening, making jewelry, Acro yoga and sharing holistic health and wellness tips. She believes we reveal our true selves in our practice and our practice will pour into our everyday life. Ashley strives for a therapeutic approach to her classes. She loves the use of props, and reminds her students to stay connected with their breath, tune into their bodies, and reconnect with their heart, true self.
Yoga found Katie 10 years ago and she instantly became captivated and inspired by the idea of awareness through movement. A former gymnast, Katie credits yoga to some tremendous life transformations. With that she began her journey a yoga instructor- sharing her deeply personal understanding that the practice of yoga can extend far beyond the physical. Katie has been fortunate enough to take her passion for yoga on the road to teach and deepen her practice in Hong Kong, Singapore, Bangkok, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Canada, and currently to Southern California. Katie’s classes are physically challenging and dynamic, however they are designed to encourage and develop that positive, nurturing communication within. So students leave their mats not only with a renewed sense of physical well-being but also an emotional and spiritual equilibrium.
Shannon found yoga over 9 years ago in New York City and has grown to love every part of it. She teaches because it has helped her on her path so much that she can’t help but share the many benefits with others. Yoga is a way to freedom in the body and in thought, it is simple and available to everyone. Her classes focus on steadily progressing, being gentle in our thoughts, and strong in our intentions. Shannon lives a yogic lifestyle and loves to help people transition to healthy eating.
Her Favorite Pose Is: Adho Mukha Vrksasana (Handstand) This pose is my favorite because you literally can’t think about anything else or you will fall. It helps me be in the now and breathe. Oh and it improves your complexion.
Favorite Activities: Hiking, contortion, and making up raw food dishes. And frisbee, can’t forget frisbee.
Her Teaching Style: Uplifting, motivating, rejuvenating, educational, new
What she loves about yoga: Yoga gives me energy, removes body aches, and empowers me to be an observer of my thoughts so I can steer my life in positive directions. Yoga provides a community of amazing friends and helps me embrace challenging situations by taking the practice off the mat.
Shari grew up surrounded by nature in the foothills of Sequoia National Park. Yoga was sporadically a part of her life since she was young until it became a passion when she was challenged by her first heated Vinyasa class in 2012. Being a diverse athlete of swimming, running, Crossfit, ballet, rock climbing, mountain biking and cycling the initial attraction to yoga was for the physical benefits of flexibility. What made her pursue yoga as a lifestyle and career were the mental benefits she observed off her mat. Shari felt more relaxed, happy, and overall in a more positive mood day to day in addition to physically leaning out and her cardio had noticeably improved in all other sports she participated in. That is when she realized yoga challenges her body in class and has continued effects on her mind that linger after she steps off the mat. She received her 200 hour yoga certification through Corepower Yoga Tustin in April 2013 and has been teaching ever since. Her classes provide a supported and safe space for new and senior students to be challenged physically and mentally and leave class feeling successful.
Carmen Davalos spiritual name: Jot Nirjan Kaur is a certified Kundalini Yoga teacher through KRI. Her passion for healing and higher levels of consciousness lead her to Kundalini Yoga. She holds the space for her students and clients to feel safe and comfortable through the process of connecting mind, body, and soul. She Also loves teaching, and is passionately devoted to expanding the awareness of compassion for all through expressive and healing arts. Developing the neutral mind is of great importance to her teachings and practice. Guiding students by intuition and facilitating soft yet very grounded classes. She is also a Master Level Reiki Practitioner. Through years of practicing and seeing transformation in her own life she has a great desire to share this technology.